Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lilypad Lacquer ~ This Heart of Mine

Lilypad Lacquer ~ This Heart of Mine
Blue base packed with purple shimmer, and purple and multi coloured flakies

This Heart of Mine is made exclusively for Color4Nails. I must admit that I took a while to actually buy it. Most of the polishes I buy are holos, because I love holos, but in the end I gave in and bought it along with its sister, Wreckless Intensions, that I will show you tomorrow.

The formula is a little bit on the sheer side. I used three coats for desired opacity and the third layer wasn’t just for the camera. The drying time is pretty good.

Here’s three coats and no topcoat:

I really like the colour, so I’m glad it ended up in my stash after all. I had to holofy it a little bit though. I added a layer of Northern Lights holo topcoat, and this is my final mani:

Uh yes, I like it! I can’t wait to actually wear the other one in the set.

This Heart of Mine was a limited edition and is no longer available.

Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer with flakies
Overall impression: I like the colour and the flakies. The three coats not so much
Buy again: I think I would

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Colour Alike ~ Red Moon and CrowsToes ~ Morticia

Colour Alike ~ Red Moon and CrowsToes ~ Morticia
Deep red packed with shimmer and Red, black and silver multishaped glitter

The other morning I asked my boyfriend what colour polish I should wear. It’s as if the more polish I get, the harder it is to decide! His reply was: “What is wrong with a nice red?” And the fact is that there is absolutely nothing wrong with a nice red. I dug out “Red Moon” from Colour Alike. I have used it before for nail art, but I really like it, so it definitely deserves more time on the nails.

It’s a one coater and if I wasn’t a blogger I would have used only one coat. I applied a second coat for the camera though. The drying time was okay.

Here’s how pretty it is in the sun:

I paired it with another oldie, namely Morticia from CrowsToes. It’s three years ago I used that beautiful mix of glitter! Damn, time flies!!

Anyway, I applied a single layer of glitter over Red Moon. I deliberately didn’t load the brush with glitter because there’s seriously sooo much of it.

Here’s what one coat of Morticia looks like over red, including a layer of topcoat:

Here’s the same thing photographed without influence of the sun to show the glitter mix better.

I ended up applying two layers of topcoat to get a completely smooth surface.

Number of coats: 2 – but one would have been enough
Drying time: Okay
Finish: Metallic
Overall impression: Great colour and polish
Buy again: Yes to both’

Monday, July 25, 2016

Glam Polish ~ Delirium

Glam Polish ~ Delirium
Purple linear holo

Delirium is from the Anniversary Ultra Holos Collection.

The formula is great and the polish covers in two easy coats. The drying time is good.

Here’s two coats and no topcoat in the shade. The sun wasn’t cooperative at all today, it kept hiding behind the clouds.  

I stamped a simple design on it from Moyou London’s Holy Shapes collection-03 and I stamped with El Corazón’s stamping polish “Turquoise”.

I took this picture after topcoating the whole thing, and with flash to show off the holo goodness.

Here’s a daylight picture.

I love this polish, it’s such a cool one!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Very good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Great colour, nice rainbows. I love it.
Buy again: Yes