Below: China Glaze LOL from the OMG Collection. A beautiful shade of purple with blue and red sparkle and a powerful holo.
Below: China Glaze LOL with a coat of Essie's Matte About You. It reminds me of Grape Crush soda.
Below: Konad stamp m65 using Essie's clear 3-way Glaze for the stamping polish.
Good morning! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I've been trying to go through some of my products, use them for a long enough period of time to allow me to form a 'yay' or 'nay' on them, and then share my results with you. One such product is The Body Shop's Almond Oil Intensive Hand Rescue. My hands and cuticle area take a beating some days when I find myself out doing yard work without gloves, doing dishes without gloves, using acetone 5-6 times a day on my nails depending on how many polishes I'm swatching, and so on. I had been using various hand lotions until I came upon this product. I use it nightly before bed without fail, and any other time during the day, when I remember to! The scent is a nice almond one and the texture is medium, rather than too thick or too thin. It absorbs nicely into the skin and leaves my hands not only soft and smelling good, but seems to repair obvious dryness immediately. In addition to almond oil, it also lists Shea butter as a primary ingredient, along with glycerin to lock in moisture. Lanolin, vitamins A, E and F can also be found in this product, so it's packed with all of the ingredients you need to soften and repair the damage that our hands suffer. It seems to last all day long, leaving the skin on my hands looking supple and nourished. They recommend using it as an overnight treatment with gloves, but I use it daily and at night in the normal fashion that you would use a hand lotion, and I've been very pleased with the results. This retails for $18.00 for a 100g or 3.4 oz. jar, but I found it for a several dollars less using the link above at the Pebble.com 'search, shop and save' site.
I wanted to use the last of my China Glaze OMG polishes before I moved onto the next batch of polish from my recent Victoria Nail Supply haul (China Glaze Get Down Tonight collection), so today I have LOL for you. This is another fantastic holo polish and after trying 3 of them, I'm hooked! I then matted it to show you how that would look, then before removing it I used a Konad plate (# m65) with clear polish (Essie's 3-way Glaze) for the stamping impression. The clear brought out a bit of the sparkle from the original colors in LOL and although a subtle design, I thought it was a little bit unique to have the two different polish finishes.