Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer- Cinny Sweet

LAST POST BEFORE CHRISTMAS – How exciting.  I hope that whatever you do, wherever you are, you have a wonderful festive season.

Romping through the US purchases here, this one is a Sally Hansen Sugar Shimmer in Cinny Sweet.  As the name suggest, this is a textured polish so lets get on with the pictures!

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Cinny Sweet is a super saturated pink red polish, its really lovely.  As it dries it takes on the textured look and the colour changes slightly.  I only used base coat for the pictures above.

Some of the earlier Sugar Coat polishes from Sally Hansen are now available in the UK, but none from this range that I have seen yet.

What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.


OPI – Embarca-Dare Ya!

*Disclosure: This product was sent to me for review but this does not influence the opinions expressed in this blog which are entirely my own.

We’ve already seen a few of the San Fransisco OPI Nail Polishes and I have a final one for you today.  This one is Embarca-Dare Ya! and is a super red leaning fuchsia or magenta colour.

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Its really very pretty and these images don’t show how lovely it is.  The polish is very well pigmented, what you see above is two coats, but if you coat quite thickly you might get away with just one.  Formula is great and really workable, it dries quickly between coats and self levels.  I used my usual paring of Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! and HK Girl for base and top coat.

There is a very subtle shimmer running through this polish, its sliver in nature and you can just about this see on the name in person.  I do like this colour, its just the right side of too pink for me.  I even stamped over the top of it so that I could wear it for another day!

OPI bottles come in minis or 15ml, as you can see here, so you get quite a bit of polish for your money.  The black cap unscrews and the brush is firm yet pliable.  My polish was sent to me, for my honest review, by Chemists Direct and you can purchase it from them as well as other stockists.

What do you think?  What is your favourite from the San Francisco collection?

Colors By Llarowe – Dirty Diana

I was a little bit naughty a fee weeks ago and treated myself to a couple of the gorgeous looking Color By Llarowe polishes.  These are a line developed and made by Llarowe herself, not only is she a seller of amazing polishes from around the world, she is also now a polish maker!  There are a number of holographic polishes and cremes in the range, which really does have something for everyone.

This one is Dirty Diana, part of the Michael Jackson tribute collection.  Let’s see some pictures!

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Firstly, can I just say the formula on this is stunning.  It almost a one coater, but I did two over a base coat of Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! (UK link now ladies!).  Its like butter, smooth, self leveling and the most stunning colour.  And wow, will you look at that holo effect in the image using flash.  In person the holo effect is quite strong.  As formula does wear well, but you can use top coat, certain ones do not dull the holo effect.  I topped mine with Glisten & Glow HK Girl (UK link again!) and it didn’t dull it.  I know some people feel it does, so it really is a personal preference.

The bottle is square and the brush is firm but flexible.  Its a good size, you get 15ml and its great that all the bottles match and line up neatly.

Colors by Llarowe are available directly from the Llarowe website, they cost between $6 and $12 depending on finish, and there is international shipping!!  They are looking into suppliers in other countries to ensure deliveries and keep postage costs down, so do keep an eye on their website and/or Facebook page.  There are occasional pre-sales, so you order in advance and they get sent to you when you order is fulfilled, or if they are in stock, you can buy them right away.  Glisten & Glow Stuck on Blu! Base Coat and HK Girl Top Coat are now available to those of us in the UK via Rainbow Connection UK.

What do you think?  Do you like a holo polish?  Which one is your fave?  Next up, another Llarowe Holo Polish!

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