Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Love For Vampires Continues...

The second polish that I want to show you from the latest Essence Trend Edition 'Vampire's Love'  is 01 Gold Old Buffy. This really brings back memories when I was addicted to the TV serie.
Gold Old Buffy is a sheer black polish packed with golden flecks/shimmer. This is quite a mysterious one, because the colour changes from black to olive green in different lighting. The formula was a bit thick, so the first coat was a terrible sight. I ended up with three without topcoat.
It didn't felt right to leave Gold Old Buffy 'unstamped', so I used BM plate 214 and China Glaze Passion for the stamping. These pictures were taken in the shade, I apologize for the bad quality.
Have a great one!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Love For Vampires...

The latest Trend Edition of Essence has a well chosen theme: Vampires! This TE has probably no connection with the newest Twilight movie, but the timing is good and it sure reminds us of those attractive creatures. Vampire's Love is the name of this TE and it comes with 5 beautiful colours with glitters and glass flecks.

The first one I like to share is nr. 02 Into The Dark, which is a blue polish with lots of micro silver glitters. There are two coats without topcoat. Into The Dark dries a bit darker on the nails compared to the bottle colour.

The formula was great and Into The Dark is definitely a one-coater! Another plus is that all the Vampire's Love polishes come in 10ml bottles! It doesn't happen often that I like all the polishes of a limited edition collection. Well, this time I do, guess Vampire's Love is hypnotic =]

Have a great one!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holo Glitterati!

You've already seen one MNY LE 'I am a Glitterati Girl' nail polish, which was Plums & Purples in my previous post. Today I have another glitter polish from this collection: no. 142A Baby & Lights. Baby & Lights is a silver shimmer polish filled with a lot of goodies: holographic micro glitters and silver hexagons!!!
On my index and ring finger 2 coats of Essence Can't Cheat On Me. While the middle finger and pink are layered with 3 coats of Baby & Lights, just to show you the difference in effect of holo shimmer and holo micro glitters.
I couldn't help it to layer one coat of Baby & Lights over Can't Cheat On Me too. Which one do you like better: CCOM+B&L or B&L alone?

Have a wonderful one!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


If you read my latest post, you already know which polish will steal the show today. It's none other than MNY no. 143A Plums & Purples!
It's already been a year that I first saw the MNY display in the drugstore. Little did I know that they also came with limited editions and that is exactly what driggers me to buy buy buy! It's so bad to fall for their marketing strategy, I know... The MNY LE that convinced me to buy is called: I am a Glitterati Girl. The collection comes with three nail polishes.
normal lighting

super lightning
As you can see, I layered P&P over Catrice New York, which I have swatched here. I thought the light blue glitters would make a good combination with the pigeon blue of New York.
P&P applied very well and the glitters weren't hiding in the bottle. That's is why I just needed one coat. It is filled with light blue glitters in a sheer pinkish purple base. This did alter the colour of New York a bit, but not in a bad way. I think the release date of Plums & Purples is well chosen, because it is suitable for festive mani's.

Here is a bottle picture and how the P&P looks on it's own:

What do you think of the 'I am a Glitterati Girl' collection?

Have a nice one!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Begin To Love New York!

When people ask me where I would like to travel, my answer would be in Europe: Greece and in Asia: South Korea and Japan. Most people around me would pick New York as their favourite vacation destination. The attraction of New York is just something that hasn't captured me yet, then my sister made a shocking comment: "But you can buy all those branded nail polishes with USD!" That is genius, because I mostly order online because most brands are not available in stores and some brands like OPI are ridiculously expensive here in Europe!

What does this has to do with the polish that I swatched today? Well, that's an easy one, the name of the polish is: 04 New York from the Catrice LE Big City Life collection.
New York is a very beautiful pigeon blue and it's very pigmented. You can get away with one thick coat, but I prefer two coats. The formula was great, but this time luck was not on my side when I chose the bottle. Because this one came with a fuzzy brush, which made the application a bit difficult. This collection also features three other big cities: Berlin, London and Sydney. The must-see places of each city is depicted on the bottle, which is so cool.
Take a look at what's coming up in the next post:

Have a wonderful one!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Edward dressed In Style

Lately, I've been slowly collecting most of the new Essence Colour & Go polishes. It seems so innocent, just one or two at a time... Among those many, I have no. 77 In Style for you today.
In Style is really difficult to describe and to capture on camera. The base color is sheer dark grey/ purple, but the shimmer is what makes things complicated. The shimmer shines green and blue, but the overall colour is beautiful teal. There are 2 coats in the picture.

Since the glitter trend is very popular around this time of the year, I decided to enjoy the mani and ignore the trouble removal proccess. I think that this glitter polish doesn't need any introduction. Yes, you've guessed right: Essence nail art twins glitter topper: Edward.
Other than it's twin Bella, this also looks like a good match, don't you think?

Have a great one!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I Brake for Red Volcano~!~

Today I have for you:
~ OPI I Brake For Manicures
~ p2 Pearl Crackling Top Coat nr. 030 Red Volcano
IBFM is from the OPI Touring America collection. It's a very dark purple and most of the time it looks black, but that makes it a beautiful fall colour in my opinion. I used two coats of IBFM and one layer of Red Volcano.
Red Volcano is the first bottle of p2 nail polish in my collection. This crackle polish is somewhat different from the crackle polishes I own, because Red Volcano is packed with red and golden glitters! It dries super matte, so I used one layer of topcoat to let the glitters shine. The formula was really thick due to the glitters, so it was a bit difficult to work with, but the result is worth it.

Have a great one!