Honestly, sometimes I wonder if I should even buy new nail polish. Obviously, I have so many that only now is the time that I get around to wearing and posting about OPI French Quarter for Your Thoughts.
FQFYT (It’s to long to actually write all the time, sorry!) is a grey creme polish, but the twist is that it isn’t just grey, it has a green tint to it. It looks very much like my sea salt mud scrub mask thing that I use on my face every once in a while when I want to frighten my friends.
I used two coats of FQFYT and it applied easily and without any streaks. I like it, but I prefer straight up grey cremes or the ones that lean more towards blue, as they just fit better to my complexion and my style of clothes.
I then decided that I need some bling on my nails. It seems that lately I am not satisfied unless there’s glitter everywhere. To layer over FQFYT I chose OPI Servin’ up Sparkle, which I haven’t worn since I got it either. What a shame! Anyhow, it is too close to China Glaze Techno, so I will not be keeping it. Nevertheless, I love the mix of small holographic glitters and the larger holographic hex glitters! And I think it looks perfect over FQFYT. 1 coat.
Today I have another great franken for you! I say great because I think it is – but feel free to judge yourselves. I am always excited to read your comments!
This one I made on a whim and I am blaming myself for not writing down what I used, because I would like to recreate it! The thing with glitter bombs like this is that a full mani is very visible with regards to how quickly the bottle empties. I think I might get 10-15 full manicures out of this franken, which seems so little!
Anyhow. As you can see, the base of this franken is pink (you know me!), with tiny pink glitters. In it I put large turquoise and light blue hex glitters, smaller violet and silver hex glitters, and even smaller and fewer black glitters. I am wearing two coats of the franken on it’s own.
I am still playing around with my lightbox settings, so please let me know which pictures you prefer, the slightly over lit ones in the bottom of this post or the slightly darker ones above?
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Tagged Franken, glitter, pink
I haven’t gotten over glitters, and I assume I never really will. There are periods when I wear less of it, but despite the removal issue, I am still very fond of glitters, especially the glitter polishes that consist of small glitters and can therefore be worn alone. Hence it is not surprising that I have a generous amount of polishes that look similar, and I went on a dupe hunt for you.
I have never shown you Revlon Glitz and Glam before – it is a dark red jelly leaning towards pink filled with silver glitters. I used three coats of it for the swatches below.
I have two polishes that I thought would be similar, but well, judge for yourselves – I don’t think they are very much alike.
Sally Hansen Lady Luck on my middle finger and index finger is a dark red jelly like the one from Revlon, but there’s no silver glitter. Instead, is is filled with glitter the same base as the jelly and sparser holographic glitters.
Nicole by OPI Sensational Scarlet – on my pinkie and ring finger – has a differently colored base even, it is more of a ripe tomato red color, hence “scarlet”, and it is filled with red and iridescent glitters. No dupes here, I’d say! I used three coats for both polishes.
Which glitters do you like best?
While I am away, rocking’ the Rock en Seine Festival (Placebo was so awesome!), I will show you some more polishes I didn’t wear there. I forgot the camera cable at home so I will show you all of my manicures a bit later. Meanwhile, follow me on Instagram to be up to date! I love your comments
Today I want to show you another IsaDora polish that I bought twice (once for me, once for a swap) when I was in Poland. I have a great liking for IsaDora polishes, as their quality really justifies the price and some of the colors they make are quite outstanding! This one is called Chateau Grey and it is a soft grey with just a teensy bit of silver shimmer so it stands apart from a regular grey creme. I love greys lately and this one was no exception. I used two thin coats but I could’ve gotten away with one had I not applied a thin coat first (for security reasons, you never know, right?).
After some time I decided that I want to change my manicure and I decided that Girly Bits Mother May I? would be a perfect match. You can find news about Pam’s polishes and a link to her shop here. I used two thin coats of this pastel lilac polish which is filled with blue hex glitters, turquoise square glitters and smaller round magenta glitters. All the glitters disperse perfectly and the polish is really really pretty. It’s a purple that even I would wear, mainly because the glitter combination is so much fun to look at.
What do you think? Have you tried Girly Bits polishes yet?
OPI Cuckoo for this Color – I think it fits, because somehow couldn’t get enough of it, I have been wearing it a lot lately. This time however I decided to layer some glitter on top! Because glitter makes life much more sparkly, literally!
2 coats of OPI Cuckoo for this color. I personally think the OPI Swiss Collection was underrated, but this is a good thing, because you can easily find it on ebay or in shops. Click my “Where to buy”Tab if you want the info for Vienna. Anyhow, Cuckoo for this color is a gorgeous deep teal, leaning more towards green than towards blue. The shimmer in it adds depth and gives it this mesmerizing glow. Can you tell that I like the polish?
Obviously I couldn’t just pick one picture…. Anyhow. I thought that green glitter on a dark teal polish might be fun, so I got out my dear frog friend, OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air. I used only one coat over Cuckoo for this color, as the glitter is rather dense.
I must say that even though it didn’t look just like I wanted it too, I find this a surprising pretty combination. Do you agree?
I originally thought that Purple Rain was a song by Prince, but apparently it also is a polish by MAC. So basically you can wear it while you sing it. Fun!
The polish itself is beautiful. I do not remember how I acquired MAC Purple Rain, I think it was one of those steal finds at one of the beauty blogger flea markets we so proudly hold here in Vienna (Next one is before Christmas! Date to be announced!). I thought I would love it a lot but then I realized that it was purple and all that is beautiful and purple goes to my friend M. She is such a friendly person, you should never meet her. She is mine! Ok, admittedly, that was weird. Anyhow. M. gets all the great purples I find.
Before I found out what a great purple this was, I had to test it out. In the bottle it looks a bit more blue, so I thought it might just have been one of those names that pretend the polish is one color but it actually isn’t. When you apply the first coat though, you can see that it as a lot of dark vampy red underlying all the blue tones, that’s also why you see that red glow around the edges. I had immense application issues with this, maybe also because I wanted to try it out quickly and was a bit hasty when I applied it. Purple Rain decided to flood my cuticles (pun intended), an I do.not.like.that. At all.
Nevertheless, 2 coats and you’re good – and wearing a super shiny super dark vampy purple with amazing red and blue shimmer in it. Really, really pretty polish. Unexpected from MAC considering most of the polishes from their last year of collections, but if you manage to hunt this down, the color is definitely worth it.
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Tagged MAC, purple, shimmer
If you follow me on twitter (@goodlacknail) or instagr.am (also @goodlacknail), then you might have been part of the debate if this polish fits me or not! I posted a picture of me wearing Picture Polish Fairy Floss and asked what other people thought of this bubblegum pink, and if they thought it fit me. The general tenor was yes, and after a couple of days of wearing it, I decided that I can pull it off.
I used two coats of this bubblegum pink creme, and I must say that first I was afraid that it would give me lobster hands as it is a rather warm pink, but then it turned out not to be too warm after all. There’s not much more to say about it, as the quality of the polish is as close to perfect as a bubblegum pink can be (do wait between coats to avoid dragging), and it lasted for 3 days on me without any tip wear, but then I got tired of it.
It is my first picture polish nail polish, and I was surprised by the quality, but as the color is nothing super special, I must await other picture polish bottles to magically appear on my doorstep before I can say much more!
What do you think, do you like it?
In a swap with the sweet A. I received this polish by wet’n'wild called Blue wants to be a millionaire. I wasn’t sure if I should layer it or try to wear it on its own, but I decided to give it a go on its own and it turned out really pretty! I love how deep and sparkly it looks and it is totally smooth with only one coat of topcoat.
Basically, Blue wants to be a millionaire is a light blue jelly packed with tiny holographic glitter. I used three thin coats and it covers just fine, don’t you think?
Do you like it?
Today I’m showing you another franken I made some time back. I like frankening, but I am super careful about advertising them, because some of them look so gorgeous in the bottle and turn out horrible on the nail. I love the amount of glitter bombs out there by various indie polish makers, but I am also very cautious about buying some of them, as some, not all obviously, are made quickly and not tested long enough. So I only post my frankens after wearing them at least once before, which means at least a couple of weeks of them resting untouched in my polish vault. This particular unnamed franken is one of the ones I’m happy with (I make about 10 finished frankens when I sit down and get creative, and usually one or two make it in my nail polish vault, as the other ones have issues with bleeding or curling glitters, etc), so I wanted to share it.
I used 2 coats of Revlon Girly as a base. Girly is a pastel lavender polish with intense silver shimmer provided by the silver particles in the polish. It dries to a somewhat brushed metallic steel look, this is the best I can describe it. It looks like our kitchen counter
The franken polish itself is a sheer purple (yes, you heard right! I made something purple!) jelly, interspersed with blue, silver and pink hex glitters in various sizes. There are also occasional bar silver glitters in there, but not many. I haven’t worn it on its own, but I assume one would need many coats for it to be opaque. I used two thin coats for the pictures below, and I had no problems applying the glitter, as the base of the polish is rather thick.
What do you think, do you like it?