Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lucky 13 Lacquer: Out of This World Collection (Part Two)

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Hi guys! Today, I have the rest of the Out of This World collection from Lucky 13 Lacquer. If you remember, I showed you the first part of the collection here. The part of the collection that I'm sharing with you today consists of the iridescent and silver flake polishes!

Lucky 13 Lacquer Out of This World Collection (Part Two) nail polish swatch

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lucky 13 Lacquer: Out of This World Collection (Part One)

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Hi guys! Today, I've got the first part of the Out of This World collection - the latest collection from Lucky 13 Lacquer

The recent craze that has been sweeping the indie nail polish world lately has been flakes. But for the smaller makers, the sheer cost of the flakes has made it hard for them to get on board. Lucky 13 Lacquer had another idea to complete with the bigger indie makers without going broke (and taking a big risk that the flake craze would end as quick as it arrived) - a Kickstarter campaign. Seeing how Lucky 13 Lacquer is one of my absolute favorite brands, it was a no-brainer that I was going to be a backer! Since I'd would be picking up the entire collection anyway, I made sure to pledge at a level where I'd get the collection!

Inspired by our amazing universe, the Out of This World collection is made up of 7 polishes - one cream polish, two chrome flake polishes, three iridescent flake polishes, and one silver flake polish. Today, I am going to show you the cream polish and the two chrome flake polishes.
Lucky 13 Lacquer Out of This World nail polish swatch

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fair Maiden Polish: Frozen Heart

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys! I'm so glad it's the weekend. It has been one of those weeks that seems to drag on forever! I am hoping to convince my husband to go see Cinderella this weekend! He is pretty good about taking me to the movies that I really want to see, so I'm hopeful! 

Today, I have a new-to-me brand, Fair Maiden Polish. I had heard some great things about these polishes, so I was eager to try them. 

Fair Maiden Polish Frozen Heart nail polish swatch

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Digital Nails: Hyperbole

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys!  I have some older photos from previous swatching sessions to get through before moving on to more recent photos, so you'll have to bear with the nubs.  I usually only swatch on the weekends because that's when I have free time!

Today,I want to show you a gorgeous flakie from Digital Nails - Hyperbole.

Digital Nails Hyperbole nail polish swatch

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

HPB Presents St. Patrick's Day

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Hi guys! I hope you're wearing your GREEN today! I love St. Patrick's Day, but I wish my favorite Irish pub wasn't so busy! I want to go out! Instead, we'll be having corned beef and potatoes at home! I really wanted to get this post up yesterday, but yeah... that didn't work out! 

The Hobby Polish Bloggers is Facebook group that I belong to, along with other polish bloggers. We have had several other link-ups - Halloween, Fall Favorites, Christmas, Valentine's Day, etc. It is time for our next one, and it revolves around St. Patrick's Day!

HBP Presents St. Patrick's Day nail art

I did not want an overwhelming green manicure, but I wanted a touch of green.  I used Sinful Colors Happy Ending on my index and middle fingers.

On my ring finger, I started with a base of Zoya Blu, and proceeded to create a rainbow using OPI I Red My Fortune Cookie, Julep Marjorie, Zoya Darcy,Sinful Colors Exotic Green, Julep Linden, and a Love & Beauty Purple. After the rainbow dried, I topped it off with China Glaze Fairy Dust. At the base of the rainbow, I hinted at the pot of gold beneath the rainbow using Julep Tazeen.

HBP Presents St. Patrick's Day nail art

I used OPI Honey Ryder on my pinkie, and I did not think it looked enough like gold.  So I added Julep Tazeen, and it looked more the way that I had envisioned it.

HBP Presents St. Patrick's Day nail art

So that's it for my St. Patrick's Day nails! Be sure to stop by my Facebook page, and let me know what you have on your nails today! I hope you will take a look at all the other fabulous bloggers that are taking part in the HBP link-up below!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Digital Nails: deGrasse’s greener

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys! When I was growing up, I didn't really like science. Let me rephrase that - I loved learning about science, space, and nature, but hated science classes, at least my high school classes. Blame a Biology teacher who made me eat a crayfish and a Chemistry teacher who made me feel like an idiot (along with showering me in spit while forcing me to sit on the first row). My dislike of science began to fade when I met my husband who is a complete science guy. He majored in physics, worked on getting his Master's in Atmospheric Science, and got me into reading books by Stephen Hawking. He also helps me understand things that I don't quite understand.  

All of that science talk leads us to the polish that I want to share with you today - deGrasse's greener from Digital Nails. It is inspired by one of the most prominent faces of science in recent times - Neil deGrasse Tyson. He makes science accessible and cool!

Digital Nails deGrasse’s greener nail polish swatch

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ellagee: ELL-sa (Group Exclusive)

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Hi guys! I hope you all had a great weekend! I spent the entire time completely reorganizing my polish collection, and it was quite an undertaking. I finished getting the polishes back in my helmers, but I still need to update my spreadsheet to reflect where the polishes are now located (and mark that on my swatch sticks as well). So, I've got a couple more weekends of work left ahead!  But it's so much fun to play in my polishes! 

I want to share another great custom polish from the Gee I Love Ellagee! Facebook group - ELL-sa!
ellagee ELL-sa nail polish swatch

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Chanel: Taboo

*Purchased by Me*

Hi guys! I finally got into Urgent Care this week, and found out that I did not have a sinus infection like I thought. Instead the doctor told me that I have strep throat.  I'm over 30 years old, and I have never had strep throat in my life!  Anyways, the antibiotics are helping, but I still feel pretty run down, so I have another pretty quick post for you all.  
Chanel Taboo nail polish swatch

Monday, March 2, 2015

Pahlish: The Good Dalek

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Hi guys! I haven't shaken this sickness,and I wasn't able to get into Urgent Care over the weekend so today's post is going to be super quick, and it will be mostly pictures of a very pretty polish - "The Good Dalek" from Pahlish.

Pahlish A Good Dalek nail polish swatch