Posts tagged: silver

Down the Middle

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Supernatural

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I have an awesome preview to show you today. I got these polishes in late January and have had to wait patiently to post. It’s been difficult. The GLAM Polish Supernatural Collection includes five gorgeous jewel-toned, jelly-based polishes, each with a mix of flakies, shimmer and holographic glitter. Every single one of these is seriously stunning and they’re available for pre-order TODAY (20 Feb)! See details at the end of the post. Let’s get to the swatches. GLAM Polish Divinity is a dark eggplant purple. I love the deep base with the embedded sparkle.

Royal Jelly

 

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FBJ is a bright royal blue jelly base with large and medium white hex glitter, as well as what I think is white matte microglitter. I used two coats for my swatches. There was a LOT of the large hex glitter in this polish, so I didn’t have to do any fishing for the pieces. It applied nicely, and only required a little bit of fussing with the large glitter placement to be perfect.

Golden

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Super Black Lacquers Guilty is very unique. It’s almost a vintage gold shade (that leans a little olive on me) with a strong holo effect in the sun. Indoors, the rainbow is subtle, but the polish is still glowy. With the right skin tone, this would be gorgeous. I’m just not a fan of it on me. The formula was excellent. My swatch is two coats.

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Metallic grunge

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To create this look, I started with a base of Cult Cosmetics DTLA, and then with hardly any polish on the brush, I dabbed on China Glaze Tongue & Chic, China Glaze Don’t Make Me Wine, and Essie Nothing Else Metals. I love these colors together, and I think it looked so cool in real life, but the photos didn’t show it so well – so I took some macro shots for you to get the real beauty of this technique!

Chevrons

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I started with two coats of Glam Polish Tempestarii, followed by one coat of SV.  Once dry, I applied the stencils and added one coat of A England Excalibur Renaissance.  I removed the decals immediately and finished with one coat of SV.

Tentacles

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I’ve applied two coats of OPI Wharf! Wharf! Wharf! from the San Francisco collection. Then I’ve used OPI Pussy Galore for the pink dots. It took a while to dry because I couldn’t use topcoat but then the manicure lasted for four days without chipping.

Gemstone

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Dear Rus Noblesse Gemstone Pearl #17 is a medium blue scattered holo polish. The formula and application were good and I have no issues to report. When I first saw the bottles I was afraid I wouldn’t like them because they were tall and skinny like Julep but these bottles, in addition to fitting together nicely because of the bottle shape, don’t have that super long wand that hold too much polish on it. And the bottle is wider and heftier so I didn’t feel like it was going to tip over on me.

Stripey

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On my middle and ring nails, I started with a base of OPI This Gown Needs A Crown, and on my outer nails I used the textured OPI It’s Frosty Outside. Then, I taped off my nails and painted with Essie Licorice.

Gumdrops

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This is one of the nicest textured collections I’ve seen, there’s a good mix of colours and they’re quite sparkly in real life, more so than on camera! I always find textured polishes so easy to apply too and these are no different. They dry down to a matte finish, but you can add a thick top coat to make them shine if you prefer.

Nicole by OPI Candy Is Dandy is another favourite, a sweet pink shade with silver glitter and larger iridescent hex glitters. 2 coats.

Pinkery

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen the EPIC nail mail I received from Barbra at ILNP awhile back. It’s no secret that I literally squeal over her polishes. Every creation is more fabulous than the last. I’ve been soooo backed up with swatch commitments and I knew the holidays would slow me down…so Barbra knew it may be some time before they made their appearance on WPP. But it’s been KILLING me to see all of these ILNP pretties just sitting there…waiting to be tried. I was looking at all the bottles lined up in a row and loved how four shades looked together. I took a cue from the Manicurator (who has done swatch posts with one matching accent nail) and put everything together in today’s post. All of these shades are STILL available in the ILNP store.  :)

I Love Nail Polish Molly…wow. You’re probably tired of hearing me say how much I like berry shades of polish. Add some ultra-sparkly holo and I’m sold. The finish is absolutely gorgeous! This one makes my heart melt. LOL.