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Update 1: Project Polish 2018

Hi everyone!

In case you have missed it, I picked three polishes in the beginning of 2018 and marked their current fill line. Now, after four months, it is time for my first update to recap the progress on my project of #unserprojectpolish2018! Actually, I was supposed to post my first update after three months but I was busy handing in my PhD thesis. I read everyone’s progress at the beginning of April and it was so much fun! Now it is time for me to post my own update.

The first thing I did was to re-swatch all three polishes. I will show you the two polishes which I will continue to use. The third polish (China Glaze Oxygen) was very streaky and disappointing on the nails, which is why I will not continue to use it. It was replaced by another polish (see below).

The first polish was P2 Night Out, a beautiful muted dark blue creme polish that I really like wearing. It is perfect to wear on its own, but it is also perfect as a dark base for all kinds of toppers and shifty top coats. This is how I will continue to wear it – that way it will never get boring!

P2 Night Out // headtofoot.wordpress.com

The second polish was also from P2 and is called Charming Secret. It is a cool-toned very light pink shade that is perfect for every day. When I don’t know what to wear on my nails, I will most certainly reach for this one.

P2 - Charming Secret // headtofoot.wordpress.com

Here is the progress I made with the two polishes, (the second black line shows the current fill level). As mentioned above, China Glaze was replaced by another polish, namely Essence Sweet as Candy, which is also a neutral “my nails but better” sheer polish. Swatches of this one will be provided in the next update :).

Project Polish 2018 Update 1

I will just continue to use these instead of picking new polishes to use until the next update. I think I will be able to finish these in 2018, maybe even before the end of the year, and then choose new “go to” polishes once these are empty. I really love this concept as it makes choosing a polish when in doubt so much easier! The next update will be posted around the beginning of July!

Stay tuned and have a nice day 🙂

 

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My (glitter) polishes from Cirque Colors: Electric Circus and Kaleidoscope

Hi everyone!

There is this awesome challenge called #wirlackieren for which Marzipany and Tinesuchtnachmehr announce one (or sometimes two) brands per month that everyone in the nail community will obsessively paint their nails with 😀 Everyone tries to show as many polishes of that given brand as possible within that month.

The brands in February are Cirque Colors and Cadillaquer. Unfortunately, I don’t own any polishes from Cadillaquer. But at least I have two (!) polishes from Cirque Colors that I can show you! Yay!

I bought these back in the day (2014), when a good glitter polish was hard to come by and when neon and matte glitters were the new thing in the nail world. I was obsessed with Electric Circus so I had to have it! I must admit the only reason why I ordered the second one (Kaleidoscope) was so that Electric Circus wouldn’t be so lonely. But I never regretted getting Kaleidoscope as well! Both Electric Circus and Kaleidoscope are one of the highest quality glitter polishes I own, and the glitters haven’t bled out or faded after 4 years, which is quite impressive!

So here is one coat (!) of Electric Circus over a white base (Catrice – Milky Bay). The glitter payoff is insane! It is really fool-proof and one coat gives an even coverage as shown on the picture below. I added one coat of Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat.

Cirque Electric // headtofoot.wordpress.com

Next up is Kaleidoscope. It is a beautiful combination of various sizes and shapes of matte glitters. I didn’t put this one over a white base because it contains white glitter as well, so I chose a baby-blue creme polish instead (Color Club – Take me to your Chateau). The application of this one is a little more tricky – the clear base is quite thin so I had to snag the bigger glitter particles and place them on my nails. Nevertheless this is a fun nail polish that makes me happy every time I look at it! I topped this one with a coat of Seche Vite Quick Dry as well.

Cirque - Kaleidoscope // headtofoot.wordpress.com

Those two polishes are all I can contribute to #wirlackierencirquecolors as they are (unfortunately) the only polishes I own from Cirque. Have you participated in the challenge? Are you going to participate next month?  The brand for next month will be Anny. I don’t own any polishes from Anny 😦 But I’m looking forward to all of your swatches!

Happy Sunday everyone and read you soon!

Maybelline Color Show Liquid Metals Venus and Hot Lava – Swatches and Review

Hi beauties!

It has been a while since I bought nail polish at a drugstore, simply because I have so many untrieds and drugstore polishes lately were not really a must-have for me. Actually, my friend spotted these when we were shopping together and I don’t know what it was about them that fascinated both of us – they have such a pretty shimmer in the bottle and looked so intriguing! The polishes are from a Maybelline Color Show collection called Liquid Metals. There are four shades in this collection, out of which I bought 502 Venus and 503 Hot Lava.

I’m so glad I picked these up! They have an excellent formula and are beautiful! One thing I have to say, though, is that they dry semi-matte, which is something that I didn’t expect, but actually love! It doesn’t say on the bottle, so I thought I’d let you know because I can imagine that not everyone is a fan of this finish. However, if you don’t like the finish, just grab a glossy top coat!

502 Venus (below) is a beautiful multichrome polish that shifts between dark purple, rose, orange and green. No dark base is needed for this one, the multichrome shimmer stands out on its own because the base already is quite dark. 502 Venus has, like I mentioned above, a semi-matte finish and this is how I’m showing it to you on the pictures (no top coat). I used two coats, the application was great, and I was personally really impressed with the wear of this one! No tipwear and no chipping for 3 full days – I rarely get that with my nails. Removal was easy and there was no staining.

Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 502 Venus // headtofoot.wordpress.com Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 502 Venus // headtofoot.wordpress.com

503 Hot Lava (below) is a beautiful dark wine red shimmer polish. The orange-coppery shimmer provides a beautiful depth to the colour. This one, too, dries semi-matte, and this is how I show it to you on the pictures below (no top coat). Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a true one-coater here! I’m not kidding, all this polish needed was one supereasy coat for the outcome on the pictures. I’m impressed! The wear was good, 2 days before I had to take it off. Maybe if I had applied two coats like the other one, the wear would have been even better! Removal was easy and there was no staining!

Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 503 Hot Lava // headtofoot.wordpress.com

Maybelline Color Liquid Metals 503 Hot Lava // headtofoot.wordpress.com

I really love the polishes from the Liquid Metals collection. They are great for fall/winter, easy to apply, quickdrying and longlasting.

Have you picked up any polishes from this collection?

Have a great weekend!

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