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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Glisten and Glow Ctrl-Alt-Del



I already talked briefly in a post about Glisten and Glow's Ctrl-Alt-Del, but I love it so much, I had to dedicate a post to it! I have used it in so much nail art, I will never go back!
Ctrl-Alt-Del is a latex barrier that you put around your nail area so that when you do nail art, you can easily peel it off and have minimal clean up.
The brush is easy to use. You just paint it around your nail bed and let it dry. 
Here, I sponged on a gradient using Ninja Polish's Infinity Gems Collection.
I then peel off Ctrl-Alt-Del.  You can see I still need a little clean up, but not much.
Here is the finished look after clean up!

Here I decided to do some color blocking. I used Bohemian Polish Mojave Morning as a base.  Used Ctrl-Alt-Del around my nail beds. and then used some Nail Vinyl stripes to block off areas on my nails. I then used various indie brands for the blocking.
Peel off the stripes
Peel off the Ctrl-Alt-Del and a bit of clean up and you are done!
Parting Thoughts: I love this latex barrier!

Price: Ctrl-Alt-Del  $7.50 on sale now!
Discount Code:  CPNA2015 for 15% off your entire order through 9/30/15

Website:  Glisten and Glow

Facebook Glisten and Glow
Instagram  @Glistenandglow1
Twitter  @Glistenandglow1

*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*

Monday, September 28, 2015

Colors by Llarowe No, I'm Still Tacky and Others



This evening I have four Colors by Llarowe to share with you that came in my goodie bag in Vegas.
 No, I'm Still Tacky is a one coat red holo that was a breeze to apply.

I Want the Fairy Tale is blue base with a strong pink/purple shimmer running through it that was hard to capture and maybe stronger in the bottle than it was on the nail.
I used four coats and still had some VNL.

Believe in Miracles is a forest green linear holo that took two coats. 
I had no issues with application.

Mickey is a flakey duochrome topper that I layered over black.
I used two coats and had no issues. 

Parting Thoughts: No, I'm Still Tacky is the stand out in the bunch for me.

Price: $6 - $12


Instagram @Llaroweofficial
Twitter  @Llarowe

*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Painted Polish Frisky in Fuchsia and Drunk Striper



Painted Polish is yet another new-to-me brand.  I will be honest, when I saw a micro glitter in a bottle, I was not excited. 
Once I put Frisky in Fuchsia on, I was hooked. Painted Polish has cornered the market on how to make micro-glitters! 

I used three thin coats and it applied so flawlessly and easily, I was sold. Sold on a micro glitter! The combination of jelly base with packed in glitter made it easy to use.
The holo glitter packed a punch and I will definitely be wearing this baby again!
Painted Polish also has stripers. I received Drunk Striper.  I used a base coat of ILNP Summer Crush. I then used straight nail vinyls from KBShimmer and filled in the empty spots with Drunk Striper.  I am not very good at freehand striping and it didn't work out for me the first time, so I did it this way!

Parting Thoughts: I loved Frisky in Fucshia and can't wait to try more! The striper was nice and I think people will like them, they just aren't for me.

Price:$10-$13 each and $6.50 for stripers


Instagram @Paintedpolishbylexi
Twitter @paintedpolish

*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Serum No5 All of the Lights and Ho No!



I have known about Serum No. 5 for a long time, but for some reason never got a chance to try her brand.  
Tonight, that changes!  
Ho No! is a blue based polish with a mixture of blue, green, red and yellow glitters.  Guess what else?  It glows in the dark!  I suppose if you know Serum No. 5 at all, then you wouldn't be surprised as she is known for all her amazing glow-in-the-dark polishes!
I used three coats and it went on evenly and I had no issues. I used a coat of top coat to smooth it out.

All of the Lights is a reflective multi chrome flakie topper.  It is recommended not to use top coat, so I did not. I used four coats to get it as opaque as I could.  
I had no issues with application, and it is a pretty polish, but I am still unsure what the reflective part means.
Stunning in macro.
Parting Thoughts: Very creative and apply well.

Price: $12-$14.50 
Discount Code: some are on sale for $7 and $8
Instagram @SerumNo5
Twitter  @SerumNo5
*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bohemian Polish Mojave Morning


Mojave Morning was in my bag of goodies when I left Cocktails and Colors in Vegas this year.  I won't lie-I wondered if it would look good on my skin tone and if it would apply opaquely enough.
I was not disappointed!  I used three thin coats and this pale light silver holo is stunning.  I  mistakenly thought it was a pearlescent color when I saw it in the bottle, but it is a straight up, linear holo.  I think I will be using it for the base of a lot of nail art, like I did here.
I had no issues with Mojave Morning and can not wait to use it again and again!
The holo is more subtle as the base color is so light,and I love that about it!

The macro really shows the detail out in the sun!
I also love how it looks in the shade!
Parting Thoughts: I am impressed with Bohemian Polish. If they are all like this one, then I can't wait to see them!

Price: $9 each


Instagram @Bohemian_Polish
Twitter @Bohemian_Polish
*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Different Dimension Big Bang



I finally tried Different Dimension when I got back from Vegas and I fell in love.  I also received Big Bang while there and I had to do some nail art with it.  
I used Nail Vinyls lightening bolts over Ninja Polish Rubellite Dreams.  I then used two coats of Big Bang over the top and fell head over heels in love! 
Big Bang is AMAZING!  Like "I fell on the floor drooling" amazing!  It applies infinitely well and was opaque in two coats! I had hardly any clean up as Different Dimension invests in better quality brushes which helped me with application!  Missi, I am in love with this!

Parting Thoughts: YOU NEED THIS LIKE NOW.

Price: $10 for this one!


Instagram @missibarry
Twitter @missibarry
*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*

Friday, September 18, 2015

Bliss Polish Juice and Chibs



Another new-to-me indie brand is Bliss Polish.  I am completely attracted to the label on these!
Juice is a juicy jelly polish that leans to  darker blue/green.
It has some glitter in it as well as scattered holo.  I used three thin coats and had no issues.

Chibs is a grey based jelly with blue and gold and bronze glitters. 
I used three thin coats and had no issues.  I love the way this one looks!

Price: $8 each


Instagram @BlissPolish 

*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Firecracker Lacquer My Heato Mojito



My Heato Mojito is my first time trying Firecracker Lacquer. I love the bottle shapes and the firecracker detail on the front of the bottle is unique too!
I used three coats and it went on smoothly.  My Heato Mojito is a pale almost robin egg blue with some darker flake in there.

It's actually quite pretty in the sun and in the shade and you can see that there is a subtle holo to it as well.

Parting Thoughts: I like the subtle holo and the extra added flake. 

Price: $7.50- $10


Instagram @FirecrackerLacquer
Twitter @FirecrackerLacquer
*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*

Monday, September 14, 2015

KBShimmer Fig-Get About It and Carpe Denim



     August 15th is the date that the Fall Collection launches from KBShimmer!  Seeing what KBShimmer comes out with each season is like waiting to open up presents on Christmas morning!  
     The collection consists of four creams, three crelly glitters, two jelly glitters, one holo, one micro-glitter holo, and one jelly flake.
Today, I will show you two of those polishes.

Fig-get About It is "a darkened fig color burgundy."
I used two smooth coats and it went on smoothly.  
The strong linear holo is breath-taking.  
This color is right up my alley and I noticed this shade gets a lot of attention in the nail polish community.  I am sure this will be a hot seller. 
Carpe Denim is "loaded with small silver holographic glitters, this dark navy denim jelly polish is midnight in a bottle."
I used two very smooth coats (no one can touch KBSHimmer's amazing jelly glitter application!)
I used a coat of KBShimmer top coat when done.  

Parting Thoughts: As usual, KBShimmer hit these out of the park. I plan on buying all of the creams in the collection as well!  I also have some water decals I received in the mail. I will be posting about those separately.

Price: $7.50-$10.75 each


Instagram @KBShimmer
Twitter @KBShimmer
Google+ +KBShimmer 
*These products were provided for review. All opinions are my own*