Posts tagged: bright

For the Queen

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It’s a perfect bright yet rich cobalt, leaning slightly violet as cobalt does, without being in any way a blurple. (It has much more of a violet undertone however than, say, Barry M Cobalt.) This was also a dream to apply – two coat creamy application and it spread like butter. I was a little worried that it might be similar to H&M blue my mind, but I compared them earlier, and this is considerably deeper and more obviously blue. It’s really beautiful. If you’re half way thinking about it, buy it.

Hot SF winter

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OPI Embarca Dare Ya! is a magenta with a hot pink shimmer. Shown above is two coats, and just like the other two, it applied easily and flawlessly. This is a great Autumn pink!

Opals

 Darling Diva Rose Opal 5

The Opal Collection is made up of 7 new shades of jelly flakies that can be layered or worn alone. In order to suspend the flakes and iridescent glitters and holo shimmer goodness, they are a bit thicker than a regular topper, which is why they build to opacity in 2 to 3 coats (most in 2 coats) and I would recommend layering the lighter shades (Opal and Blue Opal). I had no issues with formula or application on any of them! You will need to excuse my ravaged cuticles though. When “winter weather” actually makes it to South Texas my cuticles are the first thing to revolt.

Darling Diva Polish Rose Opal. This one is a bright violet pink and I’ve worn it alone with 2 coats for opacity and one coat of top coat.

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Wellies

Next we have Butter London Wellies, an amazingly bright green. This is described as a ‘green grass creme’ by Butter LONDON but I think it’s probably a bit too yellow to be reminiscent of grass. This was 3 coats, but I was definitely being over-cautious, you could easily get away with 2. 

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Shocking

 PiCture pOlish ManiMonday Shocked 5

Today I have a blogger collaboration piCture pOlish color to share with you – Shocked, created with Claire of Shatter Me Claire. Shocked is a gorgeous pink jelly polish with holographic shards in it. I have to confess, the little irregularly shaped holo shards is my very favorite PP finish – I am obsessed with it!! I want ALL of them! Take a peek at how beautiful this polish is and the nail art I did inspired by Claire’s blog name below.

Golden

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Super Black Lacquers Guilty is very unique. It’s almost a vintage gold shade (that leans a little olive on me) with a strong holo effect in the sun. Indoors, the rainbow is subtle, but the polish is still glowy. With the right skin tone, this would be gorgeous. I’m just not a fan of it on me. The formula was excellent. My swatch is two coats.

Thermal

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Hi everyone!  I have the upcoming Spring FX Collection, as well as a few shades from the A New Equation Collection, from Pretty & Polished! Pretty & Polished My Friend Dahlia, from the Spring FX Collection, is a thermal holographic that is a soft fuchsia when warm and a bright purple when cold.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I really love this one!  It’s such a fun shade to wear! Shown is two coats of My Friend Dahlia.

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Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic is a gorgeous magenta creme.  The formula was smooth and very easy to apply.  This is such a gorgeous pink!  It has a fantastic natural gloss and pops like you wouldn’t believe. Shown is two coats of Primrose Hill Picnic.

Candy Striped

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I started off with two coats of, from thumb to pinky, Zoya Shelby, Pop Nail Glam Tangerine Taste, Essie First Timer, China Glaze For Audrey, and Lime Crime Lavendairy

The topper shades are, from thumb to pinky, Lime Crime Parfait Day, Lime Crime Peaches ♥ Cream, Essie Navigate Her, Lime Crime Once in a Blue Mousse, and Essie Nice is Nice.

Mango

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Super Black Lacquers 3rd Degree is a rich, blood-orange with a golden shimmer and an almost metallic finish. Application was amazing with this polish. Does that ever happen to you? Where you use a polish and you think “Wow. This is dreamy.” LOL. Well that happened with this one.

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 FUN Lacquer Christmas 2013 Wishing Star007

How lucky I am to be able to show you some FUN Lacquer today!! I’d been admiring the Princess Collection from afar so when I was offered the chance to review the Christmas collection I jumped at it. I’m pleased with every single one of them! Let’s take a look! 

FUN Lacquer Wishing Star a yellow thermal polish with gold shimmer. A bright sunshine yellow in it’s cold state, and it’s an icy pale yellow with shifts from gold, to green to blue when it’s warm. Three coats needed with this one for opacity. I couldn’t resist showing off Wishing Star with Decentber tips. Such an unconventional french, right?