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Saturday Spam: Random Swatch Spam!

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Hi guys, can you believe it’s already September?!? This year is flying by, I feel like I’m going to wake up tomorrow and it’s going to be 2013 already (ya know if the world doesn’t end before we get there LOL).  Today I have more Saturday Spam for you! This is no particular brand this week, more like an assortment of things I’ve used as a base for layering or NOTD’s that I’ve just never gotten around to posting.

Finger Paints Lemon Sour is a light pastel yellow creme. I believe this was part of Finger Paints Spring Collection for this year. I was a bit underwhelmed by that collection as a whole and didn’t buy any until I found this one on Clearance at Sally’s a while back. The formula left something to be desired, it was on the streaky side and took 3 coats to even out.

Sorry for showing you the side of the bottle in the photos, fail!

Julie G- 9 to 5 is a bright peach creme. I really love this kind of color, it’s soft but almost neon at the same time…weird I know but if you see it in person you’ll know what I mean.L’Oreal Brit Invasion is a taupe-y brown with a stunning gold shimmer. This one reminds me of Essie Armed & Ready but less green toned, if you liked that polish you’ll like this one also. The formula was great, 2 coats for full opacity. The shimmer wasn’t very apparently in low light/indoors but it gave the polish nice depth!

Zoya Manhattan Mixer is flecks of duochrome-y blue/green shimmer in a tinted yellow/green base. This is one of those Zoya’s that I wear and love and then wonder why I never see anyone raving about it. In the bottle it doesn’t look that fantastical but on=mind blown. The whole Glamsicles collection that this is part of is flippin awesome! I used 1 coat over American Apparel Hassid for the photos below, both photos are in the shade.

Zoya Nidhi is a cherry red with awesome duochrome-y shimmer. This is another Zoya that is not as loved as it should be. I’ve seen this one quite a few times while going through all the polishes on Zoya’s sites deciding what I want in one of their promos. It wasn’t until I found a local beauty supply that carries a ton of Zoya that I saw it in person and died from the awesome that was happening in the bottle. That little color blob on Zoya’s site does this no justice.

The red base is gorgeous but the shimmer is the star. It’s the same kind of duochrome flecked shimmer as Manhattan Mixer above but in the sun it flashes blue/purple and in the shade it looks more golden. I feel like my photos aren’t doing this much justice either, if you have somewhere around you that carries a good selection of Zoya (I don’t think Ulta has this one) you need to see this in person. I’m not a huge red polish kind of girl but I’m obsessed with this as you can probably tell from my 2 paragraph description haha! The formula is pretty great also, it was a little thick but not in a bad way.

Below is where you can find each brand!

Zoya: Zoya.com, limited selection at Ulta.

Dollish Polish: DollishPolish.comShop.Llarowe.comOverallBeauty.com

NCLA: shopncla.com

Lac Attack: LacAttack.com

Julie G: Rite Aid stores, JessesGirlCosmetics.com

FingerPaints: Sally Beauty Supply

OPI: Professional Salons & Retailers i.e. Ulta,  Trade Secret, JC Penney’s

Loreal: All major Drugstores (Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid etc…)

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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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