Wednesday, January 13, 2016

2016 Untrieds Challenge: Sweet Heart Polish

Happy Hump Day! I am so happy about today's post. I was part of a group buy on Facebook and Sweet Heart Polish was the featured maker one month so I went a little crazy and bought 8 colors including a group custom. I have had them in my stash for a couple of months and now I am sharing them with you today!

I have 4 pastel cremes and 4 holos!

First swatch is: "Te Amo"

So pretty right? This is 3 thin coats. The first coat is really patchy but this color builds up nice and comes out looking smooth and silky. It is my idea of a perfect pink

Next is: "Huckleberry Cheesecake"

Purple is my favorite color ever, and I love this shade! It is so bright and totally cheered right up. Application is similar to Te Amo, started patchy but came out looking great after 3 thin coats. 

Next is: "Pillow Mints"

This right here was my lemming from this brand. I love the baby sky blue, the name everything. I died over this. Again 3 thin coats, but my last coat was a little thicker to even everything out, Self leveled with top coat and is absolutely gorgeous! 

Next is: "Key Lime Pie" 

I think I am just a sucker for pastel cremes. This is also amazing. This however was the hardest to build up and not look patchy. I can still notice some on my pointer finger. Regardless still a great color and I can't wait to take all 4 of these cremes and do some crazy cool nail art. 

Next is: "Smurf Poop"

This was the group custom! I love the name! This teal holo is amazing. I think the color is spot on, the holo is just right and the application is flawless. 3 thin coats and you are good to go. 

Next is: "Sultan Abu"

Not gonna hold back, this is my favorite color I own from this brand. I don't think I have ever seen a shade of purple holo like this before. There is a little duochrome action in there too, if you notice my middle finger around the light reflection there is this lighter pink / purple shade running though there. Freaking stunning. 2 coats and its good.

Next up: "Dahlia"

This deeper holo has some glitter floating it as well. Smooth application, and a wonderful royal purple tone.  Great holo and of course in my fave color. This is 2 smooth coats. 

Last is "Believe"

A lovely black holo in 2 coats. You can't go wrong. This has a slight jelly consistency which would be fun as a base to a pond mani maybe? I want to stamp over this in a bright color and I think it would make an excellent contrast. 

I love Sweet Heart Polish! I have been lusting after this brand for some time and the group buy was a perfect opportunity for me to grab some. I am so glad I did and I can't wait for more! 

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2016 Untrieds Challenge: Virago Varnish

Happy Tuesday! Hope everyone has had a great start to your week. Today I have 4 beautiful Virago Varnish polishes to show you! I had 3 without labels so I messaged the maker and she let me know they are all oops or uh oh batches. So I have 4 prototypes to share. If her core line is anything like these 4 I cannot wait to get my hands on more of this polish!

Lets dive in!

One word! STUNNING! This sky blue holo with the slight gold reflection is amazing! I love this color so much! 2 easy coats and applied like velvet! 

This pink holo is also amazing, the same finish as the sky blue with a slight gold reflection. Applied like a dream as well. So pretty! 

Another stunner. This wine colored holo appears a tad darker than what the photo shows. I love it! 2 easy coats. 

This deep purple is amazing! It has some shift to it as well towards grey / dark blue. A little brush stroke but top coat levels it out nicely. 

I am really loving this brand! The polish is amazing, I am so happy I have these. I want more! But I have to get through my untrieds first :) 

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Monday, January 11, 2016

2016 Untrieds Challenge: Grim and Glamorous

Hey everyone! Well I just celebrated my 3rd anniversary of my 29th birthday this weekend and it was a great birthday! Filled with lots of love, family and friends. I was able to get to some swatching yesterday evening for my 2016 untried challenge which helped round out the weekend. I have 5 colors to show off today! All these colors come from the lines Discotek Collection and there are a few left in stock as well in mini sizes. Shop information will be linked at the end of the post.

First is: "Disco Inferno"

This is my favorite of the bunch, which actually surprised me. I totally love this nude / tan scattered holo. It has wonderful coverage and went on so smooth! This is 2 thin coats but you could totally get away with 1 thicker coat. Retails at 6.00 for mini

This is a light pink scattered holo again, with great formula and coverage. I was a tad worried when I picked up the bottle because of the separation I saw. You can still see some in the photo as well. But after some good shaking it didn't seem to effect the polish at all. Such a pretty color for Spring I think too. Retails at 6.00 for mini.

Next is: "Night Fever" 

Night Fever is a really nice grey / black scattered holo as well. I had some issues with pooling around the cuticles so you have to be careful to have a steady hand, and also use thinner coats. These polishes are really great at coverage and could totally be a 1 coater. 

Next is: "Fly Robin Fly"

A sky blue scattered holo that also applied super smooth. I really like this shade too! It leans a little grey in the photo but it is a more sky blue in person. 

Next is: "Funky Town" 

This is a very different shade of lavender, one I have never really seen. Again the photo leans grey but it is a very pretty soft lavender, this is the only one that definitely needed 2 coats. 

Overall Grim and Glamorous is a fun newer indie line that I found. I look forward to seeing what else comes out of this brand. The one negative I had which I contacted the maker about was the bottle caps were on way tight. I had to struggle to open the bottles. I know you don't want to have spilling in transit etc so it is great she is aware of that, but they were on too tight and I was getting frustrated. After I got them open and used the polish I was glad I didn't give up :) they are great colors! 

The shop also offers body products too, and I will be going back and getting some to try. 

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Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Untrieds Challenge: Glam Polish

Today I have all my Glam Polish pretties to show off. I have 2 more in my collection but I have used them before in previous manis. I didn't realize I had quite a few of these polishes. I have 9 to show you and of those 9, 8 are fantastic but 1 I had major trouble with.

I will start with the trouble maker: :"Frozen Heart"

I was really disappointed with this one. The color is pretty spot on but the silver flakies were folding over as I was applying, wouldn't lay right and I had quite a bit of pooling happening. Just a big nope for this. I really tried too, took it off a few nails and started over, but it didn't matter what I did. I may add a couple of drops of thinner and try again, but not right now. 

Next is "Banished":

I love this so much! A burgandy, wine color with holo and fire red hex glitters. This was 2 easy coats, felt a little textured but top coat evened everything out. I really like this color tone. 

Next is "Red Handed"

This pretty red holo is not as rich in color like "Banished" but it still gorgeous nonetheless! This was 3 thin coats to reach opacity. It is a little pink in undertones, but it is so warm and lovely. 

Next is "Peace Of Mind"

My personal favorite of the bunch! This periwinkle holo is so stunning. I just stared at my nails forever. 3 easy coats and so gorgeous!! 

Next is "Pictures In My Head"

This is a close 2nd for my favorite! The gold tone to the minty color is amazing. Almost a 1 coater, really opaque. It was so smooth regarding application. I love this color as well. 

Next is "Sleeping Beauty"

This holo is also a stunner. A lovely deep blue to purple ducochrome with just the right amount of holo showing through. 2 easy coats.

Next is "Selfless, Brave & True"

Another duochrome holo that is amazing! This is my favorite out of the 4 I have. It is still a blue to purple shift but it is brighter than "Sleeping Beauty" Applied in 2 easy coats as well. 

Next is "Hat Trick"

Hat Trick is another duochrome holo and is burgandy to gold with a little touch of green. It is a lovely color and I think it again has the perfect amount of holo. Applied so great just like the others in 2 easy coats. 

Lastly is: "Hakuna Matata"

Swoon! I am a sucker for green. It really pops against my pale skin I think. The duchrome has green to dark blue with a tad bit of purple at some angles. Again, 2 easy coats and a lovely color. 

Glam Polish is an amazing brand. Besides my one mishap I am still a happy camper, and will most definitely get more. It is a really popular brand and it should be, it is gorgeous and creative. I searched their store and none of the ones in this post are still for sale, although most of the polishes retail for $11.00-12.00 each. 

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 Untrieds Challenge: Glitter Daze

Hey! Back at it and going strong with this! I am still starting small still and I can't wait to tackle some bigger collections I have. This is so much fun and I think I really will continue to love this.

I have Glitter Daze today! I love their bottles, and labels. The brand seems so posh and they put out a super good vibe.

Starting off is "Chemical Limeade"

Again with my lime greens! I love them and have to have them. This is more subdued and kind of a mix between pastel and neon. 3 easy coats on this one. The holo is gorgeous too. Retails for $12.00


Such a pretty pale magenta leaning a little pink. Strong linear holo in this baby. 3 easy coats for this as well. Retails for $12.50

Next is "Waterfalling For You"

How pretty is this? A pale dusty blue with gold reflecks and flakies! I really enjoyed this more than I thought I would. This is 2 coats. Retails for $7.00

Next is "Funky Fresh"

This duochrome is really pretty. I was a little upset about the opaqueness with it though. It took three coats, and is still pretty brush strokey. Strokey? Chuckles...anyways I still like this color but I had some trouble building it up. Retails for $12.50

Last is "Boo You Whore"


This has to be my favorite! Maybe because there is a Mean Girls reference but either way it is gorgeous. 2 easy coats, some gorgeous magenta flecks in there and a nice pearl finish. This retails for $11.00

I really like this brand and I can't wait to get more! I totally recommend them and enjoy the polish.
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Friday, January 1, 2016

2016 Untrieds Challenge: Bear Pawlish

Happy New Year! 2016 is officially here and I am back with my 2nd installment of my 2016 challenge featuring Bear Pawlish! I only have THREE!! I needs more!!

First I have to show you "Maholo"

Let this beauty sink in for a moment. Ok, you good? Totally drool worthy. 3 easy, thin coats does this polish good. It has micro bright pink glitters in there with this gorgeous hot pink holo. 

Next up is "Peek A Boo!"

This is a gorgeous Barbie pink holo! Formula was a little on the thick side but I used a couple of drops of thinner and it fixed it. 2 medium coats. This is such a great polish. 

Lastly is "Crossroad Blues"

A gorgeous deep teal blue. 2 easy coats. I really like this one a lot! There is a bit of duochrome properties in there as well. I think this may be my favorite of all 3 of what I own. 

Bear Pawlish's site is on break at their shop at the moment so I will need to make an edit and let you know what is still in stock and how much. 

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