Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cuccio ~ Nantucket Navy



Cuccio ~ Nantucket Navy
Navy with blue shimmer

I used this polish for striping when I tried Orly’sRoad Trippin’ (click the link to see what I’m talking about :D). It looked darker than I anticipated so I decided that I needed to wear it as a base colour too.

The formula is great and this, dear readers, is a one coater! I applied an extra coat out of habit and because that’s how I roll, but it didn’t make any difference at all.

So this is two coats:


I like this colour way more than I thought I would. The shimmer makes this polish stand out in my opinion.

I stamped on it anyway because that’s also how I roll. The motif is from Moyou London’s stamping plate Illusion collection-01 and I stamped with Gosh’s Holographic Hero.

This is a photo of that step.


I also added glitter because I really liked stamping with glitter on it. This time I used Jordana’s Lunar Lights, which is a clear base with iridescent glitters in various sizes. I made sure I only got a bit of the glitter on each nail, in order not to overwhelm the holo.

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


Nantucket Navy is a part of the Romania After Dark Collection.



Number of coats: 1 (I used 2, it didn’t make a difference)
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Tons of shimmer
Overall impression: I like this way more than I thought I would.  
Buy again: Yes

Monday, September 26, 2016

Cuccio ~ Fountains of Versailles



Cuccio ~ Fountains of Versailles
Blue/green shimmer

Fountains of Versailles is Part of the Eye Candy in Miami Collection.

The formula is good and the polish covers in two easy and fast drying coats. The shimmer is really cool in this polish.

This is two coats and no topcoat in the sun:


I stamped on it and added glitter. The stripy motif is from Moyou London’s stamping plate Holy Shapes collection-01. I stamped with El Corazón’s stamping polish “Mint”. After that I added glitter: Jordana Glitter “Cosmic”, which is blue and green glitter and hexes in a clear base.

I really like the end result; this is taken in the sun:


This last picture is taken in the lightbox and show off the glitter much more.


I am totally in love with this mani and it’s definitely not the last time I’ve applied glitter over stamping. I think the effect is awesome!


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Tons of shimmer
Overall impression: I like it. The colour is nice and the quality is good.
Buy again: Yes

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ 31 Firebloom



Dance Legend Anna Gorelova ~ 31 Firebloom
Red linear holo

It’s time for another pretty Russian polish.

The formula seems thin but it covers in two easy coats. The drying time is good too, no worries there either.

Here’s two coats and no topcoat in the sun:


This picture is taken in the shade. It doesn’t show that Firebloom has got a little bit of rusty red in it. It’s only a little bit but it’s definitely there.


I added a couple of studs on each nail. They’re from Essence and they are self-adhesive. That means that they stick better to the nail but also that it can be a b*tch to place them on the nail because they stick to everything :D


This picture is taken with flash.


Firebloom is a keeper, rusty tone or not.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: I like this a lot
Buy again: Yes