Posts tagged: elegant

Quack

 PiCture pOlish Mallard 1

piCture pOlish Mallard is pretty much the epitome of everything I love in terms of nail polish all put it one bottle.  If you’ve read my blog before I don’t think it’s any secret that I love green polish. When I was brainstorming about what I wanted green was my jumping off point. One of my other favorite things in polish is a strong shimmer, I love the depth a good shimmer can give an already beautiful color. Last but not least you all know I love me some flakies so we couldn’t not include those…right?

I’m really lucky to have grown up down the street from my Grandparents, I pretty much spent every moment of my summers with them until I was in High School. One of the things we always used to do was visit the local park with loaves of bread and feed all the ducks, I always loved it! While I was thinking about that it hit me…the shade of green along with the shimmer reminds me of the green iridescent like feathers that Mallard ducks have on their head! I think the name is pretty fitting!

Thundery evening

DSC_0018-8.jpeg

Overall I really like this colour. I think I would love a pure dark grey with no hint of taupe but this is still really nice for my taupe polish fix. It’s a nice dark neutral for winter if you’re willing to let your nails looks bit like the sky in a cloudy thunderstorm! Well that’s what it reminds me of, anyway. In a good way, of course.

Grey boardroom

DL 008

I love love love this. Its so mysterious. A dark gray creme with a touch of green. Stormy Weather is my type of polish. I love deep, dark, murky shades, and this is just that! Formula was also fantastic, two coats for full coverage.

Divine purple

Whoa, this color is mysterious and awe-inspiring!

River Market is a gorgeous deep purple jelly with a fiery raspberry shimmer. This shimmer reminds me of the shimmer in Clarins 230, intensely sparkly and magical. This is three coats. You can see that I applied it a little thicker on my middle finger so it appears deeper and darker than the polish on my other fingers.

Contrarypolish rivermarket indirect

More


Brown Sugar

Contrary Polish Tiger s Eye 2

Contrary Polish Tiger’s Eye is a golden brown base with a strong golden shimmer. This is my favorite of the collection, it’s such a gorgeous brown and I don’t feel like I really have anything quite like it. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque and easy to apply. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 

I hate your

 LAQA Co Greedy Guts Color of the Month Club006

LAQA & Co. Greedy Guts. Now let’s talk about the polish. A gorgeous candy apple red crelly that had hints of magenta as well. Absolutely perfect formula. Opaque in 2 coats, self leveling, super shine, goes exactly where you want it to. No top coat here.

The brush handle on these is on the long side, and took some getting used to, but the formula more than made up for that. In fact, I needed almost zero cleanup because the polish was so easy to work with. I can’t vouch for any of the other shades but if they are at all like this one, this monthly box would be an awesome arrival each month.

Algae

20140119 ilnp reminisce

I Love Nail Polish Reminisce is a bright green that shifts to a deep teal then blue. The finish is seriously chrome. I wore this one out and got stopped three times…I kid you not. Again, I used three coats.

Pom

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Rosie Osie Swatch 5

Renaissance Cosmetics Rosie-Osie is a deep red jelly with intense red shimmer and tiny silver and gold glitter that looks incredible when suspended in the red base. It truly does have that lit-from-within look. Application was really smooth and even, and the consistency is just right – not too thin or thick. This was two coats. I did use a coat of Gelous followed by top coat, to give it more of a glassy look, but this is completely optional.

Aqua

7 PA010695

Liquidus Blue Diamond Turquoise is a deep glossy teal.  So beautiful!  As a true jelly polish, you’ll want to apply thin coats and be patient while each coat dries so you can build up to a rich color.  Here, I’ve used three thin coats, but you could do two if you’d like, but you’ll have more visible nail line.  I used Out the Door top coat with this swatch.  In real life, the visible nail line isn’t nearly as noticeable as it is in the photos under the bright lights!

Red red red and then some

This red is so tempting. This luscious color might have to go on my list…

Nubarwildwestbrothel1 copy

very Punny

Dutchya2

I was so much looking forward to this collection! I know I am a bit late with it. But there is still plenty of time because it still is spring and this is a spring collection. This time OPI takes us to Holland with some funny names, beautiful cremes and some unusual shimmers.