Tuesday, March 31, 2015

ABC Challenge: M - Layla Mercury Twilight


Layla Mercury Twilight is a sheer silver with an intensely strong linear holo, which you can see even in low light. (I couldn't capture the strong holo flame well though.) I LOVE IT. I remember Glitter Gal, Nfu-Oh, and Layla were all the rage a few years ago when holos weren't very big (although everyone in the nail polish community loved them). I used 5 thin coats because it was SO sheer. However, the sheerness means you can also use Mercury Twilight as a holo topper! :D The formula was great and easy to apply and control. Just be careful of going over an area twice when it's still wet because it will drag off. It dried quickly, but strangely matte. I didn't use a base or top coat because this is your typical pre-trend holo formula. Pre-trend holos are known for not cooperating well with some base coats (unless they're aqua-based since they don't make the holo drag when you apply it) and top coats (which can dull the holo flame). Unfortunately, Mercury Twilight chipped really quickly, another problem of pre-trend holos. :(

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Monday, March 30, 2015

ROY G. BIV Favorites: Purple

Color Club Wicker Park

Revlon Downtown

Hare Polish Pegasus

Rimmel Violet Swizzle

Chanel #583 Taboo

Milani Totally Cool

Milani Hipster Plum

Wet 'n Wild Through the Grapevine

King of Monarchs (my own franken)

Revlon Wild Violets

Sally Hansen Drama Sheen

Winmax Delicia #06

Zoya Jem

Jessie's Girl Confetti

Orly Fowl Play

Orly Miss Conduct

Color Club Gift of Sparkle

Maybelline Wine & Dined

Rimmel Night Before

Catrice Dirty Berry

Smitten Polish You're Turning Violet, Violet

Nfu-Oh 51

Pretty Serious Emma Louise

Cult Nails Flushed

Cult Nails Charming

Jindie Nails Purple Universary

Sinful Colors Amethyst

Revlon Plum Seduction

Revlon Royal Cloak

Julep Julia

Butter London No More Waity, Katie

Deborah Lippmann Let's Go Crazy

OPI Every Month is Oktoberfest

Essie Lilacism

Zoya Yasmeen

Polish Me Silly Grape Intentions

Zoya Stevie

Essence Oh My Glitter!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ABC Challenge: L - Black Cat Lacquer Let Them Eat Cake + Orly Decades of Dysfunction


Black Cat Lacquer Let Them Eat Cake (middle and ring fingers) has small pastel light green, baby blue, and petal pink matte hexes and silver holo micro glitter in a clear base. I love how delicate it looks! I used 1 coat over Orly Decades of Dysfunction. The glitter doesn't suspend well in the base so I had to set the bottle upside-down before application. The formula was really good - no fishing was required! I was able to get a lot of glitter onto the brush, though I did have to manipulate them on the nail to evenly distribute them. It dried just a wee bit bumpy so I used top coat to smooth it out.

Orly Decades of Dysfunction is a pink-toned off-white creme. I used 3 coats. The formula was very pigmented, but a bit thin and runny so I had to apply it slowly and carefully. It doesn't level well either. It dried shiny, but I still used top coat.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

ROY G. BIV Favorites: Blue

VOV Apple Nail 5776

Winmax Nail Brights #05

Sally Hansen Barracuda

Essie Bikini So Teeny

Pretty Serious Rae's Rainbow

Misa A Sin Worth Committing

Claire's Midnight Express

KBShimmer Low & Be Bold

Darling Diva Blue Opal

Starrily Goodnight Moon

Maya Cosmetics Stargazing

Sinful Colors Rise & Shine

Sinful Colors Nail Junkie

Sinful Colors Sugar Rush

Emily de Molly Turbulence

China Glaze Keepin' It Teal

KBShimmer Totally Tubular

Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue

Sation Oh My Oceania

LA Girl Teal Dimension

Maybelline Sapphire Masquerade

Jordana Carnival

Essence A Lovely Secret

Orly Snowcone

Avon Vintage Blue

Barry M Greenberry

China Glaze For Audrey

Polish Addict Nail Color Imagine Dragons

Zoya Song

Essie Turquoise & Caicos

Essie Barefoot in Blue

Orly High on Hope

SpaRitual Ebb & Flow

Revlon Whimsical

Revlon Royal

Sally Hansen Calypso Blue

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