Sunday, 11 March 2012

Simmer and Shimmer

Recently,  I got a lovely surprise when my dear friend Judy gifted me two beauties for my birthday - the glittertastic Simmer and Shimmer from the OPI Burlesque Collection and Lourve Me Lourve Me Not from La Collection De France. I know these are about a year late but I had to do a post on them cos they are so pretty!

I am a glitter fiend so obviously I couldn't wait to swatch Simmer and Shimmer. Simmer and Shimmer is a gorgeous glitterbomb of  predominately pale blue with orange, fuchsia, gold, green and silver. Not only that, the coverage is pretty darn fantastic for a glitter polish too. This is it in one thin coat:  

And I managed to get full coverage with just one more thick coat. Whooo how gorgeous is that!!I couldn't stop staring at my nails the whole time I had it on. I love this so much! Too bad glitter polishes are so extremely hard to photograph. This one is no exception. Pictures don't do justice to this polish at all.

The one complaint I had tho, is that the wear of this polish is terrible on me. Chunks of it chipped off after one day. :(

But I'm not complaining too much because it's just such a pretty polish. And what's more, I get an excuse to change my polish after a day. :b

Swatches for Lourve me Lourve me not will be up in the next post. Cheers all!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

NOTW: Orange Phail Nails

LA Girl Disco Brites in Dance Craze and Disco Ball, Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in Fuchsia Power

I wanted to pattern a white netting over LA Girl's Disco Brites in Dance Craze, a vibrant coral orange colour,  but when I finished I thought it looked kinda yucky. So, I decided to add a pink modified french arrow tip. However, clumsy me messed up the index finger so I had to quickly salvage an hour's effort by painting different random designs on each finger. Only the ring finger has the original arrow french tip. Please ignore the icky cuticles the weather has been horribly dry.

Although it was a fail, I think it didn't turn out TOO bad and I'm really digging the shine of Revlon's Quick Dry Topcoat. I think I might be loving it more than Seche :O and it's big three free! So that's a further plus point.  On that note, what are everyone's favorite base coat and top coat? Let me know! I would love to try out some new suggestions!