Saturday, 28 April 2012
What is it this week? I put five squillion coats of polish on and the next day its chipped! And I now face the task of taking off said five sqillion coats of polish to have flawless nails again arrggghhh. This week has been very hard on my mani's. Anyway on with the show...
This is three coats of Victoriana Tomorrow As It Used To Be layered over two coats of OPI Lincoln Park At Midnight. Followed by I believe three coats of Seche Vite in order for my nails to be glassy smooth.
Victoriana Tomorrow As It Used To Be, is a purple sheer suspension with the predominate glitter colour being fuchsia. It also has blue and my favourite holographic glitter too.
OPI Lincoln Park At Midnight, a gorgeous very dark vampy blackened plum
Thursday, 26 April 2012
I've seen a lot about Cult Nails on Facebook, so I bought the Diva's and Drama collection, which is a pale pink Enticing, a pale orange Scandalous and pale blue teal Manipulative along with a flakie Seduction. Of the four colours I adore Seduction the most.
Seduction is a blue suspension with royal blue flakies along with red flakies that turn gold to green, which you can just make out on the middle finger near the cuticle. This was two coats Ultra3 Midnight Fever, with one coat Seduction and one coat Seche Vite. I haven't used or done anything different than I usually do BUT my mani chipped on three fingers within two days! I can usually get away with at least four days before I change because I'm bored with the colour.
And this is Ultra3 Midnight fever, a very dark blue just before black colour, a new favourite to try some of my other glitters on.
Sunday, 22 April 2012
When I first started noticing bottles of polish going for over $100 on eBay, I wondered what all the fuss was about, so I started searching and searching to see what everyone in Nail Polish World were all a-flutter about....
I found Leah Ann's shop Llarowe, and followed the instructions to make a wish list of Lynnderella's I would like! All of Them? No I chose about five or six, ones I knew I would definitely like and wear.
Well when I opened the package that arrived last week I was blown away by the sheer glittery goodness and the depth of colour contained in those bottles! And no way are these photos going to do any justice to the colour or brilliance of the glitter.
So after my long rambling background to Lynnderella, I can see what all the fuss is about! This is two coats of Ultra3 Blue Marlin, two coats of Mlle Violette de Bleu followed by three coats of Seche Vite top coat.
So what colours are in Mlle Violette de Bleu? The suspension base is a very sheer blue, almost colourless. Then there are violet and at least two shades of blue hexs, one or two shades of blue squares, and silver, bright pink, bright blue small specks and then a load of glitter dust!
And here is a bottle shot of Ultra3 Blue Marlin which was streaky in one coat but perfect in two.
Wednesday, 18 April 2012
I know this has nothing to do with nail polish, but I just have to say I'm very proud of my two daughters who are both now at University, one here in Australia and the other in the United Kingdom, studying Pathology and Nursing. Congratulations and Well Done!
Sunday, 15 April 2012
I just can't get enough of Max Factor Fantasy Fire!
And once again the green spark I can see so clearly at night is being elusive to say the very least! But I think I've found the perfect layering combination.
Ultra3 Orchid is absolutely divine a Cadbury's Purple with shimmer, how could you not love it? So for my quickest mani ever! I have a base coat, one layer of Ultra3 Orchid, one layer of Max Factor Fantasy Fire and one layer of Seche Vite
A bonus shot, which still doesn't show the sheer beauty of this polish combination!
The following are what is know colloquially as out takes, please excuse the photography!
Wednesday, 11 April 2012
This is three coats of Victoriana Sands of Time layered over one coat of Chanel Peridot, plus one coat of Seche Vite.
This is predominately gold glitter in a clear suspension base with three other colours. It has medium size blue, pink, black and gold hexs with a ton of gold glitter. It is very pretty and sparkly and apparently one of my customer's today, thought it reminded her of the sixties and seventies when everyone wore sparkly polish! I personally think it looks like gold lame with sequins.
Unfortunately Sydney could only offer some very pale sunshine this morning so these pictures are not showing the wonderful sparkle.
I think if I had to choose between this gold glitter and the only other one I have in my collection, I would have to choose Butter London Tart with a Heart, purely because it has holographic glitter in it.
Sunday, 8 April 2012
Trawling around etsy.com one day I stumbled upon victoriana nail polish a polish to go with your steam punk outfits! (For those of you that don't know I enjoy costume making in my spare, spare time!)
And it was love at first sight! This is three coats of Victoriana Sky Pirate followed by two coats of Seche Vite.
I layered it over another of my all time favourites Picture Polish Wisteria, which alas alack I have worn more than five times in the past couple of months and have never given it, it's own post!
I have to say I have bought most of the collection, and they are all so beautiful. This is the first one that I have worn and I must say it is very photogenic, not a bad picture to be seen which makes it extremely hard to pick the pictures to post here.
This is a sheer purple base, with the most wonderful blue flash in it that translates beautifully onto the nail, unlike Chanel Paradoxal's purple flash. It has silver and mid blue hexs and an absolute load of holographic specks.
Even in the shade you can still see all the gorgeousness that is in this polish!
Friday, 6 April 2012
As you have probably guessed by now this is Max Factor Fantasy Fire, and I must say its well named. There are little sparks which change between red, green and gold depending on the angle of looking at it, suspended in a blueish jelly, which gives a cool cast over the nail in certain light.
This is my Chanel Paradoxal mani form the other day with one coat of Max Factor Fantasy Fire followed by Seche Vite top coat, except for my ring finger which has two coats of Max Factor Fantasy Fire and then the top coat. I can't really tell the difference between one and two coats which is good news if you're eking out such a tiny bottle of polish.
I'm not going to do too much writing, instead I will let the pictures do the talking! and I have a lot of pictures for you.
There's even a smiley face in the bottle!
In this last photo you can perhaps see more clearly where I have an extra coat of Max Factor Fantasy Fire on my ring finger.
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
This is it! Max Factor Fantasy Fire similar to Clarins 230 aka unicorn pee! The one with the rubber band round the top is the one I'm using so the other one will be my give away prize.
Unfortunately I got home too late, so no sunlight pictures, only this little teaser to show the red sparks.
I will do a full post as soon as I get some decent pictures.
Monday, 2 April 2012
This is Chanel Paradoxal, a beautiful sophisticated greyed purple colour. Two coats followed by Seche Vite.
In the bottle there is a brilliant and I mean brilliant flash of purple (imagine Cadbury's Purple foil) which unfortunately hid from my camera and does not translate that intensely on to the nail.
In this picture and the previous one I hope you can see a tiny splash of purple. Anyway it is still the most beautiful colour, and I love it.
Remember this picture above because tomorrow, if the sun shines, I'll show you something special! Not only is it very special, it will be part of a give away when I reach 50 followers.