Monday, 24 June 2019

essie go overboard (core)

i can't believe it's been 7 years since essie's go overboard was released. it wasn't a part of any specific collection, but was immediately added to the core, and it's obvious why.

go overboard is an awesome creamy teal. it's tagline was "limitless sea blue". the teal shade leans more towards deep blue than green, but the green is obvious as well. 


i have a feeling that it darkened as it aged, but can't prove it. nevertheless, formula is smooth and awesome and i wore this polish a lot.


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Wednesday, 19 June 2019

dior spring ball (sparkling shine)


i  love dior's sparkling shine collection, and, together with today's star spring ball, i own diablotine and delice as well, missing out only on princess.


i was a bit skeptical if this polish really is my cup of tea, but the shade was the same as my girliest flowery summer trousers i own, and thought they would be a good match. i have to say it was a good choice.

i really don't feel comfortable wearing those colours both on nails or having them in my closet, it's way out my comfort zone, but dior did something to me with those sugary shades that made me so enchanted by them.  spring ball is somewhere between coral and peach shimmery cuteness. it is subtler than i expected, so i didn't feel that weird having it on my nails.

formula ad application were pretty good, it is on the thicker side  but the shimmer really makes it flow. the pictures were made in shade, because i found the color to be more faithful this way. 

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

dance legend sirin (anna gorelova winter collection)

anna gorelova winter collection for dance legend is a complete dream. i took the first picture from her blog, and you see that you also get a cute ring with the polish. if you ask me, sirin, the bottom right, is a standout!



this polish is gorgeous, just gorgeous! amazing duochrome, mostly turquoise but leaning to other shades of blue. there is also some tiny holographic glitter, in just the right amount, not to overwhelm the polish.

formula is also nice, and, overall, a beautiful, magical shade that i'm in love with. and i wear the ring really often!

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Tuesday, 21 May 2019

chanel rose confidentiel (fall 2010)


at the first look, rose confidentiel is a not my typical colour. i've been looking for something similar for a while, with china glaze's fifth avenue as my first pick, but it was always out of stock when i looked for it. it is an ancient chanel polish from fall 2010 collection.



ages ago, when i fell in love with rose confidentiel and mentioned that it was on my wishlist on one serbian forum for polish addicts, one wonderful girl told me she has a bottle she never uses, and she gave it to me! many thanks, once again!


it was a part of chanel's autumn collection in 2010, together with rose cache and rouge fatal. it is amazing nude rose-beige pink creme with some brown undertones, or, as i like to call it, dusty pink. unfortunately, i am under impression that it changed a bit over the years, with the pink part diminishing on behalf of the brown tones.


formula also suffered and became slightly watery. nevertheless, i still love it!


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Friday, 17 May 2019

ysl rose luminescent (shimmer rush)

after blanc figuratif, i am showing the second polish from ysl spring 2019 collection shimmer rush called rose luminescent.

first, a disclaimer: i was totally unaware that rose luminescent is supposed to be worn as a topper. oops. i mean, it makes sense, it is a jelly-like, sheer pink base with iridescent, gold-ish glass flecks. 

i didn't let the potential sheerness to sway me away from wearing it solo, so that is what i did. i will definitely wear it as a topper at some point, but i think it works this way as well.
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Tuesday, 14 May 2019

cirque colors lucid dreams (the dreamscape)

i only made a couple of purchases this year, but when i saw lucid dream from cirque color the dreamscape collection, i knew it had to be mine.


i love polishes with iridescent shimmer. add to it a ocean blue type of shade, and i am sold (or, the polish is sold to me). 

this entire collection is a dream, and i might pick up one or two more. they are all of a similar, if not the same, type, to quote cirque people: "shimmer polishes are packed with glimmering pigments which give them a unique multidimensional finish", and they really look spectacular. 

lucid dream itself is described as "vivid green-blue nail polish with deep violet shimmer and delicate holographic sparkle". it is a chameleon, which is why i apologize for the number of photos.

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Thursday, 9 May 2019

china glaze grape pop (up and away)

it's time for an oldie today, and it is china glaze grape pop, from their up & away collection from spring 2010.


as i look at the polishes from this collection, i see that it was a really successful one, with so many of them making it into the core line, such a classic spring line.

grape pop is a real beauty. i love purple cremes, and this one is among the prettiest there are. it has a slight blue undertone, but never going into the blurple area. it is really tricky to capture it faithfully, it got too blurplish in my photos. it is well pigmented, and my only complaint is, as usual, china glaze's brush, but it's just my taste.


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Tuesday, 9 April 2019

a england jane seymour (tudoresque)

jane seymour is an absolutely gorgeous polish from a england's tudoresque collection in 2017.

in a england, they describe it as a "dark olive green scatter holo revealing at times an inner vibrant green fire and subtle grey hue complemented with golden shimmer", which is absolutely correct.

i have a soft spot for green holos, and jane is like a mossy sister to dragon. as usual, the formula is amazing and practically flows. five stars from me.

Sunday, 7 April 2019

opi on her majesty's secret service (skyfall)

when it comes to opi on her majesty secret service from the skyfall collection, i recommend clicking on photos and thus enlarging them, in order to see it's extraordinary beauty!

opi says that "this misty-green pewter commands attention." i see it as the world is not enough's bluish brother, and similarly difficult to describe. it is a cool toned steel blue-pewter-silver-grey polish with multicolored glass flecks, namely gold, pink, green, and blue. 

it is rather sheer and needs three coats, again as its taupe brother :D, but the opacity and color build up nicely.

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Friday, 22 March 2019

picture polish london (collaboration shade)

london is a picture polish collaboration shade addition from winter 2018, and a gorgeous one!


london was made together with marinelovespolish and it is clearly inspired by london's skyline. it is a perfect shade somewhere between blue and grey with tiny holographic flakies. it is insanely gorgeous!



the formula is great and smooth and the polish is overall amazing!