Friday, September 28, 2012

Pahlish Portal Collection

I recently purchased the Pahlish Portal Collection and was so excited to get them. I really didn't do a proper swatch of them all, but skittled them using two coats of each one.

Even doing skittles, I ended up with so many pictures, so I will go back later and do reviews of each. But for now, here are my skittles. :)

From left to right (index to pinky)
Still Alive
Little Caroline
Ace of Fours
Combustible Lemon


Using natural lighting has its challenges. It may switch up on you. But then you may get even better pictures! See the shimmer!

One coat of Marbles on Glass

 Two coats of Marbles on Glass. Round glitter!!!

Pahlish on FaceBook
Pahlish on Etsy

What do you think? Will you be all in on these? I like them all and can't wait to wear them again.
Have a great day! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

OPI My Chihuahua Bites

This is an oldie, but an untried for me! I really enjoyed wearing it. It wore so well too. The second day, I could not resist stamping it. It pretty much went downhill from there.

My white needs thinning. It's too sticky and I think that is why I'm getting the missing areas in the pattern. This is also a Dashica plate.

The third day, I wanted to play with dots and I came up with this. At some point I realized it was a lost cause, so I just started experimenting with colors. You may see some chromes and even some splashes of holo there. lol

My dotting on right hand was more uniform in the rows at least. IDK, sometimes I do so much better with my left hand. The stamping on my right hand was worse however.

I'll try dots again though!
Have a great day! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Darling Diva Halloween 2012 and more

I received a few polishes in the mail from Darling Diva last week. I finally have pictures of them! I am, as usual, very happy with them. Most of these are from the Halloween 2012 collection that is currently available inspired by the movie "The Craft".

First up, Regulus. On her Etsy site, it is described as "a reddish jelly base packed with purple iridescent glitters and green glitter squares. There are also large red hexes interspersed throughout." It reminded me of a juicy watermelon.

I used two coats over one coat of OPI La Pazitively Hot. I topped it with Sally Hansen Insta Dri Top Coat (I used this in all the pictures today).

Next up, Antares. Described as "a blue jelly base with various blue and orange holo glitters as well some some blue and orange metalic glitters (some square) and blue to green iridescent shimmer." It reminded me of goldfish in a shimmering blue pond.

I wore it with no base and used three coats. Again with the Insta Dri top coat.

Next is Fomalhaut. "This is a black jelly polish with color shifting green to blue iridescent glitters. These glitters appear lit from within in low light."

I used one coat of Nails Inc. Kensington (a blackened teal) as a base.

Next is Manon. "Soft sage linear holographic with varying sized iridescent and holographic glitters." Mine has both octagonal medium shaped and diamond shaped holographic glitter.

I used a base of Sally Hansen Jumpin Jade for this. Three coats on all fingers except my ring finger. Two coats on it. I could have done two on all of them. The first two pictures are inside with diffused lighting. The second two are in bright sunlight.

Next is Aldebaran. "This polish has yellow, white, and purple hexes along with a good amount of larger white glitters. This also has a lit from within purple iridescent shimmer."

I used three coats over one coat of OPI Fit for a Queensland. The purple iridescent was very visible in the bottle, but was a bit shy on the nail. You can see a few here and there.

The next two are not part of the Halloween collection, but are currently available.
Fat Bottom Girls. "It's a very delicate pink sugar like glitter with iridescent and blue hexes scattered."

I used two coats over one coat of OPI You're Such a Kabuki Queen.

The last one is Release the Kraken. I love this one! "Multi colored rainbow matte glitters in a white jelly base. Also, I found a super pretty mini bright midnight blue metallic glitter that shimmers so pretty in this. I get compliments like you wouldn't believe with this on. So much prettier in real life."

I know there are two versions. I am guessing I have the second and current version. It is sooo pretty! I have two coats with nothing under it. Again, Sally Hansen Insta Dri top coat was used as in all previous pictures.

 I would like to note that every one of these was smooth with just the one coat of Sally Hansen Insta Dri Top Coat. I was very surprised at that. I did notice some had a stronger/different smell than I'm used to with my older DDP polish, but I think it's just a different base maybe. I must say, I love love love a couple of these. I'm thrilled that she sent me a variety. I may not have chosen a couple of these on my own, but I love them now!

That's a lot of pictures! I hope you enjoyed them.

Darling Diva Polish can be puchased here.
Follow her Facebook for updates.

These polishes were sent to me for review, but it in no way effects my opinion.
Have a great day! 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Girly Bits Jelly Shoes

What a gorgeous bright pink! And it has a lovely blue shimmer to it as well. This is Girly Bits Jelly Shoes from her Summer Collection. You may remember Arctic sunrise also from this collection. I still want a couple of others from this collection, but they are always sold out! Get them when you can!

I used a random white polish here and free handed the diagonal. I taped and stamped with Dashica SdP 72 plate. It was a quick mani and I dinged it before I could photo. You can also see where I got a dot of black on my nail. That macro shows everything. It looked so much better to the naked eye.

Girly Bits are sold here
Pam's blog is here
Girly Bits FaceBook

I see she is having a full restock tomorrow! With new polishes!
Have a great day! 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Darling Diva Polish Carrie

I have a new polish for you, DDP Carrie. I love this one. It came in the mail and I immediately had to put it on! This is two coats over one coat of Sallly Hansen Violet Dynamique. I topped it with one coat of Nubar Diamont. It's a party on my nails!

Even in blurry shots it's so gorgeous. Darling Diva Polishes can be purchased at her Etsy shop here.
You can keep up with her latest news on her Facebook here.

Our two Maine Coons love to be vacuumed. This is Jilly after a recent session. She's so sweet. I may have been having a little too much fun.

See you soon!