Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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ADORme - Metallic Green

I've been so busy lately that I haven't done any swatching, and I've only been changing my mani every two - three days. One of those manis was an amazing dark blue glitter franken that I made, but stupid me only photographed it in VGA mode (which is what I set the camera to when taking photos of the colour morphing powder/spectraflair envelopes before I post them).  So the photos I took of that mani are just terrible and I refuse to post them here.  I will have to redo them.

After this post I officially have no spare swatch photos to post! 

This polish is one my mum picked up at the local dollar shop.  The brand is ADORme and they stink to high heaven.  But the polish is great.  It wore well and covered in two coats easily.  In fact it would probably be ok to stamp with as well.

I love foil finishes, and I didn't have one this colour in my collection, so it was a great score.  It was also under $2.

I love finding these random brands from China, the problem is that next time you visit the store it's unlikely that you will see the same brand or colours again.  So if you see something you like, grab it then.

Also, I'm looking for some recommendations for a cuticle remover.  The ones that you paint around your nails and they dissolve the dead skin off the edge of your nail near the cuticle.  If anyone has a good recommendation I'd be very grateful.


  1. Lovey polish!! I too picked up something similar from China...Gonna post it soon. BTW: I would love to have u participate in my first ever giveaway!! :D

  2. Mmm, green!

    As for cuticle remover: Blue Cross and Orly Cutique work well for my tough/thick cuticles. The Orly is a thick gel and stays where you put it. The Blue Cross comes in a huge bottle and is a thin. They are my two favorites.

  3. So it ^.^

  4. I discovered Nfu Oh's cuticle remover. It's like nothing I've ever tried before and I love it!

  5. I have tried a few chemical cuticle removers & love Orly Cutique

  6. Great polish! As for the cuticle remover, Blue Cross works GREAT and it's inexpensive. HTH! :)

  7. I tried cuticle eating remover and hated it! It didn't seem to want to stop even after I washed my hands. I had horrible hangnails for a long time after. Be careful.

  8. Thanks so much for the recs ladies. I'll give the Orly a go cause it's easy for me to get.

  9. Blue Cross Cuticle Remover is AMAZING. It's inexpensive, you can buy a huge bottle and it works like a charm. After using it for the first time, I couldn't believe I spent my first year of nail polish obsession without trying it out.


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