Tuesday, April 30, 2013


Today I have another "classic" to show you: Hare polish Pegasus.

Pegasus is part of "The First Collection". I guess this means it was one of the first colors this brand ever sold, but as it was very popular, they brought it back :-)

Pegasus has a delicate lilac jelly base filled with silver hex glitters in three sizes. The glitters look white through the jelly base, but they really are silver.

Application was easy, but I'd recommend a good shake (or roll) before application to prevent the glitters from sticking together. I used three coats for opacity.

I finished with one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and one coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

Hare polishes are available on Etsy or at Llarowe.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Cheer Camp

Another "oldie but goodie" for today: Pretty & Polished Cheer Camp.

Cheer Camp "has a somewhat sheer milky base that is very lightly tinted pink. The pink tint is so slight that when you paint one coat over a white polish it hardly picks up any of the pink tint at all. Cheer Camp has pastel pink and purple hex glitters with tiny bright pink micro glitters. So fun and girly!"
(Source: Pretty & Polished).

I used three coats for this slightly translucent look and had no issues with application, no dabbing, fishing or placing of glitters needed. I finished with one coat of Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer.

Pretty & Polished are available on Etsy, but Cheer Camp is no longer available.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Party For Morgan

Today's a purple day :-)

My base color is China Glaze Tart-y For The Party (Avant Garden Collection), a bright lilac creme. Formula was great, I used two easy coats.

On top of Tart-y For The Party, I dabbed one coat of Happy Hands Morgan, "an adventurous mix of matte & metallic purple glitters (including a few holo squares) and glowy purple iridescent glitter."
(Source: Happy Hands)

This polish is very sparkly, the blue, pink, yellow and green glitters you see in the bottle shot are actually the holo squares.


Application was very easy. I finished with one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and one coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

Morgan is a limited edition. All profits from the sale of this polish will be donated to support a new local non-profit organization called Covenant Pet Trust. Their mission and goals are: "We work with pet owners who become terminally ill or permanently disabled. Our goal is to keep the pet in the owner's life as long as possible. We do this through inhome support or foster homes that provide pet/patient visits in hospice or nursing homes. We work with the owner to determine their wishes regarding their pet's life after they are gone. We can transport to a designated new owner or place the pet for adoption in a qualified new home."

As mentioned, Morgan is a limited edition, but there are still some bottles left on Kristi's Etsy shop. Happy Hands polishes are sold on Etsy and at Harlow & Co.,

Friday, April 26, 2013

Discreet Boouk

More work appropriate glitter today.

My base color is Catrice Discreet Artist (Neo Geisha Limited Edition), a sheer slighty peach toned creme (a cream creme...). I used four coats and you can still see my nail line a little.

On top of Discreet Artist I added two coats of 365 Days Of Color Boouk!, a almost translucent neutral base filled with glitters in gold, peach and brown in different sizes and forms (hexes, squares). The base makes this polish really interesting, it dries to a satin finish that gives the polish a somewhat matte look.

Application was easy, I finished with one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and one coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

I really liked the way it looked, but I wouldn't wear it like that again. This mani took me, including base- and topcoat, 9 (I repeat: nine) coats and took ages to dry. In fact, I dented 6 of my nails because it took so long to dry...

Boouk! was part of last year's Halloween collection and is discontinued, but you can get other polishes by 365 Days Of Color here.

Thursday, April 25, 2013


Those of you who have been reading my blog for some time now know how much I love black jelly polishes with glitter. This one is no exception: Aphrodite Lacquers Supernova.

Supernova is a "black jelly polish, with dark pink, light pink, and silver glitter"
(Source: Aphrodite Lacquers).

It seems to be quite a bestseller, I bought mine in june (!) and it's still available. It's pretty rare for an indie polish to be around for such a long time.

Application was easy, I layered one coat over a black creme (Manhattan 1010N) and finished with one coat of Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Sealer.

Aphrodite Lacquers, including Supernova are available on Etsy.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Witchful Thinking On Oktoberfest

It's spring and I'm showing two polishes from last year's fall collections. Please don't hit me ;-)

My base color is OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest (Germany Collection), a deep purple base with a strong red shimmer. I used three coats for full opacity.

With flash

On top of Every Month Is Oktoberfest I dabbed one coat of Enchanted Polish Withful Thinking, a clear base filled with pink and burgundy hexes ad golden, pink and burgundy microglitter.

I had no issues with application. Witchful Thinking dried a little gritty, so I finished with one coat o Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and one coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

Withful Thinking is long gone,but other shades by Enchanted Polish are available at Harlow & Co.Mei Mei's SignaturesBig Cartel and Llarowe.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Hello, Sweetie!

A Doctor Who polish today: Nail Pattern Boldness Hello Sweetie! It's purple, it's Doctor Who, I simply had to get it :-)

 "Hello, Sweetie is a purple jelly with a mix of copper, black and red metallic glitters. It is part of the Time Traveler collection and is inspired by River Song."
(Source: Nail Pattern Boldness)

To be honest, after endless years of Emergency Room, I still think of Elizabeth Corday when I see Alex Kingston, but I do like River Song. ;-)
"Hello Sweetie" is how she greats the Doctor

My pictures show four coats of Hello Sweetie, topped with one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and one coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast. The purple jelly base is a little more red tones IRL, my purple-hating camera refused to capture the color correctly.

Nail Pattern Boldness polishes are available on Etsy and at Llarowe.

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