a-england Avalon

I hate to start a blog post with apology, but I'm really sorry that it's been over a week since my last post. I was working with the advance voting for our presidental elections and had to work like ten hours a day for seven days straight. So you can imagine that I was quite tired in the evening. Also I had this one essay that I had to do while working, but luckily my lecturer was kind enough and I was able to move the returning date to yesterday, so with all that I really had no time to do any posts. And the elections will be tomorrow and if none of the candidates receive more than half of the votes there will be a second round and then I have to do another seven days of working. It is very possible that this will happen and this time I'm planning to do some post beforehand and time them for you, so don't worry. But that's all, I just wanted to let you know what the situation was, lol. Let's move on to the polish, shall we..

Today I have one really pretty polish for you that was really a pain in the butt to photograph and it still doesn't look quite like it should, but here it is anyhow.

So this is two coats of a-england Avalon and like I said, it looks too blue here in my pics (or at least it does on my screen). It is more red toned in reality. It is a quite awesome polish as it was really easy to work with and the color is also so pretty. I can't really wait to see what the new collection from a-england will look like!

I also did a little glitter gradient with Avalon as my base and Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope as the glitter:

Zoya Dannii

I'm gonna keep this quite short and quick, because I really have to go to sleep so that I'm able to do another 10 hours of work tommorrow.. Don't worry, this is only temporary thing and won't last long. Anywho, here's one pretty Zoya polish for you.

This is Zoya Dannii and I have had these pics sitting in my file for quite a long time, so I don't remember how many coats this was. I'm not really sure why I didn't post this sooner, because it really is a beautiful polish. I probably had no real reason, but here it is now anyhow.
And now I really need to get some sleep, see you again soon!

Orly Nite Owl

Today I have for you the manicure that I went with to Dubai. I wanted to use a neutral color and something that wouldn't look too bad even if it would chip a bit as I knew I would be wearing these nails for a while as there isn't usually time to paint nails when you're on a vacation.. But I of course also wanted to have pretty nails, so I ended up picking Orly Nite Owl for my vacation manicure.

And what a pretty one it is! I have two coats here with base and top coat. Nite Owl is from Orly's fall 2011 collection called Birds of a Feather. All the hype about this collection has gone to Fowl Play and I do love that one too, but I think Nite Owl haven't got the love that it deserves. It is soooo pretty and to me it is also unique, as I don't have anything quite like it.

China Glaze Ring In the Red over Zoya Sooki

Happy New Year to all my readers! Today I have my Christmas manicure to show you, lol. I know I'm quite late with this, but I had no time to post it when it was relevant and I really want to show it to you, so here it comes.

So this is two coats of China Glaze Ring in the Red over one coat of Zoya Sooki with base and top coat. This mani was surely a Christmassy one with all the sparkle and red color. I really enjoyed wearing it and it did hold on quite nicely as this picture is taken after few days of wearing already. So I really liked this mani, though I couldn't help thinking that I should be wearing my (and everyone else's) favourite Christmas polish, China Glaze Ruby Pumps. On the other hand I did wear that last Christmas so maybe little change is good, and I can wear Ruby Pumps again next Christmas.