Thursday, August 30, 2012

Essie — Barefoot in Blue

So we're hunkered down here at my house waiting for this hurricane to pass. Hopefully nothing bad happens in the meantime this post is scheduled to post.  

I got this little gem from Vanessa of Confessions of a Polishaholic a while back. I only just recently managed to find the chance to wear it!

Essie Barefoot in Blue is a LE collab polish with TOMS Shoes for their One Day Without Shoes campaign. 

My photos are so not color accurate, as this kept photographing way more purple than this polish is in person. It's still gorgeous though.

This is 2 coats of Barefoot in Blue. I used this in a layering combination which I will have for you in a couple of days! So I wasn't as concerned with streakiness as I normally would be. If I were worried, 3 thin coats would be perfect for this polish.

As I mentioned before, this was a Limited Edition polish and only so many were sent to fans.

Until next time~ :)

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Spooky Bones Company — The Full Moon

Oops! I completely lost track of time and didn't get around to editing this post before it published. -_-

The Spooky Bones Company is another great indie company and I got a few of their polished several months ago.

I got around to wearing this lovely color called The Full Moon not too long ago. From the listing's description: "The Full Moon is a deep rich blue with lighter blue micro glitters that color shift from pink to purple. This color will have you howling in delight!"

This is two coats of The Full Moon. Coverage is great and this has a such a beautiful shimmer and slight duochrome to it. It's definitely a stunning color.

Unfortunately this doesn't seem to be available anymore from their Etsy shop but they have a lot of really awesome other polishes to choose from!

Until next time (and hopefully the post will be ready! lol.) :D

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

China Glaze — I'm Not Lion

So today I have one of the only two polishes I picked up from the China Glaze On Safari Collection.

I'm Not Lion is a beige/tan holographic glitter polish. The holographic in this isn't super strong but it's still more holo in person than my pictures show.

This is 2 thin coats of I'm Not Lion over OPI Skull & Glossbones. Application was really good on this and you could probably get this opaque in 3 coats but I must prefer to layer polishes like this for when it's time to take it off, it comes off so much easier. Heh.

You can still find these where China Glaze is sold in retail stores like Ulta and Sally Beauty.

Until next time~ :)

Friday, August 17, 2012

Hard Candy — Beetle

Another week come and gone and another weekend here to (hopefully!) not go by as fast. Hehe.

Today I have a Hard Candy polish called Beetle to share with you guys. The lovely Vanessa from Confessions of a Polishaholic sent me this little beauty in one of her recent nail mails.

This is 2 thin coats of Beetle over WnW Black Creme. This is just an amazing polish. I love these color shifting shimmers. And the shift is so strong in this!

Formula on this was really good as was wear. I don't remember much else about it since this is from some time ago. Oops.

Until next time~ :)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Super Major Haul Post

Okay, so I haven't posted a haul post in a while and just so you know, this post may possibly break your computer.

I have been terrible the last few months. I don't know what got into me, but I just kept buying and buying and buying KNOWING that I needed to stop and save some money. So this month (with the Ulta spurge aside) I am on a no buy. I've been very good so far this month and I am resisting new collections and indie polish makers left and right. I will stay strong!

So on to the post. Everything is under the jump, because like I said, it's computer breaking big.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Nail'd It — Dragon Scales

What is this? A second post?! Yeah, I know. Things have been crazy so that's why I've only been having one post a week. Between work, my social life, and my mom having major surgery a couple of weeks ago, things have been crazy.  It's starting to get a little better but getting back into the swing of doing swatches or just having the time to take pictures of my manis has been really limited.

The past couple of months I have been really bad with buying polish. I keep seeing all these awesome indie brands being featured on blogs and of course have to take advantage of them, because you never know when they're going to blow up or disappear.

So when Amy from I'm Feeling Nail-venturous posted about Nail'd It polishes, I just FELL in love and bought a few of the ones that jumped out at me.  This is the first of the three that I ended up buying.

Dragon Scales is a multi colored mix of matte glitter in a clear base. It's fantastic!

This is 1 coat of Dragon Scales layered over 2-3 thin coats of Bettina Orchidea. I absolutely love this combination. I honestly think this is one of my favorite manicures ever. Wear on this was fantastic. The formula on Dragon Scales is really great, the glitter was easy to go on and there wasn't any pushing or globbing it on at all.

As much as the indie glitter polish scene is starting to get a bit old for me, I'm definitely going to keep an eye on Nail'd It's polishes.

You can purchase them from her Etsy store for $8.50 ea for a full 15ml bottle.

Until next time~ :)

Friday, August 10, 2012

Pretty & Polished — Toy With Me

Happy Friday!

I have another little Pretty & Polished for you today.

This is Toy With Me which is a sheer, shimmery, color shifting, textured, matte polish. TWM has a pink sheen to it that shifts to green (which I couldn't catch) and has a bit of a salt/pepper texture with bits of green micro-glitter. It's really quite gorgeous.

I layered 2 coats of Toy With Me on top of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, which is a grey-white polish. To wear this on its own you'd probably have to wear close to 4 coats to get this fully opaque and since I have a mini bottle, I'd rather save as much as possible. Hehe.

You can purchase Pretty & Polished on Etsy and now on Llarowe.

Until next time~ :)

Friday, August 3, 2012

Candy Lacquer — Sea Nymph

Today I have something a little new for you guys. At least it's from a brand I've never posted before. Hehe.

Candy Lacquer Sea Nymph is a gorgeous gold and sea green glitter polish. It also has a few bits of larger holographic teal glitter scattered throughout it.

This was 2 coats of Sea Nymph and coverage is really good. I wore this on its own but I think next time I'm going to layer this over something because it chipped same day as is the case with a lot of glitter polishes. -_-

Overall I loved this because it was so sparkly and I love SPARKLY! Lol. I just wish it would have lasted more than a few hours.

You can purchase Candy Lacquer polishes from her Etsy shop for $8 USD for a full sized bottle (.5 oz./15 ml).

Until next time~ :)