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. 😛



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. 😀


Voila! In with the old! 😀



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



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. 🙂


Friday Glitter!

It’s the weekend! 🙂 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. 😛 I mean, I still have more than half of my Sally Hansen Gem Crushes I’ve yet to try…



Today’s picture comes for spring in Tallinn.

Green Based Duochrome Take Four

Here’s yet another one of the Misslyn duochromes from my stash. 🙂 This is Leguan. It is not a Peridot dupe, but in the same family. I’m pretty sure even if not a dupe, it’s pretty damn close to another one of the new China Glaze duochromes.

This polish moves from blue-teal-green-to-olive.

Gorgeous. In some lights it’ll be a yellow-toned green, in others a seafoam-y blue.

And, why, yes, I took a ton of pictures. 😉

I mean, so pretty!

Ok. I think I’m done with my Misslyns for now. Though I’ve yet to try them over black… 😉


Here Be Duochrome

This seems to be the autumn of duochromes (I wanted to say “fall”, but that really wouldn’t have worked here 😉 ) so I busted out one of my pretty Misslyns I haven’t shown on this blog yet.

Feast your eyes on Blue Planet.  A turquoise to purple duochrome shimmer that’s pretty much  amazing.

The colour shift is really strong and the formula is just lovely.

As per usual, the duochrome is at its strongest in low and/or indirect light… however, the colour is beautiful even when looking like a straight up shimmer in direct sunlight.

This polish pretty much slays me. I love that unlike most duo- and multichromes I own this is really opaque and I could actually get away with one thicker coat though I went for two for the pictures. 🙂


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. 😉


This Old Duochrome Again


The polish that spawned a thousand dupes and is still inspiring them.

I already own one.

Catrice Genius in a Bottle is another. (Edit — I actually swatched the side-by-side and discovered that Genius in a Bottle, which is a confirmed Peridot dupe, is just a bit warmer… This also means that considering all the other Misslyn duochromes I own, I can actually do a green duochrome ombre now. 😀 😀 😛 )

It’s gorgeous though, isn’t it? The gold-bronze-green with a touch of turquoise around the edges duochrome. 🙂