Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Amanda

Sally Hansen Instant Ombrè Polishes - Review

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I have two of the Sally Hansen Insta-Ombre polishes to share with you today. The idea behind this polish is an easy ombre polish in one bottle.

The way to get the ombre effect with this is to apply one coat, apply the second coat about 1/3 of the way down your nail and then a third coat at the tips of the nail. That's what I did so let's take a look!

Scarlet Spark is a red and silver micro glitter.

Gold Grade is gold and silver microglitter.

There's not a lot to say about these, they applied easily and obviously you can wear these as full coverage glitters or do the ombre look as intended.

You can purchase Sally Hansen products are drugstores and mass retailers nationwide.

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Amanda

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Sally Hansen Pearl Crush - Review

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Today I have 3 of the Sally Hansen Pearl Crush polishes to share with you. These polishes all have a sheer, iridescent finish and have large hex glitters to give a 3D effect.

She Sells is a pale pearl pink color. I used one coat over Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Quick Brick and decided to use some glitter placement on the ring finger. The hexes are quite large so it did not take long at all.

Lady Crab is a sheer pink. This was two coats over Sally Hansen Insta-Dri White.

Silver Scallop is a light gray. This was 2 coats over SH White.

The glitters were rather difficult to get out of the bottle, even after leaving the polishes upside down for about 30 minutes. These polishes are too sheer to be able to make opaque, so they will always need to be layered over an opaque polish. I suppose you could wear 2 coats and have a very visible nail line, if that's what you wanted to do. Lastly, the glitters are very large and prone to curling a bit.

These were not my favorite polishes, lol. I get the idea of a sheer polish with glitter and the iridescent glitters are pretty. I think if they were smaller and the base was a tiny bit more opaque, I would have liked these better.

Have you tried the Pearl Crush polishes? What were your thoughts?

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Amanda

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: A Technique You Love...

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...but haven't tried in a while.

Well I was flaky and lazy and went with plain old nail vinyls for today. We were busy prepping for Avery's 2nd birthday party this past weekend and I totally forgot to write up a post, lol.

So I used Glam Polish Utopian Paradise, which was two perfect coats, as per usual with Glam Polish, ugh. LOL.

Then I used some nail vinyls and slapped on GP I Know You Want Me! which was also perfect and that's annoying because guys.. I want all of the Glam Polishes. All of them. Wahhhh...

I smooshed my pointer finger because I forgot to take a picture when my nails were fresh and went to bed and woke up with a smooshed nail. Womp womp.


But this was really pretty and I enjoyed this manicure while I wore it!

The twinsies are taking August off, so be sure to leave extra comments on all of their posts this week and we will be back in September to resume the Twinsie Tuesday super fun times.
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
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



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Amanda

Monday, July 27, 2015

Pretty & Polished Happy Hour Collection!

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So today is my daughter's second birthday. I'm not really sure how she is already 2 but we had a fun little party yesterday. She gets funnier everyday, lol. And a little more sassy, yikes. Anyway, just wanted to mention that. Now onto the drinky poos!

Pretty & Polished recently released their Happy Hour collection, and you're going to see it on mah fingers today. Let's get to it.

Warning: I am not responsible for the desire to consume a delicious cold beverage after reading this post :-p Also, most of these polishes, except for one, dried with a slight textured finish so you'll want a nice thick topcoat to smooth them out.

Tequila Sunrise is apparently a thermal jelly polish, which I only just realized when I went to the P&P site to link the products, lolol!! I used 3 coats.


Cosmopolitan is a bright pink jelly with pink and purple holographic glitters. This was two coats plus top coat.


Sangria is a red jelly holo. This was one of my favorites, I love this shade of red. 3 coats, plus top coat.


Purple Nurpl is a dark purple jelly with lots of holographic pink glitters. 2 coats plus topcoat.


Appletini is a bright lime green polish. This was the one polish that didn't have a textured feel to it, 3 coats plus topcoat.


Long Island Iced Tea is a really interesting color, sort of a coppery brown with holographic glitters. This was 3 coats.

Are ya thirsty yet? I think my favorite is Long Island Iced Tea, it's such an interesting and pretty color!

You can purchase Pretty & Polished here.

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Amanda

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Round 14: Bestie Twin Nails with The Little Canvas!

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We're back again with another BTN and this time, we are attempting the dreaded WATERMARBLE! DUN DUN DUN!!! I suck at watermarbling, regardless of how well the polish performs. I'm just bad at it. There is no reason other than... I'm just bad at it, lol. But I want to get better and that's partially what this Monthly BTN is for so let's get to it.

I used all Orly polishes for these except that I Salon Perfect Sugar Cube as my white base. I alternated Gumdrop and On the Edge and attempted a sad water marble design. Water marble masters: WHAT IS THE TRICK TO DESIGNS? Like, I don't get it. As quickly as I drop the polish, it crusts over and the toothpick or water marble tool doesn't make a line, it drags the polish??? Ugh. Anyway.

Then since I was already liquid latexing my nails, I figured that I might as well do all the nails and did a gradient using the same colors. I added a coat of Mirrorball because duh. It's Mirrorball.


My watermarble is just never going to be perfect but I thought this looking passable! My liquid latex messed up the marble on my middle finger when I took it off but whatever. I marbled. It happened, lol.

Now everyone go look at Alaina's nails and comment that she has to at least do one finger for a glitter placement manicure for an upcoming BTN! She's just being stubborn and difficult in this area. LOL.

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Amanda

Friday, July 24, 2015

I Love Nail Polish: Day 3!

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We are to the last day of ILNP Week! Have you enjoyed this week? I really like featuring one brand for the week (or at least a good chunk of the week). Let me know if you enjoy this as well!

All of these polishes had very good formulas and were super super easy to apply. No pooling, streaking, or patchiness whatsoever.

Honor Roll is a navy blue holo. This was 2 completely perfect coats. Looove!

Shoreline is a pale pale aqua color, packed with holo glitter and flakies. It basically looks silver but regardless of the color, it was 2 perfect coats. My notes say "2 COATS IT'S FANTASTIC" so I must have been really excited about that, lol.

Money Bin is a yellow gold holographic. This was 2 coats and has the same formula as Shoreline: full of flakies and holo and really easy to apply.

 Finally, we have MEGA (X), the 4th in the MEGA line of super holos. This is a silver holo, packed to the gills with super amazing holo goodness. I used 3 coats, but it was ALMOST opaque in 2. I even took a video of the amazing holo because it wasn't translating properly to still photos. Check Instagram for that!



And that concludes ILNP week! What was your favorite polish? As I was reorganizing my helmers last week, I found the Spring ILNP polishes that I purchased and haven't swatched yet. Yep. So I can definitely do another ILNP feature week if you enjoyed this week! 

Talk to you soon!
Amanda