Saturday, March 15, 2014

Layla: Golden Green (+Plus)

Goooood morning, everybody. Uhm, yeah, so today I was going to swatch Dillon, but I was looking at the pictures and they all look blue to me. I'm 95% sure that I was wearing Dillon, but maybe I grabbed Rebel instead? I'll get to that in a minute. First, let's take a look at Layla Golden Green (CE61). This is two coats.



GYAH! Always with the VNL. *glares* At least it looked much prettier in the sun.



Needless to say, I'm happy I didn't pay full price for this. lol It's pretty, but... not that pretty.

Okay, back to my baffling Zoya picture. This was shortly after my KleanColor stamping fiasco. This is supposed to be Dillon, but it doesn't look green to me... The only reason I'm bringing it up at all is because I had to give the stamping another go. Bundle Monster plate BM-203.



Isn't that neat? And blue? lol The stamping didn't turn out quite as perfect as it did the first time, but I do think I'm getting better.

Also! (yes, there's more) After my little fimo foray the other day I went to amazon and ordered some fimo canes from MASH to see if I can slice them thinner myself. I really do like when they look as though they're part of the polish. Can you believe they got here already?!



This order was half desire, half test. This particular product has a few very negative reviews, but also an "authenticity warning" right at the top of the description. I was curious if those complaining of "86 canes" or "half length canes" or "more dupes than not" were... I'll be frank, victims of their own inability to read. I mean, the first line in the product description clearly says "AUTHENTICITY WARNING: The only Authentic MASH Nail Art is sold by MASH directly. All other merchants are offering low quality counterfeit products." So I clicked on the "18 new" link and the seller at the top of the list is not MASH, but some other company shipping from China. If a person just clicks "add to cart" that's what they're going to get. MASH sells from California, and comes triple bagged with bag #2 clearly labelled "m.a.s.h." at the top. I got all 100 sticks, no pure dupes (some are the same image, but different colors), and they're all about 2" long... which from what I've seen online should be more than enough. I'm willing to bet that the one star reviews are from people who didn't pay attention while they were ordering. Which is why literacy is so important. ^_^ Okay, maybe that was a little snarkier than necessary. Seriously, though, you've got to be careful out there. Pay attention when ordering online. I mean... obviously...

Anyway, you can look forward to something delightfully bizarre in the very near future. Just as soon as I get a little slicing practice in and color match some polishes. Tomorrow I'll have essence Undead? and Finger Paints Flecked and omg Spoiler Alert: I can't stop staring at it. You're not going to want to miss it. I remembered to matte it this time. lol Y'all take care out there! Happy Weekend!! (^_^)"/"

6 comments:

  1. I think the green is quite pretty and your stamping looks great. I totally agree with everything you said on the online shopping issue :/
    You got a nice selection of sticks, can't wait to see how you use them :)

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    1. It is pretty, I just hate that it's so sheer. :/ heh, yeah, especially on amazon you have to look at the sellers. I don't know how they ordered the list (maybe alphabetically by price) because the "top" seller on the list didn't have the highest feedback rating. Which would be the logical way to order it, after price.

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  2. Holy moly you went fimo crazy :p

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    1. LOL Just a little. ;) It was under $5 for all of those. Too good a deal to pass up.

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  3. That green reminds me of Gosh golden dragon . I bought ages ago some fimo canes from ebay and was happy with it. They all had the same size and some designs were the same but like you said in a different colours :)

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    1. lol As long as they're different colors, then it's okay. ;) Straight duplicates would be a bit annoying.

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