Hi everybody! I’m on vacation right now and I was planning on doing an unboxing post today, but I stupidly deleted my photos and didn’t have time to take new ones. But I’ll just say I wasn’t impressed with my Birchbox again this month. I’m going to give it one more try and then cancel it if I don’t like it. But anyway, I decided to share some polishes I worked on recently. I’ll definitely be releasing a few of them, but I think 9 similar polishes may be too much. All of these polishes are made with a small amount of pigment and a lot of micro flakies. Each polish has just two colors of flakies. A, D, and F have two different purple flakies. B, G, and H have two different blue flakies. And C, E, and I have pink and orange flakies. It’s cool how different they turned out with just a little pigment of different colors/shades. Which ones would you like to see released? I’m really fond of A, B, C, and D the most.
I really bummed myself out earlier this month. I went to help out with my son’s class for their ladybug day. They hatched and raised ladybugs and they were doing activities before releasing them. I realized after I did my galaxy mani that I should have done ladybug nails! I still thought ladybugs would be cute and I did get compliments on them. Please excuse the tip wear on this one, I didn’t get to take the photo right away. I used all Zoya polishes for this one. I started with a base of Rekha, let it dry, then painted Raven on for the head, wing separation, and the spots with a nail art brush. When that was dry I used the same brush to paint the white patterns on the heads with Purity. I used HK Girl top coat to smooth it all out. I’m pretty happy with how this mani came out overall. I’m looking forward to getting back into doing more nail art!
So I knew that I wanted to give galaxy nails another shot. This time I changed up the colors a bit. I started with a base of Zoya Raven and then sponged on China Glaze Snow.
Now is where I start to get a little lost… I may have forgotten which colors I used next. I can’t remember what pink I used, maybe a Sinful Colors polish that I just got. And I believe I used a purple China Glaze after that.
Now I know I used China Glaze Frostbite for the blue and then topped it with Gothic Gala Lacquer’s Krystal Sparkle. I did the stars with Snow again but I’m thinking I should have skipped the white stars and done some big glitter or maybe just tiny silver stars.
Here’s the final product. Overall I like how the colors turned out, but I think I ruined it with the stars. That’s pretty much what happened with the last galaxy mani too. Next time I swear I’ll do better!
So some of you know that I work at a donut shop, and Friday, June 6th was National Donut Day. I don’t normally work on Fridays but I was asked to come in to help out. I thought it would be pretty cool to do donut nails. I used all Zoya colors for this mani, I find they are great for nail art like this because they have a thinner consistency but are still very pigmented. I started with a base of Flynn and then painted on Louise and Purity with the regular polish brushes for the icing. Then I used a toothpick at a slight angle to paint on the sprinkles. I used Shelby, Pippa, Arizona, Robyn, Josie, and Reagan for those. I wanted to use more of a purple instead of Shelby, but for some very odd reason I don’t have any purple creme Zoyas! I got a lot of compliments on my nails on Friday and Saturday while at work. I’ll definitely have to do more food manis soon!
It’s Wednesday again! Time for Part 2 of the Burlesque Girls collection from Gothic Gala Lacquers.
First up this week is Opal Jamila, a silver holo with silver micro glitter. This one is a little thick and I got a little streaking on the first coat but it’s opaque in 2 coats and the streaking goes away. Itdries a little textured but smoothes out just fine with a top coat. I feel the holo would be a little bit stronger if it were a tad bit thinner, but that’s very easy to do on your own with polish thinner. The glitter is visible in the bottle but when I applied the polish it kind of blended in. I think I would have liked it with either no glitter, more glitter, or possibly a darker glitter. (L no flash, R flash)
Next is Gyspsy Rose Lee, a dark pink holo. This is one of the rare times I like a pink polish. It’s on the thicker side but it’s also very pigmented and has great holo. You can get away with one thicker coat or two thin ones and like most of the other GGL polishes, it dries pretty quick. (L no flash, R flash)
And this is Dannie Diesel, a deep blue holo. I was so excited about this one especially, it’s so pretty! It has a good consistency, pigmentation, and holo. You can also do 1-2 coats with this polish. It dried fast and cleaned up pretty easy with no staining. (L no flash, R flash)
And last from the Burlesque Girls collection is Krystal Sparkle which consists of different colored shimmer a flakies. This polish can be used on it’s own in several coats or as a topper. To me it’s a little hard to see all the different colors over light or bright polish, but it looks gorgeous over black, maybe I’ll use it for my next galaxy mani. This one is a little thick too, but that works because you only need one coat for a topper to get good coverage.
My overall thoughts on the Burlesque Girls collection are very positive. Pretty much all the polishes dry quickly and go on nice and smooth. As stated before, some are a little thick for my liking, but it’s easy to make them thinner. The colors are amazing! I was really excited to see some brighter colors from Gothic Gala Lacquers this time around, and it seems like there will be more in the near future. The polishes from this collection are $9 each or $65 for the whole collection, and I highly recommend getting them all!
And now for an added bonus, Astrid! This one was sent to me by mistake instead of Dannie Diesel so for the trouble Samantha had to go through to get the right polish to me I figured I could at least add it to my review. Astrid is a dark blue metallic with scattered holo. It’s so pretty and goes on nicely in 1-2 coats. I was not upset at all that she mixed them up! You can get Astrid for $8.50, a great price for this polish.