Sunday, July 5, 2020

Girly Bits: Electra


Girly Bits: Electra
Described as a vibrant orchid purple linear holo, with red to gold sparkling micro flakes and an extreme blue flash

"Electra" was a Facebook group custom for HHC in August 2016. I think my bottle of polish has faded a bit over those four years, because however beautiful the polish still is, it isn't exactly "vibrant" anymore.

The formula is still good. I used two easy and fast drying coats for my nails today. The drying time was really good.

I applied a Snoopy-sticker on my ring finger nail (and my thumb nail) and square pink studs on the other nails. A layer of topcoat finished it all and here's my final manicure:

Girly Bits: Electra
Girly Bits: Electra

I Snoopy. And holo :)

Girly Bits: Electra
Girly Bits: Electra

Here's "Electra" on its own. Two coats and no topcoat yet.

Girly Bits: Electra
Girly Bits: Electra

This is the stuff I used today. The stickers are from Aliexpress and are really good!


"Electra" was limited edition and is no longer available.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo with flakes
Overall impression: Great polish, even though it looks a bit faded compared to both description and swatches on other blogs
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Manhattan: #101S

Manhattan: #101S
Sky blue metallic shimmer

Today I'm wearing a beautiful sky blue metallic shimmer from Manhattan.

The formula is good and it requires two easy coats for full opacity. The drying time is really good.

I applied a thick stripe of blue microglitter from Color Club: "Bougie Baby". It didn't show much because of all the bling from the metallic shimmer in the Manhattan polish. I made two lines of pink dots in the stripe of microglitter. I used Moyra's #83 for that.

I put a little yellow butterfly sticker on my ring finger nail, topped it all with topcoat and my nails were done.

Manhattan: #101S
Manhattan: #101S

I love this, also even though the microglitter doesn't make a big deal of itself on the shimmery blue background.

Manhattan: #101S
Manhattan: #101S

This is Manhattan #101S alone; two coats and no topcoat. The shine and bling is amazing!

Manhattan: #101S
Manhattan: #101S

Here's the stuff I used today.


I really like both the base colour and the final manicure as a whole.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Metallic shimmer
Overall impression: Great polish! Great shine and effect.
Buy again: Yes

Friday, July 3, 2020

Layla: Ceramic Effect 23 Wine Desire


Layla: Ceramic Effect 23 Wine Desire
Berry coloured shimmer

Here's a polish that I bought in Rome. The formula is great and the polish covers really well. It's not a polish you want on your cuticles for sure! I used two coats for full opacity and the drying time is good.

The sun was out so I wanted holo. I applied a layer of Painted Polish's holo topper "Diamond Dust" over the base colour. The drying time of the holo topper is good too.

I made a dotticure out of it with a pattern I've used several times before. I used a plain white for some of the dots, and a pink holo from Color Club, "Miss Bliss" for the rest of the dots.

Here's the final result, including a layer of topcoat.

Layla Ceramic Effect "23 Wine Desire" with one coat of Painted Polish's "Diamond Dust" on top

Isn't that just pretty?

Layla Ceramic Effect "23 Wine Desire" with one coat of Painted Polish's "Diamond Dust" on top

Here's Layla Ceramic Effect "23 Wine Desire" with one coat of Painted Polish's "Diamond Dust" on top.

Layla Ceramic Effect "23 Wine Desire" with one coat of Painted Polish's "Diamond Dust" on top
Layla Ceramic Effect "23 Wine Desire" with one coat of Painted Polish's "Diamond Dust" on top

And here's Layla Ceramic Effect "23 Wine Desire" alone; two coats and no topcoat. The shimmer is so pretty.

Layla: Ceramic Effect 23 Wine Desire
Layla: Ceramic Effect 23 Wine Desire

Here are the polishes I used today.


It's so great to bring home little gems of polish from the vacations, I really like that.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Great colour and quality polish
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Claire's: Save The Unicorns

Claire's: Save The Unicorns
Pink/purple shimmer topper

"Save The Unicorns" are a part of Claire's collection of "Unicorn PWR". It's a lovely shimmer topper that I'm going to wear over blue today.

The blue underwear is OPI's "Super trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic". I would usually wear two coats but today I use one coat only because I use it as underwear.

I applied one layer of Claire's "Save The Unicorns" over the blue. Then I made two small white stripes on each nail. I applied a brush stroke of glitter over the stripes; I used W7's "White Wedding" for that. Then I made two magenga dots on top of it all with a beautiful stamping polish from KADS. That stamping polish doesn't have a name or a number on it.

Here's the final result, including topcoat.

OPI: Super trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic with Claire's: Save The Unicorns
OPI: Super trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic with Claire's: Save The Unicorns

I like this! I think it's a cute combination.

OPI: Super trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic with Claire's: Save The Unicorns
OPI: Super trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic with Claire's: Save The Unicorns

This is one coat of "Save The Unicorns" over one coat of "Super trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic".

OPI: Super trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic with Claire's: Save The Unicorns
OPI: Super trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic with Claire's: Save The Unicorns

Here's one coat of OPI "Super trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic". Isn't that a pretty blue?

OPI: Super trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic
OPI: Super trip-i-cal-i-fiji-istic

Here are all the polishes I used today.


"Save The Unicorns" is a great topper that would work over so many different base colours.


Number of coats: 1 over a base colour
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Nice topper that can add beautiful shimmer to many base colours
Buy again: Yes