Well, I love glitter. And as a glitter lover, for me, there was no way around lynnderella polishes. Luckily, these days there are many cheaper, easier accessible and different glitter manufacturers that supply me with my needed dose of glitter. Nevertheless, I managed to get my hands on some lynnderella polishes that I find quite fun, and I would like to show you two of them today.
lynderella Cauldron Drippings is available through her ebay shop in a new version. I have an old version – never understood new versions of something that that is perfectly fine, but I guess (funny) money does make the world go round. I used one coat over Catrice Planet Tokyo. Cauldron Drippings is a glitter mix in the usual lynnderella style: various glitters in various forms. The main color here is orange. I like the accidential look this one has.
lynderella Funny Money is another rather random glitter mix, main colors here are green and black. I used one coat over essence get artsy. I absolutely hate what lynnderella had to say about this polish; usually when reading her descriptions I figure it’s up to her to think this and think that. But reading about funny money gave me the feeling that this was written by a really angry person, who is putting every word on a weighing scale to sound composed and smarter than those who she is angry with. I wasn’t sure about getting the nail polish therefore, but then an opportunity arose and I figured, I’d go for it. In the end, it’s not my problem, and she didn’t see any of my money anyhow, as I didn’t buy funny money from her directly.
Are there any lynnderellas you really like?
I have a weakness for jellies, not because they cover so little, but because when you get them to cover, they look so squishy and glossy. Just so you know!
Jessica sent me two of their winter collection polishes, one of which is Crimson Tattoo It looked like a chocolate brown in the bottle and I had decided not to like it even before I tried it. Well, as I am a good blogger, I put it on all of my fingers anyhow – wearing polish for a day is how I try to find out if I like it or not. When I did have it on all my nails, it turned out not to be a chocolate brown, but a super deep and dark vampy red jelly. I used two coats – one was really sheer, but the second did the trick – and I must say, I am positively surprised!
I have been itching to try out my lynnderellas – some of them have been standing in my not-so-secret Alex shelf (yes, Alex. I refuse the Helmer!) for quite some time, but every time I take them out, I think, oh, what if it isn’t the right base color, what if it will not look as good as I want it to. But Crimson Tattoo seemed to be a perfect base for lynnderella Cauldron Drippings, so I just took a deep breath and went for it (it=one coat). Despite all the lynnderella dramas, I love this polish. Only down side is, that the string glitters start curling and poking through the topcoat after only a day.
Jessica products were sent to me by the PR company of Jessica Cosmetics for my honest review. You can purchase Jessica polishes through their website. All other products were bought by me or received in a swap.
For today I have two quick layering swatches for you – I hope you enjoy them!
I’m never sure how to combine Connect the Dots by lynnderella – over soft colors, dark colors, contrasting colors – the options are seemingly endless! This time I opted for Zoya Renee as a base color. Renee is a bright coral red creme. The application was up to Zoya standard (easy, flawless, 2 coats). Then I layered one coat of Connect the Dots over Renee – I adore this combination.
A different manicure experiment started with Zoya Marley, which is a greyed out pastel lavender creme polish. I used two coats, but as a full manicure it seemed a bit boring to me. Sometimes I just need glitter in my day, so I can look at my nails and enjoy the sparkle. I therefore decided to remove Marly on my ringfinger and add 4 coats of NYX Precious Gems instead. Precious Gems is very sheer, so if you decide to wear it on it’s own, you have to use 4 coats for coverage. The polish base is a sheer pink, made prettier by fine holographic glitters and larger holographic glitters. It isn’t my favourite, but it fit perfectly to this manicure.
How do like these manicures?
What does one do if one can’t decide between two polishes? One wears both! At least that’s what I decided I’d do when I couldn’t decide between OPI Did it on ‘em and NOPI Ladies in the Limelight, and so I put Ladies in the Limelight on my ring finger as an accent nail.
About accent nails. I have seen people have two accent nails now, the pointer and the middle finger. I don’t know what you think about that, but I think it’s ugly. Also, it’s weird – the pointer and the middle finger are used for both vulgar gestures as well as the peace sign, which can is the same as the scouts greeting and to show your affinity towards Star Trek. The ring finger on the other hand isn’t used for any gestures at all, it’s only there to show off a big chunky wedding ring or a big chunky ring or any other ring or nothing at all. Somehow somewhere in this explanation of the designated usage of fingers lies the answer to why I don’t like the new accent nail trend, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Pun intended.
Anyhow. OPI Did it on ‘em and NOPI Ladies in the Limelight; I used 2 coats of each.
I was bored with it. I admit it. Unfortunately, I don’t think I made quite the best layering choice here:
Actually I know for certain that I didn’t make the right layering choice. As pretty as lynnderella Connect the Dots and Nail-venturous Floam are, together they don’t make a pretty pair. Two awesomes don’t make one breathtaking,thatI’ve learned.
I don’t think either of these polishes need much of an introduction.
Chanel Coco Blue.
Lyndarella Connect the Dots.
2 coats of Coco Blue. I don’t know why but I find this so amazingly pretty, I barely could keep my eyes off my nails. Ran into a couple of things too.
Then I decided to layer lynnderella Connect the Dots over it, which I was able to buy from a dear reader/friend/fellow nail polish lover. I wanted to know what all the fuss was about. You know, black & white glitter sounds ok to me, and I assumed it would look as if I had some weird dirt on my nails. But it doesn’t. I love it. To be precise, I adore it. I felt the need to wear it over everything, and I did not at all expect that. Especially since I was debating buying it at all because I hated the drama around the lynnderella polishes and then the drama around Sticks’n Stones by Coverband, which appears to be a dupe for Connect the dots. Just in case you were wondering, I have Sticks’n Stones too, it was a gift from B., who is currently trying to steal my Connect the Dots. We’re a good team!
Soooo. Shall we ooooh and aaaah together a bit more?