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Icing Magnetix Swatches!

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Good Morning!! Happy weekend, anyone have fun plans? It’s supposed to rain here so that means getting cozy and watching movies! Today I have 4 magnetic polishes to show you guys!! I LOVE magnetic polish and they are quickly becoming easier to find and more affordable! I picked up the 4 I’m showing you today at Icing, for those that have never heard of Icing they sell cheap accessories along with some make up and great polishes! These are brand spanking new and I pretty much stalked the store closest to me waiting for them to get their shipment in lol!

These are pretty much full of win and easily my favorite magnetic polishes that have come out so far!

Before I start I should mention that none of these have official names…wth Icing. I hate that! I used 2 coats for each polish and held the magnet over the nail for 10-15 seconds while the second coat of polish was wet to create the design for each!

First up is the blue/purple magnetic. THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! yes people I felt like I needed to yell that, if I wasn’t scared about my neighbors calling the cops I’d probably stand on my roof and yell about how awesome this one is. If you like magnetic polish you need this, heck even if you don’t like it…you still need this. Also, how awesome is the wavy magnet?!?

The next one is is a green/gold magnetic with glitter! This one is pretty amazing also, if not for that fab blue one it would be my favorite! I’ve seen magnetic polish with glitter but nothing near as awesome as this. The golden glitter comes out after you put the magnet over the nail and is SO gorgeous. Prior to using the magnet you can’t really see that glitter, I was all :O after I was done with the first nail!

Next up is a grey/black with glitter. I do feel like I have seen this one before, it looks like Layla Silver Galaxy…except it’s better in my opinion. It’s also a lot cheaper and the magnet is a billion times easier to use! Since I already have one like this overall it’s not my favorite but it’s still great!

Last up is the pink/dark pinkish red with glitter. In the bottle this one was my favorite, on the nail I don’t love it quite as much but it’s still a winner! The glitter in this one was also hiding it’s awesomness until you held the magnet over your nail! This one is unlike any of the other magnetic polishes I have!

Alright, now lets talk about the magnets and why I think they rule.

1. They have that awesome lip like the Nails Inc. magnetic polishes have. It makes it easy to hold the magnet the correct distance from the nail without hitting it on the wet polish.

2. The magnet is nice and strong and the designs come out awesome!

3. The magnet is more versatile than the others I have. It has 2 of those little lips, so you can easily switch the design the other direction.

4. There are 2 patterns to choose from, the straight lines and the awesome wavy pattern. If you buy these make sure you check the caps of your bottles to make sure you get one of each (or whichever you like the best) I put a picture of what each of the caps looks like below (I added the word that says Wavy/Straight!)

Now here is my one complaint, these brushes are seriously wonky. 2 of mine were okay but the other 2 were like the photo below. It was like trying to polish my nails with a mop. Make sure you check your brushes before you buy!

The Icing Magnetix polishes are available only at Icing stores. They do not sell online unless you happen to find them somewhere like eBay. They were $9 each for a .33oz bottle, however Icing polishes are as far as I know always buy 1 get 1 half off which makes it a pretty great deal!
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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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