Posts tagged: bold

HoliGlaze

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China Glaze Put a Bow On It is made up of fuchsia microglitter. This is two thick coats and if you look closely, you can still see some bare spots near the tips of my nails. I would recommend either layering this over a similar base color or doing three careful coats.

Brazilian Rainbows!

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OK, you all know I love texture polishes so these shades included in the OPI Brazil collection were a treat. The only problem? They are minis :( I wanted to show off each shade while creating a fun nail design…take a look!

 OPI Brazil Samba-dy Loves Purple, I’m Brazil Nuts Over You, What’s a Little Rain Forest?, You’re So Flippy Floppy

My next Acq

I’m in the market for a bold pink, and I think this is it.

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Don’t Make Me Wine is a deep wine/magenta shimmer. I love the blackened edges on this one. The formula was great and I’ve shown two coats below.

Mine

Barielle midnight in paris

Barielle Midnight in Paris is an inky blue shimmer that leaned slightly purple. The name of this one is completely appropriate, because it looks to me just like a dark night sky! It was slightly thicker to apply than the creams, but still easy. Shown above is two coats plus top coat.

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Glitz

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Today I have a few snazzy looks from Pure Ice’s new Puttin’ on the Glitz Holiday Collection. I was excited to hear that Pure Ice is adding some nail art sparklies to the line to spice up our manis. The next look is Pure Ice Internationally Known, a deep creamy teal, with gold french tips. I started with two coats of polish and topcoat and waited until it was absolutely dry. I taped off my tips (to keep glitter off the nail bed) and one-at-a-time polished each tip with additional topcoat, dipped it in the glitter, blew off the excess, and removed the tape. I love how this turned out!

Burgundy

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Polished by Alexandra Mistletoe Kisses is the second duochrome in the collection – a garnet red that shifts to a coppery gold.  This is vibrant, pigmented and glowy!  This is two easy coats.

I am loving this set, and I am happy to report that this collection is every bit as quality as Polished by Alexandra’s last set!  The crelly glitters are just fantastic…everyone needs polishes like that in their collections for this time of year!  The Holiday Traditions Collection is set to release TOMORROW!  You can purchase Polished by Alexandra polishes for $8.75 each or the entire set for $41!  Alexandra also makes soaps and handmade body products, so be sure to check those out when you visit her esty shop!  Also, follow on Twitter @PolishedbyAlex and on Instagram @PolishedbyAlexandra!

Opera

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So I tried my first JESSICA polish for a Nail Art Society look and was super impressed. And today I have swatches of my first complete JESSICA Cosmetics Collection. In this post, I have their Fall release, A Night at the Opera.

JESSICA Cosmetics Opening Night is a purple-leaning fuchsia shimmer that almost glows. It’s bright and deep at the same time. The formula was really good. My swatch is two coats.

Le Cirque

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I was thrilled when I was asked to review this set. The polish is created by Cirque which I’ve had on my radar to try for quite a while and the ring is by designer Jeannie Vianney. I have 3 coats of Cirque Nail Polish Coronation plus top coat here. I could have gotten away with 2 coats but I wanted to be sure, macro photos are not forgiving. As far as application and formula, I had no issues at all. This shade is stunning! I couldn’t stop staring at my nails and didn’t want to take it off!

Pin-Up

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Vivid Lacquer The Sea After the Storm (my absolute fave!) is a described as a “darkened teal scatter holo filled with gold flakes.” I seriously couldn’t do any better describing it than that! The flakes are very subtle and the overall effect is a really rich green shade. My swatch is one thin coat and one generous coat.

Odyssey

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SpaRitual Bravery is dark shade of purple with matte finish yet it is not completely flat. It has tiny shimmery particles that peak through the matte colour. The formula is very good and easy to apply and it’s also well pigmented. I’ve applied two coats for perfect coverage and no topcoat of course ;) The polish itself dried fast but I would recommend you to allow extra time just to make sure it hardened enough.

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