Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Ms. Sparkle ~ Come on Eileen

Ms. Sparkle ~ Come on Eileen
Green to purple duochrome with shimmer and colour changing flakies

This is my first Ms. Sparkle polish and it’s a special one too. It was made as a Facebook group custom in January 2017 and there actually weren’t enough polish for all the girls in the group because the maker ran out of supplies. So I was very lucky to grab a bottle.

The polish is sheer and like many of her multichromatic sisters she likes to be worn over underwear. Come on Eileen does build up in three coats. I wear three coats on my pinkie and two coats over black on the rest of my fingers. There’s also a layer of topcoat involved.

This first picture is taken in the sun to show off the pretty shimmer.

Here’s a picture taken in my lightbox. Now you can see the flakies.

The colour shift was way more prominent in the bottle than on my nails, which is a shame. It’s pretty nonetheless.

On this picture you may be able to see a bit of the shift.

Come On Eileen has two sisters, which I also bought. I’m going to get back to those later. The polish was limited edition and is no longer available.

Number of coats: 2 over black or 3 on its own
Drying time: Average
Finish: Duochrome with shimmer and flakies
Overall impression: I like this way more on the pictures than I did when I wore it
Buy again: No

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Born Pretty round nail studs with dots

Born Pretty round nail studs with dots

It’s time for another review! Today I’m going to show you some really cool dotted nail studs I received for an honest review from
Born Pretty Store.

They are listed here. They came in a little bag with 30 studs in it and this is what they look like:

I decided to use them with a beautiful holographic polish (also from Born Pretty Store” called Ocean Kingdom. You can find Ocean Kingdom by clicking this link if you’re interested.

This is what the studs look like on the nails, including a layer of topcoat:

Here’s a flash picture as well, I just love the rainbows and the dotted studs really suits the polish in my opinion.

The last picture is taken in ordinary daylight on a cloudy day.

 The verdict:

Easy to work with
Makes a cool edition to a manicure

I think they’re a bit expensive: $2.26 for 30 studs
They come in a flimsy bag that isn’t easy to reseal

BornPrettyStore has got free worldwide shipping, and is offering my readers a 10% discount. All you have to do is to use the code JCJ61 when you check out. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Rica ~ Vampire Sangria

Rica ~ Vampire Sangria
Deep magenta (almost wine red) linear holo with golden micro flakies

Vampire Sangria is another polish I got in a grab bag, and it’s from October 2015 Beauty Quartet Box + 4 – Halloween edition: Trick or Treat, a limited edition that came in 50 boxes only.

The formula was good and easy to work with, and so was the coverage. I used two easy and fast drying coats for my mani.

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

Isn’t that pretty? I really like it! This is what it looks like in ordinary daylight, no sun.

I dapped a little bit of pink holo on the middle of each nail with Color Club’s Miss Bliss. Then I stamped a flower on each nail. The stamping plate I used was UR Beautiful-03 and I stamped with El Corazón’s black stamping polish. I applied a layer of topcoat and this is my final mani in the flashlight:

This is the daylight picture. I love this!

Here are the three pretty sisters:

I have seen pictures of all the polishes from that box and I must say that Vampire Sangria is the pretties by far. I am so happy that it was that one that ended up in my grab bag :D

Vampire Sangria was limited edition and is no longer available.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo with flakies
Overall impression: Really good polish. Pleasant colour, good effect!
Buy again: Yes