Sunday, February 17, 2019

Essie ~ 1535 Slay Up Slate


Essie ~ 1535 Slay Up Slate
Grey crushed glitter, textured

“Slay Up Slate” is one of six polishes from the Concrete Glitters-collection from Autumn 2018. I bought all six of them because they looked so beautiful.

“Slay Up Slate” is the second one I try on. It’s a really nice grey polish with lots of sparkles. The formula is good and easy to work with. I used two easy coats for full opacity and the drying time is good.

I double stamped on it. The stamp is from the stamping plate BP-L003 and I stamped with black and white stamping polishes from BornPrettyStore. I stamped with white first on two fingers and with black first on the other two. Which combination do you prefer?

Here’s the end result including a layer of topcoat.

Essie ~ 1535 Slay Up Slate

I love stamping with black and white over grey!

Essie ~ 1535 Slay Up Slate

And this is “Slay Up Slate” alone, two coats and no topcoat.

Essie ~ 1535 Slay Up Slate
Essie ~ 1535 Slay Up Slate

Here is the stuff I used today.


I don’t wear grey much but I really like this one.

Here’ll be links to the other polishes in the Concrete Glitters-collection:

1536 Can’t Stop Her In Copper (Golden beige)
1537 City Slicker (Magenta)
1538 Night Owl (Blue-ish teal)
1539 Venture To The Venue (Nude-ish beige)



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Glittery texture
Overall impression: Great formula, pretty gritty surface, Very classy
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Essie ~ 1534 Beat Of The Moment

Essie ~ 1534 Beat Of The Moment
rose pink crushed glitter, textured

“Beat Of The Moment” is one of six polishes from the Concrete Glitters-collection from Autumn 2018. I bought all six of them because they looked so beautiful.

“Beat Of The Moment” is the first one I try on. It’s a baby pink polish, not a colour I’d usually go for, but for once I bought an entire collection. The formula is good and easy to work with. I used two easy coats for full opacity and the drying time is good.

I stamped on it. The stamp is from the stamping plate BP-L061 and I stamped with a bright fuchsia stamping polish from KADS.

Here’s the end result including a layer of topcoat.

Essie ~ 1534 Beat Of The Moment
 
And this is “Beat Of The Moment” alone, two coats and no topcoat.

Essie ~ 1534 Beat Of The Moment
Essie ~ 1534 Beat Of The Moment

Here is the stuff I used today.


I’ll be completely honest with you: I wasn’t thrilled with this. The base colour isn’t quite me and the stamping didn’t help much. So all in all this was a “meh” for me.

Here’ll be links to the other polishes in the Concrete Glitters-collection:

1536 Can’t Stop Her In Copper (Golden beige)
1537 City Slicker (Magenta)
1538 Night Owl (Blue-ish teal)
1539 Venture To The Venue (Nude-ish beige)



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Glittery texture
Overall impression: Great formula, pretty gritty surface, not really my colour
Buy again: No

Friday, February 15, 2019

P2 Color Victim ~ Artful

P2 Color Victim ~ Artful
Jade green crème

I originally bought this polish for a friend but it ended up staying with me.

It’s a lovely jade green. The formula is good and seemed easy to work with. Looking on the first pictures, I can see that a layer of topcoat helps the polish smooth out a lot.

I used two coats for full opacity. The drying time was really good.

I added glitter: Essence’s “Julia”, which is quite a few years old by now.

The stamp is from Moyou London’s stamping plate “Tropical Collection-23” and I stamped with El Corazón’s stamping polish “Mint”.

Here’s the final manicure.

P2 Color Victim ~ Artful

This is two layers of “Artful” followed by a layer of the glitter “Julia”.

P2 Color Victim ~ Artful

And here’s “Artful” alone. This is two coats and no topcoat. I don’t know why the colour is a bit “flat” on this picture :/

P2 Color Victim ~ Artful
P2 Color Victim ~ Artful

Here are the three polishes and the stamping plate I used today.


That’s it for today, folks :D

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Crème
Overall impression: Great colour. The polish needs a topcoat over it to be evened out properly
Buy again: Yes