Friday, July 31, 2015

Cupcake Polish Las Vegas Showgirls Collection (3 of 5)

*The following products were provided in exchange for my honest review.

I have a collection to show you today that has my name all over it. No, it really doesn't have my name all over it, nor does it have anything to do with me. The reason I say that though is that these types of colors are what I'm all about when it comes to nail polish. They are sparkletastic and holorific and everything in between.

This is the Cupcake Polish Las Vegas Showgirls collection. This collection releases tomorrow 8/1!  These are some other beauties I received in Las Vegas during Cosmprof. I've been stalking Cupcake Polish on social media for awhile. Sara of Cupcake Polish is a true talent, and I've always oogled over her polishes online. I can now attest to the fact that her polishes in person are just as amazing, if not, more amazing in person!

Copa Girls
Copa Girls is a purple linear holo mixed with silver flakes and holo microglitter.

Jubilee is a silver linear holo mixed with silver flakes and holo microglitter.

Bluebell Girls
Bluebell Girls is a teal linear holo mixed with silver flakes and holo microglitter.

Collection: Cupcake Polish Las Vegas Showgirls Summer 2015

Color: These are all intense and richly pigmented shades. I notice in some other holos (from some other brands) that the intensity of the base color can be dulled when you add the holo magic to them. This isn't the case with these colors at all. They are all very saturated. The holo, silver flakes, and holo microglitter combination in these colors is absolute polish wizardry too.

Formula: These have excellent easy to use and opaque formulas. These applied beautifully without any snags. I used 2 coats per swatch above.

Price: This collection releases tomorrow 8/1 at 11am central time on Cupcake Polish. These polishes are $13.00 each, or you can purchase the entire set for the discounted price of $60.00 if purchase within the first 24 hours of release. You can also use this awesome discount code COSMPROF2015 for 10% OFF your order through 9/1/15!

Overall: These are true polish masterpieces. I've been really into nail polish for 7 years now. These are some of the best nail polishes I've come across in my nail polish history. They're beautiful and so thoughtfully well made. You definitely need these in your nail polish collection. I highly recommend buying the entire set. There is also a pink and black holo I did not show you. I'll be purchasing those tomorrow! Need I say it? Must have! Go get these!

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

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ninja Polish Reality

*The following product was received in exchange for my honest review.

I have a totally cool holo to share with you today from Ninja Polish. This is one of the polishes I received in Vegas from Rhonni the owner herself during Cosmoprof. She asked bloggers to pick out a color from her Infinity Gems collection. The polish Reality stood out to me the most because it is a yellow holo! I do not own a yellow holo and it is not something I really recall seeing much in nail polish.

Reality is a yellow holographic.

Collection: Ninja Polish Infinity Gems Summer 2015

Color: This isn't gold and this isn't green. This is yellow and a yellow holo at that! I didn't think these really could exist. This does have the slightest, and I mean slightest touch of green to it, but this most definitely reads yellow! This color is amazing!

Formula: Yellow in general is a difficult color in nail polish when it comes to formula. Yellow holo, I wasn't sure what to expect. This formula is excellent though, and I'm very impressed. This applied opaquely, smoothly, and easily. I only needed 2 coats.

Price: This is $10.00 on the Ninja Polish website. You can also purchase the entire set Infinity Gems polishes for  $70.00.

Overall: This is a definite must have polish for me. I'm so impressed and thrilled by so many aspects of this polish from color to formula. I love the yellow. I love that it's holo. I have so much love for this polish, and it definitely will be a Top 25 of 2015 contender!

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

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Link-Up Round-Up Tuesday: 7/28/15

I want to apologize for not having this post up last week! I got so into writing up my Cosmprof posts that I completely forgot to post this one! These are the links that were submitted for last week! I'll be on track from here on out!

If you'd like to submit your blog post for next week's link-up you can do so here, or fill out the form below.
The Polish Playground Green and Blue Holo Gradient with Leopard Print

B'Nails Philly Love's Lacquer Coffee on the Stoop

The Call of Beauty Stripes and Flowers

Seize the Sparkle Fishbowl Friday *036*

The Lazy Lacquerista WingDust Collections Nothing But Blue Skies Swatches & Review

Painted Fingertips Ornate Stamping Decals

Lacquered Geek Lucky 13 Lacquer: Bitchy Trampoline

Happy Tuesday!

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Glisten & Glow Silver Streak and Tequila Sunrise

*The following products were provided in exchange for my honest review. 

The next few weeks are going to be fun for you all and myself! I have so many indie polishes to share with you I received in Las Vegas during Cosmoprof. I am so excited! I am so overwhelmed by the indie market, that I find it difficult to know what to buy when I have the money. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to try so many brands and to have met so many great makers a few weeks ago. This experience has definitely helped me pinpoint brands I know I will become a loyal fan and custom of in the future.

The first indies I have to review for you are from Glisten & Glow! These polishes are from the recently released Cocktails Anyone? collection.

Silver Streak
Silver Streak is a silver holographic.

Tequila Sunrise
Tequila Sunrise is orange-red holographic.

Collection: Glisten & Glow Cocktails Anyone? Collection Summer 2015

Colors: These are holos are intense. I'm talking blinding intense, but I'm completely OK with being blinded by a holographic nail polish. What I love about Silver Streak is that it's not your typical silver holo. I found this silver has hint of taupe to it which makes it stand out compared to other silver holos. Tequila Sunrise is also an awesomely pigmented.

Formula: The formula on both of these were really easy to use and nice. I used 3 coats on Silver Streak and 2 coats on Tequila Sunrise.

Price: These are $14.00 individually and $105.00 for the entire 8 polish collection on the Glisten & Glow website.

Overall: I was really impressed with the quality of these holos. The intensity is great and they both have a nice formula to match!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Friday, July 24, 2015

Cosmprof North America 2015: Part 3 (Pic & Word Heavy)

Now on to the final event the Tips and Sips party!

This was the final Cosmprof related event I attended. This event was hosted by Nail It! Magazine, NAILPRO Magazine, and Katie Cazorla of The Painted Nail. I was very thankful for this event, and it was part of the reason I did not feel so bad for not being able to cover as much of the show floor. This event had little brand set ups from many of the brands I did not get to see on the show floor or that required appointment.
The event was held on the 60th floor at the Mandalay Bay (ooo la la)! This event I was little unsure about. Again, the whole this is a hosted by a big magazine and important people, and I'm not important or fancy popped into my head. I was relieved to know many other bloggers who were going had similar concerns.

I got to the event too early. I'm one of those early people. Thankfully, I found another early friend Amanda from Amanda Loves Polish to hang out with. She's really awesome. I felt like we really related well especially on why we blog. We entered the event together, and let me tell you walking around these little brand displays with brand reps is SO much easier when you have a friend.

This event had handful of mainstream brands, new nail brands, and a few indies. It was a similar set up as Cocktails & Colors as far as individual displays, but this event wasn't as chill and laid back. It had fancier people. I don't necessarily mean fancy as in dressy or pretentious people, but you know fancy as in important major brand professional people..also known as people that make me uncomfortable. That being said everyone was very nice, and I don't think I was too awkward! I hope.

Here are some pics of the brands there. Again, I multi-task failed and didn't get everyone. The lighting was also a challenge too!

Jessica Cosmetics
 This is their Phenom system which a gel-like polish that dries in natural light

The Painted Nail
 This is their Steam Off gel removal as well as some Footlogix  pedicure products.

 This was there Silk Watercolor line.

ENP Nail Design

Salon Perfect

China Glaze
 This is their Cheers! Holiday Collection for 2015.
 Some colors from the Fall Outdoors collection

Gabriel Cosmetics
 Cuccio Color
 Fall 2015 collection
Winter 2015 collection

There were more tables, but I didn't happen to snag a photo! After I made my rounds around the room, I was pretty beat!

I wanted to say really felt like I met some amazing people during this trip. I really felt I hit it off with Amanda from Amanda Loves Polish, Jenne from Polish Pathology, Tia from Iced Lacquer, Ida from Ida Nails It, Courtney from swatcher,polish-ranger, and Rhonni from Ninja Polish. I also enjoyed getting to see and talk to Christy from KBShimmer and Claudia from Chromatic Misadventures friends I already knew from before. Many thanks for Christy too for introducing me to so many people and making me feel welcomed at the show and Claudia for walking the show floor with me.  I really made some amazing connections with people, Christina from Scandalous n' Sassy was a hoot, Missi from DIFFERENT dimension is a sweetheart and was also a Lance Bass loving NSYNC fan in her younger years, Sara from Cupcake Polish another absolute sweetheart, and everyone else I talked to was just an absolute joy.

If I left out any names, I am so sorry and it is unintentional. I sincerely enjoyed everyone I met and spoke to! So much love for this group of women I met, and I'm so thankful for the opportunity to have been able to meet all of them. I only wish I had more time to with everyone. There is always next year. I will be back!

I forgot to mention! I have TONS of beautiful polishes to share with you all over the next several weeks. All the brands you've seen pics of in my posts the past few days I have products from them to show you. So many brands were so generous to bloggers. I appreciate their generosity and the opportunity to share their pretties on my blog! Stay tuned...

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