Sunday, January 29, 2012

My January haul & swaps

Hi everyone!

Since some of you requested to see all the polishes I've purchased this month I am showing you some bottle spam today! Beware - this is going to be a picture heavy post! Here's a little teaser. If you want to see more, simply click "read more". For detailed swatches and reviews on the polishes I've already worn follow the highlighted links. And now lean back with a hot cup of coffee and cookies and enjoy ;) Oh and please don't judge me. My wallet already does, I can still hear it weeping. Maybe I am a little obsessed with nail polish... only a tiny bit...


Friday, January 27, 2012

China Glaze - Some Like It Haute .... oooooh yes!

Good evening everyone!

Long time no see. I haven't blogged as often as usual these days as it's really been a busy week for me. As a PhD student I have to do a certain amount of teaching Bachelor students and this time those nine students kept me on the go all day long. So I am more than glad that it's Friday which means I can relax a bit and then go back to my own work on Monday.

Today I have for you another Winter shade which is Some Like It Haute by China Glaze. This one came out as one of six 3D Eyecandy Glitters in Winter 2011 and I finally wore it last week.


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NOTD & Welcome a new brand: Zoya - Cynthia

Hi everyone!

Today I have for you one of my very first Zoya nail polishes! I have seen so many swatches of that brand but I could never find an online source that ships internationally for a reasonable price. Then I discovered Salenail who sells a lot of Zoya polishes and I finally caved and ordered seven shades from different collections (plus a couple of China Glazes and OPIs). Now that I am thinking about it I think I bought waaay to much nail polish this month *lol* Maybe you are interested in seeing my latest hauls and swaps? I got some Nerd Lacquers, Llarowe polishes, lots of Essences and so on.... Just let me know! OK, so back to the Nail Of The Day. When I told Danny from Polish Chest that I got Zoya's Cynthia along with my order she asked me to show some swatches on my blog. Ta-daaa, here they are! I hope you enjoy them.


Sunday, January 22, 2012

Comparison Post - Chanel Peridot Vs Douglas Absolute Nails Fireworks

Hello everyone

and happy Sunday! Since the weather outside is quite depressing - it's cold, windy and raining all day long - I took the time to keep up with the blogs I follow and blog a little myself. I took the pictures for today's blog about 6 weeks ago but because of the Christmas Challenge I participated in I could not find the time to post this earlier.
I am showing you a comparison between Chanel Le Vernis Peridot and Douglas Absolute Nails Fireworks. I bought Peridot during last year's vacation in Spain and I stumbled upon Fireworks while browsing my local Douglas perfumery. A couple of months ago they released their own nail polish line called Absolute Nails and there were quite a number of pretty colors. When I saw Fireworks I instantly knew I had to pick it up and compare it to Peridot. I know there are a couple of close shades and the "dead on dupe" Diving In Malaysia from Sephora, but since I don't have access to Sephora I thought this would be a "low-budget" alternative. So let's start this off with a couple of bottle shots! And I have to warn you, this is going to be a picture heavy post ;) To see them all, continue reading after the break!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Essence Crystalliced LE - It's A Snow-Woman's World

Happy Wednesday

and welcome to my swatches of the very last Essence Crystalliced LE polish which is It's A Snow-Woman's World. And without much ado here is a bottle shot of it.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Essence Crystalliced LE - Ice Crystals On My Window


and happy Sunday! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Too bad it's already over - again. I had a great day and now I am sitting on the couch with my notebook blogging while my boyfried is cooking dinner. I can already smell the medaillons of pork with mushrooms, pasta and salad - yummy :D

Today I show you the fourth nail polish from Essence's recent Winter collection entitled Crystalliced. Please welcome Ice Crystals On My Window!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Essence Crystalliced LE - Frosted Champaign

Happy Friday everyone!

Working part of this week is done - again! Can't believe how fast time is rushing by these days. I am looking forward to the weekend! I need to stow away all the Christmas and Winter decorations in our house and then I'm ready for Spring to show up :)

But before that I have some more Winter nail polish shades for you! Today is the third day where I will show you swatches from a polish of Essence's current Winter Limited Edition called Crystalliced. So here is Frosted Champaign, a light cream color with gold and silver shimmer and some red flecks in it.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Essence Crystalliced LE - Iced Age Reloaded

Good evening everyone

and welcome to the second part of my Essence Crystalliced Limited Edition swatches! Last time I showed you Ice Eyes Baby and today I have for you Iced Age Reloaded.
I added a little macro view of the polish in the bottle this time to show you the shimmer. What do you think about it, do you like it or shall I skip it?


Monday, January 09, 2012

Essence CrystallICEd LE – Ice Eyes Baby: NOTD & Review

Happy Monday everybody!

Today I have for you the first of five polishes from the new Essence Limited Edition called CrystallICEd. This is a nice Winter collection with lots of neutral colors. If I can’t have winter outside I will at least have it on my nails :D
First up is Ice Eyes Baby, a pale pastel blue with a hint of grey and with a subtle yet pretty shimmer to it.


Saturday, January 07, 2012

Got the moody blues: Icing Mood Swing polish - Serene/Stormy

Happy Saturday!

First week of work for this new year is done, hope you got through it fine! The weather here is freaking me out, it's been raining and stormy for days now and there's not a lot you can do outside.  So I'll spend this weekend swatching and blogging :)

Today I have for you a polish I got as an extra in my very first MakeUpAlley swap a while ago and I was really happy to find this included in my package! It is a Mood Swing Polish by Icing and the color is called Serene/Stormy. This polish is supposed to change colors depending on the temperature of your hands or outside. Here is a picture of the cool color Serene which is a pretty blue that leans towards purple with teal shimmer.


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Butter London HRH - even the Queen would like this polish

Good evening everyone!

In my last post I showed you my manicure for New Year's Eve where I layered Chunky Holo Bluebell over HRH. Some of you wanted to see this polish worn solo and as your wish is my command, I am happily showing you this beauty today!

Butter London HRH - which stands for Her Royal Highness - is a beautiful royal purple nail polish with red-purple shimmer. 


Monday, January 02, 2012

Happy New Year & NYE mani with Butter London HRH and Kleancolor Chunky Holo Bluebell

Hello everyone

and welcome to 2012! I hope you had a great New Year's Eve and a good start into this new year! I am already back at work, could have needed a few more days off though. The good thing about 2012 is that I will finally finish work for my PhD thesis in April - if my boss lets me - so keep your fingers crossed for me please :)

Today I show you the manicure I wore for NYE. Initially I had planned to put on one of the China Glaze Eye Candy Glitter polishes but then my boyfriend wanted to pick a polish for me. And I have to say he has an excellent taste ;) He chose Butter London's HRH which is a perfect purple with blue und red shimmer. I liked the polish worn solo a lot but for the last day of the year I wanted to add something sparkly and eye-catching. I tried several glittery polishes on top and ended up using Kleancolor's Chunky Holo Bluebell which I haven't used in quite a while... almost forgot how smelly these polishes are but the result paid off for that :) 

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