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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Monday, 16 September 2019

dance legend steel panther (wow prism)

steel panther, from dance legend's wow prism collection (2014), is a polish that i keep forgetting that it annoys me.

wow prism is an awesome collection with polishes of the same theme: holographic glitter in a clear base. steel panther is a silver one in the collection. 

from the bottle, it looks like it will have a good coverage, even if you need three coats to achieve it, but it's not the case. it would be better if you wear it as a topper over a silver or grey base, but somehow i keep forgetting this and constantly attempt to wear it on its own. nevertheless, it is sparkly and fun.

Monday, 2 September 2019

zoya zuza (surf)

it's about time to show one of the zoyas so i'm presenting zuza from their surf collection for summer 2012.

well, guys at zoya are doing a great job about describing their polishes, so i'm just going to quote them. zuza is a "deep, saturated, oceanic turquoise with gold and silver metallic shimmer and a foil-like finish. a beachy, colorful, foil-like shade with the perfect balance between blue and green".

in my pictures, it is a tad more blue that in real life. it is like nothing i own, it is really interesting polish with a fantastic formula.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

china glaze passion in the pacific (fiji fling)

what a blast from the past! i am showing today the evergreen that is passion in the pacific from china glaze's fiji fling collection, back from 2006 (gasp!)

passion in the pacific is one of those polishes that you can never capture just right. and it looks different when you look at it from another angle or lighting. it is teal? is it green or aquamarine? is it neon or shimmer or frost? who knows! bottom line is, it is summer!

since it is an ancient polish, the formula is runny and it needs three coats to be fully opaque, but still brush strokey. i forgive it all, because i just love this weirdo.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

picture polish royal (collaboration shade)

royal is yet another stunning collaboration shade made by picture polish and olivia jade nails in 2018.

royal is a stunning vibrant blue-toned purple with holographic flakies that i am such a huge fan of. it is, as pretty much every purple shade, a pain in the butt to photograph, but i think i got it right.

formula is also stunning, and it is another very successful collab!

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

opi ink suede (suede)

i am currently in a matte mood, and i love opi's suede collection, so i decided to show ink in suede version.

i love ink in both versions, but they are quite different. ink suede is beautiful, eggplant type of colour. suede finish is beautiful, matte but filled with silvery shimmer that gives it a sort of a satin look.

the formula is  nice and it dries quickly, so try to be precise, otherwise you will get brushstrokes.

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Monday, 5 August 2019

a england virgin queen (elizabeth and mary)

it's time for another a england beauty, this time it's virgin queen from elizabeth and mary collection.

virgin queen is one of the hardest polishes to describe. the colour is is at the same time taupe, silver, gold, bronze, even olive. pewter is maybe the one that sums it up the best. even at a england they had to resort to using quite a few words: "pewter prismatic hue with pink undertones and a complex grey/olive/copper cast, soft but visible scattered holographic effect"

at the same time, it is slightly metallic and duochrome, but definitely a scattered holo. formula is, as always, impeccable. 

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