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.

Friday, September 5, 2014

GlitterDaze Birthday Bow-nanza

So yesterday was my mom's birthday and the 7th (Sunday) is my birthday! My nephew is due in two weeks, so he too will also be a September baby. Anyone else have a birthday in September? Since it's almost my birthday I've had the urge to wear some of the birthday themed polishes that I own. Today I have one that I wore a few days ago. It's GlitterDaze Birthday Bow-nanza, a limited edition glitter that was sold, along with a pink creme, in celebration of the 2nd anniversary of GlitterDaze.

Birthday Bow-nanza is such a stunning glitter! Everything about it is totally adorable. It's a mixture of pink, white, and holographic gold glitters. There's bar glitter, circles, diamonds, hearts, stars, and bows, all of which is in a clear base. I've never had a polish with bows but they're very cute. Unfortunately I only got one on my thumb. I forgot to turn my bottle upside down, like I usually do with most of my glitters before application, but next time I'll see if that helps.

For my base I used two coats of Sinful Colors Starfish, which I absolutely love. It's a super pale bubblegum pink that I think is very wearable, especially for those of you that might not be too fond of pinks. Application of Birthday Bow-nanza was pretty easy. For being so glitter dense, the base wasn't as thick as I thought it would be. Unfortunately it did take a while to dry but I'm pretty sure that was because I didn't let my first coat fully dry before applying the second. I only had to use one coat of Rica Glossy Glam to get a smooth finish.

I'm so in love with Birthday Bow-nanza! I especially love how it looked over Starfish but now I'm eager to try it over a brighter bubblegum pink. The next post you'll see from me will be on my birthday. I have the most perfect glitter for the occasion and the combo I came up with is a little unexpected but I just love it and can't wait to share with you all. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Candy Lacquer Frozen Treats

Unfortunately I'm sick again this week. I've been hit with a nasty cold. I feel miserable but I'm hoping it goes away soon. In the meantime, today I'm going to re-watch season 3 of Once Upon A Time on Netflix. Maybe that will make this cold a little more bearable.

Today I have another polish from my favorite indie brand, Candy Lacquer. It's called Frozen Treats. I believe it was one of the first polishes I ever bought from the brand but I can't recall for sure. I just remember how badly I had wanted it and I finally wore it for the first time a few weeks ago.

Frozen Treats is a fun mix of rainbow and white glitter mix in a clear base. It contains hexes, squares, and shreds in various sizes. I have always had great experiences with the Candy Lacquer polishes that I have worn in the past and Frozen Treats was no exception! I wore one coat of Frozen Treats over two, maybe three coats of Sinful Colors Pink Forever, which is a great pink creme if you're need of one. I got mine at my local Target. I topped it off with two coats of Rica Glossy Glam.

I'm slightly annoyed about the chip on my index finger but I'm pretty sure Pink Forever had already chipped somewhat before I added Frozen Treats on top. I wish I had applied it sooner. Either way, I just loved this combo so much and did not want to take it off. Frozen Treats is a cute summer polish that I'm so happy to own.

Since I didn't see Frozen Treats up in the shop, I messaged Sandra, the creator of Candy Lacquer, and found out that she was planning to discontinue it. Because I showed interest in it, she went ahead and listed it back in the shop. I don't know for sure if this means it's staying around for good but the last time I checked there were only a few bottles listed. As of right now the store is on hiatus since Sandra is getting ready to release Halloween polishes. The shop should be opened sometime this week.