I recently got a few soak off gel polishes from Madam Glam, including some magnetic gels! This is Always Together. They recommend using these over a black base, but I decided to do three coats alone. I used their magnet on each coat to get the gold magnetic stripe effect.
The pink sparkles have a golden duochrome effect:
On my thumb I alternated Always Together with another of their similar magnetics, Viva Drama, which has blue-to-purple sparkles (so this is four coats total, two of each polish).
I used Madam Glam’s peel off base coat under these. It works well, but I haven’t been able to get it to work for me, in the sense that I always get bubbling under it so far! It doesn’t show here since the sparkles camouflage it… Not sure yet what the issue is!
These two polishes are from Ellagee’s Fire Made Flesh collection, and they come with these cool dragon claw rings around the bottle tops.
Zaldrizes is a pale yellow-beige nude with gold glass fleck.
I used two coats plus top coat.
I used french tip guides to make half-moons and applied Mhysa, a blue with gold glass fleck that appears a bit green through the blue, overtop.
I used two coats of Mhysa followed by a final layer of topcoat.
This gorgeous apricot-toned gold holo is A Parliament of Owls by Smitten Polish. Three coats with an easy to work with and fast-drying holo formula. In the sun:
I stamped it using Smitten Polish Seasonal Lattes and a design from Messy Mansion plate MM-13. Under halogen light:
A few random things, some of them pretty old photos! In reverse chronological order…
China Glaze Metro-pollen-tin, three coats plus top coat, taken with flash. Love this yellow-orange!
IndiePolish Spring Lilac, two coats, plus two coats topcoat (the formula was a little thick so the glitters got a bit lumpy).
China Glaze Ray-diant layered over black.
OPI Do You Think I’m Tex-y with a jelly sandwich accent nail. I *think* the iridescent glitter in the jelly sandwich was Butter London Tart With a Heart but I’m not 100% positive!
And of course, I can’t post a polish with Tex in the name without posting a picture of handsome Big Tex!
Northern Star Polish released We’re Not Worthy at the end of March as part of their third anniversary trio collection (with a Wayne’s World theme which very much pleases the early 90’s 14 year old I once was!).
We’re Not Worthy has a yellow-toned beige creme base with gold shimmer flecks, holo particles, and pink and blue micro-flakies. When I first saw a swatch of this I knew I had to have it! It’s basically perfection in a bottle. 🙂 Shown in two coats plus topcoat.
I tried adding a faux-watermarble stamped accent nail using Hehe plate Hehe040. Umm, kinda missed the nail tip, oops!! I used two polishes on different areas of the stamp before scraping, Kleancolor Pink (up near the cuticle) and Kleancolor Metallic Pink. Turns out Pink doesn’t stamp as well as Metallic Pink does!
Well, I LOVE this polish even if my accent nail didn’t turn out quite as planned!
Today I’ve got three beautiful Black Dahlia Lacquer polishes to show you! The first one is Lime Green Daisies, which was from the New Year’s multichrome flake duo. It’s a metallic, yellow-toned pastel green with copper-pink/green multichrome flakes, strong gold shimmer, and turquoise glass flecks. I used two coats plus top coat for this swatch.
Under Ott Lite:
Next is Lilac Petals; this was the exclusive extra polish I received in a ‘buy 4 petite-sized polishes get an exclusive petite polish free’ sale not long ago. It’s got a denim blue base with metallic red-maroon flakes and pink and blue glass flecks. The photos show two coats, no top coat. Love!
In the shade:
And the third polish I have to show today is Bleeding Hearts. This is from the Valentine’s Day collection. It’s an almost-neon pinky purple with multichrome flakies and turquoise glass flecks. I used three coats, although two would probably be fine as well, and no topcoat in this swatch.
In the shade:
All three of these are just gorgeous! Black Dahlia Lacquer really makes some great polish. 😀
Hot Pink Tulips was part of the New Year multichrome flakie duo by Black Dahlia Lacquer. I also have the other polish in the duo, Lime Green Daisies, but haven’t worn that one yet!
It’s got a lot of great stuff going on in it! Fuchsia pink multihrome flakies that shift to purple and blue, gold flakes, hot pink glass flecks, and probably more that I’m just having trouble distinguishing!
Completely opaque in two coats, which is what’s shown here (plus top coat).
The finish is totally smooth and gives off an overall metallic look from all the chrome flakies.
In shade, the pink multichrome flakes really show off their blue-violet side:
Under halogen light:
This magenta glittery textured polish is Kiko 454 from the Sugar Mat line. Two easy coats. With flash:
Under Ott lite:
In the setting sun (a bit too warm-toned):
The second day, I decided to add some very simple nail art by blocking off my nails diagonally with tape and adding one coat of P2 Lovesome. The base colour of Lovesome is a lighter pink-red than 454 so it doesn’t really show, but the gold glitter in Lovesome sure stands out! All photos of the combo with flash.
Another mani from last year, another Maya Cosmetics polish! This is Maya Cosmetics Reef, a great turquoise blue creme with heavy gold flakes, shown in two coats plus top coat. The texture polish is China Glaze Seahorsin’ Around, also two coats. Under Ott Lite:
Black Dahlia Lacquer Wild Bergamot is a medium blue-grey creme with dense gold flake shimmer. Here it is shown with flash.
This was a ‘one-batch’ polish and I just checked and it looks like unfortunately it’s already sold out as it’s no longer listed in the Black Dahlia Lacquer store. 😦 BDL people, if there’s any one-batch polish that you change your mind about and add to the permanent collection, make it this one!! 😀 I love it that much! It’s a unique shade of blue-grey in my collection.
Here it is shown in shade/overcast light:
Wade was hanging around at one point while I was photographing it, nudging my hand and then licking my wrist, so I made a collage 🙂
I added an accent V of Illamasqua Mélange on my ring finger using scotch tape to make the V shape. The rest of the photos are in the sunlight that appeared a little later yesterday.
On my right hand I did two nails in Mélange. I love Mélange as well, the gold and copper-pink flecks in the green are just perfection! I’d love to have a whole collection of shades with those flecks in them…
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