Friday, May 21, 2010

Second photo attempt

Nouvelle Vague franken dupe

For some reason, it photoed far more grey and blue than it is. In real life, it's a dusty near-dupe to For Audrey, with just a hint of shimmer.

Half L'oreal Waters Edge, half Essie Sag Harbor.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Essie Love Beverly Hills XX

Color = awesome. Application, drytime likewise. Wear, on the other
hand, is terrible. Glad I did not pay retail for it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Nfu-Oh 38, HT, 2010

Nubar 2010 vs Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure

Thumb, middle, pinky are HT. Index and ring are 2010. Nearly identical
in person, too.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nubar 2010: Flaketastic!

Honestly, if you have any of the clear base orange/green shifting flakies, you probably don't need this one unless you're like me, and your love for flake glitter is such that even minute differences mean you Must. Try. All. Of. Them.

Formula is good, typical of Nubar. This is one coat of 2010 over two coats of Nubar Noir (a black that's almost a one-coater and has good shine and pigmentation, but is a little thick).

 Dregs of natural light

Check out those dense, delightful flakes!

Harder to capture than I'd like.

Iron Man(icure)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Polish FAIL!

I'm starting to think I should just leave my nails naked for the duration of the day. Since I did the holo demo, I've had two full manicures that I somehow managed to destroy before they dried. Mainly because neither of them would, well, dry.

Basecoat comparison for holos

So, a while back, I mentioned that I'd stumbled on a trick for tricky-to-apply holos (using the Maybelline Mirror Image base). I still haven't had a chance to get the Nfu-Oh Water Base, which I hear is similar, and I don't own Chanel Holographic (comes with its own base), but if you've got Mirror Image around, this really does work.

Index, Barielle Natural Nail Camouflage. Middle, Maybelline Mirror Image base
Between henna and nail polish, wow, my nails are stained. 

Nfu-Oh 65, normally a streaky hot mess to apply

First coat

Second coat. The nail with the Mirror Image base is basically done.

Third coat on the index and I still see bald spots in real life (still two coats on the middle)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nubar Indigo Illusion

So pretty. So hard to capture. Purple, gold, green, blue... this
duochrome is polychrome.