Tuesday, 27 November 2012

China Glaze Re-fresh Mint

I was looking through some of my swatches that I haven't published and came across this. China Glaze happens to be the second most numerous brand of polish that I own (after OPI) and for me they are a bit of hit and miss. They holographic polishes and glitters are awesome, other finishes depend on the colour. Re-fresh Mint is a great colour, palest green creme. While the colour is great, the polish is a bit difficult to apply. I used three coats to make it opaque, and then it looks somewhat thick and chunky. 

Monday, 19 November 2012

Essie Poor Lil Rich Girl

I'm up to my ears in studying, but there is always some time for a little nail polish! Essie Poor Lil Rich Girl is an amazing, amazing cranberry red jelly. It is also the kind of jelly I like, the kind you can build up. Here I'm wearing three coats, and the colour is deep and dark and close to the bottle shade. You can probably get away with two coats, but the colour will be really different, vibrant red. After coming across a couple of amazing Essie polishes, like this one and Bobbing For Baubles, I really want to get them for my own stash (they belong to my friend). They are that amazing!

Saturday, 17 November 2012

China Glaze Happy Go Lucky

It is truly dreary around here, wet and grey, so a bright polish is just what is needed. Happy Go Lucky is a bright yellow creme polish. I think yellow is unflattering on my skin and thus don't own many yellow shades, so this one belong to my lovely friend Lena.
Happy Go Lucky was rather difficult to apply. After one coat I thought it would never get even. I gave up after three coats, while it still showed some streaks. But in person streaks were more visible, not critical, just hard to achieve a perfect look. All in all I like that this particular polish is so vivid and bright, a really positive colour.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Layla Holographic Jade Groove

These Layla polishes are probably the coolest polishes I've ever tried. They are so vivid and sparkly that it is hard to stop myself from looking at my hands all the time.
Today I'm wearing #05 Jade Groove. It is supposed to be a very pale green polish, but once it dries you can't really say, all you see is the rainbow. This one wasn't that difficult to apply, I used 2 coats over Gosh Fix Base Coat. It smells horribly like glue, but it works wonders. But when I tried it over my usual base coat, OPI Nail Envy, it just kind of slid off.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Baltic Beauty 2012

This weekend me and a friend went to the Baltic Beauty 2012 exhibition. We spent some 3 hours there, had a really good time. Laughed a lot, especially at creepy displays and products on offer (a photo of your aura, anyone?).
I didn't really take any photos since the displays were pretty much the same as last year. Apparently this season fake tan, curly hair and mad nail design are in. I did find some very cool products. It turned out that one local company stock Layla polishes. Not only that, but during the exhibition the polishes were 30% off. I couldn't resist. This year was the the first time that Oniks Beta, the local OPI distributor, managed to bring new collections in time for the exhibition - I've seen James Bond and Germany collection.

I walked away with Cuccio cuticle oil, Orly Miss Conduct, Layla 05 Jade Groove, 15 Misty Blush, 07 Ocean Rush, 11 Shock Pink, OPI On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Every Month is Oktoberfest.

 Here's a sneak peak of Layla Holographic 15 Misty Blush. Beyond awesome.