Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Teal Jelly Sandwich

          Last night on the Plump and Polished Facebook Fan Page, I asked what my next manicure should be. I only received a few answers, but it was worth a shot. Jelly Sandwich was the winner. I haven't done one of these in months. In the polish world, a jelly sandwich is a manicure with a sheer jelly polish layered over a glitter. When layering the two, the glitter looks like it's floating in a squishy sea of goodness. 


One Coat Essie Go Overboard
Two Coats Lynnderella Connect the Dots
One Coat Zoya Frida 
One Coat Seche Vite

Be sure to check out the details and other pictures under the cut.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jade Hologr√°fico: Magia Negra

          What do you put on when you want something fun that goes with everything and will last for a good while? I don't know you about, but I always gravitate toward my holographic polishes for this. For some reason, holos last quite a bit longer for me than regular polish. I have no idea why this is, but it proves to be true for all ones I've used so far. They never disappoint. 


Two coats Jade Hologr√°fico Magia Negra over base
One coat Seche Vite


          Magia Negra is a stunning black linear holo. This polish is amazing and was completely opaque in two coats. It's a true black polish unlike other "black holo" polishes like China Glaze Let’s Do It In 3D, Layla Hologram Flash Black, or Color Club Revvvolution. Those three gray holos have NOTHING on this. (Sorry for the top coat bottle in the shot. I don't know why I didn't use the Jade bottle.)


          Look at all those tiny little rainbows. These pictures were taken indoors with my spotlights. Unfortunately, it was overcast outside for the 4 days I had this on. All I wanted was a little bit of sun so I could just stare at my nails for a bit, but I had no such luck. 


Jade Holografico is a foreign polish, but I bought mine from Ninja Polish a few months.
 It seems that it's out of stock, but you can always sign up for a restock alert. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sally Hansen Diamond Strength: Save The Date

         I've got a quick post for you today. A Dollar Tree find! Yup, you heard that right. I snagged this beauty at the Dollar Tree for a buck. Pretty snazzy, huh? Whenever I run in there for odds and ends, I always check the makeup. I've scored some pretty good finds there in the past. Most items usually have an old clearance sticker from Rite Aid or CVS. Dollar Tree seems to be a catch all for rejects. 


Two Coats Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Save The Date
One Coat Seche Vite



          Save The Date is a stunning burgundy wine with a shimmer. This is such a rich color. The application was flawless and the dry time was quick. I was pleasantly surprised with this polish. 

          What's your favorite polish you've picked up on a whim? 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Plump and Polished's 1,000 Follower Giveaway!

          First off, THANK YOU! Thanks to all of you who keep me posting and support me through this journey. The best is yet to come, but I wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate you! Check out what I have in store for you. I'm giving away some of my favorite things. Don't worry, I have duplicates for myself! I've even included an international prize so no one's left out. 

Lynnderella Limited Edition Magic Fairy Stars & OPI Funky Dunky

A few of my favorite things!
L'Oreal Telescopic Liquid Liner in Black, a piece of polish jewelry from nerdiy (yours may vary), Maybelline Color Whisper in Who Wore It Red-er, Essie Tart Deco, Aveeno Skin Strengthening Hand Cream, Maybelline Vivid Lipstick in Hot Plum, an assortment of striping tape, and an e.l.f Concealer Brush (my favorite clean up brush)

International Prize
One international winner will receive a $20 USD gift certificate to an online retailer of their choice. 
As long as the retailer accepts USD as currency and is easy for me to navigate, I'm okay with it. 

Check out the Rafflecopter widget under the cut to enter!
Be sure to read all the terms and conditions that are located on the widget.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Maybelline Color Whisper: Who Wore It Red-er and Oh La Lilac


          Today, I have two of the new Maybelline Color Whisper "lipsticks" to share with you. Maybelline describes these as pure color pigments suspended in a weightless gel. I think that's pretty spot on. 

Bare Lips



       For a point of reference, these are my bare lips. I didn't want to change the look or feel of the lip glazes so I didn't apply chapstick or liner. For normal wear, I would have used both. Especially in this cold weather.





Who Wore It Red-er


Who Wore It Red-er
pink-toned sheer red

        This is my favorite of the two. I was expecting a much redder  color, but I'm happy with the outcome. It's very wearable. With a red liner and base, this reads much differently. 



Oh La Lilac


Oh La Lilac
pale pinky lilac

        I was disappointed by this one. The color just doesn't do it for me and it didn't give me the color pay off I was hoping for. I think it doesn't work well with my natural lip color. 




Who Wore It Red-er (L) and Oh La Lilac (R)

Pros:
  • Light fruity smell and minimal taste
  • 20 shades to chose from
  • Easy application
  • Low price point: I paid $6 USD at Target.
  • Super glossy finish and build-able color
  • Convenient and attractive packaging 
Cons:
  • Not long lasting

          What do you think? Oh La Lilac just isn't for me. I'm still on the look out for the perfect lilac to suit my skin tone. Since swatching these, I've worn Who Wore It Red-er several times. It's great for every day looks since it isn't as intense as my full coverage lipsticks. If you haven't tried these yet, definitely pick one up! For $6, it's well worth a shot.

Friday, February 15, 2013

OPI Euro Centrale Duo: I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw and Polka.Com

          Happy Valentine's Day, dolls! I hope everyone had a great day! Mine was a lazy day of watching Seinfeld with my boys. I wouldn't have had it any other way. This week was stressful and I needed a chance to unwind. 

             Today's manicure features two polishes from the new OPI Euro Centrale collection. I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw is a dark blue creme, but not so dark that it looks black. The formula was a dream; two coats was perfect. As with most cremes, I couldn't leave well enough alone. I had to add to it.


Two coats OPI I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw
One coat OPI Polka.com
One coat Seche Vite



        Isn't this a great combo? Polka.com is a blue, purple, and fuchsia medium hex trio with tiny purple glitters in a clear base. The formula was a little thick, but applied well. I got great glitter payoff with just one coat. It dried quickly and became completely smooth with one coat of Seche Vite. What more could I ask for? 


          The Euro Centrale collection is the first collection I've ever purchased as a whole. Be on the look out for the rest of the collection soon! I'm thinking I might just swatch them all at once. Do you have your eye on any from this collection? 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Glitzology - Purple Rain

          Before I even start this post, you need to watch this video. You're welcome. Anyway, this manicure started with me wanting to try out one of my new Illamasqua polishes from my most recent Sephora order. The base color was really pretty, but needed something more. Here's the result. 



Glitzology Purple Rain: One coat over two coats Illamasqua Superstition
Two coats Out The Door


          That's just one coat of Purple Rain! Can you believe it? Stacy of Glitzology makes such stunners. Purple Rain is a generous mix of purple glitters ranging from a light lilac to a dark royal with a ton of tiny holo bits. It's the perfect accompaniment to Illamasqua Superstition, a bright fuchsia pink. Two coats of Out The Door smoothed out the glitters and gave it the floating glitter look I love.


          I've been on a purple kick lately. I just can't get enough. What's on your nails right now?

Friday, February 8, 2013

Stila Lip Glaze Trio - Foliage

       
       Today, I have more lip products to share with all of you. I recently received the Stila Lip Glaze Trio in Foliage as a gift. I've never used Stila products before. Well, that I can remember. I'm always open to trying new things. Who doesn't love new makeup?

Stila Lip Glaze Trio - Foliage

No Lip Glaze



          For a point of reference, these are my bare lips. I didn't want to change the look or feel of the lip glazes so I didn't apply chapstick or liner. For normal wear, I would have used both. Especially in this cold weather.





Delicate


 Delicate 
light salmon pink with a subtle golden shimmer 

    This is a great neutral lip color. It looks effortless and classic. The perfect no hassle color.





Logan Berry


Logan Berry
medium berry pink with a subtle golden shimmer

       This is my favorite of the trio. I love berry lips and this gives you the look of just enough luscious color. I'll definitely be keeping this in my purse to use on the go.



Fawn



Fawn
dark plummy brown with a subtle golden shimmer

      This was such a surprise! I expected this to be much darker on the lip. I love how sheer and almost nude this looks after application.





Delicate (top), Logan Berry (middle), Fawn (bottom)

Pros: 
  • Pleasant smell and minimal taste
  • Wearable colors
  • Easy application
  • High shine
Cons: 
  • A bit on the sticky side
  • Not true to color in the tube
  • Not long lasting

          I'll be adding these into my regular rotation. I think they'll be great to wear to work when I need something a little more subdued. The next time I'm at Ulta, I'll have to check out the other shades available. I'd love a nice juicy red lip glaze. If you know of one or have a favorite, let me know! 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Lynnderella - Magic Fairy Stars

         What's purple, sparkly, and  perfect? This polish! Lynnderella Magic Fairy Stars is a limited edition polish filled with lavender and light blue glitter with a sprinkling of teeny tiny baby stars, large stars, and blue crescent moons. Words can't describe how lovely this polish looks. 


Lynnderella Magic Fairy Stars: One coat over two coats OPI Funky Dunky
One coat Gelous and one coat Seche Vite


          This was a breeze to apply. One coat was plenty! When I pulled out the large star and the blue moon, I placed them were I wanted. I'm glad I didn't get more. I need to save them for later, and I didn't want to overpower the teeny tiny stars. The baby stars are by far my favorite part of this polish.


          I'm absolutely in love with this. I really wish I could have captured the little holo bits, but I guess I'll just keep the good stuff all to myself. 

           What do you think? Would you like to own these two polishes? I may or may not have an extra bottle of Magic Fairy Stars and Funky Dunky for my giveaway that I'll be posting next week. Be on the lookout! 


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Leopard Print Nail Art

        Here goes nothing! This is my first attempt at leopard print nail art. I received a wonderful Valentine's package from my love Karly from Legendary Lacquers. Inside was so many wonderful gifts. She sent me my first Sation polish! I've had Oh My Oceania on my wishlist for quite awhile. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to use it. I wanted to make this a Valentine's manicure but I couldn't make the hearts look right. I opted for a regular leopard print.


Base: Sation Oh My Oceania
Leopard Print: China Glaze Purple Panic and Sally Hansen White Tip


        Oh My Oceania is a beautiful aqua with a blue flash. The formula was a bit on the thick side, but completely workable. It was completely opaque in two coats, but dries to a bit of a matte finish. It was nothing top coat couldn't fix. 

          For the nail art, I used a dotting tool. I first started with random splotches of Purple Panic. After letting them dry, I added the white accents. I was pretty apathetic about the look until I added top coat. It really made a difference! If I had China Glaze Fairy Dust, I would have used it as well. Who doesn't like sparkles?


         I'll only get better with practice, right? 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

1,000 Followers!

Thank you all so much! This is big accomplishment for such a young blog. I never imaged having so many wonderful readers. Be on the lookout for an awesome giveaway!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids: Hot Plum

        Here's a new addition to the blog! This is my first makeup review. A few months ago, you'd never find me wearing anything on my lips other than Burt's Bees chapstick. My lips are pretty pigmented on their own and I never felt comfortable in lipstick. That's all changed! 


Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in 900 Hot Plum


Lips: Hot Plum with NYX Lip Liner in Pinky
Glasses: Coastal.com
Scarf: Target

Just for fun: My best grumpy cat face.

Pros:
  • Perfect pinky purple.
  • Super pigmented.
  • Creamy and easy to apply texture.
  • Decent staying power.
  • Soft and hydrating formula.
  • Available at drugstores at a nice price. (MSRP: $7.49)
Cons:
  • Cheap packaging. 
  • No "safety seal" on the product.
  • Must keep in a cool place; easily melts.
        
        I absolutely love this product. Since first purchasing this one, I've already gone back for more! I'm up to four so far and I'll be picking up the others soon. Have you tried any of the colors from this line? What are your favorites? 

Valentine's Hearts and Dots

      I'm far from a nail art expert, but I like to give it a try every now and then. Today's manicure is a holographic pastel heart dotticure. I started off with a black base, didn't like it, and had to remove it. I finally settled on a gray base. I think I kind of love it. 


Base: Sally Hansen Wet Cement
Hearts: Color Club Cloud Nine
Dots: Color Club Worth the Risque and Angel Kiss


      These were fairly simple, although time consuming. For the hearts, I used a dotting tool to make two side by side dots for the top of the heart. With a small paint brush, I connected the bottom to finish the heart. It got much easier as I went along. After finishing the hearts, I added in the dots to the empty space. 


        Look at that! I can't wait to see this in the sun tomorrow. Well, that's if the sun even makes an appearance. 

          Do you have any plans for Valentine's day? Dates? Manicures? Downing a tub of Ben and Jerry's? Snuggles with the cat? Actually, all of those sound great. :)



Sunday, February 3, 2013

Matte Flakies

       Last night, I put on a England Lady of Shalott, a prominently blue shimmer with a bit of pink and purple in a blackened base. While it was perfect on its own, I needed something more. I mentioned it to my friend Karly and she had the best idea ever. Add a blue/green flakie polish and make it matte. Genius I tell you! Pure genius! 


Two coats Finger Paints Motley over two coats a England Lady of Shalott
Two coats Butter London Matte Top Coat


       I haven't worn flakies in such a long time. I actually forgot all about them until Karly mentioned it to me. Motley is a great mix of blue and green. It looked good glossy, but it's more mermaid like with the matte top coat. 

       Please don't mind the bit of tip wear I have. I didn't bother touching up the edges before adding the flakies and top coat. It looks fine in real life.


     Do you have any flakies? After seeing how great they look with a matte top coat, I don't think they'll be forgotten from now on. 

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Lynnderella - The Red One

       My first limited edition Lynnderella! I wore this manicure yesterday for my six year anniversary with my mister. We went to see John Waters perform This Filthy World and then went out to dinner. All in all it was a pretty great night. Even better, I got plenty of compliments on my nails. 


   Lynnderella The Red One: Two coats over one coat Illamasqua Aorta
One coat Gelous and one coat Out The Door


    The Red One is a gorgeous mix of various red glitters with blue iridescent flakes in a red jelly base. I wish I could list all the glitter packed in this polish, but it would take all day. There were plenty of hexes and squares. I even found a few hearts here and there. The blue flakes caught the light and really brought this to life. My favorite glitter in the mix: the red hexes that flash fuchsia! 


         The formula of The Red One was great. I didn't have to fish around or use the dabbing method. There was so much glitter! One coat would have been enough, but I wanted to kick it up a notch with another. One coat of Gelous and Out The Door were enough to smooth this out.  It really didn't disappoint. 


       This is far from an ordinary red glitter polish. I can't wait to wear it again. Next time, I'll use a darker base to really bring out the blue and fuchsia flashes. I'm thinking a dark hot pink or purple would be really pretty under this.  What do you think of this beauty?

        



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