Saturday, 29 March 2014

Colors by Llarowe Melon Wine

Good morning! I'll spend this weekend with my brothers so I've schedueled this post for you. I have another Colors by Llarowe for you. Today it's Melon Wine. Seriously, if you're getting bored because of all the CbL's please let me know and I'll shw you something else. It's just that this is my favourite brand and I have about 50 untried CbL's.

Melon Wine is a coral pink with blue shimmer. It's such a pretty polish. I can definitely see myself wearing this all summer long. It's such a happy, vibrant colour and the shimmer adds depth to it. This polish is a perfect example that Leah Anne can make more than just amazing holos and glitters. Her shimmer, sheens, and jellies are gorgeous a well.

The formula is good. The polish is on the thicker side, like most CbL's but it's easy to apply and it's totally self leveling. Two coats gave full coverage. It dries quickly but not super shiny. Top coat gives the polish a very glossy look.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of Colors by Llarowe Melon Wine and one coat Seche Vite.

Friday, 28 March 2014

Colors by Llarowe The Mighty Red Baron

What about another post? it was a while ago ince I treated you with two posts in a day. I have so many new CbL's to show you so I thought it was time now to show you The Mighty Red Baron.

The Mighty Red Baron is a blood red holo. The holo in this is quite special. The polish gets this velvet-y look because of it. It's linear but still scattered and the particles are very fine. If you have Colors by Llarowe OABTRAD you'll know what I mean. that polish has the same sort of holo effect. 
The velvet like finish gives this polish a whole other depth that other holos. It's so gorgeous. The Mighty red Baron is definitely my new favourite red.

The formula is amazing. Thick but not gloopy, easy to apply and self levels. It's a one coater (on my short nails, I don't know how it is on longer nails.), but I used two coats for this mani. Mostly to add a little more depth to it. It dries quickly and TC does no dull the holo.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of The Mighty Red Baron and one coat of Pretty Serious Crystal Coat.

Enchanted Polish Green Goblin

It's Holo Friday! Yay! I had a job interview today that went so well! So when I got home I decided to celebrate by wearing Enchanted Polish Green Goblin.

Green Goblin is an emerald green polish with a linear holographic effect. It's green, it's holo, it's named after a super villian, it's lovely. What more can you ask from a polish? This polish has it all and this is exactly why I love Enchanted Polish so much. Unfortunately, this polish is discontinued and VHTF (very hard to find) but I was lucky and got my hands on it. Yes, it cost me a bit of money and two other polish, but it was so worth it. I love the colour and the holo. This screams spring to me. I can't help but love the name as well. Im a big Spider-Man fan and one of my favourite villians is Green Goblin.

The formula is good. It's smooth to apply and two coats gave full coverage. One coat would have sufficed though. That's another thing I really like about EP. Most of them are one coaters, which is really impressive. This dried a bit slowly though, even with fast drying top coat.  The TC does'nt dull down the holo effect.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of Enchanted Polish Green Goblin and one coat of Seche Vite.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Ninja Polish Shillelagh

Hello! It's Green Wednesday today and I have my favourite green to show you today. Again, actually. I've shown you this polish once before, but Ninja Polish Shillelagh is definitely worth to be shown again and again. Let's take a look at it, shall we?

Shillelagh is a green multichromatic polish that shifts between different shades of green and even to gold. It's like a green pot o' gold. If I were a leprechaun I'd definitely not store gold at the end of the rainbow. I'd stor an endless supply of Ninja Polish Shillelagh. That's how gorgeous I think it is. I just love it.

The formula is good. It's easy to apply and goes on smoothly. It's a tad bit sheer, but three coats gave full coverage. It dries down to a semi-matte finish so TC i a must to get that super shiny finish. The lovely shimmer comes out with some TC on it, but it's pretty when semi-matte as well.
What you see in the pictures are three coats of Ninja Polish Shillelagh and one coat of Seche Vite.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Colors by Llarowe Hellcat

I just came home from my law exam. It went well, at leat it feels like it went well. That's why I've been so absent during the weekend. I've been preparing for my exam. Hopefully it payed off. Today I'm back in the blogsphere with another Colors by Llarowe. I hope I don't bore you when I show so many CbL's but I truly do love this brand. The one I'd like to show you today is Hellcat.

Hellcat is a mutichormatic polish with golden flakes. Yes, there's a lot going on in this polish. The colour shits changes between deep, dark purple, plum, fuchsia purple, wine and there's even a golden shift in extreme angles. Of course my camera couldn't capture all the colours. 
It's extremely pretty with the golden flakes peeking up through the base. Very vampy without being super dark. It's truly beautiful!

The formula was alright. It' was bordering on being too thick. I've polihed with a lot worse though. it still applied rather easily, you just have to be careful and do very thin coats. Fortunately it's really pigmented so two coats were enough fo full coverage. However it dries quickly but a bit rough because of the flakes. TC is definitely needed to make the finish shiny and smooth.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of Colors by Llarowe and one coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Too Fancy Lacquer Orchid of 2014

It's Friday and that means holo! I want to show you one of the newer polishes from one of my favourite brands. Let's start the day off with Too Fancy Lacquer Orchid of 2014.

Orchid of 2014 is, surprisingly enough, an orchid holo in celebrations of Pantone's colour of the year. The colour of the polish is orchid but I really think of berries in milk. It has the same soft purple-ish pink shade to it. The holo is soft and subtle without being boring. It's a very classy hue in my opinion. Work appropriate but no snooze alert here. I like how soft the polish looks and this is definitely a spring colour to me. 

The formula is great. I love the formula of Too Fancy's polishes. They're creamy, a bit on the thicker side and amazing to work with. Two coats gave full coverage and it dries quickly. TC doesn't dull the holo. I think TC is a must for this polish because it dries down to a semi-matte finish.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of Too Fancy Lacquer Orchid of 2014 without top coat.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Sebastian's choice: Colors by Llarowe Young Turks.

Hi guys! I really don't have time to blog. I have a massive law exam on Tuesday and I really should be studying and not blogging. But, I got 24 new CbL's yesterday and I couldn't keep my hands off them. I would have loved to swatch them all but I don't have the time. So I let my boyfriend choose whic polish to do a mani with. His choice fell on Colors by Llarowe Young Turks. 

So, Young Turks. Young Turks is a turquoise blue polish with a strong linear holographic effect. This polish is amazing. I love the colour and the holo. It's from the latest CbL collection called Spring Frenzy but the polish screams summer and the mediterranean to me. It really looks like a glimmering mediterranean sea. I always feel incredibly cheered up when wearing these type of polishes.

The formula is good. A bit thick but I like the formula that way. It's very much like A England formula wise. If you don't like thicker polishes you might want to thin it. It was easy to apply and two coats gave me full coverage. It dries quickly and very shiny. TC won't affect the holo effect.

What you see in the pictures are two coats of Colors by Llarowe Young Turks and one coat of Pretty Serious Crystal Coat.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Smitten Polish I Want It Now

Hello! I hope you're having a great weekend so far. I'll probably stay at home most of the day. Maybe take a walk in the lovely weather, watch some Dexter, eat good food... Anyway, that's not what we're suppoed to talk about now. Instead I'd like to how you Smitten Polish I Want It Now.

I Want It Now is a green jelly base packed with green, black and prismatic glitter. It's so gorgeous and so difficult to photograph. I've worn it five times and I've never been able yo take a good photo of it. These photos are alright, but not much else. It's super sparkly and makes my camera go crazy. Completely bonkers!
It's definitely one of my favourite Smittens. The emerald glitter in the jelly base are so pretty and I love how sparkly and shiny it is. Unfortnately it' discontinued and I only have one bottle of it (I want at least ten bottles of it because I want to be able to wear this again and again!) so I've layered two coats over a green creme polish.
The picures are taken in daylight and in direct sunshine.

The formula is good. It's easy to apply and the glitter spreads evenly. I layered two coats over a green creme but I think three to four layers can give full coverage. It dries quickly but the finish becomes a bit rough  without top coat, so TC is a must.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of China Glaze Holly-Day, two coats of Smitten Polish I Want It Now and two coats of Pretty Serious Crystal Coat.

Friday, 14 March 2014

LilypadLacquer Bubble Yummo

Spring is finally here! Yesterday I sat on the balcony enjoying a cup of tea in the sunlight and painted my nails. I wanted to wear a spring colour so I chose to polish my nails with LilypadLacquer Bubble Yummo. Which is perfect to show you today, since it's Holo Friday and all.

Bubble Yummo is a, do I dare say, a Barbie pink polish with a linear holo effect. Yes, I would definitely describe this as a Barbie pink. It's hot pink, bordering on neon and as girly as it gets. But I, suprisingly, love it! I never thought I'd like this shade of pink again (because trust me, I loved, completely loved, it as a child), but I like it more and more. Especially now when the weather is amazing and I really long for summer.
The pictures are taken in direct sunlight. the qulity isn't as good as it usually is but I've completely lost my skill of photographing in sunlight, it was so long ago. Hopefully I'll get it back. These picture will do for now.

The formula is good. It applies easily and two coats give full coverage. The polish dries quickly to a very holographic, shiny finish. The holo effect is not affected by top coat.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of LilypadLacquer Bubble Yummo and one coat of Seche Vite.
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