Franken-free Friday: Overseas Beauties

Happy Friday!
I have some more overseas colors to show you today. Most of these aren’t terribly hard to find, and I’ve even seen a few pop up on ebay from time to time.

First up, a long time lemmings satisfied (once again by my good friend Vikki in the U.K. <3), Stargazer #232. I have a couple other Stargazer colors, and while I am not crazy about the round, bubble-like bottle shape…the colors are very pretty and apply nicely. #232 is a silver chrome with a mirror-like finish to it. Despite being a metallic, it really wasn’t hard to work with. I had very minimal visible brush strokes, and it covered in 2 thin coats.

Next, another U.K. silver…but this one is a holographic! And not just any old holo. GOSH Holographic is THE best silver holo I own. I’ve actually had this one a while and have worn it several times. It never fails to amaze me. 2 coats over Nailtek Foundation II…liquid awesome!

I recently received my very first BYS polishes from Aussie blogger and friend Kaz (check her out at Pretty-Random). The first one I tried out, I fell head over heels in love with. Thunderstorm, which I admit I only wanted because of the name, is a very dark blue-almost-black with fine silver glitter and larger holo glitter pieces. It’s gorgeous. I wore it for 3 days and keep staring at my nails constantly. I applied 2 coats, and it was slightly lumpy on…but evened out with 1 thin coat of TC. The BYS polishes smell AWFUL, just to warn you. I think the waterproofing paint we used on our basement smelled better than these. But the color makes it totally worth it…this one is really unique.

And last up, Mavala Pygmee. Mavala is a Swiss brand, and has a lot of really neat colors. The bottles are teeny, but I have yet to be disappointed by what’s inside! Pygmee is a weird, swampy green shimmer that looks like the love child of RBL No More War and China Glaze Moonpool. The first coat went on a bit sheer, but it covered nicely with the second coat.

Thanks for stopping by! Check in tomorrow…I will have a review up of a couple “Hand Perfection” products I got to try out! πŸ™‚
Have a great weekend, all!

14 Responses to “Franken-free Friday: Overseas Beauties”

  1. Wow, love all of this!

  2. Mavala Pygmee has me strangely transfixed.

  3. What a great selection!! Thunderstorm is incredible and this green looks classy! I love all of them. I bought the Holographic almost a month ago but I haven’t tried it yet.. Waiting for some SUN!

  4. oh MY GOD! that gosh is BEAUUUUUUUUTIFUL!!!

  5. I love the way you paint your nails leaving those narrow edges around, it’d be wonderful seeing a tutorial! πŸ˜‰

  6. Wow – that GOSH colour. I looked at that in superdrug the other day and it looked really disappointing in the bottle and i didn’t buy it. It looks gorgeous in the photos! Your application in all the photos is perfect too πŸ™‚

  7. I just got GOSH Holographic in a swap package! And it is FANTASTIC. Definitely the best silver holo I’ve ever worn. πŸ™‚

  8. I need that badly, it is breathtaking!

  9. The GOSH is amazing! I love all their colors πŸ˜‰

  10. Luciana Says:

    Just lovely , especially the Gosh holo! I’m in love!
    Now, I have a question, how do we do a Holografic polish? I heard about diamond dust, but it must be another way to make one!

    *.* Such a pitty that the Gosh site it’s not avaible to buy one of these!


  11. I have GOSH Holographic, and I absolutely ADORE it. Seriously, I think I’d get 2 or 3 backup bottles if I had the ability! I actually put together an animated gif of my thumb to show how the polish changes color in light. You can see it here!

    I love it so much. My next plan is to take video of it in the sun for my blog. I also have used it in a couple of nail art patterns. So much fun!

  12. GOSH is actually a Danish brand πŸ˜‰
    I’ve looked at the holographic, but wasn’t too impressed in store… Next time i see it, i will BUY! πŸ™‚

  13. […] and I could just wear it forever. I have been chasing a Mavala called Pygmee (which you can see here on Dr Frankenpolish’s Blog) for what feels like years. I wonder if Peace on Earth is close or […]

  14. […] Mavala Pygmee – Picture here (Dr Frankenpolish) A gorgeous green-gold-bronze that may be the love child of China Glaze Cats Eye and Peace On Earth. […]

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