Thursday, 26 December 2013

Favourites of 2013

For me this year has definitely been the year of the minty green. These are just some that I got this year.


Dance Legend Robots vs Humans - strong brown holo that looks like this in one coat











Sephora #75 Blackjack - a wonderfully complex blue-pink-purple shade
Essence Here's My Number

Layla Emerald Divine
Catrice George Blueney
Jessica Chalk White  - White seems like such a boring choice, but this year I have found my ideal white quite by accident. I was prepared for Jessica Chalk White to be just like every other white out there, but it turned out to be rather great - it is very buttery, shiny and is easy to apply, I am wearing just one medium-thick coat here.

Colorama 120 - I like the green-blue color and the formula - smooth in one coat






Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Dance Legend Android


I can't quite believe that I've never got round to posting this polish, I've had it for about six months now, and even with my stash of ~500 polishes, I've still managed to use a lot of this polish. It is a favourite of mine and of my mum as well. Android is an amazing green holo with a butter smooth formula; I'm wearing just one coat. There is nothing more I can add, it is just spectacular!

Monday, 23 December 2013

Texture Week - Kinetics Private Jet


This is the last textured polish that I have to share with you. Kinetics Private Jet is a black sand-like polish. It actually looks like leather and when dry feels like plastic on the nails. This is also the polish where you can see the textured particles the most - they are white and sit on top of the polish, making it look grey, not black. This is especially noticeable on the first coat which applies very sheer, but two coats are enough to make it wearable. This is the polish that makes me appreciate the textured trend. I like how it looks and how it feels on my nails.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Texture Week - Kinetics Crying Lamborgini


Kinetics Crying Lamborgini (what's with the stupid name?) is a raspberry jelly with sand particles as well as blue and magenta pink glass flecks mixed in. Again I used just two coats, and the polish dries rater quickly. While it is pretty in its textured form, it is absolutely amazing with the top coat, and it reminds me of Orly Miss Conduct.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Texture Week - Essence Here's My Number


Okay, this, simply put, is one awesome polish.This is probably my favourite sand polish I own. It is very beautiful, both when it is textured and with the top coat. Here's My Number is a charcoal grey polish that has small matte black glitter in it as well as slightly larger holographic glitter that flashes mainly blue, green and red. This was two coats.With the top coat on it looks kind of like OPI Midnight Blue Glitter on steroids.

 

Friday, 20 December 2013

Texture Week - Kinetics Jackpot

Continuing on with the textured sand polishes I have, today I have Jackpot from Kinetics. It is pretty much exactly the same as Bali Escape, just a pale pink-beige shade instead of silver. I think that  it is a very work safe shade, it is barely there, not very noticeable and I like it. I quite like these Kinetics 'leather and sand' polishes, because they tend to last 3+ days on me.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Texture Week - Essence Me & My Lover



Well, this is one of the first sand-like polishes I tried (because I didn't want to spend money on OPI and not liking the textured trend at all) and it was quite a horrible miss for me. The polish itself is rather pretty, but after putting it on, it started to dry, which takes a long time on me. Thankfully it only needed two coats. To me this colour combined with texture just doesn't work :(
This polish looks great with a top coat, a kind of pink-red jelly with pink, yellow and gold irregular-shaped glitter.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Texture Week - Kinetics Bali Escape


Hi guys! I've decided to dedicate this week to all the sand textured polishes. Since I'm not such a great fan of these, I think that otherwise I won't get around to wearing them.
The first one I have for you is Bali Escape from Kinetics. They call these texture polishes Sand & Leather.
I was actually pleasantly surprised with this polish - the formula is pretty nice, I used only 2 coats, it dried relatively quickly, and I actually like how it looks. It consists of somewhat sheer silver base with textured particles and larger silver hex glitter that stands out. I'm still not sold on the whole sandy texture though, it feels rather rough to the touch. I like the fact that the texture makes it look both shiny and and not shiny at the same time.