Sunday, March 31, 2013

Revlon Beguile with Ozotic Pro 529

I wore this a couple of weeks ago and loved it!

I first put on Revlon Beguile.  Beguile is slightly duochrome. It's mostly a dark blue, but the shimmer in it flashes purple and teal depending on the light.  (mostly teal)  I have no complaints about the application.  It went on pretty smooth and is nice and opaque.

This is 2 coats.

I then decided to layer Ozotic Pro 529 on top.  529 is a glitter top coat, but what makes it so special is that the glitters are duochrome and flash from navy blue to purple to gold.  It's gorgeous, so of course these pictures do it no justice.

This is 2 coats of 529 over Beguile.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Essie Turquoise and Caicos

The weather has been lovely these past few days and I'm ready for summer so I decided to go with Essie's Turquoise and Caicos from their 2010 Resort Collection.  T&C looks just like summer in a bottle.  It's a gorgeous pale turquoise with a jelly/creme finish and reminds me of the gorgeous beaches where you can see straight through to the sand.

Because of the "almost" jelly consistency, this polish was a bit watery and needs at least 3 coats to build up to bottle color.  Despite this, it actually applies pretty smoothly, but I'd suggest letting it dry a bit between coats.

This is 4 coats.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Smitten Polish Who Steals a Dead Woman's Shoes over China Glaze Secret Peri-winkle Blue

Since I was going to the midnight showing of Oz the Great and Powerful, I decided to put on a Wizard of Oz themed nail polish.  I haven't bought any of the OPIs from the collection, but I had just purchased some of the Wicked themed polishes from Smitten (can't wait to try Look to the Western Sky) and on went Who Steals a Dead Woman's Shoes.

Who Steals a Dead Woman's Shoes is full of different sized silver glitter as well as pale blue glitters in a clear base.  You can either layer it over a polish or use several coats to try and get it fully opaque (this took about 4 coats).  I chose to layer it over China Glaze Secret Peri-winkle Blue to help it maintain more of it's blue hue, but it's also lovely over silver.

Application was normal and applied like most glitters.  I have no complaints here.  It was still a bit bumpy after a coat of Seche, but it's not nearly as "top coat hungry" as I expected

These pictures show 2 coats of Secret Peri-winkle Blue with 2 coats of Who Steals a Dead Woman's Shoes.