August 2, 2011

China Glaze Tronica - Virtual Violet

Today I have for you guys a polish from the China Glaze Tronica collection. If you didn't get your hands on the OMG or Kaleidoscope collections this one will also do.
This baby is called Virtual Violet and it's a pretty one! It's a vibrant purple with lots of scattered holo going on!

Close up!
Application is perfect, almost a one-coater, this is two coats though. I would advice to use a basecoat which is for holographic polishes. I used the Gosh Fix basecoat, because of this basecoat the polish dried a little rubbery. I used Seche Vite as a topcoat.


June 29, 2011

Chanel - Paradoxal

Hi everybody,

Yesterday I was talking about the new 2011 fall colours from Chanel and I remembered I still had swatches laying around from last years collection! I know this has been swatched soo many times and talked about on blogs A LOT! But I think it's just a beauty. So here it is: Chanel Paradoxal, with that gorgeous purple shimmer!

I had experienced some tipwear already 'cause I was wearing it already for a couple of days, but here it is!

June 28, 2011

Essence Hello Holo Topcoat

Hi everyone,

The weather here is awful right now. It's really hot and humid, hopefully the rain they forcasted will come soon, cause I'm sick of it.
Today I have for you one of the special effect toppers from Essence, which they released a couple of weeks ago. I got myself Mystic Mermaid and Hello Holo. I still want to own Circus Confetti, I love all the different colours of glitter. But for now I have Hello Holo. I finally got it last weekend, it's been sold out since it came out.
You can buy Essence in drugstores (here in the Netherlands at the Kruidvat stores), and these toppers are only 1,80 euros.

So, onto the pictures. Here I have Hello Holo topped over China Glaze Papaya Punch.

I really, really like it. I didn't have any sun out so couldn't capture even half of the holo effect. Application is good, but the glitters aren't really dense on the brush. I have 2 coats on and I still think it's not enough (but maybe that's just because it's so gorgeous.) I did have some tipwear because I was wearing Papaya Punch for a day before applying Hello Holo.

Meanwhile I'm waiting for stores in the Netherlands to release the new fall 2011 Chanel collection. From the swatches I've seen of it already I really want to have a closer look at Peridot and Graphite. They look awesome! Why is it that fall collections always make me want to buy them all! I tend to love fall collections a lot.

June 8, 2011

Lemony Flutter

Hey guys,

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while, my nails aren't in their best shape and today I broke 2 nails, just because I was in a rush at work. That's also a reason I haven't posted, work is just really time consuming at the moment and I'm really glad when I get home to relax.

So, I wanted to talk to you guys about my FAVOURITE nailcare product, which is Lush' lemony flutter. This stuff is amazing! My cuticles are in perfect condition, and my nails are even getting a lot stronger. They used to tear a lot and they were very brittle.

Like the name says, it's packed with lemons and it's smells like lemon ice-cream. It also had Shea butter, mango butter, lemon oil and even lavender oil. When you get it onto your cuticles and nails the butter melts because of your body temperature. I always rub it in with my pointer finger and thumb and just let it sink in. I does let you have very greasy hands, so I use it before I go to bed.

I'm a person that likes to use large quantities of everything, maybe because I believe it'll work even better then! And I am quite happy to say that you really really only need a small amount of this stuff. I've had my 50 grams since december and I think that I didn't even use up a quarter of what is in the pot. I even think I can't use it all up in a year.

You can buy this product in every Lush store, or on their website, for 9,95 euros. I'll be posting swatches again very soon!

May 29, 2011

China Glaze - 108 Degrees

Hey Guys!

Sorry for not posting these couple of days, but I didn't have any swatchpictures left to post when a couple of my nails teared. They've finally grown back to a reasonable length, but they're still a lot shorter than I would like.
So today I have China Glaze's 108 Degrees for you from the Island Escape summer collection. I can't even tell you how much of a beauty it is. It's a hot pink colour packed with glassflecks. I'm soo glad I bought it! Application was perfect, I only needed 2 coats for it to be opaque, for these pictures I did 3 though. I couldn't quite capture the beauty of it on picture. My camera hated this colour :-(. Also the pictures are a bit blurry, and also put in one with flash.

So here it is for today! Enjoy the rest of your sunday.

May 24, 2011

China Glaze - Papaya Punch

Hi you guys!
Sorry for not posting for a few days, had a busy weekend. I finally got my China Glaze order last friday, and I immediately put on Papaya Punch. It's not really a neon orange, but it's a really in your face creme though. I really like it! It's the perfect summer colour. The formula is a bit thick though, and pretty hard to apply, it streaked a lot.
Sooo here I have the swatches!

Thankfully I took these pictures in the weekend because another nail broke. So I decided to file them all short :(. As soon as they've grown a little I'll swatch 108 degrees ^^.

May 18, 2011

Silver Shatter over Herome W.I.C New Delhi

Hey guys,

Last post I said that I had obtained OPI's Silver Shatter. I couldn't wait to try it out so here I have it today upon Herome's W.I.C New Delhi (which is a gorgeous mintgreen colour). I found that I could handle the silver shatter better than the black shatter, although it doesn't shatter as much as the black one. Still, I'm in love with this. I want to try it out next upon a dark colour (my mom suggested it), can't wait to see how that'll turn out.
So, on to the swatches and my sad little nubbin indexfinger :(. I used a medium thick coat.

 Today I also ordered Papaya Punch and 108 degrees from China Glaze's Island Escape collection. So I'll be swatching those soon, hopefully on friday ^^.

May 16, 2011

OPI - DS Coronation

Hi everyone!
Today I want to show you my favourite polish (that I own XD). It's OPI DS Coronation. I absolutely love this colour. It's a scattered holographic silver. Application was, as always with OPI, superb. I really want to try layering this one. I think it'll look fantastic upon a black polish. Excuse the index finger, my nail broke off today :(, so I have a little nubbin...


My next post will feature OPI Silver Shatter. I found the Silver Shatter at a wellnesscenter last weekend. I was sooo happy with it. I've been lemming it ever since I heard they were going to release it.

May 10, 2011

Austin-tatious Turquoise

Hi everyone,

Today I have OPI's Austin-tatious turquoise for you from the Texas Spring Collection (2011). This is a beautiful turqouise with a glass fleck shimmer. If you look closely in the bottle you'll also see a slight pinkish shimmer. On the nail however, that pink shimmer is almost nowhere to be found. I tried to catch it on camera, but I failed at that.
The formula was a bit on the thin side, I needed 4 (!) coats and I can still see a bit of VNL. Application was perfect though, I really love the OPI brush.

Thanks for stopping by and leave a message if you want ^^.

May 9, 2011

Catrice - Dirty Berry

Hey guys,

As a first post on this blog I'd like to feature Dirty Berry from the new Catrice collection. I had a pretty hard time finding this polish, but last week I finally got my hands on it.
At first glance it may look like an ordinary violet/purple polish, but when in the sun it reveals it's holo-gorgeousness!

It's a bit blurry, but you can see the holo sparkles ^^.

That's it for my first post. My apologies for the sloppy clean-up.