Monthly Archives: September 2011
What do you do when you have on a polish that is green, glittery and uglyawesome? Make it even greener, glitterier and uglyawesomer, of course!
For today’s glitterbomb I covered China Glaze It’s Alive with Nfu-Oh 56 and CND Gold Sparkle. The result is überblingy!
What do you think? Too much, or just enough?
China Glaze It’s Alive is a polish from China Glaze’s 2011 Halloween Collection, Haunting. Along with this one, this collection consists of the polishes Haunting (black with silver glitter), Crimson (purple creme), Near Dark (dark green creme), Ghoulish Glow (glow in the dark topcoat) and Black Mesh (black crackle top coat).
In my opinion, It’s Alive is the only color worth getting from this set, so obviously this is the only one I got! But it’s a totally awesome polish to boot, with a mossy green jelly base and big and small irregular shaped glitter. You might ask if it’s a dupe for last year’s Zombie Zest, but as The PolishAholic shows, it’s not.
The glitter isn’t the only thing that’s chunky in this polish, the formula was pretty thick as well. It’s opaque in two coats, and it is a really thirsty glitter, for sure! I’ve fed it a thick coat of Barielle Manicure Extender and also Seche Vite, but it drank it all up.
Despite all that, I still love this polish. It’s so uglyawesome (I’m stealing your word, Niki!) and sparkly, definitely one of my favorites from this fall’s collections.
Have you bought any Halloween polishes yet?
I’m going to a party tomorrow, so I needed something sufficiently blingy on my nails. I decided go for layering some of my awesomest polishes, why have only one when you can have three? I’m not going to blabber on about this, I’m just going to tell you that this is 2 coats of OPI Let Me Entertain You, 1 coat of Nfu-Oh 51 and 1 coat of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple. Please click on the pics to embiggen, and enjoy!
In other news, I was lucky enough to be able to place an order for no less than 9 Lynnderella polishes tonight! I think her shop was open for around 1 minute, it’s totally crazy! She’ll be open for business again when she’s sorted through the first orders, though. I see a lot of glitter and bling in my future, I can’t wait!
I’m on such a glitter and flakie kick these days, and when I remembered that I had an untried flakie in my drawer, naturally I had to put it on. I got Maybelline Colorama Ruby Rays as an extra in one of my most awesome swaps ever, can you believe it?! This is a coraly-red jelly with small flakes that change throughout the entire spectre of the rainbow. The flakes are smaller than Nfu-Ohs, and a little bit more sparse. Because of the sheer base, I layered this over black for maximum awesomeness.
The formula is sheer, but it does say “top coat” on the bottle, so it’s supposed to be layered. Two easy coats give a nice sprinkling of flakes on the black.
Now, I’m sorry to say that this is difficult to find, but maybe you too will get lucky and find a kind swapmate with an extra bottle… If you’re looking for something similar, Nfu-Ohs are easier to find either at FabulouStreet or Viis Ilusalong.
As we got a sliver of sun today, what could be better than putting on a holo? And not any kind of holo either, just the most amazingly holographic of holos EVER! Make Up Store Britta is definitely the holoest of all the holos I’ve ever tried, next to her sisters Greta and Siw. Light pink, linear ultra-holo! Talk is cheap, look at the pics instead!
The formula is typical linear holo fare, so either skip the basecoat or use a holo friendly basecoat like MUS Aqua Fix, GOSH Fix Base Coat or Nfu-Oh Aqua Base. I didn’t use a base coat for this swatch, and I used two coats for full coverage.
Make Up Store holographics can be bought at Make Up Store, and the price is NOK 130,- a bottle. For you US gals, I know that people have been calling the Make Up Store in Denver to order polishes, and from what I’ve heard, their customer service is very good.