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Speciallitá Hits No Olimpo Collection Swatches!

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Good morning ladies and gents(?) today I have an amazing collection to show you guys! This collection comes all the way from Brazil from a company called Speciallitá aka Hits…seems like everyone calls them Hits but their email to me said Speciallitá is the brand name. The No Olimpo collection consists of 13 amazing linear holos inspired by Greek Gods and Goddesses, this is like my dream collection.

ust so I don’t have to say it over and over, formula wise with the exception of Hefesto these were all a bit thick but very easy to work with and apply…they were a good kind of thick lol. They applied a bit sheer, I used 3 coats for all the swatches (again with the exception of Hefesto), not all of them needed 3 coats but they looked better that way!

Afrodite is a bright pink holo, I would almost call this hot pink but it’s not quite bright enough.

Apolo is a bright blue holo, like a marine kind of blue. This is awesome, it was love at first brush stroke haha! When I saw this in the bottle I was hoping it might be a dupe for my beloved OPI DS Glamour, no luck there but I think I might actually like this better!Ares is a red holo! This one is very similar to Glitter Gal’s 3D Red Holo, maybe a bit more of an orangey red. If you like red holos you will love this, it’s so much better in real life. For some reason my camera has problems capturing red holos.

Artemis is a silvery holo. This one is not my favorite, the base is a bit frosty and it seems like it eats the holo up…like the rainbow can’t power through.

Atena is a magenta pink holo. This is my surprise favorite of the collection, the holo is super strong in this one and it is absolutely stunning on.

Deméter is a squishy orange holo! I don’t think I have an orange holo so this is a welcome addition to my stash! Dionisio is a grape purple holo, another favorite! This one has a super strong holo also, again not much to say…pictures do the talking!

Hefesto is like a holo topcoat, all the awesome of the holo glitter put into an almost clear base. You could wear this on it’s own if you wanted to but I decided to have a little fun layering experiment instead. One thing I have always wanted is a bright yellow holo, it doesn’t exist but now it can with this! The first picture is 1 coat of Hefesto over Cult Nails Feel Me Up. For the second photo I wanted to see how crazy holo it could be so I put it over a dark color, Nicole by OPI Khloé Had A Little Lam Lam.

Hera is a teal green holo. In the bottle this was my absolute favorite, on the nail I ended up liking a couple others better but I still really love this one on. The holo is a bit stronger in person!

Hermes is a gold holo. This one is missing from the collage at the beginning of this post, because it was impossible to photograph! This one has the same problem as Artemis did, a frosty base that eats the holo a little bit. It was better in person but it’s probably my least favorite out of all of these Hestia is a purple toned pink holo. In the bottle it looks lilac but once on it turns a bit more pink. This was the first polish I swatched when I got these and my eyes almost popped out of my head due to how crazy awesome it is!

Poseidon is a light blue holo. This one had one of the strongest holo effects, I almost couldn’t believe my eyes! The first picture below is in my lightbox, it more accurately shows the holo Zeus is a black holo. For a long time I have wanted the original version of OPI My Private Jet, because of Zeus I no longer *need* that polish. This might be the most perfect black holo that I have come across. I really love that the base is so squishy looking with this one, it really is perfection!

Overall this collection is a holo lovers dream. My personal favorites are Apolo, Atena, Hera, Zeus, Hefesto and Dionisio. I really do love pretty much all of them, the only 2 I’d pass on are Artemis and Hermes…I just don’t care for the frosty base on those two.

The Speciallitá Hits No Olimpo polishes are available on their website, it’s in Portuguese but it’s easy to navigate. You can also buy them on shop.llarowe.com. I’m not sure with the exchange rate and cost of shipping if it’s cheaper to get them from the official website or Llarowe.  It looks like Speciallitá is actually on vacation right now until January 4th for the holidays so if you want them now Llarowe is the way to go!

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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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