Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Penny Bloom Summer Daze Collection!

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Long time no talk, eh? I am still on a little break from blogging but am going to get back to it slowly but surely. What better way to ease back into posting than with a beautiful summer creme collection from Penny Bloom? Formerly Nayll, Penny Bloom Polish offers custom polishes that you create right on the website and also their own line of beautiful creations, which is what we will be looking at today!

The Summer Daze collection releases on June 21st, the first day of summer, and is a 10 piece creme collection inspired by the long hot days of summer (my favorite)! The polishes retail for $10 each or you can purchase the entire collection for $90!

All swatches are shown with topcoat.

Dog Days is a light tan creme. This was 3 coats. As you can see, there was some pigment that didn't get mixed up all the way in the bottle but it didn't affect the polish when applying it to the nail.

Self-Tanner is a mid tone brown. This was almost a jelly type of creme and needed 3 coats.

Morning Light is a beautiful bright yellow, again 3 coats.

Solar Ray is a bright orange creme. This was the tiniest bit thick but not unmanageable at all. 3 coats.

Summer Night is a lovely pink, 2 coats.

Bikini Days is a light blue creme. This was 2 easy coats.

Ocean Deep is a medium blue creme, covering nicely in two coats.

Blue Lagoon, a gorgeous dusty teal and opaque in 2 coats.

Greenscape is a nice kiwi green and covered in 2 coats.

Finally, Smoothie is a deep green and covered in 2 coats.


Sara was also kind enough to give you a discount code for 20% off your entire order! Just use code FSHNFTG20 and voila! There's your discount! 

Remember, this collection will be available in one week, on June 21st! Which shades are you going to be getting?? Don't forget that you can also create your own custom polishes on the Penny Bloom site. I've done it before the rebrand and just a few weeks ago and I LOVE how the polishes came out! Swatches of those will be coming soon! 

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Friday, May 5, 2017

Blush Lacquers Blush Beauties Facebook Group Customs!

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Today I have a new to me indie that I have been lusting after for a long time! Blush Lacquer is a fairly new brand, about one year on the scene, and I've seriously wanted just about everything I've seen her release! I was so happy to see Victoria and her Blush Lacquers would be at Polish Con but even more excited when she posted an opportunity to win the Blush Beauties Facebook Group Custom polishes for swatching if you were attending Polish Con and I was one of three people who won the duo!


The first polish is called Oopsie Daisies and it a slightly green tinged yellow packed with green and gold/yellow flakies and also a pinky nude shimmer. This had a great formula and was opaque in 2 coats. I thought my nail was visible after two coats but it turns out that lovely pinky nude shimmer was playing tricks on me. I did do 3 coats here but the color and opacity didn't change, so you be good to go with 2!


Siren Swells is an oxidized green (I just saw the Statue of Liberty, this must be in my head! LOL) with golden shimmer and copper flakes. YOU GUYS. I am in love with this color. I don't have anything like either of these colors (which is saying something!) and I love them both but oh my gosh this one is just <3

I used 2 coats for this polish as well and the formula was outstanding.


These will be available for order on May 5, 2017. Since these are group customs, you do need to be a member of the group to purchase the group.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Northern Star Polish Chance of Frogs

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Today's green is brought to you by Northern Star Polish Chance of Frogs. This is... well, it's frog green with subtle scattered holo. I have quite a few from this brand and really enjoy all of the polishes but she appears to not make polish any more? I'm not certain, of course.

Anyway, this is 2 coats.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Friday, March 10, 2017

Cirque Colors Julep

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The last green from Cirque Colors is Julep, a mint holo. Another untried for way too long, shame on me. And another perfect formula, opaque in 2 coats.


Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cirque Lonesome George

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Another green from Cirque Colors today, this time Lonesome George. This is an emerald green holo and I mean just look at this color! So lovely! This was gorgeous and covered in 2 coats beautifully.


Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cirque Panacea

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Today's green polish comes to us from Cirque Colors and is called Panacea. This has been an untried for wayyyy too long. I would call this a bright pea green holo, lol. Great formula, and covered in two coats.


Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Zoya Vespa

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Marching on.... haha.. get it? Haha. Okay. Anyway, today's green is Zoya Vespa, a sage green Pixie Dust. I've spoken of my love for the Pixie Dusts before and so I won't dust off that soapbox (bahahahaa. Man, I'm on a roll!) but yes, I still love Pixie Dusts.

This was a bit sheer and needed 3 coats for opacity.


Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bliss Polish Sweet Senti-Mint

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Today's green is from Bliss Polish, called Sweet Senti-Mint, a lovely mint green crelly with gold hex glitter. This was 3 thin coats. I really love these colors together! I don't believe this polish is available for purchase any longer but if you happen to own this, you should definitely wear it :)




Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Pretty Serious The Dragon's Curse

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As I was selecting my green polishes for Green Month, I noticed that I had several Pretty Serious green untried polishes so this is the first of those to come.

The Dragon's Curse is a seafoam green with a strong gold shimmer. This has a great formula, as per usual, opaque in 2 coats.




Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Catrice Sold Out For Ever

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This polish was sent to me years back by a friend in the UK and if I'm not mistaken, it was quite difficult to find when it was available for purchase! This is Catrice Sold Out Forever, a celery green with green shimmer. The shimmer isn't as obvious on the nail to anyone not looking for it, but it's definitely visible when you are looking directly at the nails. And let's be honest, we all do this to admire our nail polish, amiright?? This was a bit thin, and needed 3 coats for opacity.




Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Friday, March 3, 2017

Zoya Sage

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Zoya Sage is a satin finish and when I think of sage green, this is exactly the color that comes to mind. This was 2 coats and while it does dry to a satin finish, it was a bit uneven so I did use a wax topcoat on this polish. I love this color, though!



Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, March 2, 2017

OPI That's Hula-rious!

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I hope you are pumped because March is going to be GREEEEEEEN MONTH!! I love green polish, and since St. Patrick's Day is in March and I have all of these green untrieds..... it just seemed like a natural fit, lol. So if you don't like greens, I'm sorry. I will have a few posts that have some spring collections this month but most of the posts will be greeeeen!

Let's start off with OPI's That's Hula-rious!, a green mint. This was 2 coats. Very nice formula, especially for a light color!

What do you think of Green Month? ARE YOU SO EXCITED?!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SinfulColors Works Like A Charm

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Another new polish from SinfulColors, this time from their St. Patrick's Day promotion. This is Works Like A Charm, a mint with gold shimmer. The formula on this was a bit thin and needed 3 coats. Still really pretty, though!

Have you spotted this collection yet? There is also a fun glitter topper in the mix that I didn't purchase but if you love seasonal glitters, it looks really cool!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Twinsie Tuesday: Sparkle 2/28

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Sparkle is basically my favorite thing ever so this was an easy prompt.

Formula X is exiting Sephora's so I've managed to purchase a few at the $5 clearance price in the last several weeks. This was one, Artemis.

Artemis is a silver holographic polish. This was 3 coats. Super super sparkly and lovely.

I'm so bummed that Formula X is going away. I have liked all of the polishes that I've tried from this brand. What are some of your favorites from Formula X?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, February 23, 2017

SinfulColors Kandee Johnson Colors

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SinfulColors collaborated with Kandee Johnson for a new collection. I'm actually not sure how many polishes are in the collection because there are a few different parts to it: some only available at Meijer, some only at Walgreens, and so forth and so on. I saw the polishes at Meijer and these two caught my eye!

Licorice is a blackened green with a demi matte finish. This had a great formula and covered in 2 coats.

With topcoat. I much prefer this with topcoat :)

Kanfetti is a pastel glitter in a clear base. I applied a heavy coat on my ring finger, and a lighter coat on the other nails.

Have you spotted this collection yet? What do you think?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

butter LONDON Eventfull Swatches! Part 2!

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Today we have the other half of the butter LONDON Eventfull 6 piece set that I purchased before Christmas to share today!

Keep Clam is the main reason I purchased this whole set, if I'm being honest. I love love these types of rusty, orangey, sort of "ugly" colors! This was 2 perfectly lovely coats.

Royal Appointment is a dark taupey brown. This was 2 coats with a few areas dabbed with a little extra polish. Not quite a 3rd coat, but worth mentioning.

Cool Britannia is a deep navy creme. This looks pretty much black on the nails, lol. But it's a pretty polish and dries very shiny.


Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

butter LONDON EventFull Swatches!

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I purchased the 6 piece butter LONDON Eventfull set before Christmas and am just now getting around to swatching these. Since I'm not a fan of overly saturated posts with pictures, I broke this up into 2 posts, with 3 polishes in each post.

Warm Fuzzies is a taupe creme. This had a really nice formula, covering in 2 coats. All of these polishes did dry very shiny, as well! I've not tried the Patent Shine line before but they seem to live up to the "shine" name.

Mum's the Word is a peachy mauve. This covered in 2 coats, as well. This tone of color isn't my very favorite for my skin tone but otherwise the polish itself was fine.

Scrumptious is a berry creme. This needed 3 coats.

Stay tuned for the other half!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, February 16, 2017

butter LONDON Inky Six and Indigo Punk

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A few more butter LONDON polishes that I purchased from TJ Maxx a few weeks back.

Inky Six is a blue micro glitter in a blue jelly base. As a jelly, this was a bit sheer on two coats so I did 3 for complete coverage.

Indigo Punk is a purple glitter in a slightly blackened base. This was also 3 coats. I didn't really care for this one as much as I was hoping but oh well. It was only $4 so I don't feel too bad about not loving this, lol.

What are your favorite butter LONDON polishes?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

butter LONDON Diamond Geezer & Brown Sugar

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I have a bunch of butter LONDON polishes to share but so as not to overload one post with 10 polishes, I'm going to break them up into several posts.

First, Diamond Geezer is a silver foil polish. I found this at TJ Maxx for $3.99 and whenever you can find butter LONDON that cheap, you take advantage, lol. I haven't compared this to the other silver metallic/foil polish that I have, Zoya's Trixie but I feel like these are close but not identical.

This was 2 coats.


Brown Sugar is another TJ Maxx find. This is a red and bronze metallic glitter. A little thin, this was 3 coats.


Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By The Season

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I spotted a few new SinfulColors displays at RiteAid a few weeks ago and was intrigued by this polish, called Readie or Not. I would describe this as a magenta metallic. I don't have any colors like this that I can think of and it's really really pretty. This had a great formula and was almost opaque in 1 coat but ultimately did need 2.


Have you spotted any interesting new SinfulColors polishes lately?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Great Lakes Lacquer Swatches!

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I have 3 Great Lakes Lacquer polishes to share with you today!

Rainbow! Right Here And Now! is a gray jelly with iridescent flakies. I thought the gray with the multicolored flakies was such a cool combination. This is 3 coats, plus topcoat.

Facing North is a periwinkle with multicolored tiny flakies. I am clearly all about the flakies lately; I just can't get enough!! This was 2 coats. Great formula on this polish!



Majick is a deep purple jelly with red shimmer and purple to blue to red flakies. The picture is like eh okay sure. BUT IN PERSON Oh my goodness. This is rather magical. The red shimmer in this is stunning and WAS IMPOSSIBLE to catch in a picture but was sooo glowy and beautiful! This was 3 coats, plus topcoat.



Have you tried Great Lakes Lacquer? What are your faves??

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Virago Varnish 77 Collection

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I have 5 of the polishes from the Virago Varnish 77 Collection today. This came out in the fall but I was as per usual slacking and just got around to swatching these.

The Hustle is an orange terracotta creme polish. It's one of those "ugly pretty" colors that I love so much. This is pure 70's awesome decor rust brown orange awesomeness. This is 1 coat. Yep. 1 coat.


12 Inch Single is  a dark merlot creme polish. Another really great formula and another one coater!!


The Bus Stop is mossy green creme. And not to sound like a broken record (haha, get it?), this had another fantastic formula and covered in 1 coat.

Disco King is a blue jelly with holographic glitter. This built up nicely in 2 coats.

Disco Diva is a brown jelly with holographic glitter. 2 coats for opacity on this baby, too.

Some of these colors are still available on the site. Did you grab any from this collection? Have you tried Virago Varnish before? From what I've tried, they have the 1 coat creme formula on lock! So good!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda