Twinsie Tuesday- Favourite discontinued polish

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This weeks Twinsie Tueday post is our favourite discontinued polish. I have a few discontinued polish favourites and I have to say this one nearly slipped through the cracks. When I really thought about it, this really is my favourite polish. Sadly it is continued but there are dupes around now. At the time this was the most unique polish I had come across. I think I saw it on Karen from Lovely Girlie Bits initially and after that I knew I had to get it. I have used this in so many manicures since I got it (back in 2012)

Here I have on 2 coats of Gilded lily over 1 coat of Catrice Goldfinger. On my ring finger I added on a coat of Essence Hello Holo just to add to the sparkle. You can wear Gilded lily on it's own using 3-4 coats. It's worth the effort, it's such a beautiful gold. Removal can be annoying after a few days. I tend to stick with the tinfoil method so that cuts out a lot of hassle and the glitters don't get all over your fingers afterwards.


Check out the other Twinsie's posts in the links below:

Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Savannah at Addicted to Polish



Essence Pure Soul

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**Polish was provided for my honest review**


I was recently sent a few of the new Essence nail polishes along with a few other products. Of course the nail polishes were the first things I played with. It's been a fair while since I got my hands on an Essence nail polish so I was pretty excited to try them out,

This is 05 Pure Soul from the I <3 Trends release. Pure Soul is from the Nudes section (they also have a Pastel release). It is a very light pink with the most beautiful pink shimmer running through it. This becomes more visible when you are in the sun.As it is such a light shade it does need 3 coats to make it full opaque. I use thicker coats with this polish which helps even out the colour but it doesn't look thick on the nail. It's pretty easy to apply and it dries to a glossy finish.

I like this polish a lot. I'm not normally keen on 3 coat polishes but this is my kind of colour! The shimmer really makes this polish stand out.



Neon dotticure

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This colour combination will be featuring on the blog quite a bit in the coming weeks. Rainbow nails are just my thing lately. I think they boast your mood and just brighten up a crappy day (or make a good day even better). The only thing I would change is the base colour due to the formula. This is China Glaze Flip Flop fantasy. I love the colour, it's insanely bright, but it needs 4 coats at least to cover any bald spots. I have heard rumours that China Glaze re-released this with a better formula but I have no idea whether this is true or not.

The colours I dotted on my tips are: OPI I just can't copeacabana (yellow), Zoya Paz (orange) Catrice Run Forest Run (green), Sinful Colors Sugar rush (blue) and  Nails Inc St James (red)


I topped it off with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel topcoat. I have done another mani very similar to this but with 2-3 different polishes. I love this design, it's so striking with the bright, neon colours. I think keeping the dotticure just at the tips makes the individual colours stand out nicely even against such a bright base.

Zoya Storm

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A quick swatch for today's post. This is Zoya Storm from the Ornate collection released in 2012. I know a lot of people rave about Colors by Llarowe calling it the perfect "nights sky" polish but honestly I think Zoya Storm is better. I have on 2 coats. Zoya polishes are generally 3 coaters which is a tad annoying.  The formula is slightly thin but they cover well on the second coat.

Storm is black with fine holographic glitters. You can see that it is jam packed with glitter and they spread out perfectly on the nail. This is a beautiful polish on it's own but especially as a base for nail art (my favourite being the The Last Hero nail art from the Discworld series by Terry Pratchett)




Twinsie Tuesday- Cherry nail art

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Pinterest inspired was the prompt we were given for this weeks Twinsie Tuesday post. I use pinterest a lot for pretty much everything but I don't tend to use it for nail inspiration. Google images is just easier to navigate and it can be more accurate in my opinion. I did happen upon some Cherry nail art a while back and I thought I would give it a go. I did end up changing pretty much everything to suit my own tastes colour wise.

I started with 3 coats of Barry m Pink Flamingo. This used to be a favourite of  mine but now I wouldn't really class it as anything special. It definitely needs 3 coats, sometimes even a forth would be necessary. The colour is nice but it's not something that really calls out to me anymore.
Once that was dry I dotted on Sally Hansen Complete Salon manicure in Right Said Fred for the cherries. Using a thin brush I added on the stalk with Catrice Run Forest Run. I dotted a little white polish in the corner to give the Cherries a shiny look.


A fairly simple nail design to do but it looks good which is all that matters.  Don't forget to check out the other Twinsie's links below:

Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish

Alaina at The Little Canvas

Spider web accent

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I've been sticking to the same set of polishes lately but this is a manicure I wore a while back and I loved the colours together, I love blue nail polish but I find that I'm really self-conscious when I have it on. I think it's just too bright for me even though it's probably on the polish colours I buy the most. For that reason I tend to use it more for nail art than as a full manicure on its own.

This is 2 coats of Barry m Cyan Blue. This has an incredible formula but it will stain your nails and cuticles, It is a nightmare to get off so I don't reach for it too often. I decided to add on an accent nail so I have on 2 coats of Zoya paz on my ring finger. Once that was dry I striped off the nail and added on a coat of Cyan Blue on top.


The one thing that bugged me about this manicure is the silver glitters that you can see on the accent nail. The striping tape I use always leaves behind those silver bits and it is really hard to cover up. Next time I will just stick to the striped accent nail. I never knew that orange and blue would work so well together!


I decided to add on some polka dots using Paz. I think I prefer it without the dots. Paz is a crelly formula so it is sheer. Once you add it over a darker colour it shows some of the colour through the orange making it look darker than it is. You can see how bright Paz should be on my accent nail.



Zoinks!

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Nicole by OPI Khloe had a little lam lam is one of my all time favourite polishes. The colour is perfect, the formula is amazing and it wears so well on my nails. I thought it would make a great base for Red Carpet Lacquer "Zoinks!". This is a clear based polish with green  and red glitters.

I have on 2 easy coats of Khloe had a little lam lam. Once that was dry I added on one coat of Zoinks! Although it does look nice glossy I decided to go with a matte topper this time. It makes the glitter far more apparent and I like that look a lot.



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