February 28, 2014

Nubar Crushed Candy Collection Swatches


Happy Friday! Today I have a new collection Nubar called Crushed Candy to share with you, this collection is 8 gorgeous matte glitters. You can wear all of these alone or layered, I prefer them layered but if you work them up to full opacity they look a lot like Floam! I feel like we saw so many of these kinds of glitters from indie brands a while back and it's nice to see a more mainstream brand embracing them! I don't think it's any secret that I love these kinds of glitters, so these are right up my alley! Check out all the swatches after the jump!



February 27, 2014

Dance Legend The Knight


Hi guys! Today I have a quick post for ya with The Knight from Dance Legend. The Knight is a gorgeous duochrome that shifts from a olive-y gold to purple and blue. The base was a really pretty purple which was a bit unexpected. The shift was really nice, I don't think I have any others with this color shift...at least not that I can think of!

The formula was good, you could layer this if you wanted to but it's also find on its own. I used 2 coats for the photos below!





Dance Legend is available at http://www.dance-legend.com/en/, you can still 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.

February 26, 2014

Zoya Magical Pixie Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, I was exhausted after work yesterday and accidentally fell asleep before I  edited photos and wrote a post. I don't know why  but I've been so tired lately, i guess it finally caught up with me!

Today I have the new Magical Pixie Collection from Zoya to share with you. This trio of PixieDust polishes features a more chunky finish and they include holographic hex glitter. Check out all the swatches after the jump!


February 24, 2014

NYFW: Nicole Miller Runway Nails Recreation

Hi guys, hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was pretty good, I had a ton of fun during the NailGlossip chat on twitter last night! If you guys are on twitter and haven't joined us for that you're missing out! During the chat Michelle from All Lacquered Up challenged us to recreate one of the manis from the runway of fashion week. There was a ton to choose from, a lot of moon mani's and metallic nails. I must have spent a good hour looking through photos to find one to try to recreate. Originally I was going to go with the nails OPI did for the Degen show...if only because the designer is called Degen. But they were all kinds of fantastical rainbow nail art and it was a big mess when I tried lol!

I ended up going with a gorgeous look Katie Jane Hughes of Butter London created for the Nicole Miller runway. Katie actually did a few different designs, all gorgeous, for Nicole Miller but a red and black mani she did really caught my eye. The mani was meant to give a textured, feathered, look to compliment the collection. You can see the inspiration at the end of the post! Katie used Butter London Union Jack (mattified) and then used a striping brush with Knees Up to created a feathered look.

Since I unfortunately don't own either of those polishes I used Dance Legend Nox as my base and OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress for my feathered look. I mattified the whole thing with OPI's Matte Top Coat. I believe on the runway only the black was matte but I quite like the whole thing matte so it's my little twist on the look.



Here is a photo of the nails from the Nicole Miller show. I love the look and it's super easy to do!

Image Source: Butter London PR

February 22, 2014

Dance Legend Lumos Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Hope you're having a nice weekend so far! Today I have the Lumos Collection from Dance Legend to share with you! I shared a photo of these on my Instagram a couple weeks back and it seemed like everyone was excited about them so I put them first on my swatch list for all the Dance Legend stuff I have. All of the Lumos Collection polishes have lights in the cap that you can turn off and on, I love a good gimmick like that haha! Also, I'm fairly certain all of the polish names are Harry Potter-centric, I wasn't aware of that at first but about half way through swatching I texted Kirsten from Glitta Gloves a photo of one of the labels being like "lol this sounds like a Harry Potter name" and she was like "it is..."  :P 

The Lumos Collection is a mixture of glitter and flakie top coats along with 3 dark base colors that work great for layering the other polishes over. Check out all the swatches after the jump!


February 21, 2014

piCture pOlish Tail Feather


Happy Friday! Anyone have any big plans this weekend? I don't really know what I'm doing yet, hopefully whatever I end up doing is something fun! Today I have another one of the new piCture pOlish Collaboration shades to share with you, this one is called Tail Feather and it's a collaboration with Kayla Shevonne. You can read Kayla's post about her shade here!

Tail Feather is a super bright minty green with a multicolored shimmer. In low lighting you can see all the different colors the shimmer flashes and in the sun it tends to look more silvery. The formula was good, a little thick but easy to work with. This was also a little bit sheer but it does build to full opacity fairly easily. I used 3 coats for the photos below.




Tail Feather is available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

February 20, 2014

Whimsical Ideas by Pam Spring 2014 Collection Swatches


Hi guys! So, last night I went and chopped my hair off...I intended for it to be to my shoulders but the hair dresser decided to just keep chopping and it ended up being way shorter than I thought it would.  Don't you hate when that happens? Hopefully my hair will decide to grow quickly for a change, it's at like the weirdest length now, like it's wanting to be a bob...ugh.

Anyway, today I have the new Whimsical Ideas by Pam Collection for Spring for ya! Pam has just recently released 5 new polishes, I was so excited when these showed up at my house. Whimsy mail is some of my favorite mail! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


February 19, 2014

piCture pOlish LE Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Today I have a new piCture pOlish Collection to share with you, this collection is called LE and it's 5 limited edition shades that will be available tomorrow 2/20/14! We just got new pot lights in the kitchen and for some reason the electrician put daylight bulbs in them so it's crazy bright in there at the moment, I decided to snap some photos of these in that lighting, I felt like it brought out the color shift really nicely, you guys will have to let me know what you think of that lighting! I feel like it makes me look even more ghostly than usual but the polish looks purty! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


February 18, 2014

KBShimmer Valentines Day 2014 Trio Swatches

Hi guys! Today I have the Valentines Day trio for this year from KBShimmer to share with ya! I'm a couple days late with this but better late than never right? These are still available and are gorgeous for any time of the year! Speaking of Valentines Day I hope everyone had a good one, I think my cousin probably had the best one of anyone I know...she got engaged!

The trio for this year from KBShimmer includes a crelly base glitter, a glitter topper and a gorgeous holo! There is something for everyone in this trio! Check out the swatches after the jump!


February 17, 2014

piCture pOlish Hussy


Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend, mine was nice! We went and picked out appliances and whatnot for the new kitchen my parents are getting done. It's kinda nice seeing the whole process of getting a kitchen re-done in case I need to do it when I buy a house in a few months! Today I have another one of the new piCture pOlish collaboration shades to share with you, this one is called Hussy and it's a collaboration with Holographic Hussy. You can read her post about her shade here.

Hussy is a gorgeous dark purple with a subtle scattered holo. There are also multicolored flakes that you can see in lower lighting. I apparently didn't take any photos of this in the shade but you can see photos over in the Holographic Hussy's post I linked above. The formula was great, it was a good consistency and the opacity was great. I used 2 coats for the photos below, all photos are in natural sunlight.




Hussy is available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

February 14, 2014

piCture pOlish Badass


Happy Friday! Hope you all are having a good Valentines day so far! Today I have one of the new piCture pOlish collaboration shades called Badass to share with you. Badass is a black base with a scattered holo and a multicolored flake like shimmer. This is a collaboration with Sassy Shelly, you can read her post about it here! The formula was great, it was a nice consistency and the opacity was great. This was almost a 1 coater for me, I ended up using 2 but the second was barely needed!



Lighting: Shade


Badass is available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

February 13, 2014

GlitterDaze Birthday Duo Swatches


Hi guys! Today I have a new duo from GlitterDaze to share with you! This duo is called the Birthday Day and it's in celebration of GlitterDaze's 2nd birthday! In addition to this pretty duo GlitterDaze also has a bunch of specials running on their site in celebration of their anniversary, I'll have more info about that at the end of the post!

Terrific Twos is a bubblegum pink creme. This works really well with the glitter topper in the duo but it's also gorgeous on it's own. The formula was good, it was a little streaky but it wasn't too bad. I used 3 coats for the photos below. 




Birthday Bow-nanza is pink, white, and holographic gold glitters as wells as fun shapes likes hearts, stars, diamonds and bows in a clear base. This is super fun and I love the addition of the bow glitter, this is the first polish I've had with bow glitter! The formula was good, the glitter payoff was great and I didn't find that the fun shaped glitter was too hard to get out due to how glitter dense this was. I used 1 coat over Terrific Twos for the photos below.




Both Terrific Twos and Birthday Bow-nanza are available separately or you can get them together for a discount! This duo is LE so if you want them I wouldn't wait to long to snatch them up.GlitterDaze can be purchased at www.GlitterDazeNP.com

Like I mentioned at the beginning of the post GlitterDaze is running a bunch of specials in celebration of their anniversary month, check out the photo below for all of the details!



February 12, 2014

Contrary Polish Bal Masqué


Hi guys! Today I have a new polish from Contrary Polish called Bal Masqué to share with you. This polish will only be available in the March A Box, Indied that is available at Llarowe. The theme for the March box is Mardi Gras and along with this pretty polish from Contrary Polish there will be polishes from Girly Bits, Hare Polish and CrowsToes along with a cuticle balm from Glisten & Glow.

Bal Masqué is a dusty cornflower blue with purple undertones, it has a really nice golden/green shimmer. The shimmer is nice and strong, it's not one that will hide too much unless you are in low lighting. The formula was good, it was a touch sheer but easily buildable. I used 3 coats for full opacity, both photos below are in natural sunlight.



Bal Masqué will only be available in the March A Box, Indied. You can purchase it at very soon at Llarowe.com for updates on exactly when you can get this make sure you either follow Llarowe on Facebook or subscribe to her newsletter on her website! 

February 11, 2014

China Glaze Spring 2014 City Flourish Collection Swatches

Hi guys! Today I have China Glaze's Spring 2014 City Flourish Collection to share with you. I haven't seen much about them, I didn't even know I could get them yet until I stumbled upon the display when I went to buy a new bottle of top coat at my local beauty supply a couple weeks back. This collection is 10 creme shades and 2 subtle shimmers. There's a nice mix of pastels and almost neon shades so a few of these could easily carry into Summer! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


February 10, 2014

piCture pOlish Scarlett


Hi guys! Hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was not what I expected, I was planning on getting rid of clothes I don't wear so I could donate them but instead I spent my weekend cleaning/packing up the kitchen. We had a leak and somehow instead of fixing the leak the whole kitchen is being re-done...yeah. I don't even know how something goes from fixing a broken pipe to getting a whole new kitchen but whatever haha! Degen will be excited because it means he gets to spend his days at doggy day care until the renovation is done, he'll be living it up all day playing with other dogs.

Today I have a new piCture pOlish shade to share with you called Scarlett. I was excited to give this polish a try because it's the first I've tried since piCture pOlish has moved over to a new 5-free formula. Scarlett is a medium shimmery red. There is a bit of a scattered holo also, it's not crazy strong but it's more visible in person than it is in photos. The formula was great, it was a great consistency and the opacity was good. I was happy to see that the change in formula didn't affect application! I used 2 coats for the photos below.




Scarlett is available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like Llarowe, Harlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

February 8, 2014

Cadillacquer Spring 2014 Seek The Fire Collection Swatches



Hi guys, happy weekend! Anyone doing anything fun this weekend? I'm still cleaning lol, I'm pretty sure I've said that every weekend for like the last month. This weekend I'm tackling the dreaded closet...I'm hoping to get rid of a bunch of stuff...it's been kind of nice de-cluttering. The other day I found a key to my old Jetta, I thought I lost it in Vegas almost 3 years ago haha. That should give you a good idea of how long it had been since I really have gone through all the crap I like to hold on to :P I seriously don't know how I even accumulate so much junk, I guess maybe it's because I had such a problem with shopping that crap just accumulated and now I'm like what the heck while I get rid of all of it. It's actually a little depressing now that I think about it, I spent so much money on the dumbest things...I wish I had saved it all! I'm sure you can all relate to that!

Anyway, today I have a brand new collection from Cadillacquer to share with you! This collection called Seek The Fire will be available starting tomorrow! The collection is inspired by the video game The Last of Us and it brings us 9 beautiful new shades! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


February 7, 2014

Incoco Sweet Surprise Collection


Happy Friday! Can you believe it's Friday already? This week felt like it just flew by for me. We've been switching to a whole new system at work so between training and trying to figure things out my days feel like they are gone in like 2 hours...it's crazy!

Today I have the Sweet Surprise Collection from Incoco to share with you. This collection is for Valentines Day and it features 5 new nail strip designs. If you've never heard of Incoco you're really missing out! They make tons of gorgeous nail strips, they are made of real nail polish and are a breeze to apply, plus they remove with nail polish remover so they don't mess up your nails when you go to take them off. I've been using Incoco strips for a long time and am always happy with the wear of them, I wore two of the designs in this post for a week each and had no issues with chipping or peeling etc..

Check out all the designs after the jump!


February 6, 2014

Milani High Speed Fast Dry Polishes for Spring 2014


Hi guys! Today I have 3 new Milani polishes for Spring 2014 to share with you. These 3 polishes are part of their High Speed Fast Dry line, they are meant to  be 1 coaters that dry pretty quickly.  I was pretty excited about these when I got them in the mail, mostly because of 1 of the blues..I'm sure you know which one if you read my blog pretty regularly lol! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


February 5, 2014

L'Oreal I Like It Chunky

Hi guys! Today I have L'Oreal I Like It Chunky to share with you. This is part of the Gold Dust Collection that was full of textured polishes. I ended up picking this one up because it was pretty in the bottle, it's got all sorts of golden and brown tones along with a pretty sprinkle of pink shimmer. I have a lot of textured polishes but I can't think of any others quite like this one!

The formula was really nice, it wasn't thick and application was easy. The opacity was great, I used 2 coats for the photos below. 



Lighting: Shade
 The L'Oreal Gold Dust Collection is available at drugstores now, price will vary depending on where you buy from.

February 4, 2014

OPI Brazil Collection Beach Sandies Mini Set Swatches


Hi guys! Today I have the last part of the Brazil Collection from OPI to share with you! This is the Beach Sandies mini set, it's 4 bright liquid sand shades. As far as I am aware these are only available in the mini sized bottles. I'm a big liquid sand fan so it kinda bums me out that these aren't full sized but oh well...nothing I can do about that haha! All 4 of these are a bit reminiscent of Jinx that was part of last year's Bond Girls Collection...they are very similar in terms of finish and sparkle. If you liked Jinx you'll probably like these also! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


February 3, 2014

OPI Spring/Summer 2014 Brazil Collection Swatches


Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend, mine was good! I went and saw Juliet Simms live, if you watched The Voice a few seasons ago you probably know her from there. I know of her from a band she used to be in called Automatic Loveletter. It was a great time, she's pretty incredible live! Today I have OPI's Brazil Collection to share with you! This is the Spring/Summer Collection for this year, in addition to the 12 polishes in this post there is also a mini set with 4 liquid sand polishes I've be posting very soon! This part of the collection is made up most of cremes, I know that doesn't excite everyone but it does excite me! I always forget how much I love a good creme until it's been a while since I've had new ones to play with!

If there are any comparisons you'd like to see for this collection please leave them in the comments!


To check out all the swatches & reviews click the read more button below.

February 1, 2014

Saturday Spam: Sally Hansen Triple Shine

Hi guys! Hope you're all having a good weekend so far! Sorry for the lack of a post yesterday, I had one planned then there was a water leak at my house and I never got a chance to finish writing up yesterday's post :( Today I have a big huge helping of Saturday Spam for ya! All of today's spam is from the Sally Hansen Triple Shine line. These have been out at drugstores for a little while now, I think I actually have most (if not all) of the line in this post, I know there is one I posted earlier called Make Waves but other than that I think this might be all of the available colors.



Check out all the swatches after the jump, this post is very picture heavy so it may be a little slow to load.

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