Date: November 14th, 2013

NailNation 3000 Amaze-Ballz: probably the hottest pink holo out there ♥

NailNation 3000 Amaze-Ballz swatch

NailNation 3000 holos are insane, in a good way. 😀
One of the best examples of how amazing and stunning Maria’s holographic nail polishes are is Amaze-Ballz. NailNation 3000 Amaze-Ballz is indeed amazeballs because the hot pink pase is so bright, squishy and opaque but the holographic effect is still quite strong. It is holo love squeezed in a bottle and the holo effect is even a bit stronger in sunlight than in my pictures with direct lighting. 😮

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Date: November 10th, 2013

Neon Brush Stroke Manicure

Neon Brush Stroke Manicure with OPI My Vampire Is Buff and the China Glaze Poolside collection

November is the perfect month to wear neons, right? 😀

Today I was in the mood for something different and I was missing wearing neon nail polishes. I love glowy and vampy nail polishes for Fall but I strongly believe in wearing all nail polishes all the year round. First I thought of a neon french tips manicure but then decided to do a Neon Brush Stroke Manicure feat. four of my beloved China Glaze Poolside neons instead.
I must confess that on Sundays I usually apply a new manicure sitting on my couch watching dvd (Revenge Season 1 today) and a Brush Stroke Manicure was much easier to do while watching Emily use her red Sharpie®.

As a base I picked OPI My Vampire Is Buff because I thought a white base would be too harsh. As usual this Neon Brush Stroke Manicure is much, much brighter in real light than on the pictures. It will be so much fun to stare at while the weather is dark and gray. :)

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Date: November 8th, 2013

Dance Legend Shock from the New Prism collection: Swatches and Review

Dance Legend Shock New Prism swatch

Holo all the things! ♥

Do you remember the time when we had to beg at companies to release holographic nail polishes again? When we sobbed about the long HTF China Glaze OMG collection and that it should be re-released again? Before Color Club and many great indie brands brought us back our holos and before Dance Legend made us swoon again over their New Prism collection full of linear holographic deliciousness? One huge reason why I fell in love with Dance Legend are their breathtaking and strong holos from the New Prism collection and today I am showing you the gorgeous Dance Legend Shock.

Dance Legend Shock is a strong linear holographic pink which in some lighting can strongly lean to a more strawberry tinted pink or even strawberry red. I’ve had lighting like at work where it was a bright more blue toned pink and here in the pictures and in general in my livingroom lighting it is a much warmer pink. The base color of Shock reminds me a lot of the base color of Pupa Holographic Strawberry which I sadly missed getting. The holographic effect in Holographic Strawberry is much weaker and more scattered but the base seems close.

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Date: November 3rd, 2013

Glequin accent nail manicure with the beautiful p2 Sensual Purple

Glequin accent nail p2 Sensual Purple swatch Essence Superheroes Effect Nails 02 glitter sequins

Be still my heart! ♥

Don’t you just love when brands still can surprise you? The release of the beautiful purple shimmer p2 Sensual Purple from their Mirror Mirror On The Wall collection was such a lovely surprise.
Sensual Purple is not really a unique color. It reminds me of NARS Purple Rain or China Glaze Let’s Groove but to see such a rich and deep shimmer from German drugstore brands doesn’t happen very often. The other colors from the p2 Mirror Mirror On The Wall collection were much more the usual colors you see from p2: cremes. But with Sensual Purple they have outdone themselves.

As you see I couldn’t just let the p2 Sensual Purple manicure be and added Glequins on top of my ring finger nail. Glequins? Glequins are not glitter but also not sequins. Glequin, which was invented by Sammy from The Nailasaurus, fills the terminological gap in between glitter and sequins and Essence just released beautiful diamond shaped pink holographic Glequins with their new Superheroes trend edition. :)

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Date: October 29th, 2013

China Glaze Heart of Africa or a case of why haven’t I bought this sooner?

China Glaze Heart of Africa swatch

There are nail polishes you know you would love but somehow you always forget to purchase it because there is yet another limited edition shade you need or another new collection which keeps your wallet occupied. China Glaze Heart of Africa is such a nail polish which I always had my eyes on but somehow never bought. Thanks to my best friend I finally own this beautiful burgundy shimmer now and can wear it with as my new manicure. :)

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