Friday, 29 June 2012

Girly Bits Sailors Delight



Welcome to the next instalment of the Llarowe brand of the day show case! Today we have another stunning, if slightly underrated Girly Bits polish Sailors Delight.
I think that sometimes, in the glitter frenzy, it gets forgotten that Pam makes beautiful shimmery polishes like Sailors Delight, Stormy Skies and Denim Diva. Sailors Delight is a deliciously juicy orange jelly with a gold shimmer running through it. The gold shimmer isn’t "hidden" as it is in many other polishes; this shimmer is loud and proud in all lights!
The consistency of the polish is smooth and it takes three coats to achieve the opacity that is shown in the swatches. Sailors Delight dries quickly and to a glossy finish, but with me being top coat obsessed I had to add a coat of Seche Vite just to get that glass cabochon look.
Girly Bits Sailors Delight

Juicy and shimmery :-)

No matter what lighting or angle of the nails the gold shimmer is still visible

Here you can see the texture of the jelly and the shimmer

Photograph taken with flash just to show you how it looks under artificial lighting

If you are a regular reader of the Hussy pages you will know that i adore Pam's polishes, this woman can not put a foot wrong!

Girly Bits polishes are available at Llarowe, Harlow & Co and the Girly Bits Store.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

HITS Phenomena Moonbow

Soooo for the second post today I thought I'd add to my HITS Mari Moon Cutie Pie manicure with a couple of layers of HITS Phenonmena Moonbow. Moonbow is a glitter equivelent to Cutie Pie, it has the same colour shifts but with a bit of extra sparkle all suspended in a clear base which makes it perfect for layering over other base colours. The glitter is fine and is not overly gritty in texture. I only used Seche Vite to top coat it with but you might find you get a glossier result if you use a coat of Gelous to smooth any roughness.

The swatches show Two coats of Moonbow over the Cutie Pie base and topped off with two coats of Seche Vite.

HITS Phenomena Moonbow

Green to blue to purple colour shift


Some teal colours show at extreme angles (my hand was in a very extreme pose for this photo!)

Wow! Look at the green that comes through in artificial light. This photograph was taken with the flash on to accentuate the green colour shift.


This polish and many others can be purchased at Llarowe and information and sneak peeks of upcoming collections can be found on the Facebook page.

HITS Cutie Pie

The brand of the day on Llarowe is HITS, an amazing brand from Brazil. Their polishes are filled with vibrancy and beautiful effects from holographics, flakies, glitters and multichromes.

I have chosen HITS Cutie Pie for todays post. I love this polish it encapsulates several of my favourite colours all in one bottle. This polish shifts through green, navy blue, purple and pink. There are lots of subtle colour changes inbetween but the transition is so hard to describe.

The swathes here show one coat of HITS Cutie Pie layered over one coat of Cult Nails Nevermore and topped with one coat of Seche Vite. Cutie Pie can be used without a base coat but I prefer to layer it over a dark base to preserve my polish ;-)

HITS Cutie Pie

Blue to purple colour transition

Photographed with the flash t show the green to pink colour transition

Purple to teal colour transition

Dusty purple and teal


HITS polishes and a whole host of other beauties including lots of lovely indie polishes are available at Llarowe and information on new lines can be found on the Facebook page.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Picture Polish Festival

Firstly I would like to say a big thank you for all of the lovely comments you have left for my Beetle Water Marble manicure, I have been utterly bowled over by your support! Also I'd like to say thank you for following my blog, you are all wonderful and as a thank you when I finally reach 500 followers I will be holding a fabulous giveaway!

Anyway on to todays post. I am joining in with Llarowe's brand of the day showcase, here is my contribution to the Picture Polish range.

This is Festival, the first flakie polish that I have had on the blog so far. Festival is a combination of every possible colour flakie in a clear base. I have found that layering flakie polishes over a dark base is the way to get the best colours out of a flakie polish.

The flakies in this polish are a little bit sparse so for these swatches I used three coats of Festival over a base of Cult Nils Nevermore and topped it of with one coat of Seche Vite for added gloss.

Picture Polish Festival




At this angle the blue and turquoise flakies are more visible

Here you can see the gold and red flakies

Photographed with the flash on, this picks up the green flakies


Picture Polish can be purchased from Llarowe and details of new releases and sneak peeks can be found of their Facebook page.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Beetle Inspired Water Marble

Sooooo a couple of nights ago this little guy turned up on Facebook and I instantly fell in love with him!






My eyes were drawn to the beautiful colours all mingling together and bouncing off each other and I had a thought (yes I know that's scary, me using my brain!). Last year I saw the most amazing multichrome water marble manicure and I've wanted to give it a go ever since, this seemed like the perfect opportunity to try it out.

So I went digging through my stash and gathered up my HITS and Ludurana multichrome polishes. I painted a base of Cult Nails Nevermore (the best black polish in the world) and just went a bit crazy with the multichromes in a small dish of warm water!

Please be kind as this is my first attempt at anything like this and I know its a long way from being perfect (especially my pinkie finger). 

I thought the colours reflected the colours on the beetle quite well, what do you think?


Beetle inspired water marble using HITS and Ludurana multichrome polishes

Tilting my fingers in slightly different positions reflected the different colours in the multichromes

Here you can see a slightly golden tone to the green swirl and more of a dark blue/teal colour as the background colour

Purple pops up at this angle

See the royal blue on the middle and ring fingers and on the index finger you can see copper, bronze and pink

Now for some individual fingers photos...


This is the index finger showing the pinks, blues, bronze and green colours
Index finger again from a slightly different angle showing the bronze, copper and green colours


This is my middle finger showing hints of teal and midnight blue as the background colours and the green swirl with a hint of gold highlight



This is my ring finger with a dramatic sweep of green and the royal blue and purple glinting through from behind
This is my pinkie and a bit of a water marble fail! I thought I'd show this so you can see it doesn't always go to plan lol ;-)


The base colour Nevermore (black creme) can be purchased from Cult Nails. All of the multichromes used for this manicure are made by HITS and Ludurana and can be purchased from the lovely Llarowe.

Monday, 25 June 2012

Girly Bits Magically Delicious

Hello Hussies how are you all today?!

I have got another of Girly Bits beautiful polishes to show you today. Every time I wear one of Pam's polishes I say its my favourite and that she cant possibly out do it, but then I try a new Girly Bits polish I see that she really is a true genius when it comes to mixing. I haven't come across a Girly Bit I don't like (hmmmmm should I re-phrase that?).

This is Magically Delicious, a stunning green glitter with more than meets the eye. This polish has Pam's signature fine glitter base which is a bright grass green but that's not all, the glitter is holographic and shows hints of other colours depending on what light it is in. This is scattered with small, gold hex glitter and large gold square glitter. An amazing, sparkly concoction. I have to admit I've never been a person that would wear green polish (unless it was Halloween) but lately I have had a total green polish fetish and this one is top of my green polish list.

The application was easy apart from the large gold squares. They curled slightly but I found that as long as I positioned them with the curl shaped to my nail I could lightly press them into the base polish and they lay flat.

The swatches here show one coat of Bettina Ortensia, followed by one coat of Magically Delicious and one coat of Seche Vite.


Girly Bits Magically Delicious in natural light

Girly Bits Magically Delicious

Girly Bits Magically Delicious photographed with a flash
See the holo goodness in the green base glitter?
Yummy large square glitter :-)



Girly Bits polishes are available at Llarowe, Harlow & Co and the Girly Bits online shop. Girly bits also have a Facebook page.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Bettina Fiori Collection

So its the middle of June and here in the UK we are STILL waiting for summer to arrive. To help ease me through the recent dreary days my lovely friend Wanda sent me the new Bettina Fiori Collection. I am new to Bettina but I must say I was blown away with the quality of these polishes. They reach full, buttery coverage in just two coats and the colours are very vibrant for pastel shades.
All of the swatches are two coats followed by one coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast.

Glacinto

This is a beautiful orchid lilac colour. I found it very hard to capture the true colour of this polish, it kept coming out more pink than it really is :-S

Bettina Glacinto





Gladiola

This is a creamy, neutral peach colour. This is the sort of colour that would flatter most skin tones and would be perfect for work.


Bettina Gladiola



 

Magnolia

This is a rich shimmery, caramel colour that would look stunning with a tan (or so I believe, I am lacking any tan due to the British summer time being cancelled!)

 

Bettina Magnolia




Orchidea

This is a beautiful minty blue/green. I cant quite make up my mind on what colour this is to be honest! In some lights it looks like a baby blue and in others its clearly a minty green. In these photos I would say it leans more to the green but I'll let you make up your own minds :-)

These photographs were taken after three days wear so please excuse the tip wear.


Bettina Orchidea





Ortensia

Ortensia is a beautiful, creamy, pistachio green. I don't have anything like this in my collection and I think the colour is quite unique.


Bettina Ortensia





Tulipani

The final polish in the collection I have to show you is Tulipani. A rosy pink that is classical and warm.

 

Bettina Tulipani





I love the colours in this collection but the shining crown for me would go to Ortensia for being a little bit different. The wear time on these polishes is good, the wear you can see on Orchidea is after three days and those three days were spent gardening so they take a good bashing before they chip/wear.

A big thank you to Wander for allowing me the chance to try the Bettina polishes :-) xx

Information on Bettina polishes are available at their website and their Facebook page.