Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder


Today I decided to switch it up a little with something else then polish, because I finally hit pan on one of my make up items!!!
I always get so excited when this happens, especially when it is a product that I've been using for a long time and there didn't seem to be an end to it.

It is Catrice Prime and Fine Highlighting Powder in Fairy Dust.
This is just your basic highlighting powder, it gives a shine to your skin, without giving much color. Just the way I like it :D

I bought this powder over a year ago and I have been using it almost every single day, as it's the only highlighter I own.

It's a very pale pink color, as I have extremely fair skin. It gives a good amount of shimmer to my cheekbones and it is very silky to the touch.

To apply this product, I like to use my Real Techniques Setting Brush. I love the RT brushes! They are so soft and pick up a nice amount of product, without sucking it in the brush, if you know what I mean.

The only thing I don't like, is that it doesn't seem to stay put very long...
After about 2 - 3 hours, it's completely gone. For that reason, I don't think I will repurchase when I've used it up. I think it's time to try something new, but what?

Any suggestions?


Essie Cute as a Button


With the lovely wheather we've been having over here (rain, rain, rain), I thought it was time to bring spring to my nails as it doesn't look like we will be seeing the sun anytime soon...
I looked through my stash and this little beauty caught my eye: Essie Cute as a button

The color is as cute as the name and this is one of my favorite spring colors.
Evey time I wear it thought, there is someone commenting that the color is just to sweet for my personallity... I don't have a clue what they mean... I'm cute as a button myself! *Uchuch*


I have a love hate relationship with Essie polishes. I love the colors, but hate the formula of most Essie polishes, they tend to be sheer, streaky and just an awfull mess!
But this polish is an exeption, it's on the thin side, but not streaky or sheer.
In fact, it is opaque in 2 to 3 coats, depending on how thin or thick you do you coats.
I prefer 3 thin ones and that is what I'm wearing in the pictures below.

I have worn this color quite a bit and I can actually see a dip in my bottle!

This is just one of those colors that ticks all the boxes, nice to work with, opaque, suits pretty much every skintone, just a big winner in my eyes!


WingDust Crazy on You


My current manicure is a beautifull Indie polish from WingDust Collections called Crazy on you.

I was browsing around Etsy, Llarowe and all the other nail polish sellers for some new polishes, when a friend of mine send me a text that she had found a gorgeous nail polish brand and was going to order some.
Would I like to order with her?
Euh.... of course!

I hurried over tot her Etsy page to see what colors were available and when I saw this polish I loved it, but the description of this polish made me buy it straight away!

Of course, now I can't find the description anywhere... but it was something dark and twisty (hence my immediate affection for it).

This polish is a dark blue jelly which almost looks black, filled with blue and magenta shifting shimmmer and silver and pink glitter. When the light hits it just right, it blings on your nails, so so pretty!
I'm in love <3

It is reasonably shiny on its own, but it is a bit rough to the touch, so I used one coat of NailPatternBoldness Glitter food to smooth it out and 1 coat of Sally Hansen Insta Dry top coat to get the shine back.

2 coats on its own

2 coats, with 1 coat Glitter Food (it turns matte)

2 coats, with 1 coat GF and 1 coat SH top coat

My only problem with this polish is the consistency. It's a litte thick and goopy, which makes it rather hard to apply. But when you roll the bottle between your palms when it gets to thick, you can get a normal layer on your nails. And really, who cares with a result like this? I know I don't!

Next time I'll wear this, I think I'll skip the GF, because it causes shrinkage when you use it with a fast dry topo coat (I knew this was a side effect when you use Seche Vite, that is why I tried the SH top coat).
I know Alllison from NailPatternBoldness is aware of this problem and has recently changed the formula for Glitter Food which should solve this problem.

In this picture, you can see the shrinkage by the tips of my nails.
I always paint those too, but now I have a white edge...

A friend of mine has a bottle of the new formula and according to her, she no longer has a problem with shringage. I just haven't gotten around to buying a new bottle yet, but I will do so shortly because it is the best top coat for chunky glitters and I love it!

You can find WingDust Collections on Etsy and Facebook:

You can find NailPatternBoldness on Etsy and Llarowe:


KBShimmer Don't Teal Anyone


About a year ago, I discovered a wonderfull site called Etsy.
I fell in love and my wallet started crying because I went a little Etsy Crazy...

After a few big splurges, my first instinct to buy, buy, buy!!! calmed down and I was able to look around without buying everything I liked.
But my love for Indie nail polishes didn't die down and every now and again I indulge my craving and pick up some lovely polishes.

One of the polishes I had my eye on for a while and finally bought is a KBShimmer polish, called Don't Teal Anyone.
A stunning teal cream base, with a ton of teal, blue, purple and gold hexagonal glitter in different sizes.

I love this polish! It is a really good consistency and it's opaque on its own in two coats and dries extremely fast. The glitter is easy to apply, and you don't need to dab it on to get enough glitter on your nail. It's really easy to work with for a chuncky glitter.

The only thing with this polish is, that because it's a cream base, it tends to cover some of the glitter from the first coat when you apply the second... that's such a shame.
This polish, but with a jelly base instead of a cream base would have been absolutely perfect!

This does eat a lot of top coat. I used two coats of Seche Vite and it still didn't feel smooth and it wasn't as shiny as I would have liked it to be. Next time I'll wear this, I will use NailPatternBoldness Glitter Food as my first layer of top coat, to see if that will smooth it out.

But it is gorgeous anyway!

You can find KBShimmer on Etsy here:


OPI Every month is Oktoberfest


This is a really beautifull polish from the German Collection.
It's a deep, brownish burgundy red with a subtle shimmer to it.

What makes this polish stunning instead of just a nice polish, is the fact that this is actually a duochrome polish. It flashes very strongly from deep burgundy to blue/purple in the bottle, so so pretty!

On the nail, the duochrome is a lot less noticable, but it's still there and it makes this polish a real stunner.

It is opaque in one, yes really, one coat.
But I have a problem... I can't paint any polish with just one coat, I always do two.
Even if I'm just trying them out on my nail wheel, I have to do a second coat... what is up with that? Am I the only weird person who does that?

Any way...
The pictures are two coats, with Seche Vite top coat.

Gorgeous right?
In the second picture you can see the duochrome really well.

I always enjoy OPI on my nails, the polish is usually a very good consistency and I like the brush. It's just wide enough to cover my entire nail in 3 strokes.
This polish was no exception, the consistency was spot on!

The only "less positive" thing I have to say is that OPI polishes chip on me more quickly then any other polish. But as polishes tend to be glued to my nails anyway, I can't complain...


OPI Lincoln Park at Midnight


Ok, I've been thinking about the first polish to show on this blog and with my title, it could only be one: OPI Lincoln Park at Midnight :D

I have been debating whether to buy this one or the other much talked about Lincoln Park polish (after Dark) for a while, and finally ordered Lincoln Park at Midnight 3 weeks ago after reading about it on a different blog.

And oh boy, did I make the right choice!
I'm in love with this polish.

Deep, deep purple, which looks almost black on the nail, but in daylight you can definitely see it's purple.
Opaque in one coat (but better with 2), it dries really fast and it shines like crazy.

One coat (picture taken with flash, as I usually paint my nails at night, but it gives you an idea of the coverage with just one coat)

Two coats and Seche Vite top coat:
(I added a small water decal as a playfull accent on my ring finger)

In the bottle you can see a silver shimmer, but that doesn't translate onto the nail, which I am actually happy about.

I like it so much, I'm actually thinking about getting Lincoln Park after Dark too...




Hi all,

So this is my first post on my first blog...
Hopefully it will be a good one!

I am starting this blog, because I love nailpolish, some might say I have a bit of an addiction...
As my current stash is ever growing, I thought it would be a good idea to start a blog, so I can write my thoughts about every single polish that I own.

As I currently have 272 polishes (see, problem... but nothing to worry about just yet) it's going to take me quite some time to get to them all, but it gives me something to do :D

So, better get started!