Posts tagged: glamorous

Glam

 Glam polish divinity

I was up north for New York Fashion Week (for those of you that don’t know)! But this review of the new Supernatural Collection from Glam Polish should’ve been posted this morning so enough talking let’s get to the gorgeous polishes!

Glam Polish Divinity, 2 coats & Top Coat A rich dark purple jelly with a mix of flakies and holographic glitter in various sizes

Galaxy

 

Zoya zenith galaxy 3

Zoya Mosheen (1 coat over black creme) is a special effect top coat with holographic bar glitter and circular (or maybe hexagonal…my eyes aren’t what they used to be) glitter. It’s all iridescent and sits atop a light blue jelly base. . Can you see it in the galaxy nail art?

Zoya Belinda (2 coats) is a dark royal purple foil with nearly invisible shimmer in pink, purple and blue.

Zoya Cassedy (2 coats) is a less chrome-smooth, shimmer-foil than Belinda. (I’m really just making up polish types with these descriptions.) It’s a charcoal and green mix, with a little holographic sheen to it, much like Seraphina below.

Zoya Seraphina (3 coats) is a light silver shimmer. In my notes, I wrote “absolutely perfect”, so my affinity for it is pretty strong. It’s barely holographic, but in the right light, it is nonetheless.

Zoya Dream (3 coats) is the nebula nail art’s starry base. A royal blue jelly with holographic shimmer and small flakies.

Zoya Payton (2 coats) is a wine jelly with the same holographic/small flakie mix as Dream.

Flash

 Girly Bits Flash Your Tips Swatch 5

Hi everyone! I’m very happy to be showing you Girly Bits Flash Your Tips, an exclusive polish for A Box, Indied. This polish is only available through Llarowe’s indie polish subscription box so you can’t buy it on it’s own.

Flash Your Tips was made for the March box, and the theme is Mardi Gras. It’s a bluish-purple linear holo with a strong holo effect. It also has gold and green microglitter, which is subtle but really adds to the impact and appeal of the polish. The microglitter plus the colour really makes this polish stand out for me, and it’s completely unique in my collection.

Caviar Collection

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Dance Legend Zebrasoma is a cool blue jelly loaded with micro hexes and squares in black and white.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I absolutely adore this one! Shown is two coats of Zebrasoma.

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Timey wimey

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Pahlish So Not Married! is a gorgeous blackened duochrome shimmer that shifts from dark pink to gold and is filled with gold flakies. I love the look of this polish! It is so unique and the light really catches it beautifully. Shown above is two coats. It dried to a slightly matte finish, which I really liked.

I hate your

 LAQA Co Greedy Guts Color of the Month Club006

LAQA & Co. Greedy Guts. Now let’s talk about the polish. A gorgeous candy apple red crelly that had hints of magenta as well. Absolutely perfect formula. Opaque in 2 coats, self leveling, super shine, goes exactly where you want it to. No top coat here.

The brush handle on these is on the long side, and took some getting used to, but the formula more than made up for that. In fact, I needed almost zero cleanup because the polish was so easy to work with. I can’t vouch for any of the other shades but if they are at all like this one, this monthly box would be an awesome arrival each month.

Purple sky

 20140125 kbshimmer pigment of my imagination

So what’s a better way to get through a Monday than with some beautiful indies! I’ve had several of the KBShimmer Winter Collection polishes in my possession for awhile…just waiting their turn. It’s no secret that I love KBShimmer…especially the latest holos and duochromes!! My lighting setup doesn’t do multi-chromes and holos justice…so I’m going to show a KBShimmer bottle shot with each of my swatches so you can experience the awesomeness! All swatches were photographed in naturel light and finished with KBShimmer Clearly on Top topcoat.

KBShimmer Pigment of My Imagination is a beautiful medium purple and blue multi-chrome that shifts to red and gold.  This polish is like a chameleon. It looked completely blue in some light and completely purple in others. Then out would come these crazy shifts. My swatch doesn’t catpure the gold well (maybe a little on the the thumb)…but it’s definitely there. Formula was great. I used two coats.

Algae

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I Love Nail Polish Reminisce is a bright green that shifts to a deep teal then blue. The finish is seriously chrome. I wore this one out and got stopped three times…I kid you not. Again, I used three coats.

Pom

Renaissance Custom Lacquer Rosie Osie Swatch 5

Renaissance Cosmetics Rosie-Osie is a deep red jelly with intense red shimmer and tiny silver and gold glitter that looks incredible when suspended in the red base. It truly does have that lit-from-within look. Application was really smooth and even, and the consistency is just right – not too thin or thick. This was two coats. I did use a coat of Gelous followed by top coat, to give it more of a glassy look, but this is completely optional.

Celestial body

Monochrome texture

The base is OPI Incognito in Sausalito and then I use hole reinforcers once the base is dry and I added OPI Kiss Me At Midnight.

Emma Watson

 Emma watson golden globes 2014 nail art 1

I tried to loosely interpret the spirit of the fashion while still making it work well for nail art. I began with three coats of Sally Hansen CSM in Almost Almond. This shade is a sheer YNBB “Your Nails But Better” look, which made it a great stand in for Emma’s exposed back.

Then, I painted two black stripes on each nail to represent the pants. I still struggle a bit with painting horizontal stripes on the curved surface of my nail, but I am happy with the way they came out!

Finally, I used Sally Hansen CSM in All Fired Up and a small nail art brush to paint blocks of red on either side of the striped areas. I connected the two blocks with a wide band to mimic the band across Emma’s back.