Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MDJ Creations Leg Warmers

Today I am introducing a new brand to my blog called MDJ Creations. I have acquired a decent amount of their polishes over the past few months and even though this is my first time wearing one, the brand has become one of my favorites! Melissa, the creator behind the brand has a talent for creating gorgeous polishes and on top of that, she's incredibly sweet! About a week ago I wanted to take a small break from Halloween themed polishes and that's where the MDJ Creations fall appropriate glitter Leg Warmers came in.

As described on the MDJ Creations Etsy shop, Leg Warmers "is a mega holographic glittery top coat featuring Red holo dots that shift to magenta, orange & red, plus holographic silver, copper, gold, caramel & turquoise hexes & slices & micro glitter in a clear base." In other words, it's completely gorgeous and so stunning! Holo glitter will forever be my favorite kind of glitter and this one is chock full of them! It's hard not to stare at all of the beautiful glitter in the bottle.

For my base, I used two coats of OPI Skull and Glossbones, a very light, warm toned grey that in my opinion could almost pass of as a nude type shade. I kind of see a touch of beige in it. It was my first time using it and I absolutely loved it! I only used one coat of Leg Warmers and as you can see, it had great glitter coverage. I didn't have to dig or fish for any of the glitter either, which I was extremely happy with. I used one coat of Rica Glossy Glam for a smooth finish.

Here's a bottle shot I was able to capture. I edited it a bit to show off the holo but only slightly.

I'm so in love with Leg Warmers! Can you say gorgeous?! I could not stop staring at it. It really is a perfect glitter for fall and just about anytime for that matter. I especially loved how it looked over Skull and Glossbones. It was a striking but soft combination. 

I totally recommend MDJ Creations! Leg Warmers is just one of many gorgeous colors to check out. You won't be disappointed by this brand! Be sure to follow their Facebook and Instagram for updates! I myself can't wait to get more of their gorgeous colors on my nails.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hit Polish Beetlejuice Potion

I have another beautiful Halloween polish to share with you. It's a recently new one in my collection and it happens to be from one of my favorite indie brands, Hit Polish. Here is Beetlejuice Potion!

Beetlejuice Potion is a glitter topper consisting of black, white, and iridescent glitters, along with green flakies and there's even the prettiest green shimmer. I cannot express how gorgeous this polish is! I love looking at in the bottle but it's just as lovely on the nails too. It's pretty much perfect.

I knew I wanted to layer this over a gray because it looked seriously amazing over each one that I tested it over. It was a hard decision so in the end I decided to use all of them! It's sort of like an ombre but with glitter. I really love the way it turned out! From index to pinky I used one coat of Sinful Colors Cool Gray, two coats of Frankly, I Don't Give A-dam, two coats of China Glaze Recycle, and two coats of Sephora by OPI Break A Leg Warmer. On my thumb I used LynBDesigns White Fang. I topped off each nail with one coat of Beetlejuice Potion. The glitter came out with no problem and applied easily. I used two coats of Rica Glossy Glam for a smooth finish.

I was crazy impressed with how long my mani lasted. I wore it for four days and I only had fading at the tips. Rica Glossy Glam really works! I am running low so I'm going to have to get another bottle soon.

I absolutely love Beetlejuice Potion. It's crazy pretty and I think it would look great on several colors. It's still available for purchase in both Hit Polish stores, along with several other beautiful Halloween themed polishes.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Laquerlicious Chills & Thrills

Today I have my most favorite Halloween polish that I have worn so far this year. Laquerlicious Chills & Thrills is not only a Halloween themed polish but it was also created for a great cause. It's another Polish For Pit Bulls collaboration between Michelle of Laquerlicious and The Em-purr-ium. You not only get the beautiful polish but also the cutest fob key chain, made personally by the The Em-purr-ium, and a baggie of extra glitters. All together, it costs $10 plus shipping and $5 from each sale will be donated to the Fresno Bully Rescue which benefits pit bulls. How awesome is that?! As a dog lover myself, I had to get it!

Chills & Thrills is a Halloween glitter bomb that contains all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes of glitter in a golden shimmery base. The shapes include circles, squares, hexes, diamonds, stars, moons, triangles, and skulls. I just love it! It's absolutely perfect for Halloween and the shimmer, which is on the heavy side, is so amazing. I could stare at this beautiful polish all day!

I layered Chills & Thrills over LynBDesigns White Fang, a white creme. White Fang was streakier than I thought it would be and even at three coats it wasn't totally opaque. Still, it applied easily and dry time wasn't an issue. Chills & Thrills was a pleasure to work with. So much glitter came out with each dip of the brush. What you see is what one coat over White Fang. I topped it off with one coat of Rica Glossy Glam.

I adore how Chills & Thrills looks over white! The colors really pop and it kind of reminds me candy.

Here is a picture of the fob key chain, which is a wristlet too. Isn't it cute? I just love the candy corn colors! I can't wait to try it out.

I love Chills & Thrills! There's nothing better than having a gorgeous polish that happens to be benefiting a great cause. There's still plenty of bottles left up in the Laquerlicious shop but once sold out it will not be restocked.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Lumina Lacquer The Sorcerer's Haunted Mansion

Hello! I have yet another Halloween inspired mani today. One of my favorite indie brands, Lumina Lacquer created a few Mickey themed polishes a while back. I wanted them but I never did pull the trigger. Several months down the road I found a bottle of the The Sorcerer's Haunted Mansion through a blog sale and this time I was very quick to buy it. I have been wanting to wear it for a while and I finally did about a week ago. Here it is!

The Sorcerer's Haunted Mansion is a mix of black, gray, gold, and silver glitters all in a clear base that also has a pretty but subtle gold shimmer. There are hexes, moons, and of course Mickey heads. Some of the glitters are holo, which is my favorite kind. It's a beauty.

I wasn't sure what to wear it over at first but after testing it over China Glaze Recycle, my mind was set. I used two coats of Recycle and just one coat of The Sorcerer's Haunted Mansion. I let my bottle sit upside down before applying and it really helped with application. The Mickey glitters didn't come out as much as I hoped they would but I was still pleased. I got one on my pinky nail and middle finger nail, though some of that one got buried by the base. I topped it off with two coats of Rica Glossy Glam.

I am so in love with The Sorcerer's Haunted Mansion! It's gorgeous but the fact that it's Mickey/Disney inspired makes me love it that much more. Sadly this one is no longer available from Lumina Lacquer but it's definitely worth grabbing if you come across a bottle.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Trelly's MISC Polish Cauldron Bubble

Hello! A few weeks ago I went ahead and put aside all of the Halloween polishes that I own. I have way more than I realized. So far I've worn a couple during this month and the first one up is one that I bought from a blog sale several months ago. I should point out that it's no longer available from the brand. Sorry! Here is Trelly's MISC Polish Cauldron Bubble.

Cauldron Bubble is a gorgeous glitter topper. It consists of purple, turquoise, teal, silver, lime green, and white glitters in a base that is all but clear thanks to a beautiful and subtle shimmer. The glitter mix includes hexes, squares, super tiny bar glitters, and even white hearts. I absolutely love it.

I chose to layer it over Sephora by OPI Break A Leg Warmer, which is an amazing dark gray. It was nearly opaque in just one coat, but I did use a second. As for Cauldron Bubble, it was super easy to apply. I only needed one coat and I got more than enough glitter coverage. I didn't get any of the white hearts on my nail but I purposely didn't try very hard to do so. I kind of prefer this polish without them. I used one coat of Rica Glossy Glam, though I should have probably used a second coat. Cauldron Bubble didn't dry very gritty in the first place though.

I absolutely love the combination I created with Cauldron Bubble and Break A Leg Warmer. I just love the way the glitter sparkled against the dark base. Is it just me or do gray polishes look great with just about any glitter? It's just one of the reasons why I love them so much!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Hit Polish Beltane Blues

I had every intention of posting this about three weeks ago but my nephew Casey came into the world around the same time! He is absolutely precious and I just love that I get to be an auntie all over again.

The polish I have today is another from one of my favorite indie brands, Hit Polish. It's called Beltane Blues. It was among one of the first polishes I bought when the brand returned to making polish a few months ago. At first I was going to wear something completely different but I'm very happy I went with Beltane Blues instead.

Beltane Blues is a blue jelly loaded with copper, orange, royal blue, gold, and iridescent glitters. It's such a beauty, especially when you first see it in the bottle. I just want to swim among the gorgeous glitters. Beltane Blues can be worn on its own but I'm guessing it would take 2-3 coats to be opaque. I chose to wear it over Sinful Colors Break Away from the Sinful Shine line. Such an amazing creme at just one coat! Color wise they're not an absolute perfect match but it didn't matter because the combination took my breath away! I even tested it a over a lighter blue and it still looked great. I love when a polish is versatile. I had no problems whatsoever with the application of Beltane Blues. What you see is one coat of it and one coat of Rica Glossy Glam applied on top for a smooth finish.

I could not be happier with Beltane Blues! It's so gorgeous! I already have two mini bottles of it, so I probably don't need a full size of it, but I've been tempted several times. It's one of those polishes that I couldn't stop staring at while I had it on.

For those of you that love sales, Hit Polish has an amazing one going on right now! You can get 20% off on Etsy but if you choose to shop through their Storenvy site you can get 40% off! The sale is from October 10th 8am EST through October 13th 11pm EST.

P.S. I also recommend checking out their cuticle oils! I already have two of them, in Pink Sugar and Monkey Farts, and they are amazing. Not only do they smell fantastic but they aren't very greasy either! My skin just drinks it up! I have quite a few that I'm going to get during this sale.

Monday, September 15, 2014

OPI Jinx

My laptop mouse died for good last weekend and using nothing but the scroll pad has made it difficult to do much of anything, especially post. Thankfully I bought a new one so I am back. I have quite a few posts that have been sitting in my drafts for a while and today I am finally publishing one of them. Here is OPI Jinx which I believe I wore back in August.

Jinx is a coral/red/orange with a golden shimmer running throughout. It's absolutely gorgeous and bold. It truly was a perfect color for summer. I honestly had a hard time not staring at my nails while wearing it. I really should have thought to put on top coat to see that shimmer come to life.

Jinx applied effortlessly on the nail without a single problem. I just needed two coats. I had almost no clean up either which I loved.

If you love textured polishes, Jinx is a must have! It's now a favorite of mine along with Zoya Carter.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Candy Lacquer Birthday Girl

It's my 24th birthday today! These days it's more of a number than anything else but no matter how much older I get, I still feel like a kid at heart. Plus who doesn't love presents and cake? Today I am wearing my most recent Candy Lacquer, which I purposely bought so I could wear it on my birthday. Here is Birthday Girl!

Birthday Girl is the cutest mix of glitters. There's predominantly pink glitters but there's also a mix of red, blue, green, yellow, and purple glitters, all in various shapes and sizes. Some of the fun shapes include butterflies, stars, circles, and hexes. I layered two coats of Birthday Girl over two coats of Sinful Colors Sweet Nothing. At first I thought about layering it over either a pink or a purple, but I fell in love with over teal after swatching it on my nail wheel. I really like that I didn't go with a matchy matchy base. At first I wasn't crazy about how it looked after I applied a second coat of Birthday Girl. I felt like maybe there was too much glitter, but now I love it!

Formula wise, Birthday Girl was fairly easy to apply. I let my bottle sit upside down for a bit to help make application easier. Honestly though, Candy Lacquer polishes have great application regardless. I love that their base is thick enough that it keeps the glitter suspended and you don't have to dig to get a decent amount of glitter. The only thing that annoyed me is that some of the larger glitters stuck to each other. I've never really used the dabbing method before but on certain nails I had to. My nails are also shorter than they were a few days again due to peeling which caused a nail to break, so painting was a little harder this time. Dry time took a little longer than I would have liked but it was all good once I applied my Rica Glossy Glam top coat.

So there you have it, my birthday nails! I love them! I'm not sure what my plans are for today but I'm hoping it'll be a good day.