Thursday, June 30, 2011

Treasured Haul - China Glaze OMGs

I have been on a quest to get my hands on as many holo polishes as possible, and it seems that luck is finally on my side. I stumbled upon a random local nail supply website and am delighted to know they have the HTF China Glaze OMG Collection in stock! 

Needless to say, I rushed to the store the next day, and apart from OMG! (the silver holo), they have a couple bottles of each color. I snapped up LOL, IDK, 2Nite, DV8, and BFF. Together with the one and only ChG holo - TMI I owned previously, I now have half of the collection, yay!

L to R: DV8, LOL, IDK, 2Nite

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Holographic Baby Blue – from an unknown Japanese brand

Ever since I "entered" the world of polish, I am dazzled by holographic nail polishes. However they are quite hard to find as they are not very common, so I was very excited when I saw some available in City Super! 

This is from a brand that I have not heard of before – vernis a ingles eclair. It is made in Japan. The application is good, the brush is easy to use, and I get full coverage with 2 coats. 

However the holographic effect is not as obvious as some other brands (e.g. ChG). It looks more holo from the bottle than on my nails. This manicure is done with 1 layer of base coat, 2 layers of polish, and 1 layer of top coat.

OPI - Mermaid’s Tears

Mermaid’s Tear is from the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection. The actual color of this polish is more of a Tiffany aqua green than the photo suggested. 


To my disappointment, the formula is a bit hard to apply. It is quite streaky with the first coat, and I even got a couple tiny air bubbles which I have never experienced with OPI before!  

The above manicure is done with 1 layer of Seche Vite basecoat, 2-3 layers of Mermaid’s Tear, and 1 layer of CND Super Shine topcoat.

NOTD: OPI Planks a Lot + ChG Fairy Dust

Planks a Lot is from OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection. Somehow I cannot really associate this creme, pastel purple with rawdy pirates LOL

The formula of Planks a Lot is a little bit on the runny side; but it is still quite easy to apply. The dry time is also very quick.

I decided to make my mani more interesting by adding a coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust. It is a clear holographic glitter polish that is best for layering. Even though I have only applied one coat of Fairy Dust, it already adds so much sparkle to my nails, I can’t stop staring at them! 

The above mani is done with:
1 coat of Seche Vite basecoat
2 costs of Planks a Lot
1 coat of Fairy Dust

OPI Skull & Glossbones + Silver Shatter

Skull & Glossbones is from the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection released this year. It is a light grey polish with a hint of green undertone to it, I must say I don’t have any shade similar to this and quite like it!
Unlike Mermaid’s Tears that is streaky and stains my nail, the formula of S&G is much better. I get full opacity with two coats. It also has a very glossy finish, so I don’t even need a shiny top coat to achieve the manicure above!
I am curious as to how well the silver shatter (again, from the same collection) will go with S&G, so I put it on after my manicure is fully dried. I think the silver shatter complements S&G quite well; it brings a subtle edginess to the otherwise soft looking polish.
Since the silver shatter dries matte, I applied a coat of CND top coat to finish the manicure off.