Posts Tagged ‘Grey’

China Glaze – Cosmic Dust

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

It’s about time I joined in on Kerstin’s Holo Friday again. Here’s another polish from the Hologlam collection, the light grey Cosmic Dust. I’m glad to see a color like this, and not just another silver holo. This is definitely a polish that I can see myself grabbing for when I’m not sure what to wear, and want something that goes with everything.

I applied three thin coats of the polish, it did look a bit sheer at two coats for me. I don’t remember having any troubles with the application.

First some sun pictures as usual to show off the beautiful rainbows:





Last photo is taken in the shade:

So, what do you think of Cosmic Dust? Beautiful or boring? I really like it!

Cactus’ Nail Polish – Astatine

Friday, November 16th, 2012

This is just a quick post before bed time, but I wanted to get it out while it’s still Holo Friday =) Astatine is the last polish I’m showing from Cactus’ Nail Polish and the wonderful Spectrum β collection. It’s a very dark gray, nearly black holographic polish. I applied three thin coats of this.

Astatine is a real beauty in the sun. Good job Cactus!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Holo Friday with China Glaze Let’s Do It In 3D

Friday, January 6th, 2012

The sun was out today, so it was perfect for showing off this beauty from the China Glaze Kaleidoscope collection, the silvery grey holographic Let’s Do It In 3D. I applied four coats and it dried quickly as most holos do. I think this one will become one of my favorite scattered holos, it’s just perfect!

And now, some pic spam:

I also took a photo inside to show what it looks like without the rainbow  colors:

I hope to get my hands on a few more polishes from this collection, I love the ones I have so far!

Pelican Gray

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

The next polish that I’ve tried from China Glaze’s Anchors Away collection is Pelican Gray. It’s a soft light grey with a subtle shimmer in it. It was quite easy to apply and get even, I think I applied three coats as I usually do (and top coat).

Please excuse the dry cuticles and papercut..

Photo taken in direct sunlight.  I see a hint of blue in the shimmer, especially on the index nail.

A close-up to show the shimmer, I see some blue and pink/magenta in there if I’m not totally color blind.

I like this polish even more than I thought I would. It’s a very wearable color, and the shimmer makes it a little more interesting than a plain creme.

L.A. Girl Graphite

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Here’s yet another polish from L.A. Girl’s Metal collection, which I’ve only had good things to say about. And I’m not stopping now! Graphite is a dark grey foil with silver shimmer, and I love it in every way! The formula is fantastic and easy to get along with. I applied two coats and topped it with Seche Vite.

I took these photos under a construction light. It’s not the best lighting, but I’m trying out some options in my home while I wait for the sun to come back.

Do you have any L.A Girl polishes? What do you think of this brand? It’s definitely on my top 5 list when it comes to polishes.

China Glaze Awaken

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

Awaken is from the Romantique Collection, and is a beautiful grey (frosty?) metallic. This applied like a dream and I went for two coats (I normally go for three excluding base coat). And for this manicure I used Seche Vite top coat for the first time! I’ve never really understood the need for a good top coat, but I think I’m starting to get the point now =) I thought I put on too much, but it dried nice and quick, and I made sure to wrap it around the edges since I’ve read that it may cause some shrinking of the underlying polish.

Taken in daylight. It looks a bit blue here, but it is really a neutral grey tone.

Taken with flash.