Posts tagged: foil

limeade

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Nanacoco City of Emeralds is a cool toned lime green foil. I absolutely love this color! Shown above is two easy coats. I think this was my favorite of the bunch, but it was the hardest to photograph.

Bzzz

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I painted my base with 17 Peacock and added a dragonfly with acrylic paints. To make it a bit prettier I put some rhine-stones on the body and painted the wings with opalescent glitter.

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Butter London Lillibet s Jubilee 1

Today I have a gorgeous new Butter London polish to show you called Lillibet’s Jubilee! It’s a beautiful silvery lilac foil! According to Butter London’s website This commemorative color honors the international celebration marking the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. I have a lot of silvery foils but nothing quite like this beauty, I was worried that once I got out in the sun you wouldn’t be able to pick up the lilac in the formula but that turned out not to be the case at all!

Burgundy

Polished by Alexandra Mistletoe Kisses 1 

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 [email protected] and on [email protected]!

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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.

Hot SF winter

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OPI Embarca Dare Ya! is a magenta with a hot pink shimmer. Shown above is two coats, and just like the other two, it applied easily and flawlessly. This is a great Autumn pink!

Glam-plated

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This polish applied extremely easily, especially for a foil! I used two coats out of habit, not out of necessity, as it’s perfectly opaque and streak-free in one coat. Very smooth formula. I like that it’s not a straight silver metallic foil but has a lavender tint that makes it somewhat unique in a sea of metallics. That’s pretty difficult to do these days.

53rd element

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Iodine-ing Out is a different color, I think! I like yellow a lot, so it’s also one of the polishes I like most in this collection. This polish is a shimmer with yellow undertones and like Easy Bro-Mine! has a slightly metallic appearance over black (polish in pictures above is over black). In my chemistry labs, iodine, the 53rd element, that we dealt with was in solution and was yellow, which helped me in naming this polish!

so Florida

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This is Zoya Charla, and she is outstanding!  Magical!  This is sort of similar to Color Club Metamorphosis, but they are definitely not dupes of each other.  Charla has large glass flecks and a duochrome in the base that flashes green (not blue/purple like in Metamorphosis).  I love blue and teal polishes, so I am very happy to have both of these beauties! =)

Blurple

 Barry m persian

The formula here is very easy to apply, a little thin as duochromes are. As I did with my original swatches, I’ve applied the colour over a plain black creme base – if you do it that way, you’ll only need one coat of colour, compared to 2 or 3 if you wear it alone. I’ve used 1 thick coat of Persian over Barry M Black, with top coat.

At some angles, the purple takes on a blurple quality

Atlantis is the new glitter topper released alongside Persian. It’s different from the glitters in the original collection – instead of shards, we’ve got hexes, diamonds, irregular shapes (the pink pieces are not something I’ve ever seen in polish before!) and a smattering of tiny hexes. I do love the colour combination of pink, purple, blue and silver, but it seems a lot more sparse than the originals. I’ve used 1 coat over Persian (with a bit of dabbing to fill gaps) but as you can see, it really needs some placement! It also needs quite a thick top coat to tame it down. 

Mango

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Super Black Lacquers 3rd Degree is a rich, blood-orange with a golden shimmer and an almost metallic finish. Application was amazing with this polish. Does that ever happen to you? Where you use a polish and you think “Wow. This is dreamy.” LOL. Well that happened with this one.