Posts Tagged ‘Glitter’

Color Club Perfect Mol-ten with some Mistletoe Kisses

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Say hello to my shorter nails! I had a crack in one nail and a scratch along the tip of another, so I thought it was time to shorten them a bit. I felt a bit amputated at first, but now I’m used to it. My father-in-law was quite clear on what he thought looked best.. =)

So, this is the manicure I had last week before Christmas, it’s two coats of Color Club Perfect Mol-ten (which I wore alone for a few days at first), a cool green foil, and then I painted the tips with China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses, a green jelly with silver glitter in it, and then topped it with Seche Vite. There wasn’t much daylight to photograph in but I think I got some fairly decent pictures of it.

I’m not good at freehand, but as these colors are so close together, and there’s glitter as well I think I got away with it =)

When I first wore Perfect Mol-ten I thought it reminded me of something else, and I’m pretty sure it was China Glaze Cherish. It has a similar finish, but this one is a much cooler green. And this one is a lot easier to handle!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas/Hannukkah/Holiday/Whatever =)

Space Nails

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Wow, I’ve been really bad at updating the blog lately, and also keeping up with all the blogs out there. There’s been a lot going on both at work and at home, and the darkness doesn’t really make it better when it comes to taking photos. But today some sun came through so I could take these pics of a space themed look. I’ve seen manicures like this before, last one was at Annamax, and since I’m going to a sci-fi convention this weekend it felt like the right thing to do =)

The base is three coats of Eyeko Cosmic, a black polish with tiny holographic glitter in it. Then I went crazy with a sponge and the following polishes: Isadora Mellow Yellow, Color Club Hot Like Lava, Color Club Foil Me Once, Orly Lunar Eclipse, and some Color Club Electronica. I didn’t really have a plan with it, I started with the yellow and then added some more colors next to it. After that I topped it off with OPI Servin’ Up Sparkle and a coat of Seche Vite. Now that I look at the finished result, I think it more looks like space puke or something, but I still like it.

Some pictures in various degrees of sunlight:

And the last one is taken with flash:

I don’t know if this is holographic enough for holo Friday, but at least it’s sparkly!


China Glaze Skyscraper

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Skyscraper is a dark blue jelly loaded with silver glitter, and while I wore it I could hardly keep my eyes away from my nails! What you see here is three coats (if you have short nails you can probably do just fine with two) plus a layer of China Glaze Fast Forward. I didn’t find it very gritty at all, and it got quite smooth with top coat.

Unfortunately the sun had troubles breaking through the clouds, I guess it would have looked better in full sunlight.

The next photo is taken inside with flash, the base looks a little darker there, and that’s more what it looks like inside.

And a close-up under the kitchen lamp:


KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple

Friday, August 19th, 2011

I decided to layer Chunky Holo Purple on top of KleanColor Metallic Pink and Metallic Purple, and I think it looked better on top of the purple. The pink and purple both got a deeper and warmer tone by Chunky Holo Purple. I have to say that I’m not too happy about these pictures, the two coats I applied got a bit messy (especially on my ring finger), and it didn’t help much with a top coat. I guess I’ll have to give this polish another try in the future.

Inside in natural light. Here you can see some of the yellow/orange/green tones in the glitter.

Some pink tones here.

And since I’m not happy with these photos I give you a random cat photo as well, with our little Sisco in an apple tree:

KleanColor Holo Orange On Top Of Sun Orange

Monday, August 15th, 2011

So, the reason I wanted to show you Isadora Sun Orange first is because I later paired it with KleanColor Holo Orange. I figured this polish was quite sheer so I just added one coat on top of Sun Orange. The base color of Holo Orange took away some of the yellow in Sun Orange and made it a slightly deeper shade of orange. And wow, is this gorgeous or what!

Fortunately the sun was shining outside so I could get some nice sunny photos. I wouldn’t really call this holographic, it’s more like holographic glitter particles in a colored base, but it doesn’t make it less beautiful! Prepare for some picspam!

It was really hard to capture all the colors, but they’re there.

And to really show all the colors I took a couple of photos out of focus:

I definitely want more of these holo polishes!

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!