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

November 30, 2012

Sally Hansen Arabian Nights

Today I have one old polish, from 2009 Sally Hansen's collection  Project Runway.
As I recently purchased Valentino, another shade from the collecction, wonderful shimmery brown, it made me think of this one.

Arabian Nights is a dark purple shade with gorgeous golden shimmer/flecks.
I fell in love the moment I put it on.

It has one little flaw: it dries so slowly that you could have it all day and still get those awful sheet marks at night.
But here comes the savior: Essence Better Than Gel Nails top coat and my nails were dry in 10 minutes.

Enjoy the photos:

November 25, 2012

Maybelline Colorama Cherry Sweet

I love the way this polish looks in the bottle, but the first time I tried it on, I wasn't satisfied.
It took three coats to achieve opaqueness, and it was still sheer on the tips of my nails. Actually, it is a jelly polish.

And I don't like jellys on me. I never have such long and perfectly shaped nails that can take a jelly polish.

So I put one coat of some tomato red polish (I don't know which one anymore) and then topped it with CS.
And I liked the result.
Only two coats all together and it dried quickly. Nice mani with no effort at all.

The best photo, that shows best the glitter in CS, was taken in shade, so the color may not be completely accurate. The color is more warm, tomato, strawberry (cherry?) red, instead of this colder tone I got in the photo.
But still, this photo shows the best of this mani: it shines like crazy!

And the color accurate photos in the sun.


November 21, 2012

Blue nails with OPI No Room For The Blues

No Room For The Blues is one of my favourite blues, and I own around 50 shades of blue (no pun intended).
It's medium creme blue, it's perfect to apply and it is opaque in only one coat.

The closest thing I have is Catrice Blue Cara Ciao, also opaque in one coat, but I like OPI more because it seems to me it could last for a week without major tipwear.

I never wore it for a week tohugh, since I still have some untried polishes I don't want to keep waiting to be worn, even though I haven't bought a polish in months (trying to cure my obsession).

 On its own it's perfect, but I always enjoy some stamping too.

What's your favourite blue?
 I know that's a tough question. :)


November 19, 2012

OPI My Private Jet non holo version

Of course I didn't expect to see a holo version of MPJ when I paid only 6$ for it on blogsale, but I was somehow convinced I'd love it anyway.

And I do, don't get me wrong.
I just... Expected more.
I mean this is one of the most famous polishes of all times and I love dark brown polishes.

But I just don't see all the magic in this one.

This photo is taken with a flash.

And these two were taken outside on a gloomy cloudy day.


November 3, 2012

Catrice Plum Play With Me

I was on a 10 day trip to Germany and I didn't bring my nail accessories. I planned to just repaint my nails once and that's it.

But my little cousin had some other plans for me.
She had told all of her friends I'm a nail artist, and that I could do wonders with nails.  :)
So I had no other choice but to do their nails. All I could think of without my three boxes of polishes, stamps, stickers, rhinestones etc.was plain old bobby pin and polka dots.

So I did mine as well. I wouldn't usually be showing a photo where I haven't cleaned the skin around the nail, but I felt I ought to show you this amazing polish.
It's one of the old Catrice's that they no longer have. And I usually don't buy this kind of color.
But I loved this one and therefore, here's the uncleaned mani: