If you’re following me on Instagram you’ve probably seen the picture of the gigantic pile of polishes that the sweet Gimme All The Polish sent me. Again, thanks so so much! Love ya girl!
I was drooling over Crowstoes polishes from quite some time and now I finally own two of them! This is Storms Never Last, a purple/blue duo chrome with gorgeous sparkle running throughout. I love this! The formula is a little thick, but there’s nothing a few drops of thinner can’t fix, right?! I used two coats plus top coat for the pics below. One more…:*
My favorite polish from OPI‘s Spotlight on Glitter Collection is Blush Hour, multi size/shape fuchsia, purple and silver glitter swimming in a clear base. I sandwiched it between three coats of Nfu Oh#JS26 from their Jelly Syrup Collection. These look great together, don’t you think?
Essence released their Kalinka Beauty Collection a while back. Here are the four polishes from that collection:
Green Scene is a soft minty green cream. I’ve used two coats plus top coat here. The formula is a little thick but not problematic to work with. I’ve added some floral nail stickers(water decals) fromBorn Pretty Store which makes this mani perfect for Spring. As mentioned in my previous post about the nail stickers, these are very easy to work with. For this mani I didn’t used the stickers as they are but I’ve cut them into pieces and then placed them slightly on top of each other to create a whole new look. That’s what I love about water decals. Such a fun way to be creative :D East Side Story is a bright blue cream with golden shimmer. Unfortunately the shimmer doesn’t translate on the nail very well. I paired this with Absolut Blue, a perfect blue cream. Both are very pigmented and could be one coaters if you use generous coats. The pattern is inspired by the talented Emily from Very Emily.Lastly From Russia with Love, an apricot frost (!). Ugh, I really don’t like frosty finishes and their ‘hard to work with formula’ *brush strokes everywhere*. The frosty-ness is way more visible in real life than my photo shows. Anyhow, this is two coats plus top coat. What do you think of these?Don’t forget you’ll get 10% off your order when you use code SFX31 at check out! Check out all the nail stickers at Born Pretty Store (worldwide shipping).
*(some of the) products shown in this post were kindly provided to me by Born Pretty Store for my unbiased review
Here’s an oldie, Fei Fei from Zoya‘s Diva Collection (2012). I love this for its ‘odd’ color. It’s a steel-isch blue with tons of sparkle. This is two coats plus top coat. I have nothing to complain about the formula. Although it is on the sheer side it builds nicely to an opaque finish in two/three coats.
Those of you who also follow me on Instagram have already seen my comparison of OPI‘s Chasing Rainbowsform their Spotlight on Glitter Collection and Rainbow Connection from another collection that was released way back.
I’m not a huge fan of glitterbombs but I love Rainbow Connection for the lovely color combination. I’d hoped that Chasing Rainbows would have something different or extra to it, compared to Rainbow Connection. Sadly Chasing Rainbows is basically a recycled version of Rainbow Connection. I can’t spot a single difference between the two :( Nevertheless I don’t mind having two bottles though. I’ve read that there seem to be many other similar polishes from OPI going around. Especially with The Muppets Collection and the new Spotlight on Glitter Collection. Such a pity! I also did a glitter gradient with Chasing Rainbows over black:What do you think of the Spotlight on Glitter Collection?
Have you spotted OPI‘s Sheer Tints already? At first I thought that they’re jellies. In some way, they are. They’re extremely sheer. The formula is thick and kinda gooey. I think you can easily create a sugar spun mani with these. And I think they’d be great for a jelly sandwich too! They come in four shades, pink, purple, yellow and blue. I picked up the pink and purple ones and decided to create a saran wrap mani: This is Be Magentale With Me and Don’t Violet Me Down over a white base (ANNY: What else) plus top coat:I’m happy with these and don’t regret that I didn’t also bought the other two shades. What do you think of the Sheer Tints?