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Yeah yeah yeah, I know I've shown you Lollipop before, but only when I show nail art. Yup, I have also shown you a swatch when I reviewed the Sweet Collection, but I shudder when I look back at it. I couldn't even photograph properly back then. & I'm not gonna link back to that post, urghhh. So here is a proper, color accurate swatch of Orly Lollipop :) 2 coats.
Next is Incolor no.33( I think). I've never heard about this brand before, I just picked it up at a small drugstore for Rs100( $2 ). I really love the color, but the formula kinda sucked. It was veryyy thick and goopy, and perhaps because of that, it never dried :( I wish I could get the same color, with a better formula *sigh*
Rimmel Powerhouse. I didn't think I'd like this one much, but I do. While this is not really my type of color, I love how it looks on me. There is something.....different about the color, & it's definitely unique in my stash. The formula was pretty good too! 2 coats for a smooth & opaque finish.
First one is Comet. This is a fairly older Revlon. Black-brown jelly base with silver glitter. I do like the color, application was okay, but the removal was a nightmare!!! *shudder* Typical glitter removal issues :(
Next up is Red Hot Tamale. What do I say, beautifully smooth application, glossy finish, and this is my perfect red. Hot red color that will pop on any skin tone, and happens to look pretty good with mine. Shown here are 3 coats.
A while ago I won You've Got Nail's April Contest which featured Glitter Gal. Now, many of you may know I adore their nail lacquers. The formula is unbelievably smooth, and the colors, gorgeous. For the contest, we were supposed to tell Kerry and Anna of Glitter Gal why Glitter Gal lacquers rocked our world. So I put on my *imaginary* thinking hat, submitted my entry & did a happy dance( as Jacie instructed) :P
This was my winning entry:
Glitter gal lacquers truly rock my world and it's all in the name:
L-ots of choice
E-ver satisfied customers who
R-eturn again and again
G-reater than the best
L-ovable owners- Kerry and Anna
A couple of days ago, my winnings arrived! 3 lemmings fulfilled!
(Oops, sorry for non flash pic. I'll make up for it, ha!) From left to right: Black, Copper, Purple, all form the 3D holographic range.
OOOOOOOOHHH! That's more like it =)
Mesmerizing, right? Oh, & yup, I changed the shape of my nails to rounded ones. But I didn't like them very much. So now I've chopped them down & they are back to square( & shorrrrt) now.
This was two coats of stunning perfection. Such a subtle color, yet the holo makes it so interesting to look at. I don't think any dupes of this polish exist.
I highly recommend Glitter Gal lacquers, at least the ones form the 3D range(I've only tried those). Though Glitter Gal is an Aussie company, they do ship internationally. Buy the lacquers HERE.
& once again, thanx Jacie and of course, Kerry and Anna for organizing such a fun contest =))))
I had tried water marbelling once before. But I had given up before even dipping my first finger in...Today, I tried again, and I'm pretty happy with the result :)
I painted ORLY Lollipop as a base(I'm kinda obsessed with that color nowadays, haha). Then I marbelled using ORLY Lollipop and Chimera no.108. Both colors go very well together, maybe because Lollipop is a very pinkish lavender.
All matted out using ManGlaze Matte Astrophe
And then I added a french tip using Nicole by OPI - Black To The Future for a matte + glossy combination. I did not try to capture the purple glitter in the Nicole, since I didn't feel it absolutely necessary for this post, plus I am feeling lazy :P Maybe I will swatch the polish alone and post later.
I'm definitely gonna try water marbelling again! =)
BTW, Check out color victim's teenie tiny giveaway HERE.
This is the manicure I did for my cousin's birthday. I got a lot of compliments :P
I used Orly Lollipop as a base. It was smooth and almost opaque in one coat, but I used 2 coats for a perfect streak-free finish. For the dark french tip I used french tip guides that Brooke sent me(thanx so much Brooke!) and some unnamed Camico color. For the blue lines, I used a Nail Star Nail Art pen.
First, I have swatches of Orly Calypso Breeze, from the Tiki time summer collection 2009. It is a beautiful medium blue color in the bottle. On my skin tone, it looks kinda dusty, & I love it. 2 smooth coats to perfectly opaque. Glides on smoothly to a glossy finish, & I expect nothing less from Orly =)
I thought it was a nice base for nail art, so a did a simple nail art mani:
While every other brand was releasing preview pix of their summer collections, I was feeling Orly's absence. In fact I couldn't resist and even contacted Orly regarding this. Although I did not receive a reply immediately, today I have preview pics for the ORLY Viva Summer Collection for Summer 2010!!!!!!!!Woohoo!
Orly says: "Come alive with Viva, ORLY’s NEW Summer 2010 Collection. This fiery hot collection celebrates the sexiness of Latin American culture with sizzling oranges, pinks, turquoises and blues. Heat up those summer days and feel the rhythm of the night in one of ORLY’s spiciest Lacquer Collections yet. Right on trend for Summer 2010, this vibrant collection is perfect for that tropical beach vacation AND everyday summer fun!"
Have a hot summer Fiesta in Hot Pink shimmer
Bailamos to the music in Turquoise shimmer
Ole – set the night on fire in Coral Orange crème
Take a dip in La Playa with Blue crème
I'm most excited about Bailamos, it looks incredible! Can't wait, can you?
Oh, and Flinty at Polish or Perish is having a survey for her project. Help her out by taking the survery here:
As I had told you before, I received some products from Alanna at AIIBeauty for review. I previously reviewed Ardell fake eylashes HERE. Well, today I am reviewing a buffer by EzFlow Nail Systems. I received two types. In this post, I'll talk about the one I preferred. It is the Killer Whale Pro Shiner.
I hardly ever buffed my nails before I received this one. The main reason is that I was never really satisfied with the quality of the ones available here.Like, some took too long to make a nail shiny, other wore down in a week. So I did not have any expectations for this one.But boy, I was wrong!
(Umm, in the second pic, you can see proof of how much I use this :P)
This buffer is a miracle(I am gonna use this word for another product Alanna sent, but that will have to wait). My nails look perfect(apart from the staining) in a few minutes. I have using it regularly since, lets see, more than a month. And it still works as well as the first time I used it. But the thing I liked the most is the shape and structure. Very convenient and easy to hold. Someone had definitely thought twice while designing it =) That is really a matter of personal choice, but I really prefer this shape. I give it 5 stars!
I'm back! The vacation did me good. Nainital was flooded with small shops selling all sorts of stuff, beautiful candles, keychains, bracelets & what not! Need I say I shopped a lot? Hehe!
I need to catch up on reviews, so,Cindy from BB Couture sent me a couple of polishes from some of their latest collections for review.
(I've noticed I use the word 'awesome' too often. Today, I'm attempting to write a post without using that word even once, haha.)
I have heard so much about these polishes, and what I heard was absolutely right. The formula on all three polishes was exceptionally smooth. It was hard to believe; it's not that often that I receive some lacquers, and none of them turn out to be duds. If I get the chance, I'll definitely be getting more of these.
Oh, and if you haven't tried this brand yet, I think I might add this: The bottles look way cuter IRL, or is it just me?
First up is Beetle Baily from the Ladybug collection for Spring 2010. When I saw the name, I couldn't figure out what the name reminded me of. The name was very very familiar, but I couldn't recall why. I guessed, maybe it was some candy that I once ate? Or was it the bicycle brand that I rode as a kid? Nope. Then when I read the newspaper that afternoon, it came to me. The comic character 'Beetle Baily'!lol!
Anyways, the color is a dusty mauve. There is hidden pink shimmer, but it is so hidden, that it's almost not there. You have to strain your eyes to see it. so I'm calling it a creme.The colors is a little paler than the pic, but more vivid and really glossy. Overall, I do like this color. And the fact that application was so good, just added to it! I used 3 very thin coats for the swatch. I say swatch, though I put it on as a full manicure soon after I had swatched all 3.
Next up is Fuel Injector from the BB Couture for Men- Mechanics 101 collection. This is a vivid olive green with lots of stunning gold shimmer. This was my favorite! People say BB Couture does fab greens and I have to agree! This one was gorgeous, and applied in two utterly creamy thin coats. 1 thick coat would have been fine too.I dunno what they have put in the formula, but they've got it perfect. This is a color I'm gonna be wearing veryyy often, trust me.
& now I'm desperately lemming Universal Joint, from the same collection.
No non-flash pics for Horned Devil from the Butterfly collection. Only the flash pics did this beauty justice, so there. I love the gold-orangy glitter packed in it, and loved looking at it when it was on my nails. Great color for a spring party. Formula was once again smooth. So whats the catch? That it was too sheer. This was 3 thin coats, and there was till VNL. One more coat could have done the trick, but this polish is not for the times when you are feeling too lazy to do multiple coats. But had it been more opaque, the glitter wouldn't have shown through as nicely. Someone should come up with a solution for that. *sigh*
I highly recommend BB Couture lacquers. You won't be dissapointed! You can buy them at Overall Beauty for $9 each. & they are totally worth that price tag.
*These products were sent to me for review by the company/ PR firm for the company. The opinions expressed are honest and my own*
Hello my lovely readers and followers! Just wanted to tell you I'm going for a vacation to a beautiful hillstation tomorrow. I will be back in about a week's time with a couple of reviews =) See ya till then!