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OPI Glitter Off Review

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Hi guys, happy weekend! Anyone doing anything fun this weekend? I’m just doing my normal nail polish stuff and maybe going to see a movie or something Today I have a review of OPI’s new Glitter Off base coat for you! I was pretty excited about this, it’s a peel-able base coat that makes removing glitter polishes a breeze!

Glitter off applies white and milky and dries clear in about 5 minutes or so, depending on how thick of a coat you use. I tried this with thin and slightly thicker coats to see if it affected wear and didn’t notice it making much of a difference either way. This does dry from the edges in so it looks almost like it’s shrinking, not even going to lie I thought I did something wrong the first time I tried it. I was like ” what is with all this shrinkage” lol

Once Glitter Off is dry you apply your polish as normal and when you’re ready to take your mani off you can just peel it off. Sounds pretty fantastical right? I’m a bit on the fence about this because of the wear I experienced but more on that later in the post.

A lot of people have been asking if this is a glue base and how it compares to them…I can’t say how it compares since I’ve yet to try out the glue method.  I can tell you that based off the ingredients, yes…it is pretty much just a glue base coat. As you can see the second ingredient is “Polyvinyl Acetate” Polyvinyl Acetate is fancy speak for PVA which is what most glues are made of. You can read all about it over on Wikipedia!

As far as wear goes with Glitter Off I have mixed feelings. The first time I tried this with a Nicole by OPI glitter. I applied it around 2pm and went about my day, washed my hair ect. When I woke up the next morning all of the polish on my index finger had popped off. I still haven’t found it in my bed lol!

I tried Glitter Off again with one of the Nicole by OPI Roughles polishes. I wanted to see if wear would be any different with a polish that wasn’t only glitter. Good news, wear was much much better. I wore that mani for 5 days and had no issues with any polish popping off and didn’t even experience any chipping until I had worn it for 4 days. Removing that mani was a breeze, it peeled off easily.

Now the 3rd test…this time I used another full glitter, a Salon Perfect polish I haven’t yet reviewed! Unfortunately I had the same experience as I did the first time with Glitter Off. Not even 24 hours after applying the polish all of the polish popped off my index finger in a sheet. It actually happened while I was sitting at my desk at work 🙁 I purposely applied this mani after I had taken a shower so I could see if maybe washing my hair had caused the polish to come off the first time…since it happened again I’m going to go ahead and say washing my hair had nothing to do with it the first time. I wonder if I’m somehow harder on my index finger than the other ones…weird that it popped off that finger both times!

Overall I am meh about this…it almost works TOO well. I want my polish to come off when I want it to come off, not just randomly in the middle of the night or while I’m sitting at my desk typing away. The 2 times I used Glitter Off with a regular glitter polish I didn’t even get a full day of wear out of it. I’m definitely going to use up the bottle I have but I don’t think it’s something I’d re-purchase.

Glitter Off will be available March 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail.

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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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