July 2013 | Alexis Adrienne

16.7.13

NOTD: Essie First Timer

Hey all,

Here's another mani which is 'from the vault' - Essie First Timer. It's a cool-toned but not quite teal green in a lovely, saturated formula that is perfect in 2 coats. It never ceases to amaze me that I somehow manage to get less blogging done when I don't have uni. Sigh.


Regular posts coming soon, lovelies x

8.7.13

Swatch & Review: Dollish Polish Crystal Empire

Hey everyone!

I'll be reviewing Dollish Polish's creation known as Crystal Empire from her Cartoon Collection. It has a clear base with a stunning combination of "...Stars, Moons circle & square glitters in shades of Pink, Purple, Fuchsia, Turquoise, and White all in a clear base that can be layered over a variety of shades to make one bewitching manicure!" I might mention that the circle glitters are holo, which added a really lovely effect. I chose to wear 2 coats of it over a gradient of Illamasqua Wink and Essie Borrowed and Blue.


Some of you may be able to tell I did this mani a little while ago as my nails are no longer square, they're much rounder now. I found that I did have to fish a little bit for the larger glitters, but it wasn't too much trouble. I applied one coat of Gelous before my usual top coat to ensure it was smooth. Overall, I am SUPER stoked about how this mani turned out and might do it again with my nails rounded!

Lexie :) x

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