October 28, 2016

First Impression Friday: 6 Harts Polish

Happy Friday! This week for First Impression Friday I have a few things from 6 Harts to share with you. I've seen this brand on blogs for a long time so I finally decided to buy some stuff! I placed my order on August 30th and received it on September 8th so the turn around time was great! Everything came in a small box and was bubble wrapped nicely with a business card! Check out what I got after the jump!


October 27, 2016

Orly Holiday 2016 Sunset Strip Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have my first Holiday Collection for 2016 to share with you. It's crazy that its actually time for Holiday collections already, this year is seriously flying by! This collection is the Sunset Strip Collection from Orly! They are keeping on with their LA theme from Fall for this collection, which I love since I'm sort of near LA. Check out the swatches after the jump!


October 26, 2016

Mystery Grab Bags For Sale!

Hey everyone- I'm reposting this because I still have a few grab bags to sell!

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!


Literary Lacquer Fall 2016 Nailed Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have the Nailed Collection from Literary Lacquer to share with you! This collection is a bit risqué which is kinda fun! These are available now and perfect for Fall, check out the swatches after the jump!


October 25, 2016

China Glaze Fall 2016 Rebel Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have the Fall 2016 Rebel Collection from China Glaze to share with you! This collection is made up of 12 polishes, everything from a matte to glitter toppers. This collection has some great 90's inspired names which I really enjoy also! Check out the swatches after the jump!


October 24, 2016

ILNP Fall 2016 Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend! Mine was good, it actually rained yesterday which is a rarity in So Cal so that was great! Today I have the Fall 2016 ILNP Collection to share with you! ILNP released 2 collections for Fall this year, a neutrals half and this half which is a more traditional Fall Collection. Check out the swatches after the jump!


October 22, 2016

Additional Addictions: Korres Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper Body Products


Hi guys! Hope you're all having a nice weekend so far! Today I have some body products from Korres to share with you! I have a showegel, body milk and eau de toilette all in the Velvet Orris Violet White Pepper scent. I was drawn to this scent because of the scent notes,which are Bergamot, Blackcurrant, Cranberry, White Peppercorn, Orris Wood, Caviar, Orange Blossomm Dry Amber, Musk, Patcouli and Cashmere Wood. The scent is really complex and everything I hoped it would be, I really pick up the floral notes the most but its got a nice musky-woodsy background to it also which balances it out nicely.

I really like to use all 3 products together, but each one has a nice scent linger on its own.The Showergel lathers really nicely and the scent sticks around for a nice amount of time.

I follow up the Showergel with the Body Milk, its a nice rich lotion that sinks in nicely and doesn't leave a greasy finish.I like this because its not quite as heavy as my normal body lotion but my skin doesn't feel any less moisturized.


The last item in the trio of products is the Eau de Toilette. I knew I would like the scent of this but I was worried that since it is a toilette the scent wouldn't last...but it does! I can smell this all day! I usually spray my wrists and sweater before I leave for work in the morning. When I run out of these, this will be the one item I repurchase!

Overall this scent is divine...because of the notes it wears easily both during the day and at night. Korres body products are on the expensive side but I think they are a nice splurge or a thoughtful gift for a friend. You can pick these up at Sephora.com or http://www.korresusa.com. The Showergel retails for $18.50, The Body Milk retails for $24.50 and the Eau de Toilette retails for $38.50

October 21, 2016

First Impression Friday: Blush Lacquers

Happy Friday! First Impression Friday is finally back! I was  hoping it would be back last week but the power at my house decided to go out half way through writing this post and the whole thing got deleted. This week for First Impression Friday I have the brand Blush Lacquers to share with you. Blush Lacquers is a relatively new brand but they have put out some stunners already! I was drawn in by one of the polishes in this post and let me just say...it is probably my favorite polish that I've purchased for this First Impression Friday series.

I placed my order on September 1st and received it on September 6th so the turn around time was great! The polishes were sent in a bubble mailer with a business card and invoice copy. The polishes were bubble wrapped and wrapped in tissue paper.

Check out what I got after the jump!


October 20, 2016

Powder Perfect Egyptology Series III Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have the third part of Powder Perfect's Egyptology Series to share with you. If you'd like to check out the 1st and 2nd part of the series you can see the first series over on Cosmetic Sanctuary here and and second series on Olivia Jade Nails here.  This third series of the collection is made up of10 gorgeous holos! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


October 19, 2016

Nine Zero Lacquer October 2016 Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have the current monthly polish from Nine Zero Lacquer to share with you! October 2016 is a milk chocolate holo. This has a nice linear holo along with silver holo micro glitter for added sparkle. The formula was great, it was a nice smooth consistency and easy to apply with good opacity.  I used 2 coats plus top coat for the photos below.





October 2016 is available now at http://www.ninezerolacquer.com, it retails for $11!

October 17, 2016

Powder Perfect 3rd Anniversary Duo Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend, mine was good! Today I have the anniversary duo from Powder Perfect to celebrate their 3rd anniversary to share with you! These are available now at Color4Nails, I'll have a coupon code for you at the bottom of the post for the whole site! Check out the swatches after the jump!


October 13, 2016

Serum No. 5 Fall 2016 Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have the brand new FW16 Collection from Serum No. 5 to share with you! This collection is made up of 6 polishes that all glow in the dark. There is a nice mix of finishes, from cremes to shimmers, glitters and holos. These will be available starting tomorrow! Check out the swatches after the jump.


October 12, 2016

Color4Nails HaloChrome Powder Pigment Swatch & Review


Hi guys! Today I have a quick review of the HaloChrome Powder Pigment from Color4Nails to share with you! Powders like this have become very popular over the last couple of months, starting with chrome and now we have holo! I've tried out chrome powders and holo powder from another company but this was my first time trying the HaloChrome powder from Color4Nails.

The HaloChrome Powder is 15 micron which means that the particle is smaller (I've seen 35 micron and 50 micron holo pigment also). The other holo powder I have is 35 micron and in terms of if they look different on the nail, they DO. I found the 35 micron powder to be more holo, this 15 micron powder looks more chrome on the nail to me. These types of powders are best used over gel and sealed with gel so you don't kill the effect, but I have seen people get nice results with regular polish and a water based top coat.

I used a burgundy gel polish as my base for this mani, however you really can't tell! Typically powders like this are meant to go over a no-wipe gel top coat for best results, its how I used the other holo powder I have and the chrome powder I've tried. I for whatever reason could not get this powder to stick to a no wipe top coat...I thought it was just user error so I used my other holo powder and it worked fine. I'm not sure if the difference in micron size has anything to do with that problem. I ended up re-doing my nails and using a gel top coat that has a sticky layer (Orly Gel FX Top coat) and that solved the problem. For a detailed tutorial of how to apply powders like these I would suggest hitting up youtube, there are tons of videos on holo powder and chrome powder nails!

As far as wear goes, I am still wearing this and it looks just as good today as it did on Sunday when I did my nails!

Below are photos and a little video from Snapchat of the HaloChrome Powder in action!





 Below is what the packaging looks like for the powder. You get 2 grams in the container and it has a little sifter.


The HaloChrome Powder Pigment is available at Color4Nails.com for $15, as always you can save 10% at Color4Nails with the code PolishAh10.

October 11, 2016

Serum No. 5 October 2016 Swatch & Review


Hi guys! Today I have Serum No. 5 October 2016 to share with you! This is a really pretty grey crelly base loaded with various sizes of glitter. This has all kinds of different colors in it, from blue to white and gold along with some holo bits. This also glows purple in the dark! The formula was good, it was easy to apply and had a good consistency. Because of the glow pigment and the glitter this dries down with texture and a little dull. I used 2 coats plus top coat for my photos.






October 2016 is available now at http://serumno5.com, it retails for $13!

October 10, 2016

Contrary Polish Fall 2016 Playing With Fire Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend! Today I have the Contrary Polish Playing With Fire Collection for Fall 2016 to share with you. This is a 4 piece collection that is launching today! There is a nice mix of finishes from glitters to shimmers and even a matte! Check out the swatches after the jump.


October 8, 2016

Nine Zero Lacquer Halloween 2016 Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Hope you're all having a nice weekend so far! This post was meant to go up yesterday but my wifi crapped out on me :( Today I have the Nine Zero Lacquer Halloween 2016 Collection to share with you. This is a 6 piece collection and its one of my favorites this year because there are some shredded glitters in it and I love shredded glitters! Check out the swatches after the jump!


October 6, 2016

Different Dimension Halloween 2016 Poe Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Continuing on with my Halloween theme going on this week today I have the Poe Collection from Different Dimension to share with you! This collection is a 4 piece collection inspired by Edgar Allan Poe. These are available now and perfect for the holiday! Check out the swatches after the jump!


October 5, 2016

Painted Polish Gone Haunting Trio & Stranger Things Duo Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have a couple of small releases from Painted Polish to share with you. I have the Gone Haunting Trio which is this years Halloween trio and the Stranger Things duo which is releasing this morning! Check out all the swatches after the jump!


October 4, 2016

Whimsical Ideas by Pam Hallowhimsy Collection Swatches & Review


Hi guys! Today I have my first of a few Halloween collections to share with you! This one is from Whimsical Ideas by Pam and its made up of 6 Halloween shades and 1 Thanksgiving shade! I really enjoy this collection, there are great glitters and a fantastic creme in here! Check out the swatches after the jump!


October 3, 2016

Color4Nails Pun With Pokemon Collection Swatches & Review

Hi guys! Hope you all had a nice weekend! Today I have a brand new Color4Nails exclusive collaboration collection! This collection features 6 makers who each created a polish inspired by a Pokemon character! These will be launching on 10/7/16 and will be available individually and as a full set. Check out the swatches after the jump!


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