Hello lovelies!

Today I want to share with you a beautiful and girly textured formula. China Glaze Wish On A Starfish is a pink textured formula with fine gold shimmer. You can see gold hue are very prominent on photos taken in the sun (first two) and not so loud on photos taken out of direct sunlight (last two). Formula is rather thin but very easy to build as it dies not dry too bumpy and is not difficult to layer. For all photos in this post I have 2 coats on.

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China Glaze Wish On A Starfish: review and swatches

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China Glaze Wish On A Starfish: review and swatches

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China Glaze Wish On A Starfish: review and swatches

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China Glaze Wish On A Starfish: review and swatches

Being a textured formula, Wish On A Starfish is not meant to be worn with a top coat on. This makes it fade in two days. To wear it longer I would suggest you either layer 3 coats or add a third layer after 1 day of wear. To take Wish On A Starfish off simply hold a pad soaked in nail polish remove on your nail for 15 to 20 seconds, it is not too stubborn to remove.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

Today I want to share with you the beautiful Zoya Maya.

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Zoya Maya review and swatches

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Zoya Maya review and swatches

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Zoya Maya review and swatches

Formula and application
Zoya Maya is a mix between jelly and creme formulas. It is medium thick, sheer in one coat and color is buildable. It is easy to use as formula is not runny compared to other crelly nail polishes. I have two coats on in the photos and a top coat. Zoya Maya dries with a great shine and it is not necessary to add a top coat for the sole purpose of adding brilliance.

Wear
When in two coats, Zoya Maya wears for two days with no chips. In three coats it wears for steady four days but then it looks more a creme than a crelly.

My verdict
I love the jelly finish of this coral. I find this way it works better on larger number of skin tones, including my yellowish undertone. This definitely is my go to coral.

Which is your favorite coral shade? Do you like wearing crelly formulas?

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

I have some thoughts on China Glaze Luxe and Lush to share with you.

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

Here is a skittle swatch to show how this nail polish works with different colors as a base.  I thought nude, black, white and blue would be the best options and have not tried it in any different combinations though.

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

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China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish review and swatches

Formula and application
China Glaze Luxe and Lush nail polish is an effect top coat with. The formula is flakes in a rather runny clean base. It is easy to apply and is also buildable. My first two photos above show Luxe and Lush in two coats on bare nails.

What I love about the flakes is that they do not tend to stick out your nails once the nail polish is dry. This formula dries almost perfectly smooth. Adding a layer of clear top coat will not hurt to smooth things out even more but it is not obligatory as with many othr flaky formulas you may have tried in the past.

Wear
Two coats of China Glaze Luxe and Lush will stay on your nails for two days if alone and no top coat added and for 4 days if applied on a colored base. I have not tried the second combination with additional layers of top coat so I cannot comment if that would increase the tine of wear.

This nail polish is easy to remove without soaking the nails into nail polish remover. Just count to ten with your ail polish remover pressed to your nail before you wipe the nail polish off.

My verdict
China Glaze Luxe and Lush is one of my favorite effects top coat formulas. It turned out to be pretty versatile too. When I made my skittle swatch I thought I could wear all of the base colors in combination with this formulas with pleasure.

So that was my info on Luxe and Lush, I hope it was useful!

Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a cute and super lazy Christmas tree nail idea. I love the nude base with neon glitter formula of Yes Love G1-5 glitter nail polish I reviewed below. I thought it would be fun if I added a Christmas tree on white base. I used striping tape to outline the tree and added a golden stud on top to embellish it.

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

Yes Love G1-5 neon glitter nail polish review
A few words regarding this Yes Love nail polish characteristics. This formula is a beautiful peachy nude base packed with different sized neon particles. The formula is rather sheer on two coats so for these nails I got full coverage in three layers. You get a lot of neon particles in this nail polish so you will not have to struggle to get any on your nails. The formula lasts for 4 days with top coat. It is difficult to remove so I suggest using the kitchen foil method to take all glitter off without rubbing and damaging your nail base.

You can get nail polishes from this range online, packed in 6 for a fair price. They are fun to wear, I have 6 and enjoy each of them :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

Today I am happy to share with you some thoughts on another gem by dance Legend, the gorgeous Avada Kedavra.

Avada Kedavra is part of the Lumos collection of the Russian nail polish brand. It comes in a bottle equipped with a flashlight :) You can see how it looks with the flashlight on in direct sunshine as wel as in a dark room.

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

Formula and application

Avada Kedavra is actually small different sized flakes in a clear base. Depending on how light hits the flakes, they appear bluish or greenish.

Below I have two coats of Avada Kedavra on a black base. What can I say, I absolutely love how it looks! Flakes are easy to distribute evenly and lay flat on your nail once the formula is dry. It is easier to remove compared to glitter nail polishes and a bit harder than your regular creme.

Wear

How Avada Kedavra will wear depends on the base you will be layering it over. In my case I had it on for 3 days with no wear signs. Its clear base can serve as a top coat and wearing a top coat is optional with Avada Kedavra but I still recommend a layer of top coat if you want to wear it longer.

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

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Dance Legend Avada Kedavra review and swatches

My verdict

I absolutely love Avada Kedavra, I think it is rather unique and it fits perfectly the Halloween theme :) It is such a shame Dance Legend nail polishes are so hard to find out of Russia…

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed.

Hello lovelies!

This post is a mixture of a tutorial, stamping nail art and a product review.

Bundle Monster 2013 Holiday Collection review
I am happy to share with you my love for this Bundle Monster stamping plate collection! I have loved it forever and when I was finally going to get my hands on it, Bundle Monster were so kind to offer is as blog sponsorship!

This is a collection of 25 image plates with a festive theme to all of them. I think this is a super versatile collection as you may pick images to match various Holidays and represent their spirit with nail art.

Browse the gallery below to find a detailed image as well as each plate’s individual code.

The plates have the usual round form. They are easy to use and especially to clean. Images  transfer easily and super clean. I have used the plates on several occasions with special stamping nail polish as well as with regular nail colors and have received the same beautiful effect every time.

You can get this set directly from the Bundle Monster web page.

Vintage multi color Balloon nails tutorial
Here is my first nail design with the Bundle Monster Holiday image plates. I chose BM-H 20 plate to transfer the balloon image on a white base.

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Vintage multi color balloon nails

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Vintage multi color balloon nails

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Vintage multi color balloon nails

I love this multi color vintage effect so much! You can recreate it by adding three colors of your choice on the image plate and then scrape the excess polish off. The scraper mixes a bit th color on the plate itself and when you transfer them the colors blend on your nail.

I added a matte top coat to help the images pop and got a ton of compliments :)

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

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Hello lovelies!

Today’s post will be a review of a super interesting formula by Dance Legend. This is Dance Legend Sunshine 195, which in reaction with light shifts its base color. Formula was very difficult to photograph as the second light hits it it gets darker…

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

When lighting is subtle Dance Legend Sunshine 195 is a milky off white shade with a slight pink hue. When hit bu direct sunlight, it turns into a vibrant dark purple shade.

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Formula and application
Dance Legend Sunshine 195 color shifting formula is packed with different sizes gold glitter. It adds an extra something to your color and looks as beautiful on the lightest as well as the darkest nail polish color.

This nail polish is easy to apply and build, the first layer leaving you with a rather see through color which gets fully opaque by adding a second coat.

Wear
Dance Legend Sunshine 195 wears great for two days without a top coat and up to four with a top layer added. Adding a top coat will not ruin its color shift qualities so it is up to your preference how to wear it. Glitter is a bit difficult to remove so you might want to soak your nails in nail polish remover for 10 seconds before you attempt to take the color off.

My verdict
I love the idea of having a pink nude manicure while at the office which, with no effort, transforms to a beautiful purple shade for your walk in the park after work hours. Both colors are very wearable and will not get you bored for having the same nail color for days :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!