Sunday, November 22, 2015

Untried Polish Challenge - Cheapest


Time for another post from Untried Polish Challenge. Today I will show you the cheapest polish I have in my untried polish pile.
It is Joy nail polish that costed me a bit under 1€. Sadly it doesn't have a number on (looks like I scratched the sticker off). 
IT looks wonderful in the bottle, but the application was hellish, not to mention that it smelled badly and it almost had no shine when it dried (at least it dried pretty fast). Because of missing shine I applied top coat for swatches. 
Here it is
Voliare Joy (unknown number) 2 coats
Essence: the gel nail polish top coat ( 1 coat)

It looks great right? I almost forgive it the horror that it caused me =)
Because I just received and image plate for a review and just because I really want Christmas to come (or at least December because I can start opening my advent calendars) I decided to do something more winter like =)

I used:
Base Voliare Joy
Stamping: BarryM Gold Foil and BPL-032

And a bonus picture! When I wanted to take pictures of this nail polish this is what was waiting for me:

Looks like one of my cats wanted to try out how tissue paper reacts to claws =). Thank good I have loads of paper napkins at home =)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Madam Glam Has Never Been so Chic!

Today I'm going to show you the second part of the swatches od the polishes I received from Madam Glam store this week.

Never Been So Chic

It is a beige creme nail polish. I applied 3 coats, the polish dried to a lovely shine (no top coat in the pictures). 

This nail polish makes my hands look really tanned =).

This is an ideal base for some nail art, that is why I decided to use it as a base for my nail art Wednesdays.Probably the picture below looks familiar =). 


This one is a light blue chreme base filled with black dots of various sizes. I applied 4 coats, but the polish dried quickly. I have it on my nails for 2 days now and I haven't noticed any chips. This one is really something special. I don't have anything like this in my collection.

Because I just had to improve my stripping tape skills I played around with tape and I ended up with this manicure. I love it! Don't you?
Base: Madam Glam BFF
Top: Essie Licorice 

If you want to see the first part of my swatches you can find them here. Overall I'm really impressed with these nail polishes, they dried fast and had a nice shine (especially the creme finish). The store offers a lot of different colours and finishes (they also have a matte top coat). I haven't tested the wear time, but  BFF stayed on my nails for 2 whole days without any chips (that is really a lot for me)

I know I already told you this, but again I'd like to remember you, that Madam Glam offers a special discount code. 

This polishes were sent to me for reviewing purposes. See my disclosure policy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Nail Art Wednesdays #7


Today I am wearing lace foil on my nails. It is not perfect, I really do need more practice, but I still like it a lot =).
For this manicure I used:
Madam Glam: Never Been so Chic (2 coats)
lace foil from Ebay
and Essie Good To Go

Here are the pictures

Despite it is not perfect I still like it. I will definitely try this again!
What do you think?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Madam Glam Glitter My Life and Wine Divine


Today I'm going to show you 2 nail polishes from Madam Glam. Madam Glam is a store from USA that sells gel and regular nail polish (they also sell other decorative cosmetics). They offer a wide variety of colours, but the most interesting thing in their store is definitely colour change gel nail polish and gel nail pens!
Today I have swatches of two nail polishes prepared for you.

Glitter My Life

A beautiful silver glitter/sand finish nail polish with larger hexagonal glitter. I think this is a must have in every girls collection! It looks elegant and because of the sand finish it has a special touch.  I already know that I'll wear this one on new year's eve! 
I used 2 coats, application was super easy and it dried pretty fast.
(did not test the wear time)

I also did some nail art on it. I used stripping tape and Essie Licorice as a base. I really like the way it turned out!

Wine Divine

This one is also a classic that every girl should have. It is a dark magenta with magenta shimmer that gives it a lot of depth. 
I used 3 coats, because I had some bald spots after second coat and I was afraid that it will be noticeable in the pictures. Nail polish itself dried fast. Sometimes nail polishes that are packed with shimmer leave brush strokes on my nails, but this one didn't which gives it another bonus point!

I also played a little with this one! I used Pueen 38 and BarryM Gold foil. On all of the nails the design is the same I just turned it a little or I did not transfer the image completely. To me it looks like Christmas ornaments.
I'm not completely satisfied, because it could look better, but it is still wearable =)

The store also offered and early Black Friday coupon code which will give you 40% off on items in your shopping chart. Just use code BFColorfulbottle!

These products were sent to me for a reviw. See my disclosure policy.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Untried Polish Challenge - Newest


I was supposed to publish manicures from Untried Polish Challenge on Fridays, but lately my plans are not working out the way they should...but I'm still glad that I'm sticking with this challenge because it is a really good way to try out some untried polish. This manicures means I reached the middle of the challenge which makes me even more proud, since it's been a long time since I managed to keep up with my derisions for more than a week or two =). Enough of my rambling...

For this part of the challenge I had to use my newest untried polish, this was easy since you always remember which one you got last. This week I got 7 new nail polishes in a swap with a lovely girl named Sabina, which made it a bit harder to pick out one, but in the end I decided for Kiko 494

I must say that this polish is really not meant to be mine! Firstly I applied it on Friday, but I managed to get a big dent in my manicure before taking pictures. Because I was busy I wasn't able to reapply it before Saturday evening ( at that time I was tired and lazy and I really didn't feel like taking pictures). Well than on Sunday morning I went to work and managed to get chips. Now I'm finally writing my post with the third application of this polish this week. They say thee times a charm, and I must say that it probably works for this polish too.

I must say that it looks amazing, but it chips really fast and that is not common for Kiko. I must say I'm slightly disappointed. 
For the pictures I applied 3 coats of Kiko 494 without top coat.

Isn't the shimmer in this one amazing? 

I really love the colour, but the wear time is just a big disappointment. 

I spiced it up a bit with a gradient and some stamping.
I used;
China Glaze Emotion
Pueen SE04Bimage plate

What do you think? Like it or not? 

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Nail Art Wednesdays #6

Hi girls!

Today I'm going to present you a gorgeous Zoya I just recieved in a swap with Slovenian Girl. 

I used: 
Zoya Logan 2 coats
no top coat!

Isn't it gorgeous? 

I picked this colour because I draw # 27 from my nail art challenge Nail Art Wednesdays. This number represented gold nail art set from Essence, and because this nail polish includes gold glass flecks it was a perfect match. 

I applied hexagonal glitter on my ring finger in a symmetrical shape. Nothing fancy!
I know I should try more on my nail art, because it looks really boring.

I never thought that I would like this look, but I think that it is pretty wearable. I will definitely use hexagonal glitter more often! =)

Monday, November 9, 2015

Catrice Rough Luxury Trend Edition

Ice and fire. Abstract formations of icy landscape come together with a soft and warm femininity.Due to falling temperatures and breathtaking Arctic wilderness, designers offer collections with coarse knitting, gentle decor trends and pieces of faux fur. Excessive sweaters combined with skirts, narrow jeansom or culettes trousers, presented in a modern way, invite you in the cold period of the year. The interplay of contrasting silhouettes, colors and structures create a look that can be translated into the language of beauty with a limited edition "Rough Luxury" from CATRICE. From December 2015 until mid-January 2016, the cold gray tones for smokey eyes combined with a light-colored lips or eyes and gently highlighted in bold lip color oxlood. Shades of cold ... from CATRICE!

Rough Luxury of CATRICE - Soft pressed eye shadow
Game of contrasts. Two palette eyeshadows, each with three perfectly matching colors. One color combinations convince with bright pink and brown shades for daytime look. The second is ideal for the classic smokey eyes - two gray shades and bright base create an exciting look for the evening. Silky texture pressed eyeshadow is slightly elevated and beautiful blur. Available in C01 and C02 Rough Elegance Arctic Shadows (estimated retail price 4,99 €)

Rough Luxury of CATRICE - blush
Layers of beauty. Blush fashion color creates gradual and unique imprint that truly attracts glances. The colors are arranged from dark red to bright colors of rosewood and pink shades. Ideal Beauty Assistant visible rise of freshness on the cheeks. Available in C01 Aurora Polaris. (estimated retail price 4,29 €)

Rough Luxury of CATRICE - Makeup Luminous Lips
Nude vs. Oxblood. Both Luminous Lip lipsticks offer intense color and shine to the lips. The creamy texture is extremely pleasant on the lips. It does not matter whether the light nude shade or deep oxblood red: lipstick perfectly complement any style this winter. Available in C01 and Natural Nude
C02 Rustic Red. (estimated retail price 4.29 €)

Rough Luxury of CATRICE - Oil Lip
Care. Low temperatures damage the sensitive skin of the lips - they can become cracked. Lipgloss is enriched with almond oil and shea butter nourishes the lips that were still soft and fragile. A wonderful scent of vanilla and practical packaging perfect to round up the whole concept. For groomed and shiny result. Available in C01 Cozy Cashmere. (estimated retail price  3.79 €).

And finally something for me and my nails!!!

Rough Luxury of CATRICE - Nail polish
Color contrasts. Nude-rose, oxblood, ice gray and anthracite welcome the winter period and are ideally captured with the new collections of designers. More layered colors - with or without glitter - high overlap and brilliant shine are the benefits of four nail polishes that simply must be products of the last part of this year. Available in Natural Nude C01, C02 Rustic Red, C03 Call Of The Wild Arctic Shadows and C04. (Estimated retail price  2.59 €).

Rough Luxury of CATRICE - Frozen top coat polish
Crystallized. Frozen matte varnish allowing breathtaking, icy designs on nails. Applied over coloured nail polish has a matt effect and leaves behind a delicate, silver sheen. Contact your heart! Available in C01 Frozen Flows. (estimated retail price 3,79 €).

I really can't wait to get my hands on that top coat! What are your favourites?

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