Thursday, 4 September 2014

Essence - Free Hugs & Party Princess

Today I have 2 new polishes from my Polish haul to show you.

Free Hugs is a pink creme polish from Essence. It reminds me a bit of gum. I like this color, it's a very nice and pretty pink.

The formula is good and it was opaque in 3 thin coats. Drying time was fairly average.

Here it is with top coat in natural light.

And in sunlight.

Party Princess is a pink jelly glitter topper with pink and holo glitter from Essence. It's a beautiful polish, but it doesn't go well on its own, so I used it with Free Hugs in a tape mani.

Formula was good to work with and apply. If you want it opaque on its own it will probably take 4-6 coats if it's possible at all. Drying time was nice, but I did only use one thick coat.

Here it is over Essence - Free Hugs with top coat in natural light.

In sunlight.

For this mani I taped over half the nail after applying Free Hugs and coated Party Princess on the non-taped area. After that I gave it a line of China Glaze - Material Girl and finished it off with a top coat.

It ended up quite girly, but I like it.

One out of focus so you can see the sparkle in Party Princess.

What do you think?

Essence - Free Hugs
Application: 8/10
Opacity: 7/10
Colour, prettiness: 8/10
Value for money: 9/10
Overall: 8/10
Buy again: Yes.

Essence - Party Princess
Application: 8/10
Opacity: N/A
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Overall: 8,5/10
Buy again: Yes.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

OPI - Baby Please Come Home

Today I have another OPI to show you.

Baby Please Come home is a metallic dusty lilac liquid sand from OPI's 2013 Mariah Carey Holiday collection. It's beautiful and a subtle color, yet it still has a lot of sparkle! I love it!

The formula was nice to work with, it was opaque in 2 coats and drying time was fairly average, like most liquid sand polishes from OPI.

Here it is in natural light.

And in sunlight.

Isn't it just gorgeous?

And 1 last photo out of focus so you can really see the sparkle! *yay*

What do you think?

Application: 8/10
Opacity: 8/10
Colour, prettiness: 9/10
Value for money: 9/10
Overall: 8,5/10
Buy again: Yes.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Sushi Nails

Today I have some nail art to show you.

These nails I made for a party we were going to at a friends house where she made homemade sushi for us. I'm not normally that into sushi, but this was actually really good. I'm looking forward to friday where she's making it again! *happy dance*

I started out making a vertical gradient with A England - Princess Sabra and A England - Saint George and applied top coat.

Here it is in artificial light.

Afterwards I used acrylic paint to paint the sushi rolls and finished it off with a matte top coat.

Here it is in artificial light.

I think it looked quite nice. What do you think?

Monday, 1 September 2014

Magical Music Manis, Week 1: One Republic - Counting Stars

Okay, it's time for another monday music challenge by Rainbowifyme. Once again I will be interpreting music numbers on my nails every monday for 13 weeks. Either getting inspired by the title of the song, the artist, the video or even the lyrics.

This weeks song is Counting Stars by One Republic and I found my inspiration in the song title this time.

Here they are.
Sorry about the bad photos, but It was raining heavily outside and the light inside just didn't want to cooperate. *sigh*

I used Picture Polish - Cosmos as a base and stamped with A England - Excalibur.

I really love Cosmos! It's so gorgeous!

The stamping is not super visible, but it's there.

Here's one out of focus, so you can see the sparkles in Cosmos *swoon*

And the last one.

What do you think?

Wanna see the music video? Here it is.

Check out what the other girls came up with: