zaterdag 28 januari 2012

WIC by Herome Marseille + A-England bottle spam

Hello ladies!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I know I am. Finally a weekend I´m not working, yay!!

Today I´m showing you a new (at least, I guess it´s new since I never saw it before) shade of the WIC collection by Herome. It´s called Marseille and I saw a few more shades with city names of France.

Marseille is a soft gold base with green, blue and gold glitter in it. Pretty awesome!! I must admit I was mostly impressed when it was still wet and I´m so happy I took a picture of that. It also looks pretty awesome when the sun hits it directly, but other than that it wasn´t what I hoped it would be when I brought it home with me.

Apllication on this one was good. I had never tried WIC before but I really like the brush. Opacity... hmm, I used 3 coats, but it would have been better with 4. The quality was really good! It´s been on my nails for 4 days now and no chips at all. Yes, I have tipwear, but I type a lot, so there´s no polish that would last.

Ok, on to the bottle spam of A England. Eventhough there was sun today I just was to busy with other things so I haven´t swatched them yet. I might just put one on tonight and make some pics under artificial light.

From left to right: Lady Of The Lake, Tristam, St George, Dragon.

Man, they look awesome!! You see the bronze flash in Dragon? And how cool is it that there´s finally a real nice green holo, actually 2 at the same time! Ok, there´s Nubar Reclaim (which is pretty!) and there´s one from Glitter Gal (which is really dark...) bot other than that there aren´t any good green holos. Way to go A-England!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

woensdag 25 januari 2012

BeYu Brilliant Shiraz over OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue

Hi there!

Oh man, Brilliant Shiraz is really awesome!! I´ve shown it before over a dark purple, but today I used Yoga-ta Get This Blue by OPI as my base. Perfect dark blue 1 coat shimmer. Brilliant Shiraz looks really gorgeous on top of a dark blue, even better than with a dark purple base. It really glows. So pretty!

So this is one coat of each plus topcoat. Perfect application on both of them.

I still have no idea how close this is to Clarins 230, but I´m pretty sure this is a lot less duochrome. Oh well, I still love it. I´ve read about a new Max Factor polish though which is supposed to be really close to Clarins 230. Of course I ran to each and every single store I know that sells Max Factor, but so far no sign of it yet. I will be checking the stores on a regular base from now on, because I really need to get my hands on that Unicorn Pee dupe.

Thanks for watching!

maandag 23 januari 2012

Requests + some great stuff on the way


In the past few months I´ve promised to make some comparisons. Also I got some requests in the comment box for comparisons and swatches. The thing is, I totally forgot what they were. I used to write it down somewhere, but lately it´s been so busy I totally forgot about lots of things.

So please leave a comment telling me if there´s a swatch or comparison you´d like to see and I will soon show all the requests.

Thank you!

And I really have to tell you I got some great stuff on the way. Some of the new Zoya´s to begin with, but I´m most excited about my A-England polishes that are coming. From their new collection The Legend I ordered St George and Dragon. Yes, that´s right, those are the 2 green holos. Can´t wait to get them and in the meantime let´s hope I´ll get some sun to show the best of the them. Of course I also ordered Tristam and Lady Of The Lake, which I have been wanting for quite some time now. So lots of great stuff is coming my way and of course I´ll show them to you as soon as I can.

Enjoy your day!

zaterdag 21 januari 2012

Orly Out Of This World

Hi there!

For today I´m showing you Orly Out Of This World. When I saw this in the bottle I had to have it, although I was never really attracted to it when I saw swatches of it. But it really is a beauty! Although I do wish the gold would be a lot more visible.

This was perfect in 2 coats. And the application was good, like expected with Orly.

I´m really happy I captured the gold on camera a bit in the first picture, that makes it look a lot more awesome.

Sorry for such a short post, but there´s just not a lot to tell about this.

Thanks for watching!

donderdag 19 januari 2012

Icing Irish Gold

Hello ladies!

Yes, that´s right, another Icing polish today. Also bought on my trip to Miami. I was actually searching for an Icing store the whole time I was there. And guess what, I finally found it on my last hours in Miami. Since I had some (a lot) time to fill before I was flying home, I decided to go to the mall closest to the mall. Dolphin Mall it´s called if anyone is wondering. Very nice mall! I bought lots of clothes and nail polish that day.

Anyway, back to the actual polish. Irish Gold is a green and gold glitter in a clear base. Pretty cool! I actually thought it was something more like a green base with gold and maybe even some holo glitter, but ok, like this too.

I used 3 coats, although a 4th coat would have been better.

Let´s have a look.

What do you think? Pretty nice right?

Have a great day!

dinsdag 17 januari 2012

Icing Starlight

Hi ladies!

First of all: sorry I haven´t been posting much lately. But last week was really really really busy! I´ve been running around from one place to another and I just didn´t have time to blog. Didn´t even have time to paint my nails. But today I finally found some time to do a bit of swatching.

The first one I´m showing you is Icing Starlight. It´s a sky blue jelly with holographic glitter. Because it´s a jelly it is really sheer. What you see here is 3 coats.

Application was ok, although the brush is a bit strange.

I do like the color, but I´m not sure it´s really my type of color.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!

donderdag 12 januari 2012

My 2011 Top 20


I know, I know, I´m a little late with this. But today I´ll show you my top 0 favorites from 2011. At first it was supposed to be a top 10, but going through my swatches I found many more very gorgeous polishes that really needed to be in this top 20. I can´t decide which one I love best, so it´s just in random order.

Here we go.

Icing Epic Winning

Chanel Peridot

BB Couture Trim And Tassled

Ozotic 531

Orly Oui

OPI Grape...Set...Match

BeYu Brilliant Shiraz

China Glaze Lorelei´s Tiara

Teeez Outta Control

China Glaze Glittering Garland

Orly Fowl Play

China Glaze Skyscraper

Ozotic 528 & 529 (I don´t have a swatch of them on their own)

Ozotic 532

Zoya Valerie (was this from 2011??)

Zoya Faye

Wet n Wild Back Alley Deals

Spa Ritual Earth Matters

Sephora by OPI Hell To The No (also not completely sure this was from 2011...)

Sephora Blue Sapphire

And a bonus pic of my franken. Of course not widely available, but I did make it in 2011.

Enjoy your day and thank you for visiting me today!

dinsdag 10 januari 2012

One of the BEST shades of 2011: PERIDOT


Yes, it´s true, this really was one of the best shades of 2011. Well, at least that´s what I think and I know many of you agree.

But why is it so awesome? Well, it´s duochrome and I looooovvvee duochromes! But that´s not all. At the same time it´s not over the top, so you can easily wear it to work. On top of that it has the most gorgeous gold color. Most golds look a bit funny on me, but not this one, this is great with my skintone. And it´s metallic, another big plus. The only real downside is the price though. But ok, for such an awesome color it´s ok for once.

Let´s look at some pictures.

Do you agree with me? Is this the one of the best (or maybe even THE BEST) shade of 2011?

Thanks for stopping by!!

maandag 9 januari 2012

And The Winner Is.....

Hi ladies!

As promised, here I am with the results of the piCture pOlish giveaway.

And the winner is: ANUTKA

I already emailed her. Congratulations Anutka!

Also I asked all of the contestents to tell me their 2 favorite piCture pOlish shades. It was just for fun, just out of curiosity. But I made a top 5. Totally not surprised about the outcome, hahaha, especially not number one, which is my favorite too.

So here is the top 5 favorite PP shades of my followers:
1. Festival 24x
2. Denim 16x
3. Razzle Dazzle 12x
4. Jealousy 10x
4. Hypnotic 10x
5. Jade 9x

Have a nice day ladies!

piCture pOlish giveaway is now CLOSED

Hi ladies!

Just a short message to let you know that my giveaway is closed now.

And I´d like to take the opportunity to thank all of you, my followers.
I started my blog a year and a half ago. I was hoping to ever get 100 followers. Still can´t believe I´ve got 600 followers now. And an average of around 5000 pageviews a month! OMG!
That´s so awesome considering I just have average skills in painting my nails and taking pictures.


And also a special thanks to the ladies from piCture pOlish for giving away 3 polishes.

I will be back to pronounce the winner asap.

Have a great day!

zaterdag 7 januari 2012

Hits Specialita


Hope you are all doing well.
Today I need some help from you guys. I really fell in love with a few Hits Specialita polishes. Of course I could order them from Llarowe, but it's quite expensive to get them here. Now I was wondering if any of my nice followers happens to be Brazillian and would like to do a swap with me. Of course I can buy stuff for you like Essence, Catrice, Teeez and more or I can just dive into my collection and find you some pretties.

Here are a few pics of the polishes I love from Hits. I borrowed the pics from Jen the Polishaholic and The Trace Face. Please have a look at their blogs for more lovely pics.

And here's a link to swatches of the gorgeous duochromes.

So if you are or know a brazillian lady that would love to do a swap with me, please let me know.

Thanks for visiting me today!

And remember, just one day left for the piCture pOlish giveaway

donderdag 5 januari 2012

BB Couture Bonnie

Hi ladies!

I´m a little (a lot) behind on my swatching. I just don´t have time and when I do have a bit of time, the weather is horrible, so making decent pics is impossible. Well, today I´m showing you my latest NOTD, although it was more like Nail Of The Week. I wore this for quite a few days. And only on day 3 it wasn´t too dark to shoot pics. So that´s why there´s quite some tipwear. I should wrap my tips, but I´m lazy, sorry.

Ok, on to this gorgeous polish. I love it! It´s a medium green jelly with green glitter. Sort of a lighter version of the well known China Glaze Emerald Sparkled. The formula is great, the color is stunning and it´s opaque in 2 coats and no staining. Ok, of course I did use a basecoat, but it´s not like some other greens that you get stained nails eventhough you´ve used bc.

Let´s have a look.

As you can see I had a little accident with a knife while slicing some vegitables. Oooops.

Anyway, what do you think? Isn´t Bonnie a beauty?

Thanks for stopping by!
Just as few more days for my giveaway

dinsdag 3 januari 2012

China Glaze Tinsel Town

Hi ladies!

I´m kind of in hurry while I write this, so a short post today.

What I´ve got to show to you today is China Glaze Tinsel Town. Charcoal base with silver glitter in different sizes and shapes. Perfect for NYE! That´s when I wore it :D

I used 2 coats and the application was good.

Sorry for my bad pictures. I thought I made lots of them, but I only made 5 and these were the best 2...

I really like it! Awesome holiday shade.

Thanks for stopping by! And don´t forget my giveaway