Flowery Double Stamping

Barry M Cotton (swatch)
OPI Gelato On My Mind & Sephora Picnic in the Park
Sephora Trick or Treat & Nocibé Last Chance (swatch)
Born Pretty Clear Jelly Stamper
ÜberChic 5-01 Plaque
Top coat + Matte top coat (matte directly on top of the design would have smudged it!) + sadly, bubbles 😩

Born Pretty UV & Thermal Polish

Born Pretty – Rising Sun sur la boĂźte, mais vu la couleur c’est sans doute plutĂŽt Dream Dancing? Peu importe, le changement est trĂšs rapide et visible: c’est magique!
Born Pretty – Rising Sun according to the box, but given the colour maybe more Dream Dancing? Nevermind, the change is quick and fast: it’s just like magic!

A l’ombre, le vernis va du rose pĂąle translucide (chaud) au rose corail soutenu (froid); et au soleil du lilas (chaud) au violet soutenu (froid). Facile Ă  appliquer, opaque en 2 couches.
In the shade, from a pale translucent pink (warm) to a corally, strong pink and in the sunlight from a light lilac (warm) to a more intense purple (cold). 2 coats.

 

 

 

Essie Gel Couture Closing Night & Take A Walk

Ah, les soldes – l’occasion de tester la collection Essie Gel Couture… qui ne sont pas des vernis gel 😉 Les deux vernis ont un pinceau large, plat avec un bout arrondi – ma prĂ©fĂ©rence. Those two polishes were on sale, so I decided to give the Essie Gel Couture collection (contrary to the name, they’re not actual gel polishes!) a try! Both polishes have a wide, flat brush with rounded tip – what I prefer.

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Essie Gel Couture

Un gris clair avec un délicat shimmer bleu, 2/3 couches selon leur épaisseur. TrÚs chouette! Closing Night is a light grey with soft blue shimmer, 2/3 coats depending on their thickness. I really like it!
Un joli vernis crĂšme vert trĂšs clair, 2/3 couches aussi Take A Walk is a nice pale green creme, 2/3 coats.

Swatch: Technic polish – Zephyr

Une autre nouveautĂ© pour moi, ce vernis achetĂ© dans une boutique de vĂȘtements. Le flacon copies en lĂ©gĂšrement plus petit ceux de chez OPI, mais ça veut dire que le pinceau copie aussi celui d’OPI ce qui est pour moi une bonne chose 🙂 Another new find for me with this polish found in a clothes shop. The bottle is like OPI’ albeit a tad smaller, but it also means the brush is pretty similar so… happy me!

J’ai Ă©tĂ© attirĂ©e par la couleur verte, assez mĂ©tallisĂ©e, avec un shimmer bleu trĂšs visible. L’effet n’est pas diminuĂ© une fois sur l’ongle! My eye was immediately attracted by the beautiful green colour, rather metallic, with a strong blue shimmer. And it’s just as strong on the nail!

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technic polish – zephyr

J’ai ratĂ© le stamping, par contre! I fumbled the stamping, though!

Par contre il est assez translucide: il faut trois couches pour qu’il soit opaque (peut-ĂȘtre plus en fonction du bord libre, mais pas forcĂ©ment si un vernis lĂ©gĂšrement translucide ne vous dĂ©range pas! Question de goĂ»t). Ceci dit, il est sans doute trĂšs chouette en une couche sur une base colorĂ©e voire noire; car il s’applique facilement et de façon homogĂšne. However, it’s rather translucent: you need 3 coats to reach opacity (maybe one more depending on your free edge and your taste regarding translucency, of course!). That said, it probably looks great in one coat over another colour and maybe even black, because it applies very easily and regularly.

Konad Gold
Sephora Engagement Ring
Born Pretty BP54
Clear Jelly Stamper

 

 

The Perfect Mustard Cream Polish – Swatch & Stamp!

Joie! J’ai trouvĂ© le vernis moutarde parfait: Nails Inc Hampstead Gardens. Un vernis crĂšme, trĂšs facile d’application avec un pinceau de bonne qualitĂ©, Ă  la consistance parfaite, opaque en une couche normale ou deux fines si vous prĂ©fĂ©rez deux couches (deux sur ce swatch), Ă  la couleur exactement moutarde. Love!

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Nails Inc Hampstead Gardens

Oh joy! I’ve found the perfect mustard-coloured polish: Nails Inc Hampstead Gardens. A cream polish that is very easy to apply with a good quality brush, buttery, and neither too thin nor thick, opaque in one medium coat or two thin ones if it’s your preference (I did two here), and the colour perfectly, mustardly on point. Love!

Nails Inc Hampstead Gardens
Konad Black
Born Pretty Clear Stamper
Born Pretty BP L009 plaque

Oldies but goodies: Nails, Inc Magnetic polishes – Vernis magnĂ©tiques!

Il y a quelques annĂ©es, les vernis magnĂ©tiques Ă©taient Ă  la mode, et depuis ils reviennent ici et lĂ … Voici un post sur trois vernis Nails Inc – pas rĂ©cents, mais fiables et d’excellente qualitĂ©. Le bouchon (qui n’est pas celui qui contient le pinceau) contient l’aimant, et avec un petit rebord qui permet de maintenir la bonne distance entre l’aimant et l’ongle tout en empĂȘchant un contact malencontreux entre les deux! Le pinceau est de bonne qualitĂ©, plat, ni trop large ni trop fin.

A few years ago, magnetic polishes were all the rage; and since then they come back into fashion from time to time. Here’s an article on three Nails Inc polishes – not new, but reliable and good quality. The magnet is on the removable lid (under which you have the actual lit with the brush) and has a little lid you can safely rest on your finger so the magnet is at the right distance from your nail while helping you avoid the dreaded magnet-to-wet-polish accident 😉 The brush is good quality, flat, neither too narrow or too wide.

The Strand

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Nails Inc The Strand

Un beau bleu mĂ©tallique, l’aimant du bouchon forme un motif Ă©toilĂ©. Il sĂšche vite, et une couche suffit si on ne veut pas obtenir d’effet magnĂ©tique. Je l’ai ici couplĂ© avec Pahlish Ace of Fours II, un crelly blanc avec des petites paillettes bleues lumineuses (3 couches pour ĂȘtre opaque). Au dĂ©but je voulais stamper des Ă©toiles ressemblant au motif magnĂ©tique sur Ace of Fours avec Strand, mais finalement… simple comme cela, ça m’a plu!

A beautiful metallic blue, the lid magnet forms a star pattern. It dries fast, and one coat is enough if you’re not aiming for a magnetic effect. I paired it with Pahlish Ace of Fours II, a white crelly with tiny, luminous blue flakes (3 coats for opacity). At first I had planned on stamping a star with Strand on Ace of Fours but I finally left it as it was, because I liked the way it looked!

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Nails Inc The Strand, one coat & without a magnet

Houses of Parliament

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Nails Inc Houses of Parliament

 

Trafalgar Square

2 coats.