Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Destination Trio (Partial): Swatches and Review

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Hey everyone! I have another review for today. These two polishes are part of Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer's Destination Trio, specifically Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer Moon Glow and Northern Star Polish Make a Wish. The third missing polish from my review is Darling Diva Polish Undomestic Diva, to see that polish, check out Polished Pathology's review!

If you have seen previous Blue Eyed Girl Destination collaborations, the polishes are created with a destination photo in mind. For this trio, the makers used this photo from Chicago below for inspiration (courtesy of Kristin from Northern Star):

The trio was released last month but you can still get the polishes in the set, each maker will be listing a set in their shop, and together the set is priced at $30 shipped within the US, with international shipping available, links below to each brand's shop. 

 Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Moon Glow
Three coats
Bright yellow with rose, blue, and purple micro-flakes
Such a cheery yellow! Like a perfect egg yolk yellow. I love the shimmer that is added. It's a bit thin in color opacity so I applied three coats for coverage. 

(With Matte Topcoat)

Northern Star Polish Make a Wish
Two coats
Stormy blue creme with turquoise micro-flakes and charcoal flecks
I definitely can see the evening dusk with the shimmer from the water fountain translated to this color. It was nice in formula consistency, though a bit watery. I applied two coats to get coverage. 

(With Matte Topcoat)


Blue Eyed Girl Lacquer

Northern Star Polish 

Darling Diva Polish

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

Cupcake Polish Cheers to 3 Years!: Swatches and Review

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Hi guys! I have a special new polish from Cupcake Polish to share. This pretty pink is named Cheers to 3 Years! and was created to mark the three year anniversary of Cupcake Polish. 

Cheers to 3 Years! will go on sale Friday July 1st at 10 am CST in Cupcake Polish's shop and for that day only will also be marked 50% off. 

Look out for the 33% OFF birthday sale that Cupcake will be having, it will also begin Friday July 1st at 12 am CST (through July 4th at 11:59 pm CST). 

Fine print info:
  • Everything in the shop will be included in the sale! 
  • The Anniversary Polish will not be included in the sale the first day (when it is 50% off) but IS eligible for the 33% sale once the price goes up. 
  • Any group custom polishes or other collaboration boxes are not eligible for any discounts, 
  • This sale can not be combined with any other discounts including store credit or scratch off codes. 
  • For our CANADA customers who would like to participate in the sale - we will HOLD your order until the Canada Post strike is over. If you are in Canada and prefer your order to ship immediately, please shoot me an email or leave a note at checkout and I will invoice you for the exact cost of FedEx over what shipping you have already paid. FedEx is not affected by the strike.
Cupcake Polish Cheers to 3 Years! 
Two coats
Bubblegum pink holographic with ultra fine silver flake shimmer
Because this is a Cupcake, it's so fitting that for her anniversary polish that it be pink, which Sara always does so well! I love those silver flakes, they add a metallic shimmer to the base but don't over shadow the color itself. The formula is about the same consistency that I have come to expect from Cupcake, a little on the thick side but not overly so and easy to apply, needing just two thin coats for coverage. The holo itself is a lower density one and is more an accent to the polish rather than the main feature. 


Cupcake Polish:

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

Friday, June 24, 2016

Hella Holo Customs - Chaos & Crocodiles: Swatches and Review

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Hi everyone! I have a few polishes from Chaos & Crocodiles for today. This set of three are exclusives this month to the Hella Holo Customs Facebook group. To be able to purchase these polishes, you will need to be a member of the Hella Holo Customs group. If you are not already a member, you can join the group here. 

Important! If you order the polishes, which are available now in Chaos & Crocodiles' shop (link to the sale page is in the HHC ordering post) until June 30th, and you are not a member of the HHC group, your order will be cancelled and refunded. And when you do order, you should totally include a llama pocket mirror or a narwhal necklace because.....cuteness is always a good excuse. 

Chaos & Crocodiles Cosmic Crystal
Two coats
Dark blue purple linear holographic
This color. THIS COLOR. It's so very blurple. And applies perfectly. I don't think I needed to do any clean up before I took my photos, that's how flawlessly it applies. The holo is very high density holo flame.

(LED light to show holo)

Chaos & Crocodiles Narwhals Eat Macarons Too
Two coats
Light aqua linear holographic
Pretty as can be! It's light and fresh and I can see the macaron inspiration. It has a cream based holo formula so while it's a paler color, I did not need more than two coats for coverage. The holo flame is a low to medium one. 

(LED light to show holo)

Chaos & Crocodiles Cheshire Rose
Two coats
Red to blue to purple multi-chrome linear holographic
YES. PERFECTION. If you can only buy one polish, this is the one to get. It's so shifty and rich and flat out gorgeous. Application was wonderful, two coats for coverage and that holo, damn, it's bold. 

(LED light to show holo)


Hella Holo Customs: 

Chaos & Crocodiles:

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

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Color4Nails Daenerys’ Dragons Groups Exclusive Trio featuring Cupcake Polish, Different Dimension and Glisten & Glow: Swatches and Review

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Hi everyone! I have a new trio of polishes that were created in collaboration with Color4Nails. The Daenerys’ Dragons Trio will consist of exclusive polishes from Cupcake Polish, Different Dimension, and Glisten & Glow. The brands drew inspiration from each of Daenerys' dragons (from Game of Thrones). 


You are probably wondering how you can get your hands on these polishes. They will be sold as a set, not individually and available only for members of the Color4Nails' C4N Nailistas Group. If you haven't joined the group, this is the time to do it, not just for the set either.

The trio will be available to purchase during a pre-order window, which will begin tonight! June 23rd at 7 pm PST until Sunday June 26th at 12 PM Midnight PST. For more info, like pricing and how to buy, make sure to join the fan group if you haven't already.

Cupcake Polish Drogon
Two coats
Black linear holographic with strong red shimmer
The shimmer gives the color a bit of a brown coloring which looks deep and dark and gorgeous. Application was a breeze, I applied two thin coats for coverage, and had entirely opaque coverage. The holo flame is a medium to high density one. 

(LED lighting to show holo) 

Different Dimension Viserion
Two coats
Antique white linear holographic with golden shimmer, gold flakes, & golden holographic galaxy glitter
A lighter shade with a bit more complexity and detailing. It was a bit thick but not unmanageable. Because it's a paler shade, the holo flame is bit less obvious but it's a low to medium one. 

(LED lighting to show holo) 

Glisten & Glow Rhaega
Three coats
Hunter green linear holographic with bronze undertones, gold and blue shimmer, and golden flakes
Love that gold shimmer in this, making it more special looking than a standard hunter green color. It's actually the kind of color that I would envision as a base for doing some sort of dragon nail art. This was thinner for formula so I applied three coats for get opacity and the holo flame was a medium high density.

(LED lighting to show holo) 



Cupcake Polish

Different Dimension

Glisten and Glow

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

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Cirque Colors Vice 2016 Collection: Swatches and Review

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Hey guys! I have a new collection from Cirque Colors to share today. It wouldn't be summer without neon polishes and Cirque releases some of my favorite neon polishes. Last year, we were introduced to the 2015 Vice Collection, for this summer 2016, there are five new seriously bright colors in the seasonal Vice Collection. EXCITEMENT.

The Vice 2016 Collection launches on Friday June 24th in Cirque Colors' shop

They will retail for $13 each and if you purchase the all five neon cremes you will receive a complimentary holographic pouch (shown below), while supplies last. 
Cirque Colors Electric Daisy
Three coats
Neon chartreuse creme
*insert all the exclamation points here* Hands down, my favorite of the collection. It's not just a standard neon yellow but chartreuse. The formula applies like so well, for all the polishes in fact. This was just a tad less opaque, I had a bit of patchiness so I applied one more thin coat and got full coverage that way. Also, matte it. DO IT. I had this on for about four days with matte topcoat and it was perfect. 

Cirque Colors High Roller
Two coats
Aqua creme
Beautiful! I am getting a very pool worthy feeling from this color, wouldn't you agree? Two easy coats for coverage. 

Cirque Colors Plastik
Two coats
Hot pink-magenta creme
Hot pink in all its glory! It has a bit of purple in the color, which I really love. Formula and application, I can't speak highly enough for how well it went on. 

Cirque Colors Rehab
Two coats
Bright blue-purple creme
Blurple you trickster, you strike again! Not quite as neon bright as a few of the others but still a bold, saturated color and like the others, easy application. 

Cirque Colors Sin City
Two coats
Neon flamingo coral creme
This is so. very. VIVID. I have it on my toes now and it glows so brightly. Application, well I will just say it's just like the others aka, easy peasy. 

Cirque Colors We Trippy
Layered over Cirque Memento Mori
Holographic topper
This is re-released polish, it was also included in the 2015 Vice Collection release. No change but if you missed it the first time, you will definitely want to get it this time around. I have it shown over black so you can see how much dense that holo flame is and then I applied it over each of the other cremes in the collection, one coat over all the polishes. 

Nail art! You knew this was coming, right? With such wonderfully coordinated polishes I had to come up with something. Cirque polishes marble really well, so I ended up doing an abstract water-marble, some of the nails I double dipped. 


Cirque Colors:

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