Thursday, March 19, 2015

Finger Lickin' Lacquer

Today I have a new-to-me indie brand called Finger Lickin' Lacquer. Most of their polishes are scented but none of the ones I received have an overwhelming scent. These polishes all release on March 20th. Links to all relevant sites will be posted at the end!

She Works Hard For The Honey
How cute is this glitter topper! It really does remind me of bees. No fishing was needed for the circles and glitter spread out nicely over the nail. I only did 1 coat over China Glaze At Vase Value. I didn't smell any scent with this one either.

Quite Contrary
This polish is a total chameleon, it looks mint in some light and a cream color in others! I love it so much! It's got tiny little flakies that to my eye look pink and some scattered holo. I used 3 coats plus topcoat. This one didn't have any discernible scent to me. 

Peachy Keen 
Be still my beating heart, this one is drop dead gorgeous. It's a beautiful peach colored crelly with golden flakies and holo. This one smelled like peaches to my crazy pregnancy nose! I used 3 coats plus topcoat. 

Eat Me
This one seriously just reminds me of Easter. I don't know why, maybe it's the chocolate colored base with pastel glitters, but the chocolate scent also helps! I really enjoy the glitter in this, the light pink and blue and I also think there may be some yellow glitters. This took 3 coats plus topcoat. 

Birthday Suit
I love this! Nude jelly with pastel glitter? Sign me up! This took 3 coats plus topcoat and to me smelled like those scented markers kids had in elementary school but in a pleasing way if that makes sense? 

Lilac Festival
Okay, okay, this is my favorite of the ones I was sent! It's such a beautiful purple with shimmer and holo, it's just perfect! It took 3 coats for opacity. I didn't realize that these polishes had scents when I swatched this one so I can't comment on the scent of it. If it did have a scent it had to have been delicate as I didn't notice it.

The formula of all the polishes was the same, slightly sheer but very easy to work with, not watery and not thick.

I was also sent a cuticle oil in the scent 'Grass' and I LOVE it. To me it smells like bananas but every other person I asked said it smells like grass haha. It absorbs so quickly, like I can't even explain how quickly, and leaves my cuticles super moisturized. Like I said, I love it! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Ellisons Organics

Hello long neglected blog! I'm sorry I've been so inconsistent and I hate to say that for the foreseeable future I will continue to be inconsistent. For that I apologize, but lets get into the polish! Today I have a few Ellison's Organics polishes to show off and I couldn't be more excited. I'll post all the links down below so you can make sure to pick up your favorites!
Unnamed glitter topper
This pretty glitter topper is really unique, I didn't think I would like it when I saw it in the bottle but when I found the right base color I loved it! I did one coat over Zoya Tove. 

Unnamed matte pink
Unnamed matte pink
This matte is everything! It dries to the most perfect matte pink color, and with topcoat it really brings out the gold shimmer. This took three coats to reach opacity.

Let's All Go To The Lobby
What a beautiful yellow creme! I love this shade, unfortunately it does not love me back haha! The formula on this was a little thin so it took 4 coats to reach opacity. There's also a pretty shimmer running through it. 

Unnamed green shimmer
Secretly, I love polishes like this so much. I thought it would be really streaky but it hardly was. It took 4 coats to reach opacity, I tried layering this over another shade and it was too opaque to be layered. 

Let's Go To The Hop
OMG. I can't even with this color, I love it so much! It's seriously the most amazing tiffany blue! Formula was a little thin but it only took 3 coats to be opaque. 

Matte Black
And now for the standout of all the polishes I was sent. This amazing matte black. What you're seeing is seriously 1 coat without topcoat. It is the most amazing formula of any polish I have ever tried, it practically applied itself. I need seven more backups! 

I was also sent a cuticle oil in the scent Orange to try out. I love this cuticle oil! I have a few in my purse and the Ellisons Organics is the one I reach for every time. It absorbs SO quickly, and the smell is perfect. It's orange but not in your face orange. I can smell it when my fingers are near my face but it's not assaulting my nose with orange. I have to say, I really love the idea behind all of the products offered from Ellison's Organics, it jives with my whole life philosophy and parenting ideals. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Duh Nail Polish XOXO

What is going on, I have a few reviews coming up in the next few weeks so it should be pretty exciting around here! Today I have two beautiful polishes from Danyl of Duh Nail Polish. As usual these polishes both have amazing formulas, both reaching opacity in two coats. I would say my favorite is up first but I love them both. So first up is Key To My Heart
Key To My Heart
Key To My Heart
Look at it! Just look at it! It's a light pink creamy base with platinum flakies, gold shimmer, and tiny pink flakies too. I can't even, I love this combination so freakin' much! 

This is too amazing, too beautiful for words. It's a dark black base with scattered holo and multicolored flakies. The flakes are so much more apparent in person, my picture does such a pitiful job of capturing them that it breaks my heart. It is simply stunning. I didn't ever want to take it off! 

So can you pick a favorite? I can't! These released a few days ago and you need them both. End of story haha. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Dashing Housewife Love Day Trio

Wow I feel like such a slacker! I know I was never the most consistent blogger but life has been pretty crazy these last few weeks. I'm finally out of my first trimester so I'm starting to feel way better which is a bonus, but lately there's been so many appointments everyday that I don't even remember the last time I was able to just spend a day at home. Anyways, on to the polish! Today I have a gorgeous Love Day trio from Dashing Housewife Polish. Shop links will be posted down below!
How amazing is this red? The shimmer is a little more subtle in this one, it makes it look like it's glowing from within. Swatch shows 2 coats plus topcoat.

This purple is to die for! It's perfect and the shimmer is so apparent, even in photos! Swatch shows 3 coats plus topcoat but it was good at 2.

Hello perfect Barbie pink. How awesome does this look with the gold glitter? I may be rocking this on Valentines day because it's totally my jam. Swatch shows 3 coats plus topcoat but again it was good at two. 

Which is your favorite?! Mine is clearly the pink because it's like the perfect Bre color, but I love them all! Especially how sexy that red is. These are all available for purchase right now so I suggest you buy yours soon to get them in time for Valentines Day.