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Alessandro Crystal Punk swatches

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First time I saw Alessandro Crystal Punk promo photos I knew at least one would be mine. Blue set was my least favorite and turquoise my darling. Other two – I had no clue what would they look in real life.

Alessandro Crystal Punk (Go Magic)

Alessandro Crystal Punk (Go Magic)

First I received the Alessandro Toxic Turquoise set for review and put in on the desk so I could use it at first opportunity. Meanwhile I needed black nail polish and I just used the one from the set … and was blown away. One coater, good shine, drying time is average but the formula is my favorite for cream nail polishes. I know that not all of you like this kind of formula (Illamasqua Thorb, black from Essence My Sparkling Acrobat are the only two other polishes in my collection with this kind of consistency), but for me personally they are my holy grail for cream nail polishes. :silly:
I could not decide between Freaky Orange and Green Underground so I kind of just closed my eyes and picked one out … my goal was to have another black nail polish anyway so the flakies were just bonus. :biggrin:

First I tried out Alessandro Freaky Orange flakies. No special technique I simply applied 2 coats of flakies over black polish (I let base to dry for 2-3 minutes). Amm – result was not so hot. Frankly – I was not terribly surprised as this seems to be common problem when you have mini bottle and not so mini (stiffer) flakies. But I wanted to give you idea how the application looks straight from the bottle. I usually top these kind of flakies with smaller ones to give the manicure depth.

Alessandro Crystal Punk - Freaky Orange swatch (Go Magic!)

Alessandro Crystal Punk - Freaky Orange nail polish swatch (Go Magic!)

With Alessandro Toxic Turquoise flakie I tried another technique. Nothing special really, but I find that if you swirl brush few times in a bottle it tends to pick up a lot more of glitter onto the brush. Here is how 2 coats of Toxic Turquoise top coat look on black base.

Alessandro Crystal Punk - Toxic Turquoise swatch (Go Magic!)

Alessandro Crystal Punk - Toxic Turquoise nail polish swatch (Go Magic!)

Price: 10 EUR for set with 2x5ml (0.17 fl.oz.) nail polishes.

Don’t get me wrong, flakies look nice (I am flakie nut anyway), but the black nail polish … :wub:
I’m trying to stop myself from buying Green Underground just so I would not run out of this black gold nail polish base. :blush:

*I received Toxic Turquoise for review from Alessandro Slovenija

email: gejba@parokeets.com; Starševski klepet

16 Comments

  1. Binara

    January 23, 2013 at 20:46

    Both flakies and the black color look great :wub:

    • Gejba

      February 5, 2013 at 19:21

      And other 2 look lovely too. :w00t:

  2. Lendoxia

    January 21, 2013 at 14:03

    narancasti mi nisu bas nesto, ali ovi plavi flejkiji su bas krasni :wub:

  3. MissDoll

    January 21, 2013 at 13:04

    Zdaj si pa še mene na kriva pota zvlekla, mogoče si pa res privoščim oranžni set, čeprav tudi turkizni ni slab

    • Gejba

      February 5, 2013 at 19:20

      Kriza je, ker so vsi štirje lepi. :nervous:

  4. karamela

    January 21, 2013 at 09:26

    Druga kombinacija mi je zelo všeč. Sama krpic in bleščic ne uporabljam velikokrat ker je potem preveč dela pri odstranjevanju.

    • Gejba

      February 5, 2013 at 19:20

      Eh – če vse drugo pade v vodo, daš folijo čez pa je. Škoda se je odpovedati bleščicam zaradi odstranjevanja – sem bila na istem kot ti, zdaj jih imam pa neprestano gor. :nails: :silly:

  5. Tiny Beauty Corner+

    January 20, 2013 at 22:30

    vau, tale modra je super!

    • Gejba

      February 5, 2013 at 19:18

      Mhm – jaz sem morala vsem pokazat kako lepe nohte imam … še dobro, da me poznajo že leta, če ne bi pristala v norišnici. :biggrin:

  6. Icequeen81

    January 20, 2013 at 20:45

    pretty black

    • Gejba

      February 5, 2013 at 19:18

      Oh, yeah – I’m in love. :biggrin:

  7. strī-linga

    January 20, 2013 at 20:30

    i love flakies so i would consider getting one of them. the blue one i think.

    • Gejba

      February 5, 2013 at 19:17

      Flakies rock. :party:

  8. purple_rain

    January 20, 2013 at 19:48

    Krpiceeee :happy:
    Zelo všečno. Ampak men se zdi predrago. :( A tole se bo samo v kompletu/setu prodajalo?
    Zaaaakaaaaj nisi zelenega vzela? :))

    • Gejba

      February 5, 2013 at 19:17

      Samo kompleti so, ja. :sigh:
      Ne govori – ko sem videla swatche modrega, sem postala kar žalostna, da nimam vseh. :biggrin:

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