Friday, 24 June 2016

Golden Rose - Rich Color - 118

Taupe with gold shimmer  

Another Golden Rose from my trip to Istanbul last year

118 is a lovely taupe creme shot through with a warm gold/copper fine shimmer.  The shimmer isn't super visible on the nail but definitely adds depth to the polish.

Application was fine despite the flaunted 'One Step Maxi Brush' which is never a positive for me!  Swatches are 2 coats, no top coat.

I've got quite a collection of taupe+shimmer polishes now - time for a comparison I think!

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Makeup Revolution - Take Me

Classic purple shimmer

Take Me is a classic purple shimmer, I do love this kind of colour.

Application was ok, a little gloopy and looking at the pics I should've done 3 coats rather than the two I did!

This is a swatch of a polish I've had a while and in fact Makeup Revolution don't seem to offer single nail polishes any more, which probably makes sense as they're doing very well with their eye, cheek and highlighter palettes and there's nothing special about this polish.

I've also tried some of the Nail Geek polishes from their sister line, I Heart Makeup, and wasn't impressed with those either.

But I do love their eye palettes - great quality for a bargain price!

Thursday, 9 June 2016

P2 Volume Gloss - Beach Babe

Glossy orange creme  

Back from an amazing trip to Marrakesh, totally beautiful hotel (La Mamounia), great food, camels, tours and a fun Gatsby themed party on the last night.  I definitely want to go back and explore more!

And Marrakesh was hot (33°c) and sunny and it's a lovely sunny day in the UK too so here's a glossy, hot orange to remind me of last week!

Beach Babe is a gel-effect orange creme.  It's not a super bright orange and leans a little towards a rusty terracotta type colour.

Application was fine, swatches are 2 coats, no top coat and it's suitably glossy for a gel-effect polish.

Have you been to Morocco or Marrakesh?

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Nails Inc Instyle - Boys of Summer

Bright pink creme  

I showed the first of the Instyle covermount polishes from 2015 last month - here's the next one - the theme was 80's anthems...

Boys of Summer is a cool toned bright pink creme

Application was great as you'd expect from a Nails Inc creme

Swatches are 2 coats, no top coat.

Monday, 30 May 2016

Layla - Hologram Effect - Cloudy Violet

Purple linear holo  

It's the late May Bank Holiday here in the UK and I'm off the rest of the week too - heading off to Marrakesh on Wednesday for 5 days  - so excited!

So I'd thought I'd got for a polish with a holiday feeling, even if unfortunately, the sun isn't shining in my part of England...

Cloudy Violet is a gorgeous purple linear holo - totally stunning.

Application was good once I'd worked out the best base coat to use.  The polish is very thin/runny but covers well.

Swatches are 2 coats over Gosh f/x base

Sunday, 29 May 2016

OPI - Berlin There, Done That

Taupe creme  


Oh OPI - you and your amusing polish names.  Though I suppose with the number of polishes that OPI have released (more than any other modern brand?) they would've likely run out of names if they'd stuck to anything more themed or traditional!

And don't get me started on Nails Inc's annoying habit of reusing polish names, sometimes 3 times...

So Berlin There, Done That is a mid-toned taupe creme, it looks purple-ish in shade and milky coffee in sun.  BTDT is unsurprisingly from the Germany Collection back in 2012.

Application was good, swatches are 2 coats, no top coat.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Nails Inc - Gel Effect - Hyde Park Place

Soft grey creme 

Hyde Park Place is a mid-tone grey creme that doesn't lean particularly warm or cool.  In sunlight it's a bit warmer but nothing drastic.

Application was good, swatches are 2 coats with no top coat and as a gel effect polish it's suitably glossy with an almost wet look.

I do like the self-coloured caps on these Nails Incs but I'll save my rant about all the different bottle types they seem to have now for another day!