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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I Love Nail Polish (ILNP) Review and Swatch: Sweet Serenade



ILNP Sweet Serenade (2 coats)

Happy Friday! Wait, what? It's not Friday? Oh, it's only Wednesday? Ugh. It's not like I have plans this weekend, but do wish it were here. Today is the last of my ILNP polishes, and I'm ending on a bang. Sweet Serenade, be still my beating heart! The pictures just cannot do justice to this polish. It's a multichrome shimmer of green, blue and teal. For some reason I don't have a closeup of the polish (what was I thinking?), but doesn't even need it. Just look at it. Oh, and of course it had a perfect application and formula. Do I recommend ILNP polishes? Of course....that is, if you have a big wallet. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

I Love Nail Polish ILNP Review and Swatch: Princess Diaries



ILNP Princess Diaries (2 coats)

Happy Manic Monday! Today I have the last of the ILNP holo polishes called Princess Diaries (I kept writing Princess Bride) which is a cool toned light pink linear holo. While quite delicate, it sure stands out when you get the right light on it. It's not my favorite of all the holos I bought, but I'm still really happy to have it. If all the polishes I own applied like these holos, I would be an extremely happy person. I also wish I could have all the ILNP (I also wish I had the money to do so, am I right?). 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

I Love Nail Polish (ILNP) Review and Swatch: Very Ornamental



ILNP Very Ornamental (2 coats)

I had a fairly good weekend. I played Cards Against Humanity with friends and I couldn't get any good cards to save my life! I'm the one who got cards like "Consultants." Yeah. 

I have another discontinued ILNP color called Very Ornamental that came with their Holiday Trio. It's a red linear holo that has a bit of a raspberry undertone. Is it just me? Either way, this thing is full of holo goodness, and a red was what was missing in my collection. For 30% off, this one just had to be mine. Again, the application and formula was impeccable with this as well.  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I Love Nail Polish Swatch and Review: Amanda Hugginkiss




ILNP Amanda HugginKiss (2 coats)

I don't believe I've ever reviewed a I Love Nail Polish...mostly due to their price point at $12.50, but they do make beautiful polishes. Also, if you order during pre-orders then you get them $1 off. Anyway, I bought some during their latest sale which unfortunately are shades that are now discontinued. Hopefully you still want to see them! Up first is Amanda Hugginkiss (love the name) which is a medium linear holographic polish. I was at the dentist the day I wore this one, and pretty much the whole staff stared and complimented my nails. It was pretty sweet. Some holos can be a little sheer, but this was absolutely perfect in 2 coats. This brand is the closest I've ever seen to a real brand and not a smaller production. I am very impressed, indeed!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Essie Summer 2014 Collection Swatch and Review: Strut Your Stuff



Essie Strut Your Stuff (2 coats)

Woot, it's Thursday! This week has been dragging, and I'm looking forward to the weekend. I've actually already swatched this polish with a Chloe & Bella glitter, but I thought it would be nice to show alone. Strut Your Stuff comes from the Essie Summer collection and is a very bright blue creme. It may not be the most unique color, but I just love how beautiful and smooth it looks. Despite my slight issue with the index finger, the formula and application was fine. You can't go wrong with a nice blue.