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>Hello everyone =) I’m sorry for the lack of updates last week. I was kinda too busy to attend my blog, and I had the same polish for about 4 days. It even chipped on me, which rarely happens because I change my polish so often =)
Anyway, I received a package from USA with the help of my dear friend, Liz. Living in Turkey, it’s hard for me to get my hands on polishes I want, so it’s wonderful to have a good friend living in the States =)
I will show you what I got in the following days, I don’t want to do a big haul post right now. But here is a sneak peek of the Orly Cosmics I’ve got:



I skipped Halley’s Comet, because I already have Zoya Charla. I would love to own the whole collection, but I think it was really unnecessary this time with me owning Charla. (You can spot Charla on the leftmost spot of the wheel.)
You will see the Cosmics and many more beautiful stuff in the following weeks =)
Today I’m wearing Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe, which is also a part of my last haul. MMUtM is a teal jelly chocked with emerald green flecks. Overall it’s a pine green glass flecked polish. It looks like a green-to-blue duochrome in the bottle that doesn’t fully transfer on the nails, just like Zoya Sparkle polishes from the past summer.
A bottle close-up:


I’ve been trying to take pictures with my Sanyo Xacti Full-HD Dual Cam, since I’ve discovered that the super macro mode is amazing. It really shows details up to the tiniest glass fleck. I just need to get used to it’s settings.



A quick comparison of Zoya Ivanka and Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe:


As you can see, Ivanka on the left is lighter, more saturated and more yellow-based. The base is an emerald green, and the flecks are bright green. MMUtM has a teal base and emerald green flecks, the overall look is darker and less saturated.

Herkese merhaba =) Geçen hafta blogu pek güncelleyemedim, üzgünüm. Bir ojenin 4 gün elimde kaldığını, üstelik soyulduğunu söylersem, ne kadar meşgul olduğumu anlarsınız.
ABD’den bir ay önce verdiğim siparişler dün elime ulaştı. İstediğim siparişleri bir araya toplayıp bana gönderen bir arkadaşım olması harika bir şey =) Şu an aldıklarımın hepsini biraraya toplayıp gösterecek kadar enerjik hissetmiyorum, onun yerine önümüzdeki günlerde tırnaklarımda göreceğiniz Orly Cosmic koleksiyonuna kısaca göz atabilirsiniz.
Bu koleksiyondan bir tek Halley’s Comet’i almadım, çünkü onun ikizi olan Zoya Charla bende mevcut. Göz göre göre aynısını almak saçma olur diye düşündüm. Tırnak çemberi üzerinde en solda Charla’yı görebilirsiniz.
Bugün tırnaklarımda yine yeni aldığım ojelerden Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe var. Baz olarak petrol yeşili, ama içi zümrüt yeşili ışıltılarla dolu olduğu için genel görünüm koyu bir çam yeşili oluyor. Yapı olarak geçtiğimiz yazdan Zoya Sparkle koleksiyonuna inanılmaz benziyor.
Bu arada süper makro çekim özelliğini keşfettiğimden beri Sanyo Xacti Full-HD Dual kameramla çekim yapıyorum. Çok detaylı resimler çekebilen bir kamera, sadece bazı ayarlarına biraz daha alışmam gerekiyor.
Bu arada gördüğünüz gibi Zoya Ivanka ve Orly Meet Me Under The Mistletoe birbirinden farklı, solda Ivanka daha açık, daha canlı ve daha sarıya dönük bir yeşilken, MMUtM daha koyu, soluk ve maviye dönük.

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>Here is my entry for this week’s challenge by Polish Hoarder Disorder. The nails have to be greyscale, only to be accented by the color of our choice.
For this manicure I first applied China Glaze Recycle as base color, then I stamped the flowers from m24 in my dark gray franken, and the flowers from m11 in my light grey franken. For those frankens, I started with two bottles, one white and one black creme. I poured from one bottle into the other, then the other way round, and shook both well, until I achieved a bottle of light grey and a bottle of dark grey. It was very easy and fun =)
Finally I stamped the buttlerfly image from m1 in mint green, and filled in using Zoya Ivanka. I wish I did a better job filling in, but anyway. Oh, and underneath Ivanka I first tried using a mint green shimmer, which looked kinda weird. That polish is very cloudy and looked dirty. But the shimmer is pretty strong, that’s where the neon blue-green glow around the butterflies comes from.


The title was inspired by William Shakespeare’s famous quote: “We will all laugh at gilded butterflies.”

Polish Hoarder Disorder‘ın bu haftaki yarışması için yaptığım manikürle karşınızdayım. Yarışmanın kuralına göre tırnaklar gri tonlarda, sadece tek bir farklı renkle süslenmiş olacaktı. Ben de baz olarak China Glaze Recycle kullandım. Üzerine m24’teki çiçekleri kendi yaptığım koyu gri oje ile, m11’deki çiçekleri ise kendi yaptığım açık gri oje ile damgaladım. Koyu gri ve açık gri oje elde etmek istiyorsanız, biri siyah, biri beyaz olmak üzere iki şişe oje alın. Sonra bunları yavaşça birbirine dökmeye başlayın. Bunu yaparken iki şişeyi de ara sıra çalkalayın. Bir süre sonra siyah açılacak ve beyaz koyulaşacak. İstediğiniz tonları elde ettiğiniz zaman durun. Çok kolay ve eğlenceli bir yöntem. =)
Son olarak m1’deki kelebek desenini açık yeşil ile damgaladım, ve içini Zoya Ivanka ile boyadım. Ivanka’nın altına önce sedefli bir turkuaz sürmüştüm, fakat güzel olmadı. Kelebeklerin bazılarının kenarlarındaki tuhaf mavimsi ışıltı o ilk sürdüğüm oje yüzünden.

>Hey guys =) I’m sorry for the lack of posting in the last days, I had a difficult time… But I’m feeling better now. On top of that, I broke both index nails, and therefore I shortened all my nails again. I’m out of topcoat, and I’m really broke for the rest of April, therefore my nails are bare. The lovely Golden Rose Quick Dry topcoat is out of stock, and they don’t know when they will have it back in stock again. Grr! I frankened myself a topcoat using some old, gloopy Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, a new, not-so-quick drying local brand topcoat, and some leftover Golden Rose. The result was not bad at all! At least it can hold until I get my hands on some decent topcoat =)
By the way, this week I got some kick-ass package from the States =) With the help of my dear friend, Elizabeth, I was able to get my first Zoya’s, Nubar and some other stuff I’ve been lemming for, plus some surprises! Yay! I’ll shut up now and let the pictures talk:


L-R: Sally Hansen Lickety-Split Lime (Yaaay, Shrek Green! Finally!), Nubar Indigo Illusion, Nubar Peacock Feathers, Sinful Daddy’s Girl


L-R: Zoya Envy, Ki, Adina, Zara, which I all ordered when there was a Buy 2 – Get 2 Free! sale going on.


L-R: Zoya Ivanka (Oh. My. God), Charla (*swooon*), Mimi (*thud*), and finally Alegra, which was a surprise from Liz! ❤


Finally, the extras! L-R: Claire’s Mood Polish in calm/wild, OPI Jade Is The New Black, OPI Suzi Says Feng-Shui, which is the tiniest polish I’ve ever seen; Sinful Gorgeous and Innocent (Yaaaay, another Shrek Green!!!)
I’m so happy for all those polishes, especially Zoya’s. The Sparkle collection is one of the best collections I’ve ever came across, unbelivably beautiful in the bottles and also on the nails. I’m so happy I’ve almost fulfilled all my wishes in the past months =D Thank you so much, Elizabeth, you rock my little polish world!
PS: Did you notice how almost all polishes are either green or purple? =D