NOTD | Essence Where is the Party?

I picked out another duochrome to wear this time, and it’s another realllllllly old polish. Back when Essence had their old packaging still, maybe a couple years back?
2 Coats of Where is the Party? with Topcoat in the Shade

Where is the Party? had a super strong duochrome, is it green? Is it purple? NO ONE KNOWS.

2 Coats of Where is the Party? with Topcoat in the Shade

See, it all depends on the angle of your nails. I’ve heard that if you have flatter nails the duochrome won’t show up well, but yeh, it’s definitely one of the more duochrome-y polishes I’ve tried!

2 Coats of Where is the Party? with Topcoat in the Shade

The formula was okay on this one, but because it is a chrome finish, brushstrokes were hard to avoid. Also, I’ve only had this on my nails for three days, and it’s chipped quite a bit already, which is a first for me. But maybe my topcoat is getting old? I’ll get back to you on that one!

Where to buy:

Essence can be found in some Priceline and Target, call up the stores to double check if they stock it!

NOTD | Sally Hansen Green with Envy & Polish Me Silly Salt n’ Peppa

Honestly can’t believe we’re already halfway through the year! Exams – or bajillion words essays in my case – are just around the corner, which means PROCRASTINATION TIME YAY not. I really shouldn’t procrastinate, but seriously, old habits die hard. I have two 2500 words essays due by the time this post is up, and thank God for that. I always leave things to the last minute, but I love just daydreaming about the time when everything’s done LOL, great use of my time I know.
2 coats of Salt n’ Peppa over 3 coats of Green with Envy w/ Topcoat

Because Winter is here, I picked out a vibrant green polish to lighten up the mood a little. I’m quite fond of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear line, there are some staples, along with some more interesting colours. Green with Envy is a bright pastel light lime green, that’s a lot of adjectives I know, but seriously, it’s a really unique green! It’s not quite as yellow toned as the photo in real life, and in certain lighting it looks like a straight up pastel green, but in natural lighting it is quite bright! I love unusual colours like this!

And because I have issues and just can’t leave a creme as is, I chucked some glitter on top to make it even whackier. I remember Salt n’ Peppa being one of my biggest lemmings when I first discovered the world of indie polish, and then when Polish Me Silly (they were still called Lush Lacquer at the time) came out with another amazing glitter (that I will feature soon I promise!) I finally bit the bullet and ordered from their Etsy shop. Then you know, life happened, and this polish just sat in my untrieds draw for two years, sad story. BUT the important thing is, I finally dug it out and tried it yay! Salt n’ Peppa is a mix of black, white and iridescent glitters in a clear base, making it the perfect glitter to put on top of any colour. The black and white glitters come in all shapes and forms – bar, big square, small square, hexagon, and the fine iridescent glitter stops it from becoming your run-of-the-mill black and white glitter. Because I had my bottle for quite a long time, I did have to use two coats to get a good glitter coverage, but if you just put the bottle upside down for a while (I had no patience for this), one coat should be plenty!

Hope you like this combo as much as I do, and just in cause you’re wondering, I have a total of 7 coats of nail polish on, and it actually doesn’t really bother me haha!

Where to buy:
I purchase my Sally Hansen polishes from Priceline, and Polish Me Silly polishes from their Etsy shop.

NOTD | China Glaze Son of a Peach and Highlight of My Summer

Left: Highlight of My Summer
Right: Son of a Peach

After spending a month in the cold winter weather back in China, the first thing I wanted to do when I was back in Melbourne was to paint my nails a nice and bright colour for summer. Sometimes it’s just too hard to pick out a single colour, so yeh, two colours it is 😀

Highlight of My Summer and Son of a Peach are both from the 2013 Summer collection from China Glaze from my memory, and I may or may not have bought both of these just for the name LOL. Neons are known for its horrendous formula, and these two were no exception.

Highlight of My Summer – direct sunlight

Highlight of My Summer isn’t exactly a neon, it’s just a really bright mint green. I love the colour, and it’s especially great in the warmer weather, because it makes your hand look tanner. But the formula, oh dear Lord, the formula is so bad. I used 4 coats, along with my regular topcoat, to get a reasonably even coverage. Layering it over white may have helped, but I never do that for any neons.

Son of a Peach – Direct Sunlight

Son of a Peach’s formula was slightly better, I used 3 coats I think. As we all know, neons are extremely hard to photograph, you’ll just have to take my word for this, it is definitely a neon peach! This is quite similar to Flip Flop Fantasy by China Glaze, but slightly more peachy than orange – yes that’s different enough for me to own them both. Again, great colour for Summer, but horrible formula 😦

Do you paint your nails different colours depending on the weather? I don’t usually but this was a special case haha! Let me know in the comments below! 🙂