Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Polished For Days Around The World Collection

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Today we are looking at the Polished For Days Around The World Pt. 1 collection. So let's get to it!

Bali is an aqua holographic creme. This is a subtle and scattered holograph but oh so pretty! This was 3 coats, plus topcoat.

Iceland is an icy blue and gold holo with gold flakies and holo glitter. This was two coats with topcoat.

London is a navy blue microglitter with holo glitter throughout. This was 2 coats, plus topcoat.

Rio De Janeiro is a purple jelly with pink, gold, blue, white, and silver assorted glitters. This was 3 coats, plus topcoat.

Thailand is green jelly loaded with green and gold glitters in all shapes, including circle, which we know is my favorite!! This was 3 coats with topcoat.

Paris is a copper holographic microglitter. This was 2 coats, topcoat.

I am consistently impressed with each polish that I use from Polished for Days. The formula's are all amazing, the colors gorgeous, and the themes unique! I am excited to see what she has upcoming!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By A Flag

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Well these Twinsies are back after a month break! I will be honest that I was not at all prepared, as last month flew by and I've been so busy this last week with preparing my grandma's house for a garage sale as she moved. ANYWAY... I am behind on everything, lol. Thankfully I had posts ready but somehow forgot to get some Twinsie posts together! Fear not, I slapped something together, lol.

So today we are doing manicures inspired by a flag. My first thought was to do the Michigan flag because I love Michigan and live here and all that. Well, Monday evening I remembered that I hadn't done a manicure so I definitely didn't have time to draw some elk and an intricate sunset on my nails (but let's be honest, that wasn't going to happen anyway, lol).

So the next thing that came to mind was the Czech Flag. Fun fact about me: I love the Czech Republic and am simply fascinated by everything Czech. I am not of Czech descent but I have just always loved anything associated with the CR. So although this flag is very simple, it is something that I really love and am interested in!

I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Over and Over A-Gwen, and Unforgretably Blue. Clearly I drew these terribly crooked lines.



Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Savannah at Addicted to Polish


Don't forget to check out the rest of the Twinsies to see the flags that they were inspired by!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Monday, August 31, 2015

B Squared EDM Collection

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I have the B Squared EDM Collection to show you today. Unfortunately, I don't know if these will be available for purchase, as it looks like B Squared is either taking a hiatus or possibly closing up her shop :-(

These polishes are all what I call muted neons. They aren't quite pastel but aren't as bright as regular neons. As as neons, they dried matte and I did not add a topcoat.

Rave is a light limeish yellowish color. This was two coats over white.

Trance is a coral color. This was 3 coats.

Kandi is a bright pink, 2 coats.

Down Tempo is a deep purple. This was 2 coats.

Plur is a bright teal, this was brighter in person but I suck at technology.... 3 coats.

The Drop is a green toned mint. 3 coats.
All of these had nice formula's and were easy to apply. With the exception of Rave (the first polish), all were opaque without a white base and that's always a plus :-)

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Friday, August 28, 2015

Aurora Cosmetics Gel Effect Polish - Swatches and Review

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Press Sample

Today I have swatches from a new to me brand called Aurora Cosmetics. This brand sells makeup as well but we are talking about the nail polish today.

The polish line is called Gel Effect but without a UV light and is also shiny and durable with wear time for up to 2 weeks. The polish removes with regular nail polish remover! I'm going to say right now that I didn't test the 2 week wear factor but I did wear one for the colors for several days and it held up very well.

I am also topping all of these polishes with the Aurora Gel Effect Top Coat.

Kapuni is a beige creme. This was a little bit streaky after three coats, plus topcoat.

Safety Orange is just that: a bright safety cone orange. This is 2 coats, with topcoat.

Pink Dahlia is a medium pink. 3 coats, plus topcoat.

Sticky Sweet is a rosy fuchsia. 3 coats, plus topcoat.

Ahu o Laka is a light sky blue. 3 coats, plus topcoat.

Flat Tire is a dark brown. This was 2 coats, plus topcoat.

Finally, Walk of Fame is a silver microglitter topcoat. I completely meant to put this over all of the other colors to see how it looks and I totally forgot. Because I'm crazy, lol. But it looks pretty over the brown! This is one coat plus topcoat. It did not dry gritty at all.

Overall, I was pleased with these polishes. The color selection on the website looks to be pretty standard but the formula was nice and easy to work with! I would definitely try their polish again and now I'm very curious about their makeup line!

Have you heard of Aurora Cosmetics or tried any of their products? What do you think?
Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Round 15 of Bestie Twin Nails with The Little Canvas!

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It's time again for Bestie Twin Nails with Alaina from The Little Canvas. This time, I chose a floral design, which I know doesn't sound anything like something I would like.... HAHAHAHHAAHA!! Did you believe that for a second? Like I would ever not like a floral anything :-) Anyway, this is a design by Ashley from Plump & Polished.


I quite liked this design! What do you think?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Colores de Carol Beach Boys Collection

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The Beach Boys collection from Colores de Carol was released earlier this summer but I'm super slow and am just now getting around to swatching these neons! Yikes. There are 7 polishes here so let's get to them.

For the sake of me not repeating myself, all of these polishes were layered over white and I didn't use a topcoat for any of these. As they are neons, they dried matte. AND with the exception of one polish, they were all two coats.

Good Vibrations is a neon yellow.

Do You Wanna Dance? is a bright orange.

All Summer Long is a bright coral pink.

Surfin' USA is a brighter pink than All Summer Long.

Fun Fun Fun is a fuchsia. This was 3 coats. This polish was a bit streaky but also somehow too thick? I had some issues with this polish and had to reapply this color several times.

Sail On Sailor is a bright cobalt blue.

I Get Around is a bright neon green. This is a little bit brighter in person and as you can see, I had to adjust my camera settings to capture some of the neon, lol.

These colors are really pretty but can be a bit tricky to work with. You have to work quickly but precisely because they tend to dry fast and can look uneven if you have overlapping brush strokes.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

LOOK Nail Color for Fall 2015

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Press Sample

LOOK Nail Color recently sent me their back to school collection and that is what we are looking at today!

These are pretty typical fall or Halloween colors, but the formula and consistency is really nice. The pictures below are all with topcoat.

Pistachio, 2 coats.

Orange, 2 coats.

Lavender is a deep purple. This was one coat!


Black was almost one coat, but I did two because there was a tiny bit of streaking.


I did a little bit of random makeup brush splatter nail art with these colors. I quite like it!


You can purchase LOOK Nail Color via their website.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda