Monday, 8 February 2016

ViNailicious Product Review

ViNailicious is an American based online shop with a huge variety of nail vinyls. I was contacted to review some nail vinyls, so of course I said yes! Before I even received my nail vinyls I was already impressed. Their online shop is stocked with amazing designs. Of course, they have your classic chevrons and straights, but there are designs that I had never even see before! Many of the designs are quite detailed and look beautiful in just the photos of the nail vinyls. When I received my nail vinyls I was very excited to try out the beautiful designs. I found these to be the most fiddly nail vinyls I have used. Now it could easily be operator error, as I do not claim to be a pro at nail art or using nail vinyls. However, that is usually the thing that I like about using nail vinyls, they are just so simple and make your nail art look harder than it actually was.

Flower stain glass window design, easily a favourite. This stencil did require removing some of the smaller cut outs, but no major dramas. I used "Whimsy" "Tail Feather" and "Paris" by Picture Polish over a white base.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box



This splattered paint nail vinyl is just awesome! I used polishes by Pretty Serious, including polishes from their Pet Names Collection.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box



This next stencil I didn't particularly like. It's not that I don't like the pattern, because I do. What I didn't like about this was the fact that I had to use a pair of tweezers with a fine point on them to remove the cut out pieces of the design as it didn't cleanly remove from the backing. It also didn't leave a clean, sharp line when the stencil was removed from the nail. I tried this one several times, and was unsuccessful. Photographed is my best two results. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box



I also had troubles with this tessellating triangle design. My main issue was that I couldn't get a nice clean finish. I tried this one a few times and I was not happy with my results. Photo graphed is my best result. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


-Bettina


* This post was found 99% completed in my drafts, so I have finished it and posted it later than it was originally written.




Saturday, 6 February 2016

The Queen of Mean Collection by Glam Polish

Just released is The Queen of Mean Collection by Glam Polish. Inspired by the cut throat world of fashion. Polish names are inspired by Fashion Police, The Devil Wears Prada, Famous Celebrities and Fashion Designers quotes.

"Attitude Is Everything" - A grass green holographic polish.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sun light

Lighting: Direct sun light



"Florals? For Spring. Groundbreaking." - A stunning pastel lavender purple holographic polish with glistening microglitters. 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sun light



"What Exactly Is She Wearing?" - A black holographic base with a rainbow of metallic glitters. 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sun light

Lighting: Direct sun light

Lighting: Direct sun light



"I Don't Do Fashion. I am Fashion." - A blue base with a hint of shimmer and holographic sliver microglitters. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sun light

Lighting: Direct sun light

Lighting: Direct sun light



"B*tch Stole My Look!" - A vampy red with an intense holographic finish.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sun light

Lighting: Direct sun light



"Starlet or Streetwalker?" - A bright fuchsia holographic polish.  

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sun light



"Can You Please Spell 'GABBANA'" - A blush peachy pink holographic polish. 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sun light



"Big Girls Need Big Diamonds" - A periwinkle-sliver with a holographic glow.

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sun light



"Gotta Have It! Make It Stop!" - A holographic polish packed with microglitters. 

Lighting: Inside with flash

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sun light

Lighting: Direct sun light

Lighting: Direct sun light



All swatches show two to three coats, depending on thickness, plus a glossy top coat.

-Bettina