Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Layla Galaxy Green

If your looking for the long lost cousin of Essence Blue Addicted or Deborah Lippmann's Across the Universe then you need look no further than Layla Galaxy Green! This is a lovely deep green jelly with green hexs and smaller specks that really look like they are lit from within. It is truly like having emerald jewels studded all over your nails. And what a great sacrilege it is, that I prefer the Layla Galaxy Green to my Essence Blue Addicted!

In my defence for the freaky pink hands going on, I was wearing a bright pink top which I think has been reflected in these pictures. This was two coats of Layla Galaxy Green followed by two coats of Seche Vite. A perfect and flawless application, I really love all the Layla polishes I've tried so far.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

A One Week Mani with Ozotic Pro 513

Its with great sadness that I hear that Ozotic Pro are discontinuing their 500 series of holographic polishes! And yet one of their most beautiful is Ozotic Pro 513 a lovely burgundy wine colour.

When I did my mani last weekend I didn't realize just how busy my week was going to turn out, consequently what your seeing here is a seven, yes I said seven! day old mani. And only the slightest bit of tip wear to show for it.

So how does my mani last so long? Well always base coat Fabulous Triple Tough Power Gel, (painted on the underside of my tips as well) Two coats of China Glaze Draped in Velvet which is actually a teensy bit more pink than the Ozotic Pro 513. Two coats of Ozotic Pro 513 and then I think it was one possibly two coats of Seche Vite.

The "Arty Shot" where I was hoping to show the two polish's having the same base colour, even though this shot was taken in the shade there is still an awful lot of light bouncing off the holographic particles in the Ozotic Pro.

And a bonus shot because the holographic Ozotic Pro 513 is so pretty!

Saturday, 19 May 2012

We All Need Love Potion No99 Now and Again!

Lynnderella Love Potion No99 let me tell thee how much I love you! Well its purple for a start and not just any old purple either, a purple that changes from pink/purple to blue/purple! How gorgeous is that? Its GLITTER, which of course is a plus. And, and its just too gorgeous for words, so the pictures can do the talking instead!

This was two coats of Lynnderella Love Potion No99, I intentionally put most of the glitter near the cuticles and only a small amount near the tips. In real life it looks like my nails are evenly covered in glitter, I thought this way might just make the glitter removal process that teensy bit easier! But I'm not holding out much hope.

So onto the undies, I used two coats of Ultra3 Spring Break a nice purple cream, which isn't really that glossy when dry. Followed by two coats of Lynnderella Love Potion No99,  and three coats of Seche Vite to make it all glassy smooth.

And in the shade Lynnderella Love Potion No99 loses none of it's potency!

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Cult Nails, Captivated and Scandalous

I'm afraid today you are going to have to deal with my arty shot above! I thought I would try something new, and I love it.

Anyway on with the show, this is Cult Nails Captivated, a juicy tangerine delight, a pinky orange sheer base with gold turning to orange flakies. This is so juicy and gorgeous shown here is one coat followed by two coats of Seche Vite.

And the undies I chose were Cult Nails Scandalous, (part of the Diva's and Drama collection) a very, very, very sheer pale orange colour. This was three coats and you could still see a visible nail line!

See how juicy this is in the shade!

Cult Nails seem to have the thinnest consistency known to man, this mani is in fact seven coats all up and yet it looks as if I've only used two!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Ozotic Pro 530

If you read my last entry you will know I recently bought two Ozotic Pro polishes whilst ordering for my sister in the UK. Well this is the second Polish I ordered for myself, Ozotic Pro 530. It has the same colour shift as the 520 but as a glittery finish, with the added bonus of pink specks in it. I layered this over my previous Ozotic Pro 520, Ultra3 Chocolate Cake mani.

And I must just say, I think you can have too much of a good thing! As I absolutely loved my Ozotic Pro 520 mani, but layering on the 530 killed it! I still think this is a pretty polish though, but in future I will be wearing it over a plain cream for maximum effect.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Ozotic Pro 520 or in other words Sisterly Love

My sister in the UK said she would love to have some of my polishes that I have blogged about as the UK don't seem to have such adventurous colours, and when Picture Polish said they were having a sale, well all the ducks were lined up to coin a vernacular. And since I was getting her some polish well you can picture the rest... But I must just say I only bought myself two! (Such restraint)

So here we have Ozotic Pro 520 a multi chromatic polish, colour changing between orange, red and gold. This polish is soooo pretty and I don't know why I haven't bought it before now. This colour has also jumped straight on to my favourites list. The colours remind me of Autumn leaves and in the sunlight my nails look like molten metal with the strong colour change going on.

As I have said previously I find the Ozotic Pro polishes need some undies to really make them pop! So for this mani I used two coats of Ultra3 Chocolate Cake a lovely chocolate brown cream, two coats of Ozotic Pro 520 and of course a top coat of Seche Vite

And a picture in the shade where hopefully you can see the pinky brown and orange shift going on.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Its Official, I'm In Love With The Butterfly Effect!

This is Layla Ceramic Effect The Butterfly Effect in the shade. If you loved Max Factor's Fantasy Fire then you will love this too! It looks like Max Factor's Fantasy Fire's big sister.

Layla Ceramic Effect The Butterfly Effect has exact same colouring as Max Factor's Fantasy Fire but as flakies rather than sparkles.

And could I take a bad picture? No! So we have therefore many, many photos to scroll through, sorry.

This is three coats of The Butterfly Effect over one coat of Kleancolor Metallic Purple, followed by the obligatory one coat of Seche Vite.

The colour is a blue toned purple, with flakies that turn from red to gold to green.

I adore the bottle shapes too, they are soooo cool. I can safely say that this is the one bottle of polish that I NEED the regulatory five squillion bottles of backups!

And the following bonus pictures taken in the shade show the flakies to their best advantage.

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Layla Ceramic Effect Killing Red

How perfect is this red? And it is so well named, let me introduce you to Layla Ceramic Effect Killing Red! A red to gold flakie in a red suspension. Cathy of More Nail Polish kindly arranged a buying spree at Layla, so this is not the only polish I acquired and they are all so beautiful.

I'm afraid the weather has been so overcast that I haven't been able to take pictures for a couple of days, consequently I am showing tip wear. This is two coats of Layla Killing Red plus one coat of Seche Vite.

And I used one coat of OPI Big Red Apple as undies.