September 24, 2016

Additional Addictions: PopSugar Must Haves Box September 2016

Hi guys! Hope you're all having a nice weekend so far! Today I have the September 2016 Must Haves Box from PopSugar to share with you! This month I was excited about the majority of the box which is always a great thing! Check out everything in the box after the jump!

September 23, 2016

Essie Fall 2016 Collection Swatches & Review

Happy Friday! First Impression Friday will be back soon,  I have to swatch the stuff I've bought lately, so in the meantime I just have a "regular" post for you. Today I have the Essie Fall 2016 Collection to share with you. These polishes take inspiration from Japan and all 6 are cremes. Check out the swatches after the jump.

September 22, 2016

Formula X System Review + TGIF Swatch

Hi guys! Today I have a quick review of the Formula X System along with one of their polish shades called TGIF. I received a box from Inflenster with these products and was excited to give them a go! I've been a big fan of Formula X since it was launched by Sephora but had never tried out any of their products other than the polish.

Their system includes a "cleaanse" step which removed the oils and moisture from your nail, this helps the base coat adhere better which will help your mani last longer. The second step is  their base coat which is a sticky base coat similar to something like CND Stickey or Orly Bonder. The next step is your polish and you finish that up with their top coat. The top coat is meant to give a gel like effect so it dries super shiny and relatively quickly. I was a little skeptical about the system before using it, I find that they usually don't do anything fantastical, but I really ended up enjoying it. I got fantastic wear with TGIF and have since used it with other brands and had great wear with them also. When I wore TGIF I took my polish off after 6 days and had minimal tip wear and a teeny tiny chip, usually I have crazy tip wear thanks to typing on a keyboard all day, so that was a nice surprise. Overall I enjoy it and will continue to use it!

TGIF is a bright peachy pink. This shade was incredibly hard to photograph, it leans a bit more pink in real life. The formula was good, it was a good consistency and I had no issues with it being streaky or patchy. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 

You can pick up The System from Formula X plus 1 polish of your choice on the Sephora website for $32!

September 21, 2016

ILNP Fall 2016 Fall Neutrals Collection Swatches & Review

Hi guys! Today I have the first part of the ILNP Fall Collections to share with you! This half of the collection is made up of 6 gorgeous holographic neutral shades. I know these won't be everyones cup of tea but man...I LOVE them! They are just hitting the spot for some reason. These are available for pre-order now so if you want them I suggest getting them now to save a little bit of money! Check out the swatches after the jump.

September 19, 2016

Mystery Grab Bags For Sale!

Hi Guys! Its that time again, I have destashed like crazy! I've been meaning to do these grab bags since February, literally boxes of polishes have been sitting in my living room since then! Between my Grandma passing away and Degen getting hurt I just never found the time...until now! All of the money from this will be going to pay for the amount I still owe from Degens massive surgery he had in March which cost a whopping $8,000 (I wish I was exaggerating). All the detail, pricing, how to buy and the like will be after the jump!

Edited to add: I don't think I ever told you guys really what happened to Degen...I'll put his story at the end of the post if you're interested in reading about it!

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