Essence: Lady Mermaid + I Don’t Need Money, Honey! – Liquid Foil Effect

Hi y’all!

Today I have a bright blue mani to show you. Essence recently added a few more polishes to their ‘Effect Polish’ line and I used two of them for this mani:essence - lady mermaid - i don't need money, honey1For my base I used two coats of I Don’t Need Money, Honey!, which is a highly pigmented bright blue hue with a foil finish. Lovely color! I haven’t worn this for a long time and noticed minor staining after removing. By that I mean, the slightest blue/green sheen, no smurf fingers though. It cleared up after I went over it with remover multiple times but I thought It’s worth mentioning. So base coat is definitely required here.
I attempted to create a ‘waterfall’ look with the other, darker blue shade of this collection (middle- and ring finger nail) but it’s hardly noticeable in my photo’s. In real life it’s more visible :) That one is called Lady Mermaid. I did try Lady Mermaid on it’s own and found that it’s less pigmented than I Don’t Need Money, Honey! and it requires three coats for full opacity. Color wise, Lady Mermaid is darker. essence - lady mermaid - i don't need money, honeyHave you picked up any polishes from Essence’s newest collection(s)?

Llarowe: Love, Actually

Last year I fell in love with The Mighty Red Baron by Llarowe. This Valentines I fell in love again but this time with the darker version of TMRB called Love, Actuallyllarowe - love, actually1Same awesome formula and gorgeous depth as TMRB but a darker hue of red. This is two coats. Amazing! Just for fun I sponged on some When Monkey’s Fly by OPI.llarowe - love, actuallyThis is part of the limited edition Valentines Trio. I’m not sure if it’s still available. If I were Leah Ann I’d definitely add this one to the permanent collection. I bet this is (going to be) super popular. LOVE!

El Corazon: Strawberry Margarita (423/626) + Long Island (423/622) – Nail Party Collection

Hi lovelies!

I’m back with two more shades from the Nail Party Collection by El Corazon. el corazon - 423 626 strawberry margarita 423 622 long island1For this mani I used Strawberry Margarita (423/626) and Long Island (423/622), both two easy and super glossy coats. Because I added some kind of dots I did applied one coat of top coat. These polishes are super glossy by themselves. el corazon - 423 626 strawberry margarita 423 622 long island
You can find El Corazon polishes at their website. This collection isn’t available yet at Hypnotic Polish.
If you’d like to stay informed about new releases you can follow El Corazon on Instagram.

*this polish was kindly provided to me by El Corazon for my unbiased review

Lacquerlust: Opal

Have you seen Lacquerlust‘s Unicorn polishes? I need ALL unicorn polishes in my life :)
Anyway, this is another one that was on my wishlist for a long time… Opal:lacquer lust - opal - anny - denim on the rocks1I applied one smooth coat over a denim blue base (Denim On The Rocks by ANNY). My photo’s don’t really do this polish justice. It’s so much prettier in real life.lacquer lust - opal - anny - denim on the rocksNext time, I’ll wear this over black. Maybe that’ll bring the flakies more to life.

Have a great Sunday! :*

Catrice: Apricoco + Madame de Pinkadour

More matte nail polishes! It seems like more and more brands are coming with matte polishes these days. I don’t mind :D Now I have to say that it’s not the main reason why I picked some of these up. They have such cute small round caps. I have to say that they aren’t really practical to work with, but hey, they are cute! Let’s take a look:catrice - apricoco - madame de pinkadour1I combined two shades of the Rock-O-Go Collection by Catrice: Apricoco (2 coats) as my base color and Madame de Pinkadour on the tips of my nails, applied with a piece of saran wrap. catrice - apricoco - madame de pinkadourHave you spotted these yet? It’s a limited edition collection which consists of 5 matte nail polishes. I don’t think they are available in The Netherlands (correct me if I’m wrong). I’ve found mine here.


El Corazon: Blackberry Caipirinha (423/621) – Nail Party Collection

Woop woop! A brand new collection by El Corazon has launched! The Nail Party Collection consists of 10 polishes. Here’s a photo that I found at the El Corazon blog:
Снимок12The one that got my immediate attention as soon as I saw a photo is Blackberry Caipirinha (423/621), the top right one in the photo above. Such a unique shade! el corazon - blackberry caiprinha2I’ll try my best to describe it as accurate as possible. To me this is a purple toned blue with gorgeous green shimmer running throughout. It’s kind of color shifting between purple and blue. Very unique in my opinion. The formula is a breeze to work with. Two flawless coats for full coverage and one coat of top coat for a long lasting finish. All polishes that I’ve tried from the active bio gel line are extremely glossy by their selves so fro that reason you don’t really need a top coat. el corazon - blackberry caiprinha1One more… just because it’s so gorgeous!el corazon - blackberry caiprinhaStay tuned to see more of this collection! ;)

You can find El Corazon polishes at their website and at Hypnotic Polish.
If you’d like to stay informed about new releases you can follow El Corazon on Instagram.

*this polish was kindly provided to me by El Corazon for my unbiased review

Llarowe: Having Bruno’s Babies – An Ode To Bruno Collection

Leah Ann recently released a new limited edition collection called An Ode To Bruno. The collection consists of 4 new polishes. Here’s Having Bruno’s Babies:llarowe - having bruno's babies1This is a sheer lavender base packed with micro glitter in pink, blue and chrome. It dries to a minimal textured finish but nothing extremely gritty. I used three coats and added one generous coat of top coat for a smooth and glossy finish. llarowe - having bruno's babiesThe An Ode The Bruno Collection is currently out of stock at Llarowe and I don’t know if it’s going to be restocked. This one is still available at Hypnotic Polish though :)

Have a great day!