1 coat of base coat
Sinful Colors 2509 Defiant Matte Finish, 2 coats. This is from the Radical Matte Finish line and the only one I picked up. In some lights it looks rather grapey purple, in others a more mauve-y purple. Application was easy, almost a One-Coat Wonder.
P.O.P Polish Watermelon BubbleSlick, 3 coats. Formula is good and buildable. “Primary colors: Pink, Hot Pink, Champagne, Blush, Tan; Secondary colors: Gold, Green; Tertiary: Cobalt, Turquoise, Grey”
1 coat of quick-dry top coat
1 coat of Sinful Colors Radical Matte top coat
Do you know how long it’s been since I’ve picked up an actual book and read it? Ugh. I used to love reading so much, immersing myself in the world of whatever book, imagining me right there with the characters (I have an overactive imagination!). Lately (lately? more like it’s been years!) with the kids and their activities and my own interests, I just haven’t picked up a book. Which is a shame because I have a bookcase that is literally stuffed to the brim with books.
Blackheart Beauty Navy Vampire Matte, 1 coat [previously swatched]
Tonic Polish Mirabilis, 2 coats. This is a magnetic multichrome topper; I’ve used the Tonic Polish ring magnet in this manicure.
1 coat of top coat
I’m going to keep this fairly short because I’m super tired. Mirabilis is a seriously amazing polish and if you don’t have it, you’d better buy it. There are all sorts of beautiful colors in this polish.
CrowsToes Nail Color Bitch on Wheels for September Polish Pickup Pack, 3 coats plus top coat. I would say this is a scattered holographic red nail polish with gold glow and purple sparks (shut it, I’m having trouble thinking!).
This applied evenly, with a jelly-like formula. No trouble with staining my nails or my cuticles. I thought this might dry with a bit of texture even with top coat, but it did not.
This polish is based on the book/movie Christine by Stephen King, specifically the actual paint color of Christine! First, I gotta say I’m a huge SK fan so I was stoked to see this polish in the September “horror movie” themed Polish Pickup Pack. I’m a huge proponent of reading the books before watching the movies, and I probably read this book first in high school. Shortly after, I watched the movie. Now it isn’t my favorite Stephen King based movie but the book definitely is. Stephen King has a way of writing that you can just feel the dread creeping up on you. To this day, I still see faces in the grill of cars (older cars especially) and it freaks me out!
September Polish Pickup Pack is open this coming weekend, September 7 through 10. There are many beautiful polishes going to be available and I hope you put this one on your wish list! This will be $12 and will have no cap.
Update, per Madame Crow:
My Sincere Apologies to any that were offended by her given name…I totally spaced on this one… Fear Not! Your bottle of B.O.W. will ship with BOTH labels (just like we did with the power stone & the manslut)
The “G” Rated Version will read: “B!#ch On Wheels”
The “R” Rated version shown above will be enclosed with each polish. 🙂
Side note: I was hoping to do nail art with this polish but as of yet that hasn’t happened. I’ll have more in a post tomorrow but I’ve been really struggling lately and so haven’t put together nail art.
1 coat of base coat
Blackheart Beauty Matte Nude, 1 coat. I would call this a light peachy-pink matte polish. Formula was pretty atrocious.
Tonic Polish Lips, 1 thick coat. This is a magnetic multichrome polish that shift from pink to gold to green to mustard yellow. When a magnet is applied, a bright blue shift comes alive.
1 coat Dreamland Lacquer Ooh Shiny
How could I not pair a nail polish called Nude with a nail polish called Lips? 😀
P.O.P Polish BootylishSlick, LimeSlickcle, I Do Be a Stubborn Slick, SandSlick, Slick & Slide, Slick Days of Summer, SurfSlick, Watermelon BubbleSlick from the Pastel Oil Slick 360 collection. These I believe are currently not in stock but will be today at 12 EST (11 CST, 10 MST, 9 PST).
Even though I’m still working my way through this collection, I couldn’t resist sharing some bottle photos! And yes, they are even prettier in person! So many more photos (including individual ones) after the jump.
random white creme polish, 1 coat as a base under gradient
B Squared Lacquer Rave
Girly Bits Cosmetics Don’t Paddle Break a Nail, 3 coats plus top coat [press sample, previously swatched]
Bee’s Knees Lacquer Would You Kindly, 3 coats plus top coat
Well it’s getting towards the end of summer, so how about a hot tropical manicure? It’s cooled off quite a bit here (mountains could get snow tomorrow!) but I’m always up for a beach getaway!
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Kat Von D Tattoo Brow in Light Brown
e.l.f. eyebrow gel
Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Intense Eyeliner/Brightener
Urban Decay Perversion mascara
Nyx Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in Black Bean
Makeup Revolution London No Photos Please eyeshadow palette
Milani Luminous Light Highlighter in Hypnotic Lights
Lottie London Holo Duo Chrome Lip Lacquer in Shade
So a few days ago, I went retail shopping as therapy to try to cheer myself up. It didn’t really work but I did pick up quite a few new makeup items, including three items I’ve used in this look: No Photos Please eyeshadow palette, Milani Luminous Light Highlighter, and Lottie London Holo Duo Chrome Lip Lacquer. Continue reading