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.

Jul 20, 2014

Rockjewel telling no lies with Colors By Llarowe The Great Pretender

I was a bit hesitant about this polish. I'd seen some swatches and they were beautiful, but still thought it might not be that different and special. But I still ordered it, need to make the most of the shipping cost :-)

And it is very beautiful! I couldn't capture the deep shimmer in my pictures, but it's there for sure! 

The color is a deep red, leaning to maroon. As said the shimmer is deep, it looks like more than the two coats that were needed for opacity. 
Application was ok. First coat very difficult to get even, but I applied a rich second layer that smoothed out the bald spots. 

Jul 16, 2014

Rockjewel feels fortunate with Pretty Jelly Elysian

Lovely Pretty Jelly Elysian is from the Spring Summer 2014 collection. It is a teal-leaning to blue polish with a beautiful, silky, linear holo with some green hints. I ordered this from Edgy Polish, but I have earlier also ordered some Pretty Jellies from Mei Mei

The formula is really good, two coats covers perfectly. No problems with the application. I could though wish for a wider brush, but it works ok. 

I can definitely recommend Pretty Jelly! There is a new, beautiful collection out now, Interstellar Dreams, but unfortunately not yet at any of the suppliers, thus at the moment only availble for US. So the rest of us will have to settle for this for now, but that ain't too bad, or what do you think?

Jul 14, 2014

Rockjewel feels at home with Pahlish Olea Europaea

Pahlish Olea Europaea took some time to charm me. It is a difficult color, a dark olive/army green, but the fantastic holo convinced me that I needed this. It is medium strong, lovely blue and orange flashes. I really love it! OK, it is a color better suited for fall than summer, but I don't care too much, I go more after my mood than season or weather.

The formula i surprisingly good. Another Pahlish I have was very difficult to apply, but this one went on smoothly. Two coats makes perfect.

Jul 12, 2014

Rockjewel stays awake with Emily de Molly Living After Midnight

Got this beauty, Emily de Molly Living After Midnight, from a blogsale. Or rather a bit like a consolation for another polish I wanted but did not get. I'm not too sad, this is really beautiful!

Living After Midnight is a deep red/purple/wine/plum (strike not wanted options) with a very strong linear holo. Lots of blue, strong flashes, stunning!
The formula is really good! Easy application, two coats.

Jul 10, 2014

Rockjewel is a late bloomer with Too fancy Lacquer Orchid Of 2014

I do like Too Fancy Lacquer Orchid Of 2014 very much. Too bad it is not reciprocated... I love the greyish-purplish pink but it makes my skin look kind of dirty. Oh well, I can look at the nails instead, they look nice :-D

The holo is linear, not very strong, a creamy-holo, but lovely with those purple and light blue flashes.

The formula is good, a bit thick but a drop or two of thinner will probably fix that. Two coats looks great! 

Jul 8, 2014

Rockjewel researches the beauty of Lilypad Lacquer Weird Cyance

Lilypad Lacquer have yet again created a lovely polish! 
This is Weird Cyance, a custom polish for one of the Lilypad-dedicated facebook groups I am a member of.  I actually joined this group after the first sign-up for it, so I was a bit sad. But then a new opportunity to order showed up and I was quick to sign up for it.

I do have a couple of similar Lilypads, but this one has a fantastic pink hue to it that the others don't have (not that they are in any way ugly). Too bad it was impossible to capture in the pictures... You have to settle with a lovely, light cyan color with a perfect scattered holo. Not bad, not bad at all.

The formula is Lilypad quality, two coats makes perfect, easy to apply. 

Jul 2, 2014

Rockjewel sings an alluring song with I Love Nail Polish Sirene

It is so difficult to describe the multichrome polishes, It is equally difficult to capture all the beauty of them in a photo. 
I have a bunch of multichrome polishes by now, mainly from Dance Legend and I Love Nail Polish. Some with holo effect added. I like them all a lot. Both brands are beautiful, good formula etc. etc.
This one is ILNP Sirene. It might be my favorite with all the color shifting, at least for now! It ranges from an icy turquoise to a deep forrest green, with burgundy and a zillion other nuances in between. I really love it!
As said, good formula. Some bald patches on the first coat but a second rich coat fixed that. 
Too bad I didn't get any outdoors photos, maybe next time.