Sunday, December 17, 2017

ManGlaze ~ Mink Mitten

ManGlaze ~ Mink Mitten
Metallic matte lavender

Manglaze! I have loved that brand since I heard about them first. They state on their website that: “ManGlaze is the only matte nail polish made for men and really badass women“. They have really creative names and the bottle labels are awesome.

Mink Mitten is described as: “Metallic Lavender Matte Nail Polish, with mega sparkly shit that makes it look way awesome”, and that’s exactly what it looks like to me too :D

I used two really easy coats for full coverage and the drying time is really good.

I made holographic purple stripes on it with Colour Alike’s ”Butterfly Dance” and topped the whole thing with topcoat.

This is my final manicure:

Here’s Mink Mitten on its own; two coats and no topcoat yet. I think it’s amazing that it’s possible to make a matte polish that contains that much shimmer!

Here are the two polishes side by side. Look at that label, isn’t it just amazing?

I haven’t actually bought any ManGlaze polishes for a very long time. They don’t seem to come out with any new colours and I have already got the ones I want from their core line.

Are you also a ManGlaze fan and therefore a member of the club of really badass women? :D

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Metallic matte with shimmer
Overall impression: Great quality polish, love the name and the label too
Buy again: Yes

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Wycon ~ Sugar Effect #807

Wycon ~ Sugar Effect #807
Blue/teal textured polish with gold, green and teal glitter.

This polish is from Italy. It’s a beautiful textured polish that covers in two easy coats. The drying time is average.

The butterfly on my ring finger is a water decal, and I decorated the other nails with a little flowery stud by the base of each nail.

I did apply a layer of topcoat over it. It didn’t make the textured polish smooth but it enhanced the effect of the glittery bits in the polish.

This is what my nails ended up looking like.

And this is the stuff I used.

That’s it for today. See you again tomorrow :)

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Average
Finish: Textured with microglitter
Overall impression: It’s a very pretty polish
Buy again: Yes

Friday, December 15, 2017

CND Creative Play ~ Flirting with Fire

CND Creative Play ~ Flirting with Fire
Magenta packed with shimmer

Here’s a beautiful shimmer polish from CND from their Creative Play series.

The formula is great and the polish applies really easily. I used two coats for my manicure and the drying time was good.

The stamp is from the stamping plate BP-L060 and I stamped with a dark blue shimmery stamping polish from Born Pretty Store.

This is the final manicure including a layer of topcoat. The photo is taken in ordinary daylight on a cloudy day.

Here is Flirting with Fire on its own. Two coats and no topcoat just yet. 

These are the things I used: 

I must admit that I really dig this polish. The formula is great and the colour is so me. I love the shimmer too. I haven’t been impressed with CND’s glitter polishes – the ones I’ve tried are too sheer/jelly-ish for my likings, but the last two shimmers I’ve tried are just great. So I might buy more of their shimmers and donate the glitter polishes to a more jelly-loving home.

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: Great colour, nice formula, good drying time
Buy again: Yes