Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Bee's Knees Lacquer Get Your Buzz On

Today I have a random pretty from this past summer: Get Your Buzz On, the Indie Expo Canada 2019 cocktail party exclusive from Bee's Knees Lacquer.



This is a beautifully complex polish; a lot going on, but it all works together. There are flakes in several colors, shifting shimmer, and a touch of metallic sheen, all in a green base that makes a wonderful background for the pink and gold and bright green pops of color from the shimmer and flakes



My swatch is two coats, and I didn't need to add topcoat.





Under direct lamp light, the metallic sheen shows up more.



I'm so glad to have this in my collection.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wheel H12: Orange Cremes (Again)




1. SinfulColors Bright Lights Pink City (3 coats) [not pink, at least not now; maybe it changed color with time)
2. Inocos A Maria Vaidosa Laranja (3) [almost 2 coats]
3. OPI Juice Bar Hopping (3)
4. SinfulColors Summer Peach (4) [should have been three but I wasn't careful with the first couple coats so needed four to even out; dries to satin finish]
5. Girly Bits Thump Your Melons (2)
6. Studio M Wham Pow (2)
7. Studio M Glee Club (2) [dries to beautiful matte finish]
8. Wet 'n' Wild Wild Shine Jailhouse Shock (2)
9. Sally Hansen Triple Shine Tahiti (2)
10. SinfulColors Feel the Vibe (2)
11. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Firey Island (2)
12. Essie Sunshine State of Mind (2)
13. Whim Drinks at Sunset (2)
14. Bonita unlabeled (2) [possibly from Hello Sunshine set circa 2014]
15. Studio M Touch Down (2)
16. Finger Paints Kitchy Tangerine (2) [maybe they meant "kitschy"?]
17. Nicole by OPI The Look Is Orange (2)
18. Essie Roarrrrnge (2)
19. L'Oreal Engergetic Tangerine (3)
20. Deborah Lippmann Lara's Theme (2)


Bottles 1 through 5:



6 through 10:



11 through 15:



16 through 20:



















Tuesday, January 7, 2020

SinfulColors Pride Collection 2019

While I wait to see if SinfulColors is going to release anything new I can get my hands on (I never did see that Chrome set anywhere around here), I'm playing with some of the colors they put out last year, like the glitters for Pride (which I bought off Amazon as a set if I recall correctly; I'm still annoyed I missed the 2018 set which as far as I know was only online). Left to right: Tainted Love, Tight Squeeze, Natural Blonde, Filthy Rich, Love is Love, Drag Queen. These are all jelly bases with small silver glitter.



By now, I imagine there are plenty of straight up swatches of these online, so I went for something else and used them all in one look. I did two coats of each shade (the red and purple ones seemed like they might have worked with just one as they seemed to have more pigment in their bases) and added clear topcoat (though as glitter polishes go, these aren't bumpy).





Then I added matte topcoat, which I rather liked the look of over these glitters.







These aren't ground breaking (what is at this point in the nail world?) but still they make me happy being all squishy and rainbow-y.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Wheel F12: Orange Cremes

Happy New Year! I haven't made any resolutions yet, but when I do, blogging more consistently will likely be one of them, so I'm getting a head start with this Nail Wheel Wednesday post. Yes, more oranges; this group includes some yellow-leaning ones. Eventually I'll get through the backlog and we can move on to other hues; perhaps I'll mix in some glitters or other specialty finishes in the meantime to break things up.





1. Sally Hansen Insta Dri Dreamsicle (2 coats)
2. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Desert Poppy (3) [nearly a two-coater]
3. OPI Osaka-to-Me Orange (3)
4. SinfulColors Sugar Pumpkin (3) [almost 2 coats]
5. SinfulColors Coral Craze (3) [matte finish]
6. Wet 'n' Wild Wild Shine Cursed (3)
7. Butter London Silly Billy (3)
8. Nicole by OPI Fairy Fairy Quiet Contrary (3)
9. Beautifully Disney Orang' You Cute (2)
10. Sally Hansen Insta Dri Sun Kissed (3) [should have been 2 coats but I messed up and dented it so had to add a 3rd]
11. Sally Hansen Insta Dri Sunset Orange (2)
12. Sally Hansen Insta Dri Pumpkin Queen (2)
13. Sally Hansen Insta Dri Orange Zest (2)
14. Sally Hansen Insta Dri Atomic Tangerine (2)
15. Cover Girl Outlast Stay Brilliant Glosstinis Orange Oasis (3)
16. Elle Orange Sunrise (2)
17. Finger Paints Tie Dye Tangerine (2)
18. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed (3)
19. Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sweet Nectar (2)
20. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure C.E. Orange (2)


Bottles 1 through 5:



6 through 10:



11 through 15 (one plus to waiting so long to do this project is seeing the different label styles within a brand):



16 through 20: