Friday, November 30, 2012

Friday Spam

Friday is finally here after a busy week and I feel wrung out. At least my nails were pretty! The weekend ahead will be filled with some relaxing time between errands and obligations and I am very happy about that. Here is some spam to end the week with:

Color Club Ho-Ho-Holly

Color Club Winter Affair

Elevation Polish Fairy Ice

Kiko #255 Violet Microglitter

Essence I Love Bad Boys

Layla Ceramic Space Cowboy
(layered over Revlon Streetwear Forest)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Once Upon a Polish Scuttle, Flounder, and Dragon Spit

Here is part two of my Once Upon a Polish polishes. Dragon Spit is my favorite of all the ones I purchased. Per Once Upon a Polish's Facebook page, she will have polish in stock until mid-Dec and then will close her shop, either temporarily or permanently. Dragon Spit is not in stock at the moment but if she does restock it, I would definitely recommend purchasing that one.

Flounder mattified


Dragon Spit
layered over OPI Tomorrow Never Dies and mattifed

Once Upon a Polish nail polishes can be purchased in her Etsy store

Once Upon a Polish Poison Apple, Arabian Nights, and Rapunzel

I have some Once Upon a Polish's line to show. I like the concept of her brand, using fairy tale inspirations for the colors and titles of the polishes. The polishes apply easily and though some may need layering like Poison Apple, the others just need two coats for coverage.

Arabian Nights mattified

Poison Apple layered over black polish

Rapunzel in direct sunlight

Rapunzel mattified

Once Upon a Polish nail polishes can be purchased in her Etsy store

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Spam

After all the Thanksgiving holiday and Black Friday business, it's nice to get back to regularly scheduled life. I still have things I need to catch up on so in the meantime, here are some backlogged photos.

Happy Hands Z for Zombies

Lacquistry Corn Maize

Jessica Pumpkin Delight

Pretty & Polished Spring Fling 

Pretty & Polished Spring Fling 

Smitten Polish Fire and Blood

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lacquistry Leaf Piles Make Me Smile and Spiced Candy Apple Cider

Lacquistry polishes are always unique and complex and I am never quite able to give accurate descriptions for them. These two are from her Fall Y'all trio that I bought in late September. No layering needed, I used two coats with Leaf Piles Make Me Smile and three coats with Spice Candy Apple Cider. 

Leaf Piles Make Me Smile

Leaf Piles Make Me Smile

Spiced Candy Apple Cider

Spiced Candy Apple Cider

These are not available any longer in Lacquistry's Etsy shop but she will be releasing her Winter/Holiday 2012 polishes soon. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Orly Go Deeper

Go Deeper is part of Orly's Flash Glam FX collection. It does have a tinted base but looks better layered. I applied two coats of Go Deeper over Kiko #335 Ink Blue and really like the complete look of them together.

Go Deeper

Monday, November 19, 2012

Jade Diamond Scarlet and Joy

I do love my Jade Holographic polishes, so when I saw that Jade Diamond polishes were available to purchase, I couldn't resist getting Scarlet and Joy. These are described as duochrome polishes and like many duochromes, they look best layered over a dark color. For both Scarlet and Joy, I applied a layer of black nail polish and then two coats of each color. If they were not layered, the Diamond polishes being on the sheer side, would probably need at least 3 coats to get full coverage. Joy has more of a duochrome color shifting effect than Scarlet, but of the two, I prefer the color of Scarlet.

Joy is a coral polish, at some angles it looks orange, then yellow and then pink. 

Scarlet is very much a ruby red duochrome with flashes of orange. 

Jade Diamond polishes, including Joy and Scarlet, can be purchased at Llarowe and Ninja Polish.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hare Polish Cast in Bronze and Atolla

Not a lot to say today, just some awesome Hare Polishes to show: Cast in Bronze and Atolla. I ordered the majority of Hare's Fall 2012 collections and these two are my favorite out of them.



Cast in Bronze

Cast in Bronze

Hare Polishes are available at Llarowe and there are still a few polishes available in Hare's Etsy shop.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Smitten Polish Ermahgerd Candee Corms

Ermahgerd Candee Corms was what I wore on Halloween and it was perfect for that day. Lots of yellow and orange glitter in a milky base, this IS candy corn bottled. I used three coats for full coverage. 

Smitten Polish Ermahgerd Candee Corms is available at Smitten Polish's Etsy store or at Llarowe

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Illamasqua Optimist

I have slowly been adding Illamasqua polishes to my collection. Their formula is just fantastic overall and I really love their packaging. I received Optimist as a gift and the color is so pretty.

Optimist, as well as others from the Illamasqua Rubber collection are available and on sale at Sephora.

Monday, November 12, 2012

China Glaze Winter Holly and Glitter All the Way

Winter Holly and Glitter All the Way are part of China Glaze's Holiday 2012 Joy for Holiday collection. I used 3 coats for full coverage for both polishes. Winter Holiday is very gritty, I think I should have probably added another layer of topcoat to smooth it out but otherwise formula for both of these are great. Glitter All the Way is especially festive, it reminds me more of Mardi Gras than the Winter Holiday season, so I will have to remember to wear this again in in February. 

Glitter All the Way

Glitter All the Way

Winter Holly

Winter Holly

I purchased my bottles at a local Sally's but I am sure they can be found wherever China Glaze is sold. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

Lynnderella Early Halloween Resurrected

I have a few of Lynnderella's Early Halloween Resurrected collection to show. The others that I purchased will be posted some time later. 

Ghost of a Chance 
layered over a unlabeled pink Barielle polish

Love Potion No 99.9
layered over New York Summer Hot Purple

layered over a dark blue jelly

Witch Cauldron Was It? 
layered over Illamasqua Optimist

Undead Red
layered over Elevation Polish Matsuda

Thursday, November 8, 2012

OPI Skyfall James Bond 007 collection swatches

I haven't had a chance to update this blog all week but better late then never. Here are the remaining OPI Skyfall James Bond polishes that I purchased. Overall great formula on these, The World is Not Enough and On Her Majesty's Secret Service require three coats while the others are fine with just two. Live and Let Die is my favorite of these four. And every time I say/type Live and Let Die, I start to hear Paul McCartney singing in my head. Such a great song, hands down my favorite Bond theme song.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

The World is Not Enough

You Only Live Twice 

Live and Let Die

Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Spam

Elevation Polish Cupcake 
over Essence Absolutely Blue

All That Glitters Ziggy Stardust 
over Essence Gorgeous Bling Bling

Elevation Polish Daisen 
over Essence Modern Romance

Elemental Styles Kryptonite

Nail Venturous Orange You Unique

Pahlish End of Days 
over CND Electric Orange

A few of these polishes are available on my blogsale page here
Have a great weekend everyone!