Well it is exciting news for England as today we witnessed a rate sight! SUN!! So plans for something a bit more sombre on my nails were immediately scrapped and I grabbed this gorgeous holographic glitter that had been longing to see a bit of sunshine!
This is Lacquer Lust Pinky Up. A vibrant pink jelly packed with silver and holographic micro glitter! Application was easy. As I have long nails I did need three thin coats to provide opaque coverage but it applied smoothly and dried very quickly. It was slightly matte when dry so I popped on my favourite top coat HK Girl. Well you should know by now I can’t leave anything alone and I thought these starburst vinyls were a perfect addition!
Always remember to ensure the polish base is dry before applying a vinyl and remove while the added layer is still wet. These vinyls were great from my curvy nails. Often vinyls won’t stick properly but these were super sticky and pretty foolproof! I think the contrast between the black and the pink showed off the sparkle all the more!
Today I have a very pretty Peacock image stamping plate BP04 to show you that I was sent for review from the Born Pretty store.
The images are really pretty and picked up well. I used NI Silver Foil. I decided to show off the stamp with a base of peacock colours and a multichrome seemed the perfect option. I chose Dance Legend Phobos – a stunning multichrome with duo chrome glitters and flakes! In different lights it shifts from turquoise to purple to a deep teal. It really is gorgeous but I don’t recommend driving while wearing this! To the guy in the car behind me at the lights who seemed to love his car horn rather too much all I have to say is DIRECT SUNLIGHT WAS HITTING MY NAILS!
Okay I’ll have to make it clear right from the start that I don’t really know my Lord Of The Rings. *whispers I’m more of a Harry Potter and Narnia girl* so I didn’t get this gorgeous polish for its link to all things hobbit! This is from Glam Polish The Epic Journey collection and is really difficult to describe. Is it purple? Orchid? In different lights you can see fuchsia, blue, purple and gold flecks. It has the nature of a multichrome without actually being a multichrome! I tried to capture this beauty as best I could but you need to see this in person to appreciate its full beauty!
Application as always with Glam Polishes was smooth and easy. This was two coats with top coat.
Hands up who guessed some faffage was on its way? I wanted to highlight the gorgeous gold flecks in this polish so I created a watermarble with Opi All Sparkly and Gold and a clear polish.
What do you think? I’m getting quite addicted to watermarbles though I do hate the clean up!
I have another gorgeous polish to show you today from the DD Summer 2014 collection Sea You on the Other Tide. This is Keep Urchin Up. A beautiful shimmery lilac with lots of micro turquoise and pink glitter. It is so girly and pretty! Just my cup of tea! Formula was great and no fishing was required for the numerous glitters. It was a little sheer but was opaque in three thin coats and one layer of top coat was all that was required to smooth it all out! I’m not keen when it feels too textured!
It was too pretty to remove too quickly so I thought I’d recycle my mani with a bit of faffage! I used some straight vinyls and white polish to create a striped design on two nails and on the others I added some star stickers for a bit of added bling! Remember with vinyls and striping tape that the key is to ensure that the polish is completely dry and the nail is free from oil and grease to ensure the vinyl adheres properly, and then remove the tape quickly while the polish is still wet.
What do you think? I was really pleased with the result!
Well I’m not entirely sure how this comes to be my first ever Different Dimension polish but I know now that it most certainly won’t be my last! It Was on Sail is a clear base jam packed with micro glitters in pink, white and black and, wait for it, holo dust!! Yes! Holo dust and who couldn’t do with some of that to brighten their day! It is described as a glitter topper but I decided to use the polish as full coverage. The formula was a little thick as is often the case with glitterbombs like this, but it applied well and was totally opaque in three thin coats and it wasn’t too gritty either and one layer of top coat ( my current favourite is KB Shimmer Clearly on Top) was all that was required to smooth it all out!
I couldn’t resist having a play with some straight vinyls and black polish over the top to create a geometric effect. I think it made the glitter underneath really pop! Straight vinyls can be tricky to use at first but the key is to make sure your nail has no grease on it and remove while the polish you have layered over is still wet.
I have an absolutely stunning polish to show you today. a-england Rose Bower. It is from the Burnes-Jones collection which is based on a series of paintings of the Sleeping Beauty story. Rose Bower is a rich raspberry red with a subtle silver holographic effect. It feels and looks so luxurious and has such depth. Like all a-England’s I have used, this applied like butter and is so richly pigmented it could easily gave been a one coater. I decided to apply two thin coats though just to be sure and then I stamped some rose images over it from Moyou plate Pro XL 23.
So, in the UK November 5th is the day we um….celebrate a plot to blow up Parliament and the King in 1605, by lighting fireworks and standing outside in the dark eating jacket potatoes and declaring that burgers cooked on a bonfire are the best food you’ve ever eaten…even when you are a vegetarian like me! We have some very unusual traditions here but Guy Fawkes or Firework Night is great fun so I decided to celebrate with a firework inspired mani!
I started with a base of Models Own Purple Blue and free handed some fireworks with Liquid Sky Lacquer polishes in What Was Your Name Again ( a vibrant holo pink). Swerve ( a stunning holo teal) and Turn Up ( a zingy bright holo green) and Nails Inc Sumner Place( a lemon yellow). I then topped it with dashes of Models Own White Light.
I had great fun doing this design and am looking forward to all the fireworks…and potatoes tonight! How are you celebrating?