Saturday, November 25, 2017

Colores de Carol ~ Daydream

Colores de Carol ~ Daydream
Described as a shining coral red linear holo with orange green iridescent micro glitter

Daydream is from the Pure Imagination collection from Spring 2017. I agree that it’s coral, and a lovely one too, but I don’t see any iridescent microglitter of any kind. I don’t mind though, I just thought I’d mention it.

Today I tried to do stamping and apply foil over it for a lovely effect. I don’t quite have the hang of it yet, so the foil gets attached to the base polish as well – which means that the stamping design is impossible to see. I have to figure out what I’m doing wrong.

Daydream is a really nice polish to apply. It took two coats to achieve full opacity. The drying time was average, which is why I applied a layer of fast drying topcoat before I started stamping. I didn’t want the foil to stick to the still tacky polish.

Let me show you the final manicure before I start talking about my efforts.

The first picture is taken with flash and this second picture is taken in ordinary daylight, no sun.

I love the colours together but it isn’t exactly easy to see that the designs are peacock feathers, is it?

Here’s two coats of Daydream. The picture is taken with flash and before I added any sort of topcoat.

Here are the things I used. The stamping polish is from Moyra and is meant for foils and glitters. The stamping plate is my favourite peacock stamping plate, it’s EDM04 from Emily de Molly.

The finger that ended up closest to something I’d want is my pointer and that’s the nail I did last. I put a minimum of pressure on it when I applied the foil so that’s probably the way I’m going to try and do it next time too.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Linear holo (apparently with microglitter even though I don’t see it)
Overall impression: I like the rainbow effect a lot
Buy again: I don’t think so

Friday, November 24, 2017

Dance Legend ~ Bi #47 Karina

Dance Legend ~ Bi #47 Karina
Sexy red shimmer

Today I’m going to show you another polish from Dance Legend’s Bi-collection: Karina. It’s a beautiful sexy red.

I used two really easy coats for full coverage. I think I might have been able to get away with one because it covered really well. I almost always use two coats though, so that’s what I went with today as well.

I added a couple of flowers and a butterfly – these are stickers I bought off Aliexpress for very little money.

I applied a layer of “Northern Lights” holo topcoat from “Out the Door” and an additional layer of topcoat on top of that.

And this, dear ladies, is my final manicure:

I like the simplicity of this and that I didn’t add stickers onto all the nails.

These are the two polishes I used for my nails today. It wont be long before it’s time to buy another holo topcoat.

Ooh la la, this is a gorgeous red, I love it!

Number of coats: 2, but might have done the trick
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: I think this polish is super sexy
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Dance Legend ~ Bi #45 Violetta

Dance Legend ~ Bi #45 Violetta
Purple with copper shimmer and flakies

I hardly ever know where my manicures go when I start. I pick a base colour and then I see where it takes me nail art-wise.

The only thing I knew today is that I didn’t want to repeat yesterday’s mistake by overdoing the nail art and making it too much.

I started out with one of my new Dance Legends. It’s my first polish from the Bi-collection. It’s called Violetta and it looked absolutely gorgeous in the bottle so I was super curious to try it on.

I used two really easy and fast drying coats for my manicure. I made two dots by the base of each nail with Eveline’s #242 from the Trend Collection, and then I topcoated the whole thing.

This is my final manicure in daylight:

This picture is taken in my lightbox to show off the pretty micro flakies.

Here are the polishes I used.

Ah, that was better. I really like this polish and I love the simplicity of the manicure as a whole.

Do you always know what look you’re going for when you start out doing your nails? Please share in the comments below.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Good
Finish: Shimmer and micro flakies
Overall impression: Ooh, this is a nice nail polish, I like everything about it.
Buy again: Yes