Monday, 24 December 2018

essence black dress and white tie (special effect topper)

number 22 of essence special effect topper line is black dress and white tie.

released back in 2014, it is a cute topper that gives sort of a spotted look. black and white hex glitter is suspended in a clear base together with tiny silver glitter. for me, it is one of those toppers you put on for a day over a polish when you don't have time to remove it, just to spice it up a bit.

essence black dress and white tie over china glaze cranberry splash:

Friday, 21 December 2018

china glaze cranberry splash (holiday joy)

after glistening snow, cranberry splash is another polish i am showing from china glaze's holiday joy collection from 2012.

this type of shimmery metallic red is my favourite type of red fir sure. i ended accidentally owning two almost-dupes of cranberry splash, a england's perceval and butter london's knee up, which is great as this bottle is going to be used up pretty soon.

this ruby red metallic shimmer has this amazing look, really of the holiday sorts, that looks amazing on the nails. i simply love it. it has very subtle brushstrokes, but nothing crazy.

Monday, 17 December 2018

picture polish tasha (collaboration shade)

my idea of a perfect sweater-weather nail polish is tasha, one of picture polish collaboration shades from 2017.

tasha is described as "lilac grey holographic nail polish with holo flakes" created with sonia from bad girl nails, as a tribute to her puppy. and it is a puppy-like fluffy shade, a pale lavender with flakie-type of shimmer that i adore. it is very pretty.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

opi moonraker (skyfall)

as i already mentioned in tomorrow never dies post, opi's skyfall collection from 2012 was probably their last that completely blew me away. not their fault, i think, as in that period there was not as high chance as now that i will have something at least similar to a new shade.  i purchased six shades, and now it's time for moonraker.

from what i can see, people either love or hate this polish, and i am definitely on the love team. opi's description: "drive your fastest car to get this exhilarating metallic grey".  the color is steel grey with a hint of blue. when you apply it, the finish looks like it would be metallic, but it dries like a gorgeous chrome. 

i admit, it is streaky, and if your nails have ridges (like mine), they would be visible, but, weirdly enough, i love the final look. i think that the best evidence of my love for this polish is that i wore it twice in last 10 days.

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