Saturday, 30 July 2011

Hema - Metallic Blue

Hello everyone,

Yes!!! It's the weekend!!! :D And I'm getting closer and closer to my holidays ;)

Today I'll be showing you one of the polishes Stéphanie sent me for our swap! It's my first Hema ever and I'm in love! Hema is produced in the Netherlans and comes in cute little 7 ml bottles. I have no idea about the price - as they are not available in France, nor over the Internet.
As the name name says it, it's a gorgeous metallic blue foil - with tons of silver shimmer inside! The quality of the formula is absolutely incredible! No streaks at all, applies like butter (almost a one coater, but I've applied 2 just to be sure ;))  and it dries extremely fast! 10/10 for this polish!!!
So here are the pictures! 2 coats of Hema Metallic, no top coat:

Then thought about doing an accent finger, inspired by the starry night sky. IN real life it was quite pretty, but my camera couldn't capture it... I applied some Color Clud   total Mystery, then, Zoya Charla and finally Zoya Faye. I painted some little silvery stars.. you know.. for the "starry night" ;)

And with a final coat of OPI Last Friday Night, for the sparkle side of the whole thing ;)

Thank you so much for watching!

See ya soon!!
Big hugs!!! ;)

EDIT: I've been asked why I'm holding a Zoya bottle instead of a Hema bottle. Wel, at fist I've taken picture with the Hema bottle, but my fingers were so disgracefully arranged that not only it was not beautiful, but they began to hurt! So, for my comfort and for the beauty of the pictures I'm holding a a bottle of Zoya Charla (used for my accent finger ;))
Also, Ruxi told me that Hema is available in France. But in Paris. So, for me it's not available ;)

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Deborah - It's Evergreen

Hello everyone,

Hope your day was fine! Me, I'm happy we're getting closer to the weekend ;)
This is the second Deborah nail polish that I've purchased. And I'm so happy I did, because I'm truly amazed by the quality and by the beauty of these little babies. Even though the brand is called Deborah Milano, it is actually made in France. It comes in cute little 4.5 ml bottles and several colours are available ;) Me, I already have Yellow Fiz , It's evergreen, and Stardust (not swatched yet). I get them from Monoprix and are sold for the price of 4.90 euros (kinda expensive for the 4.5 ml...).

The base colour for this one is "leaf" green with huge quantity of gold micro-shimmer. The finish is a little frosty, which give it this "sugar-candy" look! Adorable! I really really love it! And so unique, I'd say! I couldn't find any dupe for it.
I'm sorry,  the pictures are little dark, but it's because of the bad weather we've had here in the past 10 days... But, anyway.. I'll let you see them ;)
Oh, I forgot: I'm wearing 2 coats of Deborah Milano, no top coat. ;)

And because it looks so much like a grass field.. I thought I'd add some flowers ;)  I firstly used Konad, but the flowers were sooo... sheer, I decided to fill in the gaps, and re-draw the petals. There's a little spot I've missed (sorry about that, but I got tricked by the bad light...!). For the petals I used Deborah  - Yellow Fiz (an Orly Lemonade dupe, but of better quality) and for the middle I used China Glaze  - Strawberry Fields:

Thank you so much for watching!!!

See ya soon!

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Revlon - Bolt

Hello everyone,

This will be a quick post, because I'm really, really tired after work...
So this is my first Revlon ever, and it's thanks to Stéphanie from So Nailed! This cute polish was in the package I've received from her this month and I really love it ;)
It's not quite summery in terms of colour, it's more like the weather we're having right now... :)
The base is a sheer light grey, with lots of silver shimmer. If you look closely, you can also see some subtle pink shimmer! Very cute ;)
It's opaque in 3 coats, and the finish is almost foil. Makes me think of shimmery stainless steel.

Here I'm wearing 3 coats of Revlon Bolt, no top coat:

And, little bonus: Ghitzou and me ;) (sorry for the low quality pic)

Thank you for watching, everyone!
See ya soon ;)


Monday, 25 July 2011

OPI - Ink Suede

Hello everyone,

Hope you're doing fine... here the October rainy day continues... I need to watch the calendar from time to time in order to reassure myself that we are really in July...

Today I'll be showing you one of the nicest polishes ever: OPI Ink Suede! This is suuuch a gorgeous polish!
While I think that its application is quite tricky, I think the results worth the pain ;) 
At first I applied 2 coats of polish, one on top of the other without an intermediate fast drying lacquer.. and it was a disaster! :) Just like all velvet polishes, this one was no exception in giving trouble with the application and major streakyness... It is then that decided to follow Liz's advice and apply a coat of Seche Vite in between the two polish coats.
So: one cot of polish, one coat of Seche Vite, then, the 2nd coat of polish.
I think it worked quite well, here are the pics:

After that, the "picasso mood" stroked me again :)
I applied a little bit of Zoya Faye on my tips...

And then added some Konad Stamping using Deborah - Yellow Fiz :) I know that the result is not very clear and neat as with using special Konad polish. And this is were I've decided that my next purchase will be some special stamping polish...

Thank you for watching!

See ya soon, everyone!
Hugs!!! <3

China Glaze - Electric Pineapple

Hello everyone,

Hope you've had a great weekend!

I guess I'm a little bit late with my swatches, people are already swatching fall collections and me, I'm not even close :) But, hey, we're still in July, I don't want to think of the fall yet! (even though we've got here a weather "de merde". One can easily think we're in October... pfff :) )
So, in order to get some positive thoughts and remember we're in the summer... I'll swatch for you today Electric Pineapple from China Glaze Inslad Escape collection (summer 2011). These pictures were taken a week ago, while we still had some sun and blue sky... *sigh*...

So, Electric Pineapple is a gorgeous yellowish green, very summery, very joyful.But,  I haven't found anything electric about this polish, is just bright.I think it look a lot like last year OPI's Fiercely Fiona. I don't have that one to do a comparison. I hope someone will do it, beacuse I'm really curious to see how these two would look side by side.
The application was pretty OK, the formula is good, but a little thick for my personal taste. 2 thick coats are enough for full opacity.
Here I'm wearing 2 coats of China Glaze Electric Pineapple + 1 coat of Seche Vite:

Here I went a little fancy, and got into that "picasso mood" :) ... I only wanted to try out the scotch tapes technique and my dotting tool. ;) Not the best I could do, but anyhoozle, this is how it came out :

Oh yes, I used Sinful Colors-  Innocent, Zoya - Apple and Color Club - The Lime Starts Here.

And before going to bed, for the fun, my sleeping bunny (oh, no, not "sleeping beauty" ) ;)

Snorrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :D
LOL! ;)
Good night everyone!


Saturday, 23 July 2011

Playing with polish :)

Hello everyone,

Swtaching my China Glaze Ahoy! got me inspired.. (or at least that's how I call it ;D).
So.. I wanted to share with you the very simple (yet clumsy) nail art I've done. Every thing you'll see it's free hand design, didn't use any stripes or scotch tapes. The only "tool" I've used is the Claire's  two way nail are pen, in white.

The base is China Glaze Ahoy! (OK, OK, I admit it, I love Ahoy! :D).
Over it I've put a bit of Zoya Faye:

Then another band of Zoya Valerie:

And then applied the white dots using the pen end of Claire's nail art pen& brush:

Thank you, everyone, for watching!

See ya  soon ;)