Saturday, January 21, 2017

Colores de Carol ~ Heart of the Rapids



Colores de Carol ~ Heart of the Rapids
Intense blue linear holo

Heart of the Rapids is from the Summer Holos collection from summer 2015. I only bought it recently and I’m really sorry I missed that entire collection because there are some really pretty holos in it.

Anyway, this is my first Colores the Carol and I was really pleased with the formula. The polish glided on easily, covered in two coats and dried fast. I don’t know what else to ask for in a polish :D

Here’s two coats and no topcoat taken with flash.


This is the same thing in ordinary daylight, no sun or flash.


I stamped snowflakes on it. I used two different stamping plates because no two snowflakes are the same. I used BP-L032 and BP-01, both from BornPrettyStore. I stamped with El Corazón’s white stamping polish. I sealed the whole thing up with Moyra’s stamping topcoat, I really like that because it doesn’t pull on the designs.

Here’s my final mani.


I bought a couple of other Colores de Carol and I can’t wait to wear them! It seems like a great brand


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Strong linear holo
Overall impression: Great quality, cool colour and rainbows. Good first impression!
Buy again: Yes

Friday, January 20, 2017

CrowsToes ~ Beyond Your Fears



CrowsToes ~ Beyond Your Fears
Metallic copper base with a golden shimmer and flakes and blue holographic microglitter

Beyond Your Fears is a HHC Facebook group custom from September 2016. It’s a very unique polish! It isn’t really my colour but the combination of metallic shimmer and blue microglitter won me over.

The formula is great. I used two easy coats for full opacity and the drying time was really good.

This is two coats and a layer of topcoat taken with flash.


Doesn’t it just look amazing?


This picture is taken in ordinary daylight, no flash or sun.


I honestly didn’t know what to do with this so I just kept it as it was.

Beyond Your Fears was limited edition and is no longer available.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Metallic with holo microglitter
Overall impression: Very unique polish, great quality
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Glam Polish ~ Happily Ever After



Glam Polish ~ Happily Ever After
Neon coral scattered holo with ultra holo glitter

Happily Ever After is from the Forever After collection from summer 2016. Some of you know that quite recently I’ve grown a little bit of a love for orange and coral polishes. In a previous life I wouldn’t have looked at this twice but now I actually really like it.

I used two easy coats for full opacity and the drying time was really good.

This is two coats and no topcoat photographed with flash.


It gives me the “Grandma goes neon”-feeling, hahaha!
This is what it looks like in ordinary daylight, no sun or flash.


I made some small red and white dots on it. Originally I was going to make some kind of pattern with the dots but I ended up going random :D

Final mani including a layer of topcoat:


Here are the polishes I used.


I like Happily Ever After a lot and I don’t think I have anything like it in my collection.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Scattered holo with holo glitter
Overall impression: Unique colour and finish, I like it
Buy again: Yes