Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lacquistry — Tepes

Another one from the vault. 

This is an amazing polish by Lacquistry. I just love all the different elements and the texture and depth this polish has. It's beautiful.

Lacquistry Tepes is "a blackened berry base which is swirled with iridescent mica giving a slight color shift, topped with amber sparks grounded by a berry shimmer."

This is 2-3 coats of Tepes with a top coat of Seche Vite.

You can purchase Lacquistry polishes from Jenna's Etsy shop.

Until next time~ :)

Nail Polish Jewelry

Today's post is a little something different. (I promise I will be posting actual nail polish posts soon!)

Chelsea at The Nail Network had posted on her Facebook page a photo of a nail polish ring she had made and I just absolutely had to have one. Not only did I get a ring, but I got a necklace and earrings to match.

I don't know if I've ever mentioned it here, but I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan and love to get my hands on pretty much anything related to HP. So when I saw her Slytherin snitch ring, I fell in love and asked if I could get this made and she told me to shoot her an email so I did!

And wah-lah! Now I have my very own Slytherin themed set. :)

I want to thank Chelsea so much for these awesome pieces! I don't have pictures of the earrings because they are tiny and I don't have a macro lens to capture them in focus. Lol.

You can probably contact her through her Facebook to ask for custom pieces that she will work with you to make and then list them on Etsy to buy or you can go check out her pieces on her Etsy store!

Until next time~ :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Quick Update

Hello my lovelies,

I just wanted to make a quick update saying that I will be stepping back from blogging for a bit. I have a lot of stuff going on in RL and catching up with my swatching and editing is taking a lot of free time that I don't have at the moment. I also need to quit buying so much polish. Lol. I have been spending so much money on collections and international branded polish that it's just taking up too much of my leftover income.

In light of that, I may be going through my stash and have a blog sale. Though I'm still unsure of when this will happen as I am a major hoarder and hate getting rid of things. Lol.

I will be shipping out the winners of my giveaways prizes this weekend. I don't have a chance to during the week and I wasn't able to this past weekend. So if you're a winner and wondering where your prize is, it will be shipped out soon! I'll email you girls when I ship and with a confirmation number as well. :)

I'll probably have only about 1 post a week now if even that. I like to actually wear a polish for a day or so instead of just swatching it and putting it away never to look at again. 

So I will leave you guys for now with an instagram of today's manicure which I will post about at a later date. Nerd Lacquer (RIP) Home of the Untempered Schism. I really keep hoping that she'll come back one day. :(

Until next time, my lovelies~ :)

Monday, June 18, 2012

Enchanted Polish — Dragon Spit

Who doesn't love holos?

I know I sure do! So after seeing tons of posts about Enchanted Polish I just knew I had to get my hands on one or five. I really fell in love with this burnished red/orange holo called Dragon Spit. I was lucky enough at the time that their shop had this in stock. I was going to get a few more but unfortunately my wallet does not agree with their $12 price tag.

Application was perfect in 2 coats. Honestly I don't remember if I used a top coat on this but I don't think I did. I also don't think topcoat deflates the holo.

I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves. There are quite a few. Lol.

So another amazing indie brand takes flight. You can purchase Enchanted Polish at her Etsy shop (closed / $12), Harlow&Co ($15), and Llarowe ($15).

Until next time~ :)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

F4 Polish ­— Mint Chocolate Chip

Long time no post...

Life has been hectic. I have been battling my nails the last couple of weeks. I had so many breaks and just when I thought my pointer on my swatching hand was growing out, it broke again. -_- So I just got annoyed and chopped them down again. So I'm hoping in the next week or so they grow out enough again so I can start swatching again. My fingers look so short without my long (for me) nails.

Anyway, here is a polish from before my nail tragedies happened. F4 Polish is another great indie brand. I placed a pretty big order with them a couple of weeks back and was so excited when I got them all in! 

Mint Chocolate Chip is just that - a minty green creme base with brown micro-glitter. It looks just like the ice cream.

Application was great. 3 thin coats (+ topcoat of Seche Vite) and I had full coverage. This dried pretty fast so I didn't have any problems and the wear was fantastic. I wore it for about 4 days with just a little tip wear. 

You can purchase F4 Polish from their Etsy shop. Their polish runs $8.00 a bottle for full sized and the shop is run by three sisters so the turnaround is really fast. Definitely check them out!

Until next time~ :)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

And the winners are~

Congratulations to the winners of my 4,000 pageviews giveaway!

First Prize: Vallon E.
Second Prize: Paola M
Third Prize: Danielle

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I'll be emailing you girls soon and will need your US mailing addresses. You have 48 hours to respond otherwise you forfeit your prize and I will pick another winner.

I'll try to get the prizes mailed out by next week! Thanks again to everyone who participated! :)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Essie — Tart Deco

Quick (late!) post for you guys today!

I went to a wedding last night and of course did everything so last minute. I actually ended up polishing my nails at the beginning of the reception. *facepalm* Lol. It was super boring and I hate to say that considering it was a good friend of mine's wedding but it's the truth!

I got this Essie color to match the dress I wore. I was trying to find something cheaper but this caught my eye and nothing else would do it for me.

Essie Tart Deco is a vibrant peachy coral creme. This dried a little darker than the bottle showed and was a lot brighter on the nail than I was expecting.

This is two flawless coats of Tart Deco with a top coat of Seche Vite.

My application is not so great but pretty damn good considering I did this sitting on a chair against the wall in horrible dim lighting. Lol. My other hand is not so great. I'm thinking I'm going to remove it and repaint it or just do a third coat to try to even out my mistakes.

I didn't think I'd like this color on me but it actually looks really good. It makes me look super tan too. Hehe. I think I'll be going for this one for some future pedicures. :)

Don't forget about my giveaway! It ends in a few days!

Until next time~ :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kleancolor — Chunky Holo Teal

Here's a stinky Kleancolor.

So apparently I forgot to come back to this post and edit it before it went live. So sorry guys!

I went get a manicure a few weeks back and picked out this lovely China Glaze blue for my mani and pedi. As someone who never really leaves polish on for very long, I was itching to do something with this mani the day I got it. Lol. I did hold out at least for a day or two before I added a coat of my new Kleancolor Chunky Holo Teal.

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Teal is a sheer teal jelly base packed with multichrome round glitters. I'm not sure why they call them "holo" because they really aren't holographic.

This is one coat of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Teal over China Glaze Bahamian Escape.

Kleancolors are stinky, really stinky. I was sure I'd need to air my bedroom out for days after using this. I'm not sure how B3 they are (IF they are), but other than the smell the formula wasn't bad on this as I was expecting from what I've heard and seen from other bloggers.

You can purchase Kleancolors at your local retailers if you have any or you can purchase them from BeautyJoint for $1.75 each!

Until next time~ :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

The Spooky Bones Company — Sink to the Bottom

Hello hello!

Today I have another Strange Polish by the Spooky Bones Company for  you guys!

This mini was actually sent to me with the order that I made and it was actually the first polish I tried / wore from that order! Lol.

Sink to the Bottom is a dusty light blue with speckles. It has a slight greenish shimmer to it but if you look close enough it looks textured. It's definitely a very interesting color!

This is 2 coats of Sink to the Bottom with a coat of Seche Vite.

Formula was good on this and dry time is also good. I don't remember much about wear or anything else since I actually wore this at the end of March! :x Oops. I thought I had posted this ages ago but apparently I never did. Lol.

You can't purchase this polish but they have tons of other awesome polishes in their Etsy shop, so go take a look at their shop!

Until next time~ :)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Nail blogger woes.

I know I haven't been very active recently here. I've been incredibly busy with work and I started working out with a personal trainer a couple of times a week. 

But also my nails have been giving me a lot of issues. I broke 3 nails on my right hand (non swatching hand) and then the other day I had a small crack on the side in the morning and was going to try to fix it with a teabag paper when I got home that evening but before I could even leave the house it had cracked through half my nail. So I chopped it. I didn't cut down all my nails as I really don't like doing that so I'm giving my nubs time to catch up.

I'll probably be posting more older stuff. I have a ton of polishes that I swatched a while back that I just never go around to posting, but I doubt I'll really be swatching until my nails grow back out to a decent length.

Also, don't forget about my giveaway! There's only 7 days left!

Until next time~ :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Scherer Chameleon — Calypso

Today I have an oldie for you guys. You'll probably be seeing a lot of these for a little while since I have SO many polishes that I swatched a month or so ago and never got around to editing or posting. OTL.

This is another of the Scherer Chameleon polishes I picked up a while back.

Calypso is a dusty, rosy purple multichrome that flashes to a silvery/green champagne color.

My middle finger has the most range.

It's sooo much more multichrome in the bottle.

This is 2 coats of Calypso without topcoat. Dry time is fantastic on this. It dries almost immediately and is a bit brushstroke-y but topcoat hides the imperfections.

I picked this up at Rite Aid a while back for $1.99 and might possibly still be available. I haven't been in a while so I'm not sure if they're still around.

Until next time~ :)