Monday, October 24, 2016

Colors by Llarowe ~ Healing Waters

Colors by Llarowe ~ Healing Waters
Bright blue jelly base with holo flakes and shimmer

Healing Waters is from the Journey Collection from Autumn 2016. It’s a beautiful blue base packed with holo flakes.

The formula is really good and so is the coverage. I’m not always best of friends with jellies, but this one behaves really nicely. I used two easy coats for full opacity and the drying time is really good.

I had a bit of evening sun, so here’s two coats and no topcoat in the sun:

I love the way it glows!
I added two stripes to each nail, a white and a pink. The white is OPI’s Angel with a Leadfoot and the red is a stamping polish from El Corazón called First Kiss. Healing Waters is a bleeder, which means that the white turned a bit blue when I added the topcoat. I don’t mind that though; I still think it looks really nice.

This is the final mani just before the sun went down.

This is taken in the lightbox. The holo flakes glow in all sorts of lightings.

Here are the three polishes I used.

I really like Healing Waters. It’s such a gorgeous polish!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Jelly with holo flakes and shimmer
Overall impression: Amazing colour, great flakes and good quality
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Sation ~ Gumdrop Glitter Red

Sation ~ Gumdrop Glitter Red
Red jelly with red microglitter

Some of you might know that I have a soft spot for red glitter polishes. I have numerous examples of them and I can’t restrain myself when I see a new one. My latest addition to that collection is Gumdrop Glitter Red from Sation.

I’m quite fond of Sation’s polishes. They’re usually really good quality and they do come in a good variety of colours and finishes.

The formula of Gumdrop Glitter Red is good and it covers in two coats. I managed to dent two of my nails though and instead of starting all over, I applied another layer. I wanted all my nails to look the same, so they all got a third layer.

The drying time is pretty average.

This is three layers and one layer of topcoat, taken in ordinary daylight.

Be still, my heart ♥

This is taken in the lightbox:

This last picture is taken in direct sunlight.

I didn’t do any nail art on this. I wanted to enjoy this on its own with nothing to distract it. I love this polish, it’s so beautiful!

Number of coats: 3 – but 2 was enough
Drying time: Average
Finish: Jelly with microglitter
Overall impression: Red glitters like this one are my kryptonite! I love it!
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Colors by Llarowe ~ A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Colors by Llarowe ~ A Galaxy Far, Far Away
Purple jelly with holographic microflakies

A Galaxy Far, Far Away was polish of the month in August 2016. It’s been a while since I bought the POTM, because I decided that I didn’t want to “collect them all”, but only buy the ones I really like. It’s because my collection is already relatively big so I’m beginning to look at which I’m actually having the room for.

I used two coats for my mani. A third coat would have made it even more intense but I was happy with two. The drying time is good.

This is two coats and no topcoat taken with flash:

This is taken in ordinary daylight. Look how gorgeous this polish is:

I kept my nail art really simple. I made one pink dot and two blue dots by the base of each nail. I used Models Own’s Chrome Cherise and Chrome Blue for the dots. One layer of topcoat completed my mani.

Here’s the daylight picture.

The pretties I used:

The blue dots weren’t hugely visible in real life but I really liked the simplicity of this. Sometimes a couple of dots or three is enough to make a statement :)

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Jelly with microflakies
Overall impression: Beautiful polish
Buy again: Yes