Friday, 14 December 2012

Subtle Holiday manis: Misa Life Without Knowing

A neutral polish with a little something in it belongs as well into my assembly of subtle Holiday manis. I picked Misa Life without Knowing from their WanderLust Fall 2012 Collection.

Misa Life Without Knowing changes its colors under different lightning - while in the above photo the polish looks taupe in the below shot it has a grey/silvery tinge and when looking at the bottle you can even see some coppery shimmer.

I applied two smooth coats over Essence XXL Nail Thickener. So far all my Misa polishes have a wonderful formula. This is no exception. Consistency just right, amount of polish on the brush perfect, dry time very fast.

There are quite a few options for a neutral shade with a shimmer out there. I dug Zoya Jules (middle) and Catrice Steel of Hearts (right) to show you a comparison.

Pinkie: One coat of Zoya Jules over two coats of Misa Life Without Knowing
Ring: Three thin coats of Zoya Jules
Middle: Two coats of Misa Life Without Knowing
Index: Two coats of Catrice Steel my Heart

Zoya Jules is the most golden polish of the three. Layered over Misa Life Without Knowing it looks fabulous - thanks to its sheerness it can easily be used as layering polish as well.

Catrice Steel of Hearts was a dream to apply. Left to dry on its own it turns matte - an elegant every day mani. For the cause of the Holiday manis I finished it with Ciate Speed Coat and the sparkle lit up discretely.

I just realize that I should have included China Glaze Fast Track - oh bummer.....

What other polish would you include in this list?

I ordered Misa Life Without Knowing with Transdesign.

I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting!!!


  1. Wow Without Knowing is gorgeous !!!! Thanks so much for the comparison !

    1. Thank you Vicky for your lovely comment!!!

  2. I have Life Without Knowing and absoutely love it!

    1. :-) to me it was such a surprise when I first put it on my nails - I love it too!!!