Enchanted Polish – July 2014

Today I’m sharing a post on a new-to-me brand, one that you’ll undoubtedly have already heard of.. I’m talking about Enchanted Polish! I got a super sweet package from my friend Brenda a few weeks ago, completely out of the blue. I still can’t quite believe she sent me this, but let’s take a look!

Enchanted Polish – July 2014 (natural daylight)

Enchanted Polish – July 2014 (natural daylight)

Enchanted Polish – July 2014 (direct light)

Enchanted Polish – July 2014 (direct light)

Enchanted Polish – July 2014: July 2014 is the perfect red holo. I’m serious, if you want a perfect red holo, this is it. It simply doesn’t get better! Enchanted Polish has gained an almost cult status in the indie scene. I’ve always wondered about them, but since they are tricky to get ahold of I never ended up buying any. After trying this shade, I completely understand the hype. The formula is buttery and smooth and this red made my nails look like a million dollars. I couldn’t stop staring! This was two easy coats but I could have gotten away with one.

Bonus manicure! The best word I can use to describe this shade…

Nail Vinyl from Serum No. 5 Love Struck in Silver Holo. 

Thank you so much Brenda!

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29th May, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 15 Comments

Cadillacquer – Hypnotic Polish Exclusive Duo

Today I’m sharing swatches of a new-to-the-blog brand Cadillaquer! I was really excited when Maria from Hypnotic Polish offered me to try some, since I’ve never had the pleasure of trying Madeleine’s creations before. I was sent four shades including an exclusively duo that was created especially for Hypnotic Polish.

I’ve actually teamed up again with my blogging buddy Deborah, be sure to check out Love Varnish to see her swatches of this duo!

Cadillacquer – Bowl Of Beauty

Cadillacquer – Bowl Of Beauty

Cadillacquer – Bowl Of Beauty: First up is Bowl Of Beauty, a gorgeous soft lilac opaque jelly with iridescent flakes and pearly silver glitter. I’m sure it’s no surprise that I love this one! I’m a total sucker for shades like this. It’s just lovely! The formula was really great too and easy to work with. This was three thin coats and top coat.

Cadillaquer – Honeybells

Cadillaquer – Honeybells

Cadillaquer – Honeybells: Next is this rather unique pastel minty blue with purple flakes of shimmer and pastel pink glitter. Another really lovely colour, so sweet and delicate! Again, great formula so nothing to report. I used three thin coats and top coat.

You can purchase both Cadillaquer shades exclusively at Hypnotic Polish. Bottles hold 15ml and are 5-free.

Connect with Hypnotic Polish: Official Site – Facebook – Instagram
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28th May, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 8 Comments

Hehe Plates Harry Potter Collection – Review

I am so excited to be sharing this review today. A while ago I shared a photo of some Hēhē Harry Potter stamping plates on Facebook and Instagram that I purchased online from Aliexpress. There was a lot of buzz, even Haiyan, the owner of Hēhē Plates saw my post and reached out to me.

She informed me about fake plates circulating online and sent me the genuine plates to compare. It seemed that I did indeed purchase fakes online as the genuine Hēhē plates are much better quality. She had good news for me though, they just launched their worldwide online shop as they were previously only shipping to mainland China. If you don’t want to buy fakes, I really recommend to purchase from them directly so you don’t have to worry Let’s take a look at the plates!

The Hēhē Harry Potter set comes with 12 stamping plates, though you can also buy the plates separately. A good way to see if you have the genuine product is that they come in pretty cardboard sleeves and the back of the plate has their logo printed on it.

You might need to check these out on the website to see them in full detail. The set comes with some really fun plates. I especially like the ones with the house crests that feature 4 full nail designs. They are suitable even for non-Harry Potter related nail art. I’ve come up with two looks using these plates but the possibilities are truly endless!

The first look I did is one to show off my house colours! ;-) I started with Spell Polish Toe Of Frog on my pointer and pinkie, and applied Zoya Storm on my middle and ring finger. I stamped over it using A England Excalibur Renaissance and Hēhē plate in 031 and 036. Topped with some small silver studs and Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.

My second look features some bright colours! I started with Cirque Colors Carpe Diem as a base and sponged over Glam Polish Apple Mint, Glam Polish Lemon Meringue, Glam Polish Sweet Peach and Glam Polish Berry Parfait (all four are from the Sweets Part 1 and Part 2 duos exclusive to Mei Mei’s Signatures). Then I stamped over it with Mundo De Uñas Black and an image from the Hēhē 030 plate. Finished with Glisten & Glow HK Girl top coat.

You can purchase Hēhē Plates from the official store aiyoohehe.com where they ship worldwide. Orders above $30 qualify for free shipping and the shipping fee for orders below that amount is $5.

I urge you to check out the site as they don’t just sell harry Potter plates, the latest collection has a Marvel/Superhero theme and she has a lot more gorgeous designs on offer. While these plates may be available from other online stores, if you want to get high quality I definitely recommend you to buy from them directly. It’s also the best way to support the talented designer and owner of these plates, Haiyan!

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27th May, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 17 Comments

Aliquid Lacquer – Summer Of George Collection

I’m really excited to share a new-to-the-blog brand today, Aliquid Lacquer! I’m always really honoured when brands I haven’t worked with approach me and I got so giddy when Alison contacted me. It’s a real pleasure to swatch for her! Her latest collection is called the Summer Of George collection inspired by Seinfeld. Let’s take a look!

Aliquid Lacquer – Vandelay Industries

Aliquid Lacquer – Vandelay Industries

Aliquid Lacquer – Vandelay Industries: First up is Vandelay Industries (inspiration) a gorgeous purple jelly with scatter holo, purple hex glitter and square glitters. Super pretty and sparkly! This was two easy coats and top coat.

Aliquid Lacquer – Close Talker

Aliquid Lacquer – Close Talker

Aliquid Lacquer – Close Talker: Next up is Close Talker (inspiration) a super dense neon pink glitter in a clear base. I spotted large and small black hex glitter, neon pink gliter, holographic glitter. So much going on but it totally works! Application was a little tricky since I layered this on its own but it would look just as pretty layered over a base colour. This was three careful coats with top coat.

Aliquid Lacquer – Yada Yada Yada

Aliquid Lacquer – Yada Yada Yada

Aliquid Lacquer – Yada Yada Yada: Next up is Yada Yada Yada (inspiration) a pastel orange opaque jelly with neon pink hex and square glitter. Such a fun and juicy colour! This was three thin coats and top coat.

Aliquid Lacquer – Urban Sombrero

Aliquid Lacquer – Urban Sombrero

Aliquid Lacquer – Urban Sombrero: Next up is Urban Sombrero (inspiration)  a gorgeous nude camel opaque jelly with a mix of turquoise, brown and orange glitter. An absolutely gorgeous mix of colours, this is definitely my favourite from the collection. This was three thin coats and top coat.

Aliquid Lacquer – Hipster Doofus

Aliquid Lacquer – Hipster Doofus

Aliquid Lacquer – Hipster Doofus: Next up is Hipster Doofus (inspiration) a mint green opaque jelly with purple, pink and silver glitter. Ah! This is so pretty! I just love this mix of colours. This was three thin coats and top coat.

Aliquid Lacquer – Serenity Now, Insanity Later

Aliquid Lacquer – Serenity Now, Insanity Later

Aliquid Lacquer – Serenity Now, Insanity Later: Finally we have Serenity Now, Insanity Later (inspiration) a beautiful grey jelly with neon yellow, green, blue and pink glitter and holo microglitter. Really gorgeous and subtle. Love this one! This was three thin coats and top coat.

You can purchase the new Aliquid Lacquer Summer Of George collection via the official website, they offer worldwide shipping. The collection will be available June 1st. Polishes hold 15ml and are 3-free, 4-free and 5-free. My favourites here are Urban Sombrero and Hipster Doofus. Application was great on all of them. While I used three thin coats, you could probably get away with two thicker coats, I just prefer to layer my polish thinly so that is worth noting.

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26th May, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 17 Comments

Femme Fatale – White Witch Collection

I’m back today with the new Femme Fatale White Witch collection! It’s their F/W 2015 collection inspired by the Narnia Chronicles by C.S. Lewis. It features 8 gorgeous new shades. Let’s take a look!

Femme Fatale – Heart’s Desires

Femme Fatale – Heart’s Desires

Femme Fatale – Heart’s Desires: First up is Heart’s Desires, a gorgeous antique rose jelly with large colourshifting iridescent flakies and red flecks. I also spotted some scatter holo particles. I think this is my favourite from the collection! I’ve worn it this week and couldn’t stop staring at my nails. This was three coats and top coat.

Femme Fatale – Her Imperial Majesty

Femme Fatale – Her Imperial Majesty

Femme Fatale – Her Imperial Majesty: Next up is this gorgeous purple microglitter. The base is a sort of muted dark purple/grey and it contains colour shifting shimmer that goes from pink to yellow and fuchsia and red microglitter. Really stunning! This was two easy coats and top coat.

Femme Fatale – Moonlight Statues

Femme Fatale – Moonlight Statues

Femme Fatale – Moonlight Statues: Next is this gorgeous complex glitter. The base is a raspberry jelly with super rich blue shimmer and it contains holographic hex glitters. The rich shimmer gives it a colour shifting effect. Really sparkly! This was two coats and top coat.

Femme Fatale – Hundred Years Winter

Femme Fatale – Hundred Years Winter

Femme Fatale – Hundred Years Winter: Next is this beautiful mauve with teal shimmer. This one is just so unique, I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Sophie always manages to find such unusual combinations, I love it! This was two coats and top coat.

Femme Fatale – The First Northern Witch

Femme Fatale – The First Northern Witch

Femme Fatale – The First Northern Witch: Next is this incredible soft grey jelly with a mixture of gold flakes and scatter holo microglitter. Complex but subtle, another one of my favourites. This was two easy coats and top coat.

Femme Fatale – Lantern Waste

Femme Fatale – Lantern Waste

Femme Fatale – Lantern Waste: Next is this dark mauve with Clarins 230 type colour shifting shimmer that goes from fuchsia red to yellow and green. It also has colourshifting flakies in similar colours. I think this is going to be a real popular shade in the collection. It’s a little more on the sheer side to keep the colour shift vibrant. This was three coats and top coat.

Femme Fatale – The Secret Of Secrets

Femme Fatale – The Secret Of Secrets

Femme Fatale – The Secret Of Secrets: Next up is this beautiful copper shade with rich multichrome flakes. The base is a sort of grey jelly but the flakes are so dense you can easily reach opacity. This was two easy coats and top coat.

Femme Fatale – Lion’s Breath

Femme Fatale – Lion’s Breath

Femme Fatale – Lion’s Breath: Finally we have Lion’s Breath, a nude to brown thermal jelly with dense gold glitter. A really unusual thermal, I’ve never seen anything like this. The colours change quite dramatically, it’s really fun! This was three coats and top coat.

The new Femme Fatale White Witch collection will be available during the presale June 1st-5th via the website. They will be available at select stockists soon. My favourites from this collection are Heart’s Desires and The First Northern Witch. Formulas were really on point this collection, this is actually my favourite Femme Fatale collection to date!

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25th May, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 13 Comments

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