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Glam Polish – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – photos, swatches, review

Hi folks!

In Germany we had some sun this weekend, so I decided to go holo for this posting!

Today I’m showing you Glam Polish Gentlemen Prefer Blondes from the Love Marilyn Collection that came out this year. When I ordered this polish I was actually looking for the perfect nude holo for me. CbL Fire Down Below wasn’t it, but this pretty baby here is amazing and I’m so glad I picked it up!

Gentlemen prefer blondes is a rosy peachy nude with a very strong holo effect but also with glassflecks! And since the base colour has a metallic finish this polish also looks bling bling without direct sunlight. I love that!

Application was great, two easy coats was all I needed. The pictures below show two coats plus HK girl fast drying top coat. The wear was excellent, I had no problems with chipping or tip wear for 3 days. Removal was also easy. Very happy with this one!

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I bought this polish from Harlow & Co but they don’t have it in stock right now :(. It seems to be available from Mei Mei’s Signatures though!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a nice sunday!

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OPI DS Reflection – swatches and review and #ColorfulOPI

Hi peeps!

In my last post I mentioned already that I had scored a bunch of OPI’s at TK-Maxx recently. The one I’m going to show you today is definitely my favourite of the bunch: DS Reflection and it was only 4,99 EUR, what a bargain! 🙂

The DS in OPI DS Reflection means “Designer Series”. All nail polishes from the DS collections have a silver cap instead of a black one, and they are supposed to be special because they are infused with diamond dust and “dazzle like diamonds”! All DS polishes I own are really pretty and most of them are holographic (I guess this is what OPI means by “diamond dust”). The DS polishes usually cost a little more than polishes from the regular lines.

Lotte and Tine have a very generous giveaway going on which I’m entering with my posting: They are asking for everyone’s summer colour, so here is mine! This polish is the perfect red summer nail polish for me, the holo sparkles are really dazzling in the sun!

Let’s take a look at DS Reflection! OPI itself describes this polish as a rich, glowing ruby. And indeed it is! The base colour is a nice and deep red, and what I love about it is its warm orange-y shimmer that adds some extra depth and uniqueness. And then of course, this polish is packed with scattered holographic particles (or, as OPI puts it, “diamond dust”). The finish is thus a warm-shimmery red with scattered holo. Can you guess what happens when the sun hits it? BAM! But this polish also looks very nice in the shade, with lighter and darker particles giving it a very special look.

The application was very nice, two easy coats was all I needed. It also dries very fast but not very shiny on its own. So, for the glossy effect, I added one coat of aHK girl fast drying top coat. The wear was also good, no early chipping or tip wear. Removal was unproblematic (no staining etc.).

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Thanks for stopping by and happy weekend!

Wir lackieren + Lilalaunelacke: Colors by Llarowe – Plum Perfect

Hi beauties!

Today’s post will feature two german blog-challenges that I have been meaning to participate in for a long time:

Wir lackieren…” is a challenge by Marzipany and Tine who invite all of you to show/wear certain brands for a month. This month it is all about CbL and Essie. I only own one (!) Essie so I chose to show you my newest CbL called Plum Perfect.

Lilalaunelacke” is a cute challenge initiated by the lovely Shirley from Lack ‘n’ Roll and she partnered up with Steffi from Gepunkteter Nagellackblog and Susi from Susis Kinkerlitzchen. to show beautiful purple nail polishes. I can’t believe I never participated in this! Half of my nail polishes are purple, I always fall for them…

The name says it all, CbL Plum Perfect is the PERFECT purple plum linear holo nail polish – so so pretty. So my thing. Very vibrant with a superstrong holo in direct light, and a little shy but with a beautiful base colour in the shade (see last picture). The application is a dream, two easy coats is all it needs (plus one layer of fast-drying top coat for the pictures below). The wear is great, I got 3 days without chipping out of my mani.

Maybe a few lines about the brand, CbL (=Colors by Llarowe). I still remember when Leah Ann, founder and owner of Llarowe and CbL, still had her Ebay shop and was selling nail polish there. She had the best costumer service I had ever experienced and I was so happy when she finally opened her own online shop. I also still remember the first preorders and wishlists of Lynnderella nail polishes and all the drama and stress that came up with the high demand. She somehow managed and now, today, has not only one of the greatest nail polish online shops, but has also developed her own indie nail polish brand with the most beautiful and stunning nail polishes ever. I’m a huge fangirl and I’m very proud to have been able to witness her success from the beginning up until today.

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I bought CbL at Hypnotic Polish.