Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Gosh Polishes: Hot Pink FLAMINGO N° 569

Those 8 Gosh nail polishes were all sent to me by my sweet talented youtube friend Tanja ^_^ you can check her channel here.
In italy they don't sell this brand so she was so kind to let me try some of them.

the colors and names from the very left are:
566         Metallic blue
540                  Ocean
548         Green hawaii
568      Metallic purple
541               Gasoline
02                  Pearl
562           Magic star
(note: the hot pink one is not included in the picture above)

Today i want to review the hot pink pastel one called Flamingo n° 569

This lovely pink is so intence and girly, it's a pastel color with no shimmers or glitters (i love pastel colors!) the texture is so smooth and with 2 coats you get the perfect color.

pictures taken with flash, on natural light this color looks just a bit darker.

i will soon review the other colors.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kiko Nail Lacquer / Polish: Red Passion N° 238

Kiko is an Italian cosmetic company that has a huge variety of polishes beyond a lot of beautiful make-up products and they are so good and affordable.
I'm Going to talk about their polishes; one bad thing (if we can call it a bad thing) about them is that they don't have names but only numbers!

This Color is n° 238
It's an intense red passion color, it's so vibrant and RED ^_^

Don't you think it's so sexy and fierce?!? ;-)
it would look great on longer nails though!

(those 2 photos above were taken on natural light & artifical light)

Sunday, March 6, 2011


As the title says, i want to talk about this rimmel london nail polish as the most shiny nail polish i've ever tryed!

a while ago i was looking for a matte topcoat and i found an offer on Rimmel polishes: "get one Rimmel Pro nail polish and you get a matt topcoat for free!"
Since i never had any kind of Rimmel lacquer i chose the first color that crossed my eyes without paying much attention to it (my main interest was the matt topcoat).
When i tryed it i was so amaized by it's shine, i don't know if it's the color effect or if it's the product itself, also the texture is reaaaaally smooth and another particular thing is the flat/wide brush that helps getting a good application.

The polish is a very very dark eggplant/aubergin brownish color, n° 416 night flight 
(didn't find it among the list on their website though)
unfortunately there isn't a wide range of colors! -only 16 shades-

 i also wouldn't say "mistake free application", the wide brush does help getting a more precise application, but perfection is achieved through practice anyway ;-)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

CRACKLE NAIL POLISH: Graffiti by Layla

Today i want to talk about the cracked or crackle nail polishes, those polishes got itno the market on late 2010 and in few month alot of brands came out with those particular polishes..
 The first time i saw them i wanted to have them in my collection so bad, but here in italy the only brand that used to sell them was the brand "LAYLA" and they cost 9€ each (around 12$) too much, but couldn't resist trying them so i got 3 colors, pink, black and white and then a friend of mine gifted me a red graffiti color.

here are the pictures of the ones i got and the little book of the presentation:

what's strange about these varnishes is that they tend to dry istantly once applyed (need to be very fast) and they cracks while drying, it's a nice effect and really funny to watch how they work.
they have a matt finish so you can either keep it in a matt finish or apply a shiny top-coat!

I applyed a matt green color underneth the graffiti black polish.

One thing to be carefull of when applying the crackle polish is to make sure that the base color have to be completely dry either way the risk is that even the base color will crack with the crackle polish
here is a close up picture that show the bad resault:

Sunday, January 9, 2011


Since the first time i saw matt nail polishes i wanted to try them, the only matt polishes i found here in italy were DEBORAH and i must say that i was very saticfied with them; I got 4 colors, in light pastel pink, light pastel green, black & dark blu

My favourite out of the four is the dark blu one, but i also like the light green one even though green is not a color that i like very much.
Of course when applying a matt color you can't apply a topcoat to seal the polish unless you put a matt topcoat, and to get the best resault out of the color it's better to apply a matt base coat too.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

NailTek-the natural nail experts

Two week ago i bought from ebay two products of nailTek, i heard that their products are very good so i wanted to try them out my self; Since my nails are really weak i got the Nailtek 2 (nail tek II) intensive therapy for soft peeling nails, this formula is specific for nails that are thin soft and tend to peel or break  easly, and that is my case!  In the little guide paper that came along in the box of the nail polish says that it works by sealing the layers of the nail together and withtime, it thickens the nails while promoting strength and flexibility.

For now i can't tell how good it is, but by far the 3-4 applications i put seems that made a very little positive effect for the peeling issue of my nails! :)

The other product i bought is Nail Tek Quicken (fast setting polish dryer), the title says it all, it really works fine! ofcourse there's nothing in the world that drys nail polishes in the blink of an eye, but didn't ever happend that you apply 2-3 coats of polish and then you wait like forever for it to dry?! and then after hours you think  it's completley dry but as soon as you look at your nails again you find they have little scratches and smudges?!? well, this happens every time with me and with nail tek quicken i've finally solved this problem.

BUT, there's one thing that i didn't like of one or the other product (i'm not sure yet). The first time i applyed both of them, using the intensive therapy as a base then a maybelline polish and nailtek quicken as top coat, the day after the nail polish started to peel (like if it's a very thin sheet or sticker!!)

so i tryed again but using another polish brand (china glaze) and without using nail quicken as a top-coat, but it happend again, this time the polish chiped!!

now, i've tryed again using both, one as base,the other as topcoat and using another color of china glaze and this time nothing happend!!

Really weird thing!... i don't have an explanation for this, the only thing i can think of is that maybe some nail polishes are not compatibile with those products.

But over all  i have to say that i like those 2 nail tek products :D

Rimmel nail polish remover.

when i apply polish on my nails i try my best to make it last longer by applying 2 coats of the polish and 1 coat or even 2 coats of top-coat, same thing when making elaborate nail art decorations, full of details, glitters, rhinestons and so on..... i apply tons of clear polish to seal everything up.

The hardest thing comes when it's time to remove the nail laquer or anything else applyed on nails; And here come the nail polish remover!

I've tryed  hundreds of them, with acetone, 100% acetone, without acetone, bi-phases.....and nothing really satisfied me; Finally i found the perfect nail polish remover, it's RIMMEL nail polish remover NOURISHING.

It does contain acetone and i know that is no good for nails BUT, it also contains glycerin & vitamin E that gives nutrision to the nails and prevents the nails from dehydration.

The best two things about it are the smell: really good, i can't define it though but it's similar to sweets.

and the second is how fast it removes any kind of polish & glitters, without even have to wip or rub very hard on the nails.

what else to say!?!  leaves the nails moisturized and the hands nice smelling.

oh, and the price is from 1,80€ to 3,70€ ( 2,45$ to 3,70$) for 100ml, it' depends on where i buy it.