Tuesday, January 15, 2019

LOVinity ~ #410 Opalescent Glow


LOVinity ~ #410 Opalescent Glow
Gold toned nude scattered holo

Today’s polish is number two out of four sisters of scattered holos from LOVinity. I am going to post links to the other sisters by the end of each post as I put them up – there’s already a link to the first one I showed you.

The formula is good and the polish covered in two easy coats. The drying time is pretty good.

I made random stripes on the tips with two China Glaze polishes: A blue called “I Truly Azure You” and a magenta called “Rosé My Name”.

Here’s my final manicure including topcoat. The picture is taken with flash.

LOVinity ~ #410 Opalescent Glow

This is the same thing photographed in ordinary daylight, no sun.

LOVinity ~ #410 Opalescent Glow

Here’s “Opalescent Glow” alone. This is two coats and no topcoat. The photo is taken with flash.

LOVinity ~ #410 Opalescent Glow
LOVinity ~ #410 Opalescent Glow


This is the same thing in daylight. I am not a huge fan of nudes but it’s a nice golden nude for sure.

LOVinity ~ #410 Opalescent Glow
LOVinity ~ #410 Opalescent Glow

Here’s the stuff I used today.



Here are the links to the rest of the series of LOVinity’s holographics:

Burgundy: 420 Deep Illusionist
Pink: 430 Iridescent Aura




Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Scattered holo
Overall impression: Nice basic golden nude polish
Buy again: Probably

Monday, January 14, 2019

Sally Hansen ~ Pampered in Pink


Sally Hansen ~ Pampered in Pink
Deep pink crème

I found today’s polish on special in my local drug store, hooray! I love a good bargain and this pink is just beautiful.

The formula is good and easy to apply. The brush is wide, short and flat and also easy to work with. I used two coats for full opacity and the drying time is good.

I applied Hello Kitty-stickers on two of my nails and made holo glitter stripes on the remaining three nails. I used Essence’s “Holo Love” for the stripes.

I sealed the whole thing up with top coat and this is what it all ended up looking like in daylight.

Sally Hansen ~ Pampered in Pink

This photo is from the lightbox. I really like the mix of stickers and holo glitter stripes.

Sally Hansen ~ Pampered in Pink

This is “Pampered in Pink” alone; two coats and no topcoat yet.

Sally Hansen ~ Pampered in Pink
Sally Hansen ~ Pampered in Pink

Here are the things I used today.

Sally Hansen ~ Pampered in Pink

Isn’t “Pampered in Pink” just beautiful? I am usually not that crazy about crème polishes because I think shimmers are prettier. But this one is gorgeous!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Crème
Overall impression: Good formula and brush, nice colour
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Kiko ~ Power Pro #58

Kiko ~ Power Pro #58
Dark red shimmer

Kiko makes some amazing polishes! I always check out their stores when I’m on holiday in a country where Kiko resides.

Today I’m wearing a beautiful dark red shimmer from the series of Power Pro nail lacquers.

The formula is really good and the polish glides on like butter. I could easily have got away with one single coat! I added a second coat anyway but it wasn’t really necessary.

I used a coarse sponge to apply the grey shimmer polish that made the pretty effect on my nails. I used “Under the Overalls” from “Artistic Color Revolution”.
When that was dry I applied a layer of holo flakie topcoat from El Corazon. The topper hasn’t got a name but a number, which is 421h/25.

Here’s the final result in ordinary daylight, no sun.

Kiko ~ Power Pro #58

This is the same thing in the lightbox. I really like the effect.

Kiko ~ Power Pro #58

And here’s Kiko’s #58 alone. This is two coats and no topcoat. The photo is taken in daylight, no sun.

Kiko ~ Power Pro #58
Kiko ~ Power Pro #58

This is the stuff I used today. The sponge wasn’t particularly good for the purpose – it was a bit too stiff and unbendable.


What can I say: Kiko Power Pro #58 is a winner!


Number of coats: 2 but 1 is enough
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Great polish, I love the formula, the finish and the colour
Buy again: Yes