piCture pOlish – 2014 Collaborations + Gloss On Top Review

Today I’m sharing three new piCture pOlish collaboration shades, plus a review on the new PP top coat. Let’s take a look!

piCture pOlish – LakoDom

piCture pOlish – LakoDom

piCture pOlish – LakoDom: First up is LakoDom which is a collaboration with Russian stockist LakoDom run by Polina Koroleva. I was allowed to pick one favourite from this release of collab shades and chose this one. I loved how delicate it looked. While it is absolutely stunning I wish it was a little more opaque. I used four thin coats and piCture pOlish Gloss On Top.

piCture pOlish – Never Nude

piCture pOlish – Never Nude

piCture pOlish – Never Nude: Next we have Never Nude which was created by the talented Meghan from the blog Will Paint Nails For Food. I’m a big fan of Meghans (and of her own indie line Renaissance Cosmetics) so I was very excited to see her shade. I think Never Nude fits perfectly with her style. It is a nude with blue shimmer and turquoise & lavender glitter. I used three thin coats and piCture pOlish Gloss On Top.

piCture pOlish – Minty

piCture pOlish – Minty

piCture pOlish – Minty: Finally I have Minty which is created by my fellow Belgian blogger, Nathalie from La Paillette Frondeuse. She created a beautiful minty green with white and red glitter and subtle shimmer. It’s so original and I think it works well for all seasons too. I loved this one but the formula was quite tricky to work with and it definitely needs some top coat. I used three coats and piCture pOlish Gloss On Top.

Finally we have the new top coat by piCture pOlish called Gloss On Top!. I’ve been using it since I received it and I am really loving it so far. It does a great job at smoothing out your polish and the gloss is insane. Even after a full week there is no dullness. Love it! My polish was long wearing and I’m also happy to report this top coat is nail art friendly. Best of all, it is 5-free.

You can purchase the new piCture pOlish collaboration shades from the official website (AU) or from one of the many international stockists.

Connect with piCture pOlish: Official Site – Facebook – Twitter – Instagram – Pinterest

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22nd December, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 4 Comments

Beyond Words stamping

I am working my way through my drafts since I am growing out a nail break. The following nails I did a while back and wasn’t 100% convinced whether I should post them or not. I’ll leave you to decide whether they’re up to scratch! :D

I started with Il Etait Un Vernis Beyond Words as a base and stamped over it with BK White Polish and used a beautiful swirly image from the QGirl 010 stamping plate from Born Pretty Store.

Hope you like it!

19th December, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 4 Comments

Pretty & Polished – Mei Mei’s Signatures Exclusive

I’m back today with two Mei Mei’s Signatures exclusives from Pretty & Polished. I’ve had the pleasure of trying P&P shades a few times now and I always enjoy them a lot. Let’s take a look!

Pretty & Polished – The Cat Is Mad (natural daylight)

Pretty & Polished – The Cat Is Mad (natural daylight)

Pretty & Polished – The Cat Is Mad (direct light)

Pretty & Polished – The Cat Is Mad (direct light)

Pretty & Polished – The Cat Is Mad: First up is The Cat Is Mad which is a shimmery pastel pink with fine holo shimmer, gorgeous gold flakes and pink shimmer. It shows some brush strokes but it’s not as visible in person. I used three thin coats and top coat.

Pretty & Polished – Fat Belly (natural daylight)

Pretty & Polished – Fat Belly (natural daylight)

Pretty & Polished – Fat Belly (direct light)

Pretty & Polished – Fat Belly (direct light)

Pretty & Polished – Fat Belly: The second exclusive is Fat Belly, a beautiful purple jelly with linear holo pigment and blue colour shifting mylar flakes. While the flakies are gorgeous they don’t lay completely flat on the nail so they do need an extra coat of top coat to smooth them over. I used three thin coats and top coat.

You can purchase these Pretty & Polished shades exclusively from Mei Mei’s Signatures. They are limited edition and will be gone for good once they sell out.

Connect with Mei Mei’s Signatures: Homepage – Twitter – Facebook – Instagram
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17th December, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 4 Comments

Spell Polish – The Good and the Evil Collection

I’m very excited to share the new Spell Polish collection with you. Heather’s collections seem to be getting more and more amazing each time. The December release is called The Good and the Evil collection and features five new mattes (à la Wool Of Bat!) and five matching toppers. Let’s take a look!

Spell Polish – Cardinal Sin

Spell Polish – Cardinal Sin

Spell Polish -Cardinal Sin: First up is this gorgeous matte blood red with subtle flecks of shimmer. The shimmer shifts from a pink to gold which is subtle but beautiful. It dries to a nice matte finish. I used three thin coats.

Spell Polish – Purgatory 

Spell Polish – Purgatory

Spell Polish -Purgatory: The matching topper for Cardinal Sin is called Purgatory. It features strong pink flecks of shimmer that shift from pink to gold. I used one coat over Cardinal Sin.

Spell Polish – Golden Handcuffs

Spell Polish – Golden Handcuffs

Spell Polish – Golden Handcuffs: Next up is Golden Handcuffs which is a unique medium brown with rich gold shimmer and gold flecks. Not a shade I would wear on its own but I think this lends itself very well to nail art. The finish was a nice even matte. Coverage was very good, I used two coats.

Spell Polish – Invisible Cloak

Spell Polish – Invisible Cloak

Spell Polish – Invisible Cloak: The matching topper with Golden Handcuffs is Invisible Cloak which has gorgeous pink and gold flecks. I used one coat over Golden Handcuffs.

Spell Polish – Civil War

Spell Polish – Civil War

Spell Polish – Civil War: Next up is Civil War which is a gorgeous teal green matte. I think it has some very subtle shimmer but some of it appeared to sink a little so be sure to shake it up thoroughly before use. I used three coats.

Spell Polish – Peace Of Mind

Spell Polish – Peace Of Mind

Spell Polish – Peace Of Mind: Peace Of Mind is the matching topper to Civil War. It has gorgeous colour shifting shimmer that goes from green to red, as well as bright blue flecks. This one looks gorgeous over a darker colour like Dark Horse too! I used one coat over Civil War.

Spell Polish – Dark Horse

Spell Polish – Dark Horse

Spell Polish – Dark Horse: Next we have Dark Horse which is a gorgeous dark emerald green with bright green shimmer. This one is my favourite from the collection! It also resembles Wool Of Bat very closely, only green not purple. This is two coats.

Spell Polish – White Knight

Spell Polish – White Knight

Spell Polish – White Knight: The matching topper to Dark Horse is White Knight (love the names!) and features gorgeous aqua shimmer with fine bright blue flakies. I used one coat over Dark Horse.

Spell Polish – Hell’s Angel

Spell Polish – Hell’s Angel

Spell Polish – Hell’s Angel: The final matte shade is Hell’s Angel, a gorgeous bright cobalt blue with fine shimmer. I used two coats.

Spell Polish – Heaven’s Door

Spell Polish – Heaven’s Door

Spell Polish – Heaven’s Door: Finally we have Heaven’s Door to match Hell’s Angel. It’s a blue shimmer-y topper with fine turquoise and pink flecks. Really pretty! This is one coat over Hell’s Angel.

You can purchase the Spell Polish The Good And The Evil collection from the official website (US) or from one of the international stockists. All polishes contain 15ml and are 5-free and cruelty free.

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

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15th December, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 19 Comments

Smitten Polish – Winter/Holiday 2014 Swatches

I want to thank everyone for your kind words regarding my father. Your many messages really warmed my heart. My family and I are doing as well as can be expected given the circumstances. I’m slowly getting back to blogging but my posting may be a bit sporadic and irregular. I hope you’ll bear with me!

A while ago I showed three new Smitten Polish exclusives for Hypnotic Polish, today I have three Smittens from the Holiday collection. Maria kindly let me pick my three favourites from this collection and I couldn’t be happier with them! Let’s take a look.

Smitten Polish – Figgy Pudding

Smitten Polish – Figgy Pudding

Smitten Polish – Figgy Pudding: First up is Figgy Pudding which is a gorgeous jelly purple with colour shifting flakies. It is very beautiful but the formula was a little problematic for me. It was sheer but on the thick side and I found that it dragged a bit. It needs a bit of extra attention. Nonetheless a beautiful shade! I used three coats and top coat.

Smitten Polish – Nose So Bright (natural daylight)

Smitten Polish – Nose So Bright (natural daylight)

Smitten Polish – Nose So Bright (direct light)

Smitten Polish – Nose So Bright

Smitten Polish – Nose So Bright: Next is Nose So Bright which is a red holo. Red holos are notoriously tricky since the red base tends to drown the holographic pigments. I have to say Smitten Polish was very successful in creating a true red holo! It has a nice strong linear holo finish while still being a true red, with a subtle raspberry hue. Formula was a dream! I used two coats and top coat.

Smitten Polish – Snow Day Sunrise (natural daylight)

Smitten Polish – Snow Day Sunrise (natural daylight)

Smitten Polish – Snow Day Sunrise (direct light)

Smitten Polish – Snow Day Sunrise (direct light)

Smitten Polish – Snow Day Sunrise: Finally we have Snow Day Sunrise which is a gorgeous muted pastel pink microglitter. Smitten Polish does microglitters really well, this one is no exception. You can get this one perfectly opaque but I found that you can also you use coat layered over a base, or one coat on its own for a beautiful delicate sparkle. The holo microglitter makes his one very sparkly, much more so in person than in my photos. Pretty and versatile. This was three coats and top coat.

You can purchase the Smitten Polish Holiday 2014 collection from Hypnotic Polish in The Netherlands. Maria ships worldwide and stocks lots of amazing brands!

Connect with Hypnotic Polish: Official Site – Facebook – Instagram
Connect with Smitten Polish: Official Site – Blog – Facebook – Instagram

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12th December, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 7 Comments

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