Archive | December, 2009

Christmas NOTD – OPI Sapphire in the Snow

17 Dec

Polish is from the 2009 OPI Holiday collection. And what a gorgeous polish it is! It is a dark indigo, or blurple (blue purple) if you like… If I had better application skills it would have been a one coater, but I always find cremes hard to work with. It is in some way the more colorful cousin of OPI Suzi Skies in the Pyrenees, they are both dark, muted and almost black in some lights. It is perfect for this time of year.

More christmas NOTDs to come, I want to try a glitter gradient mani and a candy cane mani. Hopefully this will be good enough to take pictures off, am not that good at nail art… Plus some normal NOTDs coming (including some ChG Wizards of Ohh Ahs!)

Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 1 coat CND Stikey, 2 coats SitS and 1 Nubar Diamont.
Light: Inside with artificial light. In order to get the color right my hands look very yellow. Hopefully I’ll get some daylight pictures during my holiday break, I have over 2 weeks off during the holidays. Yay!

Swatches of my 2 other China Glaze glitters

5 Dec

As I mentioned in the Meteor Shower NOTD post I had purchased two other polishes from the China Glaze glitter collection. I basically got the ones I really wanted first, maybe I’ll get some more later. With 50 new polishes coming out in the same collection it is easy to feel overwhelmed I found 🙂

1st polish pictured is Atlantis, a sea green base with blue and greeen polish. It is noce, but I would not wear it on my own. Would benefit from a blue/green base color, check out A Stroke of Colors swatch of the polish layered over ChG Adore.

2nd polish is Cosmic, black base with multicolored glitter. The glitter in this one was more sparsly than in the others I tried, and some of the silver glitter had attached it self to the side of the bottle and was not mixing with the polish. It is the one out of the three that I like the least, for no particular reason other than it didn”t kick my favorite black glitter polish ass – Sephora by OPI Never Enough Shoes!

The pictures you see here are only swatches, three coats of both but without base and top coat. Because of this the glitter was easily removed, wich is more than I can say for the removal of Meteor Shower – am bying felt before I wear any other glitter polish!

Pictures are taken indoor with fluorescent light, and am a bit blurry. Sorry about that, but the daylight is short and we are not blessed with a lot of sunshine at the moment…

NOTD China Glaze Meteor Shower

1 Dec

This autumn China Glaze came out with 50 new glitter polishes and as a first haul I got three polishes, not surprisingly in the dark category 🙂 Will have swatches of the two others later in the week.

Meteor Shower has a dark blue base (the kind that looks black in some light) with blue, green and some copper glitter. It is stunning! The polish is not smooth, but I’m sure with more layers of top coat it would be smoother. I included a blurry picture to show the glitter better. In the pictures it looks like the polish is not even, that seems to be a optical illusion – it is even IRL.

Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 3 coats Meteor Shower and 1 Nubar Diamont.
Light: Inside with artificial light.