Posts tagged: shimmer

Love Actually

 Smitten polish you saucy minx barry m indigo glossy 002

I personally experienced VNL with both these polishes.  Now this could be because the whites of my nails are quite white, or it could be because the bottle is new, and will thicken up and therefore become more opaque in time …. Anyway – that’s why for the first polish, you’ve got it with and without top coat and with and without undies.  Ready?

Smitten Polish You Saucy Minx – on a base of Barry M Indigo, with top coat

Pinkery

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If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen the EPIC nail mail I received from Barbra at ILNP awhile back. It’s no secret that I literally squeal over her polishes. Every creation is more fabulous than the last. I’ve been soooo backed up with swatch commitments and I knew the holidays would slow me down…so Barbra knew it may be some time before they made their appearance on WPP. But it’s been KILLING me to see all of these ILNP pretties just sitting there…waiting to be tried. I was looking at all the bottles lined up in a row and loved how four shades looked together. I took a cue from the Manicurator (who has done swatch posts with one matching accent nail) and put everything together in today’s post. All of these shades are STILL available in the ILNP store.  :)

I Love Nail Polish Molly…wow. You’re probably tired of hearing me say how much I like berry shades of polish. Add some ultra-sparkly holo and I’m sold. The finish is absolutely gorgeous! This one makes my heart melt. LOL.

Bold French

 FUN Lacquer Christmas 2013 Wishing Star007

How lucky I am to be able to show you some FUN Lacquer today!! I’d been admiring the Princess Collection from afar so when I was offered the chance to review the Christmas collection I jumped at it. I’m pleased with every single one of them! Let’s take a look! 

FUN Lacquer Wishing Star a yellow thermal polish with gold shimmer. A bright sunshine yellow in it’s cold state, and it’s an icy pale yellow with shifts from gold, to green to blue when it’s warm. Three coats needed with this one for opacity. I couldn’t resist showing off Wishing Star with Decentber tips. Such an unconventional french, right?

Collaboration

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piCture pOlish Bewitch is a purple/brown back with a strong golden shimmer and a sprinkle of holo. This is a collaboration with Aire of The Obsessed, you can read her post about Bewitch here. I really like this one, it’s complex. It builds up to looking brown but it starts out looking purple…it was a surprise on the nail which was fun! The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 

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Yellow gold

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I Love Nail Polish Nostalgia, 2 coats  An incredibly unique Ultra Chrome effect that gives this polish a festive green, gold, and red color shift. My swatches really do not do this justice, in fact I’m not extremely excited about these swatches because the polish is really just so much more amazing in person.

Glam Pixie

Glam Polish Pixie Hollow010

 Glam Polish Tinker Bell – a bright lime base packed with silver chrome shimmer. Very fun!

Ron Burgundy

Dior Minuit 2

Dior Minuit is a dark burgundy with a strong fleck like golden shimmer. This polish was like ridiculously expensive, $26!! Normally I don’t buy Dior, it’s way out of my price rage…however I splurged and picked this up during the Sephora VIB sale. I just couldn’t say no anymore, the color is so pretty for the holidays and the bottle is gorgeous. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to work with, even with the hard to hold tiny brush these bottles have. I used 2 coats for the photos below. 

Dark of night

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KB Shimmer Myth You Lots is a deep blue linear holographic that is also a multi-chrome that shifts from blue, to purple, to copper.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I love everything about this shade!  The holographic is such a great accent for the color shift. Shown is two coats of Myth You Lots.

SAUL!

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I’m excited I can finally show you Cadillacquer Breaking Bad Collection! I love Breaking Bad and unpacking these polishes and finding out their names felt like Christmas! Even my boyfriend stayed throughout the whole process just to find out all the nail polish names :D Anyway…

Better Call Saul! bright blue shimmer with holographic particles. It applied easily and is a bit streaky but nothing major. I’ve applied two coats and topcoat.

Guava

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Pretty & Polished Queen of Hearts is a medium red jelly loaded with red iridescent flecks and red and gold shimmering particles.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I love this one!  The red is such a great bold color, and the iridescent sparkles are amazing.

Sigma Delta Tau

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In addition to being for a great cause, I think OPI Girls Achieve Grapeness is a gorgeous color! In the bottle, it looks like it gives a duochrome effect, which is very slight on the nail, but the color is packed with multidimensional shimmer.