Monday, July 23, 2018

American Apparel ~ Neon Violet


American Apparel ~ Neon Violet
Neon purple crème

It’s sunshine here and it calls for bright colours. I looked into a drawer of the Helmer and saw this gem of a neon purple polish: “Neon Violet”. A quick search on the blog reveals that I’ve only worn it once before, and that was in November 2012. It’s time for the polish to shine again for two reasons:

Most importantly because it’s a beautiful colour but also because I’m much better at taking pictures of it now than I was almost 6 years ago!

The formula is good and fast drying. That means you have to work relatively fast to get a pretty result. I used two fast coats for my manicure :D

The stamp is from one of my favourite stamping plates: “BP-L003”. I stamped with El Corazón’s stamping polish “Blue Neon”.

I topped it with a layer of “Northern Lights” holo glitter topcoat from Out the Door.

This is what it all ended up looking like. The photo is taken in the sun.

American Apparel ~ Neon Violet

Here’s a photo taken in the lightbox.

American Apparel ~ Neon Violet

And this is “Neon Violet” alone. Two coats and no topcoat. The polish dries up to a semi matte finish.

American Apparel ~ Neon Violet

Here are the things I used today.


“Neon Violet” is a super pretty polish, I really like the colour of it. What a gem!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Crème
Overall impression: What a great colour! I like this polish a lot.
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Beau Kiss ~ #13


Beau Kiss ~ #13
Muted periwinkle linear holo

Today’s polish is a beautiful periwinkle holo that I bought from Aliexpress. It looks beautiful in the bottle, and it’s just as beautiful on the nails.

The formula is really good and easy to work with. I used two coats for full opacity and the drying time was pretty good.

The stamp is from the stamping plate “UR Beautiful-18” and I stamped with a pink stamping polish from BornPrettyStore. I can see that they now have stickers on them. They are still not named (even though they have got names), but this pink is number 39. I looked it up on BPS’ site and its name is “Pearl Pink”. They should write that on the bottle for sure.

Anyway, this is how it all turned out. The photo is taken in sunshine.

Beau Kiss ~ #13

I like this combo a lot.

Beau Kiss ~ #13

This is #13 on its own. This is two coats and no topcoat. The rainbows are gorgeous.

Beau Kiss ~ #13

Here are the things I used today.


#13 is really pretty. I like the formula and the rainbows. I got a couple of its sisters which I will wear pretty soon so stay tuned for that.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Relatively good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Good formula, great rainbows
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Golden Rose ~ Holiday #62


Golden Rose ~ Holiday #62
Hot pink texture with pink shimmer

I have had this little hot pink gem of a polish in the infamous box like forever! It’s a beautiful pink with a really pretty shimmer in it.

The formula is good and so easy to work with. I used two coats for this manicure. The drying time is pretty slow, especially the second coat.

This is how pretty it is in the sunshine. There is no topcoat involved. Look at that shimmer!!!


Here’s another shot of it.


I was going to do some nail art on it, but unfortunately I was so clumsy to hit some of the nails against something, which pulled lots of polish off. I was not in the mood to redo them at all!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Pretty slow
Finish: Texture with shimmer
Overall impression: Great formula, great colour and shimmer. I’m not crazy about the slow drying time
Buy again: Yes