Hands in the air for a new to me indie brand: Esmaltes Da Kelly. The mastermind behind this indie brand is Kelly Cristina from Brazil. This brand got my attention the minute I saw Ladybug at Llarowe. That one is on my wishlist ever since. I hope it will be restocked anytime soon. I went ahead and ordered some other ones that looked o so gorgeous.
This is Phoenix:I can’t even begin to describe this polish. It’s described as a magenta base but I really can’t see that, at least not in my bottle. If I search for swatches I definitely see magenta. Of course that was the reason why I went for this one. Gotta love my pink/purple hue’s. Nevertheless this is a super pretty polish! I used three thin coats plus to coat here.
Another thing that I noticed… these polishes don’t contain stainless steel mixing balls. This one was settled when it arrived. I’ve let it sit upside down for a while and that ‘problem’ was solved. The other two polishes that I bought are more loaded with glitter which makes mixing harder without mixing balls. I just added two of my own so for me it isn’t a big issue but I can imagine that it’s a bit difficult to mix them without the mixing balls. All Esmaltes Da Kelly polishes have a black fabric ribbon on the cap. So cute!
Ps. If you spot Ladybug anywhere, please let me know! :*
Here’s an oldie but goodie for you. Sugar Plum Fairies by Llarowe is part of last years Xmas/Hanukkah Collection. I am in love with the pink and blue glitter in this one. The formula is great. I used two easy coats for full opacity and topped it with one coat of HK Girl top coat by Glisten & Glow.I believe this collection is discontinued but it is still available at Hypnotic Polish.
Have a great start of the week and don’t forget… stay polishes ;)
Spring is in the air! Bring on those sunbeams! It’s time for holographic awesomeness :) Holy Diver from the WoW Prism range by Dance Legend is not only a lovely color for Spring and Summer but it also has scattered holographic particles running through out:And of course there was not a single sunbeam in the sky to show of the holo properties of this beauty *insert sad face*. It is pretty amazing nevertheless! The formula is great and easy to work with. Shown is two coats plus top coat.
Enjoy your Sunday! :*
Here’s a video to show a Mani Fizzy (also known as mani bomb) in action! This one is two colored and smells like juicy watermelons. I’ve added some poppy seeds to the mix just for fun.
These mani fizzies are available at my shop and come in many different scents and colors. You can even create your own scent/color combination with the ‘2pc listing’ :)
At this moment there are 4 different mixes available, each containing 6 mani fizzies in 3 different scents: Sweet Mix: Bubblegum, Vanilla, Strawberry Floral Mix: Cherry blossom, Lavender, Lily Summer Mix: Watermelon, Coconut, Lemon Fruit Mix: Lemon, Exotic Fruit, Cucumber/Kiwi
These mani fizzies are treats for your pretty paws. They contain almond oil and dulse extract leaving your hands (and feet) soft and moisturized.
Let’s begin the weekend with some color shifting glitter! Here’s 2% Butterscotch Ripple by Indigo Bananas:My photo’s don’t do this polish justice. It is so much prettier in real life. This is a plum (crelly I think) base jam packed with color shifting glitter in mainly green-gold. I love it!
I used three thin coats plus top coat here but I think you can get away with just two. And one more…I’ve found this on Indigo Bananas’s website but they are also available at other stockists though.
I have another polish from OPI‘s Hawaii Collection for Spring to show you.This is two coats of Just Lanai-ing Around. I love these kind of vintage hue’s. The formula is good, as I’m used to with most OPI polishes.
I used a make up sponge to apply Too Much of a Good Thing on the tips of my nails and added one coat of top coat (HK Girlby Glisten & Glow) for a smooth and glossy finish. This glitter topper is part of my Spring Collection which is available at my shop.
Thanks for stopping by! :*
Hope you’re having a fabulous start into the new week.
We love discovering new brands, colors, textures, finishes…because we’re nail polish lovers. We admit it! And if with our love we’re also able to support indie brands on their way up, even better! Right?!