I’m Back and Ready to Rock!

Some Polishes May Have Been Provided for Previous Review

Hello my lovely readers.  I am so heartbroken that I’ve been away from you for so long!  I successfully finished the semester and I have just two more to go before I have my Bachelor’s Degree – I’m quite excited about that!  Then I will go on to grad school but it will be such a sense of accomplishment to have that degree!  I have also had a few health problems but I’m not letting them keep me down so let’s not dwell!  I’m here now and I want to rock some cute nails!

Actually let me reword that last sentence..I didn’t let life keep me from rocking some cute nails.  So I have some of my nail art looks that I was really happy with over the past several weeks that I wanted to share with you.  I’ve reviewed most of these polishes before and you know I’ll link you up in case you missed it!

First I’m going to show you a lovely Pipe Dream Polish with some nail art stamping  (Actually not stamping, it’s been a few weeks and I had a brain fart) – now this polish was actually on loan to me from a friend.  I had never tried Pipe Dream Polish before but wowzers what a blue marvel this one was!

Stamped with Butter London - Dodgy Barnett

Stamped with Butter London – Dodgy Barnett

Pipe Dream Polish – Rhythm and Blues is a deep blue jelly filled to the brim with holographic glitters.  They just sparkle like crazy!  I decided to pair it with Butter London – Dodgy Barnett.  I’m so sorry I reported that I stamped this mani.  I think I’ve gone completely crazy – I did TRY to stamp this one but Dodgy Barnett was too sheer for that.

I ended up using for THIS mani Love, Angeline Nail Shields in the mermaid scale pattern.  They work like a charm and are super easy!  You can either just stick them on and trim to your nail OR you can use them as a mask (as I did here) and place them on your nail, paint over with the opposite color than the base, then while the polish is STILL WET remove carefully.  It’s important to do this when the base color is completely dry and the color you paint over the nail shield is wet to assure best results.

Polishes used:  Sally Hansen – Complete Care 4-in-1 Treatment; Pipe Dream Polish – Rhythm and Blues; Butter London – Dodgy Barnett; Carpe Noctem – Glitter Slayer; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

Next up I have a mani that I really adored!  One of my favorites of the Alchemy Lacquer’s Spring Shimmer Crellies was the most unlikely since I’m usually a blue/teal/green girl and that was Nasturtium which I reviewed here.  Some of the glitters in Nasturtium EXACTLY matched Aly’s Dream Polish – Spicy Sriracha which I reviewed here.

Alchemy Lacquers - Nasturtium with Aly's Dream Lacquer  - Spicy Sriracha

I first painted my middle, ring, and pinky fingers with Alchemy Lacquers – Nasturtium and then I painted the fore finger with Aly’s Dream Polish – Spicy Sriracha.  I then stamped my “communication” finger with Spicy Sriracha using MoYou London plate Sailor – 04.  I topped off the ring and pinky fingers with some cute little golden hex studs from Winstonia.

A word about MoYou London plates…AWESOMESAUCE.  Is that word enough for you?  I could go on and on.  I’m hoping I’ll be able to acquire some more plates and really experiment with them and I assure you I’ll be sharing those results with you!

Polishes Used:  Sally Hansen – Complete Care 4-in-1 Treatment; Alchemy Lacquers – Nasturtium; Aly’s Dream Polish – Spicy Sriracha; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That

Last but not least I have another nail art stamping look to show you!  I know I’ve mentioned before that this polish is the most TARDIS blue polish I have even though it’s based on the Sherlock fandom.  That’s ok I’m an equal opportunity fangirl so it works for me.

Stamped with Sally Hansen - Silver Sweep

Stamped with Sally Hansen – Silver Sweep

This is A Study in Polish – Not Our Division which is just so great and I have reviewed it right here!  I stamped with Sally Hansen – Silver Sweep using MoYou London plate Pro – 01.  I got a little excited with the pressure on the stamping that’s why it looks more like an outline in places but I’m still trying to get really good at stamping and sometimes it’s not a total win.  I still ADORED this mani and got so many compliments on it!  I added a cute little Winstonia star stud (because, STARS) on my ring finger to finish off the whole look.

Polishes used:  Sally Hansen – Complete Care 4-in-1 Treatment; A Study in Polish – Not Our Division; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That

There you have it some of the nail art I’ve been doing.  I’ve done some plain manis too of course, I don’t keep anything on too long but I was really pleased with these.  I do have some new swatches and reviews coming up and I have heard some whispers about the new Alchemy Lacquers summer line.

I’m going to include some stalker links for the brands I mentioned here:

A Study in Polish – Facebook, Store

Alchemy Lacquers – Facebook, Store, Instagram

Aly’s Dream Polish – Facebook, Store, Instagram

Love, Angeline – Facebook, Store, Instagram

MoYou London – Facebook, Store, Instagram

Pipe Dream Polish – Facebook, Store, Instagram


Aly’s Dream Polish Mania!

Provided for Honest Review

Hello my lovely readers!  I’m so sorry that I have been so quiet lately, I promise that once I am done with this semester you will be all like “man I wish that Relly over at Boom Shaka Lacquer would shut up about nail polish already,” well hopefully not really but I definitely will be much better about keeping up to date here!

So let me tell you, at one time, Tiffanytea by Aly’s Dream Polishes was one of my top lemmings.  I acquired that polish in November and I was just delighted with it.  So imagine my surprise and delight when I received a lovely package in the mail with some Aly’s polishes to review!  There was definitely some jumping around excitedly and perhaps a squeal or two.  Or five, or ten.  Whatever, don’t judge me!  I have three gorgeous polishes to show you today and I hope you love them as much as me!

First up is Garnet Dreams which is part of her Birthstone collection and it is limited edition, it is still available for order but it’s very limited so you better hurry if you want it!

Garnet Dreams

Garnet Dreams

Now, I bet you’re looking at this and thinking, gosh, garnets are red.  You would be right!  I tried four zillion poses and I absolutely FAILED to capture the burgundy/red-purple interference in this polish.  What Garnet Dreams is a deep charcoal gray (black?  Might be just because of the holo that it appeared gray to me) polish with a burgundy/red-purple interference that is simply mesmerizing.

Garnet Dreams

Garnet Dreams

You can *kinda* see the interference up near the cuticle of my ring finger, but not really like I wanted to share with you folks!  Trust me it’s there and it’s beautiful!  Formula on this was simply amazing.  Two coats to perfection.  Seriously nothing to complain about here!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Aly’s Dream Polish – Garnet Dreams; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

Next up we have Ocean!  Anyone who knows me knows that this polish is right up my alley and I’m already planning what I want to do with it next!



Oh yes it’s a stunner alright.  This beautiful perfect teal blue/green is just so lovely and perfect for me.  Further I didn’t have a holo polish of this particular shade in my collection.   The holo is definitely present in the polish but it’s more of a scattered holo than linear and it gives the polish a sort of rich and deep look instead of popping off a bunch of rainbows.  It just seems to glow from within.  I am totally in love with this one.



This beauty, like Garnet Dreams, gave me no problem whatsoever.  Two coats to perfection just like before!  Actually this one and the next one that I’m going to show you were sooo pigmented that I could have gotten away with one coat but I did two out of habit.

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Aly’s Dream Polish – Ocean; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

Last but certainly not least is a polish that is not one I would have likely purchased on my own but now that I have it I am so excited that it is part of my collection!  Allow me to introduce you to Spicy Sriracha!

Spicy Sriracha

Spicy Sriracha

Oh hubba hubba.  This polish is sexy.  It’s a beautiful slightly orange-red with a neon pink interference plus a golden holo shimmer.  Oh yeah, it’s simply lovely.  I like the color red, but it is a color that is significantly absent from my collection.  This is mainly because I have a tendency to be both intimidated and also feel that they don’t look that amazing on me.  While I was intitially intimidated by this one I bit the bullet and put it on and nearly fell out of my chair from being blinded by the awesome.  Plus I think it suited me quite well too!

Spicy Sriracha

Spicy Sriracha

Do you see the slight neon pink over the orange-red?  Oh yeah baby.  So, the formula on this is amazing as the others.  Like I mentioned earlier it is SUPER pigmented.  That being said, I noticed that while I was cleaning up the mani that my cuticles were a bit dry and the color really wanted to cling a bit and it took some time.  I highly recommend that you fully moisturize your cuticles prior to using this polish.  You should anyway but you just want to make sure that you do before this one just to make your clean up a little easier!  Two coats out of habit and stunning perfection!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Aly’s Dream Polish – Spicy Sriracha; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

Well that concludes my raving over Aly’s Dream Polish.  I have tried four total polishes from them so far and the formulas on all of them are amazing.  They are easy to apply, super pigmented, and lovely!

What’s that you say?  You want to know more about Aly’s Dream Polish…well of course you knew I was going to include stalker links for you!  You can keep up to date with all the news and happenings over on their Facebook page, follow them on Instagram, and you can see all kinds of pictures of Aly’s Dream Polishes on their Pinterest page!  You want to buy some Aly’s?  Well you should definitely get on over to their Shop and get you some!

Another Squashed Lemming! Aly’s Dream Polishes

Nothing to Disclose

That’s right I’m squashing lemmings and taking names my lovely lacqueristas!  For as long as I have been actually collecting polish and using it and not just drooling over blogs for like two years before picking up a nail brush (Let Them Have Polish, I’m looking at you!) I have wanted to acquire a bottle of Aly’s Dream Polish…not just ANY bottle you understand but a bottle of Tiffanytea.  Allow me to show you why…

I give you (well not give, it’s MINE, but I’ll show it to you) Tiffanytea:

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*sighs happily* Look at it!  Isn’t it stunning?  I’m so in love with it I can hardly stand it.  Tiffanytea is a perfect creamy robin’s egg blue/teal creme base with a sort of golden holo shimmer.  Words really can’t do it justice.

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Application was just lovely for this polish.  It went on as smooth and creamy as it looks.  I didn’t have any issues with streakiness or dragging.  This is the kind of color that I gravitate to and it did not disappoint!  Pictures show two coats plus topcoat.

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The scattered holo is very gentle in this polish and I really like the subtlety as it gives it a more delicate feel.

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Aly’s Dream Polishes – Tiffanytea; Glisten & Glow – HK Girl Topcoat

Aly generally works on a pre-order basis but you can keep up to date on when the next pre-order will be active so that you can make grabby hands at all of her lovely polishes!  Just follow her on Facebook to get all the deets and you can actually place your orders at her shop.   She also is on Instagram if you just want to drool over all the pretty polish!