Sunday, 30 October 2011

Glitter Gal Blue 3D Holographic

Hi everyone!

Sorry for not posting in the past two weeks, one of my close relatives passed away and it has been really hectic! On the plus side, the majority of my exams are over until December, so I will (hopefully) be not as stressed for the next few weeks! Yay!

Anyways.. The polish that I'm sharing with y'all today is the amazing Glitter Gal Blue 3d Holo! :D

I purchased this polish at the same time I bought Lizard Belly from Llarowe. I'm really happy I ordered this one too! It's so gorgeous! I think Glitter Gal makes the best holographic polishes around. I mean, I love the Nfu-Oh holos, but they dry with a weird matte-ish texture which I really dislike.. the two Glitter Gal polishes I own both dry super glossy and smooth. I like.

Gah. Isn't it gorgeous? The only downside to this polish is that it is a little sheer.. pictured is 3 coats.

Glitter Gal polishes can be purchased for $14 from Llarowe! Her shipping is super reasonable, and she also stocks A-England, Ozotic Pro and a bunch of other awesome HTF in North America brands!

Also, if you're going to head over to her website.. one of my pictures of Lizard Belly is on her header! OMG! This is so awesome! If you're reading this, thank you so much Leah Ann!

That's all for now, thanks for reading everyone!

*The products featured in this post were purchased by me, and any opinions expressed in this post on said products are my own.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Glitter Gal Lizard Belly

Hi everyone!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while again, but school has been really draining lately. I'm in the middle of my semester, so that means I have a crapload of projects and exams to do/study for ><

That being said, I'd like to thank all of the people that have entered my giveaway so far! I've read all of your comments and I have to thank you all! You guys are all so fantastic! <3

So.. onto the polish!

I bought Lizard Belly and Blue Holo 3D (in a later post) from Llarowe in late August, after seeing swatches of them both! Lizard Belly caught my attention first, since there aren't many dark holographic polishes around, AND this one is green! Awesome combination? YES!

I had pictures of this already edited, but I was really unhappy with how they turned out.. so of course they were redone yesterday when the sun came out for the first time in a long while!

Anyway, enough rambling and more pictures..

Gosh, isn't it gorgeous? Pictured above is one coat of Lizard Belly over Nfu Oh 569 (I layered them because the Glitter Gal does come in a pretty small size.. and I'm cheap so I wanted to conserve as much of it as possible ;D )

I'm so glad Llarowe sells Glitter Gal.. I wasn't planning on getting any since the shipping from Australia (ordering from Picture Polish) would have been a complete nightmare! She has also expanded and is now selling A-England, Ozotic Pro, Picture Polish and a few other gorgeous polishes that would be more difficult to get anywhere else. Also I should mention that her shipping is super reasonable!

That's all for now! I'll try to squeeze in a post later this week but I can't guarantee it :(

Oh, by the way, if you haven't entered my giveaway yet, the link is here, and it's open until 11/11/11!


**The polish in this post was purchased by me, and any links are meant to be for the convenience of the reader!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Holiday Glitter-A-Way! Open until 11/11/11

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed!

Hi everyone!

This post has been long in the making.. but finally everything is here! Hurrah!

So, since I'm going to be super busy for the next few weeks, I'd like to make it up to y'all by hosting a small giveaway for the holidays! Yay!

Please continue reading for more details!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Some quick OPI Muppets Comparisons..

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post of some comparisons I did on a nail wheel for today.. basically Monday - Friday is like a marathon for me. I start out slow on Mondays (my early day).. but every day for the rest of the week is like a race.. and then on the weekend, hopefully I have free time for myself and also to get ready for the next week.

Anyway, some pictures and a few words!

Left to Right: China Glaze - Ahoy!, OPI - Meep-Meep-Meep, China Glaze Strawberry Fields

If you make the picture bigger, the difference between Ahoy! and Meep-Meep-Meep is more apparent.

 Left to Right: Cult Nails - Iconic, OPI - Pepe's Purple Passion

The colour of Pepe's Purple Passion is more purple than Iconic, and the flakes in Iconic are much more noticable. Iconic also has some gold shimmer in it.

Left to Right: OPI - Warm and Fozzie, Color Club - Wild and Willing

Sorry for the crappy picture.. this was the best one out of the bunch I took :P
I think these two actually look pretty awesome together.. they remind me of Fall!

Oh yeah, and just a little extra.. Amanda from The Nail Polish Enthusiast asked me a little while ago about how close China Glaze's Blue Year's Eve was to OPI's Swimsuit.. Nailed it! I don't actually own Swimsuit, and I figured it'd take me a while before I could borrow it from one of my friends that actually owns it.. so I did one of those crappy tape comparisons. Sorry for the crappy comparison, but I hope this will help some people out..
Left to Right: OPI - Swimsuit.. Nailed it!, China Glaze - Blue Year's Eve

That's all for now.. Have a great day everyone!

Marisa :D

Monday, 3 October 2011

Select picks from the OPI Muppets Holiday 2011 Collection!

Hi everyone!

I seem to be getting lucky with my local nail polish store.. it seems like they're putting out a lot of things pretty early! I just happened to stop by the store to buy some tweezers, and I noticed that they had the whole collection out. :D

I was originally only planning on buying Gone Gonzo and Fresh Frog of Bel-Air, but I ended up getting a couple of other ones too.. in the end I got Gone Gonzo, Fresh Frog of Bel-Air, Meep-Meep-Meep, Warm and Fozzie, Pepe's Purple Passion, and Rainbow Connection.

It was also a nice-ish day for swatching, so I swatched them pretty much right after I got home. I'm adding Rainbow Connection to the giveaway prize (which should be announced in the next week or so.. I'm waiting for one more polish to come to me in the mail!) so I don't have swatches of that!

Like the last post.. this one is going to be a bit long.. so I'm going to put it under a cut again :D