Sunday, February 19, 2017

Glam of Sweden ~ In a orange, black and white water marble

Glam of Sweden ~ In a orange, black and white water marble

I’m the kind of girl who sometimes buys a polish because of the bottle it’s in. Last time I was in Sweden I bought three skull shaped polishes. I had a feeling that the polishes themselves were not going to be fantastic but the bottles were sooo cute that I bought them anyway.

Today I decided to use them in a water marble. No, I’m not tired of water marbles yet. It took me so long to learn how to actually do it, and I want to do it some more before I quit.

Let me show you what I ended up with.

I actually love the end result here!

Here are the three polishes in skull shaped bottles. They haven’t got names, but numbers. The orange is number 180, the white number 53 and the black number 52.

They weren’t very good for water marbling though. I gave up on the black and the white pretty fast. Then I thinned out the orange and used it with my two faithful China Glazes: White on White and Liquid Leather.

I sealed it all up with a layer of my faithful Out the Door: Northern Lights topcoat.

Here are the polishes I actually used.

I’d love to know if you would buy a polish because of the bottle it’s in :)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Pahlish ~ Dumbledore’s Army

Pahlish ~ Dumbledore’s Army
Turquoise jelly with holographic flakes and blue ultra-chrome flakes

I got Dumbledore’s Army when I shopped Pahlishes on Black Friday. It’s not a polish you could actually buy, but you got it for free if you shopped for $50. And I did, so here it is.

The formula is really good and the polish covered perfectly in two easy and fast drying coats. I had no issues with this polish whatsoever.

Here’s two coats taken in daylight.

I just love the little flakes, they’re so beautiful!

I stamped on it. The motifs are all from stamping plate JQ-30 and I stamped with Models Own’s Chrome Green. The entire Chrome collection from Models Own are great polishes for stamping, should you ever come across them.

This is my final mani, including a layer of CND Vinylux topcoat.

I really like this mani.

Here are the two polishes side by side.

I was happy to receive this polish in my package! It was limited edition and is no longer available. I shall guard my little bottle well!

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Jelly with flakes
Overall impression: Great formula and quality!
Buy again: Yes

Friday, February 17, 2017

Floss Gloss ~ Lavish

Floss Gloss ~ Lavish
Lavender crème

Here’s another one of my new Floss Gloss polishes. I’m quite impressed with the formula of these! I expected lavish to be a three coater because it’s a soft pastel. In reality I could have got away with one coat! I did apply a second coat to try to even out the irregularities I caused with the first coat :D The drying time is really good.

I made it into this mani:

The glitter I’m holding is #20 from Lovely. I bought it years ago on a holiday. It’s a nice glitter. It smells awful though, but I’m willing to live with that.

The water decals are from Aliexpress and there’s a layer of topcoat over it all.

Here are the two polishes I used.

I’m not done showing you all the Floss Glosses yet :D

Number of coats: 2, but I could have got away with just 1 coat
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Crème  
Overall impression: I’m seriously impressed by the formula!
Buy again: Yes