Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lacquistry Witches Warts

Sorry for the dearth of pics- my phone would NOT focus in on all the glittery goodness. Witches Wart is my fave from Jenna's Halloween collection (thank you for making polishes for general consumption once more!!) This went on so perfectly, one easy coat over two coats of Orly Decoded, a dark blue leaning gray. I wanted the tiny holo glitters in WW to stand out without the green and black glitters disappearing into the background- I'm quite chuffed with myself at my choice!
Jenna has a few fallish colors left on her site here

Gelous and Cult Nails Wicked Fast over.

Pre clean up-

Monday, October 22, 2012

Whoo Hoo! Go, Buy my Lacquistry Custom!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Autumnal but NOT Halloween-

I've used Orly Buried Alive for nail art before but never as a full mani- it took three thin coats but went on easily and shimmers like crazy! It's a medium coppery-brown with gold and red/copper micro specks in it. Then I dabbed on glitter from a new-to-me etsy maker Northern Star Polish in the color called Sunburst, a clear based glitter full of deep yellow-gold, gold holo, orange, neon yellow and a bit of pale pink and silver glitter as well, in hexes, bars tiny hexes and even a few squares. One layer each Gelous then Seche Vite over top.  Reminds me of flickering fires- like the one we had last night- our first of the season-

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Jessica Pumpkin Delight- Swatched

Halogen light
This beauty is a true chameleon. Like most very foily polishes, there is very little color to the base, just a mass of glittery particles that took me three coats to cover completely- better application might have needed 2. It's difficult to say what the true color is, because it changes with every hand movement and lighting change. Inside in halogen lighting, it's a deep red-pink-copper with gold, green and pink sparkles. In daylight it's much lighter and more golden. Then there's the duochrome effect, red copper to gold to even a bit of green.  Application was easy, smooth with one layer of topcoat.
Natural light

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Amazing tutorial to keep your nails in shape!

Bee Polished: Rehab Your Nails: Spa Manicure: Well ladies and we go.  Today I'm going to show you how to take care of your  cuticles WITHOUT nipping them off.  I've pre...

Friday, October 12, 2012

Holy Cow, Holy Grail!

The wonderful and beyond generous Shannon did a recent swap with me for a polish they can't get in the frozen North :) I wound up on the better end of it, with another Nerd lacquer for my small but precious collection, Holy Grail! I am NOT a writer, clearly, here are Amanda's and ninjapolish's decription:

Holy Grail is a super-fine-grained satiny linear holo in a dusty blue-green base with silver microglitter, medium blue-green iridescent glitter, and a liberal sprinkling of big square and hexagonal silver holo glitter. Oh, also? Glows in the damn dark.

Glow-in-the-dark linear holo glitter polish. That's about all that needs to be said.

What's extra fun about this one is that indoors or in shade, the linear holo is invisible but the blue/green iridescent glitter is AMAZING. In full sun, the blue/green glitter disappears, and it's WHOA, HOLO CITY. And then of course in the dark, oooooooo! Magic!

I layered it over two thin coats of OPI Thanks a Windmillion which has the same base color. One coat Poshe to cover- this glitter is very smooth.

Full sun


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Feenix Polish Cammie

I love green. From pale spring greens to the murkiest olives they are all beautiful to me. My favorite green of all is khaki green. Not olive, khaki- the gray side that most people associate with slime, muck, baby poo, all kids of horrible things. Perhaps it's because my eyes are this color! I wanted to feature this gorgeous glitter over something appropriate, so after seeing a discussion of "poo" colors I grabbed my untried OPI Uh-oh Roll Down The Window, in the exact grayed-deep olive khaki I love. It did take three coats on the non-glitter nails for opacity, but the polish applied easily with the big brush and I topped the plain nails with Out the Door. One thick coat of Cammie over a couple accent nails and :::sigh::: love it. Here is what is in Cammie-

 It has a base of shimmering khaki. To that, we've added 14 different glitters in shades of green, gold, brown and gray.

Hopefully more along these lines are coming- here is the site- but leave me a bottle, I need a back up thanks

Saturday, October 6, 2012

The Crumpet: Ask Crumpet - What are Indies and Where Do I Buy T...

The Crumpet: Ask Crumpet - What are Indies and Where Do I Buy T...: Hi Goddesses Today's post is all about Indie Polishes.  I get lots of blog comments asking me where I buy stuff, so today I'm goi...

Finally sun! With Jade Mystic Gold

We've had so much overcast and rain lately I was beginning to mold! Finally clearing and this morning is gorgeous! (still too warm at upper 80's today) I had used the radiant Jade Mystic Gold in a gradient before but wanted to try it alone- this is two coats- one thin and a second a bit thicker-(the gold would look much darker and deeper with three coats)  There is a tiny bit of vnl in low lighting but the gold and rainbows pretty much hide it the rest of the time- glorious pics in various lighting: (CND Stickey base and Out the Door TC- which, btw, does not bother Jade holos)
under Halogen light

near window

sun thru window

sun thru window

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Scottish candy!!

Did a swap with the lovely Kelly in Aberdeen, she got pretzel M&Ms. Reeses pieces, candy corn, etc and I got THIS!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Frog's Breath-

Sorry for the lack of pics- I could NOT get a decent shot of this-
I was planning on layering Crow's Toes Frog's Breath from the 2012 halloween collection over a dark green Revlon when OPI Jade is the New Black caught my eye- this was my first ever OPI and I used it for at least half a dozen manis last year- I forgot the first coat applies streaky and sheer and almost gave up on it, but went back with a second and, except for my pinkies, two coats did the trick- I think it's the brush: my pinkies are slim so applying in a three stroke (or even two) pulls the polish and leaves gaps- so this is two coats with three on pinkies-

Then the MARVELOUS and ONLY Crow's Toes I own, the gold/green/holo Frog's Breath- the "dripping" was not originally planned, one finger got away from me so I went back and dripped them all! Frog's Breath was a very easy application, almost no placing of the glitter. Gelous and SV overall.
Just found out October is Depression Awareness Month- green manis!