Thursday, August 25, 2016

Sally Hansen Big Shiny and Big Matte Top Coats - Review

Hey guys!

Nothing To Disclose Press Sample

I was recently sent two topcoats from Sally Hansen: The Big Shiny Top Coat and the Big Matte Top Coat.

Personally, the look of flakies mattified is just so lovely to me so I definitely wanted try this matte topcoat out with Great Lakes Lacquer I Left My Heart At Houghton, which I posted yesterday. I applied one coat of the matte topcoat over the GLL and waited a few seconds. The matte topcoat dried very quickly and and evenly. I wore the matte topcoat for about 3 days and didn't have any chipping, which is very impressive for my nails!

The Big Shiny Topcoat is a pretty standard, but good topcoat. I didn't notice anything exceptional about it, other than it covered nicely without any lumps or bumps or streaking in one coat.

Have you tried either of these topcoats? What did you think?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nine Zero Lacquer Polish of the Month

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Nothing To Disclose

Today I have the Nine Zero Lacquer Polish of the Month for August 2016. This is a bright lime green holo, as the Polish of the Month polishes are known to be. As per usual, this was two fabulously flawless coats, plus topcoat.



The POTM is available now and you can also go back and pick up any monthly polishes that you might have missed, as they are all available!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Great Lakes Lacquer August Limited Edition Polishes!

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Nothing To Disclose

Today I have both of the Great Lakes Lacquer monthly limited edition polishes.

First is The Waters of Torch Lake, a gorgeous aqua blue with blue shimmer. This was two coats and had a great formula. Maybe slightly a bit thick, but I love thicker formulas. I added a topcoat, by the way!

Next is I Left My Heart At Houghton, a completely beautiful periwinkle with small silver flakies. This was 2 coats and topcoat and OMG I love this so much.


The August polishes will be available through August so be sure to make your way over to Great Lakes Lacquer and pick these up before the month is over!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Orly Mulholland Collection for Fall 2016!

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Today I have the 6 piece collection from Orly for fall 2016, called Mulholland. I know I've mentioned before that ever since Orly rebranded, I've been consistently impressed with their collections. It's so nice to see 6 piece collections. Larger collections seem overwhelming to me, lol.

Mansion Lane is a dark grey creme. This is 2 coats, plus topcoat. A nice formula, no pooling or running. It was the tiniest bit thin but that is just based on my preference for polishes.

Cahuenga Pass is a tomato red jelly. This is 3 coats plus topcoat. I don't think this is a very fall like color, but I LOVE it! Great formula, as well!

Hillside Hideout is a deep mauve with gold shimmer. This was another with a great formula and opaque in 2 coats, plus topcoat.

Million Dollar Views is a golden coppery color with gold glitter. This was 2 coats, plus topcoat. Now, I know what you're thinking: doesn't this look exactly like Orly's Rage? I thought the same but no, Rage is more pink and has no glitter. I even took a comparison swatch for you!

MDV on the index and ring finger, Rage on the middle and pinky. They look even more different in person and both are completely lovely.

Party In The Hills is a black and gold microglitter in a clear (or possibly slightly tinted base). 3 coats, plus topcoat. The glitter wasn't quite as dense as I prefer for glitters but again, that's just my preference.

Meet Me At Mulholland is a brown shimmer with orange and purple flakies. This is 3 coats plus topcoat.

What's your favorite from this collection? I personally love Cahuenga Pass and Party in the Hills!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Revlon Showtime

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Another NOTD today! This is Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy in Showtime. I have acquired quite a few of these Revlon polishes and I quite like them!

Showtime is a beautiful blurple (blue/purple) with small flakies and microglitter mixed throughout the polish. This was 2 coats, plus topcoat.

Do you like the Colorstay Gel Envy line?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Too Fancy Lacquer Cooper Trooper

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Today I have a quick post for you! This is Too Fancy Lacquer Cooper Trooper, a gorgeous pine green linear holo. As with all linear holos, this is much more spectacular in the direct sun but alas, I swatch at night lol!

Two perfectly lovely coats plus topcoat.


Have you tried Too Fancy Lacquer? What are your favorite polishes from the brand?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, August 11, 2016

OPI Washington DC Collection for Fall 2016!

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Nothing To Disclose

Today I have the OPI Fall 2016 Washington DC collection to share with you! I have all 15 polishes so let's just get to it! (Side note: I believe there are 3 additional Limited Edition shades available for purchase but I haven't seen those yet!)


First is Pale to the Chief, a true nude with the slightest slightest slight blue shimmer, which was basically not visible at all once applied to the nails. Whoops. This was the tiniest bit sheer after the second coat, but I will say that I also had some blue stained nails so if your nails are not stained smurf blue, you could most likely do 2 coats and have full opacity. For me, I used 3 plus topcoat.

Never A Dulles Moment is a gorgeous sunflower yellow creme. This was 3 coats plus topcoat. I didn't have any issues with formula and I pretty much just expect to do 3 coats for any yellow. I love this color, though!


Freedom of Peach is an orange creme. This was 2 coats plus topcoat.


Yank My Doodle is a rusty orangey color, and I quite like this one! This was two coats, plus topcoat.

Madam President is a pinky red (it looks more pink in person) with a FANTASTIC formula. This was 2 coats but alllllmost one.

OPI By Popular Vote is a maroon creme, opaque in two coats.

We The Female is a dark burgundy creme, opaque in 3 coats. This was almost a jelly/crelly consistency.

Kerry Blossom is a deep purple creme. 3 coats, plus topcoat.

Suzi - The First Lady of Nails is a gorgeous dark green creme. This was 2 coats plus topcoat.

Inside The Isabelletway is a tan creme, 2 coats plus topcoat.

Squeaker of The House is a medium cool toned brown. This was 2 coats, plus topcoat.

Shh... It's Top Secret is a super super super dark brown. This actually looked brown in person but not so much in pictures lol. This was 2 coats, plus topcoat.

Stay Off The Lawn! is a pine green creme. I loved this one, I'm sure you could guess. 2 coats, plus topcoat.

CIA = Color Is Awesome, a dark gray with a tinge of blue. I don't have many colors like this! I like it! 2 coats, plus topcoat.

"Liv" in the Gray is a dark Prussian blue. No surprise that I love this, too. 2 coats, plus topcoat!

I actually really really loved this collection. The yellow and green shades speak to me! LOL

What shades are your favorite??

Talk to you soon!
Amanda