Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Glam ~ Timeless to Me and I’m Through with Love

Glam ~ Timeless to Me and I’m Through with Love
A red and purple nail vinyl and studs mani :D

Today I made a mani with a couple of Glam polishes that aren’t exactly new. Timeless to Me is a red holo from the Hairspray collection from last January and I’m Through with Love is a lovely purple holo from the Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend Collection from May 2014.

This first picture is taken in the sun. Take a look at what I ended up with.

I used two coats of each polish on my pinkie and my pointer (and my thumb, that isn’t on the pictures). The two other fingers got two layers of white: El Corazón’s m&s-172. I used nail vinyls and a sponge to get the pictured effect. There’s also a layer of topcoat over it all to seal it all up, including the nail studs.

These are the three polishes I used:

I kid you not: I love this! How about you?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

China Glaze ~ Riveting

China Glaze ~ Riveting
Red-orange jelly packed with golden shimmer

Riveting is from China Glaze’s Hunger Games Collection from spring 2012, way before I developed a taste for orange polishes. That’s why I only bought it recently, and wow, this is a beautiful orange!

It’s very opaque for a jelly and it covered in two very easy coats. The drying time was really good.

The shimmer in this makes it look as if it’s glowing! This is two coats and no topcoat taken in the sunshine:

This second picture is taken in the light box and is colour accurate. I simply love the glow of this polish.

I made a water spotted mani out of it. I used China Glaze’s Liquid Leather for the purpose and a hand sanitizer in a spray bottle.

This is the final mani including a layer of topcoat:

These two last pictures are taken in the sun.

I love this orange and I think it goes perfectly well with black.
Get this before it’s too late. It’s already more expensive on ebay, where I usually buy my China Glazes.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Glowing shimmer
Overall impression: Great orange colour, great formula, no issues at all.
Buy again: Yes

Monday, August 22, 2016

Catrice ~ London Town at Sundown

Catrice ~ London Town at Sundown
Deep red shimmer

I asked my boyfriend what colour he thought I should wear today. He went for red, and I gave him three different reds to choose between – he quickly decided that London Town at Sundown was the nicest of the three. I always knew that he has great taste (also in nail polishes) haha!

The formula is no less than fantastic and this is a true one coater. I did apply a second coat because that’s how I roll, but it honestly wasn’t necessary. The drying time was very good.

Take a look at how pretty two coats look:

Amazing polish, I love it!

My boyfriend suggested stamping and that’s exactly what I did. But first I applied a layer of Ellagee’s Rainbow Syrup, which is a fantastic holo topcoat. Then I used the water decal stamping motif from Bundle Monster’s BM-XL210 and I stamped with China Glaze’s Chrome is Where the Heart is.

Here’s the final mani including a layer of topcoat.

One final shot:

I must admit that I regretted the stamping. That water marble stamping motif is way too big for my nails, it covers up too much of the original base colour. I knew that, I just forgot it. Perhaps I should just get rid of that plate, grrr.

Number of coats: 2 – but this is a one coater
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Beautiful colour, great quality polish
Buy again: Yes, I love it!