Saturday, March 31, 2012

China Glaze You Move Me

You Move Me is a bronze shimmer polish from Magnetix collection. It reminds me of tiger eye stone. I used black base to make waves more obvious, because this polish is also on the lighter side.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Winners of the 1-Year Giveaway

Hello Lovely Ladies!

My Blogiversary Giveaway ended yesterday and I’m pleased to announce the winners that were randomly chosen by Rafflecopter. 

I would like to thank everyone for the participation. If you didn’t win, don’t be disappointed, I will be holding new giveaway very soon!

UPDATE:  I had to choose another winners after 72 hours, because winner of the Prize #2 and prize #3 did not respond to e-mails or twitter announcements. I've been waiting for more than 72 hours, so according to the rules I had to choose the other winners for this prizes. Again they were chosen randomly by  Rafflecopter.
Prize #1 – The Nail Files
Prize #2 – Sirena Sparklestar
Prize #3 – Ruth G.

Congratulations! I’m sending out e-mail s right now, please respond within 72 hours. Let me know which Kleancolor polishes you would like to receive

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Alessandro 513 Street Wear - International Nail Polish

I’m a huge fan of Alessandro hand care – hand creams, serums and 2-phase peeling are beyond amazing! However, I this was the first time I tried Alessandro nail polish.

Street Wear is a violet gold shimmer with pink undertones. It’s very classy and absolutely stunning. I was impressed with the formula: the application was smooth and dry time is less than a minute.

Alessandro is a German brand. Unfortunately it is not available in US (cries...), but is widely accessible in Europe and Asia. It can also be found in one Quebec. I rarely recommend nail and hand care products, because the preferences are different. But, seriously, if you come across this brand anywhere, try their Hands Up! Line. It is amazing.

alessandro 513 street wear

alessandro 513 street wear swatches

alessandro 513 street wear swatches and review

Thursday, March 29, 2012

OPI Not Like the Movies

OPI Not Like the Movies is a part of Katy Perry Collection. It is a green-purple duochrome with some tiny silver glitter particles. It is pretty close to Wet ‘n Wild Grey’s Anatomy and Deborah Lippmann Wicked Game, but the last 2 have more purple than green. I don’t have DL, but I will make compare Gray’s Anatomy with Not like the Movies later this week.

Usually, OPI polishes have the perfect formula for me, but this one was a nightmare to apply. It was too runny and streaky. I used 3 coats and although on the pictures it looks pretty, the application was quite messy.

OPI not like the movies

OPI katy perry collection not like the movies swatches

OPI katy perry collection not like the movies swatches and review

OPI not like the movies swatches

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Models Own Hed Kandi Collection

I easily passed on the new Models Own multi-chrome summer collection. But I just can’t be more excited about their collaboration with Hed Kandi.

Look at these amazing glitters!!! 

Hed Kandi Collection will include 5 shades:
- Beach Party
- Balearic Cool
- Disco Heaven
- Ibiza Mix
- Hedonist

It will be available on Model Own website, Boots and Hed Kandi just in a couple of weeks.
You can find more information by visiting Hed Kandi Facebook Fashion and Beauty page or Models Own Page.

Photo is taken from Hed Kandi Facebook Page
models own hed kandi collection beach party
Beach Party
models own hed kandi collection Balearic Cool
Balearic Cool
models own hed kandi collection disco heaven
Disco Heaven
models own hed kandi collection ibiza mix
Ibiza Mix
models own hed kandi collection hedonist

Tony Moly GS09 Shooting Star ( Deborah Lippmann Candy Shop Dupe)

Yesterday I posted a short story about why I got Galaxy collection. So, today I’m showing you the reason.

Tony Moly GS09 Shooting Star is a close dupe for Deborah Lippmann's Candy Shop. The only difference is that the base color is a little paler. You can compensate it by applying a brighter pink base coat and ..Voila!...exact dupe.

I don’t know what collection is it, but there 3 polishes: Milky Way (GS08), Shooting Star (GS09) and Pinky Star (GS10). Milky Way is also a very close dupe to DL Glitter in the Aitr and Whimsical. Pinky Star, however, is quite unique.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I got these from Gmarket, for around $6-7 apiece. Unfortunately, these were unavailable on eBay at that time.

Lovely blogger Lacey from Lace & Lacquers was able to persuade one eBay seller to get and list this collection. So now, you can order it without the hassle here.

tony moly gs09 shooting star

tony moly gs09 shooting star swatches

tony moly gs09 shooting star swatches and review

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Tony Moly GT03 Mars

Good Morning lovely Ladies!

Today I’m showing you Tony Moly GT03 Mars from Galaxy collection. I have seen Tony Moly reviews here and there, but I never was tempted enough to buy it. After I saw review of the new Tony Moly Glitters on The Polish Well blog, I immediately knew I should get them. So I additionally bought the whole Galaxy

I purchase my beauties on Korean website Gmarket. To tell you the truth, I don’t understand almost 90% of what’s written there, but somehow I was able to order everything I needed and it was delivered in an excellent condition. The prices there are extremely low - around 3$ for the bottle of nail polish, but the shipping is expensive that raises the price almost twice.  
You can also find Tony Moly Galaxy collection on eBay. The price is $8-9 dollars depending on the seller.

Tony Moly Mars is a mix of dark brown and sparkly copper glitter. The polish is very pretty and definitely stands out. Mars was the least favorite of mine and quickly turned into one of the best polishes for me in the entire collection.

tony moly gt03 mars

tony moly gt03 mars swatches

tony moly gt03 mars swatches and review

tony moly galaxy collection gt03 mars swatch

tony moly gt03 mars galaxy collection

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Flower Nail Art

This is not the best nail art I’ve made, but there’s something in it that I like. It is definitely a little dark for spring, mostly because of the Chanel Black Pearl base. It is a tribute to the early-early spring, when there’s almost no grass, but some “early” flowers are already blooming.

flower nail art

flower nail art manicure

red flower nail art manicure

flower manicure

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Nerd Lacquer Warrior Ethos

Warrior Ethos lives up to its name. It’s a bright red jelly base with black and silver glitter. I love this color, it’s a modern and eccentric take on traditional vampy red.

nerd lacquer warrior ethos

nerd lacquer warrior ethos swatches

nerd lacquer warrior ethos swatches and review

nerd lacquer warrior ethos swatches

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pretty and Polished Jawbreaker

Today I have another awesome polish from Pretty & Polished to show you guys!

Jawbreaker is somewhat similar to Party on my Yacht that I showed you last week, but yet different. It also has a white jelly base. Jawbreaker is packed with blue, purple, gold and green glitter of various sizes.

pretty and polished jawbreaker

pretty and polished jawbreaker swatches and review

pretty and polished jawbreaker swatches

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A-England Dragon

Here’s another amazing creation from A-England The Legends Collection. I’ve already reviewed stunning grey/violet duochrome Ascalon here.

Dragon is a green holographic nail polish. It has a slight golden shimmer as well. I wouldn’t say that it is a duochrome, but there’s something very special about Dragon that is hard to explain. The color is very vibrant. It is daring and classy at the same time.

a-england the legends collection dragon

a-england the legends collection dragon swatches

a-england the legends collection dragon swatches and review

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lynnderella Boy-Girl Party

This week I’m cheating a little bit for Pink Wednesday 

Lynnderella Boy-Girl Party is a square and hexagon glitter top coat consisting of blue and pink particles. It really feels like party on the nails.

Technically, I still have pink in my manicure, so it’s not 100% cheating
J . As a base I used Royal Orchid by Priti NYC that is also dark burnt mauve pink. Surprisingly, Boy-Girl Party made the base look darker and more purple.

lynnderella boy-girl party

lynnderella boy girl party swatches and review

lynnderella boy-girl party swatches

lynnderella boy-girl party top coat

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Side Half Moon Manicure

Good morning Ladies,

We definitely have seen a lot of experiments with half-moon manicures lately. Reverse half-moon, ruffian manicure, is a huge trend right now. 

I decided to try “half-moon” mani on the side of the nail. I used the same reinforcement circles that are usually used for these kinds of design. I also intentionally left the “hole”. The base color is Revlon Smoky Canvas and I topped it with Golden Rose 118 black holographic nail polish.

So, what do you think about this design? Do you like it? (It reminds me of a

side half-moon manicure
side half-moon manicure nail art
side half moon manicure
side half-moon ruffian nail art

Monday, March 19, 2012

Glitter Gradient with Lynnderella Change

Hi Ladies!

I decided to spice up this Monday with a little bit of sparkly gold. 

Today I’m showing you Lynnderella Change – gorgeous glitter top coat with lots of gold and copper particles of different sizes. It is absolutely posh and stunning. Originally, I wasn’t planning on buying the Change, but then I saw amazing gradient glitter manicures from my fellow bloggers and I gave up 

This is my attempt to make a gradient glitter mani. I used 2 coats of China Glaze Periwinkle as a base.

gradient glitter manicure lynnderella change

lynnderella change swatches and review

lynnderella change swatches

china glaze periwinkle and lynnderella change