Thursday, 14 May 2015

Pretty Flamingos

Using the base of Maybelline's "Mint For Life" (as shown on previous post), I stamped the flamingo design in Stargazer "Metallic Pink".  The stamping plate is MoYou London's "Tropical - 05"

Maybelline - Mint for Life

Gorgeous mint green colour.  Ok formula, beautiful and opaque in two coats. Shown here with HK Girl Top coat.

Glitter Flowers

The base colour here is a matte polish by Mentality called "Contessa".  This was then stamped with Essie's "Penny Talk" using Dashica Big SDP-X.  I then used a dotting tool to colour the flowers and add some sparkle using Zoya's "Tinsley".

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Poppies and Strawberries

Today I decided to wear a red polish since I rarely reach for this colour unless it's Christmas time.  I chose Sally Hanson "So Poppy" which is a lovely orange toned red.  The formula seemed somewhat thin, so it was a suprise that this was opaque on two coats.  Despite the thin formula it was very easy to work with and applied smoothly with minimum clean up.  I added an accent nail using Oopsie Daisies "Strawberry Tall Cake".  This is a gorgeous crelly polish packed with matt glitters in reds, yellows and a few deep magenta/ purple ones too.  I used two thin coats over a base of Zoya's "Purity".

Candy Flakes Lollipop

This is a super bright pink polish by Dance Legend from their Candy Flakes Collection, called "Lollipop".  I tried this polish sometime last year on it's own, and though I did manage to get it opaque, it was 3-4 very messy coats, and I wasn't too impressed with the finished effect or amount of clean up!

This time, I used it as a topper over Barry M's "Dragonfruit" and it was much easier to work with.  I added a matte topcoat and liked it a whole lot better too.  The flakies are in shades of gold, orange and almost red depending on the light.

After wearing this for a day, I decided to stamp over it using Dashica Big SDP - X.  I think I prefer it without the stamping, but you never know until you try something out :-)

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Boho Blues

This is Boho Blues by China Glaze.  Two coats, good formula and a gorgeous cornflower blue colour.  Unfortunately I have two dupes for this one, namely Rimmel 60 seconds "Mind The Gap, Victoria" and Barry M "Blueberry".

I stamped over Boho Blues with Konad White using an image from stamping plate "Lily Anna 13".

Dupes for Boho Blues:

Left to Right: CG "Boho Blues", Rimmel "Mind The Gap, Victoria", Barry M "Blueberry"