A few random manis from various points over the past year or so!
Pretty and Polished Phoenix over Joe Fresh Mustard:
China Glaze Trendsetter with foily gradient accent – the green is Nicole by OPI My Favourite Gold over Brilliant Idea, and the gold is either Orly Glitz & Glamour or OPI Goldeneye, I don’t remember…
Soulstice Spa Crete… I still don’t like silver on me!
Happy New Year!! Today I have an awesome Indigo Bananas duochrome to show you! Fiery the Angels Fell is a glass-fleck polish that shifts between red and orange with a little fuchsia and gold in there too. It also looks to me like there are some very, very fine holo specs throughout the polish!
I used two coats (plus top coat) and found the formula smooth and thick, with very dense glass fleck. On the accent nail I used one coat over black, and as you can see I did have a little trouble with the thickness there; I wasn’t able to apply a thin even coat. So I think if I use it over black again I’ll add a little thinner first, or do one thick coat instead of trying to do a thin one.
Beautiful, beautiful polish! Warm halogen light shows off the orange side of the polish:
I’ve got an oldie, hard-to-find polish to show you today. This is one of my favourites, OPI Movin’ Out from the Holiday on Broadway collection from 2003! One coat over black, showing off the warm purple-to-green multichrome and red-to-green colour shifting pigment sparkles. So gorgeous! The photos were taken under the Ott lite, except the two noted.
In the shade:
I have another Kunimitsu Nail Potions swatch to show you today!
This is Orange Tabby, a light orange creme with small orange bar glitter and several sizes of orange hex glitter.
On my index finger, I layered it in two coats over Pretty and Polished Crush, because I thought it was going to be sheer, but I was wrong! The other nails show three coats of Orange Tabby by itself.
I did have to do some shaking between coats and searching with the brush to get the amount of glitter I wanted out of the bottle. Not a high price to pay for an adorable orange polish!
I didn’t include my pinkie in the first few photos because I had done a layering experiment there too, and wasn’t really thrilled with how it turned out. I did two coats of Orange Tabby over Pretty Serious Seasonal Sunset, and while the combo isn’t bad, I don’t really like it next to the other nails! But anyway here it is in the last few photos.
Now, obviously, a post about a polish named Orange Tabby needs some orange tabbies! 😉
This is Wu. He was just little in this photo from right after we adopted him. He has three legs (and gets around just fine).
And this big ball of orange fur is Possum! I took her in off the streets of Montreal where she’d been living for a month after being abandoned.
Possum with Gretchen, doing some sort of half-nap, half-wrestling match, hehehe:
Little Wu loves to cuddle and nap with Wade:
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!!
I’ve got a great indie polish to show you today! This is Ninja Polish Pacific Coral, a coral creme with a beautiful duochrome shimmer in it.
The shimmer flashes from gold to green depending on the angle, and is very visible!
Two coats of Pacific Coral plus topcoat. The formula was perfect!
On my ring finger I have two coats of LA Splash Star Coral on top of Pacific Coral.
Star Coral is a sheer coral jelly polish with gold and multicoloured glitter.
Love this coral combo!