Tuesday, May 31, 2011

5/31/11 NOTDs

This is 2 coats of Urban Decay Burnout over Wet N Wild Buffy The Violet Slayer.

Burnout is a sheer polish that I wouldn't think much of in the bottle. But layered over purple- it has a Clarins 230-like effect.

With one coat I wasn't impressed. But after I layered two coats- it really started to pop.

It really sparkles.


This is 3 coats of Hard Candy Mushroom.

Mushroom is a dark taupe creme polish. It pulled extra brown on me.

Here it is with the ring.

I didn't love this as much as I thought I would.

So I layered Colorama Gold Wash on top of it.

Gold Wash is a sheer polish that has a shimmery, gold finish.

This made my nails much more interesting.

I think these two polishes coordinated well together.

I'm sorry that lately I've only had time for short posts. :/ I've been very busy with school and work. I hope that in a couple months, when school is over, blogging will go back to running more smoothly.

Monday, May 30, 2011

5/30/11 NOTDs

This is 3 coats of SpaRitual Enlightened Soul.

Enlightened Soul is a bright yellow creme polish. The application was a bit streaky but I also applied this polish with haste.

This polish is really fun and sunny but the name is cheesy to me.

At the time, I really didn't feel like wearing yellow by itself so I went with a layering combo.

I added one layer of Petites Color Fever Pink Diamond.

I love that this combo is kind of unexpected.

Ignore the excessive amounts of cuticle cream here. I don't like to put off moisturizing.

This is 3 coats of Orly Here Comes Trouble.

Here Comes Trouble is a grassy green glitter polish with larger glitter hexagons and smaller round glitter.

This was also a really fun and bright polish.

I think I get bored too easily.

I stamped over it with Konad White and a MASH plate that I don't know the number to because my plates have run away from me today.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

5/28/11 NOTDs

This is 3 coats of Borghese Stellare Notte.

Stellare Notte is a deep slate grey duochrome that shines purple and green.

I'm been lemming this polish for a while now and finally, armed with my coupon, I bought it!

You can see some of the duochrome particles playing here.

How stunning is this?

It was very hard to capture the duochrome in this polish but it's gorgeous in person.

I tried layering Raspberry Sparkle over it but I think it made it look dirty.

This is 2 coats of Diamond Cosmetics Red Chunky Glitter over China Glaze Phat Santa.

I tried Red Chunky Glitter over black last time and didn't love it. Now that I have it over red, I love it!

This combination reminds me of the way Deborah Lippmann's glitters.


What do you think of these polishes?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Random China Glaze Swatches

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. It didn't do much for me. I have School off this morning but I still have to work. Sundays and Mondays are always my days off anyway. :/ 

Today I want to show you some random China Glaze swatches. I had all these polishes sitting in my untries and I decided to put them together in one post. That's how I do most posts, really.

This is 2 coats of Pelican Gray.

Pelican Gray is a grey polish with silver shimmer.

I can't believe I didn't pick up this polish when it first came out!

If you haven't picked this polish up, I suggest it. I happen to have found mine on clearance and I've very happy I do. 

This is 2 coats of Starboard.

Starboard is a dusty green creme.

I didn't have a green creme quite this green, so this was another good choice from the clearance section.

I don't wear greens like this too often. I can't even think of another green creme I own. I guess that means I need more, huh?

This is 2 coats of Wagon Trail.

Wagon Trail is a dark olive green shimmer polish.

I love how blackened this polish looks. I also like how well it goes with my skin tone.

Reminds me of a lizard's eye. Not that I see their eyes frequently.

This is 2 coats of Side-Saddle.

Side-Saddle is a darkened purple polish with a strong gold shimmer.

I love how darkened this polish looks too.

This is a really pretty polish.

What is your favorite China Glaze?
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