Nov 5, 2011

Illamasqua Prism versus CND Ice Blue Shimmer

Whed I first saw Prism (my swatches of the whole collection here), I was like hey, I have seen you before! I thought it was similar to CND Ice Blue Shimmer. Well how wrong was I. These two are so much different. I swatched them on a black creme base. Illamasqua (on my index and ring) is an iridescent milky blue and CND (on my pinky and middle) is a blue shimmer. You can really see the difference from the pictures. I don´t know what I like more, both of the effects are cool.

Když jsem poprvé vybalila Prism (fotky celé kolekce zde) z krabičky, něco mi hned připomněl. Myslela jsem si, že je hodně podobný CND Ice Blue Shimmer, ale to jsem se teda pěkně spletla. Tyhle dva laky jsou úplně jiný. Nafotila jsem je na černém krémovém laku. Illamasqua (ukazováček a prsteníček) je mléčně duhově modrá, ale CND (malíček a prostředníček) jsou jen mikro třpytečky. Na fotkách je rozdíl hezky vidět. Nevím, co se mi líbí víc, oba efekty jsou pěkné.

Sinful San Francisco

Hi all!

How are you all today? The week is in half, so it's only two working days 'till weekend.. Yay! I hope I have more time on my hands the next couple of days, because I picked up my new car yesterday! Yay! It saves me time in public transport (I save about 2 hours a day!) so I hope I can do some better posts.

Today I have Sinful Colors San Francisco for you. It's a drugstore brand in the US, but I got this in a CP with my RBL's. Sinful Colors is not too easy to find here in The Netherlands, though there are some places to buy their polishes online, besides eBay.

Sinful Colors San Francisco, four coats. San Francisco is a green jellylike polish, that leans more to lime green than to forest green (although it's not lime green.. Anyway, I'm getting carried away). The color is actually greener; more yellow and less green. Somehow my camera messed the color up a little. Anyhow, this is four coats. It's a bit much, but I really like the look of this polish. It has a similar finish as China Glaze Emerald Sparkle with shimmery and glittery parts sunk into the jelly. The glitter in Emerald Sparkle is more dense though.

Let's take a closer look at the finish!

Pretty huh? I really like this polish, although it takes four coats to be opaque. The application was ok, the polish was a bit watery but nothing unmanagable.

What do you think of San Francisco? What other polished from Sinful Colors do you recommend?

Thanks for stopping by!

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