Wednesday, September 20, 2017

CND Creative Play ~ Orange You Curious

CND Creative Play ~ Orange You Curious
Orange shimmer

I love a good orange polish! What does it take for an orange to be good? To me it needs to be clear and bright and non-Autumn-y.

I used two easy coats for my manicure. The drying time was rather slow.

I added a couple of flower studs to the base of my nails. I stuck them in a layer of topcoat.

Here’s my final manicure including a layer of topcoat.

And this is what the polish looks like on its own. It’s two coats and no topcoat on this picture.

Here are the things I used. I don’t use these studs very often because shapes and colours are mixed in the container and it’s such a hassle to get them sorted out.

I like this orange a lot.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Slow
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Great colour and quality, not impressed with the drying time
Buy again: Yes

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ~ 710 Beatnik

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ~ 710 Beatnik
Medium blue crème

I bought a bunch of Sally Hansen polishes on special recently. Beatnik was one of them :)

I used two easy coats for my manicure and the drying time was good. The polish is from the Miracle Gel collection but it doesn’t dry up gel-like at all; having said that, there’s nothing that a layer of topcoat can’t fix.

I used a couple of water decals of Snoopy and Sally Brown, and made dots with white and pink on the other nails. I topped the whole thing with a thick layer of topcoat and then my manicure was done.

This is what it looks like:

I love the mix of blue, pink and white here, and Snoopy is always a hit here!

These are the polishes I used.

Sally Hansen: Beatnik, OPI: Angel with a Leadfoot, El Corazón stamping polish: Pink Neon

I love this!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Pretty good
Finish: Crème
Overall impression: Great basic polish
Buy again: Yes

Monday, September 18, 2017

Layla ~ Ceramic Effect 28

Layla ~ Ceramic Effect 28
Turquoise shimmer

I got Layla when I was in Italy earlier this year. It’s a lovely turquoise – easy to apply and to work with. I used two coats for my mani and the drying time between coats was pretty good.

I applied a layer of holo topcoat to add a bit of rainbows. I used an oldie for that, Treasure by Tan’s “Oasis”. I haven’t used that much since I bought it, mainly because I wasn’t happy with the other Treasures by Tan polishes I bought at the same time. They’re all sold now, but there’s nothing wrong with the holo topper, which is why I kept it.

I made the whole thing into a star manicure. I used cheap vinyls for the purpose, and I sponged the silver holo on. I used Colors by Llarowe’s stamping polish “Sparkling Diamonds” to sponge with.

This is the final manicure, including a layer of topcoat. The photo is taken with flash.

The stars on the ring finger is actually vinyls from the sheet I used. I really like the effect of them.

This is Layla #28, two layers, with a layer of Treasures by Tan’s “Oasis” holo topcoat on top. The photo is taken in the sun.

And here’s the Layla on its own. Two coats and no topcoat. It’s a lovely polish on its own as well.

This is all the stuff I used. The vinyls are big and my nails are small, so each vinyl covered two nails, which means I used 6 vinyls for 10 nails in total.

I love having stars and holo on my nails!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Good basic polish, good quality
Buy again: Yes