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Jul 20, 2018

Reflections at Twilight - Born Pretty Too Much Metals

What we've got here today is Born Pretty's Too Much Metals. Look at that chrome go! Er, ignore the short nail on my index finger, I broke it but I didn't want to cut my other nails that short.

[Born Pretty Too Much Metals]
Too Much Metals is from Born Pretty's Mirror Metallics Series. Too Much Metals is a chrome nail polish and comes with a very thick and wide brush. I could cover my entire pinky finger's nail with one swipe of the brush. I am pretty impressed by this nail polish. Look at the gleaming burnished metal look!

[Born Pretty Too Much Metals]
So, I think there is a reason the nail polish comes with a very wide brush. The less strokes you have to do with this nail polish, the smoother the result is. This nail polish is very interesting and I rather wish I took photos as I applied it. It's hard to explain but the nail polish has a tendency to draw close together. So at the first thin coat, it draws together in places which results in a patchy look.

That said, just keep going. Add another coat of nail polish, and then another. Try to use as few brush strokes as possible. The nail polish naturally fills in the gaps and smoothens itself out. It's fascinating how it does that. The nail polish on my middle finger wasn't very smooth at first. The way the brush had dragged the nail polish left a couple bumpy spots. But after 15 minutes or so, the nail polish seemed to smoothen itself out.

Have a look at Too Much Metal here or have a look through Born Pretty for other products you might be interested in. You can also use our code above and get 10% off for any full priced products. Thanks for reading and I hope you give this interesting chrome polish a chance!

Jul 5, 2018

Funchsia - Emily de Molly LE89

This is Emily de Molly's LE89, and a gift from Ev!

[Emily de Molly LE89]
I have managed to break nails on both hands, quite badly too, so I'm gonna mainly photograph 3 nails only. I'm not going to cut down the other nails to match the one which had broke because the one that broke is just too short right now. It would hurt to get the others to match.

LE89 is a bright fuchsia with multi-coloured flakies.

[Emily de Molly LE89]
Quality is good; it applied smoothly and easily. All in all, a good nail polish that I think you could wear to work, and still have that edge of fun with the flakies.

Jun 25, 2018

Royal Flush - Emily de Molly The Amber Palace

I think this one was a gift from Jme for my last birthday!

[Bottle to nail: Emily de Molly The Amber Palace (2 coats)]
Isn't it such a unique polish! This is Emily de Molly The Amber Palace, which is described as a reddish brown base with iridescent flakes and gold holo microglitter.

[2 coats: Emily de Molly The Amber Palace]
To me, it's less of an amber, and I get more of a plummy-brown shade. These photos are of two coats, nice even formula and decent dry time.

[2 coats: Emily de Molly The Amber Palace]
As you can tell, it's quite a vampy shade, but the twinkly glitter and pops of blue and magenta from the flakies really brightens it up.

[Bottle to nail: Emily de Molly The Amber Palace (2 coats)]
Here's an out-of-focus photo to show the sparkle from the glitter. All-in-all a great combination if you're after a darker mani with some oomph. =)

Jun 21, 2018

Velvet Mocha - [Emily de Molly LE82]

I have a beautiful thermal polish to share today.

[Emily de Molly LE82]
This is Emily de Molly's LE82 which is a thermal colour changing nail polish. You can see that LE82 is bright pink when warm, and a rich maroon-brown when cold. It has gold holo glitter through it, and dries matte. For reasons unknown, my pinky finger was colder than all my other fingers, so it didn't show the colour change as much in this photo, haha.

[Emily de Molly LE82 against its bottle]
I actually did not realize LE82 was a thermal polish at first and thought that EV had given me an interesting maroon-brown nail polish, based on what I had in the bottle. So I had a surprise when it started changing colour on my nails!

[Emily de Molly LE82]
Here's a funny inverse situation. I was washing my hands in cold water so my nails turned brown. I then breathed on the tips and with the application of my warm breath, the tips turned bright pink. Ah, colour changing nail polishes are so fun. Of course, this didn't last long because I eventually warmed up enough that the brown turned pink again.

I will say though that it's not very quick to change colour. It's odd, but it's winter now and my other thermal colour changing polishes tend to work really well in this weather because I tend to run hot, while the tips of my nails remain cold. But LE82 actually remained pink for the most part, until it was unusually cold. So, that's a little unusual. But LE82 applies smoothly and is a lovely colour in any case. I don't have anything like it in my collection.

Jun 18, 2018

Smooth Serpent - Glam Polish Dreamscape

Oh dear, I found these in my files... this mani is already 3 years old!

[Bottle to nail: Glam Polish Dreamscape]
This is Glam Polish Dreamscape, a duochrome flakie polish that shifts from green-to-gold with lots of extra flakie colours scattered throughout. 

[Glam Polish Dreamscape]
Unfortunately it was so long ago that I don't remember too much about formula and finish...

[Glam Polish Dreamscape]
Hope you enjoyed the photos anyway! =p

Jun 12, 2018

Paradise Pink - Emily de Molly LE77

Hope everyone had a lovely long weekend! I've just got a quick one here for you today. =)

[Bottle to nail: Emily de Molly LE77 (1 coat)]
This is LE77 from Emily De Molly, a warm pink creme polish with silver holo glitter and iridescent glitter.

[1 coat: Emily de Molly LE77]
I think the first photo is most accurate colour-wise, the other two are a bit washed out. The holo is more of a scattered holo and the iridescent glitter provides a bit more interest without being too girly-toddler in-your-face pink rainbow, if that makes sense... !

[1 coat: Emily de Molly LE77]
This is a really great formula, nice, creamy and opaque in one coat with relatively quick dry time. This does dry slightly textured due to the glitter so be generous with topcoat. I'm not sure what I think about this as it's not really a colour I wear often, but I can't fault the formula!