Monday, 25 September 2017

Beauty Big Bang Multichrome Holo Flakies

I am falling and falling hard for these holo/chrome/powder/pigments!
Even in this dull cloudy weather they show a very chromey mirror type shine and it s always a plus when the sun comes out and hits holo 😍

Base: Black Gel polish from Dance Legend
No wipe coat from Dance Legend
Powder: Chameleon Nail Holo Flakes Powder (J2419 in shade 5C)
Accent: thin bow sticker

This is a duochrome flakie in mirror finish with holo pigment (item J2419-5C; link) from Beauty Big Bang website. Yes thats a lot of attributes but those are all the effects you see in this powder. Its not a fine can see bit of flakies and powder. The effect is best when you put this on a black base.
But there's 2 ways to put this. On my pointer and pinky finger I have rubbed it in like how you rub in a holo or mirror pigment. This gives a linear holo effect amid shiny flakies. 
The rest of the fingers I have just dabbed it on. Like take a bit on my finger tip and just lightly dabbed on the nail. Repeat till the whole nail is fully covered. This gives a very scattered but strong holo effect with shiny flakies. The pics dont show the true shades..irl the deep pink colour is bright and the holos and flakies just dazzle under direct light.

If you dont want to use gel you can also use a peel off glitter base and a water based top coat.

A macro pic (above) to capture the holo (this was rubbed into the nail).

Under a dull sky (above) which shows the duochrome effect of the flakies very clearly.
The powder has a very deep colour shift from pink-purple to green-gold.
It sells for $3.29 for a 0.2gm box. There are 5 shades in this powder with various different combinations of colours and shift.

Macro pic (above) to capture the flakies.

You can buy this at Beauty Big Bang and get a 10% discount if you use my code "NAAT"

PS: Product sent for an honest unbiased review

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Born Pretty Store No Wipe Gel Top Coat Review

Recently I started using gel polish just coz I wanted to use those shiny mirror finish pigments and holo pigments. Most of these pigments needed gel polish and a no wipe top coat. I got a basic set of uv gel lamp in a starter kit but I was still short of a no wipe gel topcoat.

And then my favourite shop for all things nail came out with a no wipe tc. Born Pretty Store.

I got the no wipe topcoat (item #39795; link) with some pigments and I am really happy with the way it works esp over these shiny powders and pigments.

Here I have used it over BPS pigment 38616 over a black base and again topped it over the pigment. Can you see how shiny reflects and it certainly doesnt take the shine away from the pigment.

I used it over a glitter gel polish and the result is equally shiny and smooth look.

I have also used it below over the BPS magnetic polish

The top coat goes smoothly and is self levelling. It cures nicely in 30 seconds in a led uv lamp. No need to wipe sticky layer as this is a no-wipe top coat. I love shiny nails using the pigments and chrome/mirror powders so my main purpose to test this was for the powders and it works really well. One layer of top coat and the pigments stick nicely to it and give a proper chrome/mirror finish when rubbed on with finger or silicon applicator. 
It lasted well over 10 days for me without any chips but I removed it as I wanted to change my nail polish. This top coat sells for $2.79 for a 10ml bottle. It is very reasonably priced as compared to other no wipe gel topcoats and is easily available via BPS. If you are a chrome/mirror nails lover and need a good no wipe gel topcoat then this is certainly brings an end to your search.

PS. Product provided for an honest unbiased review.