Tuesday, October 23, 2012

China Glaze–Atellier Tulle with stamping

The lovely Kristy from The Polish Haven gifted me this pretty, summery polish when I bought from her blog sale. It’s always nice to open up a package and find extras! Thanks, Kristy Open-mouthed smile

She gifted me a mini China Glaze in Atellier Tulle, a pretty deep red coral colour.

I was feeling summery so decided on a cute and fun mani using it:


Two coats of Atellier Tulle with some cute lollies and sweeties stamping on in Konad Special Polish White. I’m struggling to remember which stamp it is but I’m pretty sure it’s from the 3rd Bundle Monster series.


This was such a fun and happy mani. I really enjoyed wearing it Open-mouthed smile

Have you been getting into the summery manis?


Monday, October 22, 2012

Nails Inc.-Baker Street

I love polishes which have a lot of thought put into their bottle/box design. Packaging can really make or break a polish for me, no matter how lovely the colour is.

That’s why I LOVE these special edition Nails Inc. polishes with bling bling rhinestone studded lids:


So cute and unusual, right? My partner just stared at this polish (which also came in a fancy box) when I received it. I believe his exact words were, “what is that?!”

Hahahha Smile with tongue out Boys! They just don’t get it!

Anyway, this is two coats of Baker Street, a gorgeous royal blue which has been said to be a dupe for Revlon Royal. I haven’t tried Revlon Royal so I can’t confirm that. What I can confirm is that looking at my photo of it now, the colour is way off. It is actually much darker in real life!

Is it weird that even though I have dupes of this (a Kiko polish being one), I’ll probably keep this one just because of the pretty bottle?

No? I knew my fellow nail addicts would understand Winking smile


Sunday, October 14, 2012

China Glaze–Deviantly Daring

Oh how I love you, China Glaze. Their recent Bohemian Lustre Chrome collection has caused many people to complain about how non-duochromey the polishes are, but I still love them. They are still beautiful colours which simply glow from within.

Enough of my babble, here’s Deviantly Daring:


Two coats of beautifulness over an existing mani (a dark teal creme). How gorgeous is it!? See what I mean about glowing from within!?

The formula on this was pretty good. A little runny, but nothing unmanageable at all.

Here’s another photo which shows its dark side a little:




Do you love DD?!



Sunday, October 7, 2012

essie–Coat Azure with stamping

I have a pretty, pretty polish for you guys today. I had this beauty sitting in my untrieds since February (whoops) and I’m not sure why it took me so long to wear it!


essie Coat Azure, two easy coats. It’s got such a pretty shimmer through it, hasn’t it?

I decided to jazz it up with some stamping:


This is a design from the latest MASH plates. I’m really impressed with these plates.. I found them easy to stamp with Open-mouthed smile

I dotted the centre of the flowers with NYC Color Banana Split. Some of the dots are a bit wonky but you get that in the big jobs!


It’s such a Spring-like mani, don’t you think?


Friday, October 5, 2012

Cult Nails–Princess

Oh man, it’s taken me a long time to jump on the Cult Nails train but seriously, I am so glad I finally have.  I am now absolutely obsessed with Cult Nails and have since acquired at least 10 more of their polishes. Honestly, I love the unique colours Maria from Cult Nails comes out with. They’re something a little different and I have so many I’m dying to try.

This is Princess, a gorgeous blue creme with a lovely golden shimmer. I was going to call it powder blue but it’s a little darker than that.

Anyway, enough babbling and on to the pretty polish!


Oooh ahhhh! It’s alright, I’ll forgive you if you drool. This was two easy coats of Princess. I really, really love this polish. The formula was awesome and it just lasted and lasted without chips and tip wear.


Stay tuned for more Cult Nails posts Open-mouthed smile


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Custom Polish–Olive Ya!

This is a polish from when I was messing around making new colours for my Love Thy Polish line of nail polish.

I can’t decide whether I like it or not! I’ll let you guys decide…

This is Olive Ya!


Two coats. I still can’t decide if I like it. Hrmmm!!


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Kiko–383 and 389

I’ve really come to love Kiko polishes. They are Italian and I got some in a swap from a lovely lady in the Netherlands not long ago. I couldn’t decide between two colours to try so I decided to try both!


The gorgeous bright mint green is  389 and the dark teal is 383 (grrr to polish companies who don’t name their polishes).

Two coats of each. They both had a pretty decent formula. I couldn’t complain!


Have you tried any Kikos? What do you think?


Monday, October 1, 2012

L’Oreal–Divine Indigo

Another L’Oreal for you lovely people today. Is it terrible that I can’t actually remember when I wore this polish? It was a fair while ago because I’m so behind on my blogging.


Anywhoo, this is Divine Indigo:


Two coats. What a stunning colour! It had the awesome formula I’ve come to expect from L’Oreal and I only did a second coat because I feel weird doing only one coat. It was really not needed!

Hurry up and bring out more colours, L’Oreal! I’m waiting with an open wallet Open-mouthed smile