Welcome back my dear fiends!
Sorry I missed out on posting yesterday, I was working all day and then I had a dinner invitation in the evening, from which I didn't get back till 2 in the morning *yikes*
So after catching up on some sleep, I slapped on some fun and yummie nail polish, China Glaze Cherry Pie. Isn't that a yummie name? And actually, the color does remind me of the cherry filling of a fresh baked cherry pie. So, if I don't get to eat it, I wear it on my nails, hehehe how is that for a diet strategy?
The color is a beautiful maraschino cherry red, with some coral reflects and glass like sparkles. Wonderful! At first I thought, the color would be to orangey and warm for me, but it does have enough cool, red pink undertones to work on my skin. Thank goodness, because I am definitely in love with this.
China Glaze Cherry Pie came out with the China Glaze Summer Days Collection 2009, the formula is "no-complaint" and the polish was opaque with two coats. It is still readily available with several etailers, so you shouldn't have a problem finding it.
Now on to the good stuff!
China Glaze Cherry Pie
I took the last pic with extreme flash, to show you the orange/coral like color change of the polish
Down the line, beautiful polish, I will definitely be wearing this a lot once summer comes around...
See you guys back soon, take care!
Sonntag, 28. Februar 2010
Welcome back my dear fiends!
Freitag, 26. Februar 2010
Good evening ,my dear fiends!
I will be gone on onther trip from Monday to Thursday, so I will try to be a busy bee and get some posts up this weekend for you guys.
Today, second day we actually had some sun here, I was feeling quite wild and needed some nail polish that was in your face and screaming "Hellooooo sunshine, look at me!" So I went ahead and chose Essie's Short Shorts and a good choice it was :-)
Short Shorts is part of the Essie Neon Collection that got released in summer 2008. I believe there were 3 more colors, but only the hot pink really fascinated me. The formula is okay, a bit on the runny side so you do have to work kinda fast otherwise you get uneven results. The polish does dry down matte (I guess that's due to the neon formula), but nothing a little topcoat can chance, hehe
So on to the neon goodness!
Essie Short Shorts
Love it. I mean, is there a better way to kick winter's butt?
Indoors, still beautiful
The first and the last picture are the ones that are the most color true. I never thought a color could light up my mood so much. YAY! So I think I will skip all the pastell colors for spring and move straight on to the Neons...hehehe
Read you back here soon!
Donnerstag, 25. Februar 2010
Welcome my fiends!
The sun is out and I do feel that spring is moving closer, yay for that! My mood is rising the more snow is melting outside in our garden! Maybe looking outside at all the green that is slowly peeking out of the snow made me pick todays polish, who knows?
So, China Glaze He's going in circles is a glitter/holographic polish that came out as part of the Kaleidoscope Collection. If you look at it, you might think it is a glitter polish, but its structure is completely smooth, like a Holo. So I call it holographic glitter (I know, I can be insanley creative lol). What you get with this polish is a beautiful, light seafoam colored polish with glitter/holo effects. Love it! Two coats are fine to be opaque, you can make the color stand out more if you use a base in the same color, so anything light green/moss colored would do. I love how this one applies totally smooth, not as gritty as most glitter polishes do.
So here we go:
China Glaze he's going in circles
Hope you guys liked my quick intro to spring! I am off again, trying to catch a bit of todays sun! read you back here soon!
Mittwoch, 24. Februar 2010
Sorry I don't have a lot of time for you guys these days, work is a bit crazy at the moment, but I do hope that things will calm down in the next few weeks.
So for today, I have OPI's beautiful "Sheer" your toys polish from the Holiday in Toyland 2008 Collection. It is a sophisticated looking cool grey with silver shimmer and tiny, I mean really tiny, copper sparkle flecks that do shine up in direct sunlight but are impossible to capture in a pic :-(
So here we go:
OPI "Sheer" your toys
Despite the name, this is not a sheer beauty, instead, I used two coats and that's opaque enough for me
The formula was okay, nothing to ramble about
If you can't find this polish, I found that Zoya Harley and OPI's Give me the Moon
are fairly good Dupes. Hope you guys enjoyed this!
Dienstag, 23. Februar 2010
Good evening my fellow fiends!
I saved a very special Goodie for you tonight :-)
A very dear friend of mine was able to get me two out of the three Nail Lacquers from Kiko's Galactic series. In case you wonder, Kiko is an italian cosmetic company based in Milan
These polishes are absolutely TDF! Beautiful Jellies with just the right amount of Glitter! But I will stop talking about them now and will move on to showing them off to you, hehe
Kiko Galactic Nail Lacquer in Interplanetary Red (left) and Extraterrestial Coral (right)
Isn't this perfect lovelyness in a bottle? the colors have "Hello springtime" written all over them!
Now this is what I call a sparkling coral!
The formula was also picture perfect to apply and opaque in 2 coats, that's how I like it!
This pic makes me think of yummy candy, no clue why, I guess I have gone insane inhaling too much polish fumes...
Interplanetary Red, a red that's definitely more on the berry side, think OPI's peru-B-Ruby as a comparison
I love how these two beauties are sparkly without containing glitter, so they are easy to remove, no harsh glitter parts stuck to my nails, yay!
So that's it for tonight, hope you guys liked yet another of my glitter ramblings hehe, take care and see you back soon!
Montag, 22. Februar 2010
Welcome back my dear beloved fiends!
What a day! Temperatures are finally rising here which is good, I mean helloooo spring, come on this way I've so had it with winter...
Those are the only good news so far. Yikes. Work is all crazy, wonder how I am going to survive that week, I might just go ahead and reward myself with a new bottle of polish for being so good. I like that idea, hehe :-)
But enough of me and my average life, we have a winner! Random.org picked lucky number 7 from the post list which is ALISA! Congrats! I will email you for your adress so the polishes can travel your way asap!
So for today I have an incredible beautiful Gosh polish for you, Gosh Purple Heart. The thing that brakes my heart about this polish is, it only looks completely droolworthy in the bottle, what ends up on my nails is a completely different story, so a big "Oh no!" for that. The formula was so-so, a bit too runny for my taste. Still can't get over the fact that the bottle color cannot be achieved *sigh*
Gosh Purple Heart
Doesn't this pic get your heart racing??? What a beauty of a purple-greenish duochrome!
...and this is the sad result on my nails :-(
I really tried a whole different light settings, I think on this pic you can make out a slight purple effect, but that's about it. Boo Hoo
One last flash pic. Don't get me wrong, the polish is actually nice and I will keep it for sure, I was just extremely bummed out that I couldn't achieve the color from the bottle. But nevertheless, it is a beautiful black/dark grey base with a purple shimmer. No real duochrome though, sniff
That's it for tonight, I hope Alisa wil enjoy her new polishes and see you all back here soon!
Sonntag, 21. Februar 2010
Welcome my lovely fiends!
Hope you all had a great weekend!
It's getting more and more sunny here and I think I might just smell a bit of spring, which I am longing for desperately, I've sooooooo had it with the snow *ack*
Today I got another Glitter polish for you. I hope I am not overdosing you with my glitter stuff, hehehe :-)
The Glitter I used today I from G.I.A. which again seems to not have a name, or maybe I am just too stupid to make it out on the bottle, who knows. The Glitter consists of a clear base with a ton of rainbow colored glittery sticks. I used OPI Sahara Sapphire as a base, to show off the glitter a bit more, though I left the Pinkie blank, so you guys can get an idea what the glitter looks like "naked"
Oh, another thing:
My Giveaway ends tonight, so you can go ahead and get signed up for it until midnight, tomorrow I will announce the happy winner!
G.I.A. Rainbow Sticks Glitter
Picture with flash
I just love the effects you get with this polish, since the little glitter sticks are definitiely unusual, they do brake the light in a different way than simple glitter chunks
Here is a big pic to show you exactly what I mean:
Doesn't this look like bursting fireworks? Like a rainbow glitter rain? I just loooove the effects of this, I will definitely play more with this polish, hehehe
So that's it for today, have a lovely Sunday and are you as excited as I am when the Giveawy winner will be announced tomorrow? See you then!
Donnerstag, 18. Februar 2010
Welcome back my fiends!
Good to see you back! In my last post I actually showed you a picture of Zoya Roxy layered over Zoya Hope, that's when I realized that Hope is sooooo pretty, it does well deserve a post on its own, right? So all you purple polish lovers out there, keep on reading or regret it hehehe...
I am not going to talk much about the formula, since it is straight on great, like all the other Zoyas. The color does cover though very well, meaning you can achieve a quite good caverage with just one coat, but to make it more "boom" definitely add another :-)
So I will be gone until Sunday now, so when I get back I will be wrapping up my Giveaway, yikes, I am already excited myself who the oscar eh I mean who the Goodies will go to. We'll see
But now enjoy!
Lovely purple with hot pink undertones, this is soooooo darn perfect in my book! It's quite interesting though, at first the polish comes out sort of like a creme, but once you add TopCoat whoohoo there we have shimmer! Surprise!
...and yet another pic of Zoya Hope with Zoya Roxy as Topcoat, because that's just the way I am :-)
So that's it for now, my dear fiends, I am off to Dubai, hope you all have a fantastic and polish filled weekend!
Mittwoch, 17. Februar 2010
Hellooooo my dear fiends!
I am still all tied up with work, so I'll be gone from Thursday till Saturday again *sniff*
Nevertheless, I got something prrrrrrretty for you today, staying with my new Glitter addiction I grabbed Zoya Roxy out of the Helmer today. Roxy is a deep pink leaning towards purple Glitter polish, the Glitter chunks are all the same size and feature the same color as the base.application was fine and, what is even more important, removal was actually okay, I didn't have any bigger problems except polishing off some glitter residues off my fingers. Roxy is part of the regular Zoya polish line, it was not part of the Zoya Ultra Glitter Collection which came out Winter 2009. The closest match from that Collection would be Zoya Nova, which features a similar color but enriched with silver glitter chunks.
But enough babbling, on to the picks!
Oh and before I forget:
The deadline for my Giveaway will be this sunday, so go ahead and sign up if you haven#t done so already :-) The Link and the rules can be found on the upper right corner of my blog!
picture taken with flash
I applied two coats for it to be opaque. Did you notice, how the color in the bottle still looks slightly darker than the polish applied? I was a bit bummed out about that, since I actually looked forward to the bottle color.
But hey, I am the infamous queen of layering, so I applied Zoya Hope as a base, which is a rich creme purple and added Zoya Roxy as a Topping
Here is the result:
Now we're talking! Loooooooove this!
So that's it for midweek, see you back soon my dear fiends!
Dienstag, 16. Februar 2010
Welcome back, my dear fiends!
What a week...
I recieved a work schedule change on saturday and was actually out of town till today. Boy, I am being quite a busy bee these days. But alas, I need some time to relax now, so here I go, rumaging for a nice polish to wear today...
You won't believe it, but today is actually sunny here in good ol' Munich. I haven't seen the sun here for months, I seriously swear! So, what polish could be more perfect than a Holo or Glitter?
I picked a glitter one for you gals, since I wasn't at home on Valentines Day and I have to catch up with the romantic mood. LOL :-)
So here we go, G.I.A. dusty rose Glitter polish
Darn, I have no idea where I picked up this little gem...there is no sticker on the bottom, so I don't have a clue if this polish has even a name. Nevertheless, I just looooove this dark, dusty rose base, there are a ton of glitters out there that are either purple or bright pink, not many in betweeners...
Indoor light...The base is sort of jelly-ish, not completely but sort of (I know, I sound kinda confused now, huh?), still it took me only two coats to get this beauty opaque. I am totally bewitched about the chunks of glitter in this...ranging from small, tiny light purple flecks to big reflecting bits. Love it.
Flash Picture...The different size of the Glitter gives the polish a silvery sheen to it, I like that. Too bad I can't remeber where I picked it up though, but I don't think it was a drugstore...I need to rake my brain for that
One last pic of the beauty...... *sigh*
Glitter and sunlight are just way too perfect together...
I think I'll take a little walk outside, staring at my nails and laughing about people's funny stares :-)
See you back soon, my dear fiends and don't forget, the deadline for my Givewawy is this Sunday!
Freitag, 12. Februar 2010
Welcome back my dear fiends!
For today, I got a little something to fight the winter blues. I am already sick of all the snow and dark weather. So, to fight the blues, why not try a little sophisticated grey? So I picked Essie Chinchilly for you today.
Just like Angora Cardi, which came out in the same Collection, the formula is fantastic and really easy to apply. 2 Coats and you got a wonderful, shiny creme opaque look.
I know there are quite some taupy grey polishes out there, since it seemed to be sort of an "it" color this year. Somehow, this is my favorite one, don't know why :-)
This pic I took with Flash to show you guys how the grey/taupe hues have a quite cool undertone, so it's perfect for summer/winter types!
Simple and sophisticated...it's not a "hey look at me!" hue, this polish gets noticed because of it's cool chic.
To turn this beauty even more sophisticated, I did a Konadicure with Konad m70 and Sephora by OPI "Queen of Everything" the outcome was a somewhat Louis Vuitton inspired glam chic
That's it for today gals, see you back soon!