Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Take the Stage

I have the OPI Little Teasers set from the movie Burlesque, and though I've used them in the past here and there I don't think I've ever written up a post about any of them.
This shiny little thing goes by the name of  'Take the Stage'.

My aunt entered both our names in a contest to win the minis (including tickets to see the film and a CD of the soundtrack), and I won! I didn't find out about it until after she got the good news so it was a really lovely surprise.
To be honest I felt like the movie was just Coyote Ugly with more sparkles, but I do actually like the soundtrack. I'll leave it at that since it's a little late for a movie review at this point. (It came out five years ago already?!)

Back to the nail polish!

Sadly another slight case of  'by the time I noticed the picture was blurry it was too late', but I think you still get a good idea of the colour.
As far as oranges go, I feel like it leans towards the darker ones a bit and that's what I like about it, it's just not quite that common shade. 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Pineapples Have Peelings Too!

OPI - Pineapples Have Peelings Too!
I am all about the name with this one. It's fun and silly and I'm always in for a pun. That said, I'm not remotely into pineapples, but none of those had to be eaten by me for the purpose of this post. Moving on.

With this combination I think there could have been a lot of similar things done to it and ruining it completely, but the way it is now gives it a very festive vibe. When seen in the bottle I feared it might be very visually busy on the nail, but given that it actually takes a few goes to get a nice assortment of glittery bits out, it's all in your hands. And on your hands, because it's nail polish.
It also reminded me of the work of Gustav Klimt, if you can sort of see what I mean?
Lots of yellow. Lots of coloured bits.

Following are pictures of it applied after I added a matt top coat. The 'regular' photo's unfortunately turned out blurry, but to the eye there wasn't a huge difference between the two.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Flomo.. Fromo.. Frarmar..

I went to Amsterdam with a friend a while ago and she was very adamant about taking me somewhere with 'great cheap nail polish' which is absolutely how you sell me on anything.

Oddly, I just can't seem to remember the brand name unless I'm looking directly at the bottle. It's Flormar. I don't think 3,50 a bottle is all that cheap. I have a lot of fancy nail polishes in my collection but at the end of the day I'm basically a cheapskate budget type of girl.

They did have a very nice collection from which to choose and I tried to narrow down some obvious favourites to things that would work to complement my stash and not just be the same thing in a different bottle. After prying my eyes away from some nice greens, I settled on this light blue. My friend vouched for the quality of the polish, and I don't really have a light blue that covers well and so the choice was made.

It goes by the name of 'JL09 Sky Blue' which is certainly appropriate enough.

I was a little concerned about taking home not just a light colour, but a light colour labelled jelly, as those are notoriously pretty sheer. I definitely love how bright and vibrant this colour is, but it doesn't really look like a real jelly finish to me.