Friday, July 29, 2011

Sally Hansen Snow Blast Crackle Overcoat Swatches

Hi Girls!

Was passing by the isles in CVS and found this one. I originally intended to buy Color Club one, but as I hate waiting I thought this will not differ that much too.

Snow Blast is a white crackle nail polish…That’s it. Very simple polish to describe It has nothing else specific except crackle effect. The crackle effect depends on the thickness of the layer. I prefer small and square crackles, so I apply it as thin as possible. In my opinion, it is better to use Snow Blast with bright and dark nail polishes.

I used one coat of Revlon Fire as a base.

sally hansen snow blast white crackle overcoat swatches

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

OPI DS Amethyst with Bundle Monster Design

Hello, Girls!
The weather in Boston has been very nice in the past couple of weeks. It definitely doesn't facilitate posting. Sorry being out of touch:)

Today's post is about one of my all time favorites: OPI . It's a gorgeous light purple holographic.
For the many I also used Bundle Monster BM-201 plate with Illamasqua Baptist. I'm still struggling with perfect nail polish for Konading, most of the ones that i own do not work for me at all:(

opi ds amethyst swatches with bundle monster plates design

OPI DS amethyst swatches and review

OPI DS amethyst

Friday, July 15, 2011

Funky Fingers Sand and Stilettos Swatches and Review


My initial thought was to use Sand and Stilettos as a top coat for the Revlon Teak Rose I posted yesterday. It didn’t work out though. One coat of S&S was so opaque that poor boring Teak Rose was barely seen through it. So I figured, I will apply the second coat to completely cover it. On the picture, you will still see some imperfections and berry polish near the cuticle area.

Funky Fingers Sand and Stilettos is a completely gorgeous multi-color glitter with silver base. It’s very sparkling. It is in some ways similar to POP Twinkle ( swatches are here), but the latter has a nude base.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Revlon Teak Rose Swatches and Review

Hi Guys,

I will not write much about this nail polish, because I really don’t have anything special to say.

Teak Rose is a mauve shade with burgundy undertones. It’s a very nice color, I would even say very well-behaved. It’s very appropriate for work.  That might be a reason why I don’t use it so often. I feel it is to “modest” for me J

Revlon Teak Rose swatches and review

Teak Rose Revlon nail polish

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

POP Nail Glam Baby Blue Swatches and Review

Baby Blue is my favorite light blue crème. I tried a lot of Essie ones before buying POP, but I couldn’t find the same one….a lot of close shades, but they were still not the same.

Baby Blue is a very light blue crème. It’s subtle and bright at the same time, a very summery shade that is nice on the toes as well.

The quality of baby Blue is the same to most of the POP nail glam polishes. It is a little thick, but 2 coats are enough for the full opacity. It also stays on the nails without chipping for 3-4 days.

POP nail glam baby blue swatches and review

POP nail polish baby blue swatch

Monday, July 11, 2011

Antique Green Franken Experiment

Hey Girls,

This weekend I experimented a little with green. I love green nail polishes, but I most of the ones I have are crèmes and quite plain to me. I wanted something more muted, but with hint of shimmer.

I have 2 MUFe eye shadows that I added to Illamasqua Milf.

Overall, I really liked the result. It is not an extraordinary color, but it exactly what I wanted.  One of the eye shadows had a duochrome effect. Unfortunately it didn’t show in the final result, so I will experiment a little more to see what I can do.

green franken nail polish

green franken with golden shimmer

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Essie Mango Bango Swatches and Review

Mango Bango was a completely impulsive purchase. I was passing it by many times in CVS and never planned on buying, because I have a lot of red polishes. But….this time I did.

I don’t know why “mango”, because there is nothing similar to mango colors for me in this nail polish. I would describe the color as muted coral. It’s a lovely bright color and I especially like it on my toes..

The quality is good as always, but you will need 3 coats for opaque coverage.

essie mango bango nail polish swatches

mango bango essie nail polish review

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Color Club With Abandon Swatches and Review

Hey Girls!
My weekend was quite hectic, so I decided not to do special many for the 4th of July.  I just received CC with Abandon, so I tried it onJ

I don’t know why for a long time I thought that CC is not a good quality nail polish…it was an absolute “fail” for me, because right now I’m totally in love with the colors and quality.

CC With Abandon is a black-brown polish with small golden particles. It is absolutely gorgeous.

color club with abandon nail polish swatches

with abandon color club nail polish


I was nominated for awesome awards by Polish AMOR. Thank you !! These are my first ones and I'm very excited!!! So, thanks again:) You can read her blog here:

Right now the hard part:)

1. Thank the person that gave you the award and link them back
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass this onto 11 bloggers
4.Tell the people that you gave the award to

1. I'm originally from Belarus, but I usually say that I'm from Russia 'cause I lived there for many years and most people don't know where Belarus is:)
2. My favorite flower is heather
3. I love British accent
4. I can sleep all day long
5. I never paint my finger and toe nails with  the same color
6. I don't like yellow and orange clothes, and don't have any
7. My favorite candy is "gummy bears". 

1. Canadian Nail Fanatic
2. Chromatic MIsadventures
3. You Nailed It!
4. The Swatchaholic
5. The Real Polish Princess
6. ThatsSoFresh
7. PolishSis
8. Polish, Puttering and Ponderings
9. Deez-Nails
10. Chloe's Nails
11. Color me Pretty

It's hard hard hard...I think much more people deserve it:) Sorry if I missed anybody...