aikolynn: (KBShimmer - Shipwreck)
edited: 11/01/2013

I figured it was time to get this done...so here is a list of the polishes I own divided by brand.
  • essie
    • 2011 Dive Bar Collection
      • Dive Bar
      • Trophy Wife
      • Jamaica Me Crazy
      • Sexy Divide
      • Steel-ing the Scene (gifted to [personal profile] jlailin)
      • Over the Top 
    • Shine of the Times (2011 Luxeffects)
    • Aruba Blue
  • China Glaze
    • Coconut Kiss (2006: Fiji Fling)
    • LOL (2008: OMG)
    • Emerald Sparkle (2008: Sleigh Ride)
    • Atlantis (2009: Specialty Glitters)
    • Nova (2009: Specialty Glitters)
    • Snow Globe (2009: Specialty Glitters, re-released 2010: Holiday)
    • Cheers to You (2010: Holiday)
    • Midnight Kiss (2010: Holiday)
    • Mommy Kissing Santa (2010: Holiday)
    • Skyscraper (2011: Metro)
    • Lorelei's Tiara (2012: 3D Glitters)
  • OPI
    • Black Onyx (OPI Classics) x2
    • Ecuadorable Coral (2002: South American)
    • Moon Over Mumbai (2008: India)
    • Alpine Snow (Soft Shades)
    • Princesses Rule! (2009: Princess Charming)
    • Happy Anniversary (2009: 25th Anniversary)
    • Absolutely Alice x3 (2009: Alice in Wonderland)
    • Mad As A Hatter (2009: Alice in Wonderland)
    • Yodel Me On My Cell (2010: Swiss)
    • I Lily Love You (2011: Nice Stems!)
    • 2011 Katy Perry Collection
      • The One That Got Away x2
      • Teenage Dream x2
      • Not Like The Movies
      • Last Friday Night
    • Designer...De Better! (2011: Muppets)
    • Fresh Frog of Bel Air (2011: Muppets)
    • Rainbow Connection x2 (2011: Muppets)
    • Every Month is Oktoberfest (2012:  Germany)
    • On Her Majesty's Secret Service (2012: 007 Skyfall)
    • DS Collection
      • DS Coronation (2008)
      • DS Extravagance (2008)
      • DS Magic x2 (2011)
      • DS Temptation (2011)
    • 2012 Nicki Minaj minis Collection
      • Did It On 'Em
      • Fly
      • Pink Friday
      • Save Me
    • Shatter
      • Black x2 (2011: Katy Perry)
      • Silver (2011: Pirates On Stranger Tides)
         
  • Sephora by OPI
    • Going Nude, eh?
    • Opening Night
    • Too Good For Him (2009)
    • Mermaid to Order x2 (2009: Mermaid in the Shade)
    • Worth My Weight (2009: Winter)
    • Midnight Mambo (2010: Havana Nights)
    • Teal We Meet Again (2010: Havana Nights)
    • Stop Stocking Me! (2011: Holiday)
      • Minis
        • Sample Sale
        • I'm With Brad
        • Techno Girl
        • Never Enough Shoes
        • Ms. Can't Be Wrong (2008)
        • Just A Little Dangerous (2010: Fall)
        • Already Famous (2010: Fall) (gifted to [personal profile] jlailin)
        • Fiercely Fabulous (2010)
        • Studs & Stilettos (2010)
  • Nicole by OPI
    • Positive Energy (2009: Spring)
    • I've Got The Power (2009: Spring)
    • It's All About the Glam (2011: Kardashian Colors)
    • Shoot for the Maroon (2012)
  • a England
    • Saint George (The Legends)
    • Dragon (The Legends)
    • Bridal Veil (The Legends)
    • Lady of the Lake (The Mythicals)
    • King Arthur (The Mythicals)
    • Excalibur (The Mythicals)
    • Ascalon (The Legends)
    • Gothic Beauties Collection 2012
      • Jane Eyre
      • Dorian Gray
      • Tess D'Urberville x2
      • Lady of Shalott
      • Ophelia
  • Ludurana
    • Chuva
    • Trovao
  • HITS
    • Jazz x2
    • Lambada
  • Nfu Oh
    • No. 51 (flakies collection)
    • No. 52 (flakies collection)
    • No. 61 (holographic collection)
    • GS 14 (glitter)
  • Enchanted Polish
    • Across the Universe (Beatles Collection)
    • Hey Jude (Beatles Collection)
    • Octopus' Garden (Beatles Collection)
    • Gummy Worm
    • Awesomeness
    • Green Goblin Marge's Blue Beehive (replaced)
    • Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
    • Starbright Sparkles
    • Cranberry Cosmo
  • Whimsical Ideas by Pam
    • Seuss
    • Kismet's Pajamas
    • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Once Upon A Polish
    • Queen of Hearts
    • Snow Queen
    • The Caterpillar
    • Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Rainbow Honey
    • The Worst Possible Thing
    • The Kraken
    • Lumine Hall
    • Mt. Moon
    • Pinkie Promise (mini)
    • A  Little Kindness (mini)
    • 20%  Cooler (mini)
  • HARE  Polish
    • Bisbee
    • Golden  Years
    • Why So Igneous?
    • Midsummer's Midnight
    • King of Carat Flowers
    • Bury the Hatchetfish
    • Hooky at the Hamlet
    • Let Them Eat... What?
    • Dauphine of Decadence
       
  • Sonoma Nail  Polish
    • Bubble Room
    • Parasol
    • Sonoma County Gazette
  • KBShimmer
    • Shipwreck
    • Hex Appeal (2012 Winter collection)
    • Snow Way (2012 Winter collection)
    • Green Hex & Glam (2013 Winter Collection)
    • Toast-ess With The Mostess (2013 Winter Collection)
    • Kringle All The Way (2013 Winter Collection)
    • Snow Much Fun (2013 Winter Collection)
    • Snow Flaking Way (2013 Winter Collection)
    • Strung Out (2013 Winter Collection)
  • Pahlish
    • Tragedy's At hand
    • Toxic and Timeless
    • Slow Fade of Love
    • Train Underwater
    • Dark Parades
    • Still Alive
    • Something Swell
    • Like Calendars Dying (New Year's 2013)
    • Eight Maids-a-Milking (Christmas 2012)
    • Oh Dear...
    • Collage of Senselessness Collection (Bright Eyes)
      • Stroke of Luck
      • Goldmine Gutted
      • Lonesome Ocean
      • Your Possible Heart
      • Your Lover is an Actress
  • Glitter Daze
    • BAMF (mini)
    • Starships (mini)
  • NAiL'dit
    • PoiSin Apple
    • Berryeed Treasure
    • MELON (Summer Lovin Collection)
    • Olympic Rings
    • Olympic Fire
  • Crows Toes Nail Color
    • Absolum - Your Potions Master
    • Cheshire (incomplete & complete versions)
    • Triple Black Diamond
  • Lush Lacquer
    • "Salt N Peppa"
    • Midnight Affair
    • Lite Brite
    • Dippin Dots
    • Party Rockin (mini)
    • Birthday Cake (mini)
  • Sephora
    • Modern
    • Curacoa
    • Fusion
    • Tectonic
    • Valentine
    • Sunrise on the Moon
  • Drug Store Brands
    • Revlon: Facets of Fuchsia
    • Revlon: Blue Mosaic
    • Revlon: Whimsical
    • Sinful Colors: Irish Green
    • Sinful Colors: Cinderella
    • Sinful Colors:  San Francisco
    • Sinful Colors: Savage
    • Sinful  Colors:  Glass  Pink (I lost this one...)
    • Sinful Colors: Sugar Sugar
    • Sinful Colors: Easy Going
    • Sinful Colors: Rise and Shine
    • Sinful Colors: Mesmerize
    • Sinful Colors: Hazard
    • Sinful Colors: Boogie Nights
  • Others
    • Tony Moly: Earth (2011 Galaxy Collection)
    • Tony Moly: Shooting Star (2012 Milky Way Collection)
    • TheFaceShop: BL602
    • TheFaceShop: FACEit BL601
    • Deborah Lippmann: Happy Birthday mini
    • Candeo Colors: Mallard
    • Windestine: Hearts of the Forest
    • Black Cat Lacquer: Tetris
    • Candy Lacquer: Argyle
    • Pop Culture Cosmetics: Supernatural
  • Top/Base
    • Seche Vite Crystal Clear Base Coat
    • Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
    • essie: Matte About You Top Coat
    • essie: Grow Stronger Base Coat
I do have some from N.Y.C. and Jordana, but they're really old and the formula is terrible (I don't even know why I keep them).

There are also a few that make my "Rebuy" list because I've used a lot of it:
  • DS Magic
  • Black Onyx
  • Absolutely Alice
  • I Lily Love You
  • Mermaid to Order
  • Pinkie Promise (full size)


Yes, I'm a polish addict.

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Khuntoria - Through The Glass)
 Okay, this one is out of the ordinary color-wise for me.  A pastel pink base with  multi-colored glitter in it...it was my way of trying to diversify my collection.  However, this one was a fail not for the color but for the application.  I knew after painting this on my mom's nails that it was thin so I decided, like a idiot, to layer it over Alpine Snow.  It wasn't my finest moment, but, honestly, I do not own a pastel pink creme polish I could've used as the base.  It ended up coming out horribly uneven despite the white base and caused me to layer multiple times...and they came off in a day.  So much effort for ONE DAY of wear.  Yeah, not doing this again.
 

Colors Used:
  • Tony Moly - Shooting Star
  • OPI - Alpine Snow (base)
  • China Glaze - Midnight Kiss  (gold stripe)
  • essie - Sexy Divide (purple stripe)
--Cheryl

Glittery Earth

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 05:56 pm
aikolynn: (Khuntoria - Rainy Nights)
 Once again I turned to one of my favorite glitters for an easy mani.  Here's Tony Moly's Earth over a OPI's Black Onyx.

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Yuri - The City)
From last week until today I've been wearing a gorgeous dark grey shimmer frost by essie called Over the Top.  I absolutely LOVE this color.  It's a nice in-between color that isn't too dark (like black) but isn't too light (like newspaper grey).  The shimmer frost gives it a nice inner glow, but layering Tony Moly's Earth near my cuticles gives it more shimmer and interest.  I cannot stop raving about how awesome Earth is--charcoal grey base with light blue and charcoal fine micro glitter and reddish-pink micro glitter.  I'm honestly thinking of getting the entire Tony Moly Galaxy collection.

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Luna & Victoria - Smile)
 This is terribly late, but last week was pretty hectic.  Here's the mani I was sporting the second half of the week.  I absolutely adore dark colors on my nails so this glittery gray and black is right up my alley.  So gorgeous!

Nfu Oh's GS14 is on the ring finger, Tony Moly's Earth is on all others, and OPI's Black Onyx is the base.  Earth is a wonderful charcoal grey base with ash-colored glitter, light blue microglitter, and small pink hex glitter.  GS14 is a black based polish with silver micro and holo glitters.

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Yuri - The City)
I've decided to put a ban on buying nail polish for myself until either [personal profile] jlailin, [personal profile] these_ordinary_days, or [personal profile] ancienthearts come home. This was sort of what prompted me to take a break--there's more than enough here to keep me occupied, right? There's actually two more bottles coming from Nfu Oh (omg, so excited!) and that will be it for the next couple of months. Promise.  Oh, and I just had to recapture Tony Moly's Earth--the previous swatch images did not do it justice.
The last haul... continues here... )
I've been meaning to get this posted, but it's been a crazy week so far. I've had an early Easter manicure on my nails since Sunday after removing the Sally Hansen Salon Effects tattoo polish strips. Honestly, I probably could have left the polish strips on for another week--there was only growth, minor tip wear, and minor chips, but I was itching to try out some of my new polishes. Before removing them, I swatched a England's Saint George and Ludurana's Trovao over it along with essie's Matte About You.
 
As you see, the tip wear on the polish strips wasn't too bad for being on a week. The flakies over Saint George were also terribly gorgeous...although you can't really see the holo effect Saint George contains due to it being a weaker holo and the bad lighting. Using a matte top coat also totally kills the holographic quality, but it makes the flakies pretty!

Here are my current nails. I didn't realize they were all Easter colors until my mother pointed it out. I used a majority of my new nail polishes on this one manicure--amazing, right? I also decided to invest in OPI's Alpine Snow after reading mixed reviews on it. I can honestly say that it's probably the best covering white polish out there. It was opaque with two coats (AMAZING) but I went for three just to be safe. Having white on your nails really makes them appear longer... I also used my new set of OPI's Nicki Minaj minis. Using Fly only reinforces my desire to own the full sized version of it. >_< (colors used) )
 
I also recently received my first etsy order!  I'll post pictures later since this post is already image heavy. ^^
--Cheryl

New Polish Swatches

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 09:54 pm
aikolynn: (Krystal - Flower)
I'm so pleased to announce that our ([personal profile] jlailin and I) Llarowe order finally came in (which also means I finally get to mail [personal profile] these_ordinary_days her birthday present--none of which is included here)!  Since I'm still wearing the Sally Hansen Salon Effects polish strips (day 5...and still only has some minor tip wear and some unnoticeable chips on some nail tips--awesome!), I decided to swatch these on paper.  I know the effect isn't exactly the same, but I really wanted to see these out of the bottle (flakies swatched over black polish really brings out their effect!).  Some of the colors are slightly off...andI was willing to bust out my digicam for this, but it decided to die...so crappy phone pics again it is.  I included essie's Shine ofthe Times to compare it to the new flake polishes.



 
The swatches done on the false nails are a mixture of all the flakies (except Shine of the Times).  Gorgeous, right?

Polishes Swatched:
  • Tony Moly - Earth: A grey-blue based jelly, a mixture of graphite and blue microglitter, and small pink iridescent hexglitter combine to create one of the most interesting glitter polishes I've ever seen.  Go here to see some awesome swatches of the Galaxy collection.
  • HITS - Lambada: "Clear base with copper, red, green golden yellow, and turquoise flakes" (Llarowe).
  • Ludurana - Trovao: "Clear jelly base with turquoise and green flakies" (Llarowe).
  • Ludurana - Chuva: "Yellow tinged jelly base with blue and copper flakies" (Llarowe).
  • essie - Shine of the Times: Clear jelly base with flakies that flash from orange, yellow, green, and purple/blue.
Gorgeous, right?  I can't wait to wear Earth!  I'm going to have a hard time deciding what to put on my nails next!

And this is all the stuff that came in today...four packages worth. O_o;;;

--Cheryl

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