Posts tagged: deep

Love Actually

 Smitten polish you saucy minx barry m indigo glossy 002

I personally experienced VNL with both these polishes.  Now this could be because the whites of my nails are quite white, or it could be because the bottle is new, and will thicken up and therefore become more opaque in time …. Anyway – that’s why for the first polish, you’ve got it with and without top coat and with and without undies.  Ready?

Smitten Polish You Saucy Minx – on a base of Barry M Indigo, with top coat

Gold

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This is piCture pOlish Vampire with Julep Gianna applied on the tips. This manicure was SO simple, but amazingly well received! I had people commenting on it left and right. Someone even told me she was getting married on Christmas Day and wanted to recreate this look for her wedding, which is just about the best compliment ever, I think.

This is two coats of Vampire and I just dabbed/placed the gold with the brush from the bottle. A generous coat of topcoat helped smooth out everything.

Collaboration

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piCture pOlish Bewitch is a purple/brown back with a strong golden shimmer and a sprinkle of holo. This is a collaboration with Aire of The Obsessed, you can read her post about Bewitch here. I really like this one, it’s complex. It builds up to looking brown but it starts out looking purple…it was a surprise on the nail which was fun! The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 

your grapeness

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My swatches today are from the upcoming Cast a Spell Collection, which will be available for pre-order in Australia on 21 November and available internationally later in the month. All swatches are two coats of polish and one coat of G&G HK Girl Topcoat. These are amazing, so let’s get started…

I’ll begin with my favorite. Glam Polish Tempestarii is a deep purple scattered holo. It’s gorgeous and the formula was so easy to control.

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Glinda

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Essie Toggle to the Top is a rich, garnet red sparkler. The base is a deeper red jelly than Essie Leading Lady, but the glitter load is similar. It went on a little splotchy with the first coat, but evened out with three thin coats. It does dry gritty, so I used two generous topcoats for my swatch. It’s a stunner! I can picture it especially on short, neatly manicured nails.

Grassy disco

Cirque Lichen 3

Lichen is an olive green that has a golden flash to it out in the sun and a touch of a grassy green duochrome in lower lighting. This is another favorite for me, I love my greens after all! The formula was great and super opaque! I used 1 coat for the photos below. 

Aqua

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Liquidus Blue Diamond Turquoise is a deep glossy teal.  So beautiful!  As a true jelly polish, you’ll want to apply thin coats and be patient while each coat dries so you can build up to a rich color.  Here, I’ve used three thin coats, but you could do two if you’d like, but you’ll have more visible nail line.  I used Out the Door top coat with this swatch.  In real life, the visible nail line isn’t nearly as noticeable as it is in the photos under the bright lights!

Cobalty

Cosmos picture polish

Cosmos, 2 coats (Accent nail is LVX Azzurrum)
Cosmos is a an opauqe navy blue jelly with tons of holo particles and flake like pieces. The holo is scattered and looks suspended in the shiny, jelly base. It is a beautiful collaboration shade created with Camille of Pshiiit.com. The great thing about Cosmos (other than it’s beauty) is that because it is a holographic polish (no glitter!) it’s suuuuper easy to remove. It’s honestly even prettier in the sunlight when the pure rainbow goodness is clearly visible.

Vamp

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I so much love showing you these older China Glaze polishes. I already posted about the Rodeo Diva Collection which is for me one of the best collections ever made. A year later, in 2009, the fall collection was also very very pretty. So today I bring you swatches of Retro Diva.

Glitter Sponging

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I used A-England Bridal Veil – a black scattered holographic – as a base and sponged Girly Bits Into The Night – holographic glitter in a black jelly base – on to the tips!

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Dragonfly Really gorgeous deep green duochrome with glass flecks. You can see the duochrome is blue/teal (you can best see that on the edges of the bottle in this picture). Pictured is 2 easy coats.