Nail mail from Born Pretty store

Hi there! Today I have some new products from Born Pretty store to show you. I haven’t posted much here on the blog these past weeks and that’s because I’m learning how to film and edit nail art turorials. I’ve actually made a little video where I’m using these products, which you can find here on my Instagram!

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What I got from Born Pretty store this time is: Panda stamping plate BPX-L015 (id # 38221), Valentine’s stamping plate BPX-L014 (id # 38220), Clear stamper (id # 37901) and Cuticle protectors (id # 27347).

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This is the first mani I made using the Valentine’s plate and the Clear stamper where I reverse sampled the flowers over the pink polish. The clear stamper is perfect for reverse stamping! Since it is short it makes it possible for you to rest your hand on the table while you fill in the details with polish. The stamper picks up the polish from the plate easily and because it’s see-through you always get the design where you want it on the nail. I’m looking forward to using the plate for upcoming Valentine’s nail designs.

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For my second mani I used the Panda stamping plate, the Clear stamper and the Cuticle protectors. As with the Valentine’s plate it was easy to pick up the polish from the Panda plate. The cuticle protectors were easy to place around the nails and easy to remove. You can stamp or make a gradient right after you’ve placed them, unlike if you use liquid latex where you have to wait for it to dry first. They did a good job protecting the skin and cleanup afterwards was minimal.

Remember that you can use my code HSW10 for 10% off all original priced items on bornprettystore.com.

Beauty by Ellos

A couple of days ago I posted swatches of some polishes from Yves Rocher and I got these polished from Ellos at the same time, so it was about time that I tried them. I think that Ellos has had their own beauty line for about a year now and these are the first products that I have tried.

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All swatches are painted over one coat of base coat and topped with one coat of Plumping top coat or one coat of Matte top coat, both from Ellos.

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img_5437Ellos – Pink orchid

Pink orchid is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats. I love the way this polish looks matte!

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img_5588Ellos – Champagne chic chevy

Champagne chic chevy is a bronze metallic polish that covers in two coats. It’s pretty streaky and on the nails it looks like a nude metallic shade. Not a big fan of this polish.

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img_5601Ellos – Absolutely red

Absolutely red is a bright red creme polish that covers in two coats.

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img_5614-1Ellos – Red red wine

Red red wine is a dark red creme polish that covers in two coats. This is probably my favorite shade out of these four and I think it looks amazing both glossy and matte.

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The polishes retail for 39 kr, which is a really good price since they contain 11 ml. They have a thin brush, but it’s still pretty easy to work with. I have to say that I’m most impressed with the top coats. The plumping top coat feels a bit thicker than a regular top coat, but it’s still easy to apply. It gives a lovely shine and it dries pretty fast. I really like the matte top coat too, I’ve tried matte top coats that cost way more money than this one that are way worse.

H&M Beauty

Last fall H&M released their new beauty line and I have tried a few of their polishes.

img_9213H&M – Space Race

Space Race is a silver linear holo polish that covers in two coats. It dries a bit dull, so make sure to add a glossy top coat.

img_9214H&M – Yolo Holo

Yolo Holo is a very sheer pearl polish, here I’m wearing three coats. It is best suited as a topper. I think the name is a bit confusing since this is not a holo polish.

img_9215H&M – Fairie Holo

Fairie Holo is a gold holo glitter polish. My nails looked like disco ball with this polish on. Here I’m wearing three sponged coats over one painted coat.

img_9216H&M – Undersea

Undersea is a blue metallic polish that covers in two coats.

img_9217H&M – Parisienne

Parisienne is a bright red polish, here I’m wearing three coats and as you can see I still have a bit of VNL.

Over all I’m pretty impressed with the polishes from H&M. They have a brush that is easy to work with and the formula was good. And they are pretty cheap, 49 kr each (though I got a few on sale for 10kr each!!!). Out of these polishes Space Race is definitely my favorite!

Have you tried any polishes from H&M? Did you like them?

OPI Brilliant & Plumping top coat

OPI recently released two new top coats, Brilliant and Plumping. Brilliant is a high-shine top coat and Plumping a volumizing top coat, they are both supposed to be fast drying.

I was really excited to try them since OPI is my favorite nail polish brand (as you may know). I bought mine on eBay before they were released in Sweden, and I thought that I would be able to review them before they would be available here. And then Seche Vive happened… which lead to me not painting my nails much at all for some weeks this summer.

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OPI Brilliant and Plumping

I have tried them both now and here’s what I think about them.

OPI Brilliant

Brilliant is supposed to be a super shiny top coat, but I don’t think that it’s shinier than any other top coat I’ve tried. It’s very thin on the nail and I think that it took a long time for it to dry (for being a quick dry top coat). If you want a super shiny fast drying top coat I suggest that you try HK Girl from Glisten & Glow instead.

OPI Plumping

Plumping is supposed to be a volumizing top coat, and it actually feels a bit thicker than a regular top coat. The drying time is okay but not fast enough for being a fast drying top coat. It dries very glossy and looks good on the nails. But if you don’t have time to wait for your nails to dry completely and you want a plumping fast drying top coat I suggest that you try Gel setter from Essie instead.

Another thing that I don’t like with these top coats is the price, they’re really expensive. They retail for 205 kr instead of 155 kr (which is the ‘normal’ price for OPI polishes in Sweden), and they’re not worth it.

Sorry OPI, I really really like your products, but you are so much better than these two products!

Depend O2 Rewind

The next fall collection from Depend is their new O2 collection called Rewind. I’ve already showed you two of their collections for this fall, Holo Fantasy and Force of nature.

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I think this collection have many gorgeous colors that are perfect for fall.

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419 is a dark purple/red metallic polish with blue flecks that covers in 2 coats.

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491 is an orange creme polish that covers in two coats.

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492 is a rusty red creme polish that covers in two coats. This shade is so perfect for fall and it’s one of my favorites.

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493 is a dusty purple creme polish that covers in two coats. This shade is gorgeous and another favorite from the collection.

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494 is a dark purple berry creme polish that covers in two coats. This is another lovely fall shade!

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495 is a berry red creme polish that covers in two coats. Yet again a lovely fall polish, I love it!

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496 is a beige creme polish with shimmer that covers in two coats.

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497 is a nude creme polish with shimmer that covers in two coats.

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498 is a gold glitter polish that covers in two coats.

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499 is a green grey creme polish with fine shimmer that covers in two coats.

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500 is a deep blue metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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501 is a purple/black polish with purple glitter that covers in two coats.

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The polishes are available from week 37 (this week) and retail for 29 kr.

Depend 7day Force of nature

Depend have quite a few collections coming out this fall, I’ve already showed you the Holo Fantasy collection and now it’s time for their 7day collection called Force of nature. I got eight polishes to review (out of 14 polishes) from this collection.

img_6747Depend Force of nature – 7094 Mother nature

Mother nature is a light brown creme polish that covers in two coats.

img_6751Depend Force of nature – 7096 Wild berries

Wild berries is a berry toned purple creme polish that covers in two coats. I love this shade!!

img_6749Depend Force of nature – 7098 Silent forest

Silent forest is a dusty green creme polish that covers in two coats.

img_6757Depend Force of nature – 7099 Falling leaves

Falling leaves is a rusty red crelly that covers in three coats.

img_6761Depend Force of nature – 7102 Nature’s lullaby

Nature’s lullaby is a gold,  copper and black glitter polish in a clear base that covers in three coats. The polish in my bottle was almost all dried up, the bottle neck was really messy, so I think that’s why. I tried to save it by pouring a LOT of Seche restore into the bottle and mix it together. It worked but the formulas is not good.

img_6753Depend Force of nature – 7103 Reflecting pond

Reflecting pond is a blue metallic polish that covers in two coats.

img_6759Depend Force of nature – 7105 Secret wildfire

Secret wildfire is a dark vampy red metallic polish that covers in two coats.

img_6755Depend Force of nature – 7107 Wild & free

Wild & free is a red metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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The polishes are available from week 35 and retail for 39 kr.

Rituals nail polish

Rituals is my favorite body care brand, so far I’ve loved everything I’ve tired from them. So when I found out that they have makeup too I was intrigued. Did you know that they have makeup as well?

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I have a few polishes from Rituals to show you today, one neutral shade, two bright shades and two darker shades.

img_6395Rituals – Light pink

Light pink is a very sheer pale pink polish. I used three coats here but as you see I still have a lot of VNL*, way too much for my taste. I think this polish would be perfect as the base for a French manicure, or by itself if you have shorter nails.

img_6397Rituals – Light turquoise

Light turquoise is a mint creme polish that covers really good in one coat, but you know me, I always use two coats to get a more intense color. I really like this polish and I think it is the perfect color for spring and summer. I just wonder why they named it Light turquoise since it is mint colored.

img_6399Rituals – Light peach

Light peach is a peach-y coral creme polish that covers in two to three coats. I love this color so so much, it is the perfect summer shade!

img_6401Rituals – Grey blue

Grey blue is a grey-ish creme polish that is almost a one coater, however I used two coats.

img_6403Rituals  – Dark grey

Dark grey is a brown creme polish that covers in two coats. I’m a bit confused here, it is called Dark grey, but it is a brown polish. Anyway, it is a beautiful autumn shade.

All polishes have a really good formula that is easy to apply. I really liked the brush, it is just the right size, not too skinny and not too wide. All swatches are all painted over one coat of base coat and are without top coat.

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While I swatched these polishes I had my Sweet Sunrise scented candle from Rituals next to me, I’m so obsessed with it! It smells lovely and it’s beautiful when it’s lit up (then you see the quote “What’s meant to be, will always find a way” which is not visible otherwise).

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OPI Retro Summer

Finally I have this year’s summer collection from OPI. I’m so ready for summer right now!

Äntligen har jag årets sommarkollektion från OPI. Jag är så redo för sommaren nu!

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All swatches are painted over one coat of base coat and are without topcoat.

Alla swatches är målade över ett lager baslack och de är utan topplack.

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img_1780OPI Retro Summer – Towel me about it

Towel me about it is a pale yellow creme polish. It is easy to apply and since the formula is a bit thin I needed three thin coast for it to cover completely. I have been waiting for a polish in this exact color for so long, and now I finally have one! This polish was one of my beforehand favorites, and after trying them all I have to say that I’ll stick to it being one of my favorites from the collection.

Towel me about it är ett ljusgult cremelack. Lacket är lätt att applicera och eftersom formulan är lite tunn så krävdes det tre tunna lager för att få det heltäckande. Jag har väntat på ett lack i exakt denna nyans så himla länge, och nu har jag äntligen ett! Detta lack var ett av mina förhandsfavoriter, och efter att ha testat alla så måste jag säga att jag får hålla mig till att det är ett av favoriterna från kollektionen. 

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img_1784OPI Retro Summer – I’m getting a tan-gerine

I’m getting a tangerine is a soft orange creme polish. This one is also easy to apply and it covers completely in two coats.

I’m getting a tan-gerine är ett svagt orange cremelack. Detta lack är också lättapplicerat och det är heltäckande med  två lager.

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img_1792OPI Retro Summer – SPF XXX

SPF XXX is a coral creme polish. It’s easy to apply and it covers in two coats. This is the color that my skin would have after a day in the sun without SPF, since I’m very pale. Remember to use SPF if you spend time in the sun, especially if you easily get sunburned like me.

SPF XXX är ett korallfärgat cremelack. Det är lätt att applicera och det är heltäckande med två lager. Den här färgen skulle jag ha efter en heldag i solen utan SPF, eftersom jag är väldigt blek. Kom ihåg att använda SPF om du spenderar tid i solen, speciellt om du lätt blir solbränd som jag.

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img_1796OPI Retro Summer – Sailing & nail-ing

Silin & nail-ing is a lovley baby blue creme polish. The formula is pretty thin, but it still covers in just two coats. This one was aslo a favorite on beforehand and it doesn’t disappoint! After swatching the whole collection this is still a favorite along with Towel me about it.

Sailing & nail-ing är ett underbart babyblått cremelack. Formulan är ganska tunn, men det är ändå heltäckande med bara två lager. Detta lack var också en förhandsfavorit och det lever upp till förväntningarna. Efter att ha swatchat hela kollektionen är detta fortfarande en favorit tillsammans med Towel me about it.

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img_1804OPI Retro Summer – What’s the double scoop?

What’s the double scoop? is a cute pale pink creme polish. It is easy to apply and it covers in two coats.

What’s the double scoop? är ett sött ljusrosa cremelack. Det är lätt att applicera och det är heltäckande med två lager. 

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img_1809OPI Retro Summer – Flip flops & crop tops

Flip flops & crop tops is a bubble gum pink creme polish. It’s very easy to apply and you could get away with just one coat, I’m using two coats though.

Flip flops & crop tops är ett bubbelgumrosa cremelack. Det är väldigt lättapplicerat och man skulle kunna komma undan med bara ett lager, fast jag har använt två lager.

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Which shade is your favorite?

Vilken färg är din favorit?

Depend O2 Colour POP

It’s time for swatches of Depend’s second summer collection, that I got not too long ago, called Colour POP!

Det är dags för swatches av Depends andra sommarkollektion, som jag fick hem för ett tag sedan, som heter Colour POP!

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All swatches are painted over one coat of base coat and are without top coat.

Alla swatches är målade över ett lager baslack och är utan topplack.

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img_1453Depend Colour POP – 478

478 is a pinkish copper metallic polish. The formula is good and it covers in two coats.

478 är ett rosa kopparmetallic lack. Formulan är bra och det är heltäckande vid två lager. 

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img_1449Depend Colour POP – 479

479 is a gold/orange/copper metallic polish that is very cool, especially in the sun! Here I’m using two coats.

479 är ett guld/orange/kopparmetallic lack som är väldigt coolt, speciellt i solen! Här har jag två lager av lacket. 

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img_1445Depend Colour POP – 480

480 is a grey/silver metallic polish. It covers well in two coats and is easy to apply. You’ll get brushstrokes with this polish though, but as long as they are all in one direction I don’t mind that much.

480 är ett grå/silvermetallic-lack. Det täcker bra på två lager och är lättapplicerat. Du kommer se penseldragen med detta lack, men så länge alla penseldrag är åt samma håll och snyggt gjorda så gör det mig inte så mycket.

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img_1457Depend Colour POP – 481

481 is a duo chrome metallic polish that shifts from gold to pink. The formula is good and I needed two coats for full coverage.

481 är ett duokromt metalliskt lack som skiftar från guld till rosa. Formulan är bra och jag behövde två lager för att få lacket heltäckande.

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img_1465Depend Colour POP – 482

482 is a purple shimmer polish that needs tree coats to cover completely. It’s super pretty and one of my favorites from the collection.

482 är ett lila skimmerlack som kräver tre lager för att bli heltäckande. Det är jättefint och en av mina favoriter från kollektionen. 

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img_1461Depend Colour POP – 483

483 is a light purple shimmer polish. It needs tree coats for full coverage. This one is so pretty and is my absolute favorite from the collection!

483 är ett ljuslila skimmerlack. Det kräver tre lager för att bli heltäckande. Detta lack är så fint och är min absoluta favorit från kollektionen!

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img_1435Depend Colour POP – 484

484 is a pale pink polish with shimmer and small darker pink glitter pieces. The formula is a bit runny, but still okay to apply. I needed two coats for full coverage.

484 är ett ljusrosa lack med skimmer och mörkare rosa små-glitter. Formulan är lite rinning, men ändå okej att applicera. Jag behövde två lager för att få lacket heltäckande.

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img_1469Depend Colour POP – 485

485 is a periwinkle shimmer polish that covers in three coats. It is basically identical to “Show us your tips!” from OPI, here you can see a comparison of the polishes.

485 är ett blålila skimmerlack som är heltäckande vid tre lager. Det är i princip identiskt med “Show us your tips!” från OPI, här kan du se en jämförelse av lacken.

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img_1416Depend Colour POP – 486

486 is a baby blue creme polish. The formula is good and it covers in two coats.

486 är ett babyblått cremelack med bra formula som täcker vid två lager.

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img_1428Depend Colour POP – 487

487 is a tomato red creme polish. It covers really good in just one coat, but I used two coats.

487 är ett tomatrött cremelack. Det täcker väldigt bra med ett lager, men jag använde två lager.

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img_1412Depend Colour POP – 488

488 is a bubble gum pink creme polish that is super shiny! The formula is a bit thin and I needed three coats for it to cover completely.

488 är ett bubbelgumrosa cremelack som är superglansigt! Formulan är lite tunn och det krävs tre lager för att få lacket heltäckande.

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img_1420Depend Colour POP – 489

489 is a mint green creme polish. It’s easy to apply and it covers in two coats.

489 är ett mintgrönt cremelack. Det är lättapplicerat och det täcker med två lager.

Depend Sunny Days

A few days ago I got some news from Depend. They have just released two new summer collections and I have swatches of the first one, called Sunny Days, to show you.

För ett par dagar sedan fick jag hem lite nyheter från Depend. De har precis släppt två nya sommarkollektioner och har jag swatches från den första, som heter Sunny Days, att visa er.

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img_0171Depend Sunny Days – 478

478 is a turquoise-blue polish, the color was a bit difficult to catch on camera. The formula is good and it covers in just one coat, but I used two coats.

478 är ett turkosblått lack, färgen var lite svår att fånga på bild. Formulan är bra och det täcker vid bara ett lager, men här har jag målat två lager.

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img_0155Depend Sunny Days – 479

479 is a shiny bright cerise-pink polish with a good formula. It covers in just one coat, but I used two coats anyway. It’s a really happy summer color!

479 är ett glansigt ceriserosa lack med bra formula. Det täcker vid bara ett lager, men jag använde två lager ändå. Det är en väldigt glad sommarfärg!

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480 is a yellow creme polish that makes me think of warm and sunny summer days! The formula is a bit thin and I needed three coats for full coverage.

480 är ett ljusgult cremelack som får mig att tänka på varma och soliga sommardagar!  Formulan är ganska tunn och jag behövde tre lager för att få det heltäckande.

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img_0163Depend Sunny Days – 481

481 is a turquoise-green metallic polish and the color reminds me of a mermaid! The polish is pretty sheer and needs three coats to cover completely.

481 är ett turkosgrönt metalliclack och färgen påminner mig om en sjöjungfru! Lacket är ganska skirt och behöver tre lager för att täcka helt.

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img_0137Depend Sunny Days – 482

482 is a pale white-pink polish with gold shimmer that’s very cute. Unfortunately the shimmer isn’t too visible on the nails. The formula is a bit thick and it covers in two coats.

482 är ett ljust vitrosa lack med guldskimmer som är väldigt sött. Tyvärr så syns inte skimret så bra på naglarna. Formulan är lite tjock och det täcker med två lager.

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img_0179Depend Sunny Days – 483

483 is a bright red polish with silver shimmer. The formula is good and it covers in two coats. I think this color looks soo yummy!

483 är ett rött lack med silverskimmer. Formulan är bra och det täcker vid två lager. Jag tycker den här färgen ser så smaskig ut!

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img_0141Depend Sunny Days – 484

484 is a salmon pink creme polish with a good formula that covers in two coats.

484 är ett laxrosa cremelack med bra formula som täcker vid två lager. 

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img_0167Depend Sunny Days – 485

485 is a brown-grey creme polish with good formula that covers in two coats. The polish is so shiny, just look at my reflection on the nails.

485 är ett brungrått cremelack med bra formula som täcker vid två lager. Lacket är så glansigt, se bara min spegelbild på naglarna. 

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img_0151Depend Sunny Days – 486

486 is a lavender purple creme polish with a good formula. It covers really well with just one coat but I ended up using two coats.

486 är ett lavendellila cremelack med bra formula. Det täcker väldigt bra med bara ett lager men jag använde två lager ändå. 

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img_0175Depend Sunny Days – 487

487 is a light blue metallic polish. The formula is good, though you see the brush strokes, and it covers in two coats.

487 är ett ljusblått metalliclack. Formulan är bra, man ser dock penseldragen, och det täcker med två lager.

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img_0127Depend Sunny Days – 488

488 is a light pink polish that covers in two coats. The formula is okay, but it got a little bubbly during application.

488 är ett ljusrosa lack som täcker vid två lager. Formulan är helt okej, men det blev lite bubbligt vid applicering. 

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img_0145Depend Sunny Days – 489

489 is a light pink metallic polish with blue shimmer. It covers in two coats and the formula is good.

489 är ett ljusrosa metalliskt lack med blått skimmer. Det är heltäckande vid två lager och formulan på lacket är bra.