Thursday, March 31, 2016

piCture pOlish - obsession (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

We started with a bang, we're ending with one. Because, really, if you've ever looked at my "polish I own" page on top of my blog, you know that this whole nail polish thing is quite the obsession, if we're honest to ourselves here. I took the page down for a while because I was embarrassed (and really still kinda am) about how much polish I have. But I felt like it could be a ressource for y'all, so I put it back up. Anyway, let's see more polish!

Because this can get a little patchy, I used three coats and top coat. I love the combination of purple and red tones and how rich the colors look.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Lilypad Lacquer "Out In Space" - Black hole (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey everyone,

Because I don't always write my posts in order, you will see post from me tomorrow, but actually, I'm writing this one later than that one. Confused yet? In any case, this is my 500th post on this blog. Can you even believe it? I'm not sure I can. We've come a pretty long way if you ask me!

You should be good at two coats, and as (almost) always, I used top coat. This is part of a 6-piece space-themed collection that is still available on Hypnotic Polish, one of my favorite online shops.

piCture pOlish - gravity (Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

While I never got the fourth polish in the quartet made up of altered state, gravity, illusionist and solar flare, I will have an amazing duo in my possession very soon, coming to me from Lotte. But first: The polish that might just be my favorite from the three that I already have.

As its sisters, this polish is best layered; four coats of it alone didn't really give much coverage while one is perfect over black. To me, this is the most perfect polish to use in galaxy nails.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

piCture pOlish - hercynia (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

Today's polish is a little bit special, because it's one of the only lighter and more vibrant colors that I own from PP, and it's green, too!

I needed two coats and added top coat. I gotta say I purchased this more because I didn't want to miss out rather than loving the color - I heard that it is now discontinued. I know, I know, not the best reason to buy something.

Monday, March 28, 2016

piCture pOlish - scandal (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

Sometimes I really regret not having a story to tell for every polish I show y'all, because I feel like these intro lines can be so forced and boring for you to read. Scandalous, right? (Badum-tss!)

I applied two coats and top coat. I would like the duochrome effect to come out a bit more on the nail, but then again, I like the base color on its own well enough.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

piCture pOlish - altered state (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

Since I have 34 piCture pOlish shades (yeah, I know...) I had to decide how to spread my posts out over the month, and in the end I decided to go for a method that favors my lucky number, which is seven. You might have figured it out by now, but I posted twice for this series on every day of the month that had a seven in it. Today is the last time that'll happen, so here's the second post.

Just like illusionist, you're best off layering this over black to maximize the effect (and also to get the best value for your money, I think). I once again applied four coats by itself and one over black, and finished off with top coat.

piCture pOlish - freya's cats (Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

We're on the home stretch now with only four days to go in March. I'm gonna be a cliché beauty blogger/YouTuber now and say: It went by so fast, I can't believe it's almost April! Yeah, enough of that.

You'll need two to three coats for best coverage, and as usual I added top coat. Freya's cats sure have a bit of an unusual color (for a cat, that is; then again, they're the cats of a goddess, so who knows what's normal for them), but man, they're pretty darn beautiful.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

piCture pOlish - blogger (over desire; Wir lackieren...)

Hello everyone,

This glitter is quite special, alright. I think it's pretty cool that it contains all sorts of colors - it's colorful, just like the blogging community.

I layered this over desire in one coat (plus top coat). Just like mardi gras, this is a very dense glitter polish and can probably be used by itself.

Friday, March 25, 2016

piCture pOlish - illusionist (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

Whenever I think of this polish, I remember that one movie. Looking it up just almost made me fall into that "Wikipedia all the things" sort of downwards spiral where you start off searching for the English title of a movie you watched ages ago and end up reading about the limbic system. But thankfully, I recognized my situation for what it was and resisted the urge to click on that next link.

As you can see I decided to swatch this two different ways: on its own and over black. I used four coats of the polish just by itself and one coat over black, as well as top coat, for what you see above. I think it's fair to say that this polish will never reach opacity on its own. It does, however, really shine over black and looks really nice in galaxy nails.

misslyn - stonewashed (Blue Friday)

Hey everyone,

I showed this polish's sister last week, and I just want to confirm that they both have more of a satin-like or rubbery finish - not a completely super dry matte one (whatever that means...).

I think this would be fine at two coats, or maybe three, since I feel like it might tend to be slightly patchy. I hope y'all can see what I tried to tell you about the finish.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

piCture pOlish - denim (Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

Did you know that the man who - together with his business partner - is considered to be the inventor of jeans was born and raised in Germany? Not too far from where I live, actually, in a small town near the city of Bamberg. The word "denim", however, is derived from French. Another fun fact before we finish the history lesson: 5-pocket jeans have that fifth tiny (and nowadays mostly useless) pocket because at the time they became popular, men still carried pocket watches - yes, that's what that is for!

I used two coats and top coat, but considered adding a third layer. To me, it's not quite the color of jeans, but then again, who really cares?

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

piCture pOlish - desire (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

When the "set" of polishes this one belongs to came out, I wondered for a while if I should only get the holographic versions or just all of them, and as usual, all the gorgeous swatches sucked me in. I'm not sure, but I think these six are the only ones that have "limited edition" on the front label.

I would recommend two to three coats, as it tends to be a little patchy, and I used top coat.

essence "brit-tea" - have a beau-tea-full day (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey everyone,

From the plethora of mint polishes I own there were two in my "use up" swatch folder that I considered for this week, however, I noticed this one first, so here we are.

Since this is pastel and matte, I'm gonna guess this needs about three coats, maybe two if you're careful or apply thick layers. No top coat here!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

piCture pOlish - rocky (over revenge; Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

Damn it, Janet, I don't really know what to write as an introduction for this one. Well, we'll just have to do without then.

While the base is very liquid, I found this easier to apply and manipulate than ruby blou. This seems to be mostly gold glitters, but it also contains silver glitters. I applied it over revenge and added top coat.

Monday, March 21, 2016

piCture pOlish - nebula (Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

As you know, I have a special love for space, so this obviously was a must-have for me.

The blue jelly base is filled with glitter in different sizes and colors, which makes the polish quite thick and a bit hard to apply. I would definitely suggest layering it, as I had to use three coats, and a fourth wouldn't have hurt terribly.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

piCture pOlish - hope (Wir lackieren...)

Hello everyone,

Without getting too philosophical, I think we all need hope in our life. And not only does this polish have a wonderful name, it also looks beautiful.

It will need two to three coats, and the glitters that are mixed in are quite hard to get on the nail; but even without them, I do enjoy this shade. As usual, I put top coat over it.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

piCture pOlish - revenge (Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

I guess no one noticed, but I actually forgot to schedule posts for the series past what went live yesterday, so there was no new post this morning. Well, let me rectify the situation now.

Another polish that makes me feel pretty darn fierce. It needs two to three coats, and I used top coat as well.

Friday, March 18, 2016

piCture pOlish - attitude (Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

This polish was one of the first piCture pOlish shades I got, and I think it's a pretty good choice, if I do say so myself.

I only needed two coats and finished off with top coat. Yes please!

misslyn - blue jeans (Blue Friday)

Hi everyone,

I've dug out another old swatch, who would've thought! Indeed, believe it or not, the folder's getting empty.

I'm gonna guess that this was two coats. For once, I didn't use top coat as this is a bit of a special texture, being more or less matt.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

piCture pOlish - ruby blou (over cosmos; Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

In this post, we're getting our American pride on with a bit of an older glitter mix. Well, technically, it's not really the colors of the American flag, but hey, close enough!

I needed to fish around quite a bit with this, as there's lots of base. But oh say can you see that beauty? The base, by the way, is cosmos. I did apply top coat as well, and with glitters I would really recommend that.

piCture pOlish - poison (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

Today I have another multichrome for y'all - and even though it probably doesn't look anything like real poison, I feel like the name is very fitting.

Unfortunately, this will need three to four coats. I used three and top coat, but I think another layer might have been nice, since I think it's a bit hard to get on evenly and non-patchy.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

piCture pOlish - lollipop (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

Today I'm sharing a purple glitter bomb - lovely, right?

I used three coats here, and honestly wouldn't have minded a fourth one much. I suppose this would be at its best layered. Oh, and I used top coat.

Maybelline "Rebel Bouquet" - Vivid Rose (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey everyone,

Coral can be a bit of a difficult color for me. Sometimes it had enough pink for me to think it looked pretty, but the orange tones in it would scare me off, as I just didn't like orange with my skin tone - too pasty to pull that off, I thought. And while I don't really care about that anymore, my preferences still lie elsewhere.

This shot is over a year old, however, the length of my nails, funny enough, is just about the same as right now. As the polish looks a bit jelly-ish I would say you'd need two to three coats to get this result, plus top coat.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

piCture pOlish - cosmos (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

Just like with midnite meteor, the purchase of this polish was influenced by my love for space stuff.

I used three coats and top coat, but it could also be fine in just two layers. Sorry for the slightly weird brightness on this photo, I can't recall why it looks that way.

Monday, March 14, 2016

piCture pOlish - nemesis (Wir lackieren...)

Hello everyone,

Can you believe that this one is not from the family of cool tones? Well, you had better!

This needs two to three coats, and I put top coat over that as well. No more words needed, really.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

piCture pOlish - violet femme (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

This polish is a very recent addition to my collection, along with two others that you will see a bit later in the month.

I used three coats and top coat. It's a bit of a jelly consistency, which I've come to expect with neons, really. I'm not sure this is "officially" a neon, but I think it matches the criteria.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

piCture pOlish - mardi gras (over muse; Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

The base for today's polish is something I showed recently and love, however, I should probably have picked something lighter. The thing is: I don't really have a lot of light piCture pOlish shades. Oh well.

This glitter can probably get to full coverage on its own, however I just wasn't really inclined to go for that here. It takes no fishing or keeping upside down of the bottle to get a ton of glitter out, only thing is you might want to manipulate it a bit to get it distributed well on the nail. As usual, I put a layer of top coat on to finish off.

Friday, March 11, 2016

piCture pOlish - color storm (over winter; Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

I have a bit of a special combination for you today, and if you've been with me for a while, you know that that is kind of my specialty. My special specialty, it's especially special. Okay, enough.

I needed to manipulate the glitter a little to spread it out more evenly over the base, but really that's the case with most toppers, I think, especially (!) if they're not monochrome. I used top coat as well.

essence "Hidden Stories" - Where Did I Park My Unicorn? (Blue Friday)

Hi everyone,

I wish I did have a unicorn as my ride. Wouldn't that be cool? Even cooler, though, and here I'm showing my science fiction affinity, would be to be able to beam. Just imagine going from A to B in mere seconds! But I digress.

Due to the metallic nature of this polish, I think I used two coats and top coat. Just like its sister, this one is more than a year old at this point.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

piCture pOlish - dragonfly (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

I recently praised green polishes, but it's not only the pretty color that made me want this one. I've been fascinated by (and frankly a bit jealous of) Lucy ever since I found her blog, so naturally I had to get her collaboration shade!

What you see here is two coats and top coat. I'm too scared of dragonflies (or any insect or spider, really) to look at them closely, but I suppose the color works with the name.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

essie "flowerista" - pedal pushers (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey everyone,

Today's shade is a bit of a tricky one for me each time it comes up, as it's one of those that just seem kinda hard to describe: dove blue. Yes, blue, not gray. But I guess that's mostly semantics.

As this is another one from the vault (about a year old), I have to guess-timate again concerning the number of coats, but I'm gonna say two should be good. As usual, you're seeing this with top coat. This color actually became part of the standard range of essie polishes available in Germany this year, so it should be easy to find! The English version is "petal pushers". Don't ask me why they exchanged that one letter, because I have no idea.

piCture pOlish - muse (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

It's not a secret that I am a huge purple aficionado, so me having a massive love for this polish is really not a surprise to anyone.

Aah, what a beauty. I only needed two coats, and applied top coat as (almost) always. Since I'm really not very into nail art I'm afraid it won't really inspire me much, but hey, I'm super happy with it anyway.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

piCture pOlish - midnite meteor (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

Guess what drew me in about this polish, apart from the beautiful color? If you guessed "space things" you would be absolutely right!

This could work out for you in one coat if you make it a bit thicker and apply it diligently. I used two and top coat. And just because "midnite" or midnight (yes, I am that person) makes me think of really dark skies, I wouldn't have minded this being much darker, but then again, there's lots more dark yet to come.

Monday, March 7, 2016

piCture pOlish - winter (Wir lackieren...)

Hello everyone,

Since I have thirty-three piCture pOlish nail polishes and there's only 31 days in March I decided to double post on three days this month. If you find out the pattern I'll give you a virtual cookie. So while winter is basically over, in our hearts anyway, I wouldn't want you to miss this beauty.

I used two coats and top coat. Winter has a special meaning to me as I was born in this season, and I just love snowy landscapes as well as the crisp, fresh air on a winter's day. Getting anywhere is a wholly differnt matter, but basking in winter's beauty is a thing I do adore. Also, doesn't this gray with flecks of silver remind you of a cozy sweater?

piCture pOlish - holiday (over karma; Wir lackieren...)

Hello everyone,

I have an even-more-special-than-usual little gem for you today, in my opinion anyway. The base is another gorgeous polish that I've already shown.

Flakies + holo = yes please. This actually made me skip buying FUN lacquer's Magnificent, which I thought was fairly similar - similar enough, in any case, for me to not want to shell out 10+ euros for the FUN lacquer. I'm sure it's super pretty, but I have to reign in my purchasing impulses a bit more again. Back to holiday, though: One coat is enough for good coverage, not swirling necessary. Photo shows it with top coat.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

piCture pOlish - escapades (Wir lackieren...)

Hello everyone,

Over the years I've come to love quite many nail colors that I didn't appreciate (or thought I wouldn't appreciate) in the beginning. Dark green is one of them, and I'm glad I realized how gorgeous those pine and hunter greens, along with the myriad of other dark green tones, can look.

This is a two-coater piece of perfection, and it's shown with top coat. Unfortunately, I don't get to show you the true beauty of the holographic particles; I do like the look of this without the holo as well, though.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

piCture pOlish - hussy (Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

This polish is also one that I wasn't too excited about before actually putting it on my nails, but when I did, I fell in love with it.

Two coats with top coat. I think this is quite a special one, as the color seems unique to me, and it has having differently colored sparkle bits mixed in.

Friday, March 4, 2016

p2 "Brave And Beautiful" - winding fjord (Blue Friday)

Hi everyone,

Even though I'm already posting a ton in March for "Wir lackieren...", I do want to make a separate post for each "Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!" and "Blue Friday" as well. So here we go!

I'm pretty sure I only needed two coats of this, and as per usual I also applied top coat. I feel like this is a bit of a more unique shade of blue, and while I love dark navies as well as super light sky blues, I also have a soft spot for this one.

piCture pOlish - karma (Wir lackieren...)

Hey everyone,

I have another gem from the treasure chest to show you today. It's a polish I knew I wanted pretty much immediately, as opposed to, for example, bewitch.

We have two coats with top coat here. The holographic particles didn't get a chance to really show their rainbow reflections, but I think this looks great just like this as well.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

piCture pOlish - fool's gold (Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

Today we have our first glittery polish in this month's edition of the series, and it's a pretty one.

I needed three coats for opacity here, and as usual I applied top coat. Even though combining turquoise or minty cremes with gold glitter is nothing new, I feel like this is a bit of a different take on it - I like it!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

piCture pOlish - bewitch (Wir lackieren...)

Hi everyone,

Day two and I have another gem for you! I guess I can just say it now: I have nothing but gems, really. Because I obviously have impeccable taste. Right, let's move on.

For a while I thought this polish was nothing special, but boy do I love it now! This is two coats and top coat.