Thursday, December 29, 2016
Today I have swatches and a review of the January Birthstone Duo from Bad Bitch Polish, Garnet Galaxy and Gosh Garnet. Each month in 2017, BBP will be releasing a duo inspired by that month's birthstone. January is Garnet and although they do come in different color variations, Britt chose the more common deep red as her inspiration.
Friday, December 16, 2016
Hey guys! I realize it's been pretty much a month since my last post and I doubt anyone is still reading. Today I have swatches of two polishes I bought from Supermoon Lacquer. I've gotten to know Mardi, the creator behind the brand over the past few months and her Black Friday sale was the perfect opportunity to try her polishes out. But first, let me tell you a tale about my nails. You'll notice I have two different shapes in the collage above. I've had every intention of posting once a week and then I find myself without any time to paint my nails, much less blog about it. It's been crazy busy for me since Thanksgiving. I swatched the polish on the left pretty much the day after it arrived, about a week after BF. My nails where coffins and growing nicely. And then one broke. No biggie, patched it up. Then the patch ripped off, taking a whole chunk of nail with it. 😭 I think another nail went and broke after that one...I dunno anymore, I just went ahead and filed them all down. So I swatched the polish on the right last night, still wearing it..my nails are squovals again and I give up. I think, with my current lifestyle (aka busy mom working from making polish), the only way I'll be able to keep the coffins is with an hard gel or acrylic overlay. And I've seriously thought about going to a salon and getting a professional one but I'm afraid they'll mess up my nails. I had been doing the hard gel myself but it is too time consuming until I get a better LED lamp. And I'm lazy and keep forgetting to order one plus I spend all my money nowadays on polish making supplies and leggings. I had been so happy in my last post that I had my coffins back and now this...so sad. Anyway, they'll grow back. On to the polish.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Hi guys! So, since Chelsea knows how crazy busy I am with getting ready to launch my line of stamping polishes, she sent me 5 of the new colors from her winter collection instead of all 12. And...since I knew she had a ton of amazing bloggers providing her with gorgeous swatches (which I'll link below)...I decided to do things a little differently. I took my time and created 5 different nail art looks with the polishes I got, wearing each for 1 day before moving on to the next. I am personally pleased with how these came out and I really enjoyed the more relaxed swatching pace. I think I might keep it up this way. As a funny note, you'll see how my nails get longer by the last swatch since I didn't want to file them until I was done. Scroll down for more pics and the review!
Monday, November 7, 2016
Hi guys! Today I have the Throwback Collection from Pretty and Polished. P&P is celebrating 5 years of being in business this month and they are bringing back 4 classic shades in their old style paper labels that will only be available through a pre-order until Nov 14. So you have to act fast if you want any of these.
The Throwback collection features 2 classic P&P glitter crellies, 1 clear glitter topper, and a gorgeous thermal crelly. These have been reformulated and now have P&P's 5 free formula. These polishes all self-level wonderfully and you don't need a lot for nice, even coverage.
Monday, October 31, 2016
Guys...you guys...I'm rather excited today. 1st of all because it's been a while since my last post, but 2nd, because one of my favorite makers...and in my opinion the indie creme polish queen, is launching her own line of stamping polishes! I feel very honored that I got to test and swatch these. The initial stamping polish launch consists of 6 colors and for the most part they stamp really well over both white and black as well as work with a variety of stampers and plates. I'm going to share my general review and thoughts on the polishes as a group first, followed by the pics and any additional comments on the individual colors.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Hi guys! Today I have swatches and a review on the Never To Be Trusted trio from Bad Bitch Polish, inspired by the movie Coraline. While it isn't technically a Halloween movie, it does have a spooky vibe to it, so BBP creator Britt thought it would be perfect for this time of year. Swatches and review below!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Long time no see! Today I have the Pretty and Polished Fall 2016 collection. This has a little something for almost everyone, glitters, crellies, flakies, holo sparkles, and thermals! It's no secret this is my favorite indie brand but I still must admit this is simply another awesome collection. There's 10 polishes and a few pics for each so this will be a bit picture heavy. Check out my swatches and thoughts below!
Saturday, September 3, 2016
I would apologize for my lack of posts again except I feel this is the new normal for me at the moment so...there's no point in apologizing for things out of my control. Anyway, today I have my swatches and review for the Connie and Carla collection from Pretty & Polished.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
Friday, August 12, 2016
Today I have some swatches of a few polishes from Arcane Lacquer. I'm actually destashing these, but they are so pretty that I wanted to swatch them at least once before selling them. The first is Set the Pace, pictured above. This is the only swatch I have, since I did some nail art with it that I ended up hating but I sold it before I got the chance to re-swatch it and take more pics. Swatch is 2 coats with top coat, really nice and smooth formula. Let's see the other polishes below!
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Today I have a review for a new to me product from a new brand by IG swatcher @mrs.miscostello aka Misty. I've been having issues with the constant use of acetone on my skin and the fumes have been triggering headaches. So I asked in a FB group for any brand that made acetone additives without grapeseed oil (because I'm allergic to it). Misty responded letting me know that she had a brand new product that was grapeseed oil free and offered to send me a bottle to try out and review! So check below for my thoughts!
Friday, July 22, 2016
Today I have swatches and a review for the newest collection from Pretty & Polished, The Veils. These are 6 thermal polishes that turn clear in warm temperatures. This means that you can layer them over any polish you want to create your own custom thermal effect. More swatches, the review, and video swatches below!
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Today I have the Birthstone Polishes from Nail Hoot. This collection will be released in batches of 2-3 polishes until all the months are complete. So far, Brandie of Nail Hoot has released Ruby for July, Peridot, for August, and Sapphire for September. Swatches, macros, and video swatches below!
Monday, July 11, 2016
Continuing with my Untried Indie series, today I have swatches of Frenzy Polish Hope Is Stronger Than Fear and Dauntless. Like always, pics, macros, and review below!
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
Today I have swatches and a review of the Bad Bitch Polish Whiskey Trio. These are part of the Liquor Cabinet Collection, which consist of 5 alcohol themed trios, each with a jelly and two glitters that you can mix and match for lots of different combos. The other trios are Gin, Vodka, Rum, and Tequila, they are being released throughout the summer. I have the Whiskey trio to show you guys, which consists of Whiskey, a yellow jelly; and the two mixers, Lemon and Cherry.
Monday, July 4, 2016
Happy 4th of July to my readers in the USA! Today I have some pretty simple and easy 4th of July nail art to show you guys. No tutorial since I did these yesterday morning before heading out for the day.
Friday, July 1, 2016
*Some of the polishes in this post are press samples.*
Today I have my super late post on June's Mani Swap. I swapped with @luvbboop23 on IG. Her original design was using separate swirl images with the different colors but I don't have the same plate so I did a stamped gradient instead. More pics and tutorial below!
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Back in 2014 during my "buy all the polish" phase, I got a bunch of Orly mini packs from TJ Maxx. I was in search of Orly Just Peachy. Anyone remember that? It was a beautiful, glittery peachy polish that Orly made and then for some reason only sold in limited quantities at discount stores like Marshalls and TJ Maxx. Everyone went crazy searching for it. Then it turned out to simply be a rebottled version of SpaRitual Wilderness (which is made by the same parent company). Eventually, Just Peachy made it's way into the Orly mini packs and I bought a few. No shame. Anyway, here's some swatches of the minis.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Colorina Nail Lacquer is a Puerto Rican brand of nail polish. I bought these sometime in 2014 cause I kept hearing about them on FB and wanted to check them out. I finally got around to wearing them this year so check below for my thoughts.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
In today's Untried Indies post (which I'm aware I haven't done in a while) I have swatches of 2 polishes from Bellaluna Cosmetics that I bought from her initial launch. Bellaluna as actually closed shop since the last time I reviewed her polishes but I've had these for a while and wanted to swatch them. I'm going to be showing you Winter Blizzard and Snowden.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Hi guys, today's post is a simple and short one. I know I haven't been posting much lately and I don't really have a good excuse other than...mental health issues that are wearing me down and making it hard for me to find the motivation to do much. Anyway, today's swatches are of a fun little extra polish you get when you order the complete Bummer Summer collection from Pretty and Polished that I reviewed on my last post, you can check it out here. I didn't have this one when I originally swatched those but I got it last week so here it is.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Today I have the Pretty and Polished Bummer Summer Collection to show you guys. It's 4 polishes themed for those of us who hate summer. Ok so I don't hate it but as an adult it's not my favorite season. I do like the long break from school but I wish it were in winter instead. As I grow older the things that I used to love about summer I know really dislike, lazy days by the pool now mean being on high alert making sure the kids follow rules and don't hurt themselves. Quick beach escapes now mean packing a car full of things, food, towels, clothes, toys, blankets, chairs, umbrellas, etc. Playing all day outside now means forcing the kids to drink water, tons of icky bug spray and having to hear them complain about how hot it is and how they'd rather be indoor watching tv. You can't win. And don't get me started on buying a swimsuit...give me a large shirt and shorts please.
Anyway, enough about me rambling. Swatches, review and the video review below!
Sunday, June 5, 2016
Last weekend I did mommy and me nails with my daughter. I used one of the Mommy and Me nail vinyl sets from YouPolish. Check below for the pics and the video tutorial.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
You guys...I've had these swatches for like a month now. Ugh. How can I have so much stuff going on when I really don't ave anything mayor going on at the same time? Just basic, boring, adulting and parenting taking up all my time. I enrolled my youngest in pre-school for fall today...I guess that's a milestone of sorts. I'm trying not to think about it. Anyway, nail polish and stuff. Orly has another neon collection for summer. Yeah I know, they do almost every year but still, they are pretty. Check below for the swatches, review, and swatch video (now with voice over, oooooh!).
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Today I have Pretty & Polished's contribution to the #CrellyCrate, a new box for crelly nail polish lovers, created by the Crazy 4 Crellies group on Facebook. Review and video swatches below!