Sunday, April 30, 2017

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

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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.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Lauren B Beauty Botanical Nail Care Reviews

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Hi guys! I was in Atlanta for the past 4 days or so which explains my long absence. No worries, I've got lots in store for you for the rest of April, so stay tuned. Remember Nibs & Nails? Well, I've got another post (and giveaway!) with Cameo Colours Lacquers with another popular fountain pen ink.

Tonight I have a new brand on the blog called Lauren B Beauty. To be honest, before I reviewed these, I didn't know too much about the brand. After reading the About Me section on the site, I learned a lot about Lauren's story and how the brand came about. I could totally relate as someone who grew up loving polish. I'll be up front in saying that this is a luxury nail care brand. While I think everyone should splurge on themselves once in awhile, I can understand that not everyone will be able to go out and get the entire set. With that said, shall we see how these products stand up?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pahlish Swatches and Reviews: Go Ask Alice and Quicksand

Hi guys! Tonight I have some more swatches from Pahlish since Quicksand is still in stock in the shop. I know Shannon was waiting to get more bottles in, but I believe they arrived this week. Hooray! I've been a fan of Pahlish for years and can't say enough nice things about the brand.

Pahlish Go Ask Alice (3 coats)

I know, I know. You're probably asking yourself why I'm showing Go Ask Alice when it was an Indie Shop exclusive. Well, that's true, but there are some foil polishes currently in stock that are similar to Go Ask Alice. For example, Team Zissou is a turquoise foil with silver flakes while Go Ask Alice is a turquoise foil with gold flakes. How beautiful is this one? Shannon's foil polishes are definitely some of my favorites. Only 2 coats were needed, but I went ahead and did a third for no good reason. Well, my reasoning is because macro photos are unforgiving. If you can find a bottle of Go Ask Alice, get it. If you can't find it, just go ahead and do yourself a favor of getting Team Zissou.

Pahlish Quicksand (3 coats)

I own the rose gold iPhone so I had to get Quicksand from the Life Aquatic Collection. Quicksand is definitely brighter with more pink, but whatever. I saw it at the Pahlish table in Atlanta and I instantly knew I was getting it. Instead of gold flakes like Go Ask Alice, this one has silver flakes. Again, I used 3 coats for the photos above, but it only needed 2. Both applied flawlessly like all Pahlishes.

Go ahead and pick up Quicksand, you won't regret it. It retails for $10 on their BigCartel site. Find out more about Pahlish on their websiteInstagram, and Facebook pages.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Random Vapid Lacquer Swatches and Reviews from The Purge: Mistrust and Pacific Coast Highway

Hi guys! I told you I was going to be a bad blogger last week. Despite not blogging, I did do a ton of swatching because the rest of this month will be jam-packed with reviews. At the beginning of the year Vapid Lacquer had their "purge" to get rid of old stock. Tonight I have 2 of those polishes to show you. These aren't for sale anymore, but the next Vapid Lacquer restock and new collection Curiouser and Curiouser is coming up on April 29th at noon MDT. Shall we get to the pictures?

Monday, April 10, 2017

Darling Diva Bad Pick Up Lines Part Deux: Partial Review

Hi guys! I hope you had a good weekend! I went to that Origins event and I hope to review it next week sometime so stay tuned for that. Also, my birthday is this week, so I'm not sure how many days I'll be able to blog because I have family coming into town. With that said, I have a brand I've never reviewed before called Darling Diva. They recently released a 6-piece topper collection and I have 2 of them to show you tonight. The turnaround time was really good (especially since I ordered during a release) and it shipped within the 5 business day stated on the website. Without further ado, let's do this!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Pahlish 5th Anniversary: Little Bread and Butterflies Swatches and Review

Pahlish Little Bread and Butterflies (3 coats)

Hi guys! I had every intention to post last night, but I had to go to a neighborhood get-together which lasted much longer than I expected. I don't have many plans this weekend, except for going to an Origins party. Influenster is promoting their newest release, and they inviting people for a VIP party (whatever that means). Tonight I have a polish that was released a few years ago from Pahlish, but Shannon asked the Facebook Group what colors they would want rereleased for their 5th anniversary.

Little Bread and Butterflies was recommended, and I knew I had to get it. It's a highlighter yellow neon with ultrachrome flakes. The base reminds me of one of my favorite neon yellows called Yellow Flame from Jessica Cosmetics. If you look at those swatches, please be kind...I posted those swatches 7 years ago and I feel like my blog is now better in every way (content, pictures, etc.). If you don't want your nails to stand out, then this one is probably not for you. It's a bit streaky and sheer on the first coat, but it builds up well in 3 coats.

This one is still on sale for $9.00 on the Pahlish website if you're interested. I love it and highly recommend it if you want a new neon color. Find out more about Pahlish on their websiteInstagram, and Facebook pages.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Zoya Spring 2017 Charming Collection Swatches and Reviews: Part II

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Hi guys! I was in NYC part of last week and that's why I didn't have a post up. I should have had this ready before I left...but of course I didn't. I don't know how anyone could live there. The traffic was insane and everything is just crazy. I'll take my boring NC town, I guess. Tonight I'll be finishing up Zoya's Charming Collection which features 6 spring-inspired colors. Without further ado, let's do this!