June Haul

Ooooh! Finally a non-challenge post. ๐Ÿ˜€ So… here are the polishes I picked up in June (even despite my polish-buying slump ๐Ÿ˜› ).

I have no idea when I’ll have the time to wear these though… my untrieds pile is nearing 50 by now. o_0

Teeez Free and Cool, Catrice Dirty Berry and Genius in a Bottle

LCN (unnamed/numbered), Look by Bipa Special Effectย Metallic Holographic, Essence Wake Up! and A Lovely Secret

China Glaze Stone Cold, Fast Track, Liquid Crystal and Glam-More

China Glaze I’m With the Lifeguard, Sun-Kissed, Surfin’ for Boys, Flirty Tankini, Love’s a Beach

Whooh! So, what where your favourite purchases for June?


p.s. My second Mika show and still as awesome as I remembered! My feet still hurt from all that jumping yesterday. ๐Ÿ˜€


I don’t even like red polish…


So explain this to me. ๐Ÿ˜›

The Dawn Is Broken

Aaaand *drumroll* my favourite from Vampire’s Love collection. The Dawn Is Broken is a warm grey creme with hidden silver shimmer and small pieces of gritty black micro-glitter. Fascinating, really. Not pretty in any sense of the word, but an interesting polish to wear.

And with the number of polishes I own… interesting comes out on top.

Two coats, relatively easy to apply after thinner got added. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wish the silver shimmer in the bottle translated to the nail better, but I still love the polish! ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way, there’s a dupe out there for this colour from GOSH called Fossil Grey. ๐Ÿ˜‰

So there you have it! Vampire’s Love Collection. ๐Ÿ™‚ You know mine, but which were your favourites?


Gold Old Buffy

This really should be a tie… Black polishes with gold flecks are among my favourite kinds of colours and there is really no way of doing them wrong and they always look beautiful.

Maybe Gold Old Buffyย is gonna stay in second place in the end, because it’s still not the most unique polish in the collection, even if it’s the prettiest. ๐Ÿ˜‰

This was two coats to opacity and after thinner it was pretty easy to control. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, yes, obviously I’m a sucker for unique and this is why you get the lightest and most different shade from this collection tomorrow. In first place. ๐Ÿ™‚


Hunt Me If You Can

I’m continuing with my posts of the Vampire’s Love collection from Essence. In my fourth place is the polish I’ve seen several bloggers call their favourite actually…

Hunt Me If You Canย is a black creme with slightly flecky silver glitter. Not terribly unique, but potentially very pretty. Unfortunately, the black creme base slightly swallows the glitter, so in the dark daylight here, it mostly looks like a black creme with some strange flecks in it. ๐Ÿ˜›

A whole lot prettier in lamplight though, so I just might change my mind about this polish if I ever get to see it in sunlight. ๐Ÿ™‚

The formula was on the thick side but manageable and pigmented enough that one-two coats was all I needed.

Um. So that is weird for me, but I actually like it better in photos than I did on… ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


True Love

I’m slowly working my way through the polishes I got for Christmas. ๐Ÿ™‚ Essence isn’t available here, but ever since seeing swatches online I really craved the Vampire’s Love LE collection. So… my sister picked it up for me in Austria and made it my Christmas present. ๐Ÿ™‚

I had really high expectations for this collection and I’ll be posting the polishes here in the order of favourites. ๐Ÿ™‚

First up: True Love. A plummy purple shimmer. The glowy kind.

In many ways I actually think this was one of the prettiest polishes in the collection, but it was also the most traditional and the least interesting. So, the fifth place it gets.

The formula was slightly iffy. Thick and goopy and not the easiest to work with… still, two coats and I was done. ๐Ÿ™‚

Actually, looking at these pics now, I’m really starting to wonder why I put this in the fifth place… ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess interesting beats pretty in my book.


A Little Crackle + A Mini-Haul

So, crackle polishes are pretty much everywhere at the moment. With that in mind, I took my trusty Depend Crackle Effect in Red and covered up a subtle mani of China Glaze’s White Cap (golden glasslfeck shimmer in a sheer milky white base).

The combo turned out a little bit more Christmassy than I had in mind.

But this at least reminded me that I really like how Depend Crackle Effects crackle. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, yesterday at the store, I picked up four new ones.

No 5006 is a lilac creme crackle effect, No 5007 is a light blue with silver shimmer crackle effect, No 5011 is a blueish green creme crackle effect (in the bottle, the colours is very close to China Glaze’s Four Leaf Clover, just a tad lighter) and No 5010 is a yellow-green creme crackle effect (pretty much identical in colour to Sinful Colors Innocent.)

And as you can see, I got two of each, so be on the lookout for a little giveaway soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Awesome, aren’t they? ๐Ÿ˜€