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ILNP Swatches! Sirene, My Little Glacier (H), Birefringence and My Private Rainbow (L+S)

Hallos!

This is a pic heavy post!

I brought a few polishes from the ILNP sale! I couldn’t resist them!

It took me quite a while to decide on these four, but I had to be strong and limit myself…

I eventually decided on Sirene, My Little Glacier (H), Birefringence and My Private Rainbow (L+S) 😀

Sirene

ILNP Sirene

ILNP Sirene

This is Sirene, It’s an amazing multi-chrome! Emerald green, Teal, Purple, Pink, Gold and Lime green!

ILNP Sirene

ILNP Sirene

The colours in this polish remind me of petrol. It’s so pretty!

ILNP Sirene

ILNP Sirene

This is three coats over base coat and no top coat.

The formula for this polish is lovely, it glides over the nail like butter, the drying time was quite fast, I only waited a couple of minutes between coats.

Oh and the brush and the top are lovely too, the brushes are quite thin and flat, and the tops have a fab rubberized feel which gives so much more control over the application!

ILNP Sirene

ILNP Sirene

My Private Rainbow (L+S)

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

This is an incredible topper, it’s a combination of linear and scattered holographic sparkles.

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

This is two coats over Twilight from Filthy Gorgeous. with no extra top coat. I really like how even with two coats it doesn’t overwhelm the base colour! The drying time for is really good, I only had to wait a couple of minutes between the coats.

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

I get distracted by shiny things really easily, I must have looked at this for hours! I have to say my photographs really don’t show how stunning this is!

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

ILNP My Private Rainbow (L+S)

My little Glacier (H)

ILNP My Little Glacier

ILNP My Little Glacier

This is the holographic version of My Little Glacier,

ILNP My Little Glacier

ILNP My Little Glacier

It’s a lovely metallic silver to blue duo-chrome with stunning linear holographic shine. I have holographic polishes that much less of an impact than this one!

ILNP My Little Glacier

ILNP My Little Glacier

This was two coats over base coat, and again no topcoat for this one, the formula for this polish was lovely, fast drying with amazing coverage. With careful application this could be applied with one coat!

ILNP My Little Glacier

ILNP My Little Glacier

Birefringence

ILNP Birefringence

ILNP Birefringence

I have wanted a bottle of this for ages! Birefringence is a Blue, Purple, Pink, Gold then Green Multi-chrome!

ILNP Birefringence

ILNP Birefringence

I did find the polish to be slightly streaky on the second coat (but that could just have been me not waiting long enough between coats) but the third coat was perfect.

ILNP Birefringence

ILNP Birefringence

This is over base coat with no top coat.

The colour shift in this polish is stunning! every time I look at my nails the are a different colour!

ILNP Birefringence

ILNP Birefringence

You can find all of these polishes in their shiny new square bottles here https://www.ilnp.com/

😀


China Glaze – All Aboard and Choo-Choo Choose You!

Hello!

Today I have two polishes to show you from the China Glaze All Aboard Collection!

These have been kindly supplied to me for review from nailpolish.co.uk! They have also given me a rather lovely 10% discount code to share with you! 🙂 and you can find that at the end of this post!

China Glaze All Aboard

All Aboard

The first polish is All Aboard. This is a mid purple cream with a grey/blue undertone. This is a really lovely autumnal purple shade.

I found the formula to be slightly thin but it was very easy to apply, dried quickly and took 3 coats to be opaque. I really like this colour and I couldn’t resist a little accent nail!

Oh and it water marbles really nicely too!

One thing I did find a little annoying is that when painted over O.P.I natural nail base coat it bubbled like crazy, But when I applied it over my usual Collection Ridge filling base coat it was absolutely fine.

This is three coats of All Aboard over Collection ridge filling base coat, with no topcoat.

China Glaze All Aboard

China Glaze All Aboard

This polish is called Choo-Choo Choose You.

Choo-Choo Choose You

Choo-Choo Choose You

This is a really pretty purple grey duo-chrome shimmer. The application was really easy, the polish flows really nicely from the brush. I did find the polish was a little patchy on the first couple of coats but is fully opaque in three.

This is three coats of Choo-Choo- Choose You over O.P.I Natural Nail base coat.

China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You

China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You

It really was a pain to show the colour shift in this polish but after some hand yoga and some creative camera placement I managed to get a rather rubbish picture lol!

This is favorite from these two polishes, it really is lovely!

China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You

China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You

I almost forgot! The black polish I used for the water marble accent nails is Black from Barry M this is also available from nailpolish.co.uk But I brought my bottle on the high street ages ago 🙂

The discount code is “CLAW” which gives 10% off all orders until 31st March 2015.


Chanel Swatches!

Hallo! 🙂

After my last post I realized that I haven’t shown my Chanel polishes nearly enough love lately, so here they are in all their glory! 😀

I have had these for quite a while so the bottles are looking a little on the “well loved” side… But if you are anything like me then that shouldn’t matter too much as it’s the scrummy insides that you want lol!

Chanel Black Satin

Black Satin

This is Black Satin, it’s probably the blackist black nail polish I own, this is two coats over base coat, but you could easily get away with one!

Chanel Black Satin 219

Black Satin

The formula is wonderful, creamy, self leveling and with the slightly longer bristles in the brush it really is one of the easiest black polishes to apply!

This intense red polish is called Dragon.

Chanel Dragon

Dragon

Dragon is a bright red cream, the formula is just as wonderful as Black Satin. This is also two coats, for some reason I completely forgot to wrap my tips Ooops!

Chanel Dragon 475

Dragon

This one is called Black Pearl.

Chanel Black Pearl

Black Pearl

It’s a shimmery dark silver grey, I find the formula for this polish to be a tiny bit thinner than the others, it wasn’t difficult to apply, just not as easy as the others.

I applied three coats, I really like the subtle iridescent shimmer in this polish, It makes the polish slightly different, and maybe a bit more special than all the other dark silver shimmers polishes out there!

Chanel Black Pearl 513

Black Pearl

This bright pink cream is called Splendeur.

Chanel Splendeur

Splendeur

This applied polish in one coat! the coverage is amazing! Splendeur is a fabulous pink, it’s almost a neon but still really glossy.

Chanel Splendeur 217

Splendeur

This is Paradoxical, it’s one of my favorites!

Chanel Paradoxical

Paradoxical

This is a lovely warm grey with a purple iridescent shimmer. this took two coats to be opaque and dries really quickly!

Chanel Paradoxical 509

Paradoxical

This is the classic Rouge Noir

Chanel Rouge Noir

Rouge Noir

Out of all of these polishes this was the most tricky to apply. The formula is slightly sheer/almost a jelly so this took three coats to be opaque, the colour is a lovely dark wine red and it’s incredibly glossy.

Chanel Rouge Noir 18

Rouge Noir

The last polish is Vendetta

Chanel Vendetta

Vendetta

This is a stunning dark purple, and the formula is amazing, it only took one coat and dried in about 60 seconds!

It was really difficult to capture the intense purple shimmer with my camera, it looks so much better in real life!

Chanel Vendetta 483

Vendetta

Vendetta, Paradoxical and Black Satin are definitely my favorites from my little collection of Chanel polishes!

I just have to keep telling myself to stay away from the Chanel counters when I’m out shopping just in case I “accidentally” buy all of them!

😀


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! 🙂


Nail Polish From Japan – Canmake Colorful Nails, Denim!

Hi, Today I have another one of my lovely Japanese nail polishes to show you! This polish is from Canmake Colorful Nails, it’s shade 57 Denim!

Here is the English language version of the Canmake website.

Can Make Colorful Nails Denim

Can Make Colorful Nails Denim

It’s a lovely dark blue with silver micro glitter and silver shimmer, Denim has a satin finish which is really pretty!

Can Make Colorful Nails Denim Bottle

Can Make Colorful Nails Denim Bottle

The bottle is so cute! I did find the brush was a little shorter than I’m used to but it didn’t effect the application at all.

The formula for this polish is amazing! it’s definitely wearable with one coat, I applied two because I have drunk way to much coffee and the first coat didn’t turn out to well lol!

Can Make Colorful Nails Denim Bottle

Can Make Colorful Nails Denim Bottle

This polish is so pretty! I would love to find something like it easily available in the UK!


Ducato 04 – Nail Polish From Japan

Today I have another lovely Japanese nail polish to show you 🙂

Ducato Nail Polish 04

Ducato Nail Polish 04

I have no idea what the shade is called other than Color 04!

It is a pretty pale grey cream with a slight purple tint. the bottle holds 10ml.

Ducato Nail Polish 04

Ducato Nail Polish 04

The brush is flat and quite a bit wider than the brushes in the other Japanese polishes I have tried so far.

I found that the formula was a little bit on the thin side, but it has a nice amount of pigment and it flowed very nicely from the brush so the application was very smooth.

This is three coats with no top coat, it dried really quickly and it’s very glossy!

Ducato Nail Polish 04

Ducato Nail Polish 04

I really like the colour of this polish! I think that the purple tint makes the grey seem so much warmer!


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