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Orly Summer 2012 Feel The Vibe Collection Swatches!

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Happy Monday! Hope you all had a good weekend, I did! I bought a car this weekend! I test drove a Mini Cooper a couple months ago and was told I’d have to custom order it. Since then I’ve been saving for the deposit and finally went in to order my car yesterday! I sat down with the guy I did the test drive with and we built the car I wanted and wouldn’t you know, the exact car I want is on a boat on it’s way over. Talk about amazing timing! I put down half the deposit and now I’m waiting to take delivery on it in about 3 weeks. I am SO excited! I’m getting the Cooper Hardtop in Ice Blue with a White roof…they were saying I’d have to order it because I wanted it with an automatic transmission and their mini connected & navigation and I guess that’s a rarity in Mini Cooper land. My mission now: find nail polish that matches the color of the car, I’m thinking China Glaze Sea Spray might be close. Expect a post of that when I get the car in mid May!

Onto actual nail polish things today I have Orly’s awesome summer collection for this year called Feel The Vibe. I’ve been waiting for this since I first heard they were doing neons. Good news, the neons are awesome…like it actually hurt my eyes to look directly at my nails while I was outside taking some of these photos! You know a neon is good when you risk being blind if you stare at it for too long.

To see full swatches for each shade click the read more button below. I suggest putting on some sunglasses first haha!

After Party is a black with tons of pink, purple and blue shimmer. This is kind of the oddball in the collection but it is so pretty! I was worried this might be like my bottle of China Glaze Smoke and Ashes where it looks amazing in the bottle then falls flat on the nail but nope, what you see in the bottle is what you get on the nail. The formula was nice, a little thick but easy to apply. I used 2 coats for the photos below. It did dry a bit dull so I used a top coat for the photos!

Blah, slight blurry shade photo…hopefully you get the idea of how great this was in the shade even though I couldn’t get my camera to focus on it

Beach Cruiser is a highlighter pink neon! This one is like a brighter version of Essie Lights from the Poppy-Razzi collection. I much prefer this one, it was SO bright! The formula was great, it’s nice and opaque so you don’t need to layer it over a white to get the neon to be bright! I used 2 coats of Beach Cruiser on it’s own for the photos below. It does dry to a satin matte (most neon’s do!), I used a top coat for the photos below.

This was even brighter in real life!
Dayglow is a bright white with a flash of blue shimmer. Once I realized there was a blue flash I crossed my fingers that it translated on to the nail. I can see it in my photos a tiny tiny bit but in person the blue flash was invisible to my eyes 🙁 I didn’t much care for the formula on this, it went on without streaks but it was thick and on the gloopy side. Hopefully it’s something thinner will fix since it was hard to apply. I used 2 coats of Dayglow for the photos below, it also dried a bit matte so I used a top coat for the photos below.
Glowstick is a neon yellow! This might be the most neon neon that ever neoned haha! I was legit blinded by my nails when I took photos of this. This yellow does seem to lean a little to green, at least it seemed like that the longer I stared at it…I’m wondering if it actually does have green in it or if that was just happening because of staring at it lol!

You can get Glowstick opaque on it’s own but the formula was a bit troublesome that way. I needed 4 coats to get it opaque and it was still a little patchy (you can’t see it in the photos but I could in person) If you get this one I suggest layering it over white. Not only will it be brighter that way but it will save you the hassle of putting on a ton of layers and it wasn’t streaky or patchy looking that way.

For the photos below I used 1 coat of Glowstick over Dayglow on my middle finger. On the other 3 fingers I have 4 coats of Glowstick on it’s own. You could definitely tell a difference between them in person. This did dry satin matte, I used a top coat for the photos below. As bright as this looks in the pictures it was brighter in real life!

Melt Your Popsicle is a neon orange! This sucker was so neon none of my cameras couldn’t even handle it in the sun! I do think this is probably very close to Wham! Pow! from Color Club but I haven’t put them side by side. This one looked like it was going to be on the thin side like Glowstick so I decided to put 1 coat over white on all my nails for the photos below!  I did use a top coat for these photos!

The first photo below is in the shade, yep…it’s that bright in the shade! The second is my attempt at taking a photo of it in the sun, if cameras could have seizures I’m pretty sure mine would have had one trying to take a photo of this polish haha!

Skinny Dip is a bright blue with a flash of purple shimmer! This one is very bright but definitely not neon like I was hoping it would be. The purple shimmer doesn’t really translate onto the nail looking purple unfortunately. This is very pretty and definitely a favorite even though it’s not what I expected. The formula was nice, a little sheer but it didn’t need underwear. I used 3 coats for the photos below! It also dried satin matte, I did use a top coat for the photos below.
Overall, I love love love this collection. If you like neons you need Glowstick and Melt Your Popsicle in your life. I also loved After Party, not sure I’ll ever wear it during the summer but I’ll be grabbing for it a bunch in the fall! The only one I’d probably say pass on is Dayglow, there are so many other white polishes out there that are much better…if the blue flash translated onto the nail better I’d like it a lot more than I do.

The Feel The Vibe Collection is available now! I’ve seen it out at Ulta and Sally Beauty Supply already! You can also get it online I know I’ve seen it on head2toebeauty.com and I’m sure it’s probably available on Amazon also!

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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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