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Enchanted Polish Time to Pretend

Evening! Tonight I bring you a beautiful polish from Enchanted Polish. It’s my one and only Enchanted Polish and I’m so lucky I got it in a giant grab bag I bought from a nail polish sales group I’m in on Facebook. It’s called Time to Pretend and it’s from the 2013 Collection of the same name; Time to Pretend. I haven’t been able to find out much information about the collection but the photos are jaw-dropping so let’s see them!

Enchanted Polish Time to Pretend by Dry, Dammit!

Enchanted Polish Time to Pretend by Dry, Dammit!

So as you can tell Time to Pretend is a purple linear holographic polish with a striking holo effect. But it’s also a duochrome polish, which shifts from purple to copper / gold. It’s a beautiful polish and while I was lucky to capture the holo effect, I didn’t get the duochrome effect that well, sorry! Application was two exceptionally easy coats with a top coat of Seche. I was so surprised by how easy this polish was to apply. I’ve read so much about how great Enchanted Polish is in application, but until now I didn’t 100% believe it!

Enchanted Polish Time to Pretend by Dry, Dammit!

Enchanted Polish Time to Pretend by Dry, Dammit!

I unfortunately think this polish is discontinued now. I tried to look for it on Enchanted Polish’s website but no luck. So unless you stumble upon a bottle, you’ll just have to gawk at my photos, ha ha. 🙂 Thanks for reading!


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Sally Hansen Lava from the Lustre Shine Collection & stamping nail art

Hello! Tonight I bring you one of the polishes from the Sally Hansen Lustre Shine Collection. It’s the only one I found to be a bit different from the others in the collection, to me the rest of the colours are typical in what you see with duochrome / multichrome polishes. It’s called Lava and suffice to say it’s gorgeous!

Sally Hansen Lava by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Lava by Dry, Dammit!

Lava has a really beautiful pink / orange / gold shift. I’m not much of an orange fan but this deep orange I really love, it’s not so in your face. Sometimes when I’ve worn orange my fingers look like I’ve stuck them in a pumpkin. Not a good look. What you see on me are three coats; the formula’s a bit sheer so I would say stick with the three coats, but maybe two thick coats would work, too.

Sally Hansen Lava by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Lava by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Lava by Dry, Dammit!

I found Lava to have a really nice shine (as the name of the collection would suggest) both indoors and outside. Plus it’s a fun colour to wear without being too over the top.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline and Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$9.95
  • Volume: 10ml
  • Coats to opacity: Three

I liked the look of Lava so much I decided to use it as a base for some stamping. I decided on a simple design from plate VL007 by Vivid Lacquer; a stripe pattern, which I’m sure has a fancier name than that. I used Sinful Colors Island Coral for stamping, which worked perfectly I am happy to say.

Sally Hansen Lava stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Lava stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Sally Hansen Lava stamping nail art by Dry, Dammit!

I really like the stamping. I think it’s subtle. It had been a while since I did some stamping so I probably should have done something a bit more experimental, but oh well. In the meantime, have a great weekend. Thanks for reading!


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Taping & dotting nail art featuring Rimmel London, Max Factor & Covergirl polishes

Hello! So as I mentioned in yesterday’s post I have some nail art to show you today. While it’s pretty simple, I think it’s come up quite well.

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

I used my base of Max Factor Deep Grey and then made the lines and dots with Covergirl Tickled Pink from the Outlast Stay Brilliant Collection and Rimmel London Royal Blue from the Metal Rush Collection. To make the stripe in the middle I used two strips of nail art tape and just dabbed the nail polish brush on the side I wanted to colour. I broke it up a bit by doing a straight line on my ring finger instead of all diagonal lines.

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

Max Factor Deep Grey Rimmel London Royal Blue Covergirl Tickled Pink nail art

I think I definitely need to improve on my dotting; although I used two different sized dotting tools the dots look the same size on some fingers. But I am getting there!

So, what do you think? Any good? Let me know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!