December 21, 2012

Ninja Polish - Melted Snowman

HITS & Ninja Polish

OK, so today is the last day of the world as we know it. If you believe all the information out there. Personally, I doubt it is true. Whether it is because the way we measure time has changed, that leap years were introduced after this prediction or that the Mayan's simply ran out of space on the stone tablet ... who knows?

My polishes today are HITS Hematita and Ninja Polish Melted Snowman. 

Macro of Melted Snowman -
with the infamous snowman eyes
The Hits polish is a plain old silver. It is a little thick to apply and left brush strokes. It didn't look good on its own. So, in my hunt for something to improve the look, I went for the recently arrived Ninja Polish Melted Snowman. I have not seen many polishes that are so well suited to their name; this truly deserves it.

It is a mix of various sizes of matte white glitter, black dots and bars and orange bars all suspended in a slushy icy looking mix, livened up by tiny sparkly bits. 

Salad Days from Dec 19... 
Melted Snowman applies nicely. Some dabbing is required to get the glitters into the right place. Every nail had a piece of carrot and some coal for the snowman's eyes. I didn't get the infamous snowman's eye (where a larger white glitter has a black dot strategically placed to form a snowman's eye...)

After two coats of Seche Vite it was perfectly smooth and glossy. Ninja Polishes are available from and the HITS polish was from

Zoya Logan & Lynnderella Salad Days

Zoya Logan

This is my first attempt at writing a journal of my nails of the day. My adventures in lacquer land if you like!

So today I have used two of my favourites: Zoya Logan with a ring finger accent of Lynnderella Salad Days.  

Zoya Logan is from the Ornate collection of 2012. It is a bright, seasonal green shot through with an apple green/gold shimmer. Unlike others in the range it isn't holographic. It feels as if it should be, would and could have been. Still, I like it and it to be honest, not everything needs to be a holo to be in my collection!

Salad Days
Macro shot of bottle

Lynnderella Salad Days is well named. It is from the Summer Solstice collection of 2012. It has a fresh lettuce sort of colour, with dashes of bright, crisp vegetables scattered throughout. Carrots, radishes, red peppers and so on.

Unusually for a Lynn, there is no holographic micro sparkle. Personally, I quite like that. I am all for a seasoning of holographic dust but it doesn't need to be in everything, all of the time.

I was searching for a definition of Salad Days. Wiki describes it as "Salad days: is an idiomatic expression, referring to a youthful time, accompanied by the inexperience, enthusiasm, idealism, innocence, or indiscretion that one ..." well, the mind boggles! Perhaps I'll share some of those another time!
Here is a close up of my ring finger accent nail. I love the combination of these two polishes, both sharing similar shades of green. It really does look like a bowl of crisp, fresh salad! I am unsure if it is the season for salad, being in the Northern hemisphere and the week just before Christmas. 
Close up with artificial light
This is the finished look. I love the way the Zoya applies, this is two coats with no topcoat. It is shiny enough for me. The ring finger has two layers of Seche Vite to smooth out the glitters and to give a shine. I am happy with my salad days! 
The finished look
Lynnderella polishes can be purchased only from her shop on eBay. Zoya polishes are widely available.