Thursday, February 14, 2013

Milani ~ Blue Flash - with stripes


Milani ~ Blue Flash
Blue glitter!

You know these polish brands that promise a lot? Like: “No chip in 10 days”, “Dry in 30 seconds” and stuff like that. I hate that, because it never seems to apply to me. So I must admit that I was a bit sceptical when I bought Milani’s “Blue Flash”. It said “One coat glitter” on the bottle. But I thought: what the heck – it’s a pretty blue, and I don’t mind applying a couple of coats.

Little did I know that they actually meant what they said! Girls, I applied one coat of the glitter, and it covered! The brush was a little bit fat from being loaded with glitter, but it was easy to apply anyway. Here is what one coat of Blue Flash looks like, without top coat on:

That’s pretty good, isn’t it?

I would obviously apply a top coat if I had in mind wearing it like this. But you should know me by now. I hardly ever wear just one polish. I had stripes in mind for this baby.

I used a silver striper from Claire’s and a purple striper from L. A. Colors’ series “Art Deco” called Vibrant. And then I just started painting my stripes:


First I painted all the purple stripes, and then the silver stripes next to them, leaving a stripe a blue visible between them.



Isn’t this looking good? It reminds me a bit of pyjama wear :D I wear two coats of NYC Fast Drying top coat over this.

Something weird happened with the purple striper. After having made stripes on 7 nails it then started to get horribly stringy and hard to work with. I tried to give it a good shake up, but it kept being stringy, so I’m definitely unable to recommend this particular striper!

This is how it looks when I pull the brush up:


And here’s the bottle shot:


I am really pleased with this! Do you like it too?

Opacity: 10/10
Colour, prettiness: 8/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Overall: 9/10
Buy again: Yes

18 comments:

  1. One coat! Wow! Stunning colour and I love the added stripes

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    1. I was really impressed with the coverage, that's for sure! And thanks :)

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  2. I love your cool pajama nails - really beautiful :)

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    1. Oh yeah, that is pajama striped! I should have added bananas for a fun look :D
      Thank you so much! :)

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  3. That's so pretty. Happy Valentine's day :)

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    1. Thank you and happy valentine's day to you too :)

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  4. We just love one coaters :)
    Beautifull made and very non-valentine'ish. Probs for that :)

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    1. One coaters definitely rule! :D
      And thank you soooo much! :)

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  5. So cute! Yes, it reminds me of pajamas too! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you! :) I didn't even think pajamas when I made it!

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  6. Those glitter are fantastic! And when you said stringy I didn't think it was THAT stringy! Maybe a bit of thinner?

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    1. I'm going to try with thinner, and if that doesn't work I have to just toss is and fill the bottle with another cool polish :)

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  7. Great striping job! :) I'd love to have such pyjamas :)

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  8. I like it! Those blue glitter looks so pretty :)

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    1. Thank you. That glitter impressed me a lot! :)

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  9. I think polish would last 10 days if you sat still and didn't move or touch anything! No way does any last more than 2-3 for me! Love this mani!

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    1. Thank you, and I agree. I usually can't keep them longer for three days, but I prefer changing daily so I don't mind :)

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