Monday, December 17, 2018

Ooh La Lacquer ~ Started from the Bottom


Ooh La Lacquer ~ Started from the Bottom
Magenta linear holo with a small dash of microglitter

The formula of this polish is really good and so is the coverage.

I used two easy coats for full opacity and the drying time is pretty good.

The stripes are from the stamping plate “Feeling Shapely! 01” from Lina and I used Max Factor’s “Burgundy Crush” for the stamping. It’s a regular polish which really works for stamping. My boyfriend bought it to me a long time ago :)

Here’s my manicure photographed in the sunshine.

Ooh La Lacquer ~ Started from the Bottom

Isn’t that just pretty? I really like how this looks.

Ooh La Lacquer ~ Started from the Bottom

This is “Started from the Bottom” alone, two coats and no topcoat. This is photographed with flash.

Ooh La Lacquer ~ Started from the Bottom
Ooh La Lacquer ~ Started from the Bottom

Here are the stuffs I used today.


“Started from the Bottom” is really beautiful. Ooh La Lacquer disappeared from the surface of the earth a couple of years ago, so the polish is no longer available.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Pretty good
Finish: Linear holo with a dash of microglitter
Overall impression: I like pretty much everything about this polish
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Gina Tricot ~ Shimmfudge

Gina Tricot ~ Shimmfudge
Copper/gold/brown slight duochromatic shimmer

Here’s the last little Gina Tricot polish that I bought this summer. It’s a copperish/brownish shimmer – not usually the colour I fall for. But I liked what it looked like in the bottle, so I decided to give it a go.

The formula is really good and the polish covered in two easy coats. The drying time is average.

I sponged a bit of glitter on the tips. I used an old indie for that, a bottle I got in a swap. The brand is “Mmm!” and there’s no name tag on it so I have no idea what the name of the polish is. It is a clear base with green and gold glitters, shimmers and hexes.

I topped the whole thing up with topcoat and took my photos.

It’s quite pretty, don’t you think?


And here’s “Shimmfudge” alone; it’s two coats and no topcoat yet. Look at that beautiful shimmer.

Gina Tricot ~ Shimmfudge
Gina Tricot ~ Shimmfudge

This photo is taken in the lightbox to see if I could photograph the duochrome effect but I wasn’t quite able to. 

Gina Tricot ~ Shimmfudge
Gina Tricot ~ Shimmfudge

Here are the polished I used:


Verdict: It’s definitely not my colour, but I love the formula and the effect. I think it’s a gorgeous polish.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Shimmer and slightly duochrome
Overall impression: Good quality and great finish. Not quite my colour.
Buy again: Maybe

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Moyra ~ 887 Summer Storm


Moyra ~ 887 Summer Storm
Berry / deep magenta with white microglitter

Today I’m wearing a polish that I bought in Moyra’s shop in Hungary. I’m wearing it because my boyfriend and I are going back to Hungary next year, hooray! :D

“Summer Storm” is from Moyra’s “Sea Salt” collection, which basically means that there are little white microglitters throughout the polish. It’s gorgeous.

The formula is good and it covers well. I used two coats for full coverage and the drying time is good.

The stamp is from Moyra’s stamping plate “08-Geometry” and I stamped with a pink stamping polish from Born Pretty Store.

Here’s the final manicure including topcoat.

Moyra ~ 887 Summer Storm

I really like the way the glitters are peaking through the design.

Moyra ~ 887 Summer Storm

This is “Summer Storm” alone; two coats and a layer of topcoat.

Moyra ~ 887 Summer Storm

Here are the things I used.


“Summer Storm” is really pretty, I like it a lot. The glitter makes it a little bit bumpy though. I ended up with two layers of topcoat and it still wasn’t 100 % smooth. I don’t mind that at all though.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Crelly with glitter
Overall impression: Great formula, finish and colour. I like it!
Buy again: Yes