Thursday, July 5, 2018

Polish Pick Up July 2018: Fan Favorites

Hello lovelies! This month's theme for the Polish Pick Up is "Fan Favorites" and some amazing polishes are making a return! The PPU powers that be are taking this month off, so each maker is making available a previous shade that was voted on by their fans to be brought back one more time. Some of these you have seen on my blog before, and some are ones that I previously purchased but haven't shown off yet. 

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Cupcake Polish 5th Anniversary Trio

Hello lovelies! The month of July marks Cupcake Polishes 5th anniversary! I'm happy to participate in the celebration because they're an awesome brand, but also because it'll be my 5 year blogiversary next month. So lots of celebrating all around! For the occasion Sara has created a limited edition trio that will be available throughout July. In addition the whole shop will 30% off with the code 5YEARS. Let's take a look at the trio..

Friday, June 15, 2018

Painted Polish Keep Calm & 30 On Birthday Trio

Hello lovelies! Today I have the ‘Keep Calm & 30 On’ collection in celebration of Lexi's (Painted Polish creator) 30th birthday to share with you! It consists of three beautiful shades of amethyst, in a holographic, crelly, and creme finish. The formulas were are terrific and any purple lover is going to want to get their hands on these!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Holo Hookup July 2018: Nostalgic Board Games

Hello friends! I am just thrilled to have the chance to review The Holo Hookup box this month! If you're not familiar, The Holo Hookup is a monthly box with exclusive holographic polishes  created in collaboration with three permanent indie brands- Cupcake Polish, Different Dimension, and Glisten & Glow- along with a guest maker. This month's guest is Polish 'M and the theme is one of my favorite pastimes, nostalgic board games!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Glisten & Glow Summer Livin' Collection

Hello lovelies! Who is ready for some seriously bright Summer polishes?! I have for you the Glisten & Glow Summer Livin' collection which consists of five blinding neon shades that are eye-catching when worn alone, and also work great for nail art! I've photographed each shade with both Glisten & Glow Top Coat (glossy) and their Matte Top Coat. These shades were applied over plain base coat, no white undies are required to make them appear this vibrant.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Girly Bits Polish Con NY LE's and Sparrow of the Dawn (Concert Series)

Hello friends! I'm back with Part 2 of my Girly Bits post. This one includes four shades that will be available at Polish Con in White Plains, NY this weekend, and one shade from the rebooted Concert Series. Make sure to read to the end of this post for more details about availability for each one!

Friday, June 8, 2018

KBShimmer Wanderlust Collection

Hello lovelies! KBShimmer is releasing a new collection inspired by the laid-back vibes of Venture, California, with its seaside location, lush nature, and calming beaches. It consists of eight shades in various finishes- holographic, shimmer, flaky, and creme. The Wanderlust Collection will expand as new locales are explored and provide further inspiration! 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Colores de Carol Patriotic Duo

Hello lovelies! Today's post is for all you glitter lovers! I have the Colores de Carol Patriotic Duo, two glittery explosions of red, white, blue, and holo! Let's take a look...

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Girly Bits CoTM Duo June 2018 and Indie Expo Canada

Hello lovelies! I have a number of new releases from Girly Bits to share! Because they're not all part of one collection, and there's a lot of info to go along with them, I'm splitting them up into two posts. Part 1 features the two Color of the Month shades for June and three shades that will be launching at Indie Expo Canada coming up this weekend. Make sure to read the end of this post if you want to know how to get your hands on these beauties!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Glam Polish You’ve Got A Friend In Me Collection (Limited Edition)

Hello lovelies! Today's post features one of my favorite brands that sadly hasn't appeared on my blog as of late. I have too many of their polishes sitting in my ever growing untried pile! The Glam Polish You’ve Got A Friend In Me collection is inspired by Pixar and consists of ten shades, five of which I have to share with you. Each shade is filled with gorgeous unicorn shimmer (my favorite part), holo glitter, and flakies (which I like in some shades better than others). The formulas were all consistently good but I did give a little effort into flaky placement so they weren't all gathered at the tips of my nails.  

Friday, June 1, 2018

H2Oh! Water Decal Review

Hello lovelies! I am so pleased to share with you a new-to-me water decal brand, H2Oh!, created last year for Russian stockist LakoDom. The decal images are all original, designed by three very talented Russian nail artists- @freiliiegend, @sasshhaaaa, and @nailtard. When offered a chance to review these, I browsed the selections and found it almost impossible to choose! The artistry is seriously amazing, and above and beyond any decals I've ever used. 

Each pack includes 28 images with two complimentary designs. The white areas in the decals are clear so they look best when applied over a white base polish. Of course you can experiment with other base colors to achieve a different effect. I found these really easy to work with and there is a good range of sizes in each pack to fit any nail. One last thing- many of my photos make the decals appear to be pixelated, but that's only the result of my camera/editing. Now let's take a closer look..

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Essie Gel Couture Wedding Collection by Reem Acra

Hello lovelies! Today's post is a review of the limited edition Essie Gel Couture Wedding collection by Reem Acra. If you didn't know, Reem Acra is a bridal designer and she's teamed up with Essie to create these six shades. While there are a couple shades I like, I feel like the majority of them are very "mature" looking and the formulas aren't the best. That's my opinion though! Let's take a look..

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Road to Polish Con New York 2018: Week 11

Hello lovelies! Week 11 of the Road to Polish Con brings us two stunning polishes that you don't want to miss! I was really impressed with both of them and they look even better in person. Also, next week is the last of the RTPC series and then it will be time for the actual Con! Let's take a look...

Friday, May 25, 2018

UberChic Beauty Collection 26 and Bottoms Up Stamping Plates Review

Hello lovelies! UberChic Beauty just launched their new website as well as a new Collection 26 and Bottoms Up single stamping plate. I found lots of images that I wanted to use as usual from the three plate collection. I kept it down to just four manis so that I could get them done in time for the launch. The Bottoms Up plate posed a little more of a challenge for me to figure out what images to use. The majority of them are alcohol and coffee themed, none of which I consume, so I had to get a little more creative. I'm pretty happy with the nail art I've created from these plates! Let's take a closer look..

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

ORLY Neon Earth Collection (Summer 2018 Color Pass Box)

Hello lovelies! Today I have swatches of the ORLY Neon Earth collection to share. I'm really feeling the vibes of the color palette and for the most part the formulas were really nice. This collection is part of the Summer 2018 Color Pass Box that also included top coat, skin care, and nail art items. The Box is a really great deal for those who love buy full collections, plus if you read on to the end I have a discount code for you!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Emily de Molly May Release

Hello lovelies! I have eight stunning new shades from Emily de Molly in a wide range of colors and finishes! I love the variety in Hayley's monthly releases because there's always something for everyone. The formulas were all great and easy to work with so I won't go into much detail on that. Let's take a look..

Monday, May 21, 2018

June Polish Pick Up: "Video Games"

For the month of June the Polish Pick Up took on the theme of "Video Games". Now, video games have never been very near and dear to my heart. But never fear, some beautiful polishes were created despite my non-nostalgia. Let's take a look..

Friday, May 18, 2018

Road to Polish Con New York 2018: Week 10

Hello friends! I'm excited to show you two more beautiful polishes for the Road to Polish Con series! I can't believe how time has flown and that Polish Con is only a month away! Luckily we still have a couple weeks left of RTPC so stay tuned for the last weeks! So many!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Colores de Carol Summer Adventure Trio

Hello friends! Back in February Carolina created a very unique limited edition thermal shade for the Polish Pick Up (here). Due to popular demand she has created three similar color to clear glitter and shimmer filled shades. These are all great Summer shades and the formulas were all nice to work with. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Painted Polish Tisneyland Quartet

Hello lovelies! I have a beautiful set of four limited edition polishes from Painted Polish that will be launching at The Indie Shop. The ‘Tisneyland Quartet’ is inspired by the tale of Cinderella and is made up of one glitter crelly, one creamy holo, one glitter topper, and one creme stamping polish. I love the inspiration for this set and I think each shade reflects it so well! Let's take a look.. 

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Essie Summer 2018 Collection

Hello lovelies! I have the Essie Summer 2018 collection to share with you today!  I love the range of shades and finishes in this collection. In my opinion there are at least a couple of must haves here!

Road to Polish Con New York 2018: Week 9

**EDITED** I just got the second polish for this week (Girly Bits) and instead of a second post I'm adding it to the original.

Are you ready for Week 9 of the Road to Polish Con? This week features a new-to-me brand, Flirtin' Polish. As first impressions go, consider me impressed! The formula wasn't gold standard but this shade is quite fantastic. Girly Bits Cosmetics is a brand I'm pretty familiar with and wasn't at all surprised that their contribution is a unique shade with a flawless formula. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sinful Colors x Vanessa Hudgens Festival Collection

*press sample

Hello lovelies! I am stoked about today's post! I was so thrilled to hear from the brand Sinful Colors when they reached out to see if I'd like to review their newest collection. Sinful Colors is known for their seriously affordable prices and quality formulas. My local drugstores are never good at stocking their new shades so I jumped at the chance to get my hands on these. 

The new face of Sinful Colors (it's a full cosmetic line) is Vanessa Hudgens and they have teamed up to create this twelve piece festival inspired collection. There is a wide variety of colors and finishes, some of which I found really hard to describe but I did my best! These lived up to their reputation and all had nice to great formulas. Let's get to it..

Monday, May 7, 2018

Colores de Carol Roller Girl Collection

Hello lovelies! I don't know about you but I've been craving brighter colors lately. Especially because we're having Summer weather here already! The Colores de Carol Roller Girl collection is just what I've been waiting for with four bright and pigmented cremes and one versatile glitter topper! The formulas were all consistent and applied well, although they weren't completely self-leveling. The cremes all have subtle Aurora shimmer that isn't significantly visible but does give them a little more character. Let's take a look..

Friday, May 4, 2018

Road to Polish Con New York 2018: Week 8

Here we are with Week 8 of the Road to Polish Con already! Have you been enjoying these limited edition shades? I think there have been some really gorgeous polishes offered and this week is no different! Let's take a look..

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Sally Hansen Insta-Dri + Crayola Spring Fling Collection

The Sally Hansen and Crayola Insta-Dri Spring Fling collection is a beautiful collaboration of six perfect pastel cremes. Each shade is so pretty and the formulas are really great too! Of course the nostalgia of the Crayola design capped bottles makes them extra special. Let's take a look...

Monday, April 30, 2018

Cupcake Polish Essential Oils Collection

Hello lovelies! I was so excited when the Sara of Cupcake Polish reached out to me to review their new collection! Cupcake Polish consistently makes gorgeous polishes and this collection is no exception. As soon as I saw the theme I knew it had to be good. I love essential oils and each shade does a great job emulating what inspired them. The formulas are super consistent- thin and smooth, and completely opaque in two coats.

Cupcake Polish announces its newest collection themed after one of our favorite things- essential oils. Life can be stressful at times and we love essential oils for their aroma and healing properties. The simplicity of these natural oils has inspired us to go back to the basics – or should we say essentials? We have created 6 amazing super linear holographic nail polishes that are sure to be staples in your collection. Each polish is carefully handcrafted to resemble some of our favorite essential oils- cinnamon, sandalwood, frankincense, eucalyptus, lavender, and lemongrass.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Road to Polish Con New York 2018: Week 7

Hello lovelies! I've been looking forward to this week ever since we started the Road to Polish Con! Both shades this week were created in collaboration as "Fairy Cute" polishes and whaaat?.. holographic microglitter thermal polishes?! Have I piqued your interest? Now I must apologize because somehow I don't know how to read labels and I didn't find out until today that they are BOTH thermal polishes. So unfortunately I didn't take all the photos needed for the first one. Sad face.

"A truly magical pair of polishes that were created for the Midsummer’s Nights Dream theme, specifically to mimic the way light would reflect off of fairy’s wings."

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Essie Gel Couture Enchanted Collection

Hello lovelies! Today's post is a review of the Essie Gel Couture Enchanted collection which is made up of six shades of varying formulas and finishes. I really love the color palette of all six shades together. Individually they're all quite lovely too although I did have formula issues with one. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Colores de Carol Cosmic Summer 2.0

Hello there! I'm here will the newest Colores de Carol release, the Cosmic Summer 2.0 collection. It's made up of four multichrome shades with holo glitter and iridescent chameleon glitter. If these look familiar it's because last year I reviewed the original Cosmic Summer collection (here). The formulas were all great although you might notice a little bumpiness here and there from the glitter. Let's take a look..

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Polish Pick Up May 2018

Hello lovelies! This month I'm simplifying things a bit and combining all of my Polish Pick Up posts into one. I have three gorgeous polishes to show you that were designed for this May's PPU theme, "90's Pop Culture". It's been fun seeing all the nostalgia inspired shades being created over at the PPU Facebook group. If you want to see what all the participating brands are offering each month and get the chance to vote on themes, you definitely should join in the fun!

Monday, April 23, 2018

UberChic Beauty Collection 25 and Woodland Chic Stamping Plates Review

Hello ladies! Who is ready for some new stamping plates? I have yet another three plate collection from UberChic Beauty and an adorable Woodland Chic plate that I think you'll love! Let's get to it..

Friday, April 20, 2018

Road to Polish Con New York 2018: Week 6

Hello ladies! It's week 6 already in the Road to Polish Con! Today's post will be short and sweet because there's only going to be one polish available next week. No matter, it is a stand out shade all on its own!   

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

ILNP Swatches and Review

*press sample

Hello friends! I was so surprised and pleased to find in my mailbox a package from ILNP containing these gorgeous polishes! It's been a while since I've featured ILNP (I Love Nail Polish) on the blog and I'd say it's about time something was done about it. I've always had good success with this brand and these three shades were no exception. If you're looking for super sparkley holographic polishes with flawless formulas, this is where it's at!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Emily de Molly Little Hero (Hella Handmade Creations Exclusive)

Hello peeps! Today's post is going to be quick as I almost forgot about it! I have another Emily de Molly creation, this time it's a limited edition that will only be available through Hella Handmade Creations (previously Hella Holo Customs). If you've never purchased with HHC, I highly recommend joining their Facebook group to keep up-to-date on all the recent changes and each new release. 

Monday, April 16, 2018

Emily de Molly April 2018 Releases

Hello lovelies! I have eight new shades from Emily de Molly to share with you. Hayley is the master at one of a kind polishes that really go outside the box. There are a lot of must-haves here in my opinion! Let's take a look..

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Road to Polish Con New York 2018: Week 5

I'm back with more Road to Polish Con shades as the series resumes with Week 5! I have two more new-me-brands that I got the chance to try out. Both have good formulas and their flakey game is on point! Let's take a look..

Friday, April 13, 2018

Savannah Lacquer Springtime in Savannah Collection

Hello lovelies! I have the newest collection from Savannah Lacquer called Springtime in Savannah. It consists of six glitter crellies that capture the moodiness and emerging colors of Spring. I was pleasantly surprised by the uniqueness of this collection as a whole, and the inspiration was apparent in each shade. As far as the formulas go, they are all on the thin side so the glitters spread pretty effortlessly. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Essie Spring 2018 Collection

Hello friends! I am so pleased to share the Essie Spring 2018 collection with you! The collection has a nautical theme and I think the color palette reflects that for the most part. I have a real soft spot for anything nautical so my heart was already in it before I even tried them on. The best part is that the formulas were all fantasic- really smooth, with nice opacity, and I didn't have any issues with application. Let's get right to it..

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

What's Up Nails New Stamping Plates and Water Decals

Hello lovelies! I have some nail art I created with new plates and water decals from What's Up Nails. I am really happy with what I came up with and I think you'll like these manis as well. Let's get right to it..

Thursday, April 5, 2018

piCture pOlish Spring 2018 Shades Swatches and Comparisons

Hello lovelies! I had been patiently anticipating piCture pOlish's new Spring releases and was blown away last month by how gorgeous each one was! I knew I had to buy them all! Fortunately one of them (Embrace) is a re-release that I already owned so it saved me a few pennies. Along with my swatches I've included some comparisons that I hope you find helpful. Let's take a look..

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Polish Con New York 2018 Press Release

The Polish Convention Returns To New York!
June 16th, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, White Plains, NY

After a successful Fall show in Chicago, The Polish Convention is returning this spring to New York.  This bi-annual event hosted by Ever After Polish takes place June 16, 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, NY.  Polish Con will be filled with over 20 vendors helping attendees celebrate their love for nail polish, and nail polish accessories through shopping, live demos, tutorial tables, and meet and greets with their favorite brand owners and creators!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Cirque Colors Desert Bloom Collection Spring 2018

Hello friends! I warned you yesterday that this week's post would leave you poor and destitute. But in the end it will all be worth it because you'll have the most gorgeous nailsThe Desert Bloom collection consists of nine desert-inspired shades, including six shimmers with subtle holo, and three neutral speckled cremes. Honestly Cirque Colors did such a fantastic job with this collection! They had me drooling with each shade. No surprise either that the formulas are flawless. You'll just want to give the shimmers a little more drying time between each coat. Let's take a look..

Monday, April 2, 2018

Painted Polish I Love Blush Collection

Hi friends! I apologize in advance in case you all go broke after this week's posts. I have some seriously awesome collections and products to share! Now that you've been warned.. Today I have the new Painted Polish collection -  ‘i love blush.’ The collection features 5 different polishes within the blush color family - each with a different finish! If you're looking for something feminine, work appropriate (without being boring!), or just light neutral shades for Spring, you're going to love these!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Colores de Carol Happy Spring Trio

Hello lovelies! I'm here with my third Colores de Carol post of the month. She keeps knocking out beautiful polishes and I can't wait to see what's in store for next month! The Happy Spring Trio consist of three soft crelly shades. They're perfect for Spring and all have a variety of delicate glitters, flakies, and/or shimmer. The formulas are on the thin side so you build up to nice, even coverage. Let's take a look...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

UberChic Beauty Collection 22 and Got Chevron? 01 Stamping Plates Review

Hello lovelies! I have some UberChic Beauty stamping plates to share with you today! There were so many images I loved in Collection 22 that I had to do two from each plate. The Got Chevron plate has some pretty good images too, but I was hoping to see just a couple more traditional chevron images from it. I kept each of these looks pretty simple so they're all totally recreate-able. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Painted Polish By Grabthar's Hammer (April 2018 Polish Pick Up Exclusive)

Hello lovelies! Here is the last April Polish Pick Up shade I have to share with you and I think I may have just saved the best for last! Painted Polish will be participating in the PPU for the first time and their contribution to the "Across the Universe: Planets and Galaxies" theme was inspired by the movie "Galaxy Quest". I still have never seen this movie, so maybe it's about time I do.  

Monday, March 26, 2018

Colores de Carol Jupiter's Twin (Polish Pick Up April 2018 Exclusive)

Hello lovelies! Here I am with another shade for April's Polish Pick Up! Going along with the theme "Across the Universe: Planets and Galaxies", Carolina was inspired by this photo shown above. This polish may have been inspired by a distant planet, but it's totally wearable and perfect for Spring!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Rainy Days With Zoya

Hello lovelies! It's been a lazy week spent inside watching the rain, wind, and lightning storms. All this wet Spring weather has put me in some kind of mood, and I've found myself reaching for polishes that reflect that with moody shades. I pulled together these four Zoya polishes that seemed to be made for each other and created some rainy day nail art. Before we get to that I wanted to show them each off individually.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Emily de Molly Created By Man (Polish Pick Up April 2018 Exclusive)

Hello my peeps! I have another Polish Pick Up shade to share today! I mentioned yesterday that April's theme is "Across the Universe: Planets and Galaxies" and Hayley of Emily de Molly was inspired by the above photo from Battlestar Galactica. This is a thermal polish so I have a gazillion photos showing it off!