IsaDora Chrome Nails | swatches & review

28 mars 2017 av nailsbyic
Nail art, Nails, Reviews, Swatches

IsaDora has released the coolest nail product – Chrome Nails! It’s a powder (looks like tiny glitter), which you dab over your nails to create a CHROME effect. Usually this is a finish you can only get at salons when you do gel nails but now you can create it super easily at home! By using different polishes as your base coat you get different chrome effects. For example, an orange base color gives a golden chrome effect while a blue base color gives an ice cold silver chrome effect. How cool?! I’ll show you all different effects below.

IsaDora har släppt en superhäftig nagelprodukt – Chrome Nails! Det är ett pulver (ser ut som fint glitter), som man duttar över naglarna för att skapa en kromeffekt. Vanligtvis kan man bara få den här effekten om man går till en salong och gör gelnaglar, men nu kan man göra det superenkelt hemma! Genom att använda olika färger under pulvret får man fram olika kromeffekter. Om man exempelvis använder en orange basfärg så får man en guldig kromeffekt, medan om man använder en blå bas så får man en iskall silverfärg. Hur häftigt är inte det?! Om du scrollar ner till bilderna nedan så kan du se alla olika effekter.

IsaDora chrome nail powder glitter mirror nails effect step by stepWhat I especially like about this product is how easy it is to use. Just apply a thin coat of your base color (black, white, orange, blue or pink), wait for 2-3 minutes so that it is semi-dry, then dip your finger (not the painted one) in the powder jar and dab the powder over your nails. The powder needs the warmth from your fingers to blend, so don’t use any other tools to apply it. To get the best result, I’ve found it useful to dab the powder on first and then stroke the finger over you nails to really polish the powder and create the chrome effect. When you’re done, don’t panic over the mess you’ve created! Just apply the water based top coat, let it dry and then wash your hand to remove the excess glitter powder. You must use this exact top coat since other top coats are not water based and you’ll destroy the chrome effect – trust me, I’ve tried!

Vad jag gillar allra mest med IsaDoras Chrome Nail Powder är hur enkelt det är att använda. Måla bara ett tunt lager med en basfärg (svart, vit, orange, blå eller rosa), vänta i 2-3 minuter så att nagellacket är halvtorrt, sen tar du lite glitter på fingertoppen (inte den du målat) och duttar över nageln. Pulvret behöver värmen från fingret för att effekten ska bli som bäst, så använd inga andra penslar eller liknande för att applicera. För att få det bästa resultatet så tycker jag det är lättast att först dutta på pulvret över nageln och sen stryka lätt med fingret över nageln för att polera fram kromeffekten. När man är klar så målar man över ett vattenbaserat överlack och när det är torrt så är det enkelt att tvätta bort glittret som hamnat på fingrarna. Det är viktigt att använda just det överlacket som hör till krompulvret eftersom andra överlack inte är vattenbaserade och kommer att förstöra kromeffekten – tro mig, jag har testat!

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IsaDora Chrome nails using 191 Black Lacquer as base color

When you use a black polish as your base coat you’ll get a dark metal chrome effect.

När man använder en svart basfärg får man en mörk metalliknande kromeffekt.

IsaDora Chrome Nail Powder pink polish rose gold mirror nails cool
IsaDora Chrome nails using 715 Pink Lemonade as base color

When you use a bright pink polish as your base color you’ll get a rose gold chrome effect.

När man använder en rosa basfärg får man en kromeffekt som liknar roséguld.

IsaDora Chrome Nail Powder blue polish ice cold silver mirror nails cool
IsaDora Chrome nails using 757 Scuba Blue as base color

When you use a light blue polish as your base color you’ll get a ice cold silver chrome effect.

När man använder en ljusblå basfärg får man en kall silvereffekt.

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IsaDora Chrome nails using 528 Papaya as base color

When you use a bright orange polish as your base color you’ll get a gold chrome effect.

När man använder en orange basfärg får man en guldig kromeffekt.

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IsaDora Chrome nails using 649 Glamour White as base color

When you use a white polish as your base color you’ll get a silver chrome effect.

När man använder en vit basfärg får man en silvrig kromeffekt.

If you haven’t noticed already, I absolutely love the IsaDora Chrome Nails powder and I think it’s super cool! If you’re interested in buying it you can find it at e.g. Nelly.com (international shipping).

Som du säkert redan har märkt så älskar jag verkligen IsaDoras Chrome Nail Powder – det är en superhäftig produkt! Om du är intresserad av att köpa pulvret så kan du hitta det på exempelvis Nelly.com.


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The products shown in this blog post were received as PR samples, but the opinions are mine and completely honest. The blog post contains affiliate links.

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Essie Ballet Nudes Gel Couture swatches & review

12 mars 2017 av nailsbyic
Nails, Swatches

Essie has released some lovely polishes for this spring! The collection is called Ballet Nudes by Essie and consists of six dreamy polishes and a top coat. The polishes have the gel couture formula – meaning they are gel-like polishes which will last for up to 12 days but no UV-lamp is needed and they come off with regular polish remover. Sounds great huh?

essie ballet nudes swatches review gel couture pink nude nail polish box bottles

essie ballet nudes swatches review gel couture pink nude nail polish box

essie ballet nudes swatches review gel couture pink nude nail polish box namesI was so happy when I found this lovely box in my mail box! Well done Essie – cute press samples immediately make me more interested in the products!

essie ballet nudes swatches review gel couture pink nude nail polish
From left to right: closing night, perfect posture, at the barre, hold the position, lace me up & satin slipper

The mix of colors in the Ballet Nudes by Essie collection is perfect – exactly my taste! For the swatches I applied two coats, but when I apply the polishes on my real nails I sometimes need three coats to get the polish even. However, with the top coat, the polishes last really well. I wore the shade ‘lace me up’ for two weeks and it lasted surprisingly well – only some minor chipping the last days. I must warn you though, I forgot to apply a base coat underneath the polish and it stained my nails really bad. So make sure to use a good base coat to avoid getting yellow nails.

essie ballet nudes swatches review gel couture pink nude nail polish names Essie describes the polishes as follows:

Satin slipper: flawlessly feminine, perpetually pretty. This graceful silky champagne ivory is always on pointe.

Lace me up: slip on this misty rose pink, and dance your way to greatness with eternal chic.

Hold the position: power meets poise. In this fierce coral peach pink, have it all without moving a muscle.

At the barre: here’s some fancy footwork: get a leg up on the competition in this soft cinnamon nude.

Perfect posture: hold your head up high when the curtain opens on this periwinkle powder blue.

Closing night: bring the house down when you spin, twirl and take a bow in this soft shimmer gray. Brava!


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The products shown in this blog post were received as PR samples, but the opinions are mine and completely honest. The blog post contains affiliate links.

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IsaDora spring 2017 nail polishes

10 mars 2017 av nailsbyic
Nails, Swatches

Be prepared for some GORGEOUS nail polishes! IsaDora killed it with their spring polishes this year. There are three lovely pink shades which feel super trendy right now. I’ve swatched them all for you guys – one shiny and one matte version. Do you like them as much as I do?

IsaDora 546 Cool Mauve swatch spring 2017 collection cool matt spring make up matte pink nail polish
IsaDora 546 Cool Mauve with matte top coat
IsaDora 546 Cool Mauve swatch spring 2017 collection cool matt spring make up matte pink nail polish
IsaDora 546 Cool Mauve

First we have IsaDora 546 Cool Mauve (click!) which is a dark pink/mauve shade with a creme formula. The polish covers well in two coats and I actually think I prefer the matte version of this one. The matte top coat I used is also from IsaDora and is called IsaDora Gel Nail Lacquer Matt Top Coat (click!).

IsaDora 544 nude altitude swatch spring 2017 collection cool matt spring make up matte pink nail polish
IsaDora 544 Nude Altitude with matte top coat
IsaDora 544 nude altitude swatch spring 2017 collection cool matt spring make up pink nail polish
IsaDora 544 Nude Attitude

Next we have this lighter pink shade called IsaDora 544 Nude Attitude (click!). Also this one covers well in two coats and it’s a creme formula. I think this one is my absolute favorite of the three!

Isadora 545 Dolce Roce swatch spring 2017 collection cool matt spring make up matte pink nail polish
Isadora 545 Dolce Roce with matte top coat
Isadora 545 Dolce Roce swatch spring 2017 collection cool matt spring make up matte pink nail polish
Isadora 545 Dolce Roce

Lastly we have IsaDora 545 Dolce Rose (click!) which is a light pink/peachy shade with some golden shimmer in it. Unfortunately, the shimmer barely shows up on the nails but anyhow it’s a really nice shade for spring. Also this polish covers well in two coats.

Hope you liked this blog post and are as excited for spring as I am! Stay tuned for more spring polish swatches and nail art in the coming weeks!


The products shown in this blog post were received as PR samples, but the opinions are mine and completely honest. The blog post contains affiliate links.

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