Posts Tagged ‘Isadora’

IsaDora – Turquoise Crush & Purple Crush

Monday, August 26th, 2013

I’ve survived my first week back at work and so far it feels pretty good, I think I’ve been able to really unwind this Summer so I actually felt ready to get back to business for once. Now I just need to get back to blogging more regularly, that’s the one thing I can’t seem to get a grip on…

So, Monday means Blue Monday, which you can find at Nail Me from now on. This is the manicure that I wore at work last week, it’s two beautiful textured polishes from IsaDora: Turquoise Crush which I’ve used as the main color, and Purple Crush for my accent nail. Both of these polishes have beautiful silver glitter in them. Turquoise Crush needed three coats to be fully opaque, and Purple Crush only needed two coats.

The first two photos are taken in the sun. I can’t say that they make the polishes justice, they had a really beautiful sparkle that I couldn’t quite capture:



The next ones are taken in the shade:



I really love these, I might have to get more of the IsaDora Crush polishes =)

IsaDora – Blue Lagoon

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

A while ago I showed you what IsaDora Blue Lagoon looked like with a coat of holo goodness on top. Here it is on its own, and it’s just as lovely like that. I’ve used two coats and then one coat of Seche Vite. The formula was really good and I am slowly getting used to IsaDora’s wide brush. Now this is a really happy blue color, I loved wearing this polish!

These photos where taken on a cloudy day.



The last photo is taken with flash to really bring out the bright blue color:


Simple Easter Manicure with IsaDora

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

I was away celebrating Easter, which meant I had to prepare my Easter manicure a few days in advance. I didn’t have time to do anything fancy this year, so this is just another duo colored manicure. But that can be fun too, right? This is IsaDora Bella Vita, a bluish light purple, and IsaDora Mellow Yellow which I’ve shown you before. I think I applied three coats of each, and I blame the shrinkage and other stuff on my old goopy Seche Vite!

I had no sun so the pictures look a little dull:



Bella Vita has a tiny shimmer in it that is almost invisible on the nail, you have to get really close to see it. Mellow Yellow is definitely more shimmery, and I love this pale yellow shade!

Bella Vita was a nice match to one of the purple shades of the dress I was wearing:


I bought it from bonprix in case anyone’s interested.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Easter, I have yet to catch up with the latest blog posts out there.

IsaDora – Night Flight

Monday, February 18th, 2013

I finally have a blue polish for Monday, which means I can contribute to Mrs Data’s Blue Monday (Blå Måndag)! This is IsaDora Night Flight, a gorgeous dark blue shimmer that was released last Fall. This is two coats with Seche Vite on top. It was snowing when I was photographing so the light wasn’t the best.




I tend to forget about this color for some reason, I really should wear blues more often!

IsaDora – Silk Road

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

I wore this beauty a few months back, but I realized that I hadn’t posted it yet. I guess it’s about time to remind you of this beauty! IsaDora Silk Road is probably my favorite from the Jewels of the Orient collection. This is three coats, and I think I’ve worn it for a few days on these photos, hence some tip wear.




In the close-up you can see the different colors in the shimmer, like gold and purple.

The last photo is taken indoors with flash, the purple flecks is nearly invisible and instead it mostly looks like gold shimmer in a blue base.


This is such a wonderful polish! I know there are a few similar polishes out there, but I don’t own any of them (yet..).

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.




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 – Metamorphosis

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

I was only supposed to be missing in action for the weekend, but that turned into two weeks apparently. I have loads of work right now so I’ve fallen behind on the blogging at the moment. I’ll probably be behind on comments for yet another week, sorry!

At least I found some photos that I have already edited of Color Club Metamorphosis. It’s the only polish I have so far from the Take Wing collection, and it’s a beautiful teal shimmer with a tiny purple shift. When I had worn IsaDora Opposites Attract for a few days I decided to layer Metamorphosis on top. I think I only did one or two cats so that the magnetic pattern would still be noticeable.

And this is the result:

You can see a subtle green pattern shining through here.

In this angle some of the purple shift shows up.

I really liked this, the purple was more visible than I thought it would be, even if its far from being duochrome.

IsaDora – Opposites Attract

Friday, September 21st, 2012

I recently tried my first magnetic polish, am I late to the party or what? Opposites Attract is a green shimmery shade and is part of IsaDoras Magnetic Nails line. I love the color of this, and I really like the look of the magnetic effect. Though this was my first try so it could probably look better.

I started off with one coat that I let dry for a little while, and then I added a second one and held the magnet as close as I could for about 10-15 seconds. This is the final result with some top coat on:

The light and dark shifts are really beautiful.

I don’t know if the top coat made the pattern blurry or if it was like that before, but I still like how it looks. I think it looks like the shifts in a Tiger eye stone, and I love those!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend, I’ll be a bit busy so my replies may take longer than usual.

New IsaDora Polishes – Jewels of the Orient

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

I ran across the new IsaDora polishes from the Jewels of the Orient collection yesterday, and in a hurry I decided to pick up two of the new polishes. I bought Beetle Green when it was first released, but I don’t think I’ve shown it before, so I let join the others for the photos.

L-R: Orient Express, Silk Road, Beetle Green. The last cap looks weird since there are glue traces left from a label when I bought it.

Orient Express is a beautiful deep red shimmer. It’s probably not the most unique color but for some reason I don’t have that many in that color range in my collection, so I thought it was worth getting.

Silk Road has a sheer dark blue base, and it’s packed with shimmer in what seems to be blue, gold and purple. I really like this one, and don’t have anything similar to it in my collection.

Beetle Green is a dark cool green, and even though the purple shift you see in the bottle isn’t visible on the nail, I still like this one.

Will you be getting any of the polishes from this collection? I’m also interested in the dark wine red Ancient Ruby, but I will check first if there are similar shades from China Glaze, as I really don’t like Isadora’s wide brushes..

You can see the whole collection on IsaDora’s site:

IsaDora Icy Lilacs and Marzipan

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

This is a manicure from a few weeks ago. I wanted to try both of these polishes from IsaDora’s Pearls of Passion collection, so I decided to go for Icy Lilacs as my main color, and use Marzipan as an accent color on my ring finger nails. Icy Lilacs is way more beautiful in real life, it’s a light purple packed with turquoise shimmer that really makes this polish pop. It was pretty sheer so I applied four coats, but it was worth it. Marzipan was a lot more opaque so I went with my usual three coats. It’s a really pretty light green, I guess you could call it a warm mint green. I don’t think you can see it so well on the photos, but there is some (green?) shimmer in that one that’s more subtle.

If you’re wondering what that dot is on the index finger nail, I think I got a bubble in either the polish or the top coat.

Close up. The turquoise shimmer is more apparent in real life, and it’s gorgeous!

I really liked this manicure, it was light and felt good for Spring.