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Monday, December 24, 2012

Smitten Polish Glass Elevator & Whimsical Nail Polish By Pam's Cookie Monster

Up for your reading & viewing pleasure today on this lovely Christmas Eve I have 2 awesome bottles of polish by Indie makers. 1st I have Glass Elevator by Smitten Polish. Glass Elevator is a white cream polish with mint green colored glitter. There is ultra fine & small pieces of this mint colored glitter throughout the polish, but not so much to where it's overwhelming or anything. If you're looking for a polish that has just a small touch of glitter to it, this is the one for you. I used 2 coats over 1 coat of Zoya Anchor base coat.

Next up, I have Whimsical Nail Polish by Pam's Cookie Monster. Cookie Monster is 1 of those bottles of polish that I saw on another bloggers page & HAD to have!! I'm such a nail polish whore, it's ridiculous!! I love how her bottle has a cute bow on it to dress it up!! Cookie Monster has a clear base, which I love because you can wear it over many different colors & has ultra fine dark blue glitter & bigger dark blue, white & black hex glitter throughout. I love the formula. It has just the right amount of thickness to it. I couldn't find just the right color to wear it over, so since I already had on the Smitten Polish, I just wore Cookie Monster over that. The pictures show 2 coats over the 2 coats of Glass Elevator & 1 coat of Zoya Anchor base coat.



As always, I love to hear what you guys think, so leave your comments at the bottom!! Thanks for reading!! I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!!
*Both of these bottles of polish were PURCHASED BY ME & all OPINIONS ARE MY OWN*


Friday, December 21, 2012

Jindie Nails~Candy Land~Review

Happy Friday!! Up for review today I have an awesome polish from Jindie Nails called Candy Land. I saw a pic of this on another bloggers page & HAD to have it!! I've never seen a polish with these color hexes in it. It is very unique. The white is perfect. It was opaque in 2 coats with no issues except that it was a little hard to get the right amount of hexes on my fingers without a little extra effort, but to me it was worth it for a polish this pretty!! I purchased this with my own money, it was NOT sent to me for review. This was done with a coat of Zoya Anchor base coat, 2 coats of Candy Land & 1 coat of Zoya Armor top coat. Now on with the pictures.


I really do love it!! Let me know what you guys think. I love hearing from you!! You can buy this polish & others in her line from her Etsy shop Here & I'm pretty sure next week Llarowe will also be carrying her line of polish!! You can buy that Here

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Nail Art Society December Box

So, this is my 1st box from Nail Art Society. I'm really happy that I signed up when I did, because now they have raised their price up to $19.95/month. If you were already a customer, you get to keep your price of $9.95/box so I'm pretty happy about that.  For that low a price, I really wasn't expecting that much out of it, but thought I would give it a try anyway. Man was I surprised when my box came!! This is what was in my December box!!
It had 2 bottles of Matte-n-a Matte Nail Apparel by Max Make-Up Cherimoya, in the shades Mystery, which is the Magenta color & Blockbuster, the Silver one, 38 Orchid scented nail polish remover pads by Max Make-Up Cherimoya, a pack of Stella rhinestones in sizes from XL through Small & a bottle of Beauty Art professional nail glue. I thought that was a pretty good amount of stuff for $9.95!! It also came with this card & on the other side of it was instructions on how to do a dripping in diamonds manicure from the items they sent me!!
The only thing I thought was weird was that the pics on the card were of totally different manicures & not the dripping in diamonds manicure that the instructions were for. I would have liked it better if there was at least 1 pic of it so I would know what the outcome was supposed to look like...Now, on with the pics of what I created!! I don't really like the big rhinestones on my short nails, but the smaller ones were very pretty.

As you can see from the pics, I chose Mystery to use. I thought this would look better with the silver rhinestones. The polish was more shiny than a normal matte finish polish. The only nail I used a top coat on was the one with the rhinestones. I left the others the way they were to try to show the look of the matte polish. I used 2 coats of the polish over 1 coat of Zoya Anchor basecoat. It went on very smooth & had a nice thickness to it. It also dried VERY fast. I first tried it the way they say to do it with the nail glue, but I didn't like the way the glue was getting onto the sides of my nail, so I used the polish wipes that came in the set to take off the polish from that nail & started over. I then used Zoya Armor topcoat to put the rhinestones on & finished it off with a very thick coat of the topcoat. I thought it turned out nice, but like I said, I didn't like the XL rhinestones on my short nail. Let me tell you about the polish remover wipes, they are to die for!! I've never heard of this Cherimoya brand, but it's good!! The wipes have cuticle oil in them & they leave your cuticles feeling great!! Let me know your thoughts. If you are thinking about joining the club, you can find them on Facebook Here


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Bloggers Unite: Nails for Newtown

I think this will be one of things where you will remember exactly where you were & exactly what you were doing when you heard the heartbreaking news. I will never be able to fathom why someone would want to hurt anyone, much less innocent children. My heart breaks for the families & everyone who was affected by this horrible tragedy. I am also proud to be a member of a community that bands together in a show of support for the families & the town of Newtown.


I chose to use China Glaze Moonlight for my white manicure. I love their flawless formula & this color reminds me of purity. 







Mentality Metallics Collection

Today I have Mentality Polish's Metallics Collection to review for you. I won this mini collection in a giveaway Mentality had on their Facebook page. You can like them Here 
I love Metallic polish because it is so shiny. You all should know by now glitter polish is my all time favorite & metallic polish is a close second. I used Zoya's anchor basecoat under every color & didn't use a top coat. You can buy Zoya products Here Now that I think about it, I wish I would have used a top coat because the only issue I had with the polish was that some of the colors looked like they had bubbles in them when they dried...not sure if that was because I should have used a top coat or not. Not all of the colors did it, so I really don't think it was a top coat issue.  Besides that, I had no issues with the polish. It went on nice & smooth & most were opaque with just one coat, but I did 2 anyway!! Also, the last color I tried I wore for a week & had no issues with chipping or peeling. I hope you enjoyed this review!! Comments are always welcome!!

This is the 5 piece set. They are 3-Free 5ML bottles















  

Sunday, December 9, 2012

China Glaze~Foie Gras Review

I love China Glaze nail color!! It goes on so smooth & the thickness of the polish is PERFECTION in a bottle! That's why I chose this polish to review. I don't usually wear a lot of brown polish, but something about this one just screamed at me to give it a try....so I did. It looks so much prettier on your nails than it does in the bottle,  I was actually surprised at how much prettier it was. I think the picture captured the color pretty good. It was taken inside with the flash on. As always, comments & suggested are welcome!! Thanks for reading!!






Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hare Polish Amethystos over Sally Hansen Royal Purple Chrome Review

Happy Sunday everyone!! The review I have for you today is for Hare Polish Amethystos.  It is a medium purple jelly like base with different silver, pink & purple glitter. It is a beautiful polish alone in 3-4 coats or like I did it, over another similar color.  I chose a Sally Hansen Chrome polish called Royal Purple Chrome.  I chose this color because it's dark & I thought it would really bring out the sparkle in Amethystos, which it did wonderfully!!! I used 1 coat of the Sally Hansen Royal Purple Chrome & 2 coats of the Hare Polish Amethystos.  I had no issues with either polish. I really loved the Sally Hansen Chrome because it was so dark, it only took 1 coat to look great, where most polish takes 2 coats to look great.  The only issue I had with the Hare Polish was I wish the purple in it was a tad darker, otherwise the formula was great & it had just the right amount of glitter to where it looked even after 2 coats. I didn't have to dab it here & there like you have to do with some to make the glitter look even. Ok, let me add this too. I know my skin around my fingers looks terrible right now, lol. I need a manicure in the worst of ways.  I was so excited when I got the polish in the mail, I just painted it on without doing my manicure 1st.  Secondly, I'm not a professional at this. I do it becuase I love nail polish & I like to know what a polish looks like on nails before I buy it, so I figured in my spare time, I could do this for others & have some fun with people while I'm at it.  So, if you're looking for professional looking manicures & pictures, you've come to the wrong place!! If you're here to have fun while talking about nail polish & want an HONEST review of a product, then stick around & let's have some fun!! I think the results are beautiful, what do you think???