Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Miss Sporty ~ Funtasy 030

Miss Sporty ~ Funtasy 030
Magenta with holo sprinkles

Today’s mani is made with nail vinyls. Not the cheap kind from Aliexpress or Evilbay, but more expensive ones – which I thought was a better quality. I mean – you do pay the extra buck for something other than just the design, right?

Let me tell you: I had a struggle with the vinyls. I picked a design with many lines in it and I had to pick out each line manually with a tweezer! That was a lot of work, and I’m usually not willing to work that hard to get pretty nails. The material (the vinyl) seemed to be of a better quality than the ones I’ve bought cheap from China: I only manage to ruin one vinyl despite all my struggles, so I guess that’s a plus. I love the design of the vinyl but dang, that was just too hard.

I used Miss Sporty Funtasy 030 as my base colour, and I sponged silver and purple over it. The silver it Color Club’s Harp on It, and the purple is Colors by Llarowe’s stamping polish Lilac Petals.

Here’s my final mani in the sun, including a layer of topcoat:

Here’s the same thing taken in ordinary daylight. I really like the gradient I created on top of the magenta.

Here’s Miss Sporty on its own. It’s two easy coats, and the drying time is average. It’s a really lovely drugstore polish, I like it.

These are the three polishes I used.

I really like this mani but I must admit that I was not completely thrilled over the vinyls. Perhaps I just chose the most difficult design. I’ll try a less complicated one next time for sure :D

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Polish with holo sprinkles
Overall impression: What a great base polish, I like it.
Buy again: Yes

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Emily de Molly ~ Transpire

Emily de Molly ~ Transpire
Turquoise linear holo

I have always loved Emily de Molly’s holos! Both the quality and the holo effect is always living up to my high expectations. Transpire is no exception.

The formula is great and the coverage is good. Two easy coats it what it takes to achieve full opacity and the drying time is good.

I didn’t want to overwhelm this beautiful polish so I limited my nail art to an accent nail. The white polish is El Corazón’s Iron Hard 418/1, the stamp is from the stamping plate Mezerdoo36 and the stamping polish is El Corazón’s Emerald.

This is my final mani in the sun.

Here’s the same thing in the lightbox.

These are the things I used for my mani:

Transpire is a bit of a chameleon that changes colour depending on the environment. When I look at my nails right now, as I write this, they are definitely leaning more green than blue. When I go to the next room they show up more blue. Nice, I like that.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Wow, this is a fantastic polish!
Buy again: Yes

Monday, July 24, 2017

Cupcake Polish ~ Jolly

Cupcake Polish ~ Jolly
Purple jelly with holographic microglitters

Jolly is from the Candyland collection from early Summer 2017. It’s a part of a six polish collection, of which I bought three: Queen, Frostine and Mr. Mint. Click on the names to see the other two polishes.

The formula is equally good as it was on the previous two polishes, and so is the coverage. I used two easy coats for full opacity and the drying time was really good.

I stamped on it. I used the stamping plate Mezerdoo35 and I stamped with two stamping polises from El Corazón: White and Pink Neon. I applied a layer of Moyra’s stamping topcoat before I took my pictures.

Here’s my final mani in the sun:

This picture is taken in the lightbox. The holo glitter still glistens and I love that stamping gradient!!

Here’s Jolly alone in the sunshine. It’s two coats and no topcoat here.

These are the polishes and the plate I used for my mani.

I really like Jolly and her two sisters. Some girls have said that this collection isn’t super unique. I agree with that, but I am still really happy with the polishes. They’re gorgeous, and that’s what counts.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Jelly with holo microglitter
Overall impression: Very pretty, good quality polish  
Buy again: Yes