Thursday, May 29, 2014

Jolie Polish | The Crellies

This post is so late!

I've been swamped this week and this post should have been up Monday but I forgot it was a holiday and I thought I had an extra day, which then threw me off more days. Whew! But I'm back on track now and I have for you some lovely crellies from the always wonderful Bory of Jolie Polish. If you remember, White Crelly from Jolie Polish is my favorite jelly/crelly white and I use it under just about every white based glitter I swatch. I love it so much that I have three bottles, just in case.

This post is all about the color crellies that Bory has created. These lacquers all have the same formula (fantastic) and take about 2-3 coats depending on your application to reach a wearable opacity. Shall we go on to the polish?

First up today is Hey Pink Hotty.

Hey Pink Hotty is one of my favorites of the crellies I'm showing today. It is a light almost bubblegum pink and is just so soft and feminine and squishy on the nail. 

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Messy Jessi | Popped Art Collection

It's almost Friday! I can't wait, I feel like this week has gone on forever! I'm so happy to have a three day weekend!

Right now though, I have for you all a beautiful collection from Jessica over at Messy Jessi! I love the Messy Jessi brand and the polishes Jessica always comes up with so I am so happy to see her back at making lacquer and releasing collections. This collection is four crelly based lacquers and is called the Popped Art collection. Do they remind you of anything? I think this is just one of the coolest ideas for a polish collection!

Lets jump right into the swatches!

First up is Blueberry Pop.

How cute is this? Blueberry Pop is a white crelly base loaded with tons of green, blue, red and yellow glitters in different shapes and sizes. It is so bright and cheerful! 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Doctor Lacquer | Spring Duos

Happy Hump Day! I hope you're all having a wonderful day so far. :)

I've got some great polish for you today from Angelyn over at Doctor Lacquer. The spring lacquers from Doctor Lacquer is a pair of duos and they are beautiful! The first duo is the Pastel Duo which is two white crelly based lacquers and the other duo is the Tri Duo which is two glitter toppers loaded with triangle glitter.

I'm going to start with the Pastel Duo duo. First up is I'm Lavender Rain.

I'm Lavender Rain is a white crelly based lacquer with different sized round glitter in pastel shades. 

Monday, May 19, 2014

Jaded Nail Co. | It Came From Outer Space

Hello again hello again!

Whats this? A semi-regular posting schedule? I may be getting the hang of this after all!

I have a some lacquers today for you from one of my favorite brands when it comes to unique colors and combos. These three lacquers are from the Jaded Nail Co. It Came From Outer Space collection. Two of them are glow in the dark thermals and the third is a jelly loaded with glitter.

I'm going to start with the two glow thermals. First up is the polish I was most looking forward to in this collection, Little Green Men.

Little Green Men is a whitish to minty green thermal lacquer loaded with glitters ranging from white and teal circles to stars and even black skull and crossbones. It is a sheer whitish color when warm and a bright minty green when cold. In the dark it glows a bright green.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Liquid Sky Lacquer | Spring Garden Collection

Hi All!

I have a fantastic collection for you all today! I always love doing a review for Carolyn over at Liquid Sky Lacquer because her polish is always beautiful and the formulas are always superb. This collection is no exception to that rule. The Spring Garden Collection consists of five matte finish pastel shimmer lacquers. I am IN LOVE with every one of them. They dry to a gorgeous matte finish naturally and you can add a topcoat for some shine and to give them a bit of a different look.

I want to say I'm going to show you one of my favorites first, but I really love them all so I'll just say here is the blue lacquer, Morning Glory.

Morning Glory is a beautiful bright baby blue shimmer with a perfectly smooth frosty matte finish when dry.  

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Born Pretty Store | Cat Water Decals

Hi again! I have a second post for you all today! It took me forever to come up with a manicure for these after my first idea fell through, but I am really happy with how they turned out. I got these nail art water decals from the Born Pretty Store to review and I wanted everything to be just purrfect for them! (See what I did there?)

These decals are super easy to work with and really anyone can use them. I actually remember having water decals when I was a kid that my mother had leftover from when she was in high school! I loved them then and still do now. There are a lot of different options on the Born Pretty Store for decals, but the ones I am working with today are cats and can be found HERE.

I'm guessing you want to see? Here we go!

I started with a base of China Glaze Hang-Ten Toes. I added Seche Vite topcoat and let them dry. After they dried I chose and cut out the water decals I wanted to use from this set. (#DG-008) and one by one I submerged each in warm water until they slid easily off the paper. I wet the nail with water and then placed the decal where I wanted it. Once it was placed I used a paper towel to dab the nail dry.

Cinema Swatch Lacquer | Geisha Collection Pt. 2

Sorry for such a wait on this one!

This is the second half of the Geisha Collection from Cinema Swatch Lacquer. This collection consists of six colors, the other half of which I posted about at this link. I had some nail breakage between swatching so I split up the collection and the rest of it will be posted here today. Please excuse the length of my nails changing as I did these over a couple weeks and my nails grew quite a bit!

First up is Sweet Ice.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Loaded Lacquer | Pt. 2

Hi all you lacquer fans!

Today I have the second half of the Loaded Lacquer review for you. I made my first Loaded Lacquer purchase because of the Jiggles Collection and I threw a few glitters in there for good measure. Heather was nice enough to add in a few extras for me to review, so I decided to just review the whole lot of them! I posted the first half over here and today I'm going to show you the rest of them. At this point I can't remember which ones I purchased and which she sent extra, but they're all gorgeous and I can't wait to show them to you.

Lets just get straight in to the photos shall we? I'm going to start with one of my very favorites, here is Apparition.