Category Archives: Blue
Even though this summer is big for neons and all the major brands seem to have a summer neon line up, I found this collection at Ross early this spring. It really makes me hesitant to buy any of the new neons out there- as unbelievable as that sounds. Maybe they’re not as neon as some are now? Color Club Electro Candy was from summer 2009.
Formula wise I find these are great and pop if you have white polish for a base. All of these (except for Pure Energy<the blue one>) are one thickish coat on top of two coats of OPI Alpine Snow. I also used the “Vivid Top Coat” that came with the set. Which I believe to is to bring out the subtle shimmer in all of these. I must say subtle is definitely the word. A little more visible in person, regardless I ♥ these. If you don’t use top coat these dry to a dull finish. I can’t even say it satin matte because it isn’t!
The shimmer in What A Shock should be blue. And this color probably turned out more accurate then the rest.
The shimmer in Volt Of Light should be green. And the color should be a little brighter.
The collections namesake Electro Candy. Probably has the most visible shimmer which seems to be white. This is very bright but it should be a little more saturated in this photo. Think more like the “dark parts” and less like where the light hits it.
Tangerine Scream was insanely hard to capture and it make me wonder how well it would have turned out if I had a light box. This is not accurate at all and think more of a caution cone color with a silvery white shimmer. But I thought I would share the pictures because they look super cool to me.
Ultra Violet wasn’t nearly as bad as Tangerine Scream to capture but none the less the color is off. My camera has something against purples. What’s in the bottle in this pic should be a touch darker and it has a beautiful blue shimmer that is so pretty IRL.
Pure Energy is another one that should be a bit darker with a light blue shimmer in it. Super subtle in this one. Oh and this one is two coats over two coats of white.
So thats all and you can look forward to my using 3 of these in an upcoming gradient tutorial in video form. ;D
So lately I’ve been trying to hunt down a blue-green flakie since the flakies I do have are nearly identical and are the orange-yellow-green type. In addition to my Jellies js-24 and js-31 I bought this from fabuloustreet.com, Nfu Oh 50! So they have lots of awesome flakies and quite a few with blue-green flakies I just love the lilac base in this.
I’ve put this over a couple of the Maybelline Color Show polishes I posted a few days ago.
I didn’t picture it on the Candy Crush because it basically disappeared. I forgot that I didn’t have a picture of Twilight Rays with 50….Which is too bad because it looks sooooooo cool together!
Nfu Oh 50 is in one coat over these. Has good coverage and isn’t really thick. Has a topcoat on and just so much better IRL.
Hi hi hi. Today I have another Nfu Oh from their Jelly Syrup series, JS31.
I so love JS31. Just like JS24, the formula is very good, not runny or thick! As said before- these are jellies so if you have a huge crack as I do on my ring finger, you will see it- probably better then if you had no polish. BUT I love this blue!
Again – showing 1, 2 and 3 coats.
I don’t have many Essie polishes, Only 2 color polishes and Shine of The Times. I wish I had more of them because they so far seem rarely problematic. But one thing I will say is, I don’t find the majority of their colors very unique (they are getting better) and I think that’s why I end up picking cheaper polishes. Actually now that I think of it, my first Essie was from my sister. I only paid full price for the topcoat effect and this one I found at Ross for $3.50. I hope they keep bringing them in because that’s a steal….
Essie Coat Azure in 2 coats with Sally Hansen Insta Dri topcoat. I felt like this formula was perfect. Very opaque, smooth and not runny. I love the subtle silver shimmer in this. I’m short on words for once.
Hello! Sorry I haven’t had a regular schedule going but the break was nice and I have been brain storming like crazy!!
So I wanted to show off a few of my very first Nfu Oh polishes! I have always heard of this brand but never felt like they had a whole bunch that I thought that I might need so badly. That was until they released their Jelly Syrup Series. :O My, oh my. I think that they are super yummy!!!!!!! I could only get two which I’m happy with. If it was really up to me I would just get all 40 something. BUT, at $12.50 a bottle, I really can’t afford that. So also I should mention that if you haven’t heard of Nfu Oh before, they don’t name their polishes. They are all just letters and numbers. Which is fine by me, lol. I also have to say real quick that the bottle is sooo cute, the cap is like a corset. XD
So real quick- this is just a jelly sandwich experiment which I think looks less baldy IRL. I will swatch these individually and give my full opinion of them another time.
Nfu Oh JS- 24. a reddish pink. This is surprisingly not as runny as I thought it might be. Very smooth. Can be a little baldy if you you don’t go over it well (as you can clearly see). Very jelly, love it. These will still show a visible nail line even with 3-4 coats for most of them.
One coat of OPI Gone Gonzo, glittler is a little more blue IRL.
Nfu Oh JS- 31. SUCH a beautiful blue jelly. So if I had done 2 coats of the JS-24 I think this sandwich would ahve been “perfect” but I actually had nail art in mind when I started layering this. I probably should have skipped the nail art.
I mixed up a fleshy pink and some regular brown to make a crusty color made a lattice type design and put a border around the whole nail. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out (in a very small way) but it just wasn’t exactly what I had envisioned. 😛 Oh well, they make me hungry though. Blueberry glitter pie anyone??
OH!! I’m not entirely sure on this but I don’t think there are any stores that sell Nfu Oh in the US (PLEASE don’t take my word on that). I live in Montana so there’s NEVER anything here, so I bought mine on FabulousStreet.com they have free shipping with $25 purchase which is basically 2 bottles. I think next time I might try out their cuticle oil, they have BANANA!!!!!!!
So some of you that read this this is my second Claire’s Magnetix polish. They don’t have any real names so I call ’em like I see ’em. So here’s the blue all my thoughts are the same as “gold’s” post. Except I think the darker color helps with the coverage. Or maybe because this is my 4th time applying it and I’m getting a little better at it?
These 1st two are without a topcoat! (Next two are with Topcoat)
The only thing that would be different about what I said in the previous post about the polish is that this blue is very pretty! I was afraid my camera wouldn’t pick up the beautiful purple shimmer in it. Also, if you look at the pinky finger I did the magnet “on point” instead of with the guide…so I basically just put the point where to two edges met on my cuticle.
So I’ve heard that you should wait about 10 minutes to apply topcoat with this polish even though they dry a bit fast, mainly to keep it from ruining the effect. Well I’m super impatient so I waited about half that time. Maybe its just certain brands that get messed up but I think the effect stayed for this brand. I even wore this for another day, had some lady ask me about them while we were looking at polish at Target at the same time. lol So when I bought these there was only 2 other colors (grey and..pink?) last I heard they have green now. There are so many brand doing this now so I’d recommend googling swatches for other brands, I hear that Color Club is good and cheaper. Or at least it should be. The only place I’ve seen it in this valley they were selling it for $12.50 a bottle. :O
Hey there! Here’s another picture from when I had that ugly hangnail! I should have add that to my rant last week XD. Anyways I just had to point that out because it bother’s me that I spent so much time doing swatches and never noticed it until I looked at the pictures on my computer.
Onto the important stuff! Today i’m showing you Revlon’s Whimsical which happens to be a dupe for Deborah Lippmann’s Glitter in The Air. That lady comes up with some awesome nail polish! I could never afford them though. 😛 So here I sit waiting for dupes. 😀
This is most likely2 coats with SH Insta Dri topcoat. I choose to not put a base coat on so you could see how sheer it is and I think I like it ! But this does make me excited for the layering possibilities! I’ve seen a lot of people pair it with a similar light blue base coat which I plan to do as well, but I was think about pink! Why not? And black! Or dark blue?! I’m getting ahead of myself for the moment but believe me when I experiment you will all get to see the result good or bad! XD
So do you own Whimsical? Love it? Hate it? Don’t be shy! Share your thoughts!