Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Femme Fatale Witchful Thinking

Femme Fatale Witchful Thinking was sent to me for review purposes.

So, what about a Halloween polish during Christmas? I think that sounds perfect since it's actually very Christmas-like. I'd like to show you Femme Fatale Witchful Thinking.
This polish was actually sent to me for reviewng purposes, but what Sophie-Anne, one of the creators of the brand didn't know, was that I actually already had bought a full siza bottle of this polish earlier. I happen to think it's perfect that I got this in a sample bottle as well, since it happens to be beautiful!

Witchful Thinking has a base filled with iridiscent blue shimmer, silver and gunmetal hexes, holograpic glitter as well as stars and some other shapes.It's gorgeous and fun. It's part of Femme Fatales Halloween Trio for 2013. And even though it is a Halloween polish the stars makes it perfect fr an edgier Chritmas look.
The pictures are a couple of months old, so thats why my nails are a bit shorter than they are now.

The formula is alright. A bit thick, but there was no need for thinner. It applied rather easily and the glitter spread evenly on the nail. I applied two coats over a gray shimmer. This polish is a layering polish, in my opinion, and it's not to be worn on its own. It dried quickly but the finish became a bit dull and rough. A little top coat made the finish smooth and shiny.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of China Glaze Elephant Walk, two coats of Femme fatale Witchful Thinking and two coats of Seche Vite.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

China Glaze Emerald Sparkle

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful time with your loved ones now during the Holidays.

My Christmas mani is China Glaze Emerald Sparkle. It's been my biggest lemmig for years and i finally got it about six months ago. I haven't been able to bring myself to use it, but today was the time to wear it.

Emerald Sparkle is an emerald green jelly filled with a lighter shade of green glitter. It's absolutely gorgeous! The prettiet, most beautiful green I own. it just lits up from with in.

The formula was good. The application was easy and smooth. Three thin coats gave full coverage and it dried quickly. The finish becomes a bit matte due to all the glitter but it's nothing a little top cot can't handle.
What you see in the pictures are three thin coats of Emerald Sparkle, one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and one coat of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat.


Monday, 23 December 2013

Colors by Llarowe Holly

Today's post is a bit late. I've been preparing for Christmas all day long. Here in Sweden we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve and not on Christmas Day. I still wanted to show you the manicure I wore today, Colors by Llarowe Holly.

Holly is a multichrome that shifts from olive, green, teal, blue, lavendel to purple and even burgundy in extreme angles. It also has a scattered holo that can form rainbows in good lights. It's absolutely gorgeous!
The holographic effect can't be spotted in my photos because it's been a rainy day. I'll definitely have to show you this polish again but in sunlight. It's so pretty!

The formula is good. It was easy to apply. The formula is a bit thick, like most CbL's are, but it applied smoothly and was totally self-leveling. Three thin coats gave full coverage and it dried quickly.
What you see in the pictures are three thin coats of Holly and one coat of China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christmas Gradient

Red and green, Christmas colours indeed. I've been wanting to do Christmas nail art during all of December but I havn't had the time. But a gradient is always a quick nail art to do.
I decided to do a reversed glitter gradient with red as base and green glitter for the gradient to get that Christmas feeling going.
I really like it! The only problem I had during application of the glitter was that it was that the glitter was a bit too sparse on the brush and it didn't really spread out on the nail as I wanted it to. I'm still pleased with it but the next time I do something like this I'll use another green glitter for the the gradient.

The polish I usd for the red base is OPI All I Want for Christmas (is OPI). The green glitter is OPI Fresh Frog of Bel Air. They were both fairly easy to apply and as I said, i really like the result of this. My pictures do not show ho pretty it actually is. It's the darkest time of the year right now in Sweden so this is as good a s it gets. I'm truly longing for better daylight even though I love Christmas.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Emily de Molly Seeing Red

Red, red, red! A Christmas colour indeed. Maybe the number one colour for Christmas, so I just have to show you a red holo now before the Holidays. So while I'm at it I'm going to show you Emily de Molly Seeing Red. I actually wore this a couple of moths ago, so my nails are a lot shorter than they are today. As you might have figured out it's a post from what I like to call 'The cavern of lost posts'. It's much more fun to phrase itt that way instead of just telling you it's a post from my Blogger archive.

Seeing Red is a pinkish red with a slight orange tint to it. It's gorgeous. I can't get enough of red holos. There's something so special about them. This is not my favourite, but it's lovely. It's not a true red, but not far from one either. I think the holographic effct makes the polish look more pink than it is. It doesn't bother me though. It's a lovely hue that works all year round.

The formula is gorgeous. Like butter. It applies smoothly and with no complications. There was no need for a clean up with this polish. Two coats gave full coverage and the dry time was fast.
There was no need for Aqua Base and the holographic effect isn't affected by top coat.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of Emily de Molly Seeing Red and one c oat of Seche Vite.

China Glaze Mingle With Kringle

Hello! Long time no write. I'm extremely busy with my internship and the Holidays are jut around the corner, so there's not much time for blogging, except in the middle of the night! But as I've told you everything will go back to normal here in the middle of January and you'll have daily posts again.

So, Christmas then! I love Christmas, it's my favourite Holiday! I get to celebrate it with my lovely family and friends, eat lots of good food and just be with the people I love the most. So december here at the blog will be alla bout Christmas hues (though there might pop in a non-christmas shade as well, for good measure). The first polih I'll show you today is China Glaze Mingle With Kringle. 

Mingle With Kringle is a golden foil with lots of sparkle to it. I love the shade of gold but it doesn't go well with my skintone. I usually really like foils, but there's something about the finish that I don't quite like. I can't put my finger on it (pun intended), but it's something. 
I'll probably won't wear this again. Actually, I won't wear it again since I sold it in my blog sale.

There formula on the other hand was good. It applied smoothly and leveled out nicely. Two coats gave full coverage and it dried fast. The finish became supershiny and very. very sparkly indeed, even without top coat.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of China Glaze Mingle With Kringle and one coat of Poshé.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Emily de Molly High Distinction

 I've been buy, busy, busy this week. My internship goes fantastic and it's so much fun, everyone's nice and I have the most gorgeous time, even though it is tough. I'm studying to become a social worker an I get to hear a lot of really horrible stories, but it's very intresting to get to know how to work with the circumstances these people are living under. I have a lot to think about and lots to process so that's why the blog isn't updated a much as before. When my internship ends in the middle of January and I'll go back to school things will be more normal here at Nail Lacquer Love and I'll post daily again. Right now I can't do that since I have so much else on my mind. I really hope all of you understand that. I also want to say that I still paint my nails, almost daily and always photograph every manicure, so when everything gets back to normal here I've got lots of fun to show you. I hope you are as excited about that as I am.

So, a little gold to spice up this gray, rainy Thursday. Today I'd like to show you Emily de Molly High Distinction. 

High Distinction is a pale gold polish with a holographic effect. It's not a Chritmas polish, but I do think it has a little Holiday spirit to it. It' probably the golden colour and the sparkly holo effect. Gold is truly a Holiday hue for me. I love golden ornaments during Christmas. 

The polish itself is absoutely stunnig, but it doesn't suit my skin tone very well. The polish is nice but I will not wear it again on it's own, even though I've worn it for three days now.

The formula is like butter! The polish practically applies itself. It does need three coats, because it is a bit sheer, but if you have shorter nails than mine you could most likely get away with just two coats.
It dries quickly and shiny. Top coat will not affect the holographic effect.
What you see in the pictures are three coats of Emily de Molly High Distinction and one coat of Glisten & Glow HK Girl.

Monday, 9 December 2013

China Glaze All Wrapped Up

It's Blue Monday today and I have China Glaze All Wrapped Up to show you. It's part of the Happy Holiglaze collection.

All Wrapped Up has a clear base packed with blue micro glitter. I think it's lovely, but it doesn't give me that holiday vibe. I'm a big fan of China Glaze's micro glitters. They are easy to apply, give great coverage and are incredibly shimmery. 
All Wrapped Up has a lovely blue colour, just the type of blue I like. I will definitely wear this again!

The formula is good. Application was easy and smooth.It covers in three thin coat and dries quickly. As expected the finish becomes a bit dull and a little gritty, but nothing a little top coat can't handle.
What you see in the pictures are thre coats of All Wrapped Up and two coats of Glisten & Glow HK Girl.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Femme Fatale Tree Disguise Kit

Today I'd like to show you Femme Fatale Tree Disguise Kit. it's from Femme Fatales Holiday Trio for 2013. It's polish that I don't hate, but I don't love it either. But it's Green Wednesday and this is perfect for it.

Tree Disguise Kite is a pin green jelly with bar glitter and prismatic circle glitter in different sizes. I love the name, Tree Disguise Kit, but I'm not quite sure about the polish. It's fantastic because I really think it actually looks like a Christmas tree. The bar glitter looks like pine needles and the circle glitter are the decorations. Amazing and fun. The only reason why I don't love it is my utter hate for bar glitter. I just can't stand it.
But I do love the name and how well the polish goes with it. If you love bar glitter you'll probably go nuts about this!

 The formula is good. I've layered two, thin coats over a green creme. The polish dried rather quickly and shiny, but as expected, a bit bumpy. Two coats of top coat made the finish shiny and smooth.
What you see in the pictures are two coats of Femme Fatale Tree Disguise Kit, one coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glittr Food and one coat of Seche Vite.

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