Posts tagged: Black nail polish

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Hits Moonbow 2

Today I have an awesome multichrome glitter from Hits Phenomena Collection to show you guys! It’s Moonbow, which is my favorite of the 4! The Phenomena Collection is 4 multichrome glitters, they look a lot like the Ozotic Elytra polishes if you’ve seen those (528, 529 & 530).

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KBShimmer Strung Out 2

KBShimmer Strung Out is a black jelly with gold, silver, green, blue and red circle glitter. This is a collaboration with the lovely Jackie of Candy Coated Tips. I adore Jackie and was so excited to see her shade, she’s one of the few bloggers I’ve met in real life! I love the Christmas Lights inspiration behind this shade and all the circle glitter, I love me some circle glitter! The formula was good, this is a bit sheer because of the jelly base but it builds up to full opacity on its own easily. This is great layered over black aswell. I used 3 coats on it’s own + top coat for the photos below.  

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I used China Glaze’s Liquid Leather and White on White for the base and flowers. I did use black acrylic paint for this because I didn’t want to smear the petals with my top coat. The acrylic also gives me more control of my brush strokes.

To create this look, I started with the base black polish then used the white to create random semi floral shaped blobs on my nails. Since I was going to be defining each petal with the black, I wasn’t too worried about how the white looked at this step. Then, using my La Cornielle 18/0 liner brush, I used the black acrylic paint to make a TON of almond shapes over the white.

Stamp it

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I love the way this Holographic polish, A-England’s Dragon, has stamped on top of the red black base. It’s not completely opaque so where you can see the base colour through, it flashes bronze. I think my nails actually do look a bit like Dragon skin!

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Graveyard

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To get this look: Base: Sally Hansen Firey Island Gradient: Sally Hansen Lightening, Sally Hansen Firey Island, and Essie Shearling Darling; use tiny pieces of make up sponge to add lighter and darker areas and get them to blend into one another.  Moon: OPI My Vampire is Buff Silhouette: Cult Nails Nevermore Top Coat: KBShimmer Clearly On Top and Essie Matte About You

dark as night

Girlybits bones gravedigger

Girly Bits Gravedigger is a bruised black jelly with Halloween colored glitters. I was super impressed by the formula on this; the glitter didn’t clump at all and the jelly applied smoothly and evenly. Three coats.

Bond. James Bond.

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Revlon Elusive 1

Revlon Elusive is a black base with blue glitter. This is another polish I picked up at Target not too long ago, I don’t think I’ve actually seen it anywhere else unless it’s just been sold out or something. I’m not sure if it was meant to be matte but it dried to a satin matte finish and I liked the way it looked so I added a matte top coat on top of it instead of a shiny one. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque and the black base didn’t hide the glitter which was nice. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 

The season

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My base polishes are the two shades in the Morgan Taylor Halloween Collection. The set includes Little Black Dress (a great black!) and a crazy bright orange called Orange Crush. I used a fine art brush to create the jack-o-lanterns, skulls, spiders and bats and teeny dotting tools to make the dots.

I also introduced a new light source and used a different lens for these pics. Why? Because I’m never satisfied and always tinkering with my setup. I’m not sure if I like it. We’ll see!

Anyway, the polishes I used in this look are:

Morgan Taylor Little Black Dress Morgan Taylor Orange Crush Morgan Taylor All White Now Zoya Arizona Color Club Foxy Mama

Brownie

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Getting to Gnaw You is probably the most Halloween appropriate of the entire collection, a black fully opaque crelly filled with mini metallic orange hex glitters. This one is a classic, and a must have, especially if you want to get into the Halloween spirit without having a crazy color or design on your nails. Shown above is two easy coats and top coat.

Metallic grunge

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To create this look, I started with a base of Cult Cosmetics DTLA, and then with hardly any polish on the brush, I dabbed on China Glaze Tongue & Chic, China Glaze Don’t Make Me Wine, and Essie Nothing Else Metals. I love these colors together, and I think it looked so cool in real life, but the photos didn’t show it so well – so I took some macro shots for you to get the real beauty of this technique!

Rorschach

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Hi everyone!  It has been forever since I did a water color mani – but I was curious to see if I could take it in the Rorschach Test direction.

I started off with two coats of Salon Perfect Sugar Cube, followed by one coat of SV.

Using the polish brush, I placed a few dots of Sugar Cube and Salon Perfect Oil Slick randomly on the nail.