Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Review: Shimmer Polish

Good evening beauties! I hope you are all doing well and have had a beautiful week! :) I have been so busy and so unmotivated as of late! I am blaming it on this HOT Kentucky weather! :D 

Today I have a very large post for you so I am going to get started! It's so large and so full of beautiful bottle shots that I decided to break it down into 2 reviews of 6 as I have a total of 12 beautiful glitter bombs to share with you! 

I have been drooling over Shimmer Polish for quite some time!!!!  I was fortunate to receive these polishes from Cindy at Shimmer Polish. I have 6 beauties in this swatchfest which are all named after her family and friends! 

The first polish is Celine. She applies like a beauty! Celine is a red glitter bomb in a red jelly base with gold holographic sparkles! 

This polish surprised me! When I put it on my nails I was INSTANTLY in love! I applied 3 even coats and 1 coat of Seche Vite as a topper! 

The next beautiful polish is one of my favorites! Cleo is a beautiful fuchsia jelly with purple, pink and teal glitters. It almost seems to have somewhat of a duo-chrome finish to it! 

This polish has to be my second favorite out of the lot! It's so beautiful and sparkly! I am truly in love with this polish! I applied 3 even coats and 1 coat of Seche Vite. 

Julie is a true glitter bomb and a Birthday Party in a bottle! There is a Rainbow mix of glitters that together would look great paired with any other polish or on it's own! 

This Polish is one that will not collect dust in my collection! I  could see wearing this polish on a girls night out, to a birthday party, or even to a Mardi Gras party!!! For the pictures I applied 3 coats of polish and one coat of Seche Vite. 

Then we have Sarah!!!! She is a teal blue/green glitter bomb with purple and it looks like silver glitter mix! 

Sarah is probably my #1 FAVORITE polish in this round! She is TRULY stunning and mermaid like! I cannot say enough good things! This polish applied evenly in 3 coats, and I applied 1 coat of Seche Vite. 

Vicki is a beautiful pink and silver polish topper. 

This polish is so dainty! I applied two even coats smoothly over OPI "I Theodora you". 

This from Shimmer Polish's description: 
Vicki is a wonderful mother and survivor of breast cancer, this polish is made to encourage and support the fight against this disease!

*Donations will be made to support Breast Cancer Research!

Nichole, Nichole, Nichole! This polish is a gorgeous patriotic blend of silver, blue, and red glitters! 

This polish is near and dear to my heart! My husband and I were married on the 4th of July, so this polish will be one that I will be breaking out for years to come! I was in LOVE with this polish!!!!! I applied 1 even coat over OPI "Dutch Tulips" (red) and Morgan Taylor "Making Waves" (blue). I topped off the look with one coat of Seche Vite. 

I know this was a long post! I tried to make this post both as informative and short as possible to give you all the details and honest review as well as lots of swatch pictures! 

I am VERY impressed with the quality of these glitter polishes! They were VERY easy to apply, very unique to my collection, and super shimmer the way glitter polishes should be! 

Customer service is amazing! Cindy communicated when my package was on its way and shipping was extremely quick! 

These polishes retail for $12.00. Considering how unique these glitters are, I feel her polishes are priced very well! I would recommend her polishes to any of my friends or family! Infact, I used one of her polishes (coming up in my next Shimmer review) on my Niece's best friend of her prom! It was truly beautiful! 

If you are interested in purchasing Shimmer polishes, here's where you can find them: 

For custom Polishes, e-mail inquires to: shimmer484@gmail.com

I hope you enjoyed these swatches and review as much as I enjoyed them! 


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: My-Stash Lacquer Califonia Collection

This week has been the longest week in history! Can you believe it is only Wednesday?! I am desperately awaiting Friday to sit at home with my husband and do much of nothing, as we have no plans this weekend! 

Today I'm coming at you with another My-Stash Lacquer review. Danielle was so sweet to send me two of my favorite polishes from her new California Collection! I have to today to review '805 Jive' and 'Sea Breeze'


Recently Danielle has decided to change her brushes from skinny round brushes to wider flat brushes. I was so excited to be able to try her new brushes! I have to say that the new brushes are fabulous!!! The brushes allow for a fabulous flawless application that disburses an even amount across the nail! 


The first of the polishes that I have to review for you is '805 Jive'. It was opaque in two even coat and dried to a glossy finish. On my middle finger I have applied one coat of OPI's Crown Me Already and on my ring finger I used a white base with a black stamp from Fab Ur Nails Fun plate. I applied 1 coat of Seche Vite to top off the look.

This polish is truly beautiful! It has a silver shimmer throughout and it just perfect, feminine and dainty! This polish would be perfect for work, date, or just plain all the time! This is for sure one that I will not be removing from my collection!

The Next polish that I have is 'Sea Breeze'. This polish was still a bit sheer with two even coats and could probably use three. This polish also dried to a glossy finish as the first one did. On my middle finger I applied China Glaze's I'm not Lion with another Sephora by OPI chunky silver and gold glitter. On my ring finger I have again a white base with a stamp from the Fab Ur Nails fun plate. 

This blue polish has a shimmer gold reflect which is breathtaking! It reminds me of looking at the water with the sun high! You get that same golden shimmer that you would get from the sun shining on the sea! This polish is also feminine and dainty! I see every age group adoring this polish when it is on their hands or toes! I am excited to put this polish on my toes!

I know you have all heard be say it before, but it's so true that I will say it again- My-Stash polishes are a must have! With the quality and beauty of her polishes, they are a STEAL at $6.25 a bottle!

You can find her polishes HERE for purchase! 

You can also find My-Stash Lacquer below at the following links: 
Instagram: @mystashlacquer

I hope you enjoyed these polishes as much as I did!!! A HUGE thank you to Danielle at My-Stash Lacquer for sending me these polishes! 


Monday, June 16, 2014

Review: Honey Buttons Nail Polish

It has been while! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend! I have been so busy with work that I haven't had much time for my nails! I've also been in a rut lately! I don't know about you but something about the humidity and heat gives me little motivation for polishing and art :-(! I hope to start creating more beautiful manicures for you very soon! 

For now I have these gorgeous custom polishes from Honey Buttons Nail Polish!!! I found her polishes when I was searching google for "Dr Who Nail Art". I found a post made by Fierce Makeup and Nails while at lunch with some friends and fell in LOVE with the Dr. Who polishes she created for her and wanted my very own rendition of these polishes! I only wanted "The Doctor" (David Tenant will always be the only doctor IMHO)! I racked my brain trying to think of something else "nerdy" for my inner nerd! I decided I wanted to do a Battlestar Galactica polish and I chose Starbuck because let's be honest, She is AMAZING! Now that I have rambled I will tell you a little about these polishes! 


The first polish I've named is "THE DOCTOR". I asked for a crelly blue formula with Blue, pink and silver holographic sparkles. The formula of the polish was so smooth to apply! The color is so squishy! I applied 2 coats for the mani below with 1 coat of Seche Vite. 

This color is just... OMG!!!!! This polish is one that I will use for special events for fear that recreation may be nearly impossible (though I'm sure with as awesome as she is she could recreate with her eyes closed). This polish is just AMAZING! 

Next we have what I have named "Rose Tyler" I asked her for a pink crelly with irridesent blue flakies, purple holographic hexes as well as silver and gold hexes. Application was so easy and wonderful! I applied 2 even coats with 1 coat of Seche Vite for this glass like finish! 

I wore this for a week for previously swatching it and received SOOO many compliments! It's a very true beautiful pink! When I think of Rose I think she is somewhat edgy with a bit of classic elegance so I wanted this polish to really portray the essence of her! I am in love with the result! :D 

My third and final polish is "Starbuck". I asked for a blue-grey polish with small silver holographic glitter, medium sized silver and gold glitter, iridescent tiny glitter, and silver holo circles. I applied 2 even coats with very easy application. Because of the iridescent glitters this one was a bit thicker than the others, but till applied smoothly! Topped off with 2 coats of Seche Vite! 

This polish surprised me soooo much!!!! I was expecting a slate grey color with a drop of blue, turns out that I REALLY love the way this blue turned out! I could see Starbuck wearing this polish or at least out outfit that matches it! :D 

Her polishes are custom made! You can choose to tell her what you have in mind or let her create the magic for you! She takes great pride in her polishes as well as her packaging. My polishes came safely wrapped in bubble wrap, wrapped in tissue paper with her label atop. 

I was able to chose my colors, glitters and labels for the bottles. She also can add more flare by adding bows, ribbons, charms, ect for additional amounts. 

I have to say one thing for certain, I LOVE Honey Buttons Nail Polish! She makes custom polishes at an awesome price! customer service is amazing! Turn around time is wonderful! 

How to order: 
(Follow the instructions on the information section)

Check out Honey Buttons at these places: 
Email: HoneyButtonsNailPolish@Hotmail.com

I purchased 2 of the three polishes with my own money. 

I hope you enjoyed these polishes just as much as I did!!! :-) I hope you check her out!!!!