June 29, 2013

Saturday Spam: Different Dimension

Hi guys! Today I have a bit of Different Dimension spam for you guys! There is a little bit of everything in here, glitter...holos etc. I died a little bit when I opened the package of these polishes due to the amount of circle glitter in here haha! Check out all the photos after the jump!

June 28, 2013

Barielle Brilliant Colors Collection Swatches

TGIF! Anyone have big plans this weekend? A city I live near is having some big celebration thingy all weekend for being a city for 60 years. I guess it's free and there will be entertainment and whatnot going on so I think I'll probably head over and check it out. Other than that I might go get my hair cut, I know I said I was doing that last weekend but then I had a serious case of the lazies and never got around to actually going anywhere and having it done lol. Maybe this weekend I will actually do it!

Today I have Barielle's Summer Collection called the Brilliant Colors Collection to share with you guys. It's been a while since I posted any Barielle collections, I kinda forgot about them which I am kicking myself for now. Barielle is one of those brands that makes really great cremes and I always forget how much I like them until I pull one out and put it on. The Brilliant Colors Collection is made up of 5 bright cremes, perfect for summer. I've been using them a lot as a base for layering, which you might have noticed in past posts. Check out the swatches & reviews after the jump!

June 27, 2013

Dance Legend Sun Shine Collection Swatches

Hi guys! Today I have 3 polishes from the Dance Legend Sun Shine Collection to share with you. These should be up on their site soon so I'm not sure how many more there are other than what I'm showing you today. The Sun Shine Collection is made up of polishes that dramatically change colors with the sun, these are UV changing polishes...not ones that change with body heat. All 3 of the polishes I have today are glitter packed and the change is crazy! Check out the swatches after the jump!

June 26, 2013

Avon Cosmic Collection Swatches

Hi guys! Today I have the Avon Cosmic Collection to share with you guys! I had no idea until these showed up at my house than Avon even made nail polish like this. I think I must live under a rock or something because this collection is pretty awesome! The Cosmic Collection is 10 subtle scattered holographic polishes. I usually prefer holos that punch you in the eyeballs with rainbows but these are a really nice change from that! Check out all the swatches after the jump!

June 25, 2013

piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Frosting, Sea Jewel & Whimsy

Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, this was supposed to be posted but apparently blogger's scheduling thing decided not to work. I would have posted when I noticed in the morning but I was at a doctor appointment and didn't realize it hadn't posted until the afternoon :(

Today I have the 3 newest collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you guys! I always love when piCture pOlish releases more of their collaborations, it's so fun seeing what other bloggers come up with plus I always like to support our little nail community! These three shades are done with 3 blogs I've read for a long time which makes it even more exciting! Check out the swatches & reviews after the jump!

June 23, 2013

Degen's June BarkBox

Hi guys...hope you're all having a good weekend so far. Mine has been nice...yesterday however was not a good day for my bank account. I went to the trifecta of money sucking stores...Urban Outfitters, Lush and Target. I did some damage lol!

Yesterday we also got Degen's June BarkBox in the mail. It's been a while since I posted one of his boxes...the last few months I just haven't gotten around to it because I've either been sick or busy with nail polish things. If you've never seen one of these posts BarkBox is pretty much like Birchbox but for dogs. It's a monthly box that comes with treats, toys, grooming things etc... Degen's been getting BarkBox for over a year now and we're still really happy with the service. For June the theme was 4th of July and everything that would be inside a puppy picnic basket. Check out everything Degen got in his box after the jump!

June 21, 2013

OPI Neon Revolution Mini Set Swatches & Review

Hi guys, happy Friday! Anyone have big plans this weekend? I'm thinking about going and getting my hair chopped off, I'm really lazy about my hair so I tend to get it cut short then just let it grow long and get it cut again when I can't stand dealing with it anymore...I'm about at that point. I think I might go a bit short so it forces me to actually do my hair in the morning before work instead of just putting it all up in a mess bun.

Today I have swatches of the new OPI Neon Revolution Mini Set to share with you guys. This mini set comes with a white base polish, 4 neons, and a top coat...all mini sized! Check out the swatches & reviews after the jump!

June 20, 2013

Candeo Colors Orchid

Hi guys! Today I have a quick post for you to show you Candeo Colors Orchid. This was a long time lemming of mine so I'm excited to finally have it in my hot little hands! Orchid is copper, light purple, magenta and silver holographic glitter in a a fuchsia base that has a pretty purple shimmer. The base is very jelly like and can be build up on it's own or layered...I decided to layer it because I really wanted the purple shimmer to come through!

The formula was good, it wasn't thick and the glitter coverage was pretty good with one coat! I used 1 coat of Orchid over Barielle High Marks Purple. I really liked this combo, the Barielle polish was close enough to the base color of Orchid that it worked but still let the shimmer come through!

Lighting: Sunlight

Candeo Colors can be found at CandeoColors.com for $9 each, you can also get them at Llarowe for $11.

June 19, 2013

Pomegranate Nail Lacquer Fairy Berry & Cellairis Phone Case Inspired Nail Art

Hi guys! Today I have a bit of nail art for you! Pomegranate Nail Lacquer sent me over a polish called Fairy Berry along with a Cellairis Phone Case called Gradient Lust to do some nail art from. I did a few of these with Pomegranate and Cellairis last year and had a lot of fun with it, so I was excited to do another mani! You can see my past collabs here if you missed them. Fun fact...the first one (quilted mani) has become my most stolen manicure ever...I see photos from that post all over instagram and pinterest with weird how-to instructions to recreate the look (like using a ruler, wtf) lol!

The case I based my nail art off of today is called Gradient Lust and it's from the DeBari line of Cellairis cases, you can see it on their website here. The case is a beautiful, it's a purple to silver gradient done with rhinestones. I love these cases from Cellairis, I have one on my phone now that I've had for about a year and I still love it.

For my gradient I used Pomegranate Nail Lacquer Fairy Berry as my base then I did a quick and easy gradient with Orly Dazzle. This was so easy to do and I really love how it turned out. Just for kicks I also added glitter but I didn't like it as much that way, the glitter I used which you can see in the 3rd photo below is OPI Which Is Witch.

Below are a couple shots of Fairy Berry on its own. It's a really pretty dark purple foil. The formula is pretty much amazing on this, it's a little thick (in a good way) and it was completely opaque in 1 coat.

Lighting: Sunlight

Lighting; Shade

Pomegranate Nail Lacquer can be found on their official website for $8.50. The Cellairis Gradient Lust phone case can be found on the Cellairis website for $49.99.

June 18, 2013

CK One Polyester

Hi guys! Today I have a polish from CK One to share with you. I didn't even know Calvin Klein made nail polish (or make up) but apparently they do. I was roaming around Ulta a couple weeks ago and wandered over to the higher end side of the store and saw the display for CK One. They have a whole range of nail polish out but only 1 really caught my eye. If you've been reading my blog for a hot second I don't think me saying I'm a sucker for a weird green polish will surprise you...that's why I was like OMG about this one and immediately put it in my basket when I laid my eyes on it.

Polyester is a murky green with a subtle brighter green shimmer. The shimmer is a little more hidden than I expected but you can see it when the light hits the nail right. Even if it had no shimmer I'd probably still like it because I like the shade of the green the base is . The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply. This did have a fairly wide brush (similar to the one in the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure line) which I know some don't like...but I love them! I used 2 coats for the photos below, all photos are in natural sunlight.

CK One polishes are available at Ulta and on Ulta's website for $14 a piece.

June 17, 2013

Dance Legend New Prisms Collection Swatches

Hi guys! Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was good...got a lot of blog stuff done since it was finally sunny! Of course the first thing I did when the sun came out was swatch for this post. These holos have been staring at me for over a week just waiting for a sunny day so I could see them in all their glory. Dance Legend is a new to me brand based out of Russia, they have a few different collections that I'll be sharing with you over the next couple of weeks. The first one is easily my favorite, it's the New Prisms Collection. The New Prisms Collection is made up of 12 crazy amazing holos, if you like holos you'll like these...they are all incredible!

This post is very picture heavy (clearly I have problems with holo posts because I like all the photos lol), check out the swatches & reviews by clicking the read more button under the collage.

June 15, 2013

Candeo Colors 3 New Shades Swatches & Review

Hi guys, happy weekend! I am so glad it's the weekend, the last week felt so long. Yesterday when I got off work I had to take Degen to the vet to get some shot he was due for and OMG, I have decided I want to work there...kinda. While I was there a 14 weeks old black lab and a french bulldog came in and I pretty much died of cuteness. Then behind the counter one of the girls had her dog and 2 chihuahuas were roaming around. Seriously, dog heaven. I don't think I could deal with sick animals (let's face it, I cry when an animal gets fake hurt on TV lol) so it would probably be a horrible place for me to actually work...I just want to be surrounded by cute dogs all day. Maybe when I win the lotto I can make that happen haha!

Today I have 3 new polishes from Candeo Colors to share with you guys, I don't think these have an official collection name but they were all just recently launched! Check out the swatches & reviews after the jump!

June 14, 2013

Pixi Summer 2013 Collection Swatches

Happy Friday! Anyone have big plans for this weekend? I'm not really sure what I'm going to be doing, but I'm hoping for some nice weather during the day. I have so many awesome holos to share with you guys but the weather has not been cooperating with me lately :(

 Today I have the summer Pixi polishes to share with you. Pixi has put out three new shades for summer, a neon, a shimmer and a pretty creme. Check out the swatches & reviews after the jump!

June 13, 2013

I Love Nail Polish Swatches

Hi guys! I almost said "Happy Friday The 13th" then I realized it was only Thursday :( I hate when I think it's Friday and it's not! Anyway, today I have a few polishes from I Love Nail Polish to share with you guys! I reviewed a few of their polishes back in January (click here to see that post) and was a little hesitant to try them again because the smell of the polish was just too much for me. Barbra (the maker of I Love Nail Polish) let me know that they have changed their base and the smell was much better now, so I said what the heck...I'll give them a go! Good news, these are much much more pleasant now...I didn't notice any kind of stronger than normal nail polish smell!  Today I have a few holos and a couple of glitter to share with you! Check out the photos & reviews by clicking the read more button under the collage!

June 12, 2013

Inglot Spring 2013 Pastel Collection Swatches

Hi guys! Today I have some new-ish Inglot polishes to share with you, these came out back in April and I've taken forever to post about them :( For Spring this year Inglot added 10 new pastels to their huge range of polishes. I was really interested in trying these out because I haven't had much experience with Inglot but I've liked most of the polishes I've tried from them...also I love pastel haha!

Check out swatches & reviews by clicking the read more button below!

June 11, 2013

Catrice Hugo Moss

Hi guys! Today I have a pretty green polish from Catrice called Hugo Moss to share with you! Until recently the only way I could get Catrice was to do an international swap, now they are available at Ninja Polish so I am excited (my bank account is not excited!).

Hugo Moss is a dark green crelly. This reminds me a bit of Nars Zulu but a touch more green...like you can actually tell it's green unlike Zulu which looks black most of the time. The formula was good, it was very jelly like on the first coat but completely opaque with the second. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

Catrice is available online at NinjaPolish.com for $10 each, if you live in Europe they are available in stores!

June 8, 2013

Saturday Spam: Random Swatch Spam!

Hi guys! Today I have a Saturday Spam post for you, it's been a while since I've done one of these! Today's spam isn't anything in particular, mostly polishes I've worn and just never gotten around to blogging about or things I took photos of and put in the "edit" folder and forgot about haha! I had a bit of a computer melt down a week or so ago and found these in an edit file on one of the bajillion flash drives I have, I realized I had never posted them so I thought I'd finally share!

Click the read more button below for all the spam!!

June 7, 2013

Textured Nail Polish Comparisons

Hi guys! Today I have a few comparisons for all the textured polishes we've seen so far for this year. A lot of you have been requesting this so I hope this helps answer some questions for you! If there are any that I missed that you'd like to see let me know in the comments, I'm happy to do them if I own the polishes you want to see side by side.

Check out all the comparisons by clicking the read more button below.

*some polishes in this post were sent for review, some were purchased by me.*

June 6, 2013

KBShimmer Summer 2013 Collection Swatches

Hi guys! Today I have an awesome new collection from KBShimmer for Summer 2013 to share with you! For this Summer KBShimmer is putting out 9 awesome polishes, including 2 mattes (!!) along with a few new nail care items that I'm looking forward to trying. In addition to the polishes the nail care items are 2 cuticle oils in a pen applicator, a base coat and nail prep treatment. I've never tried a nail prep treatment so I'm looking forward to giving that a go once the bottle I bought arrives! I feel weird being so excited about nail care things but I love KBShimmer's top coat so much that I'm sure these new additions are going to be great! Anyway, back to polish, included in the 9 new shades are 2 gorgeous neon matte shades, a glitter top coat and a few very pretty glitters! Check out swatches & reviews of each polish but clicking the read more button under the collage!

June 5, 2013

Nicole by OPI Gumdrops Collection Swatches

Hi guys! Today I have another collection of textured polishes to share with you, these 6 are from Nicole by OPI and are called the Gumdrops collection! I'm excited to finally post these, I've had them for a little while but just haven't had time to swatch them! I really like this collection from Nicole by OPI, there are a couple in here that have moved to the top of my "favorite textures" list!

Check out swatches & reviews of each shade by clicking the read more button below.

June 4, 2013

Cirque Arcus Collection Swatches

Hi guys! Today I have the newest Cirque Collection called The Arcus Collection to share with you! Cirque just released this collection yesterday, it's another that I've been waiting for. I was so impressed with the last collection that Annie did that I really couldn't wait to see what she came up with next. This collection is 12 polishes in total, there is everything from gorgeous holos to fun glitters and really pretty shimmer! Cirque also changed up their packaging with this collection, instead of the bottles with the sticker logo they are now printed onto the bottles!

Check out swatches & reviews of each polish by clicking the read more button below.

June 3, 2013

a-england Burne-Jones Dream Collection Swatches

Hi guys, hope you all had a good weekend! Today I have the newest a-england Collection to share with you! This collection is called the Burne-Jones Dream Collection and it's based off The Legend of Briar Rose series of paintings by Edward Burne-Jones. I was pretty excited about these as soon as I heard Adina had a new collection coming out, a-england is pretty well known for their amazing formulas and I always love the inspiration behind what Adina puts out. This is a 5 piece collection but as of right now only 4 are available, the 5th will be coming out at a later date.

Check out the swatches & reviews for each shade by clicking the read more button below.

June 1, 2013

Layla Gel Effect #12 Smooth Purple

Hi guys, happy weekend! I can't believe today is the first day of June, this year is going SO fast! Today I have a quick post for ya featuring one of the new Layla Gel Effect polishes. This one is in color #12 and it's called Smooth Purple, it's a pretty vampy wine color!

The Gel Effect polishes are supposed to mimic the look and wearability of gel manicures without having to cure the polish with a light. I haven't had a chance to wear test this yet but I really enjoy the finish and formula of the polish! This was a bit of a crelly like formula, it went on jelly like and a bit patchy on the first coat but the second coat made it opaque and gave the look of a creme. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.

The Layla Gel Effect polishes are out now, you can usually find the brand on NinjaPolish and Harlow & Co but it doesn't look like either of them have these stocked as I write this post. I have found them on Zappos for $15 and Amazon for $10.50.

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