Tag Archives: gold

NOTD Chanel 479 Kaleidoscope

24 Mar

This polish is in my top 20 favorites! I love it. I’m not sure why i’s named Kaleidoscope as I associate that with colors, and this is a mix of gold and steel (not exactly a color but I’m sure you understand). I got it on sale at a local beaty store, I passed on it at first because of price and am glad that I came across it on sale. I rarely wear anything other than untrieds but I come back to this (and a handful of others) often. My obsession with untrieds do affect the fact that I rarely use my exstensive collection, and my untrieds drawer in my Helmer is growing faster than I can wear them! (I’m sure other bloggers and polish lovers can relate!)

I can’t remember any information about coats and application, this is an old picture I found in my Picasa album and wanted to share with you. But I do recall it was easier to apply than other Chanels I have (Ballerina and Tulip Noir).

Light:Outside, sunshine in afternoon.
Camera: Canon Digital Ixus 80.

NOTD China Glaze Cowardly Lyn’ + bonus christmas nail art

20 Jan

From the China Glaze winter 2010 Wizards of Ooh Ahz collection. It is a re-release of a collection that came in 2001 and the polishes (except for Ruby Pumps that is in the core collection) have been notoriously hard to find. The new release was highly anticipated.

Cowardly Lyn’ is a frosty gold with gold glitter. Normally I don’t go for frosty polishes, but I really like this one. Think it’s the glitter that makes it so lovely. It takes several layers to get opaque, I wore both this and it’s cousin, the silver The Ten Man, with VNL (visible nail line). But despite this and the fact that it is frosty I like it 🙂

Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 1 coat CND Stikey, 3 coats CL and 1 Nubar Diamont.
Light: Daylight, overcast.

My christmas mani, poorly excecuted nail art:
It is not the most pretty nail art and I used ages doing the stripes. I did not have a pink nail art pen and mixed the Misa Heaven White and the red nail art pen to get a pink. I have all the equipment for great nail art, but will let it rest for now – leaving it up to the experts 🙂

Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 1 coat CND Stikey, 3 coats Misa Heaven White, 1 coat Misa Sugar Daddy and 1 Nubar Diamont. Stripes are made by red and white nail art pen.
Light: Daylight, overcast.

NOTD – OPI I Only Drink Champagne

12 Oct

Well I don’t only drink champagne (no alcohol at the moment…) but I love this polish! One of the few in my collection I’ve worn more than once (too many untrieds!) and this weekend it was for a special occasion. My sister celebrated her wedding and as this is her favorite so we both wore this on Saturday.

Polish is from OPI Night Brights from 2007 – same collection as My Private Jet is from. It is a suprisingly opaque golden champagne color with sparkly shimmer. The shimmer is mostly yellow/golden but in some lights you can see some blue and red shades – but it is very sparsly.

Coats: 2 Orly Armor, 2 IODC and 1 Nubar Diamont.