Friday, July 31, 2009

Nails Inc Satin :D

Hello again!

I got my hands on this ASOS exclusive with the help of a sweet UK friend, and I am so happy I did! Nails Inc Satin is a gorgeous pastel aqua green creme that is similar to China Glaze For Audrey but on the green side. It applied perfectly and also wore really well :D It's maybe a tad greener than my pic here shows.

After the first day I of course decided to add some Konad to it, and I chose plate M41 with Konad White polish. Inspired by this post from a good friend, I added some Art Club Yellow polka dots to my daisies, and the result is very nice and much better IRL!

Enjoy and have a great weekend! :D

BB Couture Crusin Konad :D

Good afternoon everyone!

I've been so busy I completely forgot I'd promised to show you my konadicure! So here it is, image plate M70 in Princess Yellow polish :D And I found the perfect description for Crusin, it's creamsicle!! That's exactly what it looks like :D

Enjoy and I'll be back shortly with another NOTD! :D

Sunday, July 26, 2009

BB Couture Crusin :D

Good afternoon everyone!

BB Couture Crusin is a new color that is part of the limited edition Hot Rod collection. It is a bright but somewhat pastel (does that make sense?) buttery orange creme, and it applied very nicely in 3 thin coats. I often have problems with oranges clashing too much against my skin tone, but this one is definitely a great one! I also really like the quality of BB Couture polishes and have some more on their way to me as we speak ;-) The color is more buttery in real life, not as yellow orange I guess.

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Friday, July 24, 2009

Diamond Cosmetics Fall 09 collection :D

Good evening everyone!

Tonight I have something a little different to show you. I just received Diamond Cosmetics' Fall 09 collection and 2 more of their past colors, and I had a great time trying them on earlier today. I had never heard of this brand until a few months ago, but I must say I am very impressed with the quality and color range, and even better since they only cost $2 (or $2.50 for some colors). They are available online at All of the swatches are 2 coats with no base or top coat as I had to hurry up while the sun was shining ;-)

Sweet As Sugar - shimmery blush nude. This is a great nude glitter/shimmer that reminds me of OPI Hollywood Blonde on steroids. Even tho I never wear nudes and sheers, I think this one looks very neat on its own, but I suspect it would be smashing layered over darker colors!

So Berry Sweet - sweet raspberry shade. This is a wonderful bright pink berry creme that was incredibly smooth to apply. The bottle color is most accurate in the pic.

Never So Evergreen - deep forest green with golden shimmer. This is imo the most unique color of the collection, and it is also my favorite! I would say it is a slightly dusty forest green with multitonal gold shimmer, and although slightly thicker than the cremes, it applied very well too. I have nothing in my stash that looks like this :D

Plum Pie In the Sky - deep, rich plum shade with a soft charcoal undertone. The description is right on. This is like a slightly lighter and more dusty OPI Siberian Nights. I think the grey undertone makes it look very sophisticated. The bottle color is more accurate, altho it is still a bit more purple/plum in real life, and the application was good once again.

The Naughty Intern - rich red. This to me is a slightly brownish vampy red creme. It applied really well too, but is just a tad too brown for my skin tone. Vampy girls will love it tho!

Angelic - sheer ivory. Now everybody here knows I almost always wear brights and pastels so this is definitely a color that's out of my comfort zone. To be honest, I don't think I would ever wear it, but putting my personal taste aside, it looks like a nice not-too-streaky offwhite sheer. I think it might also be opaque if using 3 or 4 coats which would give it a completely different look. Please excuse the extremely stained and uneven nails in this pic!

So this is it for the fall collection! I really am digging these colors! Never So Evergreen, Plum Pie In the Sky and Sweet As Sugar (who would have thought!) are my favorites, while I really like So Berry Sweet too. As I've said before, they all applied very (or relatively very) well and were all good to go in only 2 coats which is very rare for me. I now have 2 more colors to show you, and wow are they hot!

Romance. This is a super bright and obnoxious red creme, and it's HOT! Really nothing more to say ;-)

Don't Teal My Heart Away. My favorite by far!!! This color was created for the Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September) and Diamond Cosmetics will be donating a portion of the proceeds from each sale to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition :D Besides that, this is an incredible teal creme and I am in love!

Well that's it for tonight so enjoy and have a great weekend! :D

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nails Inc Spitalfields :D

Good evening everyone!!

Here's my latest NOTD, Nails Inc Spitalfields. This is a super pretty pastel yellow creme that applied better than most pale yellows, but would still need some thinner to eliminate the bubbles I got ;-)

And here it is after adding a pattern from Konad plate M60 in Konad Metallic Pink polish :D Totally love it!

Enjoy and have a great evening! :D

Monday, July 20, 2009

LA Girl Hustle :D

Good afternoon everyone!

Well I'm getting behind once again *sigh* so here's a pretty cool color I wore last week, LA Girl Hustle. It's part of the Disco Brites collection and supposedly glows under UV light, but I haven't tested that claim yet ;-) Hustle is a bright blurple creme that is unfortunately impossible to photograph accurately... this pic is only a swatch from a few weeks back w/ no base or top coat as it's the most accurate one I could get!

And I couldn't resist adding a Konad pattern on top so I chose plate M72 and Konad White polish. I love the result!

Enjoy and have a great day!! :D

Friday, July 17, 2009

Barielle Swizzle Stix :D

Good morning everyone!!

I'm a little late (again), but here's another one of last weeks NOTDs, Barielle Swizzle Stix. It's a very pretty light blue creme that's a bit lighter and brighter than OPI Just Groovy, and it applied very well in 3 thin coats.

Of course I couldn't just wear a light blue creme for more than a day, so I added a Konad pattern from plate M74 in Konad Blue polish, and since I wasn't completely happy with it, I topped everything with a coat of Sinful Hottie :D I ended up wearing this one for 3 days or so, and you can see how "long" my nails are lol!

Enjoy and have a great day! :D

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Essie Punchy Pink (redux) :D

Good evening everyone!!

I apologize for being away for a little while but I has my swim nationals last week so I was a little busy ;-) I wanted to wear something popping for my races so I settled on Essie Punchy Pink which is my all-time favorite neon pink. This is 3 coats.

I also decided to add some flakies on top to make it even more blinding :o I used Colorama Ruby Rays and I absolutely loved the end result! It darkens just slightly the base color, and the flakies flash orange!

Enjoy and have a great evening!! I'll be back tomorrow with some more recent NOTDs :D

Monday, July 6, 2009

Nails Inc The Hurlingham :D

Good evening everyone!!

Tonight I have another fabulous Nails Inc color for you, The Hurlingham. I received this as an extra in a swap with one of my UK friends, and she couldn't have picked a more awesome color! It's a really obnoxiously bright orange red, and it applied like butter in only 2 coats!!

And last night I added a Konad flower pattern from image plate M64 in Nubar Orange Cream, and I adore the result!!

Enjoy and have a great evening!! :D

Friday, July 3, 2009

Nails Inc Shoreditch :D

Good evening everyone!!

I think I'm in love... once again ;D Nails Inc Shoreditch is this awesome glossy hot pink creme that looks classic but exciting at the same time. It was the first time I tried Nails Inc, and I was really impressed with how it applied. This color is an instant entry in my running top 20!

And of course I had to add some Konad after one day... so I ended up choosing plate M72 and using the white Konad polish. I absolutely adore the result!! And I will be keeping it for one more day.

Enjoy and have a great evening and weekend!! :D

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Zoya Pippa and polka dots! :D

Good afternoon everyone!

A couple of days ago I decided to give Zoya Pippa a try, and I sure wasn't disappointed! Pippa is a bright, but non neon, buttery yellow creme, and it's totally great! This is a swatch pic with no base or top coats.

As I was wearing CC Bizerk Turq on my toes, I decided to spice my tips up a bit by adding some polka dots :D I loved the end result so much I wore this for 3 days straight and only changed because well I can't stand keeping one color too long!!

Enjoy and I hope you have a great day!! :D