Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween nails: China Glaze - Cackle If You Want To (Ghouls' Night Out Halloween Collection 2015)

I had the right Halloween spirit this year for my nails!
China Glaze Cackle If You Want To is such a nice glitter topper, how could I not get inspired?!
It is a matte striped (!) purple (4 sizes) and black (3 sizes) glitter mix in a clear base.
It was the only polish I got from the collection, the orange (Lady and The Vamp) and the green one (Drink Up Witches) were sold out.....
For this mani I used China Glaze Cackle If You Want to (glitter topper), DURI Piranha (green), OPI Rumple's Wiggin (pale lilac), OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm?, OPI My Vampire Is Buff (light creme), OPI You're So Vain-illa (vanilla creme) and Essie Licorice (black).

Halloween China Glaze Cackle If You Want To
Halloween mani 2015

Halloween China Glaze Cackle If You Want To

Halloween China Glaze Cackle If You Want To

Halloween China Glaze Cackle If You Want To

Halloween China Glaze Cackle If You Want To
Thumbie The Mummy

p.s. The water marbled mummy thumb on my right hand is better looking than his left handed brother!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Essie - Frock 'n Roll (Leggy Legend Collection autumn 2015)

Essie Frock 'n Roll from the Leggy Legend autumn Collection.
Two easy coats this was; formula is perfection, wear time not so good. I had major tip wear after just one day (I used Essie Protein base coat and Essie Good to Go top coat).
The colour is a deep and dark greyed out aubergine with silver micro glitter, in some lights the microglitter seems reddish in colour.

Essie Leggy Legend Frock 'n Roll
Essie - Frock 'n Roll

Essie Leggy Legend Frock 'n Roll

Essie Leggy Legend Frock 'n Roll

Monday, October 26, 2015

China Glaze - Cabin Fever (The Great Outdoors Collection, autumn 2015)

Cabin Fever from the Great Outdoors Collection by China Glaze, is a special colour: it is a duo chrome and shifts from greenish golden to a rusty reddish colour..... But when you take it off there is turquoise on your cotton pad......>weird<.
This is two coats; the formula covers well but is very liquid so you have to be careful not to flood your nails with polish. I had some bald spots in the first layer, but the second layer fixed all that. My camera did not want to pick up the reddish hue, so I had to resort to standing on my head to try and capture it.......

China Glaze Cabin Fever The Great Outdoors
China Glaze - Cabin Fever

China Glaze Cabin Fever The Great Outdoors

China Glaze Cabin Fever The Great Outdoors

China Glaze Cabin Fever The Great Outdoors



Monday, October 19, 2015

Hare Polish - Two Forty-Five am (LE: a late night lab accident)

Hare Polish Two Forty-Five am is a lavender blue/lilac indie polish with tiny pearly white square glitter, green-blue multi chrome flakies and a healthy dusting of fine copper flakies.
This is two very easy coats of Two Forty-Five am, which has a lovely buttery formula!
Ever since I use Zoya Anchor and Armor with Hare Polish my polish does not chip or get any tip wear what so ever for days on end: they are the perfect base and top coat for Hare Polish.
I love this flakie and glitter combination that is so typically Hare: it is interesting and special (and not too much bling).

Hare Polish Two Forty-Five am
Hare Polish - Two Forty-Five am

Hare Polish Two Forty-Five am

Hare Polish Two Forty-Five am


Monday, October 12, 2015

OPI Ce-less-tial Is More & OPI Cosmo With a Twist (Holiday Starlight Collection 2015)

OPI Ce-less-tial Is More, is a rose gold foil heavy with holo glitter.
2 lumpy coats gives a opaque finish (no top coat here): it is very, very gritty (like a rough liquid sand).
It is OK, but I am not a fan of the glitter in foil look.......

OPI Ce-less-tial is More
OPI Ce-less-tial is More

Ce-less-tial is More


OPI Cosmo With a Twist, is a dark raisin purple-blue, with colour shifting glass flecks.
The flecks shift from turquoise to blue to bright violet, depending on the light.
The polish is watery (watch out for flooding) and prone to make bald spots (I needed three coats to make it completely opaque). For me the base colour is just too dark and too brown......love the shifting glass flecks though!

OPI Cosmo With a Twist
OPI Cosmo With a Twist

OPI Cosmo With a Twist

OPI Cosmo With a Twist

Monday, October 5, 2015

OPI Give Me Space (Holiday Starlight Collection 2015)

Well, it has been a while......
Life got the better of me: we adopted a puppy named Echo (a Portuguese Podengo mix found in a trashcan), I started a serious study (Law), the summer holidays, helping the kids with school etc. etc.

Echo, 12 weeks


So I am now trying to find a way to fit blogging into this picture: it needs to be quick and easy, so the next few weeks I am going to figure out how to make this happen! But it's going to be less pictures, less text and just once a week on monday.

Here we go!

OPI Give Me Space
OPI Give Me Space

OPI Give Me Space


OPI Give Me Space, from the Starlight Holiday Collection 2015.
This is one coat over one coat of Essie After School Boy Blazer: I wanted it to be less jelly blue and more midnight sky.
And LOOK: Give Me Space is a scattered holo >ieks< !!!!!
It is a sister of Zoya Dream, but that one is more blue and the holo is more fleck-like (read: bigger).