Swatches of Ciaté Haute House mini collection

Hi everyone! My mother gave this cute little set to me for Christmas, and since I regrettably couldn’t get my hands on the Ciaté advent calendar this year, the Haute House set was a perfect little replacement. Overall, I’m very pleased with these polishes, the formulas are very nice, two of them are one coaters …

More

Swatch of OPI – Black Cherry Chutney

Are you ready for more vampy awesomeness? Check this hottie out! I finally own Black Cherry Chutney, a polish that has been on the wishlist for ages and I still haven’t picked it up. Shame on me! But now I will wear the crap out of this polish, it’s just pure perfection. Black Cherry Chutney …

More

Swatch of OPI – German-icure by OPI

This, ladies and I hope a few gentlemen, is one of my all time favorites from OPI and the last one for this swatch race – German-icure by OPI. It’s a perfect dark shimmer red with a depth and glow I’ve never seen in any polish so far (Smolder by ORLY is close, though!). Again, …

More

Swatch of OPI – Every Month is Oktoberfest

I cannot believe it has taken me this long to swatch and write about this polish. Naturally you will probably find Every Month is Oktoberfest on almost every nail polish blog out there, and I’ve already shown you two dupes! And it’s so not a summer shade but I don’t care – it’s just so …

More

Swatch of ORLY – Smolder

Smolder is a deep red metallic polish and so not a spring shade. But guess what, I don’t mind very much! I’m in a stage now where I just love all kinds of classic dark reds and this one falls straight into that category. This polish was a dream to work with; the formula was …

More

Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 159 Purple Nights

Purple Nights is a dark purple shimmer polish with tiny specks of red and blue. I found it very hard to capture on photo, it really has a lot more depth to it than what the photos show. This is two coats without topcoat, it dries rather quickly but with a semi-satin finish. I just …

More

Comparison of nails inc. – victoria and Chanel – 18 Rouge Noir

nails inc. victoria Chanel 18 Rouge Noir Coats for full opacity 3 3 Volume 10 ml 13 ml Price £11.00 135 SEK £17.50 250 SEK Price per ml £1.1/ml 13,5 SEK/ml £1.4/ml 19,2 SEK/ml Where to buy ASOS.com Boots.com

Swatch of nails inc. – victoria

Victoria is a rich dark red crelly polish, and so, so pretty! I received this in the Swedish December Glossybox, and I was so happy when I saw that it was the full sized bottle! The formula is rather syrupy, but not at all stringy or sticky. This is three coats without topcoat, and as …

More

Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 160 Licorice

Licorice is a cool dark grey cream polish and one that I bought and swatched last fall but didn’t get the change to write about until now. It’s a very nice autumn shade, but also a good winter shade I think, when you’re all red-and-green-ed out after Christmas. This is three thin coats without topcoat, …

More

Comparison of Gina Tricot Beauty – 149 Sea Bug, IsaDora – 720 Beetle Green and KICKS – Jewel of Denial

Well, I couldn’t help but notice how similar Sea Bug was to IsaDora’s Beetle Green – a polish I praised greatly back when I bought it. I would say that Sea Bug and Beetle Green are dupes, and I threw in KICKS’ Jewel of Denial since it looked similar in the bottle. Jewel of Denial …

More

Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 149 Sea Bug

Sea Bug is a bottle green shimmer polish in a sheer dark base. The polish has a slight duochromatic effect in the bottle, but that doesn’t show up at all on the nails, but it’s still such a beautiful polish. This is three coats and no topcoat. The formula is a bit on the sheer …

More

Swatch of China Glaze – Short and Sassy

Short and Sassy is a dark red shimmer with a slight yellow undertone, and just such a gorgeous shade for fall. I love these kinds of reds and I just can’t have too many. Application was good, it’s almost a one coater if you work with generous coats, but I like thin coats so this …

More