Swatch of Color Club – 846 Sexy Siren

Sexy Siren is a teal glitter polish with a clear base. The glitter particles are all the same size, sort of the standard size, and needs at least one generous coat of topcoat to get smooth. On the photos I’m wearing one coat of Sexy Siren over China Glaze Sunday Funday from the Avant Garden …

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Frankenpolish: Burn Up In Your Atmosphere

Burn Up In Your Atmosphere is a blue based polish with loads of different glitters. There’s some blue micro glitter, small opalescent octagon glitter and scattered holographic glitter in this lovely mix. It’s by far my favourite out of my frankens, and named from one of my favourite songs by John Mayer, it’s called Atmosphere. …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 16 Emerald

Emerald is a dark teal polish with a greenish shimmer. It’s not as sheer as its sisters, this is only two coats (although a third would probably be a good idea). It reminds me very much of KICKS Jewel of Denial, part from that the base which is lighter in Emerald and a bit more …

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Swatch of Max Factor Max Effect Mini – 14 Dazzling Blue

Dazzling Blue is a sheer light blue polish with a green shimmer that is slightly duochromatic. The duochromatic effect is much stronger in the bottle than on the nails but you can definitely see a pinkish tint to the shimmer in the right light and angle. This is three coats, but a fourth might be …

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Swatch of China Glaze – Lubu Heels

Lighting: Light box Lighting: Light box Lighting: Indirect sunlight Lighting: Direct sunlight Lighting: Direct sunlight Lubu Heels is a black jelly based polish with red glitter, and has been a bit of a lemming for me for quite a while. I have no idea why I waited so long with buying it, though, but now …

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Swatch of China Glaze – Glittering Garland

Lighting: Light box Lighting: Light box Lighting: Indirect sunlight Lighting: Direct sunlight Lighting: Direct sunlight Glittering Garland is a yellow based green polish with tiny golden flakes. In many ways it’s very similar to ORLY – Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, but Glittering Garland is much more yellow toned and Meet Me Under the Mistletoe …

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Frankenpolish: Homemade Fan-Blade One-Man Submarine Ride

Homemade Fan-Blade One-Man Submarine Ride is another franken polish I made a few weeks back. The base is sheer teal with a bunch of different blue and opalescent glitters. The name comes from yet another John Mayer song, ‘Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967’, and it was the first song I fell in love with …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 126 Candy Pink

Candy Pink is a light pink polish with gold shimmer, and not to be mixed up with Pink Candy (which is pretty much the same color but without the shimmer). The shimmer is much more visible in the bottle than on the nails, but you can still see a fair amount of shimmer once applied. …

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Swatch of ORLY – Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe is a blue based green polish loaded with tiny golden flakes. It’s slightly duochromatic in its bottle, but I wasn’t expecting any of that effect to show up on the nail. This is three easily applied coats, and even though this is a Christmas polish, I love these kinds of …

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My light box is dead

Hi all, The other day, all lights in my light box went dead. I was busy taking photos and was adjusting one of the spotlights, when it crackled slightly and all four lights just went out. LEDs are supposed to last for 15 years or so, but these lasted me barely a year. I’, very …

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Swatch of Gina Tricot Beauty – 130 Shimmer Mint

Shimmer Mint is a pastel teal with a pale gold/opalescent shimmer. Now, it looks absolutely fabulous in the the bottle, which is, obviously, why I bought it. But on the nails the shimmer dies completely. The base is so thick it doesn’t let the shimmer through, but it’s so milky that you need two thick …

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Comparison of the yellow Gina Tricot Beauties – 92 Must Have, 17 Aspen Gold, 131 Lemon & 63 Sunny

Here’s a quick comparison between the yellow Gina Tricot Beauty nail polishes. They are all quite similar in formula, and they all need three coats to reach full opacity with the exception of 92 Must Have which is opaque with two. Här är en snabb jämförelse mellan de gula Gina Tricot Beauty-lacken. De är alla …

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