You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Milani’ tag.

This is the last of my Halloween-themed black polishes.  (After leaving this collection untried for a year, I promised myself I would try them all this month!)  Milani Spellbinding (Black Magic, Halloween 2009) is a red glitter in a black base:

Picture taken in sunlight.  This applied well in two coats, plus touchups.  (All the polishes from this collection applied this way.  When I say touchups I mean I fill in streaky spots in between the first and second coats, as opposed to just applying three coats.)  Black with red glitter isn’t a unique combination, but this one seems to have a lot more red glitter packed in.  It doesn’t just look black out of direct light, more like a dark, vampy red.  The whole effect also has that burning ember quality to it.  I paired this with OPI A Ruby for Rudolph on my toes.

<3sarah

Advertisements

As Halloween draws nearer, I continue my theme of black polishes (and this streak of Milani polishes.)  Milani Charmed (Black Magic, Halloween 2009) is a black base packed with silver glitter:

Picture taken in sunlight.  This applied well in two coats, with touchups.  I have a couple of similar polishes, but out of all of them, this one seems to have the highest amount of silver glitter.  Because the glitter distribution is so dense, this is by far the sparkliest, too.  The silver looks great against the black base, and the glitter is very delicate, it makes me think, “diamond dust!”  I paired this with Sally Hansen Celeb City (Xtreme Wear) on my toes.

<3sarah

Returning to my black Halloween theme, I’ve put on Milani Whimsical (Black Magic, Halloween 2009), a pinkish purple glitter in a black base:

Picture taken in sunlight.  This applied well; I was able to get full coverage in two coats, plus touchups.  I’ve been seeing quite a bit of this color combination lately; I can think of a few polishes in the same vein (including Wet n Wild Night Prowl, which I tried earlier this month.)  The black and pink-purple work gorgeously well together!  I normally associate Halloween with black and orange, but this has a very Halloween-y look to it.  I paired this with Revlon Grape Icy on my toes.

<3sarah

Now this is the last of my Posteason Blues™ this month (although I’m hoping to get to wear some more at the beginning of November :)) Milani Fairy Tale (Black Magic, Halloween 2009) is a blue glitter in a black base:

Picture taken in sunlight.  This applied well in two coats, plus touchups.  It can look like a navy shimmer out of direct light, but the sun brings out the gorgeous blue glitter.  There really is something fairy-like about the effect.  The color of the blue glitter reminds me a lot of OPI Absolutely Alice; I’m not exactly sure what to call the shade but I know it’s really pretty!  I paired this with Essence Pool Party (Colour & Go) on my toes.

<3sarah

Here’s one more Halloween NOTD before I start another run of Posteason Blues™.  Milani Magical (Black Magic, Halloween 2009) is an orange glitter in a black base:

Picture taken in sunlight.  This applied well; I got full coverage in two coats, plus touchups.  Out of direct light, the orange glitter is still somewhat apparent, although not as sparkly as it looks in the sun.  Even though I haven’t tried all the polishes in this collection, this one seems the most Halloween, because it is a black and orange combo.  On each nail it looks like there’s a tiny fire within the darkness.  I paired this with Revlon Orange Pop on my toes.

<3sarah

Since the Yankees made it through to the ALCS last night, I’m returning to my Halloween theme for a while.  But in celebration, I thought I’d wear something at least a little blue.  I landed on Milani Enchantment (Black Magic, Halloween 2009), a blurple glitter in a black base:

Picture taken in sunlight.  This applied well in two coats (plus touchups).  While this has this awesome inky look in the sun, out of direct light the glitter is hardly apparent and the color pretty much looks black, or at least a very dark blue.  Luckily it is very sunny so I can see the polish in full effect.  I paired this with OPI Who Are You Wearing? on my toes.

<3sarah

Here’s another backlogged NOTD, from July 14th.  I wanted to wrap up this little streak of holographic polishes.  Milani Digital (3D Holographic) is a light pink holo:

Picture taken in sunlight.  Expectedly, the formula was a bit sheer and needed three coats for full coverage, although it applied well.  This isn’t my favorite shade of pink, but I still think it looks delicate and pretty.  Plus I like the holographic finish.  I paired this with Sally Hansen Digital (HD) on my toes.

<3sarah

So, since my computer was out getting fixed, I have a small backlog of NOTDs.  Here’s one from July 12th.  Milani Hi-Res (3D Holographic) is a light purple holo:

Picture taken in sunlight.  This applied well and was opaque in three coats.  I don’t know why, but this one seemed the most holographic of the ones I’ve tried from this collection so far.  Of course, it really dazzles in the sun.  And I adore the amethyst-like shade.  I paired this with Sally Hansen Cyber (HD) on my toes.

<3sarah

Another finish I love wearing in the summer are holos.  They’re perfectly suited for sunny weather!  Milani Cyberspace (3D Holographic) is a light blue holo:

Picture taken in artificial light.  (I didn’t know the sun wasn’t gonna come out today!  Normally I’d opt to shoot in natural light, but I wanted to show the holo-ness, so I shot under a halogen light.)  This applied well, although I needed three coats for full opacity.  The holo effect is understandably subtle in low indoor lighting, but it really comes alive in bright light and sunlight.  And I love this pretty shade of sky blue!  I paired this with Sally Hansen BLU (HD) on my toes.

<3sarah

The heat wave continues, and so do the brights!  Milani Fresh Teal (Neon) is a bright, greenish teal creme:

Picture taken in natural light.  This applied well in two coats.  It lacks that true neon glow; it’s just very bright.  The bottle is opaque; its color is pretty close to the color of the polish.  The shade doesn’t appear as blue in real life; it’s much greener, closer to what the bottle looks like in the picture.  It’s another great summery shade that I wish wasn’t so hard to capture accurately!  I paired this with Sally Hansen Pixel Pretty (HD) on my toes.

<3sarah

Archives

Labels

Join 68 other followers

Advertisements