Monday, October 31, 2011

Golden Rose Flakies [picture spam]

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Sorry for not posting for a few days. I'm just really not in the mood at the moment; girl problems.

I wanted to get some more Golden Rose flakies, but couldn't really find swatches. I finally found a page that showed all of them and I was surprised that all 15 are actually just 4 different flakies!

So if you want to see the 4 different ones, keep on reading.

This is number 04. In real life it looks green most of the time, but in some lighting and angles you can catch a beautiful blue! And sometimes green and blue. Number 04, 06, 11 and 14 are the same ones.

This is number 09. It's an orange/yellow flakie. You see both colors really well in real life. Number 03, 05, 07, 08, 09, 10 and 12 are the same.

This is number 13. You can also win number 13 in my giveaway btw. Number 13 is green/orange. The orange can be yellow at some times too. Number 01 and 13 are the same ones.

The last one is number 15. I think this is the most special one, because it looks kinda rainbow-ish in real life. But on the pictures the blue is really standing out next to the orange and yellow. Number 02 and 15 are the same ones.

Here I have them all next to each other. Number 04, 09, 13 and 15.

Without the flash you actually see them at their best!

From each flakie I used 1 coat and put them over Wet 'n Wild Fantasy Makers Black Cream that I got from Nory.

What do you think of the flakies? Do you have some of these? Or from other brands? And which ones do you recommend? :) I know, lots of questions! :P

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Ingie

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Galaxy Nails!

You may have seen this mani on Vampy Varnish (thank you so much!) but now I'm showing you here. I was so excited about these, I just couldn't wait to post them here!

The first time I tried galaxy nails was August 19th to be exact :P I did these October 11th and I think I improved if I may say so.

Of course a matte look again. I love everything matte with my Gosh matte topcoat :P

I love how you can still see the glitters when it's matte.

Here's a list of the polishes I used:
- Essence Multi Dimension - Midnight Rocker
- Miss Sporty Lasting Color - nr. 30
- Etos Effect Nails - nr. 09
- China Glaze - Ahoy!
- Catrice - Blues Brother Vol. II
- Catrice - Forget Me Not
- Catrice - Lucky In Lilac
- China Glaze - Fairy Dust

I actually have no idea why I am holding a bottle of China Glaze (I think it's it Crimson)

Do you like these galaxy nails, or even in general? And have you ever tried them? Let me know! :)

xoxo Ingie

Day 14 - A Polish That Is Inexpensive

This one is easy! I found this one like 2 or 3 weeks ago at a drugstore. There is this gross thing with little basket kind of things with make-up and all that jazz that is discontinued. That sentence made no sense, so let's go on. I got this polish for only € 0,50 :D In dollars that's only $ 0,70! :O This is Essence Midnight Rocker.

This is one of my favorite polishes! I love that it's almost black, I love that it's blue. I love it on my nails! :)

If I find more of these, I will buy them! xD I also wanted to see the effect of it matte and love it! I used Gosh's matte topcoat again. I love how it's matte, but still shiny!

And no dark nail polish without flakies. :P Here I used Golden Rose Scale Effect #9.

Do you like almost black colors or do you go for black? Or no dark colors at all? Let me know :)

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Ingie

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Swimsuit... Cracked It!

This was something I wanted to try for a pretty long time! Another polish going diagonal over my manicure. I finally did! :P

After wearing O.P.I.'s Swimsuit... Nailed It! for almost 2 days I had some tipwear, so decided I could give it a try :)

I put striping type diagonal over my nails. Then I painted the top part black. Over that I put Carnival Lights from China Glaze and over that I put Essence Crack Me! Silver. I took the striping tape off and then I applied new pieces of striping tape under the diagonal part.

Have you ever done something with striping tape? Let me know! :)

xoxo Ingie

Pink Wednesday: Not So Pink

Today some little bit of nail art again. It's really easy, but I kinda failed a bit as usual.

I painted my middle finger black and put striping tape in the middle of my nail. I put 2 more pieces on the left and 2 more on the right. Then I applied some pink and purples. To stay in these colors I randomly painted my other finger nails in the colors I used on my middle finger.

For this nail art I was inspired by the wall in front of me :P

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Ingie

Day 13 - A Polish That Is Blue [O.P.I. - Swimsuit... Nailed It!]

When I started this 'challenge' I didn't really know what kind of blue I would pick. None of my blue's are that interesting or pretty. Until a few days ago where I received the polishes from my first swap with Nory. I got my first O.P.I polishes and one of them is this gorgeous blue Swimsuit... Nailed It!

Sorry for the tipwear! I wore this for almost 2 days :P

Before I got the polishes Nory told me this was one of the polishes she got me. I told her my mom would be jealous! :P When I got the polishes and unwrapped them my mom was like; Oooh, I like that blue one! :P
I swatched most of the polishes on each of my fingers and that night I was talking with my brother in the kitchen and he was like; That blue one looks pretty cool. (he also like the other O.P.I. polish xD)

Swimsuit... Nailed It! was hard to capture on camera and this is not how it looks like in real life. In real it's even more pretty! It reminded me of the ocean you see in movies! :P

What do you think of this color? Do you own it?

xoxo Ingie

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 12 - A Polish From A Brand I Hate

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I have another pink for you! I know you must be sick of those... :P

I don't really hate any brand, but why I choose Hema nr.12 is because whenever I go to the nail polishes at Hema they never have anything interesting to offer. They never seem to change the whole stuff once in a while. I only own 3 polishes from Hema and you probably have seen the other ones before.

I love this kind of pink! The picture isn't 100% accurate, but the pink is going towards a peachy pink. I'm wearing two coats of this one :)

Thanks for reading!

xoxo Ingie

Liebster Blog Award!

Today I woke up with some exciting news! Amanda from amandalandish nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award! This award is given to up and coming bloggers with usually less than 200 followers.
I would like to thank Amanda so much for even thinking about giving me this award! I'm very happy excited about this! :)
She recently had a giveaway on her blog and is planning on doing a new one when she reaches 100 followers! So what are you waiting for? Follow Amanda!

Now it's time for me to nominate 5 people.

Nails And Stuff
Okay Now Joy
Nail Polish Is My Crack
My Polish Stash
All That Is Gorgeous

Check out the blogs of these lovely ladies and follow if you like :)

Thanks again Amanda!

xoxo Ingie

Monday, October 24, 2011

Day 11 - A Polish From My Favorite Brand [Color Club - De-Luxe-Cious]

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Do I have a favorite brand? Not really. I like a lot and they all have some good and some bad stuff. But I choose for Color Club. I layered De-Luxe-Cious over Black. I should've showed you De-Luxe-Cious on it's own, but I accidentally delete the pictures from my camera :(

De-Luxe-Cious is a sheer blue based polish with rainbow glitters in it. They really show in real life. I don't really like the effect over Black, but now I know after giving it a shot :P

I promise better posts coming soon! :)

xoxo Ingie

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Day 10 - A Polish That I Think Is Boring [Color Club - Earthy Angel]

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Just a really quick post. I've been kinda busy lately, so that's why I have nothing interesting to show you :P But for this post I actually had another polish to show you, but it was nowhere to find, so I picked Color Club's Earthy Angel.

It's not that boring, but I also don't find it that interesting. It was on my wishlist and when I had it, I was kinda disappointed. It's darker than a nude color, but it's not brown. It's hard to describe... I will probably find some use for this polish sometime and I will probably just wear it.

Sorry for the boring post, but thanks for reading! :)

xoxo Ingie

Nicki Minaj O.P.I. Nail Lacquer Collection 2012

O.P.I. will be releasing a nail polish collection in association with Nicki Minaj! I heard about it from the lovely Nory :)

The collection has a shatter polish and 5 other Nicki-inspired colors.
- Super Bass (shatter)
- Metallic 4 Life
- Save Me
- Fly
- Did It On 'Em
- Pink Friday

The collection will be out in January 2012!

Super Bass, Metallic 4 Life, Save Me, Fly, Did It On 'Em, Pink Friday

Which one do you think you like best? I think I would like all of them, even though Fly, Did It On 'Em and Pink Friday aren't the most original colors.

xoxo Ingie

ELF Nail Polish review [PictureSpam!]

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So here is my review on the ELF nail polishes I bought last week. I ordered them on and the polishes were € 1,00 per bottle.

We're starting with this first polish with the original name Light Pink. This polish was pretty thick. It didn't feel annoying on the brush and while applying, but it's not easy. It takes a really long time to dry, because you need 3 coats for opacity.

Light Pink: 3 coats

This is Gum Pink. It's thinner than Light Pink. 1 coat will be okay if you have short nails, but 2 for longer nails. Because it's thinner and you need less coats it dries faster than Light Pink.

Gum Pink: 2 coats

This is Light Red. The formula isn't too thick or too thin, but pretty much perfect. For this polish you also need 1 coat with short nails and 2 for longer nails. You can obviously see I'm only wearing 1 coat :P

Light Red: 1 coat

This is Plum. This one is the thinnest so far. It's a pretty pigmented polish, but whether you have long or short nails; you will need 2 coats, because of bald spots. On the picture it looks more brown than it actually is.

Plum: 2 coats

This is Black (oh really). Nice formula, but the brush had a few hairs sticking out at the bottom of the brush which would leave nail polish on my cuticle. Just like Plum it needs 2 coats, because of bald spots.

Black: 2 coats

This is Dark Navy. I wanted it so bad after seeing it on rebeccalikesnails. It's a bit of a thicker polish, but not annoyingly thick. 1 coat is enough. The brush was being annoying. In real life it looks almost black and the dark blue micro glitter is hardly noticeable in real life. It doesn't dry shiny.

Dark Navy: 1 coat

This is Fuchsia. Nice color, nice formula, nice application. Nothing bad to say about it. 1 coat is enough for short nails, 2 coats for longer nails.

Fuchsia: 2 coats

Punk Purple. Looks a bit like Fuchsia, but is darker and more purple. Everybody, with short or long nails, can get away with 1 coat, but 2 coats is better.

Punk Purple: 2 coats

This is Lilac and has pretty much the exact same formula as the first polish Light Pink. It makes me feel like they're actually kind of jelly polishes. 2-3 coats will do the job. Lilac is in real life lighter and more of a pastel color.

Lilac: 2 coats

This is Desert Haze. Nice formula, and pretty pigmented. You need 2 coats to cover bald spots. I think this is a gorgeous nude color if you have lighter skin than me. It won't stop me from wearing it though.

Desert Haze: 2 coats

Innocent... Not as innocent as it looks! Maybe it cheated on me... Why? Look at the pictures below this swatch.
From all the polishes this was the worst! The formula was kinda thin and at first it looked kinda sandy, but that wasn't the case. It applies streaky. This polish just seemed used.

Innocent: 3 coats

The bottle was kinda hard to open and this is what I saw!

This is Purple Pleaser and is lighter than Punk Purple. They have the same formula and you will also need 2 coats because of bald spots.

Purple Pleaser: 2 coats

Dark Glitter Purple. I wanted this one so bad, but is not as spectacular as it seemed. The glitter in this is better to see than in Dark Navy. On the picture it looks really blue, but is actually really purple. 2 coats are used for opacity.

Dark Glitter Purple: 2 coats

Overall, I can't really say bad stuff about these polishes. They're only €1/$1. If you see the quality that you get it's even better than you would expect for that price. The brushes are nice and thick although some of them have little hairs sticking out.

Do you have any ELF polishes and which one is your favorite? And from these swatches, which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below :)

xoxo Ingie