Thursday, February 23, 2012

Layering: Cult Nails Unicorn Puke over Essie Coat Azure

One coat of Cult Nail Unicorn Puke over two coats of Essie Coat Azure, with top coat

Hello everyone! Just a quick post today to show you my latest layering experiment. We already know Cult Nails Unicorn Puke looks good over darker polishes, so I want to try it on something lighter this time. I picked  Essie Coat Azure because it shares a similar base color to Unicorn Puke, and I think it turns out pretty well, do you agree? :)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

If only Princess Tears are this beautiful...

Couple months ago I won first prize from a giveaway, and the lovely Michaela (check out her nail blog here!) let me select a few polishes of my choice as the prize. Since I have my eyes on the new The Legends collection from A-England, I picked Princess Tears, Dragon, Princess Sabra and Ascalon, and here is Princess Tears today!

A-England Princess Tears - two coats with top coat

I fell in love with Princess Tears straight away when I saw the swatches, and it certainly does not disappoint in person! It is a silver lilac scattered holo with a semi-frost finish, quite unique and I don't have any polish that is similar at all. Although the prismatic effect is subtle, it is still very pretty as lights bounce off the holographic particles.

Princess Tears is a perfect two coater, and I might try it for stamping in the future as it is already quite opaque at one coat. After wearing Princess Tears for a day, I wanted to add a little something to my mani, so I added a simple French tip using A-England Ascalon (which will be swatched on its own soon). Do you like the final result? Or should I have left my original mani alone?

Friday, February 17, 2012

A possible Peridot dupe? Missha HGR01

Missha HGR01 - two coats with no top coat

Missha HGR01 is one of the goodies I brought back from Seoul. It is a green, teal and gold multichrome with a frosty metallic finish. Now although I do not own the famed Chanel Peridot, I believe HGR01 could possibly be a close dupe, where Peridot leans more towards the green/gold shift, and the latter shows more of a teal flash.

Formula of HGR01 is good, and you can get away with one coat with careful application. I have later tried to use it for stamping, and the result is quite pleasing! One thing to note though, the brush of all Missha polishes is extraordinary wide, even wider than the OPI pro-wide brush!

I am going to leave you with a few swatch photos to drool over, and until next time, take care my readers!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Nubar - Purple Rain

First up, many apologies for the lack of posts. I have just come back from Seoul (more about it in future post), and will get back to my blogging routine soon, I promise!

Nubar Purple Rain - two coats with top coat

Today I bring you Nubar Purple Rain, a dark purple jelly base packed with tiny holographic glitters. Formula is good, and the only complaint I have is this polish dries on the gritty side, but nothing a thick layer of top coat won't fix.

I have a thing with dark polishes that are filled with glitters/shimmers, because it reminds me of stars shining brightly in the midnight sky.  Dark color also matches my skin tone, which is a bonus!

I will soon bring you my polish haul from Seoul, let's just say it is quite epic (and have my bf sighed in disbelief)! Until then, take care my readers!