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Sep 22, 2014

Tactile Reptile - Orly Glitz and Glamour, Snakeprint foil transfer

What better way to add to a foil, than to add a foil (transfer)!

[3 coats: Orly Glitz and Glamour]
Here's what I posted last week - Orly Glitz and Glamour, a heavy gold large-particle polish.

[Base: Orly Glitz and Glamour (3 coats); Foil transfer: Snakeprint]
I decided to put a gold/bronze foil transfer in a gorgeous snakeprint pattern over this. For application tips and previous foil transfer manicures, check out our foil transfers tag! Jamie has previously used this foil pattern before, so you can also have a look at her mani here!

[Base: Orly Glitz and Glamour (3 coats); Foil transfer: Snakeprint]
This was an easy foil transfer to use. Not quite sure why it looks so wrinkled in my photos! As far as I can remember, application was pretty easy and smooth. I still haven't gotten around to purchasing a decent topcoat for foil transfers though so I really should get onto that to avoid wrinkling the foils after application!

Sep 18, 2014

Twinkle, Twinkle - A'pieu Twinkle Nail Touch G13

Nail polish from abroad!

[A'pieu Twinkle Nail Touch G13]
We went to South Korea and Japan recently and this is the stash of nail polish I came back with!

[Nail polishes from Korea and Japan]
[A'pieu Twinkle Nail Touch G13]
This nail polish is from Korea, and it's made in Korea too. It's from the brand A'pieu, and I think the collection is called Twinkle Nail Touch. Considering the shininess, it's an appropriate name! Korean nail polishes don't tend to name their polishes, but they do use numbers sometimes. I'm guessing this one is G13, based on its label.

The polish is a darker navy blue in real life, my camera just caught the blue so prettily here. It has holo glitter of different sizes, predominantly a blue-greeny holo glitter that I quite like, which is why I bought it. Full opacity in two coats and it has a good balance of glitter versus base to make it look like a starry night mani.

Sep 15, 2014

Treasured Tips - Orly Glitz and Glamour

So I fell in love with the brilliant gold of OPI Goldeneye but after doing some quick swatch searching, I found out about Orly Glitz and Glamour, which apparently takes the foil particle density up a notch! 

[Bottle to nail: Orly Glitz and Glamour (3 coats)]
Glitz and Glamour is a warm yellow-gold shade made up of large particle foil flecks. This large-particle finish is one of my favourite finishes as it definitely brings the bling. Other favourites of mine that are similar are OPI DS Glow and OPI Warm and Fozzie.

[3 coats: Orly Glitz and Glamour]
Formula is good, but this polish needs three coats for full opacity, which is what I used here. You can increase the density of the particles by going for more coats which shouldn't be too much trouble as the formula is fairly thin with reasonably quick dry time.

[3 coats: Orly Glitz and Glamour]
As with all polishes with this finish, removal can be a bit messy! Those little gold flakes get everywhere! Definitely much easier to remove than a glitter polish though, and for that sparkly payoff, it's worth it!

Sep 11, 2014

Starry Night - Ozotic 529, Orly Naughty Or Nice

I found a bottle of duochrome microglitter which I suspect I haven't tried before hahaha, so I'm taking it for a spin here.

[Top: Ozotic 529
Base: Orly Naughty or Nice]
This is Ozotic 529 over Orly Naughty Or Nice.

[Orly Naughty Or Nice]
Orly's Naughty Or Nice is a very, very dark maroon, more like black with a hint of maroon. It applies so easily and dries to such a nice glossy finish.

[Top: Ozotic 529
Base: Orly Naughty or Nice]
Ozotic 529 is a purple-pink to gold duochrome microglitter in a clear base. Very pretty but rather subtle if you're an arm's length away from it.

Sep 8, 2014

Juicy Shine - Maybelline Cuddle Me Mauve, PA AA38

I went on a flakie kick for a bit (I'm working up to glitter manis at work... just watch me go!)... and here's one of my manis using a flakie topper.

[Bottle to nail: Maybelline Cuddle Me Mauve (2 coats)]
As a base shade, I used Maybelline Wet Shine in Cuddle Me Mauve. An adorable name and a gorgeous polish. Cuddle Me Mauve is a dusty pink creme filled with subtle gold sparkles. Very pretty, very worksafe.

[2 coats: Maybelline Cuddle Me Mauve]
Cuddle Me Mauve has a pretty good formula and reaches opacity in two coats. It also dries glossy, as the name suggests!

[Base: Maybelline Cuddle Me Mauve (2 coats); Flakies: pa AA38]
To add a bit more sparkle to this mani, I put on a layer of orange-to-green duochrome flakies by PA in shade AA38. I purchased this in Japan at Don Quixote! I know some Japanese stores in the US do stock PA flakies, and I've seen PA polishes in stores in Sydney but not the flakie range so far.

[Base: Maybelline Cuddle Me Mauve (2 coats); Flakies: pa AA38]
At any rate, these flakies are fairly small in size and apply smoothly, no trouble at all! This combination blends well with my pinkish base shade so it doesn't stand out too much, while lending a bit of extra oomph to a regular work mani. =)

Sep 4, 2014

Blood Splatter - Color Styles 36, Kleancolor Metallic Black

This is an interesting polish I picked up from Paddy's Market in Sydney.

[Base: Kleancolor Metallic Black
Top coat: Color Style 36]
The base is Kleancolor Metallic Black, but I can't tell you what's the exact name of the red flakey glitter polish. The brand and number is photographed below:

[Unknown 36 polish]
[Base: Kleancolor Metallic Black
Top coat: Color Style 36]
Number 36 has shiny red mylar-ish flakes in a clear base, and hey, it's actually pretty different to the multichrome flakies. This is pretty interesting too, and I like how punky it looks. I might have to go back to get the other colours!