Archive | January, 2013

Nail Sauce’s Just Add Love

31 Jan

I cannot believe today’s the last day of January! Valentine’s just around the corner. This spankin’ new collection by Nail Sauce, Valentina, is just perfect for the holiday! I recently received the entire Valentina collection for review. I thought I would start with Just Add Love.

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Just Add Love is a milky strawberry smoothie pink base with small white hex glitter, small red glitter and red medium sized dot glitter. Shown is three thin coats. Opacity was actually achieved at 2 coats but I wanted to add another coat to make it more interesting by adding more dimension with the glitters.

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Eicyats Nails’ 55 Chevy

31 Jan

Do cars and nail polishes go hand in hand?

I say yes! Let me show you this new beauty, 55 Chevy, made by Eicyats Nails. I have been following Staycie on instagram for a while. You can find her on there @eicyatsnails. Staycie came up with this 55 Chevy during her frankening attempts and this has gotten popular enough that she decided to start selling them! I see big things for Eicyats’ nail polishes especially her duochrome ones. Her 55 Chevy is an amazing duochrome.

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2013 Color Club Halo Hues

22 Jan

colorclubhalohuescollage2013I am very excited about this new Halo Hues collection by Color Club! I am not sure what its official collection name is (or if it’s an extension to the 2012 Color Club Halo Hues collection). It seems like Color Club hasn’t “officially” released these 6 new spankin’ colors! However, I was able to get my hands on these today and let me be the one to tell you that this collection is a MUST HAVE!

This new collection has 6 colors and they are: Beyond, Cosmic Fate, Kismet, Over The Moon, Miss Bliss and Eternal Beauty. All of these colors are linear holos. The application were very good for most of the colors.

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What Is A Nail Mail?

21 Jan

What’s a nail mail? How do I find a nail mail buddy? These are a couple of the many questions I get asked on Instagram. I am often dubbed as the nail mail fairy/queen on IG. Allow me to introduce you to the wonderful (and not so wonderful) world of NAIL MAIL. Let us begin with the basics.

“What’s a nail mail?”
There are two different types of nail mail.

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ManGlaze’s Lesbihonest

19 Jan

Lesbihonest. I mean, let’s be honest here. I’m a polish aficionado. I went over to ManGlaze.com and I have to say you need a sense of humor. Upon visiting the website, I was confronted with a short question asking me if I was an asshole. So I have to ask you, my reader, are you an asshole? No? Good. We can proceed.

Lesbihonest was the one that caught my eye right away. How could it not? With its amusing name and the great label art work that is done by Jason Goad. It shows two women where one is wearing panties that says ManGlaze on it. No, I’m not being an ass. Really.

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Bam. You see? The most gorgeous deep fuchsia matte with a slight silver shimmer to it. I am in lo-lo-love! How could this be? A matte that has shimmer to it?! MATTE + SHIMMER = a mystical creature that only exists in my dreams. I don’t know who these men are behind ManGlaze but they’re geniuses for making this combination a dream come true! The formula blew my panties away. It is a true matte and goes on so smooth. One coat to full opacity. One could get away with one coat but being the polish “aficionado” that I am, I had to have two coats on. Oh lesbihonest, I think I will go bat for the other team. Make the switch from glossy nails to matte nails. Just for this one night. That’s right. No topcoat for this polish whore here.

Would I recommend this? Oh yes! Yes! YES! 5 out of 5 stars. The finished nails feels so smooth. Application was incredibly flawless. The color is stunning and c’mon I also wanted it just for the name. You know it.

Go get yours from http://www.manglaze.com! They have a total of 13 “ugly” matte nail polishes that are actually designed for use by both sexes and are meant to be worn without a topcoat.

Wicked Polish’s Pox

18 Jan

WOW!! Just wow. I have never come across anything like this polish before.
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I recently got Pox and Hematoma from her Pestilence collection. Rylee, the owner/creator of Wicked Nails is brilliant! I present you her brainchild: the creatively named Pestilence collection. This awesome collection has 8 polishes: Pox, Hematoma, Gangrene, Pink Eye, Priapism, Frostbite, Cardiac Arrest and Black Lung.

Today, I chose Pox. Pox is a milky jelly with these neon pink and neon orange pieces of varied sized hexes and bright neon orange glitter. The glitter used in Pox are all translucent. I have decided to use a bright color background to make Pox pop out more. For this one, I used Face of Australia’s Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy as the background and topped it off with two coats of Pox. Application was a breeze!

I do have a tip for you readers. When dealing with this type of polish, it is for the best to allow Pox to competely dry before adding another coat. I imagine Pox would be wonderful on top of bright colored polishes. Try lime green!

Would I recommend this? YES! I give this 5 out of 5 stars! I give this 5 stars because this polish is a must have! Pox truly stands out from many other polishes with its use of neon translucent glitter. This one is not only great for toppers but it would definitely work very well in jelly sandwich manicures. Pox is a delightful bright colorful concoction named after a nasty affliction. This is the ONLY time you will hear me say that I am happy to have Pox! 🙂

Pox is definitely one of my favorites now. If you’re interested in buying Pox, you can find them at Wicked Nails’ Etsy shop at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WickedPolish Be sure to follow her on Instagram @wickednails to find out when she will have her next restock.

Face of Australia’s Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy

17 Jan

I love pastel colors. They’re so bright, cheery and sooo fun! When I first saw Face of Australia’s Pretty Pastels on Instagram, I knew I wanted them! The first color I have decided to try out was this yellow one called Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy. This kind of yellow was most definitely easy peasy on the eyes. Bright and yet so soft. I loved how it dried quick and it took two coats to perfect opacity.The Face of Australia polishes are all toluene free, formaldehyde free, and dibutyl phthalate free (which is an extra bonus in my book!) This collection is defintely one of my favorite pastel ones and I’m so glad to have the entire collection! I give it 4 out of 5 stars.

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For more information on Face of Australia and their products, you can go to: http://faceofaustralia.com.au/

Here’s the photo on their entire Pretty Pastels collection:

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