Saturday, 24 November 2018

a england moth the fairy (shakespeare's fairies)

after puck a fairy, i am showing another polish from a england's shakespeare's fairies collection, moth a fairy.

moth a fairy. a literal omg. if you want one black holo, go for this one. a england's description is "a black hologram with additional iridescent glimmer". it is gorgeous, it sparkles, looks awesome under light and in shade. formula is also smooth and nice.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

ysl mauve alternatif (yconic purple)

mauve alternatif is a stunning violet from ysl's fall collection of 2018, yconic purple.

mauve alternatif is absolutely stunning, and i had to put it on immediately after i bought it. it is a gorgeous, rich shimmery violet that i can never get enough of.

it's been a while since i had a ysl polish on, and with the first nail, i remembered how their brush is made for me. it was sliding like heaven and the formula was awesome.

Sunday, 18 November 2018

dance legend constant reminder (hammering)

my only choice from dance legend hammering collection was constant reminder.

what i love about dance legend is that they quietly set the trends, and they are always on point, no messy ideas gone bad.

constant reminder is a interesting silvery green metallic polish. it has a really strange, unique finish of a hammered metal. i have only one coat, without a base or top.

i read that the effect is more visible if the polish is applied on bare nails, so i will have to try it like that!

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Thursday, 15 November 2018

china glaze draped in velvet (we adorn you)

china glaze's draped in velvet appeared in their 2006 we adorn you collection, and together with awaken was the first china glaze polish i ever bought.

draped in velvet is a gorgeous magenta purple polish, with very interesting blue microshimmer, giving it (surprise!) velvety look. i pretty much wear it mostly on cloudy days because direct sun makes it look washed out. 

the first coat is patchy, but the second one makes it fully opaque. it is a very interesting shade! i keep going back to these oldies lately, and they make me so happy.

Monday, 12 November 2018

revlon facets of fuchsia (expressionists)

super ancient revlon's facets of fuchsia is a polish that made me realize that my nail polish addiction began.

i still remember the day i saw it for the first time in 2012. my colleague is allergic to cocoa, and she accidentaly drank some coffee with it and got a mild rash and asked me to go to with her to the nearby drugstore to get something to cover it up. i went with her since i had no idea we head a drugstore across the street, but i didn't take my wallet.  and bam! i saw facets of fuchsia and immediately fell in love. since this is not serbia, and i'm not that close with this colleague, it felt awkward to borrow money from her so i decided to get it on my way home. but, as it always happen, i had a lot of work to finish, and when i went home. the store was closed.

that's when the hallucinations began! on the next day, which was saturday, i was DJing in austria, and from the beginning wanted to wear my purple dress with black stars.  in my head, this dress could only be worn with revlon on my nails, and that if i don't have the polish, my dj set would completely suck. that drugstore was the only one i saw the polish in, so, the entire friday night i thought about going there on a saturday morning before we start our journey to austria, but somehow managed to bring myself back to normality and decided to wait until monday morning! 

the polish is opaque enough after two or three layers, but it is probably better to layer it in order to be happy with two.

Friday, 2 November 2018

fun lacquer cheers to the holidays (h) (christmas 2015)

i had a big obsession with f. u. n. lacquer polishes, and i am showing you cheers to the holidays (h) from the christmas 2015 collection. btw, i like how they put the name of the collection on the label, not just the name of the polish.

cheers to the holidays (h) is a holo version of their polish with the same name and the same base colour but without the holo particles.

it is a truly awesome polish! it is a proper multichrome, shifting from purple and red to blurple, blue and even bronze. my camera washes out the colour in the direct sunlight, but this polish is constantly multichrome, no matter the lightning. add to the mix a fine combination of holographic microglitter and shimmer, and you get a truly unique polish!

i was wearing this one for three days and couldn't stop staring at my nails, with it showing me a different side very time. it is a bit tricky to remove because of the glitter, but the foil is not really needed. formula is good and it's not a top coat eater, as i thought it might be.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

picture polish pshiiit (collaboration shade)

picture polish collaboration shades have that habit of being too gorgeous to be captured faithfully. trust me, pshiiit, the polish created by camille from, is one of those shades.  this is one gorgeous blog, with amazing manicures and pictures.

to call pshiiit beautiful would be an understatement. i wore it three times, and my camera refuses to pick up the gorgeous green nature of this chameleon, so you can see just one aspect of it.

the base color is a highly saturated turquoise jelly duochrome (looks greener in the bottle), with green shimmer and flakes. it's vibrant, eye-catching (i went clubbing with it, and when i saw official photos from the event, my nails really stand out :D) and simply gorgeous, pictures don't do it justice.


Sunday, 21 October 2018

opi my private jet (night brights)

opi's my private jet is one of their most famous, and most controversial polishes. it originally appeared in 2007 collection night brights, but apparently there are three versions out there.

the original was more black and of a linear holo type, and mine is brown, with fine holographic shimmer. i like both versions, but i am not really happy that this one needs three coats for full coverage. even this is not enough sometimes, as you can see some bald spots on my middle finger.

nevertheless, i do like it, not only because of its notoriety.

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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