Category Archives: Flakies

OPI Nothin’ Mousie About It

Oh hi! I saw some pre-press released pictures of the OPI Minnie Mouse Vintage collection way back and knew I’d have to have at least one…for Minnie’s sake!! Once I was finally able to see official photo’s and descriptions I knew hearts and a flakie based polish was a must have! So without further ado- Nothin’ Mousie About It.

OPI Nothin’ Mousie About It

One coat of Nothin’ Mouse About It over one coat WnW  Creme Black. Sally Hansen Insta Dri top coat. Good dry time. I did black because it really makes the purple and yellow/orange flakies pop in this. I’m guessing the base is a super sheer pink that could build up to what the bottle looks like but still will never be opaque. If I try it and my opinion on that changes, I will edit this! But until then I think if you want it to look pink all the way through without having to do 5+ coats, you’re going to have to do a pink base.

Anyways, over all, I love this. The OPI facebook fan page they have a helpful hint to getting the hearts out. Works alright, I feel like sometimes it doesn’t make a difference, but maybe a little easier as you use more.

Nfu Oh 50

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.

Nfu Oh 50 over Maybelline Amethyst Ablaze

Nfu Oh 50 over Maybelline Blue Freeze

Nfu Oh 50 over Maybelline Blue Freeze

Nfu Oh 50 over Maybelline Blue Freeze

Nfu Oh 50 over Maybelline Blue Freeze

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.

Sinful Colors Flakies Polish!

So on my weekly visit to Walgreen’s I nearly jumped for joy when I saw that Sinful Colors has their own version of a flakies polish called Green Ocean. It goes with their St. Patrick’s Day display! I honestly can’t tell you what else was on display because when I saw that- that was all I saw! I vaguely remember some skinny striping polishes….probably something they always have though. I’ve noticed that with SC, when they have a holiday display it usually contains colors from their core line. But not always…..especially in this case because I’ve never seen Green Ocean (GO) before. I wish I could have SC other “Ocean’s” a blue and a pink! But the pink is called Deep Red Ocean…? W.e! Picture time!

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Sinful Colors Green Ocean over Wet n' Wild Black Out.

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Sinful Colors Green Ocean over OPI Alpine Snow

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Sinful Colors Green Ocean over Sally Hansen Emerald City. Sinful Colors Happy Ending.

I’m not sure if I care for it over white….my hubby said it looked like a fungus. GO is a little bit gritty especially if you blob it on like I did on a few fingers. A thicker topcoat would work great. Right now I don’t own any other colored flakies but a short while back Zoya had a promotional thing going on where you got 2 free polishes- you just had to pay shipping. And with my polishes came a color chart with their True collection which has the flakies. I also received the Feel collection color chart with 6 empty spaces…sooooo I decided to fill in one with the GO to compare it that way since I do not actually own any Zoya flakies. I thought at first it might be just like Opal since its green too. But when I pulled the brush out I noticed that there was actual glitters in GO. And in the tray it was a bit less green. Kind of an in between Opal and Maisie( which is blue).

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Sinful Colors Green Ocean on the bottom. Zoya Maisie and Opal on top.

Sinful Colors Green Ocean

Sinful Colors Green Ocean. Zoya Maisie and Opal on top.

After I bought this I almost immediately regretted not buying a back up. I knew I’d be crazy about this! Luckily I live in a rather small town and when I went back almost a week later there was 2 bottles left so I bought them both!….Sad when you think that even those 2 bottles, actually all 3 are cheaper then a China Glaze or an OPI.

Awesome Color Club & More…

So the other day I went to the mall with the intention of buying China Glaze “Luxe and Lush” from their Hunger Games collection and was taken by surprise! I’m not always aware when there is a new collection, especially not for EVERY brand there is out there. Anyways- there was a pretty new display for Color Club which is apparently their spring line for 2012 called Take Wing. I try to budget tightly and plan which polishes I buy before I ever get to the store. Which doesn’t always happen! Honestly if I had the money I would have bought them ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD I counseled with my 4 year old daughter on which color to get since I knew I could only get one. Of course being a nearly 5 year old she picked the brightest one- yellow “Daisy Does It”.

Color Club, Daisy Does It

Color Club, Daisy Does It.

Color Club, Daisy Does It

Color Club, Daisy Does It

Color Club, Daisy Does It. China Glaze, Luxe And Lush.

Color Club, Daisy Does It. China Glaze, Luxe And Lush.

Color Club, Daisy Does It. w/ China Glaze, Luxe and Lush
Color Club, Daisy Does It. w/ China Glaze, Luxe and Lush
Color Club, Daisy Does It. w/ China Glaze, Luxe and Lush

Color Club, Daisy Does It. w/ China Glaze, Luxe and Lush

Such a good pick considering I don’t own very many yellows, and this one is like a bright gold. Well…to me it is anyways. Daisy Does It is three layers and dries a little bit darker then when it is first laid on and is sheer but builds nicely.Still bright IMO. Even with three coats there is still a little bit of visible nail line I’m hoping to be able to buy a few more….I doubt that I can get them all! D’: I should also mention that it is rare that I fall in love with an entire collection. Usually there’s only one or two that I want…not all.

So I did buy what went there for! Luxe and Lush is one coat and is really smooth has a nice application. I just think it’s fabulous! Especially over Daisy Does It. There’s a few more from the Hunger Games that I would like since in person they seem a bit nicer then even what I’ve seen on other blogs.

So what do you all think?  Do you like brights or pastels for spring? I prefer bright spring colors! But that’s just me.

Band wagon…Are you on it??

Hello there!

Do any of you follow the nail trends? A lot of you I’m sure are “crackled” out. I myself am still fascinated with it! But that’s not actually the trend I want to talk about. XD There’s actually 2 others on my mind at the moment.

1st being FLAKIES! Now if you haven’t picked it up by now- I love glitter. Being in MT sucks when you’re trying to get your hands on specific brands such as Finger Paints. Love their special effects polish! I would be so happy to own “Twisted”.  The one and only flaky I have is Essie’s “Shine of The Times”. Quite awesome I think. I don’t own SH original limited edition “Hidden Treasure” but I’ve heard that Shine of The Times is a much denser version of that.

This is Essie Shine of the times over:

Sally Hansen- White On & Black Out

Sinful Colors “Nirvana”  (which is a brown but you probably can’t tell!)

Sinful Colors “Happy Ending”  *green

Wet n’ Wild Wild Shine “Blue Moon”

Kleancolor “Barbie Pink”

Pure Ice “No Means No” *purple

Isn’t that freaking awesome?? Do any of you own this or any other flakies?

So now for the 2nd trend, I don’t own it yet! I’m on the war path for it and its hard to find here. It’s the magnetic polish! It’s an iron filled polish that when a “special” magnet (usually on the cap of the bottle) is held over it it creates a design- usually stripes. I do believe it isn’t way new but for me its only just now becoming available locally. Yes I could buy it online but I’m very leery about spending $12+ for a bottle of nail polish! Icing has come up with their own! So sometime this week I’ll be wiggling my butt into Claire’s (yes, wiggling) because not only are they sister stores with Icing- their nail polishes are exactly the same. Now our mall doesn’t have the Icing store (which btw their “magnetix” is CHEAPER) so I’m going with second best. I’ve also read from many many other nail polish blogs that the magnet for these seem to work better then a few others. I’ve heard that the China Glaze magnet is a big disappointment which is even sadder because they made it U shaped with several designs which I thought was creative. But I think it’s one of the brands that you have to buy it seperate. Maybe there is a few other but none come to mind at the moment. Really quick before I forget- go here if you want a really good FAQ from someone that has actually had the chance to play around with this type of polish in different kinds of brands. Back to about the Icing brand they have for colors with no names that are gold, gunmetal, pink and blue. The pink and blue have a “wavy” design and the other two have straight lines, both with the option to turn the magnet. I guess you wouldn’t really have to use the guides anyway if you were wanting to be extra creative.

So besides the Icing/Claire’s Magnetix, I think Lancôme Vernis Magnétic is awesome because the magnet is attached to the bottle itself on the outside and it makes a star bust design! :O But I’m not sure it’s worth$15.50. maybe if I feel like treating myself for my birthday. 😛

But yea if you’re interested the brands that I know of that are doing this at the moment are nails, inc. (found at sephora) Layla, Lancôme, China Glaze “Magnetix”, Icing/Claire’s “Magnetix” and LCN (which I never heard of before). Thepolishaholic just recently feature a magnetic from You Mix Cosemetics.

Sorry about the length of this post. I could honestly go on all day!