Thursday, January 31, 2013

Lynnderella Chocolove Cherry, S.W.A.K. & The Key To Her Heart

Morning everyone! I have a few more polishes to share from Lynnderella's Groundhog Day Collection.  I originally planned to include Uncondtion All Love in this post, but I could not figure out the perfect base color for it. >_< Hopefully I can have it figured out in a few days when I post the other polishes from this collection! :)

Chocolove Cherry contains brown, red and opaque bubblegum pink glitter in various shapes all in a clear base. All nails are 2 coats of Chocolove Cherry over 2 coats of Orly Decades Of Dysfunction and a top coat of Seche Vite.
While I wasn't able to get out any of the larger red glitters, I still love the combination I did get.  My bottle has a slight pink/red tint to the base and I'm 100% ok with that because it made Decades Of Dysfunction look amazing. Lynn's polishes always make me second guess colors I don't normally like, brown and green, and have me wanting more of them! I'm very happy I didn't pass up this color at first glance and now am eager to buy more brown polishes!
S.W.A.K. is described as assorted red, white, pink with a hint of gold in a base spiked with hot pink shimmer. Also contains scattered pink, white, red and gold hearts. I started with 2 coats of Sephora Pantone Parachute Purple and added 2 coats of S.W.A.K. and a top coat of Seche Vite.
This polish reminds me of the Queen of Hearts. Of course the obvious reason being the colors and the hearts, but the larger square glitters remind me of cards. I'm pretty sure the Queen of Hearts herself would be all over this polish! ;) 
The Key To Her Heart has a coral base and various shapes and sizes of pink, coral, gold and white glitters. All nails are 2 coats of The Key to Her Heart over 2 coats of Essence Grey-T Be Here and a top coat of Seche Vite.
The Key To Her Heart is very girl and screams Valentine's Day! The base color didn't show though as much as I would have liked over grey, but that's ok with me because I love how it looks against it. :) 

Find Lynnderella polishes on eBay here. You can follow Lynnderella fan pages on Facebook here, Tumblr here, Twitter here and Instagram here.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lacquerhead Polish Baby Girl, Confetti Cake and Memory Lane Reviews & Swatches

I felt like I haven't taken swatch pictures in far too long >_< Over the weekend my son tried to take pictures of his hand with a polish bottle, I kid you not! And in doing so he messed with my settings. Luckily I got it back to where I wanted it, but it was a bit of a pain.
P.S. If you want to see his bottle shots you can see them here. Haha I think I am creating a mini monster :P

Baby Girl is described as having a pink base with purple and pink glitter of different sizes scattered throughout. All nails are 2 coats with top coat.
Baby Girl sings true to it's name and is very girly. Formula wise this polish was a little thin, after 3 coats it did build up well and I had no trouble getting out any glitter. It dried quickly and was almost completely smooth without a top coat, but I did opt to use one.
Confetti Cake has a white base and smaller sized hex glitters in a rainbow of colors. I used 3 coats with a top coat of Seche Vite.
On my last Lacquerhead Polish post I swatched Little Angels and fellow blogger Jacqueline, who blog at Claws Up!, commented that it reminded reminded her of Pop Tarts. As soon as I put Confetti Cake on, I thought of Pop Tarts! :P Not sure if it was just her comment that put the idea in my head or what, but it did. ;) I did polish a shake before applying because, well, I normally do and had no problem getting any of the glitters out. I assume you could layer this over a white base color and use less coats, though I liked the milky effect it gave off with 3 coats.
Memory Lane has a cocoa base color with color shifting pigment that flashes green and silver. All nails are 3 coats with no top coat. 
This polish color and my camera had a bit of a battle because the shifting color was very hard to capture. If you own MAC blue brown pigment this polish is a lot like it, with the exception that Memory Lane has a green flash unlike the pigment that gives off a blue flash. Anyways despite the color and my camera not getting along, this color is amazing in person! The base isn't just a basic brown color, but more of a deep brown and red combo. Formula was perfect and I think if I had tried to do additional coats I could have darkened it up a bit, I liked it perfectly at 3 coats though. :)

Purchase Lacquerhead Polish on etsy here. Make sure to follow Lacquerhead Polish on Facebook here and Twitter here. She has new colors coming soon and even I am eager to see what other new creations she has cooking up, so be sure to keep any eye out for pictures on her pages!

These products were sent for review, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Reusing Polish Bottles and Decanting Tutorial

I know I promised this last week and clearly failed >_< I also failed at even getting a post up on Monday. Frankly I was a little lazy over the weekend and had some camera problems so I slacked a little bit, sorry! Anyways, my friend Maggie, who runs T8slady's Polish Party that you should go check out, asked me to create a tutorial for reusing polish bottle and decanting. So here it is! 
P.S. This is my first ever tutorial so feedback is appreciated! I'm sure there was a thing or two I forget, please forgive me if I did. It's not easy taking pictures of this process. :P

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Lynnderella Blue Rouge

I fully planned on showing off the three Lynnderella Groundhog Day polishes I got in the mail today, but after trying this combo out I didn't want to take it off! :P If you are looking for more swatches from the Groundhog Day collection I recommended checking out Ooh La La Polish's post here or  AtlCatsMeow's Facebook and Instagram.

 Lynnderella Blue Rouge has an assortment of periwinkle and lilac glitters with pink shimmer. All nails are 2 coats of Blue Rouge over 2 coats of Finger Paints Spun Sugar with a top coat of Seche Vite.
 Normally I try to contrast the base color and glitter polish, but this combo looked so amazing I couldn't resist! The pink shimmer is much more prominent in person and it goes perfectly well with the periwinkle glitters. Blue Rouge also looked great over Rescue Beauty Lounge Aqua Lily and Mac Steamy, so if you own those try them out as well. ;)
 Ok one more picture! ;)

 You can purchase Lynnderella polishes through eBay here. Also be sure to follow the Lynnderella fan pages on Facebook here, Tumblr here, Twitter here and Instagram here. I know I said it yesterday and I will say it again today, there are other fake fan pages out there but these are the only real ones! ;)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lynnderella Polish Combos

I haven't posted any Lynnderella polishes in a what feels like a long while. I was a little bored last night and wanted to have fun with some of the Lynnderellas I haven't worn yet and ones I have. I'm going to keep this post less wordy than usual, so I won't include the description of each polish. If needed you can find more photos and their descriptions all over the internet. ;)

I started with 2 coats of Lacquerhead Polish Blueberry Yum-Yum (post here) and added Lynnderella I Don't Mean Rhinestones, Deep Blue Seeing and Once In A Blue Rune (post here) in a gradient manner. I topped it all off with Seche Vite.
My camera did not catch all the sparkliness this manicure had to offer. :/ It's definitely an eye catcher that could blind someone in the sunlight! :P  
All nails are 2 coats of Lynnderella Common Sense with 1 coat of Evermore dabbed on and a top coat of Seche Vite.
I was a little disappointed in this manicure, it looked much better on the nail wheel. I think my problem was wanting too put too much of Evermore on my nail when I had been sparse with it on the nail wheel. If you want to try to recreate this don't go too crazy with Evermore and it will turn out even better. ;)
I wanted to show this manicure in 2 parts. This first part was started with 2 coats of Lynnderella Angel Food with 2 coats of Magic Fairy Stars added on top. Magic Fairy Stars is one of my favorite Lynnderella polishes because of the combination of blue and purple glitters and the little stars! :)
I topped the above manicure with one more coat of Angel Food and well I can't say more than I love this combo! ;)

Purchase Lynnderella polishes through eBay here. You can also find Lynnderella fan pages on Facebook here, Tumblr here, Twitter here and Instagram here. I know there have been a few fake pages popping up here and there, but rest assured the pages I have listed are the only ones approved by Lynn herself.

P.S. Feel free to leave links to of your pictures or blog posts combining Lynnerella polish! I would love to see them! 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lacquerhead Polish Little Angels Review & Swatches

I was a little on the fence about blogging about this polish since it's limited, but I was hoping in posting it I could encourage more people to donate to the fundraiser/giveaway Lacquered Lover is holding. While this polish is not openly for sale through Lacquerhead Polish, you can win it in the fundraiser/giveaway being held. I have details posted below at the bottom of this post on how to win it. 

Little Angels has a clear base with a hint of shimmer and medium sized pastel hexes in various colors and smaller raspberry colored hex glitter. All nails are 2 coats of Little Angels over 2 coats of Orly Decades Of Dysfunction and a top coat of Seche Vite.
I think the delicate look of this polish goes perfectly with the cause it is meant for. The raspberry glitters combined with the pastel glitters make this polish very girly and fun. Formula was trouble free, as always. 

As mentioned at the beginning of this post, this polish is not for sale and can only be obtained from the current fundraiser/giveaway Lacquered Lover is holding here. This fundraiser/giveaway is in benefit of those who were victims and survivors of the Sandy Hook tragedy. 

Other Lacquerhead Polish creations can be purchased on etsy here. You can also find Lacquerhead Polish on Facebook here and Twitter here.

This product was sent for review, all opinions are my own.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sephora X Ice Princess vs. Rainbow Honey A Little Kindness vs Jindie Nails Pretty Penny

Hi everyone! :) Today I decided to a quick comparison post with a few polish I have in my collection that were some what similar to each other. I don't own A England She Walks In Beauty, so I couldn't add that to the comparison. I think from the photos I have seen Sephora X Ice Princess and A England She Walks In Beauty would be pretty close, if not 100%, dupes for each other though.

 Sephora X Ice Princess has a base of micro green-gold glitter and medium and larger rose colored hex glitters. 
Rainbow Honey A Little Kindness is described as a rose, white, gold, and soft green glitters that float in a delicate and sheer yellow base with an iridescent pink shimmer. I previously posted about this polish here
Jindie Nails Pretty Penny is pink and gold round glitters with wine, bronze and gold glitter and gold shimmer. My previous post about Pretty Penny can be found here.
My index and pinky nails are 3 coats of  Ice Princess, my middle nail 3 coats of A Little Kindness and my ring nail is 3 coats of Pretty Penny. All have a top coat of Seche Vite.
 Ice Princess clearly is the odd man out in compared to A Little Kindness and Pretty Penny. A Little Kindness and Pretty Penny are close to each other but not 100% dupes. The shimmer in Pretty Penny is lighter and it has a difference of glitter colors and shapes than A Little Kindness. I would say if you have either A Little Kindness or Pretty Penny you wouldn't need the other, unless the difference in glitter is important to you. 
 1 coat of each polish in the same order listed as above over Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris and a top coat of Seche Vite. 

Sephora X can be purchased online through Sephora here and can be found in stores at select Sephoras carrying the "X" line.  Find Sephora on Facebook here and Twitter here.

Purchase Rainbow Honey polishes on their online store here. Follow Rainbow Honey on Facebook here and Twitter here

Jindie Nails can be purchased through Etsy here, which is currently closed, and Mei Mei's Signatures here. Make sure to follow Jindie Nails on Facebook here and Instagram here for shop updates.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Silly Bee's Chickadees Bring Us A Figgy Mango Cocktail and Bring Us A Figgy Mango Smoothie Reviews & Swatches

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend! I was able to catch up on some swatches, so hopefully my posts will be up earlier in the day rather than later. I also able to make a small tutorial about decanting polish for a friend that I will have up sometime this week.  For today though, I have a few more creations from the lovely Silly Bee's Chickadees. If you haven't found her on Facebook yet, make sure to at least check out this picture to see how ridiculously cute the labels for the upcoming Beverage Cart Collection are! 

Bring Us A Figgy Mango Cocktail has a clear base with matte lavender, purple, orange, yellow and white hexes and matte yellow squares. I used 2 coats over 2 coats of Pure Ice Monte Carlo and a top coat of Seche Vite.
Another fun mix from Silly Bee! I love the yellow glitters in this polish and how bright they pop! Formula was problem free and you definitely don't need to fish out a single piece of glitter. ;)  
I went on to add 1 coat of Pure Ice Monte Carlo over this manicure and boy did it make it look amazing! After trying this I am eager to try Orange You A Honeydew Cocktail and Melly's Mix "jellied"! 
Bring Us A Figgy Mango Smoothie is similar to the Cocktail version with the exception that it has no white hexes and is in a white base. All nails are 3 coats and a top coat of Seche Vite.
It's crazy how just a white base really softens the glitters in this mix and makes it look completely different. Instead of the yellow glitters popping out like in the cocktail version , in the smoothie version the purple glitters are the ones to stand out. Formula again great with it being quick to dry and not having to "fish" for any of the larger glitters. It does need a nice top coat to help smooth it out, but this can be done with only one coat! :)

Silly Bee's Chickadees can be found on etsy here. To stay up to date on the new collection and see other customer's swatches of these polishes like Silly Bee's Chickadee's on Facebook here. Also, be sure to check out Melissa's blog, that is filled with craftiness and cuteness, here

These products were sent for review, all opinions are my own.
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