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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Maybelline Brocade Collection Colour Show Polish Swatch and Review: Gilded Rose



Maybelline Gilded Rose (2 coats) over 2 coats Ulta On Taupe of the World

I wasn't sure if this Maybelline polish would be opaque or not, so I decided to use it over my Ulta On Taupe of the World manicure I showed yesterday. Gilded Rose comes from the Brocade Collection that was a bif hit and features a few sizes of pink hexagonal glitter and tons of gold microshimmer. You could likely get away with 3 coats for full opacity, but I still like it over this nude. It looks so dainty and cute for such a great price (~$3). The formula and application was wonderful as well. Do you have any from this collection?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ulta Nail Polish Swatch and Review: On Taupe of the World



Ulta On Taupe of the World (2 coats)

I'm sorry for my absence. I've been sick with a high fever since Saturday so blogging has been on the back burner. I'm still sick, but I just wanted to do a quick post for you.

It's been too long since I've posted and Ulta Salon Formula polish. They are always on sale, so I find they are a great deal. I wanted another palate cleanser, so I picked up On Taupe of the World which is a taupe shimmer. Part of the reason why I picked it up was because of the shimmer so I'm really glad you can see it on the nail. The formula was a breeze and only needed 2 coats for full opacity. If you are into nudes right now, pick this up at your local Ulta store. I hope your week is going better than mine! 

Also, don't forget about the awesome Zoya Earth day promotion going on now! 

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Doctor Lacquer Spring 2014 Coholorful Traits Collection Swatches and Reviews: Optimistic Youth and True Compassion



Doctor Lacquer Optimistic Youth (3 coats-cold)



Doctor Lacquer Optimistic Youth (3 coats-warm)

Doctor Lacquer Optimistic Youth (changing)



Doctor Lacquer True Compassion (3 coats-cold)



Doctor Lacquer True Compassion (3 coats-warm)

*True Compassion is a press sample-Optimistic Youth was purchased by me*

Happy Easter! I'm happy to report that the Easter bunny made it to my house last night/this morning. I have enough candy for a week to eat! Good thing Easter has the best candy of all holidays, IMHO. 

I have the final 2 polishes from Doctor Lacquer and they are both thermal linear holographic polishes. Optimistic Youth is easily my favorite thermal polish I own. I really enjoy the brown/beige transition to the chartreuse green. It's extremely earthy which is perfect for this month since it has Earth Day! It was easy to change from the last picture I showed. The formula was great, but it was a bit sheer, even after 3 coats. It wasn't really a problem though. 

True Compassion is not quite as much of a big transition as it goes from a cobalt blue to a light cornflower blue linear holo. I mean, it is a big change, but I like when it goes to a completely different color. The darker color is the cold version and lighter version is the warm. The formula was exactly the same as Optimistic Youth which needed 3 coats. 

Overall, I really enjoyed the polishes I tried. Yes, a few of them tricked me into thinking it would be opaque when it really needed a base, but that's partly my fault. You can find Doctor Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram to keep up on all the news and releases and their polish run from $8.49 to $11.99 in their store.


*This polish was 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*

Friday, April 18, 2014

Doctor Lacquer Review and Swatches: Purplemint For Your Thoughts and Fashion (Mg)azine



Doctor Lacquer Purplemint For Your Thoughts (4 coats)



Doctor Lacquer Fashion (Mg)azine (2 coats) over 2 coats Jessica Cosmetics Sharktooth

*press samples*

TGIF! If you celebrate Easter, happy Good Friday! Easter is my favorite holiday because it's finally Spring, you get to eat candy, eat food with family, and not have the whole ordeal of getting gifts for others (which is nice, but anxiety inducing). 

Angelyn was kind enough to include a few samples with my order, and tonight I have Purplemint For Your Thoughts and Fashion (Mg)azine which comes from the Elements of Style collection (Fashion (Mg)azine only). Neither of these are thermals, so I figured I'd show them together. I made a big mistake with Purplemint For Your Thoughts. I thought it was going to be opaque enough on its own, but I really recommend you use a base with this one. It's pretty much covered in 4 coats, but working with the glitter would be much easier with a base and you also save some polish while doing so! It's an eggplant purple jelly with circular, square and hexagonal blue, white and green glitter. It's lovely, but now you know to layer it! 

I learned my lesson for the second polish, Fashion (Mg)azine. I used Jessica Cosmetic's Sharktooth as a base which is a stark white creme and was perfect with this polish. It has a white jelly base with various pastel glitters in circle, square and hexagonal form. When I wore this, I got multiple compliments stating how Eastery it looked and I totally agree. It's just so cheerful and the glitter really stands out. Overall, I wish I didn't have to wear undies, but the glitters in these make up for that fact. Oh, and the whole science aspect of this polish has me swooning with magnesium (which burns white with flame....get it?).

You can find Doctor Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram to keep up on all the news and releases and their polish run from $8.49 to $11.99 in their store.


*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*

Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Preview for Summer 2014



More summer polishes from Zoya? You can order these now which will be released on May 15th. Some people were on the fence about the last set. Will you be buying?