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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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Keeping it Sparkly

I’m catching up! This was a quick one fromΒ December. I needed an out-the-door in a few minutes mani and there’s really nothign as quick drying as a chrome and crackle top.

Could have kept it to just chrome, but that’s too unforgiving on my damaged nails. 😦

 

 

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Here’s China Glaze Millennium with Isadora Pink Fame on top.

IMO, Pink Fame is still the most stunning glitter crackle top coat invented. It’s so insanely sparkly with the holo glitter and the cool light pink. Perfect with silver. πŸ˜‰

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Besides being eye catching, this mani was pretty much dry by the time I finished with the last nail. Can’t ask for more than that! πŸ˜€

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The Two Reincarnations of a NYE Mani

First of all: happy new year all! πŸ˜€ Secondly, my main resolution that relates to my online activities is definitely to try to update my blog more often. I mean, I still do my nails with alarming frequency… no reason why I shouldn’t upload the pics.

When I was over at my mum’s for Christmas, she went about reading predictions and horoscopes for 2013 (she’s into things like that πŸ™‚ ) and while I knew nothing about the lucky colours for the brand new 2013 before…

I remembered my mum saying that combinations of purple and silver were the luckiest thing. So that’s what I went with for my NYE mani.

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I did my nails with the perfect purple creme of China Glaze’s Grape Pop (still a favourite!) and sponged on an old purple-y multicoloured glitter polish and my ring finger with the accent of Orly Out of This World complete with silver studs.

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I adored this mani and wore it for three days. And then yesterday decided to update it keeping the accent finger. I love the studs!

I used an old favourite here as well — China Glaze Grape Juice and kept the purple theme.

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I adore Grape Juice, but I’m sadly now out of it. Maybe enough left for an accent nail or two in the bottle, but no full manis with it anymore. 😦

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*sigh*

So, which do you like more? πŸ™‚

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Friday Glitter!

It’s the weekend! πŸ™‚ And I still have a week left of my holiday before going back to work. It’s cold, but the sun is out… so that means glitter!

China Glaze Liquid Crystal is the only polish I picked up from the Prismatics in spring. And I really like it! The subtle shift in the base colours from teal to lilac and the abundance of holo glitter make it awesome.

As I said, it’s very very pretty, but as I’m not a huge glitter fan in general, I’m not surprised it took me so long to finally wear it. πŸ˜› I mean, I still have more than half of my Sally Hansen Gem Crushes I’ve yet to try…

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Today’s picture comes for spring in Tallinn.

Multichromes and a Little Bit of Fashion

Hi there. My name is … and I’m a nail polish addict. I especially love multichromes and holographic polishes, but who doesn’t? πŸ˜‰

So I was really excited when I spotted a “special effect” topper from Look by BIPA in a store in Austria. It kinda looked like it belonged to the legendary Orly Cosmic FX collection only even more complex.

It’s called Metallic Hollogram (yes, it says “hollogram”) and it basically looks like tons of green, teal, blue, plum, purple foil particles and microglitter with the overall look of switching between cool green and plum purple.

This is a stunner! And super sparkly to boot. I only wish that companies would understand what holographic means with polishes… I mean this is very multicoloured and definitely metallic, but it’s not a holo polish by any stretch of the word.

There was no sun, so I took another pic in artificial light to show off the sparklies. πŸ˜€ The light makes it look warmer than it ever is, the overall effect of the polish is consistently that of a cool shade. πŸ˜‰

BTW. Here’s me. I’ve never been a shorts kind of girl… preferring dresses and skirts, but for some reason my most worn item of clothing this summer has been a pair of denim shorts. Both in the heatwaves and the cool weather of late. πŸ™‚

I guess I’m being converted to pants. πŸ˜› Question time! What’s your favourite item of clothing this summer?

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Glitter Chic

Can anybody tell meΒ why I didn’t pick up anything from the China Glaze holiday collection? For some reason I’m afraid of glitter and don’t find it all that interesting.

So, it’s an even bigger mystery why I picked up all the Sally Hansen Gem Crushes sold here. When I finally got around trying them out, I fell in love. For my first, I choseΒ Showgirl Chic —Β fine silver glitter with turquoise hex pieces.

This covered completely in three thin coats and I really like the gritty surface for some reason. It just works for this polish, I think. Makes it look like slightly wrinkled silver foil. πŸ˜€ One of the reasons why I opted for no top coat here as well. I think it’s better to embrace the grittiness here than to go for the 2-3 layers of top coat I imagine it would take to get it glossy. πŸ˜‰

I find this polish completely beautiful (which makes me sad that I didn’t pick up the China Glaze lookalike when that was available months ago). It also really makes me have an inner battle between the wish to try out the rest of these asap and the horror of having to deal with Glitter Removal once again. πŸ˜›

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Duochrome vs. Duochrome

If you’re like me, then Alessandro’sΒ Clubbing Refelction made you wonder what’s the closest dupe in your collection. Turns out, I don’t have one — but it is the polar opposite of OPI’sΒ Not Like the Movies.

Clubbing Reflection is predominantly a yellow-toned green with a warm rose pink duochrome and silver glitter.

Not Like the Movies is predominantly a cool silvery pink with a cool green duochrome and silver glitter.

Left-to-right: OPI-Alessandro-OPI-Alessandro.

So alike yet not at all. πŸ™‚

Can’t decide which I like better…

Can you? πŸ˜€

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