Color Club – Cherubic

I am kinda late to hop on the holo polish bandwagon. I had a few Ozotic Holographic polishes but they did not work too well for me. I grabbed some Glitter Gal holos at a discount somewhere mid last year and then some Color Club Halo Hues during a Christmas sale last year. It took me long enough but I finally have them up here for you to see!
I have 2 holo polishes for you today! One Glitter Gal and obviously one to-die-for Color Club. I guess you gals know which one I like over the other.
Can you guess which is which?

I used Color Club Cherubic on my pointer, middle and pinky fingers and Glitter Gal Suede on my ring finger. I honestly thought that they would be more similar than this judging from the colors in the bottle but I guess I was wrong!

As you can see from the two photos above, Cherubic wins hands down in the holo category! I love the rich brown in Suede but I really thought that the Holo would show up more. Maybe it’s just me because I have seen many awesome shots of Suede on the internet!
After about a day I decided to go all Cherubic!

So pretty!

Even I, with my crappy camera, could capture the rainbows in this polish! *win!*

I heard that the Color Club Halo Hues stamp well. Although I suck at stamping I definitely have to have a go at it! What do you think?
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e.l.f. Desert Haze

a.k.a I seriously need to know my polishes better
 
I thought that I would show you the base color of the last manicure on it’s own. I know that I did not add much to it the last time but I thought it deserves a post on it’s own.
e.l.f Desert Haze is a very interesting color! It is a nude polish but leans towards quite a bit under certain lightings. I had a colleague who commented on this polish and says that it looks like mud.
I only have 2 (and a half) e.l.f polishes and I love them all. My only complaint is that they do not have any steel balls in them. My bottles aren’t exactly new so they are a little goopy now. Or maybe that is just me :/

Even thought my polish is a little dried out, I used 2 coats of Desert Haze in these photos and it covered nicely.

In the photo below the polish actually leans a little on the olive side. Or maybe it is just me and my wonky eyes.. Hmm…

Happy Monday!!

Happy Movember!

Oops! I forgot to schedule this post! Better late than never right?
 
This is my manicure dedicated to the Movember movement where men grow their moustache with the aim to raise fund and awareness for men’s health issues. If I am not mistaken the main research right now is the research for prostate cancer. More on Movember and it’s causes HERE.
My boyfriend actually decided to not shave for Movember this year. Honestly, although I do support this cause, I am glad that November is almost over and he can finally shave again! I am just sooo not use to him with a moustache!
I used one of my older polishes – e.l.f Sand as the base polish and added a mo’ on my accent nail with none other than my new liner I purchase not long ago. 😛
One mo’ for the go!!

OPI Dulce de Leche

Recently, I have been arranging my polishes by brand and then by color. And guess what – I have much
more nudes than any other color! But looking through my blog I don’t think I have posted much nude manicures!
Let me rectify that with this gorgeous nude from OPI – Dulce de LecheDulce de Leche literally traslates to ‘Candy of Milk’. I looked it up on Wiki and it sounds awfully like Toffee. I wonder if it’s the same thing.. Hmm..
ANYWAYS, back to the polish.
Dulce de Leche is a nice dusty pinkish brown (makes sense?) which is very office friendly. It applied like a dream in 2 coats. I did an accent nail with this metallic pink polish from Skin Food it just says Pedicure Sparkle #01. This too applied easily but I needed 3 thin coats to cover up any VNL.
I wonder.. Which colors are your favorite and which colors do you have most in your stash? Are they the same color or totally different?

Rainbow Honey : The Yokai Collection

Dee has outdone herself again! Have you seen her newest collection? Unlike her other collections, The Yokai Collection are not just glitter toppers this time – they are stand alone colors. Really pretty stand-alone colors. Dee contacted me a while back to ask if I would like to review her new collection. Of course I said yes! I love her creations! But instead of getting the polishes long before the launch date (October 13th) I only received my package on the 17th. Which is really quite typical of international shipping.
At first I was thinking, maybe Dee might not send me a package because I am so far away! But when it did show up, I was happy beyond belief! I was grinning – like this 😀 – the whole time from my post box to my office.
Enough chit chat from me! Let me show you the pretty polishes~
Of course I have to show you Rainbow Honey’s famous box packaging! There’s an ingredient list, big 3 free disclaimer and of course the little window for you to peek at the polish inside!
The Yokai (妖怪) literally means monster. In the Japanese culture, it stands for the supernatural monsters form Japanese folklore. Dee, picked 3 of these yokais – kitsune, oni and kawako.

kitsune
oni
kawako

Since I got these babies late, I will be featuring them one at a time to give them all the attention they deserve!

First up is kitsune, the magical fox – the nine-tailed fox from Japanese folkore that is! kitsune is a lovely polish. It is a nude-peach polish packed will a whole lot of glitter. There is a good amount of gold glitter and glass flecks, hex glitters of red, green and brown and I think I spied a few holo glitters in there too!!

kitsune, like the magical nine-tailed fox, is a shapeshifter. It looks more on the yellow side on me as compared to the polish in the bottle and on other bloggers. I rather like this quality actually, always something new 🙂

Application of kitsune was lovely. Even though it is packed with glitter, it applied easily and evenly. All I needed was 2 coats to achieve the opacity in these photos. I did not use any top coat in these photos. You can see that it did dry a little gritty but nothing a thick coat of top coat can’t solve!
Oh yes, did I mention these polishes are LIMITED EDITION! That is the reason why I was soooo happy that I got them! Do hurry on to Rainbow Honey’s SHOP to grab them before they sell out! Of course, remember to follow them on Facebook as well as their blog for more updates!
These polishes were provided to me for review. All opinions are my own and in no way influenced by the company.
Honestly though, I was beating myself over how I wouldn’t stand a chance to get these polishes because of my No-Buy. If I wasn’t on a No-Buy I would definitely bought all the polishes in a heart beat!

Cult Nails Baker

My Cult Nails polishes have been sitting in the drawer for too long!! And if you read my post yesterday you’d know that I have just stocked up on some really awesome polishes. Without further ado, let me present to you Baker!
Baker has, in Maria’s own words, a rich butterscotch/tan creme base with the right amount of gold shimmer for a golden glow! I concur! This polish is an awesome nude which is totally different from all the other nudes I have. Aside from having a shimmer base, the color is really unique in my stash. I really have no other polish like this.
I used 2 coats of Baker in these photos topped with Cult Nails Wicked Fast of course!! One thing about Cult Nails polishes that I really love is the combination of it’s brushes and formula! Although their brush is kinda small compared to OPIs ProWide brushes, it is tons easier to control. I admit I am not all that good at polish application but when I do use Cult Nails polishes, clean up is always minimal!
Plain nails are never my thing! To add some interest to this mani I added a flower nail art sticker on to my ring finger. I placed the sticker half on my nail and the rest on my finger just for fun. I was going out for drinks so I thought – why not! The stickers are relatively inexpensive anyways.

Don’t you think it looks cuter this way! It lasted around 6 hours if i remember correctly. It was six hours of doing nothing mind you. I remember doing quite a bit of washing and cleaning and also had shower in with this on!

Signing off with a photo from my instagram feed!

Silvery Sand!

I can’t seem to get enough of glitter gradients! I love how that little bit of polish can bring the whole manicure to a different level. My last glitter gradient manicure was of quite contrasting colors. So this time I decided to go for a more neutral palette.

I used E.L.F colors in this manicure. It was not an easy task to get my hands on this polish. I was trying out a forwarding company based in the US for this order since E.L.F Cosmetics do not ship to Malaysia. It took about a month from my payment date to E.L.F Cosmetics to the day I received the parcel. And the price tag was USD 31.95 for 15 products which was wonderful and for shipping —- USD 45!

Ah well, I had it coming my way. Itchy hands you might say. Thank goodness all the products arrived safe and sound. No cracks, breaks or chips in the makeup.

I picked out only 3 polishes from E.L.F after reading the reviews. It was kinda confusing because the reviews were from 5 stars all the way down to only 1 star. The shades I picked out were Fire Coral, Golden Goddess and Desert Haze which would be used in this post.

Desert Haze is a dusty nude, somewhat clay colored polish. Application was a dream! It was kind of streaky on the first coat by the second coat covered up nicely. I sponged 2 different silver glitters on the tips – Bloop silver glitter and OPI Crown me already. I chose the silver glitter instead of the silver polish to create a less silver tip. I was trying to create a smooth gradient where the colours seemed to blend into each other.

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The lack of the opaque silver layer made this manicure more delicate and sweet. And if you didn’t pay attention to it you would actually miss the glitter. Which works for sneaking a glitter manicure into the office 😀

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Nail polishes used: E.L.F Desert Haze, OPI Crown Me Already, Bloop Silver Glitter