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First up is Crazy on You, by Wing Dust Polishes.

Wing Dust

Two thin coats of Crazy on You over Kleancolor Black, topped with Misa BREAKneck top coat.

Wing Dust Crazy on You

I preferred this layered, it was opaque on it’s own at three coats, but the black makes everything stand out so much more.

Wing Dust Crazy on You

Wing Dust Crazy on You

I adored the pink shift! On the angle, the shimmer in the polish really shows pink, instead of blue. ๐Ÿ™‚ Some of the pink hexes have a reflective curl (the way the light hits the edges makes it looked curled), but they lie flat on the nail, and this was lovely and smooth after one topcoat layer.

Wing Dust Crazy on You

Next we have a cute little polish by Lush Lacquer, called Neon Blast. This was one that my friend Megan from Two Lacquered Girls blog sent me, and I adore it!

Lush Lacquer Neon Blast

Excuse the poor lightbox photos, I’m still working on the lighting in winter issues ๐Ÿ™‚

Lush Lacquer Neon Blast

This was one coat of Neon Blast over Pretty & Polished Day Trippin’, and I LOVED this combo!

There's no real substitute for good sunlight, is there?!

There’s no real substitute for good sunlight, is there?!

And see? When Day Trippin’ changed colour to the warm pink version (still showing the purple at the tips, I ADORE colour changing polishes), the glitters in Neon Blast still showed up perfectly. I think Neon Blast would be a hard polish to layer wrong – some glitter toppers are a real challenge to get the right base colour, but I think this one is just amazingly versatile.

Lush Lacquer Neon Blast

And Pretty & Polished Candy Coated…

pretty & polished candy coated

Super cute little polish, candy pink jelly base with purple mini glitters, and a couple of sizes of pink holographic hexes.

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Photos show three coats, no top coat. Still some VNL, but not a lot, and just lovely on the super short nails on my other hand, subtle and sparkly and completely disguises the nubbins ๐Ÿ˜€

pretty & polished candy coated

This is Ami by Daily Lacquer… which I bought almost as soon as she opened her shop because a) it’s my colours, and b) it has my name on it. Literally ๐Ÿ˜€

Ami

Super pretty, this is two coats over Kleancolor Sea Ice. It can be opaque in 3, but I had some issues with drying time.

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I’ve added a thick coat of base coat and then a fast dry top coat on top so it’s lovely and smooth, but probably still having those dry time issues. I love it regardless!

Ami  Daily Lacquer

And finally, this is a polish from Mmmm Nails, called Between the Buns, however it appears this shop no longer exists on Etsy!! Argh! It’s taken me so long to try it, but I can say, this is one gorgeous polish.

Mmmm Nails

It’s a strong duochromatic gold, which flicks between gold and pink, with a slight green hue at certain angles.

Mmmmm Nails

Photos show two coats, plus top coat, there is still a slight bit of VNL, but that would disappear with three coats. I did two because I was planning on stamping over it, and knew that would distract the eye from the nail line – I am cunning when I am short on time ๐Ÿ˜€

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Dry time was good, wear time has been excellent (two whole days, very slight tip wear, no chips, that’s GREAT on my nails!) and I really, really like it. The best of all the polishes I bought from her! Where did you go, nail polish creator? I want more duochromes from you!

Have a great day,

Ami

Orly: Lift the Veil and Daily Lacquer: Jovi

Another quick combo! First up, Orly Lift the Veil.

Orly Lift the Veil

Pretty pink, not as sheer as I was afraid of, this is two coats. Nice tone for my colouring!

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Pretty quick drying, too, and very easy to apply. I LOVE the bottle caps and brushes that Orly use. Yes.

Daily Lacquer Jovi

Then I added one coat of Daily Lacquer Jovi – Maggie, the creator of Daily Lacquer, sent me a mini a looong time ago with my order, as I was one of her first customers. Sooo cute! And a lovely polish, I knew I wanted to layer it to not use too much.

Daily Lacquer Jovi

Jovi has a pink base (a more lilac pink than Lift the Veil, but it works anyway because Jovi is thick enough to be opaque very quickly), with red hexes, silver holo hexes and red tiny glitters with a handful of holo glitter too. Very pretty, and nice formula, easy to use and the glitters lay flat. Smooth to the touch with Misa BREAKneck top coat!

Daily Lacquer Jovi

Have a wonderful day

Ami ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Lacquer Makoto: Swatches, Layering and Review

I finally get around to the write-up on this cute polish! This is a pretty new Independant Polish brand, Daily Lacquer. Maggie (the creator) is super lovely to deal with, shipping was fast and packaging was a) great and b) really pretty (you can see it in this post here).This is Makoto, a green, pink, and holographic silver glitter top coat – based on the Sailor Moon series. Now, eek, I know nothing about Sailor Moon, but I do know what polishes I like, and I like this one!

Makoto - Daily Lacquer

Makoto – Daily Lacquer

For a start, I layered it over China Glaze Gaga For Green. (2 coats, no top coat – nice polish but thin and floody, hence the green cuticles, sorry!).

China Glaze Gaga For Green - sunshine.

China Glaze Gaga For Green – sunshine.

ย ย Then one coat of Makoto. This is an almost perfect top coat! There are so many glitters that it’s super easy to get enough on your nail, but not so many that they clump. I did have to move a few around a touch to a better position, but nothing strenous at all. No curling, no tricky bits.This glitter is chunky, so I finished it with a coat of NPB Glitter Food – hence the satin look in these photos. I quite like this effect!

Shade:

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Sun:

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And with a coat of Kleancolor Fast Dry – shade, so as not to blind anyone ๐Ÿ˜€

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Oh, what’s that I hear? You *might* like this polish a little, but it could be too sweet for you? Fair enough – I wouldn’t agree, because I like glitter polishes which are versatile. But, for you, my not-so-sweet people, I give you this:

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Two coats of Makoto over Kleancolor Black, matted with Essie Matte About You.

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How’s that? I loved this. I like it over the green, I suspect I’ll like it over blue, white,ย  purple and possibly gold, but I did love it over the black.

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I did two coats of Makoto to really get that contrast between the matte black and the colourful glitters going, but of course you could do more, or less, depending on the effect you want.

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MACRO!

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Dry time on this polish was about average – quicker with the matte, of course. Matting it left it a bit bumpy; ย you could easily overcome this by adding a thicker top coat first, then matte it down. Up to you. I’m lazy, so I didn’t.

Have a great day
Ami

More Nail Polish, yay!

So the day after I finish writing a list of all my polishes for the lovely group on FB, more turn up. Whoop! ๐Ÿ˜€
My Nail Pattern Boldness Score…

Seppuku (with a frizbee. This name ALWAYS makes me grin), Hades, Bitches Brew and Glitter Food. In that order ๐Ÿ™‚

Then my order from Head2Toe..
China Glaze’s (I LOVE CG!)

Ring In The Red, Hello Gorgeous, Angel Wings, I’m Not Lion (finally got it! Yay!), Gaga for Green. That one fills a gap in my green colour scale, and looks GORGEOUS.

Then the Color Club etc

Port-Folio – this has the meanest purple/green flick I’ve ever seen in a bottle. Hope it translates! And Ruby Wing Desert Valley. Pretty sure this is from the Color Club people (Forsythe Group) – and it changes colour in the sunlight. Yeah.
Shade.

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I hope that translates on the nail, too! Looking at the sheer base I think it may need to be layered, probably over a pale colour. White? Has anyone tried these polishes before? They were as pricey as the Halo Hues, but I’m a sucker for a good gimmick.

And last and definitely not least – here is a new Indie brand, Daily Lacquer. I saw her name pop up on Facebook so went and checked out her Etsy shop, and one of her polishes had my name on it. For real, it’s called Ami. AND it’s BLUE. So, yes, it came home with me, along with Makato, and she was super sweet and added a mini of her soon-to-be-released polish, Jovi.

LOVE the pink packaging:

LOVE the handwritten note:

 

LOVE the pink bag and ribbon:

 

LOVE the polishes, and the mini, and the ribbonsย – if this is what’s coming out, I’m STALKING her shop ๐Ÿ˜€

Maggie seems like an utterly nice person, go check out the polishes! I’ll get these swatched and reviewed soon. And doesn’t Gaga For Green look like the perfect base for Makato? *Runs off to try it out*

Have a fantastic day!
Ami