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: (Yuri - Airport Fashion)
I dug up OPI's Absolutely Alice, one of my first and favorite OPI polishes.  I actually own three bottles of this since I love it so much (and it's discontinued).  Unfortunately my first bottle is pretty much unusable...so thick no matter how many times I thin it.  So I moved onto my second bottle.  It was terribly gorgeous, but it chips really fast.  Took a shower after wearing this for a night and a day and it was chipped.  Cleaned a fish tank that same night and it chipped further.  It's safe to say that I took it off completely and am now wearing something else.  However, it's still a favorite of mine.  ^^  ..and my poor pinky nail! D:

aikolynn: (Krystal - Electric Shock)
Since Janelle came home, we did a polish exchange (I handed over her Whimsies while she slipped me my Windestine) and I just had to test out Windestine's Hearts of the Forest.  My mom actually swatched it on herself right after I showed it to her--the glittery goodness was just too difficult to resist!  Anywho, the reason Janelle bought this for me is because Windestine, like Sonoma Nail Art, does not ship to Hawaii.  Understandable since I've done research on shipping and whatnot.  So, like the amazing friend she is, she bought it for me and brought it back with her.  Sadly this mani is still barely hanging on as I'm having serious issues with lifting these days--my nails are just too long!  Between work and home, my nails take a beating shock wise with typing  coupled with other things.  I swear, I was wiping a dish yesterday and accidentally caught my nail on it and the polish near my cuticle just popped up.  /sigh  I have these issues and I cannot wait to cut my nails shorter next week.  I mean, I like the way they look long, but the impracticality of them is driving me crazy!

Gorgeous, right?  I layered it over OPI's Did It On 'Em from the Nicki Minaj collection (and I would never wear that base color alone).

aikolynn: (Yuri - Airport Fashion)
I'm seriously in love with Mallard by Candeo Colors.  I know I said that I was in love with it pre-wear, but wearing it makes me love it even more!  The sheer shimmer base and smaller sized glitters make this polish subtle.  I applied two coats of Mallard over 3 coats of OPI's Moonlight Over Mumbai to get what you see below.  For a more subtle mani, put only one coat of Mallard--it goes a long way over  a creme base!


OPI DS Magic - 3D nails

Saturday, July 7th, 2012 09:54 pm
aikolynn: (Yuri - fashion)
I've recently been testing out some 3D nail stuff I bought and it's been going pretty well...still getting used to stuff being on my nails though.  This past week was especially rough at work--SO. MUCH. RUSHING.  This coming week isn't going to slow down either.  Anywho, I decided to wear my favorite blue to cheer me up.  Sadly it kind of died after I spent the whole day packing and unpacking books, moving boxes, and sorting through piles of stuff.  The flower on my right index finger got pulled off during a map-rolling incident.  Although that wasn't until the end of the day...but still.  These lasted pretty long considering the day before (4th of July) I had my hands in water for about an hour and a half as I cleaned and rearranged my fish tank.  Honestly, I just touched up the tips and glued the flower back on instead of changing my polish since Friday was the end of the week.  These pics are actually the retouched version of this mani--amazing, huh? ^^


aikolynn: (f(x) - Dance)
Ah...here's a mani that I'm dubbing "The Queen of SJ's Hearts."  It was completely unintentional to make it into a K-pop mani, but I waslistening to SJ's new album and felt inspired.  I'm still getting used to using my dotting tools for doing lettering so...yeah.  I was pretty muchexperimenting. ^^

Colors Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Savage
  • Once Upon A Polish - Queen of Hearts
  • OPI - Alpine Snow (lettering)
  • OPI - Black Onyx (shadow)
  • OPI - Last Friday Night (glitter on white lettering)
  • OPI - DS Magic (dark blue lettering)
슈퍼주니어의 6집 대박!  슈주 화이팅!!!

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: (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.

aikolynn: (Default)
In advance, I'm sorry for the terrible pictures.  The only time I had to take these was in the dead of night...so no sunlight whatsoever.  The flash from my tablet also washed my skin out in a terrible way...but at least you can see the mani well.  I really did love the whole black and white theme I took with this mani--reminded me of dalmatians (which caused my brain to jump to the Korean group Dalmatian).  I also have to say that the hardest part of this mani was the glitter--no joke.  I had to fish around in the bottle for the squares and I had some issues with the glitter all wanting to migrate to my tips, but that's minor for the look it created.  The base colors went on like a dream--one coat of Black Onyx and two of Alpine Snow--the best black and white polish on the market in my opinion!


Colors Used:
  • OPI - Black Onyx
  • OPI - Alpine Snow
  • Lush Lacquer - Salt N Peppa

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)


aikolynn: (Default)

It isn't about "like," but about "love."

When I call you, drunk, and speak of my love for you, all you have to do is listen.

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