Saturday, February 6, 2016

Glam Polish - Bad Hair Day

Quick post today.  Today is another untried which sat for far too long, Glam Polish Bad Hair Day. This is a fundraiser shade going to Alopecia awareness.  I picked this up quite a while ago, but it is still available as of today.


This is a lightly tinted blue jelly base, packed with small holo and blue glitter.  The overall color is sort of a deep but dusty blue. Formula wise, this is excellent, going on smoothly and evenly.  This did need three coats to completely cover all spots but it went on so nicely, it was hard to care. You can purchase this polish here:

I'll continue to try to grow my nails out and post more.  Hah.  See y'all later!

Monday, January 11, 2016

Polished for Days - Hoodie Weather

So it's been awhile.  I hope everyone has had an excellent holidays and is ready for this new year.  Today I have a new to me brand, Polished for Days.  Hoodie Weather is  an aptly named lovely neutral gray with (plenty of) silver and black microglitter.  This also has a mild dose of holo.  I love this! It's great for work because it's neutral at first glance, but I won't get bored with it. I had a real struggle with taking the photos of this (it's a long story, but everything was broken with my equipment), but it's so worth it to share with everyone.  Formula wise, this is really good.  Very opaque; I used two coats but I do think if you do a very thick coat, you could get away with one, which is surprising for such a light color. It stays where it should and is pretty smooth.  This has a pretty large brush, which some will love but I personally found it to be a tad big for my tastes.  This also has those pesky silver glitters that can tend to get all over your skin but this is remedied with a good hand washing.  You can find Polished for Days at

One of my goals for the new year is to get better about swatching,whether it be here or on instagram alone. I feel like this might have been a goal last year as well, hah!  We'll see how this goes.  I go through breaks pretty frequently which stops me from swatching.  I'll try my best as I have a TON (not literally, thankfully) that need to be showcased and need to be actually used.  See y'all soon!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Quick post

I'm back just to get into the swing of things.  One polish is up on deck today to get me back on track and hopefully posting more regularly soon.

Today is A-England Wuthering Heights.  I recently ordered my first A-Englands from Color4Nails and this was one of them.  This is a deep toned gray with a nice helping of fine gold shimmer.  Elements of this remind me of Illamasqua Facet.  Formula wise, this was excellent and it was nearly opaque in one coat.  This is two coats.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Virago Varish Birthday Trio

I am back again, sooner than expected, to share three beauties today.  My nails are looking a bit...quirky, but I couldn't wait any longer to get these up! Virago Varnish is having their first birthday and to celebrate, released three colors.  Let's take a look!

First is Triumph.  I believe that this one is limited edition, so if it's catching your eye, you might want to snag it while you can.  This is a darker green family duochrome with a healthy dose of linear holographic.  This is such a unique shade!  I feel that while my photos are color accurate, they're doing no justice to this. Not my first pick, but I really like this one. Formula is very easy and only needed two coats to get perfect opacity.  Good dry time on this one too.

Gala is a teal linear holo.  These kinds of colors are right up my alley and so I have to say this is my favorite.  Great formula and only needs two coats to get this opaque.  Skunky smell, but oh so lovely.

weird angle...

Jubilee is the final polish in this trio.  Back in the day, I ate raspberries like they were going out of style and this color reminds me so much of that delicious fruit!  This is a jelly finish and really needs three coats to get good opacity.  Even then, you might find it to be on the sheer side when you hold your nails up to the light.  Great color and easy formula.

Bonus photo: Nail stamping! Here is Nail Stamping Queen polish in Black stamped over Triumph, using a Marianne XXL plate. Love this look.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Randomness! - A Sequel

I've got another beautiful mix of whatever jumped into my hand and onto my nails.  Let's take a quick look.

Femme Fatale Fire In The Sky

This is a Color4Nails exclusive and it looks like it's currently in stock.  This is a dusty purple tinted base with a mix of glitter and multichrome flakies.  Application was pretty easy but I found that I didn't care for the color much. Despite this being purple, my camera did a great job capturing the true color. Three coats.

Zoya Posh

A stunning matte red.  I'm not much for red but this might be one of the prettiest polishes I've ever seen.  It's nearly opaque on one coat, and I'm sure if you were in dire straights, you could get a good enough look at one coat.  Really, really beautiful and a great application to boot.  Highly recommend.

Colors by Llarowe Believe in Miracles

This is the first of their monthly series.  This is  a gorgeous green with enough of a blue tone that you might question what color this falls under.  The holo is pretty strong and it's kind of chunky looking, if that makes sense,  This is a color that will fit in with most any time of the year, and I so appreciate that.  Formula is excellent as well, and only needs two coats for good opacity.  This one will dry dull.  I really love this one.

I can never leave good enough alone, and stamped over this.  While I like the results, I ended up snapping a nail opening a drawer (my Melmer is too heavy!).  This is my back up hand, so I will nub and see how I like the look but this might be my last post for a week or two.  Ugh, I was on such a good streak.  I will be willing my nails to grow in the meantime.  See you soon!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Emily de Molly - Moment of Impact

I don't think I could possibly be happier that today is Friday!  I NEED this weekend like no other.  Today is a special polish that's been untried in my stash for way too long!  Today is Emily de Molly, Moment of Impact.  This is gorgeous.  Photos are showing it a bit more blue than IRL. I guess I'm really having a purple week. 3 coats, great formula. On to the photos!


I'll keep putting up what I can.  Post are likely to continue to be short and sweet.  See you soon!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


Today is all about random. These are polishes I pulled from the stash and decided they needed to be seen.

KBShimmer Bahama Drama is an amazing bleached neon peach. This is bright and bold (and neon) but it's not in your face because it's a bit whited out. Formula was not great, dried to quickly to really work with and thus, unevenness. Thick coat of top coat fixes this, and it needs it anyway to shine. 3 coats.

KBShimmer Precious Petals is a beautiful glitter topper. I think this will compliment many base colors and I love the added scattered holo. Good formula that only needs mild dabbing and one coat will provide excellent glitter payoff. 1 coat over Bahama Drama.

Broadway Gels Ultra Violet is a sheer shimmery purple with golden iridescent shimmers. This is pretty. I'm sort of surprised how great this looks. Formula is fine but it dries slow and, even built up, it is semi sheer. I did layer this over a black and a midtone blue (on a wheel, no photos! Sorry!) and it gave completely different looks. It looks phenomenal over blue btw. Well worth the $2 or so this costs. Three coats alone.

Cirque Concord is a linear juicy grape.  I actually was expecting this to be blue but was pleasantly surprised when it arrived.  The color name suddenly made sense!  This has a good formula and would probably be fine at two coats, but I did do three.

Bright Light (turns blue in camera)
Flash (turns bluer in camera)

Low Light (color accurate)
BSquared Lacquer Trance is another peachy neon.  This is not really bleached looking to me.  It is pretty in your face and I love it.  Formula was tougher to work with but it's worth it.  Three coats.

Sinful Colors Lets Talk is a shimmery royal purple.  This is bordering on frosty but it does dry down to lose that finish.  It's a very nice shade.  Three coats.

Finish (turns bluer in camera)
Low Light (color accurate)
I'll be back soon with more to share!