Thursday, April 24, 2014

My Ten Friends Review - Starry Night

Velcome ladies and gents!
 
Channeling my inner Cabaret there.
 
Okay so I shared a mani featuring My Ten Friends a couple weeks ago and loved it so much I was compelled to post another ASAP!
 
I apologize for sharing a polish that isn't easily attainable but it's not impossible! Possibly it'll be restocked in the shop? Maybe I have no idea!
 
Hopefully at the very least you'll enjoy the photos of it!
 
(inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's painting - The Starry Night)
 

 
 
 
                                     Direct Sunlight                                         Indoor - evening light 

 
It's the return of the mac!
 
Coats -
Two thick coats. Thick because the polish itself is thick due to the heavy mass of glitters and it's a jelly. But nothing that wasn't manageable!
Color Intensity -
This polish is pretty damn outstanding. It's literally Starry Night in polish form. The color match is amazing. I was mesmerized by my fingernails every time I looked at them. Even more in the sunlight because you can REALLY see all the colors in the sun. I know it's not the easiest polish to track down because it hasn't been restocked yet in the shop but it's a must!!
Top Coat - HK Girl
Base Coat - Liquid Lacquer base coat
 
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I'll see you tomorrow....FRIDAY!!!
 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What I Wore Wednesday - Jessie J You Say?

I want to preface this with I don't think I resemble Jessie J...

The day that I wore this I had to stop by the grocery store for an emergency errand (for sushi...not the best option for sushi but I HAD to have it) and the girl at the check out told me how much I looked like Jessie J (before she shaved her head).

Oddly enough was not the first time I've been told that, the first time I had to look up Jessie J, because honestly I had no idea who she was. Yes...I'm out of touch.

I get a lot of "you look likes"...sometimes or most of the time it's just based on my hair/style...but hey it's always fun to hear what people think!

Do you get compared to any celebrities? Which ones?


Dress - Modcloth (yikes it's sold out!)
Cardigan - Modcloth
Shoes - Zulily (they're on sale again but there aren't many left...if any!) - brand is Chloe & Chase
Necklace - American Eagle (awww boo it's not there anymore)
Ring - local thrift shop
Nails - all Tillie polishes for my Easter mani
Lipstick - worst lipstick ever from NYX - the Glam Lipstick line has sparkles in it which feels so terrible!



While typing this up I realized Modcloth is having a 20% off sale on spring items!

This is me wishing I had money!

See you tomorrow with a mani featuring My Ten Friends!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Aly's Dream Polish - Reavers - Ballad of Serenity Collection

What better way to celebrate my 400th post than to post a mani with my all time favorite polish brand?

Yep. Aly's Dream Polish. The end all be all brand in my book.

I asked around a bit on what polish I should share today and Reavers was the clear winner. 

Oddly enough, last week, I shared Companion which is also in the same collection as Reavers.

So let's get to the polish!

(a muddled red holographic polish with black shreds)


Indirect artificial light



Indoors in the evening and it still wants to shine!




Coats -
Two thin coats. Easy easy easy coats. Just like every Aly's I've ever used.
Color Intensity -
My fabulous and gorgeous friend Kate was the first person to say..USE REAVERS for your 400th post...and she said that my mind would in fact be blown when I used it. And friends...my mind was blown. This is such a unique color that at first glance you would think it was just the base color and some randomly shaped black shreds in it. But NO...not only is the base color this glorious pinkish/reddish hue but it has this divine gold holo. Absolutely stunning.
Top Coat - HK Girl
Base Coat - Liquid Lacquer base coat

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Paint Shop Polish - Vampire Diaries Collection

It's a mother freaking Vampire Diaries Collection people!!

Yep, that's how I chose to start the post out, I have no regrets.


I've made it easy for ya like I try to do for all my polish posts...the title of the polish is the direct link to where you can buy it! Yippee! 

Paint Shop Polish listened to my cries...okay not really...but I'm sure subconsciously she could hear the cries of Vampire Diaries fans about a polish collection inspired by TVD! There are 12...yes 12...polishes that range from jellies to glitter toppers in this fantabulous collection.

I have three to show you today!



(deep blue jelly lacquer with a blue shimmer as well as various blue glitters with a touch of silver - inspired by the lapis lazuli daylight rings in The Vampire Diaries)





                    Indoors                                                              Direct sunlight               


Coats -
One thin coat and one thick coat. Opacity was a breeze with this jelly.
Color Intensity -
Gosh this is so darn pretty. Even more so in person. Definitely my favorite out of the three. It sparkles which you wouldn't think with how dark it is that it would sparkle and pop so much but boy does it! The glitters (which were easy to remove from the bottle and distribute) really give the polish and extra punch!
Top Coat - HK Girl
Base Coat - Liquid Lacquer base coat

(white lacquer with a gold shimmer - inspired by the white oak stake from The Vampire Diaries)







The macros are a better representation of the gold shimmer that is less subtle than it appears in the full mani shots!

Coats -
Three to four coats needed for full opacity. If you use a plain white undie as a base color you could only need one coat of this for that jelly white with gold shimmer. 
Color Intensity -
This is so springy and feminine. I was in awe of the pretty gold shimmer in this one. It made the polish feel like SO much more than just a white jelly. Oh so pretty.
Top Coat - HK Girl
Base Coat - Liquid Lacquer base coat

(dark red jelly lacquer with various red and black glitters inspired by The Vampire Diaries' Stefan Salvatore in his darkest state, The Ripper)





THE MACROS!


Coats -
Two regular coats. Easy to bring to opacity. No issues with glitters - except the skull and crossbones I was't able to remove but it could be due to the mini size of the bottle.
Color Intensity -
This was my second fave polish of the collection because I'm such a huge fan of black and red and it was the PERFECT depiction of Stefan as The Ripper. You will feel fierce with this polish on. The bottle played tricks on me because I thought it was going to be black but noooo that my friend is the blood red color that really "comes to life" per say...on the nail!
Top Coat - HK Girl
Base Coat - Liquid Lacquer base coat

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Are you a Vampire Diaries fan?? I've watched it since it began what seems like forever ago...and I even custom made a collection last year based on the show.
But I'm thrilled to see a collection that is available to the masses!

See you tomorrow for my 400th post!!

Oh and since I shared this only on my blog's FB page I thought I would share here too...my Easter aka welcome spring mani!




*polishes provided for review and honest opinion*

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