Thursday, March 29, 2012

A-England Perceval and Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers

Adina from A-England recently contacted me to see whether I would like to review one of her polishes. Since I already own and love quite a few of her polishes, of course I said yes! So here is what I chose, Perceval...

Glowy, metallic red shimmer. Very dense and pigmented. It's opaque in one coat but I used two for depth.

And because I've been unable to resist glitter lately. I slapped on a coat of Lippmann RRS.

The black base in RRS looks lovely over red. The whole look is very deep and vampy. I did a mani like this I think for Christmas back in 09.

Perceval is available directly through A-England's website. And um, three words: Free. International. Shipping.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lynnderella Boy-Girl Party

Somehow, I lost my original pics with Boy-Girl Party so I decided to put it back on today.

One coat over China Glaze Fly. Boy-Girl Party is filled with blue, teal, red, fuchsia and pink glitters in a pink-tinted base. The glitter is also really dense and applies easily so there's no messing around with placement. Glorious! Fun Fact: ChG Fly has been sitting around in my untrieds since I bought it back in 2009 when it was released. That's a really long time... o.O

And after that swatch, I put it back on again for a mani...

This is one coat of Boy-Girl Party sandwiched between Ulta3 Blossom Fever as a base and Rimmel French Rose on top. I have fairy floss nails! So pretty! I think I'm beginning to appreciate pinks more and more. I've worn many pinks this month and I can't get enough of really girly looking manis.

NerdLacquer FROM SPAAAAAACE Collection

My favourite collection from NerdLacquer...

Can you see the sizeable dent in Nebula? No points for guessing which one is my favourite out of the three!

Nebula. Three coats. Red, pink and holographic silver glitters in a dark reddish-maroon jelly. Such a rich colour and also the most jelly out of the trio. The bases of the other two are very creme-y looking compared to Nebula.

Event Horizon. Two coats. Blue, turquoise and holographic silver glitters in a dusty teal base. I know this is supposed to be a collection inspired by space, but Event Horizon totally reminds me of the deep sea.

Quasar. Two coats. Several shades of green and holographic silver glitter in a blackened green base. I thought this would be similar to Tony Moly Neptune but it's definitely different. Quasar is darker and murkier.

Such a lovely trio. Makes me want more NerdLacquers! 

Friday, March 23, 2012

Lynnderella Sweets to the Sweet and Ribbon Candy

Another Lynnderella post... :)

Sweets to the Sweet. One thick coat over The Face Shop BL602. DIPPIN DOTS!!! This is Dippin Dots in nail polish form. I am salivating just thinking about it. *drool*

Ribbon Candy. Two coats over Essence Wear Your Little Tutu. Ribbon Candy is kind of like the Christmas edition of Sweets to the Sweet - same idea except.... Christmassy. I received this as a gift last year and I wasn't going to post it but I recently received a request. So this one is for you Jessie!

Speaking of requests, I am always open to them! Feel free to email me if there's something you would like to see and I'll do my best :)

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, March 18, 2012

Late Green Spam

So errr... St Patrick's Day was yesterday but here is my green post. Sorry it's late! Enjoy :)

A-England Dragon. A dark yellow-toned green scattered holo with gold shimmer! *licks*

Essence Back to Paradise. Deep blue-toned green jelly. Not so keen on the formula but the colour is amazing.

One coat of Big Universo Espectral over Nfu-Oh 56 over China Glaze Gussied Up Green.

MAC Dry Martini. Gross colour? Yes. Do I still love it? Also yes.

Ozotic 503 over black. The colour shift is subtle compared to the other Ozotics but it's still very pretty.

OPI Simply Smash-ing! Gives me the worst lobster hands in the world but I still love it.

Unnamed Sasatinnie. Very dark smoky green jelly with some hidden shimmer. Reminds me of Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow.

Jelly sandwich with New York Summer Amaranth and Love my Nails Pink Surprise. Diamond glitter!

OPI Jade is the New Black. A perfect dusty green. One of my most worn green cremes.

China Glaze L8R G8R. Pale green holo. I haven't pulled this baby out in years! Glad I did!

Misa Let's Go Green. Bright, bright lime with gold shimmer. Gold shimmerrrrrr...

And lastly, Rimmel Mania. My love. I know this isn't technically green but that's besides the point :) My bud Kristy snapped this up for me on eBay. (((((hugs!)))))) Isn't she wonderful?! Mania is a close cousin of Bloom Bianca. But better. So much better!

Hope everyone's St Paddy's Day was awesome, green and full of good luck!