Hello my sweet fiends!
Actually I wanted to do this post waaaaaaaaaaay sooner, but again, better late than never, right?
I recieved this award from the one and only, absolutely amazingly talented Lilly, as well as from amusedpolish and Biba. Thank you girls!
If you haven't done so already, go ahead and check out their blogs:
To accept the award I have to:
Post the award on my blog
Link the person who gave me the award
Pass the award to 15 other blogs you have discovered
I would like to pass the award to the following bloggers:
01. http://emeraldsparkled.blogspot.com/ Deniz is an artist, she does lovely konads!
02. http://naive-nails.blogspot.com/ GildedAngel must be in my top 3 :-)
So that's it for today!
Samstag, 24. April 2010
Hello my sweet fiends!
Freitag, 23. April 2010
Hello my dear readers!
Things are finally sort of back on track, being stuck and not be able to travel back left things here back home in real chaos, but all is well now :-)
I hope I will be able to do A LOT OF swatching this weekend, as the weather frog announced SUNSHINE for the weekend. Can you believe it? Mr. Weathergod finally realized he has forgotten to send some nice spring weather to the place where I live. But sunshine all weekend long and temperatures around 20C are NICE!!! That totally makes up for waiting so darn long...
Unfortunately, I have to take off again on Sunday evening and I will be staying away for another week, although this is planned *grin*
So, I finally got the hang of doing some scheduled posting, so you poor things don't have to wait another week for me to post, hehehe :-)
I will just not be able to respond to your comments, but I guess that's okay, right?
So where was I? Right, I was talking about getting shiny nails for the weekend, yay!
Unfortunately the Orly Foil FX Collection only featured 3 polishes (how cool would have been a lime green or sky blue Foil????). The featured colors are gold, rose gold and silver. So I got only the silver, as the other colors don't work with my skintone (Hello corpse fingers is all I say to that)
You will need at least 2 coats with this polish, as it is packed with a gazillion silver particles and you will need a 2nd layer to even them out, otherwise the polish looks grainy and bumpy. The drying time is *yawn* not the fastest, but hey I guess that's pretty typical for Orly polishes or do you guys thing otherwise?
The color itself is supershiny and really clean silver, no green reflects or anything, just pure, shiny silver. Love that :-)
But, enough talking, where is this shiny darling? Follow me please....
Orly Foil FX Shine, sunlight
Hope you guys liked this :-)
Dienstag, 20. April 2010
In case you guys were wondering...
I did not fall off the edge of the earth, neither did I sell all my polish *yikes!* the lack of posting simply occured because I was stuck for a week now in Charlotte,NC and there was no way, literally NO WAY to get back to europe since the complete european airspace was closed until today.
So I am finally home, exhausted, but glad to be back. I got a ton of stuff I need to catch up on, but I will try to resume posting asap
So, sorry for the absence guys, but I am back! :-)
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Dienstag, 13. April 2010
Hello hello my dear fiends!
I survived yesterday's attack of monster dorkyness and I am back to my old self again, yay! I was also able to catch a glimpse of sun today, so I am finally able to show you two polishes that I have been saving for a while. Lucky you!
When I first heard about Nubar bringing out a "Holo" Collection I was like, jumping for joy, Holos and from Nubar? That's two things I LOVE :-) So of course, I was super excited when I saw the first swatches of the Collection. Hmmmmm, to be honest, I was pretty cooled down then. The Nubar Prisms are nothing like China Glaze OMG Collection and that's what I wanted them to be, so of course I was a bit bummed. Nevertheless, I couldn't keep my fingers off the ordering button and still got two polishes from the Collection, Absolute and Treasure. What should I say? I was delighted :-) Yup, they are no OMG Holo's, but they are just something else. I would say they are more in between a sparkle and a soft Holo, more like the China Glaze's Kaleidoscope Collection. So to sum it up, I would say the Nubar Prisms are romantic sheer shimmers with a soft Holo.
But now on to the evidence ;-)
This more a turquoise than a blue, makes me think of carribean waters, pretty!
on this bottle pic you can see how fine the glitter/holo sparkles are
I needed three coats, the base is pretty sheer, I am usually not a big fan of sheer, but in this case it totally fits, as the whole effect of this polish is very light and airy
blurred pic, to show the holo effect a bit
I think I will put this on my summer polish drawer, what do you think?
Close up pic:
Pretty light purple color, not extremely unique colorwise, but me likes purples :-)
Again, on this bottle pic it really shows how finely grained the holo/shimmer is
Another three coats, but I guess if you would add the fine holo grains to a thicker, more opaque base you would totally lose the effect
another blurred pic for the Holo hehehe :-)
I sooooooo wish that the sun would have come out a few weeks sooner, this is such a pretty spring color!
So far for today gals...I am off feeling pretty and romantic now ;-)
Montag, 12. April 2010
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That's about how I feel today...I don't know why, but everything I start today ends in chaos *yikes* I should have just stayed in bed and wait till Tuesday *grin*
Still, I actually intended to swatch 2 soft lovely beauties for you, but swatching didn't work out very well today, I managed to dip right into the fresh polish before taking the pictures. Oh, and no, not did I manage to do so once, but about 5!!! times in row, so I just decided "oh, what the heck..." and took pics of the messed up swatch, I do apologize for that, but I am just severly lefthanded on both hands today.
So, since it's Monday I wanted to show you some soft shades, to have a soft start into the new week ;-)
I picked two Essie colors, Essie Lilacism from the Spring Collection and Essie Main Squeeze from the Wedding Collection, which just came out recently.
The formula of both is okay I guess, a bit too runny for my taste.
Lilacism is a soft lilac cream, leaning towards the blue side of lilac. I needed the standart 2 coats for it to be opaque.
Main Squeeze is very sheer, a sheer pearl base, shimmering in different shades of lilac with a sort of pearl like effect, I needed 4 coats for it to really show on my nails.
Essie Main Squeeze, sunlight
The beautiful shimmer is really hard to capture and my pics don't do this polish justice
indoors + flash
Essie Lilacism, sunlight
indoors + flash
So, I hope that tomorrow I will be back to my old self and my goofyness will stop. Do you guys have btw a favorite soft/wedding shade for your nails? I would love to hear from you!
Dienstag, 6. April 2010
Hello my dear readers!
For today, I have just some more lovely polishes to show to you. Yet again, the Nubar Fortress Collection was well understimated by me, just like the Risque Reds. I mean, do the thought of a bunch of different grey creme polishes get you excited? So there, that is exactly how I felt. But after seing first swatches of these lovelies i was like, good lord, these grey cremes are freakin AWESOME. Well done Nubar!
So I ended up getting two of the cool toned cremes plus Knights Armor, which must be one of the most unique polishes I have seen in months. The formula again was beyond perfect, just like the Risque Reds, ALL of these are wearable with just ONE coat. Don't you just love the idea of that?
But on to the picture proof :-)
Nubar Marble Tower, sunlight
this is the lightest grey creme out of the collection, a cool toned light grey. Simple, sophisticated, perfect. Any more questions? No? Thought so :-)
Nubar Palisade, sunlight
Again, not more to say than perfection is a grey creme...this is a bit darker than marble Tower, with a hint of blue undertones. I will definitely wear this at work.
But now on to the star of the bunch, Nubar Knights Armor
This polish is just beond awesome, trust me. I guess we have all seen slightly tinted bases with a bunch of glitter in it. Some were nice, others just plain aweful. You either needed about 5 coats for the polish to be opaque, or the formula was gloopy or streaky. Here comes the saviour in a Knights Armor, hehe :-)
The polish consists of a black base packed with huge chunks of silver glitter. The glitter is not round, but square shaped which makes it look little mirrors, absolutely stunning in my book. But here comes the best: This can pass as a one coater too! How amazing is that? I barely know any glitters that are "good to go" with just one coat. So Knights Armor is outstanding in looks and application!
So, that's it for today my dear fiends. I am gone until sunday, but if I can catch some sun then, I have some more lovelies to show to you. So even though it's early I do wish you gals a lovely weekend, see you all on sunday!
Hello and welcome my dear fiends!
Today I got 2 truly juicy bits of polish for you. When Nubar launched the Risque Reds I was like "Oh, a collection of reds? Um, okay....*yawn*"
I am not a huge fan of red. I am more a gal that goes for holo's, glitter and rainbow colored stuff. Well, by coincidence I needed a new red polish I could wear at work and just took another look at the collection. I picked one creme, Nubar Lustful Red, and one shimmer, Nubar Fiery Red. Boy, was I surprised when I took these babies out of their shipping box. They are AMAZING! The formula is perfect, my compliments to Nubar. Application is a breeze and I loooove the brushes, these were made for me!
But enough babbling, I know you gals want to see some pictures, right?
Nubar Lustful Red
If I would have wanted to, one coat could have done it. Isn't it fantastic, a creme polish that could fully cover in one coat, no streaks or bald spots? Still, I did two coats since the second coat adds more depth and makes it even more shiny.
This must be the mother of all deep, blood red vampy red polishes. Looooooove!
Nubar Fiery Red
Wow, this one is a stunner of a shimmer! The finish is to die for, it has this subdued glow, real depth and looks dewy, almost slightly wet in the finish. The color is a darker red, more like a bordeaux red, that appears lighter towards the nail tips. Gorgeous! I couldn't stop drooling once I saw this in all its beauty in direct sunlight. I am starting to wonder why I never wore more red polish before this. Gnar. I am at the point where I could bite myself in my behind for not getting some more polishes from this collection. Sigh
So much for today my fellow fiends! Hope to see you back tomorrow, i got another stunner to show you! For now I will just sit here in front of my vampy red nails and drool a bit more :-)
Montag, 5. April 2010
Hello my very dear fiends!
I know I have been quite absent these days, I do apologize. But I do have a master plan to make it all up to you, my dear readers. I hoarded some new lovelies from Nubar, Essie, Barielle and BB Couture. As far as the weather goes, they actually predicted some sunshine for tomorrow, so I am getting my camera ready for some serious swatching action, hehe.
For easter, I couldn't really make up my mind on which polish I should choose. At first, I wanted some bright yellow or even orange, but then looking outside the window into the grey rainy sky, I had to think of something different, as bright yellow and grey skies don't go very well together. So after contemplating for a while, I settled on Essie Lilacism, which is a lovely pastel lilac color, it just came out as part of Essie's Wedding Collection. Just by itself it just wasn't enough, so I plaed it up a bit by adding some Konad stamping, using a no name white polish and Sephora by OPI's Queen of everything. I really liked the result, I mean, I am wearing this the 2nd day already LOL
But here we go, some pics my friends!
Essie Lilacism with Konadicure
So that's it for now, hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a happy easter holiday!
See you tomorrow, stay tuned!