Monday, October 20, 2014

Picture Polish - Demeter

Direct sunlight
I meant to post this polish the first day of Autumn as Demeter is the goddess of the harvest (I did not know this prior to trying this polish) but time passed me by and it went un-posted. But I am determined to post this before it is winter (eeek!) and so here I am doing just that!

Under direct sunlight

It's a deep, chocolate brown with holographic shards. The shards end up appearing just like silver glitter most of the time, unless the light hits it just right. I didn't mind because it's a beautiful colour. It made me want chocolate all the time though :)



I don't usually go for browns. I'm not sure what it is about them that I don't exactly like but maybe this polish has changed that?!  

In shade
This polish applied well and lasted for a whole week with little chipping or tip wear. I was very impressed and didn't really have an urge to change it. 

In sunlight
Aww the Autumn sun is so beautiful! Hope you're having a nice Autumn season.

You can purchase Picture polish here or here or here.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Lynnderella Bubble Juice over Zoya Sansa




As promised, here is my complete manicure using Zoya Sansa and Lynnderella Bubble Juice (LE). I knew these two polishes would work beautifully together and I really loved wearing this mani for a few days.


Lynnderella Bubble Juice was a gift from a lovely lady I met online through a Facebook nail polish group. I am so happy to own this beauty of a polish. It's shimmery and shifty, glittery and holographic all at once! My favorite!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Zoya Sansa


Zoya Sansa is a new polish for Fall. It's a lovely eggplant purple with gold shimmer throughout. It applied well in 2 coats though I might have actually needed 3 looking at the pictures here! I used it as undies for a really special glitter polish which I will show you soon on the blog. This is a gorgeous autumnal shade that should work well for almost everyone. 


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Scofflaw Little Edie in the Grey Gardens + China Glaze Petal to the Metal


Don't worry we haven't forgotten about this here blog, we've just being very busy lately. This is a look from a few months back. As you can probably tell from the colour selection, these pictures are from the Springtime. Eek! I've fallen behind in uploading for sure! 


I chose to pick up the pink of the hexes in the Scofflaw polish and to do that I used China Glaze Petal to the Metal from the Spring 2014 Collection The Peonies and Park Ave. It was the perfect pairing I must say. To add a little more interest I applied the three dots down the centre of those pink nails using a dotting tool and Cult Nails You're my Dandy Lion


I love Scofflaw Polishes. I love glitter in a creme base. This is a particularly interesting Scofflaw polish. It's a really nice grey with pink, yellow, and gold hex glitters along with some pale purple squares and a GORGEOUS green shimmer. Unfortunately, it's not apparent in these photos because it is also very light in person but it makes the polish.


Scofflaw polishes have great staying power. China Glaz can be iffy but (if I can recall correctly :s) Petal to the Metal was pretty good. All polishes were topped with Seche Vite top coat. 

Little Edie in the Grey Gardenscan be purchased here along with other Scofflaw Nail Varnishes . Cult Nails is sold here. You can find China Glaze almost anywhere in store or online but Nail Polish Canada is one place to start.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

PANDORA'S Makeup Box Nail Polish Review & Contest


I recently met with the wondeful Susan Kirsch of Kirsch Cosmetic Studio and creator of PANDORA's Makeup Box. I was given these two unnamed polishes (you can name them and win them - see below for contest link!) as a gift and have them here for review today. 

 

This was my first time trying PANDORA'S Makeup Box nail polish and I was thoroughly impressed. Susan was passionate about her product and it shows. Both polishes applied easily and were self-levelling. I needed only 1 coat for each colour for full opacity. They dried very quickly and, as you can see from the pictures, are naturally glossy and shiny (my photos are without top coat). Both colours wore well without chipping and there was minimal tip wear. 

 

As these two polishes are part of the Fall 2014 collection, they will be available online or in-store at Kirsch Cosmetic Studio in Toronto at the beginning of September. In the meantime, you can win a bottle by naming these two gorgeous polishes. 


 Be sure to enter PANDORA'S Makeup Box Naming Contest (ends August 28th, 2014) for your chance to win these gorgeous polishes:

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Colors by Llarowe - Nice Melons



My itty bitty nails haven't been on the blog in a while and I couldn't let any more time pass before I uploaded photos of this awesome polish! It truly is, in my opinion, the perfect Summer polish. 


Nice Melons from the Colors by Llarowe Summer 2014 collection is a pretty neon coral (that leans a bit orange) PLUS it's holographic. I love coral anything really. It's such a beautiful colour and just screams beachy vibes to me.  

In shade. 
All of these photos (except the last one) were taken under direct sunlight. It's really hard to capture the true colour/amazingness of this polish on camera but hopefully you can get the overall impression.

I applied two coats of polish then topped my nails with the top coat
from KBShimmer. Without top coat the polish dries somewhat matte, as most neons do. Despite my love of this colour, it did chip after the first day of wear. I always find neons to be a bit of a bugger in that sense but nonetheless I still love this polish! :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Colors by Llarowe Purple Pizzazz


PIZZAZZ! Now, this polish has pizzazz! 


I present to you Colors by Llarowe Purple Pizzazz which is a fine holographic microglitter polish made of various purple glitters and an overall blue flash.  


This is one heck of a stunning nail polish. If you love purple then you will want to check out this nail polish! I used 2 coats for these photos and 1 coat of Seche Vite to smooth it all out.