Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Dauphine of Decadence

Hey! Look at me, I'm blogging! Once again it's been awhile since my last blog. I'm sorry (again). I'll let you guys know in the next couple of weeks just why it's been so quiet around here...

Today I have another HARE Polish to show you, this time it's 'Dauphine of Decadence'.

Lamp light

Lamp light

Lamp light

'Dauphine of Decadence' is a clear based glitter topper filled with gold and baby blue glitters of different shapes and sizes along with a subtle gold shimmer. Loooove this one. I've layered it over OPI 'My Vampire Is Buff', but I also put it over OPI 'Skull And Glossbones' on my swatch wheel when I was trying to decide what to layer it over and it was an equally good layering combo. I nearly did half and half because I couldn't decide which was better! Like the others from the Last Queen of France Collection that I've tried this one cracked on my nails after 24 hours as you can see on my index finger in the photos. Very sad. I've yet to hear of anyone having the same problem so I guess it's just my bad luck! (And yes, I've tried using different top and base coats).

Bottle shot

Sunday, 4 August 2013

Crystal Dreams Collection

Hey guys! Tonight I have a long post for you, because I'm showing you swatches from the new Sayuri Nail Lacquer collection Crystal Dreams. I'm so glad that I can finally show you these, because it explains my blogging absence of late. Creating polish is time consuming you know!? Let's get stuck into it before I start rambling...

Galaxy Magic
Galaxy Magic is a clear based glitter topper packed with large black dots, black rectangles, and small hex glitters in black, neon pink, neon blue, neon green, and neon yellow (all the neons!). The rectangle glitters apply just like hex glitters, so haters of bar glitter need not fear!

One coat over Essie 'Blanc' with top coat

Neo Plasma
Neo Plasma consists of a white crelly base packed with neon green, watermelon pink, grape, and lavender hexes with a fine holo shimmer. A mixture of neon and pastel in one!

Two coats with top coat

Clouded Skies
Clouded Skies is a creme polish, a first for Sayuri but it definitely won't be the last. A blue polish with a grey undertone and a silver shimmer, this is a perfect choice for beginners and polish addicts alike, opaque in two coats.

Two coats with top coat

A baby pink jelly polish with a neon undertone packed with iridescent hexes of different sizes. This one can be built up in 3 coats or layered over another pink polish (recommended if your nails are a bit stained like mine!), or one coat can be applied for a work-appropriate mani with a touch of sparkle.

Two coat over A England 'Iseult' with top coat

Candied Visions
Candied Visions is a mint green creme polish with a linear holographic effect. Make sure you wear this one in the sunlight to experience it's magic! I recommend wearing this one without a top coat as some top coats can dull the holographic effect.

Three coats, no top coat

Sugar Coated Dreams
The second glitter topper in the collection, Sugar Coated Dreams contains no less than 10 different glitters. There's white and aqua stars, candy pink dots, and hex glitters of different sizes in lavender, aqua, white, candy pink, and pastel yellow. A subtle white shimmer in the base adds a little extra magic.

One coat over Essie 'Bikini So Teeny' with top coat

The final polish in the collection, Psychadelia is a black based polish filled with shards that shift from purple to gold (and if you have curvy nails unlike mine it will shift to teal too!). This one will build to opacity in three coats, but to really amplify the duochrome shift I recommend layering it over a black polish.

Three coats over OPI 'Black Onyx' with top coat

Three coats over OPI 'Black Onyx' with top coat

Three coats over OPI 'Black Onyx' with top coat

And that completes the collection! Which are your favourites? The Crystal Dreams Collection will be available for purchase to those of you in Australia from the Sayuri website from Monday August 5th at 9pm AEST. The Collection will be available internationally from Mei Mei's Signatures (who ship worldwide) within the next fortnight. Fingers crossed that life will calm down for me a little now and blogging can go back to normal!