Category Archives: Isadora

IsaDora Papagayo Blue

There’s not a lot of summer outside these days, so I thought I’d bring some summer onto my nails. A few days ago I picked up IsaDora Papagayo Blue from the Summer 2012 Papagayo collection, and it sure is summer in a bottle! It is an intense, glowy blue with purple shimmer that makes the overall look “blurple” or indigo. Sooo pretty, but also completely impossible to photograph! I tried every setting on both my cameras, but it only wanted to turn out blue. So blue it is, then.

The formula is dreamy, just the right consistency. I used two easy coats, and everything would have been perfect if it wasn’t for that huge brush! Seriously, why do you have to have a brush that is literally as wide as my finger? It would have been better if it was at least a bit rounded, but it’s completely square, which makes it really hard to get the polish close to the cuticle. Please amend this, IsaDora!

The Papagayo collection is in stores now, I bought Papagayo Blue at Vita, the price is NOK 89,-

IsaDora Black Galaxy

Holy cow, I didn’t mean to leave you guys hanging forever! Yeah, I guess I don’t have to say I’ve been occupied with “real life”, so I hope you don’t mind my sporadic posting for a while?

As a peace offering, here’s one of the polishes from IsaDora’s holiday collection for 2011. The collection is called “Red Rush”, and it’s available in stores now.

As you can see, there are three polishes in this collection, and I picked up Black Galaxy, a black jelly with holograpic glitter particles. This one really lives up to its name, it absolutely looks like a sky full of twinkling stars.

This polish was very easy to apply, despite the huge brush that’s almost too big even for my wide nails. I thought it would be sheer because of the jelly base, but it’s opaque in two coats. It’s not too gritty either, one coat of Seche Vite makes it completely smooth.

Have you tried any of IsaDoras holiday polishes this year?

IsaDora Forest

Hi guys! There’s still a lot going on in real life over here, so posting is random and sparse,  but I hope you’re still with me!

Today’s manicure is IsaDora Forest, from IsaDora’s fall collection this year, Forest Groove.

Forest is a real beauty with its mossy green base and irregular gold flecks. It reminds me of China Glaze Wagon Trail, only slightly greener and with chunkier shimmer.

I apologize in advance for the extremo-nubs in these pics, but I broke one of my nails yesterday, and because I have slight nail OCD, I had to chop off my other nails to match. Nothing like nubs to show vampy fall colors, though!

The formula is really good, it’s smooth and easy to apply. Opaque in two coats.

In addition to the green and gold flecked Forest, this collection also has a vampy wine red creme called Zinfandel and a brown with gold flecks called Bronze Patina.

Will you be sporting any of the Forest Groove polishes this year?

IsaDora Grape Jam

This is a polish from last year’s fall collection, but as I sit here under a warm blanket with the heater on while the ice cold rain is pouring down outside, it feels more like fall than summer anyway.

IsaDora Grape Jam is a yummy and squishy wine red or berry creme, very ladylike and sophisticated. I’ve been mulling over it in the store several times, but I haven’t picked it up because I thought it was a dupe for OPI From A To Z-Urich. It turns out Grape Jam is more purple, so I gladly ditched Zurich for the Jam.

The formula is nice and pigmented, and it’s opaque and very shiny on its own after two coats. The brush, however, is both very wide and thick, so it can get a bit unwieldy. I usually love wide brushes, but this one can get a little over the top even for me.

Have you tried any of the IsaDora nail polishes? What do you think of this brand?

Have a nice weekend!
Love, S.

Snakeskin

Snakeskin manicures are a new trend that’s popping up right now, but I don’t have any snakeskin around here, and neither do I want to glue it to my nails. But there’s still hope, and the answer is stamping. I used the snakeskin design from the Bundle Monster 215 plate to create this slithery look!

The base is IsaDora Hunter Green, a very, very dark green jelly that looks black most of the time. I also think it’s a dupe for OPI Here Today, Aragon Tomorrow. It’s very easy to apply, and it’s opaque in two coats.

The stamp is made with Sally Hansen Color Quick Nail Color Pen in Green Chrome (say that 10 times fast!). Despite the silly long name, these nail polish “pens” are just perfect for stamping!

It’s chrome, thus super pigmented and even better than Konad polish, in my opinion. And it’s super easy to use! Just click the button at the end and polish comes out the other end. Then use it like a pencil, which makes for quick and easy stamping. I heart it!

Have you tried these polish pens for stamping?

Thanks for stopping by!
Love, S.

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