Wednesday, March 30, 2011

OPI: Meet Me on the Star Ferry

OPI's Meet Me on the Star Ferry is a polish that I originally passed up last year, and always regretted it. Well, I finally got my hands on it for a very reasonable price (only 4.50! with 2 dollars shipping) on Amazon. And I'm super glad I did. I love how it looks like a regular old frosty dusty plum color - and then in the sun you find out that it has tons of holo shimmer in it. Unexpectedly awesome. But difficult to capture.

This last one captures the holo best...

Another Great Giveaway!!

This one is hosted by Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes, and she is generously not only giving away 6.. or 12.. but 18 things!

Here are pictures of the prizes: 

Go enter! The contest closes on April 2.

Nicole by OPI: Sea How Far You Go

This is the first Nicole by OPI that I've tried.... and I love it! It is such a unique color! Olivey green with tons of gold shimmer mixed in. 

And in the shade, it looks even more golden.

Definitely grab this if you're into weird polish colors. 

OPI: Peach-A-Boo

Here is a gorgeous golden/peach/pink sheer polish from OPI, Peach-A-Boo. Generally I hate polishes that show my nail line, because I feel like my nails look dirty, but I like this polish a lot. Next time I'd definitely layer it over a opaque nude polish, but I still like it on its own. 

Gorgeousss shimmer. <3.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sally Hansen: Silver Lining

Today I wanted to show you guys a nice summery color, so I went with Sally Hansen Silver Lining from the collection last year that had Hidden Treasure. This polish is pretty sheer (along with practically every other polish from that collection). This was 5 or 6 coats... But worth it, I think. It has a clear base, and it is mostly made up of silver glitter - but there is the occasional hint of blue/green/teal glitter that makes it special. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011

China Glaze: Digital Dawn

I'm glad I got China Glaze Digital Dawn. It reminds me a little of China Glaze Rated Holographic - of course the holo can't even begin to compare, but it might be a good thing if you are in need of conservative polishes for work. I understand the issue some people (okay.. most people) have with the Tronica collection, but I am firmly in the camp of 'any holo is good holo' so this collection is perfectly fine by me. 

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Orly: Pixie Dust

Meh... crappy formula, not the best color, not the best coverage all add up to something I'll probably never use again. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Zoya: Trixie

I waited foreverrrrrrrr to try this polish. I got this back in.. october? september? Whenever Zoya had the promo where they gave Raven, Trixie, and a red sparkley polish for free with an order. Well I finally tried Trixie and it is awesomeeeeeee. I had thought that China Glaze Millennium was my favorite silver metallic polish, but this Zoya is soooo much more forgiving!  No brushstroke problems, no chipping problems, incredibly reflective. I'm definitely glad that I got it and finally tried it, because I'm pretty sure I'm going to be rocking this on my toes for the majority of the summer. 

And in the shade - still extremely reflective. 

Orly: Rockin Rocket

Another polish I only have a lukewarm feeling for. I think I'd love it more in the fall. For some reason I expected or wished for the base color to be lighter, but it has a lot of deep dark red/brown in it. I like the golden shimmer - but I was kind of hoping for a dark red version of Zoya Tiffany.  Oh well - like I said, I'm sure come October I will think this is the best polish in the world.