I just had to use one of my beloved Nfu Oh Morning of Greece shades - I started the week with Nfu Oh Mor 10:
I applied two coats of Nfu Oh Mor 10 over Essence XXL Nail Thickener. I used Essence Better Than Gel Nails Top Coat and either this Top Coat does heat VERY badly or I have a bottle gone bad - look:
and of course this happened when I just had no time to fix it - aaaargh!!!
Cult Nails You're My Dandy Lion so far is my only yellow - I just love it's happy and bright color:
I applied three easy coats of Cult Nails You're My Dandy Lion over Essence XXL Nail Thickener and used A England The Shield Top Coat. When I removed however, I was pretty astonished to find my nails stained yellow. A thorough handwash with regular soap removed all traces though.
Of course a holographic polish cannot be missed in a week filled with sunshine. Cirque Vesuvius from their recent Arcus Collection was a must-have for me the second I read it's description:
the above two pictures are taken indoors in daylight, the below photo in artificial light
I applied two buttery coats of Cirque Vesuvius over Fnug Aqua Base Coat. Vesuvius dries down to a satin finish - I like my holo's glossy though -I used A England The Shield Top Coat to finish the look. Should the Top Coat diminish the holo effect, I think it is really minimal as I could not detect a difference. I just love those holos with more saturated base colors, they look fantastic in any lightning and the wear is excellent - it behaves like a normal cream polish.
The late Arcus Collection by Cirque is really incredibly beautiful and next to Vesuvius I also got myself Cirque Magic Hour (and some more)
and just look at this sparkle:
I applied one coat of Cirque Magic Hour over one coat of Cult Nails Time Traveller. Now Magic Hour is thick - packed with shards of iridiscent glitters and a thicklish base. I am not yet convinced that I would need to add a drop or two of thinner or leave it so thicklish - I just love the glitter pay-off. I therefore will probably use it over one-coaters for now.
Do you have a favorite of the above? Have you tried any of the new Cirque Arcus Collection polishes?
I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting!!!