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Holorific Friday

Or something. πŸ™‚ Here’s a quick one for the weekend. My very first holo bought before I even knew holos existed! Seriously. I just thought it looked like a pretty periwinkle shimmer in the muted light of the store here I got it.

I’m talking about China Glaze 2nite, of course. πŸ™‚

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You cant’ imagine the moment when I first wore it and saw it in sunlight! Suffice to say that was the beginning of my love for anything holo and by now I have quite a few — scattered, linerar, sheer, glittery you name it.

None can beat 2nite as a favourite though.Β  IMG_0857

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You see why. πŸ˜€

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Kinda goes with these perfectly warm and sunny summer days of yesteryear…

Am I Dead Yet?

Not quite. I switched from a computer to a tablet for my home web browsing needs (so much more comfy to have a quick look at things!) but the only hitch in that plan was my inablity to get photos from the camera to the tablet.

Oops.

So. Tons of polishes I’ve bought in the meantime, but haven’t gotten around to yet. As in, still trying to play catch up! πŸ˜‰

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Here’s the superb Gosh Galaxy which I picked up as part of my nail polish Christmas presents to myself. I oohed and aahed over it for a while, but didn’t bite the bullet as I thought that it would be too similar to my other “interesting-yet-neutral-colour-mix-foils” like SpaRitual Sacred Ground or Lumene Troublemaker or…

You get the picture. But I’m so glad I did get it eventually! It’s just so pretty! Subtle but effective. πŸ˜€ I don’t really get the name though.

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*sigh* Prettiness! πŸ˜€

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Fowl Play

Time to revisit an old non-favourite that has now redeemed itself. That happens to me sometimes — dislike of a polish turns into love for a polish.

This is why I hesitate to give away polishes I haven’t liked that much. πŸ˜›

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Orly Fowl Play is a good example of this. For some reason I felt really… meh… about it the first time I wore it (despite loving it in the bottle) but this time…

I’m *really* liking it!

It’s squishy and interesting and just in general a fun vampy cold season polish. πŸ˜€

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Voila! In with the old! πŸ˜€

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It’s snowing insanely again, so it’s nice to remember the almost reasonably bare ground of only a couple days ago.

 

Precious Treasure

I bought this polish a little over a year ago and I’ve actually worn it a few times since… never got around to posting about it though!

Despite coming from last year’s fall collection Alessandro’s Precious Treasure reminds me a lot of the gothic, blackened shimmers that so many brands have been putting out this year.

It has a dark navy base with tons of large, flecky green and blue shimmer.

Definitely feeling the inspiration behind the name here… shimmery treasures in the depths of the ocean. Look at me all poetic. πŸ˜‰

Second consequtive day posting? I’m on a roll! πŸ˜€

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Something cute to go with something precious.

It’s Blue Today

After wearing Skyscraper, which is one of my favourite blue glitters, I felt inspired to dig out one of my oldest polishes.

In fact, this comes from either my first or second nail polish haul, back when I first started collection. And boy, was I excited to get it! And then I swatched it on one nail, felt incredibly disappointed and off it went to the black hole that is the untrieds drawer.

China Glaze Meteor Shower. Insanely pretty in the bottle. Insanely difficult on the nails. The formula is the old, stinky kind, which is also goopy and difficult to manage.

Upside — it only takes two coats.

Dries really gritty though. I used two coats of Seche on top and probably could have used a third.

Once you’ve done all the hard work, it is gorgeous. The work is hard enough and there are a lot easier glitters around now though, that once every three years is probably as often as I’m gonna wear it. πŸ˜›

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The day before the snow came.

Skyscraper

Sometimes you just have to shimmer and sparkle. I felt like that a couple of weeks ago andΒ finally got around to posting this beautiful polish.

I bought China Glaze’s Skyscraper last autumn and it actually made it to my favourites of 2011; however, I never got around to taking pictures until now.

This is just an amazingly sparkly denim blue jelly filled with silver glitter.

One of my favourite things about this (besides being stunning!) is that it’s opaque and smooth without extra effort unlike a lot of other glitters I’ve met. πŸ˜‰

A lot here to love. πŸ™‚ I think of this as an “adult” glitter as well for some reason… unlike more extravagant glitters I feel comfortable wearing this to work. Luckily I don’t have a neutral polish rule… but I still feel kinda off with some stuff.

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We got a ton of snow the past weekend! Here’s one of my favourite running routes a week ago. Racked up a lovely 15k still despite the more-skating than running factor of that particular day. πŸ˜‰

A Happy Accident

This mani came together as an accident and I absolutely love it. πŸ™‚

Here’s the situation — huge chips on two nails, big evening out, half an hour to take off the previous mani and go out the door.

Naturally, I needed something amazingly fast drying. So I went for the amazing Golden Rose Mattes.

I painted my nails with Matte Velvet No 103 and since that wasn’tΒ eye catchingΒ  enough… parked it up with Golden Rose Graffiti No 11.

And the whole thing took around 15 minutes until I was able to get dressed and move on to makeup. What’s not to love about an easy and fast mani that still looks like you’ve put some effort into your nails? πŸ˜‰

Happy upcoming weekend! πŸ˜€

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