Thursday, 30 July 2015

By K Jump and Slide - swatches and review

Wow! I'm in love with this squishy dark red jelly! It's so beautiful and shiny! This is Jump and Slide from By K.

Since it's a jelly it will never be truly opaque but I don't mind. Because in return I get an incredible shine and squishiness! It's so vampy and elegant! Classic beauty at it's best!

This is three coats and the formula was great! It's also vegan, 5-free, certified cruelty free and allergy certified.


Type of polish: Jelly.

Number of coats: Three.

Formula: Very good! No complaints at all!

Brush: Thin straight cut brush.

Top Coat: Yes, but just as shiny without. 

Grade: 5+/5

This vampy red jelly will look good on both longer and shorter nails. It's released as an autumn polish but this classic color can be used all around if you ask me. A winner in my book!

How do you like Jump and Slide?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Sea horse manicure

After enjoying By K's Turbulence for a few days I added a duo coloured stamping to it in form of cute little sea horses and sea grass.

Polishes used are Turquoise and Neon Blue, both from Mundo de Unas. The pattern is from MoYou London plate Sailor-05.

I wanted to match the turquoise shimmer with a marine pattern. I'm fairly happy with. Perhaps I should have chosen only one color for the stamping though.
Less is, after all, more :)

How do you like my sea horse manicure?

Monday, 27 July 2015

By K Turbulence - swatches and review

I love grey polishes and this one is no exception! This is Turbulence and it has an extra dimension to it, a turquoise shimmer which actually follows out on the nails! Beautiful!

This is two coats and the application was flawless as often with By K's polishes. I will use this polish often!

As always with By K's polishes, Turbulence is vegan, cruelty free, 5-free and allergy certified. Yay!

This is one of three polishes released by danish By K as a mini autumn collection. I will show you the other two soon!


Type of polish: Shimmer.

Number of coats: Two.

Formula: Excellent! So easy to apply!

Brush: Thin straight cut.

Top Coat: Yes. 

Grade: 5/5

A perfect grey with a shimmer twist! Lovely on its own and a great base for nail art!

How do you like Turbulence?

Sunday, 31 May 2015

Glowing Web Nails

I really struggled to come up with a suiting name for this manicure so I did what I usually do when I suffer from lack of imagination - I asked my boyfriend what first came to his mind when he saw my manicure :) With this manicure he said: Spiderman! First I thought he was crazy but then I saw what he saw and tadaaa! the manicure was named ;)

The base is By K Go Around and then I stamped on a black pattern with Misa I Will Survive using MoYou London plate Sailor Collection-07. I used By K Bravo-Yankie-Kilo to do some gold dots.

I'm very happy with this manicure! It looks warm and luxurious. Perfect for late summer parties and laid back days on the beach! :)

How do you like this manicure?

Friday, 29 May 2015

By K Go Around - swatches and review

Orange isn't really my color, but this beauty is not your ordinary orange polish. It has a golden glow to it and it's more of a burned amber color when you look at it more closely. It's really stunning live and particularly in the sun!

Depending on the lighting it shifts from dark coral, via amber to dark red. Very subtle shifts due to the shimmer because it's not a multi chrome or a duo chrome. It shows no shifts under water, which a multi or duo chrome polish does.

The formula is flawless! I did two coats but one is enough if you do a thicker coat. Also cruelty free, vegan, 5-free and allergy certified!


Type of polish: Shimmer.

Number of coats: Two.

Formula: Excellent! No running, no bald spots! Just perfect!

Brush: Medium straight cut.

Top Coat: Yes.

Grade: 5/5

This polish is totally unique in my collection! Even my boyfriend stopped and looked at it while I was painting my nails, which he never does! He thought it was pretty and he never says anything nowadays after seeing hundreds of polishes ;) I guess you can't get a better grade than that! :)

How do you like Go Around?

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Sea Weed nails

I didn't really know what to call this manicure but after a moment of serious consideration I thought they reminded me of sea weed slowly and softly rocking underneath the surface of a warm summer sea :)

The base is Broken at 100 from By K and the stamping plate used is MoYou London Sailor Collection-07. I've done a duo color stamping with two Mundo de Unas polishes, Neon Blue and Dark Green. I applied the stamping polishes diagonally in stripes on the plate before scraping and stamping.

I love the result! I think this is the most beautiful duo color stamping I've ever done! So pleased I purr like a cat looking at it! ;) Hope you like it to!

How do you like my sea weed nails?