Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ #61 Kholodka


Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ #61 Kholodka
Mint green linear holo with a golden sheen

I have really come to like the polishes in the row of Anna Gorelovas I own. There was a time where I would never even have looked twice at a mint green, but I have come to quite like it by now.

The formula of #61 Kholodka is good and the polish covers in two coats. The drying time is pretty good.

I made a few dots in the corner of each nail. I used a darker green from Colour Alike called “B. an Aurora” for my big dot and OPI’s “Angel with a Leadfoot” for the smaller white dots.

This is the final result including a layer of topcoat. The photo is taken with flash.

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ #61 Kholodka

This is the same thing in ordinary daylight, no sun. I like the simplicity of this and the dots makes me think of a small nail jewel. I like that.

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ #61 Kholodka

Here’s #61 Kholodka on its own; this is two coats and no topcoat.

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ #61 Kholodka

And finally: Here are the three polishes I used today.


I really like this manicure.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Nice polish
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Glisten & Glow ~ Dukeberry


Glisten & Glow ~ Dukeberry
Dusty mauve/brown crème with dark purple undertones

I bought some really cool nail foils from Aliexpress recently and I was eager to try them out. One of the designs I bought was a pattern with silver and purple squares – it’s really pretty.

I decided to pair it with “Dukeberry” from Glisten & Glow. It’s a mauve, almost brown crème, that I thought would suit the purple just perfectly.

The formula of “Dukeberry” is really nice and it’s super easy to work with. I used two easy and fast drying coats for my manicure. I applied a layer of foil glue, waited for it to dry and then I did the trick with the foil. It worked just perfectly!

Take a look for yourself:

Glisten & Glow ~ Dukeberry

I really like that colour combination!

Glisten & Glow ~ Dukeberry

Here’s “Dukeberry” on its own. It’s two coats and a layer of topcoat.

Glisten & Glow ~ Dukeberry

I got “Dukeberry” in a grab bag. I wouldn’t have picked it myself – it’s a bit too brown for my likings. But I really like it with the foil over!



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Crème  
Overall impression: Nice polish, good formula
Buy again: No, it’s not my colour

Friday, June 15, 2018

China Glaze ~ Ahoy!


China Glaze ~ Ahoy!
Raspberry glass fleck

It’s time for an oldie today! I often feel that I’m neglecting some of my older polishes because I don’t wear them very often. “Ahoy!” is from the Anchors Away collection for Spring 2011 and it’s a really lovely raspberry glass fleck polish.

The formula is a bit on the thin side but the polish still covers in two coats. The drying time is good.

I wanted to keep it simple, so I just made two dots on each nail. I sealed it all up with topcoat.

Here’s how it looked like:

China Glaze ~ Ahoy!

I really like the glass flecks in this polish, it’s so pretty.

China Glaze ~ Ahoy!

Here are the two polishes I used.


So there you have it: An oldie, but goodie. Show some love for your early pretties!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Very cute colour with nice flecks
Buy again: Yes