Happy Halloween! 😀
Here’s my Halloween mani, featuring Zoya Dhara, my black and white glitter franken, and black cats! (In that first picture the bottle I’m holding is Beatrix, not Dhara, because I grabbed the wrong one!)
Here are some photos of Dhara before the additions. Zoya Dhara is a deep orange texture polish with gold glitter, from the fall 2013 Pixie Dust collection.
This is just one coat! I’m really glad I got this polish, it’s awesome!
I had some sun during the late afternoon so I went outside to get sun photos with my phone camera:
As mentioned, the black and white glitter I added to most of the nails is my own frankenpolish. On the ring finger, I first used a layer of topcoat to smooth out the texture, and then stamped a black cat using Kleancolor Black and stamping plate HB49, which is made by HB Nails and has a bunch of cat designs. I ordered the plate from Amazon UK, not sure if it’s still available there.
Finally, a blurry shot to show all the sparkle that topcoat brings out in Dhara!
I have an indie polish to show you today, from the brand Maya Cosmetics which I was excited to learn states on their website that their polishes are vegan friendly!
This is Nefarious Aquarius, a teal/turquoise holo polish! Photo above is with flash, and the following ones are under Ott Lite.
Two coats, no complaints about the formula! It’s all around just a great polish!
And finally, not the greatest photo, but here is how it looked outdoors in the sunlight:
More random old stuff!
Nubar Pink Flame, under artificial light:
Comparison: left to right, Finger Paints Catwalk Queen, Butter London Bumster (middle and ring fingers), Misa Hot Couture. The Butter London and Finger Paints polishes are quite close, Finger Paints just has slightly more orange, while the Misa is noticeably darker.
Butter London Bumster by itself:
OPI Pepe’s Purple Passion (in light box and camera wouldn’t focus properly on the polish surface!):
I’ll admit, while I ended up really liking Pepe’s Purple Passion, I mainly wanted it for the name, because of this handsome guy whose name is Pepe. Although we usually call him Tex. 🙂
Essence Wanna Be My Sunshine with accent nail in NYX Girls Pure Green, all layered with LA Girl Zesty Citrus overtop:
Today I have another polish from last fall to show you! Zoya FeiFei from the Diva collection.
FeiFei is a multicoloured foily fleck polish that is predominantly blue, with hints of gold among others. I love this type of foily flecks.
Three coats are shown, and the formula was great.
Under Ott Lite:
One coat over black, in overcast natural light. It doesn’t really look much different over black, just, well, darker.
I compared FeiFei to Zoya Crystal, another blue with gold.
Left: FeiFei, right: Crystal.
Three coats of each polish.
Pinkie to index: Crystal, FeiFei, Crystal, FeiFei.
Crystal is a lighter, more true blue than FeiFei, and only has blue and gold flecks. The flecks are slightly bigger in Crystal as well. FeiFei is murkier in comparison due to the multi coloured flecks giving off an overall greyish look.
Index to pinkie: FeiFei, Crystal, FeiFei, Crystal.
More old pics that I haven’t posted before… I think all of these photos are under the Ott Lite except for the last one.
Glitter gradient of OPI DS Temptation with Nubar Sky Sparkle.
With Ozotic 505 overtop:
OPI DS Desire, my favourite OPI DS shade.
Sephora by OPI Rumba Romance with half moons in Orly Chocolate Martini.
Milani Golden Lilac (the one with gold shimmer) and Kleancolor Gorgeous Surprise (the one with blue shimmer). I don’t remember what the base colour was that they’re layered over, unfortunately.
Breaking the silence with a texture polish! This is Nicole by OPI Cinna-man of My Dreams (what’s with all the stupid “man of my dreams” names? They already had “snow-man of my dreams” in one of the winter collections, sheesh! heheh). Anyway, this is a great polish!
It’s a sparkly multicoloured texture, with predominantly brick red and burgundy tones and little sparks that appear orange and blue in the light. Very complex and deep polish!
Shown are two coats; it has a great formula. As usual any of the photos can be clicked on to see the full size versions that show the sparkly detail of the texture!
Here it is with topcoat. I added a third coat before the topcoat because I had a bit of tip wear from already having the polish on for a while.
I did an accent thumb nail in Nicole by OPI Just Busta Mauve since they seem like such complementary polishes!
With topcoat over Cinna-man:
Busta Mauve is kind of like the foily fleck version of Cinna-man, but it does have a lot more blue and purple in it. That, and the fact that the texture “ate” my first coat of topcoat pretty well, inspired me to add OPI I Juggle Men overtop.
Love this combo!!
My apologies for the lack of posts! Things have just been super busy lately! So I thought I’d post another group of photos from several years ago that I just never got around to posting and don’t necessarily have the info on number of coats, formula etc. anymore.
OPI Fiercely Fiona with Nicole by OPI Brilliant Idea on the accent finger.
A frankenpolish that I call Firecracker. The ingredients for this are Martha Stewart glitter in fire opal (which does bleed colour into the base, but not too much) and some of the LA Girl Glitter Addict polishes in orange, fuchsia, and red.
OPI Absolutely Alice with half moons in Nubar Night Sparkle.
OPI and Apple Pie, a classic “ugly” shade, under the Ott Lite.