November 30, 2013

I Love Nail Polish Holiday Trio Swatches

Hi guys, happy weekend! Anyone doing anything fun? I will be finishing a Helmer re-painting project I've been slowly working on! Today I have the new Holiday Trio from I Love Nail Polish to share with you! This trio is available for pre-order now (until Monday 12/2) at ILNP.com and it will be available for regular sale soon! If you like holos and/or multchromes you're going to need these...especially the multichrome! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 29, 2013

Lacquer Lust, Serum No. 5 & Polished by KPT Holiday Trio Swatches


Happy Friday! Anyone do (or doing) any crazy Black Friday shopping today? Maybe I'm getting old but the crazy shopping just doesn't appeal to me anymore, I'd rather spend my day off from work sleeping in instead of getting up at like 2am to fight hoards of psychos trying to beat each other down for a cheap TV. I might do some online shopping today/Monday but I haven't really seen any deals that I feel like I *need* to take advantage of.

Today I have new collaboration trio for the holidays, this trio features polish from Lacquer Lust, Polished by KPT and Serum No. 5. Each of the ladies made a a different type of polish, one is a holo, one is a thermal and one is glow in the dark. This trio will be available for $37.50 starting on December 1st at 12pst at each of their shops along with Harlow & Co for international buyers (not sure of a launch date there!). I'll have links to everything at the end of the post! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 28, 2013

Different Dimension Ocean's Daughter


Hi guys! Happy Thanksgiving to all my US readers! Anyone else excited to stuff themselves with all the yummy food today? I AM!! We're actually having tacos tonight, we're rebels...plus we just haven't really celebrated Thanksgiving much since my Grandpa passed away a couple years ago :( I'm finally going to see Catching Fire this morning, it's kind of a Thanksgiving and Christmas tradition to go to the movies. Today I have a quick post for you, nothing too special for Thanksgiving. I had actually planned on doing a themed mani but then the holiday just kind of snuck up on me and I didn't have time.

Today I have Different Dimension Ocean's Daughter for you to feast your eyes on. Ocean's Daughter is a light blue/green holo with a little bit of a pink flash. The holo in this is nice and strong, stronger than it looks in photos. The formula was good, a bit sheer at first but easy to build up. I used 3 coats for the photos below.




Different Dimension can be found at http://www.etsy.com/shop/DIFFERENTdimension. Different Dimension is also carried by a few etailers, linked below.

http://www.llarowe.com
http://www.meimeisingnatures.com
http://rainbow-connection.co.uk/
http://www.edgypolish.com/
http://www.ledouxnuage.com


November 27, 2013

Lac Attack Magical Mischief Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Today I have a fun post for you, you may remember a collection from last year that Lac Attack and Kirsten from Glitta Gloves collaborated on inspired by Harry Potter called Magical Musings. Well, Kirsten and Ana from Lac Attack just recently released another set of Harry Potter inspired polishes in the Magical Mischief Collection! This collection is full of shimmers, glitters and even a glow in the dark polish! These are available right now for presale, and the presale includes a special polish that will not be available in the regular sale! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 26, 2013

Zoya Rolando Santana Trio Swatches


Hi guys! Today I have an LE trio Zoya put out during the last New York Fashion Walk as a collaboration with designer Rolando Santana to share with you guys. This trio was created with Rolando Santana to go along with his Spring/Summer '14 line which was inspired by Frida Kahlo's life story. I've searched high and low and it doesn't look like this trio is available to buy anymore, but I wanted to share it anyway because the colors are nice! If you guys can't live without any of these I'd suggest going over to Zoya's Facebook page and letting them know...they sometimes bring colors from these trios back as part of their seasonal collections! Check out the swatches after the jump!


November 25, 2013

Colors by Llarowe Swatches


Hi guys! Hope you all had a good weekend! Today I have some Colors by Llarowe swatches for ya! These are from a couple different collections, some are from the Michael Jackson Collection and others are from the Redneck Woman Collection. There are some seriously awesome holos in here, Llarowe just keep churning out all these fantastical holos that are crazy strong and I can't get enough of them! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 23, 2013

Saturday Spam: Random Swatch Spam

Hi guys! Today I have some random spam for ya. These are polishes I've either used for layering or have worn recently and just didn't feel like posting alone for whatever reason. I have a little bit of everything in terms of brands here, drugstore to cray cray high end. It's been a while since I did a random spam like this which, I'm actually kinda surprised I don't have more swatches for this post haha! Anyway...check out everything after the jump!


November 22, 2013

I Love Nail Polish Holographic Multichrome Swatches


Happy Friday! Anyone have fun plans for the weekend? All my fun happened last night, I went and saw a band called Tonight Alive. I've been trying to see them live for almost 2 years and finally made it out to one of their shows, it was great! If you like Paramore or bands like that you should check em out, you'd probably like them too! Today I have swatches of the new holographic multichromes from I Love Nail Polish to share with you! You all know that a couple months back they released the awesome Ultra Chrome Collection and now Barbra has decided to make them even more awesome by holofying (ya I just made that word up) them. These will be available for regular sale starting today over at ILNP.com, check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 21, 2013

Glam Polish Cast A Spell Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Today I have a new-ish to me Australian indie brand to share with you called Glam Polish. I say new-ish because it's the first time I've tried their polish but I've known of the brand for quite a while and have been drooling over their polishes on Instagram for months! Today I have swatches of 5 polishes from the new Cast A Spell Collection, this collection is available for pre-order now for Australian customers and it will be available at the etailers that carry Glam Polish towards the end of the month. I'll have links to everywhere you can find Glam Polish at the end of the post. Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 20, 2013

I Love Nail Polish New Shade Swatches


Hi Guys! Today I have a bunch of new I Love Nail Polish shades to share with you1 In addition to the polishes in this post there are also 4 holographic multichromes being released that I'll be posting on Friday! All of these were available a few weeks back during a presale but they are being released regularly on Friday so I wanted to get swatches up for ya! I Love Nail Polish has really outdone themselves with these, there are beautiful holos, duochromes and shimmers in here and I'm seriously in love with them!

To see all the swatches and reviews click the read more button below.

November 19, 2013

Revlon Parfumerie Fresh Linen & Italian Leather

Hi guys! Today I have a couple of the new scented polishes Revlon recently released to share with you! I came across these a couple weeks back at Bed, Bath & Beyond and ended up getting 2. I got one for the color and one for the scent. I'm always a little wary of scented polish which is why I only bought 2. Sometimes these can smell so strong and sweet that it gives me a headache so I was curious to see how these were since the scents are a bit unusual. Check out my thoughts and swatches after the jump!


November 18, 2013

Cadillacquer Breaking Bad Collection Swatches

Hi guys! Hope you all had a great weekend! Today I have the Breaking Bad Collection from Cadillacquer to share with you! This 12 piece collection was inspired by the show Breaking Bad, I don't know about you guys but I loved Breaking Bad so this collection excites me! I was really late on the bandwagon for the show but I marathoned it like a boss in a couple weeks a few months ago...I can't believe it took me so long to finally sit down and watch it. This collection is all kinds of gorgeous, I think you guys will love it as much as I do! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 17, 2013

PopSugar November 2013 Must Have Box

Hi guys! Today I have my November PopSugar Must Haves Box to share with you. A lot of you liked seeing the October box so as long as people are interested I'll post these every month! If you missed what was in my October box you can check that post out here. Check out everything I got this month after the jump!


November 16, 2013

GlitterDaze Fall 2013 Era of Elegance Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Hope you're all having a good weekend so far, anyone doing anything fun and exciting this weekend? I am doing absolutely nothing...YES! I love weekends where I don't do anything, I actually get to relax haha! I was thinking of taking Degen to the dog beach but we'll see how the weather ends up being before that happens.

Today I have the Era of Elegance Collection from GlitterDaze to share with you, this collection is a big one...18 polishes in total! There is everything from metallic holos to crelly glitters to glitter toppers in here. I love the range of colors also, there are some interesting combos in here and I'm always a fan of that!


Before we get into the swatches I also wanted to let you know that GlitterDaze is having an awesome promotion during November. When you make a purchase this month you are sent a secret code that gives you a percentage off any order in December! If you've had your eye on any GlitterDaze polishes I think that's a pretty good reason to place an order!


Check out all the swatches after the jump!

November 15, 2013

Different Dimension Happy Holly Days Collection Swatches


Happy Friday! Today I have the new Holiday Collection from Different Dimension to share with you. The collection is called Happy Holly Days and it's full of glitters and holos. There is a little something for everyone in this collection, along with some unexpected polishes for holiday! This collection will be available starting tomorrow so I thought I'd get my swatches up today in case you're trying to decide what to get! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 14, 2013

KBShimmer Winter 2013 Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Today I have the 2nd half of the huge Winter Collection from KBShimmer to share with you. If you missed the first half that was full of blogger collaborations you can check them out here. Also, if you haven't entered my giveaway for the blogger collection make sure you do that today, it ends tonight at Midnight EST, you can find out how to enter in the post I linked above!

Alright, so this half of the collection features a lot of gorgeous polishes including multichromes and holographic multichromes. There are also gorgeous glitters that I really enjoy! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 13, 2013

Femme Fatale Swatches


Hi guys! Today I have a few polishes from Femme Fatale to share with you! Femme Fatale not only makes their own line of gorgeous polishes (and other cosmetics!) but they also stock a lot of other indies on their site, if you're in Australia and have never checked their website out you should go check em out! Today's post is full of holos and glitters, a little something for everyone! I'm really impressed by how gorgeous their holos are so I hope you like them also! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 12, 2013

Essie Holiday 2013 Luxeffects Collection Swatches

Hi guys! Today I have 2 new Luxeffects polishes from Essie for Holiday 2013 to share with you! Essie re-released the collection and added 2 new polishes to go along with 5 re-promoted shades. The shades they brought back from the original Holiday 2011 Collection are A Cut Above, As Gold As It Gets, Set In Stones, and Pure Pearlfection, you can see swatches of them from a couple years back by clicking here. This release also includes Stroke of Brilliance which was released not too long after the original Luxeffects, you can see a swatch in this post. Anyway, since Essie added 2 new shades for Holiday 2013 of course I had to pick them up, luckily my local beauty supply got them at the same time as the Encrusted Treasures collection so I snatched them right up. Check out the swatches after the jump!


November 11, 2013

Cult Nails Midnight Masquerade Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Hope you all had a great weekend, mine was fab! Degen and I had a lot of fun at the pet cancer walk and the Love Preview event last night was awesome also! I bought a lot of indie polishes at Love Preview that I'm excited to share with you and it was great to put a face to a brand with the indie makers that were there! Today I have swatches of a new mini collection from Cult Nails called Midnight Masquerade to share with you. This mini collection is a trio of LE polishes that are available now in a set over on the Cult Nails website.  Check out all the swatches after the jump!

November 9, 2013

Saturday Spam: Maya Cosmetics

Hi guys! Hope you're having a good weekend so far, I'm probably at the pet cancer walk with Degen right now! Tomorrow I'm going to be at the Love, Preview event in Costa Mesa. I'm REALLY excited about it. There are going to be a bunch of fantastic indie polish  makers there, I can't wait to meet them and buy tons of stuff (my poor bank account!)

Today I have a bit of Maya Cosmetics spam for ya! Maya Cosmetics is one of those indie brands that makes really interesting and beautiful polishes that aren't all glitter bombs. It's one of those brands that I'm always surprised more people don't know of! I have a whole assortment of shades for you, some of these are new and some are from older collections. Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 8, 2013

Essie Holiday 2013 Encrusted Treasures Collection Swatches

Happy Friday! Anyone have fun plans this weekend? I have a super busy weekend, tomorrow Degen and I are going to the VPI Pet Cancer Awareness Walk in Long Beach. I think it's going to be a lot of fun, I took Degen to this a few years back and am excited to take him again. I love supporting a good cause and it's fun because Degen gets to go play with other dogs while we take a nice walk along the harbor I'm sure I'll post some pictures from the walk on my Instagram so if you want to see them make sure to follow me @ThePolishAholic.

Onto nail polish, today I have the Encrusted Treasures Collection from Essie to share with you. This is the Holiday 2013 offerings from them. I have to say I only bought this collection because it looked so hideous in other swatches I've seen that I couldn't resist. Yes, I fully admit that sometimes I purchase things because they are so fug I have to share. When my local nail supply finally got these in the owner and I had a good laugh about this collection. He was telling me that another girl had come in before me saying she also wanted them because she had heard they were kinda ugly. I was like please tell me who she is, I'd probably get along with that person lol! The collection is 6 polishes in total, 2 textures (a first for Essie), and 4 glitters. Check out all the swatches after the jump.


November 7, 2013

Pretty Serious Generally Hazzardous

Hi guys! I almost said Happy Friday but then I realized it's actually only Thursday. Technically it's kind of like my Friday because I took tomorrow off from work. It's literally the first time in like 2 years I've used vacation time for actual vacation and not because I'm sick. I'm not actually going anywhere, I just have an insanely busy weekend and needed an extra day to get stuff done.

Today I have a gorgeous polishes from Pretty Serious called Generally Hazzardous to share with you! It's an orange creme with a really gorgeous golden shimmer. This is very summery, I really love the shade, sometimes orange can be hard to wear but I feel like this is flattering on. The formula was great, it was nice and creamy and super opaque. I used 2 coats for the photos below, all photos are in natural sunlight.





Pretty Serious is available from http://www.pretty-serious.com/, they are also available at international etailers like Llarowe and Harlow & Co. For a full list of stockists check out the Pretty Serious website.

November 6, 2013

LCN Fall 2013 Charade Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Today I have the Fall 2013 collection from LCN to share with you! This 4 piece collection is called Charade and it's inspired by iconic Hollywood stars.LCN describes the collection as "Iconic. Classic. Timeless. Silver screen beauties are forever being re-interpreted and re-imagined, and yet, the style and sophistication remains." "Mysterious and alluring, their quad of earth-toned hues offers a modern interpretation of retro sex appeal..." I really love the inspiration and all 4 of the polishes in this collection are gorgeous! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


November 5, 2013

KBShimmer Winter 2013 Blogger Collection Swatches + Giveaway



Hi guys! Today I have an exciting post for you, it's the KBShimmer Winter 2013 Blogger Collection. This collection is 11 polishes that are all collaborations with fabulous bloggers (including me yay!). I had a ton of fun creating my shade with Christy and I was dying to see what everyone else was going to come up with. I know I say it like every time I post any kind of blogger collaboration but these kinds of polishes are my favorite. I  always love reading about the inspiration behind these polishes, I feel like I get to know something about the bloggers that I love and the polishes are always fun and creative!

In addition to the swatches I also have a huge giveaway at the end of the post, you can win the entire Blogger Collection...the giveaway is open internationally woohoo! Click the read more button below to collage for all of the swatches and to enter the giveaway!


November 4, 2013

Pop Beauty Purple Plum & Radiant Ruby

Hi guys! Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was busy with a ton of nail polish swatching. Next weekend is crazy busy for me so I was like "must swatch all the things", it was intense lol! Today I have a couple new shades from Pop Beauty for Fall to share with you! This is the first time I've ever tried any of their polishes, but I've seen them at Ulta in the past. I also really like some of the eye shadows that Pop Beauty puts out, my cousin introduced me to them a couple years back and there are a few I use quite often.

Purple Plum is a dark eggplant purple creme. This is pretty vampy and has the tendency to look black but you can tell it's purple around the edges of the nail. The formula was really nice, it was a great consistency and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight. 



Radiant Ruby is a red base with a gorgeous golden shimmer. The shimmer was a bit more obvious in person, it didn't want to photograph for some reason. The formula was again, really nice. I loved the consistency and the way it applied. I used 2 coats for the photos below, both photos are in natural sunlight.




Pop Beauty Nail Glam polishes can be found at Ulta stores and on Ulta.com for $10 each!

November 2, 2013

Saturday Spam: Serum No. 5


Hi guys! Hope you're all having a good weekend so far! Today I have some Serum No. 5 spam for you! Victoria of Serum No. 5 makes some incredible glow in the dark polishes along with a lot of beautiful glitters and more! If you're in the So Cal area she is actually hosting a big old charity event next weekend on November 10th called Love Preview. I'll be there along with a lot of great indie brands and other retailers. It's going to be a fun night for a great cause so if any of you are in the area you should come! You can pick up tickets over on the Love, Preview website! If you don't live in the area but still want to contribute to the event you can donate on the Indiegogo page Victoria set up, there are tons of perks for donating, including a special glow in the dark polish just for the event! To check that out visit the Indiegogo page for the event!



Check out all the swatches after the jump!

November 1, 2013

Girly Bits Blue Eyed Beer Drinkin Music Lovin Lawyer


Hi guys! Hope you all had a good Halloween, can you believe it's already November?!?I can't even deal with how quickly the year is going, I feel like I'm going to blink and Christmas will be here! Today I have a beautiful Girly Bits polish called Blue Eyed Beer Drinkin Music Loving Lawyer to share with you...that's a mouthful isn't it? This polish was made as a collaboration with Julie of Wishes of a Blue-Eyed Girl to celebrate her blogging anniversary.

It's a beautiful cobalt blue jelly base with blue and silver micro glitter along with blue/green duochrome glitter. If you are a lover of blue polish you will be needing this in your life, trust me. When this arrived at my house I just sat there staring at it, it is one of the prettiest blues I've got in my collection. The formula was good, it was a good consistency and the opacity was good. I also did not have any staining after wearing it for a couple of days. I used 2 coats + top coat for the photos below.



Lighting: Shade

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Blue Eyed Beer Drinkin Music Lovin Lawyer is available at http://www.girlybitscosmetics.com/. You can also find Girly Bits at Llarowe, Harlow & Co, Mei Mei's Signatures, Overall Beauty, Femme Fatale, Foxy Fingertips and Maria Gastaderia.

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