Monday, December 31, 2012

Apparently I like to buy blue glitter toppers

Why do I have so many? It's not as though I even wear them all that often-This isn't even all I have, just trying a few untrieds before I took off GB Banana Hammock-

from left- top-Glimmer by Erica- Ethereal, Dollish We're Simply Meant to Be, Hits Blue Christmas, Sonoma GO to Napa for Auto Parts

second pic- Northern Star Kaleidoscopic, Hits Blue Christmas (again ), 
Lacquistry one off from grab bag-  I (heart) Homikoho-latka, Utopia Blue Lagoon.

I probably have 10 more of these- must get a nail wheel and do a better swatching job/comparison.

Happy New Year to all- my NYE mani coming soon!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

A Perfect Winter Manicure- Yellow!

Girly Bits released a collection this past summer with 5 summer brights, this one is a banana/lemon yellow jelly with a blue green shimmer (impossible to photograph for me, but google it- well worth it) I've done three thin coats here- easy to apply, no streaks, still a tad bit of VNL but less visible IRL. Love this- and you may see this again very soon with something fun over it!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Travelin' Nails- Retro Leopard!

Going to be seeing some family over the holidays and you just know they're going to expect something over the top from me- Leopard is easy, albeit a bit time consuming, but I wanted to stay away from the glitter I would normally use- I'm going majorly bling on Christmas and didn't want to worry about removing a manicure while out of town, so I picked three dense, creamy 70's colors- Kiko doesn't have the manners to name these polishes, they're just numbered 369 and 393, the Finger Paints is Cordur-Orange. I think they look straight out of a kitchen from the late 60-s early 70-s- Harvest Gold, Avocado and Burnt Umber, am I right?  All three were easy to work with and gave great coverage. HK Girl over.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Missing the Sunshine-Bettina Sherbet

It's been chilly and damp for days now, so instead of a winter/holiday/Christmas mani, I decided to do more of a summer one- this is Bettina Sherbet, a bright coral leaning pink (think non-holo China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy with a tad more orange) accented with Candy Lacquer City Girl, a sophisticated topper of all matte glitters, mostly black and white with pink, red, blue, green and purple as well. The Bettina was a bit sheer and needed four coats to cover all bare patches (the polish is quite thin and a little runny) and the glitter had to be dabbed on- I did Gelous over the glitters and Cult Nails Wicked Fast for topcoat. My mood is perking up already!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Beauty Never Fails-a england

OK I'm going to need a backup. I was very wary at first, a thin first coat like I normally do was patchy, sheer and dragged clumps of polish around. But a heavier second coat, and all was forgiven. Everything settled, no patches, no bruch strokes, a perfect creamy opaque covering of deep dark olive with green, copper and golden shimmers. Oh, Adina, you are a genius!
HKGirl over.


So, I had a swap going with the Mother of the Year Debbie Crumpet (go follow her....NOW!! Go! Go! and I *think* we were swapping for Crows Toes Last Call at the Crow Bar and *maybe* a yellow indie or two- but LOOK what I got!! 6 Kikos (my first!!) and the coveted HTF Opi Holiday Glow!! Someone loves me very, very much! ((muah darling)))

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Darling Diva FUUUUUUUDGE!!!

I can't JUST wear a nude polish, you should all know that by now- and I'm not feeling orange glitters (too close to H'Ween and Thanksgiving) so I went with a more holiday-ish topper for my Sally Hansen Salon Choco-Latte three coat base- Darling Diva's 2012 Holiday collection FUUUUUUUDGE!! This is one coat with a bit of daubing followed by Enkelini Flakie Friend then HKGirl. Carrie's description is:
Brown shimmery based polish with multiple copper, brown, gold glitters along with some multi colored hexes and shreds.

FUUUUUUU (yeah 7 "U's") DGE! is available in her shop  here. What makes this special to me is first the ease of application, then the micro bronzey shimmer base, then the random colored glitters/shards, some matte. Very unique, very pretty!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Actually, The Grass IS Greener!

Another palate cleanser from all the holiday glitters- Enkelini had a 50% Black Friday sale and I jumped on the chance to try her holos- The Grass is Greener is a deep emerald/forest green linear holo- slightly jellyish, so I layered 2 coats over 2 of Nubar Forest. I may be headed back to her shop here very very soon- This is so deep and dark it would make a perfect Christmas green-I hope it's not sunny out tomorrow- this is going to make driving dangerous.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's Bigger On The Inside- Wedding nails!

Going to a wedding today and I wanted to wear something extravagant- I've been hoarding Dollish Polish It's Bigger On The Inside for a while, waiting for a special occasion, and this is it! IBOTI (from the Dr. Who collection)is a deep royal blue jelly filled with micro blue glitter and a scattering of frost- not metallic at all and no brush strokes- in fact, I dabbed a bit to cover some dragging and it melted right in. This is three thinnish coats. I accented with Crows Toes Christmas polish Maxxed Out- a mix of gold and silver holos in assorted shapes. Gelous and HKGirl to top.

The top I'm wearing