Monday, 29 August 2011

China Glaze Skyscraper

Skyscraper is a brilliant glitter from the Metro 2011 collection :) all the China Glaze glitters I have tried I have loved. It looks multidimensional because of the different shades of colour, the base is navy and jellyish, and then there is loads of blue and silver glitter. I love the Metro collection, they are all modern and fashionable colours. I want all of them >.<
This was 2 coats no top coat. It did start chipping after a day with OPI Skip Chip and base coat but without top coat, so do use top coat if you want it to last. I'm terrible with glitter, I love it but once it starts chipping I pick it off. >.> *ahem* OPI Burlesque glitters...

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Color Club Worth the Risque and Fashion Addict Holos

These pics were taken on a very cloudy day and they still shone :)
Worth the Risque is a very holographic silver, it has a slight blue tone to it making it look very clean. From the Color Club 2009 Femme Fatale collection. It didn't look very holo in the bottle, but once it had dried on my nails it was very nice :)
Fashion Addict is from the Catwalk Queen collection and looks like a light dusty pink, and looks purple in some lights too. The formula for both was 2 coats and went on nicely. They dry a bit more holographic than when wet. I was impressed with them and for a pale person like moi they are nice colours :) I can only imagine how holo they will look in summer here in NZ!

Friday, 26 August 2011

You need Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black!

See how the big holo pieces reflect red, yellow and green even in the shade? Awesome :) This looks great no matter what light you are in, and thats why I love this so much. This is just one coat of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black as well, and it wasn't hard to get the holo pieces out either. It has a brown/black tinted smokey base colour in it so you can layer it over other colours and it will darken them a bit. This is over black, I put this over the Glitter Gal Black holo hoping the holo would show through underneath but you can't see it because of the tinted base. Others have said the smell of Kleancolors puts them off, but it doesn't bother me I guess I'm used to it. It goes away when it is dry anyway :)
I got this and others from and I found they have fast shipping and everything was well wrapped, and these cost $1.75 each. I have had 2 packages from BeautyJoint and nothing was ever damaged or missing, so I will buy from them again :)

Monday, 22 August 2011

Color Club Limelight and L.A. Girl Uninhibited

L.A. Girl Glitter Addict Uninhibited is a black glitter! Love it. It has two different sizes of glitter, big and little hexagons. This is one coat of glitter over 4 coats of Color Club Limelight, a standard neon green. I like this neon and it does dry fast so it is worth it. I was doing air brush makeup all day with this on, which left tonnes of colours and black on my hands and nails, and it stood up to the scrubbing. There is still a little black on one nail that won't scrub off, but I'm really impressed it lasted! So after all that is when these photos were taken. I wore this for 3 days and on the third it chipped once in the shower. Not bad for no top coat and a lot of layers :) I got a huge amount of compliments on this mani, literally over 30. A lot of people thought at first it was black shatter, which would look awesome with neon green too :)

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Glitter Gal Black Holographic vs Color Club Revvvolution

Glitter Gal Black Holographic

This is a very holo holo >.< and a good black, not dark grey. The formula is great, needs 2 thin coats, not far from opaque in one coat, just needs to be evened out. The only down side is the bottles are 9mls, but for me I don't remember ever using up a full bottle of anything. I will definately wear this again :) I love it, it's cosmic looking. You can buy this and others from 

Color Club Revvvolution

Not as holographic and a lot lighter, and the formula needed 2 - 3 coats. Revvvolution still is an awesome polish but I much prefer the Glitter Gal. In the shade Revvvolution is a charcoal grey colour, and Glitter Gal Black is black, so for me I would rather have black :)

Sunday, 14 August 2011

OPI Glam Slam! U.S.

This is the new duo of Serena Williams Glam Slam series, U.S. Pros and Bronze and Love is a Racket
These two are amazing!

Pros and Bronze

This is a layering polish, meant to be layered over Love is a Racket, but looks beautiful on it's own. This is 4 coats, and needs quite a while to dry. It has a strong bronze gold duochrome that almost looks peachy pink and golden yellow. Looks amazing in the light!

Love is a Racket

This is my favourite, a super bright red with pink tones. Looks like a very ripe tomato with a little bit of hot pink :) Formula is great, looks jellyish at one coat and opaque at two. Drys well and lasts too.You could wear it at one coat if you like it a bit see through as it evens out well. The shimmer flakes are bigger than the OPI Burlesque shimmers.

Pros and Bronze over Love is a Racket

And together it makes a beautiful red with gold/bronze duochrome, very shimmery and stunning. This is one coat Pros and Bronze over 2 coats Love is a Racket. I love this set :) I really can't think of any complaints :) perfect! I would love to try Pros and Bronze layered over other colours too - any ideas?

Saturday, 13 August 2011

ORLY Sweet Peacock from Birds of a Feather Collection

I love this! It is a super bright blue, brighter than these pictures. The formula is amazing, it is a one coater :) There is the smallest hint of green in this blue. I got a lot of compliments on this as it is really bright and looks amazing in light. I would love if ORLY had other colours in this finish - let me know if they do! I would definately wear this on a night out with a nice black dress :) Chipping time was pretty average. It doesn't make me look so lobster in real life either ;) It's not a unique colour and finish for a nail polish, but it is a keeper!

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

ORLY Nite Owl

I love that silver shimmer :) This is Orly Nite Owl from the new Birds of a Feather collection. I am so impressed with the formula on this one, I applied it terribly (late at night and tired >.<) and it evened out itself really well. One finger I put a giant blob of it on top of still wet first coat, I was sure it would turn out horrible but it smoothed out so easily. Dry time was quick. These pics are taken 3 days after I put it on. I used OPI Chip skip and base coat with no top coat and it still looks ok. Colour wise it's not the right tone for me but I still admire it :)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

OPI Designer Series Reflection

Another OPI Designer Series nail polish. The holographic sparkles are gorgeous once again :) Typical great DS formula, needs either one thickish coat or 2 thin coats, goes on very smoothly. I love how they spread so easily and dry so quickly. This also lasts well, it is a good go-to red. I haven't met a DS I don't like :) 'nuff said!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

So cute :) OPI Passion and Nicole by OPI Step to the beat of my heart

3 coats of OPI Passion and 1 coat of Nicole by OPI Step to the Beat of my <3
Love both these polishes, Passion is a very flattering sheer jelly and I adore the cute pink and purple holo hearts. I loved this mani :)
The hearts stay on VERY well, it's actually hard to get them off! I put them on my toes sometimes and they don't budge at all. I would love to try Nicoles other heart glitters!