Wednesday, June 29, 2016

China Glaze Papa Don't Peach

I have another one of the jelly glitter polishes from China Glaze's Lite Brites collection to share with you today. I am big fan of this collection and I think it's one of the best collections China Glaze has released as of late. I was a big fan of the other jelly glitter We Got The Beet. Will this one steal my heart too?

Papa Don't Peach
Papa Don't Peach is a neon orange jelly packed with gold microglitter.

Collection: China Glaze Lite Brites Summer 2016

Color: This color caused my camera to flip out of a bit. I tried my best to color correct in my photo program, but I still couldn't get it 100%. This is more yellow-orange in real life. This colors is bright and I love the combination with the glitter. This is the perfect summer shade. It's juicy, glitter, and oh so bright!

Formula: Well, I didn't have issues with We Got The Beet's formula like others had mentioned with these jelly glitters, but I did have problems with this formula. This formula was a mess for me. It was thick, sticky, and goopy. This is a polish you really need to let dry completely between coats otherwise it gets too thick and goopy in spots and will never dry or level. Like We Got The Beet, this does dry flat so it needs a top coat, all the more reason to let it dry between coats unless you want a smudgy sticky nail polish mess.

Price: I paid around $4 for this one eBay. I recommend shopping this on e-tailers it is much cheaper than China Glaze's $7-$8 retail price.

Overall: I'm not a big orange fan, but I do love love this color. It's such a fun color that really pops. I'd wear it if the formula wasn't so bad. This formula was just a mess for me and it's so disappointing.

My Rating: 3 out of 5 Paint Splatters
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking

Every once in awhile a magical fairy princess unicorn comes down to earth and blesses a polish maker with the power to make one of the most magical polishes of all the land. Sara of Cupcake Polish was one of the fairy princess unicorn blessed makers which resulted in Berry Good Looking. I had my eye on this polish for awhile but never buckled down to get it. Thankfully, it was gifted to me in a recent gift exchange. I don't know why I waited so long.

Berry Good Looking
Berry Good Looking is an intense purple linear holo.

Collection: Cupcake Polish Berry Patch Collection Summer 2015

Color: I was a little worried when I received my bottle because it looked more pink in the bottle than purple. I don't know what magical powers this polish has, but when I applied it to the nail it was undoubtedly purple. It also really comes to life on the nail. It looks just like any other holo in the bottle, but on nail...POW! This is gorgeous shade it's an intensely vibrant purple and the holo factor is one of the strongest I've ever seen.

Formula: This had an excellent and easy to use formula. I used 2 coats above.

Price: This is $13 on Cupcake Polish's website.

Overall: This is a polish every single person who reads this blog needs to own. It is definitely up there in my favorite nail polishes of all time. It's a stunning color and that holo effect is so intense. You need this polish. Buy it now!

My Rating: 5 out of 5 *Golden* Paint Splatters
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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Pick Your Polish Blog Sale!


Pack #1: 3 full sized for $14 Shipped
Pack #2: 6 full sized polishes for $27 Shipped
Pack #3: 9 full sized polishes for $37 Shipped 
Pack #4: 12 full sized polishes for $47 Shipped

*Shipping not included that's approx $3.33 per bottle! 

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Weekly Wax Wrap Up: 6/19/16-6/26/16

It was another dud week for wax. I'm finding myself very hard to please lately. I think it's because I really have my set scents I like, but I always want to try more and usually end up not liking stuff as much as I like my set favorites. I'll keep trying though to find some new ones I do like!
Ten Digit Creations Rose Water
Scent Description: rose petals and fresh spring water
My Thoughts: Blech. This smelled odd to me. It smelled like these rose candies they used to sell at World Market that I thought I was so fancy for having. It's sugary synthetic smelling rose that was not for me. I do get a hint of that "rose water" type scent I was expecting, but it's drowned out by something icky sweet. I was really hoping for something refreshing and floral. This wasn't it. The throw wasn't strong either. 
Scent Throw: 2/5
Where To Buy: Ten Digit Creations

ScentSationals Kitchen Sunshine
Scent Description: Clean as a whistle
My Thoughts: Very helpful description. This is s heavy lemon scent, but not so much a clean one in my opinion. This smells like Lemonhead candies. Yet another expected clean scent that goes into sugary candy territory for me. I was expecting more of a natural lemon or even a lemon cleaner scent  with this one. I didn't get either. 
Scent Throw: 4/5
Where To Buy: ScentSationals

Ten Digit Creations Verbena Bamboo
Scent Description: fresh green aroma of verbena and bamboo
My Thoughts: Now we're talking! This scent I really do like. You get a really strong grassy green note from the bamboo in this scent with a splash of citrus. This scent is very crisp, clean, and refreshing. I really love the greenery notes, it's really a great summer clean scent. The throw could be a tad stronger.
Scent Throw: 3.5/5
Where To Buy: Ten Digit Creations

Ten Digit Creations Cucumber Cilantro
Scent Description: fresh cucumber and cilantro with bits of grapefruit and lime
My Thoughts: I was a bit hesitant about picking this one up because I'm not the biggest cilantro fan. People usually either love cilantro or hate it. I'm actually an in-betweener about it. This worked out well in this scent, though. This is very refreshing with the cucumber. It has a strong watery and slightly sweet cucumber base note with citrus and some herbal notes from the cilantro. It's really a nice blend that works well together. My only complaint about this was while it had good throw I felt it dissipated really quickly after the first hour. 
Scent Throw: 4/5
Where To Buy: Ten Digit Creations

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Friday, June 24, 2016

China Glaze We Got The Beet

China Glaze is a brand as of late that is very hit or miss. I either love a collection or absolutely hate it. I'd say their summer Lite Brites collection was a definite hit. I had a handful of polishes from this collection I picked up, but I was most intrigued by their microglitter jelly polishes. I have one of those to share with you today.

We Got The Beet
We Got The Beet is a grape purple jelly filled with golden/copper microglitters.

Collection: China Glaze Lite Brites Summer 2016

Color: I adore this color. It's the perfect summer purple that is bold and bright. I love the golden microglitter in this best. You know me I love my cool-toned colors paired with warm metallics. It's an amazing color combination that is very summery.

Formula: Here is what surprised me. I've heard a lot of people complain about the formula on this one. I personally did not have any issues with it whatsoever. I felt it applied nicely. This does dry down matte and textured, so I definitely think top coat is a must. I'm not sure if there were batch issues with this, I just had better luck with it, or I was expecting it to be bad and it wasn't that bad!  I used 2 coats above.

Price: I got this on eBay I think for around $4. I'd search for this one e-tailers. It's always more expensive at Ulta or Sally's.

Overall: I love this fun summer color. I love the jelly look plus the glitter. Yes, it's a definite throwback to jelly shoes. I hate those so much. I loved the look, but they always gave me blisters. Anyways! This polish rocks in my book.

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

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