Tuesday, March 25, 2014

China Glaze ~ Seahorsin' Around

Hello!!I had the intention of showing you the rest of the China Glaze Sea Goddess collection, but I really didn't like the way any of my pictures came out after giving them a second look. So for now I have just 1. At least its a pretty one. This is Seahorsin' Aound. I love how much it flashes and shimmers. Blue, green, gold!!! Totally captures the feel of the ocean on a really sunny day and the water is just sparkling under the sun!! Totally perfect. This was 3 coats but would have been fine with 2. I just like the extra texture of the layers :) It dries matte although like pretty much all of this collection it just shimmers so much you cant tell. I did add a top coat to my ring finger. I prefer it without topcoat though. An all around wonderful polish!! See for yourself :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

China Glaze ~ Shell We Dance?

Good afternoon my friends! For the past few months I have doing nail mail swaps with Mildred. (@millnpolish on instagram). She has cheaper access to my favorite main stream brand and I have... Well, depends on the time of swap! Yesterday I received a package from her with 5 of the 6 polishes from the China Glaze Sea Goddess collection. The only one I am missing now is Sand Dolla Make You Holla. I should have it pretty soon ;) Today I have Shell We Dance? I am such a sucker for textured polish. I just love it so much!!! This one did not disappoint! I used 3 thin coats of this dusty, matte, rosy color. Even though it is matte, it has quite the sparkle and shimmer. In fact it doesn't even look too matte at all. More an effect of the texture. And for a textured polish goes on very smoothly. I feel that CG has definitely upped their textured game! I did use top coat on my ring finger but I skipped it on the rest so you could get an idea of just how textured this polish is. I cannot wait to swatch and show you the rest :D This polish has small metallic silver and rose glitters and a slight shimmer that just make this polish pop! See for your self and let me know what you think!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mod Lacquer ~ Dragon Wing

Good evening ladies. Tonight I have for you a polish I received as a surprise with a blog sale purchase. It is Mod Lacquer  Dragon Wing.  At first glance I was just like eh. I put it away and have been ignoring it since. But lately I have been trying to get my untried swatched. So I finally pulled it out. I'm really glad I did because it is so much nicer on the nail. I used three coats for my swatches. It applied nice and smooth. Not too much fuss with glitter either. Definitely a must have for the iridescent glitter lovers. Check it out and let me know what you think!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Julep ~ Margaret

Hi!!! This time for you I have one of my Julep Maven polishes. This one is by far my favorite. Margaret was a flawless application with a glassy smooth finish. For these picture I did NOT use topcoat!! This dusty cornflower blue is just the most perfect spring color. It had an average dry time but everything else about it was A++++++!!! Lets get right to it. I cannot wait to show you these!! I used 2 coats of this luscious crème.  Let me know what you think :)

Julep ~ Lizanne

Who got their Julep Maven box?!?! Well, hopefully everyone has because it took me a week or so to get to posting this. I am an it girl :) What type of box do you get? This month I was actually going to cancel my box but forget, then it showed up! I am actually super glad it did because I absolutely love the colors this month! I did also get a cotton candy flavored old fashioned candy stick but my 8 year old daughter pulled the wrapper off and shoved it in her mouth before I could even read the label!! So for this post I will have Lizanne. Lizanne is a dark greenish teal color with a green shimmer. I drooled over this in the bottle... wasn't so happy with the final outcome on the nail. It lost a lot of shimmer even when I applied Glisten & Glow H K Girl fast drying & super shiny clear top coat (which as you shall see in an upcoming post on my experience)!! I even tried to use a matte top coat, as you will see on my pinky, also to no avail. Still, it is a nice color and from what I have seen so far (I don't own it) it looks a lot like O.P.I's   Amazon...Amazoff. Just more on the green side. This polish applied OK. It wasn't finicky but it wasn't nice either. Dry time was average. I used 2 coats of this crème polish for these pictures. Check them out and let me know what you think in the comments :)

Friday, March 7, 2014

Black Label Nails

Happy Friday everyone!! Hope you all have awesome plans for the weekend. I will be staying home cleaning, swatching, and blogging. Which for a nail addict is definitely a fun weekend ;)  So, lately I feel like I totally got dunked in a luck pool!! I won 5 giveaways in a week!!! I mean come on... who does that?!?!?! now I will probably never win anything again for the rest of my life lol. One of the giveaways I won was more of a contest. Jenn, the owner and creator of Black Label Nails, had a polish naming contest for a St. Patricks day glitter topper. I threw in the name Counting Clovers and won!! The prize was either 1 full bottle of polish of my choice or 3 mini bottles of polish of my choice. I chose the minis so I could have a few to review. Besides the fact that every woman needs options!! I chose Paradise City, Sour Girl, and Counting Clovers. Of course I had to have the one I named! Lets get to it. For these swatches I used 1 coat of the glitter over four thin coats of Sour Girl. This polish has small metallic green hexes and medium whit hexes. it also has holographic clovers. It is very cute and very festive!! Went on smooth but I had to fish for and place all the clover glitters. I usually don't mind doin what I gotta do to get those big sinking glitters but this one was a little harder than usual. even after leaving my bottle upside down I had to fish and swirl like crazy to get them on my brush. I really do like this though even without the clovers so its all good!

 This is Sour Girl by itself. 4 thin coats of perfection.

Sun shot.

Here is Paradise City. this one was a little one the thick side but again, thinner to the rescue!! I really don't know how Jenn does it but her formula is so even and smooth! This polish has a super flash of blue/purple. My camera couldn't handle all that flash of awesomeness so just take my word for it!! I promise its amazing. I am pretty sure its supposed to be a blue shimmer but in some lights it does look purple. which is awesome because it just gives it more spunk!!

Hope you enjoyed!! til next time... :)