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First of all, I’m so sorry for not having posted in a while… I have had a couple of blog ideas but just have not had a chance to download or edit pics and write the blogs…  I promise you I have been great at taking pictures of my manis though! : )

Today I have for you another Aphrodite Lacquers jelly beauty. I had hoped to post about two polishes from her new Outta This World collection, but today I will show you one: gorgeous Nebula.

A nebula is a bright cloud of dust and various gases that can sometimes be seen in a night sky, often reflecting some luminosity like a galaxy (far, far away… ok I couldn’t resist lol).

Nebula looks JUST like I imagine this to be! It looks like a star-lit gorgeous black sky, peppered with light blue and silver little stars. The polish is a stunning black jelly, leaning more towards the opaque side than Rum Runner or Grapetini did, so for this look I only needed two coats. There are pale blue, almost turquoise, glitters and tiny shimmers along with some silver to lighten things up.

Two coats in bright daylight

In the picture below, you can see the amazing jelly effect – it really looks like a jelly sandwich I made! (but I’m not this good! 🙂 )

Macro Nebula shot, sunlight

Macro shot

As you can tell from my other posts about Aphrodite, I am in love. After some of the recent drama out there in nail-world, I cannot tell you what a pleasure it is to interact with an indie creator whose customer service is bar none, who cares about the beauties she creates, and whose goal is to bring us a smile in the form of a little bottle.

Not to mention, my Aphrodites have all worn chip-free for about a week, when I finally removed them for my next colour. 🙂

If you haven’t “met” Aphrodite Lacquers yet, might I introduce you on her Facebook page, here.

Her Etsy shop is currently closed, but I believe she will be opening shortly — link here. Hope you enjoyed this stunner as much as I have. ~xoxo

Today I have for you another beautiful Dollish Polish, one that I have been eyeing for some time. I finally snagged this in a swap – my first swap ever! (And now I know why people say swapping is addictive! 🙂 )

First, here are the two beauties from this swap:

Dollish Polish’s Sweet Dreams are Made of Glitter and Candeo Colors’ Jellybean!

Sweet Dreams are Made of Glitter is another one of those instant Easter-egg manis: gorgeous pastel base with multi-colour glitter in varying sizes. The base is a creamy pale pistachio green with a very subtle shimmer to it. It reflects a hint of gold in direct sunlight – just gorgeous!

The polish was quite opaque so I didn’t bother layering it. It went on nicely and provided good coverage; however, my one complaint is that this polish was really thick. I’m not sure if anyone else has experienced this with any of the DP polishes, but I have Expecto Patronum and it was nowhere near as thick as Sweet Dreams. Did anyone else have this issue?

Here it is at 2 coats topped with a coat of Gelous and China Glaze’s Fast Forward Top Coat:

Indoors – artificial light

Daylight – shade

Direct Sunlight

I just LOVE the slight shimmer of this polish!

Dollish Polish can be purchased on her new Big Cartel shop and she is hoping to restock in the next week or two!

 

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