Thursday, February 28, 2013

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Picture Polish - Vampire, Flirt & Razzle Dazzle

Here are a few more Picture Polish shades which I have added to my colour guide.

Flirt - rich and bright magenta pink. I showed this layered under Crowstoes Heartless yesterday.  Bright and certainly attention getting! This is two coats with Seche Vite top coat.

Razzle Dazzle - A fine glitter topper with green, blue and gold hexes and bright pink squares.  Here is two coats layered over flirt, with one coat of Seche Vite.  Very pretty, and because of the fine glitter and multitude of colorus, it reminds me of the Ozotic Elytra polishes even though these don't change colours.

Now two coats layered over Picture Polish Black.

Vampire - this is a polish I have actually worn quite a few times layered under different glitters.  I wore it under Lynnderella VamPink and more recently under JENsations Hearts on Fire.  Its a true blood red jelly.  Vampire is the perfect name for this.  It will be fantastic for halloween themed nails requiring bloody drips.  This was three thin coats with Seche Vite top coat.

Available from Picture Polish and all their network members around the world.

Polishes provided for review.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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Crowstoes - ValenCrows Collection

Today I have the four polishes from the Crowstoes ValenCrows Collection to share with you.

Heartless - A mix of holographic and deep berry micro glitters. Impossible for me to photograph to show the amazing holo sparkles.  I absolutely love polishes with holo micro glitters like these, particulary with strong rich colours.  This is like the raspberry pink version of Smitten polish I want it now or Pure imagination.  I layered two thin coats of Heartless over Picture Polish Flirt, but as you can see in the macro shot, at two coats it provided complete coverage.  Gorgeous, but does require a few layers of top coat to be glassy smooth.

Love Stinks - yeah yeah. Wow, this is a super gorgeous pink made for blue lovers, and whats more is that the blue glass flecks shift colour to a red-based pink.  The mix of the blue flecks with the pink can sometimes make this look purple too. Formula was beautiful. This is two easy coats with Seche Vite top coat.

Um no.. he went to the Pawn Shop.  I really like the thought behind the name and the colour combinations in this polish.  The polish contains copper, gold, aqua and color shifting iridescent glitters in a clear base. The colour mix is perfect for that copper turned blue/green oxidation colour, which is what the polish name is in reference to.  That is, he went to the Pawn Shop and the lovely ring he bought is really copper, not gold, and it creates that horrible blue/green mark on your skin.  

The funny thing is, while it's pretty horrible with jewellery, it's absolutely stunning as nail polish!  Probably no surprises that this gold toned polish is my favourite of the bunch.  It really looked beautiful the day I wore it.

I layered two thin coats over OPI Don't Pretzel my buttons, plus Seche Vite top coat.

Heart shaped box of horse *!@#! - A mix of brown and copper glitters dusted with teeny red sparks in a clear base.  This polish is completely delicious.  It really reminds me of those chocolates with the liqueur cherries in them. Arrrggggghhh *wipes drool from mouth*.

I layered one dabbed coat over Picture Polish Demeter.  A perfect chocolate brown combination.

I love this anti-Valentines collection.  I especially love that it's not all pinks and reds and there isn't a heart shaped glitter in sight! Instead it's a completely unique mix of polishes with a clever thought process behind it!

The ValenCrows Collection are available in the USA from Llarowe.  They are also now available in Australia from Femme Fatale Cosmetics - which is fantastic news for Aussies who can save on postage now that the USPS has jacked up their prices.  Other Crowstoes shades are also available from Shoppe Electicco in Singapore.

Polishes provided for review.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

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Lynnderella - Thank Blue, too

Lynnderella Thank Blue, too! contains bright cyan blue metallic and holographic glitters in a clear base, with a multitude of glitter shapes and sizes. Because it's so sparkly and holo, my pictures are suck-worthly at representing it's real beauty.

This is two coats of Thanks Blue, too! layered over Picture Polish Cosmos.  Another match made in heaven.

Lynnderella polishes are available from her ebay store and there are regular collection shades available quite often.  There are also a ridiculous amount of Limited Edition shades which I just can't keep track of.

Monday, February 25, 2013

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Shimmer - Julia and Kelly

I have a huge collection of shimmer polishes that I am currently working my way through wearing.  I've decided not to simply swatch them, because I want to enjoy wearing each one of them as a full mani.  Today I have two more Shimmer polishes to show you, Julia and Kelly.

Julia is a combination of various light blue glitters and a few silver glitters.  All the glitters are small and it's so easy to apply.  This is two coats of Julie on my ring finger and a dabbed gradient on the other fingers.  The base colour is OPI No room for the blues.

Kelly is a mix of lots of green and gold glitters of various sizes, but overall still small glitters.  I put two coats of Kelly over OPI Jade is the new black, then later I decided to add a bit of crazy taping.  I wanted to add lots of tape so plenty of the glitter beneath would show through, but I think I might have used a few too many stripes.

Shimmer polishes are available from Cindy at the Shimmer Polishes site. There are more that 50 different polishes in the collection and they are all the same fine glitter combination style.  The hardest part is trying to decided which one to get or wear.  Cindy will also made custom glitter colour blends if there is something specific that you are after.

Polishes provided for review.

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