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Oct 23, 2017

Double Up - Born Pretty Holo Polish 21, Born Pretty BP-L020


Ah, what can I say... two holos are better than one!

[Go holo go!]
I've had some holographic stamping polishes from Hit the Bottle in my stash for ages but never got around to trying them out, so this is what I've done!

[Bottle to nail: Born Pretty Holo Polish #21 (2 coats)]
My base was a dark navy linear holographic - Born Pretty Holo Polish #21. So I figured a light stamp over the top would show up nicely over this shade.

[Bottle to nail: Hit the Bottle Holo there Beautiful! (stamping);
Base: Born Pretty Holo Polish #21 (2 coats); Plate: BP-L020]
This lovely silver holographic stamping polish is Hit the Bottle Holo there Beautiful! It was sooo easy to stamp with and easily picked up the intricate lace pattern from Born Pretty plate BP-L020.

[Base: Born Pretty Holo Polish #21 (2 coats);
Stamping
: Hit the Bottle Holo there Beautiful!, Born Pretty BP-L020]
The holographic sparkle also transferred perfectly, so I really have only good things to say about this (as with all other Hit the Bottle products that I've tried!). I'd love to try this out with longer nails, or perhaps a less intricate pattern as it's a bit hard to see the fine detail from afar.


Oct 16, 2017

Navy Spark - Born Pretty Holo Polish 21


The third holographic polish in a row!

[Bottle to nail: Born Pretty Holo Polish #21 (2 coats)]
This is Born Pretty Holo Polish #21 which is a dark blue linear holo. The photos make the base shade look a bit brighter than it actually is, it's definitely more a navy shade.

[2 coats: Born Pretty Holo Polish #21]
Some nice linear holographic sparkle in there! Formula was nice, thin and opaque in 2 coats on my relatively short nails.

[2 coats: Born Pretty Holo Polish #21]
These photos kinda make me wish I did have a medium blue linear holo! I don't think I have one yet... do I? =p


Oct 9, 2017

Totes Srs - Celestial Cosmetics Why So Sirius?


First a red holo last week, then a green one this week? Well.. it's turned October and the shops have already brought out all the Christmas gear so I guess I'm not jumping the gun... =p

[Bottle to nail: Celestial Cosmetics Why So Sirius? (2 coats)]
Today's polish is Why So Sirius? from Celestial Cosmetics. This is a lovely rich green polish, with faint scattered holographic particles, and a strong golden shimmer.

[2 coats: Celestial Cosmetics Why So Sirius?]
Great formula, opaque in two coats on my short nails here. The holo is not very obvious unless under very bright light, but still a beautiful shade, very rich and almost metallic-looking when applied!

[2 coats: Celestial Cosmetics Why So Sirius?]
What a stunner, I'll have to pull this out again at Christmas-time....!
 
[2 coats: Celestial Cosmetics Why So Sirius?]
I'm pretty happy to add this to my collection of greens, but now it's made me want to look for nice linear holographic green to add to my stash! I have so many dusty green holos, but a nice rich green one would be a great addition I reckon...


Oct 5, 2017

Royal Jewels - Emily de Molly Quest for Immortality

I felt like stocking up on purple nail polishes again, so I decided to give in!

[Royal Jewels]
This is Emily de Molly's Quest For Immortality, a gorgeous purple nail polish with a brighter blue to purple colour-shift and a scattering of red-leaning holo microglitter. Look how pretty it is!

[Bottle to nail: Emily de Molly Quest for Immortality]
The nail polish is opaque in two coats. Its holo is scattered but they catch the light brilliantly.

[Emily de Molly Quest for Immortality] 
You can see it clearer in the last photo that Quest for Immortality has this beautiful blue to purple colour shift too.

What can I say except that I love the colour, and that I've got an even bigger hankering to get more purple polishes again!

Oct 3, 2017

Scarlet Supreme - Emily de Molly Wrong Side of Heaven


I have been really busy recently, with work and other things... so there'll be quite a few plain swatches coming up in the next few weeks.

[Bottle to nail: Emily de Molly Wrong Side of Heaven (2 coats)]
As I always do, my fallback is either red polishes or holographic ones... and this one is both!

[2 coats: Emily de Molly Wrong Side of Heaven]
This beauty is Emily de Molly Wrong Side of Heaven, a gorgeous true red with a fine linear holographic flame. The flame is not super obvious, but you can definitely see a bit of rainbow sparkle.

[2 coats: Emily de Molly Wrong Side of Heaven]
As with all Emily de Molly polishes, the formula is lovely. Thin and smooth, and opaque in two coats. I used my usual basecoat (Revlon Colorstay Gelsmooth) and didn't experience any staining. Bonus lovely glossy finish, although I topped off with topcoat anyway for longevity's sake.

[Direct lighting: Emily de Molly Wrong Side of Heaven (2 coats)]
Here's another photo with extra bright light off my mobile phone, just to show off the holo goodness!


Sep 21, 2017

Spring Flowers - Sally Hansen Crush on Blue, Sinful Colors Purple Kraze, Ulta3 Honolulu

So it's been awhile but I think it's time for some dry water marbling using a silicone nail art mat.

[Spring Flowers]
Isn't this a lovely and bright colour combination?

[Sally Hansen Crush on Blue, Sinful Colors Purple Kraze, Ulta3 Honolulu
on Born Pretty's silicone nail art mat]
I started with a clear base polish, which I find is necessary otherwise it all kind of falls apart when you peel the mani off the silicone nail art mat. Then I did thick stripes of different coloured nail polish and dragged through the stripes using a toothpick to create the patterns above.

The nail polishes I used were Sally Hansen's Crush on Blue (such a pretty light blue creme polish), Sinful Colors' Purple Kraze (lovely purple matte polish), and Ulta3 Honolulu (a bright yellow creme polish).

[Sally Hansen Crush on Blue, Sinful Colors Purple Kraze, Ulta3 Honolulu]
Above, I've applied a base coat and then pressed on the nail polish patches to my nails before the base coat dried. I hadn't applied the top coat yet. I actually prefer the semi-matte look without the top coat, and the colours look more vibrant too. But if you don't seal it with a top coat, the mani really doesn't last.

[Sally Hansen Crush on Blue, Sinful Colors Purple Kraze, Ulta3 Honolulu]
And here it is with the top coat and the glossy finish.

I do feel like dry water marbling is quite a bit of work but I have to say, I love how it turns out and I particularly love this combination of colours for this pattern.