NOTD | Ciaté Sugar Plum and PolishMeSilly Lite Brite

One coat of Lite Brite over Sugar Plum, with Matte about You over the top

Since Spring is officially here, with the temperatures reaching 30s already (what is this), I decided it’s time to whip out the pastels!

Sugar Plum by Ciaté is a pastel purple, but it’s not super stark like Essie Lilacism or something like that. It’s leaning towards pink, but still does definitely look purple on the nails – can I get anymore convoluted? Anyway, formula wise this was good, two coats was all I needed.

You know that awkward stage when your topcoat is all gooey and gross, but your new bottle hasn’t arrived yet? Well I was going through that, and so I had to matte everything, and I can’t just matte a pastel, what’s the fun in that? So naturally, I chucked some multi-coloured glitter on top. Lite Brite by PolishMeSilly had a good mix of blue, red, yellow, purple, pink, orange glitter in mainly two sizes, and the bigger glitters did take a bit of fishing. There was also some good amount of silver micro glitters in the mix. Unfortunately I think this polish is not stocked anymore, but there are plenty of rainbow glitters out there nowadays, I’m sure you’ll find something!

After adding the matte topcoat – I used Essie Matte about You, I was done for the day, and this actually lasted a good seven days surprisingly! I always thought matte top coats won’t last as long, but guess I was wrong.

Where to buy:
Ciaté can be found in Mecca, and Lite Brite has been discontinued unfortunately, but PolishMeSilly polishes can be purchased from their Etsy shop.

NOTD | Essence Where is the Party?

I picked out another duochrome to wear this time, and it’s another realllllllly old polish. Back when Essence had their old packaging still, maybe a couple years back?
2 Coats of Where is the Party? with Topcoat in the Shade

Where is the Party? had a super strong duochrome, is it green? Is it purple? NO ONE KNOWS.

2 Coats of Where is the Party? with Topcoat in the Shade

See, it all depends on the angle of your nails. I’ve heard that if you have flatter nails the duochrome won’t show up well, but yeh, it’s definitely one of the more duochrome-y polishes I’ve tried!

2 Coats of Where is the Party? with Topcoat in the Shade

The formula was okay on this one, but because it is a chrome finish, brushstrokes were hard to avoid. Also, I’ve only had this on my nails for three days, and it’s chipped quite a bit already, which is a first for me. But maybe my topcoat is getting old? I’ll get back to you on that one!

Where to buy:

Essence can be found in some Priceline and Target, call up the stores to double check if they stock it!

NOTD | Nicole by OPI Back in My Gloria Days…

Weather’s really starting to feel like Winter now, which means it’s time to chuck on some bright colours on my nails yay! Today I picked out Back in My Gloria Days… a polish from the Modern Family collection b Nicoly by OPI, my best friend was in US at the time, so I got her to pick up a few polishes for me hehe, and this was before Nicole by OPI was sold in Target!
3 coats of Back in My Gloria Days… w/ Topcat in the Shade

Back in My Gloria Days is a purple based shimmer, and sort of a duochrome depending on the lighting, usually in the shade, you can see a bit of pink peeking in around the edge of the nail, which makes the polish a lot more interesting!

3 coats of Back in My Gloria Days… w/ Topcat in Direct Sunlight

In direct sunlight, Back in My Gloria Days… is super sparkly! This photo does not do it justice. The polish seems be lit within itself, and it’s super attention grabbing. Not a colour for the faint-hearted hey.

3 coats of Back in My Gloria Days… w/ Topcat in the Shade

Just another photo to show off the duochromy goodness. I can even see a bit of dark blue (?) coming through! I decided to chuck some studs on just ’cause, but man idk if I’ve been using my hand a lot more or what, but they kept on falling off! Which usually doesn’t happen 😦