Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Butter London Knackered dupe :)


Previous post it was Chanel, this one it's Butter London :) I was admiring swatches of their Knackered polish since it came out and let me tell you, no picture does it justice. I had it in my hands in Müller in Graz (Austrian Müllers sell Butter London) but at 18 euros a bottle I had to put it back. Even though I am a nail polish fanatic I do realize that's all it is at the end of the day, nail polish. My BF even offered himself to buy it for me but I said no (seriously, what kind of a polish freak says no to nail polish?! Apparently I do :D)
So here I am, improvising again :) This is the combination of Misslyn Flower bird and Essence Hello holo. Flower bird is a sheer duochrome, this was three coats and one coat of holo topcoat. It's not the real deal but I loved wearing this manicure <3
Also, this are outdoors photos, my daylight lamp totally kills the color shift. I've noticed that with the sun too, duochromes look best in cloudy weather and crappy in sunny.


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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Sally Hansen Shining


I have been craving Chanel Malice for quite some time now but realistically speaking, it's never gonna be mine. So what can a girls do? Browse her stash for every dark shimmery red to ease the pain :) 

My first pick was Sally Hansen Shining. This is one stunning nail polish <3 Opaque in two thin coats, applies like butter. I did have some minor problems with the brush, it's super long and awkward because of the shape of the bottle. But Shining, I'll excuse you just about anything <3

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Frankenpolish: The Tell-Tale Heart


It's been a long time since I posted some frankenpolishes. This is a purple grey polish with green, pink and purple flecks. This was suppose to come out totally different :) If I'm not mistaken I mixed together Catrice I wear my sunglasses at night and some red creme nail polish. I was probably aiming for flecked dark res but oh well live and learn :)
This are two coats and one thick coat of topcoat yet it still dried somewhat gritty. I like the end result, it may not be what I initially wanted but it's interesting enough :)

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Crazy in love with my Koala bear-y


First off, you might noticed some changes on my blog. Not really planned :) I was thinking  about changing the look a little bit, playing around how my blog would look with different templates.... Well there is no preview button and off course I didn't save my old template, so it all went to hell. I wouldn't be so butthurt if the new templates would work for my layout, but they didn't and they didn't even let me change anything. Luckily I managed to find this plainest template somewhere inside blogger and for now I'm just happy that the post look the way they should and I'll take it from here :)

Second, sorry for no post on Wednesday. I've had a bit of a shitty week study wise and in the past few months I've been getting these killer migraines. I'm like totally excited about them. Not. Sigh. I'm keeping a food diary now, trying to see what triggers them.

Enough of me babbling, onto the nails :) This is my late Valentine's day mani. Last year I went dark, this year I went alone will all the cliches :) I also love the meaning behind the polish names since I call my BF my koala :)
Base is one coat of OPI Koala bear-y. topped with one coat of Essence Crazy in love and topcoat. Love the different sized purple glitter and hearts Hearts are kinda big and chunky so I started losing them during the day. I snatched them on hair or clothing and they just fell off :)
The heart glitter still managed to to stain my nails quite bad and  now I have heart shaped stains. Quite cute actually :)

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Emerald forest amazon


I'm still in the mood for darks :)
This time it was green's turn. I decided to go with Lacura Amazon. Lacura is a brand, sold in Hofer, which is a grocery store so I didn't expect much from it. But boy was I wrong. Amazon applied like butter. Great consistency, very pigmented but thin enough to apply nicely in two thin coats. 

I couldn't leave it alone for too long so I sponged some NYX Emerald forest to the tips. Amazon. Emerald forest. See what I did there? ^^ Yeah I'm lame like that :)

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Innisfree 103


Guess I'm coming back to my old self, darker polishes it is :)

Today I have a real beauty for you, Innisfree 103. It has a purple base with loads of red glass flecks, that shift to orange and gold. It's also very pigmented, you probably could get away with one thicker coat.

Unfortunately the duochrome effect doesn't really show all that much on nails that it does in the bottle. Still a very pretty red <3 It would probably looked really awesome sponged only on tips over black base.

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Catch of the month: January


I had such high hopes for you, January. And you've let me down just like all the months before did :)
It honestly went so well the first two weeks, I only got one polish and some nail art things. Then a blog sale happened. And another one. Essence came out with a limited edition. And they had a sale of their products to be discontinued. Sometimes you just can't win :)

This is were things were still looking good:
- OPI Stay the night (love it)
- Essence Vintage district Nail art kit in Something g-old
- Essence Vintage district Nail art kit in  Designer for a day
- nail fluff (dirt cheap off eBay)

Then shit happened:
- Orly Galaxy girl
- China glaze Optical illusion
- Essence Very berry
- Essence Walk of fame
- Essence Object of desire
- Lacura Amazon
- Aura 55

And some more:
- P2 Elegant
- Manglaze Fuggen ugly grey
- China glaze Pool party
- Laura Paige Magnetic green 4
- Laura Paige Magnetic red 8
- Maybelline Matte sapphire

Miss Gin Shivers got Hugs&kisses toppers for me:
- Essence More than words
- Essence Dreams for sale
- Essence Crazy in love
- Essence Sunshine and red roses

Essence's 1€ sale and a gift from another friend:
- Essence Love's recipe
- Essence Shopping trip in Soho
- Essence Midnight date
- Essence Nail piercing set

I also ordered wooden sticks and fake nails to make swatchicles, can't wait till they they arrive and I can get busy :) Also is there a nail polish rehab group I can join?

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