Superchic Lacquer Vapor High

Hi! Long time no see! I blame that entirely on Tonic Polish and the fact that my last manicure was not ready to come off until today! It could have lasted a couple more days too. 10 straight days with usual day to day wear and it was still practically perfect with minimal tip wear. A record!

Today, I replaced it with my first Superchic Lacquer polish – Vapor High from the Slayeigh The Mountain collection. This is described as a mint teal-blue chrome with sparks of icy silver and gold duo-chrome reflects. It went on fully opaque in just ONE coat! The hype is real!

The formula is on the thick side and is incredibly fast drying, so minimal faffage is required to enable it to dry smooth and not drag slightly. Once I’d figured this out, application was very easy. The brush is also a lot shorter than I’m used to, but I soon got the hang of it and actually quite liked it! It helps to not overload polish onto the nail like some that can hold too much product.

Here’s Vapor High alone in one coat with no top coat:

Superchic Vapor High

It was totally opaque. In the pictures, it looks a little patchy, but that’s shadowing caused by the ridges in my nails. I must get around to using a ridge filling base coat!

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Tonic Polish Furple

Hi! Today I have a gorgeous holo from Tonic Polish to share – this is Furple. This colour, along with one other, was created by the lovely Lindsey for Crystal’s Charity Lacquers – a monthly collaboration with indie polish makers to raise money for different charities. I was able to buy this polish through a group buy run by Annette from Rainbow Connection. Thanks Annette! Unfortunately, this means that this polish is no longer available, but I wanted to share anyway so that more people can see the magic that is Tonic Polish!

Furple is a grey based holo with a strong purple shimmer. I am sure the shimmer has a shift to it too, so I’ve included lots of pictures at different angles in this post to try and show its many faces!

Furple applied beautifully as is usual for Tonics in my experience. It covered smoothly in two coats.

Tonic Polish Furple

I decided to apply one coat of Nine Zero lacquer’s Flakie All The Things as an accent on my ring finger. I love this stuff! I then topped off all nails with Glisten and Glow’s top coat.

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Christmas and New Year Nails featuring China Glaze, Cirque and ILNP

Happy New Year! I’ve had a lovely time with my family over the festive week and I’m now back at work shuffling paper at my desk again. I am still enjoying my NYE mani this week, so I thought I’d jump on and share my Christmas day mani, along with the current one.

Christmas NYE 2017-1

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Christmas Nails: featuring China Glaze New Year, New Boo

I’m in full swing with the Christmas manis now! For this design, I found one to recreate via Google images. The original artist is Playful Polishes – check out her blog!

I used China Glaze New Year, New Boo from their Glam Finale 2017 collection for the dark blue sky in the background. This is a gorgeous deep blue with a ton of shimmer. This is just one coat, no top coat!

China Glaze New Year, New Boo

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OPI Sending You Holiday Hugs: Christmas Nail Art!

Hi! I decided it was high time I cracked on with the Christmas nail art! For the basis of this mani, I chose OPI’s Sending You Holiday Hugs from the 2017 Love OPI XOXO collection. This is the PERFECT holiday red, with a glorious depth that comes from the very subtle gold shimmer that runs through it. Gorgeous!

OPI Sending You Holiday Hugs

This was very close to being a one coater! The second just covered the smallest of light spots and deepened the colour a little. A fantastic formula from OPI. Then it was time for some holly!

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Tonic Polish Light of Lyra

Hi! I’m back today with a wintery stamped mani. I fancied a cooler toned colour scheme this week as I’ve recently worn a lot of gold and warmer tones. I picked out Tonic Polish Light of Lyra, which I picked up from Rainbow Connection. It’s currently out of stock at the moment, but I hope it will be restocked as I think I may need a backup…

This is a gorgeous bright purple base with the most amazing strong blue shimmer running through it. Aaaaah. This one just glows! This is two coats.

Tonic Polish Light of Lyra

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ILNP Storytelling

I’m back in the dark streak! This is ILNP Storytelling – a dark purple jelly with red shimmer, gold flakes and a sprinkle of holographic. The depth in the bottle is really something else, and the red shimmer really stands out so I thought this polish was burgundy. Onto the nails it went and it turns out to be purple! It took three coats to build the opacity and depth to really show off that red shimmer but it was worth the effort! ILNPs always dry really fast so multiple coats are not too bad.

ILNP Storytelling

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