Morning! Let me share a (non) sob story with whoever has the wish to read further. I have a lot of untried nail polishes. A LOT. Because, well, I buy a fair amount, in spurts, and then I hate to put them on, take photos, and take them straight off again. It feels wasteful to me, and unfair to the polishes who really deserve better 😀 What to do? I think I *may* have a solution!
This post will show a bunch of polishes, which I have swatched only. As in, put on, photographed, taken off. NEXT! BUT….at the end of this I chose my favourites (and with 10 nails I can choose up to 10 hehehe NO RULES!) and put them back on as a proper manicure, and wear that for a while. Let me know if it works for you, and I’ll let you know if it works for me! 😀
(honestly, I have about 150 polishes that I haven’t even tried. Steps need to be taken.)
SpaRitual Elixir – 3 coats, no top coat, shade photos.
Sheer but pretty, sort of bridal-esque polish with pretty glass flecks. I love this brand, even though I have the worlds most boring colours from them, I just love the bottles and the image of it all.
Banana Republic Black Wisteria – 3 coats, no top coat, shade
Sun… Black Wisteria is a very jellyish polish, and with my application skills this equals streaky. Lovely and glossy though!
Fantasy Makers (by Wet & Wild, snigger at the name) Nail in the Coffin. 3 coats, no top coat.
Very cool bottle, and I love the dark and shimmery brown polishes! Nice one!
Nfu Oh 074 – two coats over black, three coats alone, no top coat
These shimmers are too sheer for me to wear on their own, but I like them over black, the yellow goes olive. Very nice.
Rimmel Grey Matters – 3 coats no top coat
Solid grey creme. Yep. Can always use these, can’t wax too eloquent about them.
Boe Beauty Champagne – 3 coats, no top coat
Pretty shimmer, $2 in The Warehouse, why you so streaky?!
Sabrina Sato Dreams – 3 coats, no top coat
slightly frosty colour duochrome polish, dusty blue/ gold.
Kolt Golden Chip – 2 coats no top coat
Adore this polish. Just, wow. Applies so smoothly, and it’s such a perfect gold shade 🙂
Covergirl midnight magic – 3 coats, no top coat
deep blackened blue with blue shimmer that doesn’t hide too much.
Wet and Wild (snigger) Teal of Fortune – 3 coats no top coat
very pretty polish! Stains, though. Word of warning. Double basecoat and don’t let it touch your cuticles (don’t feed it after midnight, either!). A bit sheer, as you can probably see for yourself. In real life the shimmer is blinding and it’s not so obviously sheer.
Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black – 1 coat layered over Nail in the Coffin, no top coat
Been meaning to try this one for a year. I actually have two, one I’ll franken though. Nice large iridescent flakes, green/gold/orange/blue.
And my favourites were Kolt Golden Chip and Wet & Wild Teal of Fortune
so I just did some accent nails and reversed the colour in the little rhinestones.
I didn’t get any photos, but my youngest son was also a fan of the Kolt and got me to do his nails, which was fun, it’s been awhile since they’ve let me do that! 😀
Some of these I’ve been given, some I’ve bought. I won’t, personally, by Covergirl or Wet & Wild brands, but I’ll use them if I’ve been given them, and love them too 😀 My personal opinion is that point of purchase is where we can make a difference between buying animal tested (or from a brand who does) and from one who doesn’t. After that, fair game 😀
Have an awesome day!
I got some nail mail! Yay! It’s been quite a long time since I’ve got any polish in the mail, and it’s soooo exciting 😀
This was my haul from Harlow & Co. I love Harlow & Co, but I have noticed their shipping has slowed down a lot lately. Hopefully that isn’t the norm, and others have better stories. I still adore their polishes, and their site!
From left to right: Kolt High Definition – Golden Chip, models own – Beth’s Blue, models own – Little Lemon, KB Shimmer – Spring Training, Color Club – Kismet, Nubar – Jewel, Nubar – On the Radar.
Whhheee! I need to be able to wear my untrieds faster… need more nails 😀
Have a wonderful day (it’s all Springlike here and I’m HAPPY! SUN!)
Galaxy nails! Oh how I love thee. One day I shall get better at thee.
Until then, though, I stick with my tried and true concept. And failed in the cleanup, because my hands are rough and yuck after this weekend, sorry. Avert eyes from cuticles. You have been warned. 😉
I’m going to say (thanks to Sister V for the idea) that this galaxy nail is inspired by the space surrounding the Horsehead Nebula. And that, around my ring finger nail there, is part of it’s mane. It’s NOT a stray hair that I didn’t see until I was editing the macro shots, ok?! 😀
Polishes used: Actually, I started with two coats of Kolt Lunatic over a coat of Kleancolor Black, then I sponged on a handmade polish (Denim & Sequins), more Kleancolor Black (to break up the blue and red and add some depth) and then one and a bit coats of OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle. (a bit – basically one coat, then a few dabbed bits where I thought more ‘stars’ should be). Then a top coat, and done!
Have a great day
This was my birthday present to me… it didn’t turn up by my birthday, but thats fine, just meant I had two birthdays. Second, second birthday 😉
These preciousssesss (to continue a theme) were from Harlow & Co – really nicely packaged. Shipping seemed to take a while, but taking into account we had Christmas and New Years stat holidays in the middle, I suspect it was pretty good shipping time, really! 😀
I bought THREE Girly Bits polishes! And can I say, that name kinda makes me snigger like a 12 year old boy, sometimes. 😀
This is, left to right, Arctic Sunrise, Magically Delicious, and Star Spangled
Left to Right: KB Shimmer Quantum Leaf (MEEEEP!), Nubar Reclaim (meeep MEEP!) and Kolt Lunatic.
I’ve been lemming half of these polishes for quite some time, (Girly Bits, Nubar) but fiercely lemming Quantum Leaf since I saw it (also Toucan Touch This and Splat, but good things take time – and not being sold out, yeah). I GOT Quantum Leaf!
And over the weekend I had more turn up – don’t worry, I don’t have many more coming in, this will be the last of the haul posts for quite some time 🙂 Pahlish: Sitting in a Tin Can and Pianos Filled with Flames:
Head2Toe Beauty Haul:
And look, Ruby Wing polish in Tide! This changes colour in sunlight (not temperature, actual sunshine) from this
to this – in about 2 minutes!
I also got Color Club Angel Kiss, Cloud Nine, Winter Affair and China Glaze Bend Over Backwards.
From Candy Girl:
Layla Mirror Effect Black As Ebony, OPI Don’t Touch My Tutu!, OPI Goldeneye, OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest, and Zoya Feifei. They also sent a Niju Brightening Essence Mask – looks like fun 🙂 My mother bought me a voucher for Candy Girl, which is why I was able to get so many amazing polishes. Thank you!!
From Gracie Lou:
piCture pOlish Demeter and Ozotic Scatter 915
MORE Darling Diva Polishes:
Ringer, Seriously Serious, and Fuuuuuuuudge!. Surely I own all of her polishes by now 😀
And last but not least, my Wing Dust polishes…
Look! She packaged them all cute in blue tissue paper and black bags, with chocolate and information cards. 10/10 for presentation!
Breathing Underwater, Hope, Snakeskin Shoes, Plum Outta Ideas, and Crazy on You.
Phew! I’m almost frothing at the mouth here, trying to decide what to put on first… lucky, lucky me!
Have a fabulous day