Actually meant for Halloween, I wore Baechnik about a week ago because it matched perfectly my grey and black striped knit dress, and I am trying some Fantasy Filmfest outfits at present. Only a little more than one month to go until the “Nights” will be starting, marking the start of my personal film fest year. 🙂
Baechnik has a very transparent light grey base and is packed with black glitter coming in different shape and size, even spider-shaped, but it does not look too creepy. Fishing for bigger glitter chunks is easy too.
Because it’s so sheer, I applied three coats.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I’m not posting that much at present, I have got tons of paperwork to do for my mother, which does not bother me (officially 😉 ) but nevertheless I’m finding the best excuses keeping me away from my desk. Deadline is on Thursday, i. e. documents must be on their way on Wednesday at least … but let’s move to nails again!
Being indeed a nail varnish for Valentine’s Day, Ozornitsa comes from Anna Gorelova’s collection of last year. This one has a milky base, slightly tinted with pink, and it contains pink glitter bits as well as larger, noticeable heart-shaped glitter in white and pink.
There is a large amount of glitter in the bottle, so it’s easy fishing for the hearts. Since I do not like my mani too opaque, I used three thin coats.
Although Drema (Дрёма) was released for Halloween, it’s perfect for Christmas too, or even New Year’s Eve because of its sparkles. While I love applying bold colour throughout the year, Christmastime means, in addition, glitter – and Drema is packed with it. The base is a very dark, blackened blue with the glitter being silver and resulting in an overall slightly holographic effect.
Two coats applied (sealed with top coat).
I kind of fell for Anna Gorelova nail varnishes. Greza (although I understand a fair bit of Russian I don’t have an appropriate keyboard) is a thermo effect polish that shifts from pink (warm) to purple (cold, with a hint of indigo, I guess). In addition, it contains silver microglitter. Overall, this is quite extraordinary. Moreover, the bottle comes with a nail polish ring, which I forgot to put on …
Shown below is two coats. I did not use top coat, as you might notice, this dries satin-y (and rather quickly). Here is the pink version.
Since I was suffering from a heavy cold when taking the photos, I did not feel like going outside to see the colour changing, thus I rummaged through the freezer – ending up with this pack of brussels sprouts. They did a good job!
Here is a close-up view.
Mavka was my first Dance Legend and Anna Gorelova nail varnish. When Elena offered this at one of her blog sales, I seized the opportunity. The base of Mavka is a semi-transparent green with a jelly finish, and it contains lots of glitter, some of it hexagon-shaped. So this got me at once.
In a word: Awesome! Two coats applied.
Here’s another nail varnish by Anna Gorelova (Dance Legend), Lebedushka. I got this a while ago at Elena‘s blog sale and happily added it to my stash. Lebedushka presents a light blue base with golden glitter, combined with a textured finish.
Application was two coats. I did not use top coat. Photos were taken some time ago, during the time I still hat that bump on my ring finger …
Still enjoying the summer and spending much time outside (or with necessary stuff that has to be done, doing my nails not included), I have not posted so much. But here is a stunner, a really great thermo effect polish, Golubka – diminutive of the Russian word for dove – by Anna Gorelova (available at Dance Legend). It contains golden microglitter, shifts from white (when warm) to pink (cold state, as seen below) and has a matte, slightly gritty finish. Thus, it’s really special.
The thermo effect is amazing! I like thermo nail varnishes with contrasting colours because it’s pure fun to watch. 😉 This is how Golubka looks in its cooler state. I applied two coats and top coat, that’s why it looks so shiny … It was a bit chilly outside, and my hands are usually rather cold, unfortunately!
Ethan likes it too. 🐻
Here is the white version; you may notice that these photos were taken inside. The golden glitter is always there.