Thursday, September 11, 2014

Knockout Lacquer Review and Swatches - Kimura

Hey guys!
So I've done a few reviews of Knockout Lacquer polishes and every time I have a KO Lacquer polish on my paws...I'm like...whoa. Yep that's the level of impact they have on me.
Kimura didn't let me down on the whoa-factor either.
PS - I have a video of this beauty too!
Let's just get to it shall we?
Outdoors indirect sun
Yaaaay it's a shiny video!
Coats -
Two coats. The formula is slightly thicker than I thought it would be but that's not bad. I assumed I would need 3 coats or so but it ended up being a very creamy holo packed polish.
Color Intensity -
With all the posts this week focusing on darker colors I wanted to brighten things up a bit and boy did this do the trick. Bright and shiny! The holo bits look as if they've been sprinkled throughout this icy blue making it feel so magical.
Top Coat - HK Girl
Base Coat - Liquid Lacquer base coat
Where to find Knockout Lacquer -

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wet n Wild Review and Swatches - LE Fall 2014 Matte Lipstick - Bordeaux Boulevard

Hey everyone!
So Wet n' Wild recently released a small collection of Limited Edition matte lipsticks and they were impossible for me to find. Possibly because I live in a small city now. Lucky for me I was able to find someone to snag them for me!
The limited edition (LE) collection has four matte lipsticks. The names are -
Bordeaux Boulevard
Sweet Cream
Urban Night
Sunset Siren

I decided I would share each of the four with you guys but I'm going to break it down to one post per week. This week I have Bordeaux Boulevard to share with you.
Bordeaux Boulevard
(plum toned matte lipstick) 

**4 hours after initial application**

Primer -
No primer or exfoliation used
Coats -
Two to three coats. Mostly just to get it even not so much for opacity.
Staying Power -
As you can see after 4 hours of wear, including eating and drinking, this lipstick held up really well. Yep a 9/10 is what I'm rating it. Better than any of the matte MAC lipstick I've reviewed!
Color Feathering/Bleeding/Build Up/Caking -
Little to no build up and feathering. This was such a perfect lipstick to wear. Normally without ANY moisturizing primer or prep there is some slight build up but nothing on this one. The fading was a little patchy but really nothing terrible.

You guys. I highly recommend tracking this down. You can check local drugstores/walmart/target - any place that carries Wet n Wild - it'll be worth tracking it down! The cost ranges between 1 dollar and some change and 4 dollars. It all depends on where you go!

This is one of the best matte lipsticks I've ever used and that's saying a lot!

I will have Sweet Cream to show you next week!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Eat.Sleep.Polish Review and Swatches - Painting The Roses Red

Happy Tuesday everyone!
Thank you for the congratulations messages on yesterdays post about selling my home!
And the good luck wishes about me finding a job. I need lots of luck because obviously my resume isn't cutting it! :p
So today I have the most ah-ma-zing polish. Yeah yeah yeah I know I say that a lot. Seriously though...I mean it every time! This beauty is by Eat.Sleep.Polish.
Even though we're only a few short weeks away from Fall it'll still be summer temps here in my neck of the wood for months. That isn't going to stop me from wearing my dark and vampy shades. No siree bob!
And as always the direct link to the polish I'm sharing is in the title/name just above the start of the photos. If there isn't a link that just means it's not available to purchase.
 (creamy red based burgundy, that has a scattered holographic effect)
Indoor in the evening // Outdoor in slightly overcast and indirect sun
Coats -
Three thin coats. This could be completely opaque in two regular/thicker coats. I started painting my nails with the fan on (whoops) so the first coat was patchy so it needed an extra coat.
Color Intensity -
I know a lot of people aren't ready to say farewell to summer and start buying/pulling out darker colors...but listen...this burgundy bombshell is a must. The subtle scattered holo makes this deep, dark, and vampy polish oh so gently shimmer. I still have this on after 2 days of wear because I just don't want to change it!
Base Coat - Pretty Serious
Where to find Eat.Sleep.Polish - 
Tomorrow I will have a review of one of the four new LE Wet n' Wild Matte Lipsticks from the Fall 2014 collection!

Monday, September 8, 2014

NailNation 3000 Review and Swatches - Oh My Clementine!

 Hey everyone!
While I don't have any good news on the me finding a job portion of my life. I DO have some good news! I sold my house back in Jacksonville! We did end up owing money when we closed but at least that's one thing taken care of! I'm not sure the hubs and I will be house hunting anytime in the near or distant future!
So in the spirit of celebration...I want to share a super fun and bold polish with you today!
This little number is from NailNation 3000.
(tangerine orange with a slight red hint. It has a soft holo sheen and gold holographic glitters sprinkled through out)

I only have "about to storm" outdoor photos because the sun didn't come out for 2 days!


 Coats -
Two regular coats with - no application or formula issues.
Color Intensity -
This is such a great transition color into fall. Really orange is a great color all year around because there are so many different orange hues. This sassy orange is a great summer polish because of the bold pop of color. It's also perfect for fall because it's a nice rich blue toned orange that's just begging to be worn with a brown cardigan, boots, and a pumpkin spice latte! Let's not forget about those gold glitters!

 I just love the subtle holo paired with those fun gold glitters. Such a fun polish!

Where to find NailNation 3000 -

Friday, September 5, 2014

Things I Fancy Friday - Rocky Horror, Pumpkin Donuts, and It'll Be Okay

So my TIFF posts have been missing in action lately but since I failed to post yesterday I thought it would be fun to type one up!
My Friday posts tend not to get many views but I think they're neat so they seem to stick around because of that!
I've got a nice little mish mash of goodies to share with ya today!
Have you seen this?? I cannot wait to start seeing swatches of this collection!
I would love to be in this spot right now.
Beaugency, Loire Valley, France
Loving this for fall!
Yum yum yum!
Why not add some delicious pumpkin maple donuts to the mix?
I'm in a bit of a tailspin right now with not having a job and not being able to find one. I'm a very routine/structured person so this has really thrown me for a loop. I'm trying to keep things like this saying in my mind.
And on that note...I hope you saw some things that you fancied and I'll see ya Monday.

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