Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Lacquerlicious ~ Ruby Glaze



Lacquerlicious ~ Ruby Glaze
Red base with red and pink microglitter

Ruby Glaze was sent to me for a review from Edgy polish – and I promise you that I saved the prettiest till last, just you wait and see!

The formula is a little bit on the thick side but, as I’ve said before, that’s not a problem for me - I like it that way. It looked good after two coats, but I’ve learned from yesterday that my camera will pick up any tiny little invisible-to-the-naked-eye flaw there might be – so I applied a third coat for my swatches to be on the safe side. For normal use: Two coats is enough. Drying time is good. Cool :)

So here is three coats and a layer of topcoat:


Wow, right?


This polish is right up my alley! I love every little single thing about it!


I took a brazillion pictures of this, but let me just show you one more because I want to assure you that this is a own-worthy polish.


Verdict:
I can’t type. First I drooled down my keyboard and then I swooned. ‘Nuff said!
  

Number of coats: 3 for the swatches
Drying time: Good
Finish: Glitter
Overall impression: I want to marry this polish!
Buy again: yes!

This polish was sent to me for an honest review from Edgy Polish
You can find more info on Edgy Polish’s Facebook page, link here.

Dance Legend WOW Prism ~ Holy Diver (#36)



Dance Legend WOW Prism ~ Holy Diver (#36)
Turquoise glass fleck holo

The WOW Prism collection from Dance Legend is really awesome! I love the mix of holo and glass flecks and lots of the colours are just me! Holy Diver for instance, which is a beautiful turquoise.

Application is easy and it takes two coats to achieve desired opacity. Drying time is good too.

I had sunshine available but all that shine made my camera freak out so all the pictures in this post is taken in my lightbox.

Two coats, no topcoat:


Isn’t that just lovely?


The colour is great, the finish is fantastic, I love pretty much everything about this polish!


I made some simple stripes on it with another Russian polish, namely El Corazon Prisma #32 that I showed you the other day. Here’s my final mani:


One more shot:


I love these two colours and finishes together!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Finish: Crelly with holo flecks
Overall impression: Oh yeah baby!   
Buy again: Yes indeed!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Lacquerlicious ~ Amethyst Glaze



Lacquerlicious ~ Amethyst Glaze
Deep purple base with red, teal and purple microglitter

Amethyst Glaze was sent to me for a review from Edgy polish.

It’s probably not a secret that I love glitter. Glitter started my nail polish collection and it seems like I just never get tired of it. So I was actually very happy to try this pretty glitter out!

The formula is a little bit on the thick side but I actually prefer that, so it was no big deal for me. Drying time is pretty good, and the polish builds up nicely. I first started out with two coats and a layer of topcoat, but the camera is friggin’ merciless when it comes to showing all the little flaws and I was not happy with the pictures at all. So I applied a third layer of polish and another layer of topcoat, and then I was happy. So two coats is enough for ordinary use for sure.

Take a look at three coats and a layer of topcoat:


Isn’t that just fantastic?!


I am stunned. I love it!


Here’s a rare shot of my hand without a bottle of polish. I like this picture a lot.



Verdict:
Yes, yes, a hundred times yes. I don’t know what else to say.
I actually liked it so much that I decided to see what it looked like on my beige carpet – I accidentally dropped the open bottle onto the carpet. But although I really do like the colour a lot, I had my boyfriend help me to get it off again. Phew…!


Number of coats: 3 for the swatches
Drying time: Good
Finish: Glitter
Overall impression: I love the mix of glitters a lot and I think this is extremely pretty!!   
Buy again: yes!

This polish was sent to me for an honest review from Edgy Polish
You can find more info on Edgy Polish’s Facebook page, link here.

El Corazon Prisma ~ #32


El Corazon Prisma ~ #32
Lilac scattered holographic

Here’s another one of the El Corazon polishes that I was so lucky to get my grubby little hands on – a lovely lilac scattered holo.

Application was easy because the formula is really good. It covers well in two coats and dries fast between the coats. No complaints from me at all! And it was my lucky day too: I had sunshine available!! Woo, as they say, Hoo!

Here’s two coats, no topcoat, picture taken in the sun:


I double stamped on it. First I stamped an all nail design from stamping plate BM-315 from MondleBunster. I used Colors by Llarowe’s “Woman from Tokyo” as my stamping polish. Here’s that step:


I actually expected the stamp to be more prominent, but I like the subtleness of this nonetheless.


Then I stamped again, a purple kiss this time. I found the kiss on Cheeky’s plate CH29 and I stamped with my ole faithful no name polish called Suzy skis in the Pyrenees. I made sure that the kiss wasn’t placed on the same spot on each nail.

Here’s that step:


The dark purple kiss dried up matte, so I glossed it all up with a layer of topcoat:


And here’s a picture taken in my lightbox:


El Corazon’s polishes are very good and very pretty, so you really should try them out if you ever come across them. I love this Prisma collection so much!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Finish: Scattered holo
Overall impression: Great quality polish, the colour is a great base for many types of nail art. I’ll definitely come back to this one!
Buy again: Yes yes a million times yes.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pipe Dream Polish ~ Flushed Pink



Pipe Dream Polish ~ Flushed Pink
Magenta jelly with pink, purple and silver holo glitter

Here’s another pretty polish that was sent to me for a review from Edgy polish.

The formula is good and really easy to work with. The glitters spread out naturally without any hassle at all, and the coverage is good. I used two coats for my swatches and the drying time is pretty good. All the right boxes ticked so far.

And girl, this is really pretty. Take a look at two coats and a layer of topcoat:


I love this shade of pink, and the glitters make it a wear on its own polish for me.


Holo glitter goodness!


I seriously took way too many pictures of this – I love the sparkles and glitters!


Here’s the last shot for now.



Verdict:
Oh yes, this polish is so me. There’s absolutely nothing I don’t like about it. I even wore this when I put my latest Helmer together, and yes, I do use my nails as tools – and the polish just stayed right there on the nails – no tipwear or anything! Frankly ladies - I’m impressed!



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Jelly with glitter
Overall impression: I love the colour and the glitters, and I adore the wear time!   
Buy again: Yes

This polish was sent to me for an honest review from Edgy Polish
You can find more info on Edgy Polish’s Facebook page, link here.

Liquid Sky Lacquer ~ Swerve



Liquid Sky Lacquer ~ Swerve
Sky blue linear holo

It’s time for a blue polish. So : I picked Swerve from Liquid Sky because I’ve seen some wild pics of it on various nail blogs and also because Liquid Sky makes some pretty crazy holos!

Application was easy and it took two coats to make it opaque and the drying time is good. No problemo there, then.

Here’s what two coats without a topcoat looks like – the pic is taken with flash:


It’s pretty, yes? But honestly, the holo isn’t as crazy as I expected. I don’t know if I didn’t shake the bottle well enough, so keeping all the holo goodness in the bottom of the bottle or what, but I’m not breath taken by this in any way.


I made “bubbles” on it. I make random dark blue dots with a dark blue shimmer from Miss Sporty with the number 510, and then I dotted Swerve on top of the bigger dots.

And then the sun showed its pretty face, yay!

Here’s my final mani (minus topcoat) – the picture is taken in the sun.


Those of you who know Liquid Sky’s holos know that this is an almost non existent holo effect!


Here’s a flash picture:


And here’s a lightbox picture so you can see what the mani looks like most of the time:


I don’t quite know what to do with this polish. I mean, it’s still holo and it’s pretty and all, but it was not what I expected at all! What would you do if it was you?


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Durability: Good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Calm colour, nice rainbows, but there’s nothing crazy over it.
Buy again: I don’t think so

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Gloss ‘N Sparkle ~ Retrovertigo



Gloss ‘N Sparkle ~ Retrovertigo
Green crème with purple and burgundy glitters

Retrovertigo is Dulcet’s sister and she demanded to be put on asap! She was also sent to me for a review from Edgy polish.

The formula is great, even better than the formula of Dulcet. The polish spreads out effortlessly and is surprisingly opaque – it was practically a one coater! I was amazed! Drying time is average, but as I’ve said elsewhere it’s very humid here so it might be faster when the air isn’t carrying such a load of moisture.

Take a look at how pretty Retrovertigo is – here’s two coats and a layer of topcoat:


All the pictures are taken in my lightbox.


I must admit that this is a really unusual colour combination even for me, but I love it!


I haven’t dabbed the glitters around or made any extra effort btw, this is the way they ended naturally.


One last shot because Retrovertigo deserves it!



Verdict:
This polish really impressed me quality-wise. I know Gloss ‘N Sparkle make good polishes, but I think this one has the best formula I’ve tried from them so far. Thumbs firmly up from me.



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Crème with glitter
Overall impression: Good quality, great colour combo, nice glitters!   
Buy again: Yes

This polish was sent to me for an honest review from Edgy Polish
You can find more info on Edgy Polish’s Facebook page, link here.

Gloss ‘N Sparkle ~ Dulcet



Gloss ‘N Sparkle ~ Dulcet
Pink crème with fuchsia, pastel pink and blue glitters

Today I’ll show you a polish that was sent to me for a review from Edgy polish. I like Gloss ‘N Sparkle polishes as a rule, so let’s see if this pink polish can live up to my expectations, shall we?

The formula is good and the glitter is easy to work with. I didn’t dab the glitter around, it just placed itself as I applied the polish. Coverage is good for an almost pastel, two coats is what I used for my swatches. The polish doesn’t dry up completely flat because of the glitters, so use a good topcoat to even everything out. Drying time between the coats was average, but bear in mind that it’s pretty humid here at the moment, so I expect it to dry a bit faster when the air gets a little less moist

Anyway, let’s look at the pretty one!
Two coats and a layer of topcoat:


The pictures are all taken in the lovely sunshine.


I like the way the glitters compliment the base colour, it works for me.


I won’t lie to you: I like the way this looks!



Verdict:
The quality of the polish is really good and the glitter is gratifyingly easy to work with. It can sometimes be a bit of a hassle to get the glitters placed nicely on the nails, as you know - but not with this one. I also like the way the glitters compliment the base colour.



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Crème with glitter
Overall impression: Good quality, nice workable glitter!   
Buy again: Maybe

This polish was sent to me for an honest review from Edgy Polish
You can find more info on Edgy Polish’s Facebook page, link here.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Darling Diva ~ Bad Bad Lulu Pink



Darling Diva ~ Bad Bad Lulu Pink
Raspberry pink holo with blue shimmer

Bad Bad Lulu Pink is another polish from the I Hate Pink-collection from Summer 2014. I almost didn’t buy it because I thought it was ‘just another pink’. I ended up being really glad I bought it, because the formula is really good and so is the coverage. It covers easily in two coats and the drying time is good.

Here’s what two coats and no topcoat looks like, pic taken with flash:


Isn’t that just a gorgeous pink? I love it!


Here’s a low light pic to show off the blue shimmer in it:


I stamped on it. I found a motif on Bundlemonster’s plate BM-416 and I stamped with Coolcos #80, a lovely deep berry coloured crème. It stamps really well, and it stains my stamper like crazy, haha!!

Here’s the final mani taken with flash:


It doesn’t really show off the stamping, does it? Here’s a low light picture so you can see the motif I used:


I like it, that’s all there is to say.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Finish: Holo and shimmer in great combination
Overall impression: I love the quality of the polish, and the colour is great too.  
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Too Fancy Lacquer ~ Orchid of 2014 & Keep Calm and Be Fancy



Too Fancy Lacquer ~ Orchid of 2014 & Keep Calm and Be Fancy

Today I’ve got two Too Fancy Lacquers to show you.

First one up is Orchid of 2014 – and orchid coloured linear holo which was made in honour of the Pantone colour of the year which is: Orchid!

Application was easy, the formula is really good and the polish covers in two easy coats. Drying time between the coats was good.

Here’s two coats, no topcoat:


It’s so nice to have sunshine available when I slap on a holo.


The holo is not “in yer face” but it’s definitely there.


I like this polish, but I honestly wasn’t in the mood to actually wear it, so I removed it again and moved right on to:

Keep Calm and Be Fancy. It’s a blue teal linear holo and it’s my colour if there ever was such a thing!

Formula is perfect and if you’re careful with application it covers in one single coat. Yes, one! I wasn’t careful though so I added a second coat to even out my irregularities. Drying time is good, no worries there.

Here’s what it looks like: Two coats, no topcoat, pic taken with flash (sun was hiding, grrr!)


I feel like swooning over this!


I striped it! I made three diagonal stripes on each nail, black and pink. And girls, I dig this!!


Here’s a low light picture:  



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Linear holos, the Keep Calm way stronger than the Orchid
Overall impression: I’m especially impressed by Keep Calm and Be Fancy. It’s my colour and the holo effect is just as powerful as I love it. Orchid is nice too, but a more discrete polish.
Buy again: Yes


You can buy Too Fancy Lacquers in Edgy Polish’s webshop right here.