Thursday, October 18, 2012

NOTD: Glitter Goblin

Hello Everyone!

The NOTD I have for you today is China Glaze Glitter Goblin. This polish surprised me. I was not expecting it to have holo glitter, but I'd say it's a pleasant surprise. From the promo pictures I was really expecting Glitter Goblin to be more like China Glaze Spellbound (which I'm still trying to get my hands on). Glitter Goblin starts off with a clear base and is packed full of orange micro glitter and slightly larger holo glitter. In my pictures I layered one coat of Glitter Goblin over OPI Ginger Bells, but I think you could wear Glitter Goblin opaque on its own with 3-4 coats. Glitter Goblin is a bit of a "hungry glitter", so I'd suggest a coat of Gelous before your topcoat if you want a glass smooth finish.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NOTD: OPI Ginger Bells

Hello Everyone!

Today's NOTD is a polish I passed a billion times. I thought it was hideous in the bottle, but when I saw it at my local beauty supply store for $1.33 I thought, "why not?" So I picked it up, and it sat with my other OPIs for almost a year. I was feeling very much in a fall mood the other day and decided to try it. After all it's only nail polish, and if it's really that bad you can just take it off, right?

Ginger Bells has awoken my love for ugly colors. Ginger Bells is a burnt orange creme polish. It applied wonderfully. My pictures are two thin coats. I was honestly surprised how fond I grew of this color, I'm not usually a fan of orange. I think it looks a bit silly on my skin tone. I think what makes Ginger Bells work for me is how soft and muted it is. It kinda reminds me of pumpkin pie.

What do you think? Is Ginger Bells ugly pretty, or pretty ugly?

Sunday, October 14, 2012

NOTD: It's Alive Glitter Gradient

Hello Everyone!

Before I get to today's post I'd like to thank my new followers for joining me here. To all my followers, I appreciate each and every one of you. I always look forward to your comments. I love the polish community and I'm so glad to be a part of it. Okay, enough mushy stuff... on to the polish

The NOTD I have for you today is one of my all time favorite color combinations, olive green and purple. If you've read my past posts it's no secret that olive/military greens are my favorite color. For today's NOTD I started off with 2 coats of China Glaze Urban Night. Urban Night is a rich red based purple creme polish.Urban Night was released in the 2011 Fall collection. It's not so dark that it looks black on my very fair skin, but it's not obnoxiously bright either. It makes me feel warm and screams fall to me. I needed two thin coats to reach opacity.

Since I can never leave well enough alone, and I'm dying for Halloween to be here, I decided to add a glitter gradient using China Glaze It's Alive. It's Alive is an insanely gorgeous (okay I'm biased) murky olive green  multi-sized glitter polish. It's Alive was part of the 2011 Halloween collection.

What are your favorite color combinations?

Monday, October 1, 2012

NOTD: Hidden Skulls

Hello Everyone!

It's finally October, my favorite month of the whole year. I love everything about Autumn, from the cool crisp air, getting to wear cozy sweaters and boots, the smell of the grapes ripening on the vines. I especially love all the changing leaves, and Halloween.

This Halloween season NYC ( New York Color) released a UV glowing topcoat called Demon Glow. Admittedly, I purchased my bottle for the name alone. When I got it home I did a bit of research and discovered it was a glowing topcoat. I have another UV glowing topcoat, and I've tried glow in the dark polishes and I admit I've always been a little disappointed.

Upon learning Demon Glow was a UV glowing topcoat I asked my husband if he'd dig out our black light so I could test it. I did not expect the awesomeness I was about to experience.

Using my Chez Delaney XL K stamping plate and Demon Glow I stamped a skull design over Avon Black As Night.

Natural Light

Black Light

How freaking awesome is that?! The great thing about this is you can stamp over any color of polish as long as it's not a neon, or white the UV topcoat image will show up as well as it does here over black. I could totally see this being handy for someone that wants to go out and party Halloween night, but works in a conservative office and doesn't have time to redo her manicure.

I must say I am extremely impressed by the way Demon Glow well, glows.