Tuesday, August 22, 2017

KBShimmer ~ Ink Again

KBShimmer ~ Ink Again
Cobalt blue linear holo

Ink Again is from the Winter/Holiday collection from 2016. It’s a beautiful blue linear holographic polish.

I used two coats for my manis. The first coat acted up a bit patchy, but the second coat went on effortlessly. The drying time was really good.

The stamping plate I used is called QJ-L13 and I stamped with El Corazón’s stamping polish Orchid.

Here’s the final mani including topcoat. The picture is taken with flash because the sun didn’t want to come out and play.

This picture is taken in ordinary daylight, no sun.

Here’s Ink Again on its own. It’s such a pretty colour.

Here’s the stuff I used for my mani.

Ink Again is a really cool blue. I like it a lot.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Formula is jelly-ish, but it still covered in two coats. Cool colour
Buy again: Yes

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sinful Colors ~ Real Regal

Sinful Colors ~ Real Regal
Hot pink with pink shimmer

Real Regal is from the Kylie Jenner King Kylie Signature collection. It’s a fantastic hot pink shimmer polish. It is easy to work with and it covers in two easy and fast drying coats. When I bought it I actually thought it was a topper, but it is definitely not.

I made some random dots in black and silver on my tips. I used OPI’s black “Never have too mani Friends” and Colors by Llarowe’s silver stamping polish “Sparkling Diamonds” for my dots.

I topped it all with a layer of topcoat, and here’s my final mani taken in daylight.

I really like the mix of hot pink, silver and black!

Here’s Real Regal on its own. Look at the shimmer! I don’t have any polish quite like this one – it’s a winner for sure!

Here are the three sisters side by side.

This could easily turn out to be a favourite drug store polish. I love the colour and the beautiful shimmer.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Wow, what a great polish. I love the colour, the formula, the finish…
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, August 20, 2017

KBShimmer ~ Tall Pink Of Water

KBShimmer ~ Tall Pink Of Water
Magenta/purple linear holo

Tall Pink of Water is a HHC Facegroup custom from February 2017. It’s a lovely strong looking holo in the bottle and I really hoped that all the holo goodness would transfer onto the nails. And it did! :D

The formula is good and it dries wicked fast. That means that you have to work fast and can’t go over the same spot too many times.

I used two coats for full opacity. I also applied a layer of topcoat.

So this is two coats and one layer of topcoat taken with flash:

Aren’t those rainbows just amazing? I love them!

Here’s the same thing in the lightbox, no flash. I still love the colour.

I wore it like this for two reasons: It was late and I didn’t want to mess around with nail art plus it’s a lovely looking polish on its own.

Tall Pink of Water was limited edition and is no longer available. That’s a shame!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Wicked fast
Finish: Strong linear holo
Overall impression: I would date this polish – I love everything about it :D
Buy again: Yes please!