Dance Legend – Anna Gorelova

I have two polishes by Dance Legend to show you today. These are from the second big collection by Ukranian blogger Anna Gorelova. I absolutely love her blog and her polishes are wonderful too. I picked out my two favourites from this collection. Let’s take a look!

Anna Gorelova By Dance Legend – Bereginya #22

Anna Gorelova By Dance Legend – Bereginya #22

Anna Gorelova By Dance Legend – Bereginya #22

Anna Gorelova By Dance Legend – Bereginya: First up is Bereginya which is a beautiful mint jelly with fine gold shimmer and gold iridescent flakes. All polishes in this collection come with an adjustable ring to match the polish colour. I absolutely loved this but it was definitely on the sheer side for me. I used three coats and top coat.

Anna Gorelova By Dance Legend – Jack Frost #17

Anna Gorelova By Dance Legend – Jack Frost #17

Anna Gorelova By Dance Legend – Jack Frost #17

Anna Gorelova By Dance Legend – Jack Frost: The second shade I chose is Jack Frost, a beautiful icy blue with fine silver/blue flakes and a scatter holo. While lovely, this one was also quite sheer. I used four coats to avoid VNL. I also added top coat.

You can purchase the Dance Legend polishes directly from Dance Legend in Russia but I recommend using one of the stockists if you are based elsewhere. Near me that’s the lovely Maria from Hypnotic Polish.

Connect with Dance Legend: Official Site – Facebook – Instagram
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26th February, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 7 Comments

A England – The Blessed Damozel, Merlin & Elaine

Today I’m sharing a brand new shade by A England called The Blessed Damozel and two older shades, Elaine & Merlin, that are being re-released. I was pretty excited when I got Adina’s message since I had been swooning over the first glimpses of The Blessed Damozel. She’s a beauty! Let’s take a look!

A England – The Blessed Damozel

A England – The Blessed Damozel

A England – The Blessed Damozel: First up is The Blessed Damozel which is the brand new shade! It’s a deep dark purple with rich purple shimmer. It has that lit-from-within look and is very vibrant yet vampy. I know some people thought it reminded them of Avalon which is another gorgeous A England purple. It has that similar vibrant shimmer but this one is much deeper and darker. Kate The Nailista did a comparison here. The formula was absolute perfection but what else do you expect from A England?! I used two easy coats and top coat.

A England – Elaine

A England – Elaine

A England – Elaine: Next up is Elaine which has been unavailable for a while but now brought back! I didn’t own the original Elaine so I’m not sure how they compare. Looking at swatches I don’t think it has changed. It’s a gorgeous dark purple creme with a muted and dusty quality to it. In low light settings this looks like black but when you step outside in the sunlight you can see the gorgeous purple hue! I used two easy coats and top coat.

A England – Merlin

A England – Merlin

A England – Merlin: Finally we have Merlin which has come back with a new and improved formula. I am lucky to own a bottle of the original and while it has a strong-smelling formula it is equally gorgeous to the new version. I would say it is completely the same only with a much less offensive scent (or rather lack thereof). Merlin has beautiful irregular shaped silver glitter flakes that sit in a clear base. I used three coats on its own but two coats give a nice opacity. It looks textured in my swatches but top coat smoothes this one out nicely! I used three thin coats and top coat.

You can purchase A England directly from A England if you are based in the UK or through one of the international stockists if you are located elsewhere. For me that’s The Nailista Shop in Belgium, who kindly passed these onto me. Thanks again Kate! You can also purchase through Hypnotic Polish.

Connect with A England: Official Site – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram

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25th February, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 5 Comments

Spell Polish – Soul Renovation Trio

I’m very excited to finally share my swatches of the new Spell Polish Soul Renovation trio! My set has been stuck at customs (grr!) for a while so I was very relieved when I finally got my hands on these. I think I couldn’t contain my excitement and swatched them the same day! Let’s take a look.

The Soul Renovation trio is a limited edition set for a limited-time price. If you’ve never tried Spell Polish before this is a great introduction to the brand as you get three (amazing!) full size polishes for less than the price of two.

Spell Polish – Clean Slate (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Clean Slate (natural daylight)

Spell Polish – Clean Slate (direct light)

Spell Polish – Clean Slate (direct light)

Spell Polish – Clean Slate: First up is Clean Slate which is a STUNNING slate grey holo. As you can see from the photos the holo finish is super strong.I think this set is worth getting just for this holo alone! The formula was an absolute dream to work with, I did two easy coats and added top coat. I wore this all weekend with no chips.

Spell Polish – Open Doors

Spell Polish – Open Doors

Spell Polish – Open Doors (with top coat)

Spell Polish – Open Doors (with top coat)

Spell Polish – Open Doors: The second shade is a beautiful matte pastel pink with fine pink shimmer and iridescent pink flakes. Formula was a little sheer, I used three coats but I had to stop myself from adding a fourth. I loved this one better with top coat as it evened it out more.

Spell Polish – Friendly Omens

Spell Polish – Friendly Omens

Spell Polish – Friendly Omens: Finally the third shade is Friendly Omens, a gorgeous glitter mix in a light grey jelly base. This is my first ever Spell glitter and I was super impressed with the formula. It was so easy to work with and I only needed two coats. I also added top coat. Such a fun and festive glitter!

As I mentioned at the top of this post, the Spell Polish Soul Renovation trio is a limited edition set and available for a limited-time price of $29. Each polish contains 15ml, is 5-free and comes with a beautiful corresponding card.

Connect with Spell Polish: Official Site – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram

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24th February, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 5 Comments

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Colourful Character Collection

Today I’m sharing swatches of the latest collection of Australian indie brand Sayuri Nail Lacquer. I’ve swatched some polishes of this brand before through Mei Mei’s Signatures who is one of the stockists. I had a great experience so I was thrilled to swatch Anthea’s latest release called Colour Character collection. Let’s take a look!

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Wild Child

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Wild Child

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Wild Child: First up is Wild Child, a beautiful juicy orange/red with gold shimmer, red and violet microflakies and a scattered holo finish. Formula was lovely to work with! I used three thin coats but you could easily get away with two. I also added top coat.

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Hot Shot

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Hot Shot

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Hot Shot: Next up is Hot Shot which is a beautiful shimmery red/pink with fine red glitter, pink microflakes and a subtle scatter holo. This one is so bright in person! I loved it. I used three thin coats and top coat.

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Wall Flower

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Wall Flower

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Wall Flower: Next up is Wall Flower, a beautiful bright girly pink with pink and silver microflakes and a fine dusting of holo. Very sweet! I used three thin coats and top coat.

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Dark Horse

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Dark Horse

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Dark Horse: Dark Horse is a gorgeous mauve/pink lavender with fine silver and purple flakes and scattered holo. This one is so flattering and lovely! I used three thin coats but you could definitely get away with two. I also added top coat.

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Night Owl

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Night Owl

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Night Owl: Next we have Night Owl which is a gorgeous periwinkle/jeans blue with pink shimmer, silve flakes and a dusting of holo. I think this is the most unique shade out of the collection and also my favourite! I used three thin coats and top coat.

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Day Dreamer

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Day Dreamer

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Day Dreamer: Next is Day Dreamer, a beautiful turquoise with pink shimmer and a beautiful subtle holo finish. Very bright and fun! I used three thin coats but you could get away with two. I also added top coat.

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Song Bird

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Song Bird

Sayuri Nail Lacquer – Song Bird: The final shade in this collection is Song Bird. A muted jade green with blue flakes and subtle scatter holo. I used three thin coats.

You can purchase the Sayuri Colourful Character collection via the website or one of the international stockists. Bottles hold 12ml and are 3-free.

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23rd February, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 8 Comments

El Corazon – Matte Swatches

Today I have two El Corazon polishes to share with you. El Corazon is a Russian cosmetics brand with a very large range of nail polishes. Today I have two shades from the Matte Effect line.

Also sharing polishes from this collection today is my dear friend Deborah aka Love Varnish. She has two other shades from this collection to show you, so be sure to head over to her blog to take a look. I’ve seen them and they are really gorgeous!

El Corazon – Matte Effect 165

El Corazon – Matte Effect 165

El Corazon – Matte Effect 165: First up is this pink shade from the Matte Effect collection. It’s a super bright hot pink with rich pink flakes. They give this a very shimmery finish even though it’s matte. Very beautiful! I used two coats.

El Corazon – Matte Effect 170

El Corazon – Matte Effect 170

El Corazon – Matte Effect 170: And the second shade is a pastel lavender. It also has rich flakies but they are a little more subtle because of the pale base colour. It has a slightly frosty effect but (I can hardly believe it) in a good way. :D Definitely a very unique shade. I used two coats.

You can purchase the El Corazon Matte Effect polishes via Hypnotic Polish. Bottles hold 16ml and are 5-free.

Connect with Hypnotic Polish: Official Site – Facebook – Instagram
Connect with El Corazon: http://www.scarlet21vek.ru/ – http://elcorazon.ru – Instagram

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19th February, 2015 - Posted by Emily - 9 Comments

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