Saturday, November 18, 2017

CND Creative Play ~ Turquoise Tidings



CND Creative Play ~ Turquoise Tidings
Blue jelly with blue and green glitter

This polish has been sitting in the box for a while because when I got home with it I discovered how sheer it is. And I am not a fan of sheer polishes.

I applied the first coat and I thought I was never going to get that to cover anything. The second coat helped and the third coat did the trick. The drying time was good which is a must for a three coater.

The blue and green made me think of water so I stamped a wavy design on the glittery nails. The design is from Moyou London’s stamping plate Sailor Collection-07.
The accent nail is two coats of El Corazón’s m&s-172, stamped with a jellyfish from Moyou London’s Sailor Collection-08. I topped the accent nail with the holo glitter topper “Northern Lights” from “Out the Door”.

This is the final manicure:


Here are the base colours before stamping and topcoating.


This is all the stuff I used today.


I must admit that Turquoise Tidings disappointed me. I probably won’t use it on its own again but will try and use it as a topper instead. Perhaps it works better that way.

I will try the last couple of CND Creative Play polishes I have got but I honestly don’t think I’ll buy more of them. I haven’t been impressed yet.


Number of coats: 3
Drying time: Pretty good
Finish: Sheer jelly
Overall impression: I love the glitter; the sheerness not so much
Buy again: No

Friday, November 17, 2017

W7 ~ Fuchsia



W7 ~ Fuchsia
Hot pink crème

I have been eyeing this polish for a while but my previous experiences with W7 have been a bit mixed. It’s a cheap brand so I don’t expect unicorns and rainbows but I do like a formula that is manageable. I ended up buying Fuchsia anyway because the colour is so pretty.

And girls! The formula is fantastic! I used two really easy and fast drying coats for my mani. The nail polish smell is a bit stronger than in most polishes but I am okay with that.

I made a vinyl manicure out of it. I used a Colour Alike called Sorcerer for the leopard spots. It’s a colour shifting scattered holo that has already been featured on this blog. Click here to see it on its own.

This is my final manicure taken in the lightbox.


This is the same thing photographed in ordinary daylight on an overcast day.


Here is fuchsia on its own. It’s a super lovely colour. Incidentally, my BF just LOVES totally mispronouncing ‘Fuchsia’ and laughs like a drain every time. [big sigh]


This is the polish I used.


I definitely haven’t bought my last W7. This is really a gem.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Crème
Overall impression: Great colour and formula. Great price too.
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sephora Formula X ~ Magma


Sephora Formula X ~ Magma
Orange packed with golden shimmer

I decided to pair this lovely shimmery orange with a couple of water decals with dog faces on them.

I used two easy coats of polish for my manicure and the drying time is average. The formula seems a bit sheer to begin with but it builds up in two coats.

There are a couple of coats of white crème underneath the decals.
The white I used is El Corazón’s Iron Hard #421/1.
The black I used for the paw and the weird looking bone is OPI’s “Never Have Too Mani Friends!”

This is my final manicure including a layer of topcoat.


I think the dogs are super cute.


Here are the polishes I used.


I love decals! And orange! :D


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: I like the colour and the finish a lot
Buy again: Yes