Friday, April 21, 2017

LevelUP Lacquer ~ The Guardians Box

                                                                                       *Provided for review

          Happy Friday!! Who is ready for the weekend? It always sounds weird to say that on a Friday because the "weekend" in this house is Tuesday & Wednesday. Since it was not my weekend, I spent my night getting this post ready for you :) LevelUP Lacquer's The Guardians Box! Get comfortable because there are tons of pics. If you haven't seen it yet, you can see my un-boxing first impressions HERE. This box has 3 full sized limited edition polishes, a mani bomb with a special scent created just for this box, a magnet with all of the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy, and lastly the cutest thing ever. I'm sorry, what I meant to say there at the end is a Baby Groot keychain. The price is $30 + free shipping in the U.S. I promise you it's worth it. Let's take a look!

The Guardians Box

Here is the magnet! I put this on my helmer so fast lol!

Here is Baby Groot!!!! He lives on my tripod so we can always "hang out". I know... I'm not funny

For the life of me I could not put my finger on the scent of this mani bomb! Thankfully, I was told exactly what it is! It is a custom Gamora scent that consists of Dragon's Blood, Sandalwood, and White Rose. I NEVER would have gotten that. It is really hard to explain, but it is soothing. I have not used it yet but as soon as I do, I will share a video on IG. For now, here are some pics of the mani bomb, the packaging, and the directions and ingredients. This mani bomb is brought to you by Ship of the Line Salts & Soaps. Please make sure to check out this shop as well!!

Now for the polish. First up is We Are Groot. This one is a warm toned brownish color with tons of iridescent glitters. So much so, that it was a tiny bit chunky. I said in my un-boxing video that I was not sure how I felt about this one. It's really just my color preference. If you are a brown lover than you will need this! It is unique and very pretty. I have never seen a base quite like this. You can't see it from a distance but wait for the macro. It's sandy. Not feeling, but looking. You'll see. For my swatch I used 2 coats plus top coat.

Can you see the speckles?? So neat :)

Second polish is Bunch Of A-Holes. This is a jelly polish filled with glitter and a subtle holo. I thought this was a flakie polish! Upon further inspection, I noticed the "flakies" were really glitter pieces. Almost like the little edges from already cut glitter. Know what I mean?? Again, you will have to see the macro! The color is also super pretty. It's a cross between cranberry and black cherry. I used 3 thin coats plus top coat.

How funky is this?!?! Awesome effect!

We finally made it to the last polish! This is the thermal in the bunch. I'm sure we all know by now how I feel about thermals... LOVE THEM!!!! This one is so regal. Is that the right word? I don't know. It's just so plush! Its like a fine flakie, metallic, foil polish that when cold is a mossy, hunter green and when warm, is an olivey, antiquey, gold. Let's not forget about the UCC Flakies! Seriously stunning. Reminds me of royalty and Mardi Gras lol! I used 3 coats for my swatch with top coat.

Warm state

Warm state

Warm state

Cold state

Cold state

Cold state




Do you love it?? You definitely will never see a set of polish quite like this ever again. Each one unique in it's own way. Fun fact: My grandmother collected keychains and she passed that love down to me. This Baby Groot keychain hit my heart a little <3 Do not pass up this box! Keep an eye on my IG feed. I will be sharing swatch videos later today. As always, links below. Thanks for stopping by :) I hope you all have a lovely weekend!!

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Quixotic Polish ~ The Vere Suo Trio

                                                                             *I won these!!

          I am so excited to bring you this post! The minute I saw Quixotic Polish my heart kinda fluttered. They are beyond gorgeous. Then Mary had a giveaway and I happen to win :) It always means so much to me to win things. With only 1 income, the small things, are highly treasured! I got these in the mail yesterday and I dropped everything to swatch them. I mean, LOOK AT THEM!!

L-R: Viridi Ignis, Rosea, Amsonia Ciliata.

          The first one I chose to swatch was obviously gonna be the pink one! Rosea is described as "A delicate pink with lots of added gold to green shimmer." I honestly thought this was a duo chrome. The shimmer is so strong that it looks like its own color. It is very delicate and sheer, but it built up nicely. I used 3 thin, smooth, silky coats with top coat.

I added some quick stamping to Rosea using my new CICI&SISI plates. The plate is CICI&SISI04 and the polish I used to stamp is SinfulColors #1124 Outrageous. Stamper used was my short and clear stamper from Polished Vino.

This is the one that I knew I had to have. Viridi Ignis is described as "A minty turquoise polish that shifts from blue to pink along with some added holo sparkle." That is very accurate. This polish is oh so mermaid-y <3 Seriously! Just the right amount of holo sparkle and the formula is like buttah!! I used 3 thin coats for my swatch plus top coat.

Again, I added some quick stamping. I even used the same plate lol. CICI&SIS04. The polishes I used to stamp with are SinfulColors #1109 Grecian Sun and Formula X Platinum Prime. My trusty short clear stamper from Polished Vino was used here as well.

This last one is so complex! Amsonia Ciliata is described as "A dusty grey blue that has gold to indigo shimmers." Again, a pretty accurate description, but this is one of those polishes that need to be seen in person. I see purple, pink, green, and different blues along with the gold and grey. So, so gorgeous!! Formula is just like the others, wonderful! 3 thin coats plus top coat.

For this color, I wanted to use my new vinyls from Polished Vino. Complete fail... Everything I did just kept messing me up more. All user error I promise!! I finished because I am not a quitter! I just really should have stuck to stamping lol. I used the Chevron Variety sheet in the Original Clear Vino Vinyls and SinfulColors #983 Beverly Hills. YIKES...

Aren't they beautiful?!?! They are on sale at the moment for $27.00 + shipping. I am not sure if these are Limited Edition or not but I suggest you hurry and grab them anyways. Super unique polish that all polish lovers need in their stash!! Links for all the brands below :) I hope you all have a very Happy Easter <3

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Vintage SinfulColors ~ Morning Dew & Sheer Legend

                                                                               *Purchased by me.

          Hi friends!! I have been MIA! I went on my anniversary trip, then the day I came home I got a chest/head cold. I did, however, strike gold while we were in New Hampshire. Recently, I joined an amazing SinfulColors group on Facebook. Please join Sinfully Polished Nails HERE if you love Sinfuls!! Since joining this group, I have been introduced to vintage SC. I never realized that the SC I have now are a newer version. I was automatically on the hunt to find some of these. I had no idea how soon that would be.

          With all the saving we did for our vacation, actively looking for new polish was out of the question! We did have certain things we wanted to do though while out of state. My husband has wanted to get me to this awesome place called Headlines. We always miss it because of the time or route (we frequent NH often). This time we planned our ride home around it. We spent at least 90 minutes just looking around. With all the money pretty much gone, we were just there to look. We got to the last shelf we hadn't looked at, and right there were 7 bottles of polish. All SinfulColors, and 5 of them vintage!! I may have squealed a little. I grabbed each one. There were only 2 colors, the rest were repeats. Thankfully we saved like $10 for snacks. Who needs snacks on a 7 hour drive???? Not this polish addict :) Of course, the minute I got home I had to swatch them! Ok, No more rambling. Onto the polish!

          Let's look at #222 Morning Dew. She is a sandy colored nude with matching shimmer and a frosty finish. For such an older polish, the formula was flawless. I used 3 coats plus top coat.

I added some art using #961 Fig and #1199 Song Of Summer. I used Winstonia 4th generation plate W403 and my long, clear stamper from Polished Vino.

Lastly, we have #230 Sheer Legend. Right in the name it says that it's sheer but it wasn't too bad! This one is an olive/khaki nude with a pink shimmer and a frosty finish. Again, the formula was super smooth. I used 3 coats with top coat.

I did some more stamping! It's just so easy and beautiful! I used #1178 Truth Or Dare to stamp with. The plate I used was from Born Pretty Store BPL-003 and as always I used my long, clear stamper from Polished Vino!

So, what did you think? Honestly, they aren't the type of colors I would typically go for. But, when faced with something that is no longer made, you buy, then deal with it later lol! Luckily, the colors I got are neutral so it will be easy to pair up for art and the like. I will leave links below to what I used in this post! I hope you all have a wonderful week :)

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