Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Orly Bloom Spring Collection 2010

From left to right: Wandering Vine, Blushing Bud, Wild Wisteria.
Yesterday I received some goodies from Orly.
 I've got 3 nail polishes from this collection. They are spectacular, vibrant, full of pigments and the formula is excellent. They apply like a dream and they are extra glossy. All of the photos were taken outside. The first one is taken in sunlight and the second one is taken in shade.

Orly Wandering Vine, 2 coats.
It is a lighter and more vibrant version of Orly Enchanted Forest.
I think this is the green that most of us were expecting from OPI  
 Here Today... Aragon Tomorrow. It's green on the nails not    
black like OPI. This is the green I was waiting for.

Orly Blushing Bud, 2 coats.
What can I say, I can't get enough of fuchsia. This is my
guilty pleasure. It's a superb fuchsia with a blue undertone.
It applies like a dream and the formula is owsome!
You don't need a top coat. It has a wonderful gloss.

Wild Wisteria, 2 coats.
This is indigo! I love indigo but many polishes tend to
have too much blue in them. This polish, on the other hand,
is the closest to indigo. Could be simillar to OPI Sapphire In
The Snow. Maybe I will make a comparison. Anyway,
this is the indigo that I was looking for. I love it, love it,
love it!

Thank you Orly for this vibrant collection.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Orly Metal Chic Metallic Collection Swatches

From left to right: Orly Solid Gold, Orly Iron Butterfly, Orly Glam Rock

These are very sophisticated nail polishes.
In the bottle they look a bit dull but when you put them on your nails, they look amazing. They are very addictive and you can't get enough of these. You can wear them without a top coat or with a top coat, it just depends on your style. They are spectaculare! I love them!

Orly Solid Gold, 2 coats

This is a metallic mate gold with silver shimmer and a very slight red shimmer.

Orly Solid Gold with top coat (Orly Glosser).

Orly Iron Butterfly, 2 coats.

This is a metallic matte charcoal with  a silver shimmer.

Orly Iron Butterfly with top coat (Orly Glosser).

Orly Glam Rock, 2 coats.

This is a metallic matte gold with strong red shimmer that makes this polish copper.

Orly Glam Rock with top coat (Orly Glosser).

This photo was taken in sunlight and it is slightly darker than in real life.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

China Glaze Khrome Collection Swatches

Hi Khrome fanatics! It's your lucky day today!
I have got 3 khromes for you today from the China Glaze Khrome collection: Millennium, Metallic Muse and 2030. They are amzing. For the first time I can apply a mettalic without any problems. You need only 1 coat and be aware, don't use a base coat. They are very good for konadicures and french tips. I tried the french tips and they are amazing. Thank you China Glaze.

China Glaze Millennium, 1 coat.
Sterling silver full stop.
 I rest my case.

China Glaze Metallic Muse, 1 coat.
Mettalic pale blue with very slight tinge of green.
This is lighter in real life.

China Glaze 2030, 1 coat.
Gold with just a small tinge of pink.
This is darker in real life.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Orly Bloom Collection Review

■Thorned Roses – Red Wine Creme
■Blushing Bud – Pink Creme
■Wild Wisteria – Blue Purple Creme
■Ginger Lily – Burnt Orange Shimmer
■Wandering Vines – Green Creme
■Pure Petunia – Purple Mauve Creme

Sunday, December 6, 2009

China Glaze Up & Away Collection Review

Grape Pop Bright plum
Sugar High Petal pink
Something Sweet Cotton candy
Light As Air Periwinkle
Heli-Yum Raspberry
Flyin’ High Teal
Four Leaf Clover Kelly green
Re-Fresh Mint Spearmint
Peachy Keen Nectar
High Hopes Guava
Happy Go Lucky Sunshine yellow
Lemon Fizz Banana

They will be available in Jan/Feb 2010

What do you think?
Which ones do you like?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

My Other Addiction

Today I was playing around with Jewelleryonpc and decided to show you some designs I made with this software.

This is a Brilliant cut Pink Tourmaline set in platinum.

This is a Marquie cut Diamond set in antique silver.
You can see the influence the background colour has on the stone.
If you don't want the background colour to influence the gemstone, you can always change the stone's transparency.

   Here is a Pear shape cut with Blue Topaz.
   As usual, you can rotate it, change its transparency, zoom in and out etc.

The pear shape Blue Topaz set in antique silver.

Here is a demo of the software that I found:

I found this software a couple of months ago and can't stop using it.
It is really amazing because you get to see the gemstones as if they were in real life.
For the first time I can see the different kinds of cuts.
As a bonus they have got a lovely description for every gemstone and cut, where you can find amazing facts about them.
Thank you Jewelleryonpc for creating this wonderful software for designing my own jewellery and for giving me hours and hours of enjoyement.

What do you think?