Friday, July 22, 2016

Paint Box Polish Westerosi Collection: Swatches and Review

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Hey y'all! I have a new collection from Paint Box Polish that will be releasing next week. This seven polish set is the Westerosi Collection, inspired by Game of Thrones. 

Formula for all the polishes applied about the same so I am going to put my notes at the top. These are full coverage holo micro-glitter polishes, each in a color tinted jelly/crelly base. Some of them you may find needing just two coats for opaque coverage. I ended up applying three thin coats for all the polishes as well as a generous layer of topcoat. You will likely want to use a peel off base coat, I used liquid latex for swatching because those micro-glitter get everywhere if you just try to wipe them off with a cotton pad. 

Despite the extra precautionary measures, I do love micro-glitter polishes and these are gorgeous so in my opinion, they are worth the effort. The rainbow coloring of the set makes me starry eyed and I can see some nail art possibilities in the future. As for the inspiration references, I almost didn't want to look at the names because I am a full two seasons behind on Game of Thrones. I know! I will get on day. My favorites of the collection were The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors (of course) and surprisingly, Wight Eyed Walkers. I don't like gray usually because it's very drab to me but the holo silver micro-glitter adds some serious brightening sparkle in that one. 

The Westerosi Collection will be available on Saturday, July 30th at 12 pm Noon EST in Paint Box Polish's shop. 

Full size 15 ml bottles will be $10 each and luxe mini 8 ml bottles will be $6 each. You can also try out Pam's new 5 free topcoat, Like Lighting, which will be priced at $6 for a full size 15 ml bottle. 

Also, you can use the code IDANAILSIT for 15% off your order! YAY for discounts!

Oh one more thing, if you haven't tried Paint Box Polish's cuticles oil, you are missing out! This release will also debut some new scents:
Moscato, Summer Boardwalk (popcorn, taffy, and caramel apples) & Northwoods Blueberry

Paint Box Polish The Night Is Dark and Full of Terrors 
Three coats
Red jelly base with gold holographic micro-glitter
Maker noteglittery red that shines like the red ruby at Melisandre’s throat. (This polish has no anti-aging properties)

Paint Box Polish Dracarys
Three coats
Orange jelly base with gold holographic micro-glitter
Maker note: Orange as bright as the fire unleased by Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons!

Paint Box Polish Gold Shall Be Their Crowns
Three coats
Golden yellow jelly base with gold holographic micro-glitter
Maker note:  Inspired by the fierce Lannisters and their love for all things gold

Paint Box Polish I Want To Be THE Queen
Three coats
Emerald green jelly base with gold holographic micro-glitter
Maker note: This pays tribute to the green and gold colors of House Tyrell and Queen Margaery

Paint Box Polish Wight Eyed Walkers
Three coats
Bold blue jelly base with gold holographic micro-glitter
Maker noteSteely blue and glistening as the eyes of the Night King himself

Paint Box Polish The Purple Wedding
Three coats
Royal purple base with silver holographic micro-glitter
Maker note: A momentous event that deserves a tribute polish

Paint Box Polish Winter is Coming 
Three coats
Gray jelly base with silver holographic micro-glitter
Maker noteWhat else needs to be said? Grey with silver holo is as Stark as it gets

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Don't forget to use the code IDANAILSIT for 15% off your order!

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Illyrian Polish Every Witch Way Collection plus July LE Robot Rock: Swatches and Review

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Hi everyone! I have a newer collection from Illyrian Polish today. This is the Every Witch Way Collection, inspired by potions, magic, and spells. Vanessa of Illyrian makes some of the most amazing shimmer polishes and this collection was a complete hit for me. This collection officially released last week but there will be a restock on July 29th, so make sure to hit up the Illyrian Polish shop that evening to get these beauties. 

Illyrian Polish Awaken Your Magic
Three coats
Lilac purple jelly base with copper/pink shimmer and holographic silver glitter
That shimmer though, isn't it luscious? I love LOVE it. It's on the sheer side but the color is 100% worth the three coats you will need to apply. 

Illyrian Polish Dark Crystal
Two coats
Black jelly base with holographic black glitter plus purple to orange color-shifting flecks
How could be named anything other than Dark Crystal? It's name fits the color perfectly. It's a bit thicker in formula so I applied two thin coats and a generous layer of topcoat.

Illyrian Polish Dream Hopper
Two coats
Eggplant purple creme with green to copper/pink shift
This is my favorite of the collection. That flash of green/copper/pink is so prominent in the purple. Easy application with two coats. 

Illyrian Polish Fire Pixie Dust
Three coats
Raspberry jelly base with orange & purple iridescent flakes and subtle copper shimmer
A tasty looking raspberry color and all the iridescence takes it over the top. I needed three thin coats to get full opacity and you definitely want to break out your peel off base coat for easy removal. 

Illyrian Polish Power Ring
Two coats
Gray creme base with teal to violet shifting flecks 
Another killer shimmer polish, like you needed another to lust after. 

Illyrian Polish Soul Charmer
Three coats
Gray silver base with silver holo glitte, copper shimmer flecks, & blue iridescent flakes and glitters
I think I ran out of euphemisms for "beautiful shimmer" so.....I will let the photos speak for themselves. It has a sheerish formula like Awaken Your Magic but opaque enough with three coats.

Illyrian Polish Robot Rock
July LE 
Two coats
Blackened gold holo with gold shimmer, gold, pink & blue iridescent flakes and tiny silver holo glitter
Inspired by Daft Punk's Robot Rock, which I immediately had playing in my head after I typed that. (Bonus, listen to the live mixed track of Robot Rock even more Daft Punk awesomeness). 
You know gold is totally a color that I dig so it's not a surprise that I unabashedly love this. It's got a darker tint that doesn't let it be too brassy of a gold. Two coats and topcoat and you are done.  


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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Darling Diva Polish The Watch Your Pack Collection: Swatches and Review

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HELLO! For today I have a new collection from Darling Diva Polish to share. The Watch Your Pack Collection is inspired by one of my favorite shows, Teen Wolf, which I had the pleasure of introducing to Carrie. I know what you are thinking.....a show about paranormal teens, on MTV, it sounds cliched and not like an entirely impressive premise. But you would be completely mistaken in thinking that! This show is so so so GOOD. But if you need more convincing, here are some reasons why you should watch.

Now, of course I am going to be excited for this collection so I may built it up on my head a bit. I will admit that I was a somewhat disappointed when I opened my blogger package. I am not sure what I was expecting but it seemed like a subdued collection. However, after swatching the polishes and connecting the names and colors to the inspiration, I think they all tie in really well with the source material. This is a one pour collection, so once they gone, they are gone. Pricing, they will be about $9 to $11 and Darling Diva usually has a listing for the whole collection at a slightly discounted price.

Look for the Watch Your Pack Collection to be released this Friday July 22nd in Darling Diva Polish's shop. Cue the credits.....

Darling Diva Polish Blood Teeth & Bromance
Three coats
Bold blue jelly with silver holo particles and ultra-chrome flakes
Maker noteI made this for the amazing bromance between Scott and Stiles. Its a thing of beauty, just like their friendship.
These guys. They kill me! With their steadfast bromance of a friendship, it is by far the best relationship of the show. I love that this polish is inspired by them with it's holo and flakes and rich blue color.

Darling Diva Polish Eye Candy
Silver holographic and pink to green multi-chrome flakes in a clear base
Three coats
Maker noteThis polish is full of holographic flakies and multichrome flakies that flash pink to green.  As with the series Teen Wolf, this polish is definitely eye candy.  Think Derek style pretty but in polish form.  Sparkle on Derek, sparkle on..........
This show has one of the most attractive casts on TV. Just look at those dreamy muscl...I mean eyes. The polish itself, oh my goodness, it's just as dreamy. The flakes contrast wonderfully with the silver holo. Since it's in a clear base, you could wear this as a topper but I like seeing it worn solo so I built up with three thin coats. 

Darling Diva Polish Tainted
Two coats
Maker noteWhen a werewolf kills an innocent their eyes change to a brilliant blue.  Queue to not get on their bad side I guess.
Being tainted is terrible. But it makes for a killer story-line and of course, a beautiful blue polish. This was a little thick so don't do what I did and not give yourself enough time between coats and then your topcoat. Otherwise, ooohhh sparkle, just what I need to distract me from the GOOD GOSH WILL YOU LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT BEAST?!

Darling Diva Polish The Alpha
Dark ruby red with gold micro-flake shimmer and holographic pigment
Two coats
Maker noteThis is a deep red shimmeryish polish with added golden holo sparkle and gold flakies.  There is a little shift in the flakies but the red is the main player here.  Be dominate and kick some ass with this on!
I don't think a Teen Wolf inspired collection would have been complete without a red polish. Carrie consistently creates some of the very best reds and this is one freaking roar-worthy red! It is a bit thick but not terribly so and two coats for coverage.

Darling Diva Polish The Healer
Two coats
Forest green linear holographic
Maker noteEvery werewolf needs that special Veterina....sorry Druid healer who can take care of your boo-boos.  You can gift your favorite healer with this blackened green shimmery soft holo perfect for traipsing around the forest gathering all those druidy things that are needed to heal your wolfie:)
Oh those darn kids, they just get hurt and then the adult here, in the form of the sensible druid healer veterinarian, has to patch them up. I like the forest green shade though it doesn't feel like something new. It applies easily with a thinner style formula, opaque in two coats.  

Darling Diva Polish The Hot Kitsune
Two coats
Sandy gold linear holographic
Maker note: Carrying around the spirit of a kitsune is hard work.  One that fires electricity?  Damn girl!!!  This holo gold polish would sure captivate that naughty kitsune spirit long enough to oh say, have lunch with your hot werewolf boyfriend.
You too, can feel like a bad ass, sword wielding, centuries old Kitsune with those gold polish on! I love gold polishes and this one is wonderful. It's just the right consistency and opaque enough in two coats. 

Darling Diva Polish The Huntress
Two coats
Blackened purple crelly with gold micro-flakes and shimmer and holographic pigment
Maker noteImagine you are out hunting whatever monster is threatening your family..........and you look down at your nails as you pull back your arrow and catch sight of this gorgeous deep blackened purple polish full of gold flakes and holo gold shimmer and are wowwed by the gorgeousness of your nails in the moonlight.  Would you miss?
Oh Alison. *sob* I won't say anything else because spoilers but I think this a fantastic representation of her with the darker but not totally black purple color and all that shimmer. I applied two coats and have enough coverage, you may find that you need three coats if you have any patchiness. 

Darling Diva Polish The Screamer
Three coats
Light minty teal green with iridescent and gold shimmer
Maker noteIf you were a socialite banshee haute couture as well as longevity in your polish would be a must.  Something subtle but with spark.  This super pale teal shimmer polish is just the thing Lydia would reach for.
A lovely and soft color and it has a complexity to it with the added shimmers. I think it will be a more popular shade in the collection so you better grab it while you can when it goes live. It is a more sheer polish so I applied three thin coats to get the opacity I needed. 


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