Sunday, September 27, 2020

NailNation 3000: Once Bitten

NailNation 3000: Once Bitten
Deep berry jelly linear holo

Today's polish was a part of a subscription box called "The Holo Grail", and was released in April 2014. That was a lovely subscription box because all of the polishes in the box were holographic. I absolutely loved that concept!!

The formula is good and I used two coats for full opacity. The drying time was really good.

I dapped on a bit of Essie's glitter "You're So Cupid". Then I stamped on it. The design is from the stamping plate "Moyra No. 106 Such A Strange Girl". I stamped with a baby pink stamping polish from Born Pretty Store.

Here's the final result including topcoat.

NailNation 3000: Once Bitten
NailNation 3000: Once Bitten

I really like the combination of holo, glitter and stamping.

NailNation 3000: Once Bitten
NailNation 3000: Once Bitten

Here is "Once Bitten" alone, two coats and a layer of top coat. I didn't have much sun to show off the rainbows.

NailNation 3000: Once Bitten
NailNation 3000: Once Bitten

And here are the things I used today.


"Once Bitten" was limited edition and is no longer available.



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Really nice colour and formula.
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Claire's: #70527 Neon Yellow

Claire's: #70527 Neon Yellow
Neon yellow crème

I wanted to wear something bright on my nails today, so I grabbed Claire's "Neon Yellow", because that is one bright yellow!

The formula is good for a yellow. I used three coats for my manicure today. I was almost happy with two coats but I wanted it to be perfect for the camera as well. The drying time was really good.

I made a few brush strokes with coral and turquoise. The coral is Orly "Blazing Sunset" that I wore the other day. The turquoise is Color Club "Pure Energy". I topped it all with China Glaze's holo glitter topper "Fairy Dust" before I moved on to stamping.

The stamping design is from the stamping plate "Moyra No. 112 Far Far Away". I stamped with a regular black stamping polish.

Here's the final design including a layer of topcoat.

Claire's: #70527 Neon Yellow

I think this turned out really nice.

Claire's: #70527 Neon Yellow

Here's Claire's #70527 Neon Yellow alone, three coats and no topcoat.

Claire's: #70527 Neon Yellow
Claire's: #70527 Neon Yellow

And here's how it looked just before I stamped on it. I like this alone, but I think it's really amazing how the stamping made it all come together.


Here's a funny picture of my Fairy Dust. I had stored it upside down and the polish stayed this way until I actually shook the bottle :D

China Glaze: Fairy Dust
China Glaze: Fairy Dust

These are the things I used today.


My manicure ended out exactly like I wanted it: Bright and cheerful.


Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Neon crème
Overall impression: Awesome and bright, great drying time
Buy again: Yes

Friday, September 25, 2020

Colors by Llarowe: Loving Every Moment, faded

Colors by Llarowe: Loving Every Moment, faded
Red toned purple linear holo

Yesterday I wore a faded polish and a dear friend of mine mentioned that her Colors by Llarowe "Loving Every Moment" had faded quite a lot. We compared our bottles with the photos I posted of it on my blog in 2015, and we were surprised to find that both our bottles of polish had faded, but hers had faded way more than mine had. Both bottles have been stored in a Helmer out of sunlight. Both bottles are equally old, but she has been using her polish more times than I have worn mine. I have only ever been wearing this polish once, whereas she has worn her a number of times. That's the only difference and I don't know if that explains the difference in how much they faded.

Anyway, the formula is still good and I still used two coats for my nails. The drying time is really good too.

I made a gradient stamp by the base of each nail. The stamp is from the stamping plate "Mezerdoo35". I used a purple and a white stamping polish for the gradient.

Here's the final result, including topcoat.


Colors by Llarowe: Loving Every Moment, faded
Colors by Llarowe: Loving Every Moment, faded




These photos are taken in direct sunlight.

Colors by Llarowe: Loving Every Moment, faded
Colors by Llarowe: Loving Every Moment, faded

 
Here's "Loving Every Moment" alone; two coats and no topcoat.

Colors by Llarowe: Loving Every Moment, faded
Colors by Llarowe: Loving Every Moment, faded

And here's the photo I took of it five years ago. The polish isn't as red toned as it was and I couldn't get the rainbows to show themselves as much anymore either - even though I had the sun shining directly on them. Here's the link to my original blog post: http://rainbowifyme.blogspot.com/2015/12/colors-by-llarowe-loving-every-moment.html

Colors by Llarowe: Loving Every Moment, before it faded
Colors by Llarowe: Loving Every Moment, before it faded

Here is the stuff I used today.


I still like "Loving Every Moment" even though it has faded but I definitely liked it better before. Both because of the "deeper" shade of red toned purple but also because the rainbows were much more playful before.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: linear holo
Overall impression: Pretty colour
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Cupcake Polish: Copa Girls (faded)

Cupcake Polish: Copa Girls (faded)
Described as purple linear holo with holographic micro glitters, mine is faded so it's now pink linear holo with holographic micro glitters

"Copa Girls" is from Las Vegas Showgirls Collection from Summer 2015. My bottle has been sitting in a cool and dark space, and it has still faded terribly. It is no longer purple. It is now pink and fortunately I really like the pink it has faded into.

The formula is still good. I used two coats for full opacity and the drying time is good.

I considered to wearing it on its own, but went with two rows of dots instead: A purple row of dots and a turquoise one.

Here's what it ended up looking like.

Cupcake Polish: Copa Girls (faded)
Cupcake Polish: Copa Girls (faded)

Look how blingy it is.

Cupcake Polish: Copa Girls (faded)
Cupcake Polish: Copa Girls (faded)

Here's "Copa Girls" alone, two coats and no topcoat.

Cupcake Polish: Copa Girls (faded)
Cupcake Polish: Copa Girls (faded)

And here are the polishes I used to decorate my nails.


It's incredible how much "Copa Girls" has faded. I am glad that it at least faded into a nice colour.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Linear holo with glitter
Overall impression: Nice formula and bling
Buy again: Yes, but I would prefer if it stayed its original colour