torsdag den 24. juli 2014

Arcane Lacquer Respite Lane swatches

Arcane Lacquer Respite Lane is a medium blue, heavily teal leaning, with a beautiful green shimmer. The formula is very easy to work with, the dry time is good and what you see is 2 coats with a coat of Seche vite (but it does dry shiny on its own too).
It's not really my color, it’s a bit too teal/grey toned for my liking, so it needs to go to a loving home.
Later today I will show it with subtle floral nail art, and that helped a lot in out mutual understanding ;)
I got Respite Lane in a swap, but you can buy it from Norway Nails - use the code MARIA10 to get a 10% discount.

onsdag den 23. juli 2014

Colorful abstract nail art

The base color is Love, Angeline For Aslan! - see swatches HERE - layered with Ciate Confetti. I painted the abstract pattern with acrylic craft paint before I top coated with Seche vite.
Do you like this simple abstract?

Dance Legend Shock - New Prism

Dance Legend Shock is one of the holographic New Prism polishes. In the shade it’s a subdued rose pink actually a bit boring, but in artificial light and the sun it’s impressing with a lovely and vivid rainbow that shows a lot of orange/copper tones, and they show very well in these photos. So remember in low light, it is a rather pale, rose pink - AND blogger makes all my pink colors more vivid than they actually are on my photos…
It’s very pigmented and a true one coater, not bad from a pink, eh? I added a coat of Seche Vite, before I took the photos…
I like it, but the orange and coppery tones in the rainbow were a tad too much = too little pink ;)
What do you think?

tirsdag den 22. juli 2014

Orly: Moonlit Madness, Green Apple and Meringue

Three random Orly polishes, the formula is perfect and easy to work with in all of them.

Moonlit Madness:
Moonlit Madness is a dark ruby red with a beautiful shimmer. It is very opaque in 1 coat, but this is 2 coats with a top coat.

Green Apple:
 Green Apple is just that – an apple green cream polish. This is 2 coats with a top coat.

Meringue is one of many Chanel Pearl Drop look-a-likes. It is a pearl shade with a strong, but more coppery sheen in the shimmers than the golden shimmers in Pearl Drop. You need 2 or 3 coats, this is however 4 coats without a top coat to achieve the best photos.
Do you have any favorites among these?
Mine is Moonlit Madness....

Celestial Cosmetics T’s In A Tizz swatches

Celestial T’s In A Tizz is a pretty medium green with a very strong holo effect. It’s super strong in the sun, strong in low indoor and artificial light.
It is a little bit sheer, fairly opaque in 2 coats, but even if I always use a ridge filler base coat – I felt the need to use 3 coats for these photos, so you see 3 easy coats (good dry time) with a coat of Seche Vite. 
Do you like a green holo - and do you like this one?
I bought it from Edgy Polish!

mandag den 21. juli 2014

The Never Ending Haul Story - part 21

It's time for a new part of The Never Ending Haul Story :)
Remember the polishes shown in these posts are not from one single haul, I simply photograph them as they arrive and post a number of photos :)

Most of the below are old Chanel polishes, some very old - and I'm so happy to have them in my collection...
But when I post the next part - part 22 - you will notice a decrease in Chanel polishes - and no, I didn't get tired of them LOL, but recently I have fallen in love with some indie brands, that I would like to explore too!!

In a blog sale I slayed two lemmings: Finger Paintes Twisted and the older Essie Barbuda Banana!
I showed both of these - OPI La Paz-atively Hot in normal and matte versions...

Will The Never Ending Haul Story continue? Will Maria buy more polish?? Does she ever get enough???
Are you confused - you won't be after the next episode, if there is going to be one....;)
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