Sunday, June 29, 2014

Catrice - Miss Piggy's BF (nr11)

It is high time to show a Catrice nail polish! I don't think I ever have yet.....
I have loads of Catrice polishes yet I hardly ever wear them (it's the same with my H&M, Essence and Koh! polishes). Why not, you may ask? I really don't know because the colours are very nice, the formula is very good, the brush workable...I am just so focused on my OPI's, Essie's, China Glazes, so much so that there is hardly room for others. So why do I keep buying them? Well, some colours you just need to have in your stash....it's a necessity really...! But I should start wearing them more often and I will show them here >promise<

OK: Catrice Miss Piggy's BF, as said the formula was lovely, the brush very workable: I was pleasantly surprised! The colour was great as well, nice and fresh green yet a tiny bit faded.

Catrice Miss Piggy's BF
Catrice - Miss Piggy's BF

Catrice Miss Piggy's BF

Catrice Miss Piggy's BF

Catrice Miss Piggy's BF

Catrice Miss Piggy's BF

Catrice Miss Piggy's BF

Catrice Miss Piggy's BF
I loved wearing this and (bonus) it did not stain at all!!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Revlon - Siren (Fire and Ice Collection, holiday 2010)

Since the Soccer World Championship is being held at the moment and our teams national colour is orange (our whole country is painted orange, hell: even the family name of the King is Orange)....I though it fitting to do a little tribute to the boys in Brazil! Hence orange nails today with help from Revlon's Siren.

Revlon Siren
Revlon - Siren

Revlon Siren

Revlon Siren

Revlon Siren

Revlon Siren

Revlon Siren

Revlon Siren
It is a lovely orange creme, it is not too blue and yet not too yellow...just right. I needed three coats to get it nice and opaque. Oranges are difficult colours I my experience so far; they tend to be streaky and watery, I don't know why that is (perhaps it has something to do with the pigments?). Revlon's Siren was on the good side of the spectrum though.

Monday, June 23, 2014

OPI - Visions Of Love (Mariah Carey Holiday Collection 2013)

These are the last weeks before the big summer break and I can tell: we are swamped with parties (kinda fun, but not 4 a day...), last minute get togethers and presentations. As I am cramped for time as it is, I will keep things short and sweet: OPI Visions Of Love is a dark red crelly, that leaves your nails looking vampy and chic in two fairly easy coats.
It is extremely shiny and it was hard wearing as well >bonus<

OPI Visions Of Love
OPI - Visions Of Love

OPI Visions Of Love

OPI Visions Of Love

OPI Visions Of Love

OPI Visions Of Love
Visions Of Love is a colour you can wear anytime, anyplace, anywhere it looks always chic and fashionable. I love that it has a red and not a brown base.....that makes it just that tiny bit more sassy!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Chanel - Le Vernis is it Matador or Ruby Slipper or Rouge Moire, or, or....: HELP ME!

DAY 7: (YEAH, I made it!) today I have a mystery polish for you ( and for me as well). It is a Chanel polish but I do not know the name.... I will do my best to describe the colour and than flood you with a bunch of pics.
The colour: it is a deep red with some berry tones in it, you could say it is a deep blood colour. And there is shimmer...loads of it: gold shimmer that you can see in the bottle in low light and some purplish fuschia shimmer you can see in more direct lighting. Together they give the polish a phenomenal depth and shine, it really smolders!

Chanel Le Vernis Matador
Chanel Le Vernis cold this be Matador?

Chanel Le Vernis Matador
low light: golden shimmer

Chanel Le Vernis Matador
Direct light: puplish fuschia shimmer

Chanel Le Vernis Matador

Chanel Le Vernis Matador

Chanel Le Vernis Matador

Chanel Le Vernis Matador

Chanel Le Vernis Matador

Chanel Le Vernis Matador

Chanel Le Vernis Matador

Chanel Le Vernis Matador

Chanel Le Vernis Matador
The formula was heavenly: like butter. I did three coats here and that was just to get the colour as deep and glowing as possible. The colour (whatever the name is) is b e a u t i f u l and I love it BIG time :-)

BUT if you have any thoughts about what Chanel colour this could be: PLEASE SHARE THEM! 
It would be lovely to know the name of this beauty! >thanks<

Sunday, June 15, 2014

OPI - Next Stop...The Bikini Zone (OPI Brazil Collection spring/summer 2014)

Day 6: (still going strong here..!!) This is the last polish I have from the Brazil Collection at the moment. It is the duochrome indescribable colour Next Stop...The Bikini Zone. It is sort of silverish brown/grey with lilac and olive sheen I guess. The same sort of colour is in the latest Muppets Most Wanted Collection (Kermit Me To Speak) but then without the tiny flecks and this one has a little less colour shift.

OPI Next Stop...The Bikini Zone
OPI - Next Stop...The Bikini Zone

OPI Next Stop...The Bikini Zone

OPI Next Stop...The Bikini Zone

OPI Next Stop...The Bikini Zone

OPI Next Stop...The Bikini Zone

OPI Next Stop...The Bikini Zone

OPI Next Stop...The Bikini Zone

I did three coats here but that was just for good measure, you can get by with two. I like it a lot but I think I like Kermit Me To Speak just a tiny bit better because it is a fraction more outspoken than this one.

OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian with OPI Live Love Carnaval dots (OPI Brazil Collection spring/summer 2014)

Day 5: today I tried a happy dotted mani with two Brazil Collection polishes......I failed.....
I was way too impatient and ended up smearing the red dots into weeping dots >sniff<
The colours are cute together though: they are close friends and I like the combination!

OPI Kiss Me I/m Brazilian OPI Live Love Carnaval
OPI - Kiss Me I'm Brazilian & OPI - Live Love Carnaval

OPI Kiss Me I/m Brazilian OPI Live Love Carnaval

OPI Kiss Me I/m Brazilian OPI Live Love Carnaval

OPI Kiss Me I/m Brazilian OPI Live Love Carnaval

OPI Kiss Me I/m Brazilian OPI Live Love Carnaval

OPI Kiss Me I/m Brazilian OPI Live Love Carnaval

OPI Kiss Me I/m Brazilian OPI Live Love Carnaval

This was two coats of the bubblegum pink (Kiss Me I'm Brazilian) and that was perfect in itself.
Next time I will wait a little longer.....or perhaps a lot longer.....if I can make myself do that...... :-)

Essie - In The Cab-ana (In the Cab-ana Resort Collection 2013)

Day 4: (going strong here..) keeping it blue today with Essie's (again) In The Cab-ana from the Resort Collection '13. It is a light turquoise or aqua colour (Essie says "self-assured aqua azure") that reminds me of a beautiful caribbean sea, very resort appropriate >sigh<


Essie In The Cab-ana
Essie - In The Cab-ana

Essie In The Cab-ana

Essie In The Cab-ana

Essie In The Cab-ana

Essie In The Cab-ana

Essie In The Cab-ana

I think this was two easy creamy coats.....but it was a while ago that I wore this....so I/m not 100% sure about this.