Aug 17, 2014

Rockjewel keeps up the pace with Girly Bits More Cowbells

Almost bought this just for the name, but of course I also liked the look of it. The name is from the Saturday Night Live sketch "More cowbells", so funny! Look it up on Youtube if you don't believe me :-) 
This is only my second Girly Bits, my first was Into The Night, also a lovely polish. I have one more Girly Bits polish waiting in my Helmer, and I suspect that there might be more in the future.

More Cowbells is a beautiful, light steel blue-grey with a soft holo. I think this is a perfect color when you want something a bit low-key but still not boring.

The formula is really good, two coats, no problems with the application. 

Even though it is really beautiful on itself I decided to do some stamping on it. I used three different Kiko Mirror Effect polishes for a gradient stamping. Used a pattern from a MoYou plate, the Sailor 07.

Aug 10, 2014

Rockjewel grows Lilypad flowers on ILNP Mega

I Love Nail Polish Mega is clean white polish with a strong linear holo. It is lovely on its own, maybe perfect for a bride? Or if you have a really nice tan it would be fantastic! I don't have that deep tan, but I decided to wear in anyway. 
One of the reasons I put it on was the sunday challenge in a stamping group on Facebook, Adventures In Stamping. The theme was Stamping on holo. I thought Mega would be perfect for a summer inspired nail art. 

I used two coats of Mega. It covered pretty good, but if I should use it on its own I would probably go for three coats, but I still think you might get away with two.
The formula is very good, easy to apply.

I stamped the leaves with Konad Princess Pop Green and the roses with Bubble Yummo from my favorite brand Lilypad Lacquer.

The result was a bit more messy that what I planned for, but I'm still quite content with the result. I think it breathes summer.

Aug 6, 2014

Rockjewel reveals a dark and a bright side with Lilypad The Angel Duo

The Angel Duo is a Norway Nails exclusive duo from Lilypad Lacquer. 
The dark polish is called Angel of the night and is a dark, somewhat blackened violet with a scattered holo and a bit of a textured finish. 
The light polish, Angel of the light, is almost white, with some violet tint and lots of shimmer. It has the same textured finish as the dark.
The holo effect is, as said, scattered, and more visible in the light polish. The dark need some more direct lighting to show the effect, but it is still very beautiful. Though difficult to capture in a photo...

I decided to do some stamping on this, shown in the bottom photos. I used Lilypad Almost Famous on Angel of the light, and Vylet silver on Angel of the night. The pattern is from a Cheeky XL plate. I was very happy with this and actually kept it for three days, that's unusual for me.

The formula is really good. I used two coats of both, but I think I might use three of Angel of light next time, there were tendencies to VNL in som angles. Angel of the night was more than opaque in two coats. Easy to apply, and also fairly easy to remove, for being a textured polish.

You can buy the duo here. Norway Nails have an excellent customer service and quick delivery.

Aug 1, 2014

Rockjewel had a premonition of the beauty of Nail Pattern Boldness Clairvoyant Visitor

I was a bit indecisive about the collection A Parliament Of Magpies by Nail Pattern Boldness. First look I thought they were stunning, all of them. Next look, naah, too much glitter and a bit strange color combinations. But finally I decided to buy the one I liked the most, Claivoyant Visitor. The color combo was more "normal", and to my taste. The glitters are a mix with gunmetal glitter with accent glitters in pink and magenta. It looks like it has a hint of dark mauve and not only grey. So pretty!

I bought it from Edgy, a Swedish webshop with great selection and quick and excellent service. I definitely think I need to take a third and fourth look at the other polishes in this collection and maybe put some of them on the wanted-list! 

The formula is really good and it is easy to apply. I think that three coats would cover real good on its own, but I chose to use Inglot 368 as "undies". It is a grey-to-mauve creme with some shimmer in, and it fit perfectly for this. Two coats of Clairvoyant Visitor and two coats of Olry Sec'N Dry to smooth out the finish.

These photos do not show the lovely blingy finish, but I promise that it is really stunning!

Jul 27, 2014

Rockjewel makes you green with envy with Emily de Molly Jealousy Makes You Nasty

Presenting Jealousy Makes You Nasty by Emily de Molly. Many of the EdM polishes I've seen have been glitter polish. Although most of them are very beautiful, they often have a bit larger glitters than I'm comfortable with on my curved nails. But there are exceptions, polishes with smaller glitters, and then we have the holos! And aren't they stunning? I got a bunch of them from Llarowe a while ago, and also a couple from Norway Nails. Some are a bit sheer, but others are, like JMYN, opaque in two easily applied coats. Thus a really good formula

Jealousy Makes You Nasty is really my kind of green. Green in general is a favorite color, and this type, quite dark with a blue note, is in the top five greens.

As any of Emily de Molly holo polishes this has a really strong holo. As you can se in the photos it shifts mostly in blue and green nuances, but there is also a bit of bronze flash in it.

Jul 24, 2014

Rockjewel is a felice donna with Darling Diva Bella Donna

I ordered a whole bunch of polishes from Darling Diva's White Witch collection, but i didn't order Bella Donna. I thought it was enough with the other blue polishes so I passed on this. What a fluke that one of the members in my birthday-polish group ordered this for my birthday month! Happy :-D

As the rest of this collection the holo effect is very strong and absolutely stunning! Bella Donna is bright violet, but a lot of the holo effect shifts strongly to different blue notes. I just love it! This could possibly be my most beautiful blue holo polish!

The formula is good! When I swatched it on a stick it looked like it would be necessary with three coats, but on my nails it was enough with two easly applied coats for an opaque result. 

Jul 22, 2014

Rockjewel is blown away by Smitten Polish Tornado Skies

Blogsales are great! Especially when you get your hands on a polish as lovely as Tornado Skies by Smitten polish.

Tornado Skies is a medium dark grey cream with a green-turquoise, deep shimmer. In some angles  and lightings it looks like a plain, but really nice, grey cream, in other lightings it has a green tone. Both colors looks great. But of course it is the shimmer that does it. As said it is not always visible, but still not too shy. 

The formula is ok. A bit patchy first coat but smoothe after a second coat. 

I thought this would be nice to stamp on, so I did. I used Lilypad Cayman Island Delight, Messy Mansion MM21, and I put on Gosh Matt Effect topcoat.