Friday, April 18, 2014

Untrieds! Barry M Denim and Copper

I was meeting a lovely UK friend for pizza the other day so I tried the wonderful Brit polish Barry M Denim for the first time. Nearly one coater, great matte finish before tc, actually I think it looked better without it, but I wanted it to last a few days. Just enough shimmer to make this unique and special. And Copper is the bomb, it's a three coat full coverage, but the sparkles are to die for.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

My First and Only Enchanted Polish! March 2014

I was scratching my head at the hullaballo over EPs, the frenzy over restocks, the enormous prices paid for LEs. I'm still not totally convinced it's completely warranted, but this one polish has a lot going for it. Peridot/apple green? check  Linear holo? check
Something to make it unique? (tiny turquoise sparks) check. Winner winner here- two coats with topcoat, it's a bit sheer and a couple spots could have used a third coat.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rocking the Seventies again!

Decided after a couple days wearing pale pink and lavender ::::GAG:::: for the bridal magazine (nothing personal, I just think I look like I have old lady hands with those colors) I wanted to try the graphic brush stroke nail art style, where after applying a base color, you wipe off almost all of the polish on another color before swiping it randomly on the nail- it fit quite well with a shirt I was wearing today. Base is a FAVE base- China Glaze Kalahari Kiss, the light olive is OPI UhOh Roll Down the Window and the darker green is Zoya Noot. I did dots with Sally Hanson Salon Sequin Scandal. Two layers of topcoat to smooth.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Quick NOTD- Illamasqua Radium

I've featured this before, it's one of my go-to-need-a-happy nail polishes. Illamasqua Radium is a brilliant apple green two coater with a subtle shimmer. Fave. Back up worthy.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Gosh Holographic Hero and Colors by Llarowe Runt. two coats each over two layers of base. Out the Door topcoat.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Rockin' the Pop Art

Barry M Mushroom is a beautiful taupe cream opaque in two thin coats. The brush and application are near flawless. I'd been waiting to try the gloriously bright and fun glitter topper, Candy Lacquer Pop Art, and this was my chance. Match made in heaven. Fun fun fun.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

My First Roses!

Cult Nails Grunge is such a perfect two coat sage green! LOVE the application, brush, color, everything about it. Well done, Maria, well done!! I used a couple purple polishes and made a few roses, but I didn't want to push my luck and try to do all my nails at 10 at night, and I stink at lines, so a couple more nails got large white dots with Cult Nails Tempest. My nCLA Flawless topcoat left horrible sheet marks, so I slapped on a coat of Dazzle Dry this morning. Kind of really liking this look.