Friday, July 21, 2017

Random Zoya Spam: Swatches and Reviews


Hi guys! TGIF! My family just got in town to take care of my animals and house while I'm on vacation. I can't wait for the time off! I'll do my best to take some pictures and I'll likely be giving my nails a little break while I'm away. Tonight I have some more random Zoya polishes I picked up during a recent sale. Zoya is my favorite mainstream brand, and I'm excited to fill out some of the collections I missed.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Zoya Spring 2012 True Collection Swatches and Review: Bevin



Zoya Bevin (2 coats)

Hi guys! Sorry for the lack of post on Monday, but to keep it 100, I haven't been feeling great the last few days. I don't know if I'm exactly sick, but I'm definitely fighting some sort of virus or bacteria this week. You know when you have a few symptoms, but mostly you feel sluggish and worn-down doing even minor things. I'm going to slowly ease back into full-fledged blog posts by showing a few Zoyas that have been around a few years. I bought these during a sale back in December and immediately forgot they existed - oops!

You guys know how much I love shimmers and dusty colors. It should be no surprise that I finally picked up Bevin which is a light dusty green creme with some blue undertones. I've been so lucky to be able to swatch for Zoya now, but the True Collection came out just before I was given press samples. You'll be seeing a few more colors from this collection because there are truly some beauties in there. I know I likely have a couple polishes in the same vein as Bevin, but I've looked through some other blogger's comparisons and I don't think I have any that are exact dupes. The formula was great and only needed 2 smooth coats for full opacity. If you're looking to fill up that cart during a good sale, I definitely recommend Bevin. Zoya polishes retail for $10 and you can find out more about them on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages. Bevin may not be in your local Ulta store, but you can find a nice selection of others to see before you buy.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Quixotic Polish Facebook Fan Group Exclusive Trio Swatches and Reviews


Hi guys! TGIF! I don't really have too many plans for this weekend, but that's fine. I think I'll just rest tomorrow and then run some errands on Sunday. Quick question: does anyone have any recommendations for shows on Netflix or Amazon? I have 2 episodes of The Night Manager with Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston left and then I'm out of shows. My husband says I should watch Riverdale, but I haven't started it. Unfortunately the trio I'm going to show you is a Quixotic Polish Facebook Fan Group exclusive, and it's no longer for sale. I'm telling you, you need to join the group for all of the exclusives and discounts. Mary just released a new trio inspired by Greek beaches so make sure to check those out while they're around. If you love purple, you're in for some beauties tonight.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Quixotic Polish Swatches and Review: Donnerwetter Geht



Quixotic Polish Donnerwetter Geht (3 coats)

Hi guys! Basically I've been on cruise control waiting for my vacation to come. Why is it time slows down the week before? Tonight I have another color from Quixotic Polish to show you. It's on sale now for only $6.50, so you might want to get it sooner rather than later. I showed some of the pictures in the Quixotic Polish Fan Group and I was so happy to get a warm reception. Everyone is so friendly, especially Mary. If you aren't a part of the group, you may want to consider it since there are lots of perks (group-only exclusives, sales, etc.).

Donnerwetter Geht is a German idiom which I believe translates to "all hell breaks loose." If this is what hell breaking loose looks like, then count me in! It's a light grey crelly base with ultra-chrome flakes, iridescent micro-glitter, and a holo finish. I love neutrals with an interesting touch. Most of the flake crelly polishes I own do not have quite as much holo in it, and they lack the iridescent glitter. I love complex polishes, so I say add everything but the kitchen sink (get it, so many idioms!)! It was slightly sheer so I ended up using 3 coats for the photos above. I found the formula to work better for me on this one, so I have nothing but positives to say about that.

You can get a wonderful product from a sweet maker, so I definitely recommend Donnerwetter Geht...especially since it's on sale for $6.50. Stop by the Quixotic Polish websiteFacebook pageFacebook Group, or Instagram pages to find out more.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Quixotic Polish Swatches and Reviews: Cher's Favorite Sparkle and Inner Sparkle


Hi guys! It was yet another manic Monday after a nice weekend. My husband and I went to see Spiderman: Homecoming this weekend, and I really loved Tom Holland as Peter Parker. If you haven't seen it, I definitely recommend it. We also took Scraggles hiking again, and she is such a little adventurer! She hates going outside if it's raining (we call her Princess Paws), but she was walking through some streams with no issue. Tonight I have a new brand to the blog called Quixotic Polish. I joined the Facebook Group about a month ago, and Mary, the maker, had just released a new trio. Unfortunately this trio is no longer available, but I hope you're ok with me still showing them this week. On the bright side, the polishes I'm showing tonight are still for sale, and are even on sale right now! Shall we get to it?


Friday, July 7, 2017

Sally Hansen X Crayola Collaboration- COLOR yourself happy! Press Release

TGIF! Have you heard of the new collaboration between Sally Hansen and Crayola? I, for one, am super excited to get my hands on these! I think they were released this week, but haven't been anywhere to confirm that. I dunno, I think I want all of them! I've also heard that these will stamp, so if you are into nail art, you may want to pick these up. They'll likely retail for ~$3.99-$4.99 depending on where you get them. Will you be picking any of these up? 


GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN STYLE: INTRODUCING THE NEW SALLY HANSEN + CRAYOLA INSTA-DRI COLLECTION

Sharpen those pencils, pack that apple, and add the final touch to your back-to-school look in an instant! The new Sally Hansen + Crayola Insta-Dri Collection transports you back to that care-free time of coloring with crayons, sketching out vibrant creations, and jumping back into the September back to school season. Color authorities Crayola and Sally Hansen joined forces to offer a bright, bold, and fun suite of hues that dry in just 60 seconds — so no time is wasted for the woman on the go. With a 60 second dry time, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri® Nail Color’s 3-in-1 formula features a built-in base and top coat to provide shiny, extended wear in a single step in just one stroke. These color specialists did their homework: From a saturated red to a marvelously mod white, here are the 12 new, specially designed shades inspired directly by the Crayola crayon colors we all know and love.

Wild Strawberry
Ripe and ravishing, this primary red crème shade is a classic.

Sunset Orange
As bold as it is beautiful, this hue conjures memories of blissful beachy evenings.

Carnation Pink
Everything’s coming up carnations in this vivid, pretty pink.

Dandelion
Picked right from a sprawling field, this sunny saturated yellow is a force of nature.

Granny Smith Apple
Take it to the tart side in this vivaciously verdant polish.

Cerulean
Rock this hue, it’s a go-to blue for back to school. 

Vivid Violet
Cultivate the feeling of floral fancy in this purple shade that elevates any first-day-of-school outfit.

White
No better way to kick off the year than with a blank slate. Be crisper than a white board with this pristine white.

Razzmatazz
It’s your time to shine bright and be a dazzling star with this raspberry hue.

Scarlet
Show off your summer tan with this red hot mani.

Denim
Casually cool, this jean-ius indigo hue goes with everything.

Purple Heart
Be the Queen Bee in this courageously colorful purple.

Sally Hansen’s Insta-Dri® is #1 in the quick-dry segment. The Sally Hansen X Crayola Insta-Dri Back To School Collection will be available July 2017Crayola is the worldwide leader in children’s creative expression products. The Crayola brand is known for its iconic Crayola crayons, and portfolio of colorful and innovative art tools, crafting activities and creative toys.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

KBShimmer Indie Shop Atlanta Exclusive Swatches and Review: It's Petrifying



KBShimmer It's Petrifying (3 coats)

Hi guys! I'm sure you've heard this multiple times this week, but I can't believe it's Wednesday already. I really needed an extended weekend, so I finally feel a bit refreshed when it comes to blogging and work. There were some really good sales this weekend, and I partook in a couple of them. KBShimmer was one of those with a sale, and I ended up getting a couple polishes and their quick-dry topcoat. I have some bad news about the polish I'm going to show you tonight; It's Petrifying was only available at the Indie Shop Atlanta and for a handful of days after. On the bright side, KBShimmer has other similar crellies you can still buy on their site. Both Indie Shop exclusives were made for The Jedi Wife's 5th year blog anniversary, and wood just so happens to be the traditional gift for that anniversary.

It's Petrifying is a taupe crelly with various sizes of black, white, orange, and copper hexagonal glitter. There are only a few brands that I unequivocally trust with making a good crelly. My top 2 would be KBShimmer and Polish 'M. I love the color combination here. It may feel a bit like a fall color, but you won't find me complaining. Even though this is no longer for sale, may I suggest I Wet My Plants or Take Me For Granite? I went with 3 thin coats instead of 2 thicker ones, but that's just personal preference.

Make sure to check out KBShimmer's websiteFacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages for more information.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Zoya Summer 2017 Wanderlust Collection Swatches and Reviews: The Cremes Part II

*press samples*


Hi guys! I'm a bad blogger...these reviews were supposed to go up on Friday, but I was a slacker. I have a 4-day weekend for the first time in a year, and I've bee taking advantage of it. I'm planning on going to the fireworks tomorrow, but I think it's supposed to rain. I hope you have a great 4th tomorrow if you're in the US (and happy belated Canada Day to my Canadian readers). To all of my other great readers, have a delightful Tuesday! Tonight I'm finally finishing up the cremes from the Zoya Wanderlust collection.  Zoya is currently having a buy 3 get 3 free sale going on now with the code 3COLOR, so you can go ahead and get any of the polishes that pique your interest.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Zoya Summer 2017 Wanderlust Collection Swatches and Reviews: The Cremes Part I

*press samples*


Hi guys! How has your week been? I'm really looking forward to my long weekend, despite not having too many plans. I believe I have to go to a cookout on Saturday, but that's about it. We always go to the neighboring town's fireworks because they're just better. Other than that, I think I'll be laying low. Tonight I have the first set of cremes from the Zoya Wanderlust collection (there are 8 in total). I would have preferred 6 shimmers and 6 cremes, but that's just me. Shall we see what the first set has in store for us?


Monday, June 26, 2017

Zoya Summer 2017 Wanderlust Collection Swatches and Reviews: The Shimmers + Zoya Sale

*press samples*


Hi guys! I hope your week is off to a great start. I'm just sitting here watching the Bachelorette which is a little boring this season. Are you watching? Are you finding a little lackluster so far? I mean, of course I'm going to keep watching, but I can still complain about it. I'm going to start the Zoya Summer Wanderlust collection tonight, and it features 12 polishes with shimmer and creme finishes. I'm delighted by the collage above...I'm loving the 4 shimmers in the collection. Shall we go ahead and take a little closer look at these warlocks?


Saturday, June 24, 2017

Literary Lacquers June 2017 Re-released Polishes and Gift With Purchase: Swatches and Reviews

*press samples*


Hi guys! TGIF! I can't complain about this week. I just found out that I'll have a 4 day weekend for the 4th of July, so I feel like I should do something special. I guess we'll see. As I mentioned on Wednesday, Literary Lacquers is back today with 24 previously retired colors as well as a brand new trio. I have 2 of these re-released polishes to show you tonight, in addition to a special gift-with-purchase polish. The store is going to remain open, so feel free to shop at your leisure. I know I was sent these for review, but I'm going to purchase a few that are catching my eye. Let's go ahead and look at these beauties.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Literary Lacquers Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio Swatches and Reviews

*press samples*


Hi guys! For some reason this week has been flying by. Things have been going fine here. We are watching our friend's two cats while they are away in Europe for ~6 weeks. Yeah, having 3 cats is enough. The ones we're watching (Jack and Molly) are very sweet, but it is so much more work. Well, my husband is only teaching online courses this summer, so he ends up doing most of the legwork when it comes to the cats (thanks, Mike!). Tonight I'm swatching a new brand on the blog. I've admired Amy from Literary Lacquers from afar for several years, so I'm extremely honored to be able to swatch these for you. Literary Lacquers is coming back after a little hiatus and will feature a brand new trio, as well as a relaunch of 24 fan favorites. And if that isn't sweet enough, there will be a gift-with-purchase during the relaunch which will get you a free mini polish with a $20 purchase, and a full-sized bottle with order over $50.

The relaunch will be happening this Friday, June, 23, noon MDT, so set your calendars. Tonight I'll be showing you the trio called Ocean at the End of the Lane which is inspired by the book by Neil Gaiman. Confession time: I've never read anything by Gaiman, but my husband is a big fan. For each polish I'll give my thoughts and description, as well as the passage for which each polish is inspired. Without further ado, let's get to it!


Monday, June 19, 2017

2X Super Chip Resistance Review

*press sample*

2X Super Chip Resistance Used as Basecoat and Over Top Coat (Day 0)
Index and Ring Finger: With 2X
Middle and Little Finger: No 2X


2X Super Chip Resistance Used as Basecoat and Over Top Coat (Day 4)
Index and Ring Finger: With 2X
Middle and Little Finger: No 2X

Hi guys! So there are 2 weird things with tonight's review. First, this is the first time you've seen my right hand (aka Cindy hand). I've been photographing my left hand for around 8 years, so my right has no idea how to old a bottle properly. Please forgive my weird hand pose for this review. The second weird thing about today's review is that it's a longevity test and not just some swatches. I was given a brand new treatment to help the longevity of your nail polish. 2X Super Chip Resistance is to be used before base coat and polish, and after top coat. I received a promotional bottle with a temporary label, so the bottle you'd get looks different and professional.

2X was invented by Dr. Norman Polston, who was also on the Dupont team that created water-based house paints during the 1980s. Dr. Polston is also the man who invented water-based nail polish as Piggy Polish which is sold at various stores. I tried getting the MSDS to see what the ingredients are, but I was unable to get that information from the PR representative. Luckily, The Polished Hippy was able to get that info, and found it contains propylene glycol methyl ether. I will say that the scent is nothing like any other nail product I've ever used. If you are sensitive to chemical scents, then this probably isn't a product for you. The scent stays on the nail until I washed my hands, and then it finally dissipated. The formula was watery, and dried very quickly on the nail and added no extra time to my manicure.

The first time I used the product, I used a layer under my normal base coat, and then a layer over my top coat. I used the same products and nail polish in the test, with the only difference being the addition of 2X on my index and ring fingers. The nails with 2X started chipping about 2 days after application, while my other nails had no tipwear or chips. I contacted the PR representative, and she recommended not using a separate base coat. The second test is shown above in the photos. The polish is from Zoya which often wears well on my nails. I used 1 coat of 2X, followed by 2 coats of polish, 1 layer of Vapid Lacquer's Get Your Shine On! Quick Dry top coat, and then another coat of 2X. I saw tipwear on the nails with 2X starting on day 2, and the chipping started on day 3-4. As you can see above, I had no tipwear or chips on the nails without 2X.

Unfortunately 2X did not extend my manicure, but body chemistry is a weird thing. It seems that this product worked for some bloggers, so it may be worth it to test out a bottle. It retails for $7.99 in their store, so you won't be out too much if you want to try it. To find out more about 2X Super Chip Resistance, check out their website, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter pages.

*This product was 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, June 15, 2017

Zoya Summer 2017 Wanderlust Lipsticks: Kay, Kirby, and Kitty and SALE

*press samples*




Hi guys! I wanted to do another quick post today because Zoya has a fantastic sale on their lipsticks going on until tomorrow (June 16th and my Mom's birthday...Happy Birthday, Mom!). All Zoya lipsticks are on sale BOGO Free with free shipping using the code LIPLOVE. I know I haven't had a chance to show the Zoya Wanderlust polish collection yet, but they'll be coming up very soon, I promise.

Zoya released three new lipsticks with this collection. They are all cremes with a very smooth finish. If you're sick of the matte lip trend, then these will be right up your alley. None are extremely pigmented, but you can add layers to get a deeper color. All swatches above show 4 passes across the skin...so yeah, not very intense. Here are some descriptions:

Kay is a warm, sheer red creme which was the second most opaque color
Kirby is a bright watermelon pink creme that was easily the most pigmented
Kitty is nude pink creme with some shimmer. It is the sheerest, and the shimmer doesn't really show up unless you really build up the color

These retail for $12, which is a fair price, but you can get these for $6 using the code LIPLOVE now. What do you think? You can find out more about Zoya and their lipsticks on their websiteFacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages.

*These lipsticks 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*

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Morgan Taylor Summer 2017 Selfie Summer Collection Swatches and Reviews: Part II

*press samples*


Hi guys! I sure hope your week is going by quickly. I've been fairly busy at work, but I don't have to work any weekends until August (YAY!). Oh, and did you hear that they stopped filming Bachelor in Paradise? I don't know what to think of that story. Anyway, tonight I have the final 3 polishes from the Morgan Taylor Selfie Summer collection to show you. This set features colors perfect for the summertime, or really any time you want a pop of color. Shall we get started?


Monday, June 12, 2017

Morgan Taylor Summer 2017 Selfie Summer Collection Swatches and Reviews: Part I

*press samples*


Hi guys! I hope you had a great weekend. I went to the Duke Gardens with my family, and it was just gorgeous. I can't believe it was my first time going there! Morgan Taylor just released a new limited-edition 6-piece collection called Selfie Summer which features bright shades to get you looking your best by the pool. I haven't made it to a pool yet this summer, but I have already adorned my toes with some of these gorgeous polishes. Morgan Taylor even sent me a fancy selfie stick to help document my summer. If you've stopped by my social media pages, you'll notice that I'm not really into selfies, but I get it...I still appreciate the sentiment. Shall we get to the swatches?


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Vapid Lacquer Swatches and Review: Original Sin Dirty Holo




Vapid Lacquer Original Sin Dirty Holo (2 coats)

Hi guys! This is going to be a quick post because I need to clean my house. My parents are coming tomorrow I cannot stand having a dirty house when anyone comes by (family or not). Tonight I have a brand spankin new polish from Vapid Lacquer to show you. This was released on May 27th, and it's still in stock if you are interested in purchasing it. 

So Vapid has a core color named Original Sin which is a straight berry pink linear holographic polish. I don't own it, but you can find swatches from other bloggers online. Original Sin Dirty Holo differs from the original in that it has a boatload of larger holographic flakes to add some pizzazz. Who knew holo polishes needed even more pizzazz? And isn't the word pizzazz awesome with all those z's? Bedlam Beauty has a direct comparison of the 2 polishes, so stop by her blog to see how they stack up. I happen to prefer the Dirty Holo version, but I've always been fond of "busy" polishes. It basically applied itself in 2 easy coats, and it's not chunky at all. It looks like it would need a thick topcoat, but it lays down well so your normal topcoat will work just fine. 

You can find Original Sin Dirty Holo on the Vapid Lacquer website for $11. I also bought my first wax tarts from Kris, and they have a strong throw and are long-lasting. They are currently out-of-stock, but they'll be back with more soon. And for just a couple bucks a shot, I find them well worth it.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish Swatches and Reviews: Faerie Whispers, Faerie Wishes She Could be Here, and Pumpkin Everything


Hi guys! I hope your week is off to a great start! Some of my orders from Memorial Day are trickling in, so you'll be seeing some new brands/polishes coming up. Tonight I have the polishes I bought at the Indie Shop: Atlanta from Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish. I was lucky enough to have a great conversation with Kristen and her husband while at the show, and I was excited to try her products. Two of the three colors I have to show were exclusives and are no longer available, but the third is still for sale. Without further ado, let's do this!


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Colors By Llarowe Indie Shop: Atlanta 2017 Exclusives: Guardian of the Forest, and Once Upon a Time


Hi guys! I love when the week flies by due to 4-day weeks! The downside is that I have to work all weekend now. At least this is the last weekend I have to work until August. Tonight I am going to disappoint everyone because the polishes I'm showing were only available at The Indie Shop: Atlanta event (and maybe for a short time on their website). If you weren't able to make it to Atlanta, the Indie Shop will be rotating to different cities, so keep your eye out for that. Can you believe these are the first Colors by Llarowe (CbL) polishes on the blog? I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!


Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Polishing Poetic Collection Swatches and Reviews: Leaves No Step Had Trodden Black, The Dying of the Light, The Tune Without Word

*purchased with a blogger discount*


Hi guys! I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend! Tonight I have the last 3 polishes from Great Lakes Lacquer's Polishing Poetic collection. I may have forgotten to mention that Great Lakes Lacquer is one of the guests for Hella Holo Customs this month. Mariah has 3 polishes up for grabs until June 5th so get them while you still can (you need to be a part of the group to purchase these). With that said, let's get into these swatches!


Friday, May 26, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Polishing Poetic Collection Swatches and Reviews: I Carry Your Heart and In a Handful of Dust

*purchased with a blogger discount*


Hi guys! There are so many Memorial Day sales this weekend and I can't stop! The Darling Diva Polish Unicorn Pee collection and Polish 'M Office Humor collections released this weekend, and Turtle Tootsie Polish is having a major sale. Someone just needs to take the computer away from me! Also, don't forget that my giveaway with Cameo Colours Lacquers is still going strong so make sure to enter to win that custom polish. Anyway, tonight we are continuing Great Lakes Lacquer's Polishing Poetic collection with 2 multichrome beauties. Follow me after the break for the full deets.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Polishing Poetic Collection Swatches and Reviews: The Holos

*purchased with a blogger discount*


Hi guys! Surprise, I love Great Lakes Lacquers! Ok, that's not really surprising, but I had to profess my love. You guys know that I don't often buy whole collections unless I am send full collections for review. I unfortunately don't have quite that much disposable income to justify buying ALL THE POLISH! When I saw the first set of swatches from the Polishing Poetic collection, I knew I was buying the whole set. I couldn't find one that I didn't need. It's an 8-piece multichrome set with various finishes inspired by different poets. I'll be the first to admit that some poetry goes above my head (I think it's my straightforward science brain), but I'm still intrigued by it. Since this is a large collection, I will be breaking them up into different parts. Tonight features the holographic multichrome colors. If you missed the first restock of the collection, no fear, they are back in stock on the Great Lakes Lacquer website. Follow me after the break for my thoughts and additional photos.


Monday, May 22, 2017

Darling Diva Pokemon Go Collection Swatches & Review: Not Another 2k Egg!



Darling Diva Not Another 2K Egg (2 coats)

Hi guys! I hope you had a great weekend and a decent Monday. Tonight is the finale of Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelorette starts back up. I know I should hate these silly reality tv shows, but they always suck me in! I showed you a few polishes from Darling Diva a few weeks ago, and unfortunately a couple of the ones I planned on showing you are now out of stock. Do you guys still want me to show them to you? Let me know in the comments.

Not Another 2K Egg comes from the Darling Diva Pokémon Go inspired collection which was released towards the end of 2016. I was into Pokémon go for awhile, but it has fallen to the wayside like many other apps. I do remember wanting a 5k or a 10k egg though! Not Another 2k Egg is a pale green crelly with various colors of ultrachrome flakes. Despite being pale, I didn't find the formula to be thick or chalky or anything. I did have a little bit of difficulty with the photography on this one. You can probably tell from the pictures that it gave me a bad case of lobster hands. I did color-correct the photos slightly, but I didn't want to over-do it or alter the polish color. This is a unique polish in my collection, and I definitely recommend it.

I just saw some swatches from Cosmetic Sanctuary of a new collection from Darling Diva...and it has a lot of unicorn pee. You have been warned. To find out more about Darling Diva, stop by their website, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Nibs & Nails Presents Cameo Colours Lacquers Caroube de Chypre (Inspired by J Herbin Ink): Swatches and Giveaway!

*press sample*


Hi guys! I can finally welcome you back to Nibs & Nails. You know, the segment where I ask indie makers to dupe (or just be inspired by) popular fountain pen inks. I know it has been a hot minute since I've posted one of these, but you know...life. Tonight features the brand Cameo Colours Lacquers. Don't forget, Cameo's Spring Collection is out right now and I reviewed them on the blog a couple weeks ago (link here). If you haven't checked Cameo out, I definitely recommend you do so! I asked her to work on the latest shimmery J Herbin ink, Caroube de Chypre. Stay tuned to the end of the post for your chance to win this exclusive shade!

As always, to see an in-depth review of the ink, please check out my husband's blog post on Inkdependence. Without further ado, let's get started!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Mont Bleu Glass Nail Files and Manicure Tools Review

*press samples*


Hi guys! How often do you use a nail file? If you're like me, you have one on hand at all times just in case you get a snag on your nail. While nail implements aren't the sexiest thing to talk about, they are vital to good nails and a good manicure. I was recently contacted by Mont Bleu, one of the most popular manufacturers of Czech-made glass nail files, to review a few of their cuticle tools and nail files. If you are still using emery-board style nail files, I will urge you to seek out a glass file. There are many benefits of using a glass file over metal or cardboard ones. Check out Nail Luxxe's top 5 reasons for using a glass file. Shall we see what they sent over?


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Vapid Lacquer 2017 Curiouser & Curiouser Collection Swatches and Review: Whooo Are Youuu




Vapid Lacquer Whooo Are Youuu (3 coats)

Hi guys! I know, I'm posting on Sunday -again! I felt bad about my lack of posts lately because of all the travel for my job. Check back again this week for a Nibs & Nails giveaway featuring Cameo Colours Lacquers! A couple weeks ago I bought Whooo Are Youuu from Vapid Lacquer's Curiouser & Curiouser Collection. All of the colors from the collection looked pretty, but I still have a ton of polishes to swatch, so I just bought Whooo Are Youuu.

Whooo Are Youuu is a blackened base with a purple/green/gold/pink multichrome flash and silver holographic flakes. Whoa! I was super impressed with how intense the shift was in this one. You could probably get away with 2 coats, but I did 3 for good measure and for added depth. The formula was buttery smooth with no issues to report. Whooo Are Youuu is a little expensive at $12 for 15 mL, but it's totally worth it.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Jesse's Girl Julie G Spring Trio Set 3

* press sample*


Hi guys! It's been a whole week since I've been able to blog, but I was again traveling for work (this time I was in Chicago). I was insanely busy the whole time I was gone, hence no blog post. Tonight I have the final Julie G set which is $10 for the trio on the Jesse's Girl website. While perusing the site I also noticed that they added a Unicorn Collection. A UNICORN COLLECTION! Shall we see how this last set stacks up? Go ahead and hit that "Read More" button for my thoughts.


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Cameo Colours Lacquers Spring 2017 Floral Feelings Collection Swatches and Reviews

*I bought this*


Hi guys! I'm back with a brand new collection from Cameo Colours Lacquers. I haven't reviewed Cameo's polishes before, but she did work with me to make a new Nibs & Nails polish which will be coming up shortly. I was so surprised with her work and quality of polishes that I just knew I had to get her next collection. Floral Feelings is a 5-piece collection (4 polish +1 glitter topper) releasing this Friday, May 5, 2017 on the Cameo website. Stay to the end of the post for more information and pricing. It's time for May flowers, so this collection is appropriately themed for spring wouldn't you say? Follow me after the break to see full reviews!


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Jesse's Girl Julie G Spring Trio Sets 1 and 2

*press samples*


Hi guys! It's Dancing With the Stars night, and I've been following it this season. Do you watch? Do you have any favorites? I have some extra special things I want to put up this week, so I thought I should get an early start. I have 3 different sets from Julie G (Jesse's Girl) to show you, and you get 3 polishes for $10 on their website. Each polish normally retails for $3.99 so you'll be saving a couple bucks buying the trio. Stay to end of the post for your chance to win a set directly from Jesse's Girl. All of the trios have one thing in common: neons! Well, some of them aren't true neons, but are on the verge of being one. I started this post yesterday, but I thought it would be helpful to see how the pinks and purples compare to each other so I put the first 2 sets together. Shall we see how they stack up?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Ever After Polish Mardi Gras 2017 Swatches and Review: Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler




Ever After Polish Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler (3 coats)

Hi guys! Do you know what this weekend is? Polish Con in New York! If you're like me, you won't make it, but I'm living vicariously through other people on Instagram. I got to meet Miranda from Ever After at The Indie Shop in Atlanta, and they organized Polish Con with Mariah from Great Lakes Lacquer. While in Atlanta I got the polish from Ever After called Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler. After talking to Miranda, I found out that she is dabbling in creating polishes with Rachel in addition to the bath and body products she currently makes for Ever After. This just so happens to be a polish created by Miranda instead of Rachel.

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler is an antique gold base with lots of gold, green, and blue multichrome flakes with a holographic finish. There's a lot going on here, but that's how I like my polishes! I wasn't sure if the flakes were going to stand out on the nail, but obviously it does. It had a great formula and built up well in 3 coats. The Ever After Polish website is currently down for Polish Con, but this one should be available after they get back. Find out more about them on their websiteFacebook page, fan groupTwitter, and Instagram pages.