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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Elevation Polish November Naughty By Nature Collection

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I don't know about you, but I am just giddy about Elevation Polish's restock on Nov 7.  We have all waited an extra month for the monthly restock and now it is here!  
  Tonight I have the 2013 Naughty by Nature Collection to show you!  This new collection will be available on the 7th and you do NOT want to miss this! There are some great things going on in this collection! First of all there, is a linear holo that will make you drop your jaw, a gorgeous matte, and a stunning red cream.  But the real jaw dropper is that these are all WATER BASED!  I wasn't aware of that until after I had tried them all and I have to tell you that wear time was great!  Each of these Elevations wore the same amount of time as the other Elevations I have.
But enough talk...Let me show you the polishes!

Volcanic Dust is a darker red cream polish.  It was two flawless coats. It went on very well and even gave me a great line around my cuticle.  This is a high shine finish and I did not use top coat in these pictures.
Volcanic Dust also dried fast!  It takes a special red to hook me in and while the shade is darker than I like, the quality of this polish made it a slam dunk for me!

Black Ice is a matte polish. It is a charcoal gray with silver shimmer.
I used 2 coats and noticed it was thicker than the others. I find this to be true with most mattes and it did not affect the application.
I love the silver shimmer that runs through it and is even obvious without top coat!
Here is Black Ice with top coat.
Hold onto your hats for this next one. I declare that this one will sell out quickly!  Darkest Storm is a strong linear holo and it is a gorgeous almost navy blue!
This is hands down, my favorite in the collection!  I used two flawless coats and had zero issues.
The holo is super strong, but you can still see the base color through it!
I went overboard with the pics, but do you blame me?!


Naked Night Sky is a good one for those jelly glitter lovers!  It is a taupe jelly base with periwinkle, white, sage and silver glitters in it.
I used three coats and had no issues!  Not a lot of glitter comes out with each coat and I find that to be the ideal with a jelly glitter as they usually need three coats and if it is too packed with glitter, you end up with too much glitter and not enough base color.  With Naked Night Sky, you have the perfect amount of glitter coming out, so that at the end, you are left with a perfect manicure.
Pitaraq is a layering polish.  It is an iridescent mixture of blue, white and silver micro glitter and flakes in a clear base.  I layered it over black.
Again, I had no issues with Pitaraq.
The macro shot says it all.
Forest of the Fog is a crelly polish with flakes in it.  I would call the base a teal-blue/green base.  You can actually see the green on the outer edges of the manicure when you wear it!  The flakes are a blue and violet.  I had a hard time capturing them, but they are there!
 Forest of the Fog was on the thicker side. I had to be careful when applying it, but it was worth the effort.   I also noticed that the base was too dark to really notice he depth of the blue/green.

My must haves for this collection are Volcanic Dust, Black Ice and Darkest Storm! 
You can buy Elevation Polish at www.ElevationPolish.bigcartel.com
Most of her polishes retail for $8-$10. She restocks on the 7th and 22nd of each month.
You can also visit her blog for updates at I Love Brown Nail Polish.
Elevation Polish is also available at Llarowe.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Milani Fall LE 2013 Texture Collection

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I have the Fall LE 2013 Fall Milani Texture Polishes to show you!  There are six in the collection and they are supposed to only be available in the month of October.  I suggest you run-don't walk- to your nearest CVS/Walgreens! 
The quality and application was the same for all of them-Application was a breeze and I had no issues.  I love the brush which I am sure helped me get a smooth line around my cuticle. 
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Charming Carmine:  a deep red burgundy. I used two light coats.

 Gracious Green: a muted sage. 1 coat

 Beautiful Bordeaux: a deep vampy wine.  2 light coats.

 Lovely Lavender:  a very pale lavender. I was not a fan of the paleness of this one, but it would look good on very specific skin tones.

 Mystery Mauve:  a greyed out mauve.  One coat.
 Velvety Violet:  a soft purple.  Two coats.

Like all of the Milani's I have tried, the formula is great!  I love the brushes.  I think the colors were a hit for the most part.  Anyone who loves texture and loves unique colors will love these!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Jindie Nails partial Fall Chic 2013 Collection!

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I have a few polishes from Jindie Nails Fall 2013 Collection
Rhythm and Blue was my favorite.   It is a deep blue jelly with holo circle glitters and hexes.
I used 2 coats and had no issues.  I absolutely love this color of blue!

Breakfast at Tiffany's Cousins is a teal based polish with a variety of glitters.
I love the irony of the name.  The teal is a much deeper color than Tiffany's.  I used two coats and had no issues with the glitter. It spread evenly and laid flat.

Midnight Rainbow was another favorite.  It is a black jelly base with circle glitters of every color in it!  My favorite are the holos of course!  This first picture is Midnight Rainbow on its own with 2 coats.
I decided to show one coat over black because so much glitter came out that it lumped together.
Other than the excess amount of glitter, I had no issues. The glitter laid flat and spread out evenly.



You can buy from her own website: Jindienails.com 
The polishes retail from $8-$11 apiece.

She is also available at these retailers:
Ninja Polish
Llarowe
Mei Mei's Signatures
 Harlow & Co
Femme Fatale Cosmetics 
Norway Nails 
LIKE Jindie Nails on Facebook for updates and new stock information!
You can follow Jindie Nails on Instagram (at)Jindienails.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Jindie Nails Halloween 2013 Collection!

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Jindie Nails has come out with a Halloween 2013 Collection that you really need to see!  There are five in the collection, so let's get to it!
Be-Wear the Polish is a glitter topper.  It reminds me of nighttime with colors that aren't necessarily the first ones you think of when you see Halloween, but are still Halloween colors nonetheless!  A mix of lavender, black, neon green, and white make up the amazingness of Be-Wear the Polish.  
I put Be-Wear the Polish over Colors by Llarowe Thriller.  I only needed one coat and it was flawless. The glitters came out plentiful but not too much!  I had no clumping and it layered well.  I did fish out certain shapes-moons and stars.  They were very easy to get out.
I have to add that the new mini bottles that Jindie has are amazing!  I was one of the people that did not like the old mini bottles, and these are a 150 degree turnaround!  The brush is able to scrape the sides of the bottle and the skinny, long mini bottles are easy to use and not awkward!  WIN!
 Blood, Bath and Beyond is a red jelly with holo circle glitter!
I used two coats and a perfect amount of glitter came out.  I find that when layering jellies, you need 2-3 coats to make the base opaque. I love when there aren't as any glitters, because with each layer, you get more glitter. If you have too much glitter, it can look like a cluttered mess. With less glitter, you get the perfect amount of glitter when you are done layering! Blood, Bath and Beyond has a perfect amount!
I love how well the glitter shows through!
Pink Punkin is a orangey-yellow base with pink, orange and white matte glitters. 
I used two coats and the glitters came out plentifully.  I had no issues.

Ghosts of Candy Corn Past is a tinted soft peach base. It has a mix of matte glitters in it of orange, yellow, and black.
I used two easy coats and had no issues.

There Are No Seasons in Indie is a pale yellow base with orange, fuchsia, and various other glitters in it.
I used two coats and found that the glitter comes out in abundance, so care is needed to get a base coat down first.

You can buy from her own website: Jindienails.com 
The polishes retail from $8-$11 apiece.

She is also available at these retailers:
Ninja Polish
Llarowe
Mei Mei's Signatures
 Harlow & Co
Femme Fatale Cosmetics 
Norway Nails 
LIKE Jindie Nails on Facebook for updates and new stock information!
You can follow Jindie Nails on Instagram (at)Jindienails.