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Moonflower Polish - I Just Can't Wait Swatch

Friday, July 6, 2018
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Today I have some quick swatches of Moonflower Polish I Just Can't Wait that I took using my phone (Samsung Galaxy S6), since I am short on time. For July 2018 Polish Pickup I'm bringing back I Just Can't Wait from May. Available only from July 4 to July 11 as part of July PPU Rewind/Fan Favorites.





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I Just Can't Wait is a pastel neon coral stamping polish with purple-blue-green shimmer, purple/cyan/green/gold aurora pigments, and blue-green-gold microflakes. Inspired by the I Just Can't Wait to Be King song from one of my favorite 90s movies, The Lion King (May's theme was 90's Pop Culture). Dries to a matte finish, add topcoat for shine.

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Swatches are 1 coat on index and pinkie, stamped over Moonflower Polish Noche and Dia using Lanter and Wren's Simply Silver Clear Stamper and UberChic Got Chevrons? plate. 

You can buy it here: http://www.moonflowerpolish.com/product/i-just-can-t-wait-may-ppu.

Video Swatch



Ever After Neon Stamping Polish - Indie Polish Swatch and Review

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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So...I really want to keep up with this blog but I am short on time so I'm going to be trying out this new format. I'm focusing more on video reviews but I know some of you prefer pictures and words. What I'm going to be doing is keeping it simple, a few swatches and polish descriptions with just a general review. To see things like formula and application, please see the complete video review. I'm not testing dry time or staining cause I'm not wearing the polishes long enough for that.

OK...so Miranda from Ever After is venturing out into the world of indie stamping polishes and she sent me the latest set to swatch and review. These are the Neon Stampers. I've edited photos to be as color accurate as possible but keep in mind that it's impossible to capture neons accurately on a screen. They will always have a glow to them that the camera lens just can't capture. For all of them, they are brighter and more "neon"than they appear in the photos.

Formula is nice and easy to work with, the yellow being the least opaque (but that is normal even for stamping polishes). Swatches are done over a gel overlay, all have topcoat over the ring finger. I used several plates and stampers, please check out the video to see which ones. Scroll all the way down for video.

Kristy - fireball neon red.

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Lelia - neon orange.

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Laura - lemon yellow neon. *note the stamping over black, my camera freaked out. See macro for better color representation.

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Kayla - kiwi neon green.

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Rae - cobalt blue neon.

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 Rachel - flamingo pink neon.

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 Annabelle - grape purple neon.

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Video Review


The Neon Stampers from Ever After are available at www.everafterpolish.com and are $8 each. I received the polishes as press samples in exchange for swatches and a review. 

Small Update

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Hey there! Just a quick note to let you all know that I'm alive and relatively ok. I'm going through some stuff but I'm here. I'm mostly posting on my YouTube channel and FB page so make sure you are following me there for the latest reviews.

YouTube:http://youtube.com/mamaheartspolishblog or search for "mamaheartspolish".

Facebook page:http://facebook.com/mamaheartspolish

Instagram:http://instagram.com/mamaheartspolish

thank you!

Shinespark Polish Maveth - Aprill PPU - Swatch & Review

Friday, March 30, 2018
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What's up online peeps?! I got press samples again! I got a huge package from my girl Molly at Shinespark Polish so I will have quite a few things to show you guys. First up is Maveth inspired by Agents of Shield, for April's Polish Pickup, theme is Across the Universe. This is a gorgeous multichome holo flakie polish that shifts from like a silvery blue to a purple/lavender. It's got a strong linear holo flame and holo flakies! The only frustrating thing is that the multichrome effect was hard to capture on camera. When Molly first mentioned it I was like...whut? No way, it's so shifty. But nope, she was right, it took so many shots and all day yesterday. And by the end I was like "it's shiftier than this in person!!!! Arghhhh!!!!". And gave up cause I was starting to neglect my kids. Point being, there's lots of swatches below in different lights and cameras. My cellphone caught the shift better but dulled the holo while my Nikon captured the holo nicely but no shift.

Formula was great! Nice and smooth. Swatches are 3 coats of polish, it starts out thin but reaches opacity on the 2nd coat. I added a 3rd cause I felt it looked even better that way. No staining on my nails or removal but I did have a ton of flakies stuck everywhere that I had to scrub at. That would be the only "issue".

Photo swatches, where to buy info, and live swatch video below. I highly recommend the video, especially the end so you can see the polish shifting better.


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Sunlight - Samsung Galaxy S6

Shinespark Polish Maveth will be available at http://www.polishpickup.com from April 6th to the 9th. Check out the Facebook group for more info: https://www.facebook.com/groups/polishpickuppack/.

Swatch Video


Moonflower Polish Vampy Cremes

Thursday, March 15, 2018

I think I just need to accept the fact that I'm only going to be posting to this blog like once a month if that. I dunno guys, no one is really reading this and it takes so long to write up, is it even worth it? Anyway, here are the latest polishes I released from Moonflower Polish back in February. Like always, this is *not* a review, just sharing info and swatches. I'm lacking time and energy for a long post today so let's just get straight to it.

All swatches are 1 coat of the color with top coat. I used a variety of Bundle Monster and UberChic plates with the Simply Silver and Soft Sticky stampers from Lantern and Wren. To find out more and see how they stamped, watch my video below!

Dark Green - dark green base with yellow-green-gold shimmer.

 
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Navy Blue - navy blue creme with blue-purple color shifting shimmer.

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Plum - dark purple base with purple-blue shimmer.

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 Teal - medium teal creme with blue-green-purple shimmer.

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Wine - dark red creme with red-orange shimmer.

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Moonflower Polish is my brand of 5 free handmade indie nail polish, for stamping and regular wear in 1-2 coats. The Vampy Cremes are available right now at www.moonflowerpolish.com, you can use code MFP10 to save 10% on your order! Thanks for reading!

Swatch Video


Moonflower Polish - One More Light Swatches

Thursday, February 1, 2018
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Hi guys...so I created this collection in collaboration with Jenalyn of Two Girls One Blush/Velashaa on IG and FB. It's inspired by our struggles with mental health and a couple of songs by Linkin Park. It's a bit of a heavy subject matter and since I tend to tear up when talking about it, I'm just going to copy what's on the site. Like always when I blog about my own polishes, this is not a review, I'm just showing you the swatch pics I took with a description for each. There are currently available as a pre-order until Feb 2 at www.moonflowerpolish.com and after that they will be discontinued.

The One More Light collection came about directly as the result of Chester Bennington from Link Park's death. It struck a chord with me in a way that no other celebrity death had previously as I have been a longtime fan of their music. I reached out Jenalyn from Two Girls One Blush/Velashaa on IG because I knew she was feeling the same way and had been very vocal about her depression. I myself was diagnosed officially with General Anxiety Disorder and Depression back in 2005. It's been an integral part of my life since then, pretty much shaping me into the person I am today. When I asked Jenalyn if she wanted to collab with me, I showed her a few song lyrics and the colors I had in mind and then I also asked to assign colors to what she feels when she's depressed and happy. She provided me with some pictures to help explain her emotions in color form, and this is what we settled on. The colors represent both the good and the bad.

20% of the proceeds will be donated to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Linkin Park's One More Light fund.

In alphabetical order the colors are:

A Million Thoughts - greenish teal jelly base with red-green-gold color shifting aurora pigments and copper shimmer.

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Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. This color represent my personal struggles with anxiety. Depression comes and goes but anxiety is always there for me. It often feels like I have a million thoughts in my head, all at the same time, a million worries and what ifs. Teal is my favorite color and very representative of me, it's the color fo the ocean of my Caribbean home (I'm from Puerto Rico originally), it's the color I had on my hair for a while (but it's purple now), it's everything to me, it keeps me grounded.

Do You Love Me - dusty blue with gray microflakes and pink-red-gold aurora pigment.

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Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. Inspired by Jenalyn's long time boyfriend, specifically an old shirt of his that she loves, she likes to ask him if he still loves her in order to calm the chaos in her brain even though she knows she's his world.

Heart and Soul - wine jelly base with scattered holo, purple-blue iridescent glitters, and purple-blue aurora shimmers.

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Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. This color represent my kids, they are the reason I'm still alive today, they reason I get up in the morning and fight. My son is 5 and his favorite color is red, my daughter is 10 and her favorite color is purple.

One More Light - a dusty purple creme with scattered holo and red-green-gold color shifting aurora pigments.

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Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. Inspired by the Linkin Park of the same name, this song is what has kept me alive on my worst days. The chorus goes "Who cares if one more light goes out? In a sky of a million stars, it flickers, flickers. Who cares when someone's time runs out? If a moment is all we are. We're quicker, quicker. Who cares if one more light goes out? Well I do". It reminds me that people do care about me, and I care about them. It shows the purpose of the collection, not just to raise awareness but to let others who are also suffering that we are here, there are lots of us, and we care. 

Shadow of the Day - bluish gray creme with pink-red-gold aurora pigment and scattered holo.

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Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. When we are struggling, the world feels all gray and heavy, it feels like there are no more options but one.

Once again, this polishes are only available until February 2, 2018 after which they will be discontinued. 20% of the proceeds will be donated and so far we have raised over $200, which I think is just amazing. I want to say a huge thank you to all the bloggers that swatched and have reviewed/promoted this collection, plus all the customers that have re-posted info about it. Most  importantly I want to thank everyone who has shared their personal stories with me, who has reached out to share why this means so much to them...because that was my main goal. Awareness, not that depression exists, but for the sufferers, to let you know you are not alone.

If you want to purchase, the shop is http://www.moonflowerpolish.com. They are $10 each or $48 for the 5 piece set. Turn around time is about 5 business days after the pre-order ends.

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