Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday | Pinterest Inspired


For today's post, the Twinsies are posting manis inspired by something we find on Pinterest.  I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to Must Try manis (check it out here), so choosing was the difficult part.  Going through them though, I realized I have a lot of must try manis that involve silver or gold holographic microglitter over a sheer jellies so I thought I'd give that a whirl.

I started with Lillian Eve Nothing But Nude and then layered a few coats of Orly Bling for the holographic shimmer.  Both polishes worked well together but Bling was a bit uneven and so it looks like some nails have a bit more coats than others -- I really couldn't find a way to fix that since the Orly's clear jelly base was fairly thick.  All in all though, I really quite liked how this turned out!



As you can see, the holo in Bling is fairly suble but still flickers in the sunlight these pictures where taken in.  Definitely a pretty addition to the nude jelly base.

For more Pinterest inspired manis, make sure to check out my Twinsies' posts by clicking their links below!




Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas



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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lillian Eve LE Duo Box | March 2015


I'm very excited to share the Lillian Eve Limited Edition Duo Box for March 2015.  After changing from Poppy to Lillian Eve, the indie brand is reinventing itself again by offering new monthly polish boxes.

The boxes include:
2 debut Lillian Eve nail colors (always vegan and toxin free!)
Full coverage colors, shimmers, and glitters may be included
Bonus gifts and samples from time to time!

Take a look at this month's selections and see below for how to order!
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New Day
Oh boy, this color really freaked out my camera and my skin tone.  However, it is AMAZING.  And that's big for me to say about a yellow.  While this looks highlighter-y, it's really a neon pastel yellow, fun and flirtatious and totally wearable despite making my skin go berserk in pictorial comparison.  The formula was also completely user friendly (another shocker for a yellow) and while a tad streaky in the first coat, the creme covered perfectly in three!  I'm surprisingly in love with New Day.
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Nothing But Nude
As bright as New Day is, Nothing But Nude is demure.  Talk about nude, this jelly completely blended with my skin tone for a true mannequin hand look.  The formula was a bit weird, very thin but buildable, opaque in three coats.  I recommend gentle application on this because the formula has a tendency to run.  Still, a really great neutral/nude!
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The LE Duo Boxes cost $12.99 with free shipping (for a box retailing at least $24) and is exclusive to members of the waiting list only.

How to purchase:
- Join the waiting list by clicking here.
- Lillian Eve will email members of the coming month's theme and later announce when the box will go on sale.
- Purchase link will be sent to waiting list members on the day/time of sale.
- Members click and complete purchase.
- Boxes ship in 1 business day!

The LE Duo Boxes are hassle free - no recurring payment or hard to cancel subscriptions to deal with.  Members also earn rewards points to spend in the Lillian Eve shop; the LE Duo Box earns 100 points and reviewing a purchased box earns members 250 points!

Will you be signing up today?



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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday | St. Patrick's Day


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

While I'm not Irish, I'm joining the Twinsies in rocking our St. Paddy's finest.  Behold, Colores de Carol Gilded Shamrock, a March exclusive polish perfect for today!

Gilded Shamrock is a dusty green apple holographic shimmer crelly that applies smoothly, evenly, and perfectly in 2-3 coats.  I adore the delicacy of the holo shimmer, it glows in any light but isn't in your face as some holos can be.  Just a beautiful polish all around!



Wishing everyone a happy St. Patrick's Day!

You can purchase this March Exclusive shade for $10 by clicking here.



Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish



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Monday, March 16, 2015

Londontown Luck of the Irish Trio | March 2015


In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Londontown sent along a mini green and gold collection using three of their outstanding lakur polishes.

Emerald Garden, an olive-toned hunter green creme, Secret Garden Posh, a sage mint creme, and Brittania, a gold glitter opaque in three coats which dries to a mirror like reflective finish, all work together to create the perfectly festive mani!

(Please excuse my imperfect chevrons -- it was first time trying this design.)



What will you be wearing to celebrate tomorrow?

Londontown Lakur is available now on their website for $16 a bottle.



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Friday, March 13, 2015

SinfulColors Horizon Shine | Citrus Twist Collection Spring 2015


SinfulColors has released  new line of flakie jellies for Spring 2015 that an be used alone or as a topper.  The Citrus Twist Collection is a fun addition to the standard pastels and I anxiously awaiting my trip to Florida in a week, I decided to use the most neon one I had.

Horizon Shine is a bright coral jelly with pink, gold, and orange flakies.  I layered two coats over Nicole by OPI The Coral of the Story, a similarly toned neon red creme (and a must have, in my opinion).  The neon and the flakies made my camera go a little wonky, but together, they did produce super glossy finish with sun-kissed, sparkly finish.







While my photos didn't do this beauty justice, I can't speak highly enough about this!  Subtle yet summery and perfect in finish, I suggest you scoop up Horizon Shine if you see it in stores.  

Stay tuned for another Citrus Twist jelly soon...

The Citrus Twist Collection for Spring 2015 are available online, Walgreens, Target, and wherever else SinfulColors nail polishes are sold.

For more information, please visit the SinfulColors social media pages:
Web |  Facebook |  Twitter |  Instagram



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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Colores de Carol 50K


Good morning!

Today, I have another Colores de Carol polish.  50K is a cobalt blue crelly flushed with aqua holographic shimmer particles (because it's not quite glitter but not quite shimmer).  In standard light, the polish looks like a beautiful cerulean blue pool but when light hits it, the holo really shines.  Unfortunately, I couldn't quite capture that rainbow effect but believe me, it's lovely.

Now to the rub: the formula.  I just couldn't make this work for.  When I first tried to apply it, I found it tacky and goopy and generally not user friendly.  I used substantial amounts polish thinner but still found the polish on the uncooperative side.  I'm not sure if I had a dud bottle, if the cold weather toyed with the chemistry, or general bad luck, but I never have such issues with Colores de Carol polish so I thought it worth sharing here.

The polish dries semi matte and uneven, so one thick coat of glossy topcoat will give you the shine this polish deserves!  This is two to three coats.





My macro really isn't worthy of sharing but I really wanted you to grasp the intensity of the blue and holographic shimmer in direct sunlight.  The color is absolutely breathtaking!

You can purchase 50K for $10 by clicking here.



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