Today it’s time to take a look at an indie polish coming from Star Trinkes, Fountains o’ Roses. The glitter is very complex with golden, coral and dark brown square and hex glitter so I thought this Zoya mani would work well as a base for this polish. For the Zoya base I’ve painted one coat of Tiffany and one coat of Ziv as an accent.
Zoya - Tiffany and Ziv
Fountains o’ Roses is pretty opaque for being a glitter. That’s because the glitter lays in a beautiful redish jelly base. After applying one coat of Fountains o’ Roses I ended up not seeing any difference between my accent nail and the other nails I tryed to remove some of the glitters from my accent nail but that made it even more opaque since I did that with the same brush as I applyed the glitter with.
I really don’t mind it covering the accent nail because I’m so in love with the way it ended up! Fountains o’ Roses is such a beautiful polish!! The next time I’m wearing it I’m going to try it on it’s own!
Star Trinkets - Fountains o' roses
I wanted to wear a neon mani on my vacation and the choices were China Glaze – Flip Flop Fantasy which is one of my favorite neons and Orly – La Vida Loca, which I’m not sure if I can call a neon, but which is bright enough to work as a neon for me. I decided to do a gradient with the two of them. The gradients I’ve done before went from one color to another. This time I let the Flip Flop Fantasy be the dominant color and added just a touch of La Vida Loca on the nail tips. I loved wearing it and I’ve worn it actually until it started to chip after about 5-6 days without getting tired!
I enjoyed the last gradient so much that I had to try it again, this time combining a crème border jelly polish and a silver metallic. The crème polish is Depend 135 and the silver metallic one is IsaDora Star Glaze. I did the gradient a little more blended than the last time just because I wanted to try this technique too. Actually, today I have two pictures for you, one taken in the sun and the other one taken in artificial lightning.
If you want to do gradient nails, there is a great tutorial on that here!
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Gradient nails - Picture in the sun
Gradient nails - Artificial lightning
I had to have some of Layla’s holographic nail polishes, so here I am, the happy owner of three of them, Coral Glam, Ultra Violet and Ocean Rush. I hesitated choosing the first one to wear, but since all three looked gorgeous I just picked one randomly, which happened to be Coral Glam.
The holographic effect of Coral Glam is amazing! This is one of the most holographic polishes that I own. One of the amazing things about this polish is that you can wear a top coat without destroying the holo effect which is always a big thumb up from my side.
The polish is very easy to control on the nail and it dries fast, even without a fast drying top coat. I’m wearing two coats in the picture.
Layla - Coral Glam
I’ve been wanting to get my hands on this kind of coral jelly for a while. I love the translucent look and the shade of Depend 135. The color was re-released with the Depend’s 2011 spring collection but I’m gladly wearing it as a fall color. It goes well along with the other fall colors that I have in my wardrobe.