OPI – My Signature is “DC”

I’m sure you know by now that OPI released a collection of polishes based on Coca-Cola products. What you may not know is the copious amounts of Diet Coke that is consumed in this household. Yes, I know it’s terrible… but try and stop me! So, needless to say, this polish is right up my alley.

My Signature is “DC” is based off Diet Coke. It’s a shiny, shimmery silver that is very reflective and metallic. The formula is really easy to work with and this is two coats with topcoat. Removal is a pain though, because the shimmery silver just spreads all over your hands… so be patient and have lots of cotton pads ready to go!

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Then, as if the silver reflective surface wasn’t blinding enough… I decided to add a couple coats of BlackLace Cosmetics’ River of Styx to really make it sing!

opi-my-signature-is-dc-coca-cola-collection-swatchGorgeous! Have you picked up any of the Coca-Cola polishes? I received this as a gift as part of the duo that also includes the classic Coca-Cola red, which I’m also loving! Happy Saturday!

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BlackLace Cosmetics – River of Styx

The final polish I have to review from BlackLace Cosmetics is River of  Styx, a linear holo topcoat that can be layered over any polish to add a holo rainbow. You can also layer this over your bare nails if you prefer… personally, I’m using it over a polish for two reasons – 1., my nails are uber yellow, and 2., more colour is more fun!

I started out with the Mint Ice Cream mani I showed you yesterday, then added one coat of River of Styx on top. As you can see, I bumped my finger while it was wet… but the effect is really gorgeous.

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Next, I wanted to see how River of Styx would look with multiple layers. I added two more layers (so 3 total) on to my middle and pinky fingers. You can just how strong the holo can build up to! I don’t know about you… but I’m a holo freak, so this topcoat is definitely going to be high in rotation in my polish stash!

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What colour would you use under River of Styx? Leave me suggestions below and I’ll try some out! Happy Friday!

Disclaimer: This polish was sent for review – but all opinions are always my own! 

BlackLace Cosmetics – Mint Ice Cream

I told you I had 2 more polishes from BlackLace Cosmetics to review… these 2 are not part of the Mount Olympus collection, so I saved them for last. First up is Mint Ice Cream, a minty (surprised?) creme polish with a hint of shimmer hiding in it. I love secret shimmer in polish, it’s like a little secret that only you know about. Okay, around me other people know too, because I shove my nails in their faces and say ‘Yes, it’s pretty… but look at the shimmer!’

Ahem.

This is 3 coats with topcoat. The formula was easy to work with, and after 3 coats was evened out perfectly.

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blacklace-cosmetics-mint-ice-cream-swatchIn the first picture, you can see the shimmer coming out on the nail… but in the second photo you can really see it in the bottle. Gorgeous polish, and perfect for summer. Happy Thursday!

 

 

 

Disclaimer: I received this polish for review, but all opinions are always my own! 

BlackLace Cosmetics – Mount Olympus Overview

I’ve finally finished posting all the beauties from the Mount Olympus collection by BlackLace Cosmetics. So let’s do a quick review of my favourites.

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My top polish from the collection is Dionysus. A beautiful holo purple that applied creamy dreamy!

My next favourites were a tie. The first was Hermes, a pearly white with a smattering of holo.

The second was Aphrodite, a bright pink with holo that proved incredibly difficult to photograph!

None of the polishes were complete misses for me. The formula overall was really easy to work with and I found the collection to be a good mix of finishes and colours! Of course, we all have our colour preferences, but that’s just personal taste!

Full review of Dionysus

Full review of Hermes.

Full review of Aphrodite.

Full review of Athena, the soft lilac.

Full review of Artemis, the dark green jelly.

Full review of Apollo, a pretty coppery metallic.

Any standouts for you?

 

Disclaimer: These polishes were sent for review – but all opinions are always my own! 

BlackLace Cosmetics – Aphrodite

I finally have the last polish from the first half of the Mount Olympus collection by BlackLace Cosmetics ready to go.

This one gave me such a hard time photographing it, due to the vibrant hue of pink which is notoriously difficult to capture on film. I tried multiple times, which is why it took so long! Finally, I found the formula… overcast day, natural light, and flash and I got the colour to show properly! Phew.

I used 3 coats and topcoat in these pictures. The formula was great, and you can probably get away with 2 coats on this one. Aside from the blindingly bright shade, it also packs a sprinkling of scattered holo throughout. So pretty!!

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Can you see the holo glitter in there? Very pretty! This and Athena… and Hermes, are probably my favourites out of this half of the collection! Check them all out here, including the second half of the collection. Happy Monday!

Disclaimer: This polish was sent for review – but all opinions are always my own! 

BlackLace Cosmetics – Hermes

This is definitely one of my favourite polishes I’ve received from anywhere in the past month or two. I’m sure happy that BlackLace Cosmetics chose to send me a package of her polishes to swatch.

Next up from BLC is Hermes… a beautiful pearly white with a splash of holo for good measure. I used 3 coats for best coverage, and finished with topcoat as usual. This was the only polish in the collection that I found to be just a smidge thick for my liking. That tends to happen with polishes that are packed with shimmer and glass-fleck looking particles. No matter, I added a few drops of polish thinner (I have one from Poshe). We all have our preference for polish viscosity, and I prefer mine on the thin side!

Any how, the polish is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

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Look closely and you can see the pearly qualities it has… different shades of pink and blue shimmers, with the holo sparkles throughout! Delicious. Remember, you can pick up this and the rest of BlackLace Cosmetic’s polishes on her Storenvy… and you can visit her on Facebook and say hi! Happy Sunday!

BlackLace Cosmetics – Athena

Let’s continue this week with another polish from BlackLace Cosmetics. Athena is a light lilac with a bit of holo within it. It’s very reflective and shines really bright, almost like a metallic. The formula was easy to work with, and this is 3 coats with topcoat.

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So far, I’m really enjoying the variety of colours and finishes from this collection. I have just two more polishes from the Mount Olympus collection… and then two more BLC polishes after that! The good news is that the second half of the Mount Olympus collection has now launched! Check them out over here... I’m lusting after Hera, Poseidon and Zeus!