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Funfetti factory

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Bar, hex and square glitters in lots of fun colors including turquoise, lavender, chartreuse and purple in a clear base.

for a warm Winter

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My shade is called Sand In My Stocking and it was inspired by the beach. Specifically it was inspired by a snowman made of sand, because it doesn’t snow here :( I was going for the look of taking the sandy snowman and putting all his colors in glitter form then stuffing it into a bottle…there are also some pops of blue glitter in here to represent the ocean! Sand In My Stocking is not a typical holiday shade and it can really translate into any season depending on what you layer it with. It’s packed with small white, gold, tan, grey and brown glitter, larger gold hex and circle glitter, orange hex glitter, aqua blue circle glitter and gold holographic star glitter. Formula wise this is very glitter packed so it can be a little thick however it’s easy to apply…no dabbing required.

Berry

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Royal Lacquer Razz Berry Beret is a raspberry jelly loaded with multi-sized red holographic & metallic hexes and squares.  The formula was a bit on the thick side for a jelly.  I did have to use a bit of finesse with it for a smooth surface.  The is such a fun shade to wear! Shown is two coats of Razz Berry Beret.

Out of this world

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Today we have the first Smitten Polishes to hit the blog.  This is a brand I’ve had my eye on for some time.  I’ve bought a couple, but only a couple, as every time I look, most of the polishes seem to be those milky white glitters that I just cannot get away with wearing.

Luckily however, Noelie’s new collection is bursting with colour, and I was super excited when she offered to send me 3 for review.  Now, it probably won’t surprise you that I asked for a purple, but WAIT, STOP THE CLOCKS, I also asked for 2 greens.  Uh huh.   But obviously I’m going to start with the purple …  :)

Smitten Polish Look To The Western Sky is gobsmackingly sensational.  As a purple lover, it takes something quite exceptional to knock my socks off these days.  Well, this is it!

This is an intense purple vinyl polish which is obscenely bright (I’m amazed the photos are as accurate as they are). By vinyl, I mean this dries to a matte, rubbery finish.  I know a lot of you are going to love that.  I liked it, but was in a hurry, so just went straight to glossy with a lick of Poshe.

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dark as night

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Girly Bits Gravedigger is a bruised black jelly with Halloween colored glitters. I was super impressed by the formula on this; the glitter didn’t clump at all and the jelly applied smoothly and evenly. Three coats.

Striped Nails

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Something I’ve been making a conscious effort to improve on with my nail art for 2014 is tri-fold – 1.) using colors I don’t use as frequently (i.e. yellow, like today, and pink, etc.) 2.) using more exciting polish finishes (I’m sort of a die-hard creme + glitter topper thru and thru, most likely because cremes don’t make me cry when I’m trying to clean up ’round the edges) and 3.) keep on keeping on with freehand stuff (i.e. get better) Luckily for me, and maybe for you if you like adorably wonky freehand stripes and yellow nail polish, I’ve actually been remembering these 3 goals this week for MONOCHROME week! Today I present these ‘lovingly freehanded ombre striped nails).

Caviar Collection

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Dance Legend Zebrasoma is a cool blue jelly loaded with micro hexes and squares in black and white.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I absolutely adore this one! Shown is two coats of Zebrasoma.

Nifty Fifties

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To get this look: I used OPI My Vampire is Buff, OPI My Paprika is Hotter than Yours!, and China Glaze Sea Spray. I also used Cult Nails Tempest and Fetish. Everything was done freehand, and for the blocks of colour, I painted them with Tempest to begin with, then went over them with the colour.

Overall: I really love how spunky and fun this is! It’s not too often I use orange, but I love the colour combination with the blue-orange complements, and the nice buff nude to balance. I’m also really happy with my line work on this one.

Dazzle Holiday

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For a fun, festive look, I decided to do a simple skittlette. I used all three polishes from the China Glaze Dash of Dazzle set, plus OPI My Vampire is Buff, and a plain black polish. I love how easy it was to do, and it’s such a great look for a holiday party!

L’Hiver

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To get this look: I started with a base of L’Hiver from Renaissance Custom Lacquer, and then painted the black lines with black polish. I filled in the shapes with white polish to provide a good base for the colours I would add on top. The ornaments I filled in with Renaissance Custom Lacquer Mount Pleasant, Spadina, St. Clair and Runnymede. The tiny stars were painted with Essie Good as Gold. I dabbed on a bit of Renaissance Custom Lacquer Evenstar to give it some glitz.

Summer by the pool

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Today I have more polishes to show you from Wing Dust Collections! I am finding myself falling in love with this brand; the polishes are beyond beautiful and they apply so smoothly. They are unlike any indie polish I know because they don’t require any dabbing or fishing for glitters – you can apply these polishes like a regular polish, and they turn out beautifully. The polishes I am showing you today are from their summer collection, but they are going to be restocked in mid-November, so you’ll have a chance to pick these beauties up.

First up is Pool-side Par-tay, a beautiful blue polish that looks perfect for winter as well.

Let’s take a moment to drool at this beauty! Pool-side Par-tay is a royal blue packed with varying blue, silver, and holographic glitters in different sizes, as well as a copper microshimmer. All of the glitters were suspended perfectly in the base and required no fishing – above is three smooth coats, no dabbing necessary!