Thursday, October 30, 2014

Shimmer Polish Cristina


While trying to post a beach photo/away message for the blog, I saw that I had completely forgotten that I had swatched Shimmer Polish Cristina and had it ready to publish.  Shame on me because Cristina is another Shimmer gem and super festive for the upcoming holiday season. 

Cristina is comprised of a green-leaning teal micro hex and square glitter flecked with tinier red and silver glitter. I tried layering Cristina over a green creme but the glitter completely disappeared. Instead, layered over Cirque NYFW, the glitter comes into its own.  Take a look. 






If you're interested in purchasing Cristina or any other Shimmer Polish, visit the brand's Etsy shop  $12 USD a bottle.




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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday | Halloween


Sorry for a shorter Twinsie Tuesday post but I'm typing this out on my phone in my hotel room in the Dominican Republic.  While I've been planning this vacation for months, work got the better of me and I didn't have a minute to pre-prepare any real posts or even do my own nails for the trip. However, I did have a few Halloween manis in my back pocket that served perfectly for today's post. The polishes I used for both manis were all sent for review and, except for the Nayll topcoat, are available now to purchase for the holiday:

NYC Animal Instinct: orange shimmer creme
NYC Black Elixir: standard black creme
SinfulColors Pumpkin Spice: orange, gold, and red glitter in clear jelly base
Colores de Carol Sweet & Spooky: milky white creme with purple, orange, and black glitter
Nayll Holo Topcoat: very scattered holographic shimmer topcoat






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Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
             Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision



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Thursday, October 23, 2014

SinfulColors Wicked Color Collection | Halloween 2014



More Halloween polishes, shall we?
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Mystery Moonshine
over Lillian Eve Bitten
Orange, green, and purple glitter shards in a clear jelly base.  Definitely necessary to dab this topper for the best coverage.
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Splatter Spell
over Barielle Taupe Notch
Orange-y gold hex glitter with smaller black hex glitter pieces in a clear jelly base.  Very easy to work with and covers evenly.
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Cauldron Couture
over Barielle Boho Chic
Emerald green shard and hex glitter with black glitter pieces in a clear jelly base.  Also very easy to work with and spread evenly.
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Glow in the Dark
I've never photographed in the dark so please excuse the blur, however, this was the best shot I caught of the glow.  Clearly the bottle is electric and the nail is considerably less so.  What I do love is the subtle shimmer this topper gives to whatever color it tops so I'll definitely be using this more than I thought I would.
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SinfulColors is sold exclusively at Walgreens and Target and in stores now.



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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Sally Hansen Somber Bliss | Tracy Reese Fall Collection 2014


Have a hankering for more beautiful colors from New York Fashion Week?  Here's Somber Bliss from Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Designer Collaboration Collection Fall 2014.

A cool toned light grey, the fine ribbons of silver shimmer adds a delicate opalescence to this soft creme.   Application was great, this is 2 or 3 coats.



This polish is Limited Edition but is in stores now.  Go find it before it disappears!



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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lillian Eve Bitten | Fall Collection 2014


To make up for my slightly crazy Twinsie Tuesday post this morning, I have a lovely little polish from a new indie brand that's perfect for fall and winter.  Lillian Eve, formerly Poppy, has just released a cozy fall collection of staple colors and Bitten is a delicious addition to the set!

A black crelly, Bitten is rich with silver microshimmer, leaving the color a soft charcoal that, due to the finish, looks slightly matte, even with topcoat.  It's rather a nice touch so I didn't mind that it wasn't as glossy as I like my manis to be.  Application was great and covered in two to three coats.


I actually wore Bitten twice already, which is a big deal for me with a new polish.  I just want to note that removal is a bit annoying because the shimmer somehow adheres to the nail and takes a little elbow grease to get totally rid of.  Nothing too terrible though.

You can purchase Bitten and the rest of the Fall 2014 Collection by clicking here.



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Twinsie Tuesday | Odd Inspiration


A few things.

First of all, coming up with an odd inspiration is seriously uninspiring.  What's odd?  I spent so much time discounting ideas, I could've swatched a million manis.  In the end, I saw a pill bottle on my night table and some Halloween polishes Sally Hansen sent me for review.  Bingo.

Secondly, because of how long it took me to figure out what to do for this post, I had to quick swatch and photograph it using my camera phone.  While the iPhone 6 camera is pretty good, on blog size photos, you can see it's a bit grainy in sunlight.

The polishes used here are all from the Sally Hansen InstaDri line for Halloween 2014:

Pumpkin Queen: formula a bit gloopy, use as thinly as possible
OMGhost: applies well but dries with major bald spots and semi-matte
Night Fright: basic black creme (used for French tip)
Scaredy Matte: a rich, matte black that applies very evenly (used on pinkie for reference)



For more oddly inspired manis, please check out my Twinsies' manis by clicking their links below.



Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
            Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish
Tiffany at Polished To Precision



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