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Green Braided Nails With Pink Rose Decals!

Braided Rose Nail Art

Braided Rose Nail Art

I decided that I wanted some pretty spring time nails! And here they are! 😀

I started by making the rose decals, for these I used

  • Sally Hansen – Grass Slipper
  • China Glaze – Near Dark
  • Rimmel – Double Decker Red
  • Sinful Colors – A Slice To Go (striper)
  • China Glaze – White On White
  • Color Club – Top Coat
Braided Rose Nail Art

Braided Rose Nail Art

I applied a coat of white on white over my base coat, for two reasons the first so that the greens would pop and the second being that green stains my nails more than any other colour!

For the braid I used

  • Zoya – Logan
  • China Glaze – Agro
  • L’oreal – Owl’s Night
  • China Glaze – White On White

After I finished my braided nails I ended up having to do some washing up (ugh) and the tips of my nails ended up with a few little chips 😦 Booo!

I applied my rose decals with a little bit of color club top coat, then sealed them in with another coat over the top.

Braided Rose Nail Art

Braided Rose Nail Art

I think the greens I chose where a little too dark but it still looks pretty 🙂


2True Metallica Collection Swatches!

Today I have all 5 of the 2True Metallica collection polishes all swatched and ready to show you!

2True Metallica Collection

2True Metallica Collection

The green is called Arete, the teal is Aglaia, the purple is called Artemis, Athena is the blue, and the pink is called Aphrodite! I have to say that I’m really liking the names of these polishes 😀

I’m going to be using these as stamping polishes but I thought I should give them a quick swatch just to see how they look. The collection all have a pretty satin finish, so if you want a glossy polish these probably won’t be for you! I really like the slightly matte-ness of these polishes, But then I’m really liking matte at the moment!

2True Athena Metallica Collection

2True Athena Metallica Collection .

Athena is the Ancient Greek goddess of wisdom, courage, inspiration, civilization, law and justice, just warfare, mathematics, strength, strategy, the arts, crafts, and skill.

This polish is a really nice cool powdery silver blue, I applied two coats over base coat. I really like how frosty this polish looks.

2True Athena Metallica Collection

2True Athena

I did find that there was some dragging and bunching on the second coat, this was the same with all the colours. I found that applying the second coat quite thickly minimized the bunching!

2true Artemis Metallica Collection

2true Artemis Metallica Collection

Artemis, the goddess of the hunt, wild animals, Wilderness, Childbirth and protector of young girls, she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows.

I have already posted about how amazing this polish is for stamping if you would like to have a look you can find that right here.

Artemis is such a pretty lilac colour! I used two coats over base coat!

2true Artemis Metallica Collection

2true Artemis

I found the brush strokes impossible to get rid of! But applying an extra coat with a sponge will get rid of them! I Thought about doing this for all of the polishes but I realized that would be a bit like cheating as I want you to see the polishes as they are!

2True Arete Metallica Collection

2True Arete Metallica Collection

Arete The Ancient greek Goddess of Virtue, Wisdom and Excellence.

It’s green, it’s green and I like it… I normally don’t like green polishes at all but this one seems to be an exception oO. Arete is a pretty pearly spring green, I like this because the metallic silvery tones make this green not overly yellow.

I again used two coats over base coat for this swatch, these polishes do have quite a strong chemical smell, but it doesn’t hang around as long as some other polishes.

2True Arete Metallica Collection

2True Arete

I noticed that all of these polishes show up every little ridge and dimple on my nails :/ I use a ridge filling basecoat (it’s a really cheap one) so maybe an extra layer of basecoat would help? or more buffing!

2True Aphrodite Metallica Collection

2True Aphrodite Metallica Collection

Aphrodite is the ancient Greek goddess of Love, beauty, pleasure and procreation.

Aphrodite is a pretty rosey pink, in the bottle it has a slightly coral hue but that doesn’t show up when it’s on, this really isn’t a colour that I would usually choose, but I’m glad that I did get it because it’s really rather pretty.

I used two coats over basecoat with the thicker second coat to avoid the dreaded bunching.

2True Aphrodite Metallica Collection

2True Aphrodite

I’m really interested to see how this pink polish looks stamped over black!

This rather lovely pale teal is called Aglaia.

2True Aglaia Metallica Collection

2True Aglaia Metallica Collection

Aglaea was the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence and adornment.

I think this is a really stunning colour! I would wear this on it’s own. I really like the paleness of this shade I think if the colour was more intense it would detract from the metallic sheen.

I used two coats over base coat

2True Aglaia Metallica Collection

2True Aglaia

To sum up these polishes, the bad bits first, they show up imperfections on your nails, they are a bit stinky, and they tend to bunch up and drag during application.

And the good stuff. The colours are all really pretty, the lovely satin finish, they dry very fast and you only need two coats (or one if you are careful) Oh yeah, and they are amazing for stamping! 😀

When I get a bit of time I’ll show you these polishes stamped over black and white polish! 🙂


Belle Glamour Swatches And Interview! :D

Today I have a rather long and pic heavy post for you today! There is a little interview with Catriona the creator of the Belle Glamour indie nail polish and four of her lovely polishes to show you. 🙂

Belle Glamour polishes are available Here.

I conducted this informal interview with Catriona via email, and here it is! 🙂

1. Tell us a bit about yourself and where you come from?
I am 20 years old, and going to be 21 in march, I am a stay at home wife and I have a daughter who is almost one. I live in a small town in central Scotland, and have lived in and around this area for my whole life. Recently my mum moved to London, and so we holiday down there, but I’m still a Scottish girl at heart.

2. Why did you decide start making Indie nail polish?
I had needed something to keep myself busy with having anxiety issues etc, and so I began painting false nails and selling them as a small hobby, I then thought about it a lot, and decided I wanted to make my own polish to paint them, having something that I created gives me a real buzz.

3. How did you decide on Belle Glamour as a brand name?
Having self esteem and anxiety issues, I wanted a fresh start, and I knew a lot of other women out there would feel the same, I wanted to make something to let the user feel beautiful, glamorous and worth it. Then I thought about naming it Beautifully Glamorous, and thought of the ‘language of love’ – French. The Word Belle is French for Beautiful, hence, Belle Glamour.

4. How long have you loved nail polish for?
I haven’t adored nail polish for long at all, I was a nail biter up until last summer, and then I wore a lot of false nails to cover this, but gave that up and I am now in recovery!

5. Where do you get your inspiration for new shades?
This, I do not have an answer for exactly, because I don’t really know, it comes from this and that really, one collection I have came from my favourite book/film series, Harry Potter.

6. Tell us about your polish production and how you find time to do it all?
I buy all of my ingredients and test these if they come from a new supplier etc, I then get to the making and documenting stage. My husband works shifts, and so when he is off his work, he looks after our daughter so I can get creative and work.

7. What is the best part about making your own line of polishes?
Definitely being able to see a polish you want, and making a dupe for personal use. I now find myself thinking ‘can I make that myself?’ and if the answer is yes, I wont buy!

8. And the worst?
Glitter everywhere. And I seriously mean EVERYWHERE. I sneeze glitter.

9. And finally If you could have a superpower what would it be?
Hmmm.. tough one. To read minds? Then I could see what everyone would buy 😜

So a big thank you to Catriona for taking the time to do this and for your very brave and honest answers to my questions! 🙂

And now on to the four Belle Glamour polishes I have to show you today, they are Pretty In, Pumpkin Pie, Green Eyed Monster and Silver Arrow.

Belle Glamour Pretty In

Pretty In

The first polish is Pretty In. This is a lovely pink with a blue shimmer, and loads of holographic sparkles!

Belle Glamour Pretty In

Pretty In

Pretty In has a lovely satin finish and applied really smoothly, this is three thin coats over base coat, I think it could be opaque in two coats if I had made them a little thicker.

For me the blue shimmer really made this polish stand out, it gives it a lovely lilac glow and tones down the overall pinkness and really complements the wonderful holographic glitter.

Belle Glamour Pretty In

Pretty In

Here is Pumpkin Pie, this is an orange shimmer with a sprinkling of matte black glitter bars.

Belle Glamour Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

I applied three coats of I found the formula to be really thick, it made it rather difficult to apply, but by the third coat there was good coverage and a nice amount of the glitter bars which didn’t take any fishing for.

Belle Glamour Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

Unfortunately orange really doesn’t suit me at all 😦 I’m to pale, and it really highlights my dreadful circulation, lol!  I think that on someone with a darker skin tone this polish would be lovely!

Belle Glamour Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

The third polish I’m going to show you is called Green Eyed Monster,

Belle Glamour Green Eyed Monster

Green Eyed Monster

This polish is a lovely mid toned green shimmer, with loads of holographic glitter. On the first coat I found the application to be a bit odd, it was a little bit clumpy and difficult to get an even layer, but as the first coat dried it revealed the texture! Which was a wonderful surprise! 🙂

Belle Glamour Green Eyed Monster

Green Eyed Monster

I applied the second coat and the coverage was perfect! It’s not an overly textured polish, but it really adds an extra dimension to this already lovely polish, It makes the Holographic glitter really sparkle too!

Belle Glamour Green Eyed Monster

Green Eyed Monster

And last of all this is Silver Arrow.

Belle Glamour Silver Arrow

Silver Arrow

When I first removed this polish from the packaging, it looked like a very average mid toned silver metallic, but the moment I moved it into the light the holographic shine was revealed!

Belle Glamour Silver Arrow

Silver Arrow

I applied three coats of Silver Arrow, the coverage was wonderful. I have found that with some holographic polishes there can be a lot of creasing up and dragging, but that is really not the case with this one! The application was perfect even with my normal base coat!

Also there where no brush marks and it was wonderfully self leveling!

Belle Glamour Silver Arrow

Silver Arrow

Silver Arrow is definitely my favourite out of the four polishes 🙂

I brought these four polishes at a discounted price and the review of them is my honest opinion 😀


GOT Polish Challenge – Green!

 

Golden Oldie Challenge

A quick reminder of the rules :

  • The polish you use should be at least one year old.
  • If you haven’t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have.
  • The polish should be previously used, but if you’re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried.
  • You can use more than 1 polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules

I have to say green is not my favorite polish colour and I only own a couple of bottles of green, but luckily I do have this rather old one!  The shade is called Froggy and it was made by a brand called Lizzy French. I think I have had this polish for about 12 years!

Green Dragon Scales

Green Dragon Scales

The polish is an almost metallic pearl/shimmer with silver, gold and green glitter, As it was so old I ended up having to thin it down quite a lot :/ which made the application a nightmare!

Lizzy French - Froggy

Lizzy French – Froggy

I applied three coats of Froggy over base coat. With the first coat of polish the streaking was dreadful, along with the visible brush strokes, the second coat dissolved the polish underneath, there was crinkling/bunching up and bald spots as well! Ugh the horror!  For the final coat I applied the polish in a really thick layer, really quickly, I’m glad it worked because I was ready to give up on the whole thing.

For the stamping I used Konad special polish And Messy Mansion Plate MM21.

Green Scaley Nails

Green Scaley Nails

Don’t forget to have a look at the GOT Polish Pinterest page for loads of other fantastic Challenge nails 😀


Nail polish from Japan Part 2. Berry Color Nail.

This is the second polish I have to show you from the amazing collection of nail varnishes brought back from Japan for me by a rather lovely friend of mine!

Berry Color Nail

Berry Color Nail

This brand is called Berry Color Nail, unfortunately I have no idea what shade this is, my Japanese really isn’t that good lol. But if you know what if is please let me know! 😀

Again this is a colour that I wouldn’t have chosen myself, as I’m not really drawn to pale colours. But after applying it I think this is really rather pretty!

Tiny Bottle

Tiny Bottle

This is pale blue/green with gold, silver and iridescent micro glitters, it applied really easily, which is amazing considering the amount of glitter they managed to cram in!

It did take a bit longer to dry than I’m used to, but I think some fast dry top coat would sort that out!

Berry Color Nail

BCN

It only took two coats to be opaque! When it dried the polish was really smooth and glossy, there was no grittiness as with some heavy glitter polishes.

I really think that I need more glittery nail polishes like this!  😀


Jess Nail Polish Swatches! Atomic, Dancing Queen and Pixie.

Today I have some Swatches from Jess to show you, Pixie, a teal iridescent, Dancing Queen a pink foil, and Atomic a purple duo-chrome. The Jess nail polish range is from Poundland, and cost rather obvious £1 each! 😀

This is Pixie

Jess Nail Polish Pixie

Pixie

This is a really nice and my favorite of the three. The colour is a dark teal iridescent with a gold flash. The application was easy, the formula is actually really nice, if a little thin, it does smell of cheap nail polish, (probably because it is lol) it’s very chemical. But it’s really not bad for £1. This is two coats with no base coat or top coat.

Jess Nail Polish Pixie

Pixie

This polish is called Dancing Queen

Jess Nail Polish Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen is a pink foil polish, again it has a very chemical smell, the application was ok, there was a little dragging from the second coat and there are some visible brush strokes, it’s a very bright pink colour, it’s worth £1 but I wouldn’t spend any more than that on it. This was three coats with no top or base coat.

Jess Polish Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

Finally this is Atomic

Jess Nail Polish Atomic

Atomic

In the bottle this polish looked really pretty, purple to green duo-chrome, on application unfortunately it was rubbish, there’s hardly any pigment in this polish at all 😦 I first tried without undies first but I think it would have taken 6 coats to reach a decent amount of colour! so here it is, two coats over Revlon Black Magic.

Jess Nail Polish Atomic

Atomic

It went blue! And hardly any sign of the duo-chrome finish, and it had the same chemical smell as the others 😦 Is it worth £1? No, which is a shame as I love a good duo-chrome polish, and a nice one for £1 I would probably buy all of them! lol!

Out of these three I really like Pixie, it’s worth the £1 and the smell lol!


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