Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sephora Formula X Solar Flare is a shimmery red for cloudy days

This is perfect for those rainy days when you don't know what to wear, but you want your nails to pop!  I remember seeing this at the store and thinking that it might be too loud for me, but in this Winter weather, I was able to pull it off :)

Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats Sephora Formula X Solar Flare
Deborah Lippmann Addicted To Speed

Monday, January 26, 2015

Cadillacquer The Rest Is Silence is a light blue with pink shimmer and microflakies

I got 2 seconds of sun, and snapped these pics.  This was a souvenier from when I went to visit my friend K.  I had been meaning to buy this one for a while, but it seems to be sold out all the time.  I really love it, the shimmer and the microflakies really make this special.  It was a perfect two-coater.  The holographic dust is very subtle, and it can only be seen when there is lots of light, which wasn't the case here.  I really like pastel colors for Winter, and this one made my day.

Layering Order:
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats Cadillacquer The Rest Is Silence
Deborah Lippmann Addicted To Speed Topcoat

Bonus Pictures - One of the places I drove by with
my friend K: Winery in Northern California

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hey lovelies!  These were other pics in my laptop, waiting to be posted.  I finally figured out how to connect to the wifi from where I am.  There is no sun here, just as I predicted it, but if I do get a little over the weekend, I will try to take some pics of the nail polishes I brought with me.  A lot of people ask me, do you travel with nail polish? and I always ask, don't you? o.O

Layering Order:
2 coats NailNation 3000 Lost in Translation
1 coat Up Colors Banho de mar!
1 coat Up Colors Viagem a 2!
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Monday, January 19, 2015

Dare To Wear Neontopia over beige

I know I had mentioned yesterday about a blog sale, but unfortunately, we ran out of time and I had to leave all this stuff.  When a nail polish stash overgrows to 3,000+ it is a huge undertake to prioritize what to sell.  We tried different things, and it seems like Mystery bags will be the way to go for most of these.  I will keep you guys updated, I am not sure if I'll post them here.  Big nail polish stashes are almost like a big bush or some sort of a monster plant, with a life of its own.  A word of advice, keep your stash in check and don't ever let it take over your closet, because when you want to trim it, it can be too late.

Anyway, that was my PSA for the day,

By the time that this is posted, I'll be flying to the middle of nowhere.  These pics have been sitting on my computer for a while.  I think they represent the adventure that I am embarking on now.  All the colorful neon glitters over a neutral background.  On one hand, there are all of these unexpected and joyful hues throughout the day, of the new and undiscovered; and on the other hand, the reality of why I am doing it, and what it means to me.  This layering combo sort of resembles how reality (the beige) can look better, by keeping it together, incorporating hobbies and happy moments (the glitters).

Layering Order:
2 coats Barielle Kiss Me Kate
1 coat Dare To Wear Neontopia
Dior Gel Coat

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Update on my new job and endevors

Hey lovelies, the reason why I've been MIA is because I had to travel sooner than expected.  I don't know if I'll be able to blog next week, but I will try my best.  I found a cheap flight and came to visit my friend K and help her destash a bit.  I'll be posting her stuff on the Blog Sale Tab throughout the day.  There is lots of polish here (more than 5 helmers), but ironically, I haven't had a chance to try any, since we've been working on destashing... Also, there is no sun here, but look at this view:

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Lacquistry Obsessed is a glittery purple jelly for purple lovers

When the words holo, color-shifting and purple are mentioned in a description, I go bonkers.  I was so glad I got one of these babies, and that it was all I dreamed it would be.  This glitter is completely underrated, seriously gorgeous.  The formula was on the thick side, but thinner fixed that right away.

Layering Order:
2 coats Lacquistry Obsessed
Dior Gel Coat

Monday, January 12, 2015

Guerlain 862 is a shimmery white with an ethereal quality

White nails are hard to pull off, especially if there is visible nail line (VNL), but not with this high-end lacquer.  I really love the shimmers in this one, they have a slight color shift.  I will definitely layer this over some colors and report back over which ones it looks best.

Layering Order:
2 coats Guerlain Star Dust 862
Dior Gel Coat