Saturday, May 30, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Morgan Taylor Swatches and Review: Time to Shine

Morgan Taylor Time to Shine (3 coats)

Guess what? This is the first time that I reviewed a polish twice without knowing it until I was going to put it on the blog. Would you guys mind if I show this one again? Now you can have 6 pictures (albeit 3 with shorter nails) instead of only 3! Time to Shine comes from the Morgan Taylor Fall 2013 collection and features a deep silver or charcoal glitter in a clear base. Instead of being a glitter topcoat, Time to Shine is opaque on its own in 3 coats. The formula and application was actually pretty great, but make sure to use a glitter peel-off base or use the foil method to remove the polish since it is a glitter. It's a lovely color for sure!

I'm happy to report that you can now buy Morgan Taylor polishes online without a license from Loxa Beauty for $8.50 each. You can keep up with Morgan Taylor on their Facebook and Twitter pages as well.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ SQUAREHUE Colors From the Decades Collection: the 1930s Swatches and Review: WPA 1935

The Unboxing

SQUAREHUE WPA 1935 (2 coats)

Tonight I have a polish from the monthly subscription box, SQUAREHUE. They are similar to Julep, except they don't try and send makeup (thank goodness!). Each box contains 3 brand new polishes each month, all with a central theme. This year they have been featuring colors from each decade. The boxes are $19.99 each ($14.99 plus shipping), and they actually arrive fairly quickly unlike my Birchbox or Ipsy bags. Oh, and I believe 30% of all proceeds go to a charity which is awesome. 

Up first is WPA 1935 which is a medium minty green creme. Well, it's sort of minty, but when I think of mint, I usually associate it with colors like Essie's Mint Candy Apple. Just me? This was probably my favorite color of the 3, but for some reason none of them really remind me of 1930's colors (like I'd know what that would look like anyway!). The formula was thin, but workable. I probably wouldn't get this box every month, but I think they have some nice colors with a better value than Julep. 

Also, do you want to know more about the Works Progress Administration for which this polish was named? Feel free to find out more here!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Julep April 2015 It Girl Maven Box Swatches and Review: Randi

Julep Randi (2 coats)

It's Hump Day! If you're like me, you love shortened work weeks. Tonight I have the final polish from the Julep April 2015 It Girl Maven box (there is a third polish, but it is just an Oxygen Base Coat) called Randi. Do you know any girls named Randi? Me neither, but I digress. Julep calls it a "pink plumeria creme" which is pretty spot on. It's not the most unique color in the world, but it's nice for a spring to summer transition color. I usually have issues with Julep's formula (I find it to be too thick), but I was very happy with Randi. It was the perfect consistency and opacity in just 2 coats. Would I pay full price for it? No, but I was happy with it in my Maven box. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Dermelect Me Collection Swatches and Review: Head Turner

Dermelect Head Turner (3 coats)

So I just got back from Stanford (Palo Alto) and I just happened to start watching Silicon Valley a couple weeks ago on HBO. Now that I'm back, I think it's funny how some of the stereotypes are actually spot on. Oh California!

So I got the Dermelect polish in Head Turner at Ulta a couple months ago for only $2. Since these usually run $14 each, this was a steal! The highlight of the Dermelect line is that they are infused with the peptides called ProSina from sheep's wool. I never wear polishes longer than 2-3 days so that doesn't really help me, but this could be a selling point for some. Head Turner is a red-toned orange creme that dries darker on the nail. I found the formula to be a bit sheer with 2 coats, so a third thick coat was needed. Otherwise, this polish is a great option for summer. If you can still find any Dermelect polishes on sale at Ulta, I would definitely recommend them. Do you own any?

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Polish 'M Spring 2015 Collection Swatches and Review: Sip of Summer

Polish 'M Sip of Summer (2 coats) over China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle

*press sample*
Guess who's back?! I know, I'm a terrible blogger. I should have had some posts ready to go before my trip, but I was just too busy before and during my time away. And of course I received around 25 polishes the day before I leave. I have the new Zoya, Sally Hansen and Gelish collections to start swatching. Please stay tuned for new colors soon.

I have another of the Polish 'M spring colors to show you tonight. Sip of Summer is a glitter topcoat with a mix of matte pastel glitters in hexagonal, triangle, and star shapes in a clear base. I found it best to keep the polish upside down for at least 30 minutes before trying to apply this one. Despite it being full of glitter, I found it fairly easy to apply with medium glitter density. I did end up with a few bubbles, but you can't really tell with how much is going on in this polish.

You can find Polish 'M on their storeFacebookInstagram, and Facebook Group (which I am a part of!).

*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*

Monday, May 11, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ China Glaze Summer 2013 Sunsational Collection Swatches and Review: Too Yacht Too Handle

China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle (3 coats)

When I was buying some of the China Glaze summer matte glitters, many of the cremes were already picked over, so I picked up a few from the 2013 Sunsational Collection. For some reason this was not on my radar at all in 2013, so I'm happy I was able to get some. Today I have Too Yacht To Handle (THE NAME!) is a very bright aqua blue creme that screams "It's summer, you should go swimming and get a tan!" I'm one of those lucky people who actually tans, but with the whole skin cancer thing I try to limit sun exposure as much as possible. I didn't realize at the time that China Glaze has many variations of this color, but that's fine, it's still a beautiful color that will look good on any nails. I had a bit of trouble applying this as any almost neon color pretty much applies streaky. I also found it to to drag on the nail so make sure to allow a couple extra minutes between coats.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Polish 'M Spring 2015 Collection Swatches and Review: Beach Bummin' It

Polish 'M Beach Bummin' It (3 coats)

Oh man, it's Saturday! Not much is going on here, but I'm trying to relax before my trip next week. Happy early Mother's Day for all of you out there!

Tonight I have another Polish 'M color to show you, this time from their Spring 2015 collection. It's a light blue crelly with loads of hot pink, blue (light and navy), white, grey and black glitter in hexagonal, circle, and square shapes. Oh, and the glitter is matte so it stands out even more. Like most glitter crellies, the formula was slightly thick, but that's just how it goes. I find it best to do 2 regular coats (there doesn't have to be a ton of glitter on there) with a thicker 3rd coat with more glitter. If you don't use thinner coats, you'll find some problems with wrinkling after topcoat. I love it!

You can find Polish 'M on their storeFacebookInstagram, and Facebook Group (which I am a part of!).

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Polish 'M Swatches and Review: Behind the Scenes

Polish 'M Behind the Scenes (3 coats)

Oh man, did I tell you that I'm going to California for work? I think I did, but that was a long time ago. Anyway, I leave next week for around 8 or 9 days! I know. It's for work a ton of work. I really must get off my butt and start making some posts for when I'm gone.

Do you remember the indie polish maker Lacquericious? Well, if you were wondering what happened to them, you'll be happy to know Michelle is still around under the new name Polish 'M. I bought some polishes a few weeks ago and the shipping was lightning fast and the box presentation was beautiful. The first polish I tried was called Behind the Scenes which is a matte rainbow microglitter explosion! No seriously, look at this thing! It's amazing. I have never received as many compliments on my nails as when I wore this polish. It's a party on your nails. Do you need a base color for this? Heck no, not at all. This thing is so jam packed with glitter that only 2 coats are needed for short nails, and 3 for long (I could have probably gotten away with 2, but I wanted to make sure there were no sparse areas for pictures). The application is only a slight pain (it was really thick from the glitter) which is pretty good since I expected a disaster. I sort of did long strokes followed by dabbing any areas that did not cover. What do you think, is this too much for you?

You can find Polish 'M on their store, Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Group (which I am a part of!)

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towlettes Review

*provided for review from Influenster*

Yes, you're on the right blog! I basically only do nail product reviews, but since I use so many different makeup/face cleansing towels, I thought I would go ahead and review this here. If you're not into makeup or face wipes, I'm sorry. No worries, I'll be back tomorrow with your regularly scheduled programming.

I'm sure all of you either know about or have tried the Neutrogena makeup wipes (yup, those ones in the blue packaging). I've pretty much only used those and perhaps the Pond's wipes. The new Naturals wipes are free of sulfates, parabens, petrolatum, dyes or pthalates which is great. I also found them to be adequately sized to wipe my face which is sometimes (but rarely) an issue. One thing I thought was awesome was that Neutrogena is giving 10% of proceeds to the Nature Conservancy for water conservation. This is what they say:

Neutrogena will contribute 10% of the retail purchase price on Neutrogena® Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes sold in the United States from April 1-June 30, 2015 to The Nature Conservancy, with a combined maximum contribution of $50,000 on the retail sales and pledges. - See more at:

Very Earth Day friendly-ish. You know, the whole throwing away a wipe every day isn't great either. ANYWAY!

Now the downside: I found them to be a bit too dry. Maybe it's because I've been using really wet ones (the Ole Henriksen vitamin C ones) so these seem comparably dry. These have the sticky top which works ok, but I like the snap top and sticky top ones to make sure I'm not losing any of the good stuff. How is it at removing makeup? Eh. I mean, it gets most of it, but I definitely still use an eye makeup remover (I use the Neutrogena one which is so much cheaper than the Lancome Bi facil remover). Maybe the makeup removal would be better if they were wetter. They currently only come in a 25 or 7 pack (I personally like to have 30 because I tend to use 1 per day). Either way, I'm not convinced I'd try these again over the other awesome ones out there. Well, maybe I'd buy it once for the contribution to the Nature Conservancy.

You can find these at your local drugstore, Walmart, Target, or Ulta.

*This product was provided free of charge from Influenster. All reviews are solely my opinion.*

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Love, Angeline Spring 2015 Chateau Macaron Swatches and Review: Parisian Jewel

Love, Angeline Parisian Jewel (3 coats)

Tonight I have the final Love, Angeline polish called Parisian Jewel which is a periwinkle matte color. This also has the same shimmer as the others, but this was the hardest to see. I found it to be the chalkiest of them all and was very streaky on the first couple coats. Most nails needed 3 coats, but a couple were still streaky and needed a 4th. Overall, even with the application issues, I still think these looked beautiful on the nail.

This collection is still available in regular ($10) and mini ($5) sizes. Feel free to learn more about Love, Angeline on their websiteFacebook page, and Instagram.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Love, Angeline Spring 2015 Chateau Macaron Swatches and Review: Summer Sorbet

Love, Angeline Summer Sorbet (3 coats)

Happy Friday! I went to see the new Avengers movie tonight and I really liked it! Well, I think I still liked the first one better, but the first one was so good that I'm not surprised. For a second installment, it was a great movie.

Tonight I have another Chateau Macaron swatch called Summer Sorbet. It's a matte pastel orange with orange shimmer. I found the shimmer in this one to be more apparent compared to Did You Say Peppercorn?! Unfortunately I found the application to be more cumbersome as well. One recommendation they give is to use a quick dry topcoat to speed drying and stop any denting and then to add a matte topcoat. I didn't try this method, but I'm considering it because I love these matte pastel polishes. How would you recommend applying them?