Sunday, 22 February 2015

Chrome holo flakies from Painted Polish... it just had to happen

So we've thought we've seen every kind of flakie out there - the translucent colour-shifty kind, the multi-chrome/ultra-chrome coloured kind, the metallic kind, the chrome kind... but now I've discovered the FLAKUS MAXIMUS of the year by Painted Polish, which is a - get this - a mirror chrome flakie with holo glitters scattered throughout!! Waaattttt.

In doing these swatches I also tested a new product by the makers of my fav nail oil (Bliss Kiss), called Simply Peel. It's a latex barrier similar in composition to the numerous other brands of latex products for quick and easy post-gradient/stamping/watermarble/otherwise nail art mess removal (e.g., Liquid Palisade, Nail Veil, Mess No More, costume body latex products, etc.).

I often 'sponge on' my glitter and flakies directly onto the nail to maximize polish coverage and minimize clumpiness - the sponge actually absorbs the jelly in the nail polish thus allowing a smoother coat of polish to stick to the nail with less of the jelly. You can check out a video tutorial on how to maximize glitter payoff on YouTube here. But what a mess this causes on my skin, right?!? I used Simply Peel around my nails to help protect my skin from getting flaked out and I must say I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!

Painted Polish platinum


Bliss Kiss Simply Peel latex barrier
Simply Peel Latex Barrier - so easy to use!
My new fav post-nail art clean up product ever is Simply Peel! Screw the tape, acetone and angled eyeliner brush (as seen in my Gradient Guide)! Yes, this is one of many other latex peel-off products out there, but of the few I've tried so far, Simply Peel is my fav for 4 reasons:
  • It's thicker than some of its competitors and as such never breaks up when you're peeling it off - it comes off in one ENTIRE piece with no teeny tiny stragglers! Damn you stragglers!
  • It's made by the makers of Bliss Kiss nail oil, my absolute fav nail/cuticle oil, and they also publish a whole school of informative nail care articles on their website Nail Care HQ, which I have come to treat as my trusted nail bible! So, I trust them ;)
  • It has a neat added quality to it that tells you when it's dry - it glitters!! That's right, it goes on creamy like the colour of the bottle, and then 90-120 seconds later, you know it's fully dry when the latex turns clear and the iridescent glitters come out to play and sparkle!! It's like a sparkly indicator of nail art go-time, what more could I ask for? YAAAASSS SPARRRKLIESS
  • It's $12USD for the bottle of Simply Peel! This is almost half of some other latex barrier products out there (e.g., Liquid Palisade by Kiesque retails for $22), and there's more product in the bottle too (15ml vs. 10ml in Liquid Palisade)
See Simply Peel in action here!

I will be doing a full review of all the latex barrier products I have collected so far at some point in the future. Just gotta find me a clone machine first. Stay tuned!

Back to the Painted Polish chrome flakies!!

Painted Polish platinumPainted Polish platinum

Painted Polish platinumPainted Polish platinum

Both Painted Polish polishes have similar silver chrome flakies throughout, but one has added micro holographic glitters that make it really sparkle! And also it gives off a more silver-ish colour I'm going to guess because the holos are making it reflect more silver and uh.... I have no idea why but WHATEVER THAT HOLO DOE!!

Painted Polish platinum

Swatch conditions:

First up, Painted in Platinum! This baby's packed with both large and micro platinum flakies that have a tasteful antique gold tint. Again this is not regular 'coats', it's sponged on using the sponge method to maximize coverage. Hard to say how many coats this equates to, but even if you did the maybe 4 coats you'd need to do to have 100% coverage, you'd start getting clumpy clear polish stuck everywhere, which is exactly what the sponge absorbs ;) How friggin fancy is this colour though?? I feel like going to shake Queen Elizabeth's hand and making sure she appreciates my nail polish.

Painted Polish platinum

Painted Polish platinum

Painted Polish platinum

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And then there was holo, duh! Here's Painted in Holo Platinum, the same in flakie composition as her sister above, but more silver, and added micro holo glitters YAAAASSSSS. Not enough excitement can express my feelings for this 8th wonder of the world. In fact, it's best viewed in HD brush porn with your lights out and your pillow close by. See so for yourself here ;)

Painted Polish holo platinum

Painted Polish holo platinum

Painted Polish holo platinum


OH MAH GAWD I'M FREAKIN' ROYALTY!!!

Badass royalty accent nail using straight nail vinyls, Cult Nails 'Nevermore' black creme polish, and a thin striping brush! 


Painted Polish holo platinum

Another shot of Simply Peel, my new fav latex barrier for easy post-nail-art-anything clean up! Those glitters tho!!

Bliss Kiss Simply Peel latex barrier
Simply Peel Latex Barrier - super easy and effective clean-up!

You can find these two silver-chrome flakies at Painted Polish - they are currently sold out but a restock is expected soon :)

*Simply Peel was provided by Nail Care HQ for my impartial review. Painted Polish polishes were provided by Painted Polish for my impartial review.

6 comments:

  1. Epic post, amazing pictures of amazing products!

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  2. Say what? This looks like real gold on the nails! Fantastic holo and glitter effect!

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  3. These are truly stunning ... especially the holo platinum version! Wow! :)

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  4. You had me at FLAKUS MAXIMUS - hahaha
    The polishes are gorgeous but what I loved specially was your review on Simply Peel - there's sparkles when it dries!? Say whaaaa? That's love and commitment to the glitter fans, right there :)

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  5. Cristine, these are just fabulous polishes. Thanks for all the detailed info about products, too.

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