Thursday, August 28, 2014

Resinail ~ Fizzy Water

Resinail ~ Fizzy Water
Silver Linear holo

Hi girls,

It’s time to introduce a new Australian indie! I’m proud to present Resinail on the indie scene.

I received three Resinail polishes for an honest review, and today I’m going to show you Fizzy Water, a silver linear holo.

The formula is good and really easy to apply. I used my regular base coat and didn’t experience any problems with dragging or bald spots, so you don’t need an aqua base coat for this shiny baby. Fizzy Water is a bit on the sheer side, so I needed three coats to get rid of visible nail line. The drying time between the coats is really good, so the three coats weren’t in any way an issue.

The holo effect is good! Let me show you what I’m talking about. Here’s three coats and no topcoat, picture is taken in the sunshine:

I might as well tell you right away: I took a million pictures of this and had a really hard time killing my darlings afterwards! :D

The holo made my camera freak out a bit, so I was really happy that some of the pictures show the beauty of Fizzy Water.

Rainbows! I just love them!

*happy sigh*

I didn’t wear it on its own – I hardly ever do that. I decided to make some blue “bubbles” on it – it is fizzy water after all! :D I made dots with the blue holo from Color Club’s Halo Hues: Over the Moon. I made the dots in various sizes and I made a silver dot inside of the bigger dots with the Fizzy Water.

Here, sweet ladies, is my final design:

My first impression of Resinail is very positive. The bottles look really professional with the big “R”-label on the front. The bottom labels needs to be worked on in my opinion. This is a mini bottle, and the bottom sticker fell off in the envelope. Fortunately it’s a minor thing that’s easily fixed. The quality of the polish is absolutely great and it dries fast, so there’s two wins right there!
Fizzy Water is a bit on the sheer side. I tried to layer it over black to see if it can be used as a holo topper, but it greys the base colour quite a bit. But if you don’t mind that, then it gives a great holo effect over a dark colour.
So all in all, yes, this was a great first experience with Resinail. I can’t wait to show you the next one, which is a thermal. Stay tuned!

You can buy Resinail polishes here and check out the Facebook page for updates!

Smitten Polish ~ Endless Sunset

Smitten Polish ~ Endless Sunset
Peachy orange base packed with hologlitter

Orange has never been my favourite colour, not in nail polish nor in anything else. But this summer has surprisingly enough made me buy more orange polishes than I ever dreamed of. I think it’s because the polish makers are doing oranges that aren’t just either neon or autumn-coloured, if you know what I mean.

I bought Endless Sunset, which is an Edgy Polish exclusive because the few swatches I saw intrigued me. I knew I had to try it on my own. My heart honestly sank when I saw the bottle – I didn’t think it looked like any of the swatches I’ve seen (because you know how some people over-manipulate their pics and fool you into thinking that’s actually what the polish looks like in the real world, the annoying little egocentrics). But behold: This polish turned out to be much prettier on the nails than in the bottle, so it all ends well :)

The formula is great and the polish applies easily and effortlessly. It takes two coats to make it opaque and the drying time between the coats is really fast! Endless Sunset dries up semi-gritty, so you’ll need a layer of good topcoat if you want a silky smooth finish.

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

Is that an amazing polish or what? Now even I can wear orange!!

Here’s a lightbox picture. It’s still pretty imo!

I paired it with another Smitten of mine, namely Not Your Mama’s Easter Grass. I made small lines by the tips to resemble grass. Then I topcoated the whole thing and went back into the sunshine to take this picture:

It should have looked like grass but all I can think of when I see this is carrots, hahaha!! :D 

Here’s a lightbox pic:

I need to say thanks to Katarina from Edgy Polish for having such an awesome orange made!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Fast
Finish: Orange base with holo micro glitter, dries up semi-gritty
Overall impression: A great orange, I love the effect and the finish  
Buy again: Yes

I bought Endless Sunset from Edgy Polish – it’s a store exclusive so it’s the only place you can buy it if you want it :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Darling Diva ~ Sassy Ass Mouth

Darling Diva ~ Sassy Ass Mouth
Red linear holo

Girls, be prepared for a jaw-dropping holo today!

Sassy Ass Mouth is practically a one coater, but I do think that the second coat enhanced the depth a bit so that’s how I wore it. Drying time between the coats is good, no worries in that department either. In fact – I can’t say anything bad about this polish at all. Sweet as, bro :)

Put on your sunglasses and get ready to look at two coats and no topcoat, the picture is taken in the sunshine:

If that isn’t amazing then I don’t know what is!

I think this went right into my top ten of favourite polishes! Wow!

I considered to wear it on its own because this is the type of polish that is pretty enough for that. But, guess what : I stamped a bit on it anyway because I was in that mood. I used a motif from Moyou London’s stamping plate Pro Collection-02 and I stamped with Wily from Mentality.

Here’s a sunshine pic:

And here’s a lightbox pic. Look how pretty the polish is in the shade as well!

I’m impressed. I’m seriously impressed!!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Strong linear holo
Overall impression: Wow! Just Wow!
Buy again: Yes, yes, yes!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Ooh la lacquer ~ Summer Daze

Ooh la lacquer ~ Summer Daze
Lilac linear holographic

Here’s my last Ooh La Lacquer for now.

The formula is good but the polish is rather sheer. I used three coats to achieve the opacity and depth you see on the pictures. The drying time between the coats is pretty average.

Here’s three coats and no topcoat:

It looks pretty, doesn’t it?

Here’s a low light picture:

I can see that it’s a pretty polish, but seriously, it’s not me at all. It’s way too discrete, or inoffensive if you like.

So I made some dots on it. I used Smitten’s Ker-Bloom, which I showed you here. It helps a bit, take a look at my final mani:

Low light picture:

It helped with the dots, but this is my least favourite Ooh La Lacquer polish. It might even end up in the infamous box of shame!!

Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Average
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: The colour is too soft for my likings and the sheerness puts me off a bit.
Buy again: No

Monday, August 25, 2014

Ooh la lacquer ~ Vamp up the Volume

Ooh la lacquer ~ Vamp up the Volume
Magenta linear holo with iridescent flecks

I really like Ooh la lacquers, so it’s really a shame that they don’t ship to Denmark – boo! So I have gotten the ones I have in swaps or via good Facebook friends overseas. Thanks girls – you rock!! ♥

Vamp up the Volume went right onto my wishlist from the moment I laid my eyes on it. It looked stunning on the pics I saw.

I might as well reveal it right now: I wasn’t disappointed! The formula is great, and the polish almost applies itself. Nice, eh? :D It took two coats to make me a happy bunny and the drying time is fast.

Here’s what Vamp up the Volume looks like; two coats and no topcoat; the picture is taken with flash:

Isn’t that colour just adorable??

Here’s a low light picture. The rainbows still want to play and the flecks show a little bit.

I stamped on it, a simple flower motif I found on my XL stamping plate H. I used Kiko’s #625 Metallic Green from the Mirror collection. That collection is just perfect for stamping!

Here’s what my mani ended up looking like:

And here’s your low light picture:

The green Kiko looks like blue on my nails, but I honestly don’t mind that very much. I find it somewhat intriguing when the polishes change colour when they’re layered over another polish!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Linear holo with iridescent flecks
Overall impression: I love the colour and the rainbows, the quality is good – the only complaint I have is that Ooh La Lacquer doesn’t ship to Denmark!
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New challenge: Magical Music Manis

Hi girls!

It's time for another music challenge! It's starts on Monday the 1st of September and runs every Monday for 3 months. 

I've got some help to pick the songs this time: Thank you so much to Szilvia from K-öröm  and Alicia from RealPassionPolish for helping me chosing the songs

Here's what the challenge looks like:

I've put this challenge together to force myself to be more creative.

Would you like to join? Please feel free, it would be awesome! 

Next weekend I'll make an Inlinkz-tab here, where you can pick up the code for each challenge. 

I'm looking forward to next Monday already. 

Darling Diva ~ Caliente & Ms. Monster Esq.

Darling Diva ~ Caliente & Ms. Monster Esq.
The last two from my grab bag

Here are the last two polishes from the grab bag I bought.

The first one for now is Caliente, which is a clear base with red glitters, hexes, microglitters – and some pink microglitter and more that I can’t put my finger on, so to speak.

I decided to layer it over white. Two coats of OPI’s recent “Angel with a Leadfoot” from the Mustang collection, and then just one layer of Caliente. I didn’t fish for the glitter – I dipped once in the bottle for each nail, no more than that.

And I dig this over white, much more than I thought I would!

Here’s one layer over white, and one layer of Poshé topcoat:

I love the addition of multisized glitter in this!

One last shot:

I found out after I took this off that Caliente actually glows in the dark! Bummer that I didn’t know that before I actually took the polish off!
But all in all I really like this polish – it’s got a nice mix of red glitters in various sizes and shapes, and red is always nice!

Next one up is Ms. Monster Esq., which is a green tinted base packed with glitters: I see red, purple and green glitters, white, pale green and black hexes, white squares and… perhaps even more :D

I layered it over a dark shimmery polish from the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri-line: Jumpin’ Jade.

As always: One dip in the glitter per nail. I topped my mani with topcoat, and here’s what Ms. Monster Esq. looks like:

I did dab the glitter around a bit in order to get some of the larger bits spread out more, but it wasn’t a hassle to layer this polish.

The biggest surprise was to find out that some of the hexes are actually pale green and not just white. Score!

I think I’ll be using this for Christmas manis – the red, green and white reminds me of Christmas.

Darling Diva sells grab bags with 5 polishes for US$25. You can’t chose which colours you get, so every bag will be a total surprise.  

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Darling Diva ~ Angry Beaver & Tickle me Cured

Darling Diva ~ Angry Beaver & Tickle me Cured
A couple more from my grab bag

I have decided to show you all the polishes from the grab bag I bought from Darling Diva recently. I have already showed you ‘Thank you’ and ‘Never Give Up’. Now I’m going to show you two others.

First one is Angry Beaver. I must admit that the name makes me snigger! It’s a sheer purple jelly base with heaps of various glitters and hexes in a brazillion colours. Seriously, there’s so much going on in this polish.

I decided to not show it on its own. I started out with a red shimmer from Golden Rose’s Matte Velvet collection; #106. I love that collection – they’re cool colours and most of them are one coaters.

So, one coat of shimmery red, and then a layer of Angry Beaver diagonally across each nail. I made the stripe of glitter with a dotting tool. Easy peasy!

One layer of topcoat completed the mani, which ended up looking like this:

I actually tried to just apply a layer of Angry Beaver on my thumb, just to see how much the jelly base would actually cover, so take a look at that too.

I think it’ll take at least three coats on its own, maybe even four, so I definitely suggest layering for this glitter.

Here ‘s the sisters in crime:

Cool colours, nicely packed glitter – no need for fishing!

Next one up is Tickle me Cured, which is a deep magenta jelly base packed with white hexes and bars, amongst with a mixture of glitter in other colours, shapes and sizes! I even found a heart in there!

I started out with the same shimmery red Golden Rose I used for the first polish. This time I sponged the tips with the glitter, except for the ring finger, which got a layer on the entire nail. I sealed it up with a layer of topcoat, and here’s what Tickle Me Cured looks like:

There’s sooo much going on in this polish as well, it’s amazing!

If you take a look at my index finger, you can see the heart that I accidentally fished up :D

Here’s a bonus picture of the Golden Rose Matte Velvet I used as the base for both these pretty glitters:

This is probably not the last time I’m going to use this for a glitter gradient. I like it a lot, and the colour is SO me!

Darling Diva sells grab bags with 5 polishes for US$25. You can’t chose which colours you get, so every bag will be a total surprise.  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Darling Diva ~ Thank you & Never Give up

Darling Diva ~ Thank you & Never Give up
A couple of “unusual” manis

Today I’m going to show you a couple of manis on which I’m wearing colours that are unusual to me. I bought a grab bag from Darling Diva recently, both because I like surprises and obviously also because I love Darling Diva’s polishes. The beauty of grab bags is that you never know what you get, and that sometimes forces you out of your comfort zone – just like it happened with these two polishes I will show you in a moment.

The first one up is Thank You, a white crelly with purple, green and blue hexagons in two different sizes. I usually don’t wear white – I love a bit of colour. But I wanted to see what this one looked like on me.

I wanted to be sure that I didn’t have to use a million coats to get full coverage so I applied a layer of basic white – Savina’s French White, which is a plain white crème. Then I applied two layers of Thank you. I had to fish a bit for the hexes – there are not that many of them in the polish. But you know the rule: One dip in the bottle per nail. The drying time between the coats was average. I finished it off with a layer of Poshé topcoat.

Here’s “Thank You”. One layer of white crème, two layers of Thank You, one layer of topcoat:

I am somewhat surprised that I actually like this.

The hexes “swim” in the crelly, it’s a nice effect!

I would never have bought this polish on my own, since I don’t wear white. But I can see myself wear this again, perhaps with a purple, blue or green stamp over it. Sounds cool, doesn’t it?

Next one up is Never Give Up, which is basically a yellow jelly with tons of shimmer. I didn’t think this would work on its own, so I started out with a new white crème of mine: OPI Angel with a Leadfoot from the recent Mustang collection. I have heard it is a one coater - but it isn’t. Two coats is what it takes. It’s fairly easy to work with and the drying time is pretty average. I don’t usually show white crèmes because everybody knows what they look like…white, yes? But I’ll make an exception today.

Here’s two coats of Angel with a Leadfoot – and no tocoat:

It’s a pretty good looking white IMO. 

Anyway – back to the Darling Diva “Never Give Up”, which is the polish this part of the post should be about. I applied two coats of the yellow shimmer over the white. The first coat looked good, and I almost stopped after that one. But I moved on and applied a second coat, and that intensified the colour SO much! Whoa!!! I’m amazed over how big a difference that made! The drying time between the coats is fast.

So! Here’s two layers of OPI’s white crème and two layers of Darling Diva Never Give Up:

This is almost highlighter yellow! Look at that shimmer, it’s just… wow!!

Shimmer picture!!

That bright yellow called for sunshine and I hadn’t got any available. So I grabbed an orange texture from Julie G called Sugar Rush and made a little sun on each nail. Here’s my final mani:

This makes me happy!

I usually don’t like yellows much but this is friggin’ gorgeous! I don’t  (and won’t) ever get a tan over summer but I’ll definitely wear this anyway!

Darling Diva sells grab bags with 5 polishes for US$25. You can’t chose which colours you get, so every bag will be a total surprise.