Archive | June 2014

New Indie Brand Alert!! Hint: You’ll be Fighting to Get These!

Provided for Honest Review

So Readers, I know you’re shocked – two posts TWO days in a row!  But, I just HAD to let you know about these lovely polishes.  This is a BRAND NEW Indie and I think that she is on the right track!  The Brand is Knockout Lacquers and they are all Mixed Martial Arts fighting themed!  I don’t pretend to know anything about fighting but I do know about nail polish!  She very kindly sent me a couple of polishes to review and that means I am going to share them with you!

The first of these two lovely polishes is V.I.  I’m not sure what that stands for, perhaps you fight enthusiasts will know.  All I know is that this is a stuntastic polish!  Holo that will knock you out!  (See what I did there?  Hehehe)  Anyway pictures!  I apologize in advance that the lighting does not do the holo justice but I tried to capture some of it so that you have some idea of how amazing it is!

Knockout Lacquers - V.I. (Over Scofflaw - Love Letter from Scofflaw)

Knockout Lacquers – V.I. (Over Scofflaw – Love Letter from Scofflaw)

I love this as a topper.  The maker says that it can be built up to full coverage and I did start that however because the fine holographic bits are in a clear base my natural nail color showed through and it was sort of yellowy (#nailbloggerproblems am I right?) from some staining I am growing out and I didn’t like the effect.  But the maker said she hadn’t used it as a topper so I decided to give it a go.  I really like the effect it had over a dark base!  As I mentioned it is fine holographic pigment/glitter in a clear base and it gives a tightly scattered (ALMOST linear) holographic effect that just explodes in sunlight.

Knockout Lacquers - V.I. - Intentionally blurred (over Scofflaw - Love letter from Scofflaw)

Knockout Lacquers – V.I. – Intentionally blurred (over Scofflaw – Love letter from Scofflaw)

This is one coat and you can see how heavily glittered (if that is what the holo sparkles are, they seem far finer than glitter to me but coarser than pigment, all in all they are just awesome) it is with one thin coat so it will easily build to opacity!  Sparkletastic I’m telling you!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Scofflaw – Love Letter From Scofflaw; Knockout Lacquers – V.I.; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That

Next up we have my surprise favorite.  It hits the mark for me and I am unquestionably in love with it!  Gogoplata!

Knockout Lacquers - Gogoplata

Knockout Lacquers – Gogoplata

You can see that this is a lovely pink leaning lavender shimmer just filled with the same holo sparkle that is in V.I.  These pictures showed off the holo a lot better as well which I’m pleased about.  This is just a flattering color and is so elegant and feminine while being a blinding sparkletastic holo polish!

Knockout Lacquers - Gogoplata

Knockout Lacquers – Gogoplata

This shows two coats, but honestly, I probably could have gotten away with one coat but I wanted to make sure that it was fully opaque for pictures.   The formula on this and V.I. were really stellar and I’m so impressed by the quality.  I ended up wearing this color as my mani for the first part of the week and I only sustained a small amount of chipping after some heavy housework after 5 days.  So it wears fantastic as well!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Knockout Lacquers – Gogoplata; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That

Overall I’m thrilled to add a new indie to my roster of brands that I would purchase from personally and I look forward to snagging Gogoplata in a full-size as soon as my no-buy is over not to mention the red one that is also in this collection.  Definitely some stunners.  Oh what’s that you want to know how to get them?  Well they are on Pre-Order TODAY!  That means you can use the stalker links below to go find out about and order your own pretties and then you too can be a KNOCKOUT!

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On Wednesdays We Wear Pink – Featuring Dollish Polish

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SO dear readers.  I’ve decided to *try* (try is the operative word here) to pay homage to the awesome movie that is Mean Girls by starting up a regular post on Wednesdays that features pink in some way.   Starting this week with this post and boy howdy have I ever picked a good one for ya’ll to start off with.

Now, I pretty much adore Dollish Polish.  I have several and I just love them all.  I’ve had my eye on this baby for awhile because it is all kinds of pink and girly and therefore right up my alley!

Dollish Polish - It's So Fluffy I'm Gonna Die

Dollish Polish – It’s So Fluffy, I’m Gonna Die

Oh yes oh yes oh yes.  It’s So Fluffy, I’m Gonna Die is the most AMAZING pink crelly glitter bomb polish!  Swimming in the luscious soft pink crelly base are a plethora (like the big words?) of various glitters in all shapes and sizes and finishes.  Most importantly they are in all shades of pink!  I see matte neon pink hexes, small metallic pink dots,  small metallic raspberry dots, big holographic pale pink hexes, small satin pale pink squares and more!

Dollish Polish - It's So Fluffy, I'm Gonna Die

Dollish Polish – It’s So Fluffy, I’m Gonna Die

For a crelly glitter bomb, oh this reminds me I want to make this a thing!  I think that we should call all crelly based glitter polishes…are you ready for my awesome idea?…CRITTERS!  So for a CRITTER bomb (see how awesome is that?) the formula on this was dreamy.  I’ve described before that CRITTERs can take a bit more patience with application but they are always worth a little extra time in my opinion.  This one however was delightful and was opaque with good glitter spread in just two coats.   I *did* flip my bottle over for awhile to give some of the bigger glitters a chance to re-percolate the rest of the bottle but that’s pretty par for the course with larger glitters!

Polishes used:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu; Dollish Polish – It’s So Fluffy, I’m Gonna Die; Carpe Noctem – Glitterslayer; Digital Nails – Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That Topcoat

Get ready for all the stalker links you will ever need to start amassing your own Dollish Polish collection (which I highly recommend).    You can find Dollish Polish on Facebook and Instagram.  You can purchase your own Dollish Polish at their site and also on Llarowe where there is an exclusive collection.  Also I would be HIGHLY remiss if I didn’t mention that Dollish Polish has teamed up with Jindie Nails for some amazing famous couples through history collaboration duos that are limited edition each month.  Seriously they have been just awesome so far and I can’t wait to see what they get up to for the rest of the year!