Wednesday, January 30, 2013

piCture pOlish Majesty

Today I have the lovely Majesty from piCture pOlish. This is one of the collaboration shades they just came out with so I snatched up this one and Atomic...they were the scattered holo's so I had to have them!! I also grabbed O'hara so i'll post those next. Majesty is a lovely gold scattered holo and I definitely saw a green tint in the bottle so I was excited! I was pleasantly surprised to find that it had some duochrome happening! At the cuticles it almost looks rose gold...and then I layered it over black! I finally saw the green I see in the bottle! So this has got a couple different personalities that make it stand out from just your ordinary gold scattered holo. Also found it wore like iron on me! I used three coats and had no issues with the formula at all...however; I do wish PP would get a new brush. It's just ok. I thought the holo on this was the perfect amount, it sparkled most of the time. The pics are all in artificial lighting and I NEVER do any kind of touching up with my camera as I HATE that. I buys polish based on pics I see and I can't stand it when I get something and it looks nothing like bloggers I just want it to be as true to actual color as possible.

 Just look at that lovely holo!! This is very dim artificial lighting by the way....just fyi  :)
 Now here comes some duochrome....see what I mean?? Gorgeous!!

 Very shady almost never looks like this.

And the nail on the left is Majesty over OPI Black Onyx. See the green? I love it when i'm surprised by a polish...when you're expecting one thing and you get so much more! Love it <3
Well, what do you think? Did you get any of the collaboration shades? As always...I paid for my polish and my opinions are ALL mine :) See you soon!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Butter London's Bluey gets a make-over

Kay....that's too funny!! After checking out some other blog posts I noticed they all had a title....mine were all coming up untitled! So this post will have it's very own me. So recently I've kind of fallen in love with Butter London...the colors, the neat quirky names ( I have always secretly wished I was british ), and on some....the formula. Bluey just did not live up to my expectations! Not pleased with the formula, I used 3 coats but there was still VNL! It was also have to be quick and somewhat careful. Payoff wasn't that spectacular...prettier in the bottle. It's ok Butter're allowed the odd dud....but please no more! Especially at $17.50 a pop! So on with pictures and what I spruced it up with :)

 First up is BL Bluey in artificial light. It's really a lovely teal that leans more blue. In the bottle you can see all this green flashing but it just didn't translate on the nail.
 This is Bluey in natural lighting (no sunshine). can still see VNL...ugh.
 So I decided my Zoya Opal hadn't come out to play for awhile so ta-da! It sure spiced up Bluey...I added 2 coats of Opal.
 Then I couldn't just leave it at that....had to add the lovely Hypnotize Me from Cult Nails. One really thin coat and I can't sing the praises of this polish enough!! It's an all time favorite for's so versatile!
 Then I stamped with Cheeky XL plate D. I'd been wanting to use this design for some time. I used Sally Hansen Lickety-Split Lime and was surprised how bright it came out! Not sure i'm loving it but hey..can't win 'em all.
 I guess I feel it kind of killed all the sparkle...I do still like it but I almost liked it better before I stamped. for the heinous thumb pic. Interestingly enough the last time I used a different XL plate by cheeky it fit my whole thumb but this plate didn't. I just thought that was strange since I ordered them as a set...hmm.
Anyway..hope you liked...and see you again soon :) I won't add what I used at the bottom cause I pretty much did through the post. But if that's something you all look for i'll certainly add it in the future :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Butter London Rosie Lee

Hi everybody...I have a new mani for you today/tonight ;) Trying out a new font so please let me know if it's easier for you all to read. I think this time i'll work my way backwards but it will still be easy to follow steps.So on with the pictures!
 The first pic is with flash.  It just looked more accurate for once and highlighted the glitter. I think this is such a neat design too! I used Cheeky XL plate C.
 Second pic is in natural lighting, still pretty but not as color accurate as with the flash. This was a lot more sparkly in person....
 Third pic is the lovely Rosie Lee! I never imagined I would love this polish as much as I do....she's a stunner! I think this is great for people that are afraid of glitter because they think it's too bright or kiddy maybe...I felt like this was such a classy looking polish. A great fine mesh glitter in a clear base that applied very easily. I layered this but it would be opaque in 2-3 coats. This pic is in natural sunshine.
 Fourth pic is in artificial lighting....gosh I love this polish!!
And lastly I have China Glaze Poetic....a lovely rosy copper color? Hard to explain but gorgeous. Great for's from the Romantique collection and I plan to hunt them all down as I imagine they're all one coaters..all six I have are so far. I also didn't find this was too bad for brush strokes.

Well hope you like it...until next time :)

What I used:
Base: China Glaze Poetic 1 coat
Layered: Butter London Rosie Lee 2 coats
Stamp: Cheeky XL C, Konad Black

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Pink Chocolate stamped

Hi everybody......i'm kind of a grumpy gus today so I'll make this quick.  I wanted to show Konad's new plate m89 off.  They made the images on this plate larger than their older plates,  this is the first one with the new sized images.  I have a couple of the images stamped on with the pictures!

First up is this neat flower stamp that I did using China Glaze Passion and then added some gold hex glitter.  I really like this image and had full coverage on my fingers.

 Then I added some China Glaze Make A Spectacle for some added bling.
 Here's the base I used,  the lovely Orly Pink Chocolate.  Great formula,  great color....this is 2 coats.
 And here i'm showing how this does not cover my thumbs but to be fair I have large nail beds so this might work for a lot of you.
The next Konad image is on my ring and pointer fingers.  It really covered the whole nail so I didn't want to use it on all my just would have been too much for me.  So on all the other fingers and thumb I used DRK-B plate which if you've read any of my other posts know are XL images.
 The base I used was Orly Velvet Rope,  a lovely dark purple with silver micro-shimmer peeping through.  I used 3 coats,  the formula was a bit dragged at my cuticles so I used a third coat just to cover.
Well I hope this gives you an idea of what to expect with the new Konad plate image size and a couple of the designs. Will you be getting the new plate?

What I used: Listed above

Monday, January 14, 2013

Butter London Henley Regatta and Orly It's Not Rocket Science

 Hi everybody!  Today I have a mani for you that is certainly more me....sparkles, stamping..sponging.....oh how I love sponging!!  And greens and turquoise.....I love those types of colors!!  So on with the pics! I will show you in order of how I did it....hope you like!

First up is 3 coats of Orly It's Not Rocket Science.  Great formula, built up very nicely.
 Then I sponged on Butter London Henley Regatta...a beautiful teal green micro-glitter. I knew once I saw this it would end up being a favorite!!
 Just look at how it sparkles!! I needed 2 coats of Out The Door Topcoat before I stamped. I almost didn't stamp because I loved how it looked just like this!!
 My XL Cheeky plates haven't been getting much love from me lately so I pulled them out. This is an image form Plate B. Not a huge fan of gold but I didn't want to smother the sponging with a darker stamping color.
 And this next pic is in natural sunshine, just the glare off the snow....ugh. Which we got more of today....yay us! Gotta love Alberta.
 Now the next two pics are showing you both sides of my thumb and i've done this so you can see how wonderfully these images cover a big thumb like mine!! I'm really impressed,   so far only two brands can cover my thumbs.....Cheeky and DRK series A, B and C.  So for those of you with bigger nail beds....yay!

Well that's it....hope you like!  I have worn this for two whole days now and only have minor tip wear on a couple fingers on my right hand from dishes....yes, I did some by other cleaning.

What I used:
Base: Orly It's Not Rocket Science 3 coats
Sponged: Butter London Henley Regatta
Topcoat: Out The Door Fast Drying Topcoat
Stamp: Cheeky XL plate B with China Glaze Passion

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Barry M Croc Effect with Skulls

Hi everybody!  Today I finally have some nail art!  It's been too long and this is something I wanted to do way back in October for Halloween but I didn't have this plate yet. My Orly La Vida Loca had been sitting there in her polish rack calling my name for some time now.....even though it's winter I felt I HAD to wear the pink!!  Then I had originally seen this design by another blogger.....can't remember who.....and wanted to give it a try but add my own spin......a more girly spin. The image was so so....I had to fill in some places where the white didn't come out very well and it kinda looked smudgy to me. I had to re-do two fingers because of the smudging. Anyway....on with the pics  :)
 I topped this with CND Raspberry Sparkle and it's really sparkly but you can't see it in the pics  :(
 And here's the lovely La Vida Loca.....she's stunning!!
Hope you liked!!  Not exactly seasonal but who cares?  Not me  :)

What I used.... in order:
Base: Orly La Vida Loca 3 coats
Layered: Zoya Chloe 1 coat ( you can't see it )
Layered: Barry M Croc Nail Effect in black
Stamp: OB5 with Konad White
Topcoat: CND Raspberry Sparkle

Friday, January 11, 2013

Nail Pattern Boldness Seppuku (With A Frisbee)

Hi everybody.....well my six followers!  LOL  Today I have my second grab from Nail Pattern Boldness Seppuku (With A Frisbee),  I had been eyeing this one up for awhile and then Llarowe had a sale!! It's not on their site anymore but I checked and it looks like it's still available through Nail Pattern Boldness on their site which you can access through their Facebook page.  This is an extremely bright matte glitter in a clear base but it's hard to tell it's a clear base because it's so densely packed with glitter!!  It's AMAZING!!  The formula was great for this type of glitter....a little on the thick side but no issues with application and I didn't find dry time that bad.....I was expecting much worse. So on with the pictures!!  

 The above pictures are both without topcoat,  you can see it's it's very bright all on it's own.
 The above picture is with topcoat. This polish is amazing,  it literally glows!! I couldn't stop staring at my fingers!!  This is for sure an all time favorite for me....hands down!!  It was worth every penny!!
This last picture is OPI Red Lights Ahead....Where? Which is really not a red but more a coral leaning red. I thought it was a great base for Seppuku (With A Frisbee).

Base: OPI Red Lights Ahead..Where? 2 coats
Layered:  Seppuku (With A Frisbee) 2 coats ( only really needed 1 )
Topcoat: Out The Door Fast Drying Topcoat

Hope you like! As always I bought this polish and my thoughts and opinions are my own and always will be  :)

Monday, January 7, 2013

NPB Boop-Oop-A-Dupe and CG Frostbite

Hi everybody! I'm super excited to share my post today......been waiting for a while to get my hands on this polish and I finally got it!!! I will be sharing the lovely Boop-Oop-A-Dupe from Nail Pattern Boldness. It's an extremely beautiful.....stunning masterpiece!!!! Ok....enough talk....time for the slew of pictures I took  :)
 Above is in artificial lighting, my dull kitchen lighting. This is with 4 underwear.

 The top 2 are in natural lighting, no sunshine. This polish is shimmery looking in most lighting but then you see it like this and almost looks like there's some duochrome happening here! It looks purply at the cuticles and pink at the tips......very pretty! Formula was nice and easy to apply.

 The rest of the pics above are 2 coats of Boop-Oop-A-Dupe layered over 2 coats of China Glaze Frostbite....another stunning polish.
And here is Frostbite all on it's own.....isn't it lovely?? Well I hope you enjoyed seeing this really is a must have! Especially if you were one of those people that wanted Clarins 230  (Unicorn Pee)  or Max Factor Fantasy Fire. I purchased mine at Llarowe and it was worth every penny!!
Bye for now  :)