August 07, 2014

First Time Galaxy Mani

 Press Sample

Hi everyone!  I know I said I'd be back on Monday, but I forget how much a change of schedule messes with a person.  I will try my hardest to be caught up and back on my posting schedule next week!  Today, though I have my first ever try at a galaxy mani!  I wanted to do something a little lighter, but I ended up not liking it.

 This hand just didn't look right, so I did my right hand with different colors and BAM!  Love it!

I like the right hand so much better!  I wish I could have gotten a better picture, though.  It's going to take practice to get good right handed pics!  What do you all think?

Thanks for reading! 

*some of the polishes in this post may have been sent for review.  full details can be found on the disclaimer page of this blog


July 25, 2014

Colors By Llarowe Oops! and Days of Our Polish

Nothing To Disclose

Morning, lovelies!  Last week I won a giveaway, and I was sent two awesome Colors By Llarowe polishes!  The prize was donated by Traci over at Newsie Nail Novice.   I was actually sent two discontinued polishes, Runt and Days of Our Polish.  I swatched Runt on one nail and decided it isn't me, and swapped it for this gorgeous Oops!  I believe the one I have is "Addicts Attack" but I'm not 100% sure.

I'm going to leave you with very few words, and lots of pictures.  Both of these were awesome!  Very good first impression.  Both two coats.  Both linear holo.  While not super in your face, it is still stronger than my photos!

 Oops!  Red based purple linear holo.  Pictures taken in a lightbox.

Days of Our Polish.  Teal linear holo.  Pictures taken in lightbox.

You can grab your own CBL polishes at for $12!

Which ones do I NEED to pick up?  Let me know!  Have a great weekend, everyone!  <3 p="">


July 24, 2014

Lacquer Lust Opal

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Morning, lovelies!  Sometime in the past month, I showed you the Lacquer Lust Pink Tourmaline that I HAD to have because it's my birthstone.  I wasn't happy with it.  Well, I'm happy with the polish, but not the birthstone part.  I've always secretly kind of shunned the tourmaline.  Awful.  I know.  But, why wouldn't I when I also get to claim the amazing opal?  I even cringe when I see people wearing it that weren't born in October.  I am seriously superstitious about my gems... and how dare they risk cracking such a beautiful stone?  Of course, now opals are mostly synthetic so they won't crack, but I still can't get it out of my head.  So I absolutely had to have the Opal polish.

Getting my hands on this was a little tricky.  I could never find it in stock, and most people selling it wanted way more than retail for it.  Which, honestly, annoys me.  This is a core polish, why charge MORE for it?  It'll just be back in stock later!  Finally, I found someone who was selling their bottle for retail so I grabbed it!

Behold!  Lacquer Lust Opal:

How gorgeous?  I am in total awe of this polish.  It looks exactly how you would expect it!  And, yes, that is a broken bottle cap.  Luckily, it still seals the bottle so it's all good... for now.

So, what do you guys think of this polish?  If you have any layering suggestions, let me know!  Thanks for looking!


July 23, 2014

Mentality Nail Polish Ruffian and Proper Stamping

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Hi, lovelies!  Monday I got a mystery prize package in the mail.  In it were four Mentalities.  I received Ruffian, Proper, Vicious, Glow and Fast Dry topcoat.  When I saw Ruffian and Proper next to each other on the swatch wheel, I had to use them together!  Below is Ruffian stamped with Proper.
 Ruffian is a super rich royal blue satin.  It dries matte with the tiniest bit of shimmer.  It is stunning!
Proper is a bronze shimmer, that I think may have some holo in it.  It looks like there may be some scattered rainbows in there, but the sky has been nasty, so indoors I can't tell.  It is super pretty, though!

I think these polishes look amazing together, and Proper stamps super well (ignore the middle finger, I didn't re-paint the stamp image before I picked it up).  I will probably be using them both again, soon!

You can buy Mentality polishes at their new website now!