Friday, September 4, 2015

Cirque ~ Framboise



Cirque ~ Framboise
Raspberry pink linear holo

Framboise is from the Juicy collection from summer 2015, and this is the third one I’m showing on the blog. Click here to see Royal Hawaiian and here to see La Tropicale. You know you want to! ;)

Cirque makes great quality polishes as a rule and Framboise is no exception. I applied two easy layers to get rid of any visible nail line. It almost covers in one coat, but the second coat enhances the colour, so I recommend two coats.

On my ring finger and the middle finger I did a watermarble, to see if the collection works for that as well, and it does!

Take a look at two coats + a watermarble:



The last times I’ve watermarbled with my white Savina, I’ve had some problems making it spread on the water. Today I tried a new white of mine: OPI’s Angel with a Leadfoot. That just works wonderfully for watermarbling, just like Framboise does.


This is such a nice colour!


The colour is also very nice in lower lights, like on this picture.


I really like Framboise, and the word means raspberry in French in case you didn’t know. The raspberries I know isn’t quite as pink, but never mind. It’s a pretty name for a pretty polish!

Again; there are six polishes in the collection. The two I didn’t buy was Limoncello, which is yellow, and Valencia, which is orange. I don’t think any of them would fit with my skin tone.



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

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Cirque ~ La Tropicale



Cirque ~ La Tropicale
Teal linear holo

La Tropicale is from the Juicy collection from summer 2015 just like Royal Hawaiian that I already showed you (click here if you missed the post!)

I really like the quality of the polish is great. The coverage is good and I used two coats for my mani.

Before I show you the first picture, I have to tell you that I also used another polish or two. I’ve got Cirque’s Royal Hawaiian on my middle finger and m&s-172 from El Corazón on my fing finger, take a look:


I dotted with the two Cirques on the white. I painted two stripes of white on the middle finger and covered one of them with La Tropicale. The teal is not that visible on the blue here in the sunlight.




Uh, I like the teal and the blue together!


Here’s a low light picture. I love both Cirques in low light, they’re super pretty. And here you might be able to see the teal line on the blue on the middle finger :D


I loved wearing this; I looked at my nails often and thought “wow!” :D

Like I said earlier: The two I didn’t buy was Limoncello, which is yellow, and Valencia, which is orange. I don’t think any of them would fit with my skin tone.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: I love it!
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Cirque ~ Royal Hawaiian



Cirque ~ Royal Hawaiian
Aqua blue linear holo

Royal Hawaiian is from the Juicy collection from summer 2015. It’s a collection of 6 polishes, and I bought four of them. Royal Hawaiian is the first one up, the others will follow shortly.

The quality of the polish is great. It covers well and I used two coats for this mani:



The ring finger is painted with a white El Corazón, stamped with a motif from Moyou London’s Tropical Collection-01 and the flowers are filled out with Royal Hawaiian. I just did that with a dotting tool.


Here’s a low light picture. I love the colour in low lights too, it’s super pretty!


Royal Hawaiian is a winner for me, I can’t believe I almost didn’t buy it! O_o I’m glad I changed my mind last minute!

The two I didn’t buy was Limoncello, which is yellow, and Valencia, which is orange. I don’t think any of them would fit with my skin tone.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: I like it a lot
Buy again: Yes

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Liquid Sky Lacquer ~ Enchanted Waterfall



Liquid Sky Lacquer ~ Enchanted Waterfall
Sky blue extreme linear holo

I was in a blue kind of a mood today. I wasn’t quite sure where my mani would end up when I started, but I ended up really satisfied.

Take a look at what I’m talking about:


   
This is a shadow picture of the same thing.


The base colour is Liquid Sky Lacquer’s Enchanted Waterfall. It’s an extreme linear holo. Easy to apply and I used two coats for full opacity. Drying time is good too. The polish on the sides of the nails is Nail Pattern Boldness “Chatty”. I made black stripes and placed a black and white square stud by the base of each nail.

Here’s Enchanted Waterfall on its own. This is a photo taken with flash.


The rainbows refused to not shine. This is a picture taken in daylight, no sun, no flash. Amazing, right?


What colour is your mood today?


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Extreme holo
Overall impression: I love the rainbows! The colour is a bit pale for me on its own, but as you can see: there are ways to get around that :)
Buy again: Yes

Monday, August 31, 2015

Kiko 493 ~ Vino Perlato



Kiko 493 ~ Vino Perlato
Deep red packed with shimmer

Here’s another one of the beautiful Kikos my boyfriend picked for me. This one is deep red and it’s actually the second time I’ve worn it. First time was on my toenails, and it’s definitely going to shine on my nails more than just these two times!

The formula is great, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced anything else with Kiko. Two coats is what it takes and the drying time is good.

Here’s a daylight picture:


The lightbox picture reveals all the beautiful shimmer.


I stamped on it. I tried with a stamping gradient with neon yellow and neon orange but it just didn’t work, boo! So I ended up stamping with NailNation 3000’s Black instead. The pattern is from stamping plate BP-L 005.

It ended up looking like this:


I love this pattern!



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Lots of shimmer
Overall impression: Really good polish, I love the colour and the shimmer
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, August 30, 2015

LynBDesigns ~ Thirsty and Slay



LynBDesigns ~ Thirsty and Slay
Neon Orange and Neon Coral

I received these two beauties last time I got a package from my sweet friend in the US, Carolyn. I thought they’d look good together in a gradient.

Let me start out by showing you how it all ended up:



I started out with a layer of Thirsty. It covered surprising well for a jelly; I reckon that it’s a two coater on its own. Then I sponged both colours on in the gradient you see on the pictures. Slay is originally coral, but along with the orange background it turned into a darker and very lovely orange. I applied topcoat to make the colours come together, which they did beautifully!


The stamp is from the stamping plate BM-620 from BundleMonster. I stamped with NailNation 3000’s Black. 


The neon pretties:


I made a big mistake today. I thought I was clever – that’s often how big mistakes start, isn’t it. When I did my gradient I had masked my cuticles with liquid latex. I thought that it would be really clever to leave it on until the stamping was done, so I could remove all the access polish in one go. It was a really bad idea! I know now that it’s clever to remove the latex while the polish is still wet. If you remove it after the polish is dry, you will pull of some of the polish as well, boo!

But never mind: Now I know and I still love the final result!


Number of coats: 2 (I think)
Drying time: Good
Finish: Neon jellies
Overall impression: Cool colours!
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Ooh La Lacquer ~ Red Red Wine



Ooh La Lacquer ~ Red Red Wine
Wine red linear holo

Today it’s time to do a red water marble! Red Red Wine from Ooh La Lacquer is a beautiful wine red linear holo and I thought it would be cool to marble with.

See how cool it looks with the wine red mixed with black and white.


It was my original plan to only marble on the ring finger and the middle finger, but I thought it looked so cool that I marbled on the rest of them as well. Red Red Wine could easily work as a one coater!


There’s one coat of the Ooh La Lacquer as the base colour to make sure that the red acted red and not pink :D This picture is taken without flash in the shadows.



I love this to bits! I think it looks seriously cool with these three colours together, and I also like that all nails have a different pattern on them.  So yes, I do feel proud of this! <3

Friday, August 28, 2015

Kiko 531 ~ Pearly Green Butterfly



Kiko 531 ~ Pearly Green Butterfly
Green packed with shimmer

I asked my boyfriend which colour I should do my nails today, and his answer was “green”. I picked a shimmery green he chose for me last time we were in Germany, and I made this mani out of it: 

I love peacocky designs like this one. But let me show you how I got there.
First I applied two layers of Kiko 531 “Pearly Green Butterfly”. It has a great formula and it dries pretty fast. Here’s a daylight picture:


Then I added a layer of glitter. I used “Cosmic” from Jordana’s Glitters collection. It’s a mix of green, blue and silver hexes along with blue microglitter. I’ve had it for a while so it deserved to get a little love today.
Here’s that step.


Then I stamped on it. I found my peacocky design on Emily de Molly’s stamping plate EdM04. I stamped with NailNation 3000’s Black and I dotted with El Corazón’s stamping polish #25 “Magnificent Century”. It’s the only one of EC’s stamping polishes I’m a bit disappointed it. It separates like crazy in NO time and it takes at least ten minutes of vigorously shaking to make it all come together again. It’s definitely not a winner for me. It is beautiful though.

A layer of topcoat completed the mani.


Green was a good choice in my opinion. What say you?


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Lots of shimmer
Overall impression: Great polish, cool colour.
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Too Fancy Lacquer ~ Mesmerized



Too Fancy Lacquer ~ Mesmerized
Royal purple with holo shimmer

Mesmerized is from the very first Holo Grail box from March 2014, the one that was called Meet the Makers pt. 1. Like I mentioned earlier, I only bought the two first boxes. I thought each polish ended up way too expensive.

This gem was worth every brass razoo though.

The formula is great and this is a true one coater. Drying time is good too. So yes, Mesmerized is a gem for sure.

Here’s one coat in the sun:


Isn’t it just mesmerizing? :D


I decorated my nails with some decals I bought from Aliexpress because I love Monsters University! They have some kind of white background, unfortunately it’s not always trimmed, so it leaves a pretty big piece of white space around the decal. Check out my pointer if you don’t understand what I mean. After the decals were on, I applied a layer of Out The Door’s Northern Lights, I love that topcoat with holo microglitter!


I’m pleased with this even though the decals covered a lot of the pretty polish.


How are you with decals? Is it a go or a no go? I think it can be quite a challenge to find the cool ones.


Number of coats: 1
Drying time: Good
Finish: Holo shimmer
Overall impression: I love it!
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Whimsical by Pam ~ Rock On



Whimsical by Pam ~ Rock On
Magenta jelly base with red, magenta and purple microglitter

This is going to be a super short post.

Rock On is from Whimsical Ideas by Pam Spring 2014 Collection, and I got it from my sweet friend Carolyn who decided to pamper me with this beauty.

Formula is good. It covers in two coats for “ordinary use” – as in if you’re not a nail polish blogger with a camera that picks up every imperfection unseen to the naked eye. I wanted my pictures to look good because the polish deserves it, so I added an extra layer. The drying time between coats is pretty good.

Here it is. Three coats and a layer of topcoat:


Isn’t it beautiful?


I was having visitors so I ran out of time = no nail art today.
I love this polish – it’s fabulous!


Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Very good
Finish: Jelly base with microglitter
Overall impression: I love the colour and the glitter
Buy again: Yes