Polish Wish List

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 01:22 pm
aikolynn: (KBShimmer - Shipwreck)
Ah...the polish ban is in full swing but that doesn't mean I can't look, right?  I've definitely been looking and keeping up with releases and I decided it's time to update the polish wish list.  I'm way too lazy (and don't have the time) to do another image wish list so this one is going to just be text--boooooring, right?  Sorry.  The order will be major, commercial brands then indies.


 
OPI
  • Berlin Here, Done That
  • Don't Pretzel My Buttons
  • Every Month is Oktoberfest
  • Golden Eye
  • Live and Let Die
  • OPI Ink
  • Lucern-tainly Look Marvelous
  • Bubble Bath
  • DS Mystery
China Glaze
  • For Audrey
  • Emerald Fitzgerald
  • Emerald Sparkle (replacement)
  • Concrete Catwalk
  • Smoke & Ashes
  • Unpredictable
  • Deviantly Daring
Essie
  • Aruba Blue
  • Go Overboard
  • Stylenomics
Butter London
  • Branwen's Feather
  • Chimney Sweep
  • Knackered
  • The Black Knight
  • Stroppy
a England
  • Tristam
  • Lancelot
  • Ascalon
Rainbow Honey
  • Koi Pond
  • Hanami
Candeo Colors
  • Deep Space
  • Sour Grapes
  • Plumage
  • Sprouse
  • South St.
Once Upon A Polish
  • Flotsam and Jetsam
  • Ursula
  • Red Riding Hood
  • The Beanstalk
Sonoma Nail Art
  • 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
  • Clockwork
  • Sister Sparkle The Exalted One
Candy Lacquer
  • Block Party
  • Poker Face
  • Love Letters
Enchanted Polish
  • Unicorn Tears
  • Once Upon A Time
Whimsical Nail Polish by Pam
  • Nimbus
  • Saturday Morning Cartoons
  • I <3 NY
  • Butterfly Kisses
  • Ooh La La!
  • BOO!
Dollish Polish
  • Team Salvatore
  • Random Dancing
  • Hylian Princess
  • Expecto Patronum
Picture Polish
  • Jade
  • Water Melon
  • Tiffany
  • Honey Dew
  • Lime Lite
Hare Polish
  • Midsummer's Midnight
  • Supernova Springs
There are a few more, but this list is good for now.  Over and out.
aikolynn: (a England - Bottle Shots)
I'm in love with a England polishes.  They're highly pigmented, cover in 1.5 coats, and are just amazing.  I would love to own them all someday, but, for now, I only have six from both the Mythicals and Legends collections.


These are my two newest polishes from a England.  I purchased them when they had their promotion after achieving 5K facebook likes (polishes were  £ 5; normally they're  £ 9).  These two aren't listed on Llarowe so I decided to get them.  I would have gotten Holy Grail, but I was being cheap.


This is my collection. ^^
 
I'm actually currently wearing King Arthur.  The wear on it is incredible.  I had my hands wet practically the entire day and there isn't a chip in sight!

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (a England - Bottle Shots)
Ah, yeah I don't think I'll be doing this nail art technique for a long while...it took forever!  I used striping glitter tape to make the lines (just make sure your base color is completely dry before doing this!  I painted mine the night before.).  It's incredibly gorgeous and really subtle.  In indoor lighting it looks like one color with some interesting depth, but in the sunlight it's killer.  Completely love!  I do have to admit, though, that when I was doing it I was meong (멍)-ing out (meong = 'blank' in Korean).  It was oddly therapeutic.

Warning: This post is extremely image heavy!




Colors Used:
 a England - Bridal Veil
 a England - Saint George

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Default)
After [personal profile] these_ordinary_days sent me pictures of her water marbling (so pretty!) I decided to just test some color combinations.  I did these right over my OPI DS Magic mani in the last post.  It didn't come out too bad...but it reminded me of why I hate water marbling.  It's super messy.  I didn't bother to tape off the area around my nails since I was just going to remove the mani anyway...but, ugh.  So messy!


I used all holographic polishes.  The first three are Enchanted Polish's Awesomeness and Gummy Worm while the last one is a England's Bridal Veil, Saint George, and Lady of the Lake.

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Krystal - Rebel)
a England's Bridal Veil is the newest addition to my slowly growing a England collection.  I'm such a fan of dark colors, black especially, so this holo black polish is right up my alley.  I've only tried it as a dotting color, but I intend to wear it on its own soon enough.





Bridal Veil

--Cheryl

Upcoming Posts

Thursday, July 5th, 2012 07:58 pm
aikolynn: (Rabbit Prince)
Ah, nail mail...how I love thee.  Just as long as I avoid the invoice which reminds me how much I spent.  Anywho, here's a list of new/incoming polishes that will be posted in the near future as swatches and manis. ^^
  • a England - Bridal Veil
  • Candeo Colors - Mallard
  • Windestine - Hearts of the Forest*
  • Candy Lacquer - Argyle*
  • Rainbow Honey - The Worst Possible Thing*
  • Sonoma Nail Art - Sonoma County Gazette*
  • Sonoma Nail Art - Parasol*
  • Enchanted Polish - Starbright Sparkles
  • Enchanted Polish - Dizzy Mizz Lizzy
  • Enchanted Polish - Cranberry Cosmo
*indicates that it's either on its way to me or recently purchased

Mallard by Candeo Colors is super gorgeous!  I've swatched it over a variety of colors and it looks gorgeous over each.

--Cheryl
aikolynn: (Jihyo - Reading Minds)
A mani update only two days after the last one?  A miracle!  Well, I had some time on my hands and decided to just get the pictures done of my current mani.  I actually forgot to photograph the swatches...eek.  Well, I'll do that later since there will be so much more to swatch tomorrow (Llarowe & Lush Lacquer orders are being delivered!).

I put this on yesterday...and, oh my gosh, love.  This is Seuss from Whimsical Ideas by Pam and, yes, it's inspired by Dr. Seuss.  This is actually a jelly polish so it took a bit of effort to build up the color...and get the glitter placement correct, but the end result is so worth it.  I think this is three or four coats of Seuss on its own--such a beautiful color!  The jellly effect gives an awesome depth with the glitter being sandwiched between jelly layers--yum.  I also konaded a feather design over my accent fingers with a England's Saint George and added a little bow near my cuticle for a small dose of cute.

Since my nails are getting longer (again) they're becoming even more eye-catching (more people at work have begun noticing my nails) and hazardous.  My goal is to, ultimately, preserve their length until Bethany's wedding so I can do something fun and outrageous (Japanese nail art perhaps...?), but who knows with how careless I am with my nails at work.




--Cheryl

aikolynn: (f(x) - Electric Shock)
I've recently become very obsessed with indie polishes as they are even more unique than those sold by mass-produced brands like O.P.I. and China Glaze. It actually seems like a fun profession--nail polish maker. But, for now, I'm content with looking at all the creative lacquers that others come up with. These are the polishes that caught my attention...and I may end up buying a few of these in the future... ^^

a England (website, llarowe)
☆  Bridal Veil
☆  Tristam
  Lancelot
☆  Princess Tears

Lush Lacquer (etsy)
  Pink Panther
  Mr. Bubble
  Neon Blast
  Minty Chip
  Snap Crackle Pop

Rainbow Honey (site)
  The Worst Possible Thing
  Pinkie Promise
  20% Cooler
  A Little Kindness
  Koi Pond
  Hanami

Candeo Colors (site, llarowe)
  Mallard
  Deep Space
  Sour Grapes
  Plumage
  South St.

Once Upon A Polish (etsy)
  Queen of Hearts
  Snow Queen
  Flotsam and Jetsam
  Ursula
  Red Riding Hood
  Dragon Spit
  The Beanstalk

Sonoma Nail Art (etsy)
  Bubble Room
  Sonoma County Gazette
  Parasol

  20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

Windestine (etsy, bigcartel)
  Hearts of the Forest
  80's Deco

Candy Lacquer (etsy)
  Poker Face
☆  Modern Love
  Block Party
  Argyle
  Love Letters
  Girl Talk

nAiL'DiT (etsy)
  Olympic Fire
  Olympic Rings

  Heart-A-Tac
  Sunflower
☆  Indie-Pen-Dance Grand Finale
☆  Dissgo Crusin
  Sham-ROCK
  Candy Corn

Crows Toes Nail Color (bigcartel, llarowe)
☆  Murder by #'s
  Morticia
  Gomez
 
Enchanted Polish (etsy, llarowe, harlow & co)
☆   Unicorn Tears
☆   Cranberry Cosmos
☆   Marge's Blue Beehive
☆   Starbright Sparkles
☆   Once Upon A Time

Whimsical Nail
 Polish by Pam (facebook)
☆   Nimbus
☆   Saturday Morning Cartoons
☆   Butterfly Kisses
☆   Ooh La La!
☆   Peanut Butter & Jelly

Dollish Polish (bigcartel, llarowe)
☆   TEAM Salvatore
☆   Random Dancing
☆   Urban Camo
☆   Hylian Princess
☆   Expecto Patronum

Black Cat Lacquer (etsy)
☆  Tetris
☆  Sparkle Motion
☆  America Fu%k Yeah
☆  Let Them Eat Cake

Others
 Typewriter Keys (Pahlish, coming soon to llarowe!)
☆  Slow Fade of Love (Pahlish, coming soon to llarowe!)
☆  Ice (Daring Digits)
☆  Purple Haze (All That Glitters)
☆  Very Peacock-ish (All That Glitters
☆  Hippie Fest (Wonder Beauty Products)
☆  Kind of Connery (Elixir Lacquers)
☆  Fireworks in the Park (The Polish Bar)
☆  Satellite (The Polish Bar

--Cheryl
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

a England - Dragon

Friday, June 15th, 2012 02:21 am
aikolynn: (Danny - Smoke)
I've already admitted this to [personal profile] these_ordinary_days ...but I didn't think I'd like a England's Dragon very much.  The color isn't one I'd typically go for, but I couldn't resist it after I saw swatches of its holographic awesomeness.  I swear looking at nail blogs and having access to sites that sell indie polish is very bad for my wallet!  Anywho, I decided to give it a go after seeing it sit on my shelf for a couple weeks (I honestly got distracted by all Enchanted Polishes that came in).  Like the other two a England polishes I have (Saint George, Lady of the Lake), Dragon also goes on smoothly--the formula on these holos are AMAZING.  I'm seriously blown away every time I use them.  It was a one coater, but I decided to do two to be safe.  And since I can't leave very well alone, I konaded a design with Saint George for accent on one nail of each hand.  I've actually been wearing Dragon for three days--two of these days consisted of vigorous typing, paper shuffling, and nail-damaging activity at work, but, as you can see, it's holding up like a dream!  There is only some very minor tippage (tip wear), but it looks like I've just painted them.  Awesome awesome awesome.  I cannot say enough good things about a England!



--Cheryl

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