måndag 25 april 2011

Playing with my Stash

This was the day when she finally decided to order her polishes by color. Not to be totally overwhelmed, she started with her OPI. The polishes made such a rainbow.

I just wanted to share this :-)

söndag 24 april 2011

Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air

Here is my easter manicure. Tonight I'm invited to dine with my mother, just the two of us. It is a great treat, to sit down us two grown ups without any kids to care for and just enjoy eachothers company.

At first I really didn't understand why this polish felt like just the right choice for easter. Then it dawned on me. One of the obvious symbols of easter is eggs. This polish is like a very delicate wild bird egg shell. Beautifully light blue, flecked with dreamy glittery spots.

I bet it's no ordinary wild bird either. I think this is the color of the shell of the Phoenix bird egg, lying on a bed of ash, waiting to be reborn..

This is four coats of Glitter in the Air, over my usual Nubar Foundation base coat. One coat of SW. I don't think this polish ever is going to be opaque, but I don't care. I love the delicate sheerness of Glitter in the Air.

Happy Easter everybody!

lördag 9 april 2011

Catherine Arley 669

I must have forgot how much I love a true holographic polish! When I got this beauty on my nails, I started to smile. As I write this my manicure is going on the 6th day and let me tell you, I'm still smiling!! There is no tip wear or chipping, it still looks like a fresh manicure.

This is a true linear holographic polish with a strong holo flash in the sun. In the shade it takes on a muted light gold with grey edges, beautiful and subdued, not quite a duochrome but it is aspiring to get there.

Pictured is two coats over OPI NNS and Nubar Foundation. SW on top. I never found any polish losing its holographic shine due to the top coat and the manicures just stays on longer and dries faster with it.

Love, Love!!

söndag 3 april 2011

Essie Nude Beach

I'm not really sure how to feel about this polish. I used it as my manicure the week before last, but I've been putting of writing about it because I have mixed feelings about this. I needed something very sheer and Nude Beach is all that. It has a nice white shimmer that comes out to play in the sun and then it is very pretty. But when you least expect it, the polish flashes a weird green flash. Suddenly, my nails looks suspiciously stained for a second, then it goes away and all I see is pretty, nude shimmer. This is a strange one indeed.

Here is Essie Nude beach, two coats over Nubar Foundation BC and with Essie Good to Go TC. Not expected, the polish bled a little on the top coat brush, lucky for me the color is almost non existent so no harm done. I still would have thought Essie polish should play nice with Essie top coat. As I said, this is a strange one.