Friday, February 28, 2014

Blog Sale Update

Hi guys!

I just updated my Blog Sale page with a bunch of new polishes and added pictures that I recovered from the old blog.  I have a TON of polishes, many are brand new or very lightly used (mostly swatched on a nail wheel, some used for 1 mani etc) and many are below retail!  I've got lots of indies and mainstream polishes that need a good home so be sure to check it out!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Elevation Polish Matsuda Swatches and Review

Hi everyone!

Today I'm featuring a brand I've never tried before and I have to say so far I'm impressed.

I was searching for swatches of a glitter polish when I came across the combination with Elevation Polish's Matsuda as a base.  I happened to catch the store when there were a few bottles still in stock and decided to take a chance.

Matsuda is a lovey proper blood red cream polish with a slight red shimmer that's more noticeable in the bottle.  The formula is VERY nice!  It applied great and dried pretty quickly to a glossy finish.  Shown here is three thin coats but I bet two normal coats would be enough.  One problem I had with Matsuda was a bit of staining so definitely wear a base coat with this polish.

I had seen Elevation Polish and heard how great they were but creams usually aren't my normal preference (in comparison to glitter, sparkles and holos!).   Now that I've actually tried this brand and experienced how nice the formula is I can totally see why people love Elevation Polish.  And even though I have several other reds in my collection Matsuda is still unique to me and the formula is outstanding so I'm really glad to have it!  

On another note when I ordered from the Elevation Polish website I got a shipping notice the very next day and received my polishes quickly.  They were wrapped properly and had no issues.  Even the shipping charges were reasonable--a little over $3 for 3 polishes. 

Elevation Polish is available directly on their website where there's a restock at 9 PM CST every 7th and 22nd of the month and Llarowe.

Friday, February 7, 2014

CrowsToes Tiki Torch Swatches and Review

Hi everyone!

Today I have CrowsToes Tiki Torch from the Mad, Crazy Summer Collection for you!  I’ve loved CrowsToes from when I first saw Cheshire.   and I was so excited to see the exciting new finishes (for CrowsToes) included in this collection—duochromes and holos!  Tiki Torch has glitter but it’s still different than the usual CrowsToes fare due to the squishy, berry jam jelly base!

Unfortunately I can’t decide what color the glitters are in Tiki Torch.  I see red and copper glitter with holographic glitter of some shade mixed in.  Some bloggers describe gold glitter instead of copper though it could even be orange.  The glitters are all small, that we can be sure of and the overall look is definitely the “fiery sparkle” described in the listing on Llarowe’s shop.  Someone on Facebook said Tiki Torch was like jelly for fairies and I have to agree!

While I love the look of this polish shown here is 5-6 thin coats :(  And in the sun pictures my ring finger still looks like it could do with a coat or two more!  I’m officially on a hunt for an opaque similar color to use as a base to conserve Tiki Torch because my bottle was a little under-filled when I received it.  So overall Tiki Torch is a bit disappointing for me but that sparkle is hard to resist.  Just look at this bottle shot!

I probably just got an off bottle and I’ve bought tons of CrowsToes polishes before without lots of problems so I know it’s still a good brand :)

Tiki Torch and the rest of the Mad, Crazy Summer Collection is available at Llarowe.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Superbowl XLVIII 2014 Denver Broncos Inspired Manicure

Happy Superbowl Sunday!

Today’s mani is featuring a polish I made myself.  I came across a custom polish created by Darling Diva Polish and since it wasn't available for sale to the public I figured I’d make one for myself.  I’m not sure if I’ll release this under Lemming Lacquer but I loved the way the custom looked.

My unnamed polish is made up of dark blue and orange holographic microglitters.  I love the extra twinkle from the orange holographic glitters!  This is three coats of my unnamed polish over three thin coats of Picture Polish Cosmos.  I know that seems like a lot of polish but layering my unnamed polish over Cosmos adds even more depth.  I really love how the shade of blue from Cosmos is changed by layering the darker different shade of blue from my unnamed polish.