Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pretty & Polished - I'm Wonka for Willy! (color changing thermal nail polish)

Shame on me for leaving this polish between the untrieds for sooo long! I bought this polish a year ago and only yesterday I took these pictures to show you this colorful thermal nail polish.
Ofcourse the polish is just as lovely as it was a year ago, but now I'm just being mean by showing it to you, because it is sold out now. Sorry about that.

This is Pretty & Polished - I'm Wonka for Willy! A thermal that changes from purple (cold) to light grey (warm) and it has alot of bright yellow and purple hex glitter in it.



Unfortunalely I couldn't get my hands to warm up, so I made a nice warm cup of tea and held my nails above the hot tea so I could show you how this polish looks in its warm state. 



The polish looks at it's best in the transitional state, there are so many colors between purple and grey, I didn't expect that! There is some, blue, periwinkle and teal, really pretty!!! 



Application was a bit tricky. The polish is a bit thin and the glitter drags to the tips of your nails. You have to do some serious glitter placement for the first two coats. I did 4 thin coats for complete coverage topped with 2 coats topcoat to make it look smooth and glossy. 

The color changes easily and watching it change is pure entertainment! Who needs Netflix if you got thermal nail polish ;-)
I have used other thermals from Pretty and Polished (Tomboyish and May Flowers) and all of them change quickly with the slightest change of temperature.



I hope you enjoyed watching this fun thermal. And don't you just love the name????
This polish is sold out, but Pretty & Polished has many more gorgeous polishes in their shop!

Thank you so much for watching!
Have a great day :-)

Love, Inge (PolishSis)


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday with Jindie Nails beTrixed

So after not participating in the GOT Polish Challenge for over 2 months (due to a broken laptop) I'm finally posting again and just in time for the Indie theme! Yesss!

This is a mani I did with Jindie Nails beTrixed: tiny matte lime and turquoise glitter with a little bit bigger pink and black glitter. It's so pretty!
First time I wore this, my friends commented how it reminded them of Monet's waterlilies.

I'm wearing two coats of beTrixed over a bright blue creme base.

Because the GOT Polish Challenge is all about nailart, I decided to add a dotticure on two nails, using colors that match the lovely beTrixed. But to be honest: this polish is best on it's own.


I hope you enjoyed watching this lovely Indie!

Next weeks theme is 'Ignored for too long' and I have another indie for that, can't wait to wear it for the first time! Come back next week to find out wich indie has been ignored by me!

Check out more this weeks GOT Polish Challenge by clicking on the links below:

   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   


Thank you for watching!

Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

OPI - You Are So Outta Lime! + Yes Love Glow In The Dark glitter topcoat

This is the last day of my 2 week vacation. During my vacation I decided to wear really bright nail polishes, just because, you know...vacation!!!!!!
This was the mani during the first week of our vacation. As you can probably see there is some minor tipwear, these pictures are taken after 4 full days of wear (looks still pretty good don't you think? Gotta love OPI!)

OPI You Are So Outta Lime! is an amazing neon green. Not too neon though, it has a hint of creamy pastel in it. But without being chalky or streaky. And the color is just lovely.
The application surprised me: OPI advises you to wear the polish over a white base, but why should you do that if you get perfect coverage in just two coats?

This is the first Yes Love I've ever tried, it is supposed to be glow in the dark, but I didn't see any of that. Not even after holding my nails under a really bright light. Besides that, it has very pretty neon glitters in it so no biggie, I'm not sleeping with my eyes open anyway.

Thank you so much for watching and I wish you a lovely Sunday! 

Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday - Splatter manicure with China Glaze 'OMG' and China Glaze 'Harmony'

I decided to try the splatter manicure. It looked very easy, I've seen a million good splatter manicures on the web, so I grabbed some straws and huffed and puffed the polish on my nails.
Well, it was not as easy as I thought it would be. You have to be very precise in the amount of polish you use; if you use too much you get a big ugly blob of polish on your nails. If you use too little, the polish sticks to the straw and doesn't come on your nails, no matter how hard you blow into the straw. 

Polishes used:
W7 Matt Black 
China Glaze - Harmony
China Glaze OMG
Hema Matte topcoat

Am I glad with the result? Hmmm, not so much, but my first time could have been worse ;-)
I do like the randomness of it, not sure yet if this is something I would wear as a full mani though.

This weeks GOT Polish Chasllenge was "Lilac"

Click on the links below for all the other girls that are participating in the GOT Polish Challenge
   
   

Thank you so much for watching!
Have a great day :-)

Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Hunkemöller - 'Blue'.

One of Hollands biggest underware-, nightware- and beachwarestores Hunkemöller has added some beauty products to their collection, I didn't know about it until I had to exchange a gift and found some nail polishes on the checkout counter. I didn't have the time to check them all out, but this blue immediately catched my attention.
Color:
The creative name of this polish is 'Blue'. The base is indeed a beautiful cornflower blue, but there is a very heavy pink shimmer in it that transforms this color to so much more than just 'blue'. The pink shimmer is strong (even stronger in real life than in these pictures) and gives this polish a magical glow.
If I could re-name this polish, I would call it Poolside Fairy.

Application:
The brush is thin and very flexible, almost too flexible. You need a steady hand, some patience and a light touch to keep the brush on your nail and not let it slip against your cuticles. The polish itself is a bit thin and runny, but again if you apply it slowly and with a little patience, it will not flood your cuticles. I only used two coats for these pictures.


I love finding nail polish in unexpected places :-)
This polish costs only 3 Euro and is available in alot of Hunkemöller stores (not all of them) and in the Hunkemöller webshop.
I think these nail polishes are a nice addition to the Hunkemöller collection of underwear, homewear and especially to their beachwear. Now you have no excuse not to match or intentionally mismatch your nails to your bikini (or in my case: tankini)!

Hey Dutchies, hebben jullie ze al gespot bij de Hunkemoller? Ik heb dus niet zo goed gekeken hoe de andere kleuren er in het echt uitzien, maar hebben jullie nog nagellak van de Hunkemoller gekocht die naast deze ook nog de moeite waard zijn? Met deze ben ik al erg blij, van mij had het flesje wel groter mogen zijn, lekker zomers deze toch? Laat me maar weten als er nog een kleurtje is waarvoor ik zeker terug moet naar de winkel!

Thank you so much for watching!!!
I hope you all have a great day :-)

Lots of Love,
Inge (PolishSis)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday - Rescue Beauty Lounge "Look Rich, Be Cheap"

Oh how I love the name of this polish!
In 2009 Rescue Beauty Lounge released a small collection of three glitter polishes, "Look Rich, be Cheap", "Locavore" and "Frugalista". I immediately fell head over heels in love with them and paid a small fortune to get these gems and have them shipped to Holland.
This might seem weird to you now, but in 2009 a multicolored glitter polish with full coverage was a rare thing! And besides that, they were just gorgeous.

So for this weeks Golden Oldie Thursday 'With Bling', I'm showing you Look Rich, be Cheap.
RBL Look Rich Be Cheap is a mix of gold and purple glitter, this is two coats.
Very shiny and perfect for a party or to brighten up a gloomy day :-)

Now when I look at the pictures I made, I feel like a fool to add those huge purple rhinestones to my accentnail, they do not match the polish at all. The polish is much too classy for that.

With al the colorful crazy glitter polishes the indies offer us, we are hard to impress nowadays with just any glitter polish. I don't think if this collection would have been released in 2014, i would have paid the big bucks for it. But it's a nice little collection for my stash :-)


If you want to see the other ladies' take on GOT "with bling", check out the links below!

   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   



Saturday, May 3, 2014

Catrice Luxury Lacquers - Chromeo & Julia

A limited edition duo-chrome nail polish by Catrice called Chromeo & Julia.
Completely opaque in one coat, but I did two coats because the first coat was very sloppy and had some streaks in it because of that.
The duo-chrome effect is very strong, stronger than it may appear on the pictures. Sometimes my nails are completely a fiery golden color, sometimes they are a bright metallic reddish pink, most of the time it looks like I have a sunset on my nails.

I really like this polish, and the fact that it's a onecoater makes me like it even more. Oh and it dried really fast too!

This is a limited edition polish, I bought it at Kruidvat a few weeks ago, I don't know if it it still available.

I took the pictures this morning after a full day (and night) of wear, as you can see the tipwear is minimal.


I took the pictures early this morning. There is no direct sunlight in the livingroom in the morning, so I squatted on the ground before my front door in my homewear to take these pictures. Fortunately no neighbors passed by :-)

Thank you so much for watching!
Enjoy your weekend!

XXX Inge (PolishSis)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge - May 1st - Flowers

This weeks theme is Flowers. I ordered some waterdecals from Born Pretty Store a few weeks back and used one of them for the nail on my ringfinger

On my index and pink I did a simple watermarble, which turned out quite nice on the indexfinger. On my pinky the watermarble didn't look the way I wanted it to, but this was only the second time I tried to watermarble, so it can only get better :-)

The waterdecals from Born Pretty Store are really easy to apply and you get a good wear out of them. Only thing is that they are probably made for those elegant small Asian nails and not for my big wide European nails. But there are enough decals that fit some of my nails, so I use them as an accent, not for an entire mani.


I think the floral theme is very well chosen on this first day of May!
I'm already thinking about my mani of may 8th as the theme is neon and I love my neons!

Want to see more Floral mani's? Check out these ladies:

   

    An InLinkz Link-up
   



Thank you so much for watching!
Love, Inge (PolishSis)

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Golden Oldie Thursday (GOT) Polish Challenge - 'Something Tropical'

For this weeks GOT Polish Challenge, the theme was 'something Tropical'.
I made a gradient inspired by a tropical sunset with flowers and studs.
It did not come out the way I wanted it to, but this is my take on this weeks challenge:

First I painted my nails white, when it dried I used a makeup sponge for the gradient. All polished used are several years old, as is the point with this challenge. After the gradiënt dried I stamped flowers on it with a Konad plate and Konad black stamping polish and added a bright blue stud on each flower.

In real life it looked amazing, trust me! The colors looked much brighter, the gradiènt looked smooth and the stamping looked great. and then came the macro-shot :-(
I hate the macro-shot for ruining my tropical mani.

Despite how my mani showed up on the pictures, I do like the gradient. I will do more attempts to get it perfect.

So this was my tropical manicure for this week. I'm not happy with how the pictures turned out, but still the colors look nice together.

I'm really looking forward to next weeks challenge, the theme for may 1st is flowers and I have some great decals I want to use for it!


Thank you so much for watching!!!
And don't forget to check out all the other participants in this challenge!

   
   

XXX Inge (PolishSis)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Party-nails with Jindie Nails - 'Eclectric' (glitter gradient over pink)

This week I used Misa 'Party in the Masquerade' for the Golden Oldie Thursday Polish Challenge. On Friday my friends and I went to a party (called '30-Something' in Tivoli Utrecht) and I decided to use this bright color topped with Jindie Nails 'Eclectric' for my colorful party nails!

Jindie Nails Eclectric is a clear-based confetti topper. It is very densely packed with every size, shape and color matte glitter. Round, hexe, square, bars, moons, stars...and many more.
Just look at the bottle in the picture above to see how much fun this polish is!


Jindie Nails is one of my favorite Indie brands, Jen has a creative mind wich results in some very special polishes!


I just dabbed on the glitter near my cuticles and placed some of the glitter with the brush. After that I did a second coat which I pushed a bit down the nail to get the gradient look.
Finished with a small neon yellow stud at the tip of my nails.

This is how my nails looked at the party!!!
Okay, this is a cellphone shot while dancing with my friends, so not the best quality, but look at the bright neon and how the glitter glows in the blue light! It is safe to say that Jindie nails Eclectric is one great partypolish! 

And a picture of the '30- Something' party in Tivoli so you can see where I took my nails out dancing :-)

Thank you very much for watching my party-nails :-)
Enjoy this Easter Sunday!
XXX Inge (PolishSis)