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

I figured it was time to get this 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: (LC - Shhh)
So this time I'm doing two manicure posts in one because I'm lazy and one of them wasn't anything special. Let's start with the one I still have on...
I decided to try needle-drag nails and this was the result. I love love love the results of this technique. I also tried this on my mom, but with pinks, and it was still nice, but not as smooth as these. I really believe that the consistency of the polish matters. Thicker polishes, ones that don't flow as easily, are a pain to work with. The polishes I used, all brand new essie polishes, were perfection.

Polishes Used:
  • essie Dive Bar
  • essie Trophy Wife
  • essie Jamaica Me Crazy
manicure #2 )

aikolynn: (Art - Paris)
I went to Longs Drugstore recently and took the time to really comb the Beauty section.  I noticed that Revlon has released and re-released a whole bunch of their nail enamels--even those that were limited edition glitters!  I finally got my hands on Whimsical, a supposed Deborah Lippmann Glitter in the Air dupe.  However, Facets of Fuchsia and Blue Mosaic, two that I already own, have been re-released under different names.  Even the third glitter from that limited collection, Starry Pink, was re-released as Popular.  Facets of Fuchsia has become Scandalous and Blue Mosaic is now called Radiant.  The shade Naughty is a re-release of Perplex and is also supposed to be a dupe of Chanel's Paradoxal.  I didn't pick up Popular (Starry Pink) because I found it dull...the glitters in it weren't sparkly and it was unappealing.  I suppose it would be a nice subtle polish, but light pinks really aren't for me.  Apparently, the Revlon polishes are getting better in quality.  I wasn't a big fan of the formula for Facets of Fuchsia (it was too watery and thin), but I heard that the new formulas are good.  Some even cover in two coats!

I also stopped by the Konad section as all Konad products were 30% off.  I decided to get some nail stickers since I barely have time to do nice nail designs this semester.  You'll be seeing them on my nails soon! ^^

Truthfully, I was also on the hunt for the new Garnier BB Creams.  I did find them at Longs, but they were $14.39 instead of the retailed $12.99.  I will probably purchase this from Target since it'll be retail price.  ^^
aikolynn: (Krystal & Sulli - Magnaes)
So I decided to try the sort of splatter technique that utilizes a straw to apply the nail polish.  The design is really cool and very interesting, I must say, but the process and the clean up was terrible.  I even taped off my fingers, but the polish still got every where and I had to wipe my desk down with nail polish remover after (despite laying down paper to work on).  I like them, but I think thinner polishes would work a lot better since the end result is quite thick.  I'm sure it didn't help that I did these right over my manicure that was for this week (yes, it didn't even last three days before I changed it) which consisted of four coats of Nicole by OPI's It's All About the Glam.

I do love these.  They're unique and you can't ever really replicate the same design, but it also used up a lot of polish.  Next time I think I'll go with cheaper polishes instead of feeling like I'm wasting my OPI and China Glazes on paper and straws (which is where most of it ends up).  The clean up wasn't easy either.  Taping off my fingers helped some, but I found that immediately using an orange stick to clean up the cuticle line worked a lot better than using nail polish remover.  After top coating and letting it dry, I soaked my hands in warm water and did a manicure sugar scrub which took all of the polish off my skin. ^^

It's like nail art trash art. XD
I think this design will look cool with all sorts of colors as long as there's contrast.  I chose these because they were the ones I intended to do my manicure this week with.  I also like this combination because there's a combination of cremes, glitters, and shimmers.  After doing this, I also realized that there might not even be a need for a base color since you can't even see mine any more. ^^

Colors Used:
  • Nicole by OPI It's all about the Glam (base; from the last nail post)
  • Nicole by OPI Shoot for the Maroon
  • OPI Black Onyx
  • Sephora Curacao
  • Revlon Blue Mosaic
  • Nail Art White
What color combinations would also look good?


aikolynn: (Jihyo - Make Up)
This is probably my favorite polish of the moment.  I've layered it over Nicole by OPI's Shoot for the Maroon since Facets of Fuchsia has a sheerer base.  It looks so much prettier in person...but maybe my phone camera isn't doing as great of a job as my normal one would. ^^

Excuse my ugly cuticles...and the obvious growth of my nails.  I haven't had time to do my manicure scrub and this polish has been on a week. ^^; 



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