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’ve got a great polish to show you today: Kim by Ruby White Tips! I recently made my first real Indie polish purchase on Etsy, when I noticed that Laura, the creator of Ruby White Tips, advertises that all her polishes are vegan!
Kim is a beautiful nude creme with subtle holo. It’s a rose-beige-mauve nude shade; at least on my skin tone it leans mauve but I’ve seen some other swatch photos where it looks more beige.
I used two coats over ridge filler, three coats on my middle finger though, because I smudged the tip. You can see that the colour became a bit deeper at three coats; two was perfect for coverage though.
The formula was smooth but a little thick, although the thickness probably had something to do with the heat and humidity the day I wore it!
I love this polish!
I’ve got some more Ruby White Tips polishes to post about as well, so that should be coming soon.
Ruby White Tips can be found at http://www.rubywhitetips.com/ 🙂
Quick post of a mani from last year!
This is Manglaze Lesbihonest (I’ll be honest, I mostly bought it for the name and the bottle artwork!), a rich fucshia matte polish with shimmer, alternating with ILF, a similar matte shimmer in an aqua/turquoise shade. Two coats each, nice quick drying formula. All photos are under my Ott light, and the last one shows them with topcoat.
Today I have three more swatches to show you in my project to photograph all my Soulstice Spa polishes.
Kiev is a burgundy jelly polish with a hint of a brown tone.
This is three coats, since I found I got a little bit of cuticle drag at two coats (maybe I just didn’t wait long enough between coats).
In low light it can look quite dark:
Then I added one generous coat of Hana overtop of Kiev.
Hana is a very sheer iridescent flake polish, so I didn’t bother swatching it on its own.
The tiny flakes reflect all sorts of colours; here over Kiev the overall effect is a mainly blueish shimmer.
Next I have Berlin, a very dark vampy purple that has a semi-jelly formula. It’s dark enough that it often looks almost black.
The formula was very similar to that of Kiev.
I’m actually not sure whether this swatch was two or three coats; apparently I forgot to write it down.
Lastly, here is a comparison between Berlin, Kleancolor Black (one coat), and Kiev to show the relative depth of the colours.
Soulstice Berlin, Kleancolor Black, Soulstice Kiev