Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Revlon Bubble Gum

Revlon Bubble Gum is from the 2010 Scents of Summer Collection, an old one but a good classic colour. The formula is nice and opaque in two coats and lasts quite well with a good base and top coat. The dry time is average, and even with a top coat it's scent is strong. It mellows down after a couple of days. The only thing is people think I am strange smelling my fingers all the time when I wear scented nail polish... lol :)

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Revlon Pink Lingerie

I'm loving how shiny this beauty dries. Goes super smooth. I thought this would be a nightmare to apply and dry but the formula is decent for a pastel colour. It takes 3 coats and dries fairly quickly. Super cute and girly :) I love colours like this as they go with most outfits <3

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

OPI DS Sapphire

There is something about the old OPI Designer Series that makes me all happy inside :D must be that holographic rainbow goodness. My skin goes all kinds of crazy colours against different nail polishes in pictures, I apologize. This is 3 coats of OPI DS Sapphire <3 quite a sheer polish, so I'm thinking I need to try it layered. Never enough holos :3

Monday, 10 September 2012

OPI Purple with a Purpose + OPI Can't you Sea?

I wanted to see if I could make any use of OPI Can't you Sea? - a super sheer, watery polish with tiny microflakes that reflect blue, green and gold tones. On it's own it looks terrible! I added two coats of Can't You Sea? over two coats of OPI Purple with a Purpose. It does look much better on top of another colour but it is still too sheer and underwhelming to impress me. Purple with a Purpose has great formula. I wouldn't call it muted or dusty, but isn't the brightest of purples. There is also a tiny amount of magenta shimmer in there, but sorry OPI after using Zoya Mimi this doesn't come close to being a fave purple :)

Thursday, 9 August 2012

Nubar 2010 over OPI Tease-y Does It

Ahh yummy flakies <3 This is Nubar 2010 over OPI Tease-y Does It. Tease-y Does It is a beautiful shimmering deep eggplant. I used two coats, and then topped it with two thin coats of Nubar 2010. I prefer 2010 to some of the Nfu-Ohs I have simply because it is a bit more dense with flakes, and dries very quickly. It looks incredible over any colour, so grab it if you can. I bought my bottle of 2010 from www.wowshop.co , it comes in and out of stock pretty quickly though. I have noticed they have restocked 2010 a few times and sell out. You can also purchase it from www.beautybay.com/cosmetics/nubar/ who have it in stock at the moment. Definately worth picking up if you don't have a bottle already :)

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Color Club Sugar Plum Fairy

Color Club Sugar Plum Fairy from the 2011 Beyond the Mistletoe Collection. I loooove this <3 but really it looks best in my opinion layered, on it's own it is gritty and hard to work up to opacity evenly. This is 3 coats, it goes on thickly. I love the holographic glitter in this one, out of the whole collection this one seemed to have the most holo glitter. It is gorgeous layered over a creme with a thick top coat. Yummy :)

Monday, 6 August 2012

A polish nightmare..

Ah Revlon Sunshine Sparkle... I had high hopes but this has to be possibly the worst nail polish I have tried. It looks pretty in the bottle, a cute pastel yellow with some light silver shimmer. But go to apply it and the nightmare begins :/ this is 5 coats, all went on streaky and painfully. It bubbles. It never EVER dries. It is a bit chalky and the colour on me looks really bad. Much worse in person... Sometimes Revlon has amazing nail polishes, I have tried many one and two coaters that look stunning from them. But this one makes me wonder - how can they approve this for sale knowing the formula is so bad. Unfortunately from seeing other blogs they think the same of this polish so my bottle can't be the only terrible one :(
I am curious to know, how have your experiences been with yellows and do you know of any good ones to recommend? All the ones I have tried are at least 3 coats if I'm lucky, and often bad application. If anyone knows a 2 coater yellow that is gorgeous please pass on the name :) I am on a search!