Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ever After Polish Mardi Gras 2017 Swatches and Review: Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler




Ever After Polish Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (3 coats)

Hi guys! Do you know what this weekend is? Polish Con in New York! If you're like me, you won't make it, but I'm living vicariously through other people on Instagram. I got to meet Miranda from Ever After at The Indie Shop in Atlanta, and they organized Polish Con with Mariah from Great Lakes Lacquer. While in Atlanta I got the polish from Ever After called Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler. After talking to Miranda, I found out that she is dabbling in creating polishes with Rachel in addition to the bath and body products she currently makes for Ever After. This just so happens to be a polish created by Miranda instead of Rachel.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler is an antique gold base with lots of gold, green, and blue multichrome flakes with a holographic finish. There's a lot going on here, but that's how I like my polishes! I wasn't sure if the flakes were going to stand out on the nail, but obviously it does. It had a great formula and built up well in 3 coats. The Ever After Polish website is currently down for Polish Con, but this one should be available after they get back. Find out more about them on their websiteFacebook page, fan groupTwitter, and Instagram pages.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lauren B Beauty Botanical Nail Care Reviews

*press samples*


Hi guys! I was in Atlanta for the past 4 days or so which explains my long absence. No worries, I've got lots in store for you for the rest of April, so stay tuned. Remember Nibs & Nails? Well, I've got another post (and giveaway!) with Cameo Colours Lacquers with another popular fountain pen ink.

Tonight I have a new brand on the blog called Lauren B Beauty. To be honest, before I reviewed these, I didn't know too much about the brand. After reading the About Me section on the site, I learned a lot about Lauren's story and how the brand came about. I could totally relate as someone who grew up loving polish. I'll be up front in saying that this is a luxury nail care brand. While I think everyone should splurge on themselves once in awhile, I can understand that not everyone will be able to go out and get the entire set. With that said, shall we see how these products stand up?


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pahlish Swatches and Reviews: Go Ask Alice and Quicksand

Hi guys! Tonight I have some more swatches from Pahlish since Quicksand is still in stock in the shop. I know Shannon was waiting to get more bottles in, but I believe they arrived this week. Hooray! I've been a fan of Pahlish for years and can't say enough nice things about the brand.



Pahlish Go Ask Alice (3 coats)

I know, I know. You're probably asking yourself why I'm showing Go Ask Alice when it was an Indie Shop exclusive. Well, that's true, but there are some foil polishes currently in stock that are similar to Go Ask Alice. For example, Team Zissou is a turquoise foil with silver flakes while Go Ask Alice is a turquoise foil with gold flakes. How beautiful is this one? Shannon's foil polishes are definitely some of my favorites. Only 2 coats were needed, but I went ahead and did a third for no good reason. Well, my reasoning is because macro photos are unforgiving. If you can find a bottle of Go Ask Alice, get it. If you can't find it, just go ahead and do yourself a favor of getting Team Zissou.



Pahlish Quicksand (3 coats)

I own the rose gold iPhone so I had to get Quicksand from the Life Aquatic Collection. Quicksand is definitely brighter with more pink, but whatever. I saw it at the Pahlish table in Atlanta and I instantly knew I was getting it. Instead of gold flakes like Go Ask Alice, this one has silver flakes. Again, I used 3 coats for the photos above, but it only needed 2. Both applied flawlessly like all Pahlishes.

Go ahead and pick up Quicksand, you won't regret it. It retails for $10 on their BigCartel site. Find out more about Pahlish on their websiteInstagram, and Facebook pages.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Random Vapid Lacquer Swatches and Reviews from The Purge: Mistrust and Pacific Coast Highway


Hi guys! I told you I was going to be a bad blogger last week. Despite not blogging, I did do a ton of swatching because the rest of this month will be jam-packed with reviews. At the beginning of the year Vapid Lacquer had their "purge" to get rid of old stock. Tonight I have 2 of those polishes to show you. These aren't for sale anymore, but the next Vapid Lacquer restock and new collection Curiouser and Curiouser is coming up on April 29th at noon MDT. Shall we get to the pictures?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Darling Diva Bad Pick Up Lines Part Deux: Partial Review


Hi guys! I hope you had a good weekend! I went to that Origins event and I hope to review it next week sometime so stay tuned for that. Also, my birthday is this week, so I'm not sure how many days I'll be able to blog because I have family coming into town. With that said, I have a brand I've never reviewed before called Darling Diva. They recently released a 6-piece topper collection and I have 2 of them to show you tonight. The turnaround time was really good (especially since I ordered during a release) and it shipped within the 5 business day stated on the website. Without further ado, let's do this!