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China Glaze Fall 2015 Great Outdoors Collection Swatches & Review

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Happy Friday! Today I have the Great Outdoors Collection for Fall 2015 from China Glaze to share with you. I actually thought I had already posted this collection but I found it sitting in my drafts yesterday and was like :O

For Fall this year China Glaze mixed it up a little with cremes, shimmers and some great duochromes. Check out all the swatches after the jump!

Cabin Fever is a rusty red to orange/gold duochrome. This looks great both out in the sun and in the shade since the color shift is visible in both types of lighting. The formula was good, it was easy to apply and the opacity was good. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Change Your Altitude is a light grey creme. The formula was really nice, it was creamy and smooth to apply with good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Check Out The Silver Fox is a metallic silver foil. The formula was good, it had great opacity and was easy to apply. Depending on how you apply you’ll need 1-2 coats…I used 2.

Free Bear Hugs is a deep red creme. The formula was great, it was easy to apply with good opacity. I only needed 1 coat for full opacity. It looks a little patchy in photos but I couldn’t see that in person.

Gone Glamping is a silvery green to dirty gold duochrome. The color shift in this one is on the subtle side. The formula was ok, it was ok to apply but sheer. I used 3 coats and could still see some nail line in certain lighting.

Let’s Dew It is a steel blue glitter topper. This has a mix of small hex and very tiny micro glitter which gives great coverage. The formula can be tricky to work with, its on the thick side but manageable. I used 1 coat over Change Your Altitude for the photos below.

My Lodge Or Yours is a rosy taupe/brown creme. I’m on the fence with this one, I really like the color but it just doesn’t look all that great with my skin tone. The formula was good, it was easy to apply with nice opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Pondering is a dark blue/green/purple duochrome. This is my favorite of the duochromes, it just feels so fall to me. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency and easy to apply with good opacity. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

S’more Fun is a greenish yellow creme. This is the oddball of the collection, I like that China Glaze threw a little curve ball into the mix with this shade. Its not for everyone, but I enjoy it. The formula was good, it was a nice consistency…it was a touch streaky but nothing too bad. I used 2 coats for the photos below.

Sleeping Under The Stars is a blurple base with a very subtle pink shimmer. The shimmer is more visible in photos than it was in person, unfortunately, but its still very pretty when the light hits it right. The formula was great, it was a tad thick but in a way that made application easy. This could easily be a 1 coater, I used 2 coats in the hopes that the shimmer would come out more (it didn’t).

Take A Hike is a dark green creme. You guys know me, I love a good green. I really like what China Glaze did with this one, its dusty…but not. Its muted…but not. I think maybe the little bit of teal this has to it is what is drawing me in . The formula was fantastic, it was easy to apply and the opacity was great. I used 1 coat for the photos below.

Wood You Wanna? is a dark brown foil. This is an interesting shade, it almost leans purple. The formula was great, it was a good consistency and had great opacity. I used 1 coat for the photos below.

The Great Outdoors Collection is available at stores like Ulta and Sally Beauty. Price varies depending on where you buy from. My picks from the collection are Take A Hike and Pondering. I also really like My Lodge Or Yours even though it doesn’t look that good on me.
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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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