Showing posts with label white. Show all posts
Showing posts with label white. Show all posts

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Smitten Polish Candy Kisses


This is such a cute polish. The name is really appropriate since the exact thing it reminds me of are the pink and purple lollies from a bag of dolly mix. Yummy!




Three coats. A mix of pinks and purples in a white base. The opacity of this is spot on--a good balance between opaque and sheer to allow the glitters to peek through.

Smitten Polish is available here.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Pretty Serious Hello World Collection

Sorry for being MIA. The past week has been very busy and stressful. If anyone ever finds a cure for migraines... please, tell me!

Onto some more awesome news. Kaz over at Pretty Random is gearing up for the launch of her line, Pretty Serious Cosmetics. Today I have the polishes from her inaugural collection, Hello World to show you which I won from Kaz's haiku competition last year :D

Check out the lovely packaging!



Now onto the swatches!




Morning Java. Two coats. A shimmery caramel brown with flecks of golden microglitter. My favourite of the collection and also one of my new favourite browns. It's gorgeous. Brown and gold are so good together! This has both shimmer and glitter yet it is not bumpy looking at all. Love.





Forbidden Fruit. Two coats. White creme with iridescent silver shimmer. Actually, it's not a pure white. It has a strong blue-grey cast. Most pretty! The formula on this was a little  fluffy - what I mean by that is it felt like the polish had been whipped (haha) and was light and airy. Still creamy and opaque though, only needed two coats. Not too shabby for a white!





Tux. Two coats. Black with a subtle teal shimmer. This is really dark and rich. There was a slight purple duochrome in the bottle but I didn't catch it on the nail. Tux reminds me of a smooth shimmer version of OPI Unripened.





BSOD. Three coats. Fine blue glitter in a cobalt jelly. It's insanely sparkly. One word... depth. If you like blue glitters, you'll definitely love this. Beautiful!





CGA. Two coats. A medium pink creme with blue-green shimmer. My pictures show this lighter and cooler than it appears IRL. Also, the shimmer looks silver here. I swear it's not! Very lovely but I'm still undecided about how I like it with my skin tone. I'll have to wear it as a full mani to see.





VT100. Two coats. A pine green with heavy gold shimmer. I love yellow based greens! A close second favourite for me. The shimmer makes this polish. It's so dense and almost resembles a glass-fleck or microglitter. Completely droolworthy.

And don't forget, all these shades come in a matching loose eyeshadow and lipgloss! They'll be available for sale on Monday at www.pretty-serious.com. Also be sure to check Kaz's blog (one of my favourites!) to keep updated.

Woohoo for Aussie-based companies! And woohoo for Kaz!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Pretty and Polished Jawbreaker

When I first saw this, I wasn't really sure what it was supposed to resemble. A quick google told me Jawbreakers were a type of lolly. I think I called them Gobstoppers. The ones I had as a kid were layers of solid colour and made by "Wonka" (which I thought was so cool). Anyway, I digress...





Three coats. I really liked how this looked. The red squares were a pain to get out though. They were thoroughly stuck around the bottom of the bottle. But I definitely think it was worth it - I love the mix and ratio of glitters. I do however kind of hate the new labels. The font and the huge white sticker just don't do it for me... lol.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Three Lynnderellas

I have horrible issues with posting in a timely manner. I've worn all my Lynns now but I have trouble sitting down and actually writing up the blog posts.... so to pick up some slack and move things along, here are a few of my Lynn manis. Not much blabber though because I have a raging headache that I've been trying to unsuccessfully smother in Panadol.





One coat of Forget You Not over white. I wanted something different as a base to show off the pretty periwinkle glitter. I think white was a little too stark though, maybe I should have tried a soft pink.







Two coats of Love, Lace and Lilacs over Essie Topless & Barefoot. There are both opaque and slightly translucent white glitters in this unlike Snow Angel which only has the latter. The white effect really does remind me of lace doilies. I also layered this over American Apparel Passport Blue...


One coat of LL&L. I didn't realise Passport Blue was so dark until I put it on. It was practically black in dimmer lighting.







Two coats of Nosegay over Missha VL001. The secret shimmer in this is so very nice in the sun. One of my unexpected favourites! I'm now craving more colours like this--glitter in milky bases. So lovely.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Rainbow Leopard Konad

Something bright, colourful and happy! Perfect way to kick off a new year.




Black spots on white, I think it was plate BM221. Then filled in with dots of colour. I received so many oohs, aahs and compliments when I wore this. It was very attention grabbing.

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Love. Peace. Prosperity. Happiness and Good Health. May all these blessings be with you through 2012 and beyond. Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Have a Very Merry Christmas!

Here is my favourite Christmas mani that I did this year.




The bases are Zoya Sarah and Revlon Powder Puff then some konaded snowflakes with Konad Special White and Essie Red Nouveau.

On another note, I'm on vacation now! I'll be gone the whole of January but I have lots and lots of scheduled posts done so hopefully this blog doesn't completely die from neglect, hahaa

Wishing you all the Joy of Family, Happiness of Friends and the Love of Christmas! Happy Holidays guys!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

More Christmas Konads

As the title suggests, more Christmas manis. Only three more sleeps!!



My favourite Dare to Wear Enchanted Forest konded with BM203 and China Glaze 2030. This wasn't my favourite mani. The konad didn't come out straight and there wasn't enough contrast between the green and gold so it just looked muddy. Ehhh...





Essie Red Nouveau konaded on white with plate M57. Yay lace! Lots of smudginess... but it looked pretty cool anyway. Reminded me of those winter jumpers people wear.





Zoya Blair and Nubar Greener. Konaded with BM20 and China Glaze OMG. This mani has received so many compliments. I loved it too. Wore this for three days straight. I think it would've been even better if I used Nfu-Oh 61 instead of OMG. There would've been mooarr rainbow action!


I hope everyone is enjoying their countdown to The Big Day!