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Mar 18, 2019

Flutterby Fancy - Dance Legend Stratus Quo, Born Pretty BP-L088, Hit the Bottle Whiskey Latte


Continuing on from my last mani - I as usual ended up stamping over it...

[Flippety-flap]
...I'm really not too sure about this colour combination - I just couldn't figure out what shade to use that wasn't silver or gold because I use those far too often!

[Bottle to nail: Dance Legend Stratus Quo (2 coats)]
Anyway, my base from last week was Dance Legend Stratus Quo - a dusty cornflower blue creme with fine holographic particles.

[Base: Dance Legend Stratus Quo (2 coats);
Stamping: Born Pretty BP-L088, Hit the Bottle Whiskey Latte]
I used the butterfly pattern from Born Pretty plate BP-L088 and a latte/cream shade from Hit the Bottle called Whiskey Latte.

[Base: Dance Legend Stratus Quo (2 coats);
Stamping: Born Pretty BP-L088, Hit the Bottle Whiskey Latte]
It's cute enough, but nothing outstanding... Oh well!! I will try to plan these things better next time... =)


Mar 11, 2019

Dancing Cloud - Dance Legend Stratus Quo


I'm back after a bit of a break, things have been crazy busy and I haven't been doing my nails (gasp, I know!)

[Bottle to nail: Dance Legend Stratus Quo (2 coats)]
At any rate, I have this lovely shade on now - this is Dance Legend Stratus Quo. What a great name! It's a cornflower blue creme with fine scattered holo particles, giving it a very delicate look.

[2 coats: Dance Legend Stratus Quo]
Formula was excellent as always - I used two coats here but with such short nails I could probably have done with one. The holo is not very obvious but adds just a little bit of sparkle for interest.

[2 coats: Dance Legend Stratus Quo]
Overall, a lovely muted shade which I'm tempted to call worksafe? Maybe my standards are skewed!


Mar 7, 2019

Sweet Candy - Orly Orange Punch, LA Girl Glissand

I've got some edible looking manis today...

[Sweet Candy]
The base of this nail polish is Orly's Orange Punch, a jelly-ish vermillion nail polish. The tips of my nails and the polish on my ring finger is LA Girl Glissand which is a pink textured matte polish. Glissand isn't terribly textured to be honest, and it dries slower than most matte polish.

After I sealed it all with Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, the combination of high glossyness on jelly polish against the frosted matte reminds me of hard candy and chewy soft ones.

[Base polish: Orly Orange Pinch
Tips and ring finger: LA Girl Glissand]
Using free hand to do my tips resulted in doing them a liiiiittle bit too deep. Oops!

Feb 21, 2019

Mossy Pond - OPI Can't Find My Czechbook, OPI Thanks A Windmillion

A simple one today! A coworker gave me these nail polishes and I thought they went really well together.

[Cool Shades]
The accent nail is painted with OPI Can't Find My Czechbook, a faded blue creme polish and the rest of the nails have OPI Thanks A Windmillion, a pale jade green creme polish. Application was smooth and easy, opacity achieved with two coats.

[Accent nail: OPI Can't Find My Czechbook
Remaining nails: OPI Thanks A Windmillion]
Every time I look at these two nail polishes, I feel the urge to use them together just because I feel like they really match and I always like how they turn out!

Feb 18, 2019

Mystery Beach - Emily de Molly Shallow Depths


Who doesn't love a good multichrome!

[Dip yer toes]
This is definitely a good one too! Check out those shifty shades!

[Bottle to nail: Emily de Molly Shallow Depths (2 coats)]
Here's Shallow Depths by Emily de Molly, a gorgeous green-blue-purple multichrome shimmer polish. 

[2 coats: Emily de Molly Shallow Depths]
Isn't it amazing! The colour shift is just as obvious on the nail too. I had lots of fun staring at my nails at different angles.

[2 coats: Emily de Molly Shallow Depths]
Formula was fantastic as always, this was two coats, quick drying and non-streaky. Not like old school multichromes with opacity issues, you definitely don't need a black base here! Just slap on a layer of topcoat for extra shine and you're all done~


Feb 11, 2019

Festive Blossom - Rimmel Double Decker Red, Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold, Born Pretty BP-L024


Happy Lunar New Year!! Sorry for the lack of posts, I have just been snowed under with work and social commitments~

[Lucky Fortune 88888888]
It is the Year of the Pig but rather than having little porkers on my nails, I ended up with a fairly traditional look once again.

[Base: Rimmel Double Decker Red (1 coat);
Stamping: Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold; Plate: Born Pretty BP-L024]
I used Rimmel Double Decker Red as the base (this is totally my go-to red creme base; you can check out my previous review here). I then stamped over with Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold, a bright yellow gold stamping polish with the flower and leaf pattern from Born Pretty stamping plate BP-L024.

[Base: Rimmel Double Decker Red (1 coat);
Stamping: Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold; Plate: Born Pretty BP-L024]
I did consider a less traditional colour scheme! Or maybe making some fancy nail decals, but I just did not have enough time to do much~ I very recently was reorganising my nail art stash and boyyy do I feel guilty when I see all the pretty goodies that I have yet to try. Shame!! Shaaaame~!