Thursday, October 31, 2013

Review: "Sea witch Duo" from Sea Lore

Happy Halloween Reader(s)!

Just a small warning this post will be picture heavy as I am reviewing two different polishes in this single post. Anyways, I did not use a traditionally spooky color polish for my Halloween mani. The reason being because those more spooky colors did not make it to me on time, but honestly I don't mind at all. For Halloween Sea Lore came out with a duo polish based upon one of my favorite Disney villains: Ursula.
Ursula (source: google images)
Ursula in disguise as Vanessa
So with that, onto the lovely polishes. First up is the topper "Utterly Ursula". I decided to do the topper by itself because to be honest its a small pet peeve of mine when I can't see a swatch of the polish as is. I love that other blogger's show polishes elevated through colored bases but I really love knowing what a polish looks like on its own so here is what this topper looks like on its own.

Utterly Ursula: 1 clear base, 2 coats polish, no topper

Utterly Ursula has a clear base with a purple shimmer and is loaded different shapes and sizes of purple black and white glitters.

such a lovely shimmer!

And now onto the base polish which is "Villainous Vanessa". Villainous Vanessa is a blue polish with blue and purple shimmer. 

Villainous Vanessa: 1 clear base, 2 coats polish, no topper

The polish looks great on its own, but just check out below how the duo looks together.

1 clear base coat, 2 coats VV, 2 coats UU, and 1 clear topcoat

Aren't they just phenomenal together! I think the duo is just gorgeous, and they just bring each other to another level. Honestly I can't say enough good things about this duo. I even got some great comments from people. This is definitely a mani I don't want to remove! <3 Love it so much!
This is a limited time only polish so head on over to Sea Lore's website to get yours while supplies last.

Until next time

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Review: "Lover's Coral" from Girly Bits

Hello Reader(s):

I apologize that I'm so late in posting, things have been pretty crazy the last few days. I've been trying to get everything together for upcoming trip, possibility of surgery for the furbaby (luckily we found out today it's not necessary), and many other things. Blah! But on to the good stuff. The polish! ^_^

Today I'm reviewing "Lover's Coral" from Girly Bits which is the second half of the polish she created for her daughter's wedding (the first having been Mint To Be which I have previously reviewed).

1 clear base coat, 2 coats polish, 1 clear top coat

Lover's Coral is a coral creme polish that goes on very smooth, and only needs two coats for opacity (you might even be able to get away with one). As it is a creme I find that it needs an extra couple of minutes to dry but that's not really a problem.

This is a gorgeous coral creme! I find that when I see a lot of polishes labeled coral tend to be more of a peach color so I was super happy to find this polish. If you are wanting a coral polish this Girly Bits shade is definitely a must have. To buy your own head over to their website: Girly Bits

Now I just wanted to also touch base on the new labeling I have done today. I see alot of other bloggers using a watermark technique that I've been dying to learn and finally found a tutorial to help you do it yourself. Here is the link to the tutorial: Watermark Tutorial So MANY THANKS to Nailed It for creating a great tutorial.

I'm still working out the kinks and getting used to it, but I'm super excited to be able to use this technique all on my own now.

Until next time.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review: "Space Opera" from My Ten Friends

Hello Reader(s)

Today I'll be talking about "Space Opera" from My Ten Friends which was inspired by summer sunsets.
Source: Google Images

Space Opera is a purple based (well more a blurple base in certain light) with different sized hex glitters in purple, pink and gold. I think this polish really embodies the sunset above, but see for yourself below.

1 base Elmer's, 3 coats polish, 1 clear top coat

This polish goes on a little sheer so I needed 3 coats for opacity, definitely a stunner though. Maybe I'm a little partial to it because I love purple, but this is a great polish. I didn't have any application issues.

This is part of the My Ten Friends Summer collection, and is a limited edition polish. Once she runs out of supplies for this polish she won't be making it anymore. It is currently sold out at her website: MTF but feel free to check out the MTF Facebook page for upcoming restocks.

Until next time

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Review: "Accio Lacquer" from Lucky 13 Lacquer

Hello Reader(s):

Today I've got a special nail polish to talk about. A Harry Potter (HP) themed nail polish from Lucky 13 Lacquer. Now you may not know because I haven't mentioned too often, but I am an avid reader. The Harry Potter series is one of my favorites, I've read the whole series seven times (maybe more than that). I know that may seem crazy to some, but other HP fans are probably in the same boat LoL :) When I find a series I love I tend to go back to it every so often.

My HP collection ^_^
Now onto the polish. I know there are many brands who have done a Harry Potter inspired collection but I wanted to start with one from Lucky 13 Lacquer because I was especially drawn to her collection. I decided to start with her polish called Accio Lacquer, which was inspired by Harry's fight with the Hungarian horntail dragon during the Triwizard tournament where he masters the summoning spell 'Accio'. 

Hungarian Horntail

1 clear base coat, 2 coats polish, no topper

As you can see the polish is a great representation of the Hungarian horntail dragon. This polish is a grey crelly base with orange, red, and gold microflakes. I had no application issues. It went on great and didn't chip much. The sparkle from the glitter is really great, and I think lends color to the grey base which can come off a toned down brown when in certain lights.

This is a great HP inspired polish, and I think this makes a great fall color. I definitely will be trying out some more HP inspired polishes in the future, maybe even some house polishes. ^_^  For now though this Potterhead is content. Now to go curl up with a book.

Until next time.

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