Thursday, September 18, 2014

#TBT OPI Thanks a Windmillion

OPI Holland 2012 collection- I picked up a few- this is the darker sibling of Mermaid's Tears. Two coats to opaque, accented with a lemming I recently squashed, Lynnderella ShapeShifter.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In the Running for the Best Orange Ever- Lilypad Lacquer Tempting Toffee

Not necessarily the best orange HOLO, CREAM, Jelly, NEON, you get my drift, but oh, my such a deep shimmery rainbow goodness of fall orange. The color is a tad less red than my ALL TIME FAVE ORANGE EVER Fingerpaints Cordur-Orange, but the rainbows and just the amazing COLORRRRRR of it all makes it right up there with the five best. Wow, more caps in one post than I usually use in a month, but LOOK! Two coats with Poshe over. Last two pics were taken with filler flash, the first three under the Ott light.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Awaiting Autumn, but Still Loving Summer Colors!

Deborah Lippmann gave us the 80s Rewind collection this summer, a deeply pigmented collection of brights. I've used three here to dip my toe back into the nail art game with a simple dotticure- two coats of the yellow, btw, it's amazing! Poshe over.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Enchanted Polish Autumn

So how do they squeeze all these colors into one bottle? Gold, olive, mauve, rust, copper...and rainbows! EP Autumn is a warm toned masterpiece of multichromatic holographic yumminess. Two coats with topcoat. Yes, all these are the same polish, I have heard rumors it will be available shortly in the next restock!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Literary Lacquers Again! Yeah Buddy!

"Disclaimer" These were sent to me for an honest review

Jack Rose and Aunt Beast. Gold and silver. I picked these two since they both have a little something something extra beyond the "normal" brilliant rainbow holographics. Jack Rose is a light brown-gold jellish holo with gold sparks in it and Aunt Beast is a metallic  silver holo with taupe microflakes. Both were thin and needed two coats for coverage, I used three as photos were still showing some vnl. 

I love these office friendly polishes that explode under sun and halogen lighting. Both are a refreshing change from the darker colors taking over fall right now (hello, Florida, have you heard, it's almost Autumn, enough with the 90 plus degree days already!!) And the little extra sparks make these really special- I've yet to try one of Amy's polish that even faintly reminded me of something I already have. They are unique and quite special.
No dulling with topcoat either!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

NOTD Zoya Ombre Natural Deux- Mauves

I've got three of the second (Deux)  neutral Zoya Natural collection in a quick skittle/ombre. Best part is the application, these all started a little sheer but the second coat makes them dense and creamy. The Polish is a tad thicker than usual Zoyas and that makes it perfect for me! 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Happily playing with my new Literary Lacquers!

Today I have another two of the brilliant polishes by Amy Milder of Literary Lacquers. My favorite so far are these ones, the teal holo Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster and the golden green Shift of Fate. PGGB is a deep linear blue green with added magic, that is, tiny holo sparks. SoF is slightly more metallic and has an even more sharp holo flame with green/gold sparks added. Stunningly complex and lovely, both of these. You can pick up your own here

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Finally, I see the light! More Like Fire Than Light- Literary Lacquers!

My darling friend Crumpet has been showcasing these polishes for a long time now, and the release of the Wrinkle in Time collection pushed me over the edge. I purchased most of these, but Amy was so generous to provide me with three extras for review! :::squeee inserted here:::::

Look look look what showed up in my mailbox!!
adorbs wittle burritoes (great tape choices btw)

My first to wear is, of course, the juicy deep jelly orange named More Like Fire Than Light. There are literary references for all these polishes, please go check out the etsy store for the descriptions here here here!

MLFTL applied like most jellies, a tad sheer on the first coat, but YOWZA! The second coat and we're practically full on opaque! Brilliant formula with amazing coverage. Applied like syrup, but I had NO CLEAN UP!! That's almost unheard of for me. Poshe topcoat, no dulling of these rainbows, no sirree! SO excited to try the other beauties, as soon as I can bring myself to remove this one!

Thanks Amy, and Debbie? You were right! :)