Posts Tagged ‘Creme’

Models Own – Sophie’s Pink

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

This is just a quick post before me and my darling go and nom some good stuff in front of the TV! I wanted to do a special manicure for Valentine’s Day, but it didn’t get more special than a pink creme polish and a nail sticker with some hearts. And of course the battery is dead in my usual camera, so you have to make do with the photos from my other camera.

This is two to three coats of Sophies Pink from Models Own, a hot pink creme that I really like. After the Seche Vite had dried I put on a nail sticker and then added another coat on top of that. The stickers are from a brand called OPQ, which I found while shopping around in Estonia a couple of years ago.

So here are a couple of crappy photos under the kitchen lights:

How about some extra kitty love?

Sisco is taking care of Lakrits (means Licorice in Swedish)

China Glaze Traffic Jam

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

I’ve been doing some organizing lately, I’ve been sorting through photos on my hard drive, updated my little nail polish list (that I will probably publish on the site some day), and realized I have over 70 untried polishes. I have a lot to do! =)

So here are one of my untrieds that I got last year, China Glaze Traffic Jam from the Metro Collection. It’s a dark berry pink colored creme, and it’s quite beautiful. In some lights it almost looks like it leans a little towards purple. It may not be very special, but as I don’t really have a lot of cremes in my collection I really enjoy it. The formula is a little thick, but it was still pretty easy to control and I did two coats and then topped it with Seche Vite.

My camera got a bit confused by this shade, it ended up bright red in all the photos! I did some Photoshop magic to correct them, and I hope I got it fairly right.

Both photos are taken with the sun shining outside the window. I think the last one shows the color best, it is pretty cool toned.

KleanColor Mango

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

The next KleanColor polish I tried was the orange creme Mango. This is such a bright and fun color! I don’t know if it was due to my incompetence, but I ended up with four coats as it got a bit streaky. Other than that I had no problems with the formula. I put on Fast Forward top coat but I did get some tiny sheet marks the next morning (I did my nails in the evening), but a second layer of top coat fixed that.

I took all the photos in sunlight:

Yes, my fingers take on a slightly sick shade with this polish on.. But who cares? Not me =)



Lovie No 93

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

I wanted a color with a summer feel on my nails, so my choice fell on Lovie no 93. I’ve never tried this brand before, apparently it’s Greek, and I got it att ÖoB of all places (Swedish store Överskottsbolaget) for 39 SEK. It’s an orange coral shade, and my first impression is quite good. The brush isn’t too wide, the formula was nice and went on smooth. I applied three coats and then topped it with Seche Vite. There was a bit of VNL but I don’t know if a fourth coat would have made any difference. The color isn’t quite as bright as it may appear on the photos, but you definitely notice it! I’m guessing it’s quite similar to Eyeko Coral Polish, if you have that one.

Photo taken with flash.

Some sunlight.

More sunlight!

And after a few days I wanted something more on my nails, so I put on a sticker from Depend. All in all, this is a manicure that makes me happy when I look at it!


Eyeko Punk Polish

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

I got my first order from Eyeko a few weeks ago, and one of the polishes I bought was the pink Punk Polish. There is actually one thing that disappoints me about the color. In the bottle it looks exactly how i envisioned it, a true hot pink, but on the nails it dries to a slightly brighter and warmer tone. I guess that’s the neon properties at work as it does get a bit of a matte finish.

The formula is a little on the thick side, but it was fairly easy to get it even with two layers. I did get some bubbling but that was fixed with a layer of Seche Vite. Once I got used to what the color looked like on the nails I was in love, who can resist a bright neon pink?

Sorry for the sloppy work, I was in a hurry again..

I know this photo is dark and my hand looks kind of dead, but it does show how the color differs on the nail compared to the bottle.


Below Deck and my first official Konad

Saturday, March 5th, 2011

Here’s Below Deck from China Glaze’s spring collection Anchors Away, it’s some kind of taupe/mauve creme. I’m not a creme person but I really like this one, it’s a nice neutral color with just a hint of a purple tone to make it more interesting. The application was nice and smooth, I went for three coats as usual and a coat of Seche Vite.

Generally I get bored easily by cremes if it’s not a super fantastic color, so after wearing it for six days I thought I’d try out some Konad stamping. I have to warn you though, this is my second attempt at doing Konad and I’m far from good at it. I seem to have a problem with picking everything up on the stamp, but I hope to get the hang of it someday.

First a photo of what I’ve used:

The standard pink stamper and plastic scrape, the M3 plate and the Konad special polish in white.

I guess it looks OK at a distance, but if you look more closely at the next photo you can probably see a few of the bald spots. At least I didn’t have any problems with smearing when applying my top coat.

Close-up of my index finger.

Have you tried stamping with Konad? Do you find it easy or hard to do? Is there any hope for me? =)

Jaded and a little experiment

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

This polish has been left untested for a couple of months, and yesterday I thought it was about time to use it. Isadora Jaded is a blue toned green creme, and it’s very beautiful! I went for three layers as usual and topped it with Seche Vite. I hope you can live with my awful photos, it’s just grey and dark today and I had to turn up the ISO on the camera.

Isadora Jaded

I also want to show you what my right hand looks like now. I’ve always had my nails filed in a round shape, and I thought I would try a more squoval shape to see what it’s like. I have no idea if I’ve done it right though, I would probably need to file them down even more but I’m not ready to do that just yet. I’m thinking of having them like this for a week and see if I can survive. My first impression is that I feel a little handicapped =) Anyway, this is what it looks like:

Do you have any preference when it comes to nail shapes?

Sew Psyched Gets Mistletoe Kisses

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Time for some more crappy nail pics! I’m not really a fan of the Essie bottles, I think they look utterly boring, and there are not a lot of colors that catch my attention. But Sew Psyched spiked my interest, so now I’m not an Essie virgin anymore =)

So what do I think of this polish? I had a little trouble getting it even, but that’s probably more my fault than the polish, it had a pretty nice formula. I also knew that some people have had problems with it drying slowly, so I topped it with Seche Vite after three coats, and lay low for a couple of hours before I went to bed. I didn’t find any marks the day efter.

Essie Sew Psyched

All photos are taken inside with flash. I apologize for the creepy fingers, they’ve been quite dry lately.

Essie Sew Psyched

The shimmer in this is barely noticable, so it looks more like a creme polish at a glance.

So I was sporting this for a few days, and was going to put on China Glaze Frosty for a Christmas party at work. Unfortunately time ran out (as it always does for me, I have nooo idea why..) so I grabbed Mistletoe Kisses and layered it on top of Sew Psyched. I think it worked pretty well!

Mistletoe Kisses on top of Sew Psyched

I forgot to photograph the bottle!

China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses on top of Essie Sew Psyched

It looks a little uneven but it wasn’t anything you noticed in real life, it just glittered beautifully!