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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Layla Soft Touch in Mudhattan

You may recall my appreciation for the Layla Soft Touch line in my posts here and here. Well, it hasn't wavered with my latest experience with Layla's Soft Touch in Mudhattan; I'm still loving this smooth semi-matte nail finish! Mudhattan is, as you might guess, the colour of mud. More particularly, it's the dusty taupe brown of dried mud. And it's also got the coolest red micro shimmer- seriously, click the pictures to make them bigger and scope it out! 

Very cool. This manages to feel chic and edgy at the same time. I can't recall if I bought this particular bottle through Nail Polish Canada or Ninja Polish, but I can vouch for both of them being fantastic retailers!

Have you tried any of the Layla Soft Touch polishes? If not, have I piqued your interest in them?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Zoya Pixie Dusts in Godiva and Vespa

I'm loving the textured trend lately, particularly Zoya's rendition of it, the Pixie Dusts. Today I've got Godiva and Vespa to share with you. 

Godiva is a light sandy beige with lots of silver sparkles- these really are best witnessed in person in order to appreciate how much sparkle these pack. They especially come to life in the sunlight. 

Vespa is a dusty light sage green with silver sparkle. Gorgeous, and again even better in person.

While I'm loving the textured trend, I have to say one thing about it- I hate wearing textured polish while flossing my teeth! It just... feels wrong. It gives me the creeps! What do you think of the textured trend? Are you loving it?

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Illamasqua Harem and Nurture

Tonight I've got two gorgeous Illamasqua lacquers to show to you: Harem and Nourish. 

Harem was released earlier this year and is a lovely blue-based pink creme; it's not quite your standard pastel pink- it has much more of a lavender hue to it. As per usual, the formula was great, barely needing two coats for perfection. 

Nurture is part of last year's Rubber Brights collection, and sports an interesting satin/rubber finish- it is also the most incredible vivid green. It's extremely bright, but doesn't come off as a citrusy neon- rather, it has an beautiful fresh leafy-ness to it, if that makes sense. I absolutely loved wearing this one, and was sorry to remove it. Very unique.

What do you think of these lacquers from Illamasqua? Can you think of any polishes similar to Illamasqua Nurture?

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Picture Polish Honey Dew and China Glaze It's A Trap-eze

First of all, my apologies for a lengthy disappearance- sometimes life (regrettably) gets in the way of blogging about nail polish. I should be back to posting fairly regularly, however. And to kick that off, I've got a great spring manicure to show you: Picture Polish Honey Dew, with a single layer of China Glaze It's A Trap-eze layered overtop of the ring finger as an accent nail. I love the way this turned out- Honey Dew is a gorgeous, dreamy, melon green, and It's A Trap-eze is sheer enough to let the base colour shine through to create a delicious milky effect. 

Speaking of Picture Polish, did anyone else get the chance to try the new glitter base, "Revolution"? I was able to get my hands on it through Nail Polish Canada when it first went up on the site, and have only really tried it with Cirque's French Roast (a pretty glitter dense polish), and can't say I noticed a dramatic difference in removal. If I did it again, I'd probably just opt for foil method. I'm assuming it's more to do with my particular body chemistry, as others have reported excellent results using Revolution.

What about you? Any great successes (or otherwise) to report with Picture Polish Revolution as an aid in glitter removal?