Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Pahlish Swatches and Reviews: Hempstock and Ashen

Hi guys! Ok, so I watched both nights of Bachelor in Paradise and I'm still confused about what happened between Corinne and DeMario. I'll definitely be watching through the rest of the summer. Tonight I have Hempstock from Pahlish which was released earlier this year and is still in stock if you are interested in purchasing. I also bought a Mystery Pahlish which is often a test batch or prototype of colors that may be released in the future. The Mystery Pahlish is always discounted and I've never been disappointed with what I've received. Swatch time!

Monday, August 14, 2017

KBShimmer Office Space Collection Swatches and Review: Staple Relationship

KBShimmer Staple Relationship (2 coats)

Hi guys! How was your weekend? Mine was good. I didn't sleep as much as I'd like, but what else is new? Tonight I'm watching Bachelor in Paradise and I can't wait to see that mess. Please tell me I'm not the only one watching tonight. Anyway, I have one final polish from KBShimmer to show you and it's from the Office Space collection which features interesting "work appropriate" colors. 

Poor Milton. I can't watch Office Space without feeling bad for Milton. Staple Relationship is a deep charcoal base with silver and blue/pink flakes and holographic glitter. You can especially see the bluish flakes in the bottom photo. The finish is similar to those from the Birthstone Collection which really appeals to me. For some reason I didn't get a photo showing the holo finish, but it's there and it's strong. It applied well in 2 coats, but the removal was a bit difficult with the glitter (and the flakes tended to stick to the sides of my nails). No problem, I just went ahead and used a peel-off basecoat to make it a breeze. 

You can find this on the KBShimmer site right now for $9.25. Make sure to check out KBShimmer's websiteFacebookTwitter, and Instagram pages for more information.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

KBShimmer 2016 Birthstone Collection Swatches and Reviews: Diamond and Pink Tourmaline

Hi guys! I'm still recuperating from my long weekend. My brother is coming into town this weekend, but I think it's supposed to rain. Boo. A few weeks ago KBShimmer had a sale and I just had to buy some polishes. What really caught my eye was the Birthstone Collection. I know it was released last year, but these holo metallic colors were too gorgeous to pass up. Each month's birthstone color is featured and you know I had to buy mine. Shall we get to it? 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Bliss Polish The Indie Shop Atlanta Exclusive: Secret Grove

Bliss Polish Secret Grove (3 coats)

Hi guys! I was in DC for a pen show all weekend and I was just too exhausted to blog last night. Tonight I have a polish that was exclusive to the Indie Shop: Atlanta back in March. I've been going through these slowly because they're no longer available anyway. Bliss Polish is a brand I've been meaning to try out for years, so I was ecstatic that Yvette was in Atlanta to see them in person. The label reminds me a little of what Cirque used to have before the rebranding this year. Secret Grove was a part of trio that was available, but I was only able to snag this one. 

Secret Grove is a blackened teal crelly with blue, green, and gold ultrachrome flakes. I found that it had the perfect amount of flakes without making it apply too thick. You could easily get away with 2 smooth coats for full opacity, but I went a third just to add a little more dimension. I just love this one!

Unfortunately this one is no longer for sale. Bliss Polish currently has a bunch of creme polishes on clearance for only $6 and I have my eye on them. Make sure to check out Bliss Polish on their Facebook and Instagram pages for more information. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Travel Stories Romantic Rendezvous Collection Swatches and Reviews: Orchid-ing Aside and Shhhhimmer

*press samples*

Hi guys! TGIF! Tonight I have 2 polishes from the second upcoming Sally Hansen Collection called Romantic Rendezvous. These collections were inspired by the travels and adventures of Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole. Wouldn't that be an amazing job? Where do I sign up? This collection also features 7 polishes, so you have a total of 14 new ones to choose from. Shall we get started?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Travel Stories Adventure Land Collection Swatches and Review: Leaf Me Be

*press sample*

Sally Hansen Leaf Me Be (2 coats)

Hi guys! This week has been flying by...mostly because work has been really hectic. You know how it is when you get back from vacation. We have a pen show coming up soon, so it's a lot of packing. Tonight I have a polish from the first of 2 collections Sally Hansen has released this summer called the Adventure Land collection. It features 7 different polishes in a variety of finishes. I'll be completely honest with you, I've never been able to get the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Top Coat to work for me. For some reason, it always bubbles on me. I've ended up using Vapid Lacquer's top coat for my swatches and I've had no problems with bubbling of the polishes themselves. I've read that others have had the same thing happen, so I'm not sure what the problem is. There is no fan on in the room, and it's happened with a brand new bottle that isn't even thick. 

Leaf Me Be is a dark hunter green creme that dries a shade darker on the nail compared to the bottle color. I love it! It's an unconventional summer color, and I'm so happy a mainstream brand has gone out of their comfort zone. It was also extremely pigmented and you'd likely get away with just 1 coat (of course I did 2 for good measure). 

I have 2 polishes from the Romantic Rendezvous Collection coming this week so stay tuned. These collections are releasing this month and will cost $9.99 at retailers. Stay up-to-date all things Sally Hansen with their website, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

*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*