Delush Polish – Dames of Thrones Collection

Today I have the fall collection 2015 from Delush Polish to show you. The collection is inspired by Game of Thrones, more specifically the women in Game of Thrones. I love Game of Thones, both the series and the books(I am actually reading A Dance With Dragons right now!) I’ve had these for quite a while, but not swatched them until recently. There are 7 polishes in the collection and it is mostly jelly mixes with tons of glitter, which is what Delush Polish does best in my opinion. Overall, a beautiful collection! Available on the Delush Polish website. IMG_0429 The first polish is inspired by Arya Stark, called ‘Girl Of Many Faces’. This polish has a brown, pretty opaque base with tons of micro glitter. It’s mostly gold glitter, but there’s some red and holographic glitter too. It’s really pretty and perfect for fall. Easy application and two coats to be opaque. IMG_0463 (2)This is ‘Dancing With Dragons’, inspired by Daenerys Targaryen. It’s a really hard to describe.. I would call it a blue jelly base with iridescent glitters in different sizes. The polish needs three coats to be opaque, but otherwise the glitter would not be as awesome as it is. The picture doesn’t do it justice. The formula is a little bit thick, and the glitters can sometimes stand up a bit. With all of these polishes, you will need a good top coat. IMG_0506 (2)‘A Knight To Remember’ is inspired by Brienne of Tarth. A beautiful black jelly base with holographic silver glitter in different sizes. This was easy to apply and the base was really opaque. However the glitters was a little bit hard to get, especially the big circles. I put the bottle upside down for a few minutes before the last coat and then I got most of the glitters.  Depending on the application, you will need 2-3 coats to get it opaque on its own. IMG_0515 (2)Next up is ‘Garden Of Thornes’, a emerald green jelly polish with tons of glitter. This one is inspired by Margaery Tyrell. This has emerald glitter, green glitter and pink glitter in different sizes. It was not hard to get the glitters out of this one, I almost got to much glitter on the brush. I did three coats in the photo below, but if you get a lot of glitter I think you could get away with two thick ones. IMG_0494 (2)‘Queen Of No Mercy’ is inspired by Cersie Lannister and is one of my favorites. This has a purple jelly base with tons of red and purple glitters, both matte and metallic. I had a little bit of a hard time to get out the big circle glitter, but otherwise the glitter pay out was nice. Nice formula and three coats to be opaque. IMG_0488 (2)

This is called ‘Belle Of Winterfell’, inspired by Sansa Stark. This is a bright orange jelly with orange and gold glitter, nothing to chunky. This is a beautiful polish. Sadly, I feel like this orange doesn’t work that well with my skin. But the polish has a good formula. Three coats to get it opaque. IMG_0476 (2)The last is ‘The Priestess’, inspired by the red priestess Melisandre. This is a really unique and cool polish. The base is a berry, kind of mauve, with gold glitter is different sizes. Easy to apply, but I had to fish a little to get the big circle glitter. I really didn’t think this would be my favorite, but I absolutely love it. So unique, beautiful and fall appropriate. IMG_0472 (2)

Black and White polka dots

I am just amazed at how some people manage to get the polka dots exactly the same size. It doesn’t matter that I use a dotting tool, they will not cooperate with me. The fact that I haven’t really done designs on my nails for a while doesn’t help, haha.

However, I do like this. I actually wore it for several days. It’s simple, cute and fun. I used ‘White on White’ and ‘Liquid Leather’ from China Glaze. IMG_0156 (2)I’m still trying to figure out how to take good pictures with my new camera. So for a while, I will just post one picture of each manicure.

Purrfect Pawlish – Classic Horror Trio

Today I have the Classic Horror Trio from Purrfect Pawlish to show you. This trio is absolutely beautiful! These are my first polishes from Purrfect Pawlish and I will definitely get more, I am in love with these. The bottles are a little bit smaller than normal, 10 ml, but I think it’s a good thing. I have a big collection by now, so I don’t really need bigger bottles. The brush is small and flat, and suits me perfectly since I have small nail beds.

The first polish is Sleepy Hollow. It’s a black based brown/orange with copper holographic glitter. You can’t see the holo in the picture, but in person it’s shows up fine. It was easy to apply and opaque in 2 coats. It’s such a perfect color for fall! IMG_0130 (2)The second one is called Horla. This is a blue metallic in a black base with holographic silver glitter. I’m normally not a big fan of a metallic finish, but this is beautiful. The black base takes away some of the metallic finish, which I like. Both this one and Sleepy Hollow have scattered holographic glitter. Again, a good formula and opaque in 2 coats.IMG_0133 (2)The last polish is Green Tea, a dark green jelly with gold microflakies and a scattered holographic gold glitter. This one is probably my favorite. This was also opaque in 2 coats. It did have a slightly thicker formula, but otherwise is would not be as opaque. IMG_0138 (2)

Also, I have a new camera and I haven’t really figured out how to use it. Hopefully, the pictures will get better soon.

Glimmer by Erica – Game of Thrones collection

Hi everyone! Today I’m going to show you  and review the Game of Thrones collection from Glimmer by Erica. Glimmer by Erica is a indie nail polish maker and she sells her polishes in this etsy shop. This collection came out last year and I absolutely had to get it! I’m such a big fan of GoT!

bildThere are 4 polishes in the collection; 2 crelly mixes and 2 glitter toppers. Overall, I love this collection! The polishes all have great formulas and they are so beautiful! Lets get in to it, starting with the glitter toppers.

bild 8 The first polish is called ‘Fire & Blood’, the Targaryen family motto. This glitter topper has red, black and holographic silver glitter in it. The glitter is circles or hexes in different sizes, but nothing too chunky. I used one coat in the photo, so obviously you get a good amount of glitter. You have to place it a little bit, but it was not hard to work with.

bild 6 The second glitter topper is inspired by the Lannisters. This is called ‘Hear Me Roar’, the official family motto(even though no one ever uses the official motto in the books). This polish is crazy dense, you get so much glitter on your brush(this is one coat)! It is a mix of gold and red glitter, in all kind of sizes. There’s some really big circle glitter, and you do have to swirl a little to catch them. Again, some work to place the glitter is required, but it’s a really nice polish!

bild 7 This is the Stark family polish, naturally called ‘Winter Is Coming’. It’s a light grey crelly base with white matte glitter, dark grey matte glitter, blue metallic glitters and tiny silver metallic glitter. There is nothing chunky in this polish. It really gets me thinking about winter and I love this! This is 2 easy coats to get it opaque. You need a top coat on this and the next polish, they dry a little bit dull.

bild 5 The last polish, and my favorite! I have a thing for dark polishes. ‘Watcher on the Wall’ is based on the Nights Watch. This is a black jelly(almost a crelly) with silver, bigger silver holographic, blue and black glitter in it. It was easy to work with and it’s opaque in 2 coats.

I’m back!

Just a quick update: I’m the worst blogger ever, I know. This year, my life just got in the way and I did not have the time or energy to get back to blogging. As some of you may know, I go to law school and I also volunteer on my spare time(and it takes a lot of time!). But now, I really want to get back to blogging.

I did not stop painting my nails and I have been posting on instagram. I will use some of the pictures I posted there to make the first couple of posts. So excited to be back!

Have a good one!

4 shades of red

Been away from the blog for way to long now! I have moved back home(lived with my parents this summer) and after that I haven’t had any inspiration to blog. So I took a break. But now I’m gonna start up again! I did this manicure the other day and I used striping tape to do the squares. Then I applied the red/orange shades with a dotting tool. SAM_1333 The white is from Gina Tricot and it’s the first polish from them that I have tried. My sister gave me all her polishes and some of them was from Gina Tricot. I haven’t tried all of them, but judging from the swatches I did they are pretty good. The formula is easy to work with and they are pretty opaque.

Even though the lines didn’t end up perfect, I’m really happy with this design. Someday I will do it again in a different color. The polishes I used are random polishes from Depend, and I don’t know the names. SAM_1335

Tape manicure

Going back to my pastels and using my new yellow from Isa Dora(love it!) and a older purple from Depend that’s almost gone now. Yellow and purple is opposite colors in the color circle and are fun to use together. When you use pastels, you don’t get a lot of contrast even though you use opposite colors. It’s a bit more quiet, but still lovely. SAM_1050 I love a good striping tape design, you can do so much fun stuff with it! However, I rarely do it because I don’t have the patience to wait until the base polish is completely dry. You really have to give it a good while and I hate to wait. But when I do it, I love it. I made a simple design today, but I kind of wish I did more stripes.  I like it anyway.

The nail polish from depend doesn’t have a name. I think it had a number, but the label is gone. The yellow is called Mellow Yellow. I got it a few weeks ago and I really like it! Isa Dora have so good formula on their polishes and this yellow is no exception. I don’t really have a lot to say about this manicure, I will let the pictures speak for them selves.SAM_1052SAM_1047