Friday, November 17, 2017

W7 ~ Fuchsia

W7 ~ Fuchsia
Hot pink crème

I have been eyeing this polish for a while but my previous experiences with W7 have been a bit mixed. It’s a cheap brand so I don’t expect unicorns and rainbows but I do like a formula that is manageable. I ended up buying Fuchsia anyway because the colour is so pretty.

And girls! The formula is fantastic! I used two really easy and fast drying coats for my mani. The nail polish smell is a bit stronger than in most polishes but I am okay with that.

I made a vinyl manicure out of it. I used a Colour Alike called Sorcerer for the leopard spots. It’s a colour shifting scattered holo that has already been featured on this blog. Click here to see it on its own.

This is my final manicure taken in the lightbox.

This is the same thing photographed in ordinary daylight on an overcast day.

Here is fuchsia on its own. It’s a super lovely colour. Incidentally, my BF just LOVES totally mispronouncing ‘Fuchsia’ and laughs like a drain every time. [big sigh]

This is the polish I used.

I definitely haven’t bought my last W7. This is really a gem.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Crème
Overall impression: Great colour and formula. Great price too.
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sephora Formula X ~ Magma

Sephora Formula X ~ Magma
Orange packed with golden shimmer

I decided to pair this lovely shimmery orange with a couple of water decals with dog faces on them.

I used two easy coats of polish for my manicure and the drying time is average. The formula seems a bit sheer to begin with but it builds up in two coats.

There are a couple of coats of white crème underneath the decals.
The white I used is El Corazón’s Iron Hard #421/1.
The black I used for the paw and the weird looking bone is OPI’s “Never Have Too Mani Friends!”

This is my final manicure including a layer of topcoat.

I think the dogs are super cute.

Here are the polishes I used.

I love decals! And orange! :D

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: I like the colour and the finish a lot
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Sephora Formula X ~ Marine and Volatile

Sephora Formula X ~ Marine and Volatile
Turquoise shimmery silky matte and silver and holo glitters and hexes

Today’s few pictures are taken with my phone and I am not 100 % happy with them. A friend of mine borrowed my camera and I still wanted to take photos of my manicure so I ended up photographing with my phone.

I started out with two really easy coats of Marine, which is a turquoise shimmer that dries up to a silky matte. The drying time is really fast. On top of that is a layer of Volatile, which is a clear base with silver and holographic glitters and hexes. It’s really dense with glitter so I tried to be careful with the application so the glitter didn’t overwhelm the pretty turquoise. I must admit that I wasn’t quite happy with my result but I couldn’t get less glitter on than I did.

I topped it all with a layer of topcoat and this is the final manicure.

This is Marine on its own; two coats and no topcoat. I took this photo with flash to show off the great colour.

Here are the two pretty sisters side by side.

I hope to get my camera back again tomorrow!!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Silky matte shimmer
Overall impression: Great polishes both of them.
Buy again: Yes