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Monday, May 11, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ China Glaze Summer 2013 Sunsational Collection Swatches and Review: Too Yacht Too Handle



China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle (3 coats)

When I was buying some of the China Glaze summer matte glitters, many of the cremes were already picked over, so I picked up a few from the 2013 Sunsational Collection. For some reason this was not on my radar at all in 2013, so I'm happy I was able to get some. Today I have Too Yacht To Handle (THE NAME!) is a very bright aqua blue creme that screams "It's summer, you should go swimming and get a tan!" I'm one of those lucky people who actually tans, but with the whole skin cancer thing I try to limit sun exposure as much as possible. I didn't realize at the time that China Glaze has many variations of this color, but that's fine, it's still a beautiful color that will look good on any nails. I had a bit of trouble applying this as any almost neon color pretty much applies streaky. I also found it to to drag on the nail so make sure to allow a couple extra minutes between coats.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Polish 'M Spring 2015 Collection Swatches and Review: Beach Bummin' It



Polish 'M Beach Bummin' It (3 coats)

Oh man, it's Saturday! Not much is going on here, but I'm trying to relax before my trip next week. Happy early Mother's Day for all of you out there!

Tonight I have another Polish 'M color to show you, this time from their Spring 2015 collection. It's a light blue crelly with loads of hot pink, blue (light and navy), white, grey and black glitter in hexagonal, circle, and square shapes. Oh, and the glitter is matte so it stands out even more. Like most glitter crellies, the formula was slightly thick, but that's just how it goes. I find it best to do 2 regular coats (there doesn't have to be a ton of glitter on there) with a thicker 3rd coat with more glitter. If you don't use thinner coats, you'll find some problems with wrinkling after topcoat. I love it!

You can find Polish 'M on their storeFacebookInstagram, and Facebook Group (which I am a part of!).

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Polish 'M Swatches and Review: Behind the Scenes



Polish 'M Behind the Scenes (3 coats)

Oh man, did I tell you that I'm going to California for work? I think I did, but that was a long time ago. Anyway, I leave next week for around 8 or 9 days! I know. It's for work though...like a ton of work. I really must get off my butt and start making some posts for when I'm gone.

Do you remember the indie polish maker Lacquericious? Well, if you were wondering what happened to them, you'll be happy to know Michelle is still around under the new name Polish 'M. I bought some polishes a few weeks ago and the shipping was lightning fast and the box presentation was beautiful. The first polish I tried was called Behind the Scenes which is a matte rainbow microglitter explosion! No seriously, look at this thing! It's amazing. I have never received as many compliments on my nails as when I wore this polish. It's a party on your nails. Do you need a base color for this? Heck no, not at all. This thing is so jam packed with glitter that only 2 coats are needed for short nails, and 3 for long (I could have probably gotten away with 2, but I wanted to make sure there were no sparse areas for pictures). The application is only a slight pain (it was really thick from the glitter) which is pretty good since I expected a disaster. I sort of did long strokes followed by dabbing any areas that did not cover. What do you think, is this too much for you?

You can find Polish 'M on their store, Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Group (which I am a part of!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towlettes Review

*provided for review from Influenster*



Yes, you're on the right blog! I basically only do nail product reviews, but since I use so many different makeup/face cleansing towels, I thought I would go ahead and review this here. If you're not into makeup or face wipes, I'm sorry. No worries, I'll be back tomorrow with your regularly scheduled programming.

I'm sure all of you either know about or have tried the Neutrogena makeup wipes (yup, those ones in the blue packaging). I've pretty much only used those and perhaps the Pond's wipes. The new Naturals wipes are free of sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, dyes or pthalates which is great. I also found them to be adequately sized to wipe my face which is sometimes (but rarely) an issue. One thing I thought was awesome was that Neutrogena is giving 10% of proceeds to the Nature Conservancy for water conservation. This is what they say:

Neutrogena will contribute 10% of the retail purchase price on Neutrogena® Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes sold in the United States from April 1-June 30, 2015 to The Nature Conservancy, with a combined maximum contribution of $50,000 on the retail sales and pledges. - See more at: http://www.neutrogena.com/product/neutrogena-+naturals+purifying+makeup+remover+cleansing+towelettes.do#sthash.it5QtI79.dpuf

Very Earth Day friendly-ish. You know, the whole throwing away a wipe every day isn't great either. ANYWAY!

Now the downside: I found them to be a bit too dry. Maybe it's because I've been using really wet ones (the Ole Henriksen vitamin C ones) so these seem comparably dry. These have the sticky top which works ok, but I like the snap top and sticky top ones to make sure I'm not losing any of the good stuff. How is it at removing makeup? Eh. I mean, it gets most of it, but I definitely still use an eye makeup remover (I use the Neutrogena one which is so much cheaper than the Lancome Bi facil remover). Maybe the makeup removal would be better if they were wetter. They currently only come in a 25 or 7 pack (I personally like to have 30 because I tend to use 1 per day). Either way, I'm not convinced I'd try these again over the other awesome ones out there. Well, maybe I'd buy it once for the contribution to the Nature Conservancy.

You can find these at your local drugstore, Walmart, Target, or Ulta.


*This product was provided free of charge from Influenster. All reviews are solely my opinion.*

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Love, Angeline Spring 2015 Chateau Macaron Swatches and Review: Parisian Jewel



Love, Angeline Parisian Jewel (3 coats)

Tonight I have the final Love, Angeline polish called Parisian Jewel which is a periwinkle matte color. This also has the same shimmer as the others, but this was the hardest to see. I found it to be the chalkiest of them all and was very streaky on the first couple coats. Most nails needed 3 coats, but a couple were still streaky and needed a 4th. Overall, even with the application issues, I still think these looked beautiful on the nail.

This collection is still available in regular ($10) and mini ($5) sizes. Feel free to learn more about Love, Angeline on their websiteFacebook page, and Instagram.