Thursday, December 29, 2011

Chanel Le Vernis Spring 2012- June Swatch+Review

Hello hello :)

Today is the second of the three swatches I'm doing of Chanel's Le Vernis Spring 2012 collection. From what I've seen around the internets, June seems to be the favorite of the three so far. It's a limited edition color, and an interesting shade.

I would describe June as a pastel orange, like those Creamsicle ice cream bars (mmm). And apparently my description was almost right, as Chanel describes June as a "pastel apricot" :)

I used two coats (no topcoat) and my nails lines were totally covered, unless of course, you're in direct sunlight like my picture below, which skews things hah. Very creamy formula--even when I messed up and dragged the mostly dry nail brush over a wet nail, the polish smoothed right out on its own. I have to say, Chanel polishes, of what I've seen, are idiot (me) proof!

Yayay :) I think June is my favorite of the three, I must say. Next up is May. Your verdict? Is this the polish you've got your eye on? I would really like to know! Or tell me on twitter :)


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Chanel Le Vernis Spring 2012- April Swatch+Review

How are you? Did you get what you wanted for Xmas?

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays :) I actually got some nail polish on Christmas--all three of Chanel's Spring 2012 polish colors! I will be posting all three as soon as there's enough sunlight to photograph the other two. Today I have April for you :)

April is a berry red creme polish that is a bit dusty. It's definitely not a bright berry red, but more subdued. I had full coverage in two coats, and applied a coat of Seche Vite on top. The polish applied smoothly with no streaking, and the consistency was the perfect medium between thick and thin. As a bonus, even without topcoat it was really shiny!

I definitely don't have any red polishes like April. It's a really unique color, I think. You can buy Chanel polishes online here. But more importantly, what do you think? Let me know in the comments!


Thursday, December 22, 2011

OPI Cuckoo for this Color Swatch!

How are you?

Today I have for you a swatch of OPI's Cuckoo for this Color from their Fall 2010 Swiss Collection :)

This polish is teal, with teal/blue shimmer in it. It definitely looks like a true teal to me, not tilting too much towards blue or green. I took one photo in direct sunlight, and one in the shade outside. Indoors the color looks more like the photo taken in the shade, but the shimmer still comes through :) This is two coats, without topcoat.

Definitely click and enlarge this one. You can really see the shimmer :D

Very very pretty, I think! Are you guys still wearing darker colors like these, or are you shifting towards lighter shades as spring approaches? I'm in the middle, haha. Dark colors are too pretty to completely swear off :P Have a good day everyone :)


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Halloween Water Marble + Giveaway Winners Announcement

Hey guys!

So first of all I'm still having way too much fun doing Halloween themed nails, aha. I did a water marble yesterday using Sally Hansen polishes (black, orange, and Celeb City (silver)). My tip for water marbling is to use room temperature water :)

Admittedly, this water marble is a bit messier than I usually do, but I really liked how unusual the swirls looked :) Sometimes the little imperfections are more interesting, I think. So I left it as is. What do you think?

And now, for the winners of my 100 follower giveaway! Thank you to all who entered, new followers and old, for reading my blog and always leaving me comments and support :) I appreciate you more than you know.

Winner #1

Winner #1 is Ace from The Polish Lab! You have won your first choice of NARS Polish, Night Porter, and A Hard Candy body shimmer :)

You have 72 hours to respond to my email. Congratulations :)

 Winner #2

Winner #2 is luvmylacquer! You have won the NARS Night Rider and a Hard Candy body shimmer :) Congratulations! You also have 72 hours to respond to my email :)

Again, thanks to everyone who entered This won't be the last giveaway I do, it was a lot of fun :D Also, I'm getting caught up on this blog finally! I'm planning some future posts that I think you'll like.

Talk to me in the comments!

-Bookworm Nails

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Deborah Lippmann- Believe

Just a quick post today!

Thanks to everyone who entered my 100 follower giveaway! I hope to announce the winners some time next week :)

What I'm wearing today, Deborah Lippmann's Believe. This isn't a new color, but did you know that Deborah Lippmann and Juicy Couture collaborated for a Holiday 2011 collection? It's called Precious Metals. Believe is one of the polishes included, along with two other exclusive colors! The Beauty Lookbook has some swatches and a review here. Interesting, huh?

This color is fascinating to me because while it is a silver foil, it also has a distinctly (to my eye) copper foil mixed in. It makes the silver warm toned, rather than the regular cool tone.

Thanks for reading :) Now I need to catch up on answering my comment, haha. Later!


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Keep your eyes (and ears) peeled...Halloween Freehand Nail Art

Whooooo~Whoooo~ (That's supposed to be a ghost howling, haha)

REMINDER: There's just under a week left to enter my 100 follower giveaway! I'm giving away two brand new NARS Night Series polishes, and some Hard Candy Body Shimmers  :D You can enter here:

Okay~ Today I freehanded some nail art based on those bags of candy you can buy that are made to look like body parts :) Halloween candy is my life, seriously. I used one coat Sally Hansen White On, and two coats of China Glaze Kiwi Cool-Ada on top (a neon, hence the white on the bottom).

Like it? I love how bright the China Glaze polish is, like a neon slime green. Perfect for campy Halloween nails :) Lots of pictures of these nails because I love them!! Definitely my favorite nail art for a while.

Let me know what you think :)


Friday, October 7, 2011

Essie-Very Structured

Hey guys!

Okay, today is one of the Essie Brand New Bag(Fall 201)1 polishes I bought a little while ago. Very Structured is a very dusty brick red. It's not a true red at all, it's closer to the color of a dark red clay :) It covered completely in two coats. I'm wearing Seche Vite on top.

This polish really complements my skin tone :) And it's a darker color, but not too dark. It's not a blackish color at all.

Do you have this polish? If not, does it look like something you're interested in? Talk to me in the comments :D


Friday, September 30, 2011

Black and Blue Butterfly Nail Art/ Deborah Lippmann Superstar

Hey hey!

Today I have two manicures, since I didn't have time earlier this week to upload what I had on my nails :) So it's kind of a dump post haha.

Earlier this week I wore two coats of Deborah Lippmann's Superstar, a perfect glitter for fall. Fall I usually don't associate with glitter polishes, but this one is subdued enough to work with a fall outfit, in my opinion :D

And if you follow me on twitter, earlier this week I said that I was planning to do my nails based of my mom's shirts haha. So here's the shirt:

And here's how I did my nails using A Sally Hansen black creme polish (can't find it to give you the name, darn it), acrylic paints, and Confetti Polish's Ice Ice Baby as a glitter topcoat.

I was gonna have pink butterflies just like on the shirt, but I wanted to keep the manicure dark :P

Sooo how do you like it? It looked a bit bare, so I added the glitter (which I like :) My posting is so irregular, sorry (gotta love school)! But I'm on twitter pretty consistently, so you can always find me there @BookwormNails

Remember that my 100 follower giveaway is open until Oct. 17th, so you still have plenty of time to enter. Check the link in my sidebar!

Okay let me know what you think about this post, I'm eager to hear your comments. Now I'm off to read everyone else's posts and catch up!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Beauty Blogger Roundup

This is what I'm reading! Always some really interesting posts in here, so take a look and find something new :D

Beauty and Fashion Tech - Home Laser Hair Removal

Girl Gloss - MAC Styledriven Swatches

Polish Fixation - My First Jelly Sandwich!

Midnight Manicures - A Englands Holy Grail
Nailfiled- Caronia Bright Nights Collection

Bookworm Nails- Essie Power Clutch/Princess Tiara Nail Art

Beauty Thesis- How Old Is Your Makeup?  Find Out With A Cosmetic Calculator [Resource]

Polish Insomniac - Stash Shots:  Dior!

Beauty Info Zone - So when are you going to try Wen? 

Nails and Noms - My First and Last Julep Maven Box, For Now...

Red Hair and Black Nail Polish - Nail Art Tutorial: Abstract Squares

Glitter.Gloss.Garbage MAC Quiet Time Nail Swatch 

Addicted To All Things Pretty 20 Collections Krissy wants OPI to produce before she dies 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Essie Power Clutch/ Princess Tiara Nail Art


I know it's been a bit, sorry! Buuut I do have some pics for you today :D Today is Essie's Power Clutch from their Fall 2011 Brand New Bag collection, and a little bit of nail art I did. I like doing nail art on the ring finger haha, as you might've seen...

Power Clutch is a slate grey, like a chalkboard! No blue tinge to it though, it's a true grey.

And then I spruced it up with a little white princess tiara with a pink pearl jewel. 

Like it? I don't really know why I wanted to do a princess tiara haha, just seemed cute. My nails are so short now! Like I said on twitter, I kept scratching myself so I had to file them down.

Also thanks to everyone who's entered my giveaway and given me feedback about my blog <3 I appreciate it! And if you haven't entered, you still have lots of time to do so, if you like :) You can click on the link at the top of my right hand sidebar to go and enter.

Let me know what you think about this polish, my nail art, the weather, your health, whatever, in the comments <3