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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Right on the Nail ~ Dermelect Peptide-Infused Nail Lacquer Swatch and Review: Phenom



Dermelect Phenom (2 coats)

Always check the clearance section of Ulta for goodies like this. I ended up getting this $14 polish for only $0.99! I posted about Dermelect a long time ago and talked about how the peptides are supposed to be good for your nails...unfortunately I never have my polish on long enough to reap any benefits. Anyway, Phenom is a cobalt blue creme. It applied extremely well due to the smaller brush for easy maneuvering. I like it, but there are much cheaper options than the full priced $14 version. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Right on the Nail ~ Morgan Taylor Holiday 2014 Home For the Holidays Collection Swatches & Reviews Part II

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Morgan Taylor Deck the Halls (2 coats)

Deck the Halls is a red base with red and pink glitter. There's also large hexagonal pink glitter in there that makes things interesting. Now this is the kind of red I can get behind! Despite being a glitter, Morgan Taylor does it again and makes a glitter that is a two-coater. 



Morgan Taylor Just for the Occasion (2 coats)

Just for the Occasion is a mix of purple and magenta glitters. The purple is definitely more prominent from farther away, but in the macro shots, the magenta really stands out. Again, this had perfect application in 2 coats. 



Morgan Taylor New Year, Blue Year (2 coats)

And finally, New Year, Blue Year is a midnight blue shimmer. I like that this is a dark blue and very time appropriate. This one was basically a one coater, but I always do 2 just because. 

What did you think of this collection? I think it was wonderful! I'm happy to report that you can now buy Morgan Taylor polishes online without a license from Loxa Beauty for $8.50 each (the Home for the Holidays Collection is available now). You can keep up with Morgan Taylor on their Facebook and Twitter pages as well.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Right on the Nail ~ Morgan Taylor Holiday 2014 Home For the Holidays Collection Swatches & Reviews Part I

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Morgan Taylor Midnight Rendezvous (2 coats)

OoOo....a dark polish for a holiday collection! I like! It's a black base with multi-colored small glitter. This is one of my favorites of the whole collection. It is a bit of a pain to take off though. 



Morgan Taylor Snuggle by the Fire (2 coats)

Yup, we got the red creme that has to be in every holiday collection. Every.single.one. I understand it, but that doesn't mean I don't already have about 20 of these. This one is very smooth and opaque, so it does have that going for it. 



1 coat Morgan Taylor Snow Place Like Home over 2 coats Snuggle by the Fire

Snow Place Like Home is a bit of a change for Morgan Taylor. Usually their shimmers/glitters are extremely opaque, but this one is a sheer topcoat with iridescent glitter and shimmer in a very lightly pigmented white base. I should have put this over a black because you would have been able to see the glitter better. This one had tons of shimmer and only needed 1 coat. 


Ah, yes, more holiday collections are rolling out. I'm also happy to report that my local nail supply store now carries the core line of Morgan Taylor polishes! I hope to get some more of those since I basically just get the limited edition collections. Definitely look for more in the future.
The Home For the Holidays collection seems to be geared more toward shimmers and glitters which is right up my alley. There is only one lone creme, Snuggle by the Fire, shown above. Every polish applied quite well, as usual. Some of the glitters were difficult to take off, but there's no surprise.

I think you'll be happy with the next 3 polishes as well. I'm happy to report that you can now buy Morgan Taylor polishes online without a license from Loxa Beauty for $8.50 each. You can keep up with Morgan Taylor on their Facebook and Twitter pages as well.

*These polishes were provided by the company or PR representative. All reviews are based solely on my opinion. For more information, please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the site*

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Right on the Nail ~ China Glaze Fall 2014 All Aboard Collection Swatch and Review: Choo-Choo Choose You



China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You (3 coats)

Happy Saturday! I've spent most of the day doing absolutely nothing which is wonderful! I finally found my last swatch from the All Aboard Collection (sorry it took so long...it didn't transfer from my camera) called Choo-Choo Choose you. I love the Simpsons reference. Oh, Ralph! Anyway, this is one unique color. Some people claim that the base is a navy blue, but with all the shimmer, it ends up looking purple to me. It is a multichrome with tons of green, gold and pink flashes. It is a bit sheer for needing 3 coats, but the formula was nothing troublesome. Love it!

I miss my long nails :(

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Right on the Nail ~ Crabtree & Evelyn Nail Lacquer Swatch and Review: Black Tulip




Crabtree & Evelyn Black Tulip (3 coats)

So let's get this out there: my nails are going to be nubbins for awhile. Five years of blogging has taken a toll on my nails and I need to let them grow out to strengthen them. Hopefully my nails don't look too ugly.  

In case you didn't know, Crabtree & Evelyn have their own line of nail lacquers. I picked this up last year, and I'm happy to see they released it again this season. Black Tulip is a deep purple shimmer duochrome that turns gold and green at different angles. It's so beautiful! If I had anything bad to say about it is the sheer application (but no problem with the formula). Right now they run buy 2 get 1 free with polishes costing $6. Not too shabby at all! Will you be purchasing any? I really like their hand lotions so you might as well pick that up while you're there.