Pirate Polish

This blog is the home of Pirate Polish! To see Pirate Polish swatches, click here. To visit Pirate Polish on Facebook, click here.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Random Swatch Spam: Part 2

Today I've got yet more swatch spam to share with you! I had a huge backlog of manicures to share with you all, and have even more yet to come...

OPI Liquid Sand in Can't Let Go and The Impossible (super easy "half and half" nail art that was a snap to do, thanks to those really tiny brushes that come in the OPI mini bottles).

OPI I Vant To Bite Your Neck 

Pahlish Anticipating and Pacing (love this colour combination!)

Pahlish Mind Like A Diamond 

Rescue Beauty Lounge Jane 

Rescue Beauty Lounge Jane, this time in sunlight (golden shimmer slightly visible) 

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Barricuda (no idea why my fingers are absurdly red here) 

Sally Hansen Lustre Shine in Copperhead 

Sally Hansen Compete Salon Manicure in Greige Gardens. Possibly my favourite shade of nail polish.

Oh, pardon me, that's "GreigeTM Gardens". Apparently 'greige' is trademarked? Odd.

 Tony Moly GI06. Insanely beautiful. I got mine from Korean beauty supplier Cosmetic-Love. They have awesome free world-wide shipping! Highly recommend.

Tony Moly GS09 

Zoya Neely 

And to top it off, a bonus shot of Neely paired with a perfectly matching minty-green ceramic rose ring.

Do you have any favourites in this bunch?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Random Swatch Spam

I know I've been away for some time- can I make it up to you with a massive amount of swatch spam? I hope so! 

Colorama Transparente in white (this was probably 4 or 5 coats). 

CrowsToes accent nail- gorgeous! Layered over Essie Devil's Advocate. 

Dior Lady 

Essie Bikini So Teeny (I won this one from the lovely Karen at Frazzle and Aniploish). 

Butter London's No More Waity, Katie. Totally agree with Stupid Nail Polish Names about this one.

Cirque Galinda as a gradient over Zoya Caitlin.  

 CND Sapphire Sparkle layered over a pastel purple. 

Colorama Transparente in green. 

Essie Devil's Advocate. Unbelievably glossy.  

HITS Cairo as an accent nail.  

Illamasqua Scorn layered over Rescue Beauty Lounge's Jane. Loved wearing this combo!

Jindie Nails Tried and True as an accent nail. 

KBSchimmer's Get Clover It.  

La CC's 1992. Does this look like 1992 to you?

L'oreal's Silver Sparkle, also courtesy of Karen at Frazzle and Aniploish

Model's Own Utopia; lovely colour, but very thick and bubbled like crazy.  

Modha Atrevida: shimmery eggplant charcoal.  

Ninja Polish Color-Changing Garnet, layered over what I think is Sally Hansen Copperhead.

OPI liquid sand in Honey Ryder. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Babyliss Miracurl Giveaway (courtesy of Nail Polish Canada)

Have you heard about the Babyliss Miracurl? Ever since I saw this demo video, I've been coveting the idea of "easy"curls (mainly because I have never been able to find my way around a curling iron- honestly, on a good day I manage a straight part, but doing my hair has never been my strong suit). 

Anyways, I was pretty psyched to hear about Nail Polish Canada's Miracurl giveaway- they'll be choosing three winners to announce on Christmas Day (a "Christmas Miracurl"… bahaha), so if you're as intrigued as I am, you better scoot over and check it out at THIS LINK! The giveaway is open to Canadian and US residents, and while you're over there, definitely check out their righteous selection of nail lacquer, too. They're pretty much the best nail polish e-tailers, ever. And they're CANADIAN, which almost makes me feel down right patriotic. And I'm Canadian, so we usually keep that sort of thing under wraps. You get the picture. Check it out. 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Chanel Dragon

Are five photos too many for a red creme? Not when it's this red creme! This is Chanel's Dragon. Fitting name- this lacquer is hard to ignore. I wore this and loved it, especially for a Vaudeville-themed "speakeasy" night I attended a while back. This was probably the longest my nails have ever been, and I trimmed them down shortly after this manicure, but it was really fun to sport long, red nails for a couple days. Very retro and glamourous! 

What do you think of Chanel Dragon? Does it catch your eye?

Monday, July 22, 2013

Deborah Lippmann Don't Tell Mama and Supermodel

Today I've got two lovely Deborah Lippmann lacquers to share with you; first up is Don't Tell Mama, a blackened emerald shimmer. I believe this was two coats. 

Secondly, I've got Supermodel, a gorgeous tangerine-red jelly. This was three coats, and it mostly covers visible nail line, but retains a lot of wonderful squishy jelly-ness.

Of these two, I'm rather enamoured with the bright, clean tangerine red of Supermodel. Extremely attention-grabbing! And I can certainly recommend Don't Tell Mama if you're in the market for a good blackened shimmer.

I picked these up a couple months ago during a big sale Nail Polish Canada had on Lippmann polishes- and if you're interested, you can still nab some of these pretties for about 50% off. Are there any Deborah Lippmann polishes you would recommend?

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Jade - Magia Negra

Alright, folks. I've just discovered the most amazing black holographic polish ever made. All other contenders can officially pack it in. They're not touching Jade's Magia Negra. Observe:

Sunny days were made for this lacquer (and not the other way around...).

Jade Holografico polishes are available from both Llarowe and Ninja Polish. It's currently out of stock at Llarowe, but it is in stock at Ninja Polish- which is where I'm assuming you'll be heading after having seen these swatches. Well, what are you waiting for?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Layla Soft Touch in Mudhattan

You may recall my appreciation for the Layla Soft Touch line in my posts here and here. Well, it hasn't wavered with my latest experience with Layla's Soft Touch in Mudhattan; I'm still loving this smooth semi-matte nail finish! Mudhattan is, as you might guess, the colour of mud. More particularly, it's the dusty taupe brown of dried mud. And it's also got the coolest red micro shimmer- seriously, click the pictures to make them bigger and scope it out! 

Very cool. This manages to feel chic and edgy at the same time. I can't recall if I bought this particular bottle through Nail Polish Canada or Ninja Polish, but I can vouch for both of them being fantastic retailers!

Have you tried any of the Layla Soft Touch polishes? If not, have I piqued your interest in them?