Thursday, October 31, 2013

Different Dimension Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming?

Happy Halloween to those that are celebrating! Honestly, Halloween isn't my favorite holiday. I guess it's mostly because I'm not a huge fan of the scary, horror aspect of it. But there is one thing I love to do on Halloween and it might sound weird, but camping! I'm getting ready to leave today to go beach camping with my family and I won't be back until Sunday. I camped on Halloween for the first time two years ago and it was the best time. People get really into it and decorate their campsites and kids even go Trick or Treating when it gets dark. I'm excited to get away for a few days. I of course made time to do my nails before I leave. For my Halloween mani, I'm wearing Different Dimension Have The Lambs stopped screaming?.

Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming? is Halloween in a bottle. It's a combination of many types of glitters in various shapes and sizes, including stars, hearts, circles, hexagons, and squares, in black, orange, yellow, and white. There's even a super pretty subtle holographic sparkle in the base. Despite the name that kind of freaks me out, only because horror movies aren't really my thing, I knew I had to have it. It's an awesome polish! I got a lot of great glitter coverage in just one coat. It was a little thick but it applied easily. I used one coat of Gelous and one coat of my Orly top coat to make it smooth. For my base I used two coats of China Glaze Recycle, which is now my new favorite gray. It was not only super easy to apply, but I had close to no clean up. I love when that happens.

I'm so glad I got Have The Lambs Stopped Screaming? for Halloween. It's such a pretty polish. I actually didn't get around to wearing two other Halloween polishes that I recently bought, but that's okay. Whatever your plans are for Halloween, I hope you have fun!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Hit Polish Jack Loves Sally

Hey guys! I hope you're enjoying your weekend so far. I actually have to work today and unfortunately I won't be home until late tonight. Before that, I have yet another Halloween themed polish for you! This time it's Hit Polish Jack Loves Sally.

Jack Loves Sally is without a doubt the cutest Halloween polish in my collection. It is based off the characters Jack Skellington and Sally from the popular Tim Burton movie, A Nightmare Before Christmas. I've seen this movie so many times and I make sure to watch it every year when it's on during the Halloween season. Basically the polish is comprised of Jack and Sally's colors. There's white hexagons, greyish hexagons, and black bar glitter for Jack and yellow square glitter, bright blue square glitter, purple hexagons, small yellow hexagons, small red orange hexagons and teeny tiny blue and purple glitter for Sally. I think the combination of all of the glitters together is absolutely perfect. There's a lot going on but it all works together quite nicely.

Formula wise, it was pretty good. It was a little thick but that is to be expected with a polish that is this glitter packed. Unfortunately, I should have applied much thinner coats than what I did because it took a while to dry and I ended up messing up a few of my nails. It was my fault, not the polish, so I'll just be more careful next time. I used two coats over Pahlish Lady of Raynham Hall and two coats of top coat.

So do you love Jack Loves Sally as much as I do? It's such a cute polish. As of right now, it's actually out of stock and discontinued from the brand. However, from what I understand, Rachel (creator of Hit Polish) will have a custom listing on her Etsy shop that will allow customers to buy discontinued polishes. There's also a new lineup of polishes being introduced today as well.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pahlish Lady of Raynham Hall

Halloween is almost here and I still have a few themed polishes that I want to wear before it's over. Today I have one and it's Pahlish Lady of Raynham Hall, which happened to be the first Pahlish I ever purchased. I got it this year when it was originally released on September 13th, which was Friday the 13th. It was only available on that day but it's actually available again for a limited time. Anyway, here it is!

Lady Of Raynham Hall is a "dove grey jelly with metallic gold sparks and spectral aqua blue shimmer." It is soooo beautiful. I absolutely love the gold flakes and the blue shimmer. They really take this polish to the next level. I keep staring at my nails to look at them. I also love the shade of grey. It's ghostly and perfect for Halloween. Formula wise, I did have a little trouble with it but it wasn't horrible by any means. It was just a little streaky on the first coat but other than that, it was good. I applied a coat of top coat as usual, which really made the flakes and shimmer pop. Speaking of top coat, I didn't apply any until about ten hours later. That wasn't intentional, I just got busy. That whole time, I didn't have a single chip or fading of any kind, which really impressed me.

I'm so happy with Lady of Raynham Hall! It's such a beauty and I love that it's not only perfect for Halloween but anytime of the year. If you originally missed out on this polish and you want it, I wouldn't hesitate since it is limited edition.

Apparently Lady of Raynham Hall will only be available until the 31st! After writing this post, I guess it sold out but good news for those that want it, it's going to be restocked tomorrow at 7pm central. However, there's only going to be 25 bottles listed and after that, it's gone. So if you want it, make sure to act quick!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Candy Lacquer Candy Dots

Just a warning, the polish I'm about to show you is no longer available from the brand. I was just lucky enough to come across a bottle in a blog sale. One of my new favorite indie brands is Candy Lacquer. All they have is glitter, no complaints here! It's my favorite thing when it comes to polish. I have the problem of wanting just about every creation Sandra, the owner, makes. The combinations are not only perfect, but they're downright pretty and cute. Today I have Candy Lacquer Candy Dots.

Candy Dots is as the name applies, a glitter with nothing but circle glitters in cute candy colors. There is red, blue, light pink, dark pink, gold, and green. I'm obsessed with it! I mean, just look at all of those circles. It's a simple creation but it's totally awesome at the same time. I really have nothing like it. I put it over Pahlish Train Underwater literally the next morning after getting it in the mail. I would have put it on right away but I had to work a night shift.

Anyway, what you see is two coats. I'll be honest, application was a little tricky because the polish was almost too basey, if you know what I mean. That was mostly due to a lot of the glitters being stuck against the side of the bottle. To get a good amount of dots on my nails, my coats had to be a tad thick. The second coat was a lot better than the first because I let the bottle sit upside down for a few minutes. For top coat I used two coas of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, which made it completely glassy smooth. As for the little problems I had, I really don't care all that much because Candy Dots is well worth it to me.

I LOVE CANDY DOTS! Sorry, but it's awesome. I do feel bad posting about a polish that can't easily be bought, but it's too pretty not to share. If you ever come across Candy Dots and you happen to love glitter, especially circle glitter, do not hesitate in buying it! I can't wait to try it over a bunch of different colors.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pahlish Train Underwater

Lately, I can't stop buying from blog sales! When you see something you want, it's too tempting to resist. That was what happened when I came across a bottle of Pahlish Train Underwater, my top lemming from the brand.

Train Underwater is a navy blue jelly with turquoise hex, red, pink, purple, and gold micro glitter, and holographic teal micro-glitter. It's stunning, in the bottle and on my nails! It all works perfectly together. I am really, really loving it. On top of that, it was also really easy to apply. Despite being a jelly it had nice coverage on the first coat alone. It was opaque at two coats but I added a third just to be safe. It dried relatively smooth, but I still needed two coats of top coat to get it glassy smooth.

I'm so happy with Train Underwater! If you've never tried Pahlish before, I highly recommend getting this one on your first purchase! It's one of their classics that is popular for a reason.

You can find it here on their Big Cartel site.

Friday, October 11, 2013

China Glaze Graffiti Glitter & China Glaze It's Alive

Yesterday, I was getting bored with my current China Glaze It's Alive mani and wanted a new look, but I wasn't quite ready to take off polish that didn't have any chips. Naturally I started digging through my glitters. My goal was to create a look that could be worn for Halloween, but also any day of the year. I settled on my unused bottle of China Glaze Graffiti Glitter. Here are the results!

Here is one coat of China Glaze Graffiti Glitter layered over China Glaze It's Alive. It's a simple glitter, with just green hex glitter and black bar glitter. I'm so in love with the look I created! Graffiti Glitter looks so much better on It's Alive than I expected it to. I think it's kind of perfect for Halloween but in a unique way. I love how the black and green glitters pop. Obviously the green glitters in both polishes don't perfectly match but I think they end up complimenting each other. I topped off everything with one coat of Gelous and one coat of my Orly top coat.

I'm so happy I made the decision to use China Glaze Graffiti Glitter. I love that I was able to create a totally new look with just one polish. That is one of the many reasons why I'll forever love glitter.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

China Glaze It's Alive

Since Halloween is coming up, I wanted to start wearing all of my Halloween themed polishes. As of right now I only have three, but when I get some of my recent indie purchases, I'll have a few more to add. To be honest, Halloween isn't my favorite holiday, but I can appreciate a fun and beautiful polish when I see one! For today I have China Glaze It's Alive.

It's Alive is the first Halloween themed polish I ever bought when the collection came out two years ago and I'm only now just wearing it. I wish I hadn't waited so long because it's seriously gorgeous! It's a mossy green jelly base filled with what is either small hexes or circle glitters, and micro-glitters in the same color. The glitters glow and sparkle beautifully. I'm so glad I love it on my nails as much as I do in the bottle. It's so different from all of the greens I own.

The formula was a dream! It was easy applying and very opaque, even on the first coat. I only needed two coats. It was really fast drying, but that's not a surprise with a glitter like this. I barely had any clean up, which is always an added bonus. It dried a lot smoother than I thought it would, but it was still top coat hungry. I have a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri and one coat of my Orly top coat and it's not completely glass smooth like I was hoping it would be.

It's Alive, in my opinion, is one of the best Halloween polishes China Glaze has made in recent years. I'm so glad I finally pulled it out and wore it. I can't wait to try out my other Halloween polishes now!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Hit Polish Mr. Bubbles

As a kid, I loved bubble baths! I grew up using Mr. Bubble products. I remember I even had a Mr. Bubble book and the character of the book was specially named after me! So naturally, I had to have Hit Polish Mr. Bubbles! I had been wanting it for some time but only recently got it in my first order from Hit Polish. Here it is!

Mr. Bubbles colors consist of medium sized pink and blue hexes, small white, blue, and pink hexes, and pink and blue squares. All of the glitters are matte. The color combination is simple but amazing! I LOVE it, it's so cute. I layered it over two coats of Essie Coat Azure. It was the best blue I had for layering. I think it makes for a great base but it is a little hard to see the blue glitters in my pics. They pop off the nail more in person. I think it would look pretty great over pink, white, and maybe even black. My pictures were taken in my room, which doesn't have the best lighting, so these are a little washed out. The pink for example is much more vibrant in person. Formula wise, it was fantastic. What you see is just one coat! I shouldn't be surprised as the other two that I've worn from Hit Polish had great formulas.

So not only is Mr. Bubbles special to me for nostalgic reasons, it's just a straight up cute glitter! I'm really happy to have it in my collection. I will definitely play around with it and try it over other bases.

If you didn't see my previous post, Hit Polish is having an incredible 50% off sale to make room for new inventory! Sadly, Mr. Bubbles is no longer in stock and I don't know if it's coming back, but there are a lot of other colors up for grabs. Have a great day!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Hit Polish Clearance Sale!

I didn't plan to post anything today but considering my new found love for Hit Polish, I just had to share this news with you all! Today I visited the Hit Polish Facebook page located here and saw that they are having a 50% Massive Clearance Sale on ALL of their polishes! They are making room for all of their new polishes coming this holiday season. Everything is selling fast, so if you've been thinking about making a purchase after seeing my past two posts, the time is now!

The sale is taking place on their Etsy site located here

Of course, I made a purchase! A really big one. I think it might be time to put myself on a no buy after this. We'll see how that works out. ;) Let me know if you end up buying anything!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hit Polish I'm All Ogre It!

I had a hard time taking off Hit Polish Represent, but I'm excited to show you the mani I'm currently rocking! All my pictures were taken indoors, and surprisingly they aren't too bad, considering the lighting in my bedroom sucks. Anyway, here is Hit Polish I'm All Ogre It!

I'm All Ogre It is as Hit Polish describes is "a rich olive shimmer with flecks of gold." There are fine and larger glitters in various shapes and colors. Looking at the bottle and my nails, I see blue squares, gold holographic hexes, copper hexes, green hexes, purple shards, and tiny blue, red, purple, and gold glitter. Not to mention there is the most gorgeous gold shimmer running through out, which is a huge reason I got it in the first place. It does not disappoint! It's very visible. Also, the green base is so different from anything I own. The name of this was picked by a Hit Polish Facebook fan, who was inspired by the character Shrek. The formula was a little thick but it wasn't bad at all and I had no issues with it. I only needed two coats and topped it off with my new Sally Hasen Insta-Dri Top Coat, which I like so far.

I'm glad I gave I'm All Ogre It! a chance! It's a beauty. I wasn't sure at first if it was a "me" color but it has grown on me. If you haven't checked out Hit Polish already, please do so! I hope you won't get tired of me posting about them because I have a lot of beauties to show you. Thanks for taking a look!