Revlon Parfumerie China Flower
Maybelline Color Show Gold’s Night Out
I have to say China Flower is one of my new favorite polishes! I bought it along with Autumn Spice, but I love this red so much more. The scent lasts about 1-2 days, and I think there’s a hint of cinnamon to it. Even without top coat, it’s really shiny.
This design is also inspired by one from esNAIL: this one. When I saw it, I immediately loved the combination of bright colors with the accent marble nail. The colors I chose aren’t as bright, and the marble nail is different, but I really like how it turned out.
Sally Girl Canary
Mattese Pink Royale
Piggy Polish Blue-ming Romance
Sally Hansen Xtreme White On
Art Club Fine Gold
These nails are inspired by an esNAIL design. I lost the link to the exact nail art, but this one is similar. The navy is OPI Russian Navy – matte and the sheer pink is Wet ‘n’ Wild Megalast Sugar Coat.
Hi, everyone! Today I’m reviewing the new rotating nail polish display I bought on Amazon. I used to keep my nail polishes in a pair of wall racks I DIY’d out of poster board. Those were working fine for a while, but I started to want a storage solution that I could move around. Finally, I had to take the racks down so the room could be painted, and that’s when I decided to buy the rotating rack. It arrived quickly and was securely packaged, which I was glad about, since I had read some reviews that the displays arrived cracked. Mine had no cracks in it, but I was very careful about taking it out of the package. One thing to take into consideration (and something I read on the reviews but it just didn’t sink in): it’s big. I knew it would be large, but when I unpacked it, I was surprised by the size, and I ended up placing it somewhere else than where I had originally thought. To get an idea of size, imagine stacking five bottles of polish on top of each other.
All of my polishes fit well into the display, but here are some notes:
1. Sephora by OPI polish bottles only fit on the top shelves, since they’re open on top.
2. Bottles that are really wide on the bottom may not fit properly. I had this issue with a few ICING polishes. On some shelves they fit better, and rotating them to find the narrower side also helped.
3. The display comes with a lid that says “Nail Polish Center” on it. You can show that, but I decided to flip it over so I could put polishes on top.
I arranged my polishes by color, because it’s easier for me to find a specific one when I have a design in mind. However, I ordered some polish swatch sticks that I’m waiting on, and when I receive those I might rearrange them by brand.
Overall, I really like this rack, and I love turning it! I would definitely recommend getting this if it’s the type of storage solution you’re looking for.
Sally Hansen White On
Sephora by OPI Bare to Be Different
Ying’s Color Pastel Cocoa
To get the swirls, I painted the hearts, then dotted Pastel Cocoa on the corner to give the impression that it was my natural nail color, then dotted white slightly higher.
I was super excited when I saw Fing’rs Heart 2 Art See Spot Run, a nail polish which is supposed to create a spotted look similar to cutepolish’s Water Spotted nails. However, after I tried it a lot of times, I was disappointed. The instructions on the bottle stated to apply the spotted top coat over a dried basecoat. It suggests a thick coat for less and larger spots, and a thin coat for more small spots. I tried different methods when testing the polish but I kept getting few spots. I noticed that immediately while I was applying the polish the spots would start to form. They’re so fast that there’s no time to finish the nail before they appear. So when I painted one side of the nail, then did the other, the new side would partly cover the spots from the side I’d done first. I had to be very careful, and even then I didn’t find the results to be that great, particularly on my shorter nails.
I also found that depending on the polish base color, the spotted top coat reacted differently. As you can see in the photos, some cracked, ruining the spotted effect. On the swatch wheel, I applied no shiny top coat. But I did on my nails, waiting until they dried like the instructions said, and I still got some cracking.
Removal was very difficult. I used regular nail polish remover and it took a while to get all the polish off. Overall, I’m pretty disappointed with this spotted top coat, and prefer the result I got by using the water and spray method (which I used for these nails).
This photo is three-day wear, so they don’t look as fresh as when I first did them. I began by applying the L’Oreal Project Runway Limited Edition Nail Stickers in The Seductive Temptress. Once they were all on, I applied Wet ‘n’ Wild Black Creme to the corners with a sponge. I used Art Club Nail Art Fine Gold to accent the nails and added some golden caviar beads, that ended up losing a bit of their color with the topcoat.
I didn’t have a difficult time finding the right size for the stickers, though I messed up on a few and ended up with too much nail showing on the sides. The fact that they were on a clear plastic was helpful since I didn’t have to unstick them to check if they fit. The main problem I had was at the edge. After I filed off the leftover, the edge looked and felt very uneven and I could see my natural nail. That was the main reason I decided to add more to the design with the black. I used it to cover up those bits where the nail was visible. There were also some spots that ended up a bit crinkly and wouldn’t flatten. That was less noticeable after applying the black and topcoat, but it still kind of bothered me.
Removing them was easy – first I removed the top coat and polish, then peeled the stickers off, and used polish remover again for the residue. I have 7 left (I messed up on one and had to throw it out), which I plan to use for accent nails in the future. I think I would have worn them longer if it hadn’t been for the caviar beads.
This is one of those designs that looks perfect in your head, but not so much on the nails. I wanted to do something floral that was quick and required few colors. I used Icing Gargoyle for the base and Ciate cream soda for the flowers. I think a third color would have given the flowers more definition. The glitter is Milani Sugar High, which I think is relatively new as I’ve never seen it before. I also bought Milani Sugar Rush, and I love them both. I think my accent nail could have used more glitter. I would recommend using a sponge when applying the glitter – it’s pretty dense, but it still took some time to fill the whole nail, and as you can see, I lost some patience along the way.
Kiss Nail Art Soft Pink, Beach Pink
Hurricane Nail Art Silver
Sally Hansen White On
Wet n Wild Megalast I Need a Refresh-Mint
Fresh Paint Honeydew
Sinful Colors Savage, Mindy
Milani Jewel FX Teal
This photo is about two days after first application, so the tips are a bit worn. The middle finger reminds me of fruits in water. I love fimo slices, but I rarely use them because they’re so difficult to apply. I ended up having to cut the strawberries and kiwis in half, so that they would fit better on the nail, but I really like how it turned out.