19 October 2014

Flashback Sunday #11

Hi loves! Another new weekly post. I want to take you back and look at what was posted a year ago. Who knows, maybe you didn't know this site back then, or maybe you just forgotten about the fun things we shared!

October 14th 2013 - October 20th 2013

Shimmer Elsa

Monday Shimmer Elsa
Funny how Manon describes this polish makes her think of the Superman outfit - same thing happened to me!

18 October 2014

Swatches & Review - Black Dahlia Lacquer Essentials Collection

Hi loves! Today I have another review of the brand new indie brand Black Dahlia Lacquer. Last week I showed you 6 shades from their Fall line, today it's time to introduce you to the Essentials collection! Made up of 6 natural and basic hues, this set provides everything you need in your stash to get started. Shimmers, jellies and cremes are well represented.

Black Dahlia Lacquer Essentials collection collage

All swatches are done using Duri Rejucavote as a base and topped with an Essence top coat. It was kinda thick so if you spy an air bubble somewhere that's most likely the cause.

17 October 2014

Geometric nail art using Cirque Boudoir & La Vie Boheme

Hi loves! As I said last Tuesday in my Cirque Colors The Burlesque Collection review, I did some fun nail art using Boudoir. Today I want to show you that look! Not only uses it Boudoir, but also Cirque La Vie Boheme and the beautiful Polish My Life Birthday Suit.

Curious how I created this look? Read along to get all the tips & tricks!

16 October 2014

Shimmer Swatchathon! Recap, Review and Favourites!

Hi guys! As I promised you last Monday I have an extra post for you this week! I wanted to do a recap post about all the gorgeous Shimmer polishes I have been swatching for you. I've posted so many of these polishes now over such a long stretch of time that I thought it would be nice to do a final big post about them, recapping all the info about the brand, my swatching method, pros and cons of the polishes, and my favourites.
From left to right, top to bottom: Céline, Astrid, Cristina, Carol, Kim, Adrienne, Jacki, Vanessa, Karina, Karen

 So if you are curious and want to take a last look, don't hesitate to...

15 October 2014

Swatches & Review - Cirque Colors The Burlesque Collection

Hi loves! Today I have the brand new collection from Cirque Colors to show you, which is called The Burlesque Collection! It's a 4 piece set with gorgeous and Fall appropriate holographic shades which I'm sure you'll love. The inspiration for these shades came from vaudeville shows of the early 20th century. They embody the lush and dramatic stripteases that put such acts like the British Blondes and Gypsy Rose Lee on the map.

Cirque Colors The Burlesque Collection

I swatched all 4 shades over a base of Cirque Colors Holdfast basecoat and topped them with Cirque Colors Liquid Laminate topcoat for a shiny finish. Each shade applied well and was opaque in 2 coats!