Frankenpolish - lilac/duochrome/holo

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Hi all :>

This time, a franken of mine, better: a FAIL of mine...

Remember this post, when I received half of a bottle of "Let Me Go" by Sinful Colors? I wanted it because I liked it in the bottle :D, but I also always read terribile reviews about it: it's straky, FROSTY, too much sheer... So I immediately thought: what if I add some scoops of Specktraflair holo pigment?

(artificial light)

Well, I got a little fail :D
Infact, frostiness remained, which is the worst side of this nailpolish...
I layered, I think, two coats over two coats of Essie's "Lilacism", and I didn't like this result AT ALL, I removed all after taking these pictures, almost never happened to me before :D

(artificial light)

Maybe it looks better from pictures, and someone may like it, but I don't think I'll wear it again, see that green frost reflection? >.<

(natural light)

All in all, colour it's not that bad, but I thought the holo pigment would have dulled the frost side of "Let Me Go"...
I was WRONG :D

(natural light - and horrible cuticles >.< )

* bleah *


Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

Shaka - n. 740 Dark Aquamarine

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Woah, at last a beauty!
Note that I put MANY pictures, sorry for this, but you can guess I REALLY liked this n. 740 *_*

(full sun)

This is a dark teal in between a foil and a glassflecked, I think, anyway, it's AWESOME.
Deep, saturated, shiny, I only have good words for it :>

 (daylight)

 MANY pictures, I said :P

(full sun)

I applied two coats, dries normally/quickly, so it's easy to apply even late at night :D

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Why so many pictures? To show you every side of "Dark Aquamarine".
Infact, these nailpolishes contain pigments with a little duochrome effect, which doesn't show too much on nails, but they give a subtle twist to the colour, making it glowy and deep at the same time.

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Clearly, it's beautiful especially in low light/at night, look at those night shots <3

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I must say, just a warning: it can stain your nails; I removed it with the tinfoil method (as always, I use it every time), but I didn't leave cotton pads enough time to clear my nails deeply - I had some wounds on some fingers, nailpolish remover hurts! -, so nails were a little stained, I had to rub and rub and rub with q-tips to get my pink nails back :D
So, remember: leave cotton pads for minutes, before removing them!

But... WHO CARES, I love this colour:

(daylight)

See? Glassflecks are at their best in low daylight, look a t the deepness.

(full sun)

Those little bottles are... small :D
Brush also is small, but flat and easy to use, clean-up is quick.

(full sun)

Shaka definitely needs to expand all over the country, at €1,99 each bottle and so many colours available...


Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

April's stuff

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... Stuff I got in April.
Oh my, lately I'm getting so many bottles. Beautiful bottles *_* :D


From left:

- Berry-magenta JELLY from Basic Beauty, n. 68PE. How rare is a jelly nailpolish here in Italy? And it won't even be the only one in this post!

- Debby n. 186, blackish base filled with blue/purple glitters (not big size, almost a shimmer). Impulsive purchase :D

- Basic Beauty n. 15: pink-mauve creme. A little runny, but I think it will be awesome on nails. Feminine, but not corny :D

- Debby n. 175: dark emerald metallic. Another impulsive purchase...

Next pic shows the two Debby in detail:


And below you see a comparison: n. 175 reminded me of a glorious Essence discontinued green, "All Access", and I thought they were almost dupes, looking at the bottles, but my cap-test reveals they're different:


Then, a franken: remember this Sinful Colors "Let Go"? I tried to improve this colour by adding some scoops of Specktraflair pigment, but I'm not sure about the result: I got a semi-sheer lilac wiht a STRONG green reflect (but a little frosted) and holographic side.

 

Bottom part of the picture shows one coat of the franken over Essence "Passion For Fashion": in direct sun you can see the holo rainbow and the green side (it has been difficult to catpure it)... I have to try it again and find a good colour base.


Next, my first magnetics... Of course a purple and a blue :D


Upper, Prestige Bijoux, n. 03 "Topaz". It's just the purple I was looking for, cold and dimensional.

Bottom, Debby n. 4, "Neptune": it's a blue which reveals violet when magnetized = ♥ ♥


Then, more Shaka gems:


Names and numbers are listed in the picture.
First one, "Storm" (great name :D ), it's a rich semi-glassflecked nailpolish, you know my tastes :D

The other two are jellies! DARK jellies ♥
I don't understand, how it could be possible? :D

Below, "Glossy Blue" (the blue jelly) and "Storm" in detail:


And now a demostration: look at the sheerness; these are one coat each, and you can see they're actually a purple and a blue, even if, to the naked eye, in the bottles they look VERY similar.

I wanna try them alone and see how many coats they require to cover the nails :D
But I know many of you thought about glitter sandwiches :D ^_^



Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

Kiko - n. 358

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Yes, this is still my blog and these are my own hands, and  I'm wearing orange :D

This is Kiko n. 358, one of the newest colour of their range (seen here); since that I'm not a warm coloured girl, why did i purchase it? Because I wanted to try a peach shade, not too light (it would be awful on me) and not red, so n. 358 looked perfect for me.

(natural light)

BUT... I think it's not for me at all. If you look at the picture in the post I linked, n. 358 seems like a true spring peach, but on my nails it changed shade under different lightings!

Above looks a true orange.

Below, it's more of a coral shade:


Next, it's almost neon - it looked like that in bright light o_____0


I couldn't capture the last variation: in some low light, it became a BRICK orange, what a #@*& colour >.<


If I remember correctly, these are three coats without top coat: I suddenly imagined I wouldn't like to wear this for an entire week, so I wanted to add something else on it, but I didn't have time and ended wearing it for like 6 days >.<
I just liked the fact that, the times it appeared a neon orange :D, my hands looked like tanned...

Who wants it? I can't stand the "orange" label on my blog :D


Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)

Stargazer - n. 305

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AWESOME colour, you see?

Clearly it was better in real life, but I think you can see its beauty as well from the pictures :>

(artificial light)

One of the best feature of this nailpolish is that both the two colours (blue and purple) are almost always visible, because particles are really reflective.

(daylight)

Look how deep is the blue!

(full sun)

In direct sun is stunning, like a dark mirror *_*

(artificial light)

Application is easy, these are two or three coats (two, with my usual touch-ups in the balder areas), dries normally, I can't say anything bad about this.
HIGHLY recommended!


Have a nice day/night/whatever and thanks for your attention ;¬)