Tuesday, October 15, 2019

China Glaze ~ Free To Be Sesame


China Glaze ~ Free To Be Sesame
Green and holographic microglitter in a green jelly base

"Free To Be Sesame" is from China Glaze's Sesame Street Summer 2019 collection. It's a collection of 12 polishes and I bought 4 of them. "Free To Be Sesame" is the second one of the four that I try on. There'll be links to all four of them by the end of each post once they're up on the blog.

The formula is good. The base colour is covering really well without covering up the glitter. I used two coats for my nails today. The drying time was good.

I applied sunflowers on them because I really like flowers on a green base. The sunflowers are water decals from Aliexpress.

Here's the end result including topcoat.

China Glaze ~ Free To Be Sesame

I adore this, I think it's gorgeous!

China Glaze ~ Free To Be Sesame

Here's "Free To Be Sesame" alone; this is two coats and a no topcoat just yet.

China Glaze ~ Free To Be Sesame
China Glaze ~ Free To Be Sesame

I think "Free To Be Sesame" is a great colour and I love the finish. I was impressed with the coverage and the drying time. This is a winner for sure!

Here's a link to the three others I bought:

Monsterpiece (Pink with holographic flakies)
Living in the Elmo-ment (Red with holographic glitter)
Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Microglitter in jelly
Overall impression: Great colour and finish. I love the formula as well.
Buy again: Yes

Monday, October 14, 2019

China Glaze ~ Dat Color Dough


China Glaze ~ Dat Color Dough
Blue and silver micro glitter

"Dat Color Dough" is from China Glaze's Sesame Street Summer 2019 collection. It's a collection of 12 polishes and I bought 4 of them. "Dat Color Dough" is the first one of the four that I try on.

The formula is on the sheer side. The base colour is almost clear. I used three coats for my nails today. The drying time was average.

The stamp is from the stamping plate "BP-L015" and I stamp with a regular white and black stamping polish.

I like the end result a lot:

China Glaze ~ Dat Color Dough

I really dig the look of double stamping like this!

China Glaze ~ Dat Color Dough

Here's "Dat Color Dough" alone; this is three coats and a layer of topcoat.

China Glaze ~ Dat Color Dough
China Glaze ~ Dat Color Dough

And these are the things I used today.


I think "Dat Color Dough" is a great colour and it is a perfect Cookie Monster polish. I only wish that the base colour was a bit less transparent since I'm not a huge fan of three coaters! On the other hand: This also works as a topper! :D

Here's a link to the three others I bought:

Monsterpiece (Pink with holographic flakies)
Living in the Elmo-ment (Red with holographic glitter)


Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Average
Finish: Microglitter
Overall impression: I love the colour and the end finish. Not fan of the 3 coats.
Buy again: No

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Walking down Memory Lane with Nubar ~ Reclaim

Walking down Memory Lane with Nubar ~ Reclaim
Green linear holo

"Reclaim" is the most amazing green holographic polish. It has been in my stash for 7 years and shame on me for only wearing it once in all these years!

This bottle is actually my second bottle of Reclaim. My first bottle hasn't obviously not run out from the one time I used it. But I stumbled over a blog sale where this bottle of Reclaim sat, ridiculously cheap. I thought that a backup bottle wouldn't harm anyone, so I bought it.

I used two easy coats for full opacity. The drying time was good.

I originally stamped on it, but I didn't like the result so I removed that immediately and added glitter instead. I used W7's "Christmas", which is a green, silver and red glitter.

Here's the final result photographed with flash.

Nubar ~ Reclaim

This is the same thing under a lamp.

Nubar ~ Reclaim

And this is Reclaim alone; two coats and no topcoat. It is photographed in the evening sun.

Nubar ~ Reclaim
Nubar ~ Reclaim

Here are the two bottles of prettiness I used today.

W7: Christmas and Nubar: Reclaim
W7: Christmas and Nubar: Reclaim

I absolutely love "Reclaim"; it is a really gorgeous polish. I love having a backup bottle too!



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Great colour!
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Pahlish ~ Suzie, Do You Copy?


Pahlish ~ Suzie, Do You Copy?
Described as a fluorescent jelly-shoe pink packed with violet/blue/pink/gold shifting flakes and microflakes

"Suzie, Do You Copy?" is part of a monthly nail polish collaboration box called "For The Love Of Polish". Pahlish and Polished For Days are in the box every month, the third maker changes and for August 2019 it was Great Lakes Lacquer that was the third polish in the box and that I showed you the day before yesterday. There's a link by the end of this post to both Great Lakes Lacquer and to Polished For Days.

The formula was good and the polish covered in two coats. The drying time is really good.

The stamp is from the stamping plate "Major Dijit-54". I stamped with a dark purple stamping polish and placed a butterfly nail sticker on each ring finger nail. Then I topped it with the holo glitter topper "Northern Lights" from Out the Door.

Here's how it all ended up looking.

Pahlish ~ Suzy Do You Copy?

I really like the look of this. The base colour is also actually a little bit more neon than my pictures suggest.

Pahlish ~ Suzy Do You Copy?

Here's "Suzie, Do You Copy?" alone; two coats and no topcoat. This photo is pretty colour accurate - it is a super pretty polish!

Pahlish ~ Suzy Do You Copy?
Pahlish ~ Suzy Do You Copy?

This is all the stuff I used today.


I love this polish, the colour is amazing and the effect is really cool.

Links to the other two polishes in the box (as I put them up):



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Jelly with flakies
Overall impression: Very pretty colour and effect. I like it!
Buy again: Yes