Saturday, April 30, 2016

LevelUP Lacquer ~ May Multiplayer Box

                                                                           *Provided for review

          Hi everyone! How are we this Saturday? I am loving that the weather is getting warmer. With warmer weather comes much more energy! Which is good because I got a lot of review stuff coming in! YAY!! I have vinyls, stamping plates, polish, and more polish!! :) So be on the lookout for a lot of swatches, blog posts, videos, and nail art! Today I bring you May's Multiplayer Box! I gave you the rundown HERE but lets do a quick recap! You get 2 LevelUP Lacquers that are only available in these boxes. You also get a Zoya polish and nail goodies!! This box costs $20. Seriously! $20 plus FREE SHIPPING!! These will be available only for the month of May and there are only so many so get yours asap!!  May's Multiplayer Box is full of bling! Its so perfect with the weather getting nice. You will be out in the sun to see the full effect of each polish. Lets get to it!

          Asteroids is the first polish in this box. It has a black base with tons of black and silver glitters. Holo dust, holo shards, black holo hexes, and silver hexes. I tried this on its own in 3 thin coats first. I feel like the holo was lost a little in the base. I decided to try 1 coat over a black polish and I was wowed! You can totally use it by itself. It gets fully opaque. This all comes down to preference. Anywho, when I put Asteroids over black everything layed smooth and showed right through. The shards are my favorite! Take a look.

1 coat of Asteroids over black with top coat.

Asteroids macro
Asterisks is a super blingy holo glitter topper. Holo micro glitter, holo shards, holo triangles, holo circles, and a beautiful iridescent flash. This polish speaks for itself! It will jazz up anything! I used 1 coat over L.A. Colors Vixen. The formula for such a packed glitter is amazing! I will post a flash video on my IG!!
1 coat of Asterisks over Vixen with top coat.

Asterisks macro
The last polish in this set is the Zoya! Aster is a springy, blue toned, light purple with pink and blue glass fleck shimmer. OMG! I have pics also in matte. The formula was awesome of course. 2 smooth coats with top coat. These pics are in natural daylight. I would love to give that to you all the time but unfortunately I live in CT and the sun is far from reliable! Check it out.
2 coats of Aster with top coat

2 coats of Aster with matte top coat

Aster macro

Aster matte macro
So, are you liking this months box? I definitely do. Not to mention the deal your getting for $20! Please make sure you follow Ashley on all of her social media for updates and all my social media for more swatches! Links below :)
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Friday, April 8, 2016

LevelUP Lacquer ~ Lucky Charms Inspired Spring Collection

                                                                       *Provided for review

          I hope you are all ready for this! It will be a little picture heavy. This is the Lucky Charms inspired spring collection. There are 8 polishes in this collection and again, Ashley hit it outta the park! Each polish matches its corresponding marshmallow perfectly. I will keep this as short as possible so here are the swatches.

          Hearts is a medium pink crème polish with holo. Wonderful formula that is very opaque. For my swatch I used 2 coats with top coat.

2 coats of Hearts with top coat

Hearts macro
Stars is my favorite. Hands down. I really don't know why since I usually don't care too much for orange or yellow. This polish is just that good. It is a beautiful bright white crelly polish with yellow and orange glitters. the orange glitters are holo so it has just a touch of sparkle. I think this is in my top 10 polishes ever! My swatch is 3 thin perfect coats with top coat.
3 coats of Stars with top coat

Stars macro
Horseshoes is super pretty. It is almost neon purple. Like sun washed neon maybe. I tried to get color accurate pics but of course I didn't. I will be working on that I promise! This polish is packed with micro flakies. My swatch is 2 smooth coats with top coat.
2 coats of Horseshoes with top coat

Horseshoes macro
Clovers is a green gold and yellow glitter topper. Very smooth formula. No dabbing required! I used 1 coat over a light grey and a darker green with top coat. I wanted to make sure you could see the yellow glitters!
1 coat of Clovers with top coat

Macro of Clovers over SinfulColors Exotic Green

Macro of Clovers over a light grey base I made myself
Blue Moons is an electric blue crème polish with darker blue glitters. This one will really stand out. Very eye catching. For this swatch I used 3 thin coats with top coat.
3 coats of Blue Moons with top coat

Blue Moons macro
Pots Of Gold is super blingy! It is a black jelly with gold flakies, and silver and gold holo glitters. A LOT of holo glitters. You could layer 1 coat over black but I did 3 thin coats and I prefer it that way. It gives so much more depth and sparkle. My swatch is 3 thin coats with top coat.
3 coats of Pots Of Gold with top coat

Pots Of Gold macro
Rainbows is next. This one really surprised me. It has a mix of holo, metallic, and sheer glitters to make the rainbow effect. It all works so well together. The fact that its all suspended in a holo base is just a bonus. I chose to swatch this over a few colors so you can see how well it works. I used 1 coat with top coat over the base colors. I will list the base colors with the macros.
1 coat of Rainbows with top coat

Macro of Rainbows over SinfulColors Beverly Hills

Macro of Rainbows over SinfulColors Chalk It Up 

Macro of Rainbows over Sally Hansen Berry Juicy

Macro of Rainbows over Sally Hansen Yellow Kitty

Macro of Rainbows over SinfulColors Sugar Rush
Lastly we have Red Balloons. This polish is a muted red crème with holo. Of course the formula was so buttery. I love a good red polish! My swatch is 3 thin coats with top coat.
3 coats of Red Balloons with top coat

Red Balloons macro

Red Balloons macro
Will you be picking up this collection? Let me know which one is your favorite! Links below :)
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LevelUP Lacquer ~ Bertie Bott's Collection Part 2 ~ Not So Good Flavors

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          Hi! Tonight I bring you part 2 of this Harry Potter inspired collection from LevelUP Lacquer! The polishes are based on the good, or not so good, flavors of Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. Part 1 was the good flavors which you can see HERE. Part 2 is going to be the not so good flavors. I wrote all of the details for purchase in Part 1 so make sure you check that out! This post will just be swatches and links. With that being said, let's jump right into the swatches!

          Dirty Socks is a gorgeous light grey creamy polish with black hexes and a golden shimmer. I love this one so much! The formula is perfect and I have never seen a polish quite like this before. It also makes me think of Dobby getting a sock so its high up there for me. Possibly my favorite of the whole collection! I mean, DOBBY!!!! My swatch is 3 thin coats with top coat.

3 thin coats of Dirty Socks with top coat

Dirty Socks macro
Dirt is my second favorite of the whole collection. Weird they are in the not so good flavors lol! Dirt is a creamy dark brown holo polish with an aqua shimmer. OMG its sooooo pretty! And I am sure you are seeing a pattern with formula right? Oh so good! Like buttah <3 My swatch is 3 thin coats with topcoat.
3 thin coats of Dirt with top coat

Dirt macro
Boogey, as unpleasant as that thought is, is a really pretty lime green jelly polish. It is packed with tons of green glitters. Different shapes and sizes. Super smooth formula even with all the glitters! My swatch is 3 thin coats with top coat.
3 thin coats of Boogey with top coat

Boogey macro
Sardines is definitely going to be a crowd favorite from this collection. Its a glitter packed polish. It has silver and blue glitters with plenty of holo-y bling! I did 2 swatches of this because it can either be full coverage or it can be layered. For the first swatch I put 1 careful coat over China Glaze New Birth then a coat of top coat.
CG New Birth with 1 coat of Sardines with top coat

CG New Birth with 1 coat of Sardines with top coat
My second swatch of Sardines is 1 regular coat then 2 sponged on coats. It doesn't need to done this way. There is more than enough glitter in the polish to get it opaque in 2-3 coats. This is just how I did it. I also needed to add 2 coats of top coat to even out the glitters a little. That also shouldn't be an issue if you just polish normally. Its all about preference :) 
1 regular and 2 sponged coats of Sardines with top coat

Sardines macro
Last we have Soap. Soap is a creamy white polish loaded with iridescent glitters in different shapes and sizes. There is also a green and blue shimmer. Super pretty. Totally looks like soap bubbles. It so soft yet so shiny! My swatch is 3 thin coats with top coat. I also show it matte because iridescent glitters need to be matted! It does something amazing to them! Take a look!
3 thin coats of Soap with top coat

Soap macro

3 thin coats of Soap with a matte top coat

Soap matte macro
So what did you think of the Not So Good Flavors? Pretty good right?! I can get down with these bad flavors any day :) Don't forget to read Part 1 for deets. Read that HERE! Share your haul pics with me in the comments! I would love to see what you grabbed and how you use it! Links below!
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Monday, April 4, 2016

LevelUP Lacquer ~ Bertie Bott's Collection Part 1 ~ Good Flavors

                                                                        *Provided for review

          Hello fellow nail lovers! How many of you are also Harry Potter fans? My mother in law made me watch one a night until I had watched them all! And I have to say thank you so much Pam because now I love them! When Ash told me she had a Bertie Bott's Collection I was so excited! I have to say that I judged these extra hard because they HAVE to look like the "flavor" names! There are 10 polishes in this collection so I split it into 2 parts. This first part will be the good "flavors". Let's get started!

          Honey is a golden yellow that really resembles honey! It is a jelly polish so it wont get totally opaque. The formula was awesome. I used 3 thin coats for my swatch plus top coat.

3 thin coats of Honey with top coat

Honey macro
Bubblegum is a pink crelly with pink circles and holo glitters. This is perfect for bubblegum... and Barbie lol!! Love it! Wonderful formula opaque in 3 thin coats with top coat.
3 thin coats of Bubblegum with top coat

Bubblegum macro
Cranberry is a creamy deep red polish with red and pink glass flecks. Definitely the color of a cranberry! So much depth to this one! My swatch is 2 smooth coats with top coat.
2 coats of Cranberry with top coat

Cranberry macro
Sugared Violets is a gorgeous light purple crelly. This polish has white hex glitters, iridescent glitters, and a crazy amount of iridescent micro flakies. Maybe its shimmer but either way its freakin amazing! I did try my best but these colors lean slightly blue. I swear purple just hates me and any camera I will ever own!!! My swatch is 3 thin perfect coats with top coat.
3 thin coats of Sugared Violets with top coat

Sugared Violets macro
Lastly we have Orange Marmalade. I just wanna keep wearing this one. It is a orange jelly polish with orange glitters that range from light to dark. Definitely a stunner. My swatch is 3 thin coats with top coat. Perfect formula. Tons of glitter but not too thick at all.
3 thin coats of Orange Marmalade with top coat

Orange Marmalade macro
Overall, I love these. The colors matched the names so perfectly! So here is the deal with these babies. Right now you can buy the complete 10 piece collection for $70. I'm sure that wont last long so if you want them grab them!!! You can also buy them singly for $9.25. There is an option to be surprised, like the Bertie Bott's! These are available in sets of 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10. The risk is that you choose 50% of the colors and Ash picks the other 50%. So with a 2 pack you would choose 1 and Ash would choose the other. With a 4 pack you would choose 2 and Ash would choose 2 etc etc. Each 2 pack would be $14. Such a fun way to incorporate the game of it! Make sure you stay tuned for part 2 of this collection so you can pick which ones to buy!!! Let me know which one you like the most and which Harry Potter movie is your favorite. Links below!!
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