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China Glaze Spring 2012 Electropop Collection Swatches!

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Good morning! So yesterday I was bored so I decided to go shopping…because that is what I do when I’m bored. Naturally I wandered over to where all my favorite beauty supply shops are, I wasn’t expecting to find anything good since most Spring stuff probably won’t be out for a couple more weeks or so. I was looking through the shelves and a couple China Glaze sets caught my eye. I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me but nope…there they were, both halves of the China Glaze Spring 2012 Electropop Collection! Of course I snatched both up, paid and drove home as fast as I could to swatch them all haha. I’ve really been looking forward to this collection since I saw it at Cosmoprof way back at the end of July. Even though Spring collections aren’t normally stuff I am absolutely crazy in love with enough to make my favorites at the end of the year I always look forward to them because they usually mean awesome creme polishes! This collection is no exception to that, China Glaze gives us 9 awesome cremes, 2 shimmers and a pretty glitter with this collection! Reviews and photos of each shade are after you click the read more button below the collage!

Aquadelic is an aqua blue creme that leans a little green. It reminded me a lot of For Audrey in the bottle, but it’s not a dupe like I thought it might be. Formula wise it was a bit thick, easy to apply though! I used 2 coats for the photos below!

Dance Baby is a medium bubblegum pink creme! I actually thought this might be a dupe of OPI’s Pink Friday but once I got the bottles next to each other it was clear they were not. Dance Baby is a bit darker and has more of a purple tone to it. It’s hard to see how much of a purple tone this has until you hold the bottle next to something like Pink Friday. The formula was a very much the same as the previous polish, thick but easy to apply. I used 2 coats for the photo below.

Electric Beat is a dusty medium blue creme. This has been the one I’ve most been looking forward to getting since way back in July. It did not disappoint, dusty blues like this are my weakness! The formula again was thick but again easy to work with (you are going to get tired of seeing me write that!) I used 2 coats for the photo below.

Fuschia Fanatic is a dark fushcia creme. Out of all the berry-ish shades in this collection this one is the darkest of the bunch. I like that it’s dark but bright at the same time. It does feel more summer than spring to me but it’s not like that’s going to stop me from wearing it! The formula on this one was a bit thin but it covered better than I thought it would. I used 2 coats for the photos below, I could see a tiny bit of visible nail line in person so if you don’t like that this might be a 3 coater for you.

Gaga For Green is a yellow toned green creme. This polish makes me want to find a meadow and run through it all Julie Andrews like in The Sound of Music lol! It’s such a perfect grassy green color! The formula on this one was also a bit thin but it also covered well. I used 2 coats for the photo below.

Gothic Lolita is a dusty purple with a very subtle blue/pink shimmer. I actually didn’t realize this was a shimmer until very close inspection of my bottle. I’ve had nail wheel swatches of this collection for months and not once did I notice that shimmer! It’s SO subtle that I could barely even see it in direct sunlight! Shimmer or not I really love the dusty purple base color, it’s gorgeous! The formula was thick, and I had some issues getting this one to level out but once it did it was perfect! I used 3 coats for the photos below!

Kinetic Candy is a light dusty blue creme. If not for Electric Beat this would be my favorite of the collection! It’s got such a great dusty quality to it…it looks like it could have been part of Zoya’s Feel Collection that I loved! I even thought it might be a dupe of Zoya Kristen (it’s not!).  Formula wise, again it was thick but easy to work with. I used 2 coats for the photo below.

Make Some Noise is an orange toned red coral-y creme. This one is hard to describe, it’s like it wants to be a coral but it’s not quite there. I really really like this, off the top of my head I can’t think of a dupe in my stash for it. The formula was a little thin but it covered great! I used 2 coats for the photos below!

Sunshine Pop is a bright shimmery yellow. I’m kind of torn on this one, it’s a gorgeous yellow but the finish is weird. It’s like it wants to be a shimmer, but it also kind of wants to be a frost…it’s stuck in the middle somewhere. The formula was okay, thick and not the easiest to work with. It wanted to be brushstroke-y so I ended up having to do thick coats with a very light hand…like floating the polish onto the nail (if that makes any sense). I used 2 thick coats for the photo below.

Sweet Hook is a light pastel lilac creme. Love this, but I probably already have a few polishes like this. If you don’t have a nice lilac like it in your stash already this is a good one! The formula was a bit thick but it was easy to apply and leveled out nicely. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Techno is silver and holographic hex glitter mixed with small silver glitter in a clear base. This one has come out before, it was part of the speciality glitters China Glaze put out a couple years back. I never got it back then so I’m happy to have it now! It adds a nice layer a glitter! It was easy to apply, I didn’t have issues getting a nice amount of glitter on the brush and it didn’t clump all up in one spot like these kinds of glitters do sometimes. I used 1 coat of Techno over Sweet Hook for the photos below.

Wicked Style is a bright pink creme! I am loving the name of this polish…it makes me think of Gwen Stefani. It makes me want to bust out some my LAMB cd and listen to Harajuku Girls haha! Other than the name it’s just okay, not unique but very pretty! The formula was good, thick but not as thick as some of the others in this collection. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Overall I really like this collection, it feels very spring to me and it gives us gorgeous creme polishes that are a good part of any collection. My favorites are Electric Beat, Kinetic Candy, Make Some Noise and Gaga For Green.

I’m not sure when this will be in the big chain stores like Ulta/Sally Beauty but my guess would be sometime this month or early February. If you have random independently owned beauty supplies around you they are a good place to check out, a lot of times they get the collections earlier than the big stores!
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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.

To see lots of glittery goodness click the Read More button below!

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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