Friday, January 31, 2014

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - My Indecisive Valentine

Press Sample

     My Indecisive Valentine collection from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer was created to embrace both the sentimental and independent sides of Valentine's day. Julie, the creator, didn't want to leave anyone out of the fun of this new collection and tried (and I'd say very much succeeded) to make sure it wasn't overly lovey dovey. 

     As I was swatching these bad boys, I kept ooh-ing and ahh-ing over each one. Picking a favorite was really hard. Julie made this one a tough one and turned me into a very indecisive valentine. Check out the full review and a bonus polish under the cut!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Chaos & Crocodiles - Captain of Tonight's Sky

     I am completely obsessed with Chaos & Crocodiles. I only own three of these bad boys, but I need them all. I battled like a true warrior to get this one during the last restock. I was hoping to get three more. Apparently, I was too late. You know, since I had been refreshing for 5 minutes before the restock time. Don't mind me. I'm just rolling my eyes right now. 

    Anyways, check out all the details after the jump. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Red Coat Tuesday

     Does anyone else watch Pretty Little Liars? It's somewhat of a guilty pleasure of mine. I might be well out of my teens, but I'm a sucker for teen dramas. My friend Brigitte of Color Me So Crazy is a huge PLL fan, too. She started Red Coat Tuesday a few weeks ago to get other fans together with a nail polish theme. I finally had some free time to join in. I must say, I really like the look of this.

    For details about this look plus a list of others participating, check out the red of this post.

ColorMeSoCrazy's Make Me Pretty Giveaway

Hey, babes! I'm excited to share this awesome giveaway with all of you! My fellow Pittsburgh polish friend, Brigitte of ColorMeSoCrazy, recently hit 1000 blog followers.

I'm actually giving away a $15 gift certificate for Color4Nails! This is open to US and international readers. Isn't that great?

Don't miss out on all the prizes and the Rafflecopter widget where you can enter to win one of 28 prizes! Check it all out under the cut.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Honey Bunny Lacquer - Anti-Valentine's Day Collection

Press Sample

       You can never have too many white or pink polishes, right? Absolutely right! Today I have the Honey Bunny Lacquer Anti-Valentine's Day collection. This trio consists of two matte shimmers and a glitter topper. Just wait until you see these babies! 

     Check out all the details under the cut!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Philly Loves Lacquer - It's Always Sunny

Press Sample

     I'm back again with another awesome Philly Loves Lacquer creation! This fun-filled post is all about It's Always Sunny, a silver holographic topcoat that will transform any polish. I swatched this over a rainbow of colors to show you as more options than just black or white. 

     I actually don't have any holo topcoats in my collection so I was excited to get this one! For all the details, check out the rest under the cut.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Rhyming Dictionary - Rinkitink

Press Sample

     Lately, I've been trying to beat the winter blues with some bright polish. I recently received this gem from A Rhyming Dictionary and knew I was going to love it. I don't have anything in my collection that's quite like this. 

     Morgan, the creator, gave this little tidbit about the name: "King Rinkitink –The ruler of Gilgad, a jovial and pleasantly plump fellow on royal holiday who remains on the island as Kitticut's guest for several weeks." 

     I had to Google this because I wasn't familiar with the reference from The Land of Oz series. You can read more about it here

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Rainbow Honey - Be Mine & XOXO

Press Sample

     Hey, babes! I was pretty excited to find a package from Rainbow Honey in my mailbox on Tuesday. These are my firsts from the brand! I'll have two more posts coming up soon, but I wanted to show off the Valentine's Day collection first. Be Mine and XOXO are from the Sweet Talk collection. They aren't currently available, but will be soon! I'll have all the info at the end of the post. 

    Don't miss out on the full review under the cut! 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

NailNation 3000 - Amaze-ballz


      The polar vortex is back in action and I needed a pick me up. A friend I met thanks to the nail polish community recently moved back to Pittsburgh. We had out first polish date on Sunday. Together, we might have the best polish collection. She gave me some awesome polishes to try. I picked Amaze-ballz to brighten up this cold and dreary week. I was debating buying this last week. I was on the fence because I don't care for the name, but this is a must have! Check out all the pictures after the jump.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Femme Fatale - Fatal Attraction & Nail Vinyl Chevrons

     Woo! Some nail art! I recently picked up this polish from a friend's blog sale. Femme Fatale is an Australian indie that was never really on my radar. Until now! Plus, I got my new Nail Vinyls in the mail today. I decided to try them out while I was watching Twin Peaks. Fitting, right? 

     For more information about this look, check out the pictures under the cut. I had to take lots of pictures of this manicure. How could I not?

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Philly Love's Lacquer - Fancy Winter Wench Trio

Press Sample

     Philly Love's Lacquer is at it again! Esther, the creator, sent me three polishes from her newest collection: Fancy Winter Wench.  "It is named for two divisions of the Philadelphia Mummers Parade - the Fancy Brigade and the Wench Brigade. Each color is named for a group in either brigade." 

     As soon as I received the email about the collection, I was beyond excited. When I got my mail after work last night, I was pumped. I had a rough day and this was just the pick me up I needed. Get ready for some awesome polishes!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

A Rhyming Dictionary - The Dark Well & Polychrome

Press Sample

     A Rhyming Dictionary is a highly underrated indie! The lovely Morgan aka the brain behind the brand, is one of my best buds in the nail polish community. Besides being a total babe, she's pretty great at concoting polish. I received a few in the mail yesterday and gushed over them for hours. Scratch that. I'm still gushing over them. Just wait for the other posts that will be coming soon! 

    For the full details on this awesome look, check out the review under the cut.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case - Review and FOTD

     After receiving a Sephora gift card for Christmas, I immediately had to check out the clearance section. I was hoping to score some Illamasqua polishes, but I found something even better! I was able to snag this Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case for one hell of a deal. It was too good to pass up, and too good to keep to myself. 

     This is a huge post with over thirty pictures. I put a ton of time and effort into this post so I hope you all enjoy it! Let me know what you think. I'd love your feedback! Please keep in mind that I'm not a pro at makeup. I just do and use what I like. That's all that matters, right? 

Check out a full review with over 30 pictures after the jump!

Jonesy Lou Lacquer - Valentine's Day Collection

Press Sample


     Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Are you ready? Whether you're single or taken, this collection has something for you. Jonesy Lou Lacquer created this amazing collection of four polishes for the upcoming holiday. Plus, there's a bonus polish if you buy the whole collection. I've got lots of pictures and some raving reviews under the cut. Don't miss it! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Honey Bunny Lacquer - Love Song, Frogs, & Rotten Apple

Press Sample

     Honey Bunny Lacquer is a new to my indie that I was super excited to try. Deb, the mastermind behind the brand, contacted me after the plagiarism mess last month. She was really supportive and I'm glad the incident brought her and so many others into my life. 

     Deb of HBL is a major Alice in Chains fan. She used the band has her inspiration for this collection. Each of the seven polishes represent a song from each studio album and EP. I have three to share with you. I layered each one over black and a colored base. Check out all the details under the cut!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

ZR's Polish - Ashley Holo Collection

Press Sample

    Hey, babes! I have a new indie line to share with you today. The lovely Iris of ZR's Polish contacted me after reading about the plagiarism debacle last month. (There's always a silver lining.) She was nice enough to send me her first collection to swatch and review: The Ashley Holo Collection. 

   This collection is dedicated to her daughter Ashley, and $1 from each polish is donated to the Epilepsy Foundation. I think it's a really awesome cause to support. Epilepsy is something most people know of, but not about it. 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Celestial Cosmetics - Blitzen's Budgie Smuggler

Press Sample

     Yet another stunner from Celestial Cosmetics! If you aren't familiar with Celestial, it's an Australian indie brand that really knows how to do holographics. The few that I own have made it into my rotation. They have a great wear time and apply so nicely. I actually have Blitzen's Budgie Smuggler on my toes right now. 

    As with my last Celestial holo, this post is full of pictures. Check it out!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Celestial Cosmetics - Chrome Amaranth

Press Sample

     Today, I have a Color4Nails exclusive to share. I loved the Game of Thrones collaboration with Celestial that I reviewed awhile back.  This is just as great, and really unique. I can honestly say that I've never seen a polish like this before. Chromes are really in now. This will give easily give you that look. 

     Check out all the deets under the cut! 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year's Nails - Glitter Frames

     This year, I really want to bring more than just nail swatches to my blog. This is the first of, hopefully, many different posts. I want to bring you nail art, beauty tips and tricks, and  fashion. Lots and lots of fashion since I recently purged over half my wardrobe. I may or may not have been buying a ton from Asos. Damn that free 2 day shipping! 

     If you want to know how I achieved this simple, but striking look, check it out under the cut. 

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Glam Polish - Glimmer

Press Sample

     Happy New Year! I meant to post this yesterday, but I got caught up in my NYE festivities. Don't worry, it wasn't that exciting. My dude and I decided to buy a Wii U and stay in for the night. We're adults if you didn't know. ha! 

     Anyway, today's post is Glam Polish Glimmer. If you aren't familiar with this indie, just check my Glam Polish tag at the bottom of this post. I've posted quite a few and love them all. I decided to layer this over three colors to show off the chameleon look. It's all under the cut! 

Share Button

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...