Friday, May 27, 2011

Nubar: Gem

Direct Sunlight:Nubar GEM

Nubar holographic swatches

Nubar gem swatch

Holographic Taupe

Shade:
Mousy holographic polish


Indoor:
Nubar Prism collection
Taupe? Check. Holographic? Check. Duochrome? Check.

What more can a girl ask for? Without a doubt, this is my favourite nail polish of all time. The problem I have with a lot of nail polishes is I only like them in the sunlight. This polish however still looks incredible indoors and the glitter flashes all the colours of the rainbow. The base colour flashes bronze and even a dusty mauve/pink.

The formula is quite sheer. I’m wearing 4 coats here. The nail line was still slightly visible at 3 coats and even with 4 coats, I can see through my nails when I hold it up to the light. But I don’t mind. This dries pretty fast too and it was easy to apply. The only downside to this polish is it isn’t very glossy. Eh, nothing top coat can’t fix!

I wore this colour for an entire week and there was only a bit of tip-wear by the end of the week. WIN.

-m


Monday, May 23, 2011

China Glaze: LOL


Direct Sunlight:
China Glaze LOL swatch

China Glaze LOL

China Glaze LOL collection

Shade:
China Glaze LOL collection swatches

Indoor:
chg lol
This is one of the few shades of purple I can actually pull off. This is a really nice dusty purple, no?

I’m wearing 3 coats in these pictures I believe. No application troubles here. Another bonus with this nail polish is it is super easy to remove...most nail polishes with glitter are a real pain for me to remove.

This is still really nice indoors too. If I remember correctly, I didn’t like QT that much indoors. But this one looks great in any lighting. I’m so glad I found this. I’ve been looking for this for quite some time, and after a few emails to stores I was successful in finding it. Well worth the wait. :D

-m


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Barielle: Grape Escape


Direct Sunlight:
Barielle Grape Escape swatch

Shade:


Indoor:



Off the bat this reminds of China’s Glaze Grape Pop, but I think it’s a little bit lighter. I’ll do some comparisons of the purple creams I have soon.

This is a really lovely color although it reminds me of the color of eggplants, not so much grapes... lol. I find that Barielle tends to have a nice opaque consistency to their polishes and I’m wearing 3 coats, I could have stopped at 2. I know these polishes are sold in the states, and their website doesn’t ship internationally but good news for Canadian girls, I know I’ve seen these polishes at Winners before. They usually carry a small selection of them in store. Only downfall is that the colors Winners have are usually from older collections so if you’re eyeing something new it might not be there. They usually come out with such a nice variety of colors; I know the little swatches on their website doesn’t really do the colors real justice. Hopefully Barielle decides to ship internationally in the near future.

*This was sent for review

-vee


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

OPI: Happy Anniversary over Got a Date To-Knight!


Indoor:
OPI Happy Anniversary over Got a Date To-Knight

Happy Anniversary over Got a Date To-Knight

OPI pink layering


I ended up wearing this color a wee bit longer by putting a little twist to it. As much as I was tempted to layer OPI’s Pearl of Wisdom I decided, hey why don’t I try Happy Anniversary (they sit beside each other on my rack).

So I layered 1 coat of Happy Anniversary and never looked back. I personally love it... the combination of the jelly polish and the micro shimmer gives it this “glass flecked” look. Quite pretty... so pretty that I think I need to buy more shimmery sheers next time I go polish shopping. It's a nice way to spice up any cremes or jellies you currently have. So if you girls have any recommendations, throw them my way!

-vee


Sunday, May 8, 2011

OPI: Got a Date To-Knight!


Direct Sunlight:


Shade:
Got a Date To-Knight! swatch

Indoor:
OPI Got a Date To-Knight


I’ve neglected this color for about a year after buying it. If I recall correctly I first fell for this color when I saw swatches of it on ilovenailpolish’s site. After taking this color home, I was never in the mood to try it out (might of had something to do with this idea that I might need more than 3 coats).

Lately I’ve been into soft shades and other nudes so I decided to give this color a go. I ended up liking this color; I think it’s very subtle and cute. I used around 3-4 coats in these pictures, drying time was okay. Overall nice color, very work appropriate :)

-vee


Monday, May 2, 2011

OPI: Shorts Story & China Glaze: Fairy Dust


Direct Sunlight:
China Glaze fairy dust over OPI shorts story

Shade:
fairy dust layered
As promised, here is OPI’s Shorts Story with one coat of China Glaze’s Fairy Dust. A little bit of Fairy Dust makes everything better. :D

-m