For me is Essie’s Chills and Thrills the perfect Summer blue hue. Such a lovely color:The formula is okay but need some extra attention while applying. You kinda need to work fast and don’t go over the same spot twice. That will result in bald spots (see index). This is two coats plus top coat. On my middle finger I added one coat of Sparkle on Top, also by Essie. That one is a little thick, but that didn’t gave me problems with application. I love these together. It’s like a Summer day at the pool. Pshhhtt… have you noticed the new page at the menu? If you like to watch stash videos then I think you’ll like that page. I’ve filmed my stash, polish by polish :D Check it out here. Oh, and since you’re there, it would be great if you’d subscribe to my YouTube channel. New tutorials are in the making :D
Have you always wanted a nude polish with silver shimmer? 239 from the Impression Collection by El Corazon might be what you’re looking for. This is a beige toned nude hue packed with silver shimmer. The shimmer is more noticeable and even prettier in real life. Although you could get away with two coats I used three thin coats instead. I added two butterfly water decals, also by El Corazon, on my accent nail. These water decals are a little more difficult to work with than I’m used to. I think that’s because they seem thicker and therefore have the tendency to not lay flat on the nail (wrinkles). A little tip that I found makes it easier to apply is to gently dab on the decal with a wet finger. That way you can smoothen it out. Also, this particular design is holographic! It is gorgeous but I think that my top coat has eaten the holo effect. Boo! So now they are just silver which I think suits this polish nice. What do you think about this?
Today I have a polish of a new to me indie brand to share with you, Love, Angeline. This was gifted to me by Soraya (thanks so much girl)!. It is called Magical Romance and is a polish that’s exclusively made for and available at Mei Mei Signatures (out of stock at the moment). Magical Romance is a rosy pink crelly packed with holographic, pink and rose hex and dot glitter in various sizes. What a lovely combination of glitter for this base color. Since it’s a crelly and therefore on the sheer side I decided to layer it over a sheer nude base (Nude by ANNY). The formula is nice and easy to work with. The glitter spreads easy and even on the nails, no replacing or fishing required. For a smooth and glossy finish I topped this with one coat of HK Girl by Glisten & Glow. Have a great weekend! :*
A super bright textured polish! Yes! This is Panandji from the Sahara Crystal Collection by Dance Legend:Can you believe that this is even brighter in person? My camera totally freaked out seeing this. This is one of my fave polishes for Summer. Gorgeous! It’s not gritty and has no obvious shimmer or glitter. Just a perfect neon! This is two coats, no top coat. It needs a little more attention during application meaning you’d better go with 3 quick strokes per nail instead of painting over the same stroke again. Does that make sense? I hope so. If you go over the same spot twice it will leave brush strokes. Have a great weekend! :*
I’ve seen many (mostly neon colored) tie dye manicures so I needed to try it for myself. I made a video tutorial for you guys in case you might want to try them yourself. A step by step guide and a list of which products I’ve used is listed below.
Use a base coat to protect your nails and wait for it to dry.
Use a small nail art brush and 3 different colors of polish for the design. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Just paint tiny stripes next to each other to get a swirl design.
Add a coat of fast drying top coat for a glossy and long lasting result.
Clean up with a small (eye liner) brush and acetone or nail polish remover.
Treat your cuticles with a few drops of cuticle oil and you’re done!
Yellow Stopper (as a peel off base coat)
Essence Everybody Salsa (green)
Essence Yeah, Copacobana! (yellow)
Essence I ♥ Brasil (pink)
Sally Hansen Insta Dri (top coat)
If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below! Ideas and requests for upcoming tutorials are very welcome! ;)
The promised tutorial for the Tie Dye nails will be up asap, after I’m done switching my YouTube channel :D Sorry for the delay! Hope you’ll like some swatches instead…
Awesome was the first word that popped in my head when I saw pics of the Road Trip Collection that was recently released by Essence. Thermal, textured and duo chrome in one four piece collection? Yes, please!
Usually I like to save the best for last but I felt like I just needed to share I Don’t Care! I Love It! first. From the looks of the bottle I expected yet another purple/blue duo chrome that we’ve already seen in a previous collection. But what was I thinking? Nooo… it is absolutely fantastic. And I’m pretty sure I’m not saying that very often with Essence’s Limited Edition collections. This first photo shows that it’s a pretty duo chrome…But look at it from a totally different angle:Some more indirect sunlight:The best part… it’s fully opaque in two coats! Thumbs up! I used three thin instead to cover my free edges ;) If you’re looking for a pretty and budget proof duo chrome polish, this is for you! And if you’re planning on rockin’ this polish a lot then I strongly advice to stock up a back up or two. It’s a tiny bottle (5 ml)! I mean for just €1,75 that’s totally doable, right?
Oh and this is with NO top coat!
I’m back with more El Corazon polishes to show you today :D The base color is Love Happened (IL08) from the Kaleidoscope range. I’m not sure I have the name right because I needed to translate it from Russian to English :p It’s a highly pigmented medium red with a slightly semi matte finish (almost rubber-isch). The formula is slightly thicker than the other El Corazon’s that I’ve tried but that didn’t gave me any problems with the application. I used two coats here and topped it with the DalmatianArt Top Coat, number 421/5. The topper is matte multi sized but all small black glitter in a clear base. It has a smooth finish and nice and even glitter coverage.
I’ll be back with another video tutorial tomorrow :D A little hint… tie dye ;)
Check out the El Corazon catalog here. Stay up to date about new releases by following their blog and/or find them on Instagram. El Corazon polishes are available at their website here (RU) and are also at Hypnotic Polish.
*product(s) were kindly provided to me by El Corazon for my unbiased review