Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hit Polish Verdantly Divine

I'm having such a great week so far! I just got my brand new iPod Touch 5 yesterday, a few days earlier than expected. It was time for an upgrade, seeing as I've owned my iPod Classic for about 7 years and it's dead. I bought the touch with money from tax returns and so far I am loving it! I bought the cutest London telephone booth case for it from Etsy and I love it. I also got some pretty amazing nail mail yesterday. I can't wait to wear the polishes and post about them on here. Getting packages in the mail always puts a smile on my face!

Anyway, onto the polish!

One of my favorite brands, Hit Polish closed for several months earlier in the year but ended up coming back into business. I have so many polishes from this brand, so I couldn't have been more happy when I heard the news. One of the new polishes they created when they came back was Verdantly Divine, which I am posting about today. I actually wore it several weeks ago over Hit Polish Peas In A Pod.

Verdantly Divine is a colorful glitter topper consisting of hexes, dots, and flakies in various shades of green. There's even pink and iridescent glitters and the base is slightly tinted green. I fell in love with this polish just based on the picture I saw of it in the listing. It's incredibly gorgeous! It's so shimmery and sparkly. It was hard not to stare at all of the beautiful glitter in the bottle. Application was a breeze. I only needed one coat to get amazing coverage. I finished by adding my Rica Glossy Glam top coat.

I'm happy to say that Verdantly Divine is still available in the shop. I'm hoping it sticks around for a while because it truly is a special polish. It's not only gorgeous but I can't recall anything that looks quite like it. It was made for spring but I also think it could pass off as a holiday polish. I totally see a decorated Christmas tree when I look at it.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hit Polish Peas In A Pod

Hi! I am back today with a beautiful polish that I wore several weeks ago. It's Hit Polish Peas In A Pod. It's sadly no longer available from the brand but I was lucky enough to find a bottle in a blog sale. Don't you just love when that happens?

Peas In A Pod is a pea green with a gorgeous holographic effect, which is on the medium side. It's not weak but it's not crazy strong either. I actually like it. The formula couldn't have been any better. It was creamy and applied like butter. I don't exactly remember how many coats I wore but I'm guessing two.

I took a ton of photos and while a lot of them turned out nice, I just wasn't satisfied with how the holo looked in them. They weren't coming out right. I edit my pictures on Picmonkey and usually I just crop them and I'm done. This time I used the "auto adjust" option to bring out the holo in my photos, which ended up working. I just might have to try that more often in the future.

Peas In A Pod is a lovely holographic polish that I'm happy I was able to get my hands on. It's just another reason why I'm in love with blog sales. It's a shame that it's no longer available. Fortunately Hit Polish has several other gorgeous polishes worth checking out. Their 30% off sale ends tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

My Polish Destash!

Hi! Today I finally opened my first polish destash on Storenvy. I figured it was time to do one especially with the amount of polishes that I have. Some of the brands include China Glaze, OPI, Orly, and there's even a handful of indies as well. There's 69 polishes listed, so there's a lot to choose from.

If you're interested here's the link!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hit Polish Nail Lacquer Celebrate

Today I have a 4th of July mani that I had every intention of posting last month but as you can see I am very late. I don't recall painting my nails last year for the occasion so I was super excited to play with some patriotic polishes this time around. It was also the first time I had painted my nails in several weeks after they had suffered a bad break. The polish I used is a fairly new glitter from one of my favorite brands, Hit Polish. It's called Celebrate. Here it is!

Celebrate is a stunning mix of gold, red, silver, and blue glitters in hexagons, circles, squares, moons, shreds, and stars. On top of that there's the prettiest holographic shimmer. I love it so much! I just had to have it the minute I saw it listed in the shop. It's really stunning.

I layered one coat of Celebrate over Sinful Colors Endless Blue which is seriously awesome. It might just be my most favorite blue creme. It was opaque in just one coat! It can't get any better than that. I totally forgot to take a picture of it but I will definitely be pulling it out to wear it again. Celebrate was amazing to work with. Each dip of the brush provided a lot of glitter and the coverage was great. I used just one coat of it. I topped it off with a coat of Rica Glossy Glam for a completely smooth finish.

I'm really bummed that I wasn't able to take better pictures of this mani. They don't do the polish any justice. I wish you could see how beautiful this combo was in person. I just had the hardest time capturing it. I provided a bottle shot so you can see all of the amazing glitter up close. I will definitely be wearing it again so I'm hoping next time to get better pictures of it.

Celebrate is still available in the shop but there's only 7 bottles left and I'm not sure if it's being restocked. Hit Polish as of right now is having a 30% off sale, no code needed.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is a good one!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Candy Lacquer Sugar Skulls

Today is my 200th post! I'm pretty happy about that. So what better to post than a polish from my favorite brand, Candy Lacquer. It is Sugar Skulls which I'm pretty sure was the first Candy Lacquer polish I ever wanted and bought. I finally wore it for the first time a few days ago. Here it is layered over Sinful Colors Sweet Nothing.

Sugar Skulls is a totally fun and beautiful mix of yellow flowers, pink and white hearts, and hex glitters in pink, yellow, white, teal, green, and opal/iridescent. The name of this one is perfect because the colors really do make me think of something sweet and sugary. I loved how well Sugar Skulls and Sweet Nothing went together.

As for the application I had no problems whatsoever. I turned my bottle upside down, as I do with most glitters, and it sure helped. The glitters came out with ease and coverage was perfect. As you can see, I was able to get a lot of the flowers and hearts on the nail. My right hand had a lot of them too. I used two coats of Sugar Skulls. I topped it off with two coats of my Rica Glossy Glam top coat.

I love this polish so much! I couldn't stop staring at my nails while wearing it. Something about it made me feel all happy inside. It was probably the cute flowers and hearts. I just love shaped glitter. Good news, it's still available in the shop!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sinful Colors Sweet Nothing

Lately, I've been crazy about Sinful Colors cremes. For the most part they have great formulas and they're incredibly affordable at just $1.99 a bottle. Sometimes I'm wary about spending $9 on a creme because I could end up not liking the color or the formula might not be great. I've added so many of their cremes to my stash over the past few months and now I finally have a better range of undies for my large glitter collection. Today I'm going to be showing you one that I recently bought at my local Big Lots. Here is Sweet Nothing.

Sweet Nothing is such a pretty shade of blue. It's on the turquoise side, but not as green. It's not totally unique but in my collection it is. It's pretty much perfect. The formula was nothing short of amazing. It was creamy and applied like butter. It had great coverage on just the first coat alone but a second was needed due to some bare spots. Still, two coats is pretty impressive. It was pretty shiny on its own but I did use some top coat because I woke up the next morning with slight sheet marks. No biggie though!

I'm in love with this polish. Because the Sugar Rush collection was limited edition, I don't think you can still find it at Walgreens but if you have a local Big Lots, it's worth checking out!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My LA Kings Look!

Months ago I mentioned that I was going to a LA Kings Stanley Cup Final game with my dad. For those of you that don't follow hockey, the Kings did end up winning the Stanley Cup, which marks the second time they have won in the past two years. I couldn't be more happy about it. The game I went to was game 1 and it was an amazing experience for me since I had never been to a playoff game before and I also got to see it go into overtime, another first for me. Here's what I wore on my nails. Keep in mind I was running low on time and was severely lacking imagination.

I used black, silver, and white to match the colors on their jerseys. Not super creative as I said but I was happy with the simplicity. The black was China Glaze Liquid Leather, the silver was China Glaze Cheers To You, and the white was OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Out of the three, Liquid Leather was the easiest to use. It was opaque in two coats and applied smoothly. The one I had the most trouble with was OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Ugh, I got so frustrated with it! It went on streaky and did not want to dry whatsoever. Everyone raves about this polish and each time I have used it, I've had less than stellar results. I don't know if it's my bottle or my application, but it's not my favorite. My Rica Glossy Glam top coat really helped to make it look better.

I took a million photos at the game, some of which I thought about posting but I honestly do not feel like going through all of them. Just trust me when I say this, it was awesome. I'll never forget it. Now I'm just counting down the days that hockey is back on. I miss watching it.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Laquerlicious Gold Digger

Hi! It feels so good to be back to posting. I have such a gorgeous glitter to show you today. I wore it a while back layered over Sinful Colors Thimbleberry, shown in my previous post. It's from one of my favorite brands, Laquerlicious. As of right now, it's still available in the shop. Here is Gold Digger!

Gold Digger is a beautiful and sparkly gold glitter. It has both metallic and holographic glitters. At first I used it for an accent mani but I loved the gold so much over Sinful Colors Thimbleberry, that I decided to top the rest of my nails with it. I really loved the combination! It was really bold and eye catching. I feel like the two colors were made for each other. Gold Digger applied easily and had great glitter coverage in just one coat. I purposely made sure to use thin coats but according to the Laquerlicious store, Gold Digger can reach opacity in just two coats. How awesome is that?

If you're looking for an awesome gold glitter, Gold Digger is a perfect choice! It's gorgeous and has such a pretty sparkle to it. I've already tried it over another color, which I'll  be posting another time. Thank you for stopping by!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Sinful Colors Thimbleberry

I am finally back to posting! I didn't think taking a few days off from blogging would turn into a two month hiatus, not that I ever planned on staying gone this long. It started with a really bad nail break and I really didn't really feel like doing anything with them. I've also just been doing a lot of stuff during the summer with my family. Some beach trips, swimming just about every day I can, going to fun places, my sister's baby shower, and a week trip to Palm Springs. Not to mention working too. I have missed the heck out of playing with polish and blogging. The mani I'm showing you today was done right before my bad breakage. Here is Sinful Colors Thimbleberry.

Thimbleberry is a creme polish with red, pink, coral, and orange tones in it. I would say it's more red and coral than anything else but the other tones are still there. I seriously love everything about this color, especially how it looked on me. I don't like reds that much but this one is so wearable for me. It's not too red, thanks to the lovely coral tones. It was creamy and applied effortlessly on the nail. I only used two coats but looking at some pictures I can see some VNL, though it's not too noticeable.

While it's a gorgeous polish, I had one hell of a time trying to capture it on camera. It looked different in each lighting. It was either too pink or way too orange. My pictures aren't totally true to how it looked, but they're not too far off either. It was so much more vibrant in person.

So, what do you think about Thimbleberry? I love it and I think it would look great on just about everyone. You also can't beat the $1.99 price. I have something pretty over it in the next post, so stay tuned for that!