Monday, December 31, 2012

Pretty & Polished - "Save the Dauphine" Collection

Hi all!!! I know it's been a while since I have posted but you know how things are around the holidays! So hectic!!First my husband was sick on Christmas and I have been battling a head cold ever since. Ugh. Anyhow, I recently had a chance to review a new collection from Chels over at Pretty & Polished. This is scheduled to be released for sale mid-January. It's called the "Save The Dauphine" (aka Marie Antoniette) collection. There are 4 polishes in the collection:

First up I have Hameau which was the name of a cottage built for Marie Antoinette, and this polish was meant to resemble the cottage and the flowers surrounding it. This is a milky based polish with green and blueish-purple glitters. Gorgeous! This is 3 coats of Hameau with a top coat of Seche.

Application was flawless. No streaks or unevenness. This one is probably my favorite of the collection!

Next we have Let Them Eat Cake which is another milky based polish. Let Them Eat Cake is the rumored comment said by Marie Antoinette during a bread shortage in 1775 and 1788. And this polish sure resembles yummy cake! This polish has lots of fun glitters in it, yellow, orange, pink and white. Delicious! This was 3 coats with a top coat of Seche.

Gosh I have such a weakness for white based polishes. Love this one too! Once again, application was perfectly smooth. No fishing for glitter.

Third we have Louis Louis which was made to represent King Louis XVI of France. This is a gorgeous gold polish with lots of red and blue glitter. Very royal looking. This is 2 coats with a Seche top coat.

No fishing for glitter here either. Smooth application and was pretty opaque in just 2 coats!

Last up is The Diamond Necklace Affair. The Diamond Necklace Affair was an incident that placed blame on Marie Antoinette in a crime against the Crown Jewelers.  This one is just sooooooooo pretty in the bottle. I think this polish is best as a layering polish, although you could wear it alone. I couldn't decide what it would look the best over so I went with 4 different polishes. 
Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Revlon Minted, China Glaze Towel Boy Toy, and China Glaze Blue Year's Eve. And of course, it looked good over all of them! This was one coat of The Diamond Necklace Affair over 2 coats of each base and topped with Seche.

So pretty and iridescent!!! I can't even choose which color I like it over the best!

These polishes will be out January 16 in The Pretty & Polished Store. Also go check out her facebook page HERE!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Jindie Nails - Yule Love This

Wow! It's been a while since I had some free time to blog a little! Work has been hectic and it's generally crazy around the holidays!! Trying to get all my shopping done!!! Anyhow.....I have another fun Christmas polish to show you today from Jen at Jindie Nails. She sent this to me as a gift in my last order since it was the only Christmas polish from her that I didn't own!! And i'm sooooo glad she did! Love love love this one!  It's called Yule Love This(which I do)hahah. Here is a bottle shot:

So festive and cute! This one is a white crelly polish with round red, green and gold glitters in it. There are also some tiny multicolored glitters thrown in there too. It applied really smoothly and evenly. This is 3 coats on it's own.

I wore this to my husband's family's x-mas party last weekend and all of the girls kept checking my nails out!! And I stopped in the liqour store and the cashier said it reminded her of christmas cookies! This one is also a limited edition polish only available until christmas!  Check out her Etsy store HERE and also her FB page HERE. Also....since Jen is a personal friend of mine I just want to say congrats on having her polishes sold on Llarowe's site!!! Woo hooo!!!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jindie Nails - Snow Angels

Happy Thursday!!! Today I have another wonderful polish for you from my favorite indie polish maker, Jen at Jindie Nails. This is another one of her winter themed polishes from the Winter Chic collection and it's called Snow Angels. This one is absolutely gorgeous!!! Here is a bottle shot:

This one is a pale blue polish with various sizes of white hexes, pink circles, blue and teal hexes, and small iridescent glitter. What an awesome color combo!!!

This went on like a dream. Even application of the glitter and I love how the glitters look layered! This is 3 coats of Snow Angels. You can buy this polish HERE in Jen's etsy shop. Also go like her facebook page HERE and follow her on instagram @jindienails.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Nails by Ms. Lizard giveaway!!

Holy cow this is an awesome giveaway!!!! Some awesome nail polish prizes to be won and also a $100 Sephora gift card!!!!  Go enter her contest HERE and go check out her facebook page HERE!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

D&R Apothecary/Hit Polish - Aquarelle

Today's post is a polish I have had for a while and can't believe I haven't tried it before now! When I purchased this polish it was from the etsy store D&R Apothecary, but since then they have changed the name of their polish store to Hit Polish. You can go check out their fabulous polishes HERE. The name of this polish is Aquarelle. This polish has so much fun matte glitter packed into it! There is matte white bar glitter, matte light pink squares, mini matte aqua hexes, and tiny matte lilac hex. Pastel goodness!

Here is a bottle shot:

I decided to layer this over China Glaze For Audrey:
This is 2 coats of For Audrey and 2 coats of Aquarelle. The application was perfect. Lots of glitter on the brush each time with  no fishing! So pretty!!!

Love this!!! Reminds me of spring! You can also go check out their website HERE.

Fantasy Fire giveaway!!!

Holy crapola I would love to win this!!! This is a giveaway from Liesl Loves Pretty Things for one bottle of Max Factor Ivory and one bottle of Max Factor Fantasy Fire! Wooo hooo!!


Monday, December 10, 2012

Of Life and Lacquer giveaway!!!

Gosh there are sooooo many giveaways going on right now!!!  Here is an awesome one from Of Life and Lacquer.....5 different prizes to be won!!!  Check it out!!


Friday, December 7, 2012

Another awesome giveaway today!!

Here's yet another great polish giveaway with tons of AWESOME holiday polishes! This is one from Pink & Polished.  Go enter and also make sure to follow her blog!!!


Giveaway from My Life In Polish!

Cute giveaway from My Life In Polish!!!  Check it out!!


Make sure you follow her blog while you are there too!!!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Pretty & Polished - It Gets Better

Today I have a beautiful polish for you from Chels Marie over at Pretty & Polished. It's called It Gets Better and it was made especially for the "It Gets Better Project".  Here is a little bit of background on the cause from Pretty & Polished's Esty listing:

The It Gets Better Project was created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better.
I created this polish for all of the people I have lost to bullying. I understand not everyone agrees with my views on human rights and that is ok. I made this polish so that I could donate 50% of the profits to an organization that I appreciate.
The It Gets Better pledge:
"Everyone deserves to be respected for who they are. I pledge to spread this message to my friends, family and neighbors. I'll speak up against hate and intolerance whenever I see it, at school and at work. I'll provide hope for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other bullied teens by letting them know that it gets better."

I personally think this is an awesome cause and It's so great that she donates 50% of the profits to the organization! :)

Now on to the polish. Boy, it's a beauty! It's a lovely shade of mint green packed full of multicolored hex glitter.

These pics were 3 coats of It Gets Better with a top coat of Seche. I probably could have gotten away with 2 coats but I love the sandwich look of jelly polishes so I went with 3. If you would like to purchase this polish and support this great cause you can go to the Pretty & Polished shop or she still has some polishes in her Etsy Shop.  Also go like her Facebook page!

Jindie Nails - Santa Claws Collection - Part 2 (pic heavy)

Today I have the second half of the Santa Claws collection from Jindie Nails to show you!! This one is called Mrs. Claws and it is the second linear holo polish in the collection. A beautiful dark pink holo! Once again...keep in mind that I didn't have a lot of sun on swatch day so it's hard to capture how sparkly the polish truly is. Outside in full sun its absolutely dazzling! :)

Once again....the application was flawless. One coat was pretty much opaque. These pics are with 2 coats.  Next up is Noel. This is a clear base polish with tons of micro neon green, red and white matte glitter, with a touch of green sparkle in it. I just applied this by itself with no base coat. 2 coats was enough for full coverage. This polish is pretty thick.

I did not have a top coat on this as you can see. You would need a thick top coat such as Seche or something though because the finish is a little rough. Very pretty though!   Next we have the namesake of the collection...Santa Claws. This polish is matte white, black, red and green square glitters in clear base. I layered it over China Glaze Icicle. This is 2 coats of Icicle and 2 coats of Santa Claws. I love how this one came out!!!

Love this combo! I may wear this to my husband's work Christmas party tomorrow! And the last polish in the collection is called Silent Night. This one is a beautiful royal blue jelly polish with cute little stars and moons and tons of shapes and sizes of holo and iridescent glitters.

Reeeeeeeeeeally pretty! I did have to fish around for the moon and star pieces but it's worth it!! This was 2 coats by itself. If you would like to purchase any of the beautiful polishes you can check out Jen's Etsy shop HERE. Also go check out her facebook page HERE and follow her on instagram @jindienails.