Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Deborah - Red Baroque 70

Red shimmer with holo glitter and bar glitter  

As you can tell from that description there's a lot going on in this polish!

The base is a pink toned red shimmer but then there's a good scattering of fairly chunky holo glitter as well as some pretty random bar glitter too.  I'm not entirely sure it all comes together very well!

Swatches shown are two coats with no top coat and as you can see with all the additions it dries fairly bumpy.

Deborah is an Italian cosmetics brand that I picked up from a French private sale site.  The polishes were so cheap I picked up a few so expect to see some more (successful) polishes from this brand.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Nails Inc - Chancery Lane

Coral creme

The sun is out this morning, although no sign of our promised heatwave, I thought I'd share a bright summery coral from Nails Inc

Chancery Lane is a nicely pigmented orange/coral creme.  Application as with most Nails Inc cremes was fantastic and the swatches shown are two coats, no top coat.

There's also a blue beaded nails inc with the name Chancery Lane - boy, it bugs me when they re-use the name for a new polish!

There doesn't seem to be a lot of love for the coral variant on the web which usually means this was a QVC exclusive....

What colour makes you think of summer?

Monday, 1 June 2015

A-England - Lady of the Lake

Dusky purple with holographic shimmer  

I'm rather remiss for not sharing any A-England before now.  I have a small collection of about 20 of Adina's polishes and they're all stunning.

Lady of the Lake is from the first collection, The Mythicals, back in 2011.

It's a slightly dusty purple with lots of fine scattered holographic glitter.

Application was great, only needing two coats, at most!

Friday, 29 May 2015

Nails Inc - Clifford Street

Dusky purple creme with scattered fine gold glitter  

Clifford Street was part of the Midas Touch and Gold Rush Collections (which might even be the same thing!).

It's a very dusky, grey toned purple, quite dark, which a fine gold shimmer scattered throughout.

Application was great, this polish is super opaque and the swatches show just one coat!  

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Kleancolor - Metallic Fuchsia

Foil finish fuchsia  

My first Kleancolor on the blog, from my small collection of foil finish polishes from this US brand that I picked up somewhere random.

Metallic Fuchsia is a shimmer/foil finish cool, purple leaning fuchsia.

Swatches shown are 2 coats with no top coat.

I like the colour/finish but boy this polish has a super strong, chemical scent and takes forever to dry!
And to add insult to injury it stained my nails even with basecoat!

Probably why I've only swatched one of this collection so far!

Monday, 25 May 2015

Nocti - Pocket Change N27

Pale gold shimmer

Oh blimey, I really fell off the blogging wagon, not sure what happened but I'm back now!

I picked this Nocti up from ebay, back when any brand I'd not heard of would catch my eye.  I don't know much about them other than they're made by Art of Beauty (who make Zoya polishes) and they're old, maybe from 2007?

Pocket Change is a soft, pale, slightly pink toned gold shimmer

Swatches shown are 3 coats, it's a shimmer verging on frost and is pretty brushstrokey.

Also as with all yellow toned colours not hugely flattering with my skintone.

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

China Glaze - IDK

Pale purple holographic  

Back in early 2008 China Glaze launched the OMG collection of 12 holographic polishes, 6 warm and 6 cool toned.  I just have two from the cool toned collection.

IDK is a lilac/purple linear holographic.  Not very exciting when viewed in indirect light, comes alive in sunlight.

Swatches are 3 coats, no top coat.  As you can see from the swatches these dry with a muted finish.

The holo in this is very fine and linear, unlike the Kaleidoscope collection which was scattered, larger format holos.

Unfortunately these collections are discontinued and not easy to find but I'm sure there are duplicates available in other ranges.