Showing posts with label glow-in-the-dark. Show all posts
Showing posts with label glow-in-the-dark. Show all posts

12 January 2014

Foxy Paws Let's Have A Kiki

Hi everyone! I have another fun polish from the Foxy Paws Filthy/Gorgeous collection; make sure to check out my previous posts on this collection. These polishes are inspired by the American pop group Scissor Sisters and they are all in very fun, bright, neon colours, some that glow in the dark and react under UV (black) light. It's worth heading on over to the Foxy Fingertips website just to check out the songs that inspired each one, I guarantee it will get you humming and dancing in your seat!

Foxy Paws Let's Have A Kiki


This one is another bright neon polish, that also glows in the dark! Make sure to check it out after the jump for more photos.

24 October 2013

Jindie Nails Halloween 2013 Collection, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I hope you aren't tired of Halloween collections because I have another one for you today. If you follow Jindie Nails you may have already seen the new Halloween collection for this year. If not, you are in for a treat! And this collection is soon to be discontinued, so if you want to get your mitts on them, you need to act fast...more on that at the end of my post. :)

Jindie Nails Halloween 2013 Collection

26 September 2013

Different Dimension, Silenced the Lambs - Halloween 2013 Collection

Hi everyone! Are you ready for some new Different Dimension polishes!? Ever since I saw the first swatches online of the Different Dimension Fall and Halloween collections, I've been really excited about these polishes. So you can imagine how giddy I was to open up my blogger package from Missi, the maker, and see these in person. If you've passed over these new collections, I encourage you to take a second look. I have the Halloween collection for you tonight, and I hope to have the Fall 2013 collection up next week.

Different Dimension, Silenced the Lambs - Halloween 2013 Collection

As you may guess from the title, the Halloween collection is inspired by the film Silence of the Lambs. Fun fact: Silence of the Lambs was originally released on Valentine's Day (creepy!) and nowhere near Halloween. :)

Good Evening Clarice is a pale mint linear holo polish that also glows in the dark. The holo is subtle but still noticeable and adds a nice effect to the polish - in most lights it will look shimmery. Formula-wise it goes on very smooth and evenly, however, I found even after three coats I still had some patches where the coverage was less than I hoped.

Different Dimension Good Evening Clarice

Different Dimension Good Evening Clarice

Different Dimension Good Evening Clarice

As for the glow-in-the-dark properties, the instructions state that you can layer this over white for a stronger effect, however, I found it was pretty strong on its own. It's stronger if you charge it first, but you only need to do so for about 30 seconds.

Different Dimension Good Evening Clarice

Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming? is a clear-based glitter topper with a holographic shimmer, and a mixture of black, white, orange, gold and yellow glitter in stars, circles, squares and hexes. Missi describes this as looking like a "deconstructed monarch butterfly" and I rather like that description. The application was great and there was no problem getting out the larger glitters. This was 2 coats over Girly Bits Giggity Giggity Goo.

Different Dimension Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming?

Different Dimension Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming?

Different Dimension Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming?

I Ate His Liver With Some Fava Beans And a Nice Chianti (longest polish name ever!) is another glitter topper. This one is also clear-based with green, chartreuse, purple, lavender, pink, gold and black glitter in hexes, circles and stars. I love the colours on this one, and the application was great. This was 1 coat over Essie Full Steam Ahead, but I've also seen it paired with Good Evening Clarice and I really love that combination.

Different Dimension I Ate His Liver With Some Fava Beans And A Nice Chianti

Different Dimension I Ate His Liver With Some Fava Beans And A Nice Chianti

It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin is a black jelly-based polish with gold and orange microglitter. This is described as a texture polish, but I didn't experience any texture with this, so I wore it as a regular polish with top coat. While it looks a bit dull in the lightbox photos, it really comes alive in regular light, and especially direct light (the sun would have the same effect). The application was great - it goes on smooth and evenly, and has a perfect consistency. This was 2 coats.

Different Dimension It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin

Different Dimension It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin

Different Dimension It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin

I've mentioned this before, but I'm not really one for Halloween polishes. Yet, these make me change my mind. Have The Lambs... is so shimmery and Good Evening Clarice is such a unique colour and polish. The other ones are also great. Overall, I think this is a very strong collection.

What do you think of these? Are you in the mood for Halloween polishes yet?

Different Dimension is available on Etsy, and through Llarowe, Mei Mei's Signatures, Edgy Polish, and Ledoux Nuage. Follow Different Dimensions on Facebook and Instagram (@missibarry) to keep up with updates.

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

20 September 2013

Pretty & Polished Halloween Collection, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I have the new Pretty & Polished Halloween collection for you today! Pretty & Polished is an indie brand that's been around for quite some time, and I've bought them in the past and always been happy with their formula. They have a great selection of glitters, thermals, and crellies with glitter, and in the past year they've introduced bath and body products such as cuticle oils and balms, bath scrubs and bath bombs. Right now everything is on sale so make sure to check out their store.

I was pleasantly surprised with all three polishes. Sometimes indie polishes with glitter can be lumpy and difficult to apply. But I found the formula on these to be excellent, and they had just the right amount of glitter in them - making them easy to apply and quite smooth on the nail.

Pretty & Polished Halloween Collection

One note about the labels - mine came without labels on them, but I'm sure that wouldn't be the case if you ordered them. In the past I've found that if I have a customer service question for Pretty & Polished, Chels, the maker was pretty fast to respond to my questions.

Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a black jelly-based polish with different sizes of teal hexes; red, fuchsia, and wine coloured circles; and teeny red squares. This is supposed to be opaque in 2-3 coats, but I found the base to be a bit sheer so I layered two coats over a black creme. I like how it turned out and I think it makes the glitter stand out.

Pretty & Polished Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Pretty & Polished Are You Afraid of the Dark?

Death By Candy Corn is an yellow-to-red thermal polish. At normal room temperature it will be orangish-yellow, and it turns red when it gets cold. The glitter is fun with a mixture of yellow hexes, white rectangles, small orange squares, and red-orange hexes. The application was great and the glitters are perfectly suspended. I used three coats here.

Pretty & Polished Death By Candy Corn

Pretty & Polished Death By Candy Corn

In order to change the colour, I ended up sticking my hands in ice cold water. I love how dramatic the change is, however, I did find that it went back to it's original colour pretty fast after I took my hands out of the water (hence having water on my hands in these photos). I think this polish would be more fun to wear in the colder weather when there is more of a temperature change.

Pretty & Polished Death By Candy Corn

Pretty & Polished Death By Candy Corn

Glowstick is a neon grass green jelly with small and medium orange-red hexes plus tiny, small and medium kelly green hexes. The application was great - the polish goes on very smooth and the glitter is perfectly suspended in the polish. I used three coats here and there's still some visible nail line, so wear a base polish if you don't care for that.

Pretty & Polished Glowstick

Pretty & Polished Glowstick

The polish glows green in the dark, and I love the mottled effect with the glitter. For these photos I charged the polish for a bit under my daylight lamp (not for long - just 30 seconds or so). I love that you get a pretty strong GITD effect.

Pretty & Polished Glowstick

If you like Halloween polishes, you should definitely check these out. And for a very limited time they are on sale! I'm not normally a Halloween person, but these do kinda get me in the mood. :)

Pretty & Polished is available from their online store and Etsy shop. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates and new releases.

*Products provided to me for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

09 May 2013

Serum No. 5 Day Glow: Glow-in-the-Dark Stars

Hi everyone! After seeing many photos of Serum No. 5 Day Glow pop up on the blogisphere and Instagram, I finally had a chance to try it tonight. As you may or may not remember, Victoria, the creator of Serum No. 5 was kind enough to send me some polishes to review (see my previous reviews here and here), and this was one of them. So I've been sitting on this for several weeks now, and I'm kicking myself for not trying it sooner.

Serum No. 5 Day Glow

As a glow-in-the-dark polish, Day Glow is very vibrant and intense in the dark. Not only does it look great on its own, but the possibilities for nail art are endless. I definitely see myself using this again when I want to add a glow-in-the-dark element to a nail design.

Glow-in-the-dark stars with Serum No. 5 Day Glow

Day Glow is a pale lemon yellow, yet despite the pale colour also seems very bright in daylight. In the dark it glows a very intense neon green. Formula-wise I found this to be on the thin side, and I needed about four coats for full coverage. But the finish is very smooth and even, although it does dry matte. Everything I've read about this polish says that adding a top coat will not effect the glow-in-the-dark properties, and I topped this design off with a generous coat of Seche Vite.

Glow-in-the-dark stars with Serum No. 5 Day Glow

For this design, I used piCture pOlish Cosmos (review coming soon) on my pinky and index fingers. For the stars and moon I started by outlining the shape with black, then painting it in with a white polish. I finished off by painting the moon and stars with either Day Glow or Cosmos. I really love how this looks both with the lights on and off. And Day Glow is the perfect polish for this kind of design because it glows so vibrant and intense. As you can see, the stars are very visible in the dark.

Glow-in-the-dark stars with Serum No. 5 Day Glow

Serum No. 5 Day Glow (after charging 3 minutes under OTT light)

Overall, I'm so happy with Day Glow. It's easy to use and applies very nicely (although I wish it took less coats). And now that I've overcome my fear of photographing glow-in-the-dark polishes, I hope to use this again in other nail designs.

What do you think of this polish? Do you own Day Glow or any other glow-in-the-dark polishes?

Serum No. 5 is available through their website and Etsy store. Distributors include Mei Mei's SignaturesOverall Beauty, Femme Fatale Cosmetics, Ninja Polish, and Harlow & Co.. Keep up to date with Serum No. 5 by Facebook and Instagram (@serumno5).

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

02 May 2013

Serum No. 5 Sky Lights

Hi everyone! I have another first for this blog...my first glow-in-the-dark polish! Victoria of Serum No. 5 sent this polish to me along with a few others, but I was so nervous about photographing a glow-in-the-dark polish that I really procrastinated on this. I'm so sorry Victoria!! If you missed my previous review of Serum No. 5 polishes, you can find that here.

Serum No. 5 Sky Lights

Even without its glow-in-the-dark properties, Sky Lights is a beautiful polish. It's a very sheer off-white polish with an iridescent shimmer. Some glow-in-the-dark polishes are meant to be worn on their own, but this is definitely a layering polish, and I can see it looking good over pretty much anything.

Serum No. 5 Sky Lights

For these swatches I layered one generous coat over OPI Vant to Bite My Neck? I did a tape mani so that you could see how it changes the base polish. The formula was perfect and I had no issues with this polish.

Serum No. 5 Sky Lights

In the dark, it glows a beautiful blue, it's really quite stunning. It wasn't a strong glow, but I imagine that if I used 2-3 coats, then it might be stronger. I was somewhat able to capture how it glows in the dark, but it's actually a bit stronger than you see in my photo. I'm still getting used to photographing polishes like this.

Serum No. 5 Sky Lights

Overall, I think it's a really fun polish to have. I like that it looks great during the day and at night in the dark. I can also see how having a glow-in-the-dark polish could be fun for doing nail art. I have one more glow-in-the-dark polish to review and I want to do something special with it. :)

Serum No. 5 is available through their website and Etsy store, as well as Mei Mei's Signatures. This polish is also available through Overall Beauty, and Serum No. 5 will be launching soon on Harlow & Co.. Keep up to date with Serum No. 5 by Facebook and Instagram (@serumno5).

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*
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