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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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When I’m Bored with My Nail Polish… #2

18 Mar

Some nail polishes last me more than 3 days and on days when I easily get bored with my nail colour yet lazy with doing the whole nine yards of cleaning my nails and changing the nail polish, I just think of ways to change the look of my nail polish. (Check my first post here).

Number 2: I use nail stickers.

(please excuse the price tag ;))

Nail stickers give a whole new look to plain nail polish. It is not only affordable but it is very easy to use, too. Nail stickers come in a wide range of imaginable designs.

My The Face Shop nail polish usually lasts me more than five days, so on the third day when I am bored looking at the same colour, I use nail stickers for a change. I just put the sticker on my nails in any way and number I want. There is no rule as to how you should put the stickers, so use your creativity when styling your nails.

Voila!

So, that’s how I styled my nails. Don’t forget to put a top coat on top (where else, right?;)) of the stickers to make them last longer.

Removing the stickers may be a little tricky, though, but a normal nail polish remover can do the job. It just takes extra time and patience 🙂

Have you tried nail stickers, too? Care to share?

Cheers 🙂