Tuesday, 27 August 2019

china glaze passion in the pacific (fiji fling)

what a blast from the past! i am showing today the evergreen that is passion in the pacific from china glaze's fiji fling collection, back from 2006 (gasp!)

passion in the pacific is one of those polishes that you can never capture just right. and it looks different when you look at it from another angle or lighting. it is teal? is it green or aquamarine? is it neon or shimmer or frost? who knows! bottom line is, it is summer!

since it is an ancient polish, the formula is runny and it needs three coats to be fully opaque, but still brush strokey. i forgive it all, because i just love this weirdo.

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Tuesday, 13 August 2019

picture polish royal (collaboration shade)

royal is yet another stunning collaboration shade made by picture polish and olivia jade nails in 2018.

royal is a stunning vibrant blue-toned purple with holographic flakies that i am such a huge fan of. it is, as pretty much every purple shade, a pain in the butt to photograph, but i think i got it right.

formula is also stunning, and it is another very successful collab!

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

opi ink suede (suede)

i am currently in a matte mood, and i love opi's suede collection, so i decided to show ink in suede version.

i love ink in both versions, but they are quite different. ink suede is beautiful, eggplant type of colour. suede finish is beautiful, matte but filled with silvery shimmer that gives it a sort of a satin look.

the formula is  nice and it dries quickly, so try to be precise, otherwise you will get brushstrokes.

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Monday, 5 August 2019

a england virgin queen (elizabeth and mary)

it's time for another a england beauty, this time it's virgin queen from elizabeth and mary collection.

virgin queen is one of the hardest polishes to describe. the colour is is at the same time taupe, silver, gold, bronze, even olive. pewter is maybe the one that sums it up the best. even at a england they had to resort to using quite a few words: "pewter prismatic hue with pink undertones and a complex grey/olive/copper cast, soft but visible scattered holographic effect"

at the same time, it is slightly metallic and duochrome, but definitely a scattered holo. formula is, as always, impeccable. 

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