Jelly Sandwich ft. OPI: Blush Hour & Nfu Oh #JS26

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 Collectionnfu oh js26 - opi blush hourThese look great together, don’t you think?

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Essence: Kalinka Beauty Collection

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) from Born 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
essence - green sceneEast 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.essence - absolut blue - east side storyLastly 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. essence - from russia with loveWhat do you think of these?essence - kalinka beauty bottlesDon’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

OPI: Chasing Rainbows (vs. Rainbow Connection)

Hi everyone!

Those of you who also follow me on Instagram have already seen my comparison of OPI‘s Chasing Rainbows form 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. opi - chasing rainbows - rainbow connection bottlesI’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! opi - chasing rainbows - rainbow connection compI also did a glitter gradient with Chasing Rainbows over black:opi - chasing rainbows1What do you think of the Spotlight on Glitter Collection?

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OPI – Sheer Tints

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:
opi - sheer tintsThis is Be Magentale With Me and Don’t Violet Me Down over a white base (ANNY: What else) plus top coat:opi - sheer tints1I’m happy with these and don’t regret that I didn’t also bought the other two shades. opi - sheer tints bottlesWhat do you think of the Sheer Tints?

Catrice – Sand’ Sation – Luxury Lacquers

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In previous post I’ve showed you the Holomania polishes (holographic) and the Chameleon polishes (duo chrome) from Catrice‘s Luxury Lacquers. Today I’d like to show you the eight Sand’ Sation polishes, which all have a textured finish. Instead of eight separate swatches I’ve created a little nail art with them. If you’d like to see (some of) them separately, let me know ;)catrice - sand sation
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Happy Friday!

If you want an eye catching manicure but don’t have the time to create a free handed nail design you should try the nail stickers by Born Pretty Store. Don’t let the name fool you though because these aren’t actual stickers but water decals! bps nail stickers1For this mani I created a gradient effect with China Glaze’s Liquid Leather and ANNY’s What else and Velvet chinchilla. I used black and white nail stickers, which you can find here. This is the easiest way to spice up your manicure. The directions on the back of the package explain how to use the stickers:
- Trim, clean and polish the fingernails; paint the background color and dry it out.
- Remove the film of product, cut out the pattern and plunge it into water 10-20 seconds (use warm water in winter).
- Moisten the fingernails; stick the pattern in position.
- Sop up the water with a paper towel and blow dry.
- Apply top coat and blow dry.

I advice to wait a while before applying top coat, otherwise the pattern may crack (see my middle finger nail).

Have you tried water decals yet? If not, you definitely should give them a try. It’s so easy!
Born Pretty Store offers worldwide shipping :)  They also have lots of other nail art supplies to choose from. By adding code SFX31 at check out you’ll get 10% off your order!

*(some of the) products shown in this post were kindly provided to me by Born Pretty Store for my unbiased review