Top Five Faves…For now!

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The other day when I was talking with some friends we were discussing our top five favorite nail polishes.  Naturally I had to sit down and think about it.  I decided that I was kind of interested in what I gravitated toward the most and also I wanted an excuse to pull out all my bottles and gaze at the prettiness (don’t judge!).

Then I decided I should share with YOU my beloved readers what those favorites are.  Because these are polishes I have purchased over time some of them may be discontinued (SORRY!) however, I’ll note if they are still a currently available color in my review!

Like all nail polish addicts I’m a fickle junkie, so I think I’ll revisit this topic in a few months and keep sharing this with you on a seasonal or quarterly basis maybe?  Let me know if you would be interested in that!

Without further ado and in no particular order, here are my top five faves!

Etoile – Frosted Berry (Currently Available)

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This is a pink leaning berry red – it’s not really as red as you might expect but more of a light raspberry color.  However, just like berries this color is juicy and delicious!  To top off what is truly an amazing formula there is a swirl of diamond dust.  That’s right I said DIAMOND dust!  Talk about luxurious!  Ooo la la!

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This picture is one coat – ONE COAT!!  SOUND THE ALARMS we have a ONE COAT WONDER!  I didn’t top coat this one but I did wear a base coat but when I removed it there was no pesky staining even though it is just mega-saturated with color.

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Etoile Frosted Berry

Lucky 13 – Softening the Bad Things (Discontinued)

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Excuse me while I have a fangirl moment.  This polish is based on an episode of Doctor Who, which is my ALL TIME FAVORITE show EVER.  Yes I intended to yell there, if I could have made the font larger I WOULD have!  To even further increase my love of this polish it is one of Kyoti’s “Polishes with a Purpose” which are polishes that she developed to show support for a particular cause and some of the proceeds of the purchase of this special line of polishes goes to charity!

This polish is discontinued (SORRY!) but it is still in my top five favorite.  This polish was created to support and increase awareness for mental illness.  I don’t know anyone who hasn’t been affected in some way, either themselves or someone close to them, by mental illness.  I myself struggle with depression as do a number of my family members.  It is also based on one of my favorite quotes from the Doctor.

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This polish is a beautiful soft blue crelly and it is sprinkled with multi-sized gold hexes and tiny copper glitters.  It goes on with all the ease that I’ve come to expect from Lucky 13 and I adore it. It just makes me feel good when I wear it.

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Lucky 13 Softening the Bad Things, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat

Digital NailsDouble Rainicorn (Currently Available)

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OH.MY.HECK!  Ok so, Digital Nails was my first indie brand polish.  I *heart* Digital Nails so much!  Every polish I have ordered from her I love and adore!  This is my favorite Digital Nails polish that I own (I’m sure if I owned more another might top it but for now this one holds the top spot).  Let me tell you a funny story about this polish.  While I was making my very first order my aunt and I were looking at all the pretty colors and I needed to order one more to get a free shipping deal so I asked her to pick one.  She picked Double Rainicorn and I was sort of “meh” about it.  I thought it was pretty but not my cup of tea!  Boy oh boy am I ever glad I listened to my aunt – online pictures of this massive glitter bomb do NOT do it justice.  My dear readers you are IN LUCK because not only is Double Rainicorn still a current polish but it is even IN STOCK!  I highly recommend it!  If you love glitter this polish is for you!

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Double Rainicorn is a clear based glitter topper and it is packed with all sorts of glitter and shimmer.  There are multi-sized yellow squares, blue and green hexes, red hexes, silver shimmer, red microglitter, red bar glitters, and my favorite GIANT pink holographic circles!  This is a bit of a challenge to put on I’ll admit – it works best dabbed over a base color but the glitter payoff is huge.  These photos show little to no manipulation of glitter once dabbed and I didn’t have to do a whole lot of fishing either even for those big circles.   Also, I’ve had this one for awhile so there was a wee bit of settling, but honestly I’ve come to expect that from glitter polishes and turning it upside down for 10-15 minutes before applying sorts all that out!

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Bondi New York Lady Liberty, Digital Nails Double Rainicorn, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat

 

Enchanted PolishMagical Mystery Tour (Currently Available?)

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I love the Enchanted Polish lacquers that I own, but none so much as Magical Mystery Tour.  It is part of the Imagine collection which is as far as I’m aware still a current collection but as with all EPs it could be discontinued with the drop of a hat and they are as scarce as raindrops in hell.  This was my first EP and up until I owned it I didn’t understand what all the hullabaloo (I just wanted to say hullabaloo…Score! I used it twice!) was all about and then I won my first EP from the lovely Jini over at MakeUpMom123 and I was hooked.

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Magical Mystery Tour is a lovely color shifting polish with a very slight bit of  holographic shimmer.  The polish shifts from indigo, to emerald, to dark purplish pink.  My camera totally freaked out at it, so I was unable to truly capture the color shift, but trust me when I tell you that it is AH-mazing!

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Enchanted Polish Magical Mystery Tour, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat

Jindie NailsPrincess Breath (Currently Available)

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Seriously.  I had to own a polish named Princess Breath I just HAD to!  It was the first polish that attracted me to Jindie Nails (even though it wasn’t the first Jindie I ever got).  It is stunningly beautiful and if I had to imagine a princess’s breath in a visual way, I have to say it would look like this!  I believe that this is part of her core collection and has not been discontinued though it is not available on her site right now.  Jindie is also available at Llarowe and Harlow and Co.

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Princess Breath is a GORGEOUS teal leaning blue crelly polish packed with hexes and dots in all sorts of metallic colors, pink, lime green, blue in various sizes.  I love Jindie’s crellies they are just ah-mazing!!  This was a very easy polish to apply, sometimes glitter heavy crelly polishes can be challenging but this one just wasn’t, photos show two coats with little to no manipulation of glitter and absolutely no fishing or dabbing.

Used in this manicure:  Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu, Jindie Nails Princess Breath, Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food, Glisten and Glow HK Girl Quick Dry Topcoat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First Post!

I know that right now if you’ve gotten this far it’s because I’ve spammed you to death, chatted your ear off about “how I’m gonna start a blog one day,” or was told by someone else.  So if you’re in the third category, WELCOME, and no I’m not really as nuts as I seem…well no, I am.  But hopefully it’s charming.

So, if it’s not apparent from the title of the blog, I am a nail polish fanatic!  I’m not specially trained, I have never taken any classes, and anything I’ve learned about nail care and nail polish I’ve learned on my own.  If I can do it then anyone can!  Hopefully I can help and inspire some folks to consider DIY when it comes to their manicures!

The following polishes being reviewed were purchased by me.

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Today I have two polishes from Enchanted Polish.  I’ll admit that I don’t know much about the maker or her story, but golly gee whiz does she make some gorgeous polishes that are extremely popular!   Today we have Majestic and August 2013.  Let’s have a look on my nails shall we?

I used both polishes for one manicure.  I like to have a little something special going on, even if it’s just an accent nail in a different color.  I promise nail art is coming.

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I’ll admit, I wasn’t sure about Majestic when I ordered it.   But wowzers it really grew on me!  Majestic is a blue leaning grey linear holographic polish with a cheeky pink shimmer.  The overall effect while indoors is a lovely periwinkle.  August 2013 is hands down my favorite though.  There is nothing shy or retiring about that gorgeous color!  August is my birthday month so of course I had to snag it!  This is a teal leaning dark blue linear holographic polish.  It’s a real stunner!  The next picture shows the polishes with flash to show off all their holographic glory!

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You can purchase Enchanted Polish at their site and keep up to date on restock information at their facebook page!

Please let me know what you think in the comments!  I can’t wait to show you more of my polish collection and whip out some of my nail art techniques!