Thursday, May 30, 2013

[Swatch] OPI - Last Friday Night over Illamasqua - Propaganda

Hey guys!

We're continuing with the blue tones. Today I present to you a layering I really liked and that I thought was a little reminiscent of Make A Spectacle over Bizarre Blurple.


One coat over "Propaganda". Maybe I'll try sandwiching those at some point. Might be interesting to see the result.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

[Swatch] Illamasqua - Propaganda (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey guys!

This is already the fifth installment of Cyw's and Lena's series, which means that we've been going for the whole month of May already! How time flies, seriously. This week's theme is blue, so here we go.


Two to three coats with top coat. This has a very jelly-like texture and can look a little purple, but it is definitely a dark blue. I might try doing jelly sandwiches with it! I ordered it ages ago and never used it. What a shame, because I really like it. The title was ridiculously hard to type, by the way...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

[Swatch] Catrice - Shopping Day At Bluemingdales

Hey guys!

As you (might) know I went crazy on Catrice's not-so-new-anymore nail polish range when it hit stores. This is one of my many acquisitions and the color I wore under Sea Sunset.


Two coats with top coat. I like that it's so bright; it's not muted, but it's not neon either.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

[Swatch] OPI - On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Hey guys!

I recently splurged a bit on OPI polishes and of course I had to include this incredible shade - let's get right into it!


Two coats, I believe, with top coat. Can I just say asdfghjklöäü? Because this is amazing. I am seriously considering buying a backup.

Friday, May 24, 2013

nail art for "Make Up Dreamz" - Sailor Saturn

Hey guys!

Remember my Sailor Mercury nail art from waaay back? That's okay, I do :) And since Sailor Saturn is my absolute favorite (and, incidentally, planet Saturn is associated with my zodiac sign) I just had to create a design for her as well. I had intended to do one for all the girls, but somewhere along the way I forgot about it every time. So, enough talk for now, let's get started!


This time, I took inspiration from her costume (colors and motifs on pointer, ring and pinky fingers), her weapon (thumb) and the astrological sign for Saturn (ring finger). Not quite as beautiful as my Mercury design, but I guess I just can't work this slightly unusual combination of colors as well as Hotaru.

I really want to do more designs, indeed for all the scouts. But I'm not sure yet if I'll manage. We'll see!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

[Swatch] OPI - A Good Man-Darin Is Hard To Find (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey guys!

This week's theme in Cyw's and Lena's series is orange. A color I do sometimes like, though not so much on myself. Fun fact: I had initially wanted to bust out China Glaze's Riveting for this - and then realized I don't even own it. Cue the fake audience laughter...


Two coats with top coat. Orange really isn't my color in my opinion, but well. It looks okay here.

Monday, May 20, 2013

OPI - Which Is Witch? over misslyn - royal blue

Hey guys!

I discovered this combo by chance and decided it looked so pretty that I had to put it on immediately... Let's have a look!


Two coats of royal blue as base, then however many coats you need until you're satisfied with the amount of glitter on your nails. I did one for most nails. Everything in Which Is Witch? reflects in all colors of the rainbow, so this is very glittery. I love it. It's hard to get this to be smooth since it is, after all, a glitter polish over a textured one, so I would advise you just leave it a teeny bit gritty.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

[Swatch] Catrice Hip Trip Limited Edition - Wheels On Fire

Hey guys!

I'm embarrassed on behalf of Catrice for this polish's name. I don't know, it just seems weird to me. Anyway, let's have a look at the color!


Two coats with top coat. Not a huge fan of this, I gotta say. It has silvery shimmer to it, but I think I'd prefer it without. Then again, that might make it boring. The base color is a pretty average pinky coral, if you ask me.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Important Announcement

Hey guys!

Sorry, this post is in German. It pertains to a special discount for Zoya nail polish in Petra's NailStore. She does deliver to countries within the EU so if you want any info in English, feel free to ask in a comment!

Text direkt kopiert von Elenas Eintrag.

GUTSCHEINCODE FÜR 50% RABATT AUF ZOYA LACKE BEI PETRA'S NAILSTORE - BITTE WEITERSAGEN

Bitte nicht erschrecken....


...obwohl Einige von Euch haben sich sicherlich schon erschreckt, als sie die neuen Preise der Zoya Lacke bei Petra's Nailstore gesichtet haben. Der offizielle Preis im Shop musste aus, ich nenne es jetzt einfach mal 'politischen Gründen', angepasst werden, wird aber letztendlich durch diese Aktion reduziert.

Auf diese EUR 14,- die die Zoya Lacke nun kosten, bekommt Ihr aber bei Bestellung im Shop von

Petra's Nailstore
50% Rabatt

wenn Ihr bei Abschluß der Bestellung an der Kasse unten links in das für Gutscheincodes vorgesehene Kästchen folgenden Code eingebt:

ZOYA

Euer Preis pro Lack liegt dann bei EUR 7,- anstatt EUR 9,90 bzw. EUR 10,90.

Liebe Bloggerinnen, ich möchte Euch herzlich bitten, Petra, die stets um unser Aller Nagellack-Wohl bemüht ist, in dieser etwas verzwickten Lage etwas unter die Arme zu greifen, indem Ihr diesen Post kopiert oder den Inhalt, bzw. den Gutscheincode an Eure Leserinnen weitergebt. Danke!

UPDATE ZUR AFFAIRE ZOYA - BYE BYE AND FAREWELL ZOYA

...bye bye, au revoir, auf Wiedersehen ..


In meinem Post heute morgen, hatte ich Euch versprochen, Euch auf dem Laufenden zu halten, ob Zoya nun bei Petra im Sortiment bleibt oder nicht. Nun gut, seit heute Vormittag 11:30 ist es hochoffiziell. Leider konnte Petra keine Einigung mit Zoya erzielen. Zoya geht also bei Petra's Nailstore aus dem Sortiment. Definitv und undwiderruflich.

[Swatch] China Glaze - Graffiti Glitter (over essie - Mojito Madness)

Hey guys!

This was one of my candidates for the first installment of Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt! that didn't make the cut after all; I still wanted to share with you, though ^_^ A while ago, I showed Razzle Me Dazzle Me from the same collection.


As usual with glitter toppers you have to push things around a little to get the result you want. In hindsight ("Damn you, hindsight!") I should've swatched this on a lighter color. You can hardly see the green glitter because it's too close in color to the base shade I used.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

[Swatch] OPI - DS Coronation (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey guys!

It's time for our weekly series again! The first week we had green, the second we had purple.This week we have silver as color of choice, and I found quite the special polish to show you.


Three coats with top coat. I kinda wonder how many coats I'd need to make this opaque. But I didn't really want to try that out... I should have layered it, but I didn't expect it to be so sheer in coverage. Anyway, here you go, a silver holo. Maybe you remember a nail art I did in the early days where I also used this. I feel the need to apologize for the horrid state of my skin in all the photos in this post (directly visible or linked)...

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

[Clash of the Polishes] ANNY - rock your nails vs P2 - strict

Hey guys!

This is the Sand Style Showdown, if you will. Let's jump right into it, shall we?


Two coats each, without top coat, of course. Can you tell them apart? ANNY is on middle and pinky, P2 on pointer and ring finger. Well, this is simple! If you can, definitely go for the P2 - almost double the amount of product (ANNY: 6 ml/0.2 fl. oz; P2: 11 ml/~0.42 fl. oz) for less than half the price (ANNY: EUR 4.95/~USD 6.48; P2: EUR 1.95/~USD 2.55), what more could you want?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

[Swatch] P2 Far East. so close. Limited Edition - bluish green

Hey guys!

P2 currently has a Limited Edition inspired by, well, duh, the Far East. As per usual it's a bit cliché, but well. Also as per usual, I can't resist anything inspired by Asia, so yes, I cracked, and here we go :)


Two coats with top coat. I like the silvery-golden shimmer with the minty base color. Not terribly unique, but whatever. The name looks like an atrocity to me, I gotta say. There are two more polishes in the LE that I might show at a later date :)

Friday, May 10, 2013

China Glaze - Make A Spectacle (over Make Some Noise and Bizarre Blurple)

Hey guys!

So Shining Cosmetics (not an affiliate link, just for your convenience) recently had an incredible sale on China Glaze polishes, so of course I HAD to get a few. I was happiest about being able to snag Make A Spectacle and a few others from the Wicked Collection that I'd been kinda salivating over for some months. As soon as the little parcel came, I had to play with my new treasures!


Over Make Some Noise. Dab around here and there until you have the amount of glitter you want. I already like this combo, but then I thought I needed to try it over blue or purple...


Over Bizarre Blurple. Holy crap, guys. Look at this utter beauty! I couldn't get enough of it. This may as well be one of the prettiest combinations ever.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

[Swatch] Manhattan - Frrrozen Yogurth (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey guys!

I'm gonna keep the introduction short, since I really do not need to get started on that name right now... This is the second installment for Cyw's and Lena's series. Last week we had green, this week we have purple, so here we go!


Two coats with top coat. I hate the name, but like the color. I would have been happier with a less prominent silver sparkle, though. Once again, this has been sitting in my drawer for a while without ever getting much attention. I'll try to keep showing polishes I haven't previously given much thought to in this series, I think it gives the whole thing a nice twist.

Monday, May 6, 2013

[Swatch] China Glaze Wicked Limited Edition - Cast A Spell

Hey guys!

I'm way late with this, but hey, better late than never? This is from China Glaze's 2012 Halloween Collection. Let's see that awesome polish!


Two coats with top coat. So. Let's take a moment to appreciate this gorgeousness. Done for now? Good. Holy crap guys. I love this. Not much more to say.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

[Swatch] essie madison ave hue Limited Edition Collection - maximillian strasse her

Hey guys!

I don't get the pun behind this, but it doesn't REALLY matter, so let's just look at the color, shall we?


Two coats with top coat. A dusty greenish-gray. I'm a bit on the fence about whether I really like it or not so much. We'll see.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Catrice - Lilactric with Kleancolor - Chunky Holo Purple

Hey guys!

I wore this combo a while back and thought I'd share it with you, so here we go!


I can't quite recall if I used two or three coats for Lilactric. In any case, it is a very soft lilac color with gold shimmer. Very pretty! Unfortunately, I decided to ruin it with Chunky Holo Purple. I have already said that Kleancolor polishes stink really badly, but I seem to have partial amnesia when I get an idea and think it will look pretty. In any case, Chunky Holo Purple changes between green, blue, red and orange/yellow. It has a slightly purple-tinted base. And stinks to high heaven.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

[Swatch] Catrice - Be Pool (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey guys!

Today I have a little bit of a special post for you. Cyw and Lena had the idea for a little collaboration entitled "Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!", which more or less translates to "Lacquers in color ...and colorful!". They decided to post a polish in a color chosen beforehand every Wednesday and encouraged others to participate as well. Today's color is green, so here we go!


Two coats with top coat. I've had this sitting in my drawer for about a year now and never used it, so I thought it would be a great candidate for this series!

I'm excited to see what next week's color will be :)