Good Morning guys! Today I have for you guys the Crackle Metals from China Glaze! I know I know, more crack/shatter/blasted/fractured/whatever. I have to say, even though I’m kinda getting over crackle polish I was pretty excited for these ones, a few of them are ones no one else has given us yet. I’m pretty impressed with these crackles, if you remember back to my post of the original set of crackles China Glaze put out you might remember that I didn’t love them. A few of them hardly cracked and they were a bit hard to work with. Good news, these are much better! I didn’t have any huge issues with these cracking, a few were a little bit tricky but overall I like them!
For consistency I layered all of these crackles over OPI Black Onyx! I used a medium coat of the crackle polishes for all of these swatched, thick coats of crackle didn’t work out to hot for me.
Cracked Medallion is a copper/bronze. I would call it the color of a penny. Love this one…the color is gorgeous!
Haute Metal is a pale pink metallic. I didn’t think I would like this but over black it was awesome!
Latticed Lilac is a pale lavender. I thought I would actually like this one more. The purple was a little bit too pale for me. Over black it didn’t really look purple, perhaps the purple will come out more over other shades!
Tarnished Gold is a gorgeous honey gold! Love it! I’ve been wanting a gold crackle polish so badly! I tried the Sally Hansen gold and wasn’t too impressed with it so I was pretty happy that Tarnished Gold worked out better for me!
Oxidized Aqua is a light blue. By far my favorite of the collection! I can’t wait to layer this one over more colors!
Platinum Pieces is the silver crackle! I’ve gotta say, I think that OPI Silver Shatter cracks a little better than Platinum Pieces, but maybe I just need to play with this one more.
These should be in stores sometime this month, but I don’t have an exact date!
Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches
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.
Saturday Spam: Lynnderella
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.
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!
piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial
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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