Monday, November 28, 2011

China Glaze For Audrey

What a classic polish. I'm assuming just about everyone has this polish in their collection, and if you don't, you're missing out on a staple polish! It's so lovely and simple.


ForAudrey1

ForAudrey2

ForAudrey3

ForAudrey4


*Please note that I apologize for the poor lighting. I've recently moved and I'm trying to learn the best place to take photos.
2 coats China Glaze For Audrey
1 coat Poshe

For Audrey is a Tiffany blue (arguably) creme that came out in its own collection named for Audrey Hepburn. I say arguably Tiffany blue because as you probably know, the Tiffany blue is a trademark color. The arguably comes in because if you look at different products from Tiffany's, they're all a little different. From bags to boxes to fabric bags, they all vary slightly.

I don't know if it's just my bottle, but it has a HUGE issue with separating. I need to plan to shake this bottle like 15 minutes in advance before I go to put it on. It hates me. It's also not the nicest formula. It's one of those where it tends to dry on the brush quickly, so while it doesn't exactly streak, it doesn't easily glide on. Again, this might just be my bottle and I've had it for a while, but it was this way when I first used it. It's around halfway used give or take, so I'll be getting a new bottle soon enough, anyway.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia

I usually don't wear glitters because I frequently have silk wrapped nails. Removing glitters is laborious anyway, but it just plain SUCKS when you can't use acetone because of a silk wrap. Well, all of my silk wraps are off (not by choice), so I'm going on a glitter spree!!


Revlon Facets of Fuchsia

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia

Revlon Facets of Fuchsia


2 coats Revlon Facets of Fuchsia
1 coat Poshe

I saw people going CRAZY over this polish (and the other two that came out with it), and it looked really pretty for fall so I figured I'd give it a shot. I actually loved it and now want Blue Mosaic (but not gonna lie, I think Starry Pink is hideous).

Facets of Fuchsia is a lovely polish with tiny round and larger hex purple/fuchsia glitter appropriately suspended in a black jelly base. It's a fun balance of glitter in polish because it's not a BAM in your face glitter, but it's not so sparse that it barely looks like glitter. The jelly base is great because it really helps to give dimension to the polish. The other thing I loved was because of the depth of the polish, it isn't one that just looks black from far away. It's obvious enough that there's glitter and it's not just black.

The formula was actually great! I spent very little time trying to make sure glitter was placed evenly because it did it on its own. It was totally opaque in 2 coats and had no streaking or anything. A great formula for a pretty polish!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Enchanted Forest with Tips of Rage

I actually have a ton of other ideas for fun nail art-ish things using Enchanted Forest as a base. Gosh I'm obsessed with this color!! Anyway, this isn't quite what I envisioned, but I wore it anyway:


Orly Enchanted Forest with Orly Rage tips

Orly Enchanted Forest with Orly Rage tips

Orly Enchanted Forest with Orly Rage tips

Orly Enchanted Forest with Orly Rage tips


Close Up

Orly Enchanted Forest with Orly Rage tips


2 coats Orly Enchanted Forest
1 coat Poshe
I used fun shaped scrapbook scissors to cut tape that marked off the tip.
Tips with 1 coat Orly Rage

I initially wanted to do more of a geometric type of thing using Enchanted Forest and Rage because I think they're SO complimentary. But when I tried that, it just wasn't working. So I grabbed some scrapbooking scissors and tried to cut tape a few different ways. I actually didn't want to do tips, I wanted to split the nail with each color vertically, but the tape was too skinny and not cooperating so it was tips or I was throwing the scissors and tape out the freakin' window. Driving a mile down the road to Target to get the right kind of scotch tape was not an option... but as I type this and I'm remembering I have packing tape that would have worked perfectly, I'm not actually really annoyed. Wow.