; Plisherrific: November 2014

Nov 27, 2014

Frost Tips - Dance Legend Lebedushka

I really am loving everything from Dance Legend. This is 05 Lebedushka from the Anna Gorelova collection. Look at this!

[Dance Legend Lebedushka]
And look at its adorable packaging! Awwww, 'owl-ing cuteness!

[Dance Legend Lebedushka]
Okay, okay let's talk about the nail polish. Unfortunately, the application was not the best. The polish is rather thick and it takes three careful coats to even out. It's often a problem with textured matte polishes, but I thought this one was a little thicker than most.

But at least the outcome is pretty~

[Dance Legend Lebedushka]
Lebedushka is this perfect shade of delicate blue and it has silvery-gold microglitter in it. The textured matte polish gives it this perfectly icy appearance. It was lovely to look at and very nice to touch as well!

Nov 20, 2014

Rainbows against a blue sky - Dance Legend Beautiful Lie

Look at thisssssssssssss...

[Dance Legend Beautiful Lie]
Looking at my photos again with the nail polish bottle in hand, I believe the colour is a little darker and more vibrant in my photos than in person, but honestly, this is a gorgeous nail polish regardless. Beautiful Lie is a periwinkle blue with intense holographic flecks. It reminds me of the LA Girl 3d Effects collection, but the holo for Beautiful Lies is denser and more linear in comparison.

[Dance Legend Beautiful Lie]
I just love the beautiful colour of this nail polish and its awesome holo so much. I want more from this collection! In general, I have found this company to be legend...wait for it...dary!

Nov 17, 2014

No Holo - Layla Ocean Rush

Well! The other day I learnt a little lesson about holo polishes....

[Plenty glowy, not so rainbow-y]
Holo polish, you say? That doesn't look particularly holographic to me!

[Bottle to nail: Layla Holographic Effect in Ocean Rush (2 coats)]
Indeeeed, this should be a super flame-y Layla Holographic Effect nail polish in Ocean Rush. Jme swatched this previously in all its rainbowy glory, so check it out here to see what it should look like!

[2 coats: Layla Holographic Effect in Ocean Rush]
So, what have I done to stuff it up? Used the wrong base coat! I randomly picked Nail-Tek Ridge-filling Base Coat (Foundation II) as my base coat. Ooooops~ Looks like it doesn't play well with holographic finishes, or at least with Layla holos.

[2 coats: Layla Holographic Effect in Ocean Rush]
I switch base coats around depending on what I feel like so it's surprising that I haven't hit this winning (losing) combination yet considering how frequently I've been using holographic polishes!

Nov 13, 2014

Sunset Shades - Dance Legend Comet Tail

I am loving Dance Legend nail polishes! This is Comet Tail from their Galaxy collection, and while not my favourite, it's still damn pretty.

[Dance Legend Comet Tail]
Comet Tail has a magenta-ish to gold to green colour shift, a true multichrome. It's opaque in three coats, no black coat needed as a base, and it's colour shift is obvious in the shade. The white specks you see are holo glitter, but I didn't manage to capture their holo in my photos. The holo glitter isn't dense but it's still a nice touch as part of the 'galaxy' theme.

I'm lusting after so many Dance Legend nail polishes right now!

Nov 10, 2014

Lighting Up - Missha HKH01, China Glaze Twinkle Lights

A continuation of last week's post!

[2 coats: Missha Crystal Nail Polish HKH01]
I introduced Missha Crystal Nail Polish HKH01, an antique gold chunky metallic with scattered holo glitter. AS you can see, I didn't manage to capture the holo very well... So as usual, my go-to response is to slap on more glitter!

[Base: Missha HKH01 (2 coats); Glitter: China Glaze Twinkle Lights]
Here's one extra coat of China Glaze Twinkle Lights from the Let It Snow 2011 collection. This is a mix of gold, green and red glitter. It's definitely heavier on the gold (or maybe it's that slight bit larger?) and the overall effect is really quite twinkly, as the name says!

[Base: Missha HKH01 (2 coats); Glitter: China Glaze Twinkle Lights]
Here's a closer look at Twinkle Lights over HKH01. I think it ended up being quite a Christmas-y manicure!

Nov 3, 2014

Earthy Gold - Missha Crystal Nail Polish HKH01

Here are some dusty old photos I dug out of my mani folder... 

[Bottle to nail: Missha Crystal Nail Polish HKH01 (2 coats)]
This one is Missha Crystal Nail Polish in HKH01. It's an antique gold heavy foil polish with large particle holo glitter scattered throughout. I know my photos haven't managed to capture the holo very well though!

[2 coats: Missha Crystal Nail Polish HKH01]
You can see a tiny hint of holo in these pics. The formula is fairly thick but not too hard to work with. I used two coats for these, I think! It does dry gritty so pop on the topcoat when you're done for a slick shiny finish.