Wednesday, August 28, 2013

FNUG Holographics Color Blocking

I finally decided to break these out but couldn't decide which. That's always a problem. If that were my biggest problem, I would be the happiest bumblebee on the face of the earth. I thought I'd try some simple color blocking but things never turn out simply with me, do they?

First of all, some notes on these polishes. I have learned to become very leery of swatches of holos anymore because of the way swatches are taken. In general, it's under the best lighting conditions possible. That's what makes them pretty and, let's face it, marketable enough to grab a readership of some sort. I like seeing those just as much as the next girl but one of the reasons I don't take photos of that sort most of the time is because I wanna see how the polish is really going to look. For example, Essence's Chic Reloaded. I absolutely fell in love with it when I saw swatches but when I wore it, it was crap. It looked awful and nothing like the swatches. Ever.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Update: China Glaze Half Moon Mani

Pretty good for the most part. I had one big chip about three days in and then I got a polish there was no way I wasn't trying out right then so it kind of...evolved over the course of the week, didn't it? For goodness sakes, it started as a water marble lol.

There's the one chip that happened and until I started messing with it again that was really all that happened.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Getting Something Off My Chest

Hello! Those of you who follow Dreamy Lacquer Co on Facebook already know why I haven't been posting here much.* But here goes:

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Half Moon Mani with China Glaze Crimson and OMG

I started this one off as yet another failed water marble. Someday I'll get that right. The polishes I chose weren't really working. Sometimes they'd spread on the water's surface, sometimes they wouldn't. Super annoying, I rage quit.

Crimson was one of the colors I chose for it and since I was then in a black mood and it was the closest to black on hand, I went with it. It was a superb application, very creamy and fluid, opaque in one coat if you're careful with it.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Update: OPI I Think in Pink (and stickers)

Okay, the stickers were a pain to remove. Right up there with getting glitter all over the place. The Kiss package doesn't come with removal instructions so I just used acetone and a cotton ball like always. Despite the fact that several of them started lifting before the week was up even with all the top coat I slathered on 'em, it was like the acetone glued 'em back down and then they smeared all over the place before they started breaking up. I had little chunks of sticker all over. Ick.

The polish itself was...well, it's OPI, there isn't too much that needs to be said there. It was still pretty pristine. I had some edges that were just about to chip but nothing at all obvious.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

OPI I Think in Pink (and stickers)

For some strange reason I was feeling very girly and pink this weekend. No idea why, I don't usually do such things lol.  Darker colors are where my heart lies. I had just put away a bunch of colors and saw OPI's I Think in Pink during the process and it got stuck in my head so I decided to give it a try.

Application on was...meh. It's very thin and since it's such a light pink and I have something against visible nail line, it took four coats. Seriously, that's like two or three coats beyond my patience limits.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Update: Ninja Polish Dragons

I'm going to make a series of pictures called My Hands in Windows. I made it to my living room ones this time. Once I hit all those in my house, I'll go on tour like Harto!

As for the polish, it was stellar. Although I bet a big chunk of that can be attributed to the Essie base. That's why I like it, see. Still, absolutely no issues at all.

Probably could have let it ride for another week, too. Bored though. Great polishes, you should definitely go get yourself some.


PS If you have never watched My Drunk Kitchen, go do so and start with the older ones. Hannah Hart is freaking hilarious.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ninja Polish Dragon Collection

The Dragon collection was released just a few days ago and I managed to get an order in for all five via the facebook release announcement. I usually have bad luck for such things but for once I got to win. Trying to decide which of these to wear this week was very difficult. They're all so sparkly and pretty! I kept changing my mind. And then I realized...there's five of them.

I didn't have to choose!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Maybelline Color Show Holographics: Blue Blaze, Mystic Green, and Lavender Lustre

An Open Letter to Maybelline New York:

To whom it may concern:

I realize that you are a major, huge cosmetics company. You've been in business for almost 100 years (congratulations on your centennial next year, by the way), and I'm just some customer in the good ole Midwest, but even so, I believe I may know a few things that at least one person in your company could stand to learn. Let's start with some definitions!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Update: Avon Saturn

Not a smooth start on this one. Another of those weirdos that had the tiny chipping on the first day but once it was fixed, almost no problems the rest of the week. Why does that happen?

When I repaired it, I decided I should use Avon's liquid freeze just because hey, it's all Avon and it should work better, right? Naw. The third coat I put on took extra long to dry even with the speedy topper added. On the zoom you can see pressure marks on my left middle and ring fingers.

Regardless, it's yet another of those that began poorly but somehow turned it around and went the distance. Great polish.