Monday, March 27, 2017

Dark Blond ~ Love Potion

Dark Blond ~ Love Potion
Magenta crème

I don’t buy many crème polishes; I prefer holo, shimmer, metallic and other kinds of interesting finishes. Crème polishes are just… yeah… crème polishes, haha. Once in a while I come across a polish with such a great colour that I buy it – even if it’s a crème. Love Potion is such a colour.

The formula is good and Love Potion is a one coater. I used two coats because I prefer that, it didn’t make much of a difference though. The drying time is good.

Here’s two coats and no topcoat:

You know me: I added holo! One layer of Revlon’s Holographic Pearls did the trick. I love that topper!

And then I stamped on it. The motif is from the stamping plate XY-P15 and I stamped with Colour Alike’s stamping polish B. a Rainy Mood.

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

These are the three polishes I used:

Dark Blond is (as far as I know) a Danish brand and I have never seen it outside Denmark. It’s cheap and they mostly make crème polishes. Once in a while I find a gem like this one.

Number of coats: 2, but 1 is enough
Drying time: Good
Finish: Crème, very shiny
Overall impression: Fantastic colour, good quality, polish smells a bit
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, March 26, 2017

El Corazón Kaleidoscope ~ MW-04 Cassiopeia

El Corazón Kaleidoscope ~ MW-04 Cassiopeia
Blue to purple duochrome with holo flakies

I can see that duo- and multichromatic polishes are getting a strong comeback in the polish world at the moment. El Corazón makes great multichromes, and today’s polish is from the Milky Way collection and is called Cassiopeia.

The formula is on the thin side and if you don’t use black underwear for her, it takes three coats to build her up to full opacity. I actually started out with two coats but I could see on the pictures that I needed a third coat. The drying time is average.

This is three coats and no topcoat taken with flash. (Fun fact: It’s actually two coats and a layer of topcoat and then another layer of Cassiopeia on top of the topcoat!)

This picture is taken in the lightbox.

Ordinary daylight makes the blue turn into indigo.

This is also ordinary daylight, where the purple shows herself.

You could intensify the colours by wearing it over black but I like wearing my polishes on their own so I can see what they can do. I think Milky Way is a great name for the entire collection.

Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Average
Finish: Multichrome with holo flakies
Overall impression: Mesmerizing effect, I like it!
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Different Dimension ~ Naughty

Different Dimension ~ Naughty
Red linear holo

Naughty! What a fun name for a polish. Naughty has got a sister, Nice, and I showed her on the blog just yesterday. If you missed Nice you can click here to check her out. 

The formula is really good and I used two easy coats for this mani. If you are in a hurry, you can get away with just one coat, but I do recommend two coats for more depth. The drying time is really good.

Here’s two coats and no topcoat taken with flash:

And this picture is taken I low lights. Look at how beautiful the colour still is.

I used these three polishes for my mani:

Different Dimension: Naughty, OPI: Never have too mani Friends!, El Corazón: 418/1

I love simple dotticures. And I think Naughty is nice! :D

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Great polish, great colour.
Buy again: Yes