Posts tagged: shimmer

A regal hue

Coronation

Coronation, 2 coats. A stunning royal purple based polish packed with shifting shimmer that goes from red to copper and at extreme angles, even green. Coronation also has subtle, small holo glitter scattered throughout. The polishes dries to a semi-matte finish but add a top coat and the shimmer comes alive.

Congrats! :)

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Girly Bits Get Weaponized is a gorgeous teal linear holographic with flecks of iridescent purple and magenta.  The formula was rich and very easy to apply.  This was easily a one coater as well!

the color suits you

Frostbite2

I am so in love with this bright blue! I have been looking for something like this for ages and I am so glad I have this at home now. The application and formula was just fine. I used two coats.

At the pool

China glaze towel boy toy

Towel Boy Toy is a very bright blue with subtle shimmer. It is a neon but it’s not as bright as most neons. The formula is a bit thin, so three coats are definitely required to get an opaque color. Because this polish is a neon a shiny top coat is definitely required! I used Rush 60 Second high shine top coat.

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 PiCture pOlish Mallard 1

piCture pOlish Mallard is pretty much the epitome of everything I love in terms of nail polish all put it one bottle.  If you’ve read my blog before I don’t think it’s any secret that I love green polish. When I was brainstorming about what I wanted green was my jumping off point. One of my other favorite things in polish is a strong shimmer, I love the depth a good shimmer can give an already beautiful color. Last but not least you all know I love me some flakies so we couldn’t not include those…right?

I’m really lucky to have grown up down the street from my Grandparents, I pretty much spent every moment of my summers with them until I was in High School. One of the things we always used to do was visit the local park with loaves of bread and feed all the ducks, I always loved it! While I was thinking about that it hit me…the shade of green along with the shimmer reminds me of the green iridescent like feathers that Mallard ducks have on their head! I think the name is pretty fitting!

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!

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?).

Nehi

Grape soda shimmer!

Sation Guillotine Grape 2

Guillotine Grape is a dark purple base with blue/purple shimmer. The shimmer in this one was also pretty hidden though it did come out in my photos. The formula was good but a bit more sheer than I expected. I used 3 coats for the photos below.

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.

Holiday nails

Blue kbshimmer too cold to hold swatch

Too Cold To Hold is a rich blue textured polish that’s positively packed with holographic blue, silver, and green glitters! This polish is super sparkly and holographic, and it looks awesome in the light. Shown above is two careful coats without top coat.

Elm St.

 Super Black 3rd Degree 1

Hello polished friends and happy Saturday!  I have four polishes from a new-to-me indie brand to share today: Super Black Handmade Lacquers.  First off, I was super impressed by the packaging and presentation…such a great look!  Plus, the polishes are great!

First up is Super Black 3rd Degree, a shimmering golden orange-red.  This is two easy coats.  I’m seeing lots of orange-reds like this for the holidays and winter, and I’m loving it.  I think this will work on more skin tones than a traditional red-red!