Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lumina Lacquer Silver Springs

I have a blingy beauty to share with you today. Summer I was all about cremes and brights, but now that it's fall I'm breaking out the shimmers and glitters. This Lumina Lacquer is an attention seeking glitter for sure, and there is nothing wrong with that!

Silver Springs
Silver Springs is a holographic silver micro-glitter in a clear base.

Color: This is a pretty straight forward color wise, but it sure does wow! This a beautifully bright holographic silver that is in your face in all the right ways.

Formula: The formula on this is a little bit thick. I used 2 coats above. The more coats you use the thicker and harder to apply it gets. You can see some of my nail underneath with two coats in the photo, but in person this is so sparkly you don't see that at all.

Price: This is $10.00 on Lumina Lacquer's website.

Overall: This glitter is a definite stunner. If you like holographic glitter, you will want Silver Springs. The formula isn't my favorite, but far from bad. I think Silver Springs will be a great accent color once the holidays roll around!

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Milani Color Statement Lacquer: Coral/Nuetral/Orange

I have some of the new Milani Color Statement line lacquers for you today. I've been dividing these up by color families to share with you. I'm grouping a few families together here since there were not that many of those individual colors.

I'll be doing one finger swatches of this line since it's so large! Be sure to check out my review of the greens, pinks, and blues.

Corrupted Coral
 Corrupted Coral is a pink-toned coral creme.

Mauving Forward
Mauving Forward is a plum-mauve creme.

Pink Beige
Pink Beige is a pink-toned nude creme.

Mango Tango
Mango Tango is a bright red orange creme.

Colors: The colors here are nice. They're not the most original colors, but great staple colors. I really love Pink Beige, as I find pink-toned nudes harder to come by.

Formula: The formulas on these were good. I did find Corrupted Coral to be a bit thick and harder to use than the rest. That seems to be the same for all of the pastel and lighter colors in this collection.

Price: These polishes can be purchased on the Milani site or CVS for $3.99 each.

Overall: Nice selection of colors there. They're not original, but I do really like Pink Beige. The formula is standard as well, but the price is great if you do not have colors like this in your stash already.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Friday, September 19, 2014

Piggy Polish Vincent's Stars

On my trip to California this past June, I took advantage of stopping at as many Rite Aids as I could. As many of you know Florida is deprived of Rite Aid. While I was at one I saw a Piggy Polish display with a pretty blue polish that caught my eye. This pretty blue polish also happened to be holo, so in the cart it went!

Vincent's Stars
 Vincent's Stars a denim subtle scattered holographic.

Color: I adore this shade of blue. This a medium denim blue jean blue. This is a very subtle holo. I am not a holo snob, and I actually like subtle holos. I love the pigmentation of the base color, and how it's accented with the holo.

Formula: Excellent formula. I needed only 2 coats.

Price: I paid around $7-$8 for this at Rite Aid. I have no idea if this still available in stores. Piggy Polish isn't really a brand you can find on the web either. I have done a search and seen some results in blog sales and on eBay.

Overall: I love Vincent's Stars. I love the pigmented denim base, and equally love the subtle holo effect. If you're a holo fan, you may be disappointed this doesn't pack a holo punch. Personally, I love it just the way it is!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Sinful Colors Gogo Girl

You can never go wrong with a bright cherry red polish. What is even better is a bright cherry red polish that is $2. I have had this Sinful Colors polish in my collection since 2011, and it's been staple ever since. 

Gogo Girl
Gogo Girl is a bright true cherry red crelly.

Color: This is pretty self explanatory. If you're looking for that reto bright red creme, you need to look no further than Gogo Girl.

Formula: This has a nice 3 coat formula. I call this a crelly because it's not quite jelly and not quite a creme. It's a nice mix of the two. I love the finish of this polish.

Price: This is $1.99 at Walgreens. I'm *pretty* sure this is part of the permanent collection. I got this in 2011, but I've seen it around since. 

Overall: Gorgeous classic red color. The formula and finish are great, and the price is hard to beat!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Hobby Polish Bloggers Giveaway!

It's time for a great giveaway sponsored by the Hobby Polish Bloggers!   

This giveaway starts today September 17th and runs through September 31st. Open worldwide to those 18+.

There are 3 prizes:
1st- $165
2nd- $90
3rd- $75

All prizes will be paid via Paypal.
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Bloggers Involved: 
A Little Polish http://alittlepolish.blogspot.com
acidicice http://www.acidicice.co.za
Addicted to Polish http://addictedtopolish.blogspot.com
BeginNails: Every Journey Has A Beginning http://www.beginnails.blogspot.com
B'Nails http://boomernails.blogspot.com/
Canadian Nail Fanatic http://canadiannailfanatic.blogspot.ca/
Carinae L'etoile's polish stash http://www.carinaeletoile.com
Copycat Claws http://www.copycatclaws.blogspot.ca
Doctor Crafty https://doctorcrafty.wordpress.com
Fashion Footing http://fashionfooting.blogspot.com
I Feel Polished http://www.ifeelpolished.com
Imperfectly Painted http://www.imperfectlypainted.com/
LacqueredGeek http://www.facebook.com/lacqueredgeek
Lavish Layerings http://www.lavishlayerings.blogspot.com/
Les essais beauté de Schette http://schette08.free.fr/essaisbeaute/
Lit From Within http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com/
Lustrous Lacquer http://www.lustrouslacquer.blogspot.com
Manic Talons http://www.manictalons.com
Manicure Addict http://www.manicureaddict.com
Pamper with Polish http://www.pamperwithpolish.com
Peer Pressure Polish http://www.peerpressurepolish.com
Plump and Polished http://www.plumpandpolished.com 
Polish Galore http://www.polishgalore.com
Polished and Glittered http://www.polishedandglittered.com
ProcrastiNails http://www.ProcrastiNails.com
Sammy Gail's Nails http://sammygailsnails.blogspot.com
Sassy Shelly http://www.sassyshelly.com
Shelby Lou Nails http://shelbylounails.blogspot.com
The Dalai Lama's Nails http://www.thedalailamasnails.com
The Polished Hippy http://thepolishedhippy.blogspot.com/
The Polished Mommy http://www.thepolishedmommy.com/
The Sparkling Hoard http://www.thesparklinghoard.com/
xoxo, Jen http://xoxojen.com Pin It