Thursday, June 23, 2016

Round 25: Bestie Twin Nails With The Little Canvas!

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Hey hey hey, it's time for another BTN with my buddy Alaina from The Little Canvas!



For this BTN, we chose a simple dotticure and striping tape mani, inspired by Nicole from Young Wild & Polished.

We went with mint and purple versus the brighter green and purple. I used three colors from Virtuous Polish (which is no longer open for business, unfortunately): Purity, Queen Ester, and Rahab. 

This is a pretty straightforward  manicure so I won't really go into too much detail: I used a dotting tool and some striping tape, lol. The polishes I used are matte polishes so a glossy topcoat was required. 

Be sure to check out Alaina's nails!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Nine Zero Lacquer June 2016 and Patriot

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Today's post is a quick one, but I have two beautiful polishes to show you from Nine Zero Lacquer.

First, I'll share the Polish of the Month for June 2016. This is a light purple linear holograph. By now you should know that Nine Zero has just about perfect formulas, especially for holos, and this was no different: 2 easy coats, plus topcoat.

Patriot is the Limited Edition polish to celebrate the 4th of July. It is a silver holographic base with semi-transparent red and blue glitters. This was 3 coats, plus topcoat. I love this and I want it in every color combination possible, mmmmkkay?

These polishes are both available now! I'm not sure how long Patriot will be around but I'm guessing not long after the 4th of July, but you should order it now so you can wear it on the 4th, duh!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Geometric

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Today's prompt is Geometric and we know I ain't drawing out anything because I am not that talented, lol. So I pulled out some trusty nail vinyls and a few A England polishes: Spirit of the Moors, Gloriana, & Virgin Queen.

Two coats of Spirit of the Moors and once that was dry, I used a herring bone (??) nail vinyl on my ring finger. I applied Gloriana and Virgin Queen and removed the vinyl. A coat of topcoat and voila! I didn't intend for these to look so patriotic but it's quite fitting, seeing as how the Fourth of July is right around the corner.

                                                                   Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Claire at Kerruticles
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Sharon at Behind Green Eyes 


Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Salon Perfect Rose Gold Digger

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Today I have a Salon Perfect polish that I spotted in Walmart last week. I don't often go to Walmart but I've been making a few trips there lately and of course I had to stop at the beauty aisles! I spotted this polish and just plopped it right into my shopping cart, lol.

Rose Gold Digger is a rose and gold glitter. This covered in two coats and while I didn't let it dry too much before I applied my topcoat, I feel like this could be a texture. Regardless, it's lovely and had a nice formula! Densely packed glitters, for sure.



Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

GlitterDaze I'm Foresting My Case

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Today I have a swatch of a polish that's no longer available, I'm afraid. But alas, it's beautiful and I wanted to share it with you.

This is GlitterDaze I'm Foresting My Case, a khaki green holo. This was 2 coats plus topcoat. A lovely formula and just a lovely green, don't you think?



Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

daniPro Nail Polish - Swatches!

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Today I have some polishes from a new line called daniPro, a line created by a podiatrist, and named after his daughter, Danielle. These polishes are infused with Undecylenic acid and are free of formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, DBP, TPHP, and toluene.

First is My Girl. This is a medium bright pink and was opaque in two coats but was a bit streaky so I did a 3rd. This was quite shiny without topcoat but I did use the topcoat they sent along and it was quite shiny! The formula was good though, no running or pooling!


Next is First Kiss. This was another really shiny polish and opaque in two coats, plus topcoat. This also had a nice formula!


These polishes are available at danipronails.com and retail for $18 each.


Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Friday, June 10, 2016

NYC New York Color Show Time Lip Balms! Swatches + Review

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I have some new drugstore lip balms to share with you! I was sent 3 of the new NYC New York Color Show Time Lip Balms and wanted to do some lip swatches and a review.



The colors I have are the 3 lightest shades: 100 Cool Nude, 110 Trendy Peach, and 200 Popular Pink. The entire line consists of 6 shades, with a fuchsia, red, and coral rounding out the collection.

Since these are lip balms and not lipsticks, they are very sheer but feel very moisturizing on the lips.

L-R: Popular Pink, Trendy Peach, Cool Nude.

 Cool Nude

 Trendy Peach. This lip balm has glitter in it. I personally don't care for that and I could feel the glitter on my lips, although it was a fine glitter. You can see a glitter speck in the corner of my mouth and on the lips. I love this color but I was not a fan of the glitter.

Popular Pink, a cool toned pink and the most pigmented of these three shades.

While I don't care for the glitter in Trendy Peach, these were super comfortable to wear. As a balm, they aren't the most long lasting but my lips didn't feel chapped or dry after the balm wore off. Cool Nude is my favorite!

Have you seen the NYC New York Color Show Time Lip Balms? Are you going to pick any of these guys up? These are nice to keep in the car or throw in your purse! As with all NYC products, these are very affordable at $1.99 each!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda