Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Colors by Llarowe meets Dance Legend’s Spot It

Colors by Llarowe meets Dance Legend’s Spot It
-      In a stamped marble mani

I am always intrigued when new types of polishes show up on the market. Spot It is Dance Legend’s fairly new line of polishes. They’re supposed to be acting a bit like crackles – just with bubbles (or spots) instead. I have bought two of them, a red and a white. I have already tried the white but I didn’t quite get the desired effect: Check this post out to see how that experiment went. Back then I tried “Spot It” on tacky polish but I have now seen videos where the effect show up when you apply it to wet polish so that’s what I tried today.

I used three polishes: Colors by Llarowe “Living on Borrowed Time” and “Healing Waters” and of course Dance Legend “Spot it 02 White”. I made a few drips of each polish on my silicone mat, drew a few lines in the polish with a thin dotting tool, dipped my stamper in the mix and transferred it onto my nails.

Did it work? Not really. I mean, the colours work really well together but I didn’t get the desired bubbly effect on my nails. I had a bit of the effect on the mat so the polish works, but it doesn’t really count when it’s not on the nails :D

Here’s the final mani including a layer of topcoat. I am holding Healing Waters on this picture.

I really like the mix of colours. I’m holding Living on Borrowed Time on this picture.

Here are the three polishes I used.

I am not giving up. I want to make Spot It work. I just need to play with it more. Any tips will be highly appreciated, thank you.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Colors by Llarowe ~ Living on Borrowed Time

Colors by Llarowe ~ Living on Borrowed Time
Orchid purple linear holographic with blue and red flame

Living on Borrowed Time was polish of the month for April 2017 and only sold for a very limited period of time. When CbL started making POTM I considered whether I should buy them all, no matter how much I liked them or not – I am a collector after all. I did however decide to be realistic and only buy the ones I actually like. That means that there are a lot of them that I haven’t bought, but Living on Borrowed Time is drop dead gorgeous!

The formula is fantastic and so easy to work with. It glides on easily, doesn’t intend to flood the cuticles, and it dries really fast.

Here’s two coats and a thin layer of topcoat taken with flash.

I love that red flame, it makes the polish so beautiful.

This photo is taken in ordinary daylight, no sun. I just love that colour!

I wore it like that because I didn’t feel like adding anything to it.

I only have positive words for this polish. Unfortunately it was limited edition and is no longer available.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Ooh la la! Big thumbs up from me, it’s gorgeous!
Buy again: Yes!

Monday, May 22, 2017

IT Style ~ #43

IT Style ~ #43
Green crème

I usually look for new polish brands when I travel. I think it’s fun to try something new! I found IT Style on my trip to Italy and they looked to pretty to miss. I mostly bought glittery polishes, but two crème polishes also came with me home, and #43 is the first one to shine on the blog.

But first – let me show you how it all ended:

The first picture is taken with flash and this second one is taken in ordinary daylight, no sun. The glitter is added on – it’s El Corazón’s 421h/25, a really lovely holo glitter that makes everything sparkle nicely. The studs are cheap ones from Aliexpress.

Here is #43 on its own. It’s super easy to work with, really well pigmented and pretty. The drying time is average.

Here are the two polishes I used.

I am really happy with my first IT Style polish and I can’t wait to try the other ones I bought. Stay tuned for that.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Crème
Overall impression: Great formula, easy to work with, cute colour
Buy again: Yes