Monday, June 18, 2018

Colors by Llarowe ~ Twinkle Toes


Colors by Llarowe ~ Twinkle Toes
Lilac purple linear holo with pink to purple shimmer

“Twinkle Toes” is Colors by Llarowe’s polish of the month for June 2017. It’s a lovely purple linear holographic with a beautiful shimmer.

I used two coats for full opacity and the drying time was really good.

I stamped a simple design by the base of each nail. I used a design from Moyou London’s stamping plate “Mandala Collection-11”. I stamped with a bright pink shimmer stamping polish from “KADS”. It has lost its number but it has got one – I just don’t know what it is, haha!

Here’s what it all ended up looking like; including a layer of topcoat.

Colors by Llarowe ~ Twinkle Toes

This photo is taken in ordinary daylight, no sun or flash. Isn’t this just a great colour combination?

Colors by Llarowe ~ Twinkle Toes

And here’s “Twinkle Toes” alone; two coats and no topcoat. This is a photo taken with flash.

Colors by Llarowe ~ Twinkle Toes

These are the things I used today.


I love that Mandala stamping plate as well. It’s so cool to have such simple and yet effective designs for when you don’t want the stamping to take over the complete manicure.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo with shimmer
Overall impression: Nice polish, great colour and formula
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ #61 Kholodka


Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ #61 Kholodka
Mint green linear holo with a golden sheen

I have really come to like the polishes in the row of Anna Gorelovas I own. There was a time where I would never even have looked twice at a mint green, but I have come to quite like it by now.

The formula of #61 Kholodka is good and the polish covers in two coats. The drying time is pretty good.

I made a few dots in the corner of each nail. I used a darker green from Colour Alike called “B. an Aurora” for my big dot and OPI’s “Angel with a Leadfoot” for the smaller white dots.

This is the final result including a layer of topcoat. The photo is taken with flash.

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ #61 Kholodka

This is the same thing in ordinary daylight, no sun. I like the simplicity of this and the dots makes me think of a small nail jewel. I like that.

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ #61 Kholodka

Here’s #61 Kholodka on its own; this is two coats and no topcoat.

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ #61 Kholodka

And finally: Here are the three polishes I used today.


I really like this manicure.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Nice polish
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Glisten & Glow ~ Dukeberry


Glisten & Glow ~ Dukeberry
Dusty mauve/brown crème with dark purple undertones

I bought some really cool nail foils from Aliexpress recently and I was eager to try them out. One of the designs I bought was a pattern with silver and purple squares – it’s really pretty.

I decided to pair it with “Dukeberry” from Glisten & Glow. It’s a mauve, almost brown crème, that I thought would suit the purple just perfectly.

The formula of “Dukeberry” is really nice and it’s super easy to work with. I used two easy and fast drying coats for my manicure. I applied a layer of foil glue, waited for it to dry and then I did the trick with the foil. It worked just perfectly!

Take a look for yourself:

Glisten & Glow ~ Dukeberry

I really like that colour combination!

Glisten & Glow ~ Dukeberry

Here’s “Dukeberry” on its own. It’s two coats and a layer of topcoat.

Glisten & Glow ~ Dukeberry

I got “Dukeberry” in a grab bag. I wouldn’t have picked it myself – it’s a bit too brown for my likings. But I really like it with the foil over!



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Crème  
Overall impression: Nice polish, good formula
Buy again: No, it’s not my colour