Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Glisten & Glow ~ Diving with Mermaids


Glisten & Glow ~ Diving with Mermaids
Blue holographic with blue flakies and blue shimmer

It’s time for a pretty blue polish to shine on the blog (and on my nails of course). “Diving with Mermaids” is a holographic blue with both blue flakies and blue shimmer in it. This polish shines both when the sun shines on it and when it doesn’t.

The formula is good. The brush is a bit “bent” but not more than it’s workable. I used two coats for full opacity and the drying time was really good.

The stamp is from Lina’s stamping plate “Feeling Shapely! 01” and I stamped with a stamping polish from Born Pretty Store. I don’t know the name of it because it’s not stated on the bottle and I can’t seem to find the name on their website either. Never mind, it’s a great stamping polish, I use it a lot.

This is the end result, including a layer of topcoat. The sun was out when I took this.

Glisten & Glow ~ Diving with Mermaids

I had originally planned to stamp with white but changed my mind last minute. I love this colour combo!

Glisten & Glow ~ Diving with Mermaids

This is “Diving With Mermaids” on its own; two coats and no topcoat. Isn’t it just pretty?

Glisten & Glow ~ Diving with Mermaids

Here are the things I used today.


“Diving With Mermaids” is really pretty. It dries up a little bit bumpy because of all the added extra shimmer and shine. You probably need more than one layer of topcoat if you want your nails to be completely smooth. I don’t mind the bumpiness though.



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo with flakies and shimmer
Overall impression: Pretty colour, I like the added extra bling a lot
Buy again: Yes

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Colour Alike ~ Desafinado


Colour Alike ~ Desafinado
Orange with holographic flakies

Desafinado is from the “I Love Bossa” collection from Summer 2017. It’s a lovely orange crelly with holo flakies.

The formula is good and easy to work with. I achieved full opacity with two easy coats and the drying time was pretty good.

The stamp is from the stamping plate “Mezerdoo1” and I stamped my radial gradient with El Corazón’s stamping polishes White and Yellow.

I topped it with “Out the Door”’s holo glitter topcoat “Northern Lights” and then my manicure was done.

Here it is in the sun.

Colour Alike ~ Desafinado


And this is “Desafinado” on its own; two coats and no topcoat yet. Isn’t that a lovely orange?

Colour Alike ~ Desafinado

These are the things I used today.


I must admit that I really like the result of this. It’s bright and cheerful, just the way I like it.



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Crelly with holo flakies
Overall impression: Good colour and effect
Buy again: Yes

Monday, November 12, 2018

Different Dimension ~ August 2018


Different Dimension ~ August 2018
Metallic peridot linear holo

I wasn’t actually aware until recently that Different Dimension are making a polish of the month. That means that a particular polish is only available during that month, and then it’s long gone.

I picked up August 2018 because I liked the look of it. It’s metallic, a very pretty colour and it’s a strong linear holo.

The formula is really good too, I didn’t experience any problems with application or drying time. I used two easy coats to achieve the desired coverage and the drying time was really good.

I applied water decals on the pointer and the ring finger, and made little dots on the rest of the nails. The decals are from Aliexpress and they are very pretty but also very flimsy, which makes them really difficult to actually get onto the nails. I made it without ruining any of them this time! :D
I made the dots with El Corazón’s stamping polish “Emerald”.

Here’s the end result, including a layer of topcoat. The photo is taken in the sun.

Different Dimension ~ August 2018

I really like the colour scheme here.

Different Dimension ~ August 2018

And this is “August 2018” alone; two coats and no topcoat yet. I like that the holo flame is blue!

Different Dimension ~ August 2018

Here are the polishes I used.


Like I wrote earlier: “August 2018” was limited and is no longer available.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Metallic linear holo
Overall impression: Great effect, both metallic shine and holo. I like it!
Buy again: Yes