Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Saldana





Some time ago, enails.eu asked if I wanted to try some of their products. Of course, I said yes. Today's polish was offered for free. Thank you so much, enails.eu




enails.eu is a nail polish store based in Lithuania, they sell various brands of nail polish, gel polish, mani equipment and lots more, and they ship worldwide. Their stock concentrates on long lasting manis, with brands/series like Essie Gel Couture, OPI Infinite Shine or CND Vinylux. But they also have lots of Zoya polishes.




Since I don't use gel polish, I chose a regular nail polish, Zoya Saldana. This one has a very sheer light blue jelly base, filled with lots of shimmer that shifts from pink to gold. There are also lots of aqua hex glitters in three sizes. I used three coats for this still somewhat translucent look. If you prefer an opaque mani or want to keep the blue look the polish has in the bottle, I'd recommend using a light blue base. For a smoother finish, I added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top. 















Monday, February 18, 2019

When Colours Collide: red, orange and yellow




A new round of When Colours Collide, with bright and sunny red, orange and yellow.




I started with three coats of Catrice Earnie and Birdie, a vivid yellow creme. Then I doublestamped with MoYou London Pumpkin and a red Born Pretty Store stamping polish and Clear Jelly Stamper plate CJS C-21. As usual, I added one coat of Bundle Monster Smudge Free Top Coat and one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top. 













Saturday, February 16, 2019

381 Gold






Another green look for this week, but a pretty different kind of green.




My base is a Girly Bits polish from a test batch. It has no name, just a number, 381. It's a murky olive green with gold shimmer and some tiny holo sparkles. I used three coats for opacity.




For the stamping I used Barry M. Gold Foil and ÜberChic plate 15-01. I fixed the stamping with one coat of Bundle Monster Smudge Free Top Coat and added some extra shine with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.











Girly Bits polishes are available at her own store, Harlow & Co. and Mei Mei's Signatures.



Friday, February 8, 2019

Cherish the Tree






How about some color to start the week?




I used two coats of Colors By Llarowe Oh Christmas Tree (yes, I know, I'm about two months late with that one), a dark green linear holo. It looks teal in my pictures, charcoal grey in the bottle but green on my nails irl. A quite interesting color.




For the stamping, I used China Glaze Cherish and ÜberChic plate 24-01. I secured the stamping with one coat of Bundle Monster Smudge Free Top Coat and added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.









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

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Coquettish Creature




No, the post title isn't an insult, but the name of today's polish ;-)











Coquettish Creature has a dark taupe pase with colorshifting flakies, from pink over gold to green and blue. Sadly, the colorshift didn't translate to the nails very well, it's more visible in the bottle shot. I used three coats for aopcity and added one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.












Pahlish polishes are available on their own shop and at Overall Beauty.



Monday, February 4, 2019

When Colours Collide: dark blue, copper & white





Yesterday another round of When Colours Collide ended, with the color prompt dark blue, copper and white.




I went with distressed nails, just applying some Essie Style Cartel and MoYou London with the almost dry brush over a base of two coats of Essence Wild White Ways and finishing with one coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top. I just love the "modern art" look of distressed nails, I should use this technique more often. 










Monday, January 28, 2019

Mermaiday Mayday








If you live in the US or Canada, you're probably freezing. It's not really cold here in Switzerland, just about zero degrees (celsius, not fahrenheit), but it clearly is winter. So I have an "icy" mani to show you today.






Some time (or well, some years) ago, Catrice released a limited edition called Le Grand Bleu, and with it the glitter polish Mermaiday Mayday. It has a very sheer light blue base, so sheer it almost looks clear on the nails. It's filled with silver holographic hexes in two sizes. There's no way you could ever get this one opaque, so I layered it over a light blue creme (three coats of Essie Find Me an Oasis). One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top provided a smooth finish. 











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