Friday, November 18, 2011

MPJ... Purple Flash!

I think the pictures pretty much speak for themselves...!

Here we have
OPI My Private Jet!

For those of you who are new to holo polishes, there are MANY versions of MPJ. The current version is brown with a faint scattered holo. "Black" linear holo, "brown" linear holo, and "teal flash" are just some of the versions known to exist.

See how this one has a hint of purple? Well, here is my

Thursday, November 17, 2011

LOL... Puple Holo!

Here is China Glaze - LOL. It is part of the OMG collection and it is a purple holographic polish! I got this one off my friend Ginger!

My favourite polish colours are puple and teal, and I'm glad there are so many purple holos!

I have OPI - DS Original // Sand-erella, China Glaze LOL // IDK // Visit Me in Prism // Octa Gone Wild, Color Club - Fashion Addict and Wild at Heart. Now if only there were more teal holos!

This is 2 coats with no topcoat. I used OPI Nail Envy as a base. I had no streaking or bald spot issues. I don't experience these with the China Glaze OMGs. The polish was a bit thick, but for being old that's understandable. I just threw in a few drops of  thinner and shook it like crazy!

Although shaking polish is not recommended (you should roll to prevent bubbles) it is FULLY NECESSARY TO SHAKE THE HECK OUT OF HOLOS BEFORE YOU WEAR THEM! This ensures all of the holo goodness is equally distributed in your bottle =) this also means that most used dusty holos are SUPER-HOLO! due to lack of proper shaking technique! LOL...

The only issue I had with this one is that the sides of my brush strokes created not holo lines. So it was very difficult to have a smooth holo finish. I kept having to polish over the lines... Also note, it dries a bit more red than it shows in the bottle. You can see the difference in my picture.

Hope you enjoyed another holo post =)

***What's your favourite holo polish colour??***

Don't you step on my BLUE SUEDE.. Polish!

Today I have for you:
 OPI Russian Navy Suede!

I found this one at my new Walmart Supercentre's salon!

I really love the finish of the OPI Suedes, and I think I need them all!

The colour and finish kind of remind me of super blue jeans!
Here's how OPI Russian Navy Suede looks like with top coat.
(Index + Ring Fingers)
Hope you enjoyed =)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Dusty Hunting Down the Rabbit Hole!

Short post today! Here we have:
China Glaze // TTYL x2, It's My Turn, GR8
OPI // Absolutely Alice, 
and finally the highly coveted Mad As A Hatter!
Absolutely Alice // Mad As A Hatter
 AA has tiny blue glitter with some gold glitter.
MAAH has a base of tiny silver glitter and then slightly larger glitters of purple, blue, orange, pink, green, gold, red, silver...

This was the first time I've ever seen MAAH! I wasn't that into the hype, but seeing it in person, it is quite lovely!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Polish... Jetted to My Rescue!

So yesterday I was just having one of those days where everything that could have went wrong, went wrong. I was consistently late, got lost multiple times, got stuck on a bridge for an hour, ended up going to the airport instead of home... but, there were a few positive highlights!

I was successful with some spontaneous dusty hunting after a tip to check out my local walmart from my friend Nishu over at naizysnailaddiction, I met up with Li Lian from  shortwidenails and got my Chatters exclusive OPI, I picked up some new acrylic organizers from Winners, and I picked up a blue flakie. It is my first Anna Sui! Perhaps the full moon had something to do with this crazy day... sooooo anyways, here are my new polishes! Hope you like =)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Let's Get "Dusty"! ~ Kim's Dusty Hunting How-To!

Hello everyone! 
Are you longing for old holographic polishes and other HTFs???
My Dusties =)
If so, you may find this post quite useful! I’ve had a few people ask me how I go about dusty hunting and finding these gems, so I thought I would share every aspect of what has worked for me =) I kid you not when I say every aspect! This is my exclusive-comprehensive-dusty-hunting-how-to-tell-all!

***WARNING*** This is essentially a novel/textbook excerpt! Feel free to scroll down to the sections of interest, or not bother reading it at all =p

~~ So first off, Dusty Hunting is when you go to stores and salons looking for old polishes that are hard to find (HTF)Often times these polishes can no longer be found in stores or online. We call it “dusty” because usually, the polish bottles will actually be covered in a layer of dust, since they probably haven’t been used/touched in a very long time! In my opinion, successful dusty hunting is a mix of luck, communication skills and opportunity.

Now that we know what dusty hunting is, how do we start?
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