Sunday, 5 June 2016

Cry Baby Collection by Glam Polish

Glam Polish has just released their Cry-Baby limited edition collection. This is a six piece collection featuring a variety of glitters and flakies. Overall the formula of these polishes was nice and workable, as expected from Glam Polish. For all of my swatches I used two coat plus a glossy top coat. All of these glamorous polishes are now available from Glam Polish.  Due to the unpredictability of life I wasn't able to get sunlight shots of these polishes, however they do contain holographic glitter so you know they will look awesome in the sunlight!


"Teardrops Are Falling" - A black jelly base with a rainbow of different sized silver and gold holographic glitters.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"Doin' Time For Bein' Young" - A bright sapphire blue polish with a holographic base and accents of glitter. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"Please Mr Jailer" - A bright red jelly base with silver holographic and coloured micro glitter. Due to the bright red base the coloured glitter appears black or even dark blue.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"High School Hellcats" - A deep purple base with multichrome flakies.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"King Cry-Baby" - A sliver holographic base with matte black and white micro glitter. This one reminds me of salt and pepper! 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"A Teenage Prayer"- A soft pink polish with a subtle holographic effect and little flakies. So pretty and girly. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


You may have noticed that Bettina Nails has a new water mark and hand pose for photos. I have so many new ideas for Bettina Nails and I am slowly in the process of updating. If you like what you see, or not, let me know! I would love some constructive feedback. 

-Bettina


Wednesday, 18 May 2016

The Haven Collection by Powder Perfect

The Haven Collection by Powder Perfect combines two of my favourite things, pastel colours and holographic finishes. This collection is a tribute to the special bond and loving relationship between a mother and her child. I love that pastels were chosen for this collection, it seems to be a perfect fit for a mother's gentle love and a child's soft touch. All of these polishes had a wonderful easy to work with formula. For each of my swatches I used two thin coats plus a glossy top coat.


Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Unconditional Love" - A light purple holographic polish.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Precious Moments" - A holographic periwinkle blue polish.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Cherish"- An aqua holographic polish.

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Sugar & Spice" - A warm pink holographic polish with delicate golden flakies. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"To The Moon & Back" - A soft nude holographic polish with delicate flakies. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


"Baby's Breath" - A soft holographic grey polish. 

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight


-Bettina

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

No Lei-Overs Limited Edition Collection by Glam Polish

A special limited edition collection from Glam Polish inspired by one of the most beautiful places in the world, Hawaii. This is a six piece collection, featuring two holographic polishes and four polishes featuring microglitters.

"Hibiscus Hideaway" - Bright red intense holographic polish that leans orange. Two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box


"Waikiki Wahine" - Fuchsia intense holographic base with purple, turquoise & navy glass flecks. The flecks in this polish stand out beautifully and are visible in both sunlight and artificial light. Two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"Hanalei Sunset" -  Indigo base with shimmering glass flecks, neon pink, holographic violet and bright pink holographic microglitter. I found the formula of this polish to be the most fiddly in this collection. I found that doing one thickish coat turned out better than doing two thinner coats as the second coat dragged a bit. For my swatch I did two coats on some nails and one coat on the other nails. The overall finished look is the same, it was just the application that made a difference. All nails were topped with a glossy top coat. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"Hawaii Kai" -  Aqua blue holographic base with neon green and neon blue, white and silver ultra holo glitter and microglitter. A stunning polish with a beautiful combination of glitters, and easy formula. Two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight
Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"Lei'd in Lahaina" -  Magneta Holographic base with a mix of bright pink holographic, neon pink and white glitter and microglitter. I love this polish, on the nail this is my favourite from the collection. Two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


"Lanikai Dreaming" -  Neon pink & white glitter and micro glitter in a soft gold holographic base. This was the first polish I opened from this collection and when I first saw this polish my jaw literally dropped! Two coats plus a glossy top coat for my swatch. 

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: Direct sunlight

Lighting: In light box

Lighting: In light box


Release date is Friday April 29th, 2pm EST USA. Shipping rates to USA are $3.80 USD for the first polish and an extra $1.00 for each additional polish.

-Bettina