Monday, 16 December 2013

Giveaway!

Check out the blog Wishes of a Blue Eyed Girl for an amazing New Years giveaway with a lot of different prizes.

For this giveaway, I have donated 3 one-of-a-kind polishes that you could have a chance to win if you enter - I hope you like them!


Thursday, 28 November 2013

November What's In-die Box?


I have been getting the Australian monthly box of surprise indies for a few months now (see the post about the september box here) and I am continuously impressed by the standard of these polishes. They manage to make a good, creative mix while still including colours that appeals to a lot of people.


The November theme is Rock n Roll, and has polishes from Gloss n Sparkle, Bella Belle, Lilypad Lacquers, Peita's Polish and Toya-Jade. For me, it is the first time I try both Bella Belle and Toya-Jade.

First up is Riders on the Storm from Gloss n Sparkle:


A gorgeous grey with glitters in grey and turquoise. It is slightly purple-leaning, but nowhere near as purple as it looks in these pictures. Cheers for that, camera!



This is opaque in 2 coats, and still jelly enough to let the glitters peek through. I love the simple colour mix in this, and it is a lovely neutral-ish polish.

 The bottle shot is much more colour accurate:



Next up is My Blue Suede Shoes by Bella Belle:


A gorgeous blue glitter with so much sparkle, i can't stop staring! Anyone who knows just a little bit about my taste will alread have guessed that this is an instant favourite of mine. Simple, shiny and blue - you just can't go wrong with that! It also comes with a lovely nail polish ring.




Then we have the Lilypad - the brand that has quickly become known for it's gorgeous holographic colours. This is Nothing Else Matters:


 As far as gorgeous holos goes, this one really does not disappoint. It is stunning!



 Next up is Purple Haze by Peita's Polish:


This is a lovely purple glitter topper, and I layered it over Elevation Polish Musala.


It demanded a little bit of dabbing, but wasn't too difficult to get even.



 Last up is Bed of Roses by Toya Jade:


This is a orange-leaning red jelly with various small glitters. I used 3 coats to get it opaque.






What do you think of this months selection of polishes?

You can order What's In-die Box every month from Peita's Polish









Sunday, 24 November 2013

Girly Bits: D!ck in a Box and What the Deuce?


Back in September, Girly Bits released their gorgeous fall collection. I really wanted them all, but in the end I settled on the three I wanted most - though I may just have to get a few more at some point. The three i picked were these:

Dancing Phalanges, D!ck in a Box, What the Deuce!


D!ck in a Box and What the Deuce are both holos, and they go so well together, that I decided to pair them up for this mani:

This is in artificial light, but the holographic effect is still quite visible.

I just love the play of colour in the holo in D!ck in a Box!

Close up - full of awesome! Now, if only these babies could get a bit of sun to play with *glares at winter*

I got my Girly Bits from Foxy Fingertips here in Europe, but they are also available from Girly Bits' own site.




Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Foxy Paws Invisible Light

It is no secret that I have a soft spot for holographic nail polish, and I am currently in a state of debilitating depression over the fact that winter is coming and my holos will be shining only by the help of unnatural light sources. But still... HOLO ALL THE THINGS!

So when I received Invisible Light, the new Holographic top oat from Foxy paws, I obviously went right ahead and HOLO'ED ALL THE THINGS!

On my right hand I holo'ed Lime Crime Once in a Blue Mousse:




Unfortunately the weather changed just as I was done holoing, and the sun didn't come out again till I'd taken this mani off, so these are in artificial light which just does not show off all the holo goodness. What the hell sun? Play nice!

On my other hand, I holo'ed Elevation Polish Uluru:




My favourite holo top coat is definitely Enchanted Polish Djinn In a Bottle. I find it gives a good holographic effect without greying out the base colour. I have also been looking for an alternative, as I know I'll have to fight of 45.000 other EP-fans if I ever want to get a replacement bottle. So I get a little bit stingy with my Djinn, cause I'd hate to run out. So when the sweet people over at Foxy Paws sent me their new holo top coat for review, I had to compare it to Djinn right away!

First I tried it over Elevation Polish Freeway Park, with FP Invisible Light on my middle finger and EP Djinn on my ring finger in natural sunlight:

Benny the rhinocerus also wanted to say hi! And the nails out of focus, to better see the holo effect.



Then I tried it over Elevation Polish Pic de Sotllo - the most amazingly bright blue I have. Again, FP Invisible Light is on my middle finger and EP Djinn on my ring finger, shown in natural sunlight:





I found it very difficult to tell the two holo top coats apart, they both add a lovely holo effect without dulling the bright colours too much. It worked great over both the light blue pastel and all the bright colours I tried it on - I have definitely found a great match for my hard-to-replace bottle of Djinn.



Foxy Paws Invisible Light is a part of the new Filthy/Gorgeous collection and will be available to purchase from October 1st on Foxy Fingertips

This product was sent to me for my honest review

Sunday, 15 September 2013

What's In-die Box? September 2013

I apologise for the few months of dead air in this channel, but if you miss seeing pictures from me, I suggest you find me on instagram aka the lazy bloggers way to communicate!

But for this post I needed more text and pictures than IG allows me, as I need to show you something I am very excited about: What's In-die Box? It's a collaboration of several australian indie brands, releasing a box of purpose made polishes every month. This months theme was Sex and the City, and collaborating indie brands were Emily de Molly, Celestial Cosmetics, Lilypad Lacquer, Glam Polish and Peita's Polish.

Those of you who know me might also know that surprise boxes are my kryptonite. I just can't say no!

This was my first time trying this box and I must admit, I squealed quite loudly while I opened this box.



First up, we have Peita's Polish: Labels or Love:




This a beautiful Magenta jelly full of glitter. It sparkles and shines and brightens up anything. It demands a little careful application, but the glitters are easy to catch and there are plenty of hearts that appear easily. This is definitely full of love!



Next up is Celestial Cosmetics: I Miss New York:


 This one is a very shiny silver polish with red glitter


Perfect for a night out, I bet it would look amazing with a Cosmopolitan in hand.



Next there is Lilypad Lacquer: City Lights


This polish perfectly represents the dark, shiny, gritty city that is full of light.


Now, this polish just shines and sparkles and I wish i could have shoved it in bright sunlight. It is dark and green, orange, purple and holographic in every way. It's a perfect Lilypad.



Then we have Emily de Molly: Neutral Agreement

This is a nude glitter polish with silver, gold and holo glitter. I am not a fan of nudes, but I found I really liked this one - maybe because it's nude with a twist of sparkly. I just wish it had been named after the naked dress instead.


It is really very elegant, and the fact that I am liking a nude colour is making me question everything I thought I knew about myself!


I can't even!



Last but very much not least, here is Glam Polish: Carrie me Away!


A beautiful light blue full of holographic microglitter


Perfectly simple and elegant, this polish is definitely one of my favourites from this box.



You can order next months box from Peita's Polish October's theme will be Little Box of Horrors and I have already ordered mine!





Monday, 1 July 2013

Dance Legend Saint-Tropez

Dance Legend Saint-Tropez is a brightly coloured textured polish, from their Sahara Crystal collection. Dance Legend is a great Russian brand, that has only in recent months started shipping outside Russia.

This picture is the most colour accurate of the ones I have taken, it captures both colour and brightness well.

I love the brightness of this green, it somehow manages to be both pastel and neon, and it works well in brightening up the currently rather bad summer weather here.



It was a bit thick to apply, but it dried fast and covered in two coats. I wore it with my bright green skull scarf and a homemade ring. I do like bright colours a lot! And yes, this supposed summer weather is so cold I have to wear a scarf!


Later, I stamped on top with my Apipila Mix plate. And then I went and ordered some more Dance Legend Sahara Crystal polishes...

Dance Legend is available from:

Dance Legend in Russia (takes a LONG time though)

Ninja Polish

Llarowe