Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

For those who are in the Christmas spirit already is here Rudolph… you know: the red nosed reindeer 😀

For the base I’ve used China Glaze’s Glistening Snow from their Holiday Collection. I highly recommend it to those who love glitter polishes with holo. The bonus is that the holo is visible in natural lighting. So, no sun or flash necessary to see the rainbow particles 😀 YAY

OPI Venus di Violet

If you are following my blog for a while then you already know that it’s my hobby to collect discontinued and hard to find polishes. This one was on my wishlist for quite some time. Venus di Violet by OPI is a re-release from their Colleziona Collection 2001 and belongs to their Colorcopia Collection of 2009. It’s a iridiscent pearly soft lilac. Sadly I can’t seem to capture the color accurately. In real life it’s way more pearly. Believe me when I say that it is stunning!
Since it is a bit sheer, I’ve used three coats here.

Koh Matt!

My sweet sister got me this awesome black matte polish by Koh. It’s opaque in just one coat! For real! 🙂 I’ve seen lots of matte polishes that are streaky which I hate, so I was a bit restrained with my enthusiasm. Surprisingly there was no single sign of streaking! Whoohaah! I love it! I’ve created a ‘netting’ pattern with some top coat. I think this turned out pretty cool!

ZOYA Aurora, Storm, Logan and Blaze – Ornate Collection

Here are four beauties of Zoya’s Ornate collection. I’ve used two coats and finished with one coat of Seche Vite for these pictures.
Since I already own OPI’s GoldenEye I’ve decided not to buy Zoya’s Ziv. Ziv seems to be more foil-like where GoldenEye is a true glitterbomb. Eitherway, I’ve decided that one stunning golden glitter polish is enough (for now ;)).
I also don’t own the bar- and holo glittered Electra. Simply because I, after seeing swatches, don’t like it.

First up, Blaze, a gorgeous red with holographic glitter.
And here’s Aurora, more holographic glitters in a medium purple base. The second picture is taken under direct light which let out the holo effect.
Next the last holo from these four: Storm, a black base with holographic glitter. This one has the least amount of holo glitter if you ask me. In natural light you only get to see some silver glitter. But that surely doesn’t make this one less pretty then the others. On the contrary, I like it!
And last but not least Logan, a medium green base with golden shimmer. In some lighting it appears to be a bit blue 🙂

Ikat

Okay, before beginning this post I feel the need to say: I’ve had two (yes two!) broken nails on one (!) hand. So annoying. Ugh. So I had to trim them shorter 😦 …

For this Ikat print I’ve used OPI’s The IT Color and Call me Gwen-ever for the base. The white is called Alpine Snow and the dark maroon cream is called Skyfall, both by OPI. I’ve created the black with black acrylic paint. I kinda like how messy this looks. What do you think of this design?

Lacquistry: Menorah lights & Tepes

Today I have two more indie polishes that were sent to me by Jamie at In The Gray Areas called Menorah lights and Tepes, both by Lacquistry.

Menorah lights is a blue/gray base with lots of blue, silver and holographic multi sized glitter. After the first coat I thought this was never going to be opaque. But it really needs two coats to get opacity. Unfortunately I can’t seem to capture the holo effect 😦 

Next up: Tepes, a gorgeous blackened berry shimmer with lots of multi colored glitter. I’ve used two coats here.
I really like this vampy shade 🙂
Do you have any Lacquistry polishes? I’ve learned that they can be found at Jenna’s Etsy shop.