Charme Sunset

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I got this beauty as part of Charme Box from the Daily Charme shop in Etsy. Definitely check them out if you are interested in cool indie nail polish, and beautiful charms for reasonable price!

This nail polish is really dense, and is packed with lots of glitters. There are at least three types of glitters that I can identify, one of which is holographic hexagonal glitter. It truly looks like the content of a treasure box. 🙂

Butter London Bobby Dazzler

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Butter London Bobby Dazzler

I receive this polish as a birthday present last year. It’s an awesome polish and very different from other polish that I have tried! The metallic bits in this polish is finer than other metallic polishes that I have used. If put on correctly, it will really look like a silver mirror (that doesn’t reflect anything back…) This is definitely the smoothest polish that I own. Thank you Carol!!!

When I use this polish, I have to make sure that I smoothed out my nails. Otherwise, all the dents and crease will show up because this polish is very fine and very smooth.

The color is goldish-silver (or white gold, if you will).

SpaRitual Kindness

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I haven’t seen too many reviews of this particular polish, which means there needs to be more post about this polish!

I found this polish at a local Ross store in a two set for $6.99. I’m still in the process of getting to know this brand, and am not in love with the brand. But I love trying SpaRitual polishes when I get the chance because their formulas are vegan and the polishes are considered 3 Free (meaning it doesn’t contain no Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, and Formaldehyde). Additionally, it doesn’t contain formaldehyde resin.

SpaRitual Kindness

I used base coat, and only one coat of Kindness for this! Kindness is pumpkin orange, with generous bits of golden glitters. Yum! It’s a strong color, but not flashy, but gentle.

I am in love with this polish! I love how it’s sparkly, but also glossy at the same time. I think it would be a wonderful color for the summer or fall, and I think it definitely would be good for ladies who want colors that are more sophisticated and mature.

Fancy French Tip: Nail Art

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I tried to imitate a nail art that I saw on Pinterest and had to try it.

The nail art from Pinterest!

I have seen some tutorials on how to create straight lines using nail tape. And the nail tapes that I ordered finally arrived! And also, I found a good sheer, nude nail polish.

Let’s go over the steps that I took to create this look.

I first painted my nail with two coats of SpaRitual In the Buff. (Will make entry on it separately later!)

Then I placed tapes on the middle of my nails, then painted the top half in the colors that I wanted.

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Afterward, I used nail art brush and dotting tools to create patterns on the colored tip! 20140109-131206.jpg

I removed the tape afterward, and here’s the shocking part. 😦 The colors and glitters came off ot the tape and stayed on my nail. I didn’t want to risk fudging what I had so far, so I just applied top coat on top of it.

20140109-131211.jpgLesson learned: I need to find better nail tapes, or use actual tapes cut into thin strips! Also, I need to try layer colors in advance because lighter colors don’t appear as well on top of dark nail polish. But overall, this method is pretty easy!

Orly Elsbeth’s Rose

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I got some nice nail polish from a Ross visit yesterday and got to try one last night.

This is Orly’s Elsbeth’s Rose. I feel like this could also be categorized as Color of the Year- Radiant Orchid. (Personally, I don’t really know how to deal with Pantone’s color winners… Emerald went out of fad really quickly last year!) Anyway, I used to own a Sephora OPI nail polish color this color, that I liked much, but had to throw away because it got too sticky, so I am happy!

I would also label this pink as Barbie Pink because it seems to be very similar to the pink used in Barbie boxes!

The photo is of base coat and two coats of Elsbeth’s Rose. I don’t think it shows up well in the photo but this polish has a pearly finish. The polish itself is pretty opaque, and one might have been good, but I used two. And as always, Orly brushes are always good, and like other Orly formulas, this one runs kind of runny, but at the same time, it’s astonishingly opaque.

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Orly Soul Mate

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Here is Orly Soul Mate, one of my favorite red polish!

I only applied one coat here because I was planning to put a glitter top coat on top of it so I didn’t want thick polish for the color base. But still, one polish was enough for a good coverage!

It’s very easy to work with, and pretty thin but at the same time pretty opaque.

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I was lucky in that I was able to buy this for only $3.50 at T.J.Maxx. (Yay!)

 

Ciate Velvet Manicure Blue Suede

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My friend let me try Ciate Velvet Manicure Blue Suede. Woho! This entry will be about my experience with it.

Image taken from the Ciate website.

Inside the kit is a blue (actually, closer to navy) nail polish, blue (navy) crushed velvet powder, and a small brush.

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This is my finished result! It’s hard to tell, but my fingers are really fuzzy like an actual velvet material. I think from the photo, my nails resemble a liquid-sand/gumdrop nail polish more.

This kit is pretty easy to use. I worked on top of a paper, and then poured back the dust back into the container. Things get REALLY messy really fast, so the brush is very useful. But I couldn’t get rid of all dust, so you will see some dust in the below pictures.

Can you see the velvet-y parts? The nails appear shiney because the polish is shiney, and the dust doesn’t cover everything. However, I am pretty doubtful how long the particles will stay on my nail!

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20140105-210104.jpgThank you Lisa for letting me try this!