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Happy weekend!! Anyone have any plans this weekend? I’m going to see the Beach Boys tomorrow! I love the Beach Boys, I saw them live once like 20 years ago (not even exaggerating, now I feel old). I’m sure the concert will be amazing, and I’m secretly hoping Uncle Jesse John Stamos will randomly be there singing with them haha!

Today I have another massive Indie spam for you guys. This post is huuuuuuuuuuuuuge, 28 polishes in total! I have a ton of brands this time including Whimsical Ideas by Pam, Nail Venturous, Dollish Polish, Lynnderella, Once Upon A Polish, and a few more brands! Also, lots of matte glitters…guys I am OBSESSED with matte glitter…I need all the polishes that have it. I don’t know why I am so in love with it, maybe because it’s such a weird thing…glitter that doesn’t sparkle.

Just a warning that there are like 70 pictures after the cut so it might take forever to load depending on your internet connection…it’s worth the wait (if there is one!). Where to buy each polish will be listed at the end of the post.

To see swatches of all the pretty polishes click the read more button below…you may want to grab a snack first.

Alta Costura Vernis Electric Eyes, 1 coat over FingerPaints Sexy Sundress. Matte glitter! The purple glitter in this is also diamond-shaped! Both photos below are with topcoat and in direct sunlight!

Alta Costura Vernis Sweet Tooth, 1 coat over FingerPaints Beach Bound. This was very thick but it’s absolutely packed with glitter. Photos below are with topcoat, the first 2 are in direct sunlight and the 3rd is in the shade.

Alta Costura Vernis Zapped, 1 coat over Barry M Denim. I love this one but it’s hard to find a good base color for it since the mix of matte glitter is a bit crazy (crazy in an awesome way) Photos below are with topcoat and both are in direct sunlight.

CrowsToes Cheshire, 1 coat over Jessica Sufer Boyz ‘n Berry. I love this mix of glitter but it was very thick and difficult to apply. The photos below are with topcoat, the first photo is in the direct sun and the second is in the shade.

Darling Diva Polish BzzBzz, 2 coats over Megan Miller Caribbean. I love this mix of glitter, however, this was awful to apply. It was nearly impossible to get any glitter on the brush…I had to fish it out of the bottle and try to apply it that way…then the base was all gloopy all over my nails. Even after the topcoat, my nails were lumpy looking because of the base of the glitter. It was a trainwreck. Again, I love the glitter combo but I feel like this polish was a waste of my money since I will literally never bother going through that hassle to wear it again 🙁

I did use topcoat for the photos below, the first photo is in direct sunlight and the second is in the shade.

Darling Diva Polish Twilight Sparkle, 2 coats over Zoya Venus. I had similar problems as above, almost impossible to get any of the big glitters on the brush. I do like this one better than BzzBzz but I’m still not in love. I did use topcoat for the photos below, the first photo is in direct sunlight… the second is in the shade.

Dollish Polish A Bad Case of Blue Balls. This polish is SO PRETTY, kudos to Dolly for making an awesome polish that doesn’t glitter…I feel like we don’t see a lot from the indies. The formula was a bit on the thick side but I didn’t have any problems applying it. The first photo below is in direct sunlight and the second is in the shade.

Dollish Polish Check Out Those Sweaterpuffs. This one is also 2 coats on its own. The formula was a bit thick but again, easy to apply. Unfortunately, this is pretty fug on my skin tone but I bet it would look great on someone who has a darker skin tone than I do! The first photo below is in the sun, the second is in the shade.

Dollish May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor, 1 coat over Zoya Ivy. This was pretty opaque on its own, you probably don’t need undies for it! Both photos below are in the shade!

p.s. do you like how there was like 1 random piece of blue glitter in probably the whole bottle and I managed to get it on my nails? Go to me!

Elemental Styles Ar-gon With The Wind, 1 coat over Zoya Yummy. This was a bit gooey so you have to be patient with it while applying it…it’s worth the hassle though, I love this polish! The first photo below is in the shade, the second is in the sun!

Elemental Styles Xenon Warrior Princess, 1 coat over Pixi Paradise Pink. The formula on this was a lot like the polish above but again…I love it! There is fine matte pink glitter in here that is awesome, but a little hard to see over the base color I used. The first photo below is in the sun, the second is in the shade!

Does the name of that polish make anyone else want to watch Zenon? Just me? I miss when Disney made awesomely awful movies like that.

Lynnderella Gotta Love Brains, 2 coats over China Glaze Pelican Gray. Meh, probably my least favorite Lynnderella…there is a lot of big glitter in here that I love but I can never get it out of the bottle. The first photo below is in the sun, the second is in the shade.
Lac Attack Hell on Heels, 2 coats over Barry M Cappucino. Multi-colored matte glitter, be still my heart. Both photos below are in direct sunlight and with a couple of coats of topcoat!

I’ve had Hell on Hells on over black for nearly a week now…color me impressed it wears like iron! I haven’t had any chips at all!

Lynnderella Lovey Dovey, 1 coat over China Glaze Pelican Gray. This was a requested combo…and I love it! Both photos below are in the sun.

Nail Venturous A Dash Of Princess, 2 coats over Jessica Strawberry Shake It. This was a bit difficult to apply…you have to dab on the glitter after you fish the big pieces out of the bottle. Also, all the glitter in my bottle sinks to the bottom…if you get this be ready to shake it for about 5 minutes before applying it to get the glitter off the bottom. I do love the mix of glitter and will definitely be wearing this a lot! The first photo below is in direct sunlight, the second is in the shade.

Nail Venturous Humble Bee, 1 coat over Barry M Black Multi Glitter. FINALLY! I thought I’d never get this polish but I finally managed to snag a bottle when Ninja Polish put up inventory. Good news, it’s as awesome as I imagined. It was on the thick side and was a little gooey so I’d recommend layering it even though it can be opaque on its own. Both photos below are with topcoat and in direct sunlight.

Nail Venturous Orange You Unique, 1 coat over Jessica Tangerine Dreamz. I love this mix of matte glitter, I just kept staring at my nails when I wore this! I did use topcoat for the photos, the first 2 photos are in direct sunlight and the 3rd is in the shade.

Nerd Lacquer Scully, 1 coat over Borghese Almondine. Sadly as you might know Amanda (who made Nerd Lacquer) has closed up shop…not really sure what happened or why. This polish was a gift from my love Kirsten from Glitta Gloves so I wanted to show it! Both photos below are in the sun.

Once Upon A Polish Poison Apple, 1 coat over Glitter Gal Transitions Soft Red (which was over black). Red square glitter, I am a fan. The formula was a little troublesome. It was very thick and a bit hard to apply. This is one you have to carefully dab on. Both photos below are in the shade.

Once Upon A Polish Scuttle, 1 coat over Zoya Trixie. This can definitely be worn on it’s own…I didn’t realize how opaque it was until I started applying it. The formula was a bit on the thick side but I didn’t have any problems with the application. The first photo below is in the sun, the second is in the shade.

Pretty & Polished Hello Dolly, 1 coat over Zoya Meadow. My bottle of this is a mini, which is why I’m holding a top coat bottle 🙂 The first photo below is in the sun, the second is in the shade.

Pretty & Polished The Amazing Technicolor Top Coat, over Zoya Lola. I had HIGH  hopes for this but I couldn’t get any of the good glitters out of the bottle…except for 1 heart you can see on my pinky nail. Glad I bought the mini of this because I am disappointed, son. My bottle of this is a mini, which is why I’m holding a top coat bottle. The first 2 photos are in the sun, the 3rd is in the shade.

Whimsical Ideas by Pam Hatched, 1 coat over Megan Miller Collection Lemon Ice. I love this polish, I don’t need to say anything else 🙂

The first photo below is in the sun, the second is in the shade.

Whimsical Ideas by Pam I Believe in Fairies, over FingerPaints To-Really Hot. This was so pretty in the sun, I don’t think the photo is doing it any justice. The stars weren’t too difficult to get out…I got at least 1 on each nail without having to fish them out or place them on the nail. The first photo below is in direct sunlight, the second is in the shade.

Whimsical Ideas by Pam Kee-Wee. I say 2 1/2 because most nails only needed 2 coats and a couple just needed a very very thin 3rd coat to reach the opacity I liked. The first photo below is in the sun, the second is in the shade. I feel like pictures aren’t doing this justice either, it has gorgeous fine blue glitter in it that is so beautiful and unexpected!

Whimsical Ideas by Pam Kitty Glitter, 1 coat over Barry M Nude. I love this polish but kind of hate my combo, fail. I think this would be awesome over a light blue…next time I wear it that’s how I’ll layer it! The first photo below is in the sun, the second is in the shade.

Whimsical Ideas by Pam Saturday Morning Cartoons, 1 coat over Dollish Polish A Bad Case of Blue Balls. Love this glitter, love this combo….it was so glowy and awesome! The polish was a bit thick but look at the glitter payoff! Both photos below are in the shade!

Sorry about the slightly blurry pics, my camera couldn’t handle the awesome

Wonder Beauty Products Hippie Fest, 1 coat over FingerPaints Flip Flop Fuschia. Where do I start guys, I lusted after this polish and waited and waited for her to put it in bottle form (she sells her polish in jars normally) My bottle arrived looking nothing like it should, I’ve put a picture of how the polish should look under my swatch. The polish should be blue, green, yellow, pink, and purple flakes of glitter in a clear base. My bottle was tinted pink and only contains blue and silver flakes of glitter along with fine gold glitter.

I emailed the seller, and she said that the glitter must be bleeding more than normal. Now, I love indies (obviously) but when things like this happen it makes me question why I am spending so much money on something that could potentially be nothing like it should. I don’t know if maybe the seller doesn’t have time to properly test glitters for bleeding or what but this was extremely disappointing to get in the mail after looking forward to the polish for so long.

I do want to mention that the seller was very nice when I contacted her, she offered to replace the bottle. I ended up taking a refund since I felt like the new bottle would probably be just as bad if the glitter is bleeding this badly.

sorry for the rant 🙁

Here is my bottle and the polish on a sheet of paper:

How Hippie Fest SHOULD look:

Where to buy:
Alta Costura Vernis: http://www.etsy.com/shop/AltaCosturaVernis
CrowsToes: http://www.crowstoesnailcolor.bigcartel.com/
Darling Diva Polish: http://www.etsy.com/shop/DarlingDivaPolish
Dollish Polish: http://dollishpolish.bigcartel.com/
Elemental Styles: http://www.etsy.com/shop/ElementalStyles
Lac Attack: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LacAttack
Lynnderella: http://shop.llarowe.com/ via wishlist, please see Llarowe’s website for more info.
Nail Venturous: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Nailventurous and ninjapolish.com
Nerd Lacquer: No longer available 🙁
Once Upon A Polish: http://www.etsy.com/shop/OnceUponAPolish
Pretty & Polished: http://www.etsy.com/shop/prettyandpolished
Whimsical Ideas by Pam: http://www.facebook.com/whimsicalideasbypam
Wonder Beauty Products: http://www.etsy.com/shop/WonderBeautyProducts

*Disclosure: I purchased all the polishes in this post with the exception of Nerd Lacquer Scully which was a gift from my friend Kirsten from Glitta Gloves and Whimsical Ideas by Pam I Believe In Fairies & Kitty Glitter which were a gift from Pam*
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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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