Monday, May 22, 2017

Blue Addicted






Today's polish is Essence Blue Addicted.






Blue Addicted has a dark blue jelly base with aqua and green hex glitters and blue microglitter. My bottle is quite old, they haven't used this design for years now, so the three coats I used dried quite gritty and the polis was somewhat gloopy (You can see in the bottle shot, that about one third of the poish is gone, but I've only used it once. A lot of it must have evaporated over the years). I can't promise it, but I guess a newer bottle might be smoother. I added two coats of KBShimmer Clearly On Top provided a smooth finish.

















Friday, May 19, 2017

Nail Crazies Unite: Delicate Print








Delicate Print is this week's challenge theme. If you've been reading my blog for some time now, you might know that I really like delicate stampings, so this prompt felt like a home game ;-)





My base color is Cadillacquer She's One Of A Kind, a light blue polish with a strong copper shimmer. I used three thin coats for opacity.








For the stamping I used aEngland Tristam and MoYou London Suki Collection plate 07. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.











Cadillacquer polishes are available at Hypnotic Polish and at Harlow & Co. If you live in Switzerland you can also order the polishes directly from Madeleine (Miss Cadillacquer herself) via Email on her Blog.

aEngland polishes are available at various places, you'll find a complete list of retailers here.









 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I Got Distracted




I Got Distracted by Cult Nails is today's polish.






I Got Distracted has a black jelly base filled with silver holographic microglitters and small green hex glitters. I used three coats for opacity. I Got Distracted doesn't dry really gritty, but it "drinks" topcoat like a camel drinks water after a ten day hike through the desert. I added two coats of KBShimmer Clearly On Top, but after both coats the polish felt kind of textures, as soon as the topcoat was completely dry. So after two coats I gave up and just lived with the textured surface...























Monday, May 15, 2017

Laugh Myself Lily






KBShimmer's Laugh Myself Lily is today's polish.










Laugh Myself Lily has an aqua jelly base filled with silver holographic microglitter and lots of hex and dot glitters in various colors. With the three coats I used the polish wasn't completely opaque, but wearable. Laugh Myself Lily dried a little gritty, so I added two coats of KBShimmer Clearly On Top.










Laugh Myself Lily is discontintued, but other KBShimmer polishes are sold on their website (US only) and at Harlow & Co.


Friday, May 12, 2017

26 Great Nail Art Ideas: Yellow and 1 bold color






Yellow and one bold color are askey by this week's 26 Great Nail Art Ideas. Well, yellow already is a bold color, so it's actually two bold colors ;-)





I decided to combine yellow with red and used MoYou London Sweet Custard and Autumn Harvest plus MoYou London Kaleidoscope Collection plate 04 for this mani. I added ove coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top to protect the stamping and give the mani some extra shine.
















Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lacke in Farbe und bunt - taubenblau






Lacke in Farbe und bunt is a weekly nail polish challenge by Lenas Sofa and Das Jahreszeitenhaus. Each week they have a new color scheme, and this week's color is dove blue.





My base polish is Butter London Victoriana, a blue polish with grey and teal undertones and very prominent silver shimmer particles. Two coats were enough for opacity.





For the stamping I used  Bundle Monster plate BM-314 and Barry M. Silver Foil. One coat of KBShimmer Clearly On Top finished this mani.













Monday, May 8, 2017

Steeling Diamonds





Today I want to show you Emily de Molly's Steeling Diamonds.






Steeling Diamonds has a light grey jelly base with strong blue undertones. The polish is filled with white, aqua and charcoal hex glitters and silver holographic diamonds. I used three coats for opacity and added two coats of KBShimmer Clearly On Top, since Steeling Diamonds dried a little gritty.













Emily de Molly polishes are available on Etsy and at their own shop (Australia only) and at a lot of international stockists. Sadly, Steeling Diamonds seems to be discontinued, I couldn't find it in the shops anymore.


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