tirsdag den 20. september 2011

This was my first attempt

at capturing my polished nails:

This is CND Effect Sapphire Sparkles layered over CND Inkwell. 

But since this first picture don't capture the duochrome goodness of this combo, here are a couple of thumb shots:

CND polishes are incredibly pigmented, I only used one coat of Inkwell and one coat of SS, and they are totally worth the price tag.

I really wanna win this...

It is one of FIVE prizes that My Nail Graffiti is giving away in a BIG 500 follower giveaway, which also includes this:

Her husband makes awesome frankens, and these are also for sale, if you like them!

Be quick, it ends September 22.

Glitter Gal Giveaway

Oh boy, Playing With Polish has an awesome Giveaway these days. Two amazing Glitter Gal polishes: Lizard Belly and Marine Blue, both exceptional holographic polishes. And she throws in a bit more, as you can see from this picture:

I am definately entering, but if you wanna play along you need to hurry - it ends september 21, which is tomorrow.

If anybody reads this blog...

Cult Nails has finally gotten the new Get it On base coat and Wicked Fast top coat. To celebrate Maria is offering the combo + 1 nail polish of your choice for 20 $ at the Cult shop. Enter the following redeeming code during check out: TREATS. Good through Sunday.

Unfortunately I am not getting it this time - I am officially on a Polish Budget and must not exceed 350 danish kroner per month, which is 42 £, 64 $ or 47 Euro...and there are so many collections out there that calls my name. And some of them are Dior, YSL and Chanel...you get the picture I think!

lørdag den 17. september 2011

Note to self...

Rescue Beauty Lounge + Dior Diorlisse ridge filler = Epic Fail!!!

fredag den 16. september 2011

...and next up

Nine months ago something new came along. And reading a lot of positive things about this particular brand, made me splash out on six polishes from A-England's "The Mythicals" collection - and boy was that a good investment!!! The one that intrigued me to begin with was Galahad, a light teal creme polish, so I had to try that first. The formula was fantastic: self leveling, easy to apply and as shown here VERY glossy:

Even with my crummy mobile phone camera you can see the awesomeness of Galahad.

It is closely related to Dior's Nirvana from the Rock Your Nails collection, but is lighter in base colour and a little bit less green. I will do a comparison in the near future.

torsdag den 8. september 2011

Les Jeans de Chanel

...got on sale at Chanel.com earlier today, by now only Blue Boy is left. That went quick....

I'm not a big fan of Chanel polishes, I find them lacking in wear time and opacity - and the formula is VERY inconsistent. But they do come up with spectacular nail colours!

First up...

I have taken pictures for quite a while with my Sony Ericsson X10 Mini Pro, and those are in a quality that leaves a lot to be desired. But still I'll post some random swatches from that time.

First up is a swatch of Dior 807, NY 57th, a lovely deep and dark metallic gray, here it looks almost black. Some like to compare it to Chanel's Black Pearl, but BP has a green cast to its base that NY 57th lack - not that that is a bad thing. It was opaque in one coat, but since this was only the second time I used Dior's new brush i had som streaking, so here it is two coats:

Please try to NOT notice my crappy looking cuticles, they are my sore point.

The accent nail is YSL 138, Jaune Surrealiste, a tragically overlooked summer colour, which I find more interesting than Chanel's Mimosa. It is quite sheer, but packed with micro glitter in yellow, pink and light blue, and this picture DO NOT do it any justice. Here I have swatched it(two coats) over Barry M's Lemon Ice Cream. At a later point I will swatch this on its own.

So there it is, my first real nail blog post :)

A note on this blog

This blog is mainly a way for me to document my nail polish collection. Updates will be relatively random, but if you care to take a look or follow, please feel free.