Saturday, September 21, 2013

Philly Loves Lacquer: Liberty Verdigris

Hi loves!!
I'm so sorry I've been so M.I.A. lately, school has officially taken over my life and brain. It will be all worth it, I can't wait to be an RVT!!

Anyways, straight to the point :) I have had the mini of Philly Loves Lacquer's Liberty Verdigris and just received a new full sized one in the mail. Since there was a slight formula change in the two, here is a comparison post!

What I used for my mani

Both bottles, the left picture being in natural lighting and the right with the flash on.

The middle finger has the mini (older) version and the pointer has the full (newer) version. Each have three coats. The main difference between the two is that the full size has more holographic effect and a tad bit more sparkle. The base color is identical though!

Here is the final product! 3 coats of Liberty Verdigris, and 2 coats of A England's Fated Prince with Cult Nail's Wicked Fast drying top coat. Even before I put the top coat on, the polish had a super quick drying time!

Beautiful! I am obsessed with the holographic AND sparkle effects Liberty Verdigris has. So elegant! It is in stock at Philly Loves Lacquer's Etsy shop, along with a lot of other pretties!
These were both sent to me as gifts courtesy of the sweet Esther Fox, owner and polish extraordinaire of Philly Loves Lacquer.
They were not provided for reviewing purposes.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Urban Decay NAKED Palette Giveaway!

The Urban Decay Naked Palette is a must have this summer because we all want to look good! As another makeup favorite of mine the timing is perfect to give it away. Enjoy, from LeChateaudesFleurs.
This long, lean, seductive case is packed with TWELVE gorgeous neutrals. Shades range from delicate champagnes to dark, gritty gunmetal, with names like Darkhorse, Virgin and Buck. We've also included a range of textures: everything from glitter to shimmer to matte.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Scofflaw Flotsam & Jetsam, piCture pOlish Wisteria, and Hare Polish Dauphine of Decadence

Hi there! Hope you all have been having a nice week so far! I present to you, 3 of my beloveds (yes, this is a combined nail art/review, I love doing these!), Scofflaw Flotsam & Jetsam, piCutre pOlish Wisteria, and Hare Polish Dauphine of Decadence. This was my first Scofflaw, and let me tell you, it will NOT be my last!! Take a look:

Such a cute little picture! 

Flotsam & Jetsam is described as a mint creme polish with shards and microglitters that are turquoise and purple. It has quite a shimmer to it as well!

Wisteria is a lilac creme, goes on nice and smooth! Probably my favorite brushes are in piCture pOlish bottles. 

Dauphine of Decadence is a glitter topper in a clear base with gold, white, and pale mint green. 

I used 3 coats of F&J, 2 of Wisteria, and did a glitter gradient with Hare Dauphine. Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter A Peel was used as my base coat (for easy removal of the glitters), and Seche as my top coat. I chose the purple to bring out the shards and microglitters that were the exact same shade:

In direct sunlight:

I love all 3 of these polishes! The Scofflaw was SO easy and even to apply, even with all the glitters, and there was no need to fish for the shards (which really make the polish!). The glitter gradient was an easy addition, just drag your brush up from the bottom to about halfway up your nail, then dabble on more glitters at the base to make it thicker. Dauphine is my absolute favorite topper, and F&J is definitely the perfect spring mint with a little flash! Let me know what you think or if you have any questions! <3 <3

(All polishes have been purchased for my own enjoyment, and all opinions are 100% my own)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Emily de Molly Ground Control and Amazonia

The time has finally try out these amazing Emily de Molly holos!! I will get on with it and show you what you really came here for, not my silly ramblings ;)

For all picture pairs: the left is natural light no flash, the right is natural light with flash. Mr. sun just did NOT want to cooperate today, but the flash pictures turned out just fine and I decided to go with it! I just couldn't wait to show you this gorgeous pair :)

Amazonia: Dark Green Teal base with shifting holo effect. There are beautiful yellows, greens, blues, and even a hint of purple in this one! Seche base, 2 coats.

Ground Control: Medium brown and grey undertones with the holo effect. This one has SO many layers in it, as you can see with the flash on! Just about every color in the rainbow shines through when the light hits it right. Seche base, 2 coats.

The formula was smooth as EDM's always are, and as mentioned before I only needed 2 coats to become opaque and shimmery enough to my liking. You COULD use a third, but it is not needed. I could not pick a favorite between the two! So how about you go and get some yourself (whenever these are restocked on next, they went like hotcakes!) and let me know which is YOUR favorite :) Have a great night! xoxo

(I have purchased these for my own enjoyment, and let me tell you, I enjoy them a LOT!)

Giveaway Contest Alert!

Hi everyone! Remember that amazing picture done for me by My So-Called Chaos I posted earlier this week? Well, she is doing a GIVEAWAY!! She currently has listings over at her Etsy shop ( for 4x6 with one polish of your color/bottle choice, 6x8 with up to 4 color/bottle choices, and 9x12 which can fit roughly 15 bottles in your choice of colors/bottles, but you could be lucky enough to WIN ONE! Head over to her website to enter to win a custom 6x8 polish illustration OR 2 custom 4x6 pieces!

It is open worldwide until 6/16/13, and 3 winners will be chosen at random. Don't miss out on your chance to win one of her amazing pieces of artwork! If you do happen to miss out, they are on her Etsy for sale as of right now. Good Luck!!

(I am not affiliated with My So-Called Chaos, just wanted to spread the word of this awesome giveaway!!)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Great Blog to Follow!

Good morning fellow polish gals! I want you all to go check out my friend's blog, she has AMAZING swatches and her reviews are super cute! We both have an equal love for piCture pOlish and holos, so go and follow:

Go check out her latest piCture pOlish review that includes 6 amazing shades that she won in their online contest. Congrats to her again on winning, her reviews do them some major justice!!
Have a great day everyone, and maybe I'll throw some cute puppies your way later ;)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

piCture pOlish Peacock and Tiffany

I combined a polish review and nail art into my very first nail related post! piCutre pOlish Peacock and Tiffany have the most amazing formulas! So creamy and even and perfect. Excuse the pre clean up, I wanted to get outside before the sun went down to get some decent lighting! I promise I'll get better as I go along :) 

I used Seche Clear for my base and Seche Vite for my top coat.

Swatches, 2 coats of each. Peacock has a dark violet base with shifting green, teal, and blues that really sparkle and shine. Tiffany is a delicate light blue creme that goes on like a dream.

My attempt at an abstract feather of some kind to go with the peacock theme:

I used 2 coats of Peacock and 2 coats of Tiffany.

You will hear me rave a LOT about piCutre pOlish, it is definitely my favorite indie brand so far :) The formula goes on amazing, the colors pop, and it really lasts! The only way for you to understand what I mean is to pick up one yourself...and if you already have you know I mean it when I say absolute perfection of quality! 

(I have purchased these for my own personal use and am not affiliated with piCture pOlish...but I totally wish I was!)

Handmade polish art by My So-Called Chaos

I received this amazing painting in the mail today from the lovely Angie of My So-Called Chaos. It was done in my favorite color purple and the bottle is my favorite brand, can anyone guess what that is?? She is super talented and you can check out her website at Adorable hair accessories, jewelry, and of course gorgeous artwork! Go check it out and keep your eyes out for nail art like this to be sold in her store soon! I will definitely be putting this pretty up in my bathroom when I get it framed ;)

(This was a custom piece done for me I am not affiliated with the company)

Monday, June 3, 2013

Welcome to my page!

Hi everyone!!
I've been meaning to jump into blogging about polish for awhile, and the time has finally come (or rather, I actually figured out a name for it...)! Here you will find polish reviews of many different brands, from indies like Emily de Molly to mainstream like Zoya. I will also be posting fun nail art as well, and occasionally, pictures and topics about cute fuzzy animals :) Polish and animals, what could be better than that! Excited for you to come on this journey with me, I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I will enjoy posting to it! For my first picture, here is my baby girl Missy. I love her to pieces!
missy at the pool