Monday, 23 December 2013

Kawaii Nail Lacquer: Joy To The World


Joy to the World is a beautiful limited edition milky crelly polish from Kawaii Nail Lacquer. It has round glitter, square glitter, hex glitter and bar glitter, all in different sizes and in festive colours of red and green.


When Jamie of Kawaii Nail Lacquer had a Black Friday sale on her etsy store, I just had to grab a bottle of this beauty, which including postage from US to UK cost me £7.64($12.50) and I do love a bargain,and to make it even better, the polish arrived really quickly. woop woop!

The polish is a little runny and thin and because of this it does require a base colour underneath it. The glitter settles a little so I recommend shaking the bottle up a few minutes before using it. Other than that, it dries pretty quickly and glitter placement is good and even. 

Once it has dried, it is quite smooth and none of the glitter sticks up or feels bumpy.


So, with this being a festive polish, I decided it would be the perfect time to do this Christmas mani rather than regular swatches for it. 


I used 2 coats of Barry M Matt White on all nails, then 2 coats of Joy to the World on my middle and ring fingers. I didn't use a topcoat in these photos because when I tried it with Seche Vite, it turned the polish yellow. I thought this was a bit strange, has anyone experienced this?

For the stripes on the thumb I used W7 Green Dazzle, Barry M Silver Lights and Barry M Red Glitter. 
For the stripes on my index I used W7 Green Dazzle, Barry M Silver Lights and Nails Inc St James.
For the stripes on my pinkie I used Barry M Spring Green, Barry M Gold Glitter and Barry M Red Glitter.
I then topped these 3 nails with 2 coats of Seche Vite.

I love this type of polish and I have a few more that I have picked up from Kawaii Nail Lacquer, that I intend to show you over the next couple of weeks, plus, I'm sure I'll be looking to buy some more once the store is open again.

Everyone excited for Christmas now? The weather is putting a bit of a dampner on my Christmas cheer but I'm getting there.

:)x





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