Well, I’m still totally in love with Darling Diva! I ordered Glacier a while back, and just had to swatch it for you – I’ve worn it a couple of times, and it’s the kind of polish that makes you gaze lovingly at your nails.
Happy Monday… It’s not my favourite day of the week (I work a Monday-Friday 9-6, so that’s pretty normal), so I’m just hoping it goes well
I’ve been really inspired by Chalkboard Nail‘s gorgeous macros. She has started putting up some freebie macros you can use as wallpapers, how generous is that?! Do check them out, they’re perfect for any nailista.
Now, as my first post shows, I’ve never been great at photos. I’m very proud at having got as far as I have for respectable nail shots! To start with, colour accuracy was my only goal, now I can even get them without being blurry…
So so far, I have been using a fairly basic lower mid-range digital camera for my shots. Well, the boyfriend loves his photos, and has some high-range camera gear. Which can do macro shots!
Long story short, involving telling him off for not letting me take my own photos, I have some macro shots for you, now too ! I thought I’d start with my Illamasqua I’mPerfection collection, since when I googled that, there were less than 150 results ! Whoah!
So do let me know what you think, and if you know anything about shooting macros, advice would be (as always) very welcome
I know, I know, I promise to stop spamming you with swatches soon… like, maybe at the end of the month, if you’re lucky !
This is another polish I have been wanting to show you for a long time. I’ll say it right now, I love it. Like, lots!
Application is a dream, and two generous coats gave me an opaque, slightly matte finish
The bottle brush is nothing special, but not bad either, smooth enough, and distributes the glitter nice and evenly. Plus, I just love the uniqueness of this polish ! I’m wearing a lot of green-toned make up recently, and this just looks perfect with it. I’m not sure if I prefer it, but it is very nice with a top coat too
And lookie ! The Boyfriend was kind enough to take a beautiful macro shot of the bottle for us ! You can see that green isn’t the only glitter colour in there, it’s deliciously complex with browns, shimmery bits (that’s a technical term, don’t laugh!) and even a hint of purple… What a stunner !
I’m afraid I might have ruined this polish for myself. I have been lusting after it for a while, and when it came in stock in Pshiiit’s boutique, I just jumped at the chance to buy it! But I think I had built it up so high in my mind, that maybe I was always going to find it a bit disappointing.
I’m always on the hunt for the perfect peachy creme – I really love how peach looks on my skin tone, and it’s a bit different, whilst remaining feminine and work-friendly. But this one doesn’t quite hit the mark for me, for the following reasons :
Yep, these photos are after clean up! I kind of gave up after a while
I’m sorry to write such a negative post, to try to balance it out :
Like I said, I was expecting this polish to be perfect. So it’s not really piCture pOlishes’ fault that I’m not totally satisfied. It just feels like a bit of a bummer when it’s quite expensive (11€ for 11ml) and I waited so long to find it…
Here’s another polish that was on my wish list for a little while
With good reason – it’s a stunner !
Li-Lacquer is, well, a lilac that has some stunning multi-coloured hex glitter mixed in. I really loved the little mini-bottles that I already got from the Hungry Asian, but I love her tall, full-sized bottles too, they are so elegant ! The formula is great, I only needed 2 coats for opacity. You could maybe do it in one if you go heavy-handed. Drying time is pretty good, and there is absolutely zero settling in the bottle
This polish dries to such a nice finish, I didn’t even top coat it! And those heart-shaped labels are so adorable, everything about this polish just makes me want to squeee !
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