Monday, November 21, 2011

road house blues

OPI's Autumn collection, Touring America, had me completely wowed from the get go but to be fair most Autumn collections are right up my alley. I love those dark/muted vampy colours and Road House Blues is no exception. This dark blackened blue is gorgeous. It can look black in extremely low light but for the most part its blueness really stays true. All in all a glossy lovely polish.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

classic camel

China Glaze's Classic Camel is a polish that I love on other people but unfortunately on me, it does not work. It actually manages to make my hands look a little sickly which is awkward. Sigh. Think I might have to find a new home for this little gem unless I can think of a way to make it complement my pink toned skin.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

ginger bells, ginger bells, ginger all the way

I'm not sure why it's been so long since I've posted on here. Could be the trip I took to Melbourne. Could be Nanowrimo. Could be the nasty bout of flu I'm just getting over or it could be I just felt like a break. Whatever the case it feels good to be typing up this post and looking at how pretty OPI's Ginger Bells is! Ginger Bells came out with a holiday collection from a few years back and it is stunning! So glad to have picked this one up from one of the many handy dandy e-tailers about the place. Do any of you guys own Ginger Bells and if so how do you like it?

Saturday, October 22, 2011


Neeka is the first polish from Zoya's Smoke and Mirrors collection that I've actually tried on my nails and let me tell you, it is going to be a hard act to follow. Neeka is a gorgeously complex muted purple with golden shimmer. I am super in love with this polish and if I thought I'd ever actually finish a bottle I would have no doubts about getting a back up.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

absolutely alice

Absolutely Alice is the only Alice in Wonderland polish I own from OPI's 2010 collection. It's a beautiful blue glitter polish with flecks of gold and silver. This is one fun polish to wear even if it's far less of a joy to remove. I'd wear this more often if I wasn't so lazy. x

Monday, October 17, 2011

sparrow me the drama

For a polish I originally passed up on I love this an awful lot. It's feminine and soft and oh so sweet but that slight duskyness makes it just that little bit more interesting and ever so much more appealing to me. Like everyone else I was surprised at the colour choices for the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean collection but I do think it worked in the end and I am quite pleased at having this gorgeous, more complex then they may first appear, polishes in my collection. Sparrow Me the Drama being no exception. x

Sunday, October 9, 2011

I eat mainely lobster

I can't get over how much I love I Eat Mainely Lobster from OPI's Fall Collection. I obviously thought it was pretty and liked it enough to pick it up in the first place but I had no idea I would love it as much as I do. Bright orange/coral gorgeousness with subtle but pretty shimmer. Love it! It's so bright and cheerful but very feminine and chic at the same time. Well worth looking in to if you passed this one by the first time.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

lowndes square

Lowndes Square by Nails Inc is a dusky grayed out lavender and it is gorgeous! It was part of Nails Incs Autumn collection from last year I believe. I'm unsure if this polish is still readily available but if it is I suggest picking it up. the application was lovely and the wear time was great. I wore this for 4 days before I got bored and switched things up and it still looked great when I took it off. Brilliant. x

Monday, October 3, 2011

charming chubby cheeks

Chubby Cheeks from Essie is a dusky orange with a hint of coral and it's absolutely lovely. It's bright but not too in your face. It's glossy and opaque and just an all round fab polish. Very glad to have picked this one up recently.

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Julieanne is probably one of the more well known shades that Zoya does and it's not difficult to see why. It's a stunning glittery/shimmery deep grape purple with a slight golden duo-chrome (which you can see in my bottle picture). It's just crazy gorgeous and I loved having it on my little stubby nails. x

Thursday, September 29, 2011

give me the moon

I haven't worn OPI's Give Me the Moon in what feels like an age and I have no idea why since it's such a beautiful and unique colour (at least to my collection). Give Me the Moon is a soft gray/blue polish with a subtle blue duochrome. It looks so feminine and sweet to my eyes. Such a dainty shade but with the slight edge that more neutral/natural tones can bring. A classic for sure.

Monday, September 26, 2011

truly tristam

This is the last of my A-England polishes that I currently own but I believe they're bringing out a new collection soon so that's exciting! Tristam is a deep blue holographic polish. I'm currently still wearing this on my toes and I absolutely love it. You don't see many darker holos (I'm assuming because they're more difficult to produce?) so when I first heard about Tristam and it's purple sister, Lady of the Lake (which I've previously shown here), I knew I had to have them. Simply stunning even for someone who's up in the air about the holo craze like myself.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

demure vixen

Demure Vixen by Essie is the most beautiful lavender toned nude polish I've ever come across. I love it! It's glossy and feminine and understated and just makes your hands look fresh and clean. This is the perfect polish to throw on when you don't know quite what you're in the mood for. x

Thursday, September 22, 2011

luxe lapis amethyst

I tried to capture just how amazingly pretty Lapis Amethyst from the Sally Hansen Nail Prisms line is but the sun was setting and I wasn't really too successful... but hopefully you get the idea. This polish completely had me mesmerised. It shifts from purple to green to pink to silver depending on the lighting. So gorgeous! I think next time I wear this I'll try it over black but I really enjoyed wearing it on it's own. Truly lovely! x

Sunday, September 18, 2011

mrs robinson

I think Mrs Robinson from Color Club a summer or two ago is one of the funnest polishes to wear that I own. It's a gorgeous neon purple and I freaking love it! It's bright and lovely but still kind of understated (if neon can be understated). I would live in this polish if I didn't think it would hurt the feelings of all my other many many polishes...

Friday, September 16, 2011

copper penny perfection

Copper Penny is one of Revlon's Metallic polishes released earlier in the year and I was very excited to try this when it was first released but for some reason kept putting it off until now... Oh well. Finally having it on my nails, I was struck with just how much shimmer there is in this polish it's quite eye catching and beautiful. Shall certainly be wearing this again in the coming months. x