30 November 2014

Black and multi colored glitters

Hi everyone!

Finally, another post... it's been almost two weeks :(
I blame real life! I have been shopping like crazy!! In the Netherlands we celebrate a holiday called Sinterklaas or Saint Nicholas (yep, that's where Santa Claus originates from ;) that is mainly for children but usually grown ups get gifts as well and with a lot of family and friends I have been searching everywhere for the perfect presents. Also, it's tradition to add a (preferably self written) poem to the gifts for the adults so I think I'm even dreaming in rhyme by now! Add to that the ridiculous amount of birthdays that we have to go to in November and December (I guess February and March are fertile months in my family ;) and there's the reason for my absence.

But on to today's manicure. It's still on my nails but not for long as I've been wearing this for a week and I really need a change.

indoors, no flash
I painted one (1!!!) coat of Illamasqua Scorn on all my nails, after applying OPI Natural Base as base coat. Scorn is a very pigmented black polish that dries with a rubbery matte finish. As with all Illamasqua polishes, I LOVE the brush: thin but not skinny with a medium length, and since discovering the square cap can be removed to reveal a much smaller round one, I hardly have to do any clean up after painting my nails.

I wanted to add some sparkle to it so I applied one coat of Spell Polish Light As A Feather after Scorn had dried. Light As A Feather is a glitter polish with a clear base that is filled with small, various sized iridescent glitters that show gold, orange and sometimes green. It has a more chemical smell than other polishes I own, but that disappears when the polish is dried so I don't mind one bit, especially when looking at the gorgeous sparkles. Light As A Feather is part of the "It was written in the Stars" collection and is still available on the Spell Polish website and various stockists.

I finished with a coat of Seche Vite to shorten the drying time as I had to go out and I was running late again. I took the picture above after seven days of wearing this manicure and I had to correct hardly any tip wear before taking it so I guess Scorn is very durable as well :)

These are the bottles:
Illamasqua Scorn, Spell Polish Light As A Feather

How often do you change your manicure?

Light As A Feather was bought from The Nailista Shop.


  1. Thank you for featuring Spell Polish! This manicure is beautiful =)
    We want to let your readers know that awhile back we changed our formula to a more typical scent... so there are still some bottles out there with a heavier scent, but they're being completely phased out and are pretty rare now. Thank you! =)


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