Saturday, February 25, 2017

Darling Diva ~ Wrapping Paper Coma

Darling Diva ~ Wrapping Paper Coma
Magenta jelly with magenta holo glitters in various sizes and holo shimmer

Wrapping Paper Coma is from the Ho-Ho-Holiday Collection 2015. I got it in a surprise bag recently.

I used two coats for my mani here. The polish is relatively easy to work with but the glitter does make the end result look a little bit lumpy. I only topped it with one thick layer of topcoat but I definitely should have used two.

This is two coats and one layer of topcoat.

It’s a lovely mix of glitter and a beautiful colour for sure.

I was not in the mood for nail art so this is it :D

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Pretty good
Finish: Jelly with glitter and shimmer
Overall impression: Great colour, sweet glitter. Dries up bumpy.  
Buy again: No

Friday, February 24, 2017

Glam of Sweden ~ #77 – with glitter

Glam of Sweden ~ #77 – with glitter
Sea blue shimmer

I bought a bunch of little jars of glitter on Aliexpress recently – because a girl can never have too much glitter. I decided to play with one of the jars today. It’s a mix of circles in silver, blue and purple in various sizes.

Here’s the jar:

I paired the glitter with Glam of Sweden #77, a sea blue (turquoise? Sea green?) shimmer, that I bought in Sweden last time I was there. I used two easy coats for the mani. The drying time was average, which is good in this case, where I placed the glitter in the still wet polish. I topped it with one thick layer of topcoat. Glitter of this size needs two coats though.

Here’s my final glittery mani.

I just placed the glitter randomly. I picked it up with a dotting tool and just placed it on the nails.

I like the result! It’s like bubbles in the ocean! 
It’s going to be so exciting to play with the other colours of glitter.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Nice colour, smell is a bit odd, drying time is only average
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Pahlish ~ Ghost of Granny Smith

Pahlish ~ Ghost of Granny Smith
Apple green linear holographic with green and gold shimmer

Ghost of Granny Smith is from the Happy Holo-Ween III Collection from October 2016.

The formula is great and I applied two fast drying layer to achieve full opacity. It’s a beautiful apple green polish!

Here’s two coats and no topcoat taken with flash.

This picture is taken in ordinary daylight.

I stamped on it. The motif is from Chez Delaney’s stamping plate “Water Marble”. I stamped with two polishes from El Corazón’s line of stamping polishes: Black and Light Green. The clear stamper didn’t pick up the motif perfectly – this plate generally prefers a sticky stamper. Can someone please invent a sticky clear stamper? I know I’m not the only one who wants a tool like that!

This is the final mani including a layer of topcoat.

Ghost of Granny Smith must have been limited edition because last time I checked it was no longer available.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Very good
Finish: Linear holo with shimmer
Overall impression: Awesome green, really cool rainbows, great polish!
Buy again: Yes