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Chocolate… Red?

Here’s a polish I forgot about for years… and I can’t figure out why because it’s a gorgeous glowing warm red shimmer.

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Misa Chocolate Icing sounds yummy and brown, which it’s definitely not. Red. Absolutely red. And there’s really nothing like a vampy red on short nails. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Don’t you agree? ๐Ÿ˜€

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Green-ish

Now that green has left nature, it’s time to have it on my nails. Ok. To be fair, I wore this mani some weeks ago.

Vampy cool green featuring one of my favourite Misas – Toxic Seduction.

Two coats and lovely application. It’s an oldie, but definitely a goodie as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s almost teal, but for me personally just a bit too much on the green side to honestly call it anything but a really cool dark green. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Black & White Challenge – Day 4

I’m really liking this challenge so far and how it’s getting me out of my nail polishing routine.

Here’s my entry for Day 4 –ย White Base with Some Colour.

I knew I was gonna do polka dots some time in this challenge, and this seemed the perfect occasion. For the white base I used Alix Avienย No 60, which is hands down my favourite white creme (in fact, my bottle is half-empty by now). Two coats, and a lovely even non-streaky formula.

Then I used a dotting tool to add some polka dots to all my nails in Misa’sย Throw Me Something Purple Please — which is a lovely blurple creme. I did my ring finger as an accent nail, half of it is Sally Hansen X-treme Wearย Mellow Yellow, just for an extra pop of colour. ๐Ÿ™‚

I didn’t add a top coat on the dotting as I wanted to keep the slightly 3d effect. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s been ages since I wore a stark white creme, it actually makes even my winter skin look like it has some colour by comparison. ๐Ÿ˜‰

You can find more information on the challenge, plus all the bloggers playing along HERE. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Yet Another Treasure of Mine

No Valentine’s mani from me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Instead, you get another one of those little polishes from random places I’ve picked up. This comes from a brand just named R. No more information. I totally shrieked like a little girl when I saw this in a bin in a small Russian cosmetics shop. R’s No 448 is an effect top coat — flecks of gold in a sheer milky base (not unlike White Cap from China Glaze, but sheerer with bigger flecks) with a bonus of small holographic hex glitter.

Sheer on its own, so I layered it over Misa’s Throw Me Something Purple Please. It toned down the vividness of the purple a bit and added such a pretty effect. โ™ฅ

I’m in complete adoration with this polish, I just wish it’d come in something larger than a tiny 5ml bottle…

I picked up one more effect top coat from this brand… I’ll make sure to try that out soon as well. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Purple Rainbow

I have two blurple cremes that I utterly adore and that are quite similar — H&M Blue My Mind and Misa’s Throw Me Something Purple Please. They both are on that fine line between blue and purple with Throw Me Something Purple Please just a smidge more on the purple side and a little bit less saturated. Honestly though, without having them side-by-side, most people wouldn’t tell the difference. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, here is Throw Me Something Purple Please (picture it slightly more purple as my camera always favours blue) with a rainbow accent nail.

I used Alix Avien No 60 (a white creme) for the base of the accent nail and then I used a dotting tool (since I don’t own nail art brushes!) to create a rainbow in the following colours: China Glaze Hey Sailor! (red) Alix Avien No 180 (orange) Essence Sun Dancer (yellow) SpaRitual Yes, I Can! (green) Barry M Cobalt Blue (blue) and Alix Avien No 168 (purple).

I also went Orly shopping the other day and picked up two bottles each from the fall and holiday collections! ๐Ÿ˜€

Androgynie, Fowl Play, Oui, Sea Gurl

How awesome are these collections? ๐Ÿ˜€

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Nfu-Oh No 54 (Plus More Layering)

How long did you think I could resist my new Nfu-Oh? No 54 is such a pretty mermaid colour — blue to green flakies in a sheer base. I’m so glad I have it now. ๐Ÿ™‚

Actually, the moment I got it, I tried to layer it over my pink manicure at the time, and boy, was that a colossal fail. ๐Ÿ˜› So, it doesn’t work over everything.

But there was no reason why it wouldn’t work over Misa’s Toxic Seduction it being all dark and green and everything.

So, here I have one coat of Nfu-Oh No 54 over the Misa.

The application was everything I expect from Nfu-Oh — pleasant. As you can see, the flakies in the polish are very dense, and for layering purposes one coat is more than enough.

Unless, that is, you want to look like it’s made of flakies. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I love how the shifting blue-green of the flakies compliments the polish underneath.

However, for some reason I couldn’t stop here. Who knows why? Maybe I have layering sickness or something.

So I pulled out the most contrasting flakie polish I have — Nubar’s 2010 with it’s yellow-green to orange flakies and threw it on top of my mainly blue-green manicure.

I took an out of focus shot to show the colours better as well.

I can see so many different colours on my nails at once! Most interseting for me is the contrast between the bright turquoise I get in some angles from the Nfu-Oh and the orange from the Nubar.

Both flakies are only one coat, but as you can see, combined they almost completely hide the Misa beneath. Or at least overshadow it.

I don’t think this combo is everybody’s cup of tea, but I’m really liking it at the moment. Very fall-sy.

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p.s. I looked in my nail polish drawer the other day and realised I have nothing to wear. How can one have so many polishes and nothing to wear? The mind boggles.

 

I buy my Nfu-Ohs at Viis, which while based in Estonia also has international shipping.

Misaย Toxicย Seduction

After a day spent in shimmery foily pink, I felt like returning to my safe zone — greens. One the classics among greens is the gorgeous dark charcoal-y blue-green shimmer that is Misa’s Toxic Seduction. I love that polish! And I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last wore it.

And do you know what I especially love about Misas? Their caps! They are long and thin and so pleasant to hold while painting your nails.

I used one coat of Toxic Seduction on my short nails, but remember having needed to use two when my nails were longer.

 

It’s actually a bit more saturated in real life, so you can see it’s obviously a dark blue-green. ๐Ÿ™‚

The application was lovely, and I wouldn’t expect any less from this polish.

I also love the fact that my nails are short enough that I can get away with one coat of polish on my former two-coaters. ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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I buy my Misas at Beautyshop in Estonia, which doesn’t yet have the newer collections available. However, e-Bay is always a choice for a polish-aholic.