Dollish Polish Vampires Coven


A couple of days ago I was browsing Instagram looking for some polish inspiration as I do a lot, when I saw a gorgeous swatch of an older Halloween polish. I took a screenshot and send it to my friend, telling her I needed to find this gorgeous polish and buy it! She replied promptly: "You already own it!" I checked my stash, she was right!

Dollish Polish Vampires Coven is a gorgeous black jelly base with a ton of red and purple glitter. There are hex and square glitter, in micro, small and medium sizes.

The formula is really nice, no fishing needed and it applies smoothly. You could get this opaque on its own in about 3 coats, but I like to layer it over a dark polish, so I don't overpower my nails with glitter. In my pictures, I'm wearing it over OPI Lincoln Park after dark and I think it's a great combination. This is just 1 coat of Vampires Coven, if you want a bit more glitter, you can always go for 2.

I love these kind of black jelly based polishes with red, vampy glitter. I own quite a lot (so much so, that I apparently forget that I own them...) and I keep buying more. They are just so stunning and a nice change from plain dark polish.

This one is gorgeous, I love the fact that it doesn't just have the red glitter, the pop of purple makes this different from all my other black jelly bases with red glitter polishes. This was first released as part of the This is Halloween 2012 collection and I don't think it's still available, but Dolly does have the nice tendency to rerelease discontinued polishes that people really loved (like she did with Walker Bait), so keep an eye out and you might just get lucky!

Do you like dark jelly bases with glitter or do you prefer a lighter base?


China Glaze It's Alive


Halloween is only a couple of weeks away and I'm busting out all my Halloween themed polishes! I resisted buying this particular polish for a long long time, because I already own Zombie Zest and I LOVE that one, so do I really need 2 olive green glitters in my stash? Well, as soon as I put this on my nails I knew the answer: YES! Yes, I do!

China Glaze It's Alive is an olive green jelly base, packed with green micro and small glitter. It was first released as part of the Haunting Halloween collection 2011, so you won't find this in store anymore, but you can still find it at the regular e-tailers.

The formula is really good for such a dense glitter. It's a little on the thicker side, but easy to apply and completely opaque on its own in just 2 coats. It dries really fast, although a bit matter than I was expecting. I would suggest a good coat of top coat to make it shiny and smooth it out. If you want it completely smooth, you might have to do 2 coats, because this is a little bit of a top coat eater.

It's absolutely gorgeous on the nail though. I love olive green polish and I love glitter, so why I resisted this beauty for so long, I will never understand. I've been wearing this for a couple of days and have gotten several compliments. This is definitely an eye catcher!

Not only is this stunning, it also hasn't chipped on my yet, I don't even have any tipwear yet! No chipping isn't that exceptional on my nails, but I usually do have 1 or 2 nails that show tipwear on day 2 and this is still going strong!

If you love olive green, green in general of glitter polishes, you need to get this! It's a perfect fall polish and I now you're going to love it just as much as I do!

What do you think? Is this a polish you would wear or do you stay clear of this kind of color?


Black Cat Lacquer Poison Apple


Am I the only one who hunts down polishes, gets really excited when you finally order them, jump for join when they're finally in your hands and than has them collecting dust in their stash for oh, I don't know how long without ever wearing them?

Well... today I have one of those polishes to show you and boy am I sorry I didn't wear this sooner!

Black Cat Lacquer Poison Apple is a thermal polish that goes from a bright red to a dark vampy red AND has a gorgeous scatterd holo in it.

The formula was a little on the thicker side, but still very easy to work with. Opaque in 2 coats and it dries fast and shiny. It's really smooth on its own, but I always add a layer of top coat to protect and prolong my mani.

Cold on the left, warm on the right.

This is such a cool polish! It changes color frequently and easily, I just can't stop playing with it. I absolutely love the cold color, but I like it the most when it's in transition. Luckily for me, that's what it looks like most of the time, a cool French mani with darker tips.

The scattered holo gives it extra depth and dimension, I think Black Cat Lacquer nailed it with this polish and I'm sure some of the other thermals are going to make it to my stash very soon!

Black Cat Lacquer is available on their site, Llarowe and MeiMeiSignatures.

What's your favorite thermal polish and do you keep playing with it like I do?


Zoya Noir


When the textured polishes hit the scene, I wasn't an instant fan. I just didn't like the way they got stuck in my hair and clothes, it really bugged me. I'm still not a big fan, but I did find a line of textures I do like, the Zoya Pixie Dusts. They tend to have a finer texture that doesn't bug me as much as the others.

A while ago, Zoya launched the magical pixies, with big, chunky glitter and I skipped all of them. Not only because I didn't like a single color, to sweet for me, but also because I just didn't like the big chunks in the polish.

What I do love about a texture though, is that they are just so quick to apply and dry really fast. So when Zoya released the Ultra Pixie Dusts last month, I was skeptical, because it seemed like there's bigger, chunky glitter in them, but I did really love all 3 colors (red vampy polishes, hello, no brainer for me!) and I couldn't stop myself picking them all up.

Today I have the first one to show you. Zoya Noir is a deep purple base, that looks almost black, with a lot of pinkish red small and medium sized hex glitter.

The formula is really nice. It's opaque in 2 coats, just make sure you have enough polish on your brush for the second coat to cover the texture of the first coat. It dries to a matte finish, like most textures, but the glitters sparkle a lot, which makes it look shiny.

I love this one, it's my perfect texture! A dark, vampy base with a little glitter kick to it, how can I not love it? The larger glitter is something I have to get used to and, I admit, not my favorite, but they're only slightly larger than the glitters in the regular Pixie Dusts, luckily they're not that chunky at all!

After trying Noir, I can't wait to try the other two. If they're anything like this one, I'm going to love them!

What's your favorite texture and do you have the same problems I have with your nails sticking to your hair?


Dollish Polish Walker Bait


A little thing about me you might not know is, like a lot of people, I'm a huge horror fan. I especially like zombie movies and shows, so it's probably not a big surprise I'm a massive fan of The Walking Dead!

If you're just as big of a fan as I am, you know that tonight is the start of the new season and with that in mind I could only go for 1 polish today!

Dollish Polish Walker Bait is a gorgeous olive green duochrome that flashes from green to orange, packed with a very strong scatered holo. This polish was first released last year, but was rereleased with this years Halloween collection as a Limited Edition and therefor each bottle is numbered. 

The formula is really nice, a little sheer on the first coat, but completely opaque on the second coat. Easy to work with, not streaky and it dries really fast. I absolutely love it, I just wish I could get the square caps of the handle so it's easier to work with...

I originally bought this polish solely because of it's name (don't judge, we've all been there!), but I actually really like it! The color is just so deep and gorgeous and the orange flash gives it a little extra. The scattered holo is very noticable, even in dim lighting and that makes this a truly fantastic polish!

Unfortunately, Walker Bait is sold out and I don't think it's coming back. I'm extremely happy I was able to get my hands on a bottle and I can't wait to see what the new season of The Walking Dead has in store!

Are you just as much of a zombie fan as I am or do you prefer shows with less... dead people?


Loaded Lacquer Glitter Graveyard


As soon as I heard Heather from Loaded Lacquer was coming out with a Halloween collection, I knew I had to have it. Even before seeing any pictures, there was no doubt in my mind I would love every single polish and she hasn't disappointed with her Zombie Hayride collection!

The collection consists of 4 polishes and today I have the first one to show you.

Loaded Lacquer Glitter Graveyard is a black jelly base, packed with black holographic multi-sized hex, silver holographic multi-sized hex, holographic red squares, rainbow micro shimmer and a dusting of reflective pigment. The pigment won't show up unless you are in the dark and with a bright light on your nails. I have to say, it was loads of fun during my Zumba class with all the flashing lights!

The formula is absolutely perfect! I layered just 1 coat over 1 coat of black and there was no need to fish, place or dab, the glitter went on smoothly. You can definitely get this opaque on its own in 2 - 3 coats, but I like it better over black as you don't get as much glitter on your nails and all the individual glitter stands out more. It dries really fast and shiny, but I would recommend a good coat of top coat to smooth the glitter out.

Isn't that gorgeous? I love it so much, I can't stop staring at my nails. I actually crawled underneath my deks with my flashlight app to try to capture the reflective pigment in a picture, but no such luck. If you want to see a great picture of the pigment, check out the bottle shot on the Loaded Lacquer site.

I'm a sucker for Halloween and Holiday polish in general, but this year I've been quite good at not overbuying. This might have something to do with the fact that I really don't like the mainstream brands Halloween collections, but I'm still very proud of myself for saving my money for gorgeous collections like this one!

Do you like Halloween polish as much as I do and which one's your favorite?


OPI Stir-fried eggplant


A while ago, I spotted a great deal at a local shop, Big Bazar. They offered 3 OPI polishes for just €10 and of course I took full advantage. When I saw the names of the polishes, I didn't recognize any of them though... I picked up a number of colors I liked anyway and decided to do some research on them when I got back home. I found that these polishes where all existing OPI or Nicole by OPI polishes, but had been renamed for a store in Canada, Winners. Well, that's just fine with me!

This little beauty is OPI Stir-fried eggplant and it's a gorgeous deep reddish purple with a golden micro glitter.

The formula is really nice, 2 easy coats to get opaque and it dries really fast. It does dry shiny, but not as shiny as I like my polish to be, so I'd recommend adding a good layer of top coat.

The color is absolutely gorgeous and perfect for fall. I love these deep, rich colors this time of year. They look so warm and inviting on the nail. The golden glitter is a little hidden on the nail, because the base is so opaque, but I don't mind that. You do get the shimmery quality and I really like how it looks.

This is such a me color, I think I have tons like this, I'm just a sucker for a deep vampy base with golden glitter/shimmer in it. I can't seem to stop buying those polishes. But I don't have a lot with a purple base like this, so totally justifiable in my book!

What color do you love so much you can't stop buying it?


Cadillacquer Have a killer day


I've been in the mood for simple, clean colors lately, so I've been wearing a lot of nudes, grey and taupes. Yes, me, wearing taupe, can you believe it? Must be my age catching up with me, lol. But I'm still me, so I always paired it with a little bit of color, glitter or nail art. This polish has that pop of neon already build in!

Cadillacquer Have a killer day is a gorgeous grey base with blue micro flakies, large neon pink squares, small matte purple glitter and small matt pink glitter. This is part of the Dexter collection and even though I'm one of the few people who really didn't like that show, I do really like this polish!

The formula is really nice, it's easy to paint and no fishing is necessary to get the larger glitter out, but I did do the smallest bit of placing the large neon glitter, to make sure those were evenly spread out on my nails. It dried really fast and reasonably shiny, but I did add a good coat of top coat to smooth everything out.

It's such a pretty polish on the nail. It looks like a really subtle polish and I think it's totally work appropriate because of that grey base. You only get the full effect of the neon glitter when you look at it up close and personal, just the way I like it!

Cadillacquer is available at her site, click here and you can also pick it up at Llarowe, Hypnotic Polish and Harlow&Co.

What's your favorite nude with a pop of color combination?