Nicole Diary Stamping polishes

Today I have swatches of stamping polishes from Nicole Diary. A while ago I showed you a gold stamping polish from them (you can find that post here), and this time I have tried four other shades.

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First out I have their white stamping polish NS01. It is super easy to pick up and covers really well over black!

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Next is their black stamping polish NS02. It’s very pigmented and it picks up perfectly from the plate!

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Next up is their green stamping polish NS12. This is such a beautiful and bright green shade that covers well both over white and black!

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The last polish I have is their pink stamping polish NS08. It’s a bright lovely shade that covers well over white, but is a little light over black.

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I also used all four polishes for this nail art design. I think they work really well together and I am very pleased with how this mani turned out!

Cienna Rose | March 2018 shades

In the beginning of March Cienna Rose released five new shades. Along with the new release they also started offering EU wide shipping!

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Let’s take a look at the swatches! Also how glad am I to finally be able to take photos in natural daylight again!? This winter have been so long and dark…

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Pretty please is a purple creme polish that covers in two coats and dries super glossy (I’m not wearing top coat here). This looks like a perfect polish for this year’s Pantone color Ultra Violet.

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Something blue is a blue polish with blue shimmer that covers in two to three coats.

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Rainbow snow is a nude crelly with pink and blue glitter that covers in two coats. I didn’t have to fish to get the glitter on the brush like you have to with some similar polishes.

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Big spender is a gold metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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Black diamond is a a dark brown polish with red and gold micro-shimmer that covers in two coats.

I really, really like the polishes from this release, and I have a hard time deciding on a favorite. Purple is one of my favorite colors, so of course I love Pretty Please. But then we also have Rainbow snow and Something blue which both are gorgeous. Can I just say that they’re all my favorites! 😉

Wikkid Polish

Hi there! In the end of last year I was sent some polishes from U.K. indie brand Wikkid Polish to try. Since it’s March now I am a very late with this post, and that’s a shame because these polishes are too pretty to not have been used. I was very busy in December making Christmas manis and in the beginning of January I had many planned weekends and little time for nails. Now I’ve finally had some time to catch up with some things that’s been waiting to be used, including these polishes. So let’s take a look at some swatches of these beauties!

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Crushed Violet is a purple jelly polish with silver holographic flakes. I’m wearing two coats plus two coats of top coat.

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Orion is a holo polish in a clear base that’s packed with blue and silver glitter. I’m wearing two coats plus two coats of top coat. Doesn’t this polish look just like space?

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Shades of jade is a mint green linear holographic polish. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Rust is an orange-y copper polish with red and gold shimmer. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat. This is a prefect shade for fall! I wan’t to stamp leaves over it!

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Rhea (H) is a duochrome polish with scattered holo that shifts from green to gold. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Rose garden is a holo polish in a clear base that’s packed with red and silver glitter and green flakies. I’m wearing two coats plus top coat.

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Flake me is a flakie polish in a clear base that’s packed with green and pink flakies. I’m wearing two coats over a black base, plus top coat.

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Cosmic dust is a holo polish in a clear base with silver holographic flakies.

My favorite polish out of these polishes are Crushes Violet, I’m just a sucker for purple (and holo) and this polish is stunning!

If you’re in the UK/EU you can buy these polishes on Wikkid Polish’s website (with free shipping), and if you’re in the US/international you can find them at Beautometry.

Sophin Macaroons collection

Hello everyone! Today I have swatches of a collection that is perfect for spring; the Macaroons collection from Shopin. The collection consists of six pretty pastel shades.

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0340 is a light pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0341 is a mint green creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0342 is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0343 is a light peach polish that covers in two coats.

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0344 is a peach creme polish that covers in two coats.

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0345 is a yellow creme polish that covers in two coats.

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I also did some nail art using four of the polishes, 0341, 0342, 0344 and 0345. I haven’t done a water marble design in forever so I’m very happy to see that it turned out this good.

In Sweden you can find Sophin polishes at thepurebox.se.

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

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!

OPI California dreaming  

Hi everybody! Today I have swatches of OPI’s new collection California dreaming to share with you. At first glance I wasn’t that interested in this collection, I thought many of the shades looked too similar. But after trying them all I have to say that I’ve changed my mind. Though I think it would’ve been nice to see some other colors in the collection, like green, blue or purple.

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

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Feeling frisco is a nude creme polish that covers in two coat.

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Barking up the wrong Sequoia is a peach creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Excuse me, big sur! is a pink peach creme polish that covers in two coats. You could maybe get away with just one thick coat depending on your application technique.

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Time for a Napa is a pink coral creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Malibu pier pressure is a pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

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GPS I love you is a raspberry creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Me, myselfie & I is a coral creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Santa Monica beach peach is an orange creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Don’t take Yosemite for granite is a grey metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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Sweet Carmel Sunday is a bronze metallic polish that covers in two coats.

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This is not whine country is a berry colored jelly polish, I’m wearing three coats. If you have shorter nails I think you will get away with two coats.

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To the mouse house we go! is a red jelly polish, I’m wearing three coats and as you see my nail line is still visible.

If you want to see live swatches of this collection, be sure to check out my swatch video here! I haven’t really done anything like that before, so please let me know if you like it.

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My favorite from this polish has got to be Time for a Napa, I just love that pink coral shade! And my least favorite is probably Sweet Carmel Sunday, I’m really not that into metallics in that color.

I’m working on comparison swatches, like I did with the Fiji and Breakfast at Tiffany’s collections from OPI, and I’m hoping to be able to publish that post later this week!

Please let me know in the comments what you think about this collection, and do you have a favorite shade?

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day!

OPI Fiji

Hi there! Today I’m very excited to show you the new collection from OPI called Fiji. The collection consists of 12 shades that make me want warmer weather and a vacation. The shades are not unique, we’ve seen them before (except for maybe one) but it’s still a nice collection.

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All swatches are (as usual) painted over one coat of base coat and are without top coat.

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img_6961OPI Fiji – Two-timing the zones

Two-timing the zones is a bright pink creme polish that covers in two coats.

img_6962img_6963OPI Fiji – Living on the bula-vard!

Living on the bula-vard! is a coral creme polish that covers in two coats.

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20170130_212311952_iosOPI Fiji – Getting nadi on my honeymoon

Getting nadi on my honeymoon is a light pink creme polish that covers in two to three coats.

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Polly want a lacquer? is a lilac creme polish that covers in two coats.

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Do you sea what I sea? is a blue metallic polish that covers in three coats.

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Is that a spear in your pocket? is a teal creme polish that covers in two coats. This color was so hard to capture on camera, it is actually more green in real life.

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I can never hut up is a grey polish with green shimmer that covers in two coats.

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img_6975OPI Fiji – Super trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic

Super trop-i-cal-i-Fiji-istic is a royal blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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img_6959OPI Fiji – Suzi without a paddle

Suzi without a paddle is a baby blue creme polish that covers in two coats.

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img_6977OPI Fiji – Coconuts over OPI

Coconuts over OPI is a taupe creme polish that covers in two coats.

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img_6979OPI Fiji – No tan lines

No tan lines is an orange creme polish that covers in two coats.

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img_6981OPI Fiji – Exotic birds do not tweet

Exotic birds do not tweet is a yellow creme polish that covers in three coats.

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I really like most of the shades from this collection, especially all the bright ones. My favorite is the lilac Polly want a lacquer? and my least favorite is the nude Coconuts over OPI.

What do you think about this collection? Do you see any shades that you have to have?

A post with comparison swatches will be up in the next few days, so keep your eye out for that!

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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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.