Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Color by Llarowe ~ Santa Baby



Color by Llarowe ~ Santa Baby
Red linear holo with sparse red microglitter

Santa Baby is from the Winter 2015 collection.

The formula is really good and easy to work with. I used two coats for full opacity and the drying time is good.

I sponged on some glitter by the base of each nail before I took my pictures. I used Dance Legend’s Pretty top for that purpose. That’s a mix of silver and golden glitter and I adore it!

Here’s the final mani: Two coats and a layer of topcoat over it all.


Ooh la la, I love this!


This is what it looks like in low lights.


I’m so in love with this!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo with micro glitter
Overall impression: I love this polish!
Buy again: Yes

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

I ♥ Nail Polish (ILNP) ~ Closure



I Nail Polish (ILNP) ~ Closure
Apple red linear holo

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but I really like red holos! I remember the time when holos became popular; that’s when my search for a true red holo began. Closure isn’t a true red in my opinion, but I honestly don’t mind. ILNP calls it apple red, I myself would call it raspberry red, but that’s probably just me.

The formula is great and I used two easy coats for my mani. The drying time is good.

This is what two coats and a layer of topcoat look like taken with flash:


Aren’t those rainbows just pretty? I love them!


The cool thing about this polish is that it sparkles in all sorts of lightings. Take a look:


I hadn’t time to do anything with this, so I just wore it like that. I’m so used to nail art, glitter and stuff so it felt a little bit odd, but I survived, hahaha!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Strong linear holo
Overall impression: Really nice raspberry red with pretty rainbows
Buy again: Yes

Monday, February 8, 2016

Celestial ~ Confused Galaxy



Celestial ~ Confused Galaxy
Deep purple linear holo

If you love purple like I do, and also love holos like I do, then you’re going to love today’s polish.

The formula is really good and the polish practically covered in one coat. I added an extra coat because that’s how I roll, but I honestly don’t think it made any difference. The drying time is really good.

Be still my glittery heart. Here’s two coats taken with flash:


And look how pretty it is in low lights too!


I added glitter because I also love glitter. I used a magenta unreleased prototype from Ellagee to sponge onto my fingertips. Here’s the final result taken with flash:


And here’s what it looks like in low lights:


Confused Galaxy is a Facebook group custom. It was limited edition and is no longer available. I shall guard my bottle well!

Number of coats: 2 (but 1 was probably enough)
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Wow, this is a gorgeous polish!
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Glittering Elements ~ Christmas Town



Glittering Elements ~ Christmas Town
Crème white with holo effect and shimmer

Christmas Town was part of a box based on the movie “A Nightmare before Christmas”. I love that movie and I really like Glittering Elements polishes, so I gave in and ordered the box.

The first coat seemed a bit sheer, but the polish built up and got opaque after the second coat, yay! It’s easy to work with, I didn’t experience any problems with dragging or anything. The drying time was really good.

I added three red circles by the side of each nail while the polish was still wet. Then I topcoated the first nail and realised that the circles bleed like hell! So I didn’t topcoat the rest of the nails.

Here’s two coats and only topcoat on my pinkie. The picture is taken with flash:

 
I think it looks quite cool with the red circles though. Next time I’ll topcoat first and then add them afterwards so I can actually wear my mani :D


There are four other polishes in the Nightmare Before Christmas box. It was a limited edition box, so all the polishes are discontinued now.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Shimmer with a bit of holo
Overall impression: Good base for lots of nail art. Good quality.
Buy again:Probably not. I don't actually wear white that often :)

Saturday, February 6, 2016

OPI ~ Rollin’ in Cashmere & A Roll in the Hague



OPI ~ Rollin’ in Cashmere & A Roll in the Hague
-in a golden/orange watermarble

There was an OPI sale in the supermarket here recently. OPI polishes are usually quite expensive here so I buy most of mine online. But these ones were really cheap – US$3.50 each! So I bought the only two that spoke to me.

Rollin’ in cashmere is golden, and A Roll in the Hague is orange. I thought they would look really cool together!

I applied two layers of Rollin’ in Cashmere as my base and then I started water marbling. I added a white: China Glaze’s White on White, which is bought for the purpose. When I was done I added a layer of Northern Lights by Out the Door. It’s a really great holo glitter topper which I use a lot.

Here’s my final mani taken with flash:


I love the randomness of the pattern!


This last picture is taken in the lightbox.


Here are the four polishes I used for my marble.


I’m so thrilled that I cracked the code to water marbling because I really like the result. Gold isn’t my colour, but it works with other colours, like this dark orange.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: I bought these two OPI’s mostly for nail art. I’m glad to se it work!
Buy again: Yes, but only if they’re on special :D