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Shinespark Polish Maveth - Aprill PPU - Swatch & Review

Friday, March 30, 2018
Shinespark Polish Maveth Direct Light- LED -Nikon
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.

Lowlight with an indirect LED -Samsung Galaxy S6
Indirect LED Light - Nikon
Lowlight - Indirect LED - Samsung Galaxy S6
Direct LED light - Nikon
LED - Ottlite - Nikon Macro
Sunlight - Samsung Galaxy S6

Shinespark Polish Maveth will be available at from April 6th to the 9th. Check out the Facebook group for more info:

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.



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



Plum - dark purple base with purple-blue shimmer.



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



Wine - dark red creme with red-orange shimmer.



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, 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

Hi 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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 They are $10 each or $48 for the 5 piece set. Turn around time is about 5 business days after the pre-order ends.

Lantern and Wren Stampers and Brushes Review

Tuesday, January 23, 2018


Today I have a review for some new products I purchased from Lantern and Wren and one I received as a press sample. I'm always looking for new products to test with my Moonflower Polishes since I want to make sure they will work with a large variety of stampers and plates. One of my favorite places for 1 stop shopping for nail art supplies is Lantern and Wren. Recently, Carleigh (the owner) got some custom made stampers and brushes and I had to order them, she also included an extra brush for me to review.

If you've been following me for a while you might have noticed that I struggle to use clear stampers. They have become the standard stamper for most nail artists right now and I've always felt behind the times. I keep buying them in the hopes of finding an amazing stamper out there that worked flawlessly but most of the time they left me disappointed. The only way I got them to eventually work was by clouding the heads a little by priming them with acetone. I have gotten better with practice but when Carleigh posted pics of her new stamper she described it as super soft and sticky so I ordered one right away. I was not disappointed this time.


I used Moonflower Polish Noche and Lina Nail Art I Foil In Love 1 and that was the result I got on my very 1st try. It's damn near perfect. The only thing I did was wash it with Dawn dish soap and let dry.


I also purchased a soft sticky white marshmallow stamper because I just love them. These were all the rage and the new "it thing" when I started stamping. I got almost perfect results as well straight out of the package. I did prime this one afterwards with a Mr Clean Magic Eraser to remove the shine on the head, cause I'm picky like that.

I also purchased a new angled clean up brush, which is nice and small for my tiny hands and a detail brush. Those are hard to review in photos so just check out the video review if you want to know more.

Lastly, these products are all available right now at Lantern and Wren! You can find them here, these are not affiliated links. 

Pahlish Fairy Frost - The Great Untrieds Challenge

Monday, January 22, 2018

It's 2018 and I'm doing a new thing. How are you? Is there anyone still here? I've been busy, my nails are in a sorry state due to several factors like cold weather and making nail polish. I have barely painted my nails in the past few months...yes...months. It's so sad. Anyways...I have a lot of nail polish, I thought I had over 1k at some point but I've been slowly destashing. During the time Florida was dealing with the effects of Hurricane Irma I realized that if I had to leave my home, knowing there might not be anything left when I came back, there really wasn't a single bottle of polish I would take with me. Maybe 1, cause it was a custom gift from a friend. I'd take my supplies and the bottles for my own brand if I had the time and space, or rather I'd put them somewhere safe and hope for the best but when it comes down to's just nail polish and I have more than a person can wear in a lifetime. Which brings me to my next point. I spent the past few days going through and cataloging them, which I had never done and I'm proud to say that I am now down to somewhere closer to 800 bottles. But that is still a huge amount. Most of them are untrieds, that means I bought them and have never worn them other than to swatch them on a stick, and some not even that. I have bottles I bought in 2014 when I started collecting indies that I've never used. I can't with that. That's not who I am.

So...I know I've done this before and failed but here's attempt #2, the Great Untrieds Challenge. 1 new polish everyday, or every other day, starting with the stuff I bought in 2014, all untried. I'll still do product reviews and nail art tutorials, you'll find most of those on my YouTube channel (click on it!) probably once a week or so. I need to paint my nails every day, it's the only way I don't bite them. My nails are a super short mess right now and I'm trying to fix the damage I've done to my sidewalls, more on that in another post. Point is, if I don't paint, I bite. So what better way than a new untried polish every day?


Today's polish is Pahlish - Bespoke Batch in Fairy Frost. Originally described as a turquoise blue jelly with a mix of platinum flakes and ultra fine holographic silver glitter. Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. It's pretty opaque for a jelly, which is nice. There was a little bit of staining on dry skin during clean up but nothing too bad.

BBP - December Birthstone Duo Swatches and Review

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

*Press Samples* Today I have swatches of these beauties from Bad Bitch Polish. I'm a sucker for anything blue so you know I loved these. The December birthstone duo from BBP consists of a jelly and a holo just like all the others. December has 2 stones, either Tanzanite or Turquoise so Britt did a color for each stone.

Turquoise Meteor - is described as a deep dark turquoise jelly polish with a variety of shapes and shades of turquoise glitters and flakies. Swatch was 2 coats with top coat. Formula was excellent as usual, it's smooth, it stays put, not runny, great glitter to base ratio, dries down smooth and shiny. It did not stain my skin or nails. And it looks awesome matted with a matte top coat.





Cerulean Sky - described as a sky blue linear holo. Swatch is 2 coats with topcoat. Formula for this one is not as opaque as BBP's usual holos but still very nice. Easy to apply, not streaky, a little thin but not too runny. Dries to a shiny finish on it's own, but I always use topcoat to help it dry faster.




The December Birthstone Duo will be available tomorrow at Britt will also be having huge Black Friday sale, the entire store will be 50% off, no codes needed. There will also be free shipping with domestic orders of $50+ and international orders of $100+. The Black Friday exclusive polish will be excluded from the sale. Sale starts tomorrow and ends Monday. Check out her  FB fan group for more info. I received these polishes as press samples in exchange for photos and an honest review. 

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