Monday, June 30, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Friday, May 23, 2014
I'd been a big fan going all the way back to when this line was called D & R Apothecary and she sold soaps and lip glosses as well as brilliant glitter nail polishes. I mainly bought huge batches of her minis and still have dozens. But then she was gone. But now she's back! The first offerings are a few glitters, mainly crelly and base polish type glitters as well as a bunch of holographic polishes. None of the holos sang to me yet, so I ordered a couple glitters, the first two shown here, a jelly teal/shimmer with bronze, orange, holo, copper and gold glitters called Age of Aquarius and my personal new love, Black Pearl, a charcoal shimmer with gold and holo glitters. Black Pearl is everything a Nerd Lacquer would be if Amanda was still in business. Two perfect coats, fairly smooth, great coverage. A of A took three and still had patchy spots. I would probably lay this over a bse next time. Neither needed any special application and both were smooth in one topcoat. I would use two or Gelous if you wanted a totally glassy finish.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
There has been a veritable deluge of multichrome holos on the indie market lately. ILNP, Colors by Llarowe, Girly Bits, Above the Curve, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. And with good reason. These "complicated" colors change in different lighting and with every hand motion, sparkling with those rainbows too. I wanted to go back to the first ones, the Ozotic MishMash polishes, 531, 532, 533 and 534. These beauties are discontinued, but may be found on Storenvy or other blog sales.This is 531 three coats alone, the colors are much deeper and more pronounced over black.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
If you've never heard of LVX polish, then go run, google then buy these! Such a gorgeous high end maker with perfect brushes and dense streak free colors. Love love. Here is Monaco, a brilliant bright marine blue and D'Orsay, a lightly peached cream. I tend to use very thin coats, so I needed two of the blue and four of the cream. One day's wear, and the sun if coming out tomorrow, so I spiced them up with a quick coat of ILNP Mega.