Wednesday, November 18, 2015

misslyn "Clubbing" glitter toppers

Hi everyone,

Now let me say I'm not sure what any of those polishes really have to do with clubbing, but who am I to judge that anyway? I've been to a club exactly once in my life. So there.

forever young

Over essence - Step Into The Grey Zone, with top coat. Great coverage in just one coat.


Over essence - Roaring Red, with top coat. Isn't it gorgeous?

stay with me

Over essence - Back To Black. This one also has great coverage, one coat should be enough.

I'm not sure about the star topper that is also in this LE. It didn't look particularly glitter-dense, so I didn't pick it up. I did, however, get a backup of forever young, because I just find it too gorgeous.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

essence "All That Greys" (because you know I'm all about those grays)

Hey everyone,

Today we're looking at an LE that was basically made for me. Grays! Yay! While I don't wanna endorse the series in any way, I might just have fifty shades of gray (nail polish).

Back To Black

You will need two to three coats, depending on your application method - and luck, really. It was tricky in application for me because it dries down so fast with my very thin coats. This is without top coat. Unfortunately, I forgot to swatch with top coat. But if you can imagine a shiny black with a silvery-blue shimmer running through it, you've pretty much got it down. I wore it the other day and liked it quite a bit, more than the matt version definitely.

Step Into The Grey Zone

Two coats with top coat.

Greyt Times

Two to three coats with top coat will be needed here because it might be a bit patchy.

Girl With A Pearl

You might need between two and three coats with this because it also tends to be patchy. It can take on different shades - it can look beige- or grey-tinted, and it will also seem different depending on your surroundings and the lighting you're in. It's a nice off-white - not pure white.

Roaring Red

Two coats, no top coat. Easier to apply than Back To Black for some reason. It probably helps to apply your coats a bit thicker if you, like me, usually do very thin coats.


With top coat - so much prettier in my opinion.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

essence "Merry berry"

Hey everyone,

Today we're looking at Christmas stuff, definitely. We're getting berry colors again, but I don't really mind. Here we go...

the masked ball

Two coats and top coat.

purple with purpose

Two coats and top coat.

pink & perfect

Two coats and top coat.

red rocks

Two coats and top coat. Nevermind the name, it's definitely not red.

i ♥ my golden pumps

over the masked ball


over purple with purpose


over pink & perfect


over red rocks

One coat plus top coat each.

Monday, November 9, 2015

p2 "All about berries"

Hello everyone,

The name really says it all. I didn't get the lightest tone in this 8-piece (!) LE, simply because I didn't want another pink at that time. I might still get it, but right now I'm good.

strawberry passion


cranberry passion


cherry passion

Beware of patchiness with this one, don't load your brush up to much.

grape passion

Also a bit prone to being patchy, again be careful with your coats/amount of polish on the brush.

blueberry passion


blackberry passion


plum passion

This one will show brushstrokes because of the shimmer in there, but I don't usually care about that sort of thing too much.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

p2 "Fabulous Beauty Gala"

Hello everyone,

Today we're looking at what I think qualifies as a Christmas LE, especially since there was a fourth, golden shade in there that I didn't pick up.

Sensual Red

This one might be a bit patchy, be a little more careful with how much polish you get on the brush.

Alluring Black


Desirable Blue

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Catrice "FALLosophy"

Hello everyone,

Long time no see, eh? Disclaimer: I'm not actually Canadian. As you probably know. Anyway, I know I haven't posted in a long time, and part of that was my frustration with the aftermath of my giveaway. But there are other points I've been marinating over for a while before that already - I might do a separate post on that, I'm not sure yet. I'd ask you peeps' opinions, but to be perfectly honest, and without meaning to insult anyone, I'd be surprised if there was much of a response. Without further ado, let's get to the good stuff.

Mystic Moss


Mauving Leaves


Berry Tale


Fabulous Fox-ia


Morning Dew

over Mauving Leaves


over Berry Tale


over Fabulous Fox-ia


over white

I didn't show it over Mystic Moss because it more or less disappeared against the sparkle that is already in the base.