Monday, February 8, 2016

Model City Polish Fall in Love

It's the week before Valentine's! I'll be featuring some red, pink, and other Valentine's appropriate and inspired polishes. Today, I have a new to me brand to share with you today, Model City Polish. The brand has always been on my radar, but it was one of those brands I just never got around to purchasing. When I saw Model City's fall collection I knew that "never got around to" business would have to end. I picked up this one from that collection.

Fall in Love
Fall In Love is a dark wine jelly filled with holographic pigment and gold ultra holo glitter.

Collection: Model City Polish Fall 2015

Color: This is a gorgeous holo! I love this wine colored shade it's the perfect deep red with a hint of purple. What makes this polish for me is that gold ultra holo glitter. I love it when gold glitter or shimmer is added to anything. I especially love gold holo glitter which I rarely see! Thank you Model City!

Formula: This has an excellent formula. This was a two coater and applied smoothly.

Price: This is $11.00 on Model City's etsy site.

Overall: Fall in Love is a beautiful and unique polish. I love the shade of red of this polish, the holographic effect, and of course the gold ulta holo glitter. This is a stunner and this is definitely a brand I will be repurchasing from!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatter
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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 1/31/16-2/7/16

I did have some success this week at finding new wax. It looks like my Walmart is finally getting in some of the spring/summer scents. Thank goodness! I think you can tell from my wax selection this week that I'm over fall/winter scents for sure. I'm enjoying the colder weather, but I'm over colder weather scents!

ScentSationals Cucumber Melon
Scent Description: Refreshingly cool & crisp
My Thoughts: I've mentioned before I like melon scents. This is no exception. I find a lot of fruity scents too sweet for me, but melon scents always have that refreshing watery note to them that keeps them in check. This is a very fresh melon scent paired with watery and crisp cucumber. It's the perfect balance of sweet and fresh. This had a strong throw that lasted several hours. 
Where To Buy: Walmart or ScentSationals website.

Chesapeake Bay Candle Paradise Flower
Scent Description: N/A
My Thoughts: I've had hit or miss results with this brand. This one was average throw for me. The scent of this to me smelled like a blend of pineapple, some floral, and watery note. There maybe the slightest bit of coconut in there too. This has a really nice fresh tropical scent. My issue with this is that slight coconut touch. Coconut scents always come off artificial to me and so does this one. It doesn't ruin this scent for me completely, but it's certainly not winning any gold stars. Tropical scents don't all have to have coconut in them! 
Where To Buy: Target

Ten Digit Creations Night Shift
Scent Description: soft lavender and tonka
My Thoughts: I like lavender scents and this is on the scale of a sweet lavender rather than a herbal one. I prefer herbal lavenders, but I do enjoy some softer lavender scents. I'm on the fence about Night Shift. It really does smell like a lavender macaroon or some bakery type lavender. I'm not a bakery fan, but I do like the lavender. It's OK, but not one I'd repurchase. This had moderate throw. 
Where To Buy: Ten Digit Creations

Better Homes & Gardens White Peach Mango
Scent Description: N/A
My Thoughts: I adored this one cold sniff. I feel like mango and peach scents can sometimes get musty. This was a very fresh and bright blend of peach and mango. When I melted this one it was POTENT. It was so strong that I had to turn it off. It's a great scent, but I live in a small space so this overpowered it. It's hard to complain about strong throw. That's what we want, but for me I'll probably use less than a cube of this! It smells great, but WHEW! 
Where To Buy: Walmart

ScentSationals Sea Glass
Scent Description: N/A
My Thoughts: I wish this one had a scent description because it's so hard to describe. There is a definite salty and watery ocean note in here paired with some type of floral. Ocean scents are my favorite so I like this one. It's very fresh and pleasant. I can't say it's entirely original, but I don't have anything that smells exactly like it either. It doesn't have the "it factor" like TDC Sea Salt & Ocean Breezes, but it's nice and it will remain in my rotation. This had a nice throw for several hours. 
Where To Buy: ScentSationals website

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Fresh Paint Olivia

Orlando finally got a Five Below and I'm really excited. Honestly, I thought I'd just love the nail polish there, but I've found so many other great finds. I did come across a Fresh Paint color that caught my eye recently. You know why? Well, it's a neutral. I'm all about the neutrals this winter and this one is a winner.

Olivia is a grey/taupe creme.

Color: I'm having a hard time describing this grey. I don't think it's a straight up pure grey, it does have hint of taupe to it. I love this color! If you asked me this 5  years ago I would of said I hated this color. Taupes were not my thing, but now. I love it! It's a great neutral shade.

Formula: Wow! This formula surprised me. It was PERFECT. I used 2 coats, but I could imagine if you used thick coats you could get away with one. It was smooth, buttery ,and so easy to apply.

Price: I got this at Five Below in a 3 for $5 deal. I believe they're $2 individually.

Overall: I love Olivia. The color is beautiful and formula is great. This fits perfectly in my little neutral winter color obsession I have going on. I approve!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Noodles Nail Polish Winter Daze

The indie market is absolutely overwhelming for me. I feel like it's just nail polish overload on social media with all the indies out there. I cannot keep up especially now with so many small releases, specialty collection, indie boxes. Literally, my brain cannot compute. It's just too much. 

I really try zone in one brands I love and honestly I have to tune the rest out. Every so often, a brand pops on my radar and I have a new much loved brand. That brand for me now is Noodles Nail Polish. I came across their holiday collection and fell in love. I then came across their winter collection and fell harder. This was one of the colors I feel for. 

Winter Daze
Winter Dazes is a deep cornflower blue crelly that's full of gold holo glitters, blue/gold flakies, and aqua micro glitter.

Collection: Noodles Nail Polish Winter 2016

Color: You know me. I love my cool-toned colors paired with warm metals. I love this shade of blue paired this mix of glitters. It's gorgeous and unique. I adore it when indie makers do color combinations like this, they're my absolute favorite. 

Formula: Excellent formula. I used 2 coats above. This applies beautifully, smoothly, and opaquely. 

Price: This is $8.50 on Noodles Nail Polish etsy site. This one is limited edition! There are only 8 bottles left! Get one! 

Overall: This is an all star polish. I love the color combination. The formula is excellent and probably one of the best crelly formulas I've tried. I think this is must have, so for the 8 of you left who get it you're lucky! 

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Link-Up Round-Up Tuesday: 2/2/16

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The Call of Beauty Fuchsia Snowflakes

What's on my nails today? Cream-copper plum skittlette

Happy Tuesday! 
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