Sunday, November 23, 2014

HPB Presents: Fall Favorites

*Some items included were provided for review*

Hi everyone! This weekend, the Hobby Polish Bloggers are doing a link-up of our Fall Favorites. I could have gone many ways with this, but I decided to have a comprehensive look at some of my favorite fall nail polish releases from this year. I chose to do this because there are several that I have purchased myself and never highlighted on my blog, even though I have utilized them in a few manis. Hopefully this will give you guys a chance to pick up some of these fab releases before they disappear!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pahlish The Moon is an Egg

*Purchased by Me*

Hi everyone! Today I have a gorgeous Pahlish to share with you that is a preview to their upcoming Doctor Who Collection. I'm very excited for this collection release since I had not yet discovered the wonder of Doctor Who when she released her first two part Doctor Who Collection last year (although I do have several of them anyway). After starting the series this summer, I am totally hooked! This first polish, The Moon is an Egg, was released for a limited time as a preview to the collection but will, of course, return when the collection officially launches (release date is still TBA).

Pahlish The Moon is an Egg is a cobalt blue linear holo with tons of copper flake shimmer. Formula was super nice and it was completely opaque in 2 coats. The copper flakes were very prominant and stunning in this polish (especially against the blue base). This polish was inspired by an episode from series 8 of Doctor Who called "Kill the Moon", which features the 12th Doctor (Peter Capaldi). I have not quite caught up to the current episodes yet because I'm still hanging on to his 11th incarnation and dragging out his last few episodes, but I'm planning on getting caught up during the lull of winter break for all of the fall shows. I still haven't gotten over David Tennant and I don't figure Matt Smith will be much easier. Oh how you play with my heart Doctor Who... #whovianproblems

Pahlish is available from Pahlish's Big Cartel ShopBe sure to follow Pahlish on Facebook and on their blog for details about restocks (they are Fridays at 7 pm CST) and new polishes. Pahlish is also available from LlaroweRainbow Connection, and Edgy Polish

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pretty & Polished December Beauty Box

*Press Sample*

Hi everyone! Today I have the December Beauty Box from Pretty & Polished to share with you! They went all out with this box for Christmas, so I'm sure there will be something in there that everyone will love!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Pahlish Bespoke Batch Spam Part Deux

*Purchased By Me*

Hi everyone! Unlike my last Pahlish Bespoke Batch post, this one does not come bearing good news. All of the polishes that you will see here were only available for purchase once and are now discontinued, so LOOK AT YOUR OWN RISK! I'm not going to promise that lemmings will not be ignited by this post, because these are just stunning polishes.

Also, for your information, the lovely Ida from Ida Nails It has a complete list of all of the Bespoke Batches on her Pahlish Bespoke Batch Pinterest Board including when they were released. If you are lucky, you can sometime catch people selling them in destash sales.

Lucidity is a medium purple holo filled with golden and purple metallic flakes. Shown here at 3 thin coats. This one is all kinds of wonderful in real life.

Casino Oasis is a metallic taupe holo with bronze and gold flakes (I think there may even be some purple flakes in there). Shown here at 3 thin coats. This was an exclusive for CosmoProf 2014, but Shannon later released it to Pahlish fans during a one time pre-order event.

Say Something is a green apple colored linear holo with subtle blue flakes shimmer. Shown here at 3 thin coats. I swear, this polish is like a holo Granny Smith Apple. This is probably one of my favorite Bespokes so far!

I have many more Bespokes, and I will be sharing them with you guys all along (don't hate me!). Pahlish releases new Bespoke Batches every Friday night at 7 pm Central Time (they go FAST, so you have to be there on time), so if you want to get in on the Bespoke game, check them out! Shannon usually posts previews of them on Thursday evenings on the Pahlish Facebook page and Instagram. Just be warned...they are addicting!

Pahlish is available from Pahlish's Big Cartel ShopBe sure to follow Pahlish on Facebook and on their blog for details about restocks (they are Fridays at 7 pm CST) and new polishes. Pahlish is also available from LlaroweRainbow Connection, and Edgy Polish

Do you have any Bespoke Batches? Which ones are your favorites? 

Also...side note...what do you guys think of the new blog header? I thought it was time for a change!

Thanks for looking everyone!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

OPI Green on the Runway

*Purchased by Me*

Hi everyone! Today I have a pretty duochrome polish that I wore ages ago and haven't had a chance to post. OPI Green on the Runway is a duochrome polish that has a strong flash from green to reddish brown. It was part of OPI's Coca Cola Collection that was released later in the summer (I'm pretty sure it is the "Sprite" polish). Formula was nice and it was completely opaque in 3 thin coats (or two regular coats). Like a lot of duochromes, it did show mild brushstrokes, but they weren't too noticeable (and were completely ignored due to the gorgeous color shift!). Overall, a really special polish from OPI and I wish they would do more duochromes! These pics were taken after a bit of wear, so excuse the slight tipwear.

I usually purchase my OPI polishes from Ulta or Sally Beauty Supply. You can probably still find Green on the Runway hanging around from the summer in stores where OPI products are sold, but if not, it should be easy to find on Amazon.

Did you guys pick this one up? Any other favorites from the Coca Cola Collection? I really love Coca Cola Red as well. Thanks for looking everyone!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Zoya Wishes Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have the Zoya Wishes Collection to share with you. This set contains 6 new additions to the Zoya line including 1 creme, 1 shimmer, 1 metallic, and 3 new additions to the Magical PixieDust line.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Contrary Polish A Box, Indied Exclusives: Last Leaves and Be Merry

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have two gorgeous Contrary Polishes to share with you that are exclusives to A Box, Indied. One of these was in the November Box, and the other is in the upcoming December Box. Both of these are lovely Contrary Polish jellies with shimmer/glitter that creator Carrie does so well!