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Archive for June, 2015

Black Dahlia Lacquer Swan River Daisy

Black Dahlia Lacquer Swan River Daisy is a turquoise/teal crelly with red-gold-green shifting flakies in it. Two coats plus top coat, great application. Love this polish!

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Polished by KPT Dichromate and stamping

Dichromate is a thermal polish from Polished by KPT, shifting from yellow when warm to orange when cold. It has lots of silver shimmer in it giving a foil effect. Shown in various degrees/various finger combinations of warm/cold. 

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 I stamped over it using Kleancolor Metallic Mango and a pattern from Messy Mansion plate MM-13. I really like how it turned out! 

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Black Cat Lacquer Royals

A quick post to show Royals by Black Cat Lacquer. I can’t remember now if this was two or three coats, but I do remember it has topcoat. ­čÖé 

With flash:

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Shade:

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Echoes Polish Now You See Me and stamping

Echoes Polish is a Canadian indie that makes all vegan friendly polishes and is most well-known for their thermal polishes. Today I have Now You See Me to show you. When cold, it’s a dusty sage green colour, and it has beautiful green glass flecks throughout. Shown are three coats plus topcoat.

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I had a couple of helpers while swatching ­čÖé – Thor:

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When warm, Now You See Me changes to a taupe-beige colour, making the green glass flecks really stand out. The shade was inspired by camouflage print. Here it is in transition and fully warm:

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I decided to stamp it with a wavy stripe pattern from Hehe stamping plate Hehe-029, using China Glaze Con-fused (the green magnetic). Cold state, in the shade:

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With flash:

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Mostly warm, with flash:

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Il ├ętait un vernis Something to Remember

Something to Remember by Il ├ętait un vernis is a taupe-leaning purple scattered holo with pink shimmer that is hard to capture in photos. It does show in these photos, but it’s much more apparent and complex-looking in real life!

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I used two coats plus top coat. The formula was excellent, as with the other Il ├ętait un vernis shades I’ve tried so far.  

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Under Ott lite:

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Again under Ott lite, showing the shimmer on the side of the bottle:

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And at an extreme angle back in the sunlight, the shimmer looks to have a bit of a duochrome aspect to it:

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