Sunday, 2 June 2019

Rocket Man - Different Dimension

I receieved this stunning polish from a recent order from Rainbow Connection UK - it sold out almost immediately and it's hardly surprising!

Rocket Man is described as a baby blue crelly with added aurora shimmers, iridescent color shifting flakies, and holographic microflakies and it is a total beauty!!


I used 2 coats in all these photos - you may need 3 depending on your application style.  It really is a stunning polish - the flakies glow so prettily in the baby blue base.  I am in love!


There is little to no texture issues with this as the flakies lie very flat so I only needed one coat of glossy top coat (in this case, Nail Artisan's glossy top coat). 


Thankfully we have a lovely sunny morning this morning so you can see how well the flakies glow, but they show very clearly even in the shade.


And finally, some combo pics cos you know I love them!!!



This polish is available now on Rainbow Connection UK at https://rainbow-connection.co.uk/collections/different-dimension/products/rocket-man - be aware, it has a low stock warning so get in there quickly!!!

You can purchase I Like It On Top glossy top coat on https://www.nail-artisan.co.uk/product-category/i-like-it-on-top-top-coat

Enjoy!

Saturday, 1 June 2019

Luciferin - Quixotic Polish

Despite being mega busy swatching recently, I've also had time to use some other polishes too.  This one is called Luciferin and it's from a new brand to me, Quixotic Polish.  This was made specially for a combo box called For The Love of Polish box.  This is a monthly box and is run jointly by the brands Polished for Days and Pahlish and they invite another brand to join them.  This polish is from the February box (yes, it can take me a while to use the polishes!) and the box theme was Bioluminescent. 


Luciferin is described as a crimson red nail polish lit with color shifting red/gold/green shimmer, holographic sparkles and delicate glowing indigo flakes.  You can see the flakes in the picture above and the one below.


I adore the flakes in this polish which makes it more of a statement polish than a standard red.

The pictures below show three coats with a glossy top coat.  It was lovely to apply, and the flakies are beautifully evident.






Unfortunately this polish isn't available anymore - it's created specially for this box alone.  However, Rainbow Connection UK is currently stocking Quixotic Polish so you can grab yourself an equally stunning polish.

If you want any more information on the For The Love of Polish box, check out their Instagram account on https://www.instagram.com/fortheloveofpolishbox/

Friday, 31 May 2019

Launch Day!!! Nail Artisan Cosmetics

Well today is launch day on Nail Artisan Cosmetics - Alexandra will launch her debut collection at 8.00 pm GMT tonight... how incredibly exciting! Below are my pics of all the polishes I've been so incredibly honoured to swatch for her.  Make sure to jump on https://www.nail-artisan.co.uk/product-category/nail-artisan-cosmetics-2/nail-polishes and grab your favourites! There are 20 creme polishes, 6 multichrome/shimmer polishes and a flakie/shimmer topper!

First up is my namesake, Celine, a beautiful dusky baby pink shade.  Perfection in 2 easy coats and very very glossy.  Pictured here is the fab glossy finish, with matte top coat and with Northern Lights, the flakie topper.


Then we have Florence, a bright creme polish, 2 easy coats ... beautiful! Pictured here in it's very glossy state but also with matte top coat and Northern Lights, the new flakie topper!


Then we have Bianca, a glorious white creme which, again is 2 easy coats, very easily self levelling, glossy as anything and just beautiful.  Pictured with matte top coat and Northern Lights.


Coral Me Not! is the first multichrome shimmer polish I tried... I loved it, coral is one of my favourite colours.  It changes from coral to orange to hot pink, depending on the light, all with an underlying golden shimmer.  This was 3 coats and is pictured with glossy top coat, matte top coat and Northern Lights.


Then we have Grace, a dark grey polish that comes alive on the nail.  Super super glossy, this is 2 easy coats ... pictured with matte top coat and Northern Lights topper too.


Ahhh Susi, possibly one of my favourites of the collection - this glorious bright blue polish was a dream.. again 2 easy coats, super glossy finish.  Pictured with matte top coat and Northern Lights too.


Last but far from least is Witching Hour, the second of the multichrome/shimmer polishes that moves from dark teal with hints of purple at the outer edges - this has a metallic look but is very smooth in application.  This is, yet again, 2 easy coats and I think this one looks really good with matte top coat but I think it shows off Northern Lights the best of all the polishes!!!


So, as a final word, all the polishes were amazing.  I couldn't fault them, all bar Coral Me Not! were two perfect coats, butter smooth to apply, perfectly self levelling and super super glossy even without top coat.  I cannot honestly believe this is a debut collection at all .... but I'm not surprised as Alexandra from Nail Artisan Cosmetics has many years of experience behind her.  I think if you purchase any of these polishes, you will be very very happy with the results.

All of them go on sale at 8.00 pm tonight, GMT, and are available from https://www.nail-artisan.co.uk/product-category/nail-artisan-cosmetics-2/nail-polishes.  You can also purchase her Glossy Top Coat, Matte Top Coat, vitamin enriched Base Coat and Northern Lights, the new flakie topper.  I have used them all with these swatches and I'm bowled over with the quality.

Any creme polish will be £5.99 each, any multichrome will be £7.50 each and the topper will be priced at £7.99.  If you want to purchase the full Dusk Till Dawn Collection, this will be £42.50.

So to end this glorious swatching adventure, here are some mega combo pics... I wish Alexandra huge congratulations on her incredibly high quality products but also massive good luck with her launch tonight!



Thursday, 30 May 2019

Northern Lights - Nail Artisan Cosmetics

So the final polish I have to show from the debut collection by Nail Artisan Cosmetics and it's a shimmer/flakie topper called Northern Lights. 

In the interests of disclosure and clarity, this was gifted to me for my honest opinion and all words and pictures are entirely my own.


Northern Lights is described as a stunning topper with a multichrome shimmer that shifts pink to green, iridescent flakes and curled holo flakes. It will dry with a very slight texture, therefore a layer of top coat is recommended.

Below I'm going to show you a whole load of photos showing Northern Lights on the various polishes I've already reviewed - this is going to be pic heavy so hang on to your hats!


Northern Lights on Celine, a dusty baby pink creme.


Northern Lights on Florence, a bright lilac creme.


Northern Lights on Coral Me Not!, a coral/hot pink multichrome with golden shimmer.


Northern Lights on Susi, a bright turquoise blue creme.


Northern Lights on Bianca, a bright white creme.


Northern Lights on Witching Hour, a blue/purple metallic multichrome polish.


And, finally, Northern Lights on Grace, a dark grey creme.

Northern Lights is part of the Dusk Till Dawn Collection which will be launch on 31 May at 8.00 pm on https://www.nail-artisan.co.uk/. The collection will consist of 20 cremes, Northern Lights and 6 Multichromes.

Any creme polish will be £5.99 each, any multichrome will be £7.50 each and the topper will be priced at £7.99.  If you wanted to purchase the full Dusk Till Dawn Collection, this will be £42.50.

Huge thanks to Alexandra from Nail Artisan Cosmetics for trusting me to swatch for her but also for calling one of her polishes for me... I am beyond chuffed and proud and I wish her so many positive vibes for this, the very first of her collections!!!


Grace - Nail Artisan Cosmetics

Grace is one of the new cremes in the debut Core Collection from Nail Artisan Cosmetics - it's a dark grey and I liked it in the bottle but it wasn't the one I was drawn to first.  I was WRONG! Oh boy ... I loved this colour!!!

In the interests of disclosure and clarity, this was gifted to me for my honest opinion and all words and pictures are entirely my own.


This is a really dark grey and is very very glossy on the nail.  It applies beautifully, buttery smooth and it's two easy coats to opacity.


See how shiny it is? These pics are two coats and I've used Nail Artisan Cosmetic's Top Coat (which you do need to try out because it's fab) and I love it with my skin tone.



Here I've used Nail Artisan Cosmetic's Matte Top Coat and it gives a really smooth velvety finish - this would be an incredible base for nail art.



Grace turned out to be one of my absolute favourites of the collection!

Grace is part of the Core Collection from Nail Artisan Cosmetics which will be launch on 31 May at 8.00 pm on https://www.nail-artisan.co.uk/. The collection will consist of 20 cremes, a flakie/shimmer topper and the Dusk Till Dawn collection of 6 Multichromes - keep an eye on the blog for more information about these!

Any creme polish will be £5.99 each, any multichrome will be £7.50 each and the topper will be priced at £7.99.  If you wanted to purchase the full Dusk Till Dawn Collection, this will be £42.50.

Huge thanks to Alexandra from Nail Artisan Cosmetics for trusting me to swatch for her but also for calling one of her polishes for me... I am beyond chuffed and proud and I wish her so many positive vibes for this, the very first of her collections!!!


Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Witching Hour - Nail Artisan Cosmetics

Prepare yourself, this one is amazing! Witching Hour is a blue/purple shifting metallic sheen multichrome and it's brand new from the Dawn Till Dusk debut collection by Nail Artisan Cosmetics - and it's a real beauty!

In the interests of disclosure and clarity, this was gifted to me for my honest opinion and all words and pictures are entirely my own.


You can see that this is a really beautiful polish - and it's an easy two coater, buttery in texture and is simply a joy to use. 


I tried to capture the blue to purple shift but I'm not sure I did but how lovely this this polish? It's got a real depth on the nail.


It is smooth to apply and smooth on the nail, no texture at all.  These pics show it with a layer of Nail Artisan's Top Coat which makes it so very shiny.


I am actually not the biggest fan of multichromes but this one I really love and I think it really worked with my skin tone too.



Here is the polish with a coat of Nail Artisan Cosmetics Matte Top Coat which gives it a velvety matte finish and it really gives it a metallic look which is very on trend.


This polish is simply a beauty... you will definitely need it in your collection! I actually don't think I have anything like it at all which is saying something, given the number of polishes I own!!!

Witching Hour is part of the Dusk Till Dawn Collection and it will be released on 31 May at 8.00 pm GMT along with a 20 piece creme Core Collection on https://www.nail-artisan.co.uk/. The collection will consist of 20 cremes, a flakie/shimmer topper and the Dusk Till Dawn collection of 6 Multichromes - keep an eye on the blog for more information about these!

Any creme polish will be £5.99 each, any multichrome will be £7.50 each and the topper will be priced at £7.99.  If you wanted to purchase the full Dusk Till Dawn Collection, this will be £42.50.

Huge thanks to Alexandra from Nail Artisan Cosmetics for trusting me to swatch for her but also for calling one of her polishes for me... I am beyond chuffed and proud and I wish her so many positive vibes for this, the very first of her collections!!!


Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Bianca - Nail Artisan Cosmetics

Bianca is the fifth of the fantastic creme polishes sent to me by Nail Artisan Cosmetics and forms part of the Core Collection of creme polishes that are brand new from Alexandra.  

In the interests of disclosure and clarity, this was gifted to me for my honest opinion and all words and pictures are entirely my own.


Oh my Goodness... I adore this! White white white and a fabulous polish... smooth and shiny and a perfect two coater.  This you could wear just alone, plain and simple which is a really classic look, especially if you've a darker skin tone or a tan.  It would also be a fantastic base for nail art (which, of course, I should have done but d'oh, didn't!).


The polish is so shiny, buttery smooth to apply, and is the perfect formula.  Can you tell I like it?


Excuse the tiny flakies on my cuticles - I was wearing a flakie polish before this and they can tend to stick to the skin on removal.


How pretty is this?


And with Nail Artisan's Matte top coat? Oh boy, it's a stunner! I just love this look!


So, suffice to say that I love this polish - it applies like a dream, perfect two coater, shiny as a shiny thing even without top coat (but I'd always advise top coat if you want your mani to last) and it's a beauty!  You need this, believe me!!!

Bianca will be part of the Core Collection from Nail Artisan Cosmetics which will be launch on 31 May at 8.00 pm on https://www.nail-artisan.co.uk/. The collection will consist of 20 cremes, a flakie/shimmer topper and the Dusk Till Dawn collection of 6 Multichromes - keep an eye on the blog for more information about these!

Any creme polish will be £5.99 each, any multichrome will be £7.50 each and the topper will be priced at £7.99.  If you wanted to purchase the full Dusk Till Dawn Collection, this will be £42.50. 

Huge thanks to Alexandra from Nail Artisan Cosmetics for trusting me to swatch for her but also for calling one of her polishes for me... I am beyond chuffed and proud and I wish her so many positive vibes for this, the very first of her collections!!! 






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