Thursday, February 26, 2015

Colors By Llarowe Dirty Diana Mani stamped with MPolish

Fun stamped mani using some brighter colors during this gray, bleak time in winter.  I'm ready for some neons soon!

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Stamped Mani featuring MPolish

MPolish is a press sample. Other polishes and supplies were purchased by me.
I was not compensated for this review.  All opinions are my own.


I am happy to show you my new favorite polish.  =)  I've had this on my wishlist for awhile, so long in fact, that I forgot and fell in love all over again when I came upon it on Llarowe's site.  Colors by Llarowe Dirty Diana hits on so many favorites of mine.  Polish related, it's a bold magenta/berry color with a strong linear holo.  Name-wise, it's one of my favorite MJ songs.  And I'm a huge MJ fan.  And I'm sorry if you don't know who MJ is.... Your parents have failed you.  ;-)

Supplies for this mani

L-R: OPI Nail Envy, CbL Dirty Diana, Zoya Cosmo, Zoya Paloma, Zoya Willa, MPolish Sweetclover, KBShimmer Clearly On Top

  Without further adieu, here is Colors by Llarowe Dirty Diana.  This polish is beautiful and amazing to work with.  It has a buttery formula that glides on so easily without flooding the cuticle.  I had no trouble pushing it to my cuticle and then polishing the rest of my nail.  It was self-leveling and opaque in one coat.  No staining and it was easy to cleanup.  I am a creature of habit, so here you see two thin-medium coats and a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top quick dry topcoat (which does not dull the holo effect in this polish).

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Zoya Cosmo and CbL Dirty Diana

I'm wearing Zoya Cosmo on my index and pinky fingers over one coat of Zoya Paloma.  You'll soon see how a good jelly polish can quickly change a pixie dust into a gorgeous jelly sandwich.

CbL Dirty Diana and Zoya Cosmo

I topped Zoya Cosmo with one thick coat of Zoya Paloma.  I adore Zoya's jellies.  Paloma is a stunning fuchsia berry-colored jelly and is surprisingly easy to work with.  And it's soooo squishy!  It's translucent enough to let the holo sparkle of Cosmo shine through, but gives it a juicy look.


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Zoya Cosmo topped with Zoya Paloma, and CbL Dirty Diana

I used one image from my Cici&Sisi 05 plate for the leaves in this mani.  For some reason I didn't get a close up of my MoYou London plate, but I used Pro XL 10 for the floral image.

Cici&Sisi plate 05

I used Zoya Willa for the stamping in black first, then used MPolish Sweetclover over top.  I finished off the look with pearlescent studs that I purchased at Sally's Beauty Supply and topped it all with KBShimmer Clearly On Top.  I don't have to tell you again (but I will) just how awesome MPolish stamping polish is.  Sweetclover was a charm to work with and provides great coverage when stamping.  It leans more gold toned in my photos of this mani, but in person it showed its green tint, which is such an awesome effect!

Mani double stamped with MPolish Sweetclover and Zoya Willa

Say hello to Cindy! (my Cinderella hand)

By the way, you notice Cindy there?  My Cindy hand is good for testing ideas out, lol.  Nine times out of ten my two hands differ just a bit in nail art.  Not too much, just a smidge.


And some sun shots for you!  I didn't get a great shot of the holo glimmer in Zoya Cosmoma (see what I did there??  :-p ) but that holo in CbL Dirty Diana!!  Woooo!


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Sun shot to show linear holo in CbL Dirty Diana


Holo linear flame in CbL Dirty Diana (sorry it's blurry)


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Sun shot of CbL Dirty Diana

Look at that flame!

Speaking of Michael Jackson, what is your favorite MJ song?  

43 comments:

  1. My favorite song is The Way You Make Me Feel. :0) This is a fantastic combination! I really like Paloma over Cosmo too!

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    1. Another great song! Thank you, I like how that combo turned out as well!

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  2. So many layers! This is really amazing though. I have to say I loved the glitter of cosmo next to the pink in one of the earlier versions. I wish I was so good at layering - it scares me so I normally stick to just 2 or 3 different parts.

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    1. Hehe, I've been playing around with layering. It's not too bad with that many layers on my nails. Thank you!

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  3. Ohmygahhhhd this mani is everything! Love it!

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  4. Stunning mani! I also love CbL! Her holos are the most amazing!

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    1. Thank you! I have another that I'm dying to try (My Broken Down Crop Duster), just haven't had a chance yet. Yes, her holos are stunning!!

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    2. Btw, do you have a favorite? Any that I need to put on my short list? ;-)

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  5. Gorgoeus mani! I'm more of a Billie Jean girl myself :D

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    1. Awesome song! =) And thank you, Sumeet!

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  6. My favorite MJ song is Smooth Criminal. I love your nails!

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    1. Love love love that song! I also love Alien Antfarm's remake of it! Thank you!

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  7. Gorgeous! My favorite is probably Earth Song and Will You Be There..and now I gotta listen to them

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    1. Aaaahhhhhhh, I LOVE Earth Song! Just gets me right in the feelz! ;-) Thanks, Manna!

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  8. Beautiful design. Love those holos. I loved the double stamping, I am yet to try this technique

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    1. Thank you, Manisha! I appreciate it! =)

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the idea of a jelly over a pixie dust!

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  10. I cannot get over the jelly transformation! WHAT?!? I love the whole look, super pretty. Did you hear about the trends with Missy Elliott and Paul McCartney? When Katy Perry had Missy perform with her during the super bowl kids were tweeting "I don't know who this Missy is but KP is going to put her on the map" same with Paul McCartney performing on one of Kanye's tracks. It made me really really sad.

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    1. I just facepalmed soooooooooooo freaking hard..... Omg. That makes my heart hurt. HOW DO THEY NOT KNOW!?!??! And thank you! =)

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  11. Beautiful polishes and love the double stamping!

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  12. Gorgeous art here. Love how beautiful the layering looks, both of the polish and the stamping. Stunning. :)

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  13. Dirty Diana is so pretty! Love how you added the little pearl for the center of the flowers.

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    1. Thank you, Savannah! I haven't used studs in awhile, figured this was a good one to play with. ;-)

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  14. Love the sun shots! I love MJ and I can't pick a song.

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    1. Thank you, Petra! Hehe, I have a lot of MJ favorites. :-p

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  15. I actually love old school MJ so one of my favorites is a Jackson 5 song :P Lovely manicure!!

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    1. I definitely have some Jackson 5 songs too.... ;-) Thank you!

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  16. Crazy beautiful combination and that macro has me drooling over here!

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  17. Love the double stamping! My favorite MJ song is Smooth Criminal.

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  18. I love the cosmo/paloma combo! Looks great!

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    1. Thank you, Katey! I was happy with the way it turned out!

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  19. I love the pink and gold combo. ❤

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  20. Love love these nails!! So gorgeous!! <3

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