Anna Gorelova By Dance Legend Summer 2017 (Part) Collection - Swatches & Review

Sunday, 22 October 2017


Today I have four of the new Summer polishes from the Anna Gorelova range by Dance Legend.  I am not going to lie, but these polishes are probably the polishes I was most excited about trying from the Dance Legend package that I received.  I mean three out of four of them are bright colours (which we all know that I love) and then there is the gorgeous darker blue.  Seriously, these polishes are gorgeous!


62 Spark is described as a vibrant pink neon enhanced by duochrome gold-pink shimmer and a scattering of holographic flakes.  This polish is drop dead gorgeous!  Seriously, how can you not love this colour?  The formula is easy to use and applies evenly.  You can get away with two coats, however there is still a slight visible nail line.  My swatch shows three coats.




63 Lungwort has a purple base with a pink-blue duochrome shimmer.  LOVE this one!!  I'm not sure my pictures do this polish that justice it deserves.  It's seriously stunning.  Again, the formula is really easy to use but there is still a slight visible nail line after two coats.  I used three coats for my swatch.




64 Forget Me Not is a light blue polish with an obvious green undertone intensified by pearly cerulean micro shimmer and larger gold particles.  Again, another great colour and the formula is the same as the polishes mentioned above.  My swatch shows three coats.




66 Voloshka is a deep blue with a dash of purple in the undertone and added linear holographic effect.  Love this polish!  The holo isn't intense but it gives a really gorgeous glow about it.  So pretty.  The formula is fantastic and is opaque in two coats.






Overall, I love these four polishes.  I think they are all so gorgeous and the formulas are easy to use.  

The Anna Gorelova by Dance Legend Summer 2017 Collection is available now from Dance Legend.

Nail Crazies Unite Round Up

Saturday, 21 October 2017


There is something so satisfying about doing these round up posts.  I think it's the sense of accomplishment and seeing all the manis together.  Particularly challenges like this one where they run over such a long period of time, it's nice to go back and see them all together.  Anyway, I was actually a late starter to this challenge (and from memory I may have skipped one or two of the themes due to swatching commitments) but here is all of the manis that I did actually complete.


Blue and white
Red and black
Rainbow
Sweets
Hippy/Boho
Pastel Floral
Watercolor
Delicate Print
Music
Fruits
Neon
Ocean Life
Beach
Nautical
Sunflowers
Stripes

Chevrons

Sugar Skulls

Vampy Matte
I completely forgot about some of these manis.  I guess that is what happens when you do so many manis over time....or maybe I just have a terrible memory.  Anyway, I definitely didn't complete this full challenge but I did have some fun doing the manis I did.

Nail Crazies Unite: Vampy Matte

Friday, 20 October 2017


Today I have the last mani for the Nail Crazies Unite Challenge.  As far as I am aware, this challenge is going to be getting new prompts and will commence again in November.  I am not 100% sure at this stage if I will be doing this challenge again or not.  If it sticks to the fortnightly prompts and is on the opposite weeks to the 26 Great Nail Art Challenge then I will most likely continue.  Anyway, that is a job for Future Tracy to work out.  

The final mani for Nail Crazies Unite is Vampy Matte.  Last week I was searching through old manis that I have done when I stumbled (well kind of stumbled - I was searching through vampy manis I did from another challenge) when I saw a matte lace mani that I did.  I thought I would re do it but with different polishes and stamping image.  For my base I used China Glaze Seduce Me and stamped using Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.  Stamping image is from Pueen 27 and the matte top coat is from piCture pOlish.




I'll be back tomorrow with a round up of all the manis I have done for this challenge if you are interested in seeing them all.

Are you going to be joining in the next round of this challenge?

Uberchic Beauty Radiate Love Stamping Plate - Swatches & Review

Thursday, 19 October 2017


Uberchic Beauty have recently added another new single stamping plate to their range - the Radiate Love Stamping Plate.  I'm not going to lie, I love this plate!  This plate screams lots of gradients (particularly radial gradients) and lots of colours in the bases to me.  Also accent nails in black and white would look amazing with these images.....I could go on and on about the different types of manis that I would do with this plate but let's take a look at what exactly I have done.

Image from Uberchic Beauty
This first mani is a result of a mani that I did recently for the Digit-al Dozen.  It was Throwback Week and I did a smoosh base.  I couldn't leave the base all by itself and I am glad I didn't.  I love this mani.  Polishes used are China Glaze Thistle Do Nicely, Flip Flop Fantasy and Panic Purple, and Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.


As I mentioned earlier,  this plate screams radial gradients to me so I had to do a radial gradient.  Polishes used are Pretty Serious Cosmetics Peachie Poo, Cutie Patootie and Doodle Box, and Powder Perfect's Black Stamping Polish.


I love the style of the images on this plate.  There are just so many different things that you can do with them.  I love both of the manis that I have done with this plate and am excited to do more manis with it.  What do you think of this plate?

The Radiate Love Stamping Plate is available now from Uberchic Beauty.

Emily de Molly October Releases - Swatches & Review

Wednesday, 18 October 2017


It's that time again - time for some new Emily de Molly polishes!  Yay!  I love Emily de Molly polishes.  There are always so many good ones, so much so I really struggle to pick my favourites.  I will have a few Emily de Molly posts coming up from older polishes that I am still yet to get around to swatching.  The pretties taunt me, sitting in the racks waiting for me to wear them.  Soon my pretties, soon.  Today I do have the new October releases and all I can say is I hope you have prepared your wallets!


Chase The Charmed is a rose gold holo with iridescent flakes.  This is such a pretty colour and I love the addition of the flakes.  The formula is really easy to use.  I used three coats for my swatch, however you can get away with two coats.  I just found it a little see through at the tips in direct light for my personal taste.

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End Of Seasons is a burgundy red to orange multichrome with gold holo glitter.  I love this one!  It's so gorgeous.  The formula is fantastic.  My swatch shows two coats.

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Ever Sort After is a dark purple with green/purple/red multichrome shimmer and silver flakes.  I love this one too.  The colour shift is great (it's definitely better in person than my pictures show) and the formula is fantastic.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Land Of Critique is a purple holo with pink shimmer, red to green shifting glitters and silver micro glitters.  I'm sure it will come as no surprise if I tell you that I love this one as well.  It's super pretty and the formula is great.  I did use three coats for my swatch, however if you aren't fussy like me (or have shorter nails) you can easily get away with two coats.

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Pretty Persona is a light pink with strong green to pink shimmer, iridescent flakes and fuchsia and silver micro glitters.  I think this one is really pretty in the bottle but I am not sure I like it on me.  The formula is really easy to work with.  My swatch shows three coats.

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Stylish Cover Up is a dark purple to red thermal with gold shimmer.  I have recently discovered that I am a thermal polish lover (I know it was a surprise to me too) and this polish is one of the reasons.  I love both of the colours and the formula is awesome.  I used two coats for my swatch.

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Picture taken in direct sunlight (warm)
The Counting Order is a light blue base with heavy green to pink shifting shimmer, iridescent and silver glitters and blue flakes.  Super pretty colour with a great formula.  I used three coats for my swatch, but you can get away with two coats.

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The Plain Wall is a pink toned light taupe with heavy turquoise shimmer and silver flakes.  This is such a pretty polish and so interesting.  I'm a big fan.  The formula is great, although I did find it a little sheer on the tips at two coats, so I used three coats for my swatch.

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I am a huge fan of this release.  There are so many awesome polishes.  You really can't go wrong with any of these.  If I had to pick my absolute favourites (and this is really hard for me to do) then I would say Ever Sort After, Land Of Critique, End Of Seasons, Stylish Cover Up and The Plain Wall.  I know I pretty much named them all but I did try and narrow down my favourites.  Which ones are your favourite?

These polishes will be released on Friday 20th October at 10am AEDT on Emily de Molly's Australian Site and on Thursday 19th October at 7pm EDT on the International Site.