Black and White

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This month’s theme is Black and White and was chosen by Missy.   Gggggrrrr black and white.  Where’s all the colour??  Initally I hated this theme, but actually, in the end, I like every mani I’ve done, partly because it’s put the focus on the art and the pattern, and not the colours.

Psychedelia

Psychodelic

I received a lovely package from \ with some gorgeous shades…all the way from the UK! The polishes I used were so vibrant so they worked perfectly for the “psychedelic” look…kind of remind me of Pucci.

reverse french

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It’s not often that a new luxury lacquer line comes on the scene. So I was super excited to get the press release for Mischo Beauty (see it here). Founder Kitiya King is both a chemist and a licensed cosmetologist. She set out to create fashion forward colors that were also 5-free. If you’ve read my blog for awhile and know my struggle to be work appropriate and “cool” at the same time…you can probably see why the seven shades in her debut Fashion Week Collection made my heart flutter.

Today I have two shades to show you, Mischo Beauty #NYFW and The Tents. Before I get to the swatches, here’s a french mani I wore last weekend where I combined the two shades. Sophisticated, no? I wore this out to dinner and two people stopped at my table to ask about it. I love it!

Circus tent

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I decided to go big or go home, so I combined all eight shades into this mani. I did a similar look here, but used striping tape. This time I got brave and freehanded the stripes with a striping brush. I started with a base of Spirit Walker, a pinkish off-white with a touch of shimmer. Then I randomly added funky stripes to create this Wild West themed mani. The colors in the collection are (L to R in the pic above): Take off the Mask, Hi-Ho Silver, Paint Pony, Spirit Walker, Brothel, Texas Sky, Cactus, and Go Native.  I finished with two coats of Nubar Diamond Seal & Shine topcoat to make it smooth and shiny.

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Surprise dance party!

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Hey guys! Today I have a some polishes to show you from Wing Dust Collections, a Canadian indie brand with beautiful unique polishes that will make your jaw drop! They are packed with glitter and amazing color combinations, and I love them. These polishes are from the Fall 2013 collection, which will be available on November 18th.

Did I not warn you about how beautiful these polishes are?! Muskoka Sunset is a bright purple crelly filled with bright pink, orange, periwinkle and lavender glitters that suspend perfectly in their base. This polish truly looks like a beautiful sunset, and it is so unique. Shown above is three coats, no fishing or dabbing required.

SAUL!

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I’m excited I can finally show you Cadillacquer Breaking Bad Collection! I love Breaking Bad and unpacking these polishes and finding out their names felt like Christmas! Even my boyfriend stayed throughout the whole process just to find out all the nail polish names :D Anyway…

Better Call Saul! bright blue shimmer with holographic particles. It applied easily and is a bit streaky but nothing major. I’ve applied two coats and topcoat.

Guava

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Pretty & Polished Queen of Hearts is a medium red jelly loaded with red iridescent flecks and red and gold shimmering particles.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I love this one!  The red is such a great bold color, and the iridescent sparkles are amazing.

meryl

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This is two coats of Femme Fatale Fatal Attraction, a dark magenta pink loaded with scattered holo particles. It dries rough and matte, but topcoat (I used two coats) brings out an awesome shine. My indoor photo doesn’t do it justice. This is seriously a breathtaking polish. End of story.

Bang bang

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I started with a base of w7 Black, which is my favourite black creme, and added a glitter gradient to make it look like fireworks in the night sky. From thumb to pinkie the colours are Sparkler, Catherine Wheel, Rocket, Roman Candle and Banger

Sigma Delta Tau

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In addition to being for a great cause, I think OPI Girls Achieve Grapeness is a gorgeous color! In the bottle, it looks like it gives a duochrome effect, which is very slight on the nail, but the color is packed with multidimensional shimmer.

Nimbus redux

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I used an abundance colours here, far too many to list them all! My base colours are Barry M Greenberry and Illamasqua Jo’Mina. I layered on lots of different greens and purples using the technique, and finally I dabbed Illamasqua Caress over the top.