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More random spam!

Hi there, remember me? Long time, no see! I know, I know, life is busy, blah blah, but you don’t want to hear about me whining, let’s look at some pretty polish instead!

It’s time for another random spam post, where I swatch polishes that I for some reason haven’t gotten around to showing you yet. While taking pictures of these lacquers, I kinda realized why, it’s because they are impossible to capture on camera! I hope you can bear over with me, while this post is essentialy useless, I’ll at least try to explain what they really look like!

I have three polishes for you today, they are Marks & Spencer Nail Colour Plastic Pink, Studio M Thunderbolt and Bourjois So Laque! Bleu Violet. Check them out!

Marks & Spencer Nail Colour Plastic Pink

Plastic Pink is more of a coral than a pink, and it has a nice, squishy jelly finish. The color in these pics is fairly accurate. It’s easy to apply, and I’ve used 3 coats.

Studio M Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt is a purple neon jelly, and these pics are not accurate at all! Neons are known to freak out cameras, and this is so bright and intense that my camera essentialy crapped its pants. The color is deeper and brighter in real life. This polish has an excellent formula, it dries to a matte finish of its own, so I used a topcoat for this swatch. 3 coats.

Bourjois So Laque! Bleu Violet

Another photo fail, Bleu Violet is a perfect “blurple” or indigo creme/jelly, and of course it looks only blue in my pics. I’ve had this bottle for two years, I think, so I don’t know if it’s thickened with age or if the formula is this tricky to begin with. The polish is very sticky, and even if I thinned it, the second coat dragged the first one resulting in bald spots here and there. 2 coats.

Please don’t shoot me for being such a lousy photographer, I’ll try to do better next time! Promise!

Bourjois 1 Seconde #24

I’ve been waiting for the sun to come out so I can swatch, but it seems like summer never wants to come to our part of Norway this year. Now it’s been raining almost non stop for nearly a week, and I can’t take it any more. I have to polish, so you just have to bear with my indoors pics. :)

I also filed my nails into nubs, for a few reasons. Mainly because I broke a nail, and I wanted to even things out. Secondly because my nails have been really flaky lately, and I think that’s why my polish chips the next day or sooner. Hopefully they won’t chip as soon now that I’ve filed and buffed them. And last, but not least, it’s really impractical to have long (or “long”) nails at work. I was always afraid of scratching people up (involuntarily, I don’t have sudden fits of rage where I claw people’s eyes out or something), and I was constantly nervous of breaking my nails. ;)

Well! That was a big wall of text just to explain why I have short, vampy nails today! Because I thought with the autumnal weather and my nubbins, Bourjois 1 Seconde #24 would fit perfectly.

This is a deep, mossy, foresty green with purple shimmer! How awesome is that? Although the purple flash is really subtle, it’s pretty cool when you catch a glimpse of it. It gives the polish a nice dimension. It’s not easy to see, but you can kinda make it out if you enlarge the lamplight pic. (Sorry about the horrible cuticles, euuugh!)

The formula is nice, although maybe a little bit on the thick side. The brush is really, really wide, so if you have narrow nails, you’ll have a problem. I had to do some cleanup on this one, even though I was really careful while painting.

I really like this color, because it reminds me of my favorite dark green shimmer, China Glaze Gussied Up Green. Here’s a bottle comparison pic.

Could you please send some good weather vibes up here, I really want sun and summer now! I want to swatch the Depend summer collection (or at least my favorites from the collection), but I want the sunlight for it! What’s a summer collection without sunlight, anyway!?

Well, have a nice day everyone, thanks for popping in. :D
Love, S.

Bourjois Club à Miami #34

Isn’t it great when you find undiscovered, little gems in your collection? This one was last seen over a pink polish, and to be quite honest, I wasn’t really blown away. So I guess I forgot about it until I decided to spruce up my latest mani (not that Midnight In Moscow needs any sprucing up,  but anyway). Hello gorgeous!

It turns out that Bourjois Club à Miami #34 is a stunning gold shimmer with gold glitter and tiny gold flakies! Yummy! It doesn’t show up over lighter colors, but over this dark polish, it really stands out. This layering gives it almost an olive-like color. It reminds me of an ancient treasure, so beautiful. I’m really glad I decided to try it a second time. Application is great, I just needed one coat to get all of that sparkly goodness.

How beautiful is THAT?! :D

Have a nice day, polish-heads. ;)

Black and grey matte ombre

Whoa, that’s quite a mouthful, isn’t it!

I’m totally hooked on this ombre thing, so I thought I’d try something new today. I used Gosh Nero (black creme) and Bourjois 1 Seconde #28 (grey microshimmer), then I put Essie Matte About You on top.

The effect is really, really subtle, I almost can’t tell the difference between the nails myself. But it’s there, even though it’s not big. And WOW does this ever look great when matteified! It’s so cool I want to pee my pants!

This pic is taken in fading sunlight, so you can tell there’s a slight difference here. And please disregard the ugly cuticles, I didn’t want to ruin the matte effect with hand creme.

Black Matte Ombre

Thanks for reading, have a nice day! :D

NOTD: China Glaze Admire and Mini Bourjois Gold Glitter

China Glaze AdmireI know it’s starting to look like a China Glaze billboard in here, I think I’m subconsciously choosing CG polishes because I know they’re hard to get for me now.

Anyway, today I chose China Glaze Admire from the Romantique Collection. It’s a light pink metallic, almost beigeish. It actually reminds me of Chanel Perle Rosée, except more metallic. This suits me well now that I’m having a “pink streak”. I’ve never been a big fan of pink before, but now I suddenly have a craving for pinks.

I like this polish, I really do, but it’s not easy to love it. Because it’s metallic, it’s extremely streaky to apply, and it shows every tiny little (or big!) imperfection of the nail. Sometimes it gets so streaky that I just have to remove it straight away, because I think it looks dirty. So 4 out of 5 times I end up changing this polish. Today wasn’t too bad, so I was able to take some photos of it.

The application, except for the streakyness, is good. It’s not gloopy or runny, and it’s very opaque. You could get away with only one coat, it’s very saturated. That’s also why this collection works so well with Konad. I used two coats to even things out.

Pictures! As usual, the order is indoors (no flash), flash, sunlight and shade. The indoor pics are the most color accurate. The outdoor pics show the color as blueish, which it’s not.

ChG Admire (no flash)ChG Admire (flash)

ChG Admire (sunlight)ChG Admire (shade)

I still wanted some more bling, so I put some gold glitter in form of a Bourjois mini over it. It’s not my classiest manicure, but I like the little gold flecks. I put two coats of the glitter on top of the pink.

Pictures are outdoors in shade and indoors without flash. I found that the direct sunlight or flash obscured the glitter instead of showing it.

ChG + CaM (shade)ChG + CaM (no flash)

(Whoa, and  blogging has been a battle today! My mobile broadband keeps shutting down, and I have to reconnect and search for signal all the time. I miss my Norwegian internet!)

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