Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Golden Rose and Alix Avien

Golden Rose Holo ~ 116  
Light rose scattered holo

Golden Rose Matte Velvet ~ 106  
Dark magenta/red with shimmer, that dries up to a velvet surface

Alix Avien ~ 188  
Clear base packed with pink and holo glitters

I received all of the three mentioned polishes in a swap with sweet Aylin from Posh Nail Art. I received so many pretties in one go, that I had a big problem deciding which ones to wear first, LOL!! So today I wear three in one go, wait and see!

First I applied two coats of Golden Rose holo number 116. It’s got a great formula and applies easily. I had no dragging and it covered very good for such a pale polish. Here is a pic of two coats – no top coat.

The pic is taken in the sun, but the holo effect is not very prominent.

I couldn’t wear this polish on its own because it’s too close to my natural skin tone, so I grabbed the next polish up, Golden Rose Matte velvet number 106, which is a very rich magenta polish that covers perfectly in one coat. The formula is great, and even though I’m not that into matte polishes, I must say that this polish impressed me. I’ll definitely write some more of them on my wish list for my next swap with Aylin.

I taped my nails with masking tape that I cut with scrapbooking scissors to make the curves. And then I painted one coat of the Matte over the holo.

Here’s that step – still in the sunshine.

That’s much better. I love the pang effect of this polish!

I wasn’t quite satisfied with the curves that the scissors made. And we all know: If everything else fails, use glitter! So I sponged the line between the two polishes with Alix Avien number 188, which is a pale pink holographic glitter. That helped! After applying a generous coat of Seche Vite, my mani was finally done:

And here are the pretty polishes involved:

Golden Rose Holographic: 116, Golden Rose Matte Velvet: 106, Alix Avien: 188

Now this is a mani I really like! But enough about me – what do you think? :)


  1. Glitter lifts any manicure! I love it :-)

  2. Looks gorgeous, love that you added the holographic glitter for a shiny finish!

    1. Thank you, that glitter is a gift to any glitter-lover! :)

  3. This looks very very good! Love the colors and the pattern together.

    1. Thank you so much, I'm very pleased about how this turned out :)

  4. This is gorgeous! Love the pink and red together and the glitter on top makes it even more awesome! Great job!

  5. Wow, a glitter bomb... Sooo shiny... :)

  6. Great mani! I love the various shades of pink and the pink glitter all together. So pretty and sparkly! Definitely awesome to a pink lover like me :-)

    ~ Yun

    1. Fantastic, I'm so pleased to hear that, thank you! :)