Thursday, December 15, 2011

Revlon Gum Drop

I love my purples and my neutrals and this polish seems to have both. I know purple is not a neutral but grey is and this nail polish is both, claps hands. Gum drop by Revlon is a cream polish that is a very light lavender purple with a grey tone to it, very pretty. The best thing is that it is a scented polish and smells just like Dots, at least to me.

This is two coats of the polish with no top coat. I change my polish to often to use a top coat every time. I thought it would look chalky but it really doesn't, though it is a bit spotty. I recommend a third coat.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Kardashian collection

I am just about as peeved as one can get. I wanted this collection in the worst way, and by the time I go to get it, there are only a couple colors left, GRRRR! So I pick up these two colors out of the Kardashian collection by Nicole from OPI and take them so just happy to have my claws on a couple of the glitters. I had to swatch them immediately, of coarse. Terrible, Terrible Terrible, I couldn't even get the pics to work right for me, Insert scream here.

In the above swatch I used two coats of the polish and a caot of Seche Vita. This one is called Wear Something Spark-Kylie and I was pretty excited about it. Nice girly pink glitter, I mean come on gorgeous or what. On the nail it seemed to get kind of a coral hint to it though not much. The Glitter was flaking off and the polish dried really rough. It felt awful to have on. I put the top coat on which put an end to the flaky glitter but the worst is yet to come.

For this swatch I used three coats of the polish which ended up being lumpy due to the gloopy nature of the polish. This one is called Kendall On The Katwalk, and they better sweep after she goes down it. The glitter in this one flaked off even worse then on the other polish in this post and was rough as well. I needed three coats of this one to get it to look half way decent. The Seche Vita improved the look and stopped the flaking for this polish as well. But the worst of it, after all that wanting and waiting and work, the polishes chipped off. 90 % of it was gone in an hour. Very displeased with this collection!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Another Playtime Session with Midnight Magic

I know I have said this before, but I love Midnight Magic by Covergirl Boundless Colors. I tried it with another overlay and I like this a whole bunch as well. For this swatch I used three coats of Midnight Magic, one coat of Sally Hansen HD Lasar, and one coat of Seche Vita. this pic doesn't really do the combo a great deal of justice but you are able to see a bit of what it looks like. It has that hidden color effect to it which I think is very cool. The layer of Laser makes this polish look like a dark navy blue with flashes of royal purple.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Milani: 530 Gems

This looked like a great party polish to me. With the holiday season already here, I can see this nail polish being the trim for many a party look. This is three coats of Milani 530 Gems and one coat of Seche Vita top coat. It has the right mix of colored glitter, in a clear base, for the holidays, I think. This nail polish was pretty easy going on and it didn't flake off for me. All in all a great polish, even the drying time wasn't too bad.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Silver Panda

I was given this Pin for my birthday by my parents. Panda was a childhood nickname for me and I have collected a few over the years, mostly from my parents, LOL. I don't remember the gram weight on this pin but it is a heavy sucker. This panda pin is made of precious sterling silver with a bit of black enamel. I haven't worn it yet but it will probably be worn in my hair as most are, though I have a black shearling coat that may get adorned with it, Hmmm.