Posted by Lisa Heath | April 9, 2013 7:14 pm | 3 Comments
365 Days Of Color Spring Has Sprung Swatches and Review
365 Days of Color is starting a little something new! 12 Months of Color! Each month she will be releasing a new color. The first one released is Spring Has Sprung!
Take a look!
Spring Has Sprung is a fun, colorful glitter top coat! It has silver holographic squares, small silver holo glitter particles, hot pink hexes and squares in various sizes, turquoise hexes and blue square and hex glitters. I used 1 coat of Spring Has Sprung over butter LONDON Molly Coddled (perfect combo for Spring!)
I love this over Molly Coddled, but so many fun Spring combos can be done with this!
As I said, Spring Has Sprung is the FIRST polish in the 12 Months of Color line! I cannot wait to see what next month has in store!
Right now the 365 Days of Color shop is under maintenance, so keep an eye on the 365 Days of Color Facebook Page for stocking dates!
Mini’s will be available for $4.50
Full Size will be available for $8.00
So what do you think? Are you excited for 12 Months of Color? I know I am!
***Products in this post were provided for review. All opinions are my own.***
Posted by Lisa Heath | April 8, 2013 8:24 pm | 2 Comments
TreasuresbyTan Bubble Gum Blast and Grama Cupcake Swatches and Review
I have a new indie brand (to me!) on the blog today! TreasuresByTan sent me 2 gorgeous polishes to review and I am so happy with them!
Before I review polishes from indie makers, I always take a look at their social media sites as well as shops, and one thing I immediately spotted and LOVED in TreasuresByTan’s Etsy Shop was that she loves doing CUSTOM ORDERS! If you see a polish she carries, but the base isn’t your color, or you want a glitter to be different… you can message her and she will custom the polish for you so you are 100% happy with your polish and not just settling on something you are only 75% happy with! Keep that in mind when looking at my swatches as well!
I’m going to jump right into this post!
Grama Cupcake is a mix of different size hex glitters and circular glitters in pastel green, purple, pink, fuchsia, and turquoise in a milky white base (meant to look like frosting with sprinkles). This polish was made for the creator’s mother and inspired by her 2 year old who always gives him cupcakes so he started calling her “Grama Cupcake”. So adorable! I used 2 coats of Grama Cupcake and a glossy top coat!
Bubble Gum Blast:
Bubble Gum Blast is a SCENTED glitter top coat! She has identified the scented polishes with a cute sticker on the cap which says “Scented” (I thought that was a good idea!) Bubble Gum Blast is a mix of large pale pink square and hex glitters, small hot pink and iridescent glitters all in a clear base… and it smells like bubble gum! I only needed 1 coat over butter LONDON Fruit Machine and the result was perfect! Great glitter distribution and the scent wasn’t strong by any means!
Both of these beauties and more can be found on the TreasuresByTan Etsy Shop and sell for $8.50
I had absolutely no issues with application on either of these polishes and they are so perfect for Spring! Grama Cupcake is my favorite of the two (I love milky bases!) but if milky white bases aren’t your thing, you can change that by messaging Tanya on Etsy for a custom!
Make sure you “Like” the TreasuresByTan Facebook page for upcoming releases, shop specials and more!
What do you think? Will you be grabbing either of these? I’d love to hear it!
***Products in this post were provided for review. All opinions are my own***
Posted by Lisa Heath | April 4, 2013 8:33 pm | 7 Comments
Ninja Polish NerdLacquer Exclusives Swatches and Reviews
As most of you know by now, NerdLacquer is BACK! I am finally getting ahold of some major lemmings that I missed out on a year ago and I’m so giddy it’s ridiculous!
Ninja Polish carries 3 NerdLacquer polishes that are exclusive to her store – Acid of 1000 Fangs, Eight Gates and Smoke Dragon!
As part of my Birthday present, my boyfriend bought me a ton of NerdLacquers. I got 12 from the actual NerdLacquer restock (on NerdLacquer.com) and then another 3 on the NinjaPolish restock!
I took the explanation of each name from the Ninja Polish website and put it under each photo so get a better understanding of the names!
Ok enough rambling – lets see the photos!
Acid of 1000 Fangs:
The Acid of One Thousand Fangs technique (Zeshi Nensan) empowers its user to breathe forth a gout of highly caustic acid at a target. The acid burns flesh, and can melt rock and metal.
Acid of 1000 Fangs is a yellow-green with white microglitter, large and medium chartreuse hexagonal glitter, and neon yellow hexagonal glitter. I used 3 coats and a glossy top coat for this photo!
The Eight Gates are eight specific points on a person’s chakra circulatory system. They limit the overall flow of chakra (Ki/Chi) within a person’s body. The basis for the idea of the chakra gates comes from the body’s limits on the functions within it. This makes the body much weaker, but it keeps the body from expiring too soon. By opening these gates, the user can surpass their own physical limits at the cost of extreme damage to their own bodies. The eight gates, in order, are: the Release Gate (Kaimon, also “Initial Gate”), the Energy Gate (Kyuumon, also known as the Heal Gate, as releasing it triggers fast healing in the body), the Life Gate (Semon), the Wound Gate (Shomon, also known as the Pain Gate), the Forest Gate (Tomon, also known as the Limit Gate), the View Gate (Keimon),the Insanity Gate (Kyōmon), and the Death Gate (Shinmon). Opening the final gate will grant the user enough strength to surpass a Kage; however, the result of opening the final gate is that all the energy from the openers cells is used up, resulting in the user’s death.The state where all eight gates are opened is called Hachimon Tonk.
Eight Gates is an orchid purple creme with silver microglitter, medium white hexagonal and silver square glitter, plus extra large square black glitter. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat for this photo!
The Smoke Dragon (Enryuu) technique allows the user to form smoke into the shape of one or more dragons that engulf a target or targets at the user’s direction. While the smoke dragon has no solid substance, it’s purpose is to cause suffocation from smoke inhalation. The only requirement for the technique is that the user have a source of smoke to manipulate.
This is the one I’ve been dying for all year! Smoke Dragon is a matte deep charcoal with silver, purple and black microglitter, gunmetal medium and large hexagonal glitter, and large black hex glitter. I used 2 coats and a glossy top coat, but if you leave the top coat off, it is a matte glitter polish! I just prefer it with a glossy finish!
All 3 of these are ONLY available on Ninja Polish! Keep an eye on the Ninja Polish Facebook Page for stock updates!
I understand a lot of people were frustrated with the previous Ninja Polish restock, and honestly – I don’t want to hear any drama about it. I don’t do the whole drama thing. It took me a long time to get on the site and through checkout, just like a lot of other people dealt with. I actually had more in my cart but only was able to check out with these 3. Ninja Polish IS working on it so their next restock should be smoother.
All 3 of these polishes were $10.00 each
Hope you liked these swatches – and with that, I’m off to bed!
***Products in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.***
Posted by Lisa Heath | April 3, 2013 9:09 pm | 3 Comments
Lumina Lacquer Moon Child and Discotheque Swatches and Review
I have 2 beautiful Limited Edition polishes from Lumina Lacquer to show you tonight!
I have done a few Lumina Lacquer reviews in the past and her polishes never disappoint! You can find my previous reviews HERE and HERE.
Ready to see these 2 lovelies?
Moon Child is a gorgeous glitter top coat with white matte moons, silver holographic and white matte star, large pale pink, dark pink and white hex glitter, large pink circle glitter, flower glitter, butterfly glitter, diamond glitter and some bar glitter in a clear base. Whew… that’s a lot going on! The overall look is so pretty! I used 1 coat over Nicole by OPI Pros & Confidence and topped it off with a glossy top coat.
I had no issues getting shapes out of the bottle! With just 1 coat I got a great variety of shapes!
Discotheque is my favorite of the 2! This one is packed full of red hexes, stars, diamond and micro glitter, gold holographic stars, small gold circle glitter, silver holographic square glitter, pinkish purple large circle glitter and micro gold glitter all in a clear base. I used 1 coat over butter LONDON Kerfuffle.
Look at that mix! Again, no issues getting shapes out!
Both of these glitter top coats are Limited Edition! Watch the Lumina Lacquer Facebook Page for stock updates so you don’t miss out!
I’ve said it in past posts and I’ll say it again, I absolutely love Lumina Lacquer’s glittery wonders and they are unlike other glitters I have. The formula, the color combos, the glitter combos – all of it. I also know she tests her polishes and stands behind her product! Another job well done Tatiana!!
Lumina Lacquer polishes shown in this post sell for $9.50 each and can be found HERE for purchase
Other polishes in her line range from $8.50 to $9.50
To check out Lumina Lacquer on Facebook – head on over HERE
Have you tried out Lumina Lacquer yet? If not, what are you waiting for?!
***Products in this post were sent for review. All opinions are my own***
Posted by Lisa Heath | April 2, 2013 8:20 pm | 5 Comments
Bondi New York The Limelight Swatch and Review
Ready to see an AMAZING Spring color from a new polish brand? Then you are in the right place!
Bondi New York is a brand new polish brand that is currently a collection of 20 fashion forward colors that are 5 free! Bondi New York is based out of New York, their brand is American made with all of the net profits going to their non-profit foundation which supports a wide variety of charitable causes throughout the United States.
I was given the opportunity to review one of their new colors and I picked The Limelight, and I’m thrilled with this color!
Look how bright this is! I LOVE it!!
I used 2 coats of The Limelight and a glossy top coat. Application was really good, no issues at all! The first coat looked slightly streaky but the second coat even it all out and the polish leveled beautifully!
I plan on using this for some amazing Spring nail art!
You can find The Limelight and 19 other fashion forward colors on the Bondi New York Website.
Each polish retails for $15.00
Shipping within the United States is $2.99 on orders of $15 or less (free on orders over $15.01). International orders ship for $3.99.
As I said earlier, Bondi New York polish is 5 Free! Free of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and Toluene!
So what do you think? Are you liking the bright Spring time look of The Limelight?
***Product in this post was provided for review. All opinions are my own.***
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