deborah Lippmann Take the A Train nail polish swatch + review

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deborah Lippmann Take the A Train, 1 coat and no top coat

I was so excited about this dL polish, it looks so stunning in the bottle! It’s got this grey/green shade going on that I personally love and in the bottle it looked like it might have a bit of holo shimmer. But sadly, that was not the case. I’m sure that if I had base coat on, the imperfections of my nails wouldn’t show so much, but it is a streaky formula.

Sinful Colors You Goji nail polish swatch and review

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Sinful Colors, You Goji, 2 coats and no top coat

I believe this is an older Sinful Colors but it’s new to me! I picked it up when I picked up the new mattes, new cremes, and the Naughty Nudes. This went on so smoothly but holy Hera it was a stainer! 😦

P.S. Have you joined the group Sinfully Polished Nails yet? It is the place to go for all SC related hauls, stashes, news, upcoming events, etc.

Glow in the Dark Confetti Manicure with Tonic Polish Snow Glowbe and Sinful Colors Black on Black

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
1 coat of base coat
Tonic Polish Snow Glowbe, 3 coats
Sinful Colors Black on Black
1 coat of QDTC

It’s almost the end of April, school is going to be wrapping up soon and I’m not ready! Don’t get me wrong, I love summertime but at the same time I’m not a fan. Kids expect project after project and it’s freaking wearing on the soul.

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Sally Hansen Mega Strength nail polishes Rise Up, Class Act, Wild Card POC swatches by Jackie

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Polishes used:
Sally Hansen Mega Strength Rise Up
Sally Hansen Mega Strength Class Act
Sally Hansen Mega Strength Wild Card

Hi everyone! Today we have the first of POC/WOC nail polish swatches from Jackie at If you haven’t checked out my post about this POC/WOC swatch project, please do so! If you’d like to see my swatches, you can do that as well. Wait until you see Class Act on Jackie, it’s giving me heart eyes over here. ❤

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Persons of Color/Women of Color swatch project

Earlier this week, I mentioned a project I’ve been working on and I’m excited to finally reveal it to you!

I have quite a few nail polishes that are press samples just sitting around and I’ve been ruminating on what to do with them – I mean sometimes they aren’t to my taste or what not. At the same time, I have been doing a lot of listening and reading from WOC/POC (Women of Color/Persons of Color) bloggers and the uphill battle many of them face. And I kept coming back to, what can I do – other than being aware?

I gave it some thought, and I could do something to promote POC bloggers and promote more diversity in nail polish swatches. I offered to send what I’ve been sent, or what I’ve bought, to POC/WOC micro bloggers. Now, let’s be clear, I don’t get sent a lot of press samples, and a lot of what I have in polishes, I buy myself. But if something is just going to sit around and not get used, why not spread the wealth (as it were), and promote POC bloggers at the same time? (Wow, I just used the word promote a lot there, I need a thesaurus or something. 😛 )

I sent out packages to 4 micro bloggers this time around:
Jackie at

Stefani at

Mora at

Melissa at

You’ll be seeing their swatches over the next few weeks, but I think you should go give them a follow now! All of them have been great to work with, they have wonderful nails and photos and should have more followers and fans.

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes in Out of this Pearl, Mauve-oulous, Apollo You Anywhere, Can’t Beat Royalty, Wine Stock, Beet Pray Love

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Polishes used:
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Out of this Pearl
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Mauve-oulous
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Apollo You Anywhere
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Can’t Beat Royalty
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Wine Stock
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Beet, Pray, Love
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel polishes in Out of this Pearl, Mauve-oulous, Apollo You Anywhere, Can’t Beat Royalty, Wine Stock, Beet Pray Love

As I said a couple of days ago, it’s Sally Hansen week! I don’t think these nail polishes are new, but the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Matte Top Coat is. Let’s check out the polishes with the new Matte Top Coat! Note on formula: all of these were fairly thin and I really had to be careful that it wouldn’t flood all over the place. But the matte top coat was easy to apply and didn’t cause me any trouble.

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String Painting Nail Art Manicure with Necessary Evil Polish and L.A. Colors

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
1 coat of base coat
1 coat of L.A. Colors Circuits as a base
L.A. Colors Brights Tart (yellow)
L.A. Colors Brights Juicy (pink)
L.A. Colors Brights Mellow (teal blue)
L.A. Colors Brights Fresh (grass green)
Necessary Evil Polish Poltergeist Shart, 1 coat
1 coat of QDTC

string painting nail art manicure with L.A. Colors and Necessary Evil Polish | Be Happy And Buy Polish

Okay, I know I said it was Sally Hansen week, but this is my current manicure and I’m totally in love with how it turned out and had to share it right away. I’ve been obsessed by how string painting is done and wondered if it could be done on nails, and if so, how! If you haven’t seen a video of string painting, check that out first and come back.
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