Sunday, September 22, 2013

piCture pOlish Marine Comparisons: Essie, Zoya

This is a comparison post for piCture pOlish Marine. Similar polishes shown here are Where's My Chauffeur, Naughty Nautical, and Wednesday.
Pictured above is two coats each of Zoya Wednesday, Essie Where's My Chauffeur, Essie Naughty Nautical, and piCture pOlish Marine.

Marine is a lot bluer than Nautical and Wednesday, where as Chauffeur is in the same line of teal but a few shades lighter. Nautical also has a faint shimmer. Wednesday is a lot dustier looking than the other shades.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

piCture pOlish Marine

Today I have piCture pOlish Marine to share with you. Marine is a gorgeous bright teal creme with a formula to die for. Shown here is two coats. You can get away with one, but I usually always do a second to fill in gaps I may have missed. I will shortly share a comparison post of Marine so you can see how it varies from different shades of polish.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

piCture pOlish Beige Comparisons: O.P.I, Zoya

This is a comparison or versus post for piCture pOlish Beige. These are the colours I had closest to Beige; Did You Ear About Van Gogh, Samoan Sand, and Avery.
Pictured above is OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh, OPI Samoan SandZoya Avery and piCture pOlish Beige. 
So as we can see, Beige is lighter than each of these shades; which makes it look slightly more chalky than the softer shades Samoan Sand and Avery. In comparison to Beige, Van Gogh is more green-toned while still holding the more chalky like look as Beige. Samoan sand is more red-toned and is much sheerer. Avery has more yellow in it, and in the midst of not quite chalky looking but not sheer either.

Which is your favourite? Or do you have a polish that is similar to Beige?

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

piCture pOlish Beige

Today I have piCture pOlish Beige to share with you! Beige is a light nude creme that requires two coats of polish to achieve opacity. The formula is very nice and smooth, a little on the watery side, but easy to control. Tomorrow I will have a comparison post with other like polishes :)

Check out the links below to see more posts that feature Beige!

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Treatment Tuesdays! Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

My absolute favourite quick dry top coat is dear old Seche Vite!

Your manicure will be dry within minutes. I love using it on people who don't usually use top coats or use one that takes a long time to dry, they are always blown away. Seche does get gluggy over time however, a simple fix is to add some polish thinner to it and it'll be good as new!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Nail Mail! Pt. 2: Golds & Neutrals

Welcome to part one! Here we have Zoya's Avery, who is from the Feel collection 2011; Zoya's Godiva who is from the Pixie Dust collection 2013; SOPI's Under My Trenchcoat, OPI's Funny Bunny who is from Garden Party 2007; and lastly SOPI's Keep Me On My Mistletoesies.

Shown here from pinky to thumb, with two coats each, is: Keep Me On My Mistletoesies, Funny Bunny, Under My Trenchcoat, Godiva, and Avery.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Nail Mail! Pt. 1: OPI, Essie, Zoya, Sephora by OPI

These are some new additions to the family :D
Above is Zoya's Arizona, Lara, and Perrie. 

Above is Zoya's Avery, Daul, and Godiva.

 Above is Zoya's Wednesday, Shelby, and Reagan.

Above is Essie's Play Date, Bikini So Teeny, Naughty Nautical, and Where's My Chauffeur.

Above is OPI's A Butterfly Moment, I Theodora You, Funny Bunny, and Matte Top Coat.

 Above is Sephora By OPI's Hi Def, Break a Leg-warmer, Arose Beyond Shimmer, Keep Me on My Mistletoesies, and Under My Trenchcoat.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Nail Art: White 'n Blue

 Today I've got Daring Digit's Snowed In along with Butter London's Sprog! Snowed In is a white crelly with varying shades and sizes of blue glitters. Sprog is a gorgeous periwinkle creme. Sprog is used on the ring finger, topped with three different sized rhinestones.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Nail Art: Gradient Pattern

Today's pretty manicure is made up from a base of piCture pOlish's Beige, dotted with OPI's Done Out in Deco for the purple, and Butter London's Sprog for the periwinkle, and MakeupStore's Young for the light blue.

Shown here is OPI's Done Out in Deco, Butter London's Sprog, and MakeupStore's Young.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Nail Art: Pink Pattern!

Good morning! Today's manicure is a pretty one. All you need is Misa Pinky Promise for the base, piCture pOlish Hot Lips for the hot pink, and a dotting tool!

Butter London's Sprog is shown here because she's the newest addition to the stash. This pic is almost 100% colour accurate. I'll show you more on her tomorrow!

Link roundup:
- Purchase Misa Pinky Promise
- Review of Misa Precious Moments collection
- Purchase piCture pOlish Hot Lips
- Gradient nail art with Hot Lips

Monday, September 9, 2013

Treatment Tuesdays! Color Club Vitabase

Color Club's nail strengthener is called Vitabase. What it does is help your nails regain their strength. Maybe you hit a rough patch and now your poor peely thin nails are paying for it, Vitabase will help your beautiful nails get back on track!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Star Kin: Love Cookies & Cream

  Um quite possibly one of my favourite manicures ever! Used here is OPI's Goldeneye, Star Kin's Love Cookies & Cream, and Moyou's black stamping polish, as well as some studs from Born Pretty Store.

Three coats of Love Cookies & Cream were used on pointer and pinky fingers; three coats of Goldeneye on the ring, and one coat of Moyou's black on the middle finger.

This is my other Star Kin polish, Whale Farts! Check it out here.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Comparison: OPI Spotlight vs. It's A Girl

I thought I'd do an updated comparison between OPI's In The Spotlight Pink and It's A Girl, as they look identical in their bottles! Spotlight is shown on the middle and pinky here, Girl is on the pointer and ring. Two coats of each. As you can see they are in the same colour family, it's just that Girl is milkier, giving you more coverage.

This is a swatch of OPI It's A Girl, two coats.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

OPI In The Spotlight Pink - Femme de Cirque 2011

Today I have OPI's In The Spotlight Pink from their Femme De Cirque collection 2011. Spotlight is a gorgeous glassy pink polish. This is the one you go for when you want nails that look stunning yet natural. Three thin coats are shown here.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Treatment Tuesdays! L.A. Girls Hydrating Base Coat

L.A. Girl's Hydrating Base Coat has been my go to basecoat for almost a year now. My beautiful partner picked it up for me when he was out shopping, and what a great choice he made! 

I think L.A. Girl treatments range from around $6-$10. A bargain! 

The wear on this base coat was great. I say was because I've only a few drops left. It really helped keep my polish where it was supposed to be. It aided in stopping it chipping off at the corners too. 

Sunday, September 1, 2013

OPI My Pointe Exactly - New York Ballet 2012

Today I have OPI's My Pointe Exactly! to show you. Pointe is from the New York Ballet collection which was last year's annual sheer collection. This is three coats shown here. A very nice jelly like formula.