Thursday, March 25, 2010

My teal/turquoise collection

I love teal/turquoise polishes. They usually very well pigmented and easy to apply. I have a lot turquoise jackets so this color definitely works for me. It's great for summer pedicure too.

Orly Green with Envy is greenest from the bunch. I love formula and didn't find issues with drying time. Great.
Sula Azure was really awful. It was only one polish I ever returned after one swatch on one nail. It's no way to wear this polish. I have no idea what is reason to do water based polishes if it's impossible to use. It was very uneven and it didn't dry ever. So upsetting because this dusty color could be great.
Nocti Nip Tuck is OK. I couldn't say that I had problems. After reading some reviews I expected worse. I also bought Misa grass is greener on my side which is very close in bottle. So I need to try them together. I feel that Misa formula can be almost perfect.
Milany Fresh Teal is from new neon collection which is available in CVS now. I love it. And formula is great. It's more on blue side than others.

Then I want to show my favorites. I bought Sephora by OPI Ocean Love Potion because I didn't hope to catch Misa Sexy Dirty Money for reasonable money. But I couldn't believe that it's easily obtainable from Web orders didn't work but e-mail or phone orders worked. And they have all hard to find colors from past collection.

Anyway back to polishes. They both are almost identical in quality and color. I didn't notice any difference and both are perfect. One coat was enough!!!! That's what you see on pictures. Love, Love, Love!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Surf's Up on pre-order

New Rescue Beauty Lounge Surf's Up collection is available for pre-order. Link to collection.

All my duochromes comparison

I was asked to swatch Nubar Purple Beach and Zoya Ki, which I purchased recently. They are both from the same category purple based with green duochrome effect. Unfortunately it's hard to see duo-effect from pictures. LOL It was more obvious in real life. Purple beach has more olive kind of green and Ki has more blue green. Both are very stylish and I'm sure I will wear it a lot.

Since I found very few duochromes in my collection I swatched almost all I have. I added Nubar Wild Life and Maybelline Vanishing Venus. Last one has more reddish purple base and duo-color is teal. It's only one I put 3 coats and could use even more because it's more sheer. Nubar Wild Life is more green then it looks on my pictures but very beautiful nevertheless.

Friday, March 5, 2010

NOTD - Nfu Oh #52

Not much to say except it's really gorgeous! My first order of Nfu Oh polishes from didn't disappointed me. I like that shipping is free and there is no minimum order. You can get only one or two and don't worry that you have to order a lot just to reduce shipping cost per item. It often ends that I place polishes in cart to be qualified for free shipping or to reach reasonable shipping cost and then just close the window because I really don't want to spend that much. Fabuloustreet is much more comfortable and I definitely will order more and more from them when I have buying mood. So back to my first Nfu Ohs. I got #51 and #52. Not too original - those two are most popular but flakes polishes are so unusual that I couldn't resist.

#52 is my NOTD. It's purple jelly with turquoise shimmer and flakes. I did 2 coat but it would be better with 3 coats. And I just love it.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

NOTD - Nubar Jewel

It's so wonderful. First Nubar I ever tried is HG. I can't explain how beautiful it is and pictures didn't show it either. Warm brown metallic base with multicolored prismatic glitter.

Application was easy and I kept it on nails 5 days without any single chip.

Nubar can easily become my favorite brand. I can't wait to try more of them.