Sunday, August 19, 2018

Born Pretty polish ~ Green Elf


Born Pretty polish ~ Green Elf
Green linear holographic

Born Pretty Store sent me a couple of things in return for an honest review recently, and today I’m going to show you a really beautiful green linear holographic nail polish. It’s listed as “Deluxe Holographic Nail Polish”, and you can find it on Born Pretty Store’s website by clicking on this link.

The formula is great and easy to work with. The coverage is really good too, and you can actually get away with one single coat of polish! I used two coats for my manicure because I prefer it like that. The drying time is good.

I really like the colour, which can be described as “peacock green”, so I added a peacock feather on my accent nail. It’s a water decal.

Here’s how beautiful “Green Elf” is. This is two coats and the photo is taken in the sun.


Look at all those beautiful rainbows!


Oh, and there’s also a peacock feather on the bottle of polish – isn’t that just appropriate!


Here’s a line up of the polishes I used today.



The verdict:

Pros:
Beautiful colour
Great formula and drying time
Amazing rainbows, also indoors

Cons:
The bottle size is only 6ml


BornPrettyStore has got free worldwide shipping, and is offering my readers a 10% discount. All you have to do is to use the code JCJ61 when you check out. 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

China Glaze ~ Positively In Love


China Glaze ~ Positively In Love
Dark magenta magnetic

“Positively In Love” has been in the box for a long time. I think the “Magnetix Collection” was released in 2012. It may be about four years since I bought it.

I have never really been friends with magnetics because I can’t get them to work the way I want them too. My Wycon polishes from Italy are the only ones that have been working for me so far.

I thought I wanted to try this ol’ China Glaze to see if I had luck with it.

I used two coats for full opacity. I used the magnet over both the first and the second coat, just in case. The effect was definitely there, I just wasn’t able to control it the way I wanted to. Perhaps the problem is with me and not with the polish after all, haha.

Let me show you the final result first – I topped it with a silver holo glitter from Monki. It’s called “Silvered” and it’s a lovely and easy to work with topper.

This is the final result photographed in daylight, no sun.

China Glaze: Positively In Love, Monki: Silvered

Here’s two coats of “Positively In Love” and no topcoat. The effect is good but I meant to have a diagonal “stripe” down each nail but that didn’t quite work as you can see. Oh well.

China Glaze: Positively In Love

Here are the two polishes I used today.

China Glaze: Positively In Love, Monki: Silvered
China Glaze: Positively In Love, Monki: Silvered

I am not sure I’m going to use this the way it’s intended too, but I may use it without using the magnet. It’s a pretty polish nonetheless.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Magnetic/shimmer
Overall impression: Pretty colour, nice polish, strong effect. I can’t control where I want the effect, but that’s probably my fault and not the polish’s
Buy again: No

Friday, August 17, 2018

China Glaze ~ What I Like About Blue


China Glaze ~ What I Like About Blue
Aqua blue with shimmer

“What I Like About Blue” is from the “Lite Brites” collection from Summer 2016. I only bought it recently because I was in the mood for a pretty bright blue. I have heard that this entire collection is brilliant – I have a couple of them already and they sure are great.

The formula is good and so is the coverage. I used two coats for full opacity. The polish dries up to a silky matte finish and it dries really fast.

I used it as a base for a stripey nail art. I painted random stripes with three other polishes:

A dark blue: Essence “Hard To Resist”
A white: El Corazón Iron Hard #418/1
A teal glitter: Golden Rose Jolly Jewels, it may be number 078 (not quite sure about that)

Here’s the final result photographed with flash.

China Glaze: What I Like About Blue

This photo is taken in daylight. Isn’t that just pretty?

China Glaze: What I Like About Blue

Here’s “What I Like About Blue” alone. This is two coats and no topcoat. Isn’t this just pretty?

China Glaze: What I Like About Blue
China Glaze: What I Like About Blue

These are the polishes I used today

China Glaze: What I Like About Blue; Golden Rose Jolly Jewels #078(?); Essence: Hard To Resist; El Corazón Iron Hard #418/1
China Glaze: What I Like About Blue; Golden Rose Jolly Jewels #078(?);
Essence: Hard To Resist; El Corazón Iron Hard #418/1

I must admit that I like both the base polish and the stripey nail art.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really fast
Finish: Silky matte shimmer
Overall impression: Good formula, great colour
Buy again: Yes