Archive | December 2013

Mod Lacquer!

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Hello my lovelies!  I want to first thank you for being patient with me and my spotty posting schedule here lately.  I’ve been right in the middle of the end of semester, the holidays are here, and I’m going to try to pick up some extra hours at work during my school break.  So thank you!  Second because of my somewhat spotty posting schedule I’ve had these pictures in the vault waiting for a moment to be released out into the world to inspire wishlists everywhere!  I have three delightful polishes from Mod Lacquer today!  Let’s get started, I’m ready to roll!

First up I have Waxing Whimsical!

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Isn’t this fun?!  I adore colors like this.  I tend to be very drawn to bright pastels and bright colors in general.  This is a bright mint green crelly based polish packed with multi-sized matte hot pink square and hex glitters!  It would almost be a jelly base if it were a little more translucent.  It does go on a bit sheer but three thin coats and it’s all good.

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I didn’t have any problems getting the glitter, even the larger sizes, out onto the nail.  The glitter spread nicely and didn’t require any major manipulations.  I do recommend doing your first coat especially thin and not to worry about getting too much glitter on in the first coat or two – that could cause the glitter to clump up and need a lot of manipulation if the upper layers of glitter are catching on the glitter that has already dried a bit.  Bottom line:  I love this polish, the colors are perfect for me, the formula was really nice and I would totally recommend it!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Mod Lacquer – Waxing Whimsical; Nail Pattern Boldness – Glitter Food; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl

Next up we have the one that I thought was going to be my favorite from the bunch – I was wrong but I still love this one too!  I present to you Radical!

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Let me say – this is another polish that is right up my color alley as it were.  I ADORE blues, greens and teals.  I do wear other colors but I really am drawn to that part of the color spectrum!  Radical is a bright blue crelly based polish with tons of tiny matte hot pink hex glitters meandering through the base.  Again this is a crelly that could almost be a jelly if it were slightly more translucent.  It is sheer like Waxing Whimsical but again this is three thin coats and it shows only the barest amount of VNL.  As you know a little VNL never bothers me.  I like the squishiness, and I do not like to layer crellies and jellies over solid opaque polishes because they seem to lose that quality to me.

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This polish went on like a dream.  Seriously, one of the easiest glitter polishes to apply.  I really love the color on this one and I’ll definitely be reaching for it to overcome any winter doldrums that I may feel as the season wears on.

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Mod Lacquer – Radical; Nail Pattern Boldness – Glitter Food; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl

Ok last but certainly not least is my favorite of the three I picked up – Paranormal Paradise!

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O.M.G.  This is a clear based glitter topper.  The amount of holographic glitter in this amazing polish is simply EPIC.  Being clear based I did layer it over undies but honestly what you see is one dabbed coat…I think I could have build this one to opacity if I wasn’t hoarding up my bottle like a crazy polish lady!  Packed into the clear base is BIG holographic pink, silver, hot pink, and aqua circle glitters, medium metallic red and pink hexes, tiny metallic lime green hexes, and throughout is fine holographic multi-colored micro-glitter.

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There is so much glitter my camera really was freaked out and didn’t know where to focus!  No digging or fishing was required, but I did turn the bottle upside down for about 20 minutes before I did this swatch.  I do this with almost all of my glitter polishes, gravity helps pull the chunky bits up to the top where the brush can catch them more easily.  This polish is crazy festive in my opinion and would be great topped over black, gray, or navy for the New Year!

Polishes used:  Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Tip Top Nails – Meringue Surprise; Mod Lacquer – Paranormal Paradise; Nail Pattern Boldness – Glitter Food; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl

So…will you be running out to pick up some MOD Lacquer?  I know I’ll be getting some more I’ve been really eyeing up her Cryptid Collection!  You can of course keep up to date with news and sales by following Mod Lacquer on Facebook and you can buy her polishes in her Etsy shop!

Ruby White Tips – Christmas Balls

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I am so thrilled to have finally got my mitts on a bottle of Ruby White Tips nail polish!  I’ve heard good things about them around the blogosphere and I’ve been stalking their website and drooling over the polish.  Then something happened that motivated me to push that “add to cart” button like I’d been yearning to do.  Laura, the owner of Ruby White Tips, released her Holiday collection which includes the polish I am going to show you.  I love every single thing about this polish!

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Just look!  Now first let me just say, I adore that there are little rhinestones stuck to the cap – I think that’s adorable!  It makes it so girly and fun!   I’ll give you a moment to collect yourself over the stunning polish.  What we have here is a pearly shimmery base packed with tons of glitter, red metallic dots and squares and gold metallic dots.  What’s really special about this polish though is that there is a color-shift in the base and so in some lights it looks pink!  I tried to capture that pink shift for you!  It really is such a lovely sparkly polish, and dare I say it, FESTIVE!

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Application was easy breezy, really one of the easier glitter polishes I’ve ever applied.  The glitter spread out evenly without manipulation and even though the polish is sheer and takes about three coats it does build up very easily to reach opacity.

Polishes used in this manicure:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Ruby White Tips – Christmas Balls; Nail Pattern Boldness – Glitter Food; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

I would definitely recommend this polish and since this I have scored a couple more bottles that I’ll be showing you in the near future!  You can keep up to date with Ruby White Tips on their facebook page and website (definitely follow them on facebook so that you will be kept in the loop for her contests and giveaways!) and you can buy Ruby White Tips in their Etsy shop!