Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Lacquester ~ October Green

Lacquester ~ October Green
Army green with ultra chrome chameleon flakies, gold flakies and a dash of scattered holo

October Green is a Facebook custom from October 2016. The group had two customs made at the time, and none of them were really my colours. I do have a thing for customs though so I decided to give this green a go.

I used three coats for my mani. I have seen other girls get good coverage with two coats, but I still had a couple of bald spots after the first two coats so I applied a third coat to get full opacity. The drying time is pretty good.

I placed a little iridescent star by the base of each nail while the polish was still wet, and then sealed it all up with a layer of topcoat.

Here’s three coats and a layer of topcoat taken with flash.

The pictures don’t quite do the iridescent stars justice. They’re way prettier and shinier in real life.

This picture is taken in ordinary daylight, no flash.

The polish is pretty and I really like the many flakies in it. It’s not my colour at all though so I think I will have to find a new and better home for it.

Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Good
Finish: Flakie
Overall impression: I like the flakies, but am not crazy about the colour or the three coats
Buy again: No

Monday, January 16, 2017

Morgan Taylor ~ Rocking my Stocking

Morgan Taylor ~ Rocking my Stocking
Cranberry red shimmer

Rocking my Stocking is from the Wrapped in Glamour Holiday collection 2016. It’s a beautiful shimmery cranberry red, great for all seasons and perfect for Christmas.

The formula is really good and easy to work with. The coverage is great and you could get away with just one coat. I used two coats because I usually prefer it that way. The drying time was good.

Here’s two coats and no topcoat:

Isn’t it just a beautiful colour? And I love the shimmer!

I applied a layer of Christmassy glitter. I used W7’s “It’s Christmas”. It’s a clear base with silver, green and red microglitter, hexagons and bar glitter. It’s basically like a Christmas tree in a bottle :D

One layer of glitter and a layer of topcoat and my mani was done. The drying time of the glitter was a bit on the slow side.

Here’s the final mani!

There’s a Christmas party on my nails!! 

Here are the two bottles of polish I used: 

Number of coats: 2, but you can get away with 1
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Awesome colour, great quality, I like it!
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dreamland Lacquer ~ Violet, You’re Turning Violet

Dreamland Lacquer ~ Violet, You’re Turning Violet
Bright purple jelly with holographic flakies

Violet, You’re Turning Violet is from the Autocorrect Collection from summer 2016.

The formula is good and I used two coats for my mani. Two coats weren’t quite enough for the camera but I can assure you that there weren’t any visible bald spots in real life.

This is two coats and a layer of topcoat taken with flash.

This picture is taken in ordinary daylight, no sun.

I love the look of this and the colour is amazing. I wore it like this and I loved it!

Number of coats: 2 – but the camera would have loved a third coat
Drying time: Good
Finish: Jelly base with holo flakies
Overall impression: I love the colour and the effect.
Buy again: Yes