Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Essie Ruby Slippers :D

Good evening!!

After a few days of pondering, I settled on Essie Ruby Slippers for my Christmas mani, and although I wasn't too sure at first it certainly grew on me! I ended up wearing it 3 or 4 days and fixing the little chips along :D Great red jelly with magenta and gold glitter it seems on my skin, it was opaque after 3 thin coats. The gold glitter didn't show as much IRL as it does in the pic, the magenta/burgundy was way more prominent!

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Sunday, December 27, 2009

OPI Dear Santa :D

Good afternoon!!

I don't tend to wear reds often, but after trying on OPI Dear Santa last week I just might have to change that! DS is the most wonderful red infused w/ red and gold microglitter :D It's quite warm tho, but it fits perfectly with my warm skin tone :D It is definitely my all-time favorite red now.

And here's one more Christmas-y konadicure using the holly from plate M12 in Princess Deep Jungle Pearl polish. I wore that one for 4 days!

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Friday, December 25, 2009

FP Evergreen Dream :D

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Now that I'm back home, here's another of last week's manis, FingerPaints Evergreen Dream. This is a fantastic dark green shimmer that is opaque and even in only 2 thin coats! :D

And here's another Christmas-y konadicure using plate M12 and ChG 2030 (sorry for the blurry pic) :D

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

CC Wild At Heart :D

Good morning!!

Just a quick post before I'm off for some last minute Christmas shopping (for my SO!!) and then to the pool. CC Wild At Heart is a great slightly holo/glittery purple, and it applies like a charm in 2 thin coats :D

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Friday, December 18, 2009

SW Charming :D

Good afternoon!

Here's my first ever Street Wear, Charming. It's an amazing tealish blue glitter that made me fall in love!! This is 3 coats of Charming over 1 coat of ChG Millenium :D

And here's my first Christmas-y mani of the year, using plate M12 and ChG Millenium :D I LOVE it!!

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Island Girl Surfer Babe :D

Good evening!!

I just got the results from my shoulder MRI I had last week... I have a SLAP tear, part of the labrum also detached from the bone, and a tear in my supraspinatus tendon :( Trying cortisone injection next week to see if it will help manage the pain so I can keep training.

Enough of that so here's another recent NOTD, Island Girl Surfer Babe. This is one fantastic neon!!! I tried to color-correct the pic, but it's still 100000x brighter in real life! Like a green-turquoise pop :D

Enjoy and I'll be back soon with more :D

Saturday, December 12, 2009

More Nails Inc :D

Good evening!

I spent a few days having to configure my SO's new laptop and reinstall Windows 7 on my own laptop so I've finally been able to edit and upload some new pics! Here are 2 very nice Nails Inc cremes that I wasn't sure about at first, but ended up loving on my warm skin :D First up is Carnaby Street, a very much mustard-like yellow that applies pretty nicely in 3 thin coats.

And now, here's Nails Inc Battersea Park, a fantastic dusty army green! Application was perfect in only 2 coats IIRC.

And here's Battersea Park topped with Creative Limelight :D I'm not sure why the pic shows such a different hue for the polish, but IRL you could only see the flakies!

Enjoy and have a great weekend! :D

Friday, December 4, 2009

ChG Aqua Baby :D

Good afternoon!

I bought this polish a couple of weeks ago due to swapper's remorse over having swapped away ChG Shower Together (they are the same color, but different formula it seems). Well I'm so glad I followed my gut! Aqua Baby is this wonderful medium bright aqua/teal creme that applies perfectly in 2 thin coats. I wore that mani for 6 days with only having a few touch-ups to do here and there :D The color IRL is a tad more green/teal than the pics show.

And on the 2nd day I added a pretty Konad design from plate M70 in Konad White polish. ♥ ♥

Enjoy and have a great weekend!! :D

Monday, November 30, 2009

Nails Inc Hollywood :D

Good morning!

I just got back from my swim meet in Toronto, so I'm once again playing catchup on my recent NOTDs. Nails Inc Hollywood is one of four colors from The Hills collection, and it is the one that caught my eye the quickest ;-) It's a wonderful neon pink creme that goes on like butter in 3 thin coats and dries matte so needs some glossy top coat to really shine. Just awesome and would've made my MUA top 20 if I had worn it a day earlier! It's brighter and more neon IRL as with most neons.

And now for the requisite konadicure, I used one of my favorite patterns from plate m64 in Konad Black polish :D

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Sunday, November 22, 2009

OPI Sapphire In the Snow :D

Good afternoon!

Having just recently received a few holiday OPIs in the mail, I decided to take a short break from the brights and neons and wear Sapphire In the Snow. This is such an amazing dark purple creme!! It's perfectly opaque and smooth in only 2 coats, and doesn't look black in most lights (at least on my skin) :D On me it's more of a purple than a blurple, so definitely a bit more purple than the pics show.

And here's a (imo) pretty cute Konad design I added from plate M73 in special white polish... I adore how it looks!

Enjoy and have a great week! :D

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Jessica King Tut's Gem :D

Good morning!!

I love light bright blues, I really do. So when I say Jessica King Tut's Gem has now become my favorite blue, it's not for lack of competition! KTG is a bright almost neon sky blue that has very subtle shimmer so it almost looks like a creme but it's not. Application was perfect in only 2 coats which is very rare for me, and the wear was very good too :D

And as I had a swim meet last Saturday I decided to add some flames from plate M73 in Konad White over :D Love!

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

ChG Meteor Shower :D

Good evening!

Well my RBL Teal mani lasted me 4 days before chipping off to much... and I was too lazy to remove it so I just slapped on a coat of ChG Meteor Shower on top and voila!! Just a wonderfully sparkly dark navy jelly :D

Enjoy and I'll be back soon with some more :D

Friday, November 13, 2009

RBL Teal :D

Good evening!

I don't own many high end polishes, but boy am I glad I sprung for this one! RBL Teal is a fantastic dark teal creme that has the best formula ever and such a nice application! Unfortunately it's not the easiest polish to photograph so please consider that my pic does not do it justice at all!

After 2 days I had to add some Konad, but I didn't want to detract too much from the unadulterated beauty of Teal so I chose a simple design from plate M39 in CC Worth the Risque. So awesome, and possibly my favorite konadicure ever!

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Orgasm Cosmetics I Dare You! :D

Good evening!

Here's a pretty cool green a friend of mine sent me as a surprise, Orgasm Cosmetics I Dare You! :-) The formula is great and it applied very nicely. I'm also still chuckling at the cheeky names lol!

And I added some Konad from plate M65 in Princess Psyche Pink, but I wasn't that sold on the finished mani :-/

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Halloween mani!! :D

Good evening!!

Yes I know I'm late and that Halloween was over a week ago, but still here's the mani I wore for a few days around that time. I used 2 coats of OPI Ghostess with the Mostess (glow in the dark) over a coat of Misa Heaven White, and added some black Konad from plate M70 :D I loved that mani, and people around me did as well LOL!!

Enjoy and have a great week! :D

Thursday, November 5, 2009

OPI Mod About You :D

Good evening!

OPI Mod About You is another color I wore last week while in Florida. It is one of my favorite colors, and one of a very select few I own a backup of. I feel it's just the perfect pink whiteout, and it totally pops against my tanned skin! This is an older pic as I couldn't get anything decent this time around.

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Essie Pink Parka :D

Good morning!

I am finally back home after a little over 2 weeks in Florida and tho I must say it's good to be home, I really miss the warmth and sun :-( Anyways, I just finished editing my latest NOTD pics so here's a great one from last week, Essie Pink Parka! I topped it with 2 coats of ChG Snow Globe (again) to hide all the bubbles I got on application (boo!), but I adore how it turned out!

And since I hadn't konaded for a while, I decided to add some flames to my explosive pink mani using plate M73 in Konad Black polish :D

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

ChG Dreamsicle & Milani Colorful In Coral :D

Good afternoon!!

I'm still in sunny Florida until Sunday, so in the meantime here's another NOTD from last week, ChG Dreamsicle. I layered 2 coats over Milani Juicy Glo (neon orange creme) and it is just totally awesome! :D

And my current pedi, Milani Colorful In Coral with OPI Mod About You polka dots :D I've gotten quite a few compliments lol!

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Massini Neon Caution & ChG Snow Globe :D

Good evening!

Back to a true "me" mani for this one ;-) I intended to use only Massini Neon Caution (almost dupe of CC Yell-Oh) but SV bubbled like mad over my 4 coats of polish... I loved the color but didn't want to redo, so I decided to add 2 thin coats of ChG Snow Globe on top! I just love the end result, and it wore extremely well, enduring swimming and training for 4 days :D

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Sunday, October 18, 2009

SH Project Runway & ChG Shooting Stars :D

Good evening!

I'm currently away on a training camp in Florida, but I thought I'd take the time to catch up on some more recent NOTDs :D Sally Hansen Project Runway is one of the most beautiful greens I own, and it is definitely my favorite SH green! It seems to be, at least for the moment, a Canadian exclusive collection tho. I wore that one for 3 days straight ;-)

Here's my current pedi, 1 coat of ChG Shooting Stars over 2 coats of OPI DS Glamour (please excuse the blister on my toe...). This is just so awesome and sparkly!

Enjoy and have a great week! :D

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jessica Butterfly Kisses & ChG Blue Hawaiian :D

Good morning!

First up, here's Jessica Butterfly Kisses, a very pretty and sparkly blue. I thought it would be too frosty in the shade, but as the inset shows the microglitter prevents that :D

But I wasn't completely satisfied so when more ChG glitters showed up in the mail and I saw Blue Hawaiian, I just had to use it! I added 2 coats of BH over my Butterfly Kisses mani and the result is spectacular! BH has multicolored glitter that actually shows on the nail even tho it doesn't show in the pic.

Finally, I added a subtle Konad design from plate M61 in ChG Passion and I loved that! :D

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Saturday, October 10, 2009

RBL Scrangie :D :D

Good afternoon!

Please say hello to the most beautiful purple ever, RBL Scrangie! This is another one of the RBL bloggers' polishes created by the genius Scrangie and it does not disappoint! I waited a long time before finally caving because I mistakenly thought it wouldn't look good on my warmer skin, but I am so glad I finally bought it! In fact, I'm considering buying a backup because I love it so much :D A picture is worth a 1000 words so.. ;-)

After 2 days I decided to add some subtle Konad so as not to detract too much from the original beauty. I chose plate M63 in SH Silver Straits, and wore that mani for another 2 days :D

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Friday, October 9, 2009

SH Sun Kissed :D

Good afternoon!

How about an early Halloween mani? SH Sun Kissed is a super pretty tangerine creme (more tangerine IRL than the pics show), and it applied pretty well. Unfortunately I'm not sure if it's the right orange for my skin and I didn't end up loving as much as in the bottle :'(

I added some black Konad (here's Halloween!) with plate M60, but once again that mani didn't last very long as mail the next day brought a beauty I just couldn't resist (soon to come) ;-)

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SH Rockstar Pink :D

Good evening!!

A few days ago I decided to try another NFU Oh holo, #64. I can't remember who suggested that applying much thicker coats actually worked better, but it really does! It was opaque and even in 2 coats. Unfortunately, once again I love the look in sunshine, but just am not loving the finish indoors :-(

I didn't have time to do another mani from the start, so I decided to slap on some SH Rockstar Pink and the result is fabulous!! Tho apparently this isn't as in-your-face as my usual manis according to my coach lol :D

Enjoy and have a great evening!! :D

Sunday, October 4, 2009

ChG Atlantis :D

Good afternoon!

Sorry it's taken me so long to post since the last time :-( Anyways, here's China Glaze Atlantis, the first of the new glitters I've tried. This is an amazing color!! I layered 2 coats of Atlantis over 1 coat of ChG Adore (the blue Romantique) to get it perfectly opaque :D

As usual I was looking for something to add and I settled on the little stars from plate M3 in SH Silver Straits polish. I adore the end result!

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Milani Brilliant In Blue & Sparkling Blue :D

Good morning!!

I was lucky enough to have some sweet friends in the US who picked up most of the Milani Back To Colors (?) polishes for me. Brilliant In Blue is the first one I tried, and I love it! It's a bright blue creme, not neon and not sky blue. Please excuse the patched up index finger... didn't survive the morning practice ;-)

And here is it's matching holo glitter, Sparkling Blue. I just added 2 coats on top of BIB, but it's opaque on its own as well. As the base of SB is a creme, the glitter doesn't show as much as in the bottle, but I really like it that way!

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Monday, September 28, 2009

Barry M Bright Red & NFU Oh #45 :D

Good afternoon!!

A few days ago I was challenged to wear red tips as I very rarely do so. I ended up using Barry M Bright Red which is one of my favorite red cremes. Application was pretty good in 3 thin coats, but unfortunately there was no sun so instead here's a swatch pic from a few months ago :D

On the 2nd day I decided to play with one of my new NFU Ohs, #45, so I added 2 coats over my red mani and I really like how it turned out, except it might be just a tad too orange for my tips...

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Sunday, September 27, 2009

New look and new domain!!

Good evening!!

I've been playing with redoing my blog layout for a few weeks now, and I finally had the time to finish everything today so here it is!! I hope you guys enjoy it :D I've also transferred my blog to my very own domain at astrokeofcolor.ca, but the blogspot address will still work and redirect. Please let me know if you have any problems!

Nails Inc Brewer Street

Good morning!

Here's another polish from my online UK shopping trip. Nails Inc Brewer Street, it turns out, is like the perfect pastel green for my warm skin tone! Honestly it looks like it could be part of the Nubar pastel collection that I like so much and replace Green Tea ;-) Application was perfect in 3 thin coats.

And here's one of my favorite konadicures ever! I used plate M64 and Nubar Lavender :D

Enjoy and have a great Sunday! :D