Today I have a polish from El Corazon‘s Confetti Collection to show you. This one doesn’t have a name, only a number: 509aIf you’re a fan of blue polish, this is definitely worth checking out. Shown is three thin coats plus top coat. The formula is nice and easy to work with. And although I expected it to have a slight texture to it, the finish is nice and glossy with one coat of top coat.You can find El Corazon polishes at their website and at Hypnotic Polish.
Today I have Charoite(423/472) by El Corazon to show you. This is part of the Gemstones Collection which consists of a wide range of colors that all have a scattered holographic finish. Not your regular scattered holo though, the particles are quite big. Let’s take a look:Look at all that sparkle! And this photo above is taken in natural daylight, no sunbeams were involved. Shown is three thin coats plus top coat.
Now for some sunlight:and a closer look:See that lavender glow? So pretty!
The Gemstones Collection is available at the El Corazon website and at Hypnotic Polish (worldwide shipping). I believe I’ve mentioned this before, but in case you missed it: El Corazon polishes come in uniquely shaped bottles that hold 16ml each and are available for €4,90/€5,90. A great price for the generous amount of product you’ll get. All polishes are either 3-free or 5-free.
Today I have a kind of galaxy look to show you. And the best thing is, it’s super easy to create 🙂For this mani I used Liquid Leather by China Glaze as a base. When that was dry I used a sponge to randomly dab the following polishes on my nails, all by El Corazon: Magic Heart of Ocean(423/576) Magic Attraction (423/554) Magic Tenderness (423-558)
To create an even more galaxy look I topped this with the large hologram top coat (421h/25), also by El Corazon.What do you think of this galaxy look?
Here’s an extra post for you since I have lots more to show you and think it’s time to catch up 🙂 I believe the polishes from the Magic Collection by El Corazon started my love for this brand. There are many different colors to choose from, all jam packed with shimmer. The formula of the ones I tried so far is great. Shown here is two coats Kiss of Venus(423/570) plus top coat. The shimmer is more noticeable in real life. El Corazon polishes are available at their website and at Hypnotic Polish.
Guess what? I’ve been stamping again! For this mani I used Kir Royal from the Nail Party Collection by El Corazon as my base color:This one has, as with the other polishes from this collection, a perfect formula. Two easy coats will give you a full coverage finish. For the stamping design I used stamping plate 22 from the Explorer Collection by MoYou and Cloud Nineby Color Club. Did you know that Color Club’s halo hues polishes are great for stamping? And of course I topped this with one coat of HK Girl top coat by Glisten & Glow. Next step… try the reversed stamping technique! Wish me luck 😉
Ps. have you entered the Creative Contest ft. El Corazon yet? Check it out here!
As you might have noticed I became a huge fan of the Russian brand El Corazon in a short time. It started the minute Maria, the founder of Hypnotic Polish, stocked them at her shop. I simply love everything about them. The uniquely shaped bottles which hold 16ml of product for a friendly price. And of course the fantastic formula. Most collections contain formaldehyde as a strengthening agent, but they are free of toluene and DBP. The one I’m showing you today is 5free 😀
Today I have another polish from their Matte Effect Collection to show you. Pink! This is two easy coats of number 167, no top coat:As you can see it’s not pure matte due to the shimmery particles. I’d call it a satin finish. This is very easy to work with. No streaking or patchiness. Just lovely! The triangles are from Hypnotic Polish which can be found here.What do you think of this hot pink matte polish?
So I thought about creating a fireworks design on my nails. In my head it looked amazeballs, one my nails though, that’s a whole different story. I love how these turned out but let’s be honest… fireworks? Not so much. I started with a black base using Black To The Roots by Catrice. To add some dimensional sparkle I applied one coat of 421/3 Multi, Art op coat by El Corazon. After that was completely dry I added some spots and stripes of glue (for transfer foil) and dabbed on the multi colored foil that I got from Hypnotic Polish. Love the foil!!!
No additional top coat though! I’ve found that ‘wrinkles’ the foil (which is pretty cool by the way, but not what I had in mind for this mani). What do you think of my -sort of- fireworks mani?
It’s quite difficult to find a good matte nail polish. I’ve tried some good ones but I’ve also discovered that most matte polishes tend to leave brush strokes. This is 121 by El Corazon. After one coat I knew it needed a second one for full coverage. I thought that it’ll definitely get streaky, but no: not at all. Completely smooth in 2 coats! Oh and on a side note… look at that bottle: matte! Such a nice touch 😀For my accent nail I used a sponge and Fireworks Galaxy (available at my shop) to add a bit of color and topped it with one coat of matte top coat.El Corazon polishes are available at their website and at Hypnotic Polish.
For all of you that also follow me on Instagram and have seen the picture of the worst-nail-break-ever… it has got to the point that I needed to cut it down with the result that it is now an ultra nubbin *sad face*. I feel like ET for some reason 😦
I have deleted the photo due to the high gross factor (bloody and stuff).
I rarely break a nail and if so, it’s often just a corner. The nail on my index (of my Cinderella hand, thank goodness) had broken on the nail bed. You can imagine how much that hurts. Ugh!
Anyway I just wanted to say thanks for all your sweet comments!
Moving on to today’s polish… 423-12 is part of the Shimmer Collection by El Corazon. The shimmer in this is so fine that it gives the polish a stunning glow. The color remninds me of watermelons. It’s so juicy and squishy. The formula is lovely and a party to work with. This is three thin coats plus top coat:
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
You’ve probably already seen that Hypnotic Polish carries El Corazon polishes besides a whole bunch of other great brands. Not yet familiar with El Corazon?
‘El Corazon’s bestselling product, Active Bio-gel is a nail treatment that looks, applies and removes like a regular nail polish, but at the same time helps to strengthen your nails and gradually improve their condition. It is easy to apply, dries very quickly and lasts on your nails much longer than regular polishes‘.*
From the moment I tried my first El Corazon I was sold. The formula is great. I love the unique shape of the bottles (which contain 16ml of polish!).
Their Prisma Collection consists of holographic polishes which are all highly pigmented. Take a look at #423-40:This is a lilac holographic shade. As said, it’s highly pigmented so you could get away with just one coat. I prefer two thin coats so that’s what I did here (plus top coat). This is not your ‘regular’ holo polish. Where most holo polishes have the tendency to dry to a slightly dull finish, this is extremely shiny all by itself. Therefore a top coat isn’t really neccesary. I prefer using a top coat for a long lasting result though 🙂Another thing that makes this stand out is that it has a blue sheen throughout it. See what I mean in the photo below which is taken in direct sunlight: Have you tried El Corazon polishes yet? Go check them out at Hypnotic Polish (worldwide shipping).
*products were kindly provided to me by Hypnotic Polish for my unbiased review