Monday, 31 December 2012

Some final words and wishes :)

May all your nail polish dreams come true in 2013! :)
It's been so fun to get to know you all this past year!
I can't wait to see and hear more from you next year!
Take care and have a great evening!

/Little Miss Nailpolish.

My Best of Red 2012!

This is my five favourite red polishes of 2012! The polishes may have been released earlier than 2012 but I tried them for the first time this year ;) Enjoy!
Click on the pictures for more swatches and reviews!

1 - Color Club Warhol
2 - Orly Torrid
3 - Nubar Red Ruby Glitz
4 - China Glaze Winter Berry
5 - OPI The Spy Who Loved Me

Sunday, 30 December 2012

Inverted tips on flower nails for Nail Art Sunday

This is a fun and totally crazy nail art for today's NailArt Sunday! :D
The diagonal tips of the nails are supposed to be an inversion of the rest of the nail. You can see it best on the close-up picture further down.

I used China Glaze Desert Sun as base polish. Then I used a black polish and Bundle Monster plate BM-224 to stamp on the black flowers.
Using a nail striping tape I did the black diagonal tips.
Then I stamped on the gold flowers on to the tips using the same plate and Orly Luxe. While doing this I protected the rest of the nail with some plastic so that the gold flowers only ended up on the black suface.
To seal the manicure I applied one coat of Seche Vite.

Yes, the whole thing took a while but it was fun and the result is pretty cool,
or what do you think? ;)

Saturday, 29 December 2012

My best of Green 2012!

Today I'm listing my favourite green polishes of 2012!
Green is one of my favourite colours of polishes! Beeing a florist, I can't tell you how many times I've got comments from friends and customers about my "green fingers" ;) Anyway, here they are! Enjoy!
Click on the pictures for more swatches and reviews!

1 - China Glaze Exotic Encounters
2 - Color Club Ho-Ho-Holly
3 - China Glaze Watermelon Rind
4 - Gina Tricot Wannabe
5 - Barry M Spring Green

I think many of you would have put Ho-Ho-Holly before Exotic Encounters ;)
But not me ;) I adore EE!!

Did you find any green polish you liked?
Which green is your favourite?

Friday, 28 December 2012

My best of Holo 2012!

I was planning to show you the best of greens 2012 today but then I remembered that it's Holo Friday today! So instead of greens, here comes my favourite holo polishes of 2012! :D Enjoy!
Click on the pictures for more swatches and reviews!

1 - Color Club Angel Kiss
2 - Jade Magia
3 - Color Club Cherubic
4 - Ciaté Jewel
5 - Up Colors Holografico Verde 360
There you have them! :D
Do you agree or disagree with me? ;)

Thursday, 27 December 2012

My Best of Blue 2012!

This time of the year there are best of 2012 lists everywhere! People are listing music, books, films etc.
So today I'm listing my five favourite blue polishes of 2012!
The polishes might have been released earlier but I bought them and tried them for the first time this year :)
Hope you'll find a new blue favourite polish among them! :D
My absolute favourite comes first and then the rest in descending order.
Click on the pictures for more swatches and reviews!

1 - H&M Blue my Mind
2 - H&M Spending Cash with Carl
3 - Essie Blue Rhapsody
4 - Orly Angel Eyes
5 - Illamasqua Phallic

Which one is your favourite?
Would you have put them in another order?

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

My Christmas Nail Art of 2012 - A summary

Today is Boxing Day, the last "official" day of Christmas :/
So today I'll give you a summary of my x-mas nail art this year! :D
I managed to do a few in spite of all work ;) Enjoy! :)

First of Advent nails

Silver bows on red nails

Gingerbread nails

Gingerbreadman nails

X-mas gradient nails

Snowflakes nails

Christmas trees nails

X-mas Party Hearty nails
Which one is your favourite? ;)

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Season's greetings

My personal reindeer ;) and I
would like to wish all of you a very

Have a great x-mas and
may all your wishes come true!
Take care!

Monday, 24 December 2012

#24 Ciaté Mini Mani Month

Today I opened the last door of Ciaté's advent calendar :(
Behind door number twentyfour was Enchanted Rose which is a red glitter polish. It looks nice but it's not very unique...
I'm so happy that I now have got 24 new Ciaté polishes to try out!
...but shouldn't it be 30 doors in a calendar called Mini Mani Month ;)

Ciaté Enchanted Rose
Today's text behind the door. Do you agree? ;)
Have a wonderful Christmas Eve!!
Merry Christmas!!
Hope you'll get many new polishes! ;)

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Gingerbread man in silver on red nail art - swatches

I had to make my red nails even more chistmassy ;) so I added a gingerbread man in silver with green buttons! ;) Around the gingerbread man are pieces of mistletoe. I hope you like them! ;)

The red base is OPI's The Spy Who Loved Me and the pattern is stamped with Depend's silver polish #223 and Bundle Monster plate BM-222. The green buttons are made with Essie's Stylenomics with help of a tiny dotting tool. 
One coat of Seche Vite seals the manicure. 

Did you enjoy this mani? ;)

#23 Ciaté Mini Mani Month

Behind door number twentythree in Ciaté's advent calender was Mojito which is an apple green cream polish! :D It looks gorgeous in the bottle and I can't wait to try it!! A true spring colour! :D

Ciaté Mojito
Today's message behind the door.
Have a great Sunday!!

Saturday, 22 December 2012

OPI The Spy Who Loved Me - swatches and review

As it's beginning to feel like x-mas now, even though I work 24/7 ;), I want to show you a gorgeous red polish with excellent qualities! You have probably seen it about a million times by now, but I'll show it anyway because I think it's a great x-mas polish! Just look at this Santa catcher! ;)

In halogen light
In daylight
In artificial light
In daylight
In halogen light
In halogen light
In artificial ligh
In halogen light

Type of polish: Shimmer.

Colour: A bright red leaning to orange (but it's not orange, it's red ;)) and packed with gold shimmer.

Collection: OPI Skyfall Holiday 2012.

Opacity: Good! This is two coats. In some lighting you can still see some VNL so perhaps you need a third coat if you are fussy with VNL ;)

Drying time: Normal.

Formula: Very good! Perfect texture and very easy to work with.

Brush: Good! Nice and thick, but possibly a bit too soft...

Shine: Very shiny on its own but I have one coat of Seche Vite in these pictures.

Accurate colour, photo vs IRL: Quite accurate... A bit darker red IRL and not so much orange as most pictures show. The best pictures are the daylight and full hand picture. The shimmer is more visible IRL as well!

Grade: 4/5 :)

This is a lovely bright red polish with excellent qualities! It has a twist too with all that gold shimmer! If you are a red polish lover you need this in your collection! ;)

Do you think this is a x-massy polish...?
Will you wear it for x-mas...? ;)