Thursday, 24 July 2014

GOT Polish - Holo - Chirality Bloodshot and Apollonia

Hi Goddesses

Ugh, today was an utter sweat box at work.  No air con, no windows, fans swilling the warm air round like a fan oven .... luckily an hour in an ice cold bubble bath has helped.  Result!

Now this may surprise you, but I do have actual untried holo polishes in my stash. I know!   Often, I forget they're there, in the untried box, and these ones have been sat there so long, they're even the old bottle shape!

Let's start with Chirality Bloodshot, part of my "perfect red holo" quest.  This is a lot more intense than most reds I own, so much so that I would hesitate to call it red.

This is oxblood, deep and dark, and yet, as you can see, it holds a surprising amount of light.   This is deeply saturated, almost burgundy.

Apollonia - I bought this cos it was purple DUH but actually it's more of an indigo.  There are definite blue tones in there, like very dark jeans.

In fact, it's almost like the purple equivalent of dark denim lol, or the purple version of navy.    Again, for a dark polish, this holds a LOT of light.

Although both of these polishes are from Chirality's original range, they are both still part of the product line.  For those of you who prefer your holo scattered, you can't do much better than this :)

De-Vaulting OPI San Francisco Swatches

Hi Goddesses

Oh yeh, it's amazing what still lives in the vault!  Nearly a year on, here are some OPI swatches hahah.

First up Dining Al Frisco.  I didn't like this one - too frosty and the shade of blue was just nasty for my skin.

Next we have Embarca Dare Ya which I really destested (are you understanding why these never made it to the blog lol).  Again far too frosty / pearly and just a really meh colour.  It reminded me of baubles on a Christmas tree, and not in a good way.

And finally we have It's All San Andreas Fault, a taupe texture which I actually liked, although I am not sure how much I would ever want to wear it.  This stayed in the vault because of the hideous break I am trying to hide on the ring finger lol.

So, this is why some posts linger in the vault - Debbie didn't like them and COULD NOT BE ARSED to blog about them lol.  

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Celestial Cosmetics - Moonlight Glow and Ocean Mist

Hi Goddesses

What an emotional day! Today was Beth's last day at Primary School.  She's been with the same group of friends for 6 years, some of them 10, because she met them at nursery.  Here she is sharing a goodbye hug with her teacher.

To take my mind off it, I have not 1 but 2 lovely Celestials for you today, which were again sent to me for review.

Moonlight Glow is a soft baby pink with blue edging.  I don't quite have the skin tone to carry this off, but it will be perfect for some of you.

What I really liked about it was the golden glow that came with the holo - it looked like it was lit from within.

The second polish is much more to my liking and my skin tone.   I am getting a bit sick of seeing a lot of holos do the "same" colour over and over, and at first glance, I thought this fell into that category too.

However, denimy blue holo though it is, Ocean Mist has something none of my other denimy blue holos have - a green edge.  Both the base colour and the holo lean green, giving this a fantastic oceanic quality.

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