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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Saturday, 18 August 2018

picture polish salt water (collaboration shade)

salt water, a collaboration shade of picture polish with nailstorming, is today's star.

the promo pictures of this polish don't do it justice. i believe that turquoise/light blue/mint shades are really something that picture polish people know how to make and i am always looking forward to a new one, and salt water is no exception.

it's a lovely shade of turquoise, filled with those holo particles that almost look like flakies. i am obsessed with those, and i think that they are complementing the turquoise shade beautifully. i highly recommend this one!

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Sunday, 12 August 2018

essence troy (nail art twins)

one of my favourites in the long line of essence toppers is troy, from the nail art twins collection.

troy is one of my favorite glitter toppers. the clear base is packed with purple, blue and occasional yellow glitter. i always wore it over purplish cremes, but i'll have to play with it more.

Friday, 10 August 2018

a england puck a fairy (shakespeare's fairies)

ok, i will try not to hyperventilate too much in describing puck a fairy from a england's shakespeare's fairies collection from this year.

wow, this polish is stunning. in a england, they describe puck as a "fairy clever and mischievous; the jester of fairyland", of vivid peacock blue green colour, and with holo finish with additional iridescent glimmer.

it is awesome, and so much more vivid and gorgeous in real life. camera makes it a tad more blue, and while there is more green than the pictures show, blue is still the dominant colour.

Sunday, 5 August 2018

china glaze glistening snow (holiday joy)

holiday joy was a really awesome china glaze collection from back in 2012, and  i'm showing glistening snow.

i think that china glaze people invented textured polishes before they were a thing, but probably weren't aware of it.

glistening snow has this gritty texture, because it is made of silver and holo glitter. holo effect is, unfortunately, really drowned in my pictures and is much prettier in real life.

formula is decent, i got nice coverage with two layers and it turned out i didn't need aluminum foil to remove it.

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Saturday, 4 August 2018

essie jamaica me crazy (dive bar)

i bought essie jamaica me crazy from the awesome dive bar collection back in 2011, because we had a "favourite nail polish name" theme when we were doing "theme friday" challenge. this is my all time favourite name. then i realized that this dive bar collection is, for me, the best essie ever had. i mean, dive bar, sexy divide and trophy wife, it can't get better than that.

jamaica me crazy is not my typical color, but i have no magentas in my collection so i decided to give it a try. it turned out to be quite good. even though it is magenta, it has a purple undertone that makes it more my type, and gorgeous subtle purple shimmer.  

this is my first wide brush essie, and i'm happy with it. also, the formula was great, no bold spots, good coverage.

it's a difficult one to capture. direct sunlight washes it out, so the shade images are much more faithful.

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Friday, 3 August 2018

franken polish: pattern by shine eye

i felt like showing off another one of my franken polishes, and this one is named pattern (you can hear the song that inspired it, from the last shadow puppets album "everything you've come to expect").

pattern actually shows that the majority of the polishes i used up are all sorts of greens and blues. it is a teal-leaning green, with some flaky type of silver shimmer.

if i saw this polish in a store, i would definitely get it. it really is my type of shade. i named it after of of my favourite songs from the last shadow puppets' last album.

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Thursday, 19 July 2018

essence copper'ize me (special effect topper)

one of my favourite toppers is for sure essence's copper'ize me, from their old special effect topper collection.

over the years, this topper became one of my favourites. it goes so well with everything.

in a clear base, we have a lot of copper microglitter, together with slightly larger multicolored (blue, green, silver, pink..) glitter. in the bottle. copper seems so dominant, but this topper's versatility is in the fact that it looks different over different base polishes.

essence copper'ize me over illamasqua kink

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

opi lincoln park after dark (suede)

i am still a fan of matte/suede polishes. lincoln park after dark was from opi's suede collection back in 2009, but the effect is still great even after such a long time.

lincoln park after dark suede is a gorgeous, rich eggplant/purple shade packed with shimmer. it dries quickly, becoming this velvety perfection. of course, as every matte, and with not being sealed with a top coat, it chips after a couple of days, so it's not recommended if you are going for longevity.

Friday, 29 June 2018

picture polish big bang (collaboration shade)

it's time for another picture polish collaboration shade, this time big bang, created with la npa mouton.

big bang is such a complex beauty! the shade is blue leaning blurple, with multicoloured, and i mean multicoloured because i can see pretty much everything, glitter. it is deep, rich, complex, in one word, a stunner!

formula is awesome, opaque in two coats, and one of my favourite recent pp shades. my pictures, sadly, don't do it justice.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

zoya holly (gem)

holly is from the zoya's 2011 holiday gems and jewels collection, and it is my favorite green polish, hands down! isn't it yummy?

zoya describes holly as " rich holly green with subtle yellow tones in a luminous metallic finish. great for giving the nails a flash of rich gem-toned color." i must admit, i don't see the subtle yellow tone.

the formula is dreamy, it is almost opaque after the first coat but the second one is needed the even the surface out. the color is my favorite emerald green, and it really makes your nails stand out.

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Monday, 25 June 2018

ysl kinetic blue (spring look)

my ysl love is well known, so it is not surprising that one of my rare purchases was their spring look duo. today i am showing kinetic blue.

i wore kinetic blue at least three times this year. it is such a special blue hue, but quite difficult to capture. it is at the same time vibrant and muted, so the pictures pick up only one of those.

formula is also amazing, it flows effortlessly.

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Friday, 22 June 2018

opi did it on em (nicki minaj)

today i am showing you did it on 'em from opi's nicky minaj collection for 2012.

i love wearing lime greens. i know these shades are not for everyone and that a lot of girls wouldn't even think of wearing them, but for me, they really bright up my day somehow.

this acidy, toxic green polish has a good formula and application.even though it's from an older collection, it didn't change the quality.

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

nopi follow me on glitter (kardashian kolors)

after listen to you mom-ager, i am showing one more polish from nicole by opi kardashian kolors collection back in 2012, and it is follow me on glitter.

this polish already has a word "glitter" in it, and it truly is a glitter bomb! the base is blackish, with small grey and black microglitter, filled with small gold and multicolored hex glitter. it is crazy! 

it dries a bit textury, and i prefer it like this because i am under the impression that it would need at least two layers of top coat to get some sort of shine. i definitely love this polish the way it is.

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Saturday, 9 June 2018

flormar speed limit (full color)

it is so strange that speed limit is my first flormar polish, and it was a gift. it comes from their full color range.

speed limit is a gorgeous purple-leaning blurple, which means, awesome colour, impossible to capture faithfully. i am not too much off, but still, it is a bit less blue in real life.

application was smooth and easy, it is such a pretty creme and quite a bargain. i love it and already wore it a few times.

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Monday, 4 June 2018

catrice mermayday mayday (iconails 13)

it's been a while since i picked up a bottle of catrice nail polish. they were my go-to drugstore brand, until they ruined their brush and i stopped even looking at their counter. i got mermaiday mayday from their iconails collection as a gift.

if the polishes of the iconails collection are of the similar quality as this one, than catrice definitely goes back to my good graces. mermaiday mayday is a nice shade of muted teal, but one of those impossible to capture perfectly, as its appearance also changes with the light and weather and so on.

formula is smooth and selfleveling, and quite shiny. if i wasn't so used to my fast drying top coat, it could've been easily skipped.

i am showing quite a few photos, because it really changes with the lighting.