Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Emily de Molly: Cosmic Forces

Long time lemming fulfilled! Snagged the much coveted beauty from Llarowe, Cosmic Forces by Emily de Molly. I fell in love with it when I first saw swatches but I suspected that an indie jelly glitter will probably not have the best formula. I am happy to say that I was very very wrong. Cosmic Forces  has a very impressive formula and would probably not even need undies (I used a thin coat of A England Avalon as undies). I did have to fish a bit for the circular glitter though. Dry time was better than average.

Emily de Molly Cosmic Forces

Emily de Molly Cosmic Forces

Emily de Molly Cosmic Forces

This manicure lasted an entire four days with unnoticeable tipwear. I'm tempted to try Oceanic Forces as well but it seems to be almost always out of stock on Llarowe! What do you guys think? Have you tried any EdM polishes yet?

- The Manicurette

Sunday, 23 June 2013

OPI Gargantuan Green Grape

Hi All! Back with another springy colour, a classic OPI - Gargantuan Green Grape. Such a beautiful mint green! The formula is pretty bad, I admit. Extremely sheer and streaky. Dry time was a huge pain as well. For the accent nail, I used nail art stickers from Born Pretty. 
 
OPI Gargantuan Green Grape


OPI Gargantuan Green Grape


OPI Gargantuan Green Grape

Loving these stickers!! I'm actually considering using them for my wedding manicure, probably with a pale, dusty pink background.

Have a great week!

- The Manicurette

Sunday, 9 June 2013

piCture pOlish: Kryptonite

Hi guys! Back with a new brand - piCture pOlish from Australia! Kryptonite is a dark green polish with holo flakes. I admit I got this mainly for the name and I'm so glad that I did. It is mesmerizing to see the scattered holo in direct light. The formula is at par with major brands and dry time was excellent. 

piCture pOlish Kryptonite

piCture pOlish Kryptonite
Have you tried this brand yet? Any recs? I have my eye on Cosmos next (blue version of Kryptonite, I believe). 

Until next time!

- The Manicurette.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Orly Sparkling Garbage

Hi All! I have for you today a two-toned mani with Zoya Neely and the current Orly favourite...Sparkling Garbage! Mint green scattered holo? Umm...there's absolutely no way I was going to pass this up, so I ordered it off NPC last week (www.nailpolishcanada.com). It is quite sheer so I had to use three coats to build it up. Dry time is fairly good and it dries to a smooth finish. I topped the mani off with a coat of Seche Vite.

Orly Sparkling Garbage and Zoya Neely

Orly Sparkling Garbage and Zoya Neely

The sparkle is a lot crazier in real life but it's very hard to capture it on camera. Glad to add it to my tiny Orly collection :)

Thanks for dropping in!

- The Manicurette

Monday, 3 June 2013

Color Blocking with Butter London Trout Pout and Zoya Neely

Hi All! I felt like some nail art so I busted out the supplies and created a color blocking effect with nail art studs on my accent nail. I painted a coat of Butter London Trout Pout and free-handed triangles with Zoya Neely (should have used tape but I got lazy!). Got the studs from Born Pretty, my go to site for nail art supplies. The studs lasted a day before one of them fell off, but if you layer Seche Vite over them, they should stick. Hope you enjoy the pictures!




- The Manicurette

Sunday, 2 June 2013

OPI Liquid Sand Bond Girls: Jinx

Summer's here, the sun is shining and it's time for me to start taking glamour shots of my nails once again! Today's beauty is Jinx, from OPI's Bond Girls collection which has six stunning liquid sand polishes. Jinx is by far the prettiest in my opinion, and was fairly hard to find because it was sold out everywhere! It is a coral polish with interspersed gold glitter. Pigmentation is amazing (easily a one coater) and it dried a lot faster than the liquid sands from their Mariah Carey collection.




OPI Bond Girls Jinx

I LOVE this polish so much that I've worn it twice in the past two weeks. I did try topcoating it but it completely hid the gold shimmer. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the sunshine!

- The Manicurette

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Max Factor Fantasy Fire Returns

Hi All! It has been an extremely long time since I last blogged but for a very good reason...I'm engaged!! I haven't had much time for nail art since but I have a simple manicure for you today. This is a repeat but I layered it over a different polish to bring out the Fantasy Fire glow even more. The base is Rimmel 60 Seconds in Night Before, very close to the base color of Fantasy Fire with subtle scattered glitter. This is with one coat of Night Before and one coat of Fantasy Fire:

Max Factor Fantasy Fire

Max Factor Fantasy Fire

Max Factor Fantasy Fire

My camera couldn't capture the green duochrome effect that can be seen from certain angles but it is gorgeous nonetheless! It is definitely one of my all time favourites. I'm hoping to catch up with the blogging world this week :) As always, thank you for stopping by and have yourself a great week!

- The Manicurette
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