Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Claire's: 64839 Emerald


Claire's: 64839 Emerald
Emerald green with metallic silver shimmer

The formula of "Emerald" is really great and super easy to work with. I used two coats with a good drying time for my nails today.

I decided to make a nail vinyl gradient on it with yellow and orange and then top it with China Glaze's "Fairy Dust", that I haven't been using for a while.

Here's the final result:

Claire's: 64839 Emerald

I really like the result of this, I think it's gorgeous!

Claire's: 64839 Emerald

Here's 64839 "Emerald" alone; two coats and a layer of topcoat. Isn't that just a gorgeous sparkly green?

Claire's: 64839 Emerald
Claire's: 64839 Emerald

And here are the things I used today:

Claire's: Emerald; China Glaze: Fairy Dust; El Corazón stamping polishes: Yellow & Pumpkin
Claire's: Emerald; China Glaze: Fairy Dust; El Corazón stamping polishes: Yellow & Pumpkin

There was a time where I thought of Claire's polishes as cheap crap. I don't feel that way anymore. Yes, they are definitely affordable (especially when they're on sale), but they have so many cool colours and finishes.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Metallic silver shimmer
Overall impression: Great formula, colour and effect
Buy again: Yes

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Girly Bits: Remember Aja


Girly Bits: Remember Aja
Purple holo with shimmer

This polish is created in the memory of Aja.

Copied from Girly Bits' website:

On March 21, 2013 Aja Sopanee Chandler (11) died in a tragic accident. Loving daughter of Joe and Sopha Chandler, and sister to Jude (9) and Vance (5), she will be missed by all.
Please visit www.rememberaja.org to educate yourself, your family, and friends, about the dangers of "The Choking Game" and self-asphyxiation.

My bottle of "Remember Aja" has been sitting in a box for over five years so it needed a really good shake before I actually applied it. The formula is still good though and I used two coats for full coverage. The drying time is good.

The stamp I used is from the stamping plate "ShopAnts XL-006" and I stamped with a neon pink stamping polish from Colour Alike called "We Can Boogie".

This is the final result including a layer of topcoat.

Girly Bits: Remember Aja
Girly Bits: Remember Aja

I expected the neon pink to be more prominent but I like the result anyway.

Girly Bits: Remember Aja
Girly Bits: Remember Aja

And here's "Remember Aja" alone; two coats and no topcoat. All today's photos are taken in the sunshine.

Girly Bits: Remember Aja
Girly Bits: Remember Aja

Here's the stuff I used today.


I really like this polish. The formula is great and colour is nice.

#girlybits  #rememberaja


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Holographic
Overall impression: Nice formula and colour
Buy again: Yes

Monday, May 25, 2020

Color Club: Bougie Baby


Color Club: Bougie Baby
Blue and holo microglitter in a clear base

I think it takes three coats if you want to wear "Bougie Baby" on its own. I wasn't in the mood for that so I layered it over a sky blue shimmer polish from Golden Rose, #103.

So: One layer of base colour and one layer of the glitter.

The colour reminded me of the sea so I stamped oceanic motifs on it. I found them all on Moyou London's stamping plate "Sailor Collection-01" and I stamped with a regular black stamping polish from El Corazón.

Here's the result.

Color Club: Bougie Baby

Another shot of it:

Color Club: Bougie Baby

And here's "Bougie Baby" alone. 1 coat of base colour and 1 coat of glitter. No topcoat yet. 

Color Club: Bougie Baby
Color Club: Bougie Baby

Here are the things I used today.


I really like this glitter and the only thing I regretted was to stamp on it with black. I should have either stamped in dark blue, white or a neon pink, for instance. But never mind, tomorrow is another manicure :D


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Microglitter
Overall impression: Really nice glitter.
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Great Lakes Lacquer: Let Your Chaos Explode


Great Lakes Lacquer: Let Your Chaos Explode
A medium violet filled with a blue/purple shimmer, a touch a scattered holographic and exploding with orange to gold to green shifting iridescent flake

"Let Your Chaos Explode" is part of "For The Love Of Polish"-box for March 2020. The theme for March was "The Witcher".

"Let Your Chaos Explode" is the star of this box in my opinion. The colour is great, the flakes are in a great contrasting colour and there are just the right amount of them in the bottle. The formula is good too. I used two coats for my nails today, which is enough for real life nails. I should have added a third coat for the camera though, but two coats are enough if you don't have a camera that picks up every little irregularity.

The stamp is from the stamping plate "Mezerdoo C47" and I stamped with Colour Alike's "Fuchsia Flash".

This is the final result, including a layer of topcoat.

Great Lakes Lacquer: Let Your Chaos Explode
Great Lakes Lacquer: Let Your Chaos Explode

I love that the stamp matches the colour of the flakes.

Great Lakes Lacquer: Let Your Chaos Explode
Great Lakes Lacquer: Let Your Chaos Explode

Here's "Let Your Chaos Explode" alone; two coats and no topcoat.

Great Lakes Lacquer: Let Your Chaos Explode
Great Lakes Lacquer: Let Your Chaos Explode

And these are the things I have used today. The photo is really overexposed because of the sun :D


Links to the other two polishes in the box:

This is my favourite of the three polishes in the box this month. I really like the colour, the effect and everything else about it. 
All these three polishes were limited edition and is no longer available.


Number of coats: 2 (I should have worn 3 for the camera)
Drying time: Good
Finish: Flakie
Overall impression: Really nice and pretty polish
Buy again: Yes