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China Glaze Magnetix II Collection Swatches!

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Hi guys! Hope you all had a good weekend! Today I have the China Glaze Magnetix II Collection to share with you! I was a bit hesitant about buying these after the first Magnetix collection was (in my opinion) a big fat fail. What got me with these were the colors and the magnet, I love the different designs on it. To find out if this round of magnetic polishes from China Glaze is any better click the read more button below!

What I think of the magnet will be at the bottom of the post if you’re specifically looking for that!

Bond-Tastic is an orangey tan. This color-wise, I don’t like…it’s just not a flattering color on me. Magnetic wise, it’s ok-ish. I had issues getting the designs to show up ūüôĀ I haven’t had a chance to try this with magnets from other brands though so hopefully it’s better then. The formula was good.

Con-fused is green. I don’t love this green but it’s nice if you don’t already have green in your stash, I actually prefer the green Wet ‘n Wild magnetic I posted a couple of weeks ago. The formula was good on this one also.

Get Charged is a dark silvery purple/grey. I like this color, it’s a bit unusual since it looks very purple sometimes and very grey other times! like the other polishes prior the formula was good!

Gold Fusion is beautiful gold! I don’t usually go for gold polish but I quite like this one for some reason. I don’t however love the magnetic effect with it, it doesn’t stand out very well…there isn’t enough contrast between the color the magnet brings out and the base color of the polish. The formula was again, nice.

Positively In Love is magenta/Fuschia. This one was my favorite post-magnet though I do feel like we’ve already seen this color from other brands. The formula again, was good haha!

Sparks Will Fly is blue/purple. Love this one, but really I’m not surprised since I have 2 bottles of the Icing magnetic that is the same color. If you don’t have an Icing near you and wanted that magnetic polish this is great for you! The formula was…you guessed it, good!

Below is the magnet China Glaze is putting out with this collection. Like the first magnet, it has to be purchased separately and features 3 designs on a horseshoe-shaped plastic plate. There is a little ridge to rest on your cuticle to make it easy to place it the correct distance from the nail.

The first design on this magnet is a circular bullseye design. I love this design…I don’t have anything like it! I didn’t have any issues with the magnet being strong (at least not on Positively In Love). The only issue I have is that the design looks weird and cut off where the nail curves. I wish some of these companies would put out magnets that curve like the nail!

Next up is the design of a straight line. The magnet is okay, not as strong as the circular design but it did work. Personally, I don’t really care for it though so it’s pretty useless to me.

Last is a grid-like design. This is my favorite of the 3…I found it to be the strongest magnet wise. It was also the most 3D looking design, I couldn’t stop staring at my nails while moving my hand around when I used this magnet haha. My only issue is the same as I had with the circular design, unless you have relatively flat nails it will look weird on the sides.

Overall, I like this collection of Magnetix a lot better than the original. I like the colors more and the magnet is much much better. My picks are Get Charged and Gold Fusion (love the color even if the magnetic effect isn’t super strong). If you missed out on the blue/purple Icing Magnetic Sparks Will Fly is another I’d recommend.

Magnetic II from what I understand is a September release from China Glaze…however it’s already available online. I bought mine on transdesign.com, I’m not sure about the¬†availability¬†on other etailers…when I searched Amazon last night I didn’t see any on there yet.

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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 ūüôĀ 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 Llarowe, Harlow & 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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