Lilipad Lacquer – Pulp Fiction

This is red-brown linear holo that I picked up a while back from Femme Fatale cosmetics. It’s really pretty and has a nice strong holo. It also wore spectacularly well for a holo – I have 4 days with only minimal chip wear.

Lilipad Lacquer Pulp Fiction swatch


Everyday glitter EOTD


I really love the Beguile pigment by Illamasqua for patting over a smoky eye to add some rainbow holographic glitter goodness. But today I wore it by itself with Benefit Bad Girl mascara, brown-black Designer brands eyeliner and a touch of Illamasqua Fondle as highlighter at the brow bone.

It’s a good everyday look with glitter and a nice way to add some sparkle to my day 🙂

Birefrigence Holo by I Love Nail Polish (ILNP)

This is one of the new holo multichromes by I Love Nail Polish. It’s got a blue-indigo-purple-red-gold shift which is just amazing. The holo adds a nice sparkle just at the colour shift in low light and is intensively, well, holographic in all colours in full light. The colour shift is so noticeable that even my husband was impressive at my ‘fancy’ polish.


Outdoor light with holo coming out in the darker blue


Lower light pictures showing the colour range from red-gold on thumbs to blue on pinky. Image


Look at the range of colour on my thumb as I’m driving. Isn’t it awesome!

Anyway, as you can see this is a spectacular polish. It’s really unusual and intensively coloured and holographic. They aren’t cheap but you won’t see them on every second person so it’s a fun polish to own. The wear is OK – I started getting serious tip wear on day 2 on one nail, but not that much on the other nail yet so I think I’ll probably get 3-4 days out of it.


My private jet by OPI – sad adventures in ebay

I thought it might be fun to do a full swatch of this… it’s my bottle of “My Private Jet” by OPI. Now as many polish fanatics know this was a HTF, especially in it’s first generation as gorgeous blue-brown holograph as you can see in the linked swatch by Polish Mayhem. Mine is not the pretty one alas.

My Private Jet OPI
About a year ago I found a reasonably priced bottle on ebay from a supplier I had used before, tens of thousands in feedback and decided to make the purchase along with some other polishes. It had a nice looking blue-y holo swatch, and I waited eagerly to try it. Then it arrived, and I guess you can see where this is going. I have the brown scattered holo version. I messaged the seller back and found she had lifted the swatch from a google search under the polish name. It was very sad as you can imagine… I got the bottle amount (grudgingly) refunded so I won’t name and shame but let it me said again buyer beware on ebay. As you can imagine I don’t tend to wear this as full manicure but have used it now and then in nail art. It is a rarely used polish and yet I haven’t given up finding it’s hidden beautiful side.