BeautyBigbang Stamping polish

Hello guys! Today I will show you a bunch of stamping polishes* that I received from BeautyBigbang a few weeks ago.
I get a lot of questions about stamping and one thing that I have found that really helped me is switching to stamping polish! You can stamp with regular polish too, but not all polishes work, and they are definitely not as opaque as stamping polish. I also find that stamping polish is a lot easier to pick up from the plate. So, if you have trouble stamping, I suggest you invest in some stamping polish. And for $3,59 per bottle these stamping polishes are a pretty good deal!

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I used the same stamping plate for all the swatches, it’s also from BeautyBigbang and you can find it here. Now, let’s take a look at how these polishes look stamped over black and white.

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White stamping polish 007, SKU: J6415TM-7A. I’m super impressed with how well it covers over black! No milky white polish here, as you can see it’s super opaque!

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Black stamping polish 002, SKU: J6415TM-2A. It’s very black and opaque!

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Blue stamping polish 001, SKU: J6415TM-1A. I love the way this frosty royal blue polish looks over the white base! Since the polish is so dark, it doesn’t show up that well over black.

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Gold stamping polish 011, SKU: J6415TM-11A. This is the perfect gold shade, and I just love the way it looks over darker shades!

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Silver stamping polish 008, SKU: J6415TM-8A. This polish is a little different from the others, it’s formula is much thicker and it smells a bit odd, but it still works great! I’ve actually noticed this in other silver stamping polishes too, so it must have something to do with the silver shade.

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Grey stamping polish 009, SKU: J6415TM-9A. It covers really well over black for being such a light grey shade.

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Purple stamping polish 012, SKU: J6415TM-12A. I’m also very impressed with how well this purple polish covers over black. It’s a super cute shade that I think will be very useful for spring manis.

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Pink stamping polish 010, SKU: J6415TM-10A. It’s a lovely pink shade that I’m happy to add to my collection. It will be perfect for floral nail art!

I had no problem picking up any of the polishes from the stamping plate and I found them very easy to work with! BeautyBigbang have four more shades (yellow, red, green and brown) that I don’t have, but need to get. I really hope they will offer more shades in the future!

Use my code HANNA for 10% off your order at BeautyBigbang.com


*Product(s) sent by the brand, the seller, the PR agency for consideration

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OPI Lisbon

Hello there! Today I’ll be sharing swatches of OPI’s new spring collection Lisbon. The collection is inspired by Lisbon’s colors, from the floral splendor, the terra-cotta houses to the blue shades of the sea. It’s a very colorful collection that makes me want to swap winter for spring and warmer weather.

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All my swatches are painted over one coat of base coat and I’m not wearing any top coat. Let’s take a look at the swatches!

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Suzi chases portu-geese is a white creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Lisbon wants moor OPI is a pale pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Tagus in that selfie! is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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You’ve got nata on me is a coraly pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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No turning back from pink street is a bright berry pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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We seafood and eat it is a bright pinkish red creme polish that covers in two coat.

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Closer than you might Belém is a sea green creme polish that covers in just one coat, but I used two coats.

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Sun, sea and sand in my pants is a yellow creme polishes ah that covers in two coats.

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Tile art to warm your heart is a blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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A red-vival City is a red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Made it to the seventh hill! is copper metallic polish with pink shimmer that covers in two coats.

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Now museum, now you don’t is a red metallic polish that covers in two coats.

Check out the video for live swatches!

So, what do you think of this collection? I really like it, it’s such a colorful and happy collection! We have seen similar shades from OPI before, but it’s still a perfect spring collection. I don’t think I have just one favorite shades this time, but my top favorite shades are No turning back from pink street, We seafood and eat it, Closer than you might Belém, Sun, sea and sand in my pants and Tile art to warm your heart.

 

CND The Nude Collection

Hey everyone! Today I have swatches of CND’s new collection called The Nude Collection. The collection consists of four creme polishes in nude tones.

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The Vinylux polishes all have a built in base coat and there is a special Vinylux Weekly Top Coat to make the manicure last for 7 days. All my swatches are painted on bare nails and finished with one coat of the Weekly Top Coat.

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Uncovered is a nude pink cream polish. I’m wearing three coats plus top coat.

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Unlocked is a grey-pink creme polish. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Unearthed is a taupe creme polish. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Unmasked is a nude beige creme polish. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

At a first glance I thought my favorite from the collection would be Uncovered, but Unmasked surprised me quite a bit. This nude beige goes so well with my skin tone and I love it even more together with the copper glitter!

Cienna Rose Beauty

In the end of November when I visited London I got an exciting parcel from Cienna Rose delivered to the hotel. The polishes came in a beautiful box which feel very luxurious and the bottles have a very cute and unique design.
The rounded top of the brush is a bit different, but I had no problem applying the polish with it (and it’s also rubberized so you get a good grip while painting).

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Cienna Rose is a new U.K. based indie brand that launched in the end of November. Their polishes are 6 free (free from formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, DBP, toluene and paraben) and are enriched with Vitamin E, Pro Vitamin B5 and Lemongrass oil.

Let’s look at the swatches of the five polishes that I received. They all have good formulas and they were very easy to apply.

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Date night is a red polish with silver holographic microglitter. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Luxe is a grey polish with pink shimmer. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Pink chiffon is a pale pink polish with pink shimmer. I’m wearing three coats plus top coat.

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The fuchsia is bright is a bright cerise polish with blue shimmer. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Blue me away is a metallic blue polish with turquoise shimmer and silver holographic microglitter. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

I think all the shades are gorgeous and my favorite shade (right now) is Date night, it’s so perfect for the holiday season.

If you want to read more about the brand and their story check out their website www.ciennarose.com.

CND Glacial Illusion

Hello guys! Today I have swatches of CND’s new winter collection called Glacial Illusion.

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CND is a brand that is relatively new to me, previously I’ve only tried their cuticle oil. The Vinylux weekly polishes are, as the name suggests, ment to last on the nails for seven days. I have not been able to try how well they last yet, but it sounds like these will be perfect if your going away on vacation and don’t have time to paint your nails.

The Vinylux polishes all have a built in base coat and there is a special Vinylux Weekly Top Coat to make the polish last for 7 days. All my swatches are painted on bare nails and finished with one coat of the Weekly Top Coat.

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Cashmere wrap is a nude creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Mystic slate is a grey creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Alpine plum is a pale lilac metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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Radiant chill is a rose gold metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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Winter nights is a dark blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Ice bar is a pearl polish with pink iridescent shimmer. I’m wearing three thick coats. As you can see it doesn’t build up well on it’s own, but it’s amazing as a topper.

I aslo did some quick nail art with a few of these polishes. Maybe they’re too simple to be called nail art, but it gives you an idea of how you can easily use these polishes to make your manicure a little more interesting.

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Here I painted one coat of Ice bar over two coats of Winter nights. See how amazing Ice bar is as a topper!? I think it will look amazing over any darker shade.

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Here I made a simple ruffian design using Radiant chill and Winter nights. Since the Vinylux polishes have a wide rounded brush this design is so easy to make, you don’t need any tools.

 

OPI Love OPI, XOXO

Hi guys! Today I have something exciting to show you, the new holiday collection from OPI. It’s called Love OPI, XOXO and consists of 12 festive shades. As you’ll see OPI has changed the design of the bottles, and this time all my bottles have the new design (and not mixed like with the Iceland collection).

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All my swatches are painted over one coat of base coat and I’m not wearing any top coat. Let’s take a look at the swatches!

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Snow glad I met you is a white frosted polish with iridescent shimmer that covers in three coats.

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Ornament to be together is a silver foil polish with silver holographic micro glitter that covers in two coats.

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Coalmates is a blue grey foil with silver holographic micro glitter that covers in two coats.

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Holidazed over you is a dark, almost black, blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Feel the chemis-tree is a dark purple polish with gold shimmer that covers in two coats.

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Wanna wrap? is a dark purple creme polish that covers in two coats.

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The color that keeps on giving is a pink frosted polish with pink and purple shimmer that covers in three coats.

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Sending you holiday hugs is a red polish with gold shimmer that covers in two coats.

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Adam said “It’s New Year’s, Eve” is a red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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My wish list is you is a red crelly that covers in two to three coats.

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Top the package with a beau is a black polish with gold flakies that covers in two coats.

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Gift of gold never gets old is a gold metallic polish that covers in two coats.

So, what do you think of this collection? I really like it, I think it’s a perfect holiday collection and I love almost all the shades! My absolute favorite from the collection is the gorgeous purple with shimmer, Feel the chemis-tree.

OPI Iceland | comparisons

Sooo this post is long overdue, I said I’d post it a few days after the Iceland swatches but obviously that didn’t happen. But better late than never…. right?
I looked through my OPI collection and took out the shades that I thought would be most similar to the new polishes. I’m not comparing Turn on the northern lights! because I don’t have any polishes that are similar to that one.

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Check out the old geysirs – I can never hut up

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They are very similar in formula, but Check out the old geysirs is ice blue whereas I can never hut up is grey/green.

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This isn’t Greenland – Don’t talk Bach to me

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They’re no dupes, they’re not even that similar, especially not on the nails.

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Aurora berry-alis – Just lanai-ing around

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They look very similar in this photo and they are almost the same shade. The big difference between them is that Just lanai-ing around has shimmer in it.

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One heckla of a color – Purple palazzo pants

Here I’m wearing two coats of One heckla of a color and three coats of Purple palazzo pants. Looking at the bottle shots I thought they’d be more similar in color, but they’re not similar at all. Well they’re both purple, but thats about it. 😉

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Reykjavik has all the hot spots – Hands off my kielbasa

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They both have that frosted finish, Reykjavik has all the hot spots dries with more visible brushstrokes, apart from that they’re not very similar.

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Icelanded a bottle of OPI  – Berlin there done that – Taupe-less beach

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. If you compare the bottles Icelanded a bottle of OPI looks almost identical to Taupe-less beach, but on the nails Icelanded a bottle of OPI is pretty much a lighter shade of Berlin there done that (and not that similar to Taupe-less beach).

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I’ll have a gin & tectonic – Barking up the wrong sequoia – A great opera-tunity

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They’re all pretty similar, so you probably don’t need to have them all (unless you’re a polish addict).

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Less is norse – Suzi & the arctic fox – Dark side of the mood

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. They’re all beautiful dark shades, but they’re no dupes.

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That’s what friends are Thor – I brake for manicures – Krona-logical order – Shh… it’s top secret

Here I’m wearing two coats of each shade. No dupes for the new Iceland shades, but here we have four beautiful brown shades that are perfect for fall!

I hope these swatches helped you in your decision of which shades to get. Please let me know in the comments which ones you’re planning on getting (or already got) and which ones you’ll skip out on (and why)!