Monday, December 30, 2013

Zoya Payton Swatches and Review

Hey everybody!
Today I'm sharing Zoya Payton, an amazing polish that's part of Zoya's winter Zenith collection.  I managed to pick up this and another polish while they were having a sale.  I'm so happy I did!

Payton is a deep red-ish purple color with tons of holographic flecks.  The site describes it as "A full- coverage, galactic cranberry with holographic glitter."  I really need to try some galaxy nail art with this, I think it would look so stunning!  

The coverage on this was amazing, this is two thin coats.  I bet you could probably even get away with one if you made it a little thicker.  The dry time was average, not the fastest, but not excruciatingly long either.

Just look at all of that holo!!

Well, that's all for today folks!  I hope you all have a wonderful week, and a very happy New Year's Eve!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Exciting News!

Hey Everyone!  Long time no see!
So, I know it's been a long time since my last post, and I'm really sorry.  But I do have some exciting news to share with you all!  I'm starting my own indie brand of polish!  I've been considering doing this for a long time and I finally took the leap and did it.   My brand is called Royal Polish (can you guess where i got the name?)  My pre-order  is going to be around the 27th, nothing is for sure though.  I post all updates and  swatches on Royal Polish's Instagram account.  If you could all follow me there, that would be great, it would mean a lot to me :)
Okay, enough babbling!  Here are swatches of all 5 colors in my upcoming collection, Happily Ever After:

Ball Gown is a silvery blue shimmer with micro-fine pink and silver glitter.  Shown is 3 coats plus top coat:

 Crown Jewels is a clear glitter topper packed full of gold and silver holo dots, light purple holo hexes, gold micro glitter, and a hint of red and navy micro glitter.  This is only 1 coat with top coat.  Sooo sparkly!

Once Upon A Time is a red shimmer with red and gold micro glitter.  2 coats:

Prince Charming is another clear glitter topper with navy micro glitter and gold and white random cut glitter.  1 coat over dark brown:

Shining Armor is a black jelly full of blue gray hexes and smaller silver hexes. This is 2 coats:

Okay that's all!  I hoped you liked these,  I'm pretty proud of them. 
Have an amazing Sunday!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Wanderlust Lacquer Ice Queen and Witches Brew

Hey everybody!  Blogger's finally working, yay!!!
Today I've got some great polishes to share with you from Wanderlust Lacquer. 

Ice Queen is a gorgeous ocean blue jelly packed full of holo glitter.  And when I say packed, I mean packed.  There was no fishing whatsoever!  This is just so amazingly pretty.  Love!

 The formula was great too, I only needed two coats for full opacity.  The dry time was fast.

Witches Brew is a purple jelly with holo circle and hex glitters.  This one is also full of glitter, absolutely no fishing.  I'm really liking this one too, why is it so stunning?!

Wonderful formula, this is two coats with top coat.  It took a little longer to dry than Ice Queen, so I added quick dry drops.

I'm super happy with these two polishes, they're beautiful!  Both are available on Wanderlust Lacquer's website, go check them out!  She's having a Cyber Monday sale, I don't know what the code is yet, but all updates/sales are posted on her Instagram :)
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Technical Difficulties

Hey everybody!
I don't know how many of you saw my last "post," but it was a little funky.  Blogger doesn't seem to be saving my pictures, and is posting just text instead.  This has been going on for two days, and I'm trying to work it out.  Hopefully I'll have my post up by tomorrow, it's a good one!
Thanks for understanding!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone!  Happy Thanksgiving!
I'm thankful for so many things, my awesome family, home, and food.  So in honor of this delicious holiday, I decided to do some turkey nail art.  

 I decided it needed some bling, so I added rhinestones :)

 I love these, I think the turkey really turned out well!  I hope you like them too!
Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Doctor Lacquer Silent As The Night Swatch and Review

Hi everyone!
Today I've got some more Doctor Lacquer to share with you!  I absolutely loved my first polishes from her, so when her holiday collection came out, I made sure to pick one up!

This beautiful baby is Silent As The Night.  Just look at all of that lovely squishy goodness!  There is a whole bunch of glitter in here, I don't think I could possibly name it all!

 I was having to fish for the big circles, so I turned it upside for a couple of minutes and didn't have any problems.  I actually like it like that, so you can decide to wear it with or without the circles.  It's like two polishes in one!  This polish is can also be ordered with snowflake glitters.  

The formula was great; it was a tad sheer because it's a jelly, but built up pretty easily.  This is three coats plus top coat.

Ok, seriously, how cute is that santa tooth?!?!  I'm dying over here!

I love this, it's so pretty!  And squishy!  The Doctor Lacquer holiday collection, called Idioms Come But One A Year, is available for purchase here, and here. Go check 'em out, there's some really gorgeous ones!
Happy Thursday!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Barielle Elle's Spell Swatch and Review

Hey everybody!
Today's swatch is of Elle's Spell by Barielle.   This polish came out quite a while ago, in the 2010 Holiday Hustle collection.  I can't believe I hadn't got my hands on this sooner, it's soooo gorgeous!

Elle's Spell is a dark berry jelly that builds up to red if you add enough coats.  I used three coats because I wanted the more red appearance, but you could easily get away with two.
The dry time was average.

The best part of this polish is all of the wonderfully amazing flakies!  They really make the polish.   In different lighting the flakes shift from orange, to yellow, to green.

Why is this polish so pretty?!?!  I'm going to have a really hard time not applying it over and over again!  Great job Barielle!
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jenna Hipp Tweet Me Swatch and Review

Hi!   Today I've got a quick swatch to share with you.  
Recently I saw a set of Jenna Hipp polishes at Costco and decided to pick it up.  Jenna Hipp polishes are five free. 

This is Tweet Me, a soft pastel yellow.  While the color isn't very unique, it's very pretty!  

The formula on this definitely isn't the greatest.  Actually, it's quite bad.  It's super streaky and hard to even out.  I thought it would be good after two coats, but it needed three.  On the other hand though, the dry time and shine are amazing, this without top coat.

I would have to give this polish only three stars.  Sorry Jenna Hipp!  I may wear it again because I like the color, but the formula kind of ruined it for me. :(
Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Backwoods Nails Swatches and Reviews

Hi everybody!  I've got more Backwoods Nails for you today!  Yay!  You can buy Backwoods Nails here. 
On to the pictures!

First is Christmas Traditions.  The name says it all folks.  This polish is Christmas in a bottle!  There are so many types of glitter in this polish, matte, sparkly, bar, hex, circle, the list goes on and on!   Super pretty.  This is one coat over black and silver with topcoat.  The dry time was average.

Next is Ocean Wave, a glitter blend of aqua micro hexes and large hexes.  The pictures really don't do this justice, and in reality the color is a bit darker.  I had a hard time capturing the color.  This is one coat over white.

This photo shows the color the most accurately. ^^^

Winter Wonderland is my favorite.  This polish is a mix a white and blue mix of squares, hexes, and micro glitters.  I love how it looks like freshly fallen snow.  It's very elegant, I feel like if I were going to a winter ball I would wear this.  This is one coat over a light nude base.  Average dry time.

These polishes bring new meaning to the phrase 'glitter bomb!'  I'm so impressed, they are all gorgeous!  Don't forget to buy yours in time for the holiday season!  Backwoods Nails is sold here.
Have a wonderful weekend!

*These products were sent in exchange for my honest review.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Nail Candy By Vee Swatches and Reviews

Hey everyone!  Today I've got some Nail Candy By Vee for you!  This is a new indie brand with some amazing polishes!
First up is Green Lights, a beautiful frosty green/blue shimmer.  The color on this is fabulous; so pretty.  The formula was a little on the thick side.  This is two coats with top coat.

 Pumpkin Spice is a golden brown polish with a bit of shimmer; perfect for fall.  It reminds me of pumpkin pie!  The formula on this one was also kind of thick, but once I added thinner it was perfect!  Two thin coats plus top coat.
Purple Haze is a beautiful lavender polish with a soft shimmer.  Once dry, it looks like it's glowing!  This polish is matte.  The formula was great, just a tad bit sheer.  Three coats, no top coat.

Carnival Candy is full of holo hex glitters, blue hexes, pink/purple hexes, and blue and pink micro glitters in a light purple base.  I have this layered on top of Purple Haze.  Good formula and dry time.

Ruby is a maroon creme.  I love how deep this color is!  The formula was great, and it had a quick dry time.  This is two coats plus top coat.

Golden Shot is a stunning polish full of gold bars, hexes, and micro glitters.  This is layered over Ruby.  I love this combo!  Nice formula and dry time.

Skys Of Blue blue is an incredible blend of blue bars,  silver hexes, and blue and silver micro glitters in a blue jelly base.  Wow, this is amazing!!  I am totally in love!  The depth is so great, it's so fun to look at your nails when you have this on.  I used three thin coats on it's own, with top coat.

This assortment of polishes is so beautiful!  My favorites are definitely Purple Haze, Golden Shot, and Skys Of Blue.  You can order Nail Candy By Vee here, and follow her on instagram: veronica1166.  Go check her out!
Have an amazing week!


*These products were sent in exchange for my honest review.