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Moonflower Polish Diamante - Supernatural Lacquer Varulfur - UberChic 24-01 - Simply Silver Stamper

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

 I have the feeling like I've technically done this look before, the holo over multichrome I mean. Not that I particularly care if I have anyway, also too lazy too check. I say this often but the truth is I have no time. So, here we go, untried challenge again.

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My untried polish today is Supernatural Lacquer Varulfur, which was part of a werewolf themed duo with Supermoon Lacquer.. I wanna say sometime last year. The polish is pretty but...not blew my socks of spectacular. (Fellow makers, don't get mad at me for saying this. I'm trying to maintain the whole "honest unbiased reviews" thing. I was a blogger and nail polish aficionado first.) It's a purple to blue multichrome with hints of reddish gold...maybe copper. It also has some microflakies. My problem is that I like this color combo in multichromes a lot, so I tend to have a few of them. And as far as multichrome pigments go, there's really not much you can do to change them, other than to add stuff to them or try to alter the base color a bit for some different subtle effects.

Formula is thin and sheer, which can be typical of multichromes as you get the best effect by painting it on in thin layers. For the swatches I did 3 coats, with glossy topcoat. I had a hard time capturing the extreme reddish copper end of the shift on camera, but it's there in person.

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I stamped over that with Moonflower Polish Diamante, from the new Gemstones collection. Diamante is a silver holo, and there's not much I can say about it. One, cause it's my own creation so I obviously think it's great. Two, because I feel it's just a straightforward silver holo stamping polish. There's a few out there, so I made mine a bit darker just to make it different enough from all the rest. I really hate when I dupe another maker, even if it's accidental, so I always try to avoid it. So no, M Polish fans, this is not going to replace your To Have and To Holo that's almost out. I can't do that to Megan. This is just another alternative. Besides, she might come back some day, you never know.

Formula on Diamante is a bit on the thinner side, just cause that's the best way to make a holo polish. If you add too much pigment you lose some of that amazing rainbow holo flash. Anyway, I used the Simply Silver Clear Stamper from Lantern and Wren as well as their detail brush to fill in the triangles in the larger pattern. Stamping plate is UberChic 24-01. These days I get most of my nail art supplies from Carleigh so I definitely recommend checking out her shop here.

Video - I recommend watching the video above all, so you can see Diamante in action. Thanks for reading, watching, following me on social media, and all that stuff.






The boring stuff...unless otherwise indicated by the phrase "press sample" all products shown in this post were either purchased by me or made by me. Follow me on Instagram and Facebook! Don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel. Moonflower Polish is my brand of indie stamping polishes. You can follow our social media here: Instagram, Facebook.

Orly Oui - Moonflower Polish Noche - Dixie Plates - Untried Challenge - Nail Art

Monday, October 1, 2018

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Today's untried polish is an oldie. I'm not even sure when I got this, 2014 or earlier. Which in the nail polish world, makes it old I guess. Anyway, this is Orly Oui, a purple jelly packed with gold mircoflakes and I feel like...some shimmer that shifts red-green a bit? It's hard to capture on camera but I can definitely see the hints of red and green amongst the gold. Maybe the microflakies themselves shift gold-red-green. I dunno. It's pretty but...the formula...not my favorite. It's rather sheer and watery, yet still opaque in 2 coats cause it's so packed with the flakies.

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I stamped over it with Moonflower Polish Noche, using an image from Dixie Plates DP02, purchased from Lantern and Wren.

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I really struggled to get a good macro of the nail art so I'm sorry that it's still slightly blurry.

The boring stuff...unless otherwise indicated by the phrase "press sample" all products shown in this post were either purchased by me or made by me. Moonflower Polish is my brand of indie stamping polishes.

Pretty & Polished - Tomboyish - Moonflower Polish - Do Not Read the Latin! - Untried Challenge

Saturday, September 29, 2018
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Well I clearly suck at completing a challenge, even one set by myself. I clearly have too much time going on in my life to keep up with this blog, a YouTube channel, and a nail polish brand. So...I'm not making any promises about what I will and won't do anymore.

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Anyway, I put a bunch of untrieds in a box, closed my eyes, and asked my hubby to pick one. He picked Pretty and Polished Tomboyish, which is a sage green to minty green thermal with a hint of subtle holo and shimmer. I've had it for a couple of years at least and it still transitions, which is great.

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I stamped over it with Moonflower Polish Do Not Read the Latin! from September's Horror Movie Polish Pickup theme. I used UberChic plate 24-01 (purchased from Lantern and Wren and the Semi Squishy XL Silicone Stamper head from Maniology (formerly known as Bundle Monster) which is my standard go-to stamping head. Then finished it with a matte topcoat, which I regretted cause it obscured the shimmers in Do Not Read the Latin! and the holo in Tomboyish but I was too tired to topcoat again...and lazy, I was lazy.

The boring stuff...unless otherwise indicated by the phrase "press sample" all products shown in this post were either purchased by me or made by me. Moonflower Polish is my brand of indie stamping polishes.


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.

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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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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

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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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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/.

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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!

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