IsaDora Velvet Matt Nails 2015 review and nail art #ROYALMATTS

02 november 2015 av nailsbyic
Nails, Reviews

IsaDora recently launched this beautiful matt collection. There are six gorgeous polishes, perfect for autumn and winter. What I like most about them is that they dry super fast. Usually I use fast drying top coat (who has time to wait for polish to dry?!) but since you can’t use it for these polishes without ruining the matt finish, I really appreciate that they dry fast. I’ve made some nail designs using these polishes (see below). I have a hard time choosing a favorite because they are all beautiful! I’ll probably use the green, blue or purple the most.

Velvet Matt Nails IsaDora
From left to right: 820 Soft Skin, 821 Green Planet, 822 Moody Blues, 823 Grape Royal, 824 Vintage Wine and 825 Black Caviar

For the first mani I sponged 821 Green Planet and 822 Moody Blues over a white base. This is sooo easy to do, takes no time at all and you can use any colors you like! Just use a tiny bit of a make up sponge, paint on polish, dab most of the polish off on a piece of paper and then dab the sponge all over the nail.

IsaDora Velvet Matt Moody Blues and Green Planet

Next is 823 Grape Royal and 820 Soft Skin with a nail charm from www.bornprettystore.com (use the code IAG10 for 10% off your purchase). I absolutely love this purple/blue polish! It looks very elegant and it is opaque in only ONE coat! How amazing?!

IsaDora Grape Royal

Last but not least is this mani where I used 820 Soft Skin and 824 Vintage Wine. I used ordinary nail tape to make the lines. It was a bit tricky to get them straight but I think it looks alright anyway. Vintage Wine is a super cool polish. It looks blue when you first apply it but then it dries to a more red color. Just as Grape Royal it is opaque in only one coat! Soft Skin is almost opaque in one coat as well but since I’m quite picky with the coverage I applied a second coat.

IsaDora Velvet Matt Nails Soft Skin and Vintage Wine

Hope you like this collection, I definetely do! I love the matt trend and I think these polishes will look amazing this autumn and winter.

For more of my nail art, check out my Instagram @nailsbyic and my YouTube Channel Nails by IC.

Disclaimer: This review is based on my honest opinion. I have not been asked to do it and I am not getting paid for it. I received the polishes as a PR sample.

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OPI Venice Fall / Winter 2015 review

21 oktober 2015 av nailsbyic
Nails, Reviews, Tutorials

OPI released a beautiful collection called Venice this fall. I haven’t got all 15 polishes but at least I’ve tried three: Gelato on My Mind, Purple Palazzo Pants and Gimme a Lido Kiss.

Gelato on My Mind

This light blue polish is Gelato on My Mind. It’s my favorite! The color is just perfect! It’s a creme polish, the formula is very nice and it’s opaque in two coats. However, it might be a little tricky to get even.

Gelato on My Mind and Super Star Status

In this mani I paired it with Super Star Status from the Starlight collection that OPI relesed for this winter.

Purple Palazzo Pants

Next is Purple Palazzo Pants. A lovely purple creme polish. The formula is really great and it covers well in two coats.

Purple Palazzo Pants and Gelato on My Mind

Purple is not my favorite color but I like to use it together with other polishes. In this mani I used Purple Palazzo Pants and Gelato on My Mind. To see how I did it, take a look at the video tutorial below!

Last but not least is this shimmery red polish called Gimme a Lido Kiss. It’s a very pretty polish, the shimmer makes it absolutely beautiful and adds something extra to a plain red mani.

Gimme a Lido Kiss

Gimme Lido Kiss

Thanks for reading! For more of my nail art, visit my Instagram @nailsbyic or my YouTube channel Nails by IC.

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IsaDora Eye Color Wonder Bar Review

08 oktober 2015 av nailsbyic
Beauty, Reviews

IsaDora Eye Color Wonder Bar

This week Isadora is launching this beautiful eyeshadow pallete called Eye Color Wonder Bar. It has 12 different shades, four matte (the first one and the three to the right) and  eight shimmers. I’ve used it almost every day for about a month now and I must say I love it! It has a perfect mix of matte and shimmery nude shades, perfect for an everyday look but also at night. The shadows are pigmented and I haven’t noticed any creasing (which is amazing since eyeshadows tend to crease on me all the time).  It comes with a double-ended brush (sponge on one side), I haven’t used it that much but I think it’s allright.  Hope you’ll like this one as much as I do!

Disclaimer: This review is based on my honest opinion. I have not been asked to do it and I am not getting paid for it. I received the product as a PR sample.

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