Friday, July 19, 2013

Can anybody help?

I am the biggest Disney Fan ever!

We don't really get Nicole by OPI polishes in New Zealand and I am in love with the new Tink collection.

Would anyone be able to get me two sets of this collection? I can pay for it and also swap if needed.

Please email me at if you can help. Thanks!

Picture from Frazzle and Aniploish

Saturday, July 13, 2013

CND Vinylux Review

Vinylux is the latest product released by CND (the brand behind Shellac).  I picked up three of these polishes and a top coat at the recent New Zealand Beauty Expo.

"Vinylux is a breakthrough polish that endures a week of fashion perfection... without a base coat"

Here is a quick over view of Vinylux:

  • This polish is a cross between a regular polish and a gel polish that cures under a lamp.  
  • It is designed to last three times what a 'normal' polish would last.  
  • A base coat is not needed.
  • Currently there are 62 colours available
  • Use 2 coats of Vinylux and then one coat of Vinylux top coat
  • Polish dries under natural light (and no UV lamp is needed)
The first one I tried out was Azure wish. It is a light blue polish. In the bottle it looks like it has shimmer in it, however on the nail the shimmer is not visible.

CND Vinylux Azure Wish - White light

I used three thin coats here. The recommendation is two coats, however the polish was not opaque enough and I felt it needed three to even out the polish on the nail.

This polish cures under natural light. I polished my nails late at night and they dried fine under a regular house light.  I was surprised with how quickly this polish dried, as it was no longer than a regular polish (if not quicker because the coats were quite thin).

The formula was good on this polish.  It was smooth and easy to apply thin coats. The brush is pretty standard and was easy to get a neat finish with.

I wore this polish for four days.  It did chip after two days, but I stuck it out to write this review. Unfortunately the condition it was in after the four days meant that it did not last the stated three times longer than a regular polish, as I can get a great two days out of a regular polish (usually after that I am sick of the colour and want to change it). So it lasted longer than a regular polish, just not three times longer.

Removal was very easy. Vinylux was very easily removed with acetone based nail polish remover.  

I am currently putting on Black Pool, which is the Black creme Vinylux polish. I will be trying this out with a glitter layer in between the polish and the Vinylux top coat.

Lots of Love

Friday, July 5, 2013

Darling Diva Polish Zen Pool

 Zen Pool is one of the more recent releases from Darling Diva Polish.  

Darling Diva Polish Zen Pool - sunshine

This is three coats, and still leaves a visible nail line as it is not fully opaque.  This polish has a teal shimmer crelly base with teal micro glitter, small round teal and fuchsia glitter, medium white hexagon glitter, bigger fuchsia and white round glitters and giant white hexagon glitter.  

The formula was ok, the hardest part was fishing out the bigger pieces of glitter.  Also some of the bigger bits of glitter had stuck together so when it was swiped on the nail, you ended up with multiple pieces the same.

Darling Diva Polish Zen Pool (over OPI Can't Find My Czechbook) - sunshine

I found I liked this polish much better with a base underneath.  This is two coats of Zen pool over two coats of Can't Find My Czechbook.  These two are a perfect match for each other. I wore this to work the other day and got quite a lot of comments about it. 

Lots of Love

Thursday, July 4, 2013

OPI Euro Centrale Collection

I finally finished swatching the 11 of the 12 OPI Euro Centrale Collection polishes that I own.  This is my all time favourite OPI collection. I love the cremes and the shimmers, as well as the glitter. The whole collection is perfect for summer and even though it is winter here I have been getting a lot of wear out of them. I have often been wearing these polishes as bases for glitter top coats (indie ones - as you can see in some of my previous posts).

OPI A Woman's Prague-ative 
OPI Can't Find My Czechbook

OPI - OPI...Eurso Euro 

OPI My Vampire is Buff

OPI Oy - Another Polish Joke

OPI Vant to Bite My Neck?

OPI You're Such a Budapest

OPI Suzi's Hungary Again

OPI I Saw... U Saw... We Saw... Warsaw

(over OPI I Saw... U Saw... We Saw... Warsaw)

OPI My Paprika is Hotter than Yours!

Lots of Love

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Different Dimension Gnarly

Different Dimension Gnarly is from the 80's Baby Collection.   It is a neon green scattered holographic polish.  The formula on this is great. Two coats gives perfect coverage.  The holographic particles in this one are scattered and subtle so are hard to capture on camera, so this is a polish that does look better in real life.  

Different Dimension Gnarly - Sunshine

Different Dimension Gnarly - Shade

This polish is totally unique in my collection, I can honestly say that I do not have any other holographic polishes this bright!

This was my first experience with Different Dimension polishes, and I love it.  I think I will have to get some more.  You can purchase Different Dimension Polishes here on Etsy or from llarowe.

Lots of Love