Monday, June 27, 2016

Mermaid Julisa Ghost Cactus Manicure!




It feels like forever since I've treated myself to a DIY manicure! I wore an apricot-coloured polish on my nails for my Melbourne trip, and I was so uninspired by it I decided not to blog it. I deliberately chose a light-hued shade so that if it chipped while I was away it wouldn't be as noticeable as, say, fire engine red.




Anyway, I finally got around to re-doing my nails and decided to paint on the Mermaid Julisa polish I won from an Instagram competition! I was able to choose a shade as my prize, and I selected the glittery Ghost Cactus, one of their signature Mermaid shades. It has a silver-blue base with rainbow-coloured holographic glitter, so the fun factor is off the chart! These polishes have a 5-free formula and are vegan friendly, too, with absolutely no animal testing.

This is two thin coats. I probably could have gone three, but didn't. The end result is a really pretty blue-green shade with lots of tiny multi-coloured shimmery particles. I love it. Let's hope it's not a bitch to remove!





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39 comments:

  1. I so love glittery nail polish but hate the effort to remove it. I did see a hack recently using a base coat that peels off, must investigate. This colour is so pretty!!

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    1. Yes I think I saw the same hack! I think the one I saw was Kitsch Snitch mentioning a peel off base coat for under glitters. :)

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  2. That colour is cute! I love glitter polish too and like everyone else I hate removing it, but I have found that if I use the foil method + a great nail polish remover (I use OPI's Expert Touch - the purple one - not cheap, but I bought a large bottle from a trade store), then it comes off easily and quickly. I'm keen to try a peel off base coat at some stage though.

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    1. The Expert Touch sounds great, Shell! What's the foil method?

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    2. It's best explained here - http://www.beautyheaven.com.au/custom-stub-for-357

      If the link doesn't work, then all you have to do is grab 10 cotton balls/rounds, 10 cut squares of alfoil, one by one saturate the cotton ball/round in nail polish remover then place one on each nail, wrap one piece of foil around each finger, wait about 5 minutes so the remover can soak in (I don't wait that long because my remover is good + I'm impatient!) before sliding the foil and the cotton away from your fingers. You might find you'll have to clean up a bit further, but it should make things easier. :o)

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  3. Lovely shade! I have just recently discovered this nail polish brand at a Bloggers United event. Love that the polishes are all 5 free. I will have to try the polish I received soon.

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    1. Oh that's so cool they were at the Bloggers United event! Can't wait to see the shade you got!

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  4. The color is quite nice for only 2 coats! Usually it takes 3-4 coats of anything glitter to really see the depth of color. DF xoxo

    www.doaner-fide.com

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    1. Yes I should have applied one more but I didn't want it to go too thick and not set properly! x

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  5. It's such a gorgeous colour!! I can't handle removing glitter polish so I rarely wear it.

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    1. Haha, yeah I'm hoping it just peels off in one go lol.

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  6. such a pretty colour, looks lovely on! Hope it doesnt give you much trouble to remove :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  7. this is a mermaid colour for sure!!! it's sooooo pretty I can't stop looking at it!

    lilynotlouise.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Haha! Yes, I haven't worn anything like this in ages so it's an exciting novelty for me!

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  8. Ah you're so right, shades like this are gorgeous but sometimes taking them off is an absolute nightmare!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. LOL yes mermaid fingers crossed it's OK to remove!

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  9. Beautiful colour Di - I love this shade SO much, and congrats on scoring it the way you did, the best kind hey ♥♥♥

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    1. Absolutely! Something for nothing is always ideal xx

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  10. Omg I'm obsessed with this colour! <3 So mermaidy x
    www.britishmermaid.com

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  11. I love a bit of sparkle and glitter! This is such a gorgeous mermaidy colour!

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  12. Oh this is just gorgeous!! Reminds me of a fairy forest green or mermaids tail... <3 I have the shade 'Hiss & Tell' which I am obsessed with. It's like a plastic barbie light pink. Gah love this brand! xo

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    1. Oh I need to check that shade out. Have you blogged about it? xx

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  13. What an amazing colour! And only 2 coats?! It looks fabulous! I have never heard of this brand of nail polish so I am definitely going to have to check it out! x
    - Marisa http://www.marisarobinson-mua.com/makeup-by-marisa

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    1. Neither had I but then I noticed them on Instagram. Lovely, isn't it? Thanks for reading! x

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  14. Such a pretty colour! I've never tried this brand. Is it easy to remove?

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  15. I have this shade as well and golly gosh it's gorgeous! xx

    Jasmine / sweetaholic-beauty.com

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    1. Isn't it just?! I need more shades from them I think! Hehe xx

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  16. Oh I love that! It's so pretty!

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  17. Well that's sparkly! I actually think that would make a great polish for Christmas Day. Being green and sparkly and all that.
    Thanks for joining the Lovin' Life Linky!

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    1. Hadn't thought of it for Christmas! I could use it as a feature nail with red. Yay!

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  18. That shade looks gorgeous on you!

    SSG xxx

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  19. That is such a unique colour, very pretty indeed!

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