March 3, 2013
Ninja Polish Divinity and Ambrosia Swatches and Review
I’m sad to say that these are my FIRST Ninja Polish Nail Lacquers… there are MANY of her polishes I eye and want, but never was able to grab (darn those no buys!).
Divinity and Ambrosia went live on the Ninja Polish site a week ago and I grabbed them both! I was only going to get Divinity, but I figured that if I’m gonna do it – I just need to DO IT! Take a look at the 2 new polishes I have added to my ever growing collection!
Divinity is the polish that MADE me place an order! Now, this can be layered over other polishes for a stunning effect, but I thought it was rather stunning on it’s own. This is 2 coats of Divinity with a glossy top coat!
You can see some color shift in this photo and the amazing shimmer!
My new favorite red! The color shift in Ambrosia is not as obvious as in Divinity, but it’s there! It goes from a red, to an orangey red, to a reddish pink. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat!
And a Closeup:
The shimmer is AMAZING!
Application for both polishes was flawless! These can both be layered over other colors, but I love them on their own! If I layer them though, I will post about that too!
Both Ambrosia and Divinity retail for $11.00 on www.NinjaPolish.com
Divinity is currently sold out, but Ambrosia is still available!
What do you think? Did you snag these when they released, or do you plan on doing so in the future?
Check out some more amazing ladies who wore Divinity!
One amazing lady is Jen’s Nail Files! She doesn’t have a blog, so I’m adding her pic into my post since she can’t enter in the inlinkz code to connect to the rest of the ladies <3
Look how gorgeous in the sunlight!!
***Products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own***
March 3, 2013
eDiva The Princess Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer Review (Collab Post with Love for Lacquer!)
As a lot know, Nick pushed me to start a blog. He was thrilled when I finally gave in and he got to work creating my webpage and all that. What he wasn’t so thrilled with is our lack of storage space and the boxes that started piling up in the corner full of supplies and polish that I had absolutely no where to put. I purchased some small drawer units, but I still didn’t have enough space. Because of our layout, there wasn’t really room for helmers or any floor standing drawer system.
I was approached a week ago to review an eDiva Acrylic Organizer and though “Why not”? MAN OH MAN! Because of the mail theft I experienced, I had the delivery sent to my work. It was HEAVY. I actually needed a male co worker to carry it to my car for me, and I think even he was struggling a tiny bit on the last little stretch of the journey.
I was expecting a typical acrylic organizer which would fit some of my stuff and alleviate a bit of the clutter, I was able to eliminate 7 small to medium boxes I had piled in the corner (which was all of them) and Nick might have cried some tears of joy to have more floor space back. This is titled a makeup organizer, but I desperately needed it for my nail products!
Ok enough chatter – lets see some pics!
The eDiva Princess is a 6 drawer system made with thick acrylic. I love that the whole thing is clear so I can see whats in the drawers. It did come with dividers, which you will see in a few of the photos! This case doesn’t wobble or show any signs of having a “weak point”.
Sorry the pictures appear so dark, the lighting in this room is iffy and the eDiva Princess doesn’t fit in a lightbox ;)
Now some of the drawers so you can see what this holds!
Drawer 1 (starting from the bottom!)
This is the tallest of the drawers and the only one that can fit most polish bottles standing up. I have a shelf right now that holds most of my polish, but I don’t have one that holds my top coats, base coats and nail care – so I used the bottom drawer to do this! I used a divider in this drawer (it is optional so I can take it out if needed). I have my top/base coats, cuticle care, nail whitener and hand scrubs and lotions in here.
I have a ton of mini polishes I’ve purchased over time, or was sent for review. I have 115 mini’s in this drawer right now and still have some room to spare!
This is my nail maintenance drawer for the most part! Files, buffers, cuticle oil and balms, clippers, snippers and cuticle pushers! In the back are my nail art stripper paints as well.
This was kind of my miscellaneous travel drawer! Travel packets of hand creams and single use removers, correction pens, foot prep, etc!
Annnd the art drawer! Fimo sticks, nail gems, glitters, glue and striping tape!
6th and Final Drawer:
This is where I am keeping my stamping supplies, stencils, decals magnetix and qtips for cleanup!
Whew – that’s all of them! I was able to fit quite a bit in here and some drawers still have room to spare! I have it sitting on my desk and it should be nice to not have to dig around in search of something I need mid mani!
The actual Dimensions of the eDiva Princess is 12″ wide by 16″ high. It comes with X shaped dividers as well as a 1 year warranty too!
The eDiva Princess retails for $297.00 (free shipping) OR you can make 3 easy payments of $99.00 if $297 at once is a bit too much for you!
If the eDiva Princess is a little too big for your needs, eDiva also carries the Duchess which retails for $198.00 or 3 easy payments of $66.00!
This one unit eliminated a ton of clutter and everything is in one neat and organized area!
I used my eDiva for my Nail Polish & Supply needs – check out Love For Lacquer’s post on how she used it for her Cosmetic Needs! These are just 2 uses for the eDiva Princess – but there are so many more!
Head on over to eDiva.com for order info!
While you’re here, be sure to check out BOTH Giveaways Love for Lacquer and I have going on!
Love For Lacquer is giving away Hard Candy Polishes! 10 Winners!
Set In Lacquer & I are giving away 21 Prizes including a Polish Rack, a Sephora Gift Card and so much more!
***Product in this post was provided for review. All opinions are my own.***
March 2, 2013
Milani Texture Swatches and Review
Ready for some more Texture Nail Lacquer? I’m really loving the new texture craze and I honestly don’t see it dying down any time soon! Obviously this is a preference thing, but I do recommend you at least try it before you fully decide you don’t like it! I know when I first heard about them, I was thinking to myself “No, thank you!” But as they started rolling out I fell in love!
Unlike the other texture style polishes I’ve tried, the Milani Textures do not have glitter added! BUT – what they lack in sparkle they fully make up for in pigmentation!
Milani Textures are Limited Edition – so grab em while you can! Textures comes in 6 gorgeous and vibrant shades!
Take a look!
Spoiled In Fuchsia:
Spoiled In Fuchsia is my favorite of the 6! A vibrant fuchsia matte polish.
Tainted In Red:
Tainted In Red is a vibrant orangish red.
Yellow Mark is BRIGHT yellow! Not neon, but still bright!
Purple Streak is a deep purple. Probably my second favorite of the 6!
Aqua Splash is a medium aqua shade.
Shady Gray is a deep gray!
I didn’t want to be repetitive in each description, but all 6 polishes required 2 coats each. Application was super easy! When applied it appears to be a crelly polish with fine sand in it. As the polish dries, it dries matte and gives way to the textured “stucco like” appearance. I am looking forward to doing some nail art with these polishes! They would give off a great 3-D like appearance for things like flower centers and such!
Each polish had AMAZING pigmentation! They weren’t sheer by any means, no streaks and the dry time was pretty fast.
Milani Textures Retail for $4.99.
Milani Textures are limited edition. These will be available at Meijer, Walgreens, HEB, and Fred Meyer. You’ll also be able to purchase these from the Milani Cosmetics website.
***Products in this post were provided for review. All opinions are my own***
February 28, 2013
NerdLacquer The Ring Swatch and Review
I got my NerdLacquer package today!! My son’s birthday party was going on during the release, so Michelle from Things I Love at the Moment snagged the 4 I wanted!
Tonight I’m showing you The Ring which is brand new from NerdLacquer! I am SO ecstatic that Amanda is back. I completely understand her need for time off, but I missed her polishes!
The Ring is part of The Lord Of The Rings Collection, and this might be one of my favorites. The Ring is a shimmery gold base with a slight tinge of chartreuse in it. Mixed in with the gold is a pink shimmer and pink micro glitter, small gold hexes and slightly larger gold hexes. I used 2 coats for this pic and a glossy top coat. Everything was smooth and it absolutely GLOWS!
So what did you think? Are you going to try for The Ring in a future NerdLacquer release?
The Ring (and most NerdLacquers) are sold for $10.00, but a few are a bit higher in price.
You can find NerdLacquer on the following sites for sale (you may want to keep checking for release dates):
Harlow & Co.
I’ll have more NerdLacquer swatches up over the next few days!
***Products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own***
February 28, 2013
Zoya PixieDust Collection Swatches and Review
I have fallen in LOVE with texture polishes! I honestly never thought I would, but they got me!
Zoya has released their PixieDust Collection and I just received them yesterday! PixieDust polishes are matte finish polishes with a touch of sparkle! I have been dying to see these in person and they were well worth the wait!
Infused with magic and wonder! The latest “must-have” nail polish finish – textured, matte and sparkling! This newly developed formula is sure to captivate with a magical sparkle and sugary finish like no other. The color experts at Zoya have created six, long-wearing stunners for the introduction of this enchanting look.
So that I’m not repetitive in each description – application was super easy with PixieDusts! When applied they went on like a sparkle filled jelly polish, then the texture popped out as each coat dried. Dry time was just a tad longer than a normal Zoya polish. You can add a glossy top coat to each polish if you like – I chose not to because I absolutely loved these as is!
Chyna is a deep red shade with red sparkle. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Vespa is a gorgeous minty shade with silver sparkle. Perfect for Spring! I used 2 coats for this photo.
Godiva is one of the first nude shades I really love. Godiva is a medium beige with silver sparkle, of all the PixieDusts, Godiva’s sparkle was the least noticeable. I needed 3 coats for this photo.
Dahlia was the one polish of the collection I was least excited for, but I ended up loving it more than I thought I would! The silver sparkle set in this black base was amazing! I used 2 coats for this photo.
I love the closeup of Dahlia.
London is a medium grey shade with silver sparkle. I used 2 coats for this photo.
Nyx is THE polish I was waiting on!! For starters, it’s a purple shade. Aside from that Nyx is a gaming name I use, so I had to have it. Nyx is a beautiful periwinkle with silver sparkle. I used 2 coats for this photo.
This collection is a must have! Of course, because of the texture – it is preference based. I know a decent number of women who aren’t into the whole gritty feel on their nails, and it’s understandable. I was torn when I first heard about texture polishes, but the texture isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. They definitely look sandier than they feel!
Retail Price: $9.00
Thinking of purchasing? Zoya has a program called Share the Love! If you click on the following link and set up a new account – you get a FREE polish (Just pay shipping!).. add a second polish and shipping is free PLUS the first polish is free! I do get points based on my Share the Love link, which I generally flip and hold giveaways to spend the points. You get a free polish, I get 100 points.
Here is my Share the Love Link: https://www.artofbeauty.com/rd/015AAD32
***The products in this post were sent for review. All opinions are my own.***
February 26, 2013
Hard Candy Releases 45 New Polishes Exclusively at WalMart
Winter is wrapping up and color is beginning to pop everywhere. From the runways to the cosmetic aisles of Walmart the story is color and Hard Candy’s new collection – set to roll out immediately – tells a tale of “Poppin Pigments” and shades that will have you “All Lid Up!”
What you will be interested in is the 45 (!!!) new shades of Nail Lacquer that Hard Candy is launching. 5 new collections. 9 shades in each. Glitter, Chrome, Rich tones – something for everyone! Not only will nail aficionados fall for the colors but they will also flip for the price of $3.97 each!
Click on the photos to enlarge! You can also check out the Hard Candy FB page for bigger pics :)
Crushed Chrome Collection. Luxurious and timeless hues embellished with a golden textured finish. This collection boasts refinement and sophistication and is infused with a vivacious luster.
Itsy Glitzy Collection. Intense, illuminating, and incandescent hues saturated with the richest and most extreme mica and glitter. Inspired from the runway and now at your fingertips.
Crystal Confetti Collection. A unique collection based on artistic expression. Flourishing, adventurous, full coverage shades with various particle sizes and creative textures. Graffiti is revolutionary; it’s an outlet to create public art. Now take this artistic and creative expression to your nails.
Candy Sprinkles Collection. Suspended in a clear top coat, shimmery flecks sparkle brilliantly with different shapes of shiny glitter. Candy Sprinkles is a fabulous top coat over any color.
Glitteratzi Collection. The combination of confident opposites and intimate tonalities mixed with the right amount of sparkle creates enthusiasm for the vitality of life. The hues are natural and are becoming more evolved and colored. Tasteful tones with all the personality to satisfy every trend setter.
The Hard Candy collection is exclusively available at Walmart and on walmart.com. In addition to the cosmetics brand Hard Candy now offers customers a line of apparel and eyeglass frames. The brand can be found on Facebook @Hard Candy; Twitter @HeresHardCandy; Pinterest @ItsHardCandy and on Instagram @HardCandyLife.