Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Incoco Paradox

Incoco Paradox is a lovely purple glitter gradient.  It was easy to apply like most Incoco appliques I've tried.  I do think this one needs a little bit of topcoat, because the design makes it look a bit 3D, but that was only my appreciation, perhaps it is intended to be that way.  The glitter was not rough or gritty at all, it was consistent with other Incoco glitter appliques, very smooth.  I loved the color combination and how sparkly it was, this has holographic microglitter that is hard to capture in the pictures.

Where to order: http://www.incoco.com/ color chart here






Layering Order:
Incoco Nail Applique Paradox
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Monday, July 30, 2012

Barielle Some Like it Hot Collection

This set retails for less than what the five nail polishes would cost by themselves.  I think it's a very good deal considering the quality of Barielle nail polishes.  You can find it under "kits" or by clicking here.  I definitely liked the formula on these, it was consistent with other Barielles I've tried.  The colors are very basic, except for the shimmery green, which seemed to be out of place, but it was a pleasant surprise.  Sunshine (yellow) is by far the best yellow I have, yellows are notorious for their bad formula, but this was the exception for me.  It has some shimmer but you can only see a bit of it in the sun and in macro pictures, I'd say to the human eye this is a creme.  Life of the Party (Pink) is very similar to Deborah Lippmann I Kissed a Girl, this is a girly bright pink, love the formula as well.  Surf's Up (Blue) is a great color; unfortunately, it temporarily stained my nails after removal.  Gotta Have Fate (Orange) is gorgeous for summer, very easy to apply, almost a one-coater.  Lily of the Valley (green) was my favorite of the set.  It has a great gold and green shimmer, I bet this would be perfect for Christmas.  Overall, with the exception of Surf's Up, I think this set is wonderful if you are looking for basic colors with great formula.

Where to order: http://www.barielle.com/ color chart here






Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Sunshine
Barielle Manicure Extender

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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Life of the Party
Barielle Manicure Extender

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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Surf's Up
Barielle Manicure Extender

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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Gotta Have Fate
Barielle Manicure Extender

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Layering Order:
Barielle Nail Rebuilding Protein
2 coats Barielle Lily of the Valley
Barielle Manicure Extender

BONUS PICTURE - This is what the kit looks like


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Shimmer Liana

Liana is a newer Shimmer color.  This navy glitter is packed with smaller black glitter, which gives it a perfect coverage at two coats.  If you like darker colors, then this is for you.  It also has holographic bits and medium dark blue hexagons, but these are sparse.  For the gradient shown below I added a couple of extra hexagonal glitters by picking them with an orange stick.  The formula was consistent with all the other Shimmers I've tried, and the quality of the glitter was superb.

Where to order: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ShimmerPolish color chart here






Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Shimmer Liana
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

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Layering Order:
2 coats Deborah Lippmann Believe
2 coats Shimmer Liana (tips only)
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

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Layering Order:
Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
2 coats Orly Frolic
1 coat Shimmer Linna
1 coat Poshe Fast Drying Basecoat
Barielle Manicure Extender

Friday, July 27, 2012

Butter London Scouse (Dillard's Exclusive)

This gorgeous shade is a vibrant glittery blue that has purple particles in there as well.  It is a Dillard's exclusive, and you can get it by visiting their stores or their website.  Stunning, if I had to describe it in one word.  Scouse is the perfect blend of electrifying blue and sparkly violet.  I think I could have gotten away with two coats, but as I added the third, there was definitely more color and glitter payoff, so I suggest three.  Like all Butter London nail lacquers, this applies like a dream and dries super fast.







Layering Order:
Butter London Nail Foundation
3 coats Butter London Scouse
Butter London Hardwear

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Incoco Zig

This gorgeous glitter provided by Incoco is simply stunning.  When you look at it up close you see the cute pattern, and from a certain distance all the colors come together into one unique blend.  This sparkles a lot more than I thought from looking at the pictures on the website.  This one is part of the new Summer Collection.  This looks great with a simple summer dress, a very good way to decorate your nails, and since they are so resistant to chipping, you can certainly wear them at the beach or any other event.

Where to order: http://www.incoco.com/ color chart here








Layering Order:
Incoco Nail Applique Zig
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Jade Hypnose is the best linear holographic light blue I have seen so far

I though that after Ozotic 515 things couldn't get any better with holographic blues.  I was so wrong.  I am in love with these Jades.  I'm going to tell you why this is better, the color is so rich and intense, that i barely needs the two coats.  In the sun, it's almost neon.  The holographic effect is about the same as the Ozotic, but for some reason this has a golden tint to it that I love.  It is super shiny, no topcoat needed, and it dries fast.







Layering Order:
2 coats Jade Hypnose
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures