Wednesday, April 30, 2014

F.U.N Lacquer - Birthday Collection // Honey Bear Duo

Hi everyone! :) As promised I'm back with more, and it's from the newest release from the Singaporean indie brand F.U.N Lacquer! This time it's the Honey Bear Duo from the Birthday Collection :) Last week I blogged about the Galaxy Duo from the same release, and in the top of the post I told you a few words about the collection :)

Honey Bear is a holographic gold glitter polish with gold flakies and shimmer, all in a clear base. The type of glitter used in the Galaxy Duo and 24 Karat Diamond is of higher quality than the standard glitter, which is used for Honey Bear - and I actually see the difference :) For this polish you may want to go with 3-4 coats or use it as a topper, since that was the original thought haha! :) But I made 3 coats work ;D Formula again was top notch and the drying time really fast!

I'm a very sad Malene when I wear warm golden colors in general, because they clash so much with my skin tone. Like this if you cry everytime... Haha. LUCKILY the double-holo version is much more fitting for my complexion :) Read on to know why!<3






Honey Bear (H) is the extra holographic version of the original Honey Bear - just with (cleverly) added spectraflair pigment. My Oh MY, I love that extra holo effect! It even brightens up the lacquer and gives it a more cool-toned appearance - which means my skin tone doesn't distract as much as before, from the beauty of this nail polish :) I'm thinking this one is a perfect candidate for when you're picking out a gold glitter for an accent nail! It's so unique and pretty :) 2-3 coats was sufficient for me and again, the drying time is fast!






This was the second of out of three glitter/holo duos from the Birthday Collection! If you missed the first - go check out the Galaxy Duo, right now! :) It's incredible!

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That's it for today, my favorite and absolutely good-looking readers! I really hope you enjoyed my review, and thanks for reading along :)

See you soon!<3

Malene

(Products were sent for review)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

F.U.N Lacquer - Birthday Collection // Galaxy Duo

Hi everyone! :) Today I'll be showing you yet another brand spanking new release from the Singapore based indie brand F.U.N Lacquer! I have previously blogged about the Spring 2014 Collection and the incredible thermal 4 Seasons Collection - Part 1 & Part 2! Go check them out if you missed them :)

This release is called the Birthday Collection - created for the special occasion of the F.U.N Lacquer creator Yuin Ying's birthday :) It consists of 6 nail polishes, 3 duos to be exact - there are 3 different beautiful lacquers each in a glitter version and a glitter-holo version - all of them suspended in a clear base. The main glitter used in all of the polishes is already holographic, but the added holo is actually the amazing spectraflair pigment, and it just adds even more party to the bottle! So guys, get ready for a ravishing celebration of glitter-mazing proportions ;)

Galaxy is a medium-dark purple holographic glitter polish, suspended in a clear base. The glitter really sparkles like stars in the galaxy! This type of glitter used here is apparently of higher quality than standard glitter, so it's supposed to be much more shimmery than usual! I definitely think there's some crazy twinkle going on :) I made do with 3 coats, formula was excellent and the drying time is super fast!






Galaxy (H) is almost completely identical to Galaxy - the difference only being the added holo spectraflair pigment. Do you see the incredible difference? The now more eye-catching prismatic effect is so fricking cool! I love how a simple addition of something can create such a unique spin on an already beautiful thing :) The extreme light reflecting properties of the spectraflair makes the lacquer seem more light than the original, and the base more opaque. Formula, application and drying time was completely the same as Galaxy - 3 coats, excellent and super fast! :)






NOTE: I'm in awe. I didn't realize until now that these polishes are actually "toppers" and meant for layering on top of other colors! So while I'm feeling quite embarrassed, I just have to admit that I overlooked that fact, BUT how amazing is it, that that could even happen? These lacquers are so potent that I just thought of them as regular glitter polishes! You know what - hells yeah, I'm going to wear them all on their own :D

Anyway! This was the first of out of three glitter/holo duos from the Birthday Collection! The rest will be up in a few days :) Until the 25th of April, use the code BIRTHDAY2014 to get 24% off on all items on the F.U.N Lacquer website! :)

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That was it for today, my oooh so sweet readers! I sincerely hope you enjoyed my review, and thanks for reading along :)

See you soon!<3

Malene

(Products were sent for review)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

F.U.N Lacquer - 4 Seasons Collection // Part 2

Hi everyone! :) Yes! Today I'm back again with even. more. fabulousness. from the Singapore based indie brand F.U.N Lacquer! Friday I blogged about two amazingly beautiful nail polishes from the 4 Seasons Collection - Purple Crocus & Fall to Winter! The collection consists of 4 thermal nail polishes assigned to each season of the year, and I split the collection into 2 parts, so in this post I'll be reviewing the last two polishes; Sandcastle & Do You Be-Leaf in Magic.

Sandcastle (Summer) is an orange thermal polish with wonderful gold shimmer. It turns from a light sandy orange color when warm, to a really bright and intense orange, with incredible sparkles when cold. This is my second favorite of the collection, with number 1 being Purple Crocus - because again, I love when the color shift is so strong, and all the billion hues in between cold and warm are fantastic as well! The formula was surprisingly easy to work with - compared to cremes of the same color - and it only needs 2 coats :)

Am I the only one who thinks the cold version of it looks like slush-ice? :) I want to drink it, and I bet it would taste like... orange :D (See what I did there?)






Do You Be-Leaf in Magic (Fall) is a green thermal polish with slight duochrome properties.

First, can I just say how much I love this name!? It speaks to me and you might as well know now, that I'm a complete sucker for puns, and when done right, I crack up and can't stop laughing :D Anyway!

The base color changes from a very special peridot-like olive gold hue when warm, into a lovely medium-dark green when cold. In the cold state, I did indeed see the duochrome shift - at some angles the gold shimmer was super prominent and at other angles, the surface turned nearly forest green with a teal sheen! So beautiful! Again again, the formula was great and 2 coats was sufficient! :)

(I wasn't able to get a solo-shot of the duochrome - I'm so sorry about that! But believe me, it's there! Yet if you look closely, just above the reflective lights in the 'cold picture', you can actually see a hint of the teal sheen ^_^)





This was the last part of the 4 Seasons Collection, and if you missed Part 1 go on and check it out dude! :)

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That was it for today my pretty and handsome readers! I most truly hope you enjoyed my review, and thank you so much for reading along :)

See you soon!<3

Malene

(Products were sent for review)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Picture Polish - Sky // Cloud Drawings Nail Art

Hi everyone! How are you doing? :) Today I'm showing you this beautiful nail polish by the ever so fantastic and talented Aussie chicks! I also decided to do some appropriate nail art featuring cute cloud drawings! :) Now a couple of you asked for a tutorial, and I really want to do one - but I don't have any footage from the making of it haha! Next time I do nail art I will remember to take photos in between steps. It makes me so happy when you comment on my photos and ask me things - I always do my best to reply to everyone!<3

Sky is a pastel blue creme, and it's super elegant and summery :) I only needed 2 coats for complete coverage - that's amazing for such a light shade! Formula wise it was simply a breeze to work with, there was no signs of patching at all. I previously reviewed Porcelaine by Dior, also a pastel blue creme, and comparing Sky to Porcelaine, well... Sorry Dior, but Sky is a winner! There's a slight difference in color between the two, very visible to my eye, but I'm sure most people wouldn't even notice ;) So the thing that really sets them apart is the formula :)







I would do a side by side comparison between Sky and Porcelaine, but I'm awaiting Blu by Zoya in the mail, so I'm saving it for then. Be sure to look out for it! And yep you guessed it, I'm addicted to blue :)

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See you soon!<3

Malene

(Product was sent for review)

Friday, April 11, 2014

F.U.N Lacquer - 4 Seasons Collection // Part 1

Hi everyone! :) Today I'm back with more gorgeousness from the Singaporean indie brand F.U.N Lacquer - the 4 Seasons Collection! It consists of 4 thermal nail polishes assigned to each season of the year, and wow guys, you really have to check them out! :) I split the collection into 2 parts, so in this post I'll be reviewing Purple Crocus & Fall to Winter. The reason why, is that they're thermals. Thermals have so many different looks, and require many photos to show them properly. At least that's what I think, and still, this post contains 14 photos :) So, I created a jump break - a "read more" button! Or click the blog title ;)

Purple Crocus (Spring) is a purple thermal polish with gorgeous pink shimmer. It turns from this cute pastel lavenderish color when warm, to a bright purple with the prettiest shimmer when cold. This is my absolute favorite of the collection - the color shift is so strong, and the mid-tones are STUNNING as well! The formula was super easy to work with, it only needs 2 layers to reach opacity :) I actually think this is my favorite of all the F.U.N Lacquers I've tried so far! Just look at the photos guys :)




Sunday, April 6, 2014

Picture Polish - Hope

Hi friends! Today I'm presenting to you Hope by Picture Polish. This nail polish was created in collaboration with Bé over at vernisenfolie.com :) So far, this is my favorite shade from the Picture Polish range! When I put it on for the first time, I was just overwhelmed with awe.

Hope is a dark teal scatter-holo jelly with blue hex glitter. Yet again the Aussie girls have outdone themselves with the formula - it's so easy to work with and incredibly fast drying! I used 2 coats here, and everything was even and shiny! I actually forgot to put on top coat - what!? I know right? - but the finish looked so glossy, and it tricked my unconsciousness haha! I'm 100% sure it was because I was focusing all of my attention on the beautiful holographic sparkles, in what seems like a dark blue-green fantasy. Where to buy? Check it out below the photos :)







This is...I'm speechless! I recommend having this one in mind if you're thinking about trying out Picture Polish lacquers. I also highly recommend checking out Bé at vernisenfolie.com - her Instagram is @vernisenfolie and she is amazing! :) Also also - remember the Cosmos competition I entered back in June? It was hosted by her! <3 Check it out right here!

I can't tell you enough how much I love this brand! Yes, some of the products I have been sent in exchange for my honest review - with emphasis on honest. I own 16 Picture Polish shades, and 8 have been sponsored, and 8 have I bought with my own money. Frankly I would only purchase 8 shades from a brand that I absolutely love! :)

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See you soon!<3

Malene

(Product was sent for review)