Pretty Jelly Arctic Frost Flowers [June 2019 Polish Pickup Pack] swatches + review

Press Sample buttonPolishes used:
1 coat of base coat
Pretty Jelly Arctic Frost Flowers [June 2019 Polish Pickup Pack], 3 thin coats
1 coat of matte top coat
1 coat of QDTC

Hello all! I know it’s been quiet around here but due to familial issues, end of school, and business stuff, I’m wiped out! But as always, there is polish to make things better. Today I have swatches of the upcoming Arctic Frost Flowers from Pretty Jelly to show you. This polish will be available this coming weekend, June 7-10, for $12 and I believe no cap.

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KBShimmer That’s Smore Like It with Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte Gold Rush scroll thermal manicure

Press Sample buttonPolishes used:
KBShimmer That’s Smore Like It, 3 thin coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte Gold Rush [previously swatched]
1 coat of QDTC

I recently bought the whole tri-thermal collection from KBShimmer and I’ve been obsessed with using them in fun ways. This was the first one I used because ever since I saw swatches, That’s Smore Like It was the one that jumped out first at me.

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DRK Nails Gruum Gruum magnetic nail polish swatches + review

Gift buttonPolishes used:
1 coat of base coat
3 thin coats of DRK Nails Gruum Gruum [August 2018 HHC]
1 coat of QDTC

This is an insane magnetic polish. I know it doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles (flakies, holo, etc) but the magnetic properties of this are just out of this world. I did have to shake it quite a bit to get the magnetic bits all mixed up, but once I did…ooohhhhweeeeee!

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Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Navy Glitter Stargazer, Purple Stargazer, Star Blue Silver Meteor Shower nail polish swatches + review

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Navy Glitter Stargazer, 2 coats
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Purple Stargazer, 1 coat
Hot Topic Blackheart Beauty Star Blue Silver Meteor Shower, 1 coat

Navy Glitter Stargazer
This dries fairly gritty, but it’s pretty.

Purple Stargazer over Sinful Colors Show & Teal
No comments, other than it’s nice coverage.

Star Blue Silver Meteor Shower over Sinful Colors Blue Me Away
The glitter on this is sparse! I had to place that one star you see. It’s a shame. :/

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Metallic nail polishes swatches by WOC @polishandpups

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Sally Hansen Insta Dri Metallic Blast Off Bronze
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Metallic Deep Space Sparkle
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Metallic Sunburst
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Metallic Razzmic Berry
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Metallic Shimmering Blush
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Metallic Sonic SilverHey I’m back again with more WOC swatches, this time by Melissa of @polishandpups. If you’re interested in my original swatches, here they are. Don’t forget to follow Melissa! The following are all Melissa’s notes:I wanted to get a good idea of how these would wear without topcoat and decided to start with Razzmic Berry. My experiment didn’t go well. Even though they are Insta-Dri, I let it dry for over an hour and went to bed. I woke up with terrible sheet marks. After that unsuccessful attempt I decided to use top coat on all of them; therefore, I don’t really know how all of them work without top coat. I also didn’t find I was happy with all of them in one coat. A couple of them worked okay in one coat but really I needed two for the coverage I prefer. Continue reading

Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte nail polishes swatches + review

Press Sample buttonPolishes used:
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 11 Smokey Silver, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 12 Smoldering Teal, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 15 Burnished Wine, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 16 Molten Mauve, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 17 Rose Flush, 2 coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte 18 Gold Rush, 2 coatsI’m currently trying to find the two here that I don’t have – numbers 13 and 14. I think number 13 is a navy blue, which I would love to have. Not sure on what 14 looks like…give me a holler if you know! All of these, except for Molten Mauve, I found to be thin and runny. I’m showing all of these in their natural matte state, and with one coat of shiny top coat. Continue reading

Matte sweater manicure with Zoya Polish Joni, Stella Chroma I Suspect Nargles

Gift buttonPolishes used:
Zoya Polish Joni, 3 thin coats
Stella Chroma I Suspect Nargles, 3 thin coats (February 2019 Polish Pickup Pack)

This is a manicure from a long while back (hi, I’ve taken two weeks off from blogging, I’m behind). These two polishes worked just so right together, and the design worked beautifully on my (then) shorties.

I’m trying so hard to get photos edited and posts written and I should have another post for you this week with more Sally Hansen products – and a post featuring POC/WOC blogger Melissa Lopez. Please check back soon!