Thursday, January 18, 2018

China Glaze ~ Teal the Fever



China Glaze ~ Teal the Fever
Clear base with teal glitter

“Teal the Fever” is another polish from China Glaze’s holiday collection 2017; “Glam Finale”.

It’s definitely possible to make this glitter opaque on its own. I think it may require three coats though, so I went with underwear for it instead. I used two coats of Essence’s “I’m Cool with it” and then one layer of “Teal the Fever” on top of that.

I double stamped on it, first with “White” and then with “Red”, both are stamping polishes from El Corazón. The design is from the stamping plate “Celebration BPX-L008”.

I topped it all with topcoat and this is what it all ended up looking like.


Here’s “Teal the Fever” on its own; One coat over “I’m Cool with it” from Essence.


This is all the stuff I used.


I like this polish even though I had hoped it was more packed with glitter. It’s a really nice teal colour.


Number of coats: 1 over a coloured base
Drying time: Pretty good
Finish: Glitter in a clear base
Overall impression: I really like the colour of this
Buy again: Yes

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

China Glaze ~ Queen of Sequins



China Glaze ~ Queen of Sequins
Midnight dark purple with shimmer

China Glaze’s holiday collection 2017 is called Glam Finale and it’s a collection of 12 different polishes. I bought three of them and when they arrived I wished I only bought two! Queen of Sequins is dark purple – way too dark for me, but there weren’t any swatches out when I ordered it, and the shops’ photos showed a way lighter purple than the polish I received. Bugger!

Anyway! I used two coats for full opacity and the drying time was pretty good.

I stamped with a lighter holographic pink to brighten it all up a bit. I used Color Club’s “What’s Your Sign”, and the design is from the stamping plate XY-B04, a huge acrylic stamping plate from Aliexpress.

This is my final manicure photographed with flash.


This is the same thing in the lightbox.


And here’s “Queen of Sequins” on its own.


These are the two polishes I used.


“Queen of Sequins” doesn’t quite live up to my expectations so I’m going to find a better home for her soon.


Number of coats: 2
Drying time: Pretty good
Finish: Shimmer
Overall impression: The shimmer is really nice but the polish is too dark for me
Buy again: No

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

5Pcs Christmas Nail Stamping Plates Kit from Beauty Big Bang, part 2



5Pcs Christmas Nail Stamping Plates Kit from Beauty Big Bang, part 2

Today I’m going to show the last two of the stamping plates I got from Beauty Big Bang recently in return for an honest review. Beauty Big Bang is a web store that sells all kinds of stuff for nails and nail art and they ship internationally


Just for the record: The stamping plates were shipped to me in November last year but since the post can take quite a while from China it only arrived in January. I hoped they would arrive before Christmas because they’re actually all Christmas stamping plates, haha!

But never mind; I shall do my best to make my manicures non-Christmassy.

You can find the set right here.

This is the fourth plate I used: BeautyBigBang14.


This was the easiest plate to make a non-Christmassy design with. I went with the tartan design in the top left corner. I love simple designs like that and they can be used throughout the year.

This is how it all turned out:


I love how sharp that all came out.


These are the things I used for the manicure:

Moyra Sand Effect No. 853, El Corazón stamping polish: Black



Here’s the last plate I used: BeautyBigBang15


There are both stars and stripes on this plate and I love both designs. I decided to go with both of them. The background is shimmery silver and I stamped with red and blue.


I think this looks quite groovy to be honest!


Here are the things I used for this design:

Moyra Vamp No. 19, Colour Alike: b. A Red Wine, b. A Rainy Mood

The verdict:

Pros:
Plates are etched perfectly
Great (Christmassy) designs
Good Christmas set, should get you through December

Cons:
Slow shipping time from China, haha!



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