Posts Tagged ‘Cactus’

Cactus’ Nail Polish – Thallium

Friday, September 6th, 2013

How about a gorgeous green polish for Kerstin’s Holo Friday? This is one of Cactus’ polishes which where on sale earlier this year, and I’m really glad I got hold of this. It’s not super holographic, but the bright lime green color just makes me so happy! The funny thing is, this is a color I wouldn’t have looked twice at a few years ago. I’m glad I’ve my taste has developed over the years so I can enjoy more colors on my paws =)

I applied four thin coats and it dried very quickly to a matte finish, so I topped it of with a coat of Poshé top coat.

Here are some sunny photos:




There’s still some minor VNL but it didn’t really bother me at all.

I wish you a wonderful weekend! I will try and enjoy the great weather outside, as it might well be the last weekend with summer temperatures for the season.

Cactus’ Nail Polish – Astatine

Friday, November 16th, 2012

This is just a quick post before bed time, but I wanted to get it out while it’s still Holo Friday =) Astatine is the last polish I’m showing from Cactus’ Nail Polish and the wonderful Spectrum β collection. It’s a very dark gray, nearly black holographic polish. I applied three thin coats of this.

Astatine is a real beauty in the sun. Good job Cactus!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

Cactus’ Nail Polish – Magnesium

Friday, November 9th, 2012

It’s that day of the week again, Holo Friday!

The third polish I decided to try from Cactus’ Nail Polish was Magnesium, which is a cool green shade. I applied two thicker coats of this, and it dried super quick. There is no top coat on the photos, you may notice that it looks a little matte. It has a beautiful scattered holographic effect, I tried my best to capture it in the morning sun:

I’m a real sucker for greens like these!

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.

Cactus’ Nail Polish – Polonium

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Is it already Holo Friday again? Time really flies! I managed to snap a few photos of this beauty while there was still some sun last week. Polonium is a beautiful light turquoise shade, and is one of the four polishes that Cactus made for the Spectrum β collection. The holo effect is quite beautiful, and it shows up even in low lights indoors. I ended up with three coats of this. It was pretty easy to work with, though there was a little tendency to bald spots like with other holographic polishes. It dries a little matte which is also to be expected, so I added a coat of Seche Vite, mostly to increase wear time. I’ve worn this for five days now and it’s still going strong!

I had just filed my nails, that’s why it looks like tip wear on my index nail.

So what can I say? Thumbs up for this polish!

Cactus’ Nail Polish – Spectrum β Collection

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Look what I got in the mail the other day! I think a lot of you Swedish readers know what this is. It’s a holographic collection made by the Swedish blogger of Cactus’ Nail Polish, with the thoughtful name of Spectrum β. Apparently you can determine what elements are present out in space by doing a spectral analysis, and the polishes’ colors are made to correspond with what colors show up for each element (emission lines). Or something like that, go have a read on Cactus’ explanation or Wikipedia if you want more in depth information =)

L-R: Magnesium, Polonium, Boron, Astatine

I’m looking forward to trying these! At first glance I love the blue shade of Boron, and the turquoise color of Polonium is a shade I’ve been thinking of mixing myself. but I’m a lazy b*tch and never get anything done, so it’s faster to pay for someone else’s hard work =)
Magnesium is a medium cool green, and last but not least Astatine is a very dark grey/black? shade.

I took these photos in a hurry last morning when the sun was finally shining, but of course it was gone again at the end of the day. I’m hoping for more sun soon so I can take them for a ride!

As this collection was pretty limited most of the polishes sold out the first day, I think Mangesium is still available. I’m sorry for those of you who didn’t get what you wanted. But after missing out on the holographic polishes that Sanna of MakeupMyLack made, I wasn’t going to do the same mistake again =)