Thursday, March 21, 2013

Literary Lacquers ~ If It Pleases You

Today I have another gorgeous holographic polish for you from Literary Lacquers! This is another jaw dropper from Amy's new collection The Good Parts: Polish inspired by erotic fiction from Fanny Hill to 50 Shades. If it pleases you is a deep plum (bruised colored) linear holographic. This polish was inspired by The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice, originally published in 1983 under the pseudonym A. N. Roquelaure. It's a kinky fairy tale, telling us what happens after the prince wakes Sleeping Beauty, though not with a kiss in this tale... If it pleases you is what Beauty is taught to answer questions by her masters. I haven't read this book though it is now on my "to read" list, this polish definitely pleases me!! ;)

If It Pleases You is shown with 3 coats with a thin layer of Hong Kong Girl to top it off although full coverage was achieved in 2 coats. Application was a dream with no issues whatsoever. I wish every polish was so easy! This was another love at first coat for me. I have a lot of holo polishes but this one is unique. I don't have another that comes even close to this color.

Does it please you as well?! <3

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Literary Lacquers ~ Laters, Baby

Today I have a jaw dropping beauty from Amy Milder and her new Literary Lacquers collection: The Good Parts; Polish inspired by erotic fiction from Fanny Hill to 50 Shades.

Laters, Baby is a charcoal linear holographic with holo sparkle added for extra holo goodness. This polish is inspired by 50 Shades of Grey by E.L. James, published in 2011.
Pictures are shown with 2 coats and you can pick up your bottle here.

Laters, Baby applied like a dream. No problems at all. I love the formula of this polish but there's something I loved even more than that. The look of it on my nails. It's a beauty in the bottle but truly came alive on my nails. The linear holo is so strong in this as you can see from the pictures but Amy knocked it out of the ballpark with the added holographic sparkle!

I'm truly in love with Laters, Baby and wasn't surprised when it gave me a hologasm.

Brace yourselves ladies...

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Emily de Molly ... Harmony

Today I have Emily de Molly's Harmony for you. Harmony has a light gray base with matte white and purple glitters, holographic turquoise glitter and fine lilac glitter. This polish was a dream to apply. I didn't have to dab the glitter like a lot of polishes. Shown is 3 coats of Harmony and 1 coat of Hong Kong Girl.
Emily de Molly can be purchased through Llarowe. Hong Kong Girl top coat can be purchased from Glisten & Glow.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Aqua Lily

Aqua Lily. So many of you already know what I'm talking about but very few have seen the gorgeousness of this polish in person. Rescue Beauty Lounge completely outdid themselves with this color. If I had to pick one favorite color from their entire line... it would be Aqua Lily.

There has been much discussion on whether or not the pink shimmer shows up on the nail and I am here now to tell you YES! You most definitely see the pink shimmer, easily.

Now lets get to the pics...

Aqua Lily will be available for sale a very limited sale on 

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Autism Awareness

Monday, April 2nd is Autism Awareness day so to show my support, I painted my nails blue. This cause was brought to my attention by Pointless Cafe blog. I have a close friend with a son who has Autism so this cause is close to my heart. I would like to ask any of you who can, to paint your nails blue in support as well. Even if your work doesn't allow it, paint your toes! Where there's a will, there's a way! ;)

I decided to use several shades of blue and turn it into a gradient mani. I added the accent nail puzzle piece after thinking it needed that extra touch to take it one step further. Now on to the pics. I added several to show you the process. If you check out my St Paddy's Day mani, I list the steps on how to do a gradient mani.

For this mani I used China Glaze Secret Peri-wink-le, A England Order of the Garter, Julep Marisa and Lynnderella Mlle Violette de Bleu.

To apply the gradient, I used a cosmetic sponge and put a small puddle of polish on a paper plate and dipped my sponge in the polish and dabbed it off on the paper plate so I didn't get too much polish. It's much better to add several layers of the same color so it's a subtle shift between the shades of blue.

 A England Order of the Garter...

After sponging on Order of the Garter...

Mlle Violette de Bleu...

After sponging, before clean-up and top coat...

 With the Autism puzzle piece symbol...

For more information on Autism, please visit Autism Speaks.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ciate Jewel

I admit it. Ever since Adele (LOVE HER!) wore Ciate Jewel on her nails at The Grammy's, I've been obsessed.

From the pictures I could see online, it looked like the queen of all holographic glitter and bar glitter, to boot. I had to have it. While looking around for a US source, I discovered that Sephora will be selling Ciate sometime in the near future. April? May? September?! I couldn't wait, so I went directly to the website online and ordered straight from Ciate in the UK. Shipping took several weeks but when it arrived?! I did a happy dance and rushed home to put it on!

I'm used to having to apply a base coat color under any glitter polish that I wear, so I did the same for Jewel. I discovered after, that it was completely unnecessary. In the future, I will wear Jewel all by her glorious self. The base color I applied was Ciate Sugar Plum.

Sugar Plum is a light lavender creme. A very pretty soft spring color that I instantly fell in love with. The first coat had me worried that I would need 3 coats but it surprised me and was fully opaque in 2 coats.

Next up, my crown Jewel! Eye catching holographic bar glitter in a purple jelly base.

I have to say, I looked at my nails a LOT while I wore this mani. I look forward to Sephora picking up this brand as there are so many colors I love in this line. For those of you who know me well, know I died a little inside when I saw the cutest nail polish bottle on the planet. The only thing that made it even better, was the easy to hold curved bottle and the fabulous brush that made application a dream.

I will be keeping an eagle eye on Sephora, watching for Ciate to finally be readily available on this side of the pond. I promise to shout it from the rooftops when that day arrives! =)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Max Factor Fantasy Fire

I would like to thank my friend Louise, for sending me this gorgeous polish! I had heard about Fantasy Fire for awhile before being able to get it. It isn't available in the US, so you have to have a friend across the pond. I read everywhere that it was a dupe for Clarins 230 aka Unicorn Pee. (VERY hard to get, if not completely impossible if you don't have money to burn.)

I was so excited, I applied this beauty as soon as I got it, and not a minute too soon! The very next day I was doing hair and make-up for the Ice Road Truckers promos and this was the perfect finishing touch for me!

I took pics inside and out in the sun. This polish has an obvious purple base with maroon shimmer. In the sun, it shows a rainbow of color with blues and greens.

Pictures are worth a thousand words...

I applied Pretty&Polished "Midnight Rider" on my ring finger accent nail for the sun pics...