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Sunday, September 25, 2011

The miracle that is Peridot

Hiiii, this is a small interlude in which I show you my new polish: Peridot from Chanel. I'm broke, but at least I have this beauty!

How could anyone pass up on this? Anyway, you know how sometimes the polish looks amazing in the bottle and then on your nails it's not more than 'meh'?
That is definitely NOT the case with Peridot. It looks just as mesmerizing on the nails.

Peridot has so many different colors in it and that makes it one of the hardest polishes to capture. But the above picture is how it looks most of the time.

Here you can see the little bit of gold in it.

Okay, so I think I actually managed to photograph every color that this polish has to offer. Those colors include: apple green,  turquoise, light blue, gold, dusty pink and swamp-ish green. Can you say - wow? 

Peridot is a slight metallic, which does mean that it can streak. The application is, previous not included, very smooth. You can actually apply it in one thick coat, or you can go with two thin ones like I did. One thing that stands out for me (except the rainbow of colors) is that after applying this polish my nails seem so much stronger. I don't really know if that is a significant detail, but I thought it would be fun to mention nonetheless :).


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Cosmic fx ORLY

From left to right: Halley's Comet, Space Cadet, Lunar Eclipse & Galaxy Girl

Will you just look at that? That is a nebula in a bottle. A-ma-zing. As you may (or may not) have noticed - I don't have the complete Cosmic fx collection, I'm missing 2: Rocket Science & Out Of This World. I'm so exited about this collection it's insane. Let's have a closer look...

Are you feeling those jitters as well? Prrt<3.

Okay, so the first one I've swatched is the lovely Halley's Comet.

This is the result after a couple days of wearing the polish. Overall, this is a light-blue polish. But it has green and silver glass flecks mixed into it. Somehow, it makes me think of The Little Mermaid...

The application was smooth, the flecks were no problem whatsoever. Halley's Comet does need 3 coats, which is a bit of a bummer actually. I also read somewhere that people were having problems with how slow this polish dries. Well, I used Seche Vite (topcoat) and it was dry within six minutes. I don't know if maybe that's slow for some, but I find it pretty fast. 
Another pro is that this polish stays on without any chipping or tipwear. 


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Glitters overload!

So...Yeah...Er, I've been having major problems with my nails. They kept on breaking off, splitting and it was a disaster. Now they are almost back to normal and I can finally take some pictures of them without being completely ashamed.
Todays mani is a collaboration between Collistar TorTora Lacca and China Glaze Fairy Dust.

TorTora Lacca is a beige cream nail polish, that looks a bit green-ish sometimes (depending on the light). Fairy Dust is a see-through full with small glitters. And when I say that it's full with glitters I mean REALLY full with glitters. Amazing. Now let's see how these two combine...

I must say I'm a big fan of this combination. At first, I had TorTora Lacca combined with a matte topcoat but that wasn't exactly what I was looking for - so I decided to try out Fairy Dust ... and I was completely blown away. 

It sparkles!

TorTora Lacca applies smoothly because of it's flat brush. I used two coats to even out imperfections, but I think you can apply it with just one thick coat if you are careful enough. Supposedly, it has vitamins A & E in it to protect the nails and nurture them.
I also used two coats of Fairy Dust to get as many glitters on my nails but one coat is actually enough (except if you're a sucker for everything that sparkles like me ^^).

This is a better representation of the color.

On my vacation in Russia I picked up the Galaxy collection of ORLY (yay!) and plan on swatch them too, because they are just that amazing and I don't care what everyone else thinks of them!