Good morning all! I gotta tell you, I’m exhausted. Lately I feel like I’ve been burning the candle at both ends, taking care of my family and my household, trying to exercise daily and eat right and at the end of the day, I’m just dead. Which has been leaving little time for swatching or even wearing my pretty polishes! This brings me to a polish I did actually get to wear for a few days, Don Deeva Varnish Acid Crush, a white to reddish holographic thermal.
In its warm state, Acid Crush is a white-ish holographic finish with silver flakes. Continue reading
Yo ho ye land lubbers! I think I have pirate speak on the brain because of the name of this nail polish collection from CrowsToes Nail Color: the Pearls of Wisdom. Orrrr….I could just be weird. Yeah, that’s probably it. 😉 Anyway, this collection is a 6 piece collection with a bonus 7th polish when you buy the whole shebang. It includes: Triple-Double Standard, 3 Sides to Every Story, Suck It Up Buttercup, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Glass House?…drop the rock, Projection Deflection & Misdirection; the bonus polish is called The Next time You think you’re perfect Try Walking on water (TNTYTYPTWOW). Each of these polishes (other than the bonus) are in a pearlescent base that has shiftiness and added glitter.
For my full 4-finger swatches, I’m showing each polish over black (sponged & painted – you’ll see). You’ll also get to see a macro collage of each polish by itself, over black, and over white. Overall, the formula on them was a little hard to get even over another color (hence why I sponged over black), but Madame Crow has tweaked the polishes’ formula to make sure they are at their absolute best! Continue reading
Morning all! Boy yesterday was a long freaking day – cleaning and organizing and laundry, laundry, laundry. Don’t ask what got into me, I have no idea! But most of the laundry is done, thank goodness, I just have my own to do. Now though, let’s take a look at a couple of small batch polishes from Model City Polish – SB 34 & 33.
SB 34 is a
lightly tinted brown (my notes say) clear-base polish with glitters of gold, bronze, black, and a reddish brown (I think?). Glitters came out even, it dries satin. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
SB 33 is a beautiful green base polish with golden shimmer and glitters of purple and bright green. This had a good consistency but was sheer; it dries satin. This is 3 coats plus top coat.
I’m sorry to say that Model City Polish is no longer! Hopefully though you can find her polishes in destash sales because she really put out some unique finishes. Which of these two is your favorite?
Morning all! I hope you are having a good week – it’s cold here and raining. I mean, I love spring rain, don’t get me wrong. But when it’s accompanied by cold temps and cold wind, then nah, I wanna pass. Good thing there’s always polish to distract me…speaking of which, I have some Formula X glitter polishes to show you today: Firecracker, Spark, Mind Blowing, Crash, and TNT. Continue reading
Hello all! Today I have two polishes from one of the Creme a la Mode indie collab boxes, Literary Lacquers Salmon Chanted Evening and Octopus Party Nail Lacquer The Algae-atic Sea. I’m all about those punny names! (I’m unsure as to whether the C.A.L.M. box is still up and running, if you know, please comment.)
Salmon Chanted Evening is just what it says – a salmon colored creme polish. It is slightly pinker in real life. Formula was thin and sheer but it self-leveled fairly well. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
The Algae-atic Sea is a bright lime green creme polish. Formula was also thin and sheer. It did have a bit of trouble self-leveling, as evidenced by my ring & pinky fingers. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
To be honest I’m really picky about creme polishes because they are so easy to come by in mainstream brands. So would I purchase this box again? Probably not. That isn’t to say I don’t like these polishes! I can’t pick a fave – I love both of them.
What are your thoughts? Do you tend to stick with mainstream brands when it comes to certain finishes or go indie all the way?
I’ve never featured today’s brand on the blog before, which I suppose shouldn’t be that shocking to me – I mean, there’s loads of mainstream brands I’ve never shown on the blog. But somehow when I come across a brand that hasn’t been on the blog, it’s always a surprise. Today I’m showing you Pacifica Fantasea and Abalone.
Fantasea is a bright blue creme polish. Formula was thin; application was slightly uneven. This was almost a One-Coat Wonder. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
Abalone is a metallic nail polish that shifts from purple to blue to grey to teal. So pretty in the bottle and on the nail!
My notes literally say: “Holy sheer, Batman!” So…yeah. That wasn’t good. It’s also so thin, it runs away from you and floods your whole nail. Also not good. Annndd it’s super brushstrokey. This is 3 coats and no top coat.
Gosh, I wanted to love Abalone so bad. It is exquisite! But all those negatives end up making it a “no” from me. What do you think? Worth it, or not?
If you didn’t already know, I’m a big fan of Doctor Who. My friend Kate got me hooked on it and I love it. My favorite Doctor is Nine (Sassy Nine is the best), followed I think by Twelve (Grumpy Cat Twelve). Anyway, I picked up this collection from Pahlish awhile back, it’s based on River Song. There are 6 polishes in this collection, and you’ve seen one before: Melody Malone. Here are Impossible Astronaut, Hello Sweetie, Singing Towers, and Stormcage.
Impossible Astronaut is a beige with silver micro glitter. This has a good consistency but doesn’t self-level. This is 2 coats and no top coat.
Hello Sweetie is a periwinkle polish with silver flakes. Formula was sheer, and thin; application was patchy. Those silver flakes go everywhere upon removal. This is 2 coats and no top coat. Continue reading