Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Polish of The Year Already? Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking

Hi Goddesses

If you're part of any nail-related Facebook groups, you'll know that EVERYBODY has been talking about today's polish. Not only that, but I hear even their cats have been purring about it too!

Said polish is Berry Good Looking by Cupcake Polish.  It's a brand that had been on my periphary for a while.  I'd almost bought on several occasions, but then realised she didn't ship to the UK.

Anyway, then one day, bloggers started previewing her latest collection.  Every time I saw a photo of this polish I gasped.  Hell, I even think I peed a little.  Because quite simply, this is a polish that absolutely SLAYS you.

I'm a sucker for bright pinks and berries, and this is almost stratospherically bright.  It's deeply saturated and flirts with purple, but mostly, it's all about the wow.

Wearing it, wow, I just couldn't stop staring.  Whatever angle I viewed my nails from, I was transfixed, especially ay 11am, which is when the sun shines PERFECTLY on my desk at work lol.

Weirdly, this polish is almost a one-coater.  I find that extraordinary.  I've always believed a holo should be thin, so that it can build majestically, but here's your exception.   It's also ever so faintly metallic in composition (or seems to me) and I think that adds to its opacity and its crazy, off-the-scale bendiness.

Will there be a polish to top this, this year?   I seriously doubt it.  This one has taken everybody by storm.  Ah, but wouldn't it be an amazing world if there were another 10 polishes just as good as this one ...... sigh.

Bravo, Sara Casey, so much bravo xxx

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

MoYou Illusion Sends My Girly Bits Dotty!

Hi Goddesses

Today I have a mani for you that I absolutely LOVED!

This almost made it into Digit-al Dozen Week, and you'll quickly see why I kept it to one side, because the base was THIS dotticure which I did for DD Day 1.

I thought long and hard about whether to include both, or whether it was cheating.  Could they be bookends for the week?  Or should they both be in the same post?  It wasn't til a friend remarked that she'd never have recognised the dotticure as the base, that I decided to keep it for a separate post.

The stamping here is from MoYou Illusion 05 - seriously, the Illusion range is my favourite range MoYou have ever done.

I particularly love that sometimes the dot is in EXACTLY the right place to make it look like I put it there deliberately - how cool is that lol?

This is bright, funky, and if I do say so myself, just a little bit fabulous!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Hit The Bottle Stamping Polishes

Hi Goddesses

One of my favourite bloggers of the last couple of years has been Michelle, of Break Rules, Not Nails.  Gloriously inventive, and just a little bit off the wall, she always took my breath away with her nail art.

She's now branched out into polishes - stamping polishes - and I was lucky enough to receive 5 for review.  I'll identify the polishes now, and then talk you through the nail art.

Pink - Magenta At Your Own Risk
Purple - Purple Reign
Blue - Poolparty
Teal - I Wish I Was A Mermaid
Navy - I Blue It All On Polish

These polishes are 5-free.  They each come in a 9ml bottle and spread really well - a little goes a long LONG way.  They are metallic, but not overly so, and as you can see on these photos of my stamping mat, they smoosh beautifully together.

First of all I used the pink and purple for this funky tiger-stripe design using BM-XL08.   My favourite nail is the smooshy ring finger.

Next I used the other 3 polishes for a peacock design - again, these come from BM-XL08.

These polishes work really well when you blend them, and as you can see on the thumb nail, they hold the line - they didn't bleed into each other when I striped them on my stamping plate.

Finally this epic leopard print using UberChic Out Of Africa 01.   I did this specifically to test how they stamped over black - as you can see, they triumphed!

These polishes were great to use.  I had a little trouble with the purple, but that might be me - maybe I didn't shake it enough, or maybe my desk fan was a little too blowy for its liking.  Either way, the other 4 polishes were effortless to use.

You can find Hit The Bottle (great name by the way, isn't it?) HERE on Facebook and for sale HERE.  These polishes were sent to me for my honest review by the UK distributor, Nail Artisan by Alex, who you can find on Facebook HERE - and go shopping HERE.

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