Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Nail-venturous: Burst of Blue

Today I want to show you another awesome blue nail polish (that's three in a row).
This one is from Nail-venturous and it is called Burst of blue. 

Nail-venturous is run by the sweet Amy who is trying hard to meet the demand for her awesome nail polishes (which you can also buy at Ninja Polish). I was able to get this bottle on the opening day of her Etsy Store, in which she sold 149 polishes in less than 5 minutes. I would really want to congratulate Amy because I think she is doing a great job. I know some people are frustrated because of the way Etsy deals with orders in the carts, but none of this is Amy's fault, unless you want to blame her for creating these pretty nail polishes. 

Application was a little bit tricky, at least for me. I applied on top of the blue Elevation Polish that I was wearing previously and I like the result after one coat. I applied another coat of gelous and then one of seche vite.  I really like the little holographic bar glitters because I think they add another dimension to it. Below you can see pictures in artificial light and under the sun. 

And finally, a macro shot: 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Elevation Polish: Owen

Today I want to show you one of the bottles I ordered recently. 
Elevation Polish just opened their Etsy store last Thursday, I place my order right then and I got my lovely package on Monday. 
Lulu is the creative master mind behind Elevation Polish and you can see her blog here:


Today I want to show you: Owen, the description says that it is an iridescent
shimmering blue that shift to green then shifts to blue with green shimmer. I can summarize the description in one word -> awesomeness. I have been playing with my fingers all day because everytime you switch positions you can see how the color changes. It also looks lovely under the sunlight. Below you can see pictures on different kinds of lighting.

I also swatched it quickly on a wheel to see how it would look with undies. The left swatch is a coat of Owen over a coat of Essie's Bobbing for Baubles and the right swatch is a coat of Owen over WnW Black Creme.

Lulu will reopen her etsy shop on April 7th. Hopefully I will be able to show you a couple more colors of the wonderful collection before then. But I highly encourage you to stalk the shop on that day.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Hungry Asian: Sneezy Breezy

Today I bring you this lovely polish from Hungry Asian. It is called Sneezy Breezy and it consists of little black and blue matte glitter.

I applied two coats of it + gelous + seche vite. It is still a little bit rough in texture but it acquire some shine. Application was tricky but it was all worth it, I love how it looks. 

Next time I think I will try to use a similar base color.

Please bear with me while I figure out how to improve the pictures and while I try to remember to moisturize my cuticles more often because the camera is not forgiving any of my mistakes.

This nail polish can be bought here:

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Hi, I'm glad you stop by.

I got into nail polish around three of years ago when I bought my first OPI's in little store at the mall, I bought a couple collections and then I used them for a couple of years. I recently became more interested and my collection grew exponentially. I love trying out colors and I'm really into indie nail polish right now so I thought I might as well share my swatches with the world and discover my favorites in the process.

I will begin by sharing my first nail art (unless sponge gradients count as art). I drew this design specifically for a nail art contest at More Nail Polish blog. My inspiration was the typical dress of the state where I was born (seen below). I love being able to say that I simply dressed up my nails.