Sunday, September 24, 2017

Glam Polish ~ Kiss the Girl

Glam Polish ~ Kiss the Girl
Fuchsia jelly with scattered holo and holo glitter bits

Kiss the Girl is from the Valentine collection from 2016.

The formula is really good and easy to work with. It’s also very pigmented; I used two easy coats for my manicure. The drying time was pretty good.

I stamped on it. The design is from the stamping plate UR Beautiful-14. I stamped with a stamping polish from Colour Alike called “B. a Rainy Mood”.

Here’s the final manicure including topcoat. The photo is taken in the sun.

This is the same thing in ordinary daylight, no sun or flash. It’s such a lovely colour.

Here’s Kiss the Girl on its own. There’s also a layer of topcoat included here.

This is the stuff I used for my manicure.

Kiss the Girl likes topcoat a lot. I’m wearing one layer of topcoat on my left hand and two on my right and there’s definitely a difference. I recommend using two layers of topcoat to make it all smooth.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Jelly with scattered holo
Overall impression: Great colour and quality
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Essence ~ Princess Jasmines Choice and Glamaxy far far away

Essence ~ Princess Jasmines Choice and Glamaxy far far away
Burgundy and colour shifting flakie

A friend bought Princess Jasmines Choice for me for my birthday. I love getting polishes for my birthday – it’s always cool to see what people chose for me. Sometimes I receive a polish I’ve already got. I don’t mind that at all – because if I have already got it, then it’s because I like it.

I used two coats of Princess Jasmines Choice. The drying time was good. The polish has a finish that makes it a bit brush stroke-y but I don’t mind that. It’s not very often people get that close to my nails that they would actually notice.

I applied a layer of Glamaxy Far, Far Away, which is a colour shifting flakie that shifts between green, blue and orange.

I made stripes down my middle finger nail with Betty Boop’s Glam and added a large star with iridescent stones on my ring finger nail.

This is the final manicure including topcoat:

I took this picture in my lightbox in order to show the colour shift of the flakies.

And here’s Princess Jasmines Choice on its own. Two coats and no topcoat, the photo is taken in the morning sun. That shows the brush strokes quite a bit – way more than you see them in real life. There are also some little bits of “grit” in the polish. It’s not air bubbles – I could actually feel the little bumps on the nail. I have no idea what they are.

Here are the three polishes lined up for a group photo.

Princess Jasmines Choice is a pretty polish. It’s easy to apply and with good drying time. I’m puzzled about the “grit”. Glamazy Far, Far Away is a beautiful flakie topper! And Betty Boop is always a hit here. I bought this particular bottle on a holiday in Turkey a while ago.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Frosty look
Overall impression: Nice colour and finish. A bit brush stroke-y but I don’t mind
Buy again: Yes

Friday, September 22, 2017

Sinful, Revlon and Wycon in a dry marble manicure

Sinful, Revlon and Wycon in a dry marble manicure
Magenta, purple and silver holo glitter

Today’s manicure is an attempt to practice my dry marble skills. I would also like to water marble more, but the big advantage of dry marble is that you can use glitter as well; and I love glitter!

I used these three polishes:

Sinful Colors: Real Regal, which is a beautiful magenta shimmer
Revlon: Showtime, a dark shimmery purple
Wycon: #25, a mix of silver and holo glitter in various sizes

I ended up with this manicure:

I really like these colours together. Plus I was very careful when I cut the polish to fit the nails, in order to make clean up easier. That worked quite well today!

This is how the dry marble looked before I cut it into nail sized bits and attached it to my nails.

Here are the three pretty sisters I used. I love all three of them!

I think this turned out really well – I am so pleased with the result. I hope you like it too! :)