Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Trend It Up ~ #030


Trend It Up ~ #030
Grass green with holographic microglitter

I still have two more untried polishes from Trend It Up. I bought them in Germany on a holiday.

The formula is really good and so is the coverage. I used two easy coats for full opacity and the drying time was good.

This shade of green always make me want to add flowers so that's exactly what I did. I bought these water decals on Aliexpress recently and they're just gorgeous. I applied them with my clear stamper - that has made decal placement on the nails so much easier!

Here’s the final result including a layer of topcoat. The photo is taken in daylight.

Trend It Up ~ #030

I love this.

Trend It Up ~ #030

Here’s #030 alone. This is two coats and no topcoat. I think it's gorgeous even though it may not be perfect for my skin tone.

Trend It Up ~ #030
Trend It Up ~ #030

I love the “Prisma Tip”-collection from Trend it Up. They are really awesome!



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Crème with microglitter
Overall impression: Great polish, I love it
Buy again: yes

Monday, May 20, 2019

Nail Nation 3000 ~ Stomping Grapes


Nail Nation 3000 ~ Stomping Grapes
Blue linear holo

"Stomping Grapes" was a limited edition "customer appreciation" polish made all the way back in the beginning of 2015. And yes, this one has been sitting in the box of untrieds ever since, can you believe it!?

The formula is like a crelly. I used two coats to build up the opacity. You might need three coats if you have longer nails than I do. The drying time is really good.

The stamp I used is from Moyou London's stamping plate "Back to the 60's-04" and I stamped with a grey stamping polish from El Corazón with the great name "Gray". I topped it all with a layer of "Northern Lights" holo glitter topper from "Out the Door", and this, dear readers, is the final result of my efforts. This photo is taken with flash.

Nail Nation 3000 ~ Stomping Grapes

This next photo is taken under a lamp.

Nail Nation 3000 ~ Stomping Grapes

Here's "Stomping Grapes" alone photographed with flash. This is two coats and no topcoat.

Nail Nation 3000 ~ Stomping Grapes
Nail Nation 3000 ~ Stomping Grapes

Here are the things I used today.


"Stomping Grapes" was limited edition and is no longer available.



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: I like the finish. It's a tad too dark for me though.
Buy again: No

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Edding L.A.Q.U.E ~ Vibrant Venus


Edding L.A.Q.U.E ~ Vibrant Venus
Metallic red

Today's polish was a Christmas present from my boyfriend. I know he bought it for me on our vacation to Germany last year. I didn't even know that Edding made polishes!

The formula is great and the polish covers in one single coat. It's so easy to work with and the drying time is really good.

When it was all dry I put tape diagonally on my nails and painted the lower third dark blue with Essence's "Start the blue Rebellion" from the "Hip Girls wear Blue Jeans"-collection. I also painted a glittery stripe between the two polishes; I used Essence's "Hello Holo" for the glittery stripes.

Here's the final result including topcoat.

Edding L.A.Q.U.E ~ Vibrant Venus

I really like this.

Edding L.A.Q.U.E ~ Vibrant Venus

This is "Vibrant Venus" on its own; two coats and no topcoat yet. It does cover completely in one single coat - the second coat didn't make any difference.

Edding L.A.Q.U.E ~ Vibrant Venus
Edding L.A.Q.U.E ~ Vibrant Venus

Here are the polishes I used today.

Essence: Start the Blue Rebellion, Edding L.A.Q.U.E: Vibrant Venus, Essence: Hello Holo
Essence: Start the Blue Rebellion, Edding L.A.Q.U.E: Vibrant Venus, Essence: Hello Holo

"Vibrant Venus" came in a set of two polishes. The other polish is a glitter topper which I can't wait to wear!



Number of coats: 2 but this is a true one coater
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Metallic
Overall impression: Great quality, nice colour and finish. I like that the bottle look like a marker
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Rival de Loop ~ Indian Feeling


Rival de Loop ~ Indian Feeling
Pink to orange shimmery duochrome

I always check out Rival de Loop's displays when I'm only holiday in Germany. They make many great effect polish in cool colours. "Indian Feeling" is such a polish.

The formula is great and this is not a topper. I used two easy coats for full opacity. The drying time is good.

I added glitter - as if shimmer and duochrome effect isn't enough, haha! I used Miss Sporty’s blue and pink microglitter for that; it has got number 889.

The butterflies on the two fingernails are water decals and the black dots are just made with a dotter.

Here's the final result in the sunset.

Rival de Loop ~ Indian Feeling

Isn't it just pretty? The glitter just peaks through.

Rival de Loop ~ Indian Feeling

Here's "Indian Feeling" on its own; two coats and no topcoat.

Rival de Loop ~ Indian Feeling
Rival de Loop ~ Indian Feeling

Here are the two polishes I used.

Miss Sporty: 889 and Rival de Loop: Indian Feeling
Miss Sporty: 889 and Rival de Loop: Indian Feeling

"Indian Feeling" is a gorgeous polish, I love it!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Duochrome, shimmer
Overall impression: Great colour, effect and quality. Great polish!
Buy again: Yes

Friday, May 17, 2019

BeautyBigBang ~ #001


BeautyBigBang ~ #001
Purple to green colourshifting shimmer

Today I'm wearing a quite an amazing colour shifter. It's from BeautyBigBang and I bought this from Aliexpress.

The formula is good and this duochrome works without underwear. I used two easy coats for full opacity and the drying time is really good.

I wasn't originally going to do anything with it because the colour shift is so pretty. But I dented one of the nails after photographing it - so I ended up covering the dent with a nail sticker shaped as a feather.

I applied topcoat and here's the final manicure:

BeautyBigBang ~ #001

I really like the shift in this polish.

BeautyBigBang ~ #001

Here's #001 alone; this is two coats and no topcoat.

BeautyBigBang ~ #001
BeautyBigBang ~ #001

Isn't it just gorgeous?

BeautyBigBang ~ #001
BeautyBigBang ~ #001

I love this, I think it's really pretty. 

I had to thin the polish before I applied it. The lid wasn't 100 % shut when I received it, so it has leaked a tiny bit, and has also thickened up a bit. It was nothing that thinner couldn't fix though.



Number of coats: 2. No underwear required.
Drying time: Really good.
Finish: Duochrome, shimmer.
Overall impression: Great shift, good polish, I like the drying time as well.
Buy again: Yes