Monday, January 2, 2017

My Top 10 of 2016

Hey everyone!

I know the whole 'Top 9' of instagram is a thing (I did partake...) but, I also wanted to do my personal top choices of the year. I think one of them matches the IG choices.. kind of neat!

In previous years, I think I selected top 'whatever number is higher than the current year' - but that would be 17, and I could barely make it to 10.. so.. 10 it is!

Let's take a look at all of them together..

We shall start at the top, and work out way through with links..

  1. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/12/kl-polish-caramello.html
  2. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/10/countdown-to-halloween-2016-5-days.html
  3. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/07/dainty-roses.html
  4. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/09/31dc2016-day-23-inspired-by-movie.html
  5. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/09/31dc2016-day-27-inspired-by-artwork.html
  6. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/03/for-ben.html
  7. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/09/31dc2016-day-9-rainbow.html
  8. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/10/autumnal-chevron-drip-nails.html
  9. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/12/snowy-galaxy-nails.html
  10. http://www.deespolish.com/2016/07/swirled-blues.html
That is all for today - hope everyone had an amazing Christmas and a happy start to the new year. Let's do this 2017!

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

KL Polish Caramello

Hey everyone!

Just a quick post today.. well.. it should be a quick post. Though, I am going to talk about the KL Polish for a moment or 3.

So, I ordered them on pre-order, then there was a whole to-do there - whatever.. they arrived last week - one was sadly broken. The packaging was atrocious. They were in a bubble mailer.. ok, fine, but there was wrapped in tissue paper.. that is it. Like, you couldn't toss some bubble wrap on each bottle as well? Guh. Whatever. I e-mailed them, then are sending a replacement.. it still reeks of polish in this zone.

Now, I have used.. 3 of the polish this far - just haven't posted. The first one I used was Gumption! which is an amazing blue shade - the smell! Oh my god! It smells like.. the nail polish I used to buy in the 90s - the ones filled with all the bad stuff. I have not smelled anything like that in YEARS! I finished painting my nails, doing some nail art.. and the smell didn't go away. I had to take it off. The next polish I used, Snickerdoodle was much less smelly. It was fine. And this one, Caramello doesn't really have a smell. So apparently it is just Gumption! Ugh.

Also.. the brushes.. oh god. The brushes. I know in Kathleen's video she said this was a great brush design, etc.. they are awful. They are weirdly tapered.. but there are random long strands where they are shorter.. and the polish literally just goes everything! Basically, I have to slap polish on EVERYWHERE then do loads of cleaning. Sigh.

The reason I am posting this one, though, is because I really quite like this shade! I figured I might as well share.


I went a little heavy-handed on my faux marble effect - but.. I still like it.

I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • KL Polish Caramello
  • Formula X White Matter
  • Essie Licorice
  • Gems
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I love OPI Yank My Doodle

Hi everyone!

Quickest post ever.. my sister is on her way.. ahh!

Just wanted to post this up.. and it had to be now.

Simple leopard/cheetah print nails.. but using OPI Yank My Doodle. I went on a quest to find this shade locally.. OBSESSED!


I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • OPI Yank My Doodle
  • Essie Licorice
  • KBShimmer Foiled
  • Dotting tool
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

That is all - gotta run!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Snowy Galaxy Nails

Hey everyone!

I was loosely inspired by the nails that ChalkboardNails posted on IG today - but these nails are on another level, haha.

These photos don't show the intense 'in your face' shine that these bad boys give off, but I decided to share them now.. because.. I love them!



I used:
  • China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
  • Essie Licorice
  • Loaded Lacquer Spot Me, Bro
  • OPI Champagne For Breakfast
  • Formula X White Matter
  • Sponge
  • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Golden Mistletoe Nails - Nail Polish Canada Entry

Hey everyone!

A couple weeks back, I saw THIS PHOTO on IG by CottonConey and I figured I could mistletoe it up, and make it Christmas-y. I was right.

And then I received the e-mail to enter the NPC Holiday Nail Art Challenge. Perfect timing!


I got some inspiration from Claire via youtube about flat lays with writing.. so I did that with my 'What I Used' this time.. might have to do this more often. Was fun!


Though I forgot to add OPI Jade Is The New Black in the shot.. yup.

 That is all for today. Have a rad day!



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!