I love a combo of green and purple. For this mani I used Dirty Liana and I Got The Flower, both by Catrice:I used the ‘dry marble’ technique to create the design on the tips of my nails. This is so easy to do! Just apply your base color(s) and let dry completely. Then add splots of the other color AND the base color on the tips of your nails and use a toothpick, needle or dotting tool to create the marble. One nail at a time! Seal with a top coat and you’re done 🙂
So I wasn’t going to pick up the Cookies & Cream Collection by Essence because of two things. First the colors… They’re more Fall/Winter appropriate if you ask me. And then the formula. A mix of pearly and frosty. Nooooo! But then the buy one get one free offer came to my attention. And although I still wasn’t sure buying these, I did do exactly that. What can I say? Oh well, let’s take a look: From index to pinky: Last Night A Cookie Saved My Life Cakepop, That’s Top! Yummy, Yummy! Macaron, C’est Bon!
The only one I do kind off like is Last Night a Cookie Saved My Life (index), which is least streaky. They’re all opaque in two coats except for Macaron, C’est Bon! (pinky), which needed three coats.
All in all this collection is a bit ‘meh’ for me. What do you think?
P2 added two more polishes to their Sand Style range. One of them is Dreamy, which was a gift from my sweet girl Luchessa. Thanks sweetheart!This is gorgeous! What a fantastic color! This is two easy coats of Dreamy, no top coat. Lovely! It is a hard color to capture on camera though. It’s more sparkly in real life!I’m curious to find out how this one compares to Seahorsin’ Around by China Glaze. In the bottle they do look similar. I’ll let you guys know my thoughts about that as soon as I tried Seahorsin’ Around.
For the ‘vampy’ theme of the ‘The Never Ending Pile Challenge’ I picked Bloody Returnby ANNY and Sardonyx by Models Own:Bloody 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.
Back at the end of last year Essence came with three textured polishes (which are still patiently waiting in my untrieds pile… shame on me!), as known as the Sparkle Sand Effect line. Recently they added a few more textured polishes. One of them is Hello Rosy, a sort of vintage pink hue packed with matte pink glitter. I especially like this one for it’s unique color. I used two coats, no top coat. Formula is okay, not perfect but definitely nothing to complain about. I did a quick swatch with last years red polish from this line and this one dries faster.What do you think of this one?
Back to the ‘The Never Ending Pile Challenge’… for the theme ‘most expensive’ I wore Ray of Light by Deborah Lippmann. This was on my wishlist for quit some time until a lovely girl e-mailed me saying that she had a bottle and never used it with the question if I’d like to buy it from here. Well, of course! So here it is, my precious Ray of Light:Look at the gorgeous flakies! This is two generous coats plus top coat:
Have you spotted Catrice’s newest collection yet? The Haute Future Collection consists of five new polishes plus a new flakies top coat. iROSEdescentis a brown-isch nude holographic polish. The formula is great. Full coverage in two easy coats. Yay!In direct sun light:Thanks so much, Soraya for picking this one up for me! Mwah! :*