Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Lynnderella Merry With Berries, Mortal Kumquat & Poinsettia Mocktail

Hey everyone! I know later post than normal. :P It was a nice day and I had to drag myself inside to write up this post. ;) If you quickly jumped into the photos you are probably wondering what the heck bottles these are. My super awesome friend Maggie was kind enough to send me decants of some Lynnderella polishes she owned and I wanted to show them off because they are amazing and so is she. ;)

Merry With Berries is described as dark green squares and matte green shards accented with magenta and red “berries” and green microglitter in a green-shimmered base clear base. I used 1 coat over 2 coats of Zoya Solange and a top coat of Seche Vite.
Yet another polish I am clearly behind the seasons on. :P I think over a yellow base it makes it a little more "Springy". ;) One of my favorite things about swatching Lynnderella polishes are seeing close up shots and really getting an up close and personal view of that fun shimmer!
Mortal Kumquat has a orange "juice-like" base with intense pink shimmer and iridescent violet and blue flakes and hexagons. All nails are 1 coat of Mortal Kumquat over Barielle Berry Blue and a top coat of Seche Vite.
Love this polish! When I was younger there was a kumquat tree next to my sister's and my swing set and I remember eating them every so often. Don't only does this polish conjure up old memories, it's also beautiful! 
Poinsettia Mocktail has red and green holographic glitter with a touch of matte yellow-green neon mini-hexagons in a sheer red base. It was created to honor national Poinsettia Day, December 12th. I used 3 coats with a top coat of Seche Vite.
I know, I know another holiday polish. :P I wore this polish around for a few days because the red base and holographic glitters are just a match made in heaven and I couldn't stop staring at my nails. I didn't feel out of place wearing it at the end of April, so I still stick to my "polish has no season" theory. ;)

Again the bottles shown here are decants from a friend and Lynnderella does not sell minis. I just don't want thinking that way! ;) You can purchase Lynnderella polishes on Lynnderella.com and if you are in Europe through Norway Nails.  Follow all the Lynnderella fan pages on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Tumblr.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Zoya Irresistible Collection Reviews & Swatches

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend! :) I have the last collection of Zoya's new polishes to share today, the Irresistible collection. Usually I'm not a huge fan of foil finishes because they are so in your face on their own, it makes them hard to cover them with glitter! :P But these are beautiful on there own and almost make me not feel guilty covering them up with glitter. ;)
All of these polishes had perfect formulas and only needed 2 coats to be opaque. I didn't use a top coat for any of them because I liked the foil finish they had without one. 

Zoya Amy
Amy is a red orange foil metallic.
Zoya Amy
Bobbi is a hot magenta pink foil metallic.
Hazel is a blue green foil metallic.
Kerry is a yellow gold foil metallic.
Rikki is a fern green foil metallic.Tinsley is a rose gold foil metallic.

My top picks from this collection would be Bobbie, Amy and Hazel. I didn't do anything fancy with these because, in all honesty, I hate the clean up involved with foils. >_< I was going to try for a gradient but I was wearing enough sparkle after just swatching these. :P

Purchase this collection, and any Zoya polish, online through Zoya.com or find them in store at Ulta. If you’re new to Zoya, you can sign up on their website with the link above and receive a one-time use coupon code for a free polish!  You just need to pay for shipping and handling, but if you add 2 more, you get free shipping! Make sure to follow Zoya on FacebookTwitterYouTube and their blog for information about new upcoming colors!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Initial Lacquer Mr. BluBlu, Ms. P and The Night Circus Reviews & Swatches

Hey everyone! I know I usually don't post on Sundays, but I meant to post this yesterday and due to my son's lovely sleep habit just didn't have the energy to. :P Initial Lacquer has some new, creative and fun polishes she has just released and I have 3 of them to share today! :)

Mr. BluBlue has a light blue "crelly" base with white square and diamond glitter, satin purple glitter and pink circle glitter. I used 2 coats with top coat of Seche Vite.

It's no secret I'm a huge blue fan, but there is just something about this base color that is just simple and stunning. It maybe the combination of being a "crelly" and light blue, I'm not sure but I just can't get how amazing it is on it's own! The soft glitter mix in Mr. BluBlu only makes this polish ten times even more amazing! Formula was perfect and gave me no problems.
Mr. P contains neon pink hexes and hearts, satin purple hexes and satin mint green hexes and squares all in light pink base. All nails are 3 coats with a top coat of Seche Vite.
Like Mr. BluBlue, formula was perfect! I guess they are a perfect pair ;) The delicateness of the pink base and soft glitters are a match made in heaven. Hopefully one day Mr. BluBlu will make Ms. P and Mrs. :P
The Night Circus has a slightly tinted blue base and a mixture of holographic and neon glitters. Except for my ring nail, I used 1 coat of The Night Circus over 2 coats of Initial Lacquer Arctic Night. My ring nail is 2 coats of The Night Circus over bare nail and all nails have a top coat of Seche Vite.
Even though the black glitters don't pop as much over a darker base, the holographic ones really make themselves known! The combination of neon and holographic glitters really make your nail stand out! This polish isn't for anyone looking for something subtle. :P Formula was a bit thick and I think that has to do with how much glitter is packed into one bottle seeing as 2 coats makes it almost completely opaque. ;) Other than that, no problems to report. :)

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Lynnderella "It Came Without Ribbons", Salad Days & The Glittering Crowd

Sorry for the late post! >_< A nap I took into earlier turned from a 2 hour cat nap into a 12 hour sleep! Oops! :P How about some Lynnderellas to make up for my tardiness. ;)

"It Came Without Ribbons" is a mixture of red and green glitters in various shapes and sizes in a red tinted base. All nails are 3 coats dabbed on with a top coat of Seche Vite.
I know this is a super late posting of a holiday polish >_< Sorry! But it's beautiful nonetheless and to me themed polishes have no "limits". :)
Salad Days is described as Garden variety: tender lettuces, herbs, radishes, tomatoes, rapscallions and carrot chiffonade. A young, bright green with dressing on the side. The expression originated in Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra, when Cleopatra is regretting her youthful dalliances with Julius Caesar and says, “...My salad days... When I was green in judgment, cold in blood...”  Clear base and overall green appearance. Vegetables are good for you. I used 1 coat over 2 coats of Orly La Vida Loca and a top coat of Seche Vite.
A salad, that's sparkly and filled with glitter? Yes please! Ok so maybe not the best idea to eat this polish or a salad filled with glitter. :P
The Glittering Crowd contains over 100 different glitters! I started with 3 coats of Flower Cosmetics I Lavendare You! and added 2 coats of The Glittering Crowd with a top coat of Seche Vite.
I told my self I would "go easy on the glitter", but I find that hard to do! :P The more glitter the better, as always, and it's super easy to do that with this polish! ;)

Anyone within the states can purchase Lynnderella polishes through Lynnderella.com. For anyone living in Europe make sure to check out Norway Nails!
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Silly Bee's Chickadees Melly's Mash Review and Swatches

Afternoon everyone! It has such a nice day outside that I have spent most of my day outside. I'm thankful to have any nice weather as long as it's not raining all the time! >_< I have a new color to share with you coming out on May 1st from Silly Bee's Chickadees. Before you read this post (ok if really must read this post first, I guess that's ok :P ) run over to Silly Bee's Chickadee's Facebook page and enter her giveaway! She is giving away an entire set of the Don't Eat The Polish collection, a collaboration between her and Sonoma Nail Art.

 Melly's Max is pretty much birthday cake on your nails with some added sparkle! ;) It has a white "crelly" base and an assortment of glitters in various colors. I used 2 coats with a top coat of Seche Vite.
Again, no other way to describe this than birthday cake on your nails! :P And it's perfect because Melissa, the creator of Silly Bee's Chickadees, created this polish to celebrate her upcoming birthday! :) Formula was easy to work with but it does dry a bit bumpy, so a top coat is needed.

Currently Silly Bee's Chickadees Etsy shop is closed till May 1st, when this polish will be released. If you are in the Fulshear, TX area make sure to stop by and meet the Mrs. Chickadee herself at the Mommy Swagger Expo!  While you wait for the shop to reopen follow Silly Bee's Chickadees on Facebook and check out her great blog! Don't forgot to enter her awesome giveaway! ;)

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