Friday, February 25, 2011

Color Club Covered in Diamonds

Color Club Covered in Diamonds
Color Club Covered in Diamonds 2
Wet 'N Wild Black Creme and Color Club Covered in Diamonds
Essie Matte About You
Essie Matte About You 2
Wet 'N Wild Black Creme and Color Club Covered in Diamonds with Essie Matte About You

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Claire's Twinkle Twinkle is to Blue as China Glaze Ruby Pumps is to Red

So I love China Glaze Ruby Pumps. Yummy red glitter. It gives a very beautiful depth to the nail.
China Glaze Ruby Pumps
Because blue is probably my favourite nail polish colour I wanted this same effect in blue! I've asked around and people have suggested China Glaze Dorthy Who. This is pretty but the silver glitter shows through to much. The depth I was looking for in Ruby Pumps just isn't there in Dorthy Who.
China Glaze Dorthy Who
Enter Claire's Twinkle Twinkle.
Claire's Twinkle Twinkle
I do believe I have found the perfect blue counter part to Ruby Pumps. MmmmmMmmm Blue glitter perfects. Behold!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Claire's Glitter Top Coat
Claire's Glitter Top Coat

Claire's Glitter Top Coat 2
Claire's Glitter Top Coat out of focus to show all the blingy-holo-rainbow-goodness

This is China Glaze Millennium topped with Claire's Glitter Top Coat. This is seriously the most obnoxiously gawdy nail polish combo I've ever done. I love it! It is so insanely sparkley and rainbowy. The pictures don't show half of the rainbow-sparkle. It is so beautiful. I originally passed on this polish but I kept thinking about it so I had to go back for it. I'm glad I did!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Catherine Arley 674

Catherine Arley 674
Catherine Arley 674
What a lovely blue holographic polish! This applied opaque in 3 coats. Just stunning! The holographic effect is quite strong with this polish. I really love love love these Catherine Arley holographic polishes. I'm so happy to have them in my life!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Catherine Arley 669

Catherine Arley 669
Catherine Arley 669

This is polish number 3 I've tried from the Catherine Arley Holographic Collection. It's a golden tan colour. The colour is reminiscent of China Glaze FYI but there is a lot more gold metallic and it looks a lot more holographic to me. I've not worn FYI on my nails yet but from what I can see, this is the case. I asked my husband if he liked my polish (which I ask almost every time I change my polish) and he said he thought it look like a champagne coloured car. *GASP* We both agree that champagne is the ugliest colour for a car so I knew that was his way of telling me he didn't like it! Oh well, that's okay. I don't wear polish to please him. I do still like this polish even if it looks like a champagne coloured car!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Catherine Arley Holographic Polishes

Catherine Arley 1
Catherine Arley 2
Catherine Arley 802
Catherine Arley 802

The nailboard on MakeupAlley.com has been a flutter with talk of these holographic polishes from Turkey. They are super cheap. About $2 American and then 14 Euros for shipping. So it works out to be $3 something a polish, which is like CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP. A lot of girls had trouble with the company that carries these polishes and ships internationally because of improperly packaged nail polishes breaking. Thankfully mine arrive unscathed. I had double of one polish and missing one but I don't care. Look at these polishes!! It's insane. I'm on cloud nine with these. I've tried two so far. 802 which is pictured here and 671 which I didn't capture in a photo. They apply beautifully. 802 was a 2 coater! I love 802 but honestly the colour is kinda ugo, grandma-ish. Thank goodness for the holo! I'm so glad I got these. It's really helped curb my appetite for the OMGs and Kaleidescopes which are hard to find!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Anna Sui Collection

Anna Sui Collection


Anna Sui 300

Anna Sui 300

Anna Sui 607

Anna Sui 607

Anna Sui 109

Anna Sui 109

Anna Sui 107

Anna Sui 107

Anna Sui 012

Anna Sui 012

All these polish smell like roses when dry. The strange thing is they start smelling like toothpaste after a couple of days. It's very strange and I think I'd like them better if they didn't smell. I totally love the bottle though. 012 and 107 are my favourites although 107 is SUPER sheer... Boo!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

China Glaze Ruby Pumps and CND Sapphire Sparkle

China Glaze Ruby Pumps and CND Sapphire Sparkle
China Glaze Ruby Pumps and CND Sapphire Sparkle
You wouldn't think that these would go well together but they do! The Sapphire Sparkle adds a new dimension to Ruby Pumps. I really like colour shift polishes or polishes that have multiple colours. Sometime I layer polishes in order to get that effect. I'd be happy if all polishes looked like this out of the bottle!

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

China Glaze Ruby Pumps 2
China Glaze Ruby Pumps
China Glaze Ruby Pumps
This is my favourite red I own. It is just so beautiful. I love the depth that it gives my nails. I did a manicure with this for my mother at Christmas and she loved it so much that she went out and bought a bottle for herself! Now, if I could only convince her to be more interested in polish so we could both be lacquer-heads!

Butter London Full Monty with Revlon Powder Puff Half Moon Manicure

Butter London Full Monty Half Moon Manicure
Butter London Full Monty with Revlon Powder Puff Half Moon Manicure
This is another different manicure. This was the manicure I wore just before my girls were born. I used those little stickers from Micheals. You can find them in the scrapbooking aisle and they come all different sizes in a pack and available in a whole host of colours! They remind me of steampunk inspired screws or bolts. Do you think they make the manicure look slightly robotic? Love them!

MAC Ming Blue with Butter London Full Monty Ruffian Manicure

MAC Ming Blue and BL Full Monty
MAC Ming Blue with Butter London Full Monty Ruffian Manicure
This is such an interesting manicure don't you think? I really like the ruffian manicure. I think it looks best with a metallic and a jewel tone. It's really not so difficult to do. First, you apply a base colour (in my case the gold) Dry. Add a topcoat. Dry. Then apply your second colour following the shape of your nails leaving about 1 or 2 mm at the cuticle so your first colour peakes out. You can "clean up" the lines with a bursh soaked in acetone and it should affect the colour underneath because you've applied the top coat. Finally, apply you final finishing top coat. It is a lot of coats of polish so it is best to use polishes that apply opaque in the first place.

China Glaze Atlantis

China Glaze Atlantis
China Glaze Atlantis
Look at this beauty! She is one to behold. An absolute dazzler. I have heard through the grapevine that this one is getting the axe. Gah! Why do they always discontinue the best polishes? WHY!? :D

Orly Galaxy Girl

Orly Galaxy Girl

This is Orly Galaxy Girl.
I was so excited when Orly came out with the FX collection. This was the first nail polish collection I purchased in full. I absolutely love glass fleck finishes and duochromes. This collection has both! Favourite collection I own!

OPI DS Glamour

OPI DS Glamour

OPI DS Glamour. I almost missed this one because it looked so dull in the store. When I got it home and really took a look at it I was so excited! Probably one of my favourite nail polish finds!

Nail Polish Collection/Stash as of August 24, 2010

Oranges
Oranges
Bright Tights, Kiss Me Coral, High Hopes, Peachy, Secret Crush (turns purple in the sun)

Peaches
Peaches
Peach-a-boo!, Peachy Keen, Posh Pearl, Twilight, Winds of Change, Nfu Oh 49

Yellows and Golds
Yellows and Golds
The Full Monty, Neon Lights, The 'It' Color, Diamonds (this turned yellow on me but I still like it)

Pink Duochromes
Duochrome Pinks
NFU 38, Hidden Treasure, Break Up, South Sea Pearl, French Ivory, Hen Party, B. Pure, Kiss the Bride

Lighter Pinks
Light Pinks
Strawberry Creme, Princesses Rule! Mod About You, Golden Halo, Cotton Candy

Hot Pinks
Hot Pinks
Koala Bear-y, You're Such a Kabuki Queen, Strawberry Fields, Techno Pink, Hottie

Silvers
Silvers
Crystal Mist, Urban Chic, Diamond, NFU 61, Etoile

Blacks and Greys
Greys and Blacks
Daring/Innocent, Ice Queen, Brand New Skates, My Private Jet (brown holo), Black Creme

Taupes and Nudes
Taupes and Nudes
Sand Castle, You Don't Know Jacques! Under My Trench Coat, Country Club Khaki, Mystic Lilac

Greens
Greens
Happy/Earthy, It's Not Rocket Science, Thames, Four Leaf Clover, Gargantuan Green Grape, Re-Fresh Mint, Mint Candied Apple, Lime Lights

Darker Greens
Darker Greens
Happy/Earthy, It's Not Rocket Science, Thames, Four Leaf Clover

Lighter Greens
Lighter Greens
Gargantuan Green Grape, Re-Fresh Mint, Mint Candied Apple, Lime Lights

Blues
Blues
Blue Glitter, Laser, Lunar Eclipes, Blue It, DS Glamour, Sea and Be Seen

Darker Purples
Darker Purples
Black Tie Optional, Galaxy Girl, Out of This World, Space Cadet, OPI Ink, NFU 51, Purple Gala

Medium Purples
Medium Purples
Sapphire in the Snow, Grape Pop, ?25, Stroppy, Mad as a Hatter

Purples
Lighter Purples
Shower the People, Done Out in Deco, Gum Drop, Electric Lilac, DVD, Amethyst Mist, NFU 50, Significant Other Color, Purple Panic (Neon)

Blue Purples
Blue Purples
Shower the People, Done Out in Deco, Gum Drop, Electric Lilac, DVD

Red Purples
Red Purples
Purple Panic (Neon),  Significant Other Color, NFU 50, Amethyst Mist

Reds
Reds
I'm with Brad, Quarter of a Cent-Cherry, DS Reflection, Dress to Empress, Blood Red

Teals
Teals
For Audrey, Flyin' High, Peaceful/Confident, Atlantis, Halley's Comet, Spectrum, Mania, Turquoise Opal, Blue Moon

Lighter Teals
Lighter Teals
Blue Moon, For Audrey, Flyin' High, Peaceful/Confident, Atlantis

Darker Teals
Darker Teals
Mania, Turquoise Opal, Spectrum, Halley's Comet