Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bring it on 2014

I am ready for 2013 to be over. 2014 is going to be the year of Reece! DO YOU HEAR THIS YEAR? ARE YOU READY? *cough*

I wanted to do some bling on ze nails for the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014. I ended up on the following combination:

2 coats OPI Simmer & Shimmer
2 coats of OPI Glints of Glinda
1 coat of CrowsToes Bah F@#$*g Humbug

I also jammed some little stones in there. They are mostly uneven, but whatever. WHATEVER SAYS I.

This shit is blurry. My camera was like whaaaat?

Happy New Year!

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

OPI DS Royal

I had been given a decant of this lovely polish a while ago, but I had foolishly never tried it on for fear of using up my precious decant. For Christmas, my lovely bff gave me a half full bottle of Royal, to which I added my decant and woohoo! The polish level is now a good mm above the O.P.I. line.

This is 3 coats indoor lighting. Such a gorgeous pink flash

This is in indirect cloudy outdoor lighting. Strong blue flash rawr!

Have you picked out your New Years mani yet? I am still debating.. I want to do something ridiculously glittery which I will surely regret when it comes time to remove it. *ponders*

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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

I Love Nail Polish - Nostalgia and some Christmas Trees because I am fancy like that

I Love Nail Polish Nostalgia is an amazing multichrome. It shifts from a really bright green to a really pretty rusty pinky red, and gold in between.

This is 2 coats of ILNP Nostalgia with 1 coat of Here Today Aragon Tomorrow Suede for the trees. I used Ulta3 Blue Marlin, Sally Hansen InstaDri Lightning and Berry Swift for the decorations. They look really crap up close, but from an arms length away I am quite the fancy fance. I like using suedes and mattes for nail art like this. They dry so fast, and the difference in texture makes things really pop.

Sorry for the blurry bits. Pretend they aren't there..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and Happy Festivus and Happy Chanukah and happy whatever the heck you have to be happy about. If you have nothing to be happy about there is a new year around the corner. New beginnings! Onwards and upwards! Fuck you last year. Hello sexy 2014!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Glitter Gal - Bluemerang (and some snowbros)

Glitter Gal had a giveaway on their Facebook page the other day. I won me some Bluemerang and Gloss Boss! Unfortunately, Gloss Boss did not make the trip. Let us please take a minute to mourn Gloss Boss.

At any rate, Bluemerang made it okay! I gave it a wipe off. It lost its label, so it is no longer wearing any panties, but I still love it!

It was a bit thick and drying too quickly for me to work well with without raging so I thinned it. This is 3 coats, though 2 careful coats would also work for a lot of people.

Here it is beside Color Club Factory girl. It almost looks white beside it in this pic. IRL it is a sort of perfect baby blue.

So I had this on my fingers and thought.. hmm *strokes air beard* what else can I do with this lovely canvas? It was giving me some proper winter vibes, though I must say when I first put it on I was like dang I need me some sun because this polish makes my pale ass look tan!

I decided that I wanted to make some snow bros with ManGlaze Mayo. I really love the way it looks like sparkly snow. I actually like the way it went all textural on me because it looks more like real snow. I WILL FOOL EVERYONE. I used Wet & Wild Black Creme for the eyes and buttons and hats, OPI A Roll in the Hague for the carrots and Cult Nails Ms. Conduct for the arms.

Do you like how buff the middle finger is? So buff. He is hailing Brodin for his sweet gains. Then there is duder beside him giving the peace sign. So hip.

Glitter Gal polishes can be found here. They have lots of wicked duochromes and holos in addition to their new selection of cremes.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Pretty Serious - Turbo Boost

 Not doing this one justice. I think it needs some sun to really sparkle. Formula was thick, but really easy to work with. This is 2 coats and SV.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Lavish Layerings - Curses!

Many thanks to my love of loves BostonMerlin of Lavish Layerings fame. She made this polish for me for my birthday which was actually months ago. This is 2 coats of Curses! (Which I may be known to say rather frequently..) over top of ManGlaze Royal Matterimoaning.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cult Nails - Midnight Masquerade Collection

Space Cadet is one of my all time favourite polishes. Top 5. Maybe #1. My mother braved the bay of all evil to get it for me when I one day announced on facebook that I would die one thousand deaths if I did not own it. Love. When I saw the email for this collection and looked at the bottle shot for Masquerade I new I needed it. It seemed very similar to Orly Space Cadet. As you will see below, they are not so similar after all.

First up is Ms. Conduct. I love this name. This is a lovely, potentially 1 coat, dark taupe creme. It's sort of a greyed browny purple on me. It is a bit thick which can make clean up a PITA. I would say do it right away or wait for it to dry or it is going to pull on you and fuck up.

This is 2 coats no top coat.

Next up is the reason I actually bought this collection. I mean, I really wanted Masquerade, but this one was something like nothing I have in my collection. Midnight Mist is an army kinda olive green with strong copper pink shimmer. The shimmer in this hides in the shade, but comes out in indoor lighting. I would have taken her out into the sun, but I live in Vancouver.. WHOMP FUCKING WHOMP. The formula on this one was nice. Thin, but not terribly thin.

This is 2 coats with no top coat.


Last up is a comp of Orly Space Cadet and Masquerade.

 This is 3 coats of each. I did take pictures coat by coat but they were too janky to post. They both have a green thing going on, but Masquerade is much more teal green and darker. The shimmer is also a bit more sparse and isn't as duochrome as Space Cadet. It isn't as shifty, though as you can see below the pink shimmer in both does have a green shift.

Space Cadet is on the pinky and middle fingers.

Thanks for looking. Sorry for sucking lately. I still need to reswatch the 2nd half of the CrowsToes Halloween collection. I have the pictures, but I think they suck. If I get desperate I might post them. I haven't much been interested in swatching lately. I think I lost my mojo, baby. Pin It