Friday, August 7, 2020

OPI: Morning Moneypenny - revisited


OPI: Morning Moneypenny - revisited
Burgundy magnetic polish with holo microglitter

It's 6 years ago I wore "Morning Moneypenny" last. It's part of the OPI Skyfall James Bond Collection. The polish had landed in my box of untrieds - so I decided to wear it today, even though I've already worn it. It's good to show the older polishes some love as well.

The formula is good and easy to work with. The polish looks a bit dull when applied, but the microglitter helps a lot.

Since this polish reminds me of a burgundy galaxy, I decided to add some more glitter. First I sponged on a bit of China Glaze's "50 Shimmering Years", and then a bit of Golden Rose's more chunky glitter from the Jolly Jewels collection, #108.

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

OPI: Morning Moneypenny

I really like the dreamy look of this.

OPI: Morning Moneypenny

This is "Morning Moneypenny" alone, two coats and no topcoat. I like the holographic microglitter.

OPI: Morning Moneypenny
OPI: Morning Moneypenny

 And here's the lot of polishes I used, including the magnet I used.


I'm not a huge fan of magnetic polishes, but I think this is pretty. I especially like the final result.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Magnetic with holo microgliter
Overall impression: Nice formula, good coverage, okay magnetic effect
Buy again: Not quite sure

Thursday, August 6, 2020

A England: Nevermore


A England: Nevermore
Ruby red holographic

Here's what A England write about "Nevermore" on their website:

The raven’s provocative cry, and the only word it utters in response to the distraught narrator’s questions, ‘nevermore’ evolves from the answer to the bird’s name to a prophecy of the more macabre. When it is finally told to leave, it is this reply of “nevermore" that serves as a prophetic warning that he will never again see Lenore or rid himself of the bird. 

The formula of "Nevermore" is on the thick side and the polish dries really fast. That means that it wasn't really easy to get close to my cuticles without actually getting polish on the cuticles. I did my best though and think I did pretty good.

I made two simple stripes on my nails: A baby pink and a silvery glitter. The pink is a stamping polish from El Corazón, "st-matte-106". The silvery glitter is "Glitter-Iffic" from China Glaze.

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

A England: Nevermore
A England: Nevermore

I really like to keep it simple like this.

A England: Nevermore
A England: Nevermore

This is "Nevermore" alone; two coats and a layer of topcoat.

A England: Nevermore
A England: Nevermore

These are the polishes I used today.

A England: Nevermore, China Glaze: Glitter-Iffic, El Corazón: st-matte-106
A England: Nevermore, China Glaze: Glitter-Iffic, El Corazón: st-matte-106

I really like "Nevermore", but I think I'll thin it a bit before I use it next time.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Holographic
Overall impression: Really awesome colour, good quality, formula a bit thick
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Pahlish: Mystery polish, Purple


Pahlish: Mystery polish, Purple
Dark purple with orange glitter and flakies

Today's polish hasn't got a name, it's a mystery polish. You don't know what colours or finishes you get when you order a mystery polish from Pahlish. Today's polish is absolutely gorgeous. The colour is beautiful, and the orange glitters and the flakies look great in the dark purple base.

The formula is good and so is the coverage. I used two fast drying coats for my nails today.

The stamp is from the stamping plate "Nicole Diary-136". I stamped with a pink no name stamping polish from Born Pretty Store.

This is the final result.

Pahlish: Mystery polish
Pahlish: Mystery polish

I did consider to stamp with orange to match the glitter, but I think this baby pink suits the purple just perfectly.

Pahlish: Mystery polish
Pahlish: Mystery polish

This is the purple mystery polish alone; two coats and a layer of topcoat.

Pahlish: Mystery polish
Pahlish: Mystery polish

Here's the stuff I used today.


I really like this mystery polish from Pahlish. I think it's gorgeous.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Shimmer/glitter/flakie
Overall impression: Really good polish, good colour, formula and finish
Buy again: Yes

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Colors by Llarowe: Hyacinth Bouquet


Colors by Llarowe: Hyacinth Bouquet
Blue toned purple linear holo

"Hyacinth Bouquet" was a Facebook group custom back in September 2015. Those were the days before every Facebook fan group had their own customs made.

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

The floral stamp is from the stamping plate "Marianne Nails No. 13". I stamped with a lavender stamping polish with no name from Born Pretty Store.

This is the final result, including topcoat. The photo is taken under a lamp.

Colors by Llarowe: Hyacinth Bouquet
Colors by Llarowe: Hyacinth Bouquet

I really like these two colours together. The colour of the stamping polish changed to a warmer colour when the topcoat was added.

Colors by Llarowe: Hyacinth Bouquet
Colors by Llarowe: Hyacinth Bouquet

This is "Hyacinth Bouquet" alone, two coats. The photo is taken in daylight, no direct sun.

Colors by Llarowe: Hyacinth Bouquet
Colors by Llarowe: Hyacinth Bouquet

Here are the things I used today.


"Hyacinth Bouquet" was limited edition and is no longer available.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Pleasant colour, nice finish
Buy again: Yes