Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Revlon Stiletto

Besides Sinful Colors Black on Black, this is my other favorite one-coater, Revlon Stiletto.
One easy coat, I used a thicker coat for opaqueness. I topped it with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri for shine.

Monday, August 25, 2014

OPI I Theodora You

What a nice pink, this is OPI I Theodora You, from their 2013 Oz the Great & Powerful collection.

I've been looking for a good pink polish that isn't too in-your-face, something soft and pretty and just a nice clean color. I Theodora You is perfect for that. This is three simple coats, less than three and it's pretty sheer. I topped it with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri.
The color stayed looking great for days, eventually some air got under the polish on my index finger and I figured that was the sign for me to change colors.
I'm really happy with this color, it's pleasant to look at and wear.

Interestingly enough, I finally saw Oz the Great & Powerful movie last weekend... it was not good. : (

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Piggy Polish Garden Galaxy & Salon Perfect Kiwi Kiss

I was feeling some green the other day, so I started with one coat of Salon Perfect Kiwi Kiss. I should have done two coats to build opacity a bit, but it's all good.
The lovely blue/green bar glitter is one coat of Piggy Polish Garden Galaxy, a really phenomenal glitter!

And just for extra sparkle, I topped everything with a coat of OPI Which is Witch?, a lovely holographic micro bar and hex glitter. I didn't use a top coat, everything dried down well enough leaving just a bit of texture.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Orly Fantasea

I picked up this lovely polish yesterday at Sally Beauty on clearance. The online swatches I found seemed nice... and yup! It's a pretty color. It's unique in my stash, it goes between mauve and rose, but with a lot of gold flash. The color is a bit more "lady-like" than most of the colors I wear, which is a nice change... but it still has that spark that makes it special.
This is three easy layers. The formula is fairly sheer, but it does build opacity nicely which is definitely appreciated! Dry time seemed ok, I waited a bit then used Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Fresh Paint Sugar Crush

Why, yes, yes this polish *is* this awesome! LOVE!

I started with a coat of Rimmel Stiletto, a nice deep pigmented black. The magic happens when you apply Fresh Paint Sugar Crush, I used two coats to have more of a solid flakie effect. Burnt orange, gold, green, copper... yeah, this polish kind of has it all! Plus being super easy to apply and quick drying? Awesome!
And since too much is never enough apparently, I did a quick layer of Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond for some nice micro holographic glitter sparkle. Oh, and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat so I can wear this look for as long as possible.
Seriously... this. is. awesome.

Nicole by OPI Make Mine Lime

This color is nice, something a bit different from all the dark polishes I've been wearing.

This is Nicole by OPI Make Mine Lime, a sheer lime green with some nice shimmer. This is three coats topped with Orly Shine On Crazy Diamond, a lovely holographic glitter polish.