Thursday, July 31, 2014

August Is Indie Month! Daily Nail Challenge!

Along with a number of other bloggers/instagramers/tweeters, this month I plan to participate in a daily nail challenge. I will be unable to participate during the 23-26 and possibly the 29-31.

There will be no repeated colors, though some brands will appear more than once. I own at current count (and as some arrive throughout the month) 19 different Indie brands of nail polish, listed in my chart above. I will try to ensure each brand gets featured once. As new pretties arrive, I will very likely need to try them immediately (despite brand) and may have to wear a couple of them for more than a single day. ;)

Later today, I will be doing my mani with ILNP in Charmingly Purple. Brand chosen by (#2) and color selected by me.

Find me on Twitter and Instagram!

Other Participants

We Didn't Miss It (blog), miss_tina (insta)
Nailing It (blog)
Mercy123 (twitter)
Kitties and Polish Forever (blog), Taymoorby (insta), Taymoorby (twitter)
Rianneeff (twitter)
LoveThisLacquer (tumblr), LoveThisLacquer (insta), LoveThisLacquer (twitter)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

NOTD - Fun With Toppers

I have so many untrieds right now I've been doing different colors on each hand. This one is so striking. I wish that I could truly capture the sheen of Hurt No Living Thing but you get a hint of it in the pictures I've chosen. I think it might be time to build a light box. I'm thinking about doing a 30 day challenge in the near future - I want to use more of my polishes.

Anyway, on to my NOTD!
Left hand is Colors by Llarowe Smokin' In The Boys Room - a gorgeous smoke grey jelly that went on very smooth and evened out to an opaque finish in 3 coats.
Right hand is Colors by Llarowe Liquor Is Quicker - a very beautiful purple hinting blue crelly that went on smooth and was opaque in 3 coats.
I have topped my thumb and ring fingers with Colors by Llarowe Leather and Lace in one thin coat - this is a gorgeous linear holographic topcoat that adds amazing shimmer and shine with minimal greying.
The other fingers are topped with one coat of A England Hurt No Living Thing which is a sheer smokey color with pink-purple shifting shimmer.
All topped with HK Girl the new topcoat I have been using and loving after hearing so much about it. It certainly does live up to it's name and I will definitely be purchasing more of this!


Liquor Is Quicker topped with Hurt No Living Thing and Leather & Lace. Taken with Flash.

 Smokin' In The Boys Room topped with Hurt No Living Thing and Leather & Lace. Taken with flash.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NOTD - AEngland Princess Tears and Colors by Llarowe Paper Moon

Indoors, at night, with flash, this is the most accurate in the way of being true to color I think.

This one shows off the holo flame so nicely, I couldn't not include it. Colors are a bit washed out by the flash though.

And one with regular flash, which takes on a very blue tone. But showed the flashiness of both polishes very nicely.