Friday, 31 January 2014

LilypadLacquer Rolling in Rubies

I'm going to show you another holo, since it's Holo Friday! This is Lilypad Lacquer Rolling in Rubies.

Rolling in Rubies is a magenta holo. It's stunning. The colour is a deep, berry sort of magenta. Magenta is one of the few shades of pink I acctually can handle on my nails. Pink is so far from my comfort zone in the polish world. I love it on others just not on me. But this is right up my street. I love how subtle yet very much visible the holographic effect is. It really adds depth to the polish. 

The formula is amazing. It's so easy to apply and it goes on smoothly on the nail. It's very jelly-like without being a jelly. Three thin coats gave full coverage and it dried quickly. The fnish becomes super shiny even without TC.
What you see in the pictures are three thin coats of LilypadLacquer Rolling in Rubies and one coat of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat.

Colors by Llarowe Unorthodox Annie

You already know I'm a sucker for holos. And it's Holo Friday today, so I've got lots in store for you! Let's get on with Colors by Llarowe Unorthodox Annie.

Unorthodox Annie is a deep burgundy, leaning raisin or dark wine, polish with an intense holographic effect.
It's so stunning. Just like all the CbL's I own. It's just one of my favourite brands. LeahAnn makes magical polishes. It's as simple as that. I want to own all the CbL's in the world. Feel free to donate one or two to me. No, but seriously, this is gorgeous. I love the strong holo and the deep colour.

The pictures are taken in lamp light. I don't know why in three of them the polish looks a bit lighter. The first and last two pictures are colour accurate, and I promise you that's how all the pictures looked on my computer when I cropped them and added my stamp. Blogger is messing my pictures up a lot these days.

The formula is flawless. It's a bit on the thicker side, like most CbL's. It's smooth and easy to apply. Like butter! Two coats gave full coverage and it ddrid quickly and shiny.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of Colors by Llarowe Unorthodox Annie and one coat of Seche Vite.

LilypadLacquer Global Greenie

Let's kick off Holo Firday, shall we? Because I just have to show you Lilypad Lacquer Global Greenie!

Global Greenie is an emerald green holographc polish. I just love these type of greens. They are so pretty. Like a whole forest on you nails. It looks like the sun is dancing between the leaves, you know what I mean.
It's gorgeous.
Lilypad has grown on me, a lot. The first polish I bough was True Blood which looked nothing like the swatches I had seen. I was extremely disappointed in how much the batches could differ. I swore off Lilypads for good. Then I bought a few more and now I love the brand. The quality of the polishes and formula is amazing. yes, the batches differ slightly (or a lot), but that dosen't really matter to me because the polishes are always stunning. Yes, the holo effect is a bit subtle in my pictures, but trust me when I say it's much more holographic in the sunshine.

The formula is flawless. It's smooth, creamy and super easy to apply. Two coats give full coverage. The finish becomes shiny and almost jelly-like. No need for Aqua Fix and the holo effect is not affected by top coat.
What you see in the pictures are two thin coats of Lilypad Lacquer Global Greenie and one coat of Seche Vite.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Darling Diva Polish Little Red Corvette

Once again I'm showing you a polish that's been in my stash for at least six months. This is Darling Diva Little Red Corvette. I've seen lots of gorgeous swatches of this that I've been afraid that I'll be disappointed when I try it on. I'll just start of by sayoing there's nothing disappointing at all with this polish. 

Little Red Corvette is a red jelly packed with red and prismatic glitter. It looks like glistening rubies on the nails. It's amazingly gorgeous. Just stunning!
I can't believe I once again waited for so long to wear such a beautiful polish. Shame on me. This should be worn often. And by everyone. Paint the world red with Little Red Corvette, that's how much I love this. I have definitely found my new red favourite.
Unfortunately I can't show pictures of the polish in the sun since the sun is still hiding behind lots and lots of snowfilled clouds. what I can show you though are pictures taken in daylight and in lamp llight to just give you the idea of how much this sparkles. Though a fair warning, the picture taken in lamp light aren't very colour accurate, the once in daylight are.

The formula is good. A little thick but that's to expect when a polish is this packed with glitter. It's still easy to apply and the glitter spreads evenly on the nail. Three thin coats gave full coverage. As to also expect this polish dries to a gritty finish. A little top coat makes the finish smooth and shiny.
What you see in the pictures are three thin coats of Darling Diva Little Red Corvette, one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and two coats of Glisten & Glow HK Girl.

Zoya Carter

I've wanted to try Zoya's Pixiedust for quite some time now, mostly because of the incredibly cute name for their textured polishes. When I was in London I bought one Zoya Carter, and I'd like to show that to you right now!

Zoya Carter is a dark textured eggplant purple polish with lighter purple glitter in it. It's really pretty! My feelings towards textured polishes are sort of indifferent. I don't love them and I don't hate them. Some of them are gorgeous and some are just plainugly. This is pretty and absolutely gorgeous with top coat on it. Though I don't have any pictures of it with TC on.
The glitter really pops out of the base and I actually like the gritty finish. It sparkles like crazy.

The formula is good. It's quite thick which made application a bit of a challenge. The application was not as smooth as with OPI's Liquid Sand polishes. It's not really difficult to apply the polish, it's just that compared to other textured polishes I've tried it's definitely much harder. Two coats gave full coverage and it took about 30 minutes for the polish to dry completely.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of Zoya Carter, no top coat.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Nail Lacquer Love Under Your Enchant-Mint

So, I did a Valentine's Duo. Yep, I mixed together a Valentines duo. All exclusive to me since it's so difficult to actually establish an indie brand due to Swedish laws. So I'm just making polishes for myself. I kow I haven't showed you many of the ones I've made. Only one I think, Patronus. Sminkan on the other hand won  five polishes and has shown some of them on her blog. The swatches are gorgeous. Almost prettier than the polishes are in real life.

Since it's Green Wednesday today I thought I'd show you the first half of the duo, Under You Enchant-Mint.

Under Your Enchant-Mint is a mint green creme holo with blue, or turquoise, tones. I wanted it to be a bit blue-ish to prevent it the polish from giving me red hands. I think I managed quite well with that task. The name on the other hand is not very original, but it works. I might change it, I might not. I love the polish though. Just love it. I'm so proud of the creation. I'm also very proud of stepping out of my Harry Potter/Dexter comfort zone and making something that's inspired from somthing else and completely different. 
The inspiration of the polish actually comes from my boyfriend. Cute? Maybe. Cheesy? Oh, yes. I've never celebrated Valentine's. Me and my boyfriend just don't fancy Valentine's. We rather sit at home, watch Lord of the rings and just be us rather tha going out doing something romantic. We're just not very couple-y. But, I do love Valentine's for the cute colors and nail polishes, so I wanted to do my own Valentine's Day polishes with my boyfriend in mind, so colours he likes on me (though I almost never wear them. I'm all black, all Dr. Martens and a lot of eye make up.) in nail polish form with a extra sparkle since I'm a holo whore.

Since the text is already so long and most of you just scroll past it anyways I won't mention the formula. Both because that is not very interesting for you with this polish since I'm the only one who owns it and because the formula is exactly how I like it to be.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Sinful Colors Cinderella

After rather horrible pictures of Femme Fatal Aqueous I have to give you a better post. Another blue, of course, since it's Blue Monday. The polish I'd like to show youu now is Sinful Colors Cinderella. One of the polishes I bought when I was in London last week.

Cinderella is a light, pastel blue creme with soft peach shimmer. The shimmer is much more prominent in real life, my camera didn't really capture it. 
I wanted this colour for a pretty long time. I've always skipped it in favor of other polishes the many times I've been in London. This time I thought to myself that I had to get it. It's not even expensive! So I got it. And I'm so pleased with it. I love the soft shimmer and the blue color. Very pretty and very Cinderella like. It looks so much like her lovely princess gown. Did you know that her ball gown was actually silver from the beginning? In later releases of the movie it's recoloured light blue.


The formula is good. It's easy to apply and levels out nicely. It's a bit sheer. After three coats there was still some VNL, but that didn't bother me, so I stopped at three coats. If you think VNL is absolutely horrid you should probably go for four coats. It dries to a smooth and shiny finish.
What you see in my pictures are three coats of Sinful Colors Cinderella and one coat of Seche Vite.

Femme Fatale Aqueous

Femme Fatale Aqueous was sent to me for review purposes.

It's Blue Monday and I have Femme Fatale Aqueous for you today.

Aqueous is a bright blue jelly with blue, pink and purple glitter in different shapes and sizes. There's micro glitter, hex glitter and shredded glitter. Polishes with a lot of different shped glitter usually come out as a bit crazy on the nail, a bit chaotic, but this doesn't. The colours go so well together and I love the bright blue jelly. This is right up my alley. I definitely have to get a full size bottle of this.
I think this would be a perfect colour to wear during the summer, because yes, this polish makes me long for lazy days on the beach. 
The pictures are taken in artificial light. My camera couldn't handle the blue colour in plain day light. I'm not very happy with the pictures. They don't have the same quaity that my pictures usually have.  The pictures are what they are. You'll definitely see this again. In daylight that time.

The formula is good. Many of Femme Fatale's glitters are rather thick, this one is not. It's easy to apply and doesn't dry too rough. Three thin coats gave me full coverage. The polish dries quickly and the finish becomes fairly shiny. Two coats of top coat made the finish smooth.
What you see in the pictures are three coats of Femme fatale Aqueous and two coats of Pretty Serious Crystal Coat.
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