Blog about nails, manicures, nail polishes, stamping, etc., but also about other things that make my life rich

March 29, 2012

Flormar 418 (Paradoxal dupe)

Here comes yet another Chanel Paradoxal dupe, but this time I like the copy sooo much better than the original!

The purple shimmer, not so visible in other dupes, like Revlon Perplex, is literally jumping out from this polish on the nail. You don't have to look for it in the bottle and wonder how the hell it vanished on the nail.  :)

Second, this polish is like butter to apply. Two easy and quick-dry coats and that should be enough, plus, it's so shiny, no need for top coat at all!

Enough praising, look at the beauty yourself:

I had to cut off my nails after this since my thumbs broke all the way. Both of them. On the same day!
 Some people have bad-hair-day, I have bad-thumb-day... :(


March 23, 2012

Yolizul 182


I've been away for more than a week since my camera ot busted and my cell-phone doesn't take pictures good enough to be shown here.

But I did take a photo of one manicure since I liked it too much not to.

The base polish here is Yolizul 182, bright pink neon.
I did two coats over white base and sealed it with Poshe.

Here's the result:

The first photo was taken in artificial light and the second on daylight.
But none of them shows just how bright and attraction catching is this polish.

That day in my mail came 24 two-way nail art pens, ordered from ebay:

 And I played with them a little:

As a result, I had Barbie nails for the rest of the week. :)

Do you ike it?

I'm sorry for blurry photos, and I promise I'll buy another camera soon!

March 15, 2012

Essence Grand Plie In Black

Lately I'm all into dark polishes, I wear all shades of gray and black and that's why I haven't been posting as regularly. The main reason is that I've shown all those colors on my blog before.

But this is one shade that's been standing in the box untried since I bough it, and I thought, why not finally swatch it.
And when I did, I wanted to punch my head in the wall for not wearing before.

This is a beutiful jelly black with orange shimmer. Or glitter? Hard to decribe, the size of the sparkling beauty is somewhere between shimmer and glitter. But I like the fact that it's really visible on the nails, unlike Essence's Undead? polish where purple glitter is being eaten by black base.

This was two easy coats.  It lasted four days without any tipwear or chipping.
My nails were shinning like crazy and they looked as if I put on some gel-ish top coat, when, in fact I didn't put on top coat at all.

I'm in love with this polish!


March 11, 2012

Quick post for a quick mani

I did this mani in 15 minutes and I liked it so I took a photo of it the next day and that's where the tip wear came from...

As a base I used Essence Nothing Else Metals and stamped it with Essence I Love My Jeans.

March 6, 2012

The most perfect brown polish: Alessandro Belle Mademoiselle

I found it!

The one I've been looking for a long time. The perfect brown.

Not too light, not too dark, with just enough shimmer to add a sparkle, but not to look too flashy.

It's Alessandro Belle Mademoiselle, from limited collection Glam Session. 

I only went for it because I had a lot of spare time (came to work too early and had to spend an hour somewhere) and because Alessandro has testers for their limited collections.
So I tried each polish and I ended up loving this one.

I usually don't post photos of nail polish bottle, but this one I had to take to show you the huge difference in color in the bottle and on the nail.
I would normally never buy the color I saw on the outside: light brown (looking like poop!) with too  much orange in it and oddly looking green-ish shimmer.

But when I put this beauty on the nail it becomes my dream polish, the exact shade I wanted.

Just look at it:

It was opaque in just two easy coats and held on my nails for three days without a top coat. When you buy Alessandro, at least you know what you're paying for.

Would you call this golden-green-ish shimmer or glassfleck?
I never could quite tell the difference...


March 1, 2012

Deborah 837 strikes again

I love, love, love this polish, and I've had it on my nails three times in three weeks, and that's a lot for me, since I have probably more than 20 polishes that have never been on my nails.

This time I put Deborah 837 over a random no name green polish and then I added a snake-like pattern from new Bundle Monster plates.

The result is really over the top and not for everyone. But, of course, I love it for that.