Monday, February 28, 2011

Misa Genie in This Bottle

 Reminder: Wanna have a pretty purple polish visit you? Read this post to learn how you can get Manhattan 610K to pay a visit.


Before this I only had two Misa polishes but I really like them and the quality is so good that I wanted to have more. So I just a while ago I added third one to my collection, and what a pretty one that is!




This is Genie in This Bottle and it's from Wishes collection for spring 2011. I have three coats here with base and top coat. As soon as I took this out of the package that it came in I knew I had to try this immediately. It looked sooooo pretty. And it doesn't disappoint on nail either, it's like fairy dust on nails or something. Just gorgeous! It is also again nice quality, little bit thick, but nothing that one couldn't cope with. It's a bit sheer but imo with a light color like this it doesn't bother. Now I just have to have more of these Misa polishes...

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Manhattan 610K

It's here! (Find out how you can get this polish visit you at the end of this post!) -> *CLOSED* Manhattan 610K has found it's new destination

Yep, it's the German polish that is going around the world. Many of you have probably read about this somewhere.. So this was originally Kesha's (Nail Polish Obsession) fabulous idea and started from Germany in last Sebtember. After Germany it went to UK, then several locations in US and now it's back in Europe, here in Finland. How fun is that? Here you can see the previous manis done with this Manhattan 610K:



And here's the mani I did with Manhattan 610K and Color Club Snakeskin:



With these it's probably best to click the pictures to see them bigger.. I saw this post in Acetone and Old Lacquer and thought it would be nice to try it.. My fabric was quite stiff, so there isn't so clear pattern but I thought this was still fun look.


And here's Manhattan 610K by it self (two coats, with base and top coat):

I really like the color and would very much like to keep to this polish, but it's not possible, because I have to send it to someone else. So, would anyone be interested in having this polish visit you?

You have to be able to send this polish forward after you have used it and you also have to have a blog so that you can show your mani to all of us. Other than that, everyone can join. Just leave a comment here on this post with you GFC name, email, blog url and location. I will be taking entries till March 13th, 2011 and after that I will pick a random winner and send this polish forward.

Jesse's Girl Confetti

Sorry about not blogging for couple days, but I've been so stressed out with all the school work I've have had literally no time for anything else than school, eating  and sleeping.. I had this speech I had to give couple days ago.. Well, I don't like speeches very much and on top of that this had to be in Swedish. Yeah, Swedish is official language here in Finland (with Finnish, of course), but like almost every other Finnish speaker, I'm not very good at Swedish.. And the speech had to be academic, of course, as it is a part of my studies.. Anyways, it was really stressful preparing it and also finally giving it, but for even my own surprise it apparently went quite well. At least it's now over and I don't have to ever do it again (hopefully, nothing against Swedish though..)

Oh well, lets move on to the polish, shall we..

So I have another Jesse's Girl polish for you today, take a look:




This is called Confetti. It was a bit sheer, if I remember correctly this was four (thin) coats (with base and top coat), but I say it is worth it as it is really pretty.

I ordered this and some other Jesse's Girl polishes from their web site, and I just have to  say that the delivery was really fast and the polishes were nicely packed. Delivery took only week or so, which is imo quite fast as there is 'some' kilometres between Finland and US. And they also included some eyeshadow samples (quite many actually) so overall I was more than pleased how everything was. And the price of these polishes is nice too, only $2.99.

(This was my honest oppinion, nobody paid me anything and I ordered these polishes with my own money)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Franken: purple holo

As I loooove puprle I wanted to have some nice dark purple holo. I do have Color Club's Wild at Heart in my collection but I wanted something else, more warm toned one.. So I did some frankening and here it is:



I think I did a decent job, though the holo effect could be even more dense, but it's definately more dense than the one in CC Wild at Heart if I may say.. This is btw two coats here, with base and top coat. And the polishes that I used for this were China Glaze Evening Seduction, Color Club Fashion Addict and Sinful Colors Daddy's Girl, there was maybe the same amount of the two first ones and then little less of Daddy's Girl.. I think. I was just experimenting.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

IsaDora Masterpiece Pink & China Glaze Below Deck

I'm still waiting for my China Glaze crackles to arrive, so in the meantime I had to have some crackle fun with IsaDora.


So this is Masterpiece Pink over China Glaze Below Deck. I'm not still sure if I love this crackle look or not, but still I had to order some of those China Glaze crackles. Oh well.. It's sure gives a quick change to your manicure if you want to and is really easy 'nail art'..

Sunday, February 20, 2011

China Glaze Below Deck

So another polish from China Glaze's newest collection:



This is Below Deck, I have two coats here with base and top coat. The last pic is taken under direct sunlight. This is supposed to be very close to the popular and long gone China Glaze Channelesque, but I don't have that so I can't compare. Anyways, this is really pretty color and as soon as I saw the first swatches of this is knew I would love it as I love colors like this. It's quite chic color and fairly easy to apply. Little thick but not too much.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

China Glaze Evening Seduction & Milani HD

I'm not done with those Milani holos yet. Or at least I have this one post for you today featuring one Milani holo, HD. I wanted to try layering it over some dark polish and here's the result:



So this is HD over China Glaze Evening Seduction. And I just have to say OMG! I don't usually use that "phrase" but this combo really deserves it. HD just really seems to come alive over some darker polish and you can see all the amazing colors. Remember that you can always click on pics to see better.. First when I applied HD over Evening Seduction it was a bit "meh" but when you get a glimpse of light, especially sunlight, on nails, it's just amazing. Oh, and this was just one quite thin coat of HD over two coats of Evening Seduction. 

Here's a pic of ES by it self:

Two coats, with base and top coat, though this was so glossy by itself that it shines even without top coat, but I'm so used to using one.. Anyways, pretty vampy purple, looks almost black in dim lighting. This is quite well pigmented, so you might only need one thicker coat. The only problem that I had with this was that it was a bit runny, so you need to be careful if you don't want it to be all over your cuticles. Other than that, really nice purple.

And sorry about the bit messy look, I was in a hurry to take pictures when I still had some sunlight so there was no time to clean up or anything..

Friday, February 18, 2011

Milani 3D Holographic Collection

Here's a recap of those Milani holos:

 Hi-Tech


 3D


 Cyberspace


 Digital


 Hi-Res


 HD

All of them were two or three coats, great quality! As I said before, the holo effect isn't so strong as in some other polishes, it's different. It's almost like holographic glitter, but it's still not glitter as it is really smooth and very easy to remove. Great collection, I love holos and I think I could have every holographic polish there is and still not get bored..

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Milani HD

I have the last one of those Milani holos for you today:

So this one is called HD and it's nice silver holo. I have two coats here, no base or top coat. This is a bit more holographic than the purple one that I showed you before this. It's still not as holographic as for example GOSH Holographic is but I think this is still pretty. It's not as on your face type of polish, you know.. Sometimes it's nice to wear something more subtle, though I know that many think that this polish has nothing to do with subtle. Anyways, it's really pretty and quality is also good like with every other of these Milani holos.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sinful Colors Daddy's Girl

Today I have you yet another really nice purple:

So this is Daddy's Girl by Sinful Colors, I have three coats here with base and top coat. This is really nice purple, but it's a jelly so it needs several layers to make it opaque. I did three, but it could have used a fourth one. So if you want to avoid VNL it would be better to use this over some other purple or something.. This is really pretty with all that glitter and all but it was little diffucult to apply and took forever to dry. And it's also really hard to picture this, I actually wore this once already before this and took pictures but none of them were good so I decided to wear it again and try to take a better picture.. Well, it's not still very good, but at least you can see a bit how this looks like.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Here's the mani that I did for Valentine's Day:


I saw this tutorial at My Simple Little Pleasures and I thought it looked so cute that I had to try it. I used Orly's Lollipop and Essence's Break Trough and also e.l.f. twinkle to get little sparkle on top. I didn't want to use the traditional pink or red for this so I went with purple/lilac. I thought the outcome was really cute.. I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day, but it's always fun to do some theme manis...

So happy Valentine's Day for all!

And btw I have reached 100 followers, so thanks to everyone who's following! I really value each and every one of you. Hope you like the changes that I made to my blog..

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Milani Hi-Res

I have another Milani holo polish for you today



So this is the light purple one called Hi-Res, I have three coats here, no base or top coat. I've said it before, but I love these Milani holos. They are not so holographic as some other holos, but they are still so pretty and they really come alive in sunlight. As for this one, it's purple, so of course I love it! I think one can never have too many purple holos.. or holos in general..

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Another Valentine's Day mani

I have another Valentine's Day inspired mani for you today. I just had to use those hearts again..




The pink is Maybelline Pink Strass, then I have one coat of OPI (Katy Perry) Teenage Dream over it and then two hearts to make an accent nail. Teenage Dream looks very pretty over pink and very girly indeed. It's a perfect combo for Valentine's Day imo, sweet and cute.

Here's a pic of that Maybelline Pink Strass by it self:
Yep, it's one really old polish and a frost of course. It was nice base for Teenage Dream, but I wouldn't probably wear it alone..

Friday, February 11, 2011

Jesse's Girl Glee

First, I have to warn you, because my hands look competely dry in these pics though I constantly put hand cream AND cuticle cream AND cuticle oil. It's the weather, it's been something like -20 C for a week (-4 F) and it's gonna be like that at least for 10 days! I'm seriously thinking about moving somewhere else... I don't mind the snow but the cold sucks.

Anyways, on to the polish..




What a pretty one, right? This is Jesse's Girl Glee, three coats here with top coat and base coat. This is my first Jesse's Girl polish, well I ordered this and five others (?) but this is anyways the first I'm showing you. And I have to say that I'm impressed, the quality was spot on and the color is amazing. Well, yeah, it's a close dupe for lots of colors like Zoya Charla but as I don't own any of them and I've been wanting to have one that would be like it, this totally killed a lemming for me. And the name Glee, of course, brings the tv show Glee to my mind and I love that show, so how can I not love this polish.. Have to see though if this stains my nails or fingers as apparently some of colors like this do.. Don't know yet as I'm still wearing this one.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

China Glaze Grape Juice

Let's take a break from pink and do something purple..


This is China Glaze Grape Juice, three coats here with base & top coat. This is from the Summer Days 2009 collection. This is really pretty purple, quite unique too, imo. I'm a bit bummed out that I haven't worn this before, it's so lovely color! I think it would also look good layered over some other color...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eveline #412

Yeah, as I said yesterday, more pinks coming to your way..


This is Eveline number 412, I have two coats over OPI's Señiorita Rose-alita, which I showd you yesterday. This is more like my kind of pink.. And yes, I said I didn't have more of these holos, but then I found this one from my drawer. Oh well, this is the last one I have for now, I promise. Anyways, this was probably my favourite one of these Eveline holos that I have, even though the holo effect in this is just barely there. And of course I couldn't get you a photo that would even show slighty that holoness in this as I just couldn't find any light that I could take a photo with and there wasn't any sunlight either. Well, I'll be wearing this again for sure, so lets hope there will be sun then..

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