1 coat of base coat
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Midnight Galaxy, 1 coat as a base applied thickly.
Bee’s Knees Lacquer The Band of Exiles [not in stock as of this writing]. Without magnet applied, it is an orange to green base with green/orange/yellow iridescent flakes; when magnet is applied I see a brilliant green to pink/purple shift.
Shleee Polish Psychedelic [not in stock as of this writing]. Without magnet applied, it is a royal purple to magenta to yellow/orange to green multichrome polish with blue/red shimmer; when magnet is applied, I see a brighter pink/purple/yellow shift.
Tonic Polish Jubilee [in stock as of this writing]. Without magnet applied, it is a primarily mossy green to blue to yellow to purple multichrome polish; when magnet is applied, I see bright gold to brighter green come alive.
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny QDTC, 1 coat
Yeah, you’re getting another magnetic manicure. I’m just an impatient bish and wanted to share my current mani with you straight away. I’m going to revisit each of these and share swatches with you but for now, let’s get to this mani! Continue reading
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Vampire Matte nail polish collection
Red Vamp Satin Matte, 2 coats
Green Vamp Satin Matte, 2 coats
Navy Vamp Satin Matte, 2 coats
Plum Vamp Satin Matte, 2 coats
Purple Vamp Satin Matte, 2 coats
Black Vamp Satin Matte, 2 coats
Hey there! I meant to have this post up yesterday but I was just too exhausted to get my photos edited in time, which brings us to today!
I had seen in a polish group on Facebook that someone had picked up 3 of these Vampire Matte nail polishes and so of course I had to go try to find them myself. I ended up finding 6 and I think that’s all there is. Of course, if there is more than I shall update posthaste.
1 coat of base coat polish
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Dark Purple Galaxy, 1 coat. This applied thickly but uneven.
Bee’s Knees Lacquer You’re Free, 1 coat. Beautiful formula and application.
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny QDTC, 1 coat
This is my current mani and while I absolutely adore it, I’m disappointed with myself. You see, a few days ago I was trying to swatch some new polishes I bought. I got two in and I was just so frustrated with my photos. I’m hoping to get them swatched tomorrow, because they are super pretty! But I took a break to just wear a manicure for me and I’m glad I did with this combination. Continue reading
Tonic Polish Drag Race, 3 coats plus top coat
Formula X Orion’s Belt, 3 thin coats and no top coat
Blackheart Beauty Rose Gold Meteor Shower
I am so tired, I gotta tell you. I feel like a broken record but when I get depressed and anxious, I get so tired. I had a doozy of a panic attack on Friday, the effects of which lasted all day. Then I was on edge all weekend. Yesterday I stayed in my pajamas and ate junk food all day. I did do my nails in a bright tropical(ish) skittlette and that helped a bit.
Turtle Tootsie Polishes Bolide [April 2018 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 coats. Good formula, if a little sheer at the tips.
Sinful Colors 2284 White on Time
ILNP Sweet Pea
L.A. Colors 53 Road Trip
Blackheart Beauty Pink Pearls
China Glaze Flirty Femininity, 3 coats. This is so sheer and runny and stinks to high heaven. 😛
Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny!
KBShimmer Oh Matte!
Current mani here! I’ve been wanting to use Bolide from Turtle Tootsie Polishes since I bought it but everything I tried just didn’t click. I finally forced myself to sit down with it and come up with other complementary colors and a technique. And yes, I know you’ve seen a similar technique earlier this week. This technique was one I saw from yagala on instagram.
I love how the fluid nail art really looks like swirled candy or chocolate or even coffee. I started off with a shiny top coat and though I liked it, I really wanted to try it with a matte top coat.
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Purple Matte Sparkle, 3 coats on pointer and ring fingers [previously swatched]
OPI Ink. Suede, 2 coats on pinky finger
Wet N Wild Happy Hour Hop, 3 coats on middle finger [previously swatched]
Another comparison for you! I hope you find these helpful, I always like to know when a polish comes out that might be a duplicate (dupe) for an older (not available anymore) polish.
Today I’m comparing Purple Matte Sparkle to Happy Hour Hop to Ink. Suede. As you can see, no dupes here! The WnW is way more sheer than I remember. And the OPI stains. So I would definitely choose the BHB – especially at the price point!
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Blue Matte Sparkle, 2 coats on pointer and ring fingers [previously swatched]
OPI Russian Navy Suede, 2 coats on middle and pinky fingers
So when I swatched the Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Matte Sparkle polishes, I pulled out some other polishes for comparison. For today’s post, I pulled out OPI Russian Navy Suede.
They are very similar, but the OPI has a silvery base where the BHB has a golden base. The base to the OPI also seems more tightly packed with the silvery base, or maybe the particles are larger? The good thing about the BHB though is that it doesn’t stain like the OPI! 😀