Friday, August 28, 2015

Darling Diva Polish Hug My Face Collection

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have an absolutely stunning collection from Darling Diva Polish to share with you. The Hug My Face Collection is inspired by the Alien movies, and it is truly spacey and fantastic. I have swatches of 8 of the 10 beauties from the collection for you today. The Hug My Face Collection goes on sale tonight at 7 PM CST in the Darling Diva Polish shop.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Gradient All the Nails!

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! Today I have another link-up with the ladies from Paint All the Nails! This month's theme is gradients, so I chose to do a gradient stamping design. I originally did a holo gradient which I intended to look sunny and bright, but somehow along the way it ended up looking like candy corn. It's still beautiful, but I think I will save that one for closer to Halloween. ;)

For this mani, I started off with a base of Darling Diva Polish Peekablue, which is AMAZING and you need it (nuff said)! It was so mermaidy, that I was inspired to pull out my trusty MoYou-London Sailor plate 05 and I picked out a pretty scalloped/shell design. For my gradient stamping, I used two polishes from a new to me brand, Hit the Bottle. They make super opaque stamping polishes in an array of stunning colors, and for this design I used Green Around the Gills (green) and Blue-tiful (blue) for my mani. Hit the Bottle is an Australian indie brand, but they are available from US e-tailer, Beautometry. I just love how this one turned out! Sometimes my favorite looks happen by chance.

Be sure to check out what all of the other crazy talented ladies are doing for their gradient manis! Thanks for looking everyone!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

My First Indie!

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! Today I'm participating in a fun link-up with some other members of the nail community where we are sharing our first indie polish! After a little perusal of my Etsy history, I figured out that my very first indie purchase was from none other than Hare Polish, waaaay back in the summer of 2011. I remember my first purchase from Hare was Archipelago, Bisbee, and Pegasus. At the time I didn't know much about glitters or how to apply them. I also had super short nails and pastels looked horrid on me. For those two reasons, I ended up swapping Pegasus away. Then, as luck would have it, Nikole re-released Pegasus a few years later and a snatched it up again after having swappers regret. So for today's post, I decided to re-visit Pegasus!

Hare Polish Pegasus is a lavender jelly filled with various sizes of silver and white hex glitters. Formula was pretty easy to work with, but I found it worked best to use thin coats so that too much glitter didn't end up on the nail. It looked perfect at 3 thin coats, with 2 coats of topcoat to smooth it out. I must say, I really love the soft ethereal look of Pegasus. It's funny how after a few years a polish I hated on me I now think is really quite flattering!

Be sure to check out what everyone else's first indie polish was! What was you first indie polish purchase? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for looking everyone!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Zoya Flair Collection for Fall 2015

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have the second half of Zoya's Fall 2015 offerings, the Flair Collection. This collection contains 6 metallic polishes in rich fall colors. These are available now on Zoya's website and should be hitting stores soon!

Monday, August 24, 2015

HPB Presents: Neons

*Nothing to Disclose*

Hi everyone! Today I'm participating in the August Hobby Polish Bloggers Link-Up and the theme this month is neons. I picked up a few of Indigo Bananas Neon, the 10th Element polishes a little while ago, and I've been itching to try them in a water marble, so that's what I've got for you today.

For my mani, I used Indigo Bananas The Uranium Evil (neon yellow), Rubidium Rhod (neon red), and Diva Plumbum (neon teal) for the marble on my middle two fingers (over a white base) and then came back and added some dots with the red and teal. Then I used The Uranium Evil on my other nails. The neons spread well and marbled nicely. This was such a fun look and the colors make me think of sno-cones, so I think that's a good way to end the summer! I guess my topcoat ended up bubbling (It's in need of some thinner) and I didn't even notice it in real life, but you can definitely tell in the pictures. Ah well, such is life.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Great Lakes Lacquer September Limited Editions

*Press Samples*

Hi everyone! Today I have two gorgeous limited edition polishes that are coming in September from Great Lakes Lacquer! These will be available on August 31 at 7 PM EST and will be available during the month of September only in the Great Lakes Lacquer shop, so be sure to grab them while you can! Both of these are stunners, so you won't want to miss out!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

ILNP Money Bin

*Purchased by Me*

Hi everyone! Today I have a gorgeous polish from ILNP to share with you! Gah, I really wanted to buy pretty much everything that ILNP put out this summer (very much because of Emily from Very Emily being SUCH an enabler), but I somehow narrowed it down to just four of them for the time being. Money Bin IMMEDIATELY spoke to me and I knew it had to be on my "to get" list, and it did not disappoint!

ILNP Money Bin is a warm gold linear holo filled with gold flakies. Even though it is packed with flakies, it it applied very easily and I used 3 thin coats for full coverage. This polish is just blingy to the MAX! If you are a gold lover, I highly recommend picking this baby up. You won't be disappointed!