Friday, October 21, 2016

essence - ice fairy over misslyn - my pleasure (Blue Friday)

Hello everyone,

I gotta head out the door in four minutes, so let's do this! I should really participate more in "Blue Friday", what with blue being basically my second favorite color after purple. This is, however, I think the last picture of a blue polish from the vault. Aren't you glad about that?

I didn't use top coat here, but it would probably look great. The misslyn polish is responsible for most of the blue color here, even though, as you can see, ice fairy also has a blue sparkle to it. I don't remember my pleasure being particularly sheer, so I think it was good in two coats. It is a metallic sort of polish, though, so 1. not my favorite and 2. it will show brushstrokes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Orly - Smoked Out (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey everyone,

Remember when I participated in stuff and made posts besides the ones for this series? Yeah, me neither. In any case, I originally swatched this for "Wir lackieren..." but then never got around to posting it because of my terrible time management-skills.

I'm pretty sure I used two to three coats here. This is the matte version, the polish dries to that finish if you don't add top coat. I've found that on longer nails, I tend to need more coats sometimes, especially with matte polishes.

And of course I couldn't resist top coating this. Look at that depth! I am aware this polish is more on the blue-ish side of dark green, but it just reminds me so much of a really deep coniferous forest somewhere far up north that I couldn't resist using it for this week's theme.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

p2 "Brave And Beautiful" - dark forest (Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!)

Hey everyone,

I've already shown two other polishes from this same limited edition, both also for "Lacke in Farbe ...und bunt!". I have to say that I really enjoyed the collection overall, looking back; at the time, I wasn't all that thrilled. In any case, this seemed like a nice fit for purple.

You may or may not be able to make it out in the photo, but this polish has a slightly jelly-like formula. It should work out fine for you in two or three coats. Of course I added top coat as well - gotta get that shine on, peeps!