Friday, May 26, 2017

Wycon ~ Magnetic #504

Wycon ~ Magnetic #504
Lavender magnetic polish

Wycon is a brand I found in Italy last time I was there. I love finding new brands of polish on my vacations!

I thought I had giving up on magnetic polishes since I never really got the desired effect, but I bought three of Wycon’s magnetic polishes, just in case they might work.

Let me show you what it all ended up looking like:

The formula is great and the polish is almost self-applying. I used two coats for my mani but I’m pretty sure I could have got away with one coat. Did the magnetic effect work? Yes it did! Finally! I hovered a strong magnet over the middle of my nails to get one vertical stripe on each nail.

This picture is taken in the sunshine. Check the middle of each nail! I’m thrilled!

Here’s the same thing in my lightbox. There’s so much shimmer in the polish that it almost drowns the magnetic stripe. But I know it’s there and I love it!

It’s so great to know that I can get magnetic polishes to work. :)

Number of coats: 2 but it’s a one coater
Drying time: Good
Finish: Heavy shimmer with magnetic effect
Overall impression: Really cool formula, and the magnetic effect shows!
Buy again: Yes

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Layla ~ Ceramic Effect CE44

Layla ~ Ceramic Effect CE44
Deep pink packed with silver shimmer

I simply couldn’t decide which colour I wanted on my nails today so I asked my boyfriend for advice. He is highly supportive of my crazy polish hobby and I appreciate that. He chose pink so I dived into the box of untrieds which has just be filled up with polishes I bought on my vacation in Italy. I picked a Layla polish, CE44. It’s a lovely deep pink and the bottle is packed with silver shimmer, so much that the polish almost looks metallic.

The formula is great and you can easily get away with one coat. I used two coats for my mani but trust me when I say that the second coat didn’t make any difference whatsoever. The drying time is really good too.

I stamped on it. The motif is from Chez Delaney’s stamping plate “Rectangles A005” and I stamped with a black stamping polish from El Corazón. I filled out some of the circles with green, for which I used Colour Alike’s “B. a Fairy Forest” - and silver, for which I used Colors by Llarowe’s “Sparkling Diamonds”.

This is the final mani including topcoat:

I must admit that I am really annoyed with my stamping plates from Chez Delaney. The motifs are really cool and I bought quite a lot of her plates. I find it a problem that I have only got one stamper that the plates actually like, and that’s a soft marshmallow stamper from Moyou London. It irritates me that I can’t use any stamper I want, especially because I love using my clear stampers so I know exactly where the stamp is going. For that fact alone I can’t recommend the plates from Chez Delaney.

Anyway, let me show you Layla’s CE44 on its own. This is two really easy coats and no topcoat.

Looked how packed it is with shimmer! I absolutely love this polish.

Here are the four polishes I used for my mani.

I wasn’t hugely excited about this mani. I should have left the pink alone :D

Number of coats: 2 but it’s a one coater
Drying time: Good
Finish: Heavy shimmer
Overall impression: Great formula, easy to work with, I love the shimmer
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Colors by Llarowe meets Dance Legend’s Spot It

Colors by Llarowe meets Dance Legend’s Spot It
-      In a stamped marble mani

I am always intrigued when new types of polishes show up on the market. Spot It is Dance Legend’s fairly new line of polishes. They’re supposed to be acting a bit like crackles – just with bubbles (or spots) instead. I have bought two of them, a red and a white. I have already tried the white but I didn’t quite get the desired effect: Check this post out to see how that experiment went. Back then I tried “Spot It” on tacky polish but I have now seen videos where the effect show up when you apply it to wet polish so that’s what I tried today.

I used three polishes: Colors by Llarowe “Living on Borrowed Time” and “Healing Waters” and of course Dance Legend “Spot it 02 White”. I made a few drips of each polish on my silicone mat, drew a few lines in the polish with a thin dotting tool, dipped my stamper in the mix and transferred it onto my nails.

Did it work? Not really. I mean, the colours work really well together but I didn’t get the desired bubbly effect on my nails. I had a bit of the effect on the mat so the polish works, but it doesn’t really count when it’s not on the nails :D

Here’s the final mani including a layer of topcoat. I am holding Healing Waters on this picture.

I really like the mix of colours. I’m holding Living on Borrowed Time on this picture.

Here are the three polishes I used.

I am not giving up. I want to make Spot It work. I just need to play with it more. Any tips will be highly appreciated, thank you.