Monday, December 15, 2014

Blackheart from Hot Topic ~ Navy



Blackheart from Hot Topic ~ Navy
Navy blue shimmer

I am a sucker for polishes in odd bottles and it isn’t a secret that skulls fascinate me, so Blackheart polishes in their skull bottles are just perfect for me.

I am not impressed by the formula though. It’s a bit on the runny side, which I absolutely hate, and it’s not easy to apply where you want it. That’s why the edges are a bit ragged on my pictures, haha. Bear with me! :)

I used two coats to make it all opaque and the drying time between the coats is average. It dries up super shiny, so I didn’t apply a topcoat for this picture:


I added glitter. I used a blue glitter with silver hexes from DNA Italy. I can’t find a name on the bottle, so let’s just call it blue glitter. The glitter spreads out easily and evenly. It smells a bit odd and the drying time isn’t the fastest, but it looks good. Here’s one coat over the Blackheart:


I wanted more colour! I made two half stripes on each nail with a striper from HITS called Pink. It looks a bit neon coral to me, but never mind. I think I got it in a grab bag from Ninja Polish when they still existed, and even though I really like HITS polishes as a rule, this striper isn’t good. This is the first time I’ve used it and it’s already gloopy, stringy and weird. It smells too :D
Anyway, two stripes on each nail and I went over it an extra time with the striper to make it nice and opaque over the dark blue. I added a layer of topcoat and then my mani was done:


That’s it! Do you like Blackheart polishes?


Blackheart ~ Navy
Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Formula is runny, and not easy to paint with. Drying time could be faster. I like the colour though and I love the bottle!
Buy again: Yes

14 comments:

  1. Nice blue and I like the final result. :-) Yeah odd bottles appeal to me too :-)

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    1. Thank you!
      I got a little box full of odd bottles of polish. Some of the colours are really weird, but the bottles are pretty. Silly, really :D

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  2. It's a beautiful blue and a lovely end result - and I also love my skull bottles :)

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    1. I know you do, they're sooo cool, aren't they! :)

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  3. Beautiful combo!! i'm really digging those lines too even though the striper sucked!

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    1. Sometimes stripers are like that, it's a pain. Often I just use regular polish and a striper brush :)

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  4. Shame about the formula. But the glitter top coat is great on this!

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    1. Thank you, I really like the topper on it too :)

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