onsdag 19 februari 2014

Love Thy Polish - Speckled n' Freckled

Are you a jelly lover? I wasn't. Then I realized, that if you abhor VNL and love two-coaters like I do, you can have a lot of fun with jellies if you use them for layering:) So, this post is about jellies that are great for that purpose, and you jelly lovers, I know there are a lot of you out there, you can just use them the good old-fashioned way!

So, let me introduce, without much further ado, three new jellies from the Speckled n' Freckled collection that was released by Love Thy Polish this very weekend. And! They are not plain jellies, oh no! They have black glitters in two different sizes in them:) Formula and brushes were perfect. I used the small bottles, but have larger bottles from before and the brush is great in both!

First - Vermillion Dollar Baby - my favourite!

As you can see, it looks a lot duskier in the bottle than it will on the nail, even if you use on its own (check out these pictures, and faint dead away when you see Christina's nails!!) Me? I layered it over OPI Die Another Day.

And - Fauxreal Fuschia!! (Over a dusky purple Sally Hansen. I used a polish that was a few shades lighter to make it pop a bit - I wanted to see those speckles and freckles:)

Last but not least - Smoke and Dust - which was the only one that I used on its own:) Four coats, next time I will layer two coats over white. This is a nice, soft, grey:)

These polishes were sent to me for review:)

söndag 16 februari 2014

Love Thy Polish - Synthesize

One of my most pleasurable holo experiences ever, was had with Green Eyed Monster from Love Thy Polish. And now - I've had another one! Emma, the owner of Love Thy Polish, is a true holo artist, and when she looked for swatchers through Instagram for her new core holos, I jumped at the chance and offered my services. With a scant 224 followers on IG though (@bookpolish), I never thought she'd pick me - BUT SHE DID (I'm doing a little dance here:))

So without much further ado - I present to you: SYNTHESIZE! A unique, deep periwinkle purple with a magnificent linear holo. Perfect formula and brush!

Should you find yourself suddenly hankering for this polish, I have good news: it was released this very weekend and you can head right on over to Love Thy Polish and get one. If you're too late, you will probably be able to find it on Norway Nails, who also carries this brand:)

onsdag 1 januari 2014

Flormar - WL08

This gorgeous green was a gift to me from the wonderful Aylin at Posh Nail Art. She was my Secret Santa in the Christmas swap in our equally wonderful Facebook gift exchange group, Lacquered with Love, and she completely spoiled me.

This is part of Flormar's Wet Look series with super shiny crellies. I did use Poshé on this for drying purposes, but it was equally shiny without it! The brush in these bottles is flat and nice to work with. The formula was stellar - I was good in two easy coats, but added a third one because... well, because I'm neurotic about vnl?

Accent nail is Pahlish Toxic and Timeless!