Saturday, April 27, 2013

L'Oreal - Berry Nice and a Jelly Nail Art Sandwich

          After a terrible day, I shop to make myself feel better. Retail therapy always helps. I stopped at a grocery store after work to get ice cream and found myself near the makeup. Big surprise, huh? I spotted the new Miss Candy collection from L'Oreal. This collection has eight great jelly polishes. I picked up a few. Today's post features my favorite so far: Berry Nice. A nice syrupy grape jelly polish. It was opaque enough for me in three coats and had a great shiny and squishy look. I love this polish! 


         I'm not sure if any of you have seen a jelly nail art sandwich before this. I first saw it a few weeks ago when a picture was floating around in a few nail polish groups on Facebook. I'm not sure who was the original post. If you do, let me know! Here are a few ideas I wanted to try out first.

L'Oreal Berry Nice
four coats
WNW White Creme between
 each layer for the nail art
no top coat

      I free handed these designs with a small nail art brush. I was just testing out different designs. These are far from perfect, but I thought you might want to see them. The dotticure was my favorite. After that, the half circles. If I attempt this again, I'll use striping tape or a stamp. 

See which design I chose for a full manicure after the jump...

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Liquid Lacquer - Collide Into You

          Today's post features an indie polish created by a lovely lady I've come to know through the polish community on Facebook. Liquid Lacquer recently had a restock in the Big Cartel shop. There are new glitter toppers, new holos, and glitter polishes. I had to restrain myself from buying too many at once. My top pick is Collide Into You.

For a full review and more pictures, check out rest under the cut...

Sunday, April 21, 2013

You Polish - May Subscription Box and *GIVEAWAY*

          Each month, You Polish offers a great subscription box of two full size polishes plus a bonus for only $16.99 shipped! This month, each box comes with a bottle of Like Totally and your choice of Neither Here or Nor There plus a necklace to make your own nail polish jewelry. I think that's a great deal! 

For swatches, reviews, and a fabulous giveaway, check out the rest after the jump!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Lush Lacquer - Clowning Around

          A few weeks ago, I won a Lush Lacquer giveaway on Facebook. I very rarely win anything, and was pretty excited about it. I won a polish of my choice from the new neon collections. There were some great glitter combos in milky bases, but I went with Clowning Around. I figured a clear base would give me more versatility. 

Lush Lacquer Clowning Around
bases used from thumb to pinky:
Essie Tart Deco
Essie Off The Shoulder
Essie Play Date
Essie Where's My Chauffeur
Essie Navigate Her

two coats Clowning Around
two coats Seche Vite

Check out the full review and more details under the cut...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Specs and More!

          Since getting my first pair of glasses in August, I can't stop looking for cute frames. If you're like me, you've searched the internet for steals and deals on prescription glasses. I've dealt with a few times, but I was on the lookout for something new. I came across Zenni Optical through a friend and picked up this pair

            I'm pretty much in love with these glasses. They fit perfectly and are lightweight. I have a wide face, and have a hard time finding glasses that are comfortable. Many women's frames are far too snug on me. The price was super cheap at only $35 after the anti glare coating and shipping, plus they arrived quickly. I didn't expect them to come so soon. All Zenni Optical glasses include thin single vision lenses, anti scratch coating, UV protection, a case, and a microfiber cloth. Frames start at just $6.95! Right now, there's a BOGO 1/2 Off special you can claim on their Facebook page here.

    These glasses aren't in the cat eye category, but I'd say they're pretty close to that style. I found them by looking for large frames.

Check out the makeup details and an outfit of the day after the jump...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lynnderella: I Don't Mean Rhinestones

          Sorry about the lack of posts! I had several nails break shortly after my last post. I had to start fresh, and actually went without polish for a few days because nothing looked right on my teeny tiny nail beds. I started using Rejuvacote. Don't miss the naked nail pic at the end of this post. Today's nail of the day is a stunner!


I Don't Mean Rhinestones
one coat Essie Go Overboard
one coat IDMR
two coats Seche Vite

          I love this polish! IDMR applied smoothly and without any trouble at all. It's a gorgeous mix of teal hexes and holographic diamonds with a generous sprinkling of tiny turquoise holographic glitter.

          These pictures are in natural light and are after three days of wear. Yes, three days! I can hardly believe it myself. As you can see, there's just a tiny bit of tip wear. This is practically unheard of for me. I find that letting each coat dry completely before moving on really helps my glitter manicures staying power. 

Check out the naked nails under the cut...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

You Polish: STARjelly Collection

          I first posted You Polish a few days ago with the We All Scream collection. This is the second of three reviews I'll have up soon.  The creator, Lauren, previously used the name Makeup Your Face. I much prefer You Polish: Unbottle Your Personality! All of the polishes are custom-blended and three free.For all the details, be sure to check out all the good stuff under the cut...

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