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The Face Shop BL604 and experimenting with flakies and glitters

6 Jun

Because I’m feeling a little blue, I decided to use my metallic blue nail polish from The Face Shop, BL 604. I got this a long time ago and I used it only twice. Surprisingly, the consistency is still dependable, it’s not thick and runny and very easy to apply. Its colour pay off is also good, that’s why with just one coat, you’re good to go.

The Face Shop BL604

I decided to just use one coating of BL604 because I want to experiment with glitters and flakies. I first decided to use essence Glisten Up on top of the blue nail polish. It turned out a little too green for my liking and has masked the blue-ness of the base colour. The jelly base of Glisten Up was coloured green and not sheer so I decided to try Crayon glitter nail polish (I’ll double check its name later) instead. The glitter nail polish comprises of hexagon and round holographic glitters as well as microglitters and are suspended on a sheer purple jelly base.

Apart from the flakies, the glitters just look like plain silver glitters in dim or outdoor lighting. But when blurred or pictured at a different angle or lighting, beautiful colours come out.

I think holographic glitters are good with dark nail polish, although I have yet to try them with a light coloured polish.

What do you think? Do you also like nail polish with holographic glitters? Which ones are your favourites? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂

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essence Glisten Up

5 May

Hi everyone! I would like to show you a swatch of essence Glisten Up. Glisten Up is a sheer aqua green nail polish with green/ neon-ish green with holographic microglitters. I used Caronia Blue Chill as my base colour and I was glad to choose a complementary colour.

Caronia Blue Chill 1 and 2 coats (nos. 1 & 2) – essence Glisten Up 1 and 2 coats (nos. 3 & 4)

(I’m sorry for the picture quality…)

Caronia Blue Chill swatch (in first picture)

Products Used: Revlon Top Coat – essence Glisten Up – Caronia Blue Chill – Skinfood Nail Vita Base Coat

Like I have mentioned in my earlier posts, I am not really a “green” person but trying this nail polish combination definitely made me a convert. The green is actually a “feel good” colour that is easy and pleasant to the eyes.

What I especially like about using Glisten Up and Blue Chill is that a duochrome effect was created as a result of the combination.

The mixed colour is very pleasing to the eyes. Looking at my nails gave me a cooler disposition in this very hot Bangkok weather. My nails even remind me of the ocean and mermaids. I really can’t help but look at my nails all the time. What do you think?

And now, I want to go to the beach! 🙂

Hope you all have a happy weekend!

Cheers 🙂