Sally Hansen: Pink Sprinkle – Sugar Coat

And the love for textured polishes continues…
A huge thanks to Soraya for sending me Pink Sprinkle from the Sugar Coat Collection by Sally Hansen!sally hansen - pink sprinkleI used three thin coats for the photo above. This has a jelly-isch base with matte textured finish. It has a tiny bit of golden shimmer. I’m a fan of this gorgeous cranberry color. Perfect for Summer 😀

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LAYLA: Purple Diva – Mirror Effect

Ever since the mirror effect polishes are going around I doubted to try them because I was afraid that it would show every ridge and every imperfection on my nails. That was before I spotted the Mirror Effect polishes by LAYLA. I bought Purple Diva and a ridge filler (by Essie) and gave it a go: layla - purple diva - mirror effect

SOLD! For some reason it looks like a pink/purple gradient. How cool is that! I used one coat of ridge filler, two coats on my middle finger because that nail has more and deeper ridges. Then I added two coats of Purple Diva. The formula is on the thin side but that didn’t gave me any problems with the application. What I did learned is that it’s better to use the 3-stripes method instead of going over it multiple times. If you do go over it again it will drag and leave bald spots.
A little more precision while applying will result in a lovely eye catching manicure. I’ll definitely pick up the metal chrome polish from this collection soon. I’m sold.

What do you think of the mirror effect finish?

Dance Legend: Shock – New Prisms

The sun is shining! Woo hoo! That means it’s time for another holographic polish.
This is Shock by Dance Legend:
dance legend - shockGotta love this! I needed just one coat to reach full opacity (no top coat). No dragging, no bald spots. Way the go, Dance Legend!
The photo below is taken in sunlight.
dance legend - shock sl

People from Russia sure know how to make holo’s, color shifters and thermals!
Do you have any Dance Legend polishes?

China Glaze: Wish On A Starfish – Sea Goddess Collection

Have you noticed that more and more brands come up with entire textured collections? They’re everywhere! I don’t mind, I love them!

Today I have Wish On A Starfish from China Glaze‘s Sea Goddess Collection to show you. This is a pale pink with golden shimmer running throughout. I’ve used two coats for the picture below:china glaze - wish on a starfishIt’s a pity that the golden shimmer doesn’t show up in my picture. It’s lovely!

How does this compare to Catrice’s Call Me Princess?catrice vs. china glazeWish On A Starfish is obviously a lighter shade of pink. Also I think the golden shimmer in Call Me Princess is slightly more noticeable than Wish On A Starfish. They’re both pretty! Formula wise they’re quite similar. They both need two coats for full opacity.

Do you have a favorite textured polish?

Butter London: Trout Pout

Happy Friday beauties!

Trout Pout by Butter London was part of a polish swap that I did with the lovely Jemma at Eeeek! Nail Polish! 😀 butter london trout poutIt’s part of the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. A gorgeous salmon pink cream that’s opaque in two easy flawless coats. I just love this! LOVE!
Just for fun, I painted a white ‘ribbon’ with Zoya’s Purity. butter london trout pout1What do you think of this shade?

OPI Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It!


Nothin’ Mousie ‘Bout It! by OPI is a glitter topcoat with cute pink hearts. It’s a pain to get the hearts out of the bottle. They sink to the bottom. You really need to ‘fish’ them out and place them on your nails. But that doesn’t matter, it’s so cute!


Here I’ve made a diagonal french with A Rose At Dawn… Broke By Noon by OPI, which is a true beauty. Click here for my swatch.