April 24, 2014

Polished by KPT March Into Spring Collection Swatches & Review

Hi guys! Today I have the March into Spring Collection from Polished by KPT to share with you. This 5 piece collection is all really pretty shimmery thermals. This is my first big experience with Polished by KPT the only other polishes I've tried front he brand was part of the holiday trio with Serum No. 5 and Lacquer Lust. I loved the polished in that trio so I was excited to try out more! Check out all the swatches after the jump!

April 23, 2014

piCture pOlish Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection Swatches & Review

Hi guys! Today I have the Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection from piCture pOlish to share with you. These were just recently released for everyone to buy, previously they were only available in Australia when you went to the touring Rocky Horror Picture Show. I know I was lemming a couple of these so I was excited when piCture pOlish announced they had gotten the ok to sell them worldwide. I've never actually seen the whole Rocky Horror movie but I have been to a live performance of it a few years back and that had to be one of the most entertaining things I've been too! Anyway, check out all the swatches after the jump!

April 22, 2014

Dance Legend Top Geometric Swatch & Review

Hi guys! Today I have a quick post for ya, I thought I had a post prepped for today but then at like 11pm I realized I didn't so I was like panic writing this in a sleepy haze haha! The polish I have for you today is Dance Legend Top Geometric! Top Geometric is a black and white glitter topper, there is small hex, small bar and small and large square glitter in the mix. The formula is good, it's not thick and the glitter payoff is really nice. I used 1 coat over PaintFab Pink Slip Me A Drink for the photos below.

Dance Legend is available at http://www.dance-legend.com/en/, you can also find their polishes at several etailers like Llarowe. For a full list of Dance Legend etailers all over the world check out the Dance Legend website I linked above.

April 21, 2014

Orly Summer 2014 Baked Collection Swatches & Review

Hi guys! Hope you all had a good weekend! Mine was nice, I didn't do anything too exciting....my family doesn't really celebrate Easter so I just hung out at home and then took Degen to get a new harness since the one he's had for a while was too big!

Today I have the Orly Summer 2014 Collection called Baked to share with you. I haven't really seen too much about these but I spotted them at my local beauty supply when I stopped by on Saturday to get polish remover. It's been a while since anything from Orly has really interested me but these caught me eye. All 6 polishes in this collection are gorgeous and super bright. I've been a fan of the neons that Orly has previously put out so I had to pick these up when I saw the display.

Check out all the swatches & reviews after the jump!

April 18, 2014

4 Year Blogiversary Giveaway!

Happy Friday! I mentioned at the beginning of the week that I'd be having a giveaway for all of the collaboration polishes I've showed on the blog this week and here it is for ya! I hope you guys enjoyed all the polishes this week as much as I did. I had such a fun time talking to all 4 ladies about these ideas in my head and it was crazy and exciting to see them come to life.

I want to send a big thank you to Lulu from Elevation Polish, Pam from Whimsical Ideas by Pam, Carrie from Contrary Polish and Pam from Girly Bits for working with me to make these polishes a reality. All 4 ladies are so wonderful, I'm a huge fan of all 4 brands and being able to create something with them was so exciting. These ladies are truly amazing at what they do and it was an honor making a polish with each of them.

Also wanted to thank all of you for reading my blog and being friends. I feel like the past 4 years have been quite the journey and I've made great friends along the way thanks to this blog. There has been times that I don't know what I'd do without having this as an outlet, it's because of you guys that I'm still motivated to blog even when I'm going through a rough patch in life. I never thought that I'd find something that I'd like the way I like blogging and talking about polish. It makes me feel less crazy to have all of you here with me <3 p="">
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April 17, 2014

Collaboration Week: Girly Bits x The PolishAholic- Darkly Dreaming

Hi guys! Today I have the last of my Collaboration polishes to share with you. This one comes from Girly Bits! Girly Bits was one of the very first indie brands I ever tried and fell in love with! Pam never ceases to amaze me with all the gorgeous polishes she puts out. I always love the inspirations behind her polishes and how she brings them to life!

If you've been reading The PolishAholic for a while you probably have seen me mention numerous times that I've been lusting after a green with a copper shimmer. It's been a polish I've been wanting for literally like 2 years, I've never managed to find the perfect one! When I was talking to Pam about this collaboration I was pretty much like "I need a green version of Cu Blue in my life" and Darkly Dreaming was born! This is exactly what I've been after for so so long, it's the perfect dark forest green and it's jelly enough that the copper shimmer to shines through beautifully. It's basically everything I could have wanted it to be!

The name was inspired by Dexter! The first book in the Dexter series is called Darkly Dreaming Dexter! If you liked the show I highly recommend reading the books, they are different and so good. If you remember back a little over a year when I collaborated with piCture pOlish you might remember me saying that Darkly Dreaming was the original name of Mallard! I've been holding onto this name for a long time and I feel like it fits perfectly with this polish :)

Giant thank you to Pam for finally making my perfect green with a copper shimmer happen. I've been wanting a polish just like this for so long that it's almost surreal that I finally have it!

Girly Bits can be purchased at http://www.girlybitscosmetics.com/, you can also find them at several stockists including Llarowe, Harlow & Co, Mei Mei's Signatures, Overall Beauty and Femme Fatale Cosmetics

April 16, 2014

Collaboration Week: Contrary Polish x The PolishAholic- Beacon Street

Hi guys! Today's collaboration comes from the fabulous Contrary Polish! Contrary Polish is one of my favorite indie brands, Carrie makes some of the most beautiful shimmers I've come across. I love her brand because I feel it's unique amongst a sea of glitter bombs that we tend to see a lot from the indie world. I've always been a huge fan of the interesting combos of base color and shimmer color that Carrie releases and was so excited to work with her on a polish I've been dreaming up for ages!

I don't think it's any secret that Nails Inc Baker Street is pretty much my favorite blue of all time, if there was ever a perfect blue creme it would be that. I've always wanted a shimmery version of it, so when I was talking to Carrie about what I had in mind I explained how I had been dreaming up a matte cobalt blue with a darker blue shimmer. Unfortunately the dark shimmer wasn't working so Carrie tried out a lighter blue shimmer and WOW! I never imagined my dream shimmery cobalt with a lighter shimmer but it ended up being even better than what I had been envisioning for so long!

For the name I wanted something that would be a nod to Baker Street as it was the reason I fell so in love with cobalt blue and I also wanted it to be a nod to my favorite band, No Doubt. So Beacon Street was born, Beacon Street is one my favorite No Doubt albums!

Below are photos of Beacon Street both without top coat and with top coat. It looks fabulous either way. I can't even deal with how much I love this polish, it's perfect!

Lighting: Shade

With Top Coat

I really can't say enough how much I love this polish. Thank you to Carrie for making this polish a reality for me, it's so much better than I could have ever imagined!

Contrary Polish is available in mini size at http://www.contrarypolish.com/, you can buy full size bottles from the stockists who carry Contrary Polish. They are Llarowe, Femme Fatale Cosmetics, Mei Mei's Signatures, Norway Nails, Hypnotic Polish and Rainbow Connection.

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