Monthly Archives: December 2010

Essie Sag Harbor

Not exactly a very christmassy mani from me today, but I just had to try this! And it’s kind of wintery, isn’t it? I have been lemming Essie Sag Harbor for a long time, so when I saw it on Ebay at a reasonable price, I totally jumped.

This is a very light robin’s egg blue with super fine silver shimmer, really gorgeous. The shimmer gives it a dusty and ethereal appearance. I wasn’t sure I’d like it on me, but I think it really suits me.

I didn’t really care for the application of this one, it’s a little bit on the runny side. Nevertheless, it’s opaque in two coats. Because of the shimmer, it seems to be a little brushstroke-showy, but it’s not that apparent when it dries.

That was my last non-holiday mani for 2010, awww!!! I hope you all are done with your holiday preparations and are safe and calm and ready to enjoy the celebration. Thanks for sticking with me, I wish you all a very merry Christmas!

Smooches!
Love, S.

Studio M Magic Attraction

Hi there!
I’m sorry it’s been so slow here lately, but it’s not easy taking manicure pics when there’s no daylight to speak of. Most polishes just look better in sunlight, so I can’t always get good pics in lamp light. I should really get a lightbox, but I keep postponing it.

Anyway, here are some pics of the mani I’ve sported for the last few days, and it actually looks great in lamp light as well! It’s another one of those crazy holos like Slamming Red, this is Studio M Magic Attraction. It has tons and tons of scattered holo glitter in a silver base, this is silver holo on steroids! This would look so great as a New Year’s Eve mani, and I can’t wait to use it on my toes this summer.

Look at that insane glitter! Of course, it looks even more sparkly in real life, believe it or not!

The formula is good enough, a tiny bit on the thick side, but not unmanageable. I think I used two coats for full coverage, or maybe it was three. To be honest, I can’t really remember. It dries quite bumpy and matte on its own, but this one doesn’t drink as much topcoat as its sister, Slamming Red. I used two thick coats of Barielle Manicure Extender and one coat of Poshé, and it ended up smooth and shiny.

Have you tried any of the Studio M/Massini holo glitters? What do you think?

Thanks for reading! See you later.
Love, S.

OPI Ali’s Big Break

OPI Ali’s Big Break is another A+ from the Burlesque collection, a collection that I think is one of OPI’s all time best! I love all of the polishes I’ve tried so far, the duochrome The Show Must Go On, the bright pink Let Me Entertain You (which I wore while in Qatar, but I couldn’t get a decent pic of it) and the glitterbomb Show It & Glow It, and I don’t love Ali any less!

This is such a pretty red and glittery polish, very christmasy and glowing. It has iridescent and golden glassfleck glitter in a strawberry red jellyish base. Even if the glitter is supposed to be gold, it mostly looks red. It’s still very gorgeous, though! And the best thing is that it’s insanely flattering on my shorties.

The formula is the usual perfect OPI formula, I have nothing more to say. 3 coats.

It will be hard to decide between this one and my regular Christmas Eve polish, China Glaze Ruby Pumps! Have you decided on your Christmas mani yet?

Thanks for stopping by!
Love, S.

SpaRitual Loving In Pink

I have been lemming a pink foil for the longest time, so when I found out that SpaRitual had made one, I just knew I had to have it. SpaRitual Loving In Pink came out this October, as a collaboration with the Living In Pink organization for Breast Cancer Awareness month. It feels quite good when I can fulfill my wish and at the same time support a good cause!

Loving In Pink is as I said a soft pink foil, very cute and sparkly. The color is quite subtle, but the foil finish makes it interesting and fun. This is my first SpaRitual polish, and I have to say I love the bottle shape and the rubbery cap. SpaRitual is B3Free and vegan, and all the bottles are made from recycled glass.

The formula is quite good, but a little sheer. I used 3 coats for this mani.

I buy my SpaRitual polishes from Ebay seller sparkling*nails, a trustworthy seller I’ve purchased from several times.

Have you tried any SpaRitual polishes? Which ones do you like?

Thanks for reading, have a nice day!
Love, S.

Color Club Love ‘Em Leave ‘Em

Time for some actual nailpolish posts in here, don’t you think?

Color Club Love ‘Em Leave ‘Em was released last year in the Wild At Heart collection. I’ve been wanting a beige holo for a long time, and this one fits the bill perfectly. It’s my new favorite neutral with a twist. The holographic effect isn’t too flashy, but it’s still enough to keep it from being boring. Also, it’s not too brown and not to yellow, and I think it fits me quite well.

 

The formula is just divine, and it’s almost opaque in one coat. I used two coats, just to see if it made a difference. Maybe it is a bit smoother in two coats, but the difference is quite small.

I’ve worn this for two shifts at work, and I just have a couple of tiny chips and some tipwear. I think that’s pretty awesome for a holo!

What’s your favorite neutral polish?

Thanks for reading!
Love, S.

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