Autumnal Holo Colours Mani

October is here, the leaves on the trees are changing colour, nights are rapidly drawing in, the clocks will soon go back and summer is now certainly a distant memory. With that in mind I wanted to use colours that have a strong Autumn vibe to them.

Here I have combined two polishes for each nail. We have:

Yellow: Potion Polish – Marvelous Maple Topped with il etait un vernis – Hello Sunshine

Purple: Leighton Denny ‘Raspberry Afair’ Topped with Tonic ‘The Answer is 42’

Blue/Green: Nails Inc ‘Gosfield Street’ Topped with ILNP ‘Interstellar’

Red: Nails Inc ‘Saville Row’ Topped with ‘New Burlington Place’

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Born Pretty Sugar Powder Dust

As mentioned in my previous post, I have come back to the Born Pretty Sugar Powder sandy glitter – I am now trying the colour Y551 sent to me by Born Pretty store and am now using it in a different way. I applied two coats of normal Nails Inc polish and let them dry, then added one coat of normal topcoat, I then sprinkled the the glitter from a reasonable height so that it settled into the wet topcoat and distributed evenly but more sparse than the previous review using the brush. I then finished it off with two coats of Seche vite to even out the surface. The result was a subtle but different effect that I really like.

*Kindly note that the seller has provided me with a free sample of this product in exchange for an unbiased review

Black with Sandy Sugar Glitter

I was recently sent this sandy glitter by Born Pretty store,

this particular colour is a mix of neon pink, orange and yellow circular tiny dots – Sandy Glitter Powder # 40133 Y515,

also available in five other different mixes:

but of course you could also mix them together to make your own bespoke mix. It was very easy to apply – for this look I applied Colour Alike ‘Kind of Black’ all over the nail, when that was completely dry I applied a coat of Gelish ‘Top it off’, cured and then took a fluffy brush, gently dipped it in the pot & dabbed the loose glitter around the cuticle into the tacky layer. When I was happy with the distribution, I then added a coat of no wipe top coat to seal the glitter in and add a shine.

Watch this space for further experiments using this range in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

Outed by Robot

Hello and welcome to a new week!

Today I have for you an indie polish that I know hardly anything about! I bought it second hand from a fab Facebook group called ‘Nail Sale’ quite a while ago and it doesn’t seem to have a brand name or anything, it just has a label saying ‘Outed by Robot’ which I presume is the name of the polish not the brand as I can’t find anything on google.

Anyway it is a lovely pale blue colour with scattered glitters in many sizes and different shades of blue and silver. I topped it off with two coats of top coat and this is the result. Have you heard of this polish before? If so please enlighten me!

Geode Nails

There is no denying that the Geode trend is taking over, look at these amazing cakes for example:

kakebydarci

sailboatsociety

aint they beautiful! and oooh! a Geode Latte!

and now it’s made it’s way to nails. Here is my interpretation, I hope that you like them:

If you’d like to know how I did this, please comment below.

Tonic Polish Rainbowfish

In the past few months I have become aware of an indie brand called ‘Tonic Polish’ who have a range that definitely makes  a statement! There are only a few colours available in the U.K at present but they are well worth trying – they come in a 5 free formulation in a 15ml bottle in an array of never seen before colours.

Today I am focussing on ‘Rainbowfish’ – it is an aqua holo jelly, filled with silver & turquoise holographic micro glitters and dotted with a pinky purple fleck that seems to shift effortlessly to spectacularly vivid hues of both green and gold.

The formulation is so easy to apply and it covers fully in three coats to a smooth finish but is enhanced even further with top coat. I will have more from this brand in the future, so keep your eyes peeled.

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Born Pretty Metallic Pigment

The sun has got his hat on – hip hip hip hooray!

Today I have for you some metallic pigment 39605 and a nail stamping plate BPX-L020 from Born Pretty in shades 10 & 7.

The pigment comes in 1g clear pots with an eye shadow applicator but I applied mine using a fluffy brush on top of cured no wipe top coat on cured gel polish in different colours:

Light Pink – The Gel Bottle ‘027’

Dark Purple – Gelish ‘Call me Jill Frost’

White – Gelish ‘Arctic Freeze’

Black – Gelish ‘Black Shadow’

 I then added another layer of no wipe top coat and cured. The instructions given on the born pretty website are as follows:

 

Instructions:
1.Prepare your nails with UV BASE COAT, BLACK COLOR GEL, UV TOP COAT, and cure it under UV lamp or LED lamp.
2.Use eyeshadow stick to pick the powder and apply it onto your nails
3.Repeat the step untill you’re satisfied with the effect.
4.Clean the extra powder.
5.Seal it with UV TOP COAT.

I love the stamping plate, there are some great patterns on there and it worked really well with my clear born pretty stamper.