Thursday, August 17, 2017

Starrily ~ Norepinephrine

Starrily ~ Norepinephrine
Dark red linear holo

Today I’m going to show you Serotonin’s linear sister. Both Serotonin and Norepinephrine are from the Valentine's Day collection The Chemistry of Love / Cupid's Chemicals from 2017. Serotonin was on the blog just yesterday, click on the link to check that post out if you missed it.

The formula is thick. I usually prefer it thick, but this is so thick that I can’t even shake the little ball around inside the bottle. No little clicking noises no matter how hard I shake. That’s not necessarily a good sign, because that may mean that I can’t get to shake all the holo goodness around in there!

Anyway, this is easily a one coater. I used two anyway and the drying time was really good.

I am not feeling that great today so I wasn’t in the mood for complicated nail art. I ended up sticking on a couple of simple stickers; flowers and a butterfly. Simple but good.

Here’s the final mani. Two coats and a layer of topcoat. The picture is taken with flash.

Here’s a picture taken in the sunshine. Yes! The sun decided to shine!

Here’s Norepinephrine in my lightbox. The colour is way deeper than the sunshine picture suggest and that’s the main reason why this will be marked as a “will not buy again-polish”.

Do you like Norepinphrine?

Number of coats: 2 but it’s a one coater
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Linear holo
Overall impression: Thick formula, good rainbows, a bit too dark for me
Buy again: No

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Born Pretty Black stamping polish

Born Pretty Black stamping polish
Black stamping polish

I love stamping, it’s such a great way to decorate nails – especially for those of us who aren’t that great at freehanding :D My favourite black stamping polish is from El Corazón, and I decided to try to find out if the black stamping polish from Born Pretty Store is just as good. I received the polish in return for an honest review.

I decided to try it with a stamping plate from BornPrettyStore as well. It’s BP-L 003, one of my favourite BPS-stamping plates.

Here’s how crisp and clear it stamps:

You definitely don’t want this stamping polish on your cuticles! This black stamping polish is so potent that it super hard to get off the skin once it’s on.

Here are the things I used. The red from Golden Rose is number 39.The black stamping polish is listed here.

The stamping polish has got a different smell than any of my other polishes. It’s not unpleasant at all, it’s just different.

I must admit that I am impressed. This is the most potent black I’ve ever encountered. I guess this has to be my new favourite black stamping polish and that says a lot!

The verdict:

Very pigmented
Long drying time

I used a lot of cotton to clean my stamping plate afterwards :D

BornPrettyStore has got free worldwide shipping, and is offering my readers a 10% discount. All you have to do is to use the code JCJ61 when you check out. 

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Starrily ~ Serotonin

Starrily ~ Serotonin
Red scattered holo

Do you like bling on the nails? I do! The blingier, the better, haha! And I promise you, today is going to be really blingy! Blingardo DiCablingio will be our host. So take it away, Blingardo!

Serotonin is from the Valentine's Day collection The Chemistry of Love / Cupid's Chemicals from 2017. I bought two polishes from that collection, and this is the first I wear.

I applied two easy coats of Serotonin and the drying time was really good.

When that was dry I sponged glitter and stars on the tips. I used Icing’s “Written in the Stars” for that purpose.

Here’s my final mani including a layer of topcoat. The picture is taken in ordinary daylight on a cloudy and rainy day.

Here’s the same thing taken with flash.

This is two coats of Serotonin on its own.

Here are the polishes I used. I used Essie’s Gel Setter topcoat. I got that from a dear friend who thought I should try it out. It’s really good, so that was a really good present!

My nails really liked all that bling and attention! :D

Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Really good
Finish: Scattered holo
Overall impression: Good quality polish, nice depth in the effect
Buy again: Yes