Thursday, April 25, 2013

China Glaze Infra-Red

I have a pretty polish for you today from China Glaze’s Hologlam collection currently out at Sally’s Beauty Supply. I picked up three of these beauties and I will use the other two in future manicures, so look for Strap on Your Moonboots and Galactic Gray to come soon. I hope you enjoy the photographs, I am still wearing Infra-Red currently, a week later. With zero chipping.

The combination I’ve been using are my ultimate combo of products for iron wear worthy results. I start with one layer of Sally’s Beauty Secrets Moisturizing Base Coat, a layer of Salon Sciences Instant Artificials, and then two to three coats of color, and topped with Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Anti-chip Top Coat in the red bottle. This is such an amazing combination for me. It’s exciting to me to be able to get this long of wear from a regular polish manicure.

You can even see some holo effect in my photographs. The formula on this was, as you’ve seen others reporting, thick and streaky on first coat. I didn’t want to go with Aqua Base on my first manicure with it, I wanted to be able to test out my regular routine with a chiptastic polish like a holo. I like the polishes I picked up, but I will probably thin them before I use one again. If you like holo polish, these are quite nice, but they are not screaming holo in your face like Layla or Color Club holo polishes do.

As for stamping, I thought about it and decided it was too pretty to stamp over. Thanks for coming by my blog and I wish you happy polishing.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ferguson Crest Syrah, Another Fergie Polish

I bring you an interesting color, that once you see it in person you will most likely fall for. It reminds me of Hard Candy’s Beetle. I used my new usual combination of Sally’s Beauty Secrets Moisturizing Base Coat, Instant Artificials, two coats of color and then the final coat of Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat in the red bottle. I really am impressed with this combination as it seems like I can get up to 10 days of wear if I use my vinyl gloves to clean and do dishes.

I really love this line of polishes. I really do. They wear great on me and look awesome. I hope that you like the photos, I have yet to set up the lightbox. Hopefully I can get around to that in good time. I am looking forward to my next manicure, I have three of the China Glaze Hologlams, and I want to wear one next for you, most likely Infra-Red. I also picked up Strap On Your Moonboots, and Galactic Gray. So look for those coming soon. I have many wonderful manicures to come this spring and summer for you. Thanks for stopping by Nail Soup and as always, I wish you happy polishing!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Over The Moon & Eternal Beauty Halo-Hues

I really am delighted with this collection of polishes. I have five of them, and they are pretty spectacular. Today I bring you the best photo I was able to get of this manicure done without using the Instant Artificials. I used Beauty Secrets Moisturizing Base Coat, two coats of Over The Moon, and then Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat. This convinced me that that strengthener really does improve wear time. I got three days and by then had bad chipping, but I also hadn’t used my vinyl gloves when doing the dishes either.

So this was taken in my kitchen, you can most definitely see the holographic effect in this picture, and since I redid my nails today in Eternal Beauty, which you can totally see in the direct sunlight is very holographic, I thought I’d share both manicures with you today. On this one I applied my usual Beauty Secrets Moisturizing Base Coat, and then I used the Instant Artificials, two coats of the Color Club polish, and Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat in the red bottle. I am also back to using my gloves and will report on the wearability of this manicure in my next blog entry.

I love how awesome these polishes are, and that the Sally Hansen didn’t dull the holographic effect at all that I could see. One thing I wanted to mention is that it reminds me, speaking of Eternal Beauty under normal lighting, of Max Factor's Fantasty Fire over black. I know it’s not a dupe for it by any stretch, but it’s really a pretty pinkish purple polish, and I am so glad I picked it up. That’s all I have for you today, thanks for stopping by and I wish you happy polishing.