I tried alot of new nailstuff for this mani and I'm going to review them all for you today, there will be alot of text, so no Dutch translations this time. I guess most of you don't need them anyway :-)
Cult Nails - Get It On perfecting basecoat
Ofcourse my mani started with a basecoat. I used Get It On from Cult Nails that Maria, the owner of Cult Nails, so graceously sent to me for review. Maria was a blogger an nail-a-holic before she started her own line of nailpolish, that makes me trust her nailpolishes more because she's 'one of us' and knows what 'we' need: a great looking mani in zero time that lasts a long time. So I had high hopes for these basics!
I always use the same basecoat so it felt weird to use a different one, but it applied nicely. I don't know how to review a basecoat because it's like underwear: you are not supposed to see of feel it, but if it's good it makes everything you put over it look even better. This is a good piece of nail-lingerie
|This is not the final bottle design, the 'real' ones look better ;-)|
I was very excited to try Wicked Fast, the Cult nails topcoat. Month's back Maria mentioned her new topcoat on her blog R3 Daily and spoke about how even she was surprised how fast it dried her mani. That already made me want to try it and see if it's as good as my go-to topcoat. And I can tell you: Wicked Fast really dries..ehhh..wicked fast!!!! Within 2 minutes my mani ( 3 thick coats of polish ) was dry to the touch, but not completely hardened. After that I didn't keep track of the time, but within half an hour I was washing & drying my hands and getting myself a drink without getting any dents. This topcoat is not thick and very easy to apply. It also doesn't smell as strong as my other topcoats. I think I've used it about 4 times now in the past 2 weeks and I can highly recommend it to everyone.
Read more about Cult Nails base and topcoat HERE on R3 Daily ( nice read, do check it out )
Herôme - Marrakech
It's a warm orange/coral color with a subtle reddish shimmer. Herôme always gets their inspiration for colors from cities all over the world. This polish was part of the summer collection inspired by Marocco. The polish is a bit thick, next time I'll add a few drops of thinner. It looks good with 2 coats, I did three because there was a little nailline showing through, not much, but I wanted it perfect for the pictures. Got alot of compliments on this color!
Dashica XL SdP image plate
When I wore this mani ( a week ago ) I just received the SdP stampingplates I ordered from Dashica Beauty Shop so ofcourse I wanted to use them right away.
I'm not good at stamping, I often have to remove the stamped image carefully without damaging the basecolor and try it again. This time I didn't, I don't say I did a perfect job, but the plate works great!
What I like most about these plates ( besides they have very nice images on them ) is that the full nail designs actually fit my nail. I don't have long nails and I have a wide nailbed, the Konad designs often don't cover the entire length and width, only if I just cropped my nails and am very precise where I place the stamp. The SdP full nail images are a little bit longer and wider and make application easy for me.
|I used the top left image from plate XL SdP 4 |
Picture used from Dashica Beauty Shop
So this was a long post with alot of different products in them to review.
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