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.

  • 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
  • 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: (Victoria - Ballerina)
I wore this some time ago...it was nice in an understated way.  I think this is three coats.  Starbright Sparkles is multicolored glitter in a sheer holographic base.

aikolynn: (Yuri - Airport Fashion)
My replacement for Green Goblin came in today from Chelsea at Enchanted Polish!  It's a lot lighter than I expected it to be, but I'm a sucker for almost any kind of blue so it's all good.  The only gripe I have with holo polishes is their difficulty to capture on camera.  They're never as beautiful in a picture as they are in person...and this one is absolutely gorgeous in the sun.  I honestly cannot wait to wear this!

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.

aikolynn: (Enchanted Polish - Across the Universe)
After hearing that Chelsea at Enchanted Polish would be discontinuing most of her colors, I decided to pick up a few more that I've had my eye on.  I decided to get Cranberry Cosmo, Starbright Sparkle, and Dizzy Mizz Lizzy.  I'm currently wearing CCosmo with Starbright over it...and it really isn't my color.  I'm not a fan of reds or pinks...so this is just making me a little unhappy.  But it's still a gorgeous color....and I'll try Starbright over black or on its own in the future. ^^

Lastly, this is my entire EP collection...but I'm still waiting on Marge's Blue Beehive, a replacement for Green Goblin. ^^


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.

aikolynn: (Adrianna - Flowers)
Ah, I finally took pictures of the swatches I had done weeks ago...so expect a lot more posts since today was a productive day for taking photos, editing them, and doing all the watermarking for both here and the tumblr. ^^  I've already swatched half of what is shown here, but looking at the pretty that is Enchanted Polish does not get old!  As I mentioned before, I had issues with the formula of Green Goblin and it was sent back to Chelsea, the creator of EP.  The color is gorgeous...it's just too bad. D:  Instead, she's sending me Marge's Blue Beehive--so excited!  I love blues!


aikolynn: (f(x) - Electric Shock)
The final (and current) nails of this week involved me testing out Enchanted Polish's Octopus's Garden.  I have to admit I was reluctant to put it on after the fiasco Green Goblin caused (Chelsea is sending me Marge's Blue Beehive to replace my GG!).  However, after [personal profile] these_ordinary_days told me she was wearing OG and that it was gorgeous...I was sold.  I decided to do something really fun since I have length to play with and because I finally got in my dotting tool set.  ^^   Also, to save on my EPs I decided to layer it over black (2 coats) after I made a sizable dent in Across the Universe through building it up.  This polish is so gorgeous and unique!  A deep purple holo that flashes pink and orange?  SOLD.

Colors Used:
  • OPI - Black Onyx (base & dots)
  • OPI - Alpine Snow
  • Enchanted Polish - Octopus's Garden (base)
  • Enchanted Polish - Awesomeness (purple dots)
aikolynn: (Danny - Smoke)
I've been putting off posting these pictures since it pains me to review anything by Enchanted Polish as anything less than amazing.  I have to admit that I was so super excited to get my order in from Llarowe--Octopus's Garden, Awesomeness, and Green Goblin and decided to kill two birds with one stone.  I absolutely fell in love with the mani that resulted, but a day and a half after wearing it, I noticed some color changes going on in Green Goblin.  It completely freaked me out since I don't usually look at my nails since I'm busy running around at work, but once I caught sight of the yellow I freaked.  It's mainly because my mom has an infection on one of her fingernails and I was suddenly phobic that I, too, would catch it.  Thankfully (?) enough it was just GG changing colors on me--but WHY was it changing colors?!  I've never had a polish do this to me before and it was really odd.  That morning at work I was constantly thinking about what could've caused such a change--maybe the glitter coat of Lite Brite I did by Lush Lacquer...?  But it didn't affect all of the nails with GG on it...only a few--and on different hands.  So strange!  My mom even noticed it--and she never notices anything on my nails.

I contacted Llarowe (didn't hear back from them) and Chelsea over at EP through facebook.  She asked if I would redo my nails and I agreed, curious to find out if it would change again.  It did.  The changes were even faster this time around.  I didn't have time to document it on the redo (my mind has been failing me these two weeks with the number of conferences and participants we have flying in) and contacted Chelsea again.  She told me to send it back to her and she would replace it.  I asked if I could possibly get something else--I really don't want to go through this again--and haven't heard a response yet.  Hopefully...  I do love Green Goblin, but I really don't want to experience color changes again.  All of the other Enchanted Polishes I own haven't done this...so it's extremely puzzling.  The main reason why I removed the redo of GG was because Friday I had a lunch meeting/party with my office--supervisors, coworkers, etc., and I didn't want them to stare at my splotchy nails.  The color...the color when it was going on and the hours after (I have no idea how long it takes for the color to change since I do my nails at night/evening) was gorgeous, is gorgeous, but after.  Gah.  No.

It was so pretty...

Then this happened. D;
The top picture was taken in the morning, around 8:30.  The individual nail images were taken that afternoon.  You can see the significant amount of color change (it was already starting to go yellow!) from the morning to afternoon. that happened on my thumb.

Redone Green Goblin mani (it was so gorgeous)...which also changed colors (no images).

Man...I love green polishes, but this one...I don't fancy yellow-green at all...or yellow in general due to it making my fingers look sickly.  This was just an utter fail for me...and a huge disappointment since I absolutely love Enchanted Polish.  Maybe my nails just don't like the formula for this one...who knows.  I haven't worn Octopus's Garden yet but that one better not change colors--I've been waiting to own it and I'm SUPER excited to wear that one!

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
☆  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

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

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

Sonoma Nail Art (etsy)
  Bubble Room
  Sonoma County Gazette

  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
  Love Letters
  Girl Talk

nAiL'DiT (etsy)
  Olympic Fire
  Olympic Rings

☆  Indie-Pen-Dance Grand Finale
☆  Dissgo Crusin
  Candy Corn

Crows Toes Nail Color (bigcartel, llarowe)
☆  Murder by #'s
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

 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



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