What’s that? Demeter wasn’t the Goddess of Chocolate, you say? Check out this polish!
Chocolate, right? With shimmer? Yeah, I thought so too. 😀
These photos show two coats of Demeter, in the early morning sunlight, no top coat.
I did find that the brush was a bit floppy, but the formula here (and so far on all piCture pOlish polishes that I have tried!) is so good that it didn’t matter.
Look at that gorgeous holographic shimmer. I do like the irregular shape and size of the shimmer, it gives a fine scattered holographic effect in part, and also the appearance of a fine glitter, but it is completely smooth to touch.
The most difficult thing about this polish was reducing the numbers of photos I took down to a manageable amount to post here!
Then, going with the glitter theme, I added one easy coat of Hits Golden Disco (6ml), topped with a (thinned down!) coat of China Glaze Fast Forward.
I like this combination, the more subtle shimmer of Demeter is still peeking through quite noticeably, the fine glitter in Golden Disco increases the effect, and the holographic mid sized gold and silver glitter hexes give a bit more sparkle.
It also helps extend the wear time of the base polish; my nails are moderately bendy – which means polish tends to fire off at the tips, and a glitter coat is often thick enough to prevent that from happening for longer.
I like this combo! I love brown polish, especially rich chocolate browns, so Demeter is a show-stopper for me; the addition of holographic shimmers and glitters only enhance the appeal. I also think some copper, gold, or bronze toned glitter polishes would look lovely teamed with Demeter.
Have a sparkly day
My nubbins! They are growing, slowly. I can’t wait to be able to do justice to swatching those gorgeous polishes that have been sent to me for review, but in the meantime, I made some pretties – Christmas tree nails!
This is China Glaze Thunderbird, two coats, no top coat.
It has a lovely formula, very easy to apply and moderately quick drying, and one of my all time favourite red shimmer polishes.
Then I added a mountain shaped blob (for the tree!) of China Glaze Running In Circles, which is just gorgeous. Wow. One thick coat here.
Love that green!
Then I added a thin layer of Darling Diva Polish Holiday Lights to the ‘tree’ for.. well, lights, and then Kleancolor Metallic Yellow for tinsel: basically I got rid of all the polish except for what was on the tip of the brush, and used that for the line. Finally I added an iridescent orange star to the top, using nail glue. Topped off with a super thick coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food and Misa BREAKneck.
I had a few comments on these today, which was nice! 🙂
These were lovely and easy, too!
Have a fantastic day… one sleep until Christmas, and my birthday! Whoop!
This is China Glaze Ride the Waves, from last years Summer neons collection. These swatches are all three coats, no top coat. Check out that shine!
Ride the Waves is a gorgeous blue jelly which has some streaks initially, but they level out by the third coat. The only thing is… it wasn’t the bottle colour! waaah! I’ll layer this next time, see if I can get it to bottle colour and keep the gorgeous depth and shine. I like this colour; dont get me wrong, but I really want one the colour that it is in the bottle – that true blue. I don’t know if these photos show it properly, but its a bit more teal than it looks in the bottle.
Whole hand photo…
Then I played around with glitter (again! I know! But, they’re new and gorgeous and saying ‘Ami…. use me….put me on your nails… over that gorgeous blue…’ and I’m weak. Weak, I tell ya, when it comes to refusing glitter.) This is accent and tip with Hits Speciallita Golden Disco:
…which is a very cute large gold and holographic glitter, tiny gold glitters in a clear base. This was quite thick: it was easy to apply, but took a while to dry. I finished it all off with Kleancolor Fast Dry top coat.
And another whole hand photo..
Have a wonderful day