Tuesday, 3 December 2019

a england oberon fairy king (shakespeare's fairies)

after moth the fairy and puck a fairy, the time has come for another beauty from a england's shakespeare's fairies collection to shine.

how to describe this gorgeous, complex polish? let's see a england's attempt: "king of the fairies; powerful and strong willed, hologram with additional iridescent glimmer. colour: complex dark smoky green."

well, they for sure are onto something here, but i don't think i would describe the colour like this... it looks darker in the bottle, like asphalt grey, but on nails, it is more of a grey icy blue, with green, blue, silver and gold holo sparkles. it is insanely pretty!

the coverage is awesome, they really make perfect holos, smooth and rich.

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

ysl mauve naif (core)

it's time for another ysl beauty, this time i'm showing 16 mauve naif.

it's far from secret that i'm obsessing with ysl polishes, and mauve naif was on top of my wish list from the beginning.

it's not the most unique shade in the world, but it's unique in my collection. i like my creme purples, but i didn't have any in the darker purple family. this one is gorgeous, purple with a strong blue undertone (in my pictures, the blue is just a little bit stronger than in real life). formula is fantastic, as expected, so easy to apply with a perfect brush and with amazing gloss on its own.

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Monday, 18 November 2019

chanel rouge noir

how many nailpolishes do you know that have their own wikipedia page? chanel's rouge noir is definitely the one of the most famous polishes in the world.

rouge noir, or vamp as it is known in the usa, first saw the light back in 1994. as those dark shades were not made back then, rouge noir became instantly successful, and chanel's best selling cosmetics product of that era. it is probably most famous for being on uma thurman nails on the pulp fiction poster. it earned 1 million $ in its first year!

it got revamped (pun, embarrassingly, intended) in 2015, which is when i got it. chanel made an entire make up line around it, with the tagline: "style tool accessible to all women. neither classic nor gothic, neither rock nor chic, or rather all of these rolled into one, rouge noir shakes up codes, discreetly distilling its dark and languid beauty. it  galvanizes all styles. better yet, it injects them with a new power."

its popularity is obvious, it is stunning, blackened red crelly. i am sure majority of women have a version of this polish in their collection.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

dance legend through the glass (wow prism)

if there ever was a collection that could be called perfect (for me), it's dance legend's wow prism. after steel panther, i am showing through the glass.

like it the case of steel panther, this is a well pigmented jelly base with chunky holo shimmer that leaves a glittery impression, while being actually really smooth.

through the glass is a turquoise leaning blue, with awesome formula. it is just so awesome!

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Monday, 4 November 2019

zoya trixie (extreme)

sometimes, the day comes when a girl needs some bling on her nails, so for today, i chose zoya's trixie from the extreme collection back in 2010 (together with raven and purity).

zoya describes this polish as a "stunning light silver with a sparkling metallic foil finish. a chic and edgy shade that adds a spark to your look". i couldn't agree more! the polish is amazing, very dense with a metallic, mirror-like sparkly finish. it applies without streaks, but with a bit of a textured finish and it is very opaque.

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

china glaze cast a spell (wicked)

i know that there were many interesting polishes in china glaze's wicked collection released in autumn 2012, but cast a spell is the one i really really wanted. actually, this polish hadto be one of my favorites of that entire year!

oh, are there even words to describe how amazing this polish is, and even the pictures don't do it enough justice. it is a dark green going to black base with green and gold shimmer, but if you look really closely in the bottle, you can see that it is also packed with multicolored tiny shimmery particles. if you ask me, it is a one coater. i went with two after all, but i couldn't see the difference. 

the formula is beyond amazing. even though it is super pigmented, it is not thick and is really easy to work with.

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Thursday, 17 October 2019

fun lacquer midnight nocturne (summer 2015)

f. u. n. lacquer has amazing polishes, and one of them is midnight nocturne from their summer 2015 collection.

midnight nocturne is an awesome blue-dominating blurple holographic polish. like all of the polishes from this collection, it is filled with amazing gold holo particles. the shade is amazingly saturated, easy to work with and overall gorgeous.

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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

picture polish chameleon (opulence)

chameleon is the newest addition to the picture polish's opulence collection, and truly lives up to it's name!

chameleon is a proper multichrome, shifting from purple to blue and teal. it is seriously out of this world. it looks so special and magical. i was asked about it more than for any other polish, and a coworker immediately asked to borrow it.

it has a great coverage, applies smoothly, and it is overall a winner.

Monday, 23 September 2019

opi you're so outta lime (neon)

in 2014 opi launched a neon collection, and i purchased only you are so outta lime.

i wanted someting green and neon-y for a while, and you are so outta lime looked like exactly what i needed.

it is a medium green, somehow bright and muted at the same time. formula was a bit streaky to start with, but it evened out nicely. i decided to wear it without a white polish beneath, and i have no regrets.


Wednesday, 18 September 2019

a england whispering waves

gorgeous whispering waves is an addition to a england heavenly quotes collection.

whispering waves is the odd polish in a england family. it is a very vibrant color and it really stands out from adina's usual range.

i am completely in love with it though. and what's not to love! the shade is a bright turquoise, with a slight duochrome effect and a fine holo finish, one of those where it seems like the shimmer is floating on the surface.

while the formula is typically awesome, it is a stainer, so i recommend two layers of base coat.

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