Saturday, December 13, 2014

Jior Couture- Merry Movie Collection Review


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Happy Saturday lovelies! Today I have three polishes from the newly released Merry Movie Collection by Jior Couture. This collection was just released yesterday and is still available. Let's go ahead and take a look...

Son of a Nutcracker, according to the maker, is inspired by the movie "Elf." This polish has a cherry red jelly base with black and white glitters in various shapes and sizes. The formula was sheer, as expected for a jelly. I used three thin coats and there were no issues with application. 
Jior Couture Son of a Nutcracker

Jior Couture Son of a Nutcracker

Jior Couture Son of a Nutcracker

Believing is Seeing is inspired by "The Santa Clause" movie. This polish is a nude crelly with golden shimmer and multicolored glitters. It was very sheer and needed four coats for opacity. I really like the look of this one, but I wish I had been able to get more of the glitters onto the nails. Even after rolling, shaking, and turning the bottle upside down, those glitters were very hard to come out. Regardless, I really like this combination of a nude base with fun glitter colors!
Jior Couture Believing is Seeing

Jior Couture Believing is Seeing

Jior Couture Believing is Seeing

Oh Holo Night is inspired by the classic song "Oh Holy Night," This is a vivid blue scattered holo that also glows in the dark. The formula was excellent and completely opaque in just one coat. However, I used two as usual. The glow-in-the-dark aspect adds a different element to this pretty blue holo. I charged (placed my fingers under a lamp light) for a few minutes in order to bring out the full blow glow-in-the-dark effect. Check out that glow!
Jior Couture Oh Holo Night

Jior Couture Oh Holo Night

Jior Couture Oh Holo Night

Jior Couture Oh Holo Night

Overall, these polishes are really great! I think this is a good spin off the traditional Christmas and Holiday themed colors. These are available individually for $8 and as a set (with the other 3 polishes in the collection) for $45. Check out the important information listed below.



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Friday, December 12, 2014

KBShimmer Winter Collection 2014 Review- Part 1


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Hiyah there Polished Babes! I hope you all have been doing well! Are you ready for the winter season to begin? Although the winter season has not officially began, it has felt like winter here in New England for a while. I'm becoming accustomed to the weather and difference in lifestyle much easier than I thought I would. Today I have a post that is loooooooong overdue. Sowwy. I have broken up the review into two parts, since the collection is rather large.. Today's review brings you one holo, five crellies, and two jellies from KBShimmer's Winter Collection.

Deja Brew, according to the brand, is "a brown polish has red undertones that set off the linear holographic rainbow." This one had a thick and creamy consistency, which was really easy to use. It was opaque in one coat, but two were used. There were no issues with application. I absolutely adore this polish! Such beauty!
KBShimmer Deja Brew

KBShimmer Deja Brew

Snow Way! is "features a pale, sky blue crelly base with white glitters." I used three thin coats. You want to make sure you wait in between coats to prevent the glitters from dragging. The larger glitters tended to clump together a little, but was alleviated by the use of very thin coats. This one is a return from a past collection. 
KBShimmer Snow Way

KBShimmer Snow Way

Mauve On Over is "a pale-mauve crelly base with hexes in orange, navy and aqua." The formula on this one is was great! I used three thin coats and had  no issues whatsoever. I really love the muted nature of this polish. It's a nice combination of glitter colors, that is complimented perfectly with the light mauve colored crelly base. 
KBShimmer-Mauve-On-Over

KBShimmer-Mauve-On-Over

Merry Pinkmas is another polish that returned from a previous release. According to the brand, this one is "a light cotton candy pink polish featuring red, green and neon glitters in a variety of shapes." I used two coats here. There were some issues with the larger glitters clumping together, as this one is very densely packed. It wasn't really problematic and didn't negatively impact the overall application and look of the polish. 
KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas

KBShimmer Merry Pinkmas

All Decked Out, according to the brand, is "a Christmas tree inspired polish with a forest green jelly base with a rainbow of hex glitters and a scattering of gold stars." I remember when this one was first released! I purchased it during my first order with KBShimmer. I actually ended up gifting it after wearing it for Christmas that year, so I am happy to see that it has returned. The formula was excellent, going on without any issues in just two coats. This is definitely a Christmas Tree in a bottle! Perfect for a Christmas Day manicure!
KBShimmer All Decked Out

KBShimmer All Decked Out

Let's Sleigh Together is a "pale gray polish featuring hex glitters in green, navy and pale mint, with circles and micro glitters." This is another with a flawless formula. I used two thin coats and it was perfect! I think this is such a great color combo. It can definitely liven up a very laid back dress day. 
KBShimmer Let's Sleigh Together

KBShimmer Let's Sleigh Together

Fallen Angel is "a vibrant royal blue jelly featuring holographic blue triangles, and micro sparkles." This one is so vibrant and beautiful! The formula is great, going on easily in three thin coats. I think the triangles look super cute floating in the vibrant blue jelly. This is the type of polish that KBShimmer always executes perfectly. This one is another favorite. 
KBShimmer Fallen Angel

KBShimmer Fallen Angel

This final polish is my absolute favorite polish. It is, perhaps, one of the most beautiful polishes I have ever worn! Sugar Plum Faerie was previously released and a definite fan favorite. It is "a soft plum violet crelly with berry, purple and lime colored metallic holographic glitters in different sizes." Ummm...yes please! I can wear this polish everyday for the rest of my life and I would be very happy! Anyway, let me focus. The formula was absolutely perfect in every way. I used three thin coats and there were no issues with application. Although there are a lot of glitters included, they are in the perfect ratio. They do not clump together or drag. Again....LOVE!!
KBShimmer Sugar Plum Faerie

KBShimmer Sugar Plum Faerie

Well, that's all for this portion of KBShimmer's Winter Collection. These polishes are currently available in their online shop. They retail for $8.75 for a full sized bottle. Stay tuned for Part 2 of the collection. I also have a review coming for the winter themed nail vinyls and cuticle oils. You don't want to miss those! Make sure you check out the important information listed below. 

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Sweet Addictions Subscription Box Review-December


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Happy Sunday lovelies!! I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! I experienced my first snow, which ended up being a pretty big deal of a snow storm. We lost power on Wednesday night and it wasn't restored until Friday afternoon. Additionally, we had almost 2 feet of snow. Whew! I think I was initiated into being a Northeasterner and I can now claim all rights to being a resident of New England. Anyway, you came here for polish, so let;s get it started!

The December Sweet Addictions Box from Cupcake Polish has a "Frosty the Snowman" theme. This month, Cupcake Polish is joined by Chaos & Crocodiles and Elevation Polish. Umm...need I say more? Probably not. If you know anything about these brands, you know they are all topnotch and make some of the best polishes in the indie world. So let's take a look at what they created for us.

Cupcake Polish Merry and Bright is a red holo with red and gold shimmer. It is a vivid red with slightly pinkish undertones. It's kind of hard to explain. Anyway, I used two coats and there were no issues with application. This one is a true holiday red.
Cupcake Polish Merry and Bright

Elevation Polish Eyes Made of Glimmering Coal is a charcoal/gunmetal holo with silver flakies. The formula on this one was slightly thick; however, not problematic. I do suggest giving it a god roll before application though. I used two thin coats here and I just love the way it looks. It has a very intense holo flame and the shimmers appear to leave a scattered rainbow effect as well.
Elevation Polish Eyes Made of Glimmering Coal

Chaos & Crocodiles There's Magic in the Air is a stunning periwinkle blue creamy holographic. O.M.G. I am seriously floored by this one! It has the creamiest formula and applied life a dream. I used two easy coats here and I had absolutely no issues with application. This one is definitely a stunner!
Chaos & Crocodiles There's Magic in the Air

Overall, this is another winning box from the Sweet Addictions Series. These are available now for $30 (plus shipping) in the Cupcake Polish online shop. Be sure to check out the important information listed below.




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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Twinsie Tuesday- Mani Orders From My Husband


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Happy Twinsie Tuesday lovelies!! It's been a few weeks since I last posted with my Twinsie Tuesday girls. Today we have received mani orders from our significant others, best friends, or another family member. As you can see from the title of this post, I received my orders from my hubby bear. <insert googly eyes here>

My husband has been a dedicated member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. since the Spring of 1996. He absolutely LOVES his frat! Hehe! I can't say I am surprised, as he is not interested in my nails much, but I kinda figured this would be the route he'd go. Well, this or something with the Philadelphia Eagles (his hometown football team). Anyway, the fraternity's colors are "Ebony Black and Old Gold." <Insert a major side eye here> Don't get it wrong and say gold and black. Yeah...apparently that's practically punishable by death. Anyway, check it out...
KBShimmer Eclipse and Goldie Rocks

The fraternity was founded in 1906, so this is a very important date to the gentlemen of A Phi A. If you are anywhere around them when they are having fun, you'll likely hear them chanting "Aaaa Phi...Ooo 6." Hence, the "06" on my nails. 
KBShimmer Eclipse and Goldie Rocks

The polishes used in this mani are both from my beloved KBShimmer. Goldie Rocks is a golden holo with an impeccable formula. It is being discontinued, so be sure to grab this beauty soon. Eclipse is a black creme that applies like a dream in just one coat. This baby isn't going anywhere, but if you're on the hunt for a great black creme polish, look no further. This is definitely a winner! 

I really like how this turned out. I tried to come up with something that would represent his fraternity and he really liked it when I showed it to him. I can't wait to see who the other ladies received mani orders from and the looks they created. Make sure you check them out using their links below.


Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Kelly at Tuxarina
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Nail Fabulosity- Thermal Nail Polish Review


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Hi there again lovelies! I have another review for you today. This time, I have four thermal polishes from the lovely Sherece of Nail Fabulosity. Let's take a look at what she sent me to review.

Blood Sisters, according to the maker, is a "deep burgundy/brown when cool and a vivid reddish/orange when warm." I used three thin coats and the formula was very easy to work with. This is definitely a perfect polish for the fall season! 
Nail Fabulosity Blood Sisters

Out of the Blue is described as "a thermal nail polish that changes from silvery baby blue when warm to a denim colored blue when cool." This is the only polish that I had trouble achieving the thermal effect. It's most likely due to my own body temperature not fluctuating very easily. It's been super cold up here, so I am sure it didn't help. Anyway, I really love the blue color of this one. It actually has somewhat of a scattered holo appearance. Two coats were used here and the formula was really nice.
Nail Fabulosity Out of the Blue

Ms. Understood is "a thermal nail polish that changes from a silvery baby pink to a shimmery purple/pink." I absolutely adore this one! I put it on my Sweet Pea and she loved seeing the colors change right before her eyes! I used three thin coats, but two could suffice. There were absolutely no issues with the formula or application of this one at all. I love the way the name plays on those words as well! Super cute!
Nail Fabulosity Ms. Understood

Meet Me At Sunset is a "thermal polish that is shimmery coral/red when cold and shimmery yellow when warm." It has an added flair of orange, yellow, copper, and brown metallic glitter of various shapes and sizes as well. Again, this is another polish that is perfect for the fall season! I used three thin coats and topcoat for these pictures. Application was a breeze, since the formula was practically perfect. I really love this combination. 
Nail Fabulosity Meet Me At Sunset

Overall, these thermals are really nice! I didn't have any issues with the formulas of the polishes and they are all really beautiful. Be sure to check out Nail Fabulosity using the information listed below.

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Barielle- Me Couture Collection Review


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Happy Monday everyone! I'm super excited about the short work week because of Thanksgiving! I am certainly ready to partake in some great food and relaxing times. Unfortunately, this will be our first holiday away from our family in Florida, but we're still making a (very last minute) decision about making a trip to Philly to visit with the other side of our family. Anyway, I FINALLY have the Barielle Me Couture Fall Collection to share with you today. This collection consists of size creme polishes in a variety of very fall appropriate hues.

Taupe Notch is described as "a creamy dark taupe." This is an intensely grey leaning taupe. I used two coats and there were no issues with application. 
Barielle Taupe Notch

Barielle Taupe Notch

Moda Bleu is a "creamy dark navy/purple." This one applied patchy in the first coat, but evened out perfectly with the application of the second. It is definitely super pigmented and carefully plays the line between purple and blue.  I think this color is just perfect!
Barielle Moda Bleu

Barielle Moda Bleu

Vintage Gown, according to Barielle, is "a creamy rust with a hint of pink." The pink plays out in the form of subtle shimmer. Subtle, not hidden at all. I really like this color for a palette cleanser and work. Application was a breeze, going on easily in just two coats!
Barielle Vintage Gown

Barielle Vintage Gown

Boho Chic is "a creamy deep sea green." This one had an amazing formula and was practically opaque in just one coat. I used two coats for these photos. Please excuse the harsh glare on the bottle of these pics. My lighting was trippin.
Barielle Boho Chic

Barielle Boho Chic

Berry Posh, a "creamy deep fuchsia," is another amazingly formulated polish in this collection. I mean, this baby practically applied itself. I used two coats and there were absolutely no issues with this one at all!
Barielle Berry Posh

Barielle Berry Posh

Soho at Night is described as "a creamy grape purple." The formula on this one was very weird. It applied patchy and streaky with the first coat. I ended up needing three to completely even for a nice look. I actually really love this shade of purple. Unfortunately, the formula left much to be desired.
Barielle Soho at Night

Barielle Soho at Night

Overall, this is a nice fall collection from Barielle. There is only one shade that is truly problematic. This collection is available on Barielle's Website now. More information is listed below.


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