woensdag 25 april 2012

Nicole by OPI Canadian Star

Hi ladies!

Todays polish has been on my wishlist for ages!! It was really hard to get my hands on it for a decent price, but now I finally got it. Yes!!

Canadian Star is pretty sheer though. I used 4 coats... But still, I love the color soooo much! Blue purple duochrome. And yes, I know, I own lots of those by now, but this one is definitely different from the others I have.

Let´s have a look.

Excuse the horrible tipwear. I had been really busy and almost forgot to take pictures. In real life it´s a bit more purple and bit less blue. But hey, you all know what happens when blue/purple meets camera...

Hope you like it! I definitely love it!!

Have a wonderful day!

maandag 23 april 2012

Up Colors Beijo Na Boca


Recently I placed an order at Llarowe. They have so many great brands that I couldn´t resist. And the shipping fee is not ridiculously high.

One of the polishes I got is from Up Colors and is called Beijo Na Boca. No idea what that means, but ok, not important. It has a sheer jelly pink base with red and green flakies in it. The color shifting in those flakies was stronger than I expected. From swatches I had seen I thought it was mostly green and red what you were seeing. Nice surprise!

I used the black holo from Glitter Gal as I hoped the holo would still be visible after layering the flakies, but unfortunately not... I used 2 coats of Beijo Na Boca.

I still can´t get enough of flakies. They are in my top 3 of favorite polishes. Maybe it´s even my number one, I can´t decide.

Do you like flakies as much as I do?

Thanks for watching!!

zaterdag 21 april 2012

Ebalay swatches: Duochromes!!

Hello dear followers!

Today I´m showing a few swatches of the still very unknown brand Ebalay. This brand has some gorgeous duochromes which I will show you today.

All of them are swatched over 1 coat of Color Club Bewitching. And than 2 coats of the Ebalay. Unfortunately they don´t have names, just numbers.

So here we go. Let´s start with my favorite, Ebalay 005.

The color shifting isn´t that amazing in my pictures, but irl it´s pretty awesome!! It shifts from a deep plum purple to an orange gold and everything in between. Wow!

Next up is  Ebalay 011.

This one shifts purple, teal and many types of blue. Blue/purple is always hard to photograph. Or maybe it´s just me. I´ve had trouble catching the right colors on camera lately, I´m sorry for that.
This one is probably my second favorite, also really pretty.

Third is Ebalay 008

This one shifts goldish green, to orange and pink. Kind of like Space Cadet, but more vibrant. Another awesome shade!

And the last one is one I´ve showed you before, but I think it has to be in this post as well, so here we go, Ebalay 003

This one shifst green, gold and teal. Also very nice!!

They all have a similar finish as Orly Space Cadet and Model´s Own Purple Blue.

You can find Ebalay polishes at KKCenterHk. And I have a SPECIAL SURPRISE for you all. A coupon code for 10% discount. Sounds good right?!
The code is: mirannie
And you can use it untill 31st January 2013
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

These were sent to me for review.

donderdag 19 april 2012

Hits Apolo and Hera

Hi ladies!

For todays manicure I couldn´t decide which one of my Hits I was going to wear first. So I decided to put both of the holos I got together in one mani.

Hits Hera and Hits Apolo. Both very beautiful shades that are really shiny. Most holos dry slightly matte, but these almost looked like jellies. Very beautiful! Application was good and both needed 2 coats. Which is a good thing, because the bottle is really small, so if they would need 3 coats, the polish would be gone in like 5 manicures. Now I hope I can at least enjoy them 7 times :P

Here are some pics for you guys.

The teal one is Hera and the blue one is Apolo. Unfortunately it wasn´t all that sunny the day I used these 2 pretties, but trust me, they are HOLO!

Which one is your favorite Hits holo?

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

maandag 9 april 2012

Models Own Indian Ocean

Hi ladies!

A few days ago I showed you Nicole One Big Happy Fame-ily. Since my new Models Own Beetlejuices came in when I was wearing them and I had read all over the place that Indian Ocean was really sheer, I decided to layer it on top of One Big Happy Fame-ily. And it turned out to be a good combo. Although I´m really curious how it would look on a darker color too.

I used 2 coats of Indian Ocean and this is the result.

In real life the colors are much more vibrant, but you just have to trust me on that one.

I do have to admit that the new Beetlejuices are a bit of a disappointment unfortunately. I really hoped they would be awesome opaque duochromes. Layered Indian Ocean looks pretty. And Copper Pot looks pretty amazing in the bottle. But I´m pretty sure Tropical Sun is not a keeper.

Thanks for stopping by!

zaterdag 7 april 2012

Lippmann Mermaid´s Dream


Today I´ve got an awesome polish for you. I´m not really a fan of these type of mint green polishes usually, but when I saw a promo pic of this one for the first time, I knew I had to have it. It´s gorgeous!

It´s not really mint green, I would call it seafoam green or something and it has small gold glitter and larger blue glitter. Its name matches perfectly.

I used 2 coats. Application was good. The only downside is the price. I mean, why on earth do some brands need to make their polish so much more expensive than others? It´s not like you get much better wear out of it, or much better application than other cheaper brands.

Anyway, let´s look at the pics.

Really stupid of me, but I forgot to take pics. So when I finally did take pictures, the sun was already gone... It does look more beautiful in the sun.

Enjoy your day!!

donderdag 5 april 2012

Nicole by OPI One Big Happy Fame-ily


I`ve got a new Nicole by OPI shade. It`s lilac with a silver shimmer. I know I hardly ever show you soft or light colors. I`m just not really into that. But when I saw a swatch of this one I knew I had to have it.

The color is much less blue than my pictures show, but you can imagine how beautiful it is.

At the first coat I thought it would never be opaque. And let me tell you, if you need a nice lilac sheer shimmer, just use 1 coat of One Big Happy Fame-ily. But with 3 coats it was opaque and beautiful.

Perfect for spring!

Thanks for watching and enjoy your day!

dinsdag 3 april 2012

A-England Tristam

Hi there!

Not much to say about the pretty navy blue holo I´m showing you today. It´s holo, it´s smooth, applies like butter, 1 coater and I love the color.

Just drool with me :P

The rainbow is much stronger in real life, but ok...

Love it!

Thanks for watching!

zondag 1 april 2012

Catrice Genius In A Bottle

Hi ladies!

Today one of my very few Catrice polishes. This is the one that is a close dupe for Chanel Peridot. And a cheap one too! Only 2,50 euro. It is a bit darker a bit more streaky, but other than that pretty close.

I used 2 coats. Application wasn´t awesome, but not too bad either.

It flashes all these great colors like Peridot: copper, gold, green.

Yes, it´s a nice substitute for the way too expensive Peridot.

Thanks for stopping by!