Thursday, December 1, 2016

Perfectly Painted Quo by Orly 12 Polish Set

Hey everyone!

So, last weekend, at Shoppers (here in Canada) - they had a redeem your points for extra points.. whatever it was.. point redemption program. Yeah.

Anyways. I knew of 2 items I wanted to get.. then I saw this bucket of polish and thought 'why not!? I can blog this!'

Thankfully it was point redemption. This bucket of 12 minis was... like.. $32?! 12.. minis. Gross price for what it is. Now, had I have seen the price before I picked it up, I would not have even bothered. I mean, the polish is nice - but minis. Bleh.

Anyways. Besides the price totally sucking, I still went forth and swatched the colours. Some of them are amazing. None of them were terrible. So, small bonus.

I will go on to the photos, and just tell you the nam- oh, wait.. NONE OF THEM ARE NAMED. WTF?! THAT IS THE BEST PART OF POLISH. Ok, one of the best parts.

Yeah. Zero names. The sadness is overwhelming! $32 and 12 nameless mini polish. Cry.


I mean, looking at the shades.. you get a great mix..

This is a lovely peachy-nude, I used 3 coats. Dried exquisitely! 

Peachy-pink. 3 coats. The colour is very nice.
 
This is a grey-purple shift kind of polish. I know lots of people really like these.. they are all right. 2 coats.
 
This.. this polish is magical! It is like a smoky-lilac-grey gritty polish. Huge fan! 1 coat over that grey-purple number.
This is that classic cool-tone barbie pink. I like it. A fun colour! 2 coats.
 
 Midtone purple. I feel like this colour and that barbie pink colour are too tone-ally close to one another to include both in this set. Meh. 2 coats.
The colour of the season.. a nice burgundy shade. 2 coats.
 
   
This looks quite 'red' in the photo, but I would describe it as a raspberry pink.. polish people will get it. The formula on this shade was a dream!
 2 coats.  

This one.. I like this one. These 2 gritty glitter numbers were so fun! This is a red-gold shade, and it was 1 coat over that raspberry pink colour. I feel if you went over a purple polish, the colour might pull more purple-y. It might be a shifty polish.
 
Mint green polish. Always a crowd pleaser. Nice to work with. 2 coats.
 
These teal colours.. I owned one that was identical to this one by OPI back in the day. I always find them a pain in the ass to work with. The colour is lovely, though. 2 coats.
 
 And lastly, this little orange-red gem. I quite like it. 2 coats.

As you can see, there is really no 'awful' colour in the mix. Other than that purple being suuuuper tone-ally close to the barbie pink. 

I don't think I would recommend really getting this set unless you're a major Quo by Orly fan. I feel the price for what you get isn't worth it. 12 minis for like $32?! ugh. That just bothers me for some reason. AND THEY AREN'T NAMED. That kills me the most.

I will put these to use, but again, there isn't anything that I cannot already find in my collection (basically). But hey - live and let learn!

That is all for today. See you again soon!











Wednesday, November 30, 2016

L'Oreal Jardin Des Roses

Hey everyone!

I just realized that I have.. had.. ehh.. quite a few stored up photos on my camera for blog posts. I might as well start sharing them.. one of these years I will be a legitimately decent blogger - honest.


I know I saw the design during a scan through IG, though I don't have any links/screenshots saved.. and my memory is basically non-existent, but I know I saw something similar to my ring finger action.

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • L'Oreal Jardin Des Roses
  • China Glaze Midnight Kiss
  • OPI Alpine Snow
  • Dotting Tool
  • Detail Brush
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today.. I still have a few other posts to share. And then I have a couple neat gems planned.. then will we start tapping in to some Christmas-y nails!!

See you all again very soon!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

L'Oreal Vert Absynthe & Gris Decadent

Hey everyone!

Yesterday, I bought 5 of the L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche nail polish.. and.. I needed to test them out.

I used '666 Vert Absynthe' as my base. Guys. Gals? Whatever. It is amazing! The formula is exquisite.. and I could almost get away with one coat - but I, of course, did two.

Then I decided on a 'grunge' look. I REALLY wanted to use gold, but because I wanted to use gold so badly, I went with silver. I think it was a good choice.


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • L'Oreal Vert Absynthe
  • L'Oreal Gris Decadent
  • Essie No Place Like Chrome
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today - see you all again soon!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 - 2 Days

Hey everyone..

Who doesn't love a good funky looking zombie nail?

I know there has to be a few..


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI Who The Shrek Are You?
  • China Glaze Rich & Famous
  • OPI Alpine Snow
  • Orly Liquid Vinyl
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today -- see you all again tomorrow!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 - 3 Days

Hey everyone!

Today some nice, cheerful candycorn nails. I had a friend tag me in these.. and figured I should do them up!

THIS is where I got the idea from - my pieces just happen to be a little larger.




I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Orly Liquid Vinyl
  • Sally Hansen Sun Kissed
  • China Glaze Lemon Fizz
  • OPI Alpine Snow
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all for today - see you again tomorrow!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 - 4 Days

Hey everyone!

I am sure you all know by now I am ok with sharing nail art disasters, and I feel like this one is an all around disaster. The idea is rad.. I just didn't execute any of it very well.

I love creepy trees.. and I figured using a grey base and layering it over with a jelly polish would add depth.. and I figured I was decent at making tree-like shapes.. eh.

If you want to see these done really well, visit CoyaRose on IG & in particular, THIS photo.


Also, something else that completely failed.

I used some glow polish to make glowing eyes on the nails.. notice there is no photo showing that?

It didn't work.

Fails all around.

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Orly Mirror Mirror
  • OPI Don't Touch My Tutu
  • Orly Liquid Vinyl
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

See you all again tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Countdown To Halloween 2016 - 5 Days

Hey everyone!

The mani for today might just be one that I have had the most fun with in a long while. I absolutely loved making this one happen. So fun!

They are these bubbly-mutating-grossly awesome nails. I will include the photo that inspired me - I would direct link, but when I zoom in, it distorts the watermark - so if anyone knows who did this - please let me know!!


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • China Glaze Westside Warrior
  • Color Club Je Ne Sais Quois
  • Pearl Rhinestones
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

So, paint your base, then attach any type of rhinestones you have on hand, then dab your polish over it. For a little extra definition, I applied a mustard polish, then tossed on some top coat - particularly over the stones.

LOVE!