Hey gals! I have a polish that, I'm ashamed to say, has been sitting in my drawer for far too long. This is Jindie Nails Live Out Loud. Live Out Loud reminded my about how much I love glitter in milky white bases. There's so many fun ones out there, now. This is a white cream base with circle glitters in purple, blue, green, gold and pink. Along with some micro glitters. I used two coats for this polish and that was sufficient. The polish went on so smooth which is a bonus. The one thing that always irks me about cream bases with glitters is the fact that there can be too much glitter (is that real life?) and not enough base to make the glitter lay even and flat. But good thing this wasn't the case here! I really enjoyed the look of this one on my nails. It was really flattering for some reason?
How do you all like this one? You can find Jindie Nails here.
Hey gals! So, I follow NYLON Magazing on Instagram and recently, they posted this photo of a Jeremy Scott bomber jacket. There's something really appealing to me about this pattern and I was dying to put it on my nails! If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that I recently picked up Illamasqua Scorch and Rare (a huge lemming of mine) from Sephora in JC Penny for $4 each! I thought this was the perfect thing to use them for. I did one coat of Scorch, a white polish that is perhaps the best white polish I have ever used. Then, I did one coat of Rare which is a smooth, even leveling neon yellow polish that leans a little green. These both were heaven to apply. Both white polish and neon polish are notorious for being streaky and hard to get even coats of. However, true to Illamasqua's reputation, these were both awesome formulas. I eventually went in with black acrylic paint to make the spots. I used one of my new nail art brushes by MASH and it was great. This was one of the easiest nail arts I've done in a while, and one of the most striking too! Haha! I was at work the next day and people could not stop commenting on them. I love a good funky, eye catching nail art!
What do you all think of these? Did I do the coat justice?
Hey everyone! Its time for another Twinsie Tuesday post. Today's theme is centered around a post that you particularly enjoyed. Since I haven't been a Twinsie for very long, I picked one that I enjoyed by the other girls. A few weeks back they did a theme that was called 'Sweet Sixteen', to pick a polish a 16 year old version of you would wear. When I was 16 I wore a total of like, 2 colors. Both pink. There was one in particular that I could not stop wearing. I went through three bottles of it. The thought of using three bottles of something now, sounds so foreign to me. The only polish I use more than a bottle of now is white and black polish for nail art. I can't remember the name of it, but it was a Maybelline polish that I'm not even sure they sell now. It was the perfect hot pink with a great, slight, iridescent shimmer in it. I found the closest thing to it in my collection now and thats Essie Tour de Finance. It's pretty much a dupe for my old flame of a polish. I used two coats for this swatch. I actually really enjoyed wearing this polish and picking it out. Made me feel a bit nostalgic for the good old days.
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Hey all! Happy Monday. I have a new brand of textured polish to show off. This is the Nails Inc textured polish, Leather Effect. Nails Inc released this originally with a kit of studs to create some awesome nail art designs. They later released it alone, along with two other colors. This is Noho, the black Leather Effect. I used two coats here and had zero problems with application. I haven't tried a whole lot of Nails Inc polishes, but I do like the ones I have tried. Plus, I think the textured polishes have great formulas with easy control. And this one is no different. I did notice that if I touched my nails (which I tend to do to check for dryness), where I touched didn't dry as textured as the rest of the nail. Plus this one has a little longer of dry time. I wore this for only about a day and half, mostly because I got some tip wear. Though, I contribute the tip wear to my hard work day, rather than the polish. I actually got a lot of compliments on this one. Its essentially a black matte polish, until you give it a second look. And black matte polish is so awesome, but add texture to it, and you've done something right! Haha! How do you guys like Noho? It really does look like Leather!
You can find Nails Inc polishes from Sephora. They have a mint polish in Leather Effect and I must have it.
Hey guys! Happy Friday! Anyone have big plans this weekend? I have a fun different type of post for you all today! This is a comparison post. I have recently acquired both versions of Illamasqua's Raindrops polish, Pink Raindrops and Raindrops. These are essentially two different polishes, so they require a comparison. Lets Start.
Raindrops: Raindrops is a gray/blue polish that has a jelly formula. There's also some white flecks all throughout the polish. You can see my original post here.
Pink Raindrops: Pink Raindrops is a dusty rose colors polish with a creme, dense formula. There is a pink shimmer and subtle white flecks throughout the polish. You can see my original post
Thumb, pointer and ring: Pink Raindrops
Middle and pinky: Raindrops
The differences: The formulas are completely different. Raindrops is a jelly consistency, while Pink Raindrops is a creme. Also, there is a pink shimmer in Pink Raindrops that the original Raindrops does not have, nor does the original have any type of shimmer. The white flecks in the polish are more easily seen in the original Raindrops. The flecks are much more subtle in Pink Raindrops possibly due to the dense base color. The jelly consistency allows for more visibility for the white flecks.
Overall, these are very different polishes. So, plus side is, you can own both without any guilty feelings. I, personally like to have both versions, but I like the original version much more than the pink version. What do you guys think? Which ones would you pick? You can purchase these from Illamasqua.
Good morning, ladies! It feels like forever since my last Sonnetarium polish! However, I finally have the last one of the Spring Collection to show off. This is Cucumber Salad, just writing the words makes me hungry! I love cucumbers, they are so easy to put into fresh meals. Lately, I have really been watching what I eat and trying to eat more healthier and natural things and cucumbers have become a staple for me. Anyway! Enough about food, and back to the polish! Cucumber Salad is a spring green base with green and white glitters. There's also a very subtle shimmer hidden in this. I love this one! There's something about the small white and green glitters that makes this polish dainty but exciting at the same time. This polish is certainly fresh in many ways! I used two coats here with a slight third coat to fill in streaky areas. It's a little sheer. This is definitly the polish to wear when you want something other than pink, but nothing too crazy! What do you all think?
Hey everyone! I have finally gotten back on my indie loves. I feel like I haven't gotten any indie polish lately? What is up with that. I recently put in an order with Lush Lacquer for some fun, bright polishes. Just what I needed! I purchased Gumballs and Clowning around. Today, I'm showing you Gumballs. Gumballs is a mikly polish with glitter. The base is a bright peach color and the glitters are fun and bright in colors like yellow, pink, blue and purple and so many more! I went to go use this and I found it to be a little thicker because of the amount of glitter packed into the bottle. So, because of that, I decided to layer it over Illamasqua Purity and they were a perfect match! I used one coat of each polish. Like I said, Gumballs was a little thick, but it is easy to manage. Just try not to get a whole lot of polish on the brush. How do you guys like this one?