Thursday, June 28, 2012

Butter London Victoriana

Today is my favorite blue.  I guess this isn't a true blue, it is more of a teal leaning blue with silver shimmer.  I had to include Butter London in my list of favorites because they have the BEST formula, a great color selection, and wear amazingly well.  Not to mention their cute little bottles that line up perfectly! I'm a sucker for how a well organized nail polish collection looks all lined up by brand and color.  When I get settled in a new place I will finally get one of those acrylic wall racks to display my polish in my bathroom.  Anyways, here is Butter London Victoriana:

On the top of my wishlist is Nails Inc Baker Street, as soon as I can make it to a Sephora store I'm sure it will take the place of my favorite blue!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Essie Going Incognito

Today I am sharing my favorite green polish, Essie Going Incognito.  I had a tough time picking my favorite green, but this was one of the very first polishes I fell in love with.  It is the perfect hunter green creme and reminds me of Christmas.  It is probably the darkest green polish I have that never looks black.  It also has an amazing formula and is opaque in two coats.  Tell me what you think!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Essie Shorty Pants

Today I am sharing my favorite yellow nail polish as part of the favorites rainbow challenge.  Like orange, I'm not a huge fan of yellow because most of the time they have awful formulas and look disgusting on.  Essie Shorty Pants is an exception to this rule, it is a bright but not neon yellow creme.  Too bad this polish is discontinued and hard to find or I would get a backup.  Hope you enjoy!

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Essie Bright Tights

Today is day two of rainbow favorites, orange!  I'm not a huge orange fan, but I do have a thing for neons so I chose Essie Bright Tights to share today.  It is the best neon orange I have ever seen!  Too bad this one isn't in stores, but it can still be found at some online retailers.  Like most neons, it is extremely hard to photograph and makes my skin look sick.  This is two coats of Bright Tights over one coat of Sally Hansen White On.  It dries matte, so it definitely needs a topcoat for a shiny finish.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Essie Bonded

I'm doing a week of favorites that blogger Bec from Lacquer Dreams had the great idea of doing.  For this week I will post my favorite red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink polish from my stash.  Today is red and I chose Essie Bonded as my very favorite red to share with everyone. Bonded is a discontinued Essie that is a red jelly with a very fine silver glitter.  It is the red sister to Essie Starry Starry Nights.  On the nail, the glitter shows up pinkish because of the red jelly.  It reminds me of candied apples!

Essie Bonded (flash)

Essie Bonded (shade)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Deborah Lippmann Don't Tell Mama

Don't Tell Mama has a black base with green micro-shimmer.  It is one of those polishes that looks black in most lighting until you get direct light showing off the pretty shimmer.  Like all Deborah Lippmann polishes, this one has a flawless formula. I don't own a ton of vampy colors, so I like having something like this for when I am in the mood for dark almost black nails. 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Essie Bikini So Teeny and Lapis of Luxury

I picked up Bikini So Teeny from the Summer 2012 Collection with the same name.  Bikini So Teeny is a very pretty light blue with hidden silver shimmer.  It reminded me a lot of Lapis of Luxury, so I did a side by side comparison.  Lapis of Luxury is a dustier cornflower blue with a creme-jelly finish. I love both polishes, which do you like better?

Essie Bikini So Teeny

Left- Bikini So Teeny, Right- Lapis of Luxury

Index and ring: Bikini So Teeny
Middle and pinky: Lapis of Luxury 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

China Glaze Surfin' For Boys

This is part of the new China Glaze Summer Neons Collection that just came out June 1st. These neons are amazing!!! They have that little something extra because of the shimmer, which make them unique compared to the normal neon polish.  I also picked up Pink Plumeria, Hang-Ten Toes, and I'm With The Lifeguard.  I may have to end up getting some more from this collection before they are sold out.  Surfin for Boys is a retina searing coral with pink micro shimmer that is obvious is sunlight.  I did three coats with one coat of Seche Vite.  I love it, definitely one of my new favorite polishes for summer.

China Glaze Surfin For Boys

Look at that shimmer!