Monday, October 23, 2017

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ~ Pink Stiletto



Sally Hansen Miracle Gel ~ Pink Stiletto
Dark pink crème

I bought today’s polish in a sale. I don’t wear Sally Hansen polishes very often – not because I don’t like them, but I am not really willing to pay full price for them, haha! I might reconsider that fact because Pink Stiletto is a really lovely polish – even for a crème. The formula is flawless and easy to apply. I used two really easy coats for my manicure and the drying time was really good too.

I used the dry brush technique for my mani. I used a dark purple and a silver for my brush strokes.
Purple: Catrice Liquid Metal “LilacLike”
Silver: Eveline Trend Collection “272”

This is my final manicure including topcoat.


I really like this!


Here’s Pink Stiletto on its own; two coats and no topcoat.


Here are the pretty sisters:

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel: Pink Stiletto; Catrice Liquid Metal: LilacLike;
Eveline Trend Collection: 272

I will definitely check the local pharmacy for more pretty Sally Hansen polishes next time I am there!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Creme
Overall impression: Great formula, really good drying time, pretty colour
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Golden Rose ~ Holographic Nail Colour #05



Golden Rose ~ Holographic Nail Colour #05
Lavender purple linear holo

Today I’m wearing the last of my four Golden Rose Holographic polishes. I have already shown you the three others and will link to those posts at the end of this post.

I think I saved the best till last! The formula is really good and the polish covered in two easy and fast drying coats. I had no issues with application.

I wore it with little Hello Kitty stickers on them because I really like Hello Kitty and because I thought that the lavender is a really girly colour.

Here’s the final mani including topcoat. The picture is taken with flash.

 
This picture is taken in ordinary daylight, no sun. 


Here’s the holographic on its own; two coats plus a layer of topcoat. The picture is taken in the sunshine.


This is my favourite of the four polishes, mostly because of the colour. The others are a bit too pale in my opinion.

Final verdict:
Dear makers of Golden Rose. You have got everything right: The formula, the strong holographic flame, the drying time. Now please give me brighter and bolder colours. Give me raspberry red. Give me Turquoise. Give me royal purple. Just give me stronger, braver and bolder colours and I’d be happy to hunt your next collections down.

Here are the links to the other three polishes I bought:



Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Strong linear holo
Overall impression: I love the strong rainbows and the colour is quite pleasant
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Metallic mirror nail polish



Metallic mirror nail polish from Beauty Big Bang

Today I’m going to show two things I got from Beauty Big Bang recently in return for an honest review. Beauty Big Bang is a web store that sells all kinds of stuff for nails and nail art and they ship internationally.

The first thing is listed as “1Bottle Red Purple Metallic Nail Polish & 1Bottle Stainless Steel Mirror Silver Base Coat”. It’s a set – a metallic nail polish and a base coat that makes the polish easier to apply. The set looks like this and it’s listed here.


I applied a layer of the base coat first. It’s easy to apply evenly. The drying time is slow. I have this habit of gently touching the nail with the upper lip to feel if a polish is dry… I can’t recommend you do that with this base coat. Any little surface imperfection will show, so you just have to wait until you’re absolutely sure it’s dry :D

When it was finally dry I applied one coat of the metallic polish. It’s easy to apply and it covers completely in one coat.

It’s a very pretty polish! Take a look – this is one coat and one layer of topcoat.


I really like the colour too.


That brings me to the next thing I’m going to show you: Skull head crystals! They are duochrome; they look like this and they are listed here.


I added one of them to my manicure. I applied another layer of topcoat and pressed the little skull into the topcoat.

This is what it looks like on the nail:


I think it’s a really cute skull, I love the colours!


It’s only for show though, or for girls with no C-curve. There’s no way that I can make this stick to my nails for an entire day. Take a look at what it looks like on my nail.


Here’s all the stuff I used for my manicure. 


The verdict:

Pros:
The polish is really pretty
The polish can be used for stamping
The polish is not prone for brush strokes
The skulls have a really great colour shift
The skulls are super cute!

Cons:
The base coat dries slowly
The polish will show every irregularity on your nails
The skull are just for show or for a really flat c-curve



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