Monday, September 14, 2015

Virago Varish Birthday Trio

I am back again, sooner than expected, to share three beauties today.  My nails are looking a bit...quirky, but I couldn't wait any longer to get these up! Virago Varnish is having their first birthday and to celebrate, released three colors.  Let's take a look!

First is Triumph.  I believe that this one is limited edition, so if it's catching your eye, you might want to snag it while you can.  This is a darker green family duochrome with a healthy dose of linear holographic.  This is such a unique shade!  I feel that while my photos are color accurate, they're doing no justice to this. Not my first pick, but I really like this one. Formula is very easy and only needed two coats to get perfect opacity.  Good dry time on this one too.

Gala is a teal linear holo.  These kinds of colors are right up my alley and so I have to say this is my favorite.  Great formula and only needs two coats to get this opaque.  Skunky smell, but oh so lovely.

weird angle...

Jubilee is the final polish in this trio.  Back in the day, I ate raspberries like they were going out of style and this color reminds me so much of that delicious fruit!  This is a jelly finish and really needs three coats to get good opacity.  Even then, you might find it to be on the sheer side when you hold your nails up to the light.  Great color and easy formula.

Bonus photo: Nail stamping! Here is Nail Stamping Queen polish in Black stamped over Triumph, using a Marianne XXL plate. Love this look.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Randomness! - A Sequel

I've got another beautiful mix of whatever jumped into my hand and onto my nails.  Let's take a quick look.

Femme Fatale Fire In The Sky

This is a Color4Nails exclusive and it looks like it's currently in stock.  This is a dusty purple tinted base with a mix of glitter and multichrome flakies.  Application was pretty easy but I found that I didn't care for the color much. Despite this being purple, my camera did a great job capturing the true color. Three coats.

Zoya Posh

A stunning matte red.  I'm not much for red but this might be one of the prettiest polishes I've ever seen.  It's nearly opaque on one coat, and I'm sure if you were in dire straights, you could get a good enough look at one coat.  Really, really beautiful and a great application to boot.  Highly recommend.

Colors by Llarowe Believe in Miracles

This is the first of their monthly series.  This is  a gorgeous green with enough of a blue tone that you might question what color this falls under.  The holo is pretty strong and it's kind of chunky looking, if that makes sense,  This is a color that will fit in with most any time of the year, and I so appreciate that.  Formula is excellent as well, and only needs two coats for good opacity.  This one will dry dull.  I really love this one.

I can never leave good enough alone, and stamped over this.  While I like the results, I ended up snapping a nail opening a drawer (my Melmer is too heavy!).  This is my back up hand, so I will nub and see how I like the look but this might be my last post for a week or two.  Ugh, I was on such a good streak.  I will be willing my nails to grow in the meantime.  See you soon!