Thursday, November 23, 2017

Dance Legend ~ Bi #45 Violetta



Dance Legend ~ Bi #45 Violetta
Purple with copper shimmer and flakies

I hardly ever know where my manicures go when I start. I pick a base colour and then I see where it takes me nail art-wise.

The only thing I knew today is that I didn’t want to repeat yesterday’s mistake by overdoing the nail art and making it too much.

I started out with one of my new Dance Legends. It’s my first polish from the Bi-collection. It’s called Violetta and it looked absolutely gorgeous in the bottle so I was super curious to try it on.

I used two really easy and fast drying coats for my manicure. I made two dots by the base of each nail with Eveline’s #242 from the Trend Collection, and then I topcoated the whole thing.

This is my final manicure in daylight:


This picture is taken in my lightbox to show off the pretty micro flakies.


Here are the polishes I used.


Ah, that was better. I really like this polish and I love the simplicity of the manicure as a whole.

Do you always know what look you’re going for when you start out doing your nails? Please share in the comments below.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer and micro flakies
Overall impression: Ooh, this is a nice nail polish, I like everything about it.
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Born Pretty Store Nail Lacquer ~ #045



Born Pretty Store Nail Lacquer ~ #045
Purple with purple shimmer

Here’s the third sister from the little BornPrettyStore haul I bought last.
I’ve already shown you the blue #51 and the rosy pink #50 – click the names to be taken to the respective posts if you missed them.

The formula is good and fast drying. It covers well like its sisters. I used two coats for full and even coverage.

I made it into a manicure I didn’t feel comfortable with :/ 
First I added a layer of holographic topcoat: Revlon’s ”Holographic Pearls”. But it honestly didn’t look very good. I love the topper but it works best with lighter shades than this one.

I didn’t take a picture of the holo topper step – but I thought I would cover the mistake up with a nice stamp. I picked a nice design from Lina’s stamping plate ”Feeling Shapely! 05”, and I used China Glaze’s ”Chrome is where the Heart is” as my stamping polish.

Here’s the final manicure including a layer of topcoat:


Like I said – this never grew on me. It’s a shame because the base polish is super pretty – I just covered it up too much.

Here’s two layers of #045 before topcoat. Look how pretty it is!


Here are the polishes and the stamping plate I used.


That was the last sister out of the three I bought. It might be my favourite of the bunch. It isn’t the polish’s fault that I overdid it after all!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Great polish. I love the colour, the shimmer and the formula
Buy again: Yes

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Born Pretty Store Nail Lacquer ~ #051



Born Pretty Store Nail Lacquer ~ #051
Denim blue with green shimmer

This polish is sister to the polish I showed you yesterday, #050. (Click here to see her, in case you missed it!) 
There is a third sister (in fact there are eight sisters but I only bought three of them :D ) – I am probably going to show you the last of the sisters I’ve got tomorrow.

The formula is good and fast drying. It covers well - I used two coats for full and even coverage.

I dapped a bit of magenta and holographic glitter across each nail. I used Icing’s ”Glitterati” for that. It’s an absolutely beautiful glitter topper that I bought in a blog sale years ago. It had evaporated a bit while hibernating in the Helmer but polish thinner solved that problem easily.

The design is from the stamping plate ”Moyra No. 112 Far Far Away” and I stamped with a gorgeous magenta stamping polish from El Corazón called Midnight Tango. It’s one of the most beautiful stamping polishes I have got, and if I was asked to get rid of all my stamping polishes but one, this might be the one I kept.

This is the final manicure photographed in the morning sun.


I love the mix of glitter and stamping in this manicure.


Here’s two coats of #051 on its own; no topcoat yet. The shimmer isn’t shy in this polish.


Here are the polishes and the stamping plate I used. Aren’t they all beautiful?


I love this manicure for several reasons. The mix of glitter and stamping is really beautiful and I love the colour scheme.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: This is a great blue polish and the shimmer is unusual for a blue
Buy again: Yes