Tuesday, May 21, 2013

No7 ~ Vivid Violet & China Glaze ~ Bad Kitty



No7 ~ Vivid Violet
Purple red-toned shimmer
&
China Glaze ~ Bad Kitty
Iridescent glitter in a pale pink jelly base

I bought No7 on my vacation in London. I haven’t tried the brand before, but the purple looked really cool, so I wanted to give it a try.

The formula is really good. It applies easily and it took two coats to reach desired opacity. Drying time is pretty average, which is ok.

Here’s what two coats look like. There’s no top coat involved just yet: 



Isn’t that shine just looking great?


I think this is a fine purple!


Now for the glitter. “Bad Kitty” is a birthday gift from one of the girls I’m in a birthday group with, namely Maria. I was very pleased to unwrap it, because it’s been on my wish list for a while now :)

Anyway, one coat of Bad Kitty and here’s what that looks like:



The glitter is denser than I though it would be, but I really like the look of it.


Stamping time! I used my new stamping plate Apipila01 and I stamped with Kiko 616 Silver from their Mirror collection. I sealed it all up with a layer of Poshé top coat, and here’s the final mani: 
 

I must admit that the glitter underneath overwhelms the heart design a bit, but I like it anyway!


Here are the polishes I used:


So there you have it: Three new polishes used in one single mani :)


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

14 comments:

  1. It's beautiful - and I love that purple a lot - never heard of the brand before either...

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    1. The purple is really cool in real life too - and I've bought a couple of others from the same brand, so let's see if they can live up to this one :)

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  2. I love everything about this mani! <3

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  3. Oooh I like the final result! It's very fun and festive, like a party on the nails! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. It actually felt exactly like that - so that's well seen :D

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  4. Can never do wrong with purple in my eyes. LOVE the result.

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    1. I'm a purple fan too! :) Thank you!!

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  5. I agree with ladies above, it is like a party on your nails! Very pretty overall! Stamping seems to work here, it looks so sweet together with the glitter (:

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    1. It's great to have a party on the nails like this, I love that! :)

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  6. You give me an interesting idea to put design on the glitter :) It looks simply amazing!

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    1. Thank you so much! I really liked it myself too :)

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  7. I'm really loving this combo as a whole :)

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