E.g. not independent companies! Here are a bunch of photos for you… and also for me, to clear my desk at long last 😀
Here’s another pretty polish from Megan (seriously, chicky, do you have any ugly polishes? These are GORGEOUS!) this is Sinful Colors Timbleberry, one of my favourite types of colours, that almost neon coral pink.
Two lovely even coats, no top coat 🙂 I also added Color Club Snowflakes to my accent nail, and tips. Snowflake is a lovely green/blue/gold iridescent hex polish in a clear base, but I couldn’t get any good photos of them, they just kind of look like holes in the polish. Not so good.
But, in real life, this was quite pretty indeed!
Next up is Orly Galaxy Girl, which is even prettier on the nail than in the bottle.
This is two coats, plus Misa BREAKneck topcoat.
The colours shifted between an auburn brown, teal/blue, and a gorgeous pinkish purple.
I didn’t think this would be as multi-chromatic on the nail, but it was more so! Love this polish, easy, quick, and stunning. There hasn’t been one from this range (I believe it was the Out of this World range from Orly a few years ago) that I haven’t loved. Just straight out adore. The bottles (large!) the handles (rubbery, soft, perfect grip), the brushes (great!) the polish itself (stunning). Sigh. Thank you, Orly, for making these polishes. Please make more. I love them.
And here is Boe Beauty Ballet Pink. My Sister C bought me two Boe Beauty nail polishes for my birthday, and they were great, but I’ve never seen this brand here before. Then, lo! A stack of them in The Warehouse for $2 each! Allllll right! I got Black (which is black, two coater, nice), red, which I’ll swatch later, and this one.
I thought this would be a pale pink, but it’s more a very pale peach – I don’t have anything like this, and it’s really pretty.
Trouble is, it’s also really streaky – I guess the payoff for being not sheer, is streaks. It’s quite a harsh soft colour, if that makes any sense? Not twink like, but definitely polish, not a natural colour at all. I really like it. Woe on the streaks though.
This is three coats plus top coat.
The second of four polishes sent for review, this is Ozotic Scatter 912 – a very pretty purple/gold shifting duochrome with irregular and highly sparkly holographic particles ‘scattered’ throughout.
Did you know, I thought this would be a layering polish? It’s not. This is two coats on it’s own, no top coat.
Formula on this was perfect, and dry time was on the fast side of average.
The colour shift is there, but not in-your-face, just a nice quiet change when you move your hands. The holographic particles are VERY blingy, but lie flat and are very smooth, too.
I was surprised by how dense this polish was! I did layer it, to see if it would make a difference. From right to left (index to pinky), I used Kleancolor Black, Boe Beauty Purple Knights, L.A. Colors Cranberry Red, and Kleancolor White.
Could you tell there were different colours underneath?
Me, I can see that my little fingernail is slightly paler in tone – that was the one with the white base. Other then that, I can’t tell! Really, the only reason for layering this would be to save the polish or for doing a tape manicure or similar.
So, back to the original! Here it is again, two lovely coats of 912, and then I added one thin dabbed layer of Darling Diva Polish Chrome Job.
I enjoyed the extra glitz, and the fact that you still get all the holographic sparks and colour shift of 912. Win!
This was topped with a thick layer of Misa BREAKneck, though it needed Glitter Food or similar, as some of the large black hexes in Chrome Job have a curl to them, and I didn’t flick one over the right way and it’s poked at me all day.
Still.. I like this. A lot.
piCture pOlish and Ozotic polishes can be bought from piCture pOlish online, or for us Kiwi’s, try Gracie Lou – and check them both out on Facebook too (piCture pOlish , Gracie Lou): they have specials, swatches, and information there that can’t be found anywhere else.
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*Disclosure: the Ozotic polish shown here, Scatter 912, was provided to me for review. All other polishes, bad cleanups, poor photography, overly wordy descriptions, opinions and random hand poses are entirely my own.*
Birthday polishes! Birthday polishes from two sisters, independently chosen which work brilliantly together 😀
This is Boe Beauty (a new to me brand) in Purple Knights – a gorgeous blue based purple with blue and red shimmer- this was a present from Sister C – yippee!
These types of polish colours are some of my all time favourites! The formula on this was a bit runny, but quite workable, this is two coats here.
Then I added on thin coat of Cruisin 4 a Bruisin – blue, black and mid purple matte in a clear base, part of Lush Lacquers Halloween range, I believe, and a birthday present from Sister V. Thanks, Sister V! I LOVE IT! 😀
This is my second Lush Lacquer polish, and so far I love them all – they are packed full of glitter, and apply almost as easily as a creme. Seriously. Just brush it on like normal, and done!
*sighs in happiness*
Then I matted it with Essie Matte About You:
And wore this for two days, showing everyone I could 😀
Thank you, Sisters V and C, for providing me with a perfect-for-me manicure! LOVE YOU!
Have a great day
Some exciting new goodies for me to play with, some of which I already have been playing with and will be blogging about shortly.
Birthday Goodies! My birthday is on Christmas Day, which is fun. And this year my family happened to notice that I have a bit of a thing for nail polish. Possibly because I yak on about it a lot, or because I have half of them addicted to it, and am working on that other half (how about it, Sister C, Cousin F? It’s a lot of fun on the colourful side!)
Sister C bought me THESE amazing things: Nail Art Pens! But not just any nail art pens, these are super duper three-in-one beasts, two in each set (black and gold, silver/blue and pink)
They have matching rhinestone bling.
They have a thin nozzle
AND they have a brush.
So far I’ve used nozzle and blingies, and they work AWESOMELY.
AND she got me these three cuties: from left to right: Boe Beauty Champagne, Face of Australia Mystic Iris (yay, Iris!, plus, Face of Australia don’t test on animals! Whoop!) and Boe Beauty Purple Knights. Not shown is the Face of Australia lipgloss and WAH book of nail art she also got me, they are amazing 🙂
Sister V bought me these three stunners: Left to Right: Lush Lacquer Crusin 4 a Bruisin, Seas the Moment and Starry Nights. WHOA.
Then, nail mail! My order from Evil Shades finally turned up (I say finally because I ordered this on the 27th September, turned up just after Christmas). I have read that she has been very sick, and I hope she gets better soon. I thought these were lost, so am just happy I have them.
Little sample of Orbs sparkle stuff, cute little lolly things, nail polishes in Pumpkin Queen (orange) and Out of the Corner of my Eye. They both look complex and interesting.
And lipstick in Jenaveve! Funny little tube, intensely pigmented lipstick.
And because I find close up photos of my lips freaky, here are some lips on my hand! hehehehe
and more.. you can see the sparkles ( Orbs) just up the top there. Very cute.
And… my 365 Days of Color Mystery Christmas Bag! Wheeee!
LOOK at all the goodies! This was a serious bargain, $15 US for all this.
One of the main reasons I wanted to buy this was for the cuticle oil. I received Headless Horseman cuticle oil in the Halloween mystery bag, and loved it so much I wanted a back up, even though I’ve barely made a dent in it yet. And she sent Reindeer Poop, which is a very interesting scent indeed! Love the name 😀 AND two cuticle balms – Peppermint Bark: which smell divine. I love them all, and they all work incredibly well.
The two polishes: I Stole Christmas (apparantly I’ve been bad this year, heheheh, which is GOOD because this is the one I preferred!) and Chemical Romance. Pretty, and both full sized! And an assortment of other totally cute Xmas things. Thanks so much, Sunny! I’m so coming back for more mystery bags if you do anymore.
And finally, Ninja Polish recently released a bunch of discontinued Ozotics, and I KNEW my Sister V was craving some of them, big time. So I got her some as an early birthday present, and threw a couple of extras in for me (of course!)
I got her these gorgeous ones…
see? Unfortunately I waffled a bit deciding on mine, and one of her wants got cart jacked. But I got her another one instead! 😀 (whoops, sorry V!)
And for me, I bought Jessica Cinnamon Kiss, and A-England Holy Grail (the new revamped version). WHOA. So pretty
Look at the lush glowing colours!
I feel so lucky! And on that note I shall go and look at my pretties some more 😀
Have a great day