Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Femme Fatale Vortex Remnants

Ahoy everyone, happy Hump Day!

Today I have Femme Fatale's Vortex Remnants to share with you.  This polish is yet another lovely glitter bomb from Femme Fatale.  It features star, diamond and hex glitters in a purple jelly base.  I am such a sucker for polishes with diamond glitters in them that I couldn't resist getting my mitts on this polish. 

Vortex Remnants is gorgeous!  I adore how the red diamond glitters in this polish really stand out.  I decided to layer Vortex Remnants over one of my all-time favorite cremes: Essie No More Film (an excellent one-coater).  This polish has so much depth; it's mesmerizing.  The formula was really nice and smooth for a glitter bomb.  I occasionally tipped the bottle upside down between coats so that I could fish out the red diamond glitters.  It was SO worth the effort though!  A little dabbing/placing of glitters is required with this polish as well, but I don't mind doing that.  You might not like this polish though if you're not in to putting a bit of extra effort in to application.

Sadly, I was running out of proper day light to photograph this beauty, so you'll have to make do with my "lightbox" pic.

Here's Femme Fatale's Vortex Remnants (two coats) over Essie No More Film (one coat) in artificial light, no flash:

You can pick up your very own bottle of Vortex Remnants at the following sites: Femme Fatale Cosmetics, Color4Nails, and Norway Nails.

Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Purple Shimmer Sunday: Color Club Port-folio

Hey everyone!

Welcome to yet another edition of Purple Shimmer Sunday.  This week, I am featuring Color Club Port-folio.  Remember to check out what Jenny and Kristy are up to this week.

I am not sure if featuring Port-folio is technically considered "cheating" or not for Purple Shimmer Sunday since it is somewhat of a duochromatic polish.  Nevertheless, I am going to use it!

Port-folio was released as part of Color Club's fall 2012 collection.  The name of that collection escapes me, but I recall that Port-folio was a definite standout from that collection.  Port-folio is such a weird polish.  In the bottle it looks most definitely like a plummy purple, with a hint of green duochrome.  However, on the nail, this polish is more predominantly green with a hint of purple, if you ask me.

Anyhoo, no issues to report regarding Port-folio and its formula.  It went on very smoothly.  It was a bit sheer on the first coat but was nicely opaque by the third coat.  I loved the brush too, for what it's worth haha.

Here's Color Club Port-folio (three coats) in natural indirect day light, no flash:

So what do you guys make of Port-folio?  It's kind of weird, but overall I rather like it!

As always, thanks for coming by!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Emily de Molly Monet's Garden

Hey folks!

I am super excited to share this polish with you today!  My first ever Emily de Molly: Monet's Garden.  When I saw this on EdM's shop a few months back, I knew I had to have it and I was fortunate enough to have my lovely pal, Ms. Shatter Me Claire hook me up with this beauty.

Monet's Garden is an absolutely gorgeous polish featuring lime green, magenta, teal and holographic glitter in a teal jelly base.  I like to layer my glitter polishes over more opaque if you're hoping to see Monet's Garden without undies, I am sorry to disappoint. ;)  This polish is a glitter bomb, but the formula is fantastic.  It went on very smoothly and required no fishing for glitters.

Here's Monet's Garden (two coats) over Essie Bobbing for Baubles (two coats) in my "lightbox", no flash:

All in all, I am extremely pleased/impressed with my first Emily de Molly purchase!  I'll definitely be getting more of these beauties.

If you want to pick up Monet's Garden, you can do so on the following sites: Emily de Molly's website (shipping only within Australia), Emily de Molly's Etsy (shipping only within Australia), Llarowe, Mei Mei's Signatures, Norway Nails, and Femme Fatale Cosmetics.

Thanks for stopping by! <3

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Purple Shimmer Sunday: Revlon Perplex

Hey everyone!

Today for Purple Shimmer Sunday, I'm sharing Revlon Perplex.  I know this polish is old news but I've had it sitting around for ages now so I figured I had better slap it on.  Don't forget to check out Lavish Layerings and The Polish Haven to see what Jenny and Kristy are up to today!

Revlon Perplex is a beautiful dusty purple with subtle pink/violet shimmer.  This polish was Revlon's answer to Chanel Paradoxal from a few years back when that polish was all the rage.  Anyway, Perplex is lovely.  The formula was really fussy application here.  Coverage was good; Perplex was fully opaque in two coats.

On to the pic!

Here's Revlon Perplex (two coats) in natural sunlight, no flash:

I have to say, this polish is a very welcome addition to my stash.  I don't have any purples quite like it!

Have a great evening, everyone and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Ninja Polish Divinity

Happy hump day everyone!  Hopefully your week is going well!

I'm super pumped to share this polish with you guys today.  I know it's been out for a while now and as always, I'm slow to hop on to the gravy train.  Better late than never, right?

Ninja Polish Divinity, where have you been all my life?!?!  This polish is absolutely beautiful.  It has the same stunning red to green color-shifting magic that the elusive (or maybe, formerly elusive) Clarins 230 and many other dupes of that polish, have.  The leg up Divinity has over Clarins et al is that it is very pigmented and opaque in two coats.  No layering necessary!

I have no complaints to report with this polish.  It went on smoothly and easily.  And while it definitely is opaque in two coats, I did three because I screwed up one of my nails so I decided to fix that by adding another layer haha.  I can't be the only one who does that, right?

On to the pics!  Apologies in advance for the volume...I just couldn't narrow it down past this many.  I'm sure you'll understand why when you see 'em!

Ninja Polish Divinity (three coats) in various lighting:

So what do you guys think??  I think it's pretty darned great!