Tuesday, May 29, 2012

More Lynnderella Love: Love Potion 99

Lynnderella Love Potion 99 - one coat over Zoya Yara
Check out the rainbow sparkles amongst the sea of purple glitters!
Today I have more Lynnderella for you, this time it is the gorgeous Love Potion 99. It is a purple jelly base packed with purple glitters that come in various sizes and shapes, sprinkled with micro holographic shimmers.  It is insanely pretty because this polish has so much depth, and I am also very pleased with its density because I only need one coat to get the coverage I want. I definitely need more Lynnderellas in my life!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

From one lemming to another - Lynnderella Connect The Dots

Lynnderella Connect The Dots over China Glaze Make An Entrance

Unless you have been living under a rock, you must know Connect The Dots by Lynnderella is one of the most sought after indie polish in the polish world. Lynn is one of the first indie polish makers who is just so creative and talented, and although I was not much of a glitter fan, I definitely am a fan of Lynn, and want to get my hands on all her creations!

CTD is a clear base polish packed with black and white glitters that come in various shapes and sizes: square, circle, hex and bar. The micro silver glitters also give this polish a sparkly look, making it even more special. Here I have layered one coat of CTD over two coats of China Glaze Make An Entrance. I like how the bright color base makes CTD more pronounced, and I will definitely try more layering combination in the near future!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Biggest Lemming Killed: OPI Sanderella

Today I bring you a special polish, one of my biggest lemmings for a long time, OPI Sanderella!

OPI Sanderella - one coat over OPI Planks A Lot

OPI Sanderella was released back in 2003 as part of the Summer for Shore collection. It is a VHTF, and I was lucky enough to get it via a swap on MUA. Sanderella is a soft purple linear holo, and it looks just so dreamy and beautiful! It is a little bit sheer, so I layered it over OPI Planks A Lot here. The only complaint I have about Sanderella is that it looks a bit frosty when the holo goes hiding in dim light. Anyhow I still love Sanderella and hope you like it too!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nail Stamping: Cheetah print mani!

Just a quick post on my Cheetah print mani today. This is one of the more popular stamping manis out there, because it is funky, fun and easy to do! Even though the stamping could be crisper, I am quite happy with the final product!

Do you like it as much as I do? :)

What I used for this mani:

Base Polish: Catrice Carl Says Tres Chic
Stamp Polish: WnW Black creme
Stamping Plate: cheetah print from Fauxnad m57
Random blue dots: Nubar Nail Art Pen - Blue Frost

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Review: Innisfree Milky Glitter Collection

Hello my dear readers, today I bring you the Innisfree Milky Glitter Collection (note: I named this collection myself because all information I could find about Innisfree is in Korean unfortunately). Glitter polish is all the rage in the polish world right now (thanks to all the Indie polish out there!), and I am glad that Innisfree has jumped onto the bandwagon, because it is cheaper and more accessible for me :)

Innisfree Milky Glitter Collection

The Milky Glitter Collection actually comes in five polish, but I didn't get the yellow one (#82) because yellow and I just don't go together. I decided to do half skittle swatches so you could compare the difference between similar shades.

Pointy and middle finger: #85 - a very soft lilac pink milky creme with tiny silver glitters, and pink and blue hex glitters

Ring and pinky finger: #81 - a candy pink milky creme with tiny silver glitters, and pink and blue hex glitters

Pointy and middle finger: #83 - a  pastel green milky creme with tiny silver glitters, and pink and blue hex glitters (my camera makes it looks more yellow than it is in real life. The actual color is what you see from the bottle shot)

Ring and pinky finger: #84 - a baby blue milky creme with tiny silver glitters, and pink and blue hex glitters

The formula of this collection is a little bit on the sheer side, but that is what you'd expect with milky polish. I did three coats each with no top coat, and I have no trouble with getting the glitters to spread evenly. I am not the biggest glitter fan out there, but I must say I am quite fond of this collection! I love all color pastel, and I love how the different shades complement each other. 

My favorites are the soft lilac pink (#85) and baby blue (#84), they just suit my skintone more than the others. Which one is your pick?

Innisfree is a Korean cosmetic brand, and their polish is eco-friendly and 3-free. You may be able to find these polish on eBay or GMarket.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Love Jelly Sandwich

Lynnderella Liquid Valentine with OPI Houston We Have a Purple

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And when you have something as perfect as a Lynnderella Liquid Valentine jelly sandwich mani, it is best to just leave you to swoon over the swatch photos. If I did not fully understand the rage about Lynnderella before, I certainly do now! (I can hear my wallet is crying a little too)

How I did this mani:
2 coats of OPI Houston We Have a Purple
1 coat of Lynnderella Liquid Valentine
1 coat of OPI Houston We Have a Purple to complete the jelly sandwich look

Monday, May 7, 2012

It's Skin PP106 + Stamping

Apologies for the boring title, but I hope you don't find my mani boring! I wanted to do something fancy yet simple looking, so I did a funky French tip and stamped a lace pattern (using Fauxnad m71) over It's Skin PP106. Although I still suck at stamping, this mani doesn't turn out too badly, I hope you like it too!

It's Skin PP106 - two coats with no top coat

On its own, It's Skin PP106 from the Luxury Effect line is a soft lilac purple with a medium scattered holo effect. Formula is easy to deal with, and is opaque in two coats. I got this polish when I was in Seoul earlier this year, and you can try your luck at eBay or GMarket if you want to get your hands on it.

What I used for this mani:
Base: It's Skin PP106
Funky French Tip: Hits Zeus
Stamped with: Kleancolor Metallic Aqua
Stamping Design: Fauxnad m71

Friday, May 4, 2012

A Very Special Post: Green for Lyme Disease Awareness Month

A-England Dragon
Hello my dear readers! Today I am dedicating this post to a special polish friend who suffers from Lyme Disease (to read more about the disease, click here). Green is the color chosen to educate the community about Lyme Disease, so I have done a green mani using A-England Dragon and a little bit of stamping.

Dragon is described as an iridescent mossy green by A-England, and I cannot describe it better myself. Its darkish scattered holo effect gives a lovely yet mysterious glow to Dragon, and although green is not my favorite shade when it comes to polish, I love love love Dragon!

What I used for my stamping mani:

Base: A-England Dragon
Stamped with: Kleancolor Metallic Mango 
Stamping Design: Fauxnad Cheetah print