May 30, 2014

Rockjewel drinks Mojito with Colors by Llarowe Mojito

Mojito is one of my favorite drinks. What's not to like about it? Rum, lime and mint leaves, really fresh! Of course I must have a polish with the name Mojito, especially since it is as beautiful as this is, by Colors by Llarowe

The formula is good, two easily applied coats is perfect. As always I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails as base coat and Orly Sec'N Dry as top coat.

These pictures were taken outdoors, not something I do very often. I normally take my pictures in the evening so it is not often I have this good conditions, a lovely sunny day.

May 19, 2014

Rockjewel is not scared off by the lovely Pretty Jelly House of Usher

Pretty Jelly is a new brand for me. Ordered three of them from Mei Mei's Signatures and I am glad I did! They look great!
House of Usher is not overwhelming in holo or stunning color, but this polish have a beautiful finish and a lovely color shift in the scattered holo.
The base is a medium purple-grey, shifting in dark purple nuances and also a tiny hint of pink and silver.

The formula is good, two coats covers and application is quite easy. There are some new Pretty Jelly that I really want, and now I know it's good quality. 

May 17, 2014

Rockjewel polish with Polish polish Wibo, a polish from Poland

Excuse the bad grammar and the play on words, but I couldn't resist :-D

This is a polish I bought in Krakow last summer. Lovely city, visit if you have a chance! Interesting city, old history, modern history, good food, shopping and much more.

I bought a lot of nail polish, many of them of this brand, Wibo. The quality is good, and since they cost nearly nothing it is defnitely worth buying a lot, complete your collection with basic colors and also fun colors and finishes. 
Tnis Wibo polish is from the Last & Shine collection. A periwinkle blue with at fine shimmer finish. The formula is good, two coats. A few bald spots after first coat but easily fixed with the second coat.

May 16, 2014

Rockjewel welcomes spring with Darling Diva A Christmas Story

OK, it's the wrong season. I know. I don't care, shiny things are suitable anytime, anyday. 
This is A Christmas Story by Darling Diva. I don't know how many times I put in the shopping cart, removed it and then put it back again. It was like "Oh it is lovely" "No, it's too much glitter" "Ooohhh shinyyyy" "No wrong time of year" again and again. Finally I let it come to my home, and it is shiny! And beautiful! These pictures are not even close to what it looks like irl. 

The formula is good, easy to apply. It is possible to get opacity with three coates, but I chose to put on Inglot No. 924 as undies and then two coats of ACS. 
I think it has just the right proportion of green glitter in the red. Or what do you think? 

May 11, 2014

Rockjewel goes on and on with Arcane Lacquer Infinity

It has been too long since my last blog post. I have put on polish and taken photos during these weeks, but haven't had the time to fix the photos and write the blog posts. Now I have six folders with photos waiting to be published, better get on with the work. I hope I will be able to put them all up during next week.

I start with a lovely glitter polish from Arcane Lacquer, Infinity. First I didn't want to buy it, I think glitter polishes are beautiful but seldom use them since they are so difficult to remove. It is a lot easier with peel-off base, but I need to test that a few more times to see how long it lasts. Don't want to arrive at a party with only half o my nails painted ;-)
As you understand I went ahead and bought it anyway. I love this color so I could not resist. 

The formula is really good. A bit gooey, but no problems at all to get the glitter evenly placed on the nail. Good coverage, two coats is enough, no undercoat. I put two coats of Orly Sec'n Dry to get a smooth finish, if you use Seche Vite one coat is probably enough. And it is beautiful without top coat too.
You can buy the polish from Arcane Lacquer Etsy shop