Posts tagged: holographic

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!

and Jelly

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Today I have an awesome polish swatch to share.  Our school’s colors are Purple and Gold so I decided to put on this polish and O-M-G.  This is an amazing Indie polish by Elemental Styles called “Actin-ium My Age”.  I only bought a mini bottle and I am definitely going to be getting the full size bottle ASAP!

my Lotus position

Can you tell I love cool shades?

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Zoya Lotus is a smoked-out, deep violet sprinkled with magenta metallic flecks. It’s an edgier twsit on those smokey purples that were so popular a few years back (eg OPI Parlez Vous OPI?).

Mermaid’s bed

Layla Ocean Rush 2

For my base on this I tried out Essie Matte About You. I’ve heard from a lot of people that matte top coats are good bases for difficult holos. While that may be true for some holos it is not true for these Layla’s. It completely killed ALL the holo, like it just ate it right up. If you have these Layla’s I suggest staying far far away from Essie Matte About You as a base coat.

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Cowgirl Up On Steroids

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This is one coat of Speciallità – Atena over two coats of China Glaze – Cowgirl Up. A dreamy combination, isn’t it? I’m in love. The red-purple glow from Cowgirl Up combined with the amazing prismatic sparkles from Atena.. it’s almost too hot to handle!  

Rainbow Honey

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Hi guys! Today I have a double whammy for you – some swatches of some popular polishes from Rainbow Honey, and an overview of the latest obsession, HK Girl Glisten and Glow Super Shiny, Fast Drying Top Coat. I have heard so many amazing things about this top coat, so I decided to put it to the test by pairing it with some chunky glitter polishes from Rainbow Honey. You’ll find my opinion about the top coat at the bottom of this post! Let’s get started with the polishes:

Let’s start with this gorgeous unreleased glitter topper called Papillon. This polish is going to be part of Rainbow Honey’s spring collection, I believe. It is packed with girly pink holographic glitters and irridescent purple glitters in a bunch of different sizes, and even some holographic butterfly glitters as well! I am not usually attracted to girly polishes, but this one really caught my eye. I loved this combo with a dark pink base as well. Shown is two coats of Papillon over Julep Evelyn.

Thermal

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Hi everyone!  I have the upcoming Spring FX Collection, as well as a few shades from the A New Equation Collection, from Pretty & Polished! Pretty & Polished My Friend Dahlia, from the Spring FX Collection, is a thermal holographic that is a soft fuchsia when warm and a bright purple when cold.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I really love this one!  It’s such a fun shade to wear! Shown is two coats of My Friend Dahlia.

Glam

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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

Flash

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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.

Purple sky

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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.