Sunday, July 28, 2013

Pahlish A Custom Job - Swatches and Review ♥

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Hello! I have another Pahlish polish to show you today! This one is a very bright and cheery yellow!

Pahlish A Custom Job

Pahlish A Custom Job is described by the maker as, "Soft neon yellow cream with teal-pink duochrome glassfleck shimmer."  That's a really good description! I actually saw green and pink shimmer, though no teal to my eye.

More photos and review after the jump!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Milani Fantastical Plumage Collection - Swatches and Review ♥

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Hello! A couple of days ago I showed you the Milani Retro Glam Collection and tonight I have their other new collection, the Fantastical Plumage Collection. This one is so bright and fun, perfect for summer!

This collection consists of 5 cremes and one black and white glitter topper. All of the cremes have great formulas! I was very impressed with all of them. I used 2 coats of all of the cremes except for Canary, I needed 3 coats for full opacity with that one. Blue Jay and Scarlet Ibis could be one-coaters. Carnival is the glitter topper. The glitter pieces in it are much larger than Sprinkles from the Retro Glam Collection. I did have to do some dabbing and placing the glitters but that's to be expected with these types of glitters. 

Swatches after the jump!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Ninja Polish Glamorous - Swatches and Review ♥

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Happy Hump Day! I have the perfect polish to brighten up the middle of the work week! Ninja Polish Glamorous is a perfect blue/purple (blurple) linear holographic polish and the first in a new collection from Ninja Polish called the Spectrum Collection. Oh, and it also happens to be a dupe of the long-discontinued and  very hard to find OPI Glamour. ;)

Ninja Polish Glamorous

Stay tuned after the jump to see just how close it is to OPI Glamour, as well as swatches and review!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Milani Retro Glam Collection - Swatches and Review ♥

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Good evening! I have a brand spankin' new collection from Milani to show you tonight - the Retro Glam Collection! 

This collection consists of 2 pinks, 2 greens, an off-white and a black and white glitter topper.  All of the colors in this collection work very well together and I'm excited to use them in combination with each other soon!

Swatches and review after the jump!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Pahlish Inexhaustible Variety - Swatches and Review ♥

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How about a gorgeous jelly glitter polish to add some bling to your weekend? Today I have Pahlish Inexhaustible Variety and it took my breath away with how gorgeous it is!

Pahlish Inexhaustible Variety

This one is described by the maker as "Raspberry pink jelly base with dense violet glassflecks and scattered blue and purple iridescent sparks with very sparse holographic microglitter." That's a perfect description! The  blue glitters in this absolutely glow! This polish really is so pretty and my photos do not do it justice at all. It's definitely one of those you need to see in person to appreciate.

More photos and review after the jump!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mint Manis In Honor of Talia Joy ♥

On Tuesday, July 16th, the beauty blogging community lost an amazingly talented nail and makeup artist and a family lost a precious 13-year old girl who had been been battling 2 forms of cancer. Talia Joy Castellano was diagnosed with cancer when she was just 6 years old and fought a hard battle for 7 years. Over half of her life was spent battling two horrible forms of cancer, neuroblastoma and preleukemia. She accomplished so much in her short life, more than many people ever accomplish. You can find her YouTube Channel here and her Instagram here.  She made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and was made an honorary Cover Girl, a dream come true for her. 

This amazing young lady has been quite an inspiration to many, including myself. The last manicure she posted on Instagram (pictured below), on July 12th, was a mint colored polish and that's why Mint Manis for Talia came to be. 

My Mint Mani in honor of this incredible girl (please excuse the smearing from the topcoat)...

Mint Mani for Talia

Mint Mani for Talia

Mint Mani for Talia

For this mani I used Dior Samba 402 and stamped with Illamasqua Seance and BM02.

Talia may not have lived very long but she touched so many lives in her short time on this Earth. I'm sure she will continue to do so. Much love to her family and friends. ♥

If you would like to participate, please visit Nicole's blog post at Nail Polish Wars for InLinkz codes and more information. She is also asking that people share their mint manis on her Facebook page, whether you have a blog or not. Please use hashtags  #mintmanisfortaliajoy and ‎#TaliasLegacy if sharing on social media sites.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Candeo Colors Julep, Mahi and Spring Berry - Swatches and Review ♥

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Good afternoon! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! I have 3 polishes Candeo Colors to show you today - Julep, Mahi and Spring Berry

These are very pretty and complex glitters so stay tuned after the jump!

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Comparison Post! Chanel Taboo vs. Illamasqua Baptiste vs. China Glaze Let's Groove ♥

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I had a couple of Chanel Taboo comparison requests today and thought I'd share the results with everyone! So here is Chanel Taboo, Illamasqua Baptiste and China Glaze Let's Groove.

L-R: Illamasqua Baptiste, Chanel Taboo, China Glaze Let's Groove

Stay tuned after the jump!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Huge Multi-Blogger and Indie Giveaway from Pointless Cafe!

The amazing Sheila over at Pointless Cafe is having a birthday very soon and to celebrate she is hosting a gigantic giveaway with 18 winners!

*To see Sheila's giveaway post, click here.

See all the prizes and enter after the jump!

Alter Ego Girly Girl - Swatches and Review ♥

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Good morning! I have a very pretty and feminine polish to show you today and it is aptly named Girly Girl. 

Alter Ego Girly Girl (without topcoat)

Swatches and review after the jump!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Happy Independence Day! ♥

Good morning, everyone! I know I am a day early with this post but I thought people might be outside enjoying the day tomorrow so I figured I would get this posted now. I have actually been wearing this since Sunday night and it's holding up incredibly well! While I love this mani and want to wear it on the 4th the addict in me is itching to change my nails. LOL! The problems of a polish addict. ;)

4th of July Manicure

More pics and what I used for this mani after the jump!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Elevation Polish Skittlette! ♥

*Haba Xueshan sent for review

Hello again! I have a super fun "skittlette" mani to show you tonight that I did last week and wore for a couple of days. 

Elevation Polish Skittlette

I first saw the skittlette mani on So Nailicious in a post by Chit Chat Nails (see that post here). I loved it and wanted to try it right away! I love random nail designs but I have a very organized mind so it's hard for me to do ANYTHING random. (My closet may or may not be arranged by color and season/sleeve length. LOL) I found the tutorial very helpful and liked that she showed several different manis to give you an idea of how awesome each and every one can look.

More after the jump!

Girly Bits Going Bananas - Swatches and Review ♥

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I have a cheery polish to brighten up your Tuesday! Girly Bits Going Bananas is a must-have for any yellow lover!

Girly Bits Going Bananas

More after the jump!

Monday, July 1, 2013

SoFlaJo Salmon-Chanted Evening - Swatches and Review ♥

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Good evening! I have another SoFlaJo polish from her Wet Dreams Collection to show you tonight! (If you missed my post on Not 2Nite, I've Got A Haddock you can see it here.) 

SoFlaJo Salmon-Chanted Evening 

More photos and my review after the jump!

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