June 29, 2010

Zoya - Salma/Sparkle Gloss Top coat

yay, more Zoya! i also got my exchange polishes the other day, so you can expect to see more Zoya for awhile :D the ones i got are:


i had to only get 8, which was a LOT harder than i thought it would be. but i'm really happy with what i got, so it's all good. anyway, here's two coats of Salma with one coat of Sparkle Gloss topcoat (which i found at Goodwill for $1.99!):

Salma is a warm shimmery red with a teeny bit of brown. Sparkle Gloss is a sheer top coat with small particles of glitter, that for some reason would just NOT cover the tips of my nails. maybe i got too much on the brush, i know the Zoya shimmers i have tend to do that sometimes. i don't know if this functions as a real top coat (as opposed to just using it to layer over polishes), so i used Seche Vite anyway. i'll try and get some more backlog up tonight/tomorrow, and i'm doing a red creme comparison soon, i only have five of those so that should be pretty easy!

June 20, 2010

Pinta/Mad as a Hatter

i wanted to layer MaaH over something that wasn't black, but also something that would coordinate. so i decided on Zoya's Pinta, which is a dark purple that does appear black in some lights, but mostly you can see the purple in it. it's one coat of Pinta (which has a really good formula by the way, although i haven't had a Zoya creme with a bad formula!), and i think one coat of MaaH.

indoors, no flash. this is how it usually looked (in most indoor light, anyway).

indoors, flash. i used the flash and made it bigger so you could see the glitter better. sorry about the tip shrinkage! glitters dry faster than normal polish, plus i think i used an older bottle of Seche Vite so that didn't really help.

June 11, 2010

Leaf Him at the Altar/DS Shimmer

Sephora by OPI - Leaf Him at the Altar with OPI DS Shimmer over it. two coats of LHatA, and one of DSS. i'll do a separate entry on LHatA later, i'm just going by alphabetical order and this happened to be next. i wish Shimmer hadn't lightened up the green as much as it did, but it still looks pretty. does anyone make a holo green? except for the one Nubar did for the Going Green collection, i don't think i've seen any!