Friday, August 16, 2019

Silver Texas Tea

A blue and silver combo is more winter like, but who says you can't wear in in summer?

My base are three coats of Colors by Llarowe Black Gold Texas Tea. The name sounds like a black polish, it looks charcoal in the bottle, but on the nails, it's a navy blue linear holo.

For the stamping, I chose a flower pattern from ÜberChic plate 1-02 and the silver holo Color Club Harp On It. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished the mani.

Colors By Llarowe are available at their own storeHypnotic polish, Color4Nails, Harlow & Co and a lot of other retailers. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Peacock is the name of today's polish, and it matches the colors perfectly.

In the bottle, Peacock looks mostly green, since the green hex glitters are stuck to the bottle. On the nails, the deep purple jelly base and the silver shard glitters are more prominent. I used three coats and added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

Picture Polish are available at  Harlow & Co., Pshiiit and their own shop (plus many more, here's a list of additional retailers).  

Friday, August 9, 2019

Matte Flakies

Let's start the week with some multichrome flakies.

As base I used a deep red creme, Essie Carry On. The flakie topper is Nfu Oh 51 (don't you hate it when polishes don't have names, only numbers?). It looks mostly red in the bottle (that's why I chose the red base), but it also shifts over orange and green to blue, almost the whole rainbow. I haven't worn a matte mani in a while and I love matte flakies, so I added one coat of Picture Polish G'Day Matte over my usual topcoat (KBShimmer Clearly On Top). 

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

1. August Mani

Last thursday was the Swiss national holiday, and as every year, I wore my nails accordingly.

I went for a quick and easy holiday mani. Just three coats of Cult Nails Bitten, a cherry red with flakie shimmer, and a distressed white cross I painted with the almost dry brush of my Born Pretty Store white stamping polish. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top and the mani was finished.

Monday, August 5, 2019

When Colours Collide: Turquoise, Yellow and Pink

After a short break, the When Colours Collide challenge is back again with the prompt turquoise, yellow and pink.

I went for a patchwork-style mani. As base I applied three coats of Essie Chillato, a pale yellow creme with green undertones. Then I added a reverse stamping using MoYou London Mix & Match Collection plate 02, MoYou London Winter Sky stamping polish and Essie Lady Like. As usual, I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Watcher On The Walls

Watcher On The Walls is today's polish of Glimmer by Erica's Game of Thrones collection.

Watcher On The Walls has a sheer black jelly base filled with silver and aqua hexes, silver microglitter and big silver holographic dots. The dots tend to stick to the bottle and didn't want to come out, but the few I got looked like a full moon in a night's sky on my nails. Just like the sky John Snow would see standing on the wall with the night's watch... Gorgeous! Since the base is so sheer, I layered two coats over a black base (Essence Black Is Back). One generous coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top was enough for a smooth finish. 

Glimmer by Erica polishes are available on Etsy.

Monday, July 29, 2019

Aurora Borealis

I live way too much south to actually see the Aurora Borealis, but at least I can wear it on my nails...

Aurora Borealis is the name of this polish of the Born Pretty Store Aurora Magnetic Series. It's a beautiful multichrome shifting from teal over blue and purple to pink (and it's very camera shy, it wont show the shift too much in my pictures. The last picture probably shows it best). So the name is not really matching, since the actual Aurora Borealis shows mostly green, but the polish is gorgeous nontheless. This one is quite sheer, so I recommend layering it over a dark base. I wore two coats over a black creme (Essence Black Is Back) and magnetized only the second coat. One coat of KBShimmer gave the mani some extra shine.

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