Hare Polish: For The Love Of Lisa

Winter or Summer, snow or no snow… I am sporting a hot neon pink polish!
Meet For The Love Of Lisa by Hare Polish:hare polish - for the love of lisa1This is described by Hare Polish as a neon pink jelly packed with neon pink glitter in several shapes and sizes, a smattering of twinkling iridescent purple squares, gold flakies and purple shimmer. Lovely! I used three thin coats plus top coat.hare polish - for the love of lisaWould you wear neon polishes in the Winter? 😀

El Corazon: On Shopping – Fashionista (Kaleidoscope)

Hi everyone!

Today I have another El Corazon polish to show you. This is On Shopping (05) from the Fashionista Collection (Kaleidoscope range).
el corazon - kaleidoscope 5What 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.
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Good to know: this polish is 5-free! Way to go El Corazon 😀

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

Ninja Polish: Alexandrite – Facets Collection

I am so so sad that Rhonni, the founder of Ninja Polish has closed the business 😦
I’ve been searching for some of my lemmings for a very long time but most of them are nowhere to be found. Every now and them I search the web to see if I can find some of them. Most of them are being sold by ridiculous prices. I mean, I am dying to add more Ninja Polishes to my collection but I am not paying $75.00 for one polish. You?
I hope Ninja Polish will return some day!

That being said, I am now the proud owner of Alexandrite! For real! Woo hoo! I found it on Ebay a while back. I’m not the biggest fan of auctions on Ebay because it’s so much stress keeping up with the time and make sure you bid on the exact right second. But for this one I sat tight behind my laptop and eventually won it. Score! ninja polish - alexandriteLook! You can tell what all the fuzz is about, right? Mind blowing! This is one coat over black undies. ninja polish - alexandrite1Check out the bottle!ninja polish - alexandrite bottle1*gasp* Please come back soon, Ninja Polish!ninja polish - alexandrite bottle[end of drooling session]

Cya tomorrow lovelies! Keep those paws painted 😀

ANNY: Bloody Return & Models Own: Sardonyx

For the ‘vampy’ theme of the ‘The Never Ending Pile Challenge’ I picked Bloody Return by ANNY and Sardonyx by Models Own:anny - bloody return - models own - sardonyxBloody Return is a dark red crelly with a nice formula. I started with two coats and waited for it to dry completely. Then I used nailvinyls and added Sardonyx on the tips of my nails. I ended up liking the rubber-isch look of Bloody Return so I didn’t add top coat.anny - bloody return - models own - sardonyx1

Maybelinne Color Show – Street Artist

‘Use as many untrieds in one mani as you can’, was one of the themes of the ‘The Never Ending Pile Challenge’. I wanted to do a splatter mani but after five fails I gave that up (for now). So I ended up combining three out of four of the Street Artist Collection by Maybelinne (Color Show) over white undies (ANNY What Else):maybelinne - street artistThese three are all top coats with various sizes black hex glitter plus blue, green and orange glitter.
Boom Box Black (black and green)
Alley Attitude (black and blue)
Urban Vibe (black and orange).
I used a matte top coat by Wet n Wild to finish it off. I like how this simple mani has such a great effect due to the color combination and the matte top coat. maybelinne - street artist1:*

Essence: Black Dress and White Tie – 101 Dalmations

Hi everyone!

Personally, I’m not a huge fan of glitter. Say what? Yes, it’s true. I do like glitter toppers or glitter in a jelly base on occasion though. This black/white glitter topper caught my attention while hunting for new colors. This is called Black Dress and White Tie (101 Dalmations) by Essence. It’s a mix of black hex glitter, two sizes white hex glitter and fine silver shimmer in a clear base. The formula is great and the glitter spreads nice and even. No fishing or re-placing required.
essence - black dress and white tie - gradientI’ve layered this over a gradient for which I used Off To Miami! and Naughty And Pink!, both also by Essence. The formula of these two is nice and covers in two easy coats. essence - black dress and white tie - bottle

E.L.F. – Disney Villains Collection (part 1)

elf-disney-villainsHappy Wednesday!

I’m so excited to share this with you guys! The sweetest Julie, a.k.a. Cheeky Diva surprised me with a-m-a-z-i-n-g nail mail, including the Disney Villains Collection by E.L.F. Cosmetics. Thanks so much sweetie! This collection consists of twelve (!) gorgeous polishes which are divided into four trio’s. I’ve split them up in three x four. There are eight creams, one jelly glitter, two shimmers and one foil. Today I like to show you the last four:elf-bottlesScroll down for swatches of these beauties!
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OMD Challenge Giveaway: Glitter

Hi everyone!

First things first… I’m looking for you! Yes, I’d like to sport your manicure here on my blog. I’ve had another terrible nail break and am now down to nubbins *sad face*. So I figured I need to give them some time to grow back and in the meantime I’ll give them a bit extra care and treatment. If you’d like a place on my blog please let me know so that we can work on a guest post 😀

On to my Glitter mani for the ‘Oh Mon Dieu! It’s the Rather Awesome 31 Day Challenge Giveaway’:glitterFor the base I used Jewel by Koh. Then I created a glitter gradient with Gene Doll by piCture pOlish. I think this color combo turned out pretty.

Even when I didn’t completed every single day of this challenge (please bare with me), I’ve had super much fun joining! Thanks to Eeeek!, Crafty and Brijit for hosting this great event! I can’t wait to see who the lucky winners will be 😀

As soon as my nails have grown back to a (for me) acceptable length, I will be back full power with fresh mani’s and tutorials! In the mean time, please let me know if you’d like to create a guest post for me 😀

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DAY 14 Advent Calender Nail Challenge: Glitter

Todays theme of the Advent Calender Nail Challenge is glitter.
I think this is not really my cup of tea since I’ve discovered that only 10% (or so) from my stash are glitter polishes. That makes choosing a combination easier though 😀
I chose to use OPI’s Sparkle-cious and Goldeneye. On my accent nail I’ve added some silver and golden ‘mini cd’s’, which are very impractical but so shiny!
Also, my camera freaks out when trying to photograph everything that’s shiny! That’s why there’s only one picture this time.glitter

Desktop<– Only 7 days to enter my giveaway!!!

The lovely Mommy loves nailpolish has created an easy way to see what the other girls made for this challenge (Inlinkz). You can also add your link there 😉

Happy polishing!
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Nerd Lacquer: Largo & All of Time and Space

Thanks to Jamie at In The Gray Areas I now own two indie polishes by Nerd Lacquer called Largo and All of Time and Space.

First up, Largo: blue hexagon glitters and silver, gold and blue glitter all swimming in a gray/greenish base. This needed two coats to get opacity.And below you see All of Time and Space, a mint green shimmery base filled with silver and purple glitter and hexagon glitter. I’ve used two coats. A little bit of research has teached me that this polish is sold out. Such a shame!

What do you think?
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