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On Fire

After the days I spent rocking my update to Circle of Life, I think I should finally get around to posting it. 😉

This, of course, is Max Factor Fantasy Fire. Available pretty much everywhere over here, so if you haven’t got it yet, definitely recommended.

One coat over the royal blue creme.

Stunning, but that was expected. 😀 I really want to dry it over a dark polish as well though to see if it lives up the category of spectacular that is my beloved Be:Yu. 🙂

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Summery Coral in Nostalgia

I absolutely feel not like wearing summer colours anymore. But I still have several to try out. Some from last summer even. 😮

Like this one. Colorama Peach Cocktail (in the old bottle).

I honestly can’t think of a good enough reason why it took me over two summers to give this stunning coral glassfleck shimmer a chance. It’s a lovely two coat formula and all around beautiful summer polish.

I think it must have been the bottle. I have an irrational dislike for the old Colorama bottles. Then again, I’m pretty excited for the new bottle design and collection. 🙂 Though I’ve yet to pick up any.

My collection of traditional polish colours is truly growing rapidly. Weird. I don’t know many people who move from untraditional blues, greens etc to traditional reds, pinks and corals. 😛 Usually it’s the other way around. 😉

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Nude Nail Art

For some reason, often my first instinct is to do free-hand nail art on a nude-coloured base. I really don’t know why.

Because I’m not even sure I like the effect. That is scribbles on a bare nail. 😛

Still. I seem to have done it again for the weekend.

I first started off my painting my nails with three coats of Alessandro Peaches & CreamHate the formula, but it is the most accurate mannequin hands polish for me in my collection. (I have no idea why I have so many nudes as I really don’t like them…)

And then I used Essie Geranium, Essence Wake Up!, Essence Sundancer and Nubar Milk Chocolate to paint some flowers on the base.

Voila! What are you wearing to welcome in autumn with this weekend? 🙂 And don’t forget to check out the foods! 😉

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Hidden Reef

Another week, another polish. 🙂

I spent the entire weekend staring at my holo nails (which held up well!) but now it’s time for a new mani.

Another SpaRitual spring polish — Hidden Reef.

This is stunning! It’s subtle and classy and really sparkling and eye catching all at the same time.

I really don’t know what’s up with me and traditional nail shades this year! 😛

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Reminds me of days at the seaside. 🙂

I feel like I’m the last to know…

 

…that the MaxFactor stands over here also have Fantasy Fire. 😀 Just randomly noticed it yesterday and naturally the prettiness came home with me. 😉

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Back to Coral

So the weird apricot polish actually grew on me in the couple of days I wore it. Still, I wanted something really different, so I picked up yet another bottle of my China Glaze Neons.

This is Surfin’ for Boys. It’s a gorgeous neon coral on the orange side. But there’s still a definite pinkish tone to it making it a coral not an orange neon.

The application was the most problematic of the China Glaze neons I’ve tried so far, but still a lot better than most I’ve tried.

It’s stunning and I love it! But not quite as much as I did Love’s a Beach

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I’m also thinking of redesigning my blog… I mean, if I’m not happy anymore with how it looks then how can I expect anyone else to be? 😉

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Pretty? Ugly? Like or Not?

This is an older LCN polish I found a while ago. It was a lonely bottle with a slightly different design among the newer ones and I thought it looked really interesting.

Definitely unlike anything else I own.

This has no numbers, names, nothing on it… so I have no idea what to call it. 😛 Basically, it’s a dirty apricot colour with tons of subtle lilac and pink shimmer.

As I said, it’s really  interesting and I’m pretty sure if I were to see it on a blog I’d go as gaga over it as I did in the store.

But I think I like it more in theory than in practice. I like the idea of it. I like how it looks in the close ups or when I stare at my nails really closely.

But on a regular day, the shimmer isn’t just that visible and the overall look isn’t ugly… it’s just plain. It’s even demure, maybe.

Basically. I don’t think it’s a really pretty polish, nor is it an ugly colour… I guess it’s so in-between that even my opinion of it is in-between.

Which makes no sense whatsoever.

Maybe it’s just the wrong season or mood for it.

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