Saturday, July 21, 2018

Golden Rose ~ Holiday #62


Golden Rose ~ Holiday #62
Hot pink texture with pink shimmer

I have had this little hot pink gem of a polish in the infamous box like forever! It’s a beautiful pink with a really pretty shimmer in it.

The formula is good and so easy to work with. I used two coats for this manicure. The drying time is pretty slow, especially the second coat.

This is how pretty it is in the sunshine. There is no topcoat involved. Look at that shimmer!!!


Here’s another shot of it.


I was going to do some nail art on it, but unfortunately I was so clumsy to hit some of the nails against something, which pulled lots of polish off. I was not in the mood to redo them at all!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Pretty slow
Finish: Texture with shimmer
Overall impression: Great formula, great colour and shimmer. I’m not crazy about the slow drying time
Buy again: Yes

Friday, July 20, 2018

Sephora ~ Tribal Tattoo


Sephora ~ Tribal Tattoo
Muted green crelly

I received today’s polish in a swap a long time ago. I wouldn’t normally go for a muted colour like this, but I must admit that I think it looks pretty good on me.

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

I applied a layer of holo glitter topper from Catrice’s “Shake and Seal” collection. It’s called “Icy Slowdown”. I placed two golden studs by the base of each nail.

Here’s what it all looked like. The photo is taken in sunshine.

Sephora ~ Tribal Tattoo

This picture shows the various colours in the holo glitter topper.

Sephora ~ Tribal Tattoo

And here’s “Tribal Tattoo” on its own. It’s two coats and no topcoat on the picture. Look how nice and shiny it looks.

Sephora ~ Tribal Tattoo

Here are the things I used today.


Like I said: I wouldn’t have bought this myself, but I honestly like the way it looks on my nails. Great little polish.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Pretty good
Finish: Crelly
Overall impression: Great shine, good formula
Buy again: No, but I wouldn’t mind receiving it in a swap.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Miss Sporty ~ #466


Miss Sporty ~ #466
Orange with subtle pink shimmer

Today I wanted to wear something bright. None of my untrieds caught my eye so I had a look in a random drawer of a Helmer. #466 from Miss Sporty called out for me. It’s been a year since I wore it so I thought “Why not?” and sat down to polish my nails with it.

I used three coats for this manicure. I can see that I wore two coats last time so it’s definitely possible to make it cover in two coats. The drying time is pretty average.

The stamp is from the stamping plate “Mezerdoo35” and I stamped with a mix of El Corazón’s White stamping polish and “Burgundy Crush” from Max Factor, which isn’t originally a stamping polish, but it works great for it.

I topped it with a layer of “Northern Lights” holo glitter topcoat from “Out the Door” and this is what it all ended up looking like in the sun:

Miss Sporty ~ #466

Isn’t that just pretty?

Miss Sporty ~ #466

I didn’t photograph #466 alone last time I wore it so I did that today. This is three coats and no topcoat. The shimmer is really subtle but it’s showing itself a bit when it’s in the sun.

Miss Sporty ~ #466

These are the things I used.


I have promised myself many times to reach out for my many “older” polishes more often. They shall not just sit unloved in the Helmer forever!


Number of coats: 3 but you can get away with 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Subtle shimmer
Overall impression: I like this colour, it’s fun and cheerful
Buy again: Yes