Friday, January 24, 2020

Smitten Polish ~ Proto 11

Smitten Polish ~ Proto 11
Grass green with holo microglitter

Today's polish is a lovely green microglitter. The formula seems a bit thin but the coverage is still good - I used two coats for full opacity. The drying time is really good. The polish dries flat.

I usually make some kind of floral nail art on greens like one. I decided to try and go for something else today: Pandas! The pandas are water decals and they were so easy to work with.

This is all topped with a layer of topcoat.

Smitten Polish ~ Proto 11
Smitten Polish ~ Proto 11

I really like this.

Smitten Polish ~ Proto 11
Smitten Polish ~ Proto 11

Here is Proto 11 alone; two coats and no topcoat.

Smitten Polish ~ Proto 11
Smitten Polish ~ Proto 11

I really like this prototype. The colour is really nice and so is the glitter.



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Microglitter
Overall impression: Great colour and effect. The formula is thin but still easy to work with and does not require extra coats.
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Sally Hansen ~ Naughty List


Sally Hansen ~ Naughty List
Berry coloured crème

The formula of this polish is slightly thick and very well covering. I used two coats for my nails today and the drying time was really good.

I added a really nice blue shimmer on top, I used PS' "AquaMarine" from the Mermaid Magic collection.

I double stamped on top of it all. I used two different designs from the plate "L079" for that, and I stamped with El Corazón's Orchid and Colors by Llarowe's Turq'd.

Here's the final manicure including a layer of topcoat.

Sally Hansen ~ Naughty List

I really like this colour combination.

Sally Hansen ~ Naughty List

This is two coats of "Naughy List" alone, no topcoat yet.

Sally Hansen ~ Naughty List
Sally Hansen ~ Naughty List

Here's "Naughty List" with a layer of "AquaMarine" on top. Isn't that just a great shimmer?!


Here's all the stuff I used today.


I'm not usually a big fan of crèmes but with a shimmer or glitter on top, they can be really cool! I like the colour of "Naughty List".


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Crème
Overall impression: Really nice colour and formula
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Maybelline ~ Bleached Blue


Maybelline ~ Bleached Blue
Cobalt blue with white glitter and hexagons

Today's polish has been hiding in a corner of a box for a very long time. Today is going to be the day where it shines on the blog.

The formula is good and easy to work with. I didn't fish for glitters or hexagons, what you see on my nails is what came up with the brush. The polish covers well - I used two coats for full opacity. The drying time is really well.

I placed white snowflake stickers and hearts on my nails and topped it all with topcoat.

I think this blue is just gorgeous with white.

Maybelline ~ Bleached Blue

I really like this.

Maybelline ~ Bleached Blue

This is "Bleached Blue" alone; two coats and no topcoat.

Maybelline ~ Bleached Blue
Maybelline ~ Bleached Blue

Here are the two things I used today.


I really like this blue little gem.



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Crelly with glitter and hexagons
Overall impression: Really nice colour and I like the glitters
Buy again: Yes

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tonic ~ Purple Prototype


Tonic ~ Purple Prototype
Dusty purple linear holo with a strong pink shimmer

Today's polish is a beautiful mix of holo and shimmer, my two favourite finishes.

The formula is really good and I used two easy and fast drying coats for full opacity.

The dots are made with a pink stamping polish called "Look Back". It's from Born Pretty Store.

This is the end result including a layer of topcoat. This first photo is taken with flash.

Tonic ~ Purple Prototype
Tonic ~ Purple Prototype

This is a non flash picture. It's still super pretty and the shimmer is amazing.

Tonic ~ Purple Prototype
Tonic ~ Purple Prototype

Here's the purple prototype alone; two coats and no topcoat. The photo is taken with flash.

Tonic ~ Purple Prototype
Tonic ~ Purple Prototype

And here's the same thing without flash.

Tonic ~ Purple Prototype
Tonic ~ Purple Prototype

Here are the two polishes I used today.


Isn't this prototype just pretty?


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo with strong shimmer
Overall impression: Great effect, I like it a lot
Buy again: Yes

Monday, January 20, 2020

Christmas nails with OPI ~ You Only Live Twice


Christmas nails with OPI ~ You Only Live Twice
Bright magenta packed with fuchsia and gold shimmer

Today I'm just showing off some lovely Christmas nails I did - I'm sorry for being a bit late with this post.

The base colour is "You Only Live Twice" from OPI. It's an oldie, all the way back from 2012. It's a really gorgeous shimmer, the colour is just beautiful. The formula is good and two coats was enough to achieve full opacity. The drying time was good too.

The Christmas decorations are nail stickers and it's all sealed up with a layer of topcoat.

OPI ~ You Only Live Twice

I really like the look of this.

OPI ~ You Only Live Twice

Here's the stuff I used today.

OPI ~ You Only Live Twice
OPI ~ You Only Live Twice

I really love the outcome of this. I think it's beautiful.



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Beautiful colour and effect, great formula.
Buy again: Yes