Tuesday, 15 July 2014

We're off to see the Wizard..

I was at the local Action not too long ago and rummaged through the nail polish trying to find a black I'd read some good things about, but after a thorough search I sadly concluded it must not be there. I didn't want to leave empty handed and for only €0.50 I decided I would then find something else I liked. It unsurprisingly turned out to be a green, going by the name of 'Emerald' (Max & More). And the first association there is of course...

The second post I got to pull out a Wizard of Oz reference for.

Sometimes you get lucky, and sometimes you get what you paid for, so I wasn't sure what to expect here. It was definitely a hit rather than a miss, this Emerald covered very well in two coats and is holding on strong so far. It's more shimmery than is visible in the top picture, but the bottom right one gives you a decent idea if you enlarge it.
I think it leans more towards turquoise than really emerald but either way it's a nice shade for no money at all. 

Artificial light, flash.

Sunday, 6 July 2014


I frequently complain about the white polishes I own, because quite frankly they're all terrible and I don't really have a good word to say about 'em. Miraculously, not today, friends! Not today.

There was a tourist market in the town I live, and there was a stand that had a ton of Safari polishes for a euro each. Safari is a budget brand I'd wanted to try before, but couldn't seem to find anywhere locally, and suddenly they appeared! This white is labelled 'No 56' and though not perfect, is probably the best white nail polish I've come across thus far. It has a thin brush and seems to be a bit prone to goopiness and stringiness, but I'm hesitant to thin it out since the formula is quite okay. It covered decently in two coats. I'm trying to be cautious with the positive descriptions, because though I'm pleased enough with this white, it's not some kind of holy grail.

This is more of an effect polish, and unfortunately comes without a sticker on the back so I don't know what it goes by. I can make out a barely visible stamp that looks like it says 'No 460', but it's barely legible and possibly not even the polish name, and my online search hasn't gotten me any further either.
Anywho, it takes a quick look at my blog to realise green and black are my favourite colours so I was instantly attracted by this one. It's pretty sheer and does not bring the green on its own. Since I'd already polished my nails white I didn't want to waste it and just layered it over that. I think it'll look better over a slightly darker shade of green more reminiscent of the bottle than it does in this very light state.

All in all not, bad for only €2!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Got The Blues.

 Catrice '55 Get The Blues'.

Feeling rather like a declawed kitten with my nails so short, here is the first of my recently acquired polishes. Because sometimes I'm a clever girl and I read up on the things I put on my nails prior to applying them, I read this one was fairly sheer and it would help to layer it over black. I applied a thin coat of Catrice's '39 Black to the Routes' and Blues layered over it beautifully. I chose to do two thinner coats, but I think one thicker one would've done the trick just as well.

Depending on the light it shifts between blue/greens and purple/blues - my kinds of colours. I read things about Catrice changing their collection again in the not so distant future, so if this colour appeals to you don't wait too long!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Up Next.

Say hello to the newest members of my collection! I will be showing you these in upcoming posts.
Catrice's '55 Get The Blues', because who doesn't love a duochrome and a title that reminds one of the Blues Brothers, Safari's 'No 56' (white), the nameless green with dots and Max's 'Emerald'.