Archive | June, 2012

The Hungry Asian Belle

28 Jun

Hello! This week went by so fast, I can’t believe it’s already Thursday, but that’s ok because it means the weekend is almost here! Today I have a really cute polish from The Hungry Asian! I saw a picture of Belle on Instagram and fell in love with it, so I just had to get it :)

The Hungry Asian Belle

Belle has a sheer milky white base with small pink hex glitter and medium sized brown glitter. I applied three coats and there is still some visible nail line (also my nails are a bit stained which probably makes it more obvious, sorry!), but I really like how it looks on its own. The soft milky looks is one of the reasons why I love this! I want to save it as much of it as I can though so I will layer it next time. It applied nicely and I had no problems getting the glitter out. Pink and brown is one of my favorite color combinations, for a while I used to wear pink and brown together all the time!

The Hungry Asian Belle

The Hungry Asian Belle

I think this is an adorable polish, and I don’t have anything else like it! It arrived quickly, and the packaging was the cutest! There is a few more that I want so I will be placing another order soon :D

I got my bottle at The Hungry Asian Etsy store, they are $9.25 each. She also has minis (which come in the cutest heart shaped bottles!) for $4.50.

Blue Jelly Comparison

26 Jun

Good morning! Yesterday I showed you China Glaze Ride The Waves, and while wearing it I wondered how close it was to another blue jelly OPI Dating A Royal so I did a quick comparison including two other blues.

China Glaze Ride The Waves, Nfu Oh JS32, OPI Dating A Royal and Revlon Royal

Index: China Glaze Ride The Waves, three coats.
Middle: Nfu Oh JS32, six coats.
Ring: OPI Dating A Royal, three coats.
Pinky: Revlon Royal, three coats.

All of them had some visible nail line, although almost invisible in person for the two “Royals.” The JS32 was the most sheer of all, the color is also more green than the others, I’m holding the Nfu Oh bottle which shows as a darker blue. The OPI seemed to be the the most opaque, it’s more like a creme/jelly mix. I had read that Royal’s formula wasn’t good but I had no problems with mine, it went on very easily.

China Glaze Ride The Waves, Nfu Oh JS32, OPI Dating A Royal and Revlon Royal

China Glaze Ride The Waves, Nfu Oh JS32, OPI Dating A Royal and Revlon Royal

China Glaze Ride The Waves, Nfu Oh JS32, OPI Dating A Royal and Revlon Royal

I’m glad to see none of these are dupes, the Nfu Oh doesn’t even compare in color to the other ones. The closest in colors would be Ride The Waves and Dating A Royal, Revlon Royal just looks much brighter. Love them all though! :)

China Glaze Ride The Waves

25 Jun

So far I’ve only managed to get two polishes from the China Glaze Summer Neons collection, and I’m showing you one of them today.

China Glaze Ride The Waves

This is three coats of Ride The Waves plus topcoat. This is a jelly so there is still some visible nail line although it wasn’t as noticeable in person. And also because it’s a jelly, it’s really glossy and squishy looking, which I love! Formula was a little runny but easy to work with.

China Glaze Ride The Waves

China Glaze Ride The Waves

I guess this is not really a neon, out of the whole collection I ended up getting the two jellies, but it’s still a great bright summer color!

Adventures in Stamping: Goth

24 Jun

Happy Sunday! Normally I don’t really like Sundays because that just means I have to work tomorrow, but is so nice and bright today that I’m just enjoying the day! I have my Adventures in Stamping mani today, the theme was goth which I’m not very good at, but here is my attempt.

Revlon Ruby Ribbon

I started with two coats of Revlon Ruby Ribbon (which I just got in a 4-pack at Big Lots). I used the skull stamp from plate BM-209 on my middle finger, the other two stamps came from plate DRK-B. All the stamping was done with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep.

Revlon Ruby Ribbon

And pictures of Ruby Ribbon on its own.

Revlon Ruby Ribbon

Revlon Ruby Ribbon

Normally I don’t care much for mattes, but I ended up liking Ruby Ribbon on its own. So I hope you liked my goth nails, I’m not very good at it :?, maybe I just need more plates!

Enjoy your Sunday! :)

Essie Borrowed & Blue with Nfu Oh 53

22 Jun

I recently placed an order for my first Nfu-Oh polishes! I bought them from Fabulous Street and they arrived quickly and well packed. They looked so cute lined up all together when I unpacked them, Nfu-Oh really have pretty bottles! After staring at them for a while, I decided to try a flakie first.

Essie Borrowed & Blue with Nfu-Oh 53

This two thin coats of Nfu-Oh 53 (why don’t these polishes have names!?), layered over Essie Borrowed & Blue. It didn’t turn out quite as nice as I hoped! Borrowed & Blue was hard to apply, the formula was thin, watery and streaky. I did two coats and there were some bald spots and it was just uneven, since I was going to put flakies in top I didn’t bother with a third coat.
I don’t know what’s up with those little black dots, I think they might be bubbles from my stupid thick top coat.

Essie Borrowed & Blue with Nfu-Oh 53

Essie Borrowed & Blue with Nfu-Oh 53

I’m not sure that Borrowed & Blue was the best base color to use, the flakies don’t seem to pop up much, in person I could see them flash pink though.
I do like the color that turned out when I layered these two polishes, very pretty shade of blue. Flakies are one of my favorite finishes (along with holos, and glass flecks!), so I know I’ll be trying these Nfu-Ohs over lots of different colors! Thanks for looking! :)

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