Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Takko Lacquer Jabberwocky

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! Today I have a beautiful Takko Lacquer polish to share with you. I have seen Takkos for ages, but I only recently got my first few of them (two of them were a sweet gift from a friend). The first one I decided to try is Jabberwocky. Random fun fact: when I was in college I took a public speaking class and we had to recite a poem one day. I decided to recite (from memory) Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky with all of its nonsense words. Everyone pretty much thought I was a huge nerd...sooo...anyway...back to the polish!

Takko Lacquer Jabberwocky is a pale aqua blue jelly filled with red/green color shifting shimmer. For being a light colored jelly, it was surprisingly opaque. I did used thicker coats, but I could have probably gotten away with 2 coats, but I did one final thinner coat for good measure. Pictures showed VNL just a tad, but it wasn't perceptible in real life. The formula was thicker, but in a good way because sometimes jellies can run and pool. The shimmer is gorgeous and there is a green shift, but only in certain lights (it's not as dramatic since it's paired with a light color. All in all, I really love this polish! I can't wait to try the other Takkos I've acquired now!

Takko Lacquer can be purchased from their shop as well as from Llarowe and Mei Mei's Signatures. You can also see updates from Takko Lacquer on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook.

So what do you think of Jabberwocky? Do you have any Takkos? Thanks for looking everyone and have a good day! Callooh! Callay! (and if you get are a huge nerd too!)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pretty & Polished Dark Arts Collection (Partial)

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have four polishes to share with you from Pretty & Polished's Dark Arts Collection. I love this collection so much and one of the things that I find the most fun about it is that it really feels like Chels got out her secret potions and pigments in her lab to create this mysterious and magical set of polishes because they all have one or more special properties (color changings, glow-in-the-dark, matte, duochrome flakes). Well let's check them out!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Zoya Naturel Satins

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have Zoya's Naturel Satin Collection to share with you! This is a collection of six neutrals with a satin finish. I think some people might have been expecting a full matte finish with these polishes, but I think the easiest way to explain it is to think of them in terms of paint finishes. Flat or matte paint finishes have no sheen and don't reflect light at all, while satin paint finishes have just the slightest hint of sheen which softens them up a bit, and that is exactly what you see with Zoya's Satin finish.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Pahlish Warmest Winter January Duo

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have the gorgeous Pahlish "Warmest Winter" January Duo to share with you! This duo is even more amazing in person than I thought it would be. Pahlish usually has a glitter topper in their duos, but this time, it's a holo topper filled with flake shimmer that you could layer over tons of things for a gorgeous effect. I know this duo is being restocked tonight and probably next Friday too since it is the last Friday of January, but it will only be available through the end of January so be sure to grab it while you can!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Polish Revolution Looking Glass Logic

*Purchased by Me*

Hi everyone! Today I have a polish that I've had for aaaages that I decided to pull out for a wintry-feeling glitter mani. This idea was inspired by some beautiful pictures on Instagram that I saw by @lacquerloon and @thepolishedokie of a totally different blue glitter polish that they both swatched over a light neutral base color that really let the glitters shine, and I thought it looked so pretty! So even though this polish looks nothing like was the polish that came to mind when I saw those pictures and I just had do something similar! #randommaniinspiration

Polish Revolution Looking Glass Logic is a clear-based glitter topper filled with blue, copper, and color shifting glitters. Formula was excellent with a good glitter load and it spread easily. For this mani, I layered 1 coat of Looking Glass Logic over a white creme. Then, for even MORE sparkle, I added one coat of Northern Lights Gold topcoat (super fine scattered gold holo glitter). It added just a touch more depth to the finished look that I really liked. I had to fight the urge to matte this, and I wish I had before I took it off just to see how it would have looked. Looking Glass Logic is part of Polish Revolution's Alice in Wonderland Trio (which are all gorgeous by the way) which was one of Polish Revolution's earlier releases.

Polish Revolution polishes can be found in creator Lauryn's Etsy Shop. The shop is closed right now because she is recovering from surgery, but if I remember correctly, she usually keeps the Alice in Wonderland trio in stock in her shop when it's open. 

What do you think of my wintry layering? Does if feel wintry to you? Thanks for looking everyone!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Cupcake Polish The Queen Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have The Queen Collection from Cupcake Polish to share with you. This collection was inspired by Queens from European history and consists of 5 holos that are packed with metallic shimmers in gorgeous gemstone shades. These will be available on January 22 at 10 am CST.

Monday, January 19, 2015

China Glaze Road Trip Collection (My Picks)

*Purchased by Me*

Hi everyone! Today I have 9 of the 12 new Spring 2015 shades from China Glaze's Road Trip Collection. I must say, though there have been a few individual shades from China Glaze that I have liked recently, but I can't remember the last time an entire China Glaze collection excited me so much! I saw Love Varnish's amazing swatches of this collection and I immediately ordered 6 of them (all of the shimmers and 2 of the crellys) and then promptly picked up 3 more of the crellys at Ulta. I can really appreciate something simple that is done well, and that is what this collection is. There are 3 more crellys that I did not get, but I may get them too before it's all said and done.