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!
Here are a few Zoyas that I swatched recently!
Zoya Nevaeh, two coats.
I was curious how this compared to the base shade of a couple of the Zoya satins. Comparison: Zoya Nevaeh, Zoya Ana (2 coats), Zoya Brittany (2 coats), Zoya Nevaeh.
Left to right: Zoya Nevaeh, Zoya Ana (2 coats plus top coat), Zoya Brittany (2 coats plus top coat), Zoya Nevaeh, with flash.
Zoya Clover, 3 coats. Some of the photos have top coat and some don’t. This yellow-beige toned off-white has a very subtle shimmer that only shows in bright light.
And finally, one that is a very old Zoya: Phyllis. I have no idea when this actually came out; I can’t find any info online. I bought this online from Nail Polish Canada probably about 5 years ago when it must have been already discontinued for some time. Well, it’s not so old that it has the really old original Zoya logo on the bottle, but that’s about all I can say…
Three coats of Phyllis shown here.
It’s a sheer peachy shimmer with a slight pink-to-gold duochrome… pretty!
Here are two gorgeous Picture Polishes, New York and Ornate!
New York is a rich rose pink scattered holo and Ornate is a plum purple scattered holo with medium golden hex glitter and small fuchsia glitter.
I stamped them with Colour Alike A Juicy Tangerine and an image from It Girl plate 103.
Here’s a picture including the plate… which I hadn’t cleaned off yet. Love the It Girl plates!
I’ve got two swatches and a comparison to show you today! First up is Black Cat Lacquer Lotus Flower.
This is a nearly-neon bright pink with subtle holo and heavy gold glass fleck shimmer.
I love it so much! Two coats plus top coat, great formula.
In the shade:
Here is the comparison, top to bottom: Lotus Flower, Picture Polish Electric Dream, Colour Alike 510, ILNP Cutie Pop.
Electric Dream is the most similar to Lotus Flower, but it’s less bright/neon and has larger, scattered holo flake particles. Colour Alike 510 is quite a different shade of pink and doesn’t have gold glass fleck. Cutie Pop on the other hand is a lighter, softer pink and its holo is more prominent than its glass flecks, the opposite of the Black Cat Lacquer. I used two coats plus top coat for each of them.
Again, left to right: Black Cat Lacquer Lotus Flower, Picture Polish Electric Dream, Colour Alike 510, ILNP Cutie Pop.
And finally, here are swatches of Colour Alike 510. This one is also really pretty!
Two coats plus top coat, although it’s almost a one-coater. I’m going to try it for stamping as it seems like it might work well! In the shade:
And a couple more in the sun:
Here’s a layering combo I did using Kleancolor Neon Pink and Starlight Polish Ever Blue, a glass-fleck topper that shifts from blue to pink. Two coats of the Kleancolor followed by one coat of Ever Blue and topcoat. With flash:
Under Ott lite:
Homage to Pantone’s colour of the year, Marsala, today!
Northern Star Polish’s Marsala is the darker marsala jelly-based holo. I used three coats plus top coat.
The lighter marsala-toned pink is Saucey Marsala by Pretty and Polished, part of their Dusty Cremes collection.
It has tiny bits of dusty greyish pigment in it, like the others in the collection. Love that effect! Two coats plus top coat for this polish.
These two go marsalas together really well!