Friday, February 24, 2017

Polish 'M Mardi Gras Trio 2017 Swatches and Reviews

Hi guys! TGIF! It should be a fairly quiet weekend around here now that my food poisoning is all cleared up. We will likely be going to a local nursery for a tour (and to buy lots of plants). Tonight I have the Polish 'M Mardi Gras trio. In case you didn't know, Mardi Gras is this coming Tuesday, but you know everyone is celebrating this weekend. I've never been, but it's something that looks fun and intriguing. Polish 'M has never had Mardi Gras themed polishes before, but this year she has a trio of colors that can be purchased as a trio (for $20) or individually for various prices. I want to first mention that, at the time of this posting, all of the polishes are available in the Polish 'M store with limited quantities. Shall we get to some pictures?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Different Dimension Black Friday Mystery Polish #6: Welcome

Different Dimension Welcome (3 coats)

Hi guys! I know, I'm posting 2 days in a row! Your excitement may be short-lived because the polish I have tonight is no longer on sale. On the bright side, there are some other polishes from Different Dimension with the same iridescent glitter in different base colors.

Welcome was a Black Friday exclusive polish and is a murky green jelly base with that red to green shifting glitter. It's a jelly, so it was really sheer and I still had a tiny bit of visible nail line after 3 coats. While this is no longer for sale, the whole Intergalactic Collection features the color-shifting glitter shown here. If you don't want to miss out on anything Different Dimension, make sure to follow them on their websiteFacebook, or Instagram pages.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Different Dimension Intergalactic Collection Swatches and Review: Ghost of Jupiter

Different Dimension Ghost of Jupiter (3 coats)

Hi guys! So I got food poisoning last week. I had all intentions to blog, but it's really hard to do that with all that comes with food poisoning. On the bright side, I'm doing better and I'm ready to blog! Tonight I have a polish from the Different Dimension Intergalactic Collection called Ghost of Jupiter. Do you know what the Ghost of Jupiter is? It's a planetary nebula in the constellation Hydra which was discovered by the German astronomer William Herschel. Why can't you learn something new while painting your nails? I'm a little disappointed with my photos to be honest. I just don't think I really did this polish justice. It's such a dazzling color, but it just doesn't come across that way. At the same time, I'm my own worst critic.

With that aside, Ghost of Jupiter is silver holographic glitter polish with iridescent red to green shifting glitter in a clear base. This one is packed with glitter, so you can easily get full opacity without a base color. That said, it's definitely a thicker polish to apply. I didn't find the need to apply thinner, but you may need to, depending on your formula preference. I used 3 thinner coats for the photos above, but if you have shorter nails or use a heavier hand, you should be able to get away with 2. You may want to swipe the ends a few extra times since that's where I find I get some bald spots. Overall, this is such a gorgeous polish, and I don't think I have anything quite like it.

This is still for sale on the Different Dimension website, and it retails for $11. If you don't want to miss out on anything Different Dimension, make sure to follow them on their websiteFacebook, or Instagram pages.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Top Shelf Lacquer Mystery Grab Bag Swatches and Reviews

Hi guys! Happy Valentine's Day! Tonight I don't have a specific Valentine's Day polish for you, but I recently bought a Mystery Grab Bag from Top Shelf Lacquer which included several Valentine's Day-appropriate colors. I know a lot of people want to know exactly what they're buying, but I sort of like the surprise. They still have this set for sale in both full-size and mini versions (8 mL) if you are interested. I bought the mini bottles, and I'm actually really impressed with the bottle size/shape and brush. I think 8 mL is quite generous, and I had no issues with applying the polishes with the miniature versions. Shall we get to the main event?

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Different Dimension Black Friday Mystery Polish #4: Harvest

Different Dimension Mystery #4 Harvest (2 coats)

I know, a Sunday post from me! Unfortunately the polish I have to show you was a mystery polish from the Different Dimension Black Friday sale so it is no longer for sale. This is definitely a polarizing color, so it may not be for you anyway. Of course I'm a huge fan of ugly-but-interesting colors like Harvest. It's a butterscotch color with gold flakes and a linear holo finish. While this one is not for sale anymore, Different Dimension tends to make colors similar to this one. There's one for sale right now called Peregrination which is a bit more gold and less brown, but is still in the same vein. There's also Knot On My Watch which is also on the site and for sale. I know it's really frustrating not having any other options for a color you want, so I hope these other options can help you out. 

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