Tuesday, October 25, 2011

UNT Time Traveller - nail Polish Find.

Hi Girls,

Sorry for being out of touch last week, I had a really busy time at work, so didn't even have a minute to do nails.

Today's post is about Time Traveller, a very interesting black glitter by UNT.
I found this one on Amazon here. It seems that the brand has a wide variety of polishes in different colors. It was made and shipped from Korea.

As I already mentioned, Time Traveller has a black base and a lot of glitter, mostly silver, but also green blue and pink. 2 coats are enough for the full opacity.
Overall, this nail polish has a good quality, although it's a little chunky and is better used with top coat.

UNT time traveller traveler swatches and review

UNT time traveller

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Chanel Blue Boy

Hi Everyone!

You probably have heard about this entire buzz around Chanel Les Jeans collection. It was a nice collection, but I wasn’t that impressed. The colors could be found in some other brands and Nubar Jeans collection is a good example for the chipper price.

However, there was one nail polish that haven’t been duped yet and unique enough to pay that much money – Blue Boy. Someone might disagree, but I felt in love with it since I first saw the swatches.

Blue Boy is a medium blue shade with a hint of grey.

chanel blue boy les jeans collection
Natural Light

chanel blue boy les jeans collection swatches and review
With Flash

And here's some fun:) I topped Blue Boy with Sinful Colors Frenzy - beautiful purple/blue glitter.

chanel blue boy and sinful colors frenzy glitter top coat

chanel blue boy and sinful colors frenzy
Dull Boston Morning Light

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sephora Myrtille Swatches

Happy Friday Everyone!

Today’s post is about Sephora Myrtille. By Sephora I mean NOT OPI by Sephora. I don’t know how many of you actually buy these tiny nail polishes. I never did until my friend got it as a birthday present. After I saw this beautiful shade, I absolutely needed to get it.

Myrtille is a blue-purple crème, very bright, almost neon.  The trick about it, is that you need to see the polish to understand what do I mean describing the color. It is one of the most unique blue shades I have even seen. The polish has a surprisingly big brush and application is very convenient. 2 coats are enough for the full opacity.

NOTE: Photos do not show purple base of the polish, but the color is very close.

sephora myrtille swatches and review

sephora myrtille

sephora myrtille nail polish

Thursday, October 13, 2011

OPI Do you Lilac it with NFU Oh #49

It has been a while I didn't wear both of these amazing nail polishes. So, I thought why not to combine it in one mani:)

It turned out quite well. I like the contrast of pink with the light purple. I also used matte Essie top coat for more obvious flakie effect.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe vs. Revlon Blue Mosaic

I don’t know why I was under impression that Blue Mosaic is a dupe for DL Across the Universe.

In fact, it is not even close. Not taking into account that Across the Universe has a blue jelly base and Blue Mosaic has a clear base. The finish and the glitter particles differ significantly in shape and in color.

revlon blue mosaic swatches

deborah lippmann across the universe dupe

deborah lippmenn across the universe and revlon blue mosaic comparison

Pink Wednesday: Essie Need a Vacation and Wet’nWild Party of Five

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

For today’s mani I used light crème pink Need a vacation by Essie. This one really depicts my inner state…I Need a Vacation!!! Yes..please…

On top of it I used 1 coat of NYX Starry silver glitter and 1 coat of Wet’nWild party of five.

essie need a vacation and wet'n'wild party of five

pink wednesday essie need a vacation swatches

essie need a vacation and wet and wild party of five swatches

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Ulta Army of 1 swatches and review

Hi Girls,

Today I’m swatching Ulta. I didn’t have many expectations as I don’t have the expectation for Sephora nail polishes, also both of them claim nail polishes to be of professional quality. However, I was very please not only with the color, but also with the quality and durability of Ulta ones.

Although the brush is not as wide as OPI or China Glaze, it’s still good enough and allows applying the polish precisely without painting cuticles as well. The durability was also good – it didn’t chip in 3 days at all. I don’t wear nail polishes more than 3 days, so I can’t really say how well it will stay on for a week or so.

Army of 1 – is a light green khaki nail polish with a hint of gold shimmer. It’s  a  very lovely color for any season and quite trendy this year.  It also has some grey undertones to it.

ULTA army of 1 nail polish swatches and review

ulta army of 1

ulta nail polish army of 1 swatch

Monday, October 10, 2011

Butter LONDON Bluey swatches and review

Meet Bluey, latest addition to my Butter LONDON collection.

Bluey is a pearly dark reach teal with micro-glitter. Generally, I don’t like pearl shimmer in a darker nail polishes, but this one is just perfect.

2 coats are needed for the full opacity, sometimes even 3, because the nail polish is “watery” like almost all of the Butter London shades.

butter london fall/winter 2011 collection bluey swatch

butter london bluey

butter london bluey swatches

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Nails Inc. Fall 2011 GIVEAWAY!!!!


Hey Girls!
As promised, I’m giving away one Autumn collection set by Nail Inc.

The set consists of 4 full-sized nail polishes of Nail Inc. latest Fall 2011 collection and you can see the swatches here.

How To Enter:
Just fill out the form below and follow procedures for extra entries.

Rules and Terms:

1. The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL!
2. There will be ONE winner who receives the prize.
3. The winner will have 72 hours to respond to the e-mail, or another winner will be chosen.
4. Contest ends Saturday, October 28th, 2011 at 11:59 EST!
5. You MUST have valid e-mail address and/or Facebook/Twitter account to enter.
6. You must be 18 years old or have express parental consent to enter.


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kleancolor Fuschia Holo

Happy Pink Wednesday Everyone!

This Wednesday I’m wearing OPI Sparrow Me Drama and KleanColor Fuschia Holo.

I know, I know…I also showed Sparrow Me Drama last week…but the Fuschia made this pink completely unrecognizable, so it doesn’t count:)

Fuschia Holo has a magenta base and holographic glitter in red, yellow pink and some blue. Absolutely lovely holo for pink lovers.

kleancolor fuschia holo over opi sparrow me drama

kleancolor fuschia holo swatches

kleancolor fuschia holo for pink wednesday manicure

Monday, October 3, 2011

Nails Inc. Autumn Collection Swatches

I grabbed this wonderful set of 4 nail polishes along with the magnetic nail polish at Sephora.

I absolutely love all the shades; they are very earthy and amazing for fall and winter. I wouldn’t say that the shades are very unique, except Paddington, but they are definitely worth having in the collection.

The set includes:

- Fenchurch Street
- Paddington
- Charing Cross
- St. Pancras

Fenchurch Street is a burnt orange crème that reminds me of a pumpkin. I think it will be a very close dupe my beloved Ginger Bells from OPI (I will try to compare them later this week). This is my favorite from the Autumn Collection.

nails inc. fenchurch street

nail inc. fall 2011 fenchurch street swatches

Charing Cross is a bold red. Very bright and daring color. I would compare it with Revlon Fire or Illamasqua Alarm.

nails. inc. charing cross swatches

nails inc. charing cross

Paddington is the second favorite in this collection. It’s a very dark grey shade with the hints of green and blue at the same time. It reminded me of mineral mud. This shade continues this season’s trend  of earthy, dirty grey polishes.

paddington nails inc. swatches

nails inc. fall 2011 paddington swatch

St. Pancras – weird name for the nail polish…don’t know exactly why…but sounds weird. It’s a deep burgundy –wine color; very pretty and pigmented. 

nails inc. st. pancras swatches

nails inc. st. pancras

Overall, I think that this set is interesting. Although the colors are not necessarily unique, the combination of them is very trendy and definitely appropriate for fall.

P.S. I happened to have 2 similar sets, so I will give out one of those. 
Stay Tuned!!