tirsdag den 22. juli 2014

Orly: Moonlit Madness, Green Apple and Meringue

Three random Orly polishes, the formula is perfect and easy to work with in all of them.

Moonlit Madness:
Moonlit Madness is a dark ruby red with a beautiful shimmer. It is very opaque in 1 coat, but this is 2 coats with a top coat.

Green Apple:
 Green Apple is just that – an apple green cream polish. This is 2 coats with a top coat.

Meringue is one of many Chanel Pearl Drop look-a-likes. It is a pearl shade with a strong, but more coppery sheen in the shimmers than the golden shimmers in Pearl Drop. You need 2 or 3 coats, this is however 4 coats without a top coat to achieve the best photos.
Do you have any favorites among these?
Mine is Moonlit Madness....

Celestial Cosmetics T’s In A Tizz swatches

Celestial T’s In A Tizz is a pretty medium green with a very strong holo effect. It’s super strong in the sun, strong in low indoor and artificial light.
It is a little bit sheer, fairly opaque in 2 coats, but even if I always use a ridge filler base coat – I felt the need to use 3 coats for these photos, so you see 3 easy coats (good dry time) with a coat of Seche Vite. 
Do you like a green holo - and do you like this one?
I bought it from Edgy Polish!

mandag den 21. juli 2014

The Never Ending Haul Story - part 21

It's time for a new part of The Never Ending Haul Story :)
Remember the polishes shown in these posts are not from one single haul, I simply photograph them as they arrive and post a number of photos :)

Most of the below are old Chanel polishes, some very old - and I'm so happy to have them in my collection...
But when I post the next part - part 22 - you will notice a decrease in Chanel polishes - and no, I didn't get tired of them LOL, but recently I have fallen in love with some indie brands, that I would like to explore too!!

In a blog sale I slayed two lemmings: Finger Paintes Twisted and the older Essie Barbuda Banana!
I showed both of these - OPI La Paz-atively Hot in normal and matte versions...

Will The Never Ending Haul Story continue? Will Maria buy more polish?? Does she ever get enough???
Are you confused - you won't be after the next episode, if there is going to be one....;)

Lacquer Lust Aquamarine swatches

Lacquer Lust Aquamarine is from the Birthstone collection and represents March.
Aquamarine is a light and slightly grey (but also ever so slightly turquoise) toned blue linear holographic polish. The holo effect is fairly subtle even in the sun, but I do also see it a little bit in artificial light.
It is very opaque in one coat, but this is two coats with a coat of Seche Vite.
The formula is perfect, the dry time is quick and the finish is shiny. 
What do you think about it - I'm a bit torn, but I did some quite pretty nail art on it, and that made me like it a bit better...
I bought it from Norway Nails, use the code MARIA10 to get a 10% discount.

søndag den 20. juli 2014

Chanel Boa 111

Chanel Boa 111 is of unknown age, but it’s not older than 2003, so it’s safe to say it’s mid 2000s. It is a girly, pretty pink crelly polish. Two coats would be enough, but for the sake of better photos this is three coats without a top coat.
Do you like Boa?
Not that Blogger messes with my pink colors, this is a little less hot than on the photos!

Sparitual Drop Dead Gorgeous swatches

I have been RAOK’ed (random act of kindness) by my dear friend Marianne from RainbowifyMe!!
A polish fairy have been playing around in our stashes and taken some from my stash and put in hers – and vice versa, thank you so much sweet polish fairy for this beauty!!!

Sparitual Drop Dead Gorgeous is JUST THAT! It is a magnificent magenta with a beautiful shimmer – the polish fairy sure knows me, it is such a “me” color!!
The gorgeous shimmer is evident in person, but failed to really show except in the close up photos...
This is 2 easy coats without a top coat – drop dead gorgeous, isn’t it!!!
The polish fairy knows what I like - can you tell??
Thank you so much Marianne!!
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