Wednesday, December 13, 2017

CND Vinylux ~ Limeade #127

CND Vinylux ~ Limeade #127
Spring green shimmer

I got Limeade as a present from one of my good polish friends. She found it on special and bought an extra, which I ended up getting. It’s a super nice green so I was happy to receive it.

I used two easy coats for desired opacity. For a short moment I thought I was going to need three coats, but no: Two was enough. The drying time was good.

I found some cute flower sticker and attached a flower by the base of each nail. I sealed the whole thing up with topcoat, and this, dear readers, is my final manicure taken in ordinary daylight, no sun.

I really like this shade of green, it’s a very optimistic colour.

Happy thoughts go out to my polish friend – thank you so much for the present! :)

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Happy colour, nice formula, good drying time
Buy again: Yes

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

CND Creative Play ~ Miss Purplearity

CND Creative Play ~ Miss Purplearity
Dark purple packed with metallic silver shimmer

Today’s polish is a pretty purple one from CND Creative Play. I have mixed experiences with their polishes; I’ve tried a few that were pretty sheer. Miss Purplearity isn’t sheer – she builds up in two easy and relatively fast drying coats.

I sponged glitter by the base of each nail. I first used a silver/holo glitter from Salon Perfect called “Silver Sparkler”, and then a magenta microglitter, also from Salon Perfect – it’s called “Plumeria”.

I sealed the whole thing up with topcoat and this is my final manicure.

I love the mix of silver and magenta glitter.

This is Miss Purplearity on its own. Two coats and no topcoat yet.

These are the three polish sisters I used today.

This CND polish is really nice, I like it.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Pretty good
Finish: Metallic shimmer
Overall impression: Nice polish in all aspects
Buy again: Yes

Monday, December 11, 2017

Ooh La Lacquer ~ Hey Papi

Ooh La Lacquer ~ Hey Papi
Lavender strong linear holo

This polish has been sitting in the box of untrieds for a while. It’s a pale lavender holographic and it’s the “pale” part that has the blame for it to sit there for so long :D

The formula is on the thin side and the polish is the kind that comes on streaky and patchy if you’re not careful. I’m pretty sure that an aqua basecoat would be very beneficial here. It’s a bit sheer too but I managed to build it up in two coats. The second coat was pretty rich though so perhaps it is even better with three thin coats.

Anyway! I stamped on it. I used the stamping plate “UR Beautiful-02” and I stamped with two polishes: Colour Alike’s “B. a Rainy Mood” and El Corazón’s “Midnight Tango”.

Here’s the final result, including a layer of topcoat.

Here’s the same thing in ordinary daylight, no sun. I wouldn’t wear this pale lavender on its own, but with a stamp in these two colours it works for me.

This is Hey Papi on its own; two coats and no topcoat yet.

Here are the polishes and the stamping plate I used. The design is in the top right corner.

I really like stamping with more than one colour, I think it gives such a great effect.

Ooh La Lacquer’s shop is closed “at the moment”. The last Facebook update is from May 2016. I would be rather surprised if the shop reopened. It’s a shame though, because she did make polishes with really impressive rainbows in them.

Number of coats: 2 rich coats
Drying time: Good
Finish: Strong linear holo
Overall impression: I love the rainbows. The sheerness and the paleness not so much :D
Buy again: Maybe