Or course I wasn't going to go on my break without saying good bye. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I was going to post an update on the break dates and a blogsale. Well here is the deal, my break will go from 9/8/14 and I should be back to posting on September Monday the 29th, if all goes smoothly edit: October the 6th. So that makes it 3 4 weeks. I might did extend it for another week, but again, I will let you know. About the blog sale, I am destashing and I still haven't gotten to all of it :/ So watch for updates throughout the week. This is my store (link removed) and items will ship Saturdays. My friend's store is still in the works [INSERT LINK HERE], so I will update this post when she is ready. Well I think I covered everything, just send me an e-mail if you have any questions, or comment here. Oh onto this nail polish, it's such a pretty gold. This was a gift from my friend Robyn (check out her IG). I had been eyeing it, but never thought I could pull it off. I was so wrong, it is gorgeous. The holographic effect is really loud, just how I like it; and it has 2 types of shimmer. The green iridescent shimmer can be see in the shade. It's truly special.
I don't wear Enchanted anymore, but these are some quick swatches that I offered to do for my friends who do wear EP. I think the names are a bit unoriginal TBH. Amazing sounds too close to Amazeballs and Flashing Lights already exists (from Serum No. 5). Aside from that, I think the silver flakies have been done by lots of indies, including Lacquistry and Indigo Bananas so nothing new there. Except maybe for the fact that this one has a bit of holographic shimmer, but then again I found one in my stash from Glittering Elements that also has it. Flashing Lights was more original, because it's holographic silver and holographic gold microglitter, done the right way. I really liked this one, but the holo effect is only noticeable if you really look at the nail and move it around and search for that rainbow. Otherwise, I think that if you have a gold holo microglitter already, you don't need this.
2 coats Enchanted Polish Amazing (index)
2 coats Lacquistry Amazeballs (middle)
1 coat Enchanted Polish Amazing (ring)
1 coat Lacquistry Amazeballs (pinky)
no topcoat in these pictures
I have been experiencing some trouble with Blogger today, that's why the late post. This smitten is the closest to white holographic that I own, but it is a 3 coater. It's really hard to find a good white holo. I think the formula is awesome, and the holographic effect is really nice too. I did these flowes with an illa that I love. Today I learned that Sephora no longer carries the brand, thanks a lot Royal Mail :(
I borrowed this one from a friend, for a few days. I really liked the color and application. This blue is similar to RBL Aqua Lily, but less rich, and with more shimmer. I think this one looks better in pictures, than it does in real life. On my skin tone it was a bit muted. After a day a few minutes of wearing it like this, I paired it up with some gold flakes (OPI TMWTGG), and it looked really nice; so to me, it's a good color for layering.
Chanel Protective Basecoat
2 coats Elevation The Med 2
Dior Gel Coat
I haven't posted a Pahlish in a while. I like it when holographics are packed with shimmer and/or glass flecks, and I really thought I was going to love this one. From looking at the bottle it seemed promising, but somehow, it did not translate onto the nails. I think the color is a bit too grey, and not too flattering on my skintone.
2 coats Pahlish Whiskey from a Bottle of Wine
no basecoat or topcoat in these pictures
This nail polish is so unique and different from all of the others I own. Including the other Wow Prisms. I don't know how to describe it, because most of the times it looks weird. To give you an example, it looks like granite in indoor lighting. In the sun, it has this magical rainbow that it's almost hypnotizing. I would recommend topcoating it twice, because I noticed that it was on the matte side.