Thursday, 23 January 2020

opi play 'til midnight (holiday in toyland)

wow, this is an oldie! polish of the day is play 'til midnight, from opi's 2008 holiday in toyland collection.


play 'till midnight is one of those classic shades: an amazing, rich navy blue with perfect amount of shimmer. sure, i may have on or two (hm..) similar polishes in my stash, but this is a colour i find myself wearing more and more.

even though it's more than decade old, formula is still impeccable. 

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Monday, 20 January 2020

ysl bronze fever (night 54)

it's been a while since i've shown studio silver, so it's time for the second polish from yls's night 54 collection, bronze fever.

like with studio silver, bronze fever is also inspired by glitz and glam (and glitter!) of studio 54. as the name says, it is a deep, rich bronze shade with silver and copper glitter. even though we are talking about chunky glitter here, it can be worn solo, without a base colour. 


it is borderline textured, and really hard to capture as it is really blingy! it's definitely not your everyday shade.



Wednesday, 15 January 2020

china glaze running in circles (cirque du soleil worlds away)

one the last china glaze's collection i was obsessed with was 2012 cirque du soleil worlds away that, luckily, came to serbia.  i got my hands on whirled away, it's a trap-eze!, running in circles, hanging in the balance and water you waiting for.


i said it already, i love my greens, but this one is soooo special! the base colour is emerald green, packed with lighter green flashing gold glass flecks. the formula is really amazing, it applied beautifully and everything is surprisingly opaque after two layers. the finish is pretty shiny even without topcoat (of coarse, i had to add it since i like to be fully functional with my hands immediately after applying the polish).

i love how sparkly this looks, too bad it's cloudy these days, but i hope i managed to show it's gorgeousness!

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Friday, 10 January 2020

picture polish meow (collaboration shade)

for my first post of the year, i chose another picture polish collaboration shade. this time it is meow, from back in 2016.



meow was created with ukranian bloger nata113nata. they describe it as  "sage green jelly scatter holo". i can't say that i completely agree, as for me, sage is predominantly muted green, while meow has a lot of blue undertones. it is such a unique shade, and for me, a lover of all things green and blue and in between, it is perfect.


it is also packed with picture polish signature holographic flakes and amazing formula.


Tuesday, 31 December 2019

new in and empties: 2019

overall, 2019 was a reasonable year, with 15 new polishes (8 picture polish + 3 ysl + 1 ilnp+ 1 cirque, and two gifts (kiko and essence), and 7 empty bottles!

Saturday, 28 December 2019

ilnp christmas cookie (the snowed in)

when i saw christmas cookie, from ilnp the snowed in collection for 2019, i knew i had to have it!



christmas cookie is described with a lot of detail by ilnp people themselves: "christmas cookie is a deliciously fresh white-based speckled nail polish. simple and sweet, christmas cookie brings together the harmonious holiday hues of red and green in a metallic flake finish. formulated for depth and full visibility, christmas cookie’s striking metallic flakes standout undeniably for a mouthwatering sprinkled effect!"


it is a supercute polish, the red and green microglitter really gives it a festive look, but i am sure it can be worn all year. it took two coats for the full coverage, and i removed it easily, no need for special tricks. 


strangely, this is my first ilnp polish, but i am sure this will change!


Tuesday, 24 December 2019

opi alcatraz...rocks (san francisco)

opi's alcatraz...rocks from their san francisco collection back in 2012, almost immediately got a cult status.



textured polishes were all the craze in that period, and i am still sooooo into that trend. but, alcatraz is something special in opi's liquid sand family. it is a purple-ish base packed with all sorts of sparkling glitters, such as gold, bronze, green, blue, pink, you name it. 

it is such a fast drier, and it looks perfectly gritty on nails. it looks ridiculously pretty, it is such a joy to have it on!



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.