Sunday, September 15, 2019

W7 ~ Cerise Pink and Orly ~ Warm It Up


W7 ~ Cerise Pink and Orly ~ Warm It Up
Red with pink shimmer & White and coral glitters and hexes in a clear base

Today's manicure is really simple: It's a shimmer polish with a glitter polish on top. I love both shimmer and glitter, as you may know by now.

First two layers of "Cerise Pink" from W7. It's easy to work with and covers pretty good. The first layer came on a bit sheer, but the second coat made up for that so I didn't need a third coat. The drying time is average.

Then one layer of "Warm It Up" from Orly. It's a lovely white and coral glitter.

On top of that a layer of topcoat, and here's the final result.

W7: Cerise Pink with Orly: Warm It Up
W7: Cerise Pink with Orly: Warm It Up

Don't they look great together?!

W7: Cerise Pink with Orly: Warm It Up
W7: Cerise Pink with Orly: Warm It Up

This is two layers of "Cerise Pink" on its own; no topcoat yet.

W7: Cerise Pink
W7: Cerise Pink

I really like the shimmer in this one.

W7: Cerise Pink
W7: Cerise Pink

Here are the two polishes together.

W7: Cerise Pink and Orly: Warm It Up
W7: Cerise Pink and Orly: Warm It Up

These two are both winners for sure.



Number of coats: 2 of the shimmer, 1 of the glitter topper
Drying time: Average
Finish: Shimmer and glitter
Overall impression: Great polishes both of them, I love them
Buy again: Yes to both

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Sally Hansen ~ Thinking of Blue with My Dance ~ 001 LS


Sally Hansen ~ Thinking of Blue with My Dance ~ 001 LS
Dark blue crème topped with holo

I bought "001 LS" from My Dance as a silver holo. It looked a bit sheer though so I decided to use it as a holo topper.

So I chose "Thinking of Blue" from Sally Hansen as my base. It's an oldie in my collection and I can't even remember when I wore it last. I used two easy coats of that and the drying time was good.

I topped it with one coat of My Dance's "001 LS". It's sheer but actually only just sheer enough to work as a topper. It did grey the base colour a lot, but I still like the end result.

The silvery lines on my nails are water decals.

Here's the final result, including a layer of topcoat.

Sally Hansen ~ Thinking of Blue with My Dance ~ 001 LS

This is two coats of "Thinking of Blue" as the base, and one layer of holo goodness from My Dance: "001 LS". It created some lovely rainbows.

Sally Hansen ~ Thinking of Blue with My Dance ~ 001 LS

Here's "Thinking of Blue" alone; two coats and no topcoat yet.

Sally Hansen ~ Thinking of Blue
Sally Hansen ~ Thinking of Blue

This is the same thing in the shade. There are still rainbows, but you can see how much the holo greys out the blue. I'd still do it again though :D

Sally Hansen ~ Thinking of Blue with My Dance ~ 001 LS
Sally Hansen ~ Thinking of Blue with My Dance ~ 001 LS

These are the things I used today.


I like it, that's all there is to say :D



Number of coats: 2 of the base, topped with 1 of the holo
Drying time: Good
Finish: Crème / holo
Overall impression: Great polishes both of them
Buy again: Yes to both

Friday, September 13, 2019

Morgan Taylor ~ Just Me And My Piano


Morgan Taylor ~ Just Me And My Piano
Red toned purple crème

"Just Me And My Piano" is from Morgan Taylor's Summer 2019 collection "Rocketman".

The formula is good; the polish is so fast drying that you need to work really fast to get an even surface. I managed though.

I added a holo microglitter topper from NailNation3000 called "Glimmering Hope" - both to bling it up a bit but also to get an even and smooth surface.

The stamp is from the stamping plate "ZJOY-plus016". I stamped with a stamping polish from Born Pretty Store called "Miss Pink".

Here's the final result, including a layer of topcoat.

Morgan Taylor ~ Just Me And My Piano

I really like the outcome!

Morgan Taylor ~ Just Me And My Piano

Here's "Just Me And My Piano" alone; two coats and no topcoat. The polish dries up semi matte.

Morgan Taylor ~ Just Me And My Piano
Morgan Taylor: Just Me And My Piano

And this is two coats of "Just Me And My Piano" topped with a single layer of NailNation3000 "Glimmering Hope".

Morgan Taylor "Just Me And My Piano" topped with NailNation3000 "Glimmering Hope"
Morgan Taylor "Just Me And My Piano" topped with NailNation3000 "Glimmering Hope"

Here's the stuff I used today.


I really like this polish, I think it's awesome!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Wicked fast
Finish: Créme that dries up semi matte
Overall impression: Great colour and quality; I love it
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Cupcake Polish ~ #Skwad


Cupcake Polish ~ #Skwad
Deep pink linear holo

#Skwad was made as a Facebook group custom back in June 2016. It's a lovely deep pink linear holo - Cupcake polish makes some really great holographic polishes!

The formula is really good and the polish covers really well. I used two coats to achieve full opacity. The drying time was really good.

The stamp is from the stamping plate "JR-98" and I stamped with Color Club's "Harp on it".

Then I topped it with topcoat and took my photos. Here's the whole thing photographed with flash.

Cupcake Polish ~ #Skwad
Cupcake Polish ~ #Skwad

Here's the same thing photographed under a lamp. I really like this.

Cupcake Polish ~ #Skwad
Cupcake Polish ~ #Skwad

This is #Skwad on its own; two coats and no topcoat. This picture is taken in the evening sun. I love the rainbows here!

Cupcake Polish ~ #Skwad
Cupcake Polish ~ #Skwad

These are the things I used today.


I love #Skwad - I think it's gorgeous!

#Skwad was limited edition and is no longer available.



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Great colour and finish, I love the rainbows!
Buy again: Yes