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?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Doctor Lacquer Hormonal Efficiency Collection Swatch and Review: Estrogen

Doctor Lacquer Estrogen (3 coats)

Hi again! Is it Friday yet, because it feels like it. I have another indie brand I've never reviewed before (I've heard good things though) called Doctor Lacquer. I have 4 polishes to show, many of them thermals. Up today is from the Hormonal Efficiency collection which cracked me up. It's called Estrogen and is a pink/purple jelly with tons of pink, green, and white glitter with some of them being holographic. There is also an abundant amount of green microglitter in there as well. As you can see, I had no problem getting the glitter out! This thing was so choke full of it that I had to start taking some off because I wanted to see some of the base color. Speaking of base color, this one is supposed to be a thermal that changes from pink (warm-shown here) to purple (cold). I tried my faucet sink cold water and it wasn't changing so I contacted Angelyn, the owner, and she kindly told me that since temperatures are getting warmer, the facet cold setting is not cold enough to change some of the colors-which is what happened to me. Rest assured, if you put the polish in the freezer for a short time, it will definitely change to a full on purple. I found it easiest to do full strokes on the first coat to try and get as much of the base color on there, and then dab the glitter and move it around with the brush on the second and third. Overall, despite it not changing color for me, I still think this is a fun, unique polish.

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.

Zoya Summer 2014 Tickled and Bubbly Collection Preview

Oh yes, Zoya now has a new collection featuring 6 cremes and 6 with shimmering holographic glitter. You can pre-order these NOW and will be available for purchase on May 15th. I definitely see some in there that I'll have to get! What do you think?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wordless Wednesday Nails & Nibs: Nfu Oh 60 and Monteverde Artista

Polish: Nfu Oh 60 (3 coats)
Pen: Monteverde Artista

So what is Wordless Wednesday's Nails & Nibs? 
My husband and I both have blogs, so we decided to join forces and be a part of Wordless Wednesday where I'll show an old polish that I had terrible pictures of, or new polishes I don't have much to talk about. The pens will vary depending on what my husband has on hand, but we will try to make sure they sort of go together. Enjoy!