Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Nayll | Custom Nail Lacquer

I am so so so so so very excited about this post!

When I was approached by Sara of Nayll to do an all custom lacquer post I was on board right away. Nayll is a unique brand in that it runs mostly on custom lacquers created by the buyer. You choose the colors, the glitters and the other mix ins. You name the lacquer. You decide what you want it to look like.

When I started on the Nayll site I found it uber easy to use and I had about 20 lacquers in my cart within what seemed like minutes. Oops. We all know that feeling. Since Sara was nice enough to let me choose 6 lacquers to share with you, she said 3 needed to be custom and the rest could either be custom or their pre-mixed shades. Well... I could barely narrow down the customs so I just went all custom. Of course, I needed a theme. I know I just posted some Doctor Who shades, but well, I'm a tad obsessive and these are MY take on some Doctor Who lacquers.

I have one glitter topper in a clear base, one shimmer lacquer and four glitters in colored jelly bases for you today. I also have Nayll's Holy Holo Topcoat and their Smooth It Out - Glitter Topcoat to review for you. Choosing what to post first is probably the hardest part of this review. But lets go with one of my favorites, one of the colored jellies.

Here is Starry Starry Storm.

Monday, April 28, 2014

CDB Lacquer | Doctor Who Part 2

Hi There!

Today I have for you all the second half of the Doctor Who collection from CDB Lacquer. Most of you probably know by now that I am a Doctor Who super fan and I love everything Who related. We visited the First Part of the collection with Doctor Lacquer Part 1 and today I have the remaining four lacquers. The Part 1 collex was a group of four glitter toppers in a clear base. The shades today are all opaque shimmery polishes with some added glitter here and there.

The first and my favorite from the collection is Cosmic Pull.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Loaded Lacquer | Pt. 1

I've been waiting to post this for a while and I am excited about this one! 

When I ordered a good number of Loaded Lacquers that I had been wanting, Heather was nice enough to include some others for me to swatch. Well of course I had to swatch them all!! I got about halfway through when I got swamped with pillow orders and while I was working on those I had a nail break :( So I am showing you the first half of what I have today and I will post the others sometime next week!

Are you ready to get started? Up first is the beautiful Pomegranate.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gamer Gloss | Minecraft Collection

Today I have a lovely collection for you from Gamer Gloss!

This collection is inspired by Minecraft and is a mix of glitter filled jelly finish lacquers. There are three glitters with a colored jelly finish and one scattered holographic topcoat with added square glitter. Most of them were quite sheer, so I layered them over some like-colors to show them off. 

The first lacquer in this collection is Keep Calm, Creep On.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cult Nails | It's A New Day

Two days in a row?! Whoa!

I am SO EXCITED about this collection!! I saw some sneak peeks of it a couple weeks ago and could not wait to get my blogger package in the mail. When I heard that it came with the stamping plate I was even more excited (why, I don't know, I am terrible at stamping haha!)

I am talking, of course, about the April release from Cult Nails, It's A New Day. This collection consists of three dreamy, creamy shades in bright pastel colors, perfect for spring. They are available for preorder now and may be available later individually if there are any left.

First up is Falling Hard.

Ahhhhhhhh! How perfect is this pink!? I am in love for sure.  

Monday, April 14, 2014

Cinema Swatch Lacquers | Geisha Collection Pt. 1

Hi All!

Things have been so super crazy here and I was sick.. again... BUT while I was stuck home sick I got 23 polishes swatched, so I have LOTS to share with you!

Starting off I want to share the first half of the Geisha Collection from Cinema Swatch Lacquers. I know I usually share full collections, but I had a bad nail break in the middle of swatching a couple collections, so different nail shapes. I thought visually it would work better if I split it up. I have three lacquers from this collection for you today. All three are a jelly or crelly base with glitters added.

First up is the brightest of the three, here is Mameha.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Purple Butterflies for Donna | Lupus Awareness

Today I have a very special post for you all.

Recently, a very dear friend of mine found out she has Lupus. Many of you may know her as Donna of @workinggirlnails on Instagram. While Lupus is surely treatable, the last few weeks have not been easy for Donna as she adjusts to the changes in her life and running between doctors appointments. On Thursday, Donna suggested I do some purple butterfly nails with her for Lupus Awareness and I agreed of course! I wasn't sure when I would get to do them, but I knew I wanted to. Yesterday, I got a text from Donna that she was in the ER and not feeling very well. I knew I wanted to push out this design quickly and maybe put a smile on her face sooner rather than later.

I don't know a lot about Lupus, but I'm willing to learn so I can understand what my friend is going through. Donna is one of the most caring, generous people I know and any little thing I can do to give back to her will be done even if it is just some nail art and lending an ear. Donna, you are a light and a positive force and I love you so much. I hope you love these butterflies, they are all for you.

I'm not going to say much about the design today, lets just enjoy the photos shall we?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Doctor Lacquer | CoHOLOrful Traits

I have a super exciting post for you todau and I have to get it up very quickly because these lacquers go up in a half hour from me typing this! WOW! I'm running a little behind due to some snags in my schedule, but lets get to it!

Doctor Lacquer is one of my favorite brands for thermal polish and now Angelyn is venturing into the world of Holo as well. Lets just say I'm not disappointed ;) These shades all had just about the same formula, were 2-3 easy coats each and needed topcoat to be super shiny. The photos really speak for themselves though. Wanna see? Thought so!

First up is my favorite of this collection, here is Malicious Pleasure!