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Orly Mineral Fx Collection Swatches

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Good Morning!! Hope all of you had a good weekend! Anyone watch the VMA’s? I sort of did, I DVR-ed it then fast forwarded through about 98% of it, I only watched Adele and Young The Giant…..everyone else…meh. It seems like the VMA’s get crappier every year and I don’t even know who half the people are that are nominated.

Today I have for you guys the Mineral Fx Collection from Orly! I saw these at CosmoProf and was blown away, they are shimmer packed and gorgeous! I believe these are supposed to be on shelves starting in September but some Sally Beauty Supply stores already have them out. I got mine there, they weren’t out but the sales associate was nice enough to go get them out of the back for me!

Emberstone is a bright shimmery cherry red. Boring right? No! The shimmer in this is orange and purple! What I like about this is that the shimmer is different and you can actually see it, even in my photos (yay!) Out of all the shimmery reds that have been coming out lately, I can say pretty easily none of them are like this!

Rock Solid is a gunmetal grey packed with shimmer and little bits of holo glitter. This was my favorite in the bottle, I drooled over it at CosmoProf. Wouldn’t you know though, it’s not my favorite of the collection on. I do really love it though! I really love how the bits of holo glitter didn’t get eaten once I put this on, sometimes that happens with polishes like these but not with Rock Solid! In fact, the holo glitter showed up really well. It was a pain to get it to photograph but it was gorgeous in person! The formula was really great, Rock The World is a dark pink/plum with a strong golden shimmer. I feel like this polish is this years Catch Me In Your Net/Charla etc… we’ve seen it a bazillion times by now. I do really like this version though, it is not a dupe to OPI It’s My Year or Zoya Faye/OPI Rally Pretty Pink. I did a comparison which should go up sometime this week. It’s a bit darker than all it’s similar cousins! The formula was so much better than all it’s lookalikes though.

Rock-It is a shimmery wine color. meh, that pretty much sums up my feelings on this one. Pretty but I don’t think it’s worthy of the higher retail price tag this collection comes with. I feel like it’s much more shimmery than any similar polish I have but it’s really not exciting other than that.

Rococo A-Go-Go is a dark purple with a golden duochrome. I love this one, however I found a pretty close dupe to it which i’ll post later this week. I wonder if you guys can guess what it is?!? Even though I own something very similar I really love this polish, it’s a gorgeous shade of purple and it’s beautiful in the shade! Great formula again,

Stone Cold is this insane shimmery blue. INSANE! If you only get one polish from this collection I’d pick this one! The shimmer is very chunky, bordering on glitter…in fact maybe it is glitter it’s hard to tell. Surprisingly this dried pretty smooth, I was expecting the same kind of grit that Rock Solid had but there wasn’t any! I don’t even have words for this polish,

Overall I really like this collection, the formula on each polish was really great. There are 2 standouts for me, Rock Solid and Stone Cold. I really loved Emberstone too, if you like red you’ll love it! These should be available soon, or maybe even already if your Sally’s already has them out. These are a bit more expensive than regular Orly collections, they retail $7.99 at Sally Beauty Supply and should be $10 everywhere else.

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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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Good Morning guys!  Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable 🙁 Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.  The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella

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Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my Indie spam post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

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Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial

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Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with Tartofraises somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog here.  The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.  If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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