Sunday, January 24, 2010

China Glaze IDK

Today I decided to swatch IDK. I've always wanted this shade. It's a holographic purple-lavender with a semi matte finish. It looks beautiful indoors . I've swatched a lot of photos so that you can see it in it's full glory!

IDK three coats

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BB Couture Hands of Hope Collection

~Tortuga Island - explore the exotic lush green island foliage
~Kyona Beach – gaze up at the cloudless baby blue sky while sunning on the beach
~Bassin’s Blue – experience subtle turquoise pools linked by spectacular waterfalls
~Labadie Beach – delight in the delicate pink hues of the setting sun
~Cape Haitian – mornings bring a mysterious pale violet haze over the mountains
~Paradise – savor the natural beauty of Haiti along the endless sandy beige beaches

Friday, January 15, 2010

China Glaze L8R G8R From OMG Collection 2008

Today, I've got China Glaze L8R G8R from the OMG collection. It is an avocado green with holographic shimmer. This, I think (I don't own the whole collection, just seven of them) is the only one from the OMG collection that doesn't dry matte.  It's holographic in indoor light, not like the other OMG polishes which are only holographic in bright sunlight. This was quite sheer so it needed 4 coats. It is elegant and sophisticated.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Orly Sweet Collection

■ Pixy Stix – Pink Cream
■ Lollipop- Pastel Purple Cream
■ Lemonade – Pastel Yellow Cream
■ Gumdrop - Pastel Turquoise Cream
■ Cotton Candy- Baby Pink Cream
■ Snowcone – Baby Blue Cream
Mmm, they are so sweet! I love them all.

Monday, January 11, 2010

China Glaze LOL

Today I decided to swatch China Glaze LOL. It is a holographic purple. This is two coats and it dries semi-matte. From the moment I saw this polish, I fell in love with it! It applies like a dream (just as with the other China Glaze OMG polishes). If you are a holographic nail polish lover then you'll have to get this! Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Orly Wandering Vine & Enchanted Forest comparison

Index & ring are Orly Wandering Vine;
Middle & pinkie are Orly Enchanted Forest;
Both have been applied 2 coats.From the look of the bottles I thought they had just a slight difference between them but right after I tried them on both,  I was surprised at the difference.
Enchanted forest has a dark overall tone while Wandering Vine is lighter and has a more clean look.
I would suggest that if you are a green polish lover like me and love dark polishes you must have both.
I personally prefer Wandering Vine.
When I started to paint my nails with these, it was sunny outside.
I was very happy to swatch them in the beautifull morning light.
I took my camera and just as I wanted to take a photo the sun was blocked.
Damn... I waited about half an hour (that was very time consuming since i wanted to swatch more polishes...)
until the sun came out.
I hurried up to do some swatches and managed to take a few.
The second photo was taken in strong sunlight.

Index & ring are Orly Wandering Vine;
Middle & pinkie are Orly Enchanted Forest;