Friday, June 29, 2012

Butter London Lillibet's Jubilee with a side of Orly Flash Glam FX

I've been lemming Butter London's latest addition to their line, Lillibet's Jubilee, ever since it was announced. The Queen's Jubilee celebration came and went and I finally got my polish! This was created to honor the international celebration marking the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. According to Butter London's site, they describe Lillibet's Jubilee as:

Lillibet’s Jubilee is a silvery, lavender metallic foil that boasts the perfect amount of sparkle that is fit for a queen!

To me it is more than a foil, it's borderline frosty. I don't normally like frosty but I love this polish! My camera wasn't very happy in trying to take pictures! You would not believe how many pictures I took just to get these two. I used two thin coats and one coat of SV.

taken in shade

taken in direct sunlight
This has a really nice application and as you can see in the second picture above, there is a definite lavender tint there. I'm surprised it shows up more in the second picture, rather than the picture that was taken in the shade!

So after a couple of days I was kinda bored and had bought these two Orly Flash Glam FX Polishes, and I said to myself...gee I wonder how these would look layered over ole Lillibet?

Be Brave
Be Brave in the shade
Can't Be Tamed
OK, so it was a good idea while it lasted and I will try anything at least once! Actually, I love both of these polishes. Be Brave reminds me of tinsel on a Christmas tree, even though it's purple (holographic bar glitter), but in the way it sparkles! I didn't mind it so much over Lillibet's Jubilee. However, as much as I love Can't Be Tamed, I think it was a bit much for this mani. It really needs to be over something less sparkly to begin with, a creme or a matte would be fun. It's a wonderful mix of purple glitter and a small almost gunmetal glitter combination in a clear base.

Have a great weekend everyone! TGIF!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ozotic 505

Have you ever had one of those manis that you never want to take off? That's how I feel about this one. I love love love (Did I say I love?) Ozotic 505!! I got this as part of a recent nail mail haul from It's sold out at the moment but according to her site, it's supposed to be restocked next week (6/20). Unfortunately, this is one of the Ozotics that is soon-to-be-discontinued so if you don't have it yet, I highly recommend getting yourself a bottle if you can. I hope Ozotic comes up with something equally as fabulous, if not more fabulous to replace it.

Ozotic 505 is a multi chrome nail polish that shifts from dark green to dark purple to blue. I know most people layer this over black, but i decided to layer it over white. Three coats (it's very sheer), plus top coat.

Check out the blue/green!
The color is shifting so you can see blue/green and purple at the same time!
Purple on the nails, while green (teal) reflects off the bottle.

I have actually had this on for almost a week now, and it has worn quite nicely. No chipping, no signs of wear.  Not to mention, I have never had so many compliments on my nails before. From complete strangers! Love this line and I am definitely going to add more colors before it's gone forever!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Some Fun with Yummy Mummy

I've been wanting to try Butter London's Yummy Mummy forever, having adding it and several other of their fabulous colors to my stash recently. Love Butter London! Goes on nicely, it's opaque in 2 coats and Yummy Mummy is a great neutral beige. On their web site they say: "This medium beige colour is simply stunning on EVERY skin colour." Well, I'm not sure about that. To be honest, I think it would look better on me if I was tan. So I will try it again later in the summer to see how it compares.

I am in an experimenting mood these days because I have been reading all the great nail blogs out there and want to try everything! LOL After a couple of days of wearing Yummy Mummy, I thought, hmmmm.. this might be a good time to try a Caviar Nail! Or Microbead Nail if you will. So off I went to Michael's to get my microbeads and this was my result:

Outside shot in the sun
In the shade!
Not too bad for my first try, I used a copper bead to have a little more of an accent color. It was a lot easier to do than the water marble! :)

Unfortunately, the beads didn't last too long. They started chipping away and then I started picking and then it was all over. But I still wasn't ready to let my Yummy Mummy mani go yet!

I have also been wanting to try out the new Sticks 'n Stones by Cover Band I got from and thought, this would be a great time as any!

See the little hints of glitter?!

Oh my, I just LOVE this polish! Sticks 'n Stones is a clear base with a collection of various sizes and shapes of white and black hex glitters and bars. If you look closely on the 2nd picture, you can see some of the fine glitter that adds this pop here and there. I only used one coat. Awesome!

Stay tuned to see what I do to my next color of polish. One never knows..