Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Shop is Now OPEN!

Great news, everyone! I have successfully mixed, bottled, and stocked my first hand made polish! I can't even begin to say how excited I am about this!

First, I would like to show you what the polish looks like in the bottle!

Here is the back view so you can see the polish better!

Of course, I didn't forget to swatch my little beauty!

I also took a better picture of the polish with black undies because I though it looked so nice!

If you would like to take a look at my shop, you can find it at 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Revlon Girly Swatch

Today, I have a polish I have been trying to get my hands on for a while now! I know it is very sought after and sometimes hard to find, but I finally managed it! The name of this polish, of course, is Revlon Girly. 

First off, let me give you a description of it. It is a milky pink creme base absolutely packed with glitter! There are large purple, pink and magenta hexes, along with small hexes of holo pink and purple. Gorgeous!

Here, we have one coat by itself. It is a bit hard to see the pink hue of the base with my skin tone, but I assure you it is there.

It seems the trick to this polish is to start with a glob on the end of the brush and sweep multiple times over the nail to get good coverage of glitter.

The second coat really added to the appeal of the polish, making a bit of a jelly sandwich look.

I had to dab a bit of the base on the tips of my nails to keep the white from showing through too much.

For top coats, I though... you know what would look good? Matte! So, here I have the first two nails with two coats of Seche Vite and the ring a pinky finger with two coats of NYC Matte. Oh my goodness, I LOVE the matte on this polish!

I like both top coats with this, but I have to say my favorite is by far the matte!

For a better look, I took pictures of them separately!

Seche Vite

NYC Matte

I absolutely adore this polish and I can't quit gawking over it! I hope you folks enjoyed this swatch as much as I did! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Jordana Purple Punch

Hello again everyone! I was glad to see that everyone was so pleased with my first swatch, so I though it would be a good idea to do another!

I have another lesser known brand called Jordana that I only just began seeing in my local grocery store. It runs about $3 per bottle and has a nice formula. I would rate it along the same lines as Sally Hansen.  

The polish I have today is Jordana Purple Punch I really adore this shade of purple that comes out with a creme finish.

 This is one coat, which does not come put completely opaque, but the polish does dry rather fast, so I did not have to wait long to put on a second coat. It applies very smoothly!

 This is two coats of Purple Punch with one coat of Seche Vite. I certainly apologize I forgot to take a picture before the top coat, but I can tell you that it did have a nice gloss by itself.

I would readily recommend this brand to anyone who loves polish! They make many other shades and also make glitter polishes, which I hope to get my hands on soon! I will be sure to swatch any more that I can get!

Thanks again for reading!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year, New Blog!

A new year has come and so, here comes a new blog! 
Welcome and thank you for reading!

I will begin with my first swatch, Orchid Starry Night. It is a glitter polish with a clear blue jelly base. It would be wonderful in a jelly sandwich! It contains a silver micro-fine glitter and small round glitters in soft tones of blue, pink, orange, gold, and green. Orchid may not be a very popular brand at the moment, but let me tell you, I love it! So far, I have only seen it carried by the Texas grocery store chain HEB. It runs about the same cost as China Glaze or Orly and the formula is well worth the price! The polish went on without any struggle and I did not have to struggle with coverage!
Here, I have Starry Night swatched alone with one coat and two coats. The ring and pinky finger show the polish over two layers of China Glaze Frostbite. Each nail is topped off with Seche Vite. I assure you that this polish is much more stunning in person! I could hardly stop watching it sparkle in the light!

Thank you again for reading! I hope this was interesting and helpful!