Thursday, December 8, 2016

Polished for Days Snow Angels Winter 2016 Collection: Swatches and Review

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Hello! Today I get to share Polished for Days' newest collection. These eight polishes are part of her Snow Angels Winter 2016 Collection, a gorgeous winter set that sure to tempt you. 

The Snow Angels Winter 2016 Collection will be released December 16th in Polished for Days' shop. at 11 am PST. Polishes will discounted a $1 OFF each for the first 60 hours of sale until December 18th at 11 pm PST. Plus any order over 4 bottles with get upgraded to priority shipping for US buyers. 

Polished for Days Akitla
Two coats
Bright aqua creme with violet-orange shimmer, sterling silver and gold flakes plus scattered holo effect
Fresh and lovely, with easy fluid application in two coats. I love the gold and silver metallic accents. 




Polished for Days Drifta
Two coats
Dark grey creme with pink & pink-gold shimmer plus pink-purple micro-flakes
That high impact pink/gold shimmer is delicious in the gray. 




Polished for Days Haukea 
Two coats
White linear holographic with a pink-gold shimmer
White holos are notoriously hard to find and to make. You want to add just enough holo to actually see the holographic flame but if you add too much, you can gray out the color too much. This is not pure white but it's pretty, pretty close and you can see the holo effect, though it is subtle. Slightly thicker in formula and opaque in two coats. 




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Polished for Days Kayi
Three coats
Clear base with holographic silver micro-glitter plus aqua and navy glitter, copper-green-gold ultra-flakes and blue-purple-red shimmer
A silvery sparkle of a polish, with the blue and aqua that are colorful pops of color. I had a bit of visible nail line with three coats, but not enough to be a bother, you may want to apply a ridge builder base coat. 




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Polished for Days Lumi 
Two coats
Pale blue creme with blue-pink shimmer, blue iridescent flakes, navy-violet ultra-chrome flakes, sterling silver flakes, blue-grey flakes and slate grey flakes plus scattered holo effect
Lots of flakes, which may make you think it would be too much but it's totally not. This feels soft and cozy and just enough of flake bits to make things look good.  




Polished for Days Mentlana
Two coats
Darker rose pink linear holographic with bronze micro flakes
This one is my favorite of the set. It's a duskier shade of rose and just so very pretty and sophisticated. 




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Polished for Days Pyry
Two coats
Deep cornflower blue linear holographic with magenta-green-gold ultra-chrome flakes
That luscious blue and the flashes of color from the flakes make this a terribly nice polish. 




Polished for Days Shiya
Two coats
Navy jelly base with violet-orange shimmer, gold sparks, and violet-pink-gold shifting flakes
A darker blue to balance things out and those awesome flakes make their appearance here as well. Next time I will have to wear this with matte topcoat, to show those off even more. 




LINKS!

Polished for Days


*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Illyrian Polish Winter 2016 Collection: Swatches and Review

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Hey guys! For today I have Illyrian Polish's Winter 2016 Collection, all inspired by the song "Cosmic Love" by Florence + the Machine. This collection will be released as a pre-order from Friday, December 9th, starting at 6 pm CST until Sunday December 11th at 11 pm CST in Illyrian Polish's shop. Pre-orders will ship by December 19th. 


Illyrian Polish The Moon
Two coats
Dusky gray linear holographic
Simple and crisp and altogether lovely. It's a creme based holo so it has a lower density holo flame. 





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Illyrian Polish The Stars
Three coats
Dark teal blue jelly with tiny holographic micro-glitter
A wonderful starry night sky polish with those holo glitter bits. It's opaque in two coats but I did a third one, I found that it deepened the color just a bit more. 





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Illyrian Polish Darkness
Two coats
Deep grape purple creme with strong red shimmer
Holy crap, will you look at that shimmer? It's my favorite copper/red shimmer and it looks amazing in this base. The purple itself lean slightly blue in my photos, it's a bit more purple in person. Nice opaque application, this is two coats. 




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Illyrian Polish In This Twilight 
Three coats
Purple tinted base with green to red color-shifting iridescent glitter and purple shimmer flecks
So pretty and magical. It's a sheerish polish so I did three coats over a ridge builder base and you can see that I have some visible nail line still. I don't mind it though, I think the over-all look is gorgeous but if you prefer to have it be completely opaque, you may want to layer it. Black or another darker color would look amazing, if you do layer it, because of the iridescent glitter.




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Illyrian Polish Shadow of Your Heart
Two coats
Plum red base with a strong orange metallic shimmer and black iridescent flakes
Oh yes, exactly what I love. Bold and glowing red. You can see the flakes a bit more clearly with the matte topcoat. Easy application, opaque in two coats. 




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LINKS!

Illyrian Polish


*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Chaos & Crocodiles Snowbound Collection: Swatches and Review

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Hi everyone! I have some new Chaos & Crocodiles polishes today. If you are a fan of Chaos & Crocs polishes, you know that restocks and new releases can sell out quickly. For the Snowbound Collection, Sarey is going to keep these available in her shop until December 23rd pending major bottle or supply shortage. Yay, more Chaos & Crocs for everyone!

As for the collection, you will be happy to know that each one of these applied PERFECTLY. I don't use that term lightly but Sarey really does formulate easy to apply polishes and these were no exception. Two coats for coverage for each one and in rich, beautiful colors that are winter appropriate but wearable any 'ole time you want.

There are two mystery polishes but some new and restocked merchandise in her shop. Those are more limited in volume so they may not last until the 23rd. The mystery polishes and all of the merch will be 20% off if you use the code CHAOSALLTHETHINGS (good through December 11th) plus there is a $2 discount already built into the price of the Snowbound set.

The Snowbound Collection is available now in the Chaos & Crocodiles shop

Chaos & Crocodiles Essence of Nostalgia
Two coats
Bright purple base with purple shimmer, red/green shifting iridescent glitter, holographic micro-glitter, and holographic pigment
What a fantastic purple! So saturated and BRIGHT. It did have a bit of texture from the glitter, so make sure to apply a generous layer or two of topcoat for a glass smooth finish. 



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Chaos & Crocodiles Inglenook
Two coats
Silver based linear holographic with blue/purple/red/copper color-shifting pigment
That holo though, insane, amIright? Very high density and with the combined color-shifting pigment, you have magic on your nails. 




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Chaos & Crocodiles Polar Bear Snow Angels
Two coats
Pale blue linear holographic with purple shimmer
This is a creme based holo so it has a lower density holo. The pale, icy blue color is a slightly dusky and pretty as can be. 




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Chaos & Crocodiles Red Velvet Cake at Midnight
Two coats
Blackened wine red linear holographic 
DAMN. Did you have any doubt this would be my favorite? (Probably not.) For those who may want a comparison of it with Never Give Up on a Miracle, this is darker, in a black base, with a more obvious, blue flame holo.




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LINKS!

Chaos & Crocodiles


*The products in this post were sent to me for unbiased review*