Monday, November 30, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Laquered Up Chills and Thrills Collaboration Box Review and Swatches: Diamond in the Ruff

Laquered Up Diamond in the Ruff (3 coats)

I've been a bad blogger lately, sorry. The whole holiday thing last week really through everything off. Not to worry, I'm back and better than ever. Well, I'm as good as I was before at least. I broke a nail this morning so maybe I'm not even as good...who knows. Either way, I'M BACK! Let's just leave it at that.

Last month I bought a collaboration box called Chills and Thrills from Michelle at Polish 'M where proceeds went to the Fresno Pit Bull Rescue. If it's polish for a good cause, I'm all for it. The box contained several items that were donated by companies to be put in the Chills and Thrills box. Yes, Laquered Up donated the polish I'm showing today called Diamond in the Ruff (cute name!) and I think that that is such a great gesture. It's a beautiful bronze color with a sprinkling of multichrome flakes. Laquered Up offer both mini and full-sized bottles in their shop and I am showing the mini bottle (7 mL). I am actually really impressed with the bottle and the brush; most of the time the brushes are really small and I have to dip into the bottle several times per nail which is annoying. I found that this one was a nice size overall. The application and consistency were perfect on both accounts. I used 3 coats for the swatches above, but I didn't find the polish to be overly sheer or anything.

You can find out more about Laquered Up on their website or on their Instagram pages.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ FingerPaints Nail Color Swatches and Reviews: Hollywood Decadence and Magritte's Masterpiece

Long time no see! I know, I've been really bad about blogging this week. My family came into town on Tuesday and I've been busy with Thanksgiving festivities. I didn't go out shopping today, but we did go see Mockingjay Part 2 this evening. I've been trying to be good about my polish purchases today with all of these Black Friday indie sales. So far I've only bought from Polish 'M (a few core colors and holiday polishes) and Ever After (my very first ones). Don't worry, I will be posting those as soon as I get them...some bottle pictures and swatches will likely show up on Instagram and Twitter as well ;) Tonight I have some random pictures of some FingerPaints I got from Sally's Beauty Supply the last couple months. Follow me after the break to learn more.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ CND Vinylux Aurora 2015 Holiday Collection Swatches and Reviews

*press samples*

So it's Monday again. On the bright side, many in the US have a short work week with it being Thanksgiving. I remember when I was in high school and worked at the local video store and had to work on every holiday including Thanksgiving and Christmas. I must say it is nice to work at a university and to get the main holidays off. Tonight I have the four-piece CND Vinylux holiday collection to show you. I hear that those up north are getting upwards of 10 inches of snow so I guess winter is here in some parts of the US. Follow me after the break to view some more swatches from the collection and to see my thoughts on the polishes.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ JINsoon Nail Polish Swatches and Review: Cool Blue

Jin Soon Cool Blue (2 coats)

*press sample*

Happy Saturday! I was going to do a rather large post on some brand new holiday polishes, but since viewership is usually slower on the weekend I decided to put it off until Monday. Until then, I have a beautiful color from the brand JINsoon to show you. Cool Blue is a bright cobalt blue creme that applied seamlessly. I mean, I would expect for it to apply well for $18 a polish, I really should add a matte topcoat because I think this would look fantastic mattified. It also has that fun bottle where the top comes off (like Butter London, but more square instead of rectangular). You can find this polish and others at Sephora or Nordstrom.

*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*

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Deborah Lippmann Swatches and Reviews: Chasing Pavements and Like Dreamers Do

I'm back, sort of. My flight back to NC was delayed 4 hours so I didn't get home until after 4 AM. There was a ton of socializing and work this week which has really exhausted me. Tonight I have a couple of polishes from the famous Hollywood manicurist Deborah Lippmann that I got on sale at the Sephora inside JC Penny.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Polish 'M Special Group Custom Polish and Review: Tangled Webs

Polish 'M Tangled Webs (3 coats)

Greetings from Minneapolis! I'm a little overly excited that my hotel has Peter Thomas Roth products in the bathroom! PETER THOMAS ROTH! Today I have an exclusive product that was released to the Facebook Fan Group for Polish 'M. If you like any polish brands, especially indie brands, see if they have a fan group because you'll often find discounts, limited edition group customs, and information straight from the maker. I know I am a little behind in posting this Halloween polish, but this is more to raise awareness of the special polishes you can get. Tangled Webs is a purple fuchsia jelly with green, orange, and black glitter. I found it to be really sheer (some people may need 4 coats if they have really long nails) but it's totally worth it! 

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

Friday, November 13, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ KBShimmer Fall 2015 Collection Swatches and Reviews: I've Seen Sweater Days and Open Toad Shoes

Happy Friday! I leave for Minneapolis tomorrow and I have the usual airport jitters. I guess it is just the stress of getting there on time, fretting about not forgetting something, and the conference I'm going to. Luckily I have no issues with flying itself. Anyway, I am trying to spend some time tonight setting up some drafts so you guys have something pretty to look at while I'm away. I've Seen Sweater Days and Open Toad Shoes are the final 2 KBShimmer polishes I have to show you, so follow me after the break for more swatches.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ KBShimmer Fall 2015 Swatches and Reviews: Carpe Denim and Dark & Twisty

Happy Veteran's Day! I had to work today, but I know a lot of you had the day off. I told you a week or 2 ago that I had more of the KBShimmer Fall collection polishes to show, and I will be starting them tonight. As I said before, these are the first KBShimmer polishes I've purchased and I am immensely impressed thus far.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ China Glaze Fall 2015 The Great Outdoors Collection Swatches and Reviews (Partial)

Hi guys! Tonight I have the 4 polishes I bought from the China Glaze fall Great Outdoors Collection. There were actually more I wanted to buy, but Ulta was out of most of them. Perhaps when I have time to go to my nail supply store I will get the rest I was interested in. Let's get to it!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish Reviews and Swatches: Motorini and Oliveto

It's another rainy Saturday here in North Carolina, and it's supposed to get even colder as the weekend passes. Since we are well into November (!!) I need to start finalizing some Thanksgiving plans. Do you know what you are doing yet? Tonight I have 2 more Rescue Beauty polishes from the Italian Summer collection to show you. Shall we get to it?

Friday, November 6, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ National Fountain Pen Day with Giveaway!

Hi guys, today is National Fountain Pen Day! I hope you all know how much my husband and I love fountain pens. My husband even has a fountain pen blog that is currently hosting a giveaway to win an $85 Delta Unica to commemorate the day. All you need to do is follow this link to enter. Good luck!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Right on the Nail ~ Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polish Reviews and Swatches: Bicicletta and Cue the Montage

I'm baaaaacckkkk! It feels like I've been away for an eternity. I had a talk at my conference and it went well. Guess what? I have another conference next weekend. I know. I'll try to be better at uploading posts for when I'm gone. Tonight I have the start of several posts of polishes I bought during the recent Rescue Beauty Lounge sale. I just found out tonight they are closing their doors soon.  So sad! You may want to pick up some polishes while they are still open. Anyway, let's start, shall we?

Monday, November 2, 2015

I'm in Baltimore!

Hi guys, sorry for the lack of posts. I am currently in Baltimore for a science conference so my time for blogging is limited. I'll be back later this week with some fun colors. Stay tuned!