Thursday, 31 October 2013

Halloween Week: Femme Fatale Wickerman Embers

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope you're having a great day. I'm celebrating today with another polish from Femme Fatale's Halloween Trio. I'm wearing the beautiful Wickerman Embers.

Wickerman Embers is a burgundy jelly with different shapes of glitter in various colours. I can see hexes, micro glitter and bar glitter in copper, magenta, different shades of orange, gold and black. As you all probably know by now I really don't like bar glitter. I don't hate but I almost never think it looks pretty. I don't fancy the bar glitter in this polish but the colours go so well together that the bar glitters don't really show. Other than that I think this polish is just gorgeous! I layered it over a dark burgundy creme polish.

The formula is good. It's easy to apply and not too thick. It's thick but more than manageable. The base is sheer but will probaböy cover in three thin coats, though I chose to layer it over a similar base colour. I layered two coats over Essie Shearling Darling. The polish dried quickly and shiny, but a bit rough.

What you see in the pictures are two coats of Essie Shearling Darling, two coats of Femme Fatale Wickerman Embers and three coats of Seche Vite

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Halloween Week: Femme Fatale Abuse the Ooze

It's Green Wednesday today and I'm showing you Femme Fatale Abuse the Ooze. Abuse the Ooze is part of Femme Fatale's Halloween trio for this fall.

Abuse the Ooze is a bright green, yellow leaning jelly with green, chartreuse and golden hex glitter and green, prismatic circle glitter. It's gorgeous! Absolutely lovely. I love the green colour and the glitter. The circle glitter creates a fun effect.
The jelly is extremely sheer. I first tried to wear the polish on its own but it just wouldn't build up a coverage, and at three coats the jelly base was still so sheer that there was barely any colour (just lots and lots of glitter) on my nails. I decided to layer the polish over a smiliar colour base. The result though is fantastic. It's so bright and shiny and the colour really pops.

The formula was just fine. It wasn't as thick as my other Femme Fatales. It was easy to apply, but as I said, very sheer. I layered two coats over OPI Who The Shrek Are You?. Abuse the Ooze dries quickly but rough. Top coat is definitely needed for a shiny and smooth finish.
What you see in the pictures are three thin coats of OPI Who The Shrek Are You?, two coats of Femme Fatale Abuse the Ooze and two coat of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat.


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Halloween Week: Pretty Serious Haddonfield

 Today's post is a bit late, but I've been really busy all day. It's nice though to have cleaned the apartment and finished this week's school work already. Anyway, It's Halloween Week and today I want to show you Pretty Serious Haddonfield.

Haddonfield is a pumpkin orange jelly with bright orange glitter and black shredded glitter. It's really nice. A perfect Halloween polish. The polish's name is probably (I'm really just guessing here, but I'm quite sure I'm right)  inspired by the Halloween film franchise.
I love wearing orange, especially now during Halloween, and it looks so good against black clothing. What I particularly like about this polish is the black shredded glitter. It's fun and a nice contrast to the orange micro glitter.

Lately I've had problems with Blogger blurring my pictures when they are uploaded. Does anyone one of you have that problem as well? I find it extremely frustrating. They're crystal clear on my computer and when I'm cropping them, but as soon as they are uploaded to blogger they get a bit blurry. 

The formula is good. Two coats gave me full coverage. You can see some VNL in the pictures but it didn't show in real life. A third coat may have been good for the pictures. It dries quickly but a bitt dull and rough. This polish is a true top coat muncher. I need two coats and then I had to 'refill' the finish with top coat to maintain the shiny finish.

What you see in the pictures are two coat of Pretty Serious Haddonfield and two coats of Seche Vite.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Halloween Week: Emily de Molly Zombie Spotting

So, since it's soon Halloween I thought I'd have a theme week. The theme for this week will of course be Halloween. I will only show you Halloween themed polishes. Sounds like fun, eh? I think so. I'm a major fan of Halloween and I love dressing up and putting on a role (hopefully a horribly creepy one) for a night.

So now I'd like to show you Emily de Molly Zombie Spotting.
Zombie Spotting is a glitter topper with orange and chartreuse hex glitter, black bar glitter and black circle glitter. It's not extacly pretty but it's fun and well worth its name. Ugly pretty, leaning more towards ugly than pretty. I like it except for the bar glitter. It'd look better without it. It's layering polish and I chose to layer it over a nude creme to really emphasize on the colours in the polish.

 The formula is alright. There's some need for fishing for the circle glitter, which is fine by me. I also had to dabble on some of the glitter because the the glitter dispersal is quite sparse. There's a lot of base on the brush but not a lot of glitter. It's a layering polish and i thought one coat over a nude base would look the best. It dries rather quickly and shiny, but a bitt rough. Top coat made the finish smooth and shiny.
What you see in the pictures are three coats of OPI My Vampire is Buff, one coat of Emily de Molly Zombie Spotting and two coats of Seche Vite. 

Halloween Week: China Glaze Monster's Ball Collection Summary

I've finally shown you the whole China Glaze Monster's Ball Collection and now it's time for the collection summary! 
I really liked the whole collection. I din't find all the polishes very Halloween-like, but they are all pretty. They are all easy to apply. I actually don't have anything to complain about. A nice collection not China Glaze's best Halloween collection (because that one is their collection Awakening) but far better than last years and the year before that. 
I've ranked them according to my favourites. Because even though I like all the polishes two of them did stand out a bit more. There are links to the individual posts under each photo.

How would you rank them? In the same order? Differently than I do? Tell me! 

Sunday, 27 October 2013

China Glaze A Bump In the Night

Today I have China Glaze A Bump In the Night from the Halloween collection Monster's Ball.

A Bump In The Night is a black textured polish. I've only tried OPI's textured polishes before I tried this. The textured effect is a lot like the effect of OPI Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! but the polish is black instead of a navy blue. I really like the matte gritty look. It looks cool. Very grunge.
I'm a big fan of dark polishes, and I love to wear black polish. This is a black with a twist. Perfect for Halloween.

The formula was good. It wasn't too thin or too thick. Just like all the other textured polishes I've tried it was very easy to apply. I goes on smoothly and dries to this cool matte, gritty finish. It takes some time for it to dry, but that is expected since you're not supposed to use any top coat.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of A Bump In the Night.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Arcane Lacquer Funhouse

The second polish I have for you today is Arcane Lacquer Funhouse

Funhouse is a pink jelly with pink, blue and prismatic glitter. It's very beautiful. Probably one of the prettiest pink polishes I own. The blue glitter seems to glow out of the pink base. Of course my camera couldn't capture the glow and the beauty of this polish.
Just as the rest of my Arcane Lacquers it holds a high quality. I'm still surprised with how lovely these polishes are. It's also surprising that people haven't really discovered Arcane Lacquer here in Sweden. I have small collection of about ten Arcanes and I love them all.

The formula is impeccable. It's incredibly easy to apply. Three thin coats give full coverage and the polish dries quickly. The finish becomes shiny and rather smooth.
What you see in the pictures are three coats of Arcane Lacquer Funhouse and one coat of Seche Vite. 

Ninja Polish Komodo

Today's first post is one from the archive of unpublished posts. I acctually can't believe I haven't shown you Ninja Polish Komodo sooner. 

Komodo is a multichromatic glitter with a clear base. the glitter shifts from copper, orange, brown, gold, pink and purple. It's gorgeous. I love the colour (or colours maybe?), they're so vivid and the colour shift is very strong. I wore the polish over a black base.
I love Ninja Polish's multichromatic glitters. They are all very pretty and easy to apply. 

The formula was good. A bit thick maybe from all the glitter but it wasn't difficult to apply. I layered two coats over a black base to really show the colours of the glitter. it dries quickly but the finish, as expected, became a bit matte and rough.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather, two coats of Ninja Polish Komodo, one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and one coat of Seche Vite.

Thursday, 24 October 2013

China Glaze Boo-gie Down

It's soon Halloween. I still haven't figured out what to dress up like, probably a zombie. Or maybe Sid Vicious, I'm a major Sex Pistols fan. Luckily, I still have some time to thinka bout it. But since Halloween's just around the corner I thought it be good to show you a Halloween polish today.

China Glaze Boo-gie Down is from this year's Halloween collection Monster's Ball. A lovely collection really. 
Boo-gie Down is a glitter topper with black, white and orange hex glitter as well as some black bar glitter. I think it's a fun polish that asbolutely screams Halloween. I'd probablly like the polish even more without the bar glitter, but I still like it. I just find bar glitter very unnecessary. It only makes the polish look a bit too chaotic. But I do like the chaotic look, it's very Halloween like. A nude base tones down the chaotic vibe, at least a bit.


The formula was good. It's easy to apply even though it's a bit thick. I layered it over a nude cream to show all the colours and I'm very pleased with how it came out. The finish dries shiny but a bit bumpy so top coat is needed for a smooth finish.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of OPI My Vanpire Is Buff, two coats of China Glaze Boo-gie Down and two coats of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat.
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