Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Serena Williams for OPI?

Hi Guys!

No polish to show you guys today, but some nail polish related news. I read something very exciting today on Lushious Beauty (dutch) and Oprah.com . Apparently Serena Williams will colaborate with O.P.I. to bring out a collection called 'Grand Slam'.

This is the (very limited) info about it:

For now, Serena is easing into the nail business by launching her own collection of OPI nail polish colors called the Grand Slam Collection. Serena says the colors will represent different tennis tournaments, such as the Australian Open, French Open, U.S. Open and Wimbledon.

I'm so excited about this since I'm a HUGE tennis fan. I hope they come up with a very wonderful collection! Can't wait to hear some more about this! Anybody as excited about this as me?!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Franken - Spark in my Heart

Hi guys!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I've been really busy the last days. After days filled with things to do, I was a little bored today so I ended up cleaning my stash. As I went through it, I found H&M's Cha Cha. Its a beige with subtle holo glitter. I don't think it looks good on me so I don't really use it at all. Instead of trowing it away/swapping it, I decided to try to franken with it! I wanted a red holo, so I pulled out a regular red polish that I got in Ethiopia and mixed the two together. I don't really know how much of each polish I used, I used a half bottle of Cha Cha and kept adding the red until I got the red holo that I wanted! It was very sunny today (probably last sun we'll see for a while :(), so I had the chance to take some nice pictures. This is the result:

I think it ended up looking very good! :) I like that the holo shimmer is not that obvious (Cha Cha isn't a very obvious holo either), it comes out very subtle in artificial light or sunlight. I named it "Spark in my Heart". I don't really know why, I just thought it sounded good, hehe. What do you think, yay of nay?

Thank you for stopping by and have a nice day!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pimped Secret-Peri-Wink-le

Hi guys!

I want to share a beautiful nail polish combination with you today. I had Secret-Peri-Wink-le from China Glaze as a mani for a few days until I decided to pimp it up a little. I wasn't really in the mood for nailart, so I tried to layer a glitter polish over it that I got in Ethiopia: number 19 from Aics. It turned out to be a beautiful combination:

The Aics polish is sort of a glitter topcoat. In the bottle it appears to be purple with silver microglitter. When I applied this on Secret-Peri-Wink-le the purple isn't that noticable, but the silver is. Here's a close up picture of what it looks like:

Pretty, huh?! I'm definitly gonna layer this polish over some others to see what effect I can create! What do you think of this?

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Models Own Betty Blue + Conclusion

Hi guys!
Today is the last day of the Models Own Week on my blog! This last polish that I'm going to show you, was the one I was looking most forward to: Betty Blue. It is a bright blue creme. One of the reasons I choose this polish is because I thought I'd be a good dupe for China Glaze Breakaway Bermuda. My bottle of BB is almost empty and I really love the color, so I decided to give Betty Blue a try. The two polishes aren't the same, I'll probably give you guys a comparison picture in the future.

I didn't like the application of this polish, couldn't get good coverage with this one. When applying a second coat, the brush took away some of the first coat. I eventually ended up using 3 coats (which I don't like for some reason, 2 coats = good polish for me). Luckily I like the result, pretty blue polish!

I'm satisfied after testing these 7 polishes from Models Own. I definitly like all the colors I got. I was really suprised by the application of some polishes, very good coverage and easy to work with! I'm a little sorry I only ordered cremes and jellies, because they have some amazing looking shimmers and glitters! But this gives me a good reason to order some time again!

Here are all the swatches together:

Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Models Own Week: Coral Reef

Hi guys!
Today another polish from Models Own for you guys. Coral Reef is a very pretty bright coral, I would call it a neon actually. Application was not great, but good enough. This was three coats:

Thanks you and see you tomorrow for the last day of Models Own Week!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Models Own Week: Turkish Delight

Hi guys!
Today one of my favorits from my Models Own Haul: Turkish Delight. This is a beautiful berry jelly. I don't really like jelly's because of their application, but this one was ok for me, had no problems. This was two coats:

Thank you for stopping by and see you tomorrow!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Models Own Week: Beths Blue

Hi Guys!
I'm going to show you Beths Blue of Models Own today. Its a very pretty light blue creme. I really love this polish. I love the way the color looks blue and lavender at the same time! Application was as good as it can be and opaque in just 2 coats. I'm still loving Models Own!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Models Own Week: In The Navy

Hi guys!
Are you ready for day 3 of Models Own Week on my blog? I've got another beautiful polish to show you guys today: In the Navy. Its a very dark blue creme. Sometimes it looks like black, but in the light it looks like in the bottle. I love the glossiness of this one! Another win for models own: great application and opaque in one coat if you're carefull!

Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Models Own Week: Moody Grey

Hi all!
Day two of Models Own Week on my blog! Today I have Moody Grey to show you guys. It's a light grey. Very pretty and opaque in one coat. I applied to coats on some nails because of some not well covered spots, but if you're careful, one should be enough.
Another great polish! So far, so good Models own!

Thank you for stopping by and see you tomorrow for day 3 of Models Own Week!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Models Own Week: Purple Grey

I got my models own package today, YAY! I ordered 7 polishes during the 50% facebook sale! This is the first time that I'll be trying Models Own Polishes, so I'm very excited! Since I got 7 colors, I decided to show you guys one polish every day this week.

Here's my package. Nice package right?! From left to right: Purple Grey, Betty Blue, Turkish Delight, Beths Blue, Moody Grey & Coral Reef.

Today I'm starting with Purple Grey.

This is a beautiful brown/taupe with a hint of purple (hard to photograph). The application of this one was smooth as butter and opaque in ONE coat, yes you read it right!

A great polish to start this Models Own week with!

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Catrice LE: Expect The Unexpected

Hi guys!

The new LE from Catrice is out (Sept/Oct): "Expect the Unexpected". There are 4 nail polish colors in this collection:

(Image from the Catrice website)

C01 – Spruced Up
C02 – Looking Greyt
C03 – Purposely Purple
C04 – Crispy Crimson

"The colours of the Ultimate Nail Lacquer are covering, long-lasting and add a special brilliance to the nails. The four ultimate in-colours complete every Autumn and Winter look."

I picked up Crispy Crimson and Spruced Up because those were the two colors that really spoke to me. I already have nail polishes similar to the other two so I didn't get them.

This one is Spruced Up. It's a beautiful gray/green creme. My camera didn't really pick up the green tone of the polish, but it's definitly there. It's pretty unique in my collection, so I'm really glad that I got this one.

The other one I got is Crispy Crimson. This is a berry that leans toward dark pink. Another great addition to my collection. This one is probably not so unique but I don't have a color like this in my collection.

The formula of these polishes was a little on the thick side, I had this problem with a lot of Catrice polishes. But luckly this is nothing that a little thinner can't fix!

I'm really glad that I got these two polishes from this collection. I think they're great colors for this fall. And this collection definitly gets bonuspoints from me because of the creme finishes! Maybe this collection isn't that outstanding to many people, but I think Catrice did a great job with this one. Great polish for a great price!

What do you guys think? Are you getting a polish from this collection?

Thanks for stopping by!