Friday, 20 December 2013

Sally Hansen Sugar Coat- Sour Apple

So today i have another swatch. It's my first time trying out textured polish and I'm surprised I haven't tried it before. I've always been very fond of smooth finishes but after trying this, i could totally try more. The polish I'm swatching today is Sally Hansen Sugar Coat in the colour Sour Apple.
The colour of Sour Apple is gorgeous. It's really already became a favourite of mine. The formula was great. I was worried that being a textured polish, it would be hard to apply but applying was a breeze. In the photos i have 2 coats but if you applied a good even coat, you could definitely get away with only 1 coat. Drying time was also good, it dried fairly quickly within 2-4 minutes. The texture of the polish is also great. As you can see in the pictures that the texture is very noticeable and definitely looks textured.
Another thing that impressed me is that it stayed on for very long. Usual polishes will tend to show signs of wear and tear on the third day or so when no top coat is applied. If you take a shower, normal polishes will show signs of peeling, if not completely peel off. With the Sugar Coats there was no sign of wear and tear or peeling even though i wore it for an entire week and with numerous showers taken the polish still looked brand new.
Impressed...Yes very. I'm going to have to buy all the other Sugar Coats by Sally Hansen
What do you think? Do you like Textured Polish?

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Splatter Nail Art

So I'm pretty sure you all have heard of the splatter nail art. As much as I'd like to try it, it seems like too much work. So i kind of cheated and created my own splatter nail art but with stamping. I picked a bunch of different coloured polishes and stamped it over Sally Hansen White On. Believe it or not but i had tried 4 white polishes i owned which had all hardened and they were so hard to apply. I ended up giving up and went shopping for white polish. So after i found a white polish. I attempted this design. Yep i went and bought polish just for this nail art.
The splatter design is from the image plate B38 from Cheeky. The nail art looks like a bunch of different colours of paint are splattered all over my nails. I'm so impressed with this design as it turned out so well and its not as messy as actually splattering nail polish all over your nails. 
I think my most favourite nails are my ring finger and my middle finger. The colour combo for those look really nice. The best thing is you can use any colours you want or even have certain colours to match a theme or even your outfit.
You have alot of control with this nail art. You can select different colours, which position to place them, whether to overlap the paint splatters or not. You can even use red to make it look like blood, kind of a death scene nail art which has also been very popular. To make it look realistic i overlapped some of the splatters. You can make the splatters into anything. In my case, they are paint splattered onto my nails.
So what do you think.... Let me know in the comments below