Tuesday, February 26, 2013

China Glaze- It's A Trap-eze!

Hi everyone!

I picked up It's A Trap-eze! a while back when the Cirque Du Soleil had just came out. I'm slow at getting around to polishes sometimes.

It's A Trap-eze! is a a pretty different type of polish. I can say I don't have anything like it in my collection! There are lots of different color hex glitter in a milky white base. I spotted yellow, blue, green, red, pink and white glitter within it. There may be more colors that I'm not seeing. There are some medium sized hex glitter along with smaller sizes.

My bottle was a tiny bit too thick for my liking, but it wasn't too big of an issue. To spread out the glitter, you have to dab it in the area you'd like (like some other glitter polishes). Two coats were needed to make this opaque which is nice! After I put on top coat though, I did notice that all the glitter tended to make the overall finish a little lumpy, so I added two coats of top coat and it smoothed things out.

I really like this polish. I get sort of a birthday party vibe from this, so I'll be wearing it to my nephew's birthday party in a few weeks. Anyone else get that feeling? I guess it's just all the bright colors.


Friday, February 8, 2013

China Glaze- Kiwi Cool-Ada

I don't run into this problem much, but I have today.

I asked on my personal Facebook page what color I should paint my nails. One of my friends suggested neon green. Can do. I had Kiwi Cool-Ada I hadn't tried. Luckily nail polish comes off with a little work.

I really don't like this color! It's just not for me and it clashes with my skin tone. Not only that but my bottle is really thin and runny and the formula is streaky. After 4 coats you could still see my nail line. My camera couldn't take a decent picture either. I guess it had a "freak out"!

Not so great huh? I thought I'd really love this color, unfortunately I was wrong.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Layla Ceramic Effect- CE 52

 This is one of my picks from my birthday haul (which I should post!). I found it on clearance at Ulta for $6.99.

I'm not 100% sure if this is also called the Butterfly Effect, but I believe it is. My bottle doesn't say it, so I won't say it with certainty.

CE 52 is a purple jelly polish that is full of flakies that change from red to gold to green. I had absolutely no issues with the formula and I had full coverage within 3 coats. I've seen that this is a dupe for Nfu Oh 51 and while I don't have it to compare, I believe it is from my online searches.

Has anyone tried the other Ceramic Effect polishes? They look really interesting! I may pick up a few if I see them on sale.


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Layla Hologram Effect- Ultra Violet

This is one of my first real holographic polishes! I know, I'm late to the game. The sad thing was, about a week ago I was just telling myself how tired I was of holographic nail polish. I picked Ultra Violet and Ocean Rush up since they were on clearance at Ulta for $6.99. Awesome deal!

I would just like to say, I now know what all the hype is about. I couldn't stop staring at my nails all day! It's so gorgeous!

I didn't really look up how to apply these and I just did my normal routine. China Glaze base coat, 3 coats of Ultra Violet and OPI Rapidry top coat. I did have a problem with dragging and bald spots with this polish. I would do a coat and let it dry in-between, but the next coat would drag and make a a few bald spots. I fixed them with a light dab of polish and it seemed to fix the problem. I've heard some people say don't use a top coat or it will ruin the holographic finish, but I didn't run into that problem at all. I need to do some more research!

I have a new love for holographic polishes. Have any tips you'd like to share when working with holographic polishes? I'd love to know!