Posts Tagged ‘Shimmer’

Catrice – Steel My Soul

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Chaosophia of One Inch Nails wanted to see Steel My Soul, so that’s where I’m starting with the polishes that I bought in Germany. On the top of the cap it says “Brushed Metal Effect” and I think this is a fairly new polish that came out this Fall. It’s a light mauve taupe color with golden shimmer in it. So, what’s this brushed metal effect? It dries semi-matte (and pretty quick), and it does have a bit of a gritty feeling. I don’t really mind that as I think it’s interesting with some texture. To be honest I don’t think it looks that good up close, but at a distance it looks really cool. The formula is a little thick, and since it dries fast you need to be generous with the coats and don’t be too slow, or else there’s a risk of making a mess. I ended up with two-three coats on my nails.

It was a grey boring day so I did my best with the little light that was present.

I added a coat och Seche Vite to my index and ring finger nails, to see what it looks like with a shiny top coat on. The shimmer is more subdued, and the base color gets a little deeper.

An extra photo where I managed to capture some sunshine that bothered to show up for a couple of minutes:

Which do you think looks best? Up close i definitely prefer it glossy, but at a distance I really like the texture and color, it looks “natural” in some weird way, plus the shimmer is more prominent.

Models Own – Golden Green

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Golden Green from Models Own (the Beetlejuice collection) is a polish that I hadn’t tried until a couple of months ago. I don’t understand why I waited so long, it’s gorgeous! As the name implies the base color is a golden green, and it shifts to a deep grassy green. This is three or four coats with Seche Vite on top.

My cuticles looks awful on these photos so I’ve tried to blur them a little, don’t know if it did much of a difference though.

I’ll definitely be wearing this one again!

Zoya – Kimber

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

I’m still digging through photos from the past year to edit for the blog, it’s nice to have something to fall back on when there’s hardly any light to photograph in these days. Here’s a polish that I wore a few months back, the beautiful Kimber from Zoya’s Surf Collection. From what I can tell the color is a mix of coral, red and pink, and it’s filled with orange/golden shimmer. I don’t remember the number of coats, but if I would guess it’s probably my usual three with Seche Vite on top.

Just look at that beautiful shimmer!

Ozotic – 505

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

It’s Halloween today, but unfortunately I haven’t had time to do anything fun with either nails or makeup today. But I have an enchanting polish to show you at least. I started out with one coat of the black Camelot from A England (and a coat of Seche Vite), and then I applied one coat of Ozotic 505. And look at the magic that appeared! This is truly a multichrome polish, shifting between teal,blurple, purple, burgundy and copper.

Behold the beauty:

The final shot was taken in sunlight to show the shimmer:

I think I’m in love…

And with this I wish you all a Happy Halloween!

Boo! =)

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.

Gina Tricot – Pretty Sweet and some China Glaze – Orange You Hot?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Here are some more old photos that I’ve dug up. Gina Tricot is a soft apricot color with shimmer, I wore this back in July and I don’t remember much from the application, but the photos show that I had problems.. I think it’s three coats, and with an old Seche Vite top coat the result is anything else but even. Anyway, the color is really pretty and I’m definitely going to give it another try some time.

I was wearing this when I got my lovely summer neons from China Glaze, and decided to quickly slap on a coat of Orange You Hot? to see what it looked like. It’s a bright shimmery orange:

I really need to try this out on its own, the uneven base doesn’t really do it justice here.

Zoya Rica & Orly Emberstone

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

This manicure is from June, I’m still wading through photos from these past few months. The main color here is the orange/coral/pink? Rica from Zoya, and as an accent on my ring fingers I’ve used the warm red Orly Emberstone. I paired these as I thought the golden/orange shimmer in Emberstone looked similar to Rica. I probably did three or four thin coats to get some nice depths in these polishes.

I’m not too happy with these photos, but I hope you can see some of their beauty. First a couple of shots in the sun:

And the last ones are in indirect light:

A closeup from the last photo:

The multi-colored shimmer in Emberstone is quite stunning, I love the mix of pink and gold shimmer.

Color Club – Electro Candy

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

I bought four of the polishes from the Electro Candy collection over a year ago, but for some reason I hadn’t tried any of them out yet. I figured they were a bit sheer, so under two coats of the pink Electro Candy I have two thin coats of the nude colored Pandora from Zoya. I didn’t get any good photos of Pandora on its own so that’ll have to wait until another time. Both of the polishes dried pretty fast.

Electro Candy is a gorgeous shimmery neon pink with a flash of light blue/turquoise shimmer. There was no sun that day so the photos look a bit dull:

The shimmer looks mostly silver here, but you can see the blue flash in the bottle.

The last photo is taken inside with flash:

This is such a gorgeous polish, why did I wait so long to try it?

Edit 24 August: Seems I got the date wrong when I published this post, it should have been the 22nd and not 8th, so it got buried with older posts.

China Glaze – Surfin’ For Boys & I’m With The Lifeguard

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

As I wrote in my previous post I got my new polishes just before I was going away on a trip, so I decided that a couple of them could accompany me on that. I chose to wear Surfin’ For Boys on my tips, and I’m With The Lifeguard on my toes.

I found the formula to be a little thick, but I thought it looked OK after two coats. There was a tiny bit of VNL but it didn’t bother me at all. They dried to a semi-matte finish and I added a coat of Seche Vite on top.

Surfin’ For Boys is an insane neon coral shade with shimmer, I don’t have anything like it in my stash.

This shade was really hard to capture on photo! It’s a bright red coral, I think I got close enough on these photos.

 

And on to my toes. I try to keep them at a safe distance from you so you won’t get a foot shock =)

I’m With The Lifeguard is a shimmery green neon, and I think the color looks pretty accurate here:

A perfect color for your toesies!