Saturday, March 24, 2012

Blueberry By NUBAR (Swatch & Review)

This is the blue nail polish I have been looking for all my life.

Unlike the colour red, which is available from every nail polish brand in every shade under the sun, blue is a little trickier to find. Of course, some of you will no doubt say, "But Celina, I see blue nail polish everywhere. I even own one or two myself. This is not a rare colour. It's BLUE for crying out loud."

But you will be wrong.

And you know why? Because I am picky. And it has taken me many years of searching to find a "true blue". Not navy, not teal, not aquamarine, or I don't know, cerulean, whatever that is. No, I want a really bright, royal blue that is exactly what comes to mind when you think of primary colours. A Superman blue.

Wear-wise, the formula on this was pretty good. It's a nice smooth jelly* polish which goes on rather thick - I really had to scrape off the excess polish from the brush. Opaque-ish in 3 coats, but I did 4 for full opacity. I tend to prefer layering thin coats because your first nail is dry by the time you get to the tenth one.

Minimal chipping, which is good, and I topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite.

On to the pics!

This is what it looks like on the bus...

I guess I would say this is natural and flourescent light mixed together?

With flash

Flourescent light, mostly. This looks a lot more navy here, no idea why.

Aaaaaand natural-ish light again.

*A jelly polish is one that at first coat, looks sheer, but builds to opacity by the 2nd or 3rd coat. These nail polishes have a quality of depth to them, and are considered pretty much the holy grail of nail polish formulas. They tend to be shiny and bright, and easy to apply.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Basket Case by ORLY (Review & Swatches)

This is THE pink. If you love pink nail polish, or desire to, I must tell you now, this is the only one you'll ever need. Okay, I might have more than that, but I really do think this is the perfect Barbie hot pink.

Plus, its got a good name, and that's really 90% of why I buy.

Formula-wise, it's a good polish, but it did take me 3 coats to cover up the streakiness. I could've even gone for 4 coats, but...meh. That said, I got the mini version, and I have heard that the full size Orly polishes are better. My other Orly minis didn't have as much streaking though, so it could be just this colour.

These are the only pictures I used because they were the most true-to-colour. All the other pictures I took were fine, photo-wise, but made the nail polish look like a totally different shade of pink. These pictures were taken around sunset.

Please ignore the big chip on my index finger, I was playing guitar without a pick.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rockin My Birthday Suit

Sorry for the super late post, my week has been pretty hectic, being my birthday week and all. It was an awesome week (still going strong) and these are the nails I was rocking for my nights out on the town. Fitting, I think.

Nail Polishes Used:

Orly Goth
Color Club Take Me To Your Chateau (Ring fingers only)
OPI Alpine Snow
Orly Instant Artist Fiery Red
Kiss Striper Polish Silver Glitter

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

My Neighbour Lela

As you may have already seen, my last post was Totoro nails.

Today, this post is about...Totoro nails. The difference is that these are on my friend, Lela, the biggest Totoro fan I have ever known. Her room was full of stuffies, so we had plenty of inspiration. I really love how these turned out, but the lighting was a bit dark, so forgive the picture quality!

Base Colour: Colour Club Take Me To Your Chateau (Mini)
Grey O Totoro: OPI Suzi Takes The Wheel
Blue Chu Totoro: Orly Blue Collar (Mini)
White Chibi Totoro: OPI Alpine Snow (also used for eyes)
Black Sootballs/Susu-Wataris: Nicole By OPI Razzle Dazzle (Also used for eyes)
Totoro Whiskers & Nose: Kiss Nail Art Striper Black


I totally forgot to upload the pictures with flash. Here they are!

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