Friday, 28 February 2014

NOTD - Dark But Glittertastic

A dark and beautiful mani to be shown today. This is one of the most beautiful mani's I have worn, where I am fully mesmorized everytime I look at my nails. I am very much in love with this manicure and hope you will like it just as much!

Just look at the holo goodness on the middle finger - AMAZING. It is on the sheer side but a base of colour will fix that easily. As for the other glitter, I have nothing like it in my collection nor have I come across anything similar - a truly unique polish. The OPI's black shimmer came as a surprise, since I didn't expect the shimmer to be so strong - a very pleasant and welcomed surprise. Unfortunately, this polish is old and HTF. I found it while at a polish warehouse doing some dusty hunting.

Mani Composition:
Thumb & Index - 2 coats OPI Baby It's "Coal" Outside!
Middle - 3 coats Essie On A Silver Platter
Ring & Pinky - 3 coats Morgan Taylor All The Right Moves

The two glitter polishes that make up this manicure are definitely part of my all time favorite glitter polishes. They are that amazing and you should definitely hunt those polishes down because you will regret not having them!

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Polished by KPT - Ophelia's Love

Woot! Woot!  Thermal polish today. These are always exciting to wear and highly anticipated by myself. Reason for the anticipation is that I only wear thermals when my nails are long. During the nail-growing wait time, the excitement builds and builds and when the time comes I am thinking "finally I get to wear a thermal polish"!

Ophielia's Love:
Hot - clear (can see nail line) with grey tinge and pink glass flecks
Cold - dark smokey purple with pink glass flecks

This polish could benefit from a good base of nude or nude jelly under it, if visible nail line bothers you. Shown in the pictures is two coats with top coat. I should note that the pink glass flecks show up very strongly in real life, but can be barely seen in the photos below.


Now comes the reason why I love wearing thermals - the gradient! This is why long nails are best for thermals. When you are warm but your surroundings are cold, you get a cool gradient at the free hanging edge of the nail. Of course, the longer your nails, the wider the gradient.

Application - Easy, try not to over work because polish will get tacky potentially creating patchiness
Formula - Great! Smooth, self-leveling formula
Pigmentation - Okay, little patchy on first coat but second coat gives full coverage
Shine - None, dries to this rubberized finish (top coat highly recommended)
Prone to - Nothing
Dry time - Average
Wear - Great! Did not get a chip until day 4
Removal - Easy
Staining - None

Originally, I had wanted to get Nostalgia (OLs sister polish without the glass flecks) instead of this guy. But I ended up getting both when KPT had a year end inventory clearance sale. The two are actually quite different in person, versus what is seen on the website. There is nothing bad to be said about this polish. It's a thermal, which means automatic LOVE - end of story.

Have you given thermal polish a try? Which brand is your favorite?
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