CND Brigitte

This polish reminds me of pudding or something like that :) I like the colour but I think that it does not look very pretty with my skintone. This polish is not mine but I was happy to have the chance to try it out. Like the majority of CND cremes this applied flawlessly in two coats.

Essie Braziliant

I will have some serious swatching in the following weeks so I took a few days off now. I don´t want it to be something I don´t want to do, I want my blog to be fun. Today I want to show you a Essie Braziliant which is a beautiful bright (but not neon) orange with very dense shimmer. I don´t wear orange polishes very often and when I do I always take Illamasqua Gamma, which is my favourite, but this is pretty too. Have a great Sunday!

OPI DS Bold versus China Glaze Mrs. Claus

So here is the promised comparison and a almost dupe to OPI DS Bold (B). It is China Glaze Mrs. Claus (MC) from last year´s holiday collection. What a nice cheap alternative, isn´t it? I used three coats for both of these.


One of the two new OPI DS polishes. I like this one less also because I found an almost dupe (which is cheaper) which I will show you tomorrow. Anyway it is a nice glitter, no holo. I did three coats for the picture.

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company

China Glaze Urban Night

Urban Night is from the fall collection called Metro. I love it! It is an amazing polish in terms of formula and colour. It is a super glossy creme that applied like a dream. I must get my hands on a bottle for myself because this one is not mine. 

Sally Hansen Moisturizing Polish Remover

I wanted to show you the nail polish remover that I have been using lately. I am already on my fourth bottle and I will keep on using it. I like it for five simple reasons:
  1. It is cheap
  2. I can buy it in my local drugstore
  3. It doesn´t have that nail polish remover smell
  4. It doesn´t dry my cuticles
  5. It removes polish well
I also took a picture of the ingredients. Yes it does contain acetone but that is what I was going for. With all the swatching I have to do I need something effective. And although it does contain acetone it does not dry my cuticles which is a big plus. I am sure you don´t want to see ugly cuticles on my macro pictures. 

I am not saying this is the best nail polish remover out there. But we have  limited possibilities of what nail polish remover to buy in my country. If I would be a normal nail polish user I would maybe go for something more expensive but I use tons of nail polish remover and don´t print money, so this is my choice and I am really happy with it.
Still I would love to know what nail polish remover works the best for you?

Illamasqua Competition to support the Sophie Lancaster Foundation

Saturday 26th November would have been Sophie's 25th birthday.

The Sophie Lancaster Foundation aims to Stamp Out Prejudice, Hatred and Intolerance Everywhere [their fantastic website and Facebook page will tell you more] 

The aims and objectives of the Charity are as follows:
  • To create a lasting legacy to Sophie.
  • To provide educational group-works that will challenge the prejudice and intolerance towards people from alternative subcultures.
  • To campaign to have the UK Hate Crime legislation extended to include people from “alternative subcultures” or “Lifestyle and Dress”
  • To work in conjunction with politicians and police forces to ensure individuals who are part of subcultures are protected by the law.

In honour of Sophie's birthday and to mark support for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, Illamasqua is hosting an internationally open competition to win a selection of cult pieces from the Illamasqua collection, including Medium Pencil in Sophie, Pure Pigment in Zeitgeist, Nail Varnish in Unnatural, Intense Lipgloss in Repulse, False Eye Lashes in no.21 and a S.O.P.H.I.E wristband. 

And best of all, there will be FIVE winners! The competition is open until Midnight GMT Sunday 27th November [T&C's can be found at the link below]. 

Catrice Looking Sunkissed from the Bohemia Collection

Looking Sunkissed is not mine. Sadly I didn´t buy it when I had the chance and now I really regret it. It is such a beautiful bright shimmer red (perfect for the upcoming Christmas season)! It is a bit on the thick side but still no problems with the application. I love the Catrice brush, it is short and wide and makes the application flawless. I used two coats on these pictures but it covers almost in one. When I return it to its owner, I will have only these pictures to look at :) What do you think?

Misa Hip To My Jive Collection 2011 - Swatches and Review

Ok, so Blogger just ate all my text to this post so I will make it really short, because I don´t have the patience to write it again. Here is the fall collection from Misa called Hip To My Jive:

Misa says: "Misa Cosmetics’ fall collection, Hip to My Jive, will have you flipping out over shades that hearken back to the decade of old-school cool while ensuring that your nails remain of-the-moment. The ’50s brought us TV dinners, cruising in chrome-accented automobiles, and poodle skirts at the malt shop, but now they bring forth six retro-inspired hues that’ll knock your socks off!

More beige than peach but still a nice work safe colour. Subtle shimmer. Two coats.

A bit thicker that is why my swatch looks messy. Two coats.

Nice innocent pink creme. Two coats. 

My least favourite but you know I don´t like greens much. Two coats. 

A coral with very small golden flecks. Two coats.

My favourite. There is never enough of mints! Two coats.

Overall the collection had great formula, didn´t have any major problems. However I am not super excited about the colours in the collection. They are not ugly, not at all but just not very special for me. That is just my personal taste, I know about a lot of girls who love exactly these kind of colours (my mother is one of them). I still have more to show you from Misa, so stay tuned!
What do you think about the collection?

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company

Wet n Wild Believe Me It´s Real

I would say something different. I would say...believe me it´s really so pretty! This polish is so amazing. I am in love with the new WnW collection and regret I don´t have more of these. I used this over a dark purple creme and I used just one coat. I want to wear this for at least a week. The combination of blue, turquoise and purple is breathtaking. 

And one more picture just because it is so amazing. I want to hear what you think about this polish. And if you have the change to get these then hurry to your local store and get them!

CND Girlie Pink

I don´t normally wear such pinks but this is my NOTD. The formula on this one is not as perfect as I am used to with CND. Most of their cremes are amazing quality. This is streaky and I had to use three coats to get an even application. Hope you have a great weekend! I am feeling much better...

Nicole By OPI Snow-man Of My Dreams

The last of the glitters from the Nicole By OPI Holiday collection is so much fun! As you can see from the close-up it is packed with different coloured glitter. I used two coats for these pictures but maybe three would be even better. I really like this one!

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company

Nicole By OPI My Sleigh´s In The Shop

Not only do I have so little time lately, but now I am also sick. So I just want to show you this beautiful glitter and off to bed with litres of tea! This is two coats on the pictures. 

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company

Color Club Foiled 2011 Collection - Swatches and Review

The latest collection from Color Club I have for you is the Foiled Collection. Sorry for such a brief post, I have very little time but wanted to show you the collection. I think the pictures speak for themselves. If you have any questions write them in the comments. Here are the six shiny polishes:

Light green foil. Two coats.

This is pretty...kind of work-safe but not boring. I did two coats.

This is my favourite of the collection. I have it on as a full mani as I am typing this text. It was surprisingly close to other blues in my collection. I showed you in this comparison. The good thing about Cold Metal is that it does not stain and covers in one coat! Perfectness.

My second favourite. Not very much like lava but still very pretty. One coat here again. I love such polishes!

A lighter pink. This was two coats.

This is so icy, looks very cold and I am sure it will be a great polish for winter. Two coats.

That was the Foiled Collection from Color Club. All the polishes applied very easily, had very good coverage and formula. I am very happy that Color Club made Cold metal, it is one of my favourite blues. 
What do you think about the collection? I can´t wait to hear your thoughts!

* the product(s) in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR company