Friday, August 18, 2017

Flormar ~ Rooftop Party & Victory of Black

Flormar ~ Rooftop Party & Victory of Black
Magenta and black crème

A kitchen sink mani is where all the nails are different. I really like kitchen sink manis and especially if you make your manicure look like a whole by making the colours match or fit together.

Today I used two different Flormar polishes from their Full Color collection: Rooftop Party and Victory of black. Both polishes are two coaters and both polishes have a good drying time.

I also used a silver glitter striper from L. A. Colors’ Art Deco series. It’s been a while since I used a “real striper”. I usually use my regular polishes with a thin brush when I want to make stripes. I may have to go through my box of stripers and see if some of them needs to go to a more appreciative home :D

The pinkie is two layers of Rooftop Party, stripes are made with the black Victory of Black and the silver striper.
The ring finger is a gradient with Rooftop Party and Victory of Black
The middle finger is two coats of the black Victory of Black with a spider decoration attached.
The pointer is two layers of Rooftop Party, and then a leopard pattern made with the two other polishes.

There is a layer of topcoat to protect it all.

Here are the three polishes I used.

I hope you like kitchen sink manis as much as I do :D

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Pretty good
Finish: crème
Overall impression: Good polishes at a good price. Definitely recommendable
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Starrily ~ Norepinephrine

Starrily ~ Norepinephrine
Dark red linear holo

Today I’m going to show you Serotonin’s linear sister. Both Serotonin and Norepinephrine are from the Valentine's Day collection The Chemistry of Love / Cupid's Chemicals from 2017. Serotonin was on the blog just yesterday, click on the link to check that post out if you missed it.

The formula is thick. I usually prefer it thick, but this is so thick that I can’t even shake the little ball around inside the bottle. No little clicking noises no matter how hard I shake. That’s not necessarily a good sign, because that may mean that I can’t get to shake all the holo goodness around in there!

Anyway, this is easily a one coater. I used two anyway and the drying time was really good.

I am not feeling that great today so I wasn’t in the mood for complicated nail art. I ended up sticking on a couple of simple stickers; flowers and a butterfly. Simple but good.

Here’s the final mani. Two coats and a layer of topcoat. The picture is taken with flash.

Here’s a picture taken in the sunshine. Yes! The sun decided to shine!

Here’s Norepinephrine in my lightbox. The colour is way deeper than the sunshine picture suggest and that’s the main reason why this will be marked as a “will not buy again-polish”.

Do you like Norepinphrine?

Number of coats: 2 but it’s a one coater
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Thick formula, good rainbows, a bit too dark for me
Buy again: No

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Born Pretty Black stamping polish

Born Pretty Black stamping polish
Black stamping polish

I love stamping, it’s such a great way to decorate nails – especially for those of us who aren’t that great at freehanding :D My favourite black stamping polish is from El Corazón, and I decided to try to find out if the black stamping polish from Born Pretty Store is just as good. I received the polish in return for an honest review.

I decided to try it with a stamping plate from BornPrettyStore as well. It’s BP-L 003, one of my favourite BPS-stamping plates.

Here’s how crisp and clear it stamps:

You definitely don’t want this stamping polish on your cuticles! This black stamping polish is so potent that it super hard to get off the skin once it’s on.

Here are the things I used. The red from Golden Rose is number 39.The black stamping polish is listed here.

The stamping polish has got a different smell than any of my other polishes. It’s not unpleasant at all, it’s just different.

I must admit that I am impressed. This is the most potent black I’ve ever encountered. I guess this has to be my new favourite black stamping polish and that says a lot!

The verdict:

Very pigmented
Long drying time

I used a lot of cotton to clean my stamping plate afterwards :D

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