Kiko - Frozen Nail Lacquer n. 03 + BeYu - n. 209

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Yes, another layering :D

Now that I've reached +500 colours, I feel the urge to use them more and more, even if it's difficult sometimes.
This time I think I got a pretty result, a little unexpected!

Do you remember how Kiko Frozen n. 03 looks like?
I only added one coat of BeYu n. 209 and the magic happened *_____*

(indoor, daylight)

Turquoise base + red = indigo! I LOVE color theory :P

(outdoor, daylight)

From a jewel teal to a rich purple blue with red shimmer, you can't really ask for more - if you're just like me, of course :D

(upper: indoor daylight; below: indoor direct sun)

I then protected everything with Essence Better Than Gel Nails top coat, glossy and smooth.


Don't you just love when you get the best effect with the smallest effort? :D

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

Kiko - Frozen Nail Lacquer n. 03

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Hi everyone :>

Limited edition shade today!
This is from the Chic Chalet 2011 fall collection, one of the best collections Kiko ever created.
They even re-released some of the products in other following collections, I think many many girls missed the eyeshadow palettes the first time as they were a BIG success :>

(direct sun)

N. 03 is called "Forest Emerald", you can see here two coats without top coat: impressive, isn't it? Looks like foil, I almost couldn't believe my eyes :D

At first I thought it would ended being a frosty mess on nails, but I really liked the final effect: you can definitely see some streaks, but the metallic finish blended everything, and I think it's beautiful!


 It's so deep in low light, very classy and rich. Look how dark is the bottle!


Beautiful on it's own, but I then added another colour on top, as per my habit :D

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

Catrice - Dirty Berry

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Ahhh, new post!

No breathtaking things this time :D, but a simple yet very nice colour from Catrice, one of the nicest they ever released, in my opinion :>

(full sun)

Dusty periwinkle with holo fine shimmer, so elegant, discreet and NOT boring!

I think I applied two coats, but it was some time ago, unfortunately I'm a bit late with posts lately.

And I only have two pics, no full hand shot this time.

I don't remember problems in application or such things, brush is the large one, but usually I prefer it larger than smaller, I think it spreads better the products on the nail, smaller brushes can cause streakes and/or different amount of nailpolish in some areas.

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

Deborah - Sense Tech 100% Mat n. 10

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Something different this time, anyone?

For me, at least :D

Let's just say I have two mat top coats and I never use them...

I don't even know why, some nailpolishes are simply fabulous mattified (flakies, for me).

Anyway, I bought this while on sale somewhere, because I liked the colour: as you can see, it's not a mat creme, but has glitters in it :>

Great texture, it's not plain and I prefer it over a totally matte surface...
Two coats, large brush, but I didn't have any problems, I only needed small corrections with brush and remover :>
I then forgot to apply a layer of top coat and show you how it looks shiny, sorry!

Post ends here :D

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

Spring new buyings...

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... even if actually we still don't have spring here!

Weather is awful, few days of sun and MANY days of rain, and I'm that person whose mood it's strictly tied up with nice days, sun light and warm temperature. Great choice living in Milan, I guess :D

Anyway, these were the last nailpolishes I got in a long time, since that I then stopped, because I didn't find any other interesting colour...

From the new Catrice range, my choises:

From top and clockwise:

- "Mint Me Up", dusty mint with old gold shimmer and glitters, nice combination!

- "Purple Reign": actually it's more purple than in my picture, and it contains blue (and some spare pink) glitters, how can you resist?

- "Shopping Day At Bluemingdales" (short names next time, pls?): not so bright in real life, I've seen electric blue swatches around the web, don't trust them :D
But I'm a sucker for blues, you know, so I really like it, could be a nice choice for anyone who wants a boost of colour without being too much over the top.

Next ones: some time ago, FabFingerTips had a blogsale, and I spied a couple of vintage things I wanted to have in my collection, so here they are!

From left:

- Mavala "Capella", I'll talk about it later;

- Revlon n. 490 "Kiwizing", see great swatches here!

I think you all know the (in)famous "zing" collection by Revlon, here's a comprehensive total view (and list) on this collection, which dates from 2000 and it was full of (now older type) duochrome shades!

In the past, Revlon used to make gorgeous nailpolishes (check Color Illusion range!), so when I saw this little gem for sale, I couldn't resist, my inside collector won over me :D

At first I thought it was similar to Nubar "Indigo Illusion", and I think they've somewhat the same formula (see the teal base?), but then I realized the final result is different, as Revlon is a duochrome, and Nubar a multichrome.
I do personally prefer Nubar, but I'm glad I've found "Kiwizing", I'm a vintage-lover and I like to own some older items here and there :D

Now it's Mavala turn: I've found "Capella" from FabFingerTips and the very same day, on a british online beauty supplier, I scored another gem from the same collection, "Orion": these are all flakies colours from the Galaxy collection, which is a 2003 SMASHING collection released when no one cared about flakies :D 

The colours were "Agena", "Antares", "Canopus", "Capella", "Orion" and "Vega".
"Antares" and "Canopus" are too milky and frosty for me, while "Vega" has more visible flakies, but it's also milky, so I don't like it :D

I already own "Agena", so now my personal selection from Galaxy is completed!

I know now they aren't that smashing, but I just love these small bottles full of duochrome shimmers and flakies ♥
Don't be confused by the base colours, they're all pretty sheer, so I think I'll find the right use for "Orion" even if it's red :D

But, see below: a TRUE RED? Did I buy a RED nailpolish?

Damn yes, but CLEARLY I won't use it alone, don't worry :D
This is Shaka "Burn In Love", very metallic, very pigmented, very fiery! You can spy an orange-gold touch, yes it's there!
Actually "Burn In Love" has a magenta base FULL of goldish metallic shimmer =  RED

One coat.
See? Pink base :> So metallic!

On to the new adds: Elsa bought for me one of the most beautiful colours of this year:

It's beautiful and nice too! :D
Here it is Color Club "Portfolio" *______________*

No words needed, if you liked Zoya "Adina", you'll NEED "Portfolio", here's my cap comparison:

One coat each.
They aren't dupes, "Adina" has a lilac base and a lighter green side, "Portfolio" is much stronger, colder and pigmented.
I love both ♥

Lastly, two amazing H&M bottles: "Blue" and "White", clever names :D

El Corazon inspired? Who knows :D

Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)