Posts from the ‘Indies’ Category

Autumnal blaze beauty shots


Perfect Holographic H6
Color Club Cosmic Fate







China Glaze TTYL




OPI Bay Bridge Sunset
Color Club Sidewalk Psychic
Jade Sunset







Color Club Sidewalk Psychic
Jade Sunset
China Glaze TMI





ILNP Cozy Mittens
Masura 1061 Vanilla Cloud
Masura 1097 Under the Apple Tree at Noon
Masura 1102 Sands Whisper


ILNP Cozy Mittens


Masura 1061 Vanilla Cloud


Masura 1097 Under the Apple Tree at Noon


Masura 1102 Sands Whisper





All swatches 2x each, no aqua base or top coat

xx blueberry milk tea

Bling ring a la boheme

Floss Gloss Stun

After going round and round with Rickys NYC a couple of years ago re this varnish, I finally just went directly to the source (the Floss Gloss website) …

Colors by Llarowe Blonde Ambition

ILNP Spiced Eggnog (fugly base, gold flakes and holo shimmer)

A continuation of this wheel

Two coats each

Dance Legend Wow Prism 13 Steel Panther

Two coats, a continuation of this wheel

I needed another large particle scattered silver holo like … well, but this one *is* rather extraordinary!

A-England Katyusha

A true original stunner … multichrome shift and holographic beauty

xx blueberry milk tea

Sugar-glazed babycakes, rack no. 1

Babycakes, Glass Pink, 777 (all Cyrillic characters, name thus unknown)

Misty Rose, misnamed Fuchsia Glamour, Seashell Pink

Taffy, Robo Romance, Honeymoon in Style (bought a new bottle since the old one looks golden yellow in comparison)


Sand Dolla Make You Holla (used to be white; has become pinker with time), Angel Food, Stream of Consciousness

Sahara Crystal Fiji, Cake Pop, PG (name unknown because in Korean)

Fleur de Sel, Candy Drops, Sugar Burst

2x each

xx blueberry milk tea

New in: a full parcel stacked three rows high

I spent the entire Friday (aka Black Friday) following U.S. Thanksgiving hovering over my computer at intervals, leisurely adding varnish after varnish to my cart on the Ninja Polish site, then meticulously editing, until I ended up with this:

Nfu-Oh 37, 40, 46, 51, 56, 59

Nfu-Oh Aqua Base (for holographic varnishes), 62, 63, 64

Layla 11 Shock Pink

I didn’t order as many Nfu-Oh holos as I would have liked, since I was skittish about duds.

These three, however, are a trio of winners.  Lots of magic holo fairy dust in those bottles …

Hits Meninas Superpoderosas/Powerpuff Girls Docinho

Layla Ceramic Effect CE 56 – a really wow warmer-leaning green with a dusting of pale sheen.  Have a hunch I’m gonna really like this one…

Ludurana Aurora Boreal Magnifica – a perfumed aqua blue holo

Ludurana Aurora Boreal Emocionante – a perfumed crazy multichrome

Layla Ceramic Effect CE 63 – Chocolate Truffle.  I’ve wanted this one forever, sight unseen.

It’s better than my wildest dreams … more multichrome and faceted than I had imagined, better than OPI Teas-y Does It and the Nubar Chocolate series combined … and that’s not having been let out of the bottle yet 🙂

Tristam, Sleeping Palace, Guinevere, Galahad

Red Show 06, 07, 09 … these are even more incredible than I had anticipated.

New Prism 06 Teleportation, Top for Darks 603, Top for Darks 608

Don’t Tell Mademoiselle!

Meet Me at Coral Island

The Pinky & The Brain

Fred Said Red

Bloody Mary to Go

Robert’s Red Ford

Hello Kitty Lemon Pie Kit: Mint, Gum, Melon

Hello Kitty Apple Pie Kit:  Sweet, Candy, Apple

Hello Kitty Blueberry Pie Kit:  Blueberry, Plum, Fizzy

Fizzy leaked some gunky glue-like stuff onto herself and Blueberry.

All three bottles are otherwise clean and open fine.

I’m so weary of scrubbing up bottles that I left these as is :/

Copper Pot, Indigo, Coffee Love, Magic Flow

I put these together as my Viva El Salvador! group, since indigo and coffee used to be major exports until they were seemingly outshone by the maras.

Color-Changing Garnet, Mystic Glacier, Divinity

My chosen gifts with purchase 🙂  Divinity has an even better reputation than Clarins 230!

Lightshow, Nonfat Soy Half Caff, Leotard Optional, Glimmer More, Pink Platinum

I also bought yet another backup of SOPI Metro Chic, since who knows when we’ll see these old bottles again?

This was a mid-week discount retailer pick-me-up whilst awaiting the brick o’ varnish that arrived at my doorstep today. 🙂

xx blueberry milk tea

New in: nouveaux riches + old money holographics

All, 2x each

EDIT:  Addendum, there’s more!

NOPI Carrie Underwood Lips Are Dripping Honey, 2x

Dance Legend Pretty Top, dabbed an uneven third in an attempt to fish some of the gold and silver disks onto the chip :/

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P.S. Once I learn to read and write Russian Cyrillic characters, I’ll fill in everything here from the Dance Legend labels *and* I’ll likely abandon the café to throw myself at nail_ru and!

New in: never-ending saga of smooth, scattered and in-between silver holos

The latest chapter (Part 3) to this, this, this and this.




Encore Margot

Fonteyn (this leans very lilac, visible in indoor swatches below)

You Can’t Turn a Ho-lo into a Housewife (dusky grey Technicolor, almost like a black and white TV that is trying with all its might to be colour!)

Out the Door Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat “Silver”

Nails Inc. Electric Lane Holographic Top Coat

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse

Above and below, from farthest left:

All, 2x:

1 – Out the Door Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat “Silver”

2 – Nails Inc. Electric Lane Holographic Top Coat

3 – OPI My Voice is a Little Norse

4 – blank

5 – China Glaze Sexagon

6 – blank

7 – China Glaze OMG

8 – China Glaze Hologram (mislabeled below as Hologlam :/)

9 – A-England Encore Margot

10 – A-England Fonteyn

11 – Jindie Nails You Can’t Turn a Ho-lo into a Housewife

The two blank chips are for the following comparisons:

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse v. Sation Holiday Spirit (and Impala Army Na Mira 3D, which unfortunately was an afterthought :/)

China Glaze Sexagon v. OPI DS Coronation (no bottle shot including the latter since it was aesthetically destroyed in myriad afternoon-long attempts to open its stuck cap … from freezer, to refrigerator, to hot running tap water, to multiple rubber bands, and finally … a maneuver with a lone rubber glove proved successful)

One of the perils of owning too many varnishes (and a definite first-world problem at that) is occasionally forgetting your prior purchasing rationales and resolve.

I had never liked the graininess, grittiness or darker jelly base of OPI …Norse, and was perfectly content to own the mini version as part of the Little Northies set.

Besides, I was still loaded up with two bottles of Sation Holiday Spirit and two bottles of Impala Army Na Mira 3D, both which appeared on the scene long before the Nordic collection.

Recently, however, I was at Sally Beauty and itching to buy something.  Thus, a full-size bottle of …Norse found its way home to my silver holo drawer. :/

In comparison to OPI …Norse, Sation has a brown jelly base with less dense glitter, yet its glitter is definitely sparklier and more rainbow holo.

Impala is smoother (less gritty) than the other two, possessing both a scattered and linear holo, along with the added bonus of a beautiful rosy sheen.

Above and below … OPI DS Coronation rewarded neither my Saturday spent toiling nor my sore hands.

DS Coronation *is* a very scattered moody holo, but China Glaze Sexagon’s scattered larger holo particles (although they look similar to DS Coronation’s size in the bottle) also produce a visible linear holo — without any effort at all to get the light just so.

Of course, by the time I was able to get ‘er open, swatch the chip and take photos, daylight was fading fast!

OMG is smooth, subtle linear holo flame perfection.

Think I’ve a dud Hologram, though.  Akin to my Nfu-Oh 61 …

Yet the sublime beauty of A-England and Jindie Nails counteract any disappointment re the duds, n’est-ce pas? 🙂

I’ll do new-in purple holos next, to continue on this wheel …

xx blueberry milk tea

Flashin’ my indies!

Powder Perfect – Crinoline
Pretty & Polished – Pretty 2.0, exclusive to Mei Mei’s Signatures
Pahlish – Your Fortress Fades, Shallow Lands, Lantern Waste

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