I’m back with a thermal polish! :D 172 from the Termo range by Dance Legend changes from silver/white when warm to purple/crimson when warm. It’s jam packed with shimmer. L-O-V-E! The formula is great, opaque in two flawless coats.
Animal prints never go out of fashion, do they? I’ve purchased a lot of new fall polishes lately and I thought the three that I used for this mani look so pretty together. Since it’s so easy to create this sort of animal print I thought it would be nice to add a video tutorial.
Apply a base coat to protect your nails and wait for it to dry.
Apply your base color and let it dry.
Use a dotting tool and your first color of nail polish to randomly add spots on your nails.
Use a slightly smaller dotting tool and the second color of nail polish to sort of outline the spots. I personally like to just randomly apply the polish but that’s all up to you.
Once your design is dry, add a coat of your favorite top coat and you’re done! Easy, right?! :D
Base coat (drugstore);
Catrice: Greige! The New Beige (base color);
Catrice: Lost ‘N Roses (accent nail);
Catrice: Out of the Dark;
Catrice: First Class Up-Grape;
Glisten & Glow: HK Girl (top coat);
Two sized dotting tool;
Suggestions for upcoming tutorials are more than welcome! ;)
Have you ever seen a (sort of) white polish that isn’t streaky but is opaque in two coats? Naked Venus by ANNY is a very pale pink cream polish that has a perfect formula. I absolutely love it! It’s so clean and fresh and yet so feminine. This is two flawless coats of Naked Venus. I added a bit of Sexy Nails, also by ANNY, on the tips of my nails to give it a little bit of sparkle. I think this combination turned out so pretty and I’ll be definitely wearing it more often. What do you think about (off) white polishes?
I’m so excited for the Fall collections that are slowly making an appearance, how about you? Today I have swatches of the Metallure Collection by Catrice to share with you.
Considering the name of this collection I thought all five would be metallic shades. But to my surprise not all of them. And I have to say I’m happy with that. I like a good metallic polish every now and then, don’t get me wrong. But an entire collection would be a bit too much for me.
Before we jump into today’s polish I’d like to mention that I’ve updated my blog sale! I’ve been hoarding a lot of polishes lately (Fall polishes, bring ‘em on!) and I do not want to need a fourth Helmer to store them. So I started with sorting my Catrice and Essence drawers and after like 5 times in and out the drawer I decided some of them deserve new homes. I’ll probably add more polishes when I’ve sorted them all, so stay tuned. Meanwhile… check them out here!
Have you seen that Dance Legend teamed up with the talented Anna Gorelova to create a gorgeous collection? I’m dying of envy when I look at her photo’s. One of the polishes from their collection is Alenushka, a stunning soft pink hue packed with silver micro glitter and I believe even some tiny flecks. This polish was the one that caught my immediate attention when I first saw pics of this collection. The photo below shows a lavender sheen while it’s a tad more pink in real life. Looking from another angle will get a more color accurate look: I’ve used two easy coats plus top coat here. I should have applied my second coat just a little thicker because I ended up with some bald spots (see index). The formula is lovely which makes it easy to apply.
So after wearing this I think I might need Chudo-Udo (Miracle Yudo), Vodyanoy (Merman) and Vasilisa. Alright, not might but must :D
Alenushka is, along with the other shades of this collection, available at Hypnotic Polish, where I got mine ;)
A while back I created a water marble accent nail with two polishes of the Aquatix Collection by Essence, Mermaid’s Secret and Finding Dori. Both polishes are gorgeous. You can see the post here, including a video tutorial.
As promised I have swatches of the other polishes from this collection. Unfortunately I still haven’t managed to get my hands on the one that I am missing from this collection, number 3 Aquatix Bay. So if you spot it anywhere or have it and want to get rid of it, please let me know. I’d love to add it to my stash so that I have the entire collection.
First up, Pearls Are A Girls Best Friend. So chic and fresh! It has a gorgeous pink shimmer running throughout. Sadly my camera refused to pick that up. It is on the sheer side but totally worth the three thin coats (plus top coat) that I’ve used here. Next, a holo! :DUnder The Sea is a light/sea foam green holographic polish (or light blue… I can’t make up my mind about the color). Lovely and a great formula. I used two coats with no top coat for the picture below. And lastly, Under Water Love, a deep denim blue textured polish with small green glitter. It’s very pigmented. I used two easy coats with no top coat for the photo below.And of course I needed to see how it looks with top coat. Look at the sparkle! :D I love that this collection has a little bit of everything, finish wise. Great job, Essence! What do you think of these?
Today I have another El Corazon polish to show you. This is On Shopping (05) from the Fashionista Collection (Kaleidoscope range). What a lovely soft color! It’s a lilac jelly with small white hexes and bigger white hexes. Formula wise I’ve had some problems in the beginning. First I used two ‘regular’ coats plus top coat but I wasn’t satisfied with the outcome. I’ve had some bald spots and the glitter didn’t spread easily. Then I used three thin coats, applied with a light hand and voila. So my advice: for these kind of polishes you better use three thin coats than two ‘regular’.
Overall I really like the combination of a soft color with white (matte) glitter.
Good to know: this polish is 5-free! Way to go El Corazon :D
Also, the polishes from this collection are now ON SALE at Hypnotic Polish (along with many other polishes). Hurry though because the sale ends today at 23:59 CET.
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