Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Some New Swatches - NY Lover, Boho Look and Leather Effect Bordeaux


Hi! :D

You might remember my January-February haul post. You already saw my Sally Hansen Satin Glam swatches and the swatches of the polishes I got as a gift from Miriam. Today I'll be showing you some more swatches of that haul. This post has been lurking in my unpublished folder for a while now, so it's glad to finally come out!

I'm going to show you Catrice Earnie & Birdy, Maybelline NY Lover, L'Oreal Boho Look and 2B Leather Effect Bordeaux
 First up, Earnie & Birdy and NY Lover!



Or to be more accurate, I'm showing you Earnie & Birdy hidden behind NY Lover, because it's not a very good polish on its own :/ 

Earnie & Birdy is quite streaky even at three coats, and you definitely need three coats for decent coverage. Maybe at 4 coats the streakyness would disappear but that was too much for me.

In the pictures the streakyness isn't noticeable and in real life I suppose it's only noticeable to nail polish lovers, but it bothered me. It also chipped within 2 days so meh. Might be because I had to use thick coats for coverage.


So anyway, I did 3 coats of Earnie & Birdy (which is a pretty colour though) followed by one thick coat of NY Lover.

I had to fish for the hearts and placed them where I wanted. The glitters didn't spread out whilst applying them so I had to move them around a bit on my nail to make sure they weren't all lumped up in one place. The hearts stick out a bit and don't lie flat on your nail, so a good top coat is needed. Nonetheless, cute glitter!



Next up is Leather Effect Bordeaux. I had to get used to this polish - at first I really didn't like it. But after wearing it for a few hours I started to appreciate it and now I think it looks kind of cool.

You definitely need 3 coats of this polish, because otherwise it doesn't really look like "leather effect" but more like "Odd nail disease Effect". At 3 coats, however, it looks okay. No top coat of course, as the polish dries to a matte finish for the leather effect.

The polish has a wide but very short brush, which  makes application a bit hard.


Now, my lightbox actually makes this polish look AWFUL. It makes the bumps look bumpier and I don't know, it just looks really bad. Looking at this picture below, I would never believe I could like this polish. 

BUT: it looks a lot beter in real life! So I added a few pictures in natural lighting too after this one in my lightbox:




You can see how that's better, right?

Next up,  L'Oreal Boho Look, another glitter topper. 



Boho Look has light pink bars and small hexes, and white flowers. I did two coats on top of Gosh Miss Minty

I got two flowers out without fishing, but if you want more flowers some fishing is in order! They also stick out a bit so you need a good top coat to seal them in.





What do you think of these, see anything you like?

Thanks for reading! :)


22 comments:

  1. Great polishes. I like the yellow and red glitter combo :-D I've got the L'Oreal on still to try it, and it has a sister too, that I also couldn't resist ;-)

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    1. I loved the yellow and red too! It reminded me of those yellow NY cabs, which in its turn fitted great with the Maybelline polish theme haha!

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  2. All of them are wonderful but I love this first one (Catrice) so very much :)

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    1. It's a nice yellow! Though the application is bad :(

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  3. Flowers and hearts are always cute! The yellow one is pretty but I don't think I would like the way of applying.

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    1. They are! :D Yes I don't think you would like how it applies either! ;)

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  4. Leather effect looks more like sugar but I really like it! It has beautiful colour and very interesting facture. I would definietly buy it :D

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    1. Thanks Agata! Haha yes it does look like sugar :)

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  5. The last manicure is my favorite. I like those colors. ;)
    The Leather Effect Bordeaux looks a little bit weird on the photos. I will like to see it in really to appreciate the leather effect.

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    1. I love those colours too, mint and pink are so great together :) Yes it wa so hard to take a nice picture of the Leather polish! It does look better in real life though :)

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  6. Love the glitters! ^_^ Beautiful combinations!

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  7. In real life zeker mooier ja, die leather lak! Vind 'm gaaf en apart. Eerste combi vind ik leuk maar niet voor mezelf. De derde... oh YES. Super cute! :-D

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    1. Haha ik vind de 3e ook super leuk! :) Jaa die leather lak is echt heel cool in het echt!

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  8. Those Maybellines are adorable! We didn't get them here, but the L'Oreal flower glitter we did get seems similar to the one, so I'll be content with that. :)

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    1. Normally I'm always jealous because you get all the good collections that never ever reach Belgium, so I'm surprised that you won't get the Maybellines! Anyways, I was glad to finally find a heart shaped glitter topper! :)

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  9. I adored the L'Oreal Boho Look. Very Elegant :D

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  10. This leather bordo is beautiful, so elegant <3

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