Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Colores de Carol Metamorphosis Collection


Hello friends! I'm taking off for a vacation tomorrow so I wanted to make sure to get this post up before I leave. Today's post is an upcoming collection from Colores de Carol that consists of five multi-chromes with holographic and chameleon flakes. Four of them look pretty similar to each other, but each have a different color shift. I struggled to photograph the shifts in my indoor setup, so just know they are more visible in different lighting. They are all super sparkly and the formulas are great! 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Emily de Molly October 2017 Release


Hello lovelies! How is your October going so far? We have had a week of gorgeous sunshine and turning leaves. I've been trying to spend as much time outside as possible because I know it going to turn gloomy any day. Speaking of beautiful things, I am excited to share these eight stunning new polishes from Emily de Molly! When Hayley contacted me and asked if I'd like to swatch them I was thrilled. I've been wanting to grow my very small EdM collection for some time. Well let me tell you I was not disappointed at all with the colors and the formulas were all on point as well. Let's take a look..

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Painted Polish Fall Into Zen: The Holos Collection


Hello lovelies! I have a gorgeous four piece Fall collection from indie brand Painted Polish to share. This is a brand I've had my eye on for years but have never purchased a collection until now. This time around though I couldn't resist this gorgeous color palette! All of the formulas are great and applied perfectly in two coats. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

UberChic Beauty Collection 20 + Halloween 03 + Zombie Love 02 + Lovely Leaves 02 Stamping Plates Review


Hello lovelies! I have lots of awesome new UberChic Beauty stamping plates to share with you today! Although it was not my intention, you'll see I totally gravitated toward the more feminine images of Collection 20. I went outside my current pink/purple color scheme though for the more seasonal plates. Let's take a look..

Monday, October 2, 2017

KBShimmer Fall 2017 Collaboration Collection


Hello lovelies! I have an amazing collection to share that I've already teased on my Instagram. This fourteen piece collection from KBShimmer is made up of all sorts of gorgeous shades in every kind of finish. Twelve bloggers collaborated to create individual shades (#goals!), and two more were added by Christy just because. Let's take a look..

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Colores de Carol Breast Cancer Awareness Duo 2017


Hey everyone! Are you all looking forward to October as much as I am? I'm going to start putting up Halloween decorations tomorrow and I can't wait! This month is also the time for Breast Cancer Awareness as I'm sure you all know. Carolina created two limited edition shades just for that purpose, with a part of the sales going to charity. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Colores de Carol Hydra of Lerna (October Polish Pickup Exclusive)


Hello lovelies! Today's post is a gorgeous exclusive polish for October's The Polish Pickup. The theme is Monster's and Mythical Creatures and Carolina choose the Hydra for her inspiration. Once again I think she created a real stunner!

Monday, September 25, 2017

piCture pOlish Fall 2017 Collaboration Shades + Comparisons

 *press sample/purchased by me

Hello ladies! Once again my blog posts have been sporadic. My little one had a cold and then gave it to me (thanks a lot!). I've been resting as much as possible so I hope to be over it soon! If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen my posts of two of these collaboration shades from the most recent piCture pOlish release. Those two were sent to me and I ended up buying the rest of them. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

KBShimmer Polish Con Chicago 2017 Exclusives

*press sample

Hello ladies! It's been awhile! Last week was a constant struggle with nap time and I feel like I got next to nothing accomplished. My toddler is taking great naps this week because she is sick :(. I really need a happy medium..

For today's post I have two special exclusive Polish Con Chicago shades. Let's take a look.. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Powder Perfect LE Anniversary Duo + La Lune


Hello lovelies! I have three stunning Powder Perfect shades to share with you today. But honestly, when do they ever disappoint? Let's just jump right in..

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Colores de Carol Goosebumps (Halloween 2017) Collection


Hello ghouls! I reviewed my first Halloween collection of the season. This five piece collection made me all kinds of happy. Last night I did a live swatch video of these and said I'd have my post done in a week or so. I soon realized I didn't want to wait and stayed up trying them all out. I wasn't planning on back-to-back Colores de Carols posts but I couldn't wait. Enjoy!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Colores de Carol Fall 2017 Collection


Happy Friday everyone! I have the new Colores de Carol Fall 2017 collection to share today! It consists of three glitter jellies, one glitter crelly, one clear glitter topper, and one linear holographic. In my humble opinion I think each and every one of these are unique and gorgeous. The one issue I had was fishing out the large round glitters. That took a lot of patience. Want to see more? Let's take a look..

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Peachtree Polish Georgia Autumn Collection



Hello lovelies! Right now is the time for Fall collections so I hope you're ready for more! I reviewed the Georgia Autumn collection from a new-to-me indie brand, Peachtree Polish. It consists of four subtlety holographic cremes and one glitter topper. All the cremes dried down to a matte finish but looked glossy once I added top coat. Let's take a look...

Monday, August 28, 2017

Glam Polish Fantastic Fandoms Duo September 2017



Hey it's me again with my second post today! I have two special Glam Polish exclusives to share with you. This year Glam Polish has been creating fan group exclusive duos based on popular fandoms, with dueling good vs. evil shades. I didn't know September's theme until I opened my package, read the names on the bottles, and immediately recognized them as Labyrinth quotes! I got a little teary eyed. I kid you not.  Let's get to the photos..

Orly Velvet Dream Fall 2017 Collection


Hey lovelies! I hope your week is off to a good start. Today I have for you the Orly Velvet Dream Fall 2017 Collection. It consists of three deeply pigmented jelly cremes, one true creme, one frosted pearl, and one shifty metallic. Let's take a look..

Thursday, August 24, 2017

OPI Iceland Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

*press sample

Hey friends! If you follow me on Instagram these swatches will look familiar to you. I hope you were looking forward to the OPI Iceland Fall/Winter 2017 Collection as much as I was because my review is almost all positive! I didn't have a single application issue, and there was only one finish that I didn't like. This was my first time trying the OPI Infinite Shine formula. Since I don't keep polish on my fingers for long I can't say I've noticed a difference personally, but I certainly don't have any complaints. Let's take a look...

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

LVX Fall/Winter 2017 Collection


Hello lovelies! I'm excited to share the Fall/Winter 2017 collection from luxury brand LVX. Prior to this collection I only owned one LVX shade- a gorgeous nude creme called Cashmere - and have been wanting to get my hands on more ever since. The collection consists of two cremes, two metallics, one shimmer, and one metallic glitter shade. So you can see there are a lot of options for everyone! Let's take a look..

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Colores de Carol New England Escape Polish Pickup Exclusive

*press sample

Summer is over! Yay!! At least the kids are in school, now I'm just waiting for the temps to drop below 90 degrees. I was planning on finishing this post yesterday but I instead enjoyed the eclipse! It was a super cool event to share with my kids. Speaking of Fall, I have for you an exclusive shade for next month's Polish Pickup! The Polish Pickup is a collaboration between many indie brands where they each make a shade based on that month's theme that is available for a limited time. The great thing is that it's not a box, so you don't have to buy any shades you don't like. They're available on an individual bases. Let's take a look at next month's Fall Foliage & Fun offering by Colores de Carol..

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

KBShimmer Hella Holo Customs August 2017 Exclusives


Hello lovelies! Today I have for you three gorgeous KBShimmer exclusives for the Hella Holo Customs Facebook group. The formulas are as good as you'd expect from this brand and the shades are so stunning and unique! Let's take a look...

Monday, August 14, 2017

Kokie Cosmetics Nail Polish Swatches


Hey friends! Today I have a brand that I recently discovered  in my Ipsy Glam Bag a couple months back. Kokie Cosmetics (pronounced Co-key) is a US based company that began in 2015. Their polishes are 3-free and I have been really impressed with each formula. I received these from Octoly and the package was called "Unicorn Nail Kit", but looking at the Kokie website it appears they are all individual shades and weren't part of a collection. Let's take a look...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

What's Up Nails Stamping Plates + Multi Chrome Powder + Flakies Review



Hello ladies! If you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen most of these looks already. I've been trying to get this post done and published for some time but my irregular Summer schedule has pushed it back until now. I have new What's Up Nails stamping plates as well as multi chrome powder and loose flakies to review. I hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 4, 2017

UberChic Beauty Collection 19 and Fairytale 02 Stamping Plates Review


Hello lovelies! Can you believe it's been over a month since I last wrote an UberChic Beauty review post? It's like the time has moved so slowly and yet so quickly at the same time. If you missed my one in June you should check it out (here), it was one of my favorites. To be honest I have more UCB products to review but they will have to wait a little longer while I work on getting caught up. Trying to blog while momming ain't no easy task! I'm hoping that once school starts I'll have things under control. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Fair Maiden Polish Hollywood Royalty August 2017 Polish Pickup

*press sample

Today I have a limited edition polish inspired by the one and only Grace Kelly. Those who know me well know that I LOVE classic movies. For many years of my childhood we didn't have access to tv but instead watched movies, lots and lots of them. My Dad introduced use to all the best classics, which of course included movies like "Rear Window" and "Dial M for Murder", my two favorite Grace Kelly movies. She may not have been in that many movies (becoming a princess is a life changer I guess), but she made a lasting impact on Hollywood. Let's take a look at the polish..

Monday, July 31, 2017

Madam Glam One-Step Gel Polish Swatch and Review


Hello ladies! I am starting off this week with a small but happy post! I have been blogging about nail polish for over four years and had yet to try out gel polish. Honest to goodness it just intimidated me. I have worked so hard to get to my nails as strong and healthy as they are and I was afraid that if I didn't know what I was doing with gel polish that I would mess them up. I am so happy to report that my first experience was really successful!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Powder Perfect Kings and Castles, Floral, and 1980's Stamping Plates Review


Hello lovelies! Today I'm reviewing three of the new Powder Perfect stamping plates. I am super impressed by the variety and quality of design in all three. I especially like the originality of the Kings and Castles plate, I don't have anything like it. If you haven't seen my Four Year Blogiversary Epic Giveaway yet, two of these plates are actually part of the prize! Let's take a look..

Monday, July 24, 2017

My Favorite 16 posts in Four Years of Blogging


I started compiling this list a couple weeks ago but it's taken until now to finish it. My original plan was to do a list of my top eight post from the last four years. I browsed through all 590 post I've done so far and came up with over 50. I worked on whittling it down as much as possible and finally settled on my favorite 16 instead. Even that was next to impossible so I fudged a little with some "honorable mentions" at the end. I hope you enjoy this stroll down memory lane!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Colores de Carol Romantique Collection (A Nail Polish Society Collaboration)



Hello my wonderful Society Sisters! I am so excited about today's post because I finally get to show off this collection I've been collaborating on with Colores de Carol! Born from my affinity for brown polish, I had made the suggestion of a holographic collection that was all neutral. The lovely and talented Carolina ran with it and came up with eight gorgeous shimmery, holographic, creme shades. Then I did my thing (my favorite hobby inside of a hobby) and came up with all the names. 

I wanted to come up with a theme that fit the mood of all the shades and tied them together. The soft, neutral color palette exuded a sort of intangible feeling of intimacy and romance. The stream of consciousness flowed as I envisioned a sensuous laid-back woman; beauty that comes from a quiet confidence; those sophisticated Parisian women with a certain.. je ne sais quoi. And so the Romantique theme was imagined with French derived names that I feel fit each shade very nicely. Let's take a look..


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Sunny's Body Products Exclusive July Sampler


Hello lovelies! Today's review is full of fruity Summer yumminess. I seriously smell like fruit cocktail right now and it's delicious! If you like fruity scents and hand/nail/body care products, you can't pass this one up! 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

KBShimmer Summer Vacation Collection


 

Hello lovelies! I have a beautifully bright and colorful post for you today! The KBShimmer Summer Vacation collection consists of eight shimmery shades full of special "holo glow" flakes. I photographed my swatches under artificial light which always kills the holo sparkle, but in person they are all very sparkly. The formulas were all great and applied nice and smooth, except for one which dried down a little bumpy. They were also all two coaters except for the yellow, which is no surprise for that color. Is your interest piqued? Let's take a look..


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Four Year Blogiversary Epic Giveaway!


**GIVEAWAY CLOSED- Winner announced below**


I can't believe it's been another year and I'm still loving this blogging thing! To celebrate I've put together a YUUUGE giveaway. I asked some of my favorite brands if they'd like to participate and they have been super generous. I think you'll agree that this is one amazing prize!




Saturday, July 15, 2017

Colores de Carol Tiki Party Frenzy Collection


Aloha! I have five festive glitter toppers from Colores de Carol to share with you today! The two shades with smaller glitters were the easiest to apply, and the ones with larger glitters take a little more care in application. I really like the combo of colors and especially the micro holographic glitter that my camera struggled capturing. Let's take a look..


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Girly Bits Cosmetics July 2017 COTM


Hello lovelies! My nail length still isn't back to where I'd like but I couldn't wait any longer to swatch this COTM (color of the month) duo from Girly Bits. I was generously sent these two beauties because I named one of them (you know naming is my jam)! Let's get to it..

Monday, July 10, 2017

Cici & Sisi Stamping Plates and Clear Stamper Review



Hey friends! It's been a few day since I last posted because I suffered a tragic break on two of my nails :(. Other than that things have been good, I've just been impatient to get back to my reviews! Today's post is a review of four Cici & Sisi stamping plates and a clear stamper. These are different than any other plates I own because they're actually plastic instead of metal! There were some really great designs in these plates but I did feel like it was harder for me to get really crisp lines. I'd love to know if you can see a difference. Let's take a look..

Thursday, June 29, 2017

UberChic Beauty Vacation Mode, Uber Mini Fourth of July, and Uber Mini Garden Love Stamping Plates Review

*press sample

Hello lovelies! Can you believe June is almost over? I am dreading the rising temperatures, especially since it's been so hot already. At least we in the US have the Fourth of July coming up soon! Our family currently doesn't have any vacations planned, so we've got to look forward to the holidays and parties. And thank goodness for nail art to take me away with fun and festive images. Enjoy my review of three new UberChic Beauty stamping plates that are all perfect for Summer!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Pretty Serious Cosmetics Rainy Days Collection


Here's another swatch post I've put together from a collection I recently purchased. Can you tell that I have been buying a LOT of nail polish lately? There are just so many irresistible collections being released, I can't help myself. I present you with the Pretty Serious Cosmetics Rainy Days Collection. It consists of six beautifully moody, muted cremes. The ten years that I lived in Washington State I hated the constant rain. I still don't think I could ever live there again, but I do get a little nostalgic for those misty, drizzly days. The collection helps fill that little hole in my heart.

The formulas were all consistently awesome. Each one applied really smoothly and self leveled completely. The only issue I had was with Precipitation because it stained my nails, which seems to happen with any teal polish I try. Otherwise they are totally fabulous. Let's take a look..

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sunny's Body Product Exclusive June Sampler


Hello peeps! How did you enjoy your Summer Solstice? I love the longer days, so it's always a little depressing to me to be past the tipping point, now that the days are going to be getting shorter. I guess you could say I'm one of those glass-half-empty kind of people, haha. Today I'm reviewing a sampler of Summer themed scented hand and body products. I bought the Sunny's Body Product Exclusive June Sampler box a couple weeks ago and wanted to share my thoughts with you...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Serendipity Nail Polish Summer 2017 Collection

*purchased by me

Hello lovelies! Today I have swatches from a new-to-me indie brand, Serendipity Nail Polish. I have had my eye on this brand for some time now and finally decided to make a purchase. I love this color palette for Summer and was really pleased with the formulas as well. I will for sure be purchasing from them again! Let's take a look..

Monday, June 19, 2017

Girly Bits Sequins and Satin Pants Collection


Hey there home fries! Today's post is a collection of eight stunningly sparkly summer polishes that I insist you get your hands on. The Girly Bits Sequins and Satin Pants Collection is disco inspired, and the theme really shines through all of theme. With the amount of glitter in these polishes I expected a little bit of effort in application, but was blown away by how smooth and opaque they were. Sometimes you buy an entire collection on faith and are generously rewarded, and this was one of those times! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Hehe The Hard Air Collection Stamping Plates Review

Hello lovelies! I have a really beautiful stamping plate collection from the brand Hehe to share with you today! The Hard Air Collection is Chinese inspired (the creators are Chinese), with images representing the elements, stone, wood, and many other lovely designs. I created four looks from the twelve piece set. Let's take a look..

Monday, June 12, 2017

Colores de Carol Cosmic Summer Collection


Hello lovelies! Today's review post is of the Colores de Carol Cosmic Summer Collection which is made up of six multichromes with micro holographic glitter and micro iridescent chameleon glitter. Carolina really knocked it out of the park here!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

OPI Summer 2017 California Dreaming Collection


When I first saw the California Dreaming Collection I went a little gaga over it. I love the theme (California native), the names (of course), and so many of the shades. I received the collection courtesy of Octoly and fell deeper in love once I was able to try them all on. Read on to find out my favorites..

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

piCture pOlish Spring 2017 Releases + Comparisons


Hello lovelies! I have six of the newest shades from piCture pOlish to share with you. Free was released a little earlier as a gift with purchase but I'm including it in this post with the other five. As you can see, all of these shades fall in the blue and green color families. You would think that might be a little boring but not at all as they are all so different!

Monday, June 5, 2017

OPI Spring/Summer 2017 Fiji Collection

*purchased by me (except for one)


Hello friends! Today I have swatches for the OPI Fiji Collection for Spring/Summer 2017. I bought the twelve piece collection plus two of the three Ulta exclusives. While I like the majority of the shades, they aren't
 the most original of colors. I found the quality of formulas all over the place so I'll be writing more about that in each description. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Glisten & Glow The 5 Boroughs Collection + Diving With Mermaids Collaboration Shade


Hello my friends! I have the Glisten & Glow The 5 Boroughs Collection (inspired by New York, of course) plus a collaboration shade to share with you. These are all super holographic with lots of sparkle. The formulas were all fabulous and I didn't have a single issue. Let's take a look..

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tonic Polish Spring 2017 Collection + Come Wander


Hello lovelies! I was tempted by these new releases from Tonic Polish and ended purchasing the whole Spring 2017 plus an extra special one called Come Wander. I regret nothing! This is my second Tonic Polish purchase, and so far they have all had consistently great formula and gorgeous shades. Let's get to them..

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

UberChic Beauty Collection 18 + Uber Mini Farm Fresh Stamping Plates Review


Hello lovelies! I have new UberChic Beauty stamping plates to share today! I love the images I used for these manis, but I'll admit that collection 18 didn't have as many images that I like as usual. I did however love the idea behind the Fresh Farm plate and thought it was pretty original. Gotta love the farm life! Let's take a look..

Monday, May 22, 2017

Colores de Carol Exclusive Facebook Group Customs


Hello friends! Today I have two new Colores de Carol custom polishes that were created elusively for the Facebook fan group. If you want to get your hands on them, read the end of the post to find out how!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Powder Perfect Fatal Attraction Collection + Stamping Trio + March Release


As promised I have more Powder Perfect polishes to share! As usual they are all stunning, and each one had a great formula! This is another large post, but it will totally be worth reading until the end. Let's get to it..

Monday, May 15, 2017

Colores de Carol Sunday Funday Collection


Today I have a new collection from Colores de Carol to share with you. It is made up of six pastel based glitter crellys and one holographic glitter top coat. Each polish has a  variety and mix of glitters that are fun and playful, combined with carnival inspired names. The collection is full of happy vibes!