Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 3: Yellow - China Glaze Trendsetter

It's day three of the challenge and it's time for yellow. This time I have a polish from this fall's collection.




This is China Glaze Trendsetter and I have two coats here. I was little confused if I should put this under yellow or maybe green or something, because the color isn't strickly yellow to me, but anyways.. Well, I think the best description would be mustard yellow green, lol. Anywho, the color is one of those ugly pretties and I was quite sure I wouldn't like it very much. But I have to say I really liked this one, it's really unique color and the gold shimmer makes it even more interesting.

I also added some Nubar 2010 over Trendsetter to make it even more sparkly. I know the last pic is a bit blurry, but it shows the flakies so nicely.



Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 2: Orange - Zoya Tanzy and Kleancolor Chunky Holo Poppy

It's day 2 of the challenge, so it's time for orange. I don't have many orange polishes, so I'm showing you the ones that I haven't yet shown. And I have quite many pics, uups.




This is Zoya Tanzy and I have two coats here. With two coats you could still see some VNL, but I didn't want to do a third one as I knew that I would layer another polish over this. Also, the nail line wasn't so noticeable. I've been wanting to get some more orange polishes as I have so few and I'm really starting to like the color. I though this one was a one to have and I was right, as it is soooo pretty! 

I also wanted to try a chunky holo by Kleancolor and I thought the color Poppy would suit nicely over Tanzy, so here it is:


So this is two coats of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Poppy over Tanzy. I think the mani looked really juicy, like some kind of yummy orange candy or something. If the Kleancolor polish didn't smell so bad I might have accidently tasted my nails, lol.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 1: Red - Zoya Sooki

So it's the first day of the challenge and when I noticed that red was the first color to wear, I immediately knew which polish I would show you. Well, I'm cheating a bit, I took this pictures way before I knew about this challenge, but I've just waited for the right time to post this, and I think this is it.



This is of course Zoya Sooki and even though it is spelled differently than Sookie in True Blood, I had to have this. I'm a True Blood fan and I'm not really embarrassed to say it out loud, I just love that show. And I've been saying that there really should be a True Blood nail polish collection, so I just had to this polish with the name spelled wrong and all. At least it is red as is should be imo. 

I guess I should talk something about the polish itself too, lol. This was really a nice quality as Zoyas tend to be, I have two coats here. Easy application, the polish glided on my nails so easily. True reds aren't usually in my alley but I really liked this one. And there has been a Sooki(e) sized hole in my collection, so this fits in perfectly.

I'm gonna leave you with a pic of Sookie (Anna Paquin), just because I want to, lol.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

31 Day Challenge

Just moments ago I stumbled across this 31 Day Challenge at Wacky Laki and I immediately thought it sounded really fun and I wanted to also to give it a try. I'm not really planning to follow this challenge every day, my plan is to go at my own pace, just like Anutka at Wacky Laki is doing too. So don't be surprised if you see also posts that aren't part of the challenge.

Here is the challenge and the rules:
RULES:
  • Reblog this post if you’re gonna accept this challenge
  • One post per day
  • If you miss one, pick it up the next day
  • Post a picture of each mani
  • It would be nice if you listed/linked to what polishes you used
  • For the inspiration prompts, SHOW US YOUR INSPIRATION/SHARE LINKS
  • BE CREATIVE
  • TRY NEW THINGS
  • HAVE FUN!!!
NOTE: don’t want a new look every day? Go at your own pace! The big goal is to get through all 31 manicures… and notice how your skills grow!
 
Let me know if you are planning to do this too!

Catherine Arley #675

I still have some Catherine Arley polishes left to show you, so here's another holo beauty.




This one is number 675 and (again) I have just two coats here. This is more subtle color and the holo effect isn't very strong either, but it is there. And as you, I'm sure, already know, I love all my holo polishes, so this is no exception. 

Besides this polish, I also wanted to talk to just a little about other stuff. As you've probably noticed, my blogging hasn't been very regular during summer. The reason is that I was working quite a bit and also because my work tasks, I couldn't really wear nail polish. But now I'm back home having some leisure time before my studies at university start again, so I'm going to be blogging more regularly from now on. I just wanted to let you guys now.. I know summer is busy time for many of us and there's usually better things to do, than sit inside and read/write blog posts. I hope you all had really great summer though and I'm looking forward on getting back in the saddle.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Lumene Magical Moment

Today I have another polish from a Finnish brand called Lumene for you.




This is called Magical Moment (Hetken lumo) and I have three coats here. This one was quite sheer and I think I could have needed fourth coat to make it look even better, but other than that this was really a nice surprise. I think most of Lumene's polishes are quite traditional colors and honestly quite boring, but this isn't boring to me. It looks almost like it could be a polish by Zoya or China Glaze, so thumbs up for that.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Teeez holographic polishes?

Just a quick post to ask if I have any readers who have access to Teeez holographic polishes (Outta Control, Cool, Smooth)? I would very much like to have these polishes, so if you have access to them and want to help me out, please e-mail me (polishthis[at]gmail[dot]com) or comment here to this post, so we can arrange a swap or something like that..

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Catherine Arley #666

I'm not still done with Catherine Arley holo polishes, so here's another one for you.





So this one is number 666 and I have (again) two coats here. So at least I can say that the quality of these polishes is really consistent, all colors have been fine with just two coats, some were even fine with only one. This color is also really pretty, just like all the other ones were. I think I can never have too many holo polishes, lol. What can I say, they are just so pretty, especially in summer when the sun is shining brightly.

Monday, August 8, 2011

H&M Lolita comparison

I have just a quick comparison for you today. My last post was H&M Lolita and well, I noticed I had at least two colors that were quite alike, so I compared them to you.


So I have H&M Lolita on my index and pinky nail and Zoya Perrie on middle and Jesse's Girl Spring Break on my ring finger nail. All three looked quite alike in bottles, but Spring Break is clearly more blue toned on nail. Perrie and Lolita are almost dupes but Perrie is a tad darker. I think there's no reason to own both Lolita and Perrie, and well, I would probably invest to Perrie as Zoya's quality is better than H&M's. But then again, Zoyas are quite diffucult to get at some places (like here in Finland) so Lolita is a nice alternative if you're looking one. The color isn't particularly unique and I think almost every brand has probably atleast one color that is close to all these too.
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