Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Review: My-Stash Lacquer- Springtime in Paris

Hello Ladies! I hope you are all having a wonderful week! :-) I have been so busy with everything that I have lined up for you! I have been working on swatches, and new products to introduce you to! 

Today I have a super special post for you! I have been working with Danielle at My-Stash Lacquer to show you some of her amazing polishes that she mixes by hand! 

Springtime in Paris is a beautiful glitter packed polish that has so many colors of glitter jam packed this bottle that I was in HEAVEN! As you all know I am a total glitter freak! 

I was expecting to swatch this polish and move on to the next polish. However, after putting it on and wearing it for a few hours I decided I would be heartbroken to take it off! I ran errands and received so many compliments from every person which I encountered (no joke!!!), that I agreed with myself that it would be a SIN to remove!!!! 

I tried to pull out and identify all the different color glitters and my eyes are not capable of doing so!  There are iridescent small and large hexes in pink and blue, bars, black and white, green, purple, all in various sizes, holographic, flakies... Need I say more?! 

I wish I could have captured the beauty in the way that it shimmers and shines. These photos do this polish NO Justice!

I layered this polish over OPI's- You're such a Budapest and it gives it a pink tinge in the sun. 

Bottle shot of Springtime in Paris

Can you just take a minute to let all of that glitter in!!!!!!

I attempted to zoom in so you could see all of the little specs of glitter there are

Swatch on paper over China Glaze's At Vase Value

One thing I noticed when placing this on paper to swatch, when you put this polish over a green it makes the glitters give off a more greenish tinge- a TRUE chameleon polish! 

The formula of this polish was a little thick, but that is to be expected with glitter bombs! I was able to apply easily in 2 thin coats (what I have pictured on my nails). I did not have to manipulate the glitter, dab, or fish to get the application which you see pictured above. 

My-Stash Lacquer is sold on Etsy and can be purchased HERE, Full sized bottles are $6.00 and mini Bottles are $3.00!!!! 

I would recommend that you check her out on Instagram as well @mystashlacquer

Customer service is amazing, shipping is quick, and the quality is excellent! I am happy to have been able to review this polish to show you the true beauty of this Glitter Bomb! 

Check out her other Glitter Bomb polishes HERE

I hope you enjoyed this polish and review as much as I enjoy wearing it and writing it for you! 


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Review: Tip Top South Africa

Good Morning! :) I'm so happy it's Wednesday! I hope your week hasn't been too hard on you! I thought it was spring, but it turns out winter isn't ready to let go! Monday night I went to bed with my AC on and Tuesday I woke up having to use a snow brush before I went to work! The day went on as usual! How is the weather where you are? :-) 

Without further delay-

I have a review for you! I have five beautiful polishes for you by Tip Top Nails South Africa!!! I have heard so much about these polishes from other bloggers and other nail pages, and was so anxious to try them out on my own! 

Feeling blue-tiful is a super beautiful bright/navy blue. This color is absolutely beautiful! I did not want to take it off of my fingers! :-) The color went on perfectly in 2 coats, no streaks and am absolute DREAM to apply! It was so smooth and easy to apply! 

Get the Party Started is an amazing neon pink, somewhat of a crelly finish (almost jelly, almost creme). My camera wanted to freak out when I was trying to capture this beauty! The color is just amazing! I can imagine wearing this color on my fingers and toes while on the beach! It takes me to a special place! It is such a beautiful color. I might add that there is NO top coat on any of these polishes, I was expecting this one as a neon to dry to a matte finish, but it was so squishy! Applied perfectly in 2 coats!

No Way Rose is the prettiest rose shade that is perfect for young or old and I think it would also be beautiful on any skin tone! :) It is also so smooth and so easy to apply as well. The color is brilliant and is perfect for any time of year! This will be a color that I know I will be grabbing for! 

I Can't Tel a Lilac is a duo ended polish with a deep purple- leaning a bit navy and a pearl finished light purple color on the other end. I have to say that I LOVE the look of these two polishes together! It mixes light and dark together and is very fitting for any skin tone! Formula is excellent! 

I Pink I'm In Love is another double ended polish it is a pink/coral and pearl finished light pink on the other end. The pinkish coral applied beautifully and I could wear it alone anytime! I really wanted to love the pink pearl as I have nothing like it. However it was a bit streaky and difficult to apply evenly. I had brush strokes a plenty with this polish.

These are the five polishes which were sent to me by Tip Top Nails South Africa in consideration for review. I give honest opinions in my reviews and would never attempt to mislead you with purchasing any product! 

I have to say, my overall review of these products is that they are amazing! They apply like a dream and are extremely durable! Please head on over to their Facebook Page to like them and to see what great tips and products they have! :-) 


Monday, April 14, 2014

Mani Monday- Marshmallow Jelly Sandwich

Happy Mani Monday! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! The hubby and I went out to eat on Saturday and then to visit with my family for a bit. Sunday was a little less eventful with lots of Dr. Who, the new Captain America movie and grocery shopping! :-) 

I'm waiting on nail mail so I didn't want to do a mani that takes a lot of time so I opted for this jelly sandwich instead. It's very classy and subtle! I hope you like it! :-) 

For this look I used 3 coats of OPI's Don't Burst my Bubble, for the ring finger I put on one coat, then one coat of Nicole by OPI's confetti fun and tipped off with 2 more coats of Don't Burst My Bubble. :-) 

Mani in full sun pictures above 

Mani in shade pictured above

Close up of accent finger squishy goodness!!!! :-) 

I am in LOVE with Jelly sandwiches! I hope this inspires you to try them out! Tell us what you think of this mani! 


Friday, April 11, 2014

Favorite Spring Nail Polishes

How are you all doing! Happy Spring! I hope you are all doing well! I want to say that Spring is one of my favorite times of year! I love the birds and the blooms. It's such a happy time when everything comes back to life, and probably one of my favorite Nail Polish Seasons! :D What's yours? 

I have been so busy with work that I haven't been able to make a post so.... 

Buckle up! It's been a long time since I have posted a blog post and it's going to be a rather long one!!!! Good news is that I will be posting more often and I have some awesome goodies coming to share with you all! As well as these polishes which you can probably find me wearing at any point in time this spring! 

First on the list is OPI's Burst My Bubble! This polish is the perfect sheer pale pink that actually leans to an off white! Beautiful formula, very chic and very elegant! Heads up ladies, this will have a VNL!

China Glaze Sweet Hook. This polish has a good formula, no streaks or bald spots. A pale lavender with a drop or two of pink, very complimentary and very spring appropriate! 

Sally Hansen Xtreme wear Lacey Lilac!!! This color is like Easter on your nails!!!! It's probably my favorite purple of all time!!! The formula is a bit thick, I usually add a few drops of thinner and I'm good! This is one of the new polishes I DO have a backup for!!! 

OPI's You're such a Budapest! This color is just perfect! 2-3 thin coats and you're good to go! It's almost a periwinkle purple (if there is such a thing!) It is going to be a great toe color this spring!

Zoya's Pixie Dust in Stevie! I just could not get my camera to capture the beauty! I must have taken 30 pictures of this one bottle of polish! It's so sparkly and so stunning on the nail! It's a purple with purple and silver glitters and it looks like me like there are slightly larger silver glitters mixed throughout! It's an absolute dream to apply! 2 thin coats and you're done! It's an amazing polish and is a must have for any spring collection!!!!

Another FAVE is Zoya's Perrie! This color is a purple  pink. It's such a beautiful color and would even work going into spring! It's super easy to apply, 2 coats with even application, no streaks, no bald spots. This color looks fabulous on your toes too!! 

This is probably going to be my go to color this spring! China Glaze Secret Peri-winkle! I cannot say enough good things about this color! It's smooth, creamy, and just makes me so happy. It's a perfect periwinkle color with a creme finish, perfect application again!

 The next polish Sinful Colors Cinderella. Ladies.... This color truly reminds me of being a little girl! The formula is not great! It's a very sheer polish so you must layer or put over white if you want it truly opaque. This color also makes other blue polishes look truly ethereal! It reminds me of all things pretty... Glass slippers, fairy wings, sparkling rhinestones... You get the point! :-) This polish is a showstopper and only around $2.00! 

OPI Can't find my Chzecbook is an amazing creamy dreamy teal color! The formula is somewhat thin, but for the color I can total deal! The color is amazing and reminds me of a Robin's egg blue! It would be stunning with a gold speckle polish over top or even a silver! This color is one that I am truly excited that I invested in! 

Zoya Kristen... A beautiful powder puff creme blue... It's perfect for the rainy spring days, and the beautiful spring nights! Perfect application, would look great on any skin tone!

Essie Mint Candy Apple has a cult following! This color has been seen on fingers and toes a plenty! Formula? Eh- Well... The formula leaves a lot to be desired. I can deal with the formula as the color is a mint that leans to a blue. It's almost like a mint blue white on your nails (I'm not the most descriptive). If you have tried mints with no success I would recommend picking this color up! 
***Another suggestion would be Sally Hansen Xtreme wear in Mint Sorbet (around 3.00 at the drugstore). 

OPI Garganuant Green Grape... This color is a true pastel green with a few drops of yellow thrown in. It's a little on the sheer side so probably 3-4 coats to be opaque (or you can make a jelly sammich).

OPI Liquid Sand in Pussy Galore (Named after the famous bond girl)... This color is one that I heard so much about last year and did not know what the all the hype was until I tried it! OMG! It sparkles in the sun like shimmers on your nails! It's a pale pink with a magenta glass fleck (I wish I could have captured!) It is stunning, simple, elegant, classic! In love! <3

Sinful Colors Soul Mate is a beautiful Coral color. It has a wonderful application, wonderful creme finish and perfect in 2 coats. You can find this color in drugstores for around $2.00!!

Orly Rage is the most perfect Rose gold polish to ever live in IMO. The color is very metallic, very true rose gold. Would go great with any other spring color as an accent nail, and you could honestly get away with one coat if you were in a hurry! I put 2 coats on the nail wheel and top top coat here. 

OPI you glitter be good to me. This color is perfect over pink or purple. I love to layer it in between OPI Don't Burst my Bubble as Jelly, or use it as an accent nail. If you wanted to be super sparkly and glam you could always make it opaque in 3 coats (2 shown above). 

Orly Shine on Crazy Diamond. I'm not going to lie... I bought this polish for the name (total Pink Floyd Fan), however, I am soooo happy that I did! I love this micro holo polish even more than I love China Glaze's Fairy Dust! This polish is an amazing top coat over any polish and adds that extra bit of sparkle to drab polishes or when you need a pick me up!

China Glaze Don't Make a Spectacle. This polish, OMG,... This polish! It is so dainty and so perfect. It's a topper for sure with iridescent glitter. I love this polish over mint green and pink. It's simply beautiful!!!!


I know this was a super long post, but you cannot say that I did not warn you! I hope that you enjoyed looking at the polishes as much as I enjoy wearing them! Let me know if you own any of the above mentioned polishes, love them, hate them, want them? 

Let us know down below what your favorite Spring polishes are!!!! 

Christy from WTN