Saturday, August 24, 2019

OPI ~ Dance Party Teal Dawn


OPI ~ Dance Party Teal Dawn
Teal crelly

"Dance Party Teal Dawn" is from OPI's NEON collection from Summer 2019.

The formula is a bit tricky to work with. I experienced quite a bit of dragging so I had to be really careful to make it cover in two coats. The second coat was easier to manage than the first coat, which was a great thing. The drying time was really good.

The polish dried up to a silky matte finish.

I topped it with a glitter topper from W7 called "White Wedding". It's a mix of iridescent and white microglitters and hexes.

I applied a layer of regular topcoat and this is my final manicure.

OPI ~ Dance Party Teal Dawn and W7 ~ White Wedding
OPI ~ Dance Party Teal Dawn and W7 ~ White Wedding

This is "Dance Party Teal Dawn" alone; two coats and no topcoat. I quite like this finish even though I usually prefer shiny polishes.

OPI ~ Dance Party Teal Dawn
OPI ~ Dance Party Teal Dawn

Here are the two polishes I used today.


I liked wearing it like this.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Silky matte
Overall impression: Cute colour, tricky formula
Buy again: Probably

Friday, August 23, 2019

Color Club ~ Hooked


Color Club ~ Hooked
Described as "Light Blue/Green/Purple"

"Hooked" is from Color Club's "Oil Slick" collection, their latest addition to that series of polishes.

Let me say right away that the pictures on Color Club's website is exaggerated. The pictures show an amazing colour shifter, which it really isn't. "Hooked" is beautiful though, even though it's not shifting much. I'll get back to that in a moment.

The formula is good and the coverage is great. I used two easy coats for full coverage and the drying time is good.

I applied water decals onto my nails and then I topped it with a holo glitter topper from Orly called "Shine on Crazy Diamond". It's an oldie that I have had for a very long time, and it's time that I start using it up!

Here's the final manicure, including a layer of topcoat. If you check the sides of my nails you might be able to see a bit of shift to purple.

Color Club ~ Hooked

I really like this result!

Color Club ~ Hooked

This is "Hooked" alone. This is the picture that shows the shift the best. It's a very pretty polish!

Color Club ~ Hooked
Color Club ~ Hooked

Here are the things I used today.


"Hooked" is a very pretty polish and i really like both the formula and the finish.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer, multichrome, metallic
Overall impression: Nice polish, good colour, the shift is not amazing but still nice
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, August 22, 2019

El Corazón ~ Star Baths #423/1185


El Corazón ~ Star Baths #423/1185
Rose red jelly base packed with shimmer and flakies

Here's another polish from the recent Star Baths-collection. It's a lovely polish packed with shimmer and flakies. The Star Baths collection is really pretty!

The formula is good and I used two coats for my manicure. The drying time was average.

I used this for a foil manicure. I applied a thin layer of foil glue and then I pressed silvery dotty foil onto it.

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

El Corazón ~ Star Baths #423/1185

I think that a golden foil would have matched the base colour better, but I quite like this anyway.

El Corazón ~ Star Baths #423/1185

This is #423/1185 alone; two coats and a layer of topcoat. Look at those lovely orange tinted flakies!

El Corazón ~ Star Baths #423/1185
El Corazón ~ Star Baths #423/1185

Here's the stuff I used today.


Isn't this just a pretty polish? I've got two more from the Star Baths collection to show you, so stay tuned!



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: shimmer/flakie
Overall impression: Great polish, very pretty
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Color Club ~ Plan to Travel


Color Club ~ Plan to Travel
Green textured polish with microglitter

"Plan to Travel" is from Color Club's recent "Star Studded" collection. There are 11 polishes in the collection and I bought three of them. "Plan to Travel" is the first of the tree, that I wear.

The formula is a bit on the sheer side so I used three coats for full opacity. I hoped that I could get away with two coats but the third coat definitely made a difference. The drying time is good. The polish dries up semi matte and textured.

The stamp is from the stamping plate "BP-L050" and I stamped with the stamping polish "Mint" from El Corazón.

I topped it all with a glitter topper from Depend. It's number 335.

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

Color Club ~ Plan to Travel

I think this is really pretty.

Color Club ~ Plan to Travel

Here's "Plan to Travel" alone; three coats and no topcoat.

Color Club ~ Plan to Travel
Color Club ~ Plan to Travel

These are the things I used today. I'm on my third bottle of the glitter topper from Depend :D



Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Good
Finish: Glittery texture
Overall impression: Nice colour, good effect. Not fan of three coats.
Buy again: Maybe

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Stamping polish "Wondering" from Born Pretty Store


Stamping polish "Wondering" from Born Pretty Store

Born Pretty Store has sent me some beautiful neon stamping polishes to try out in return for an honest review. This is the last one I'm reviewing for now.

The stamping polish that I'm using today is called “Wondering”. It's a bright neon red stamping polish. I decided to stamp it over a bright yellow polish from Essence topped with a glitter from QRS: "Glittering Rainbow".

Here is the link to the stamping polish:

I'm using an old stamping plate called “BP-L005”.

Let me show you the final result.


"Wondering" has not got the typical formula of a stamping polish from Born Pretty Store. It seems more of a jelly and it definitely doesn't stamp over dark colours. It looks nice over a light colour though.



Here are the things I used to do my nails today. The base colour is Essence's  "Mrs. Brightside" topped with QRS' "Glittering Rainbow".


This is "Mrs. Brightside" topped with "Glittering Rainbow" before the stamping.


The verdict:

Pros:
Nice colour

Cons:
It's a jelly that doesn't stamp over dark colours
This is one of the few stamping polishes from BPS that I'm not super thrilled with


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