Kunimitsu Nail Potions is a new-to-me indie brand sold on Etsy, that I just recently learned makes vegan-only polishes (and lip glosses too!). A bunch of the polishes are inspired by cats, and the brand name is in memory of one of the creator’s cats. All these photos are taken with flash and under the Ott lite, since it was dark out.
These two polishes are Chocolate Point Siamese and Cinnamon Raisin (the ring finger accent). I thought they complemented each other really well, having the same base colour but with different glitters.
Chocolate Point Siamese is a nude beige slightly shimmery base with brown and holo light blue medium hex glitter, very small brown glitter, and tiny gold sparkles. Cinnamon Raisin has the same base and the two sizes of brown glitter, but also purple and lilac medium hexes and small gold hexes. They both seem to have some holo microglitter in there too, but it’s sort of hard to tell! But there are tiny little flashes of holo-looking sparkle sometimes.
Shown are two coats of each polish, and I found they covered well and the base was smooth. I did have to do some shaking and tilting of the bottle to get out a good amount of glitter, and do some dabbing to distribute it where I wanted it.
Drying time was very good! All photos do include a layer of topcoat. Overall I’m really impressed with these and looking forward to trying the others I got!
Don’t you love the awkward hand pose clutching two mini bottles? Haha
Pretty Serious is a small brand from Australia that makes vegan polishes and cosmetics. I have a few of their polishes but this is the first one I’ve photographed.
Seasonal Sunset is a dark burnt orange jelly base that leans a little brown, with tons of gold and orange glitter in it. My kind of colour!
Two coats used, and the formula was great.
I love it!! And it’s quite unique; I don’t think I have anything else like it!
More old pics that I haven’t posted before… I think all of these photos are under the Ott Lite except for the last one.
Glitter gradient of OPI DS Temptation with Nubar Sky Sparkle.
With Ozotic 505 overtop:
OPI DS Desire, my favourite OPI DS shade.
Sephora by OPI Rumba Romance with half moons in Orly Chocolate Martini.
Milani Golden Lilac (the one with gold shimmer) and Kleancolor Gorgeous Surprise (the one with blue shimmer). I don’t remember what the base colour was that they’re layered over, unfortunately.
My apologies for the lack of posts! Things have just been super busy lately! So I thought I’d post another group of photos from several years ago that I just never got around to posting and don’t necessarily have the info on number of coats, formula etc. anymore.
OPI Fiercely Fiona with Nicole by OPI Brilliant Idea on the accent finger.
A frankenpolish that I call Firecracker. The ingredients for this are Martha Stewart glitter in fire opal (which does bleed colour into the base, but not too much) and some of the LA Girl Glitter Addict polishes in orange, fuchsia, and red.
OPI Absolutely Alice with half moons in Nubar Night Sparkle.
OPI and Apple Pie, a classic “ugly” shade, under the Ott Lite.
I still have some really old photos from when I started blogging, so I thought I would post them in a few installments!
This first one is a fall mani that I really loved! Thumb to pinkie: Finger Paints Sketchy Character, a mustard yellow frankenpolish, Kleancolor Fashionista, China Glaze Brownstone, Joe Fresh Pumpkin. The glitter gradient over everything was done with Nubar Lime Green Glitter and Orange Glitter.
Next, Orly Wild Wisteria with China Glaze Brownstone accent:
I’ll finish up this first vault post with swatches of the creme half of the Color Club Back to Boho collection, along with a couple of layering combos using them.
With Color Club Jingle Jangle overtop:
Color Club Earthy Angel:
Color Club New Bohemian:
Color Club Nomadic in Nude:
Color Club Rad Nomad:
Color Club Red-ical Gypsy – gotta say, the stereotypical gypsy-themed polish names just make me think of cultural appropriation… This is a nice red though, and look! An appearance from my little Thor!
With an accent of Cult Nails Hypnotize Me and Nubar V matte top coat:
I have two polishes by Picture Polish to show you today, both with scattered holo particles, both from their recent collaboration collection. All the photos are in direct sunlight.
This is Demeter, a dark brown with scattered holo. This shade was a collaboration with Katie who runs Harlow and Co.
Shown are two coats of Demeter. It was a little streaky on the first coat, but a second thick-ish coat evened out nicely. These two polishes contain true holographic particles, not glitter, so they’re smooth to the touch.
Next is Kryptonite, an emerald green jelly with scattered holo. This one was a collaboration with More Nail Polish blog.
The formula was really similar to that of Demeter, except that this one is in a translucent jelly base. The photos also show two coats.
Both of these are great polishes!
Desert Sun is one of three shades I picked up from China Glaze’s new On Safari collection. I’ve got another post in the works featuring the other two polishes but I’ll start with this one!
This is one of those “ugly-pretty” shades I love so much. It’s a medium orangey-brown creme. It actually turned out to be a bit more orange than I expected.
I found the formula a little thin, but no big application issues. This is two coats. In the background of this next photo is Azrael; she’s standing on top of a covered litterbox that’s next to the solarium window where I take my pics…
I compared this shade to some similar ones I have. From index to pinkie, we have OPI Ginger Bells, China Glaze Desert Sun, OPI & Apple Pie, and Joe Fresh Pumpkin. Each swatch is two coats of polish, no top coat.
Desert Sun is very similar to OPI & Apple Pie, but Apple Pie is slightly more brown. I found the formula to be better on Desert Sun, as OPI & Apple Pie was thinner & seemed more prone to bald spots. Apple Pie is also an older OPI from before they went “big 3 free” so it has DBP, toluene, etc in it as well as the old skinny brush.
As you can see Ginger Bells is darker and has more of a red tone than the others, and Pumpkin is the least brown of these shades.
If I had realized that Apple Pie was going to be a bit browner than Desert Sun, I would have switched their places and turned this comparison swatch into an ombre mani!