Tuesday 21 February 2017

Butter London Jaffa stamped with BM 224

Well it's the middle of summer here in New Zealand which means bright and hot, and time for a fun manicure! Todays polish is from Butter London. It's a bit tricky to apply as it goes on quite streaky and tends to pull the bottom layer off. My swatches show 3 thick coats.

This colour is next to impossible to photograph accurately. It's really a dusty orange coral - which is why my swatches look a bit dull - but a more accurate colour match. Outside it photographs more as a bright red coral. Looks cool, but not accurate!

Base colour: Butter London Jaffa
Nail plate: BM 224
Stamp colour: China Glaze 2030
Topped with Essie Good to Go

My little helper today :)

Thursday 1 December 2016

China Glaze Agro with stamping

Today I'd like to share an oldie but a goodie - one of my favourite olive green polishes (have a look at my other swatches here)

This is a gorgeous olive green. The polish is super pigmented and opaque in one coat - although I'm wearing two, 'cos I can! Not my best attempt at stamping - must have been having an off day but I still like how it turned out.

Base colour: China Glaze Agro
Nail plate: Konad M100
Stamp colour: China Glaze Hi-Tek
Topped with Essie Good to Go

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Nina Ricci stamped with Mash 41

Today I'd like to show a polish I've had for a while but still love - this Nina Ricci vibrant coral jelly.

Have a look here for other Nina Ricci polishes. I seldom see them swatched and have only seen them for sale once (when I got a gift pack for a bargain!) I'd love to get some more as they are really outstanding - easy to apply, beautiful colour payoff, and very glamourous!

They are only identified with a tiny little number on the bottom.

Base colour: Nina Ricci #30
Nail plate: Mash 41
Stamp colour: China Glaze 2030
Topped with Essie Good to Go

Monday 28 November 2016

A England Gloriana with Stamping

Orange holographic polish - need I say more?! Gloriana is from the A England brand and is a glittery orange red.

Sorry my watches show tip wear - the photo was an after thought :)

I usually stamp with my trusty CG 2030 but it was nice for a change to use black - although I never like the clean up with black. The effect is pretty clean and crisp though.

Base colour: A England Gloriana
Nail plate: Konad M93
Stamp colour: Konad Black Special Polish
Topped with Essie Good to Go

Sunday 27 November 2016

Cirque Powwow - Pink Holographic Awesomeness!

The polish in this post is from Cirque (see my other post here)

The sun is out - time for holographic polish! 

Powwow lives up to it's name - both outside in the sun and more subtly inside.

Onto the pics . . .



Saturday 26 November 2016

Color Club Look Book with BP-L007 stamping

Todays stamping mani is using the very bold Look Book from Color Club. This is a vibrant blue based red which applies effortlessly and is opaque in two coats.

I used another Born Pretty stamping plate and I'm pretty happy with the results!

Base colour: Color Club Look Book
Nail plate: BP- L007
Stamp colour: China Glaze 2030
Topped with Essie Good to Go

3rd from left, bottom row

Sunday 6 November 2016

OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know with Born Pretty stamping

Today's stamping combo is an old favourite. OPI's Wooden Shoe Like to Know is one of those fail safe, always good to go polishes. It's a lovely muted warm taupe with a showing of microglitter.

I recently purchased some new stamping plates from Born Pretty and I'm really happy with how the images transfer.

See pictures below:

Top row, 3rd from left
Base colour: OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know
Nail plate: BP-L020
Stamp colour: China Glaze 2030
Topped with Essie Good to Go

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