Posts Tagged ‘Blue’

IsaDora – Polar Nights

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

I searched for this polish for weeks before I finally found it in a store, and I wanted to try it out before the end of the year. IsaDora Polar Nights is a gorgeous polish consisting of small silver glitter and hex glitter in a dark blue jelly base. I needed three coats for full opacity, and added a coat of Seche Vite to make it smooth. The formula is really good and glides on without feeling goopy, but I still dislike the big brush.

There wasn’t really much light today so the photos are taken with high ISO. And ignore the dry hands, I didn’t have time to moisturize after removal of my previous manicure.

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I really like how some of the glitter is buried in the blue base but still shines through.

If you haven’t got your paws on this one yet I suggest you do, it’s wonderful!

Color Club – Blue Heaven

Friday, December 28th, 2012

I almost forgot it was Friday today, but thankfully I still have some unpublished photos of holographic goodness. Today I’ll be showing you Color Club Blue Heaven for Holo Friday. It’s a very pale and light blue, so if you see it on its own you might think it’s just a silver. This is three thin coats and the formula is terrific.

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I’m in love with these rainbows!

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I can’t believe it’s just three days left of this year! I still have loads of unedited photos from the past year, so something tells me you will get to see some old stuff well into next year. Better late than never I guess? =)

Cactus’ Nail Polish – Boron

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

After being quiet for a few weeks I finally have something to show you for Skimmerskuggans Holo Friday. The second polish I tried from Cactus was the beautiful blue Boron. Unfortunately I can’t remember the number of coats this was, but I would guess three. There were some unsolved pigment pieces floating around in this one, but the few that I got on the nail was pretty easy to “melt”, there were only a few small dots left that you could notice.

As usual these shots were taken in sunlight:

I absolutely love the light royal blue shade, I don’t have any holo like this in my collection.

Layering with Milani Cyberspace

Friday, April 6th, 2012

I’m taking a little break from my Easter preparations to show you my contribution to Kerstin’s Holo Friday, Milani Cyberspace layered on top of China Glaze Midnight Mission. I had been wearing the dark blue Midnight Mission for a few days before I added a coat of the light blue holographic polish Cyberspace from the Milani 3D collection. I really like the dark blue shade this combination gave.

Fortunately the sun was out so I could get some decent photos.

The scattered holographic effect is wonderful, I didn’t really manage to capture all of its beauty.

And finally a shot in the shade:

Tonight I’ll be working on my Easter manicure, I’m thinking of going with yellow and pink. Do you have any plans for what to wear on your nails for Easter?

Brite Bird – How Can I Resist You?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

I’m sure most of the Swedish nail bloggers are aware of the new polishes that the talented Sanna has released on Brite Bird, and I picked up two polishes as fast as I could. The first one I will show you is How can I resist you? And the answer is: I can’t! The polish is blue based with what looks like green and gold shimmer. I think it looks like a dark mermaidy color and it’s gorgeous! I applied two-three coats and it was easy to work with, it dries fast to a semi-matte finish, so if you want it glossy I suggest you use a top coat as well. So let’s take a look at this beauty in the sun:

The last photo is taken in indirect lighting:

Here you can see the satin like finish more, and a bit of the golden green shift.

I couldn’t resist this, can you?

 

Color Club Emerald Depths

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

When I made a comparison with some teal/aqua polishes Emerald Depths got some attention, and I thought it was time to show a full manicure with it. Unfortunately it doesn’t look it’s best here, I had cleaned the house before I took the photos, and you know what that can do to a polish!

Anyway, this is three coats plus Seche Vite top coat.

It’s a blue toned teal shimmer, and I really like this color.

Last photo is taken inside with flash:

I wasn’t so careful while applying it so I got some visible brush strokes, especially on the middle finger, but I don’t think it’s looks too bad.

China Glaze Skyscraper

Monday, September 19th, 2011

Skyscraper is a dark blue jelly loaded with silver glitter, and while I wore it I could hardly keep my eyes away from my nails! What you see here is three coats (if you have short nails you can probably do just fine with two) plus a layer of China Glaze Fast Forward. I didn’t find it very gritty at all, and it got quite smooth with top coat.

Unfortunately the sun had troubles breaking through the clouds, I guess it would have looked better in full sunlight.

The next photo is taken inside with flash, the base looks a little darker there, and that’s more what it looks like inside.

And a close-up under the kitchen lamp:

Yummy!

KleanColor Metallic Aqua

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

I’m continuing trying out KleanColor polishes, now it’s time for Metallic Aqua. After the staining from Metallic Pink I thought it would be best to use a base coat, so I put on Seche Ridge Filling Base Coat, and then one coat of Metallic Aqua. I don’t remember having any troubles with the drying time here.

And what do I have to say about this one? I love the color! I wouldn’t really call it aqua though, it’s more blue than that.

In natural light.

With flash to show the shimmer.

Some Comparisons of Blue/Aqua/Teal Shimmers

Friday, August 5th, 2011

I bought a couple of polishes each from China Glaze’s and Misa’s summer collections, and when I looked at Mermaid Dreams and Blue Iguana I thought they needed a comparison. I also added one more blue from my collection.

Left to right: L.A. Girl Alkaline Blue, China Glaze Blue Iguana, and Misa Mermaid Dreams.

Here’s me trying to be pedagogical. I’ve applied two coats of each polish.

Blue Iguana in the middle is the sheerest and the greenest of the bunch. Alkaline Blue to the right is the darkest blue. I do find the finishes to be quite similar on all of these.

Here’s a close-up of Mermaid Dreams and Blue Iguana, and I think you can see the purple shift in BI here, and that’s what I think sets this one apart from the Misa polish. So I think you need both =)

I also bought Misa Krystal Water and wanted to compare it to other similar polishes, and to my horror I hardly found any in my stash! After some digging I came up with these to have something to compare it to:

Left to right: Viva La Diva no. 76, Misa Krystal Water, Color Club Emerald Depths.

This is also only two coats each.

Emerald Depths is the darkest and most blue, Krystal Water is the lightest one with it’s beautiful glassfleck shimmer, and VLD no. 76 is the greenest one. They’re all lovely in their own way!

 

Some Dazzling Polishes

Monday, June 20th, 2011

It’s been a while since my last post, sorry! I blame it on work, and an evil gum ache from hell (caused by one of my wisdom teeth). I didn’t have much motivation to do anything while my mouth was hurting 24/7, but now it’s fine again.

When I saw the blue and turquoise polishes from Isadora’s Ocean Drive collection I couldn’t resist. They look perfect for summer! This post is mainly about Dazzling Ocean. I keep confusing the names, I think this turquoise/aqua color should be named Acqua, and the blue one Ocean. But maybe that’s just me.

Bottle shot of Dazzling Ocean and Dazzling Acqua.

Both of the polishes seem to have a blue/purple flash in the bottles as you can see in the next photo, but it’s not very visible on the nails. I can see it in a certain angle in lamp light, but I only managed to capture one lousy photo of it in Acqua, which you can see at the end of this post.

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I did the nails a little different this time, I applied my first coat of polish one evening while watching a movie, then the second coat the next morning while I was eating breakfast, and then another one. I didn’t apply a top coat. I don’t know if this is what caused the polish to bubble, as I did get some bubbling on a few nails. Fortunately it’s not that noticeable so I can live with that. What bothered me more was how sheer it was, but I do forgive it for being such a gorgeous and summery shade.

In full sunlight.

Here you can clearly see how sheer it looks.

With such a name I thought it would be fitting to splash some water on my nails =)

And then we have the other Dazzling polish, the blue Dazzling Acqua which adorn my toes. I’m not sure if this is quite as sheer as Dazzling Ocean, but I applied three coats here as well.

If there are any foot haters reading this..

 

 

GET OUT WHILE YOU STILL CAN!

 

 

 

 

You have been warned! =)

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And here’s a crappy photo in poor indoor lighting, which was the only way for me to get the purple flash to show: