Thursday, May 5, 2016

El Corazón ~ 423/727: El Corazón-Mania

El Corazón ~ 423/727: El Corazón-Mania
Magenta to purple to blue to teal/green duochrome with shimmer

I love polishes that can “do” something, and that’s a reason why I like a good colour shifter. El Corazón make great duochromes!

The formula is easy to work with. I used three very thin coats today. The drying time is pretty good.

Here’s the first picture that shows the magenta and purple side of it:

This picture shows the blue and magenta:

Purple and turquoise – isn’t it pretty?

Here comes the teal/green :D

I added a simple stamp from one of my new stamping plates from Moyou London: Holy Shapes Collection-03. I love this plate because it’s got a lot of very simple designs that allow most of the base colour to shine. I stamped with China Glaze’s “Harmony”. There’s a layer of topcoat to seal it all up:

It isn’t easy to pick a stamping colour when you want to stamp over colour shifters but I think this purple looks really nice over El Corazón-Mania.

Wow, what a polish!

Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Pretty good
Finish: Duochrome with shimmer
Overall impression: This polish has so many colours in it, it’s amazing!
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

El Corazón ~ Magic Tail Comet 423/561

El Corazón ~ Magic Tail Comet 423/561
Orange packed with shimmer

It’s dry brush mani time! I wanted something festive on my nails today, so I went for a dry brush mani.

I used orange as my base colour, El Corazón’s Magic Tail Comet. It is such a great orange, and so easy to work with. I used two coats for the design. The brush strokes are made with Colour Alike’s “Red moon”, which is red; H&M’s silver holo, Rimmel’s “Black Satin”, and on top of it all, Orly’s Silver holo glitter “Shine on Crazy Diamond”.

This is the final mani:

I really like the way this turned out.

These are the bottles of polish I used:

I originally wanted to make a mani with swirly nail vinyls, but I couldn’t get them from the paper onto my nails without ruining them, so I gave up on that.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: I love this orange
Buy again: Yes

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Kiko ~ #277

Kiko ~ #277
Pink flecks

I hope you’re in the mood for something unusual today :) I found something called a “Metallic Liner” in my local craft store, and I thought it might be useful for some nail art.

It looks like this:

It’s silver metallic. Here’s what it says on the back of the tube:

“For textile, paper, wood, metal, glass, leather, plastic, etc.”
I was sure that “etc.” meant “nails”! Unfortunately I didn’t read the small print, where it says that it takes 6-12 hours for it to dry, hahaha!!!! :D

So I made this, just to show my intentions with it:

I obviously cannot not use my hands for over 6 hours, so this only stayed on for the photograph.

The pink fleck polish is from Kiko and it’s got number 277. I used two coats for this mani and the drying time is good. It’s a really nice pink!

My idea of using this product for nail art isn’t quite dead yet though. I think I might try and use this for decals. Then it can just dry overnight.

Do you also use alternative things for nail art?

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Flecks
Overall impression: Great colour, really good polish.  
Buy again: Yes to the polish. No to the metallic liner.