June 18, 2010


Laura, you are amazingly awesome. Seriously! First Hidden Treasure and now 2 other surprises in the package! I'm really grateful for your gift and I will return the kindness! :) When I opened the box, I was really confused because the packing was big until I opened it. You threw and blew me away!~ ♥ Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.

And to share my happiness, I have swatches and pictures.

Essie Huckle Buckle
Very sheer dusty grape shimmer. The swatch is 3 coats and no top coat. As you can see it's really sheer, so maybe 4 coats would do the trick, or maybe using black as a base? Nonetheless, it's very unique and I haven't seen anything like this. I'll probably be back with more pictures, perhaps next week?

(1) indoors (2) indoors with sunlight (3) flash (4) indoors with Hidden Treasure

Zoya Kotori
I've done a swatch and review of this but still nonetheless a very beautiful nail polish. It's best described as a "dense bright blue shimmer superimposed over a sheer black base," (official Zoya website) however, it's very sheer. In my previous swatch, I believe I used 3 coats and no top coat and it was good but maybe it could've looked better with another coat. I'll probably come back with a re-swatch of this.

and finally Sally Hansen's Hidden Treasure!
Irregularly shaped flakies with a sheer pearlish clear base. Swatch is 2 coats of Zoya Raven, 1 coat of Sally Hansen Hidden Treasure and 1 layer top coat. Excellent for layering, especially with a black base, it reminds me of China Glaze's limited edition Halloween polish Fortune Teller. I don't own Fortune Teller but Hidden Treasure + black base certainly comes close. The difference I believe is that Fortune Teller has orange glitters and Hidden Treasure has flakies that shine in multiple colors (orange, green, etc). I LOVELOVELOVELOVE Hidden Treasure and I'm so happy that I finally have it (all thanks to Laura again, I could never thank you enough!)

(1) outdoors in sunlight (2) outdoors in shade
(3) indoors with flash

An extra swatch I have for today is OPI's Let Them Eat Rice Cakes.
It's from their 2005 Japanese Collection. It's fairly old, so it doesn't have the pro-wide brush, but that's okay. It is a pale pink creme with lavender undertones. It comes off streaky but after you put top coat you don't notice it. I used only 2 coats and 1 coat of top coat and it looked fine, but if you notice the unevenness, you could go for a third coat. It might be hard to find now, but nonetheless a very nice conservative color but you could do a lot with this one. :)

hope you enjoyed,


  1. i have a giveaway on my blog come on see if you want :)

  2. You are welcome! :o)

    I hope you enjoy your Hidden Treasure!

  3. Laura, yes I do! I've been using it on my toes a lot! :P

  4. i'm going to have to pick up hidden treasure!

  5. Kaitlyn, you should definitely! :) I love it so much and I have it on my toes over Neo Whimsical.