Friday, November 8, 2013

Enchanted Polish Ciao Milano

Hey everyone!

I'm so happy it's Friday! In celebration of the weekend, I have an incredibly amazingly fabulously gorgeous polish to show you. It's called Ciao Milano, and it was actually the first Enchanted Polish that I ever owned! It's even in the old bottle, as you'll see in the pictures.

Ciao Milano is a multichrome glitter in a clear base that has a really strong color shift. In direct light, the glitter is completely green, in other light it's a mix of green, blue, purple, and pink/orange, and in completely indirect light, it's a gorgeous purple-orange-pink. I used two coats of OPI black onyx as a base so that the colors of the glitter would really stand out. All I needed was one coat of Ciao Milano for amazing glitter payoff. I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to make it all glossy, even though Ciao Milano looked beautiful and smooth on its own.

And another amazing thing about this polish - removal was as easy as a shimmer polish! It was so surprisingly easy! I honestly couldn't believe it. Yee!

Without further adieu, here's the lovely Ciao Milano. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. =)

Unfortunately, Ciao Milano is discontinued. I'm glad I was able to get this and Hot Chocolate before trying to buy Enchanted Polishes became a nightmare. And these two are some of my favorite polishes, so I'm perfectly content with not having to fight for more haha. 

Anyways, I hope you enjoy Ciao Milano as much as I do! Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have an amazing weekend!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

KBShimmer Teal Another Tail

Hey guys!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and got to enjoy that extra hour! I know I did =) I'm so excited to show you today's polish because it's a surprise favorite for me. From the swatches I saw online, it seemed like it may read a little bit too princess-y for me. But *wow* am I so happy that I got it anyway!

Teal Another Tail was released as part of KBShimmer's fall collection a couple months back. I wouldn't really describe it as teal personally... to me it's more of a saturated turquoise that leans a little more green than blue. It has some strong almost-duochrome pink glitter that looks like a gold/silver/metallic in certain light. There's also slightly larger teal glitter that's really pretty and adds some nice extra dimension. 

Teal Another Tail dries down to a matte, slightly textured finish. I actually really love the finish... it was unexpected and makes for one very very unique polish. I also love how much of a chameleon this one is (you'll see in the pictures below)... in some light, the turquoise is so saturated and really stands out, in other light the pink is very dominant, and in dimmer lighting, the polish looks like a more muted metallic grey-ish tone. 

The formula was equally as amazing as the shade itself. It flowed so smoothly on the nail, I didn't have to do any cleanup whatsoever. I used 3 coats, but 2 probably would have been fine. I just wanted to get the color as saturated as possible. I didn't add any top coat because I like the texture, but it would have looked beautiful either way!

As difficult as this polish is to describe, it was even harder to capture all of it's amazingness! I tried my best, but take my word for it when I say that it's 10000% better in person.

Pink shimmer!!

Looks very turquoise here.

Indirect sunlight. See what I mean about the metallic grey undertones??

What do you guys think about Teal Another Tail?? Are you as excited about it as I am? Has anyone else tried it? This really is one that you need to see in person to truly appreciate.

I'm honestly blown away by KBShimmer. All their polishes that I've tried have been so beautiful and unique and they all have incredible formulas. I can't wait for my order of winter polishes to arrive. Yee!!

Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by and sticking with me through my inconsistent posting. I hope you have a beautiful day. =)

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