Sunday, October 20, 2013

purple galore

Hey everyone! 
After almost a month of not posting anything, I'm back and I have tons of nail polishes to show you. For today, I chose four purple nail polishes that I bought in one day. All of them are purple, yet none of them are the same :)

 I'll start with Rimmel London Pompous, a gorgeous royal purple with plenty of shimmer in it. I'm not going to talk about Rimmel London's quality, since I've already done that on many occasions. But, there was one thing that surprised me a lot. In my experience I haven't come across with a polish that shares the same appearance with Pompous and that has a shear consistency. It's almost as if they want you to layer it on top of another polish. You need at least 3 coats to get to the opacity that's shown below.



The next polish is another one by Rimmel London and it's called Rock Republic, a light, dusty purple chrome with a silver undertone. A quick note is that I wouldn't normally wear a polish like Rock Republic by itself and I got it mainly for stamping. Pictured below is only 1 coat of polish, which proves my point about the stamping. It appears somewhat plain on daylight, but under bright light there was some shimmer that I could notice (see the color drop).



Golden Rose Holiday 69 is a textured polish that has a color that's in between pink and purple. I can't say that it's 100% purple nor pink, but I think that it has more of a purple tone to it. You probably know by now that I fell in love with the textured polishes trend and I already have plenty of Golden Rose's textured polishes, but they expanded their collection with a couple of spring/summer shades. This shade in particular has a somewhat pearly appearance. 2 coats for the photo.



And the last purple polish for today is Golden Rose Carnival 11. It's a very complex glittery polish. The base is clear, so you can layer it on different polishes. I decided to layer it over a peachy nude base. It's consisted of purple glitter that's mainly hexagonal in different sizes that has a darker and lighter shade of purple. It has very small and thin string glitter that's barely noticeable. The most interesting component is the largest hexagons which are semi-transparent and have a pearly finish. Personally, I haven't seen such glitter before and I must say that they look incredible.




Which polish did you like best? 
Thanks for reading!

Friday, October 11, 2013

my nail polish collection (picture heavy)

Hey everyone!
I decided that it was time to make a post about my nail polish collection. I've already written a few posts, but that was more than a year ago and my collection has grown a lot since then. In addition, the weather today is lovely and sunny, so I got inspired to finally photograph all of my polishes. There are a lot of photos, so if you have a slower internet connection it might take a while for them to load.
This post will be updated every couple of months, as I'm always buying new polishes.

AURA


All Comes Down To Today, Hip Hop, Ixxx Away All My Money, Fight Your Way Back
Spring Ball, Leaf Him At The Altar; Gosh Cobalt Blue

AMY'S COSMETICS


08, 35, 70

AVON

Smoky Plumes, Peppermint Leaf, Twilight Blue, Limeade, Loving Lavender
Golden Vision, Lucky Penny, Coral Bikini, Red Wine
Purple Passion, Gold Lustre, Teal Infusion, Silver Foil
CATHERINE ARLEY

183, 674, 675, 714, 917

CLASSICS
210, 211, 212
COLOR TREND

Café Au Lait, Minimalistic Peach, Refreshing Pear, Delicious Berry
DEBORAH MILANO

Pistache Green, Carpe Diem, I Am A Mermaid
ESSENCE

Blue Addicted, Time For Romance, Make It Golden
Lime Up!, Absolutely Stylish, Irreplaceable
Midnight Date, Ticket To The Show, Boys Are Back In Town
Circus Confetti, Flamingo Rose, Grey-t To Be Here, Walk On The Wild Side
True Love, James's Favorite Brown, Chilled Orange, Via Airmail!, Wall Of Fame
Ballerina's Charm, Miss Universe, Here's My Number, Cookies & Cream

FLORMAR

U08, U14, U30, 112, 392
GABRINI

M05, M06, M13, M15
304, 307, 317, 320
322, 352 (dark), 352 (light), 374
Year of Robots (franken), 376
GOLDEN ROSE
Jolly Jewels 123, Carnival: 01, 11
Holiday 55, 58, 59
61, 63, 66, 69

Jolly Jewels: 101, 105, 109, 110
Jolly Jewels: 111, 115, 117



Paris: 04, 32, 73, 108, 119
Paris: 134, 120, 204, 217, 225
Graffiti 09, Matte Velvet 107, Matte Velvet 105, Matte 12
Magnetic 04, Fashion Color 22, Protein 329, Nail Art 107, Nail Art 108
H&M

Lady Luck, Moody Model, Hunt Me Down, Midnight Passion
KLEANCOLOR

Charcoal, Concrete Grey, Metallic White, Bite Me

Blue-eyed Girl, Born To The Purple, Afternoon Picnic, Coffee

Chunky Holo Bluebell, Chunky Holo Purple, Chunky Holo Scarlet, Chunky Holo Black
MAYBELLINE

Green Park, Urban Lemon, Urban Orange
Sugar Crystals, Cherry Sweet, Honey Crystals
ORKIDE

121, Jasmine (franken), -lost number-
RIMMEL LONDON

Deliciously Dark, Alaska, Aye Aye Sailor
Pompous, Rock Republic; Manhattan 21G, Born Pretty Holo 12

SEVENTEEN

23, 31, 103, 104
MISC
Essie Smooth Sailing, China Glaze For Audrey, OPI Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow

BK 16, S-he 313, Rapsodi 313, P2 Being In Heaven
Miss Selene 165, CH Nail 2, CH Nail 7, Aura Look Into His Eyes
H&M French Smoke, Claire's Happy/Earthy, Gabrini Pacific 04, Rapsodi Pacific 13
Classics 54, Clasics 03, Umbrella 132

TOP COATS, BASE COATS, TREATMENTS

Alverde Treatment Gel, S-he Top Coat, S-he Gel Re-fill (thick top coat, doesn't need to be cured), Avon Base Coat
Essence Quick Dry Top Coat, Essence Peel Off Base Coat, Gosh Matte Top Coat
Phew, that took a lot of time!
So, that's my collection. I threw away most of the franken polishes I have mixed and gave away plenty of them to my friends. They were taking up a lot of space and I haven't been using them a lot.

Do you like these types of posts? I was thinking about doing a make up collection post :)

Thanks for reading!