Posts Tagged ‘Viva la Diva’

Some Comparisons of Blue/Aqua/Teal Shimmers

Friday, August 5th, 2011

I bought a couple of polishes each from China Glaze’s and Misa’s summer collections, and when I looked at Mermaid Dreams and Blue Iguana I thought they needed a comparison. I also added one more blue from my collection.

Left to right: L.A. Girl Alkaline Blue, China Glaze Blue Iguana, and Misa Mermaid Dreams.

Here’s me trying to be pedagogical. I’ve applied two coats of each polish.

Blue Iguana in the middle is the sheerest and the greenest of the bunch. Alkaline Blue to the right is the darkest blue. I do find the finishes to be quite similar on all of these.

Here’s a close-up of Mermaid Dreams and Blue Iguana, and I think you can see the purple shift in BI here, and that’s what I think sets this one apart from the Misa polish. So I think you need both =)

I also bought Misa Krystal Water and wanted to compare it to other similar polishes, and to my horror I hardly found any in my stash! After some digging I came up with these to have something to compare it to:

Left to right: Viva La Diva no. 76, Misa Krystal Water, Color Club Emerald Depths.

This is also only two coats each.

Emerald Depths is the darkest and most blue, Krystal Water is the lightest one with it’s beautiful glassfleck shimmer, and VLD no. 76 is the greenest one. They’re all lovely in their own way!


Viva La Diva look

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I bought a couple of Viva La Diva eyeshadows a few days ago and wanted to try them out, so here’s a blue green look that I put together just for fun.

List of what I’ve used:

Urban Decay – Primer Potion
Nyx – Jumbo eye pencil Milk all over lid
Nyx – Jumbo eye pencil Cottage Cheese in inner corners
Viva La Diva – Domed eyeshadow Light Turqoise all over lid, inner half of the lower lash line
Viva La Diva – Domed eyeshadow Aqua in in crease, outer v, along outer half of lower lash line
Brite Bird – Pressed eyeshadow Micromiss applied lightly in outer v
Everyday Minerals – Floating Feathers on browbone, inner corners, and applied over Light Turqoise on inner half of the lid
Urban Decay – 24/7 Glide-on eye pencil Electric on upper lash line
Lancome – Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara on upper lashes
Claudia – Wonderlash Mascara on lower lashes
Isadora – Inliner kajal in Blonde on lower water line

First photos taken inside with flash:

And these are taken in the tiny amount of daylight that’s available in Sweden now:

Viva La Diva – no. 11

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

I was a little surprised when I realized that this was a matte polish, but I think it looked pretty cool. In the bottle it looks like a really bright hot pink, but on the nails it looked more red. It’s possible that my base affected it (Seche Base) but I’m not sure.  Anyway, it was really hard to capture the color, it seems to have a radioactive glow on all the photos! The polish was quite sheer, so there is some VNL (Visible nail line) which I’m not too happy about. The model in this photo is a random bug found wandering around in my home =)

Vintage Mint with a touch of Blueberry Milk

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

This is an old NOTD from April. I usually don’t wear creme polishes, but I thought I had to try some of the new colors that came out this spring. This is Isadora’s Vintage Mint, and Viva La Diva’s mini polish no. 13 (Blueberry Milk) on the ring finger. Unfortunately I didn’t get along at all with Vintage Mint; the formula was quite thick and the brush didn’t make the application any easier. The other polish was a little easier, but still a bit difficult to get even. I guess it looks good at a distance though =)

Vintage Mint is a darker mint green color, and Blueberry Milk is a purple pastel. They are nice colors to wear for spring and summer. To spice things up a bit I put on a nail sticker which I bought from DealExtreme.

Vintage Mint & Blueberry Milk