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.

‘Summer Sprinkles’ Flower Nails

Light Pink – China Glaze ‘Diva Bridge’

Dark Pink – Leighton Denny ‘Pink Promenade’

Green – Essie ‘Navigate Her’

Lilac – Models Own ‘Lilac Sheen’

Grey – Models Own ‘Lunar Grey’

Yellow – Nails Inc ‘Spitalfields’

CBL Broadway Baby!

Howdy!

How beautiful is this limited edition polish ‘Broadway Baby!’ from Colours by Llarowe!?!

It is a multi chrome that shifts between royal blue, turquoise and purple.

Now my school uniform at middle school was royal blue and I hated it so much in fact that I haven’t worn that colour for years but this polish has changed my mind – with the colour shifts I found myself admiring it all of the time, I even had to be extra careful when I was driving as the colour would catch my eye when stopping at traffic lights etc and distract me – he he!

Believe me, if you love multi chrome shades, you need this in your life!

My all time favourite Nail Polish

Yes I own literally hundreds of polishes but this is just so beautiful that it hands down beats everything I own.

Tonic Polish – ‘Dragon Tears’

Made with a scattered holographic multitone pigment, the colour shifts through green, blue, purple, red & peach and even looks copper at some angles and also has a spattering of tiny silver holo micro glitter to finish off the look – not too many, just the perfect amount as to not dull the colour shift. The consistency is pretty thin so it flows on nicely and three coats result in a smooth, brushstroke free finish. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m pretty sure that it would look equally stunning over black or a dark colour to create a different look.

If you haven’t come across ‘Tonic’ before I highly recommend that you check them out they have such unusual shades you will fall in love. They haven’t been around all that long – I believe that they started trading last year but it is my belief that they are definitely ones to watch!

10 Facts about nails that you may not know

1 – Mens nails grow faster than womens, how unfair is that!

2 – Finger nails grow three to four times faster than toenails

3 – Nails grow faster on your dominant hand because putting pressure on the pads of your fingers stimulates blood circulation to your nails which helps them to grow.

4 – Fingernails grow roughly three millimetres per month, they will take approximately four to six months to grow fully if you loose one.

5 – Nails are made of keratin which is also the main protein in hair.

6 – Nails grow faster during pregnancy

7 – The longer your fingers, the faster the nails will grow.

8 – Nails grow faster during warm weather

9 – The more curved your nails are the stronger they are.

10 – The slowest growing nail is your thumb nail.