Monday, December 11, 2017

OPI Fall 2017 Iceland Collection Swatches and Review: Check Out the Old Geysirs

OPI Check Out the Old Geysirs (2 coats)

Hi guys! Mondays are so busy around here. We're trying to finish up our Christmas shopping so we can get our packages shipped in time for the 25th. And in case you haven't noticed, USPS is being super slow right now. I mean, even slower than usual. How are you guys doing? 

Guess what, I'm finally reviewing an OPI polish! It seems like so long ago that they released a collection that I really needed. I mean, there's a pretty polish here and there, but nothing truly unique. One that recently caught my eye is from their newest collection which is inspired by Iceland. Check Out the Old Geysirs (oh, I've missed the punny OPI names) is a blue-grey with the most beautiful iridescent blue shimmer. The shimmer is subtle, but you can definitely see it. The formula was a bit thicker than I'd prefer, but it wasn't bad enough that I needed to bust out the thinner. Even with the thicker formula, it self-leveled well.

OPI polishes retail for $10.50 and you can find them at your local Sally's Beauty Supply and Ulta stores. Find out more information about OPI on their FacebookInstagram, and Twitter pages.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Quixotic Polish Swatch and Review: Polish Next Door

Quixotic Polish Polish Next Door (3 coats)

Hi guys! This is going to be a quick post tonight because I got home late (I got a haircut after work). I think the polish I have to show tonight is a stand-alone color that's not a part of a collection, so just posting one polish works. Good news, tonight's polish is still available and it's on sale for only $6.50! After stopping by the store tonight, I found out that I must have the Gemstones II collection in my life, stat. *grabby hands*

Polish Next Door is a black jelly base with lots of multi-colored ultrachrome flakes. It dried to a shiny finish, but I still used a topcoat for photos above. Seeing my long nails makes me super sad at the state of my nails today. I hope I've properly prepared everyone for the what's to come. I don't normally gravitate toward jellies, but it's a perfect base to showcase the beautiful flakes with added dimension. The formula was great, but it was a bit sheer, as expected. I ended up using 3 heavier coats for the swatches above. 

1. Go buy the Gemstones II collection because they look gorgeous.
2. Throw Polish Next Door in that cart because it's only $6.50 and you need it. 
3. Repeat with other polishes, as necessary.

Stop by the Quixotic Polish websiteFacebook pageFacebook Group, or Instagram pages to find out more. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Quixotic Polish The Vere Suo Trio Swatches and Reviews

Hi guys! I hope you had a great weekend. It was our local holiday parade and we were in it because Scraggles (our dog) was featured with her doggy daycare friends. Here's a pic of us right before the parade:

And no, her tongue isn't normally that long. She gets nervous in cars and was panting like crazy on the way. Tonight I have a gorgeous trio to show you from the indie brand Quixotic Polish. I've been lucky to feature Mary's polishes previously, and she has been rocking it in the Polish Pickup group. The Vere Suo trio was released awhile back, but it's still available, and on sale for $20! Hit that "Read More" button below to see the full reviews.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Turtle Tootsie Polishes 2017 Songs of the Season Collection Swatches and Reviews Part II

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Hi guys! I didn't mention it here, but I'm sad Frankie Muniz didn't win DWTS. I mean, I get why Jordan Fisher won, but I feel like he really had a leg up over the competition from the beginning. Speaking of terrible tv shows, we also started watching 90 Day Fiance. Whoa, that show is crazy. On the other end of the spectrum, over Thanksgiving weekend, we watched Alias Grace on Netflix and it was fantastic! I know the author took a lot of liberties since the story took place in the mid-1800s and there's a lot of missing pieces, but it was still really interesting. Please excuse my long digression...I know why you're really here.

Tonight I have the second half of the Turtle Tootsie Polishes Songs of the Season Collection which is a 6-piece set of linear holos and metallic glitters. These go on sale tomorrow at 8 PM EST in the Turtle Tootsie Polishes website. Individual polishes will retail for $10 (full)/$6 (mini), or just go ahead and treat yourself to the set $54 (full)/$30 (mini). By doing so, you'll save a dollar on each polish. The collection will be for sale while supplies last, and will not be restocked, so get your orders in early so you're not disappointed. There will be new cuticle oils and soaps released this Friday as well. Go ahead and click that "Read More" button to see these beauties.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Turtle Tootsie Polishes 2017 Songs of the Season Collection Swatches and Reviews Part I

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Hi guys! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I spent mine with my family in Knoxville, so we did just a little traveling this year. Lots of food and resting happened. You know what didn't happen? Blogging. Oh, and I should mention that I completely broke a nail down to a nubbin. Instead of trying to patch it up, I decided to cut them all down and start from scratch. This means that some polishes in the future will feature some short nails. At first I was super sad about it, but I've now come to grips with it and think my nails needed this. I didn't show it, but my middle finger nail perpetually had a tear in the corner that I had to patch up. I'm hopeful that the new start will help. 

Tonight I have the first half of a collection from Turtle Tootsie Polishes inspired by holiday songs. If you can remember back to my posts about the Indie Nail Shop, you'll probably remember some pictures and commentary on meeting the wonderful Chrissy. Of course I'm in the Turtle Tootsie Polishes Turtlettes Facebook Fan Group, and I was lucky enough to win a guest spot to review this collection (thanks, Chrissy!). Head on over there to get a warm welcome from everyone. This is a 6-piece collection of metallics and linear holos which will release this Friday, December 1st at 8 PM EST in the shop. You'll be able to buy the full collection for $54 (full)/$30 (mini) or individually for $10/$6. The collection will be for sale while supplies last, and will not be restocked, so get your orders in early so you're not disappointed. Chrissy features polishes, but also has other products like scrubs, cuticle oils, lip balms, and soaps. There will be new cuticle oils and soaps released this Friday as well. Without further ado, let's get to some swatches!