Sunday, December 31, 2017

Superchic ~ No Rest for the Wicked



Superchic ~ No Rest for the Wicked
Deep emerald green linear holo

“No Rest for the Wicked” is from the Dreamology collection.

It’s a one coater like many of its sisters but I used two because I like my manicures better that way. The drying time is really good.

I drew two holo glitter lines down each nail in a V-shape and topped the whole thing with topcoat.

Here’s the final manicure taken with flash. On this picture you can see how the polish has separated into two green colours. I shook the bottle for a long time but wasn’t able to mix the two colours together again. My nails got the colour of the top green, the darkest one.

 
This is the same thing in the lightbox to show off the pretty glitter from H&M: “Fairie Holo”.


Here’s “No Rest for the Wicked” on its own; two coats and no topcoat yet.


This are the two sisters side by side.


It’s a really nice green. I puzzled over the separation though. 


Number of coats: 2 but it’s a true one coater
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Strong linear holo
Overall impression: Pleasant green, nice rainbows
Buy again: I would

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Essence ~ 1000 Light Years Away



Essence ~ 1000 Light Years Away
Black with iridescent and holo glitter

This Summer I showed you Essence’s “Out of Space Stories”-collection, except for 1000 Light Years Away, which I didn’t buy back then. A dear friend of mine found it in the supermarket and asked me if I wanted it – and I thought “why not”, since it was the only one I didn’t have.

As a tribute to the name of the collection I decided to make a Galaxy manicure and include some of the other polishes from the collection.

Let me show you the final manicure:


This one is taken with flash.


Here’s what Light Years Away look like on its own. This is two easy and fast drying coats – and a layer of topcoat.


Here are the polishes I used:

Light Years Away, We Will Spock You!, Beam Me Up!, Intergalactic Adventure, Space Queen.

I quite like Galaxy manicures because they’re so easy to make and still festive to look at!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Crelly with glitter
Overall impression: Good base polish for nail art
Buy again: Yes

Friday, December 29, 2017

Colores de Carol ~ The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight



Colores de Carol ~ The Scarecrow Walks At Midnight
Burnt orange linear holographic with iridescent orange flakes

This is the last out of the five polishes from the Goosebumps Halloween collection 2017. There’s a link to the other polishes in the collection in the end of the post in case you want to check out the rest of them.

The formula is really good and I used two coats for full opacity.

I added a star or two (and three on the thumb nails actually) by the base of each nail and topped the whole thing with a layer of topcoat.

This is what it all ended up looking like. This photo is taken with flash.


I love the depth of this polish.
This picture is taken in the lightbox and shows off the pretty flakes.


I have seen many pretty swatches of this collection and I must admit that most of them let the true colours of the polishes down. It’s a shame when bloggers prioritize pretty pictures over colour accuracy. It’s unnecessary in this case because the polishes are pretty – there is no need to change the colours to improve the pictures’ prettiness. Very much a case of  ‘Art irritating Life’, as opposed to ‘Art imitating Life’.<rant over>

I like this polish all though it’s a bit too “burnt” to be “my” colour. That’s not going to stop me wearing it though! :D

Here are the links to the other polishes in the Goosebumps collection:


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo with flakes
Overall impression: Good quality and formula. I like depth of the polish a lot.
Buy again: Yes