Sunday, March 30, 2014

Picture Polish - Douceur // Geometric Nail Art

Hi everyone! On the blog today, we have a collaboration shade from Picture Polish called Douceur. Douceur was created in 2013 with Ophelie also known as Tartofraises. She's a French blogger, YouTuber and published author - she's amazing! I've been a subscriber to her channel for years now, and I'm so fascinated by her extremely advanced one-stroke techniques! She also does beginner's nail art tutorials :)

The inspiration for this beautiful nail polish came from Ophelie's love of all things sweet and jelly. Douceur means sweetness in French! It's a muted light pink jelly with 2 sizes of hex glitter in magenta and mulberry. It's enriched with the signature Picture Polish scatter-holo, and dries slightly textured on the nail. When you apply top coat, it'll even out the surface and be super to smooth to the touch. For this mani I used 2 coats of polish, and it covered my nails completely! I truly adore this cute, sweet and really delicious-looking thing! To me it kind of resembles yummy ice cream ;) Buying info below the photos :)








Picture Polish Links // Webstore - Network - Facebook - Instagram

See you soon!<3

Malene

(Product was sent for review)

Friday, March 28, 2014

Holographic Triangles // Nail Art

Hi everyoneee! You ready for some nail art? It's been quite a while, hasn't it? For the nude base I mixed 2 shades; OPI My vampire is buff and Chanel Ballerina #167 :) The holographic hexagon glitter is from www.bornprettystore.com :) My color is #1.

Because I LOVE YOU you get 10% off with my discount code LSJ61 ;) Now if I actually had my YouTube channel up and running already, I could have filmed a tutorial for this look! But don't worry, it's something i really really want, so I will - SOON! That means right now you'll have to make do with these photos :)







Again you can get these holographic hexagon glitters from www.bornprettystore.com :) The item ID is #785 and the color is #1 - and get 10% off with my discount code LSJ61 ;) They offer FREE shipping worldwide, so you can really score some cheap beautiful nail art supplies there!

Born Pretty Store Links // Website - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter

That was it for today guys! Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for reading along :)

See you soon!<3

Malene

(Product was sent for review)

Friday, March 21, 2014

Picture Polish - Darcy

Hello everyone :) Today I found the true meaning of love! I'm so lucky - I get to review this new shade called Darcy from Picture Polish! It will be released along with to other shades; Lizzie and Bridget. Any bells ringing, girls? Please tell me you know where the names are from ;) Pride & Prejudice and Bridget Jones's Diary. After meeting this Mr. Darcy, I totally get why Lizzie and Bridget were so hung up on each of their Mr. Darcy's ;)

Darcy is an opaque black with scattered holographic flecks. I'm wearing 2 thin coats, and the coverage is just perfect. The formula is so amazing, and it makes for such an easy application! The result is unbelievably shiny and it's completely smooth to the touch - even without top coat - because the holo isn't regular glitter. Check out the photos! :)




It was truly love at first sight, and this is my favorite black now! These "scatter-holo" lacquers are my favorite from the Picture Polish range, I just think they're so unique and modern! But to be honest, I feel like anything these girls touch just turns out to be original and simply beautiful! I have previously reviewed Freya's Cats and O'Hara, which both have the perfect scatter-holo formula.

Anyway, the thing that's happening right now is that Picture Polish is re-releasing some popular shades from the discontinued brand Ozotic, under the Picture Polish label! YAY right?! I'm so excited! The first three are Lizzie (606), Bridget (621) and Darcy (623), and they'll be available for purchase on the Picture Polish web store from Monday 31st March 2014. I sooo have to get my hands on Lizzie and Bridget too :) I bet they're just as magnificent as Darcy.

Picture Polish Links // Webstore - Network - Facebook - Instagram

See you soon!<3

Malene

(Product was sent for review)

Monday, March 17, 2014

F.U.N Lacquer - Spring 2014 Collection

Hi everyone! Today I'm introducing an indie brand new to the blog, and it's called F.U.N Lacquer :) I'm so lucky to have received a bunch of nail polishes to review, and for starters I'll show you the entire trio of the Spring 2014 Collection. The trio consists of Dazzling Blue (holo), Pink Tulips on the Green (thermal) & With SPRINGkles on Top (glitter).

Dazzling Blue is a sapphire blue holographic polish with gold shimmer. I'm wearing 2 coats here, the formula was nice and opaque! And just... wow! Right? I'm blown away by the beauty! The gold shimmer was subtle, but in the sun it became more visible :)





Pink Tulips on the Green is a thermal polish, that changes from gold green when cold - into a pinkish white with purple shimmer when warm. The texture is different from regular nail polish, as it contains those unique properties that create the thermal color changing effect :) I'll be showing you mostly how it looks in cold Scandinavian weather.





FYI: This is my first time trying a thermal polish, and I kind of had a hard time capturing the effect and colors in my photos, but I hope you get the idea :) The transition you see here is actually from hot (light) to cold (dark)! :) I'm so loving this!



With SPRINGkles on Top is a a mix of rainbow colored glitter and the holographic pigment spectraflair. It can be worn as a top coat on top of other nail polish colors or on it's own. I really like it on it's own, and in the first photo I'm wearing only 1 coat on top of my base coat! Can you believe how cute that looks!? That's how I prefer it :) For good measure though, I tested it out with 2 coats, and for me that was enough for full coverage! Amazing :)





Phew! That was alot of photos huh? I like it when photos speak for themselves :) If I had to say a few words though, I'd say that I really like this collection! :) Dazzling Blue is a definite hit, and it was such a great experience to try my first thermal! With SPRINGkles on Top really grew on me, and it does indeed resemble Happy Birthday by Deborah Lippmann, which I reviewed right here btw, but this one is way more packed with glitter, party and F.U.N! ;)

F.U.N Lacquer - Fabulously Unique Nail Lacquer is owned by Yuin Ying, who makes these nail polishes by hand, with love, in Singapore. All F.U.N Lacquer products are 5-free, and yes! They're available with worldwide shipping from Singapore!

F.U.N Lacquer Links // Webstore - Facebook - Instagram - Pinterest - Twitter

That was it for today guys! Hope you enjoyed, and thanks for reading along :)

See you soon!<3

Malene

(Products were sent for review)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Dior - Perlé #187

Hello my people! I'm back with another stunner from Dior - also from the Dior Trianon Spring 2014 Collection! This is Perlé #187, a gorrrrrrrrgeous shimmery "special effect" top coat. I see pink, magenta and violet sparks in a dusty, rosey/mauve-ish pearlescent base. This will make your nubbins look like delicate pearls ^_^

On my right hand I'm wearing 3 coats of Perlé, and on my left hand 3 coats of Porcelaine with 1 generous coat of Perlé on top. I had to opt for a third coat of Porcelaine, because Perlé wouldn't be able to cover the minor patches from 2 coats. That gives you an idea of how transparent Perlé is - it is 100% a top coat, or if you're a rebel like me... you can indeed wear it on its own. Hello - crime rider here! :D Being a top coat, it doesn't call for an additional layer of regular top coat - okay you'd guess that was rather obvious! But it dries to a matte finish, so if you want your nails to be all shiny and stuff, you will have to add yet another layer. I'd recommend a very thin top coat, as it now will be a very chunky manicure you've got going on. I chose to let Perlé "shine" on its own, and of course on top of Porcelaine, so that's what you'll see today.

Before we move on the photos, I want to inform that the drying time of Perlé is really long. It remains rather mushy for a while, depending on how many coats of polish you have underneath it of course, so be careful not to dent it and smudge it for at least 30 minutes or so. It's a bit annoying, but the effect is just completely worth it! So I'm happy! :) Okay, photos~











I feel like Dior is killing it with their effect polishes! I love Rock Coat, Nail Glow and now this! I really wish Chanel would do this again soon - I recently purchased Azur #465 which is also an effect polish, and it was released also in the Spring, in the Aurora Blues Spring 2008 Collection. There also was the Tokyo Happening Collection in 2009 with the 4 micro glitter polishes Blue Wish #387, Lune D’Argent #397, Rose Libellule #407 and Galactic Touch #417. Then came Illusion D'Or #450 in 2010... Did I miss some between 2010 and now? I know there's been lots of others before 2008, I just had to start somewhere that isn't so long ago that only Chanel-addicts would know. But feel free to remind me :) Anyway, I miss and I crave some new crazy limited edition polishes from Chanel <3

I know this sounds painfully ridiculous, but I've always wanted to have my own valediction, or closing - you know what I mean? And now that I have a blog, it would be so awesome to just try and make one :) A lot of people, especially on youtube, say "stay awesome" at the end of their videos, so I guess it's okay to use something that is rather obvious or just pretty common! I've been stealing Ron Burgundy's "stay classy" for some time, but I think I know now what I'd like to say :) Stay polished! Right? Get it? Because polished, wearing nail polish, you're polished, yes? No? I don't care! >:D I haven't noticed any other nail girls or beauty girls using it, but that doesn't really matter either. I feel like it fits me mkay? Maybe in a week or so I'll hate it haha... Let's see :) But that's all for now girls and gents!

Stay polished! <3
(It totally works, right?)

Malene