Sunday 27 November 2011

Revlon Totally Toffee with stamping

This is one of my favourite colours. I just love these rusty orange cremes. Revlon Totally Toffee is a polish I had years ago and recently bought a new one to see if I still like it, and I do. This is a lovely formula and applies easily. The only downside is that it dries almost too fast which means that application is a little uneven. Also applying thicker coats does result in some wee bubbles but a top coat takes care of that. This shows three coats but two would have been sufficient.

And stamping added:

Base colour: Revlon Totally Toffee
Nail plate: Bundle Monster BM-221
Stamp colour: China Glaze 2030
Plus hex shaped glitter from Nubar Golden Glow for the centres of each flower.
Topped with Seche Vite

Saturday 26 November 2011

Nfu Oh 56 - Oh how green you are!

Ohhh what a beauty this polish is. I love green on a good day so this is just amazing all round! This is layered over Cult Nails Living Water. Nfu Oh 56 is the most gorgeous green and blue flakies in a green gel. I love the way that in different lights it looks definitely green then changes to peacock blue - amazing! It dries quickly and the pictures show it topped with Essie Good to Go and then with Essie Matte About You. I like it Matte - how about you?

Friday 25 November 2011

Cult Nails - Living Water

Today's polish is the gorgeous Cult Nails Living Water. Living water has a blue/black jelly like base with loads of blue and green glitter. It applies beautifully and is opaque in 2 coats. I really like the brush for this polish which is soft and longish and has great control.

I was somewhat surprised to test a random polish in my collection (I have no idea how I got it!) and it was remarkably similar to Living Water. That is NYX Robotic. While the polishes look quite different in the bottles they apply almost identically. NYX Robotic has a slightly finer glitter and dries a wee bit smoother. It also tends more towards blue micro glitter while you can definitely see green glitter in Living Water . . . interesting food for thought though =)

Thursday 24 November 2011

Nfu Oh 61 - oh how lovely you are!

Lately I've really been enjoying holographic polishes and have welcomed Nfu Oh 61 to my collection. What a beauty this is - a rainbow on my fingertips! The formula is amazing to use - dries ultra quick and reveals an amazing myriad of colours - what more could I want?!

Sorry I know there are a lot of pictures - but I couldn't resist!

And some stamping . . . well . . . 'cos I can!

Base colour: Nfu Oh 61
Nail plate: Konad M65
Stamp colour: Color Club Wild at Heart
No top coat

Friday 18 November 2011

China Glaze Flying Dragon . . . . interesting!

Hmmm now how's this for an 'interesting' polish . . . ? I recently aquired this polish in a haul and didn't really notice that it was in fact a neon matte polish. However, the interesting blue and pink glitter in the bottle struck me and I don't have anything in my stash like it.

The application is great - almost opaque in one coat (photos show two) but it looked simply gorgeous while it was wet but then when it dried and mattified (is that a word?) I thought 'oh dear!'

So what do you think?

It kind of reminds me of old vintage vinyl! So I just had to get back the glitter and gloss - this shows one coat of Essie Good to Go . . .

I like this a LOT better glossy - what do you think?

Wednesday 9 November 2011

Color Club Love 'em Leave 'em

Unfortunately the sun did not play nicely today and I only managed to get a couple of pictures in the 'almost' sun.

Color Club Love 'em Leave 'em is a holographic warm gold. The formula is just as great as Wild at Heart and dries super fast. This shows three coats . . . perhaps next time I get to wear it the sun will come out and I'll get some great holo shots. In the meantime, it's still a pretty colour . . .

Tuesday 8 November 2011

Orly Matte Vinyl with stamping

Today I felt like going with something classic, like black and gold. I used Orly Matte Vinyl for my basecoat. This is a dream to apply and is opaque in 2 coats and dries quickly. Stamping with my favourite China Glaze 2030 to finish.

Base colour: Orly Matte Vinyl
Nail plate: Konad M63
Stamp colour: China Glaze 2030
Topped with Essie Good to Go

Then topped with Essie Matte About You

Friday 4 November 2011

Color Club With Abandon

Today I'd like to share another Color Club polish with you. I know this one's been around for a while but it's new to me!

Color Club With Abandon is a unique and interesting polish. I don' have anything similar in my stash. This is the most amazing dark brown/black creme base with loads of copper and gold shimmer. The formula is jelly like and the first coat is pretty streaky. The real magic happens with the second coat and the gorgeous shimmer pops. A third coat ensures complete opaqueness.

Thursday 3 November 2011

Hellloooo holo - Color Club Wild at Heart

Oh Color Club - where have you been all my life??? I can't believe I've never used this brand of polish before. In fact I've never used a holo before. Oh my! I am in love with this colour and can't stop looking at my nails - my family have declared me 'totally over the top' and are sick of me saying "would you look at this in the sun!" Mental note to self not do that while driving . . .

Color Club is not a brand widely available in NZ but I did stumble onto this site and picked me up some great polishes - like this one - Wild at Heart.

Wild at Heart applied like nothing I have. It's practically a one coater and is super pigmented. The brush is on the smaller side like China Glaze but it didn't give me any trouble. The colour is a lovely purple shimmer inside, but outside in the sun is where the real magic happens. These photos show two coats with no topcoat . . .

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