Saturday, 24 June 2017

color club fashion addict (spring 2009)

wow, i have this nail polish for so long, and i have no idea how come i never properly swatched it, so here it goes: fashion addict from color club's spring 2009 collection.

fashion addict is a very cute polish. it is this soft shade of lavender/light purple, with an awesome linear holo effect. it is on the verge of being a crazy holo, bot not quite there. it looks cute in shade as well.

it is nicely saturated polish, doesn't need a water base and i recently started wearing it quite often.

natural light:

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

zoya saint (enchanted)

i'm back from my first holiday this season, and i'm starting with the stunning zoya saint from their holiday collection called enchanted.

saint was a love at first promo picture for me. it is such a complex and unusual polish. the base color is a rather sheer periwinkle, with iridescent magenta/pink shimmer. it changes a lot in different types of light. 

the first coat was sheer, but it had a decent coverage after the second one with no need for a third. it is so unusual and somehow soft.

Friday, 9 June 2017

picture polish alice (collaboration shade)

alice is yet another picture polish collaboration shade, this one with rainbow connection stocklist from last year. i guess it should resemble the colour of alice's dress from the alice in wonderland cartoon.

it is a gorgeous, fun, vivid blue crelly filled with my favourite: silver holographic glass flecks. i somehow forgot to order this polish when it first came out, and finally made it right. 

the formula is nice, it dries smoothly and is such a fun and quirky polish.

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

chanel provocation (fashion night out 2012)

chanel's provocation originally appeared in their fashion night out collection for 2012 (with infidele, the one that got away for me), but it was  brought back as a part of the permanent line.

it is a gorgeous, gorgeous plum shade. of course, the colour is a bit more complex than that, it has some brown undertones and dries a bit darker than in the bottle.

the first coat is a bit sheer but it builds up nicely with the second one. it a classy but not boring sort of polish.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

new in: january-may 2017

finally, a new in for this year! 

first one was in april, through a blog sale, so i got three picture polishes, eyre, sky and majesty.

they, also i april, i got another picture polish, free and zoya saint.

and a week ago, i got some more picture polishes: glitch, mermaid, arabian, mossy and alice.

Monday, 29 May 2017

collistar grafite lacca (carisma)

collistar's grafite lacca, from their carisma collection for autumn 2011, is one of my favourite polishes ever. i got it as a present and simply love it!

this is the only collistar polish i own, and the one my friends used to borrow a bit too often. it has a brush similar to opi's, so it works awesome for me. the shade is the most perfect muddy of all times, just the right mixture of beige, taupe, grey with a dash of blue. 

formula is awesome, because everything abut this polish is awesome. i think i will never ever get to it's last drop (and i am approaching that stage) but i will continue preserving it and looking at it for the whole eternity.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

picture polish sky (light shades)

one of my rare 2017 purchases (for now) is actually an ancient picture polish shade, sky, from their light shades collection in 2007.

it is a really special light blue pastel, really resembles the sky but in its a bit murkier mood. the formula is nice, especially for an old pastel, but it needs three coats. nevertheless, they run smoothly so i don't see it as a bother.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

opi honey ryder (bond girls)

i am still on board of the textured polishes bandwagon, and i really love opi's honey ryder from their bond girls collection.

honey ryder, named after the epitomic bond girl played by ursula andress, is a champagne gold shade. it has gold glitter in it, dries superfast and is a definite one coater. i would call it a festive shade, but i love to wear it when i'm in a (typical) all black outfit. 

overcast day:

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

chanel vertigo (les essentials de chanel)

it's about time i showed chanel vertigo, a part of chanel's fall 2012 trio, together with frenzy and suspicios (hitchcock, anyone?)  . 

it is a very complicated shade. it is dark, plummy brownish and greyish at the same time, i am pretty sure it looks different on different skin tones. in addition, it has that typical chanel hidden shimmer, when there is just enough of it for it not to be a creme. it is an elegant shade that i actually wore to my phd defense almost 4 years ago.

formula is decent. i am not a fan of chanel brush, it's too thin for my taste so i kind of stopped buying them lately because of this, but if you are happy with it, it's great. 

Sunday, 23 April 2017

picture polish free (special edition)

today i am showing you a special edition picture polish, free, that is so far my favourite polish of 2017.

if you live in australia, you get this polish for free (hence the name) with your purchase. luckily, us non-australians can still buy it regularly. and this polish is truly divine! it has a duochrome effect, shifting from teal to blue, with awesome holo shimmer. 

the formula is awesome, it simply flows. i couldn't stop looking at my nails, so i am posting a bit more photos than usual, because it is truly a chameleon. i took pictures under direct sunlight, slight overcast and in shade, and it is stunning in every condition,

Thursday, 20 April 2017

nopi shoot for the maroon (2012)

i am showing one of my favourites today, shoot for the maroon from nopi's 2012 collection.

when you have a lot of polishes, it happens that you kind of neglect some of them, but then you rediscover them and fall in love. i wore shoot for the maroon so many times this winter and i'm still not bored of it.

and how could i be, just look at this perfection! such a rich burgundy/purple shade with perfectly matched golden shimmer. it's a dream. it looks stunning both in shade and in the sun.

formula is also nice, it applies smoothly and nicely. such a gem of a polish.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

zoya blaze (ornate)

ornate was such an awesome zoya collection, with some iconic shades (aurora, storm and logan are on my list), and blaze is one of those gems.

the first thing that comes to mind to me when i wear blaze is "delicious". it looks like some kid of berry marmelade and i always crave red fruit when i have it on my nails.

zoya poetically described it as "cool-toned medium mulberry red with a high concentration of micro fine diamond holographic glitter". these holo particles are not as dense as in some other polishes from this collecton, and they give out pinkish and purplish glitz. 

coverage and formula are great, and it's an awesome polish overall.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

ysl fur green (scandal)

i am finally showing one more recent ysl polish, fur green from this autumn's scandal collection. the other polish from this collection is vintage plum.

fur green is a truly gorgeous shade of green. one of these forest, muted green shades. although it's moodiness really is perfect for autumn, i can see myself wearing all the time because it works perfectly well with my wardrobe.

formula of these creme is amazing, as usual, and matched with (for me) perfect ysl brush, there is nothing to complain about.

i used base (china glaze strong adhesion) + two layers of polish + top coat (essence btgnts).

Monday, 3 April 2017

chanel blue rebel (les jeans)

it's been ages since i swatched two out of three chanel polishes from ancient but awesome les jeans collection back in 2011, and it's time i showed blue rebel as well. other two polishes were equally awesome coco blue and blue boy.

this collection was supposed to be jeans inspired, and this polish emulates your basic dark, slightly washed out pair beautifully. it is the darkest blue out of the trio, but still too light to be called navy. more like a deep denim shade. it is awesome, well pigmented and with good formula.

i am sure that by now there are plenty of dupes out there, but i am simply happy i have this one.

i used base (china glaze strong adhesion) + two layers of polish + top coat (essence btgnts).

Thursday, 30 March 2017

picture polish honey dew (limited edition)

spring is here, and it's time for fresh shades. honey dew is a really old picture polish shade from 2009.

i am very happy i own honey dew, even though i am on the verge of having too many mint polishes (if that is even possible!)

honey dew is such a vibrant pastel mint, on the verge of becoming neon. on top of being gorgeous, it has a great formula, especially for a pastel polish. definitely a perfect spring/summer shade!

i used base (china glaze strong adhesion) + two layers of polish + top coat (essence btgnts).

Friday, 24 March 2017

opi live and let die (skyfall)

skyfall je verovatno još uvek moja omiljena opi kolekcija, i jedan od njenih lepotana je live and let die.
skyfall might still be my favourite opi collection, and one of awesome polishes released there is live and let die.

live and let die je zacrnjena zelena nijansa sa zelenim i zlatnim mikroljuspicama. šimer nije previše gust, taman koliko treba.

formula je takođe odlična, skoro je jednoslojac. kod mene nikad dosta ovakvih nijansi i nadam se da su svi ulovili svoj primerak jer ovaj lak mi je jedan od najlepših ove vrste.

prirodna svetlost:
live and let die is a blackened green shade filled with green and gold tiny glass flecks. this shimmer is not too dense, just the right amount.

the formula is awesome as well, it's almost a one-coater. i can't get enough of these shades and i really hope everyone got their bottle of this polish, because it is one of the prettiest shades of this kind.

natural light:

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

fun lacquer fashion show (new year 2016)

konačno je došao trenutak da pokažem još jednog fun lacquer lepotana, i ovaj put je to fashion show iz kolekcije za novu godinu 2016.
it's about time i showed yet another fun lacquer awesomeness, this time fashion show from the new year 2016 collection!

fashion show je vrlo kompleksan lak i potpuni kameleon. delom je ljubičast, delom plav i delom siv, i koju stranu će vam prikazati zavisi isključivo od svetlosti. kada sam ga slikala pod suncem, ispao je plav. ušla sam u sobu i izgledao je potpuno sivo, tako da sam morala da opet izađem i proverim o čemu se radi. ispostavilo se da su obe varijante slika verne.

uz to da je kameleon, imamo i guste zlatne holo čestice koje ga čine još fantastičnijim. formula je isto odlična, malčice se teže skida ali je definitivno vredan toga.

prirodna svetlost:
fashion show is such a complex polish and a complete chameleon. it is part purple, part blue and part grey and the side it shows heavily depends on the light. i took the direct sun pictures, that turn blue, got inside, it was more greyish, i went outside again and concluded that both indoors and outdoor pictures are faithful.

on top of the shade versatility, we have this dense golden holo glitter. simply awesome! formula is also great, it takes a tiny bit more effort to take it off but it's worth it.

direct sunshine:

Sunday, 12 March 2017

a england ophelia (gothic beauties)

ok, vreme je da prestanem da zaobilazim ovaj lak u mom folderu sa neobjavljenim svočevima i da ga izbacim iz sistema: ovo je ophelia iz a england gothic beauties kolekcije.
ok, i think it's time to stop just over-passing this polish in my unpublished folder and get it over with: this is ophelia from a england gothic beauties collection.
ophelia je trebalo da bude fenomenalna. pogledajte samo promo bočicu! ispostavilo se da je u stvari najveće razočarenje u mojoj kolekciji!

ophelia je trebalo da bude super lep crni lak sa gomilom ljubičastog šimera. na kraju, potrebno vam je da fokusirate snagu 10 000 sunaca da vidite trag tog ljubičastog šimera. on je zakopan doliko duboko da je potrebno čudo da se pojavi. na sreću, uzela sam ga na jednoj blogorasprodaji pa nisam platila punu cenu, zbog čega se osećam malo bolje! inače, formula je dobra i koristim ga kao običan crni lak.

prirodna svetlost:
ophelia was supposed to be awesome, just look at the promo bottle! it turned out to be one of the biggest letdowns from my collection.

ophelia was supposed to be this supper gorgeous black polish with bunch of gorgeous purple shimmer. in the end, you might need to focus the power of 10 000 suns to see a glimpse of purple shimmer. it is buried so deep that it takes a miracle to see it. i got it off a blog sale so didn't pay the full price, which makes me feel better! otherwise, formula is nice and i use it as a basic black polish.

natural light:

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

catrice in the bronx (460)

danas pokazujem poslednji catrice lak koji mi je ostao neobjavljen iz kolekcije, stari lepotan po imenu in the bronx.
today i am showing the last catrice polish that was left unpublished from my stash, an oldie called in the bronx.

napisala sam gomilu sastava o tome kako ne podnosim novu catrice četkicu, zbog koje sam počela da izbegavam taj bren. bili su moj omiljeni dragstor brend i sa njima je nekako i počelo moje lakoholičarsko ludilo, tako da mi je pomalo žao da više nemam ni jedan catrice lak.

da se vratimo na današnju zvezdu, in the bronx je jedan od starih lepotana. u pitanju je prelepa zagorelo-zlatna/skoro bronzana melatik nijansa u kojoj sam zaista uživala.

oblačan dan:
i wrote so many essays about how i hate the new catrice brush, which kind of made me avoid the brand altogether. they were my favourite drugstore brand and marked the beginnings of my nail polish insanity so i am kind of sad that there are no more catrices left in my stash.

to go back to this polish, in the bronx is one of the oldie-goodies, an awesome burnt gold-almost bronze metallic shade that i really enjoyed.

cloudy day:

Saturday, 4 March 2017

picture polish winter (winter 2015)

danas pokazujem lak iz picture polish kolekcije za prošlu zimu, nazvan winter.
today i am showing a polish from last winter's picture polish collection, and it's called winter!

mnogo mi je smešno kad gledam zaostale postove iz moje prethodne zemlje pre selidbe, kad sam konstatno imala taman ten, u kontrastu sa imenom ovog laka.

winter je prelepa nijansa srednje sive, kombinovan sa jednim od mojih omiljenih finiša. holo ljuspicama. lak je za mazanje i savršen za sezonu džempera!

prirodna svetlost:
i find it so funny to look at my swatches made in my previous country of residence, since i was constantly so tanned, in contrast with the name of this polish!

winter is a gorgeous shade of medium grey, combined with one of my favourite finishes: holographic flakies. it is very easy to work with and it's perfect for sweater weather!

natural light:

Saturday, 25 February 2017

ysl night escape (savage escape)

krajnje je vreme da postavim night escape iz ysl savage escape kolekcije za leto 2016.
it's about time i posted about night escape from ysl's savage escape collection for summer 2016.

veliki sam ljubitelj teksturnog finiša i potpuno sam oduševljena ovim lakom.

night escape je duboko plava nijansa koja se vrlo brzo suši  u teksturnu završnicu. bogat je neverovano svetlucavim šimerom, zbog kog me podseća na zvezdano nebo. nekako je istovremeno i elegantan i malo agresivniji. srećna sam da ga nisam propustila.

prirodna svetlost:
i am a big fan of the texture finish, and i am completely in love with this polish.

night escape is a deep blue polish that very quickly dries to a textured finish. it is rich with this amazing sparkly glitter, it reminds me of a starry night. it is somehow both elegant and edgy. i am very happy i haven't missed out on it.

natural light:

Sunday, 19 February 2017

a england queen of scots (elizabeth and mary)

danas pokazujem još jedan a england lak, ovaj put queen of scots, iz elizabeth and mary kolekcije.
today, i am showing yet another a england polish, this time queen of scots from elizabeth and mary collection..

iako su a england lakovi postali skoro pa sinonim za holo lakove, imaju oni i "regularnije" lakove.

queen of scots je kraljevsko plavi lak, ispunjen sitnim holo česticama. ima taj "sjaj iznutra" izgled i ja ga vidim kao plavog rođaka njihovog crvenog laka, percival.

ovaj lak je pravi pravcati jednoslojac, bez ikakve potrebe za drugim slojem. ako vam ovakav lak fali u kolekciji, moja definitivna preporuka!

prirodna svetlost:
even though a england somehow became a synonym for holo polishes, they also have more "regular! polishes.

queen of scots is a royal blue shade, filled with tiny blue shimmer. it has that inner glow look, and i see it as a blue twin of their red polish, percival.

it is a real deal one coater, definitely no need for the second. if you are missing this type of shade, i definitely recommend it!

natural light:

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

catrice keep pool (42)

moj današnji izbor je catrice keep pool.
my choice for today's post is catrice's keep pool.

mislim da je prošlo više od pola godine od kad sam potrošila ovaj lak, ali mi je trebala večnost da izaberem slike. nekad je ispadao previše metalik, nekad nedovoljno. u svakom slučaju, keep pool je prelepa, hladna metalik plava. jedna od onih nijansi kojih mi nikad nije dosta.

više puta sam se žalila na ovu verziju catrice četkice koja se može nazvati katastrofalnom. ne znam da li su promenili nešto u novim kolekcijama, ali nekako ne želim ni da probam. čini mi se nepotrebnim da pričam o formuli (koja je prilično ok) kad je četkica skoro pa neupotrebljiva.

prirodna svetlost:
i think it has been more than half a year since finished this polish, but it took me forever to choose the photos. sometimes it appear to metalic, sometimes not enough. nevertheless, it is a really gorgeous shade of cool, metalic blue. it is one of those shades i can never get enough of.

i complained more than once, but this iteration of catrice brush is a monstrosity. i am not sure if they changed something in newer collection, but i somehow don't even want to try. for me, it is pointless to talk about formula (that was pretty nice) when the brush is barely workable.

natural light:

Thursday, 9 February 2017

picture polish sun flower (collaboration with de briz)

vreme je tako oblačno i sumorno da sam morala da objavim jedan veseo lak, a sun flower je svakako takav. nastao je u saradnji picture polish sa ruskom blogerkom de briz.
the weather is so cloudy and gloomy, that i had to pull out a fun one, and sun flower for sure is fun. it was made by picture polish with collaboration with russian blogger de briz.

sun flower je izašao u leto 2016 zajedno da salt water, i zaista su dobar par jer imaju iste holo ljuspice, što je jedan od mojih omiljenih efekata u lakovima za nokte.

nijansa je vrlo zanimljiva žuta, zaista poput suncokreta. formula je više crelly nego krema, i izgleda odlično. znam da ovaj lak neće svakom biti po ukusu, ali po mom svakako jeste!

prirodna svetlost:
sun flower was released in spring together with salt water, and they are really a good couple since they have the same holo flakey particles. these are one of my favourite effects in a nail polish.

the shade itself is a strange shade of yellow, really sunflower-like. the formula is more crelly than creme, and it looks gorgeous. i know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but it sure is mine!

natural light:

Sunday, 5 February 2017

opi have you seen my limo (holiday in hollywood)

pre nego što sam zapošela ovaj post, uopšte nisam bila svesna toga da je opi-jev lak have you seen my limo toliko star. izašao je kao deo holiday in hollywood kolekcije za praznike 2007.
before i started this post, i was completely unaware that opi's have you seen my limo is such an old polish! the collection it was in, holiday in hollywood, was released for holidays 2007.

nije mi jasno kako su u opi-ju ovoliko mogli da promaše promo sliku, jer nije ni približno onakva kako ovaj lak izgleda. trebalo bi da bude i blago duohrom, ali no ne vidim i neću ga tako označiti. ipak, obožavam ovaj lak i mislim da je jasno zašto.

limo je prelepa ljubičasto-patlidžanasta nijansa sa neverovatnim suptilnim zelenim i srebrnim šimerom kog mog kamera prosto ne ože da ulovi. veoma mi je žao zbog toga jer taj šimer je baš to što ovom laku da je specijalni momenat.

prirodna svetlost:
i have no idea how opi managed to mess up the promo picture like this, because it's not even similar to what it looks in real life. it is supposed to be slightly duochrome as well, but i definitely can't see it. nevertheless, i adore this polish, and i think it's easy to see why.

limo is a purple-eggplant type of shade with awesome subtle green and subtle shimmer that my camera just can't seem to catch. this is such a pity because it is what gives this polish that extra special touch. it is so rich and pretty!

natural light:

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