Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Spun for You

I put these on for a Halloween party I went to last night.  They're a bit thinner than the others I've tried.  So far the wear is alright, but I have a bit of tip wear.



Friday, October 28, 2011

Nicole by OPI Pitch Black Glimmer over OPI Flit a Bit

I decided to keep going with the Halloween theme and layered Pitch Black Glimmer over Flit a Bit.  Pitch Black Glimmer has tiny black glitter and a few tiny holo glitters scattered through out a clear base.  The layering combo sounded like a great idea, but I'm not sure if I like it now that it's on my nails.

2 coats Flit a Bit, 1 coat Pitch Black Glimmer.






I also need to include that I hate Nicole by OPI's bottle shape.  Why won't they change that horrible shape?  I have very few of this brand because I hate the bottle shape so much.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Lynnderella Cauldron Drippings over Illamsqua Boosh

Lynnderella knows the way to my heart with all her unique, glittery offerings.  Cauldron Drippings (love this name!) is full of orange glitter in different shapes and sizes with sprinklings of random green, purple, blue, gold, and possibly some others.  I decided to layer it over Illamasqua Boosh for a nice Halloween look.

1 coat






I then layered one coat of Cauldron Drippings.






So pretty!  The only thing I'm not looking forward to is removal (even with foil)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Ghoulie Girl

I've reviewed the salon effects before, and these were no different.  Ghoulie Girl is another set from Sally Hansen's Halloween offerings and they are absolutely adorable.  They look like little orange and white ghosts complete with eyes.  The kids that I tutor LOVED it.




Thursday, October 20, 2011

Orly Rock Solid

Rock Solid is from Orly's 2011 Mineral FX collection.  It's a gorgeous shimmery gunmetal gray color with holo glitter for good measure.  I can't say I have anything just like it in my collection.

There's nothing to complain about in terms of application.  The first coat went on shear but the second coat made everything opaque.  Some people may need three coats.  Removal, however, was a pain like a regular glitter.

This is 2 coats.




Wednesday, October 19, 2011

OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui

Suzi Says Feng Shui is from OPI's 2010 Hong Kong collection.  It's a medium dusty blue and reminds me a bit of Illamasqua Muse.

This is 2 coats.




Monday, October 17, 2011

BB Couture Blind Love

This has been sitting in my untrieds pile for quite some time, so I finally decided to show it a little love.

Blind Love is a silvery gold foil that leans a little to the green side.  I've read on MUA that it's a close dupe to Chanel Kaleidoscope (which I don't own).

While the color is pretty, it doesn't really "wow" me.  This is most likely because I had hyped it up for myself due to all the Chanel dupe talk.

This is 3 coats.





Friday, October 14, 2011

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Hot Wired

About a month or so ago I found the Halloween themed Salon Effects and picked up a few and now that we're almost half way into October, I figured I'd better pull one out.  Unfortunately, I was rushing when applying these.  This is definitely something you don't want to rush with because the polish strips can rip, apply wrinkly, and put the wrong size on a nail.  Of course I managed to do all three, but it doesn't look too bad, especially after topping it with some Poshe.  I obviously failed at the sizing of my ring finger as evidenced in the last picture.

(The bottles I am holding are OPI Fresh Frog of Bel-Air and Poshe topcoat)



Tuesday, October 11, 2011

OPI Gone Gonzo

Gone Gonzo is from OPI's Muppet Collection for Winter 2011.  It's a light blue glitter with larger silver hexagonal glitter.  When I saw initial swatches, I was afraid that the glitter wasn't buildable, but it definitely is with  a little effort and 3 coats.  This polish is extremely blingy and the silver glitters are very reflective.  I almost blinded myself looking at it in the sun lol.

This is 3 coats.





Friday, October 7, 2011

Nubar Pink Lily

Pink Lily is from Nubar's Spring Garden Collection 2011.  It's a light, pastel pink that comes off as almost a peach color on my darker skin tone.  Pink Lily also has a subtle silver shimmer to it that doesn't really translate on the nail.  Due to it being a pastel, application took a bit more effort.

This is 3 coats.




Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Misa Toxic Seduction

Toxic Seduction comes from Misa's Fall 2008 Poisoned Passion.  Its a gorgeous green shimmer in murky green base (along the lines of OPI Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow).

Of course I forgot to take pictures before starting to clean up, so forgive the tip wear.

This is 3 coats.




Sunday, October 2, 2011

Essie Sexy Divide

Sexy Divide is from Essie's Winter 2008 collection.  This is a gorgeous, deep purple with a red based purple shimmer.  Definitely sexy.

This is 3 coats.