Wednesday, 17 October 2018

china glaze water you waiting for (cirque du soleil worlds away)

cirque du soleil worlds away was a really awesome china glaze collection, and one of the polishes i got is water you waiting for.

water you waiting for is a gorgeous, glittery bomb of blue jelly base and blue and green glitter.

if it reminds you of nicole by opi kendall on the catwalk, let me say, they are very, very close to being dupes. the glitter in nopi is slightly denser, and that's about it.

nevertheless, it is a great and fun polish, with a decent formula, opaque after two coats, and dries into sort of texture.

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

franken polish time for heroes by shine eye

 the first of my franken nailpolishes, is this one, time for heroes!

whenever i make a new polish, there is the fun time of naming it. as i decided to go with a music theme, so the first one will be named after the libertines song time for heroes, since one of the highlights of my life was seeing this very important band for me a couple of months before making the polish.

time for heroes' main theme is my favourite colour, olive green. not too dark, and filled with shimmer. who knows which polishes had to die in order for it to arise, but it's all for the best.

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Tuesday, 9 October 2018

a england order of the garter (the legend)

poor order of the garter, it is the only polish in the a england's the legend collection that's not holo, so it get's overlooked! i have to add their description, because it is always so poetic: "majestically deep and filled with truth's purity & strength of will, this royal blue inspires honour with every scintillating pulse."

order of the garter was being on and off my wishlist for so long that i decided to take it, just to get over with it. it is inspired by the english highest order of chivalry and the color of it's sash.

it is a beautiful medium blue, with small  lighter blue glass flecks. the first coat was a bit sheer, but the opacity was built up nicely after the second. it has everything you expect from an a england polish: a great brush and good formula.

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Thursday, 27 September 2018

butter london all hail the queen (fall 2010)

this polish first appeared as a part of butter london's fall 2010 collection, where it was called all hail mcqueen, but change the name to just all hail the queen later on. the other three polishes were bumster, marrow and victoriana.

this was the first BL polish i picked up from the shelf, and immediately fell in love with it. this is how the color really has a nice beige, sandy tone and it is packed with fine scattered holographic glitter. formula is great, nothing to complain here.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

essence night in vegas (special effect topper)

my favourite topper ever came from essence back in 2012, and it's called night in vegas. it came as 8th polish of their special effect topper range.

i love, love, love flakies, and this polish goes so well over everything, as you will see as i slowly update this post. multichrome flakies, shifting from yellow through orange to green, are perfectly dispersed in a clear base. i used up one bottle and this is one is the second one. 

essence night in vegas over dance legend melange 276

Thursday, 20 September 2018

kiko lattementa (core 389)

today i am showing my only kiko polish, lattementa (also known as mint milk) from their core collection.

lattementa is my go to polish these last few summers. i think i never gor as many compliments for a polish as for this one.

and it doesn't take much wondering why. it is simply a stunning mint polish, bright and captivating. formula is a bit thick, but self leveling. even if it wasn't good, it would be worth it. since i love it so much, i am going to overdo it with photos, so bear with me.

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Wednesday, 19 September 2018

opi you only live twice (skyfall)

it's time to present another opi from the skyfall collection, this time it's you only live twice. opi's description: "this rich high-shimmer magenta is a once-in-a-lifetime find."

i'm not quite sure that magenta is the accurate color to describe this polish with.  to me, it's more of a raspberry red  base with hint of magenta\pink with pink and gold glass flecks. the base is a creme-jelly combo, so even though it seems sheer after one coat, it gets full opacity with second. the formula is standardly good. 

i am not the biggest red fan in the world, but throw some glass flecks in and i am sold! they really made this polish special.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

ysl vandal orange(the street and i)

fitting to this heat wave, i am showing ysl vandal orange from the last spring's the street and i collection: "inspired by the graffiti art that colors the cities of the world, yves saint laurent introduces the limited edition “the street and i” spring collection.  the contrasting colors of the city come to life as a limited edition accessory: an orange inspired by street art; and an urbane take on asphalt grey, a shade that’s all around us but rarely as beautifully expressed as this. perfectly representing the tensions of the street, pair them, one shade on both fingers and toes, or mix and match: you’re the artist here."

my obsession with ysl is well known, so where a normal person would ask a question: "do i really need another orange creme?", for me it was a matter of "snatch it while it's still available. and orange is such a versatile shade for people that wear monochromatic clothes. 

vandal orange is awesome: combination of a clear orange and a perfect formula. definitely hot weather must-have.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

chanel malice (holiday)

malice was the only polish in chanel's holiday collection for 2012.

i was so lucky to get this polish. at the time, i literally got the last bottle in serbia, thanks to the group effort of my dear nail polish girls crew.

it truly is a perfect polish for holidays. a deep burgundy red, filled with ruby red shimmer, it even melts the hearts of red antifans like myself. it looks rich, with a great formula, and i'm really happy i have it in my stash.

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018

essie sexy divide (winter 2008)

sexy divide is a really old essie polish, back from the winter collection of 2008.

this polish and me have a complicated relationship. i got it as a present when i was buying polishes on one blog sale. initially i thought it's great i got it, because what can be better than a shimmery, purple gorgeousness.

but, it has a runny, difficult formula, combined with the old thin brush. it is almost a torture applying it. for some reason i think that the new formula with the wide brush is much better, but i have no evidence. nevertheless, i still wear it from time to time because it is pretty.

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