It’s time to try something either than the typical one colour nail polish on me; I’ve decided to try making my nails look somewhat artistic. For some designs, it’s not as hard it looks! I made this simple design using Essie’s Bouncer It’s Me + A Cut Above. [Read more…]
Poppy colour? Coral colour? Or is it a blood orange shade? The shade, Come Here, part of Essie’s 2013 Resort Collection is currently my favourite summer colour (second being Essie’s Mint Candy Apple.) I don’t own bright nail polish, especially shades of red. This pick was on a whim and something I do not regret.
Come Here is a blend of pinks and reds that look like it can be a coral or a poppy hue under different lighting. One coat can pass as an opaque colour as it is extremely pigmented. To me, it’s my perfect red colour in my collection because normally I am skeptical with wearing red. This is my summer go to colour. The creamy glossy finish makes me feel like I went to a manicure.
Have you had a chance to look at the 2013 Resort Collection? What’s your go to red colour?
Awhile ago, I did a review on Dior’s Lip Glow. Dior has applied the similar effect to a nail polish, which they called Nail Glow. This us supposed to give you the instant French Manicure effect. The Nail Glow is part of the Spring 2013 line. It is supposed to enhance the natural pink in nails and brighten them as well. I was a bit skeptical at first, since I find that Dior nail polishes are ridiculously overpriced (even though Sephora has a 15% off going on right now.) However, I always get that problem of having flaky and stained nails when I remove darker nail polish, even though I only had it on for 1-2 days. Would Nail Glow be my problem solver?
I was wearing Avon’s pearl shine when I wandered in the store with my friend who loves Dior products. She showed me this Nail Glow and I was still unsure whether it would be worth its price of $24. Since Sephora had a tester I swiped a coat on all ten nails to see if any magic happened. About 20 seconds later, my nails turned into a light lavender-pink. When I walked into the sunlight, it was a very natural looking, sheeny pink. The polish also dried very quickly and it felt very durable on my nails. Next thing you know, this was at the check out counter.
It is questionable whether or not the Avon Pearl Shine I had on would affect the colour of the Nail Glow. The pearl shine is more of a base coat that gives a micro pearlescent shine to the nails. I’m not sure how the Nail Glow works on the chemicals of nail polish, but I seeing the big change in the after application, I know I am liking this product. I had a little chip on my index finger nail, so I applied the Nail Glow directly on to minimize the look of it, and it changed the colour of my nail to a similar pale pink immediately.
What do you think?
Pantone’s colour of the year is emerald. I’ve always been a fan of then green shade. Recently, I ordered Avon speed dry nail enamel in “Turquoise Pop” from my friend’s sister, who is an Avon representative. After coating one nail of this, I was in love with the colour. Although it is not exactly an emerald colour, but the cool green colour looked lush on my nails. Spring is around the corner, and this colour was a perfect match for the sunny Vancouver weather we are having nowadays!
One coat is good enough to cover the nail. I highly recommend a top coat after this because this formula chips much easier than the other ones I have tried. However, the colour of this nail polish helps me look past the lesser quality formula.
Hope you all have a little green in your life too! 🙂
Awhile ago, Revlon Canada had a program called “Revlon Selects”- where a number of people in Canada were chosen to receive some new Revlon products to try and test and review! I’m sorry it took forever for me to go through them, due to lack of time!! These products included are Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Backstage, Revlon PhotoReady Primer + Shadow in Metropolitan, Revlon Nail File, Revlon Nail Art MOON CANDY, and and Revlon Nail Art EXPRESSIONIST.
Today I want to show you Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy. This series of Nail Art features two types of polishes in a double lidded tube. One colour is a solid, creamy colour; and the other side is are flakes of glitter. I received a purple combination of colours which is 280 Orbit.
Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy™ allows you to get a gorgeous, iridescent effect inspired by outer space. The holographic glitter top coat is illuminated by the dark cream base coat, giving your nails a multi-dimensional look. The dual-ended package gives you everything you need to create a fun, cosmic look.
I do wish the brush of the polish was a little bit smaller as I was a bit messy in applying the polish. I love the pale purple glitter and it looks out of this world with the creamy polish, but several coats are needed to cover the nails with the glitter. The brush does not pick up enough of the flakes.
I definitely like the multi dimensional look of this and the nails reflect beautifully upon light. I added two coats of the holographic glitter top coat and a clear top coat (Avon) to smooth out the nitty grittiniess of the glitter. It looks like a dark blue under the top coat.
Have you tried the nail art from Revlon’s MOON CANDY line? Share your opinions below! 🙂
Disclaimer: Although these product were sent to me, all reviews and opinions are mine. I provide honest judgments as always.