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Friday, August 18, 2017

Born Pretty Store Chameleon Cloud Iridescent Flakies #1 Swatches and Review

Today I have another product that can be layered over either nail polish or gel, the Born Pretty Store Chameleon Cloud Iridescent Flakies in the the shade #1. I was very intrigued because the promo pics showed a ton of shift and I wanted to see the results for myself. So how did they do?
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Born Pretty Store Chameleon Cloud Iridescent Flakies #1

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Moonflower Polish Multichromes Collection Swatches and Review

I have a mega-post today of stamping fun courtesy of Moonflower Polish. Nadia recently released the Multichromes Collection comprised of five gorgeous multi/duochromes that work on their own and for stamping. I chose to use them all together and they were stunning this way with the changing shifts. Let's have a look!
Moonflower Polish Multichromes Collection

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Ever After Polish Flake It Up Jelly Collection Swatches and Review

Ever After Polish is about to drop the Flake It Up Jelly Collection at 7PM CDT on Wednesday and jelly (and drinks) lovers better be on it! This collection is comprised of four lovely, rich jelly flake polishes plus a topper. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Ever After Polish Flake It Up Jelly Collection

Monday, August 7, 2017

Born Pretty Store Holographic UV Gel #1 Swatches and Review

I haven't covered it a whole lot so far on the blog, but I am a huge fan of gel polishes! Generally I get only a day or two out of regular nail polish, so gel is great for me when I am traveling. I will also sometimes wear it with a peel-off base coat for quick changing. Today I will share with you one of Born Pretty Store's new Holographic UV Gel Polishes
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Born Pretty Store Holographic UV Gel #1

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics for Color4nails Holo Stamping Polishes Swatches and Review

I have a mega post for you today showing the Celestial Cosmetics Color4nails Holo Stamping Polishes. This set of five shimmery holo stamping polishes are exclusive to online retailer Color4nails. I have been testing them for several months now and am happy to say these are tremendously easy to use, not to mention fun! Let's have a look.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Celestial Cosmetics for Color4nails Holo Stamping Polishes

Monday, July 31, 2017

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Singin' in the Rain for August 2017 Old Hollywood Polish Pickup Swatches and Review

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish is once again a contributor to the Polish Pickup! This is a monthly indie collaboration in which a variety of makers produce polishes on a given theme. You can pick and chose what you pre-order and there is no stress or risk of sellout. I love it, but let's be honest, it costs me a lot of money each month because I can't resist!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Singin' in the Rain

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Boysenberry Bay for Fantasmic Flakies Swatches and Review

I have the August Fantasmic Flakies Group Custom from Pretty Jelly Nail Polish for your enjoyment today! This lovely flakie-stravaganza packs so many colors in it that it blows my mind. This polish will be available from August 1 to 31 for members of the Facebook group Fantasmic Flakies. Let's check it out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Pretty Jelly Nail Polish Boysenberry Bay

Friday, July 28, 2017

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer July 2017 Holo of the Month and Logan Swatches and Review

Dave from Octopus Party Nail Lacquer just opened a pre-order for a couple lovely shades until July 30 at 12PM EDT. These are the first edition of his new Holo of the Month series and a custom he made for a fan that is being shared with all of us - yay! Let's go check them out...
*purchased with blogger discount*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer July 2017 Holo of the Month and Logan

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Envy Lacquer Mermaid at Sea Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I have the second half of Envy Lacquer's Mermaid at Sea Collection to share with you today! If you missed it, Part 1 is here. This collection will debut at Indie Shop San Francisco on July 29 and online on August 2. Let's have a look at these lovely, shimmery shades!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Envy Lacquer Mermaid at Sea Collection

Monday, July 24, 2017

Envy Lacquer Mermaid at Sea Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Envy Lacquer has a new release coming up, the Mermaid at Sea Collection, which will debut at Indie Shop San Francisco on July 29 and online on August 2. These lovely, complex polishes channel the shimmery, sparkly goodness you would expect of one of our favorite mythological ocean creatures! I have the first half to show you today and I will be back soon with the second half.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Envy Lacquer Mermaid at Sea Collection

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Swatches and Review

Matte lip products are all the rage right now and while I am not normally much of a matte lippie person I have bought a fair share of them. I got to try the Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink version through Influenster and I was curious to see how they held up according the the qualities I expect of lip products. Check out my results after the break!
*sent by PR for review*

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Supernatural Lacquer July 2017 Releases Swatches and Review

Supernatural Lacquer is releasing two gorgeous new polishes on Friday, July 21 at 9PM EST. These include an amazing pink neon that helps raise money for Cuddles for Clefts and the July monthly polish. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Supernatural Lacquer July 2017 Releases

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Marbles for Polish Summer 2017 Collection Swatches and Review

Marbles for Polish has just released a gorgeous set of five polishes for Summer 2017. The shop is in vacation mode at the moment but will be back next month. They have really interesting contrast flakes and a dash of scattered holo for a beautiful flash of color for summer.
Marbles for Polish Summer 2017 Collection

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics Galaxy & Me Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I have the second half of Celestial Cosmetics Galaxy & Me Collection to show you today - if you missed it, I have the first four here. These are stunning multichromes created by Nicki and Christine with punny astronomy-related titles. I am in love with these rich, cool colors!
Celestial Cosmetics Galaxy & Me Collection

Monday, July 10, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics Galaxy & Me Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

You should know by now that Celestial Cosmetics does some pretty kick-ass shifty shades if you have been reading my blog for a while. The latest collection, Galaxy & Me, is pretty much devoted to that lovely finish. This collaboration between Nicki and Christine features eight polishes in the cool-toned range with punny names and glorious color travel. Let's have a look!
Celestial Cosmetics Galaxy & Me Collection

Celestial Cosmetics Are You Mooning Me? is an olive green with magenta-to-gold multichrome and scattered holo shimmer. It covers in two or three thin coats and has a perfect formula. I am obsessed with murky greens, and this has to be my absolute favorite from the collection!
Celestial Cosmetics Are You Mooning Me?
Celestial Cosmetics Are You Mooning Me?

Celestial Cosmetics Are You Mooning Me?

Celestial Cosmetics Are You Mooning Me?
Celestial Cosmetics Are You Mooning Me?

Celestial Cosmetics Comet Me Bro is has green-to-magenta multichrome microflakes with scattered holo shimmer in a lightly tinted gray base. It is opaque in two or three thin coats and has a similarly good formula.
Celestial Cosmetics Comet Me Bro

Celestial Cosmetics Comet Me Bro

Celestial Cosmetics Comet Me Bro

Celestial Cosmetics Comet Me Bro

Celestial Cosmetics Comet Me Bro

Celestial Cosmetics Doin' the NASAty is a deep brown-purple with magenta-to-gold multichrome and scattered holo shimmer. This will cover in one or two thin coats. Usual smooth formula.
Celestial Cosmetics Doin' the NASAty

Celestial Cosmetics Doin' the NASAty

Celestial Cosmetics Doin' the NASAty

Celestial Cosmetics Doin' the NASAty

Celestial Cosmetics Doin' the NASAty

Celestial Cosmetics It's Just a Phase is a blue-to-indigo duochrome shimmer with scattered holo. It can probably cover in one coat for many people, but I used two.
Celestial Cosmetics It's Just a Phase

Celestial Cosmetics It's Just a Phase

Celestial Cosmetics It's Just a Phase

Celestial Cosmetics It's Just a Phase

Celestial Cosmetics It's Just a Phase
The formulas are all on point for these and I adore both the colors and the hilarious names! There are eight polishes altogether in Celestial Cosmetics' Galaxy & Me Collection and I will be back tomorrow with the last four. These are all available now on both the international and Australian websites. Do you have one you love here?

Celestial Cosmetics is made by Nicki in Port Noarlunga, South Australia. The line not only includes beautifully crafted holos, shimmers, cremes, and glitters, but stamping polishes. 
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Facebook fan group, Celestial's Stars: https://www.facebook.com/groups/celelstialstars/

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Celestial Cosmetics Aussie Indie Con Exclusives Swatches and Review

Last month was the first ever Aussie Indie Con in Sydney - Celestial Cosmetics was there to great fans and sell polish along with many of our favorite Australian indie makers. There were two exclusive polishes that are now available as overpours only to the Celestial's Stars facebook group. Members have until July 11 to put their requests in for the extra bottles to don't hesitate to join if you want these!
Celestial Cosmetics Aussie Indie Con Exclusives

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Paint It Pretty Polish Summer Fun Collection Swatches and Review

Have you been pining for some good glass fleck duochrome jellies lately? Paint It Pretty has just released the Summer Fun Collection, interpreted as rich shades with shimmer dancing like fireflies at night. I pretty much have always grabbed up these types of polishes, mainstream or indie, so they are right up my alley. Let's have a look...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Paint It Pretty Polish Summer Fun Collection

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Prism Sentence 2 Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer has a launch tomorrow, June 30, that includes a re-vamped version of Prism Sentence, a holo topper with iridescent duochrome flakes. I photographed it on its own and over two other OPNL shades - let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Prism Sentence 2

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Moonflower Polish La Isla del Encanto Summer 2017 Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

I have the second half of Moonflower Polish's La Isla de Encanto Summer 2017 Collection to show you today! If you missed it, I reviewed the other four polishes in this collection here. These are all shimmer, duochrome polishes that are made for stamping, but also can be used as regular polishes. They are inspired by Nadia's home island of Puerto Rico - let's get started on this part of the tour!
Moonflower Polish La Isla del Encanto Summer 2017 Collection

Friday, June 23, 2017

Moonflower Polish La Isla del Encanto Summer 2017 Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Moonflower Polish has just released La Isla del Encanto Summer 2017 Collection, a set of eight slightly duochrome shimmery stamping polishes inspired by Nadia's home island of Puerto Rico. I have four of the polishes to show you today and will be back with the second half soon. All of them work as both regular polishes and for stamping so I used them together. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Moonflower Polish La Isla del Encanto Summer 2017 Collection

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Literary Lacquers Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio Swatches and Review

I am back with three more new polishes from Literary Lacquers.  If you missed it, I had a post about the newest group custom and gift with purchase here. The three on the blog today are the new Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio, inspired by the book of the same title by Neil Gaiman. Let's have a closer look...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Literary Lacquers Ocean at the End of the Lane Trio

Monday, June 19, 2017

Literary Lacquers June 2017 Gift with Purchase and Group Custom Swatches and Review

Literary Lacquers will be back on Friday, June 23 at noon MDT with some special edition polishes available through through July 9. There will be 24 previous releases returning, a new core trio, a gift with $20 or $50 purchase, and a group custom for the Facebook fan group, Literary (&) Lacquers. Today I am going to share the latter two polishes with you.
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Literary Lacquers June 2017 Pop Up: Gift with Purchase and Group Cu

Friday, June 16, 2017

Bluebird Lacquer Vamp for the Summer Collection Swatches and Review

Bluebird Lacquer launched the Vamp for the Summer Collection a few weeks ago and I am all about that life. I love my dark polishes and I'm gonna wear them year round. Also, this collection comes with a heavy dose of nostalgia for this '90s polish collector since these bring me right back to 1994-1999 colorwise. Remember when the Goths and the fashion kids had all the coolest nail polish? Yup, they looked like these! The collection will be restocked on May 23. Let's check them out!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*

Bluebird Lacquer Vamp for the Summer Collection




Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Influenster Daisy VoxBox Review

I've recently got to try out a variety of products in the Influenster Daisy VoxVox. This included some beauty and self-care items, along with a snack! Let's have a look at how these products stacked up...
*sent by Influenster for review*
Influenster Daisy VoxBox

Monday, June 12, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Roaring Twenties Collection Swatches and Review Part 2

Grace-full Nail Polish's Roaring Twenties Collection launches at Aussie Indie Con on June 17, with a later release in the U.S. on May 23 at 7PM CDT. This set of seven polishes was inspired by slang of the era of The Great Gatsby. I shared the first four of the polishes yesterday, and have the last three to show you today. Check out these three lovely holos after the break...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Roaring Twenties Collection

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Grace-full Nail Polish Roaring Twenties Collection Swatches and Review Part 1

Grace-full Nail Polish is debuting a new collection at Aussie Indie Con on June 17, with a later release in the U.S. on May 23 at 7PM CDT. The Roaring Twenties Collection is a set of seven polishes using 20s slang, inspired by The Great Gatsby.  I have four of the seven to show you first, and I've gotta say, I love these because my grandmother went to high school in the 1920s and she used to use these sayings! Let's get started...
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Grace-full Nail Polish Roaring Twenties Collection

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Mahalo Collection Swatches and Review

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer  has a new collection of bright, jelly holos coming out as a grand finale to his long-time collaboration with e-tailer Ella Ann Cosmetics. Ella Ann is shutting down, sadly, but will be running a pre-order for this lovely group of polishes. The open period will be between June 9 at 9PM EDT through June 11. Let's check them out!
*purchased with blogger discount*
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Mahalo Collection

Monday, June 5, 2017

Supermoon Lacquer Lupi Batches Swatches and Review Part 2

Tomorrow at 6PM CDT, Supermoon Lacquer is selling overpours of the Lupi Batches. These were small batch concepts that came back by popular demand. They will be back again later after the maker moves, as well. Yesterday I covered the first half, which you can read about here. This part of the review covers the shimmer holos and one last shifting shimmer. 

Supermoon Lacquer Lupi Batches

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Supermoon Lacquer Lupi Batches Swatches and Review Part 1

A little while ago, Supermoon Lacquer released some trial batch polishes that were such a hit that they were restocked. This Tuesday, June 6 at 6PM CDT, some overpour bottles will be released. Don't worry if you miss out - they will be restocked again in the future after the maker, Mardi, moves. I was one of the lucky folks to get all of the Lupi Batches, as they are called (get it, her main store is called Howling Boutique?) so I thought I would share my pictures with you (first half today and second half later). Check them out after the break...
Supermoon Lacquer Lupi Batches

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer 4th Birthday Releases Swatches and Review

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer has just had its 4th birthday! Today you can get 3 new polishes, some oldies re-released, and a Destination Duo with Poetry Cowgirl Nail Polish. Let's have a look!
*sent by the maker for photography and review*
Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer 4th Birthday Releases