Friday, November 29, 2013

Color Club Holiday Splendor

Color Club Holiday Splendor
2 coats, 1 top coat.
Look at this beauty!
Color Club really out did themselves with this holiday collection
from 2011 and all the pretty glitters.
I LOVE glitter polish, especially small glitters.
This collection is my favorite glitter collection.
Holiday Splendor is a green blue jelly based glitter polish 
with holographic accents 
that put this baby on my 'favs of all time' list.
A jelly polish that covers in 2 coats? Yes, please.
Holographic glitters? Yes, please.
And a vibrant green blue color? Yes, please!
The wear time was great, after 3 days, I removed it 
without any tip wear.
The cost cannot be beat. I have 2 of these, one I bought
at a nail supply for about $2.50 and one I got in a pack
from Ross for about $8 for the entire set.

Did you know that Color Club is also 4 Free and Vegan,
 never testing on animals.
They also work with organizations like GLAAD, Autism Speaks, and the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for charity.
I don't mind to spend my money that goes to a company like this.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Colors by llarowe Dirty Diana

Colors by llarowe Dirty Diana
2 coats, top coat.

Here is another holographic polish from Colors by llarowe.
The formula was easy and covered in 2 coats.
I did not have the chipping issue I had with another one I wore by CBL.
The color is very pretty, it reminds me of
OPI DS Exclusive, but a tad but on the red side than the purple like
Exclusive. I also acquired this through her pre-orders.
The price was $12.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ninja Polish Glamorous

Ninja Polish Glamorous
2 coats, top coat.
Oh yes I did! I have this beauty AND I am showing you it, lol.
Ninja Polish made this in hopes of duplicating the 
very hard to find OPI DS Glamorous.
I believe they succeeded in their efforts.
Now, this color is a blurple color, meaning blue and purple mixed.
To me, the color leans more towards blue than purple.
Although, other bloggers have described it as purple with blue hints.
Either way, it is a beauty and I am happy to have it in my collection.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Liquid Sky Lacquer Walk on the Wild Side

Liquid Sky Lacquer Walk on the Wild Side
2 coats, top coat.
Hey again. This is the other Liquid Sky Lacquer
I purchased on llarowe's website when I bought Sugared Berries.
I wasn't as happy with this one as I was with
Sugared Berries. The color wasn't my favorite.
The formula is excellent. 
It is only color tone preference that keeps me from loving this
polish. The pictures I am showing you look so 
pretty. But, in person the purple is like a dusty grey purple.
I prefer vibrant rich purples or pretty lavenders. 
However, the more I wore this polish, the more I liked it.
As you can see in the last picture, the polish
changes appearances in different lighting.
I like it, I just don't think I love it.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Liquid Sky Lacquer Sugared Berries

Liquid Sky Lacquer Sugared Berries
2 coats, top coat.
Hey there :)
This is the first I am showing Liquid Sky Lacquer.
I purchased 2 polishes by this brand from llarowe in October.
This is the one I liked the most of the two.
This pretty light lavender color fits the name perfectly.
The formula was great.
The stay time was good as well.
Now, there were other colors I wanted more than this one,
but as you may know, its hard to get the ones you want
during a "restock" on llarowe's website.

The above picture is with flash and the one below is sunlight.
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Lush Lacquer Bubble Yummy

Lush Lacquer Bubble Yummy
4-5 thin coats, 2 coats top coat.
Hey there!
Lush Lacquer changed their company name to
Polish Me Silly due to another company
owning a very similar name.
Same products and ingredients, just a different name.

Bubble Yummy was in my untried pile for over a year, yikes!
So, here it is.
It is listed as a 2-3 coater, but I don't see how that is possible
without layering it due to how sheer it is.

This is what the maker says about it...
"Bubble Yummy is a strikingly beautiful semi-sheer purple base with a mixture of glitter... silver and purple fine and medium glitter are used. This polish combination is absolutely stunning on. It's bright and very definitely attracts attention! It looks great over other colors (see the swatches up above) or alone with 2 to 3 coats of polish. This polish has a smooth finish after applying a top coat. Please apply a thick top coat to seal in the glitter and allow for a smooth finish! "

The process of applying was annoying. 
I am spoiled by my 1-2 coating polishes
and had to let a few layers dry and come back after a few hours 
to add a couple of more coats on the visible nail line areas.
The result is adorable though!
The formula is blah.
I am not a jelly polish fan (the work that goes into it)
So, take my opinion lightly.
This is still available on their etsy store for $9.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Colors by llarowe Vamp

Colors by llarowe Vamp
2 coats, top coat.

Howdy there :)

Here is another holographic polish. I am addicted, sorry!
Colors by llarowe Vamp is a red holo with golden copper flashes.
In the sunlight it goes from red to red violet almost. 
As you can see in the picture, it doesn't look like a true red.
However, with indoor lighting it does seem red.
It is a beauty and I am super glad I ordered it during her preorder.

You can click here to visit the store listing as well as see 
another swatch (which looks different then mine)

I received mine at the beginning of September, so 
I am not sure if there were different batches.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Smitten Polish Out of the Blue

Smitten Polish Out of the Blue
2 coats, top coat.
This is my favorite shade of blue. And blue is usually my
favorite color. So, basically this shade of blue is my all time
favorite color. Its such a rich beautiful royal blue.
The formula is perfect. I cannot believe how fabulous all of
Smitten Polish holos are and why more people are not going crazy over them.
This is currently sold out. But, following Smitten Polish on facebook
usually helps. She answers questions and updates restocks or preorders often.
Here is her store...

If you are a blue and holo lover, I highly recommend this polish.
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

China Glaze Galactic Gray

China Glaze Galactic Gray
2 coats, top coat.
This dark gray polish is such a stunner.
Like the other polishes in the Hologlam collection, the bottle
does not show the beauty that translates on the nail.
The tiny micro holographic particles come alive 
and make a linear holographic effect on the nail.
I love wearing blacks and grey polishes, so this is 
a 'keeper, repeater, stay forever in my collection' polish. lol

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Smitten Polish Enchanted Forest

Smitten Polish Enchanted Forest
2 coats, top coat.
Wow! Smitten Polish has really been producing some
saturated colors with her holographic polishes.
She is currently my favorite indie brand.
This is Enchanted Forest in 2 easy coats.
The green is so rich, 
and is rightly named.
The dry time and wear time were great.
The formula is jelly like, much like the Jade Holos from Brazil.
However, not that strong smell Jades tend to have.
If you do not have a Smitten Polish, I suggest you try some.
This polish is $11 and is currently available on her Etsy store.
Also, if you follow her shop on Facebook, she
often does preorders. 
That is how I obtained all my holo polishes from her.

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Dance Legend Shock

Dance Legend Shock
2 coats, no top coat.

This is a holographic polish from the Russian brand, Dance Legend.
Shock (No. 3) is a rich strawberry pink color.
Their Prism collection is amazing.
I dare say, my favorite holographic line for linear holographic polish.
The strong holographic effect rivals any other brand.
The formula goes on smooth and evenly in 1-2 coats.
The dry time and stay time is wonderful.
The color selection is great.
I have no complaints other than I want more colors to buy! lol
I think that the cost of $13 a bottle is well worth the quality.
You can purchase this polish from the following retailers...
also, there is a Facebook group Color 4 U nails, I purchased from as well.
I do not have a link to that retailer. But, she is reliable as well.
Her name is Sisu, I believe.
 (I deactivated my Facebook, so I can't recall exactly)

I suggest purchasing from one of these companies.
I purchased directly from the Russian retailer
and after a month of waiting I had to dispute my purchase
due to the order being lost in transit.
So, for peace of mind, I would purchase within the same country.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Colors by Llarowe This Girl is on Fire...Help!

Colors by Llarowe This Girl is on Fire...Help!
This is actually Smooth Criminal (it was mislabeled)
1 coat, with top coat.

This is my first time showing Colors by Llarowe.
I preordered a handful of her holographic polishes
and was pleased by how quickly they arrived safe and sound.
This was the first I decided to wear.
This Girl is on Fire...Help! is a blurple 1 coat linear holographic polish.
I have seen other swatches, and theirs seem to lean more towards 
the purple side than the blue, like mine.
I am not sure if there were a few batches.
I do not see this on llarowe's page anymore.
So, I am not sure of it being available again.
The only complaint I have of this polish 
is that I did have chipping after 1 day even with
wrapped tips of top coat.
But, other than  that, everything was very pleasing.
The color reminds me of OPI/Ninja Polish Glamorous, but 
This Girl is on Fire...Help! is a bit lighter in color.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Zoya Kimmy

Zoya Kimmy 2 coats.
Oooooh how I love this polish.
It is like a candy apple on my finger tips.
The hints of gold make it even more special.
This is from the 2011 Zoya Sunshine collection. 
(my fav of all their collections)
I am missing a couple, 
which I hope to acquire soon.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Butter London Scallywag

Butter Long Scallywag.
This was on my wishlist and I received it as a gift.
The color is sooooo pretty.
The formula was very clumpy 
and hard for me to work with.
As you can tell in the pictures.
You can also see the lack of clean up.
Sorry about that.
 I was so frustrated with the outcome, 
I didn't want to spend more time with it, lol.
This is with 2 coats of top coat.
I won't toss this into the swap pile yet! lol
I'll give it one more go before it ends up there.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Ninja Polish Enter the Dragon

Hey again!
Here is a STUNNER glitter from Ninja Polish.
I put 1 coat of China Glaze Smoke and Ashes 
(my all time favorite 1 coat black)
And this is ONE coat of Ninja Polish Enter the Dragon.
1 coat of top coat and this was done!
This is like OPI Mad as a Hatter, 
but gold glitter instead of silver.
I love it.
This polish is currently sold out.
But, you can click the link to sign up for restock notifications.

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