Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Marbles For Polish Review

The products in this post were provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. 
No compensation was received. 

Hi guys! 

Today I have a brand new line of Indie polishes to show you. Shannon, who runs the blog Marbles for Polish has started an indie brand also named Marbles For Polish. Shannon was kind enough to send me three polishes to review so lets get started!

 Bottle Shot 

First up is Greed- A yellow shimmer with gold shreds. This is part of  the 7 Deadly Sins Collection.


This is two coats with one coat Seche Vite. This one had a good consistency, it applied nicely and it was actually nearly opaque in the first coat! I did notice a ton of shards in the bottle but I didn't get a lot of them on the nails..which i'm ok with. I'm not a huge fan of shards so I was happy with the amount that came out.    I did notice some graininess (is that the right word?) with the polish. I'm assuming it needed to be shaken a bit more? I'm not sure how polish making works so that's totally a guess.



Next is Pride, also part of the 7 Deadly Sins Collection.  This is a pretty purple with purple shifting glitter and what looks to me like blue shimmer but her etsy listing says green! 




This one was kinda thick not to thick that it was difficult to work with. I would just be sure to use thin coats. I used two coats with one coat of Seche Vite. 

Lastly is Cosmic Dust. This is a deep purple almost blue with rainbow shifting glitter. This one is my favorite of the three. It reminded me of a starry night.




This one was also a little on the thick side but again still manageable. This one was also a little streaky at first but evened out pretty well after the 2nd coat. 

One more thing to note about all of these- the brush holds a lot of polish. Be sure to wipe the brush thoroughly to ensure you don't get to much polish on your nail. ;)

 I think there could be some tweaks here and there but it's a pretty good first showing. I look forward to seeing what she comes up with in the future. If you are interested in adding some Marbles For Polish to your collection check out her Etsy shop here! Also be sure to like her facebook page here. 

What do you think? Which was your favorite? :Let me know in the comments!

Have a lovely day! 

The products in this post were provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. 
No compensation was received. 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Illamasqua Scarce

Hi guys!

I recently received Illamasqua Scarce in a birthday package and I was so excited to see it. This shade and the rest from the Speckled collection have been on my wishlist for seemingly forever. Check it out!



A gorgeous soft pink with tiny black glitter and larger black hexagons. The formula was awesome on this one. It took two thin coats to achieve opacity and was the perfect consistency. I don't own any Illamasqua other than this one but I definitely need more!


I love this polish so much! It's going to have to go into my top 5. What do you think? Do you know any Illamasqua's I should add to my wishlist? Let me know in the comments!

Have  a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Born Pretty Store Review

                           The products in this review were provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. 
No compensation was received. 

Hi guys! A couple of months ago I was contacted by someone from Born Pretty Store to do a review on a couple of items of my choosing. If you have ever been to the Born Pretty Store website you know that choosing two things is extremely difficult. Born Pretty Store sells a variety of things including jewelry, nail polish and nail art items, nail tools, makeup, there is even a section for acrylic and gel nail users. They offer free worldwide shipping and the prices are dirt cheap. The only thing is it may take awhile to get to you. They ship from China so depending on customs where you live it could take a couple of weeks. More than worth it i'd say! 

I decided to choose bows and studs for this review. 


First up I used the black plastic bows with a little rhinestone in the middle to give them that extra bit of sparkle. ;)

I actually did two mani's with the bows because I wasn't thrilled with the first set. 

The first one I used 

The plan was to use the black as my main color and the silver for accent nail with the bow. Then with the other nails I added Leopard Print with the white and silver. 

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Born- Pretty- Store- Lepord- Print-Bows

I really loved the bow but I wasn't so thrilled with the print and bow together so I decided to simplify things. 

Born-Pretty- Store- Review- Bows- and- Zoya

 And ended up with this! This is Zoya Wednesday with an unnamed Color Club Silver. I wish I knew the name of that color club because it is the most perfect silver glitter to go with Wednesday! I liked this much better and I feel like you were really able to see and appreciate the bow.

Born- Pretty- Store- Zoya- and- Bow

And another because I just love them so much!

Born- Pretty- Store- Zoya- Bows

The bow was very easy to work with and apply. I just put a layer of Seche Vite on then stuck the bow on and let it dry. I did only wear these for a few minutes so when I wear them again I will add a dab of nail glue to be sure that they will stick on for awhile. 

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For funsies I added some silver polka dots. Kinda love them! 

Next I tried out the gold studs. 

Born- Pretty- Store- Studs

The blue is OPI Eurso Euro. I loved the blue and gold combo. The studs were very easy to work with. Like the bows above I layered Seche Vite on top and stuck the studs on. I wore these for a couple of hours and most of them popped off. LOL! So I would definitely advise using some nail glue. 


I am very satisfied with the items I received from Born Pretty Store. Both of these items are very inexpensive and you get a good amount to work with. 

If you are interested in trying either of these items here are the links. 

Bows-(come in different colors) http://www.bornprettystore.com/10pcs-cute-sweet-candy-colors-bowknot-resin-nail-stickers-p-5168.html

Studs- http://www.bornprettystore.com/10pcs-delicate-gold-diamond-design-stud-nail-decoration-p-10446.html

You can like Born Pretty Store on Facebook  here. 

Born Pretty Store is offering my readers a discount code so enter AFX31 to get 10% off your order! You can click the banner to the right and it will take you right to the store. Enjoy and happy shopping! 

        The products in this review were provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review. 
No compensation was received.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Butter London Disco Biscuit

Hi guys! I have been lusting after this polish for ages! I finally snagged it at a good price on a blog sale and I couldn't wait to try it. Here is Butter London Disco Biscuit. 


It's a pretty pink with tiny blue sparkles that were very difficult to pick up in the picture. I adore the color but I was very disappointed with the consistency. It was full of little chunks and it was very difficult to spread. Such a shame because I was really excited to get this one but it looks like I'm going to be selling it. :(

Has this every happened to anyone else? You know you get a polish you've been lusting after but then it was a huge letdown.. Tell me about it in the comments!

Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Devil Wears Polish Swatch and Review

Hi guys!!

It's been awhile since I blogged, We moved into a house so it has been non stop busy. I've finally got most of my nail stuff unpacked and I'm happy to say I had NO casulties during the move. WHEW! I can't tell you how nervous I was loading my Helmers onto the moving truck. ;)

I'm happy to be back with a long overdue review of The Devil Wears Polish.

First up is Bourbon Substitute. This is a beautiful light brown full of holo goodness.The-Devil-Wears-Polish-Bourbon-Substitute
Light box Photo 


Light Box With Flash 


Outside Pic. Holy HOLO!

I am truly in love with this color. I have a thing for brown polish. I think it looks awesome against my skin tone and the addition of the holo made me love it even more. This was 3 thin coats with a coat of Seche Vite. 

Next is a magenta holo named A Nice Chianti.


With Flash

This is a nice color as well. I didn't feel like it was AS strong of a holo as Bourbon Substitue. But it's still a very nice color. This is three coats with one coat Seche Vite. 

I was pretty happy with both of these polishes. Both had nice consistencies, they were very easy to work with and the colors were gorgeous. The Devil Wears Polish is 3 free (soon to be 5) and you can order customs. The polish ranges from 5-12 bucks and she also offers minis. You can order these and a bunch others here and be sure to like The Devil Wears Polish here.

That's it for today! Have a great one!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Polish Nail Addict-Drunken Unicorn

Hi guys! Recently I ordered a couple of polishes from Polish Nail Addict. I've seen swatches around and finally decided to try a couple myself. Today i'm showing one of the polishes I ordered called Drunken Unicorn. 

First off I love the name. It's a white based crelly with neon blue, green, pink, purple, blue and gray small glitter and big white, grey and black circle glitter. 


As I've said before I love white based polishes so this one was a home run for me. I wished that I could have gotten more of the big circle glitter out of the bottle, but I did manage to get a couple of pieces which added a little something something extra to the nail.

I'm loving the neon glitter. This polish would be perfect for the summer. Or if you're like me and don't care what season it is...rock it all year long!!! This polish was pretty easy to work with. It was completely opaque in two coats and then I used a coat of Seche Vite to seal in all that goodness!

So what do you think? Do you own any Polish Nail Addict? I'll be placing another order soon because I was very happy with what I ordered. Oh and bonus! She offers minis. I know some people hate minis but I love them. I have never gone through an entire bottle of polish so minis save a lot of room in my helmers. :)

If you are interested in trying Polish Nail Addict you can find it here. And as always send a like her way here. 

That's all for today! Have a lovely Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Anne Kathleen Swatch and Review

The products in this post were provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
No compensation was received. 

Hi guys!

Today I have two polishes from Anne Kathleen's L'Amoure collection.

First up is Trista. It's a white creme with a light red shimmer. The shimmer was impossible to see on camera but I promise you its there!


This is two coats with one coat of Seche Vite. I wish you could see the shimmer in this  because it's really pretty. I may try to get a picture of the shimmer when the sun comes out. This polish would be great as a base to a design especially with the little shimmer it has in it. I'm thinking this would go great with a Valentines Day design i'm planning! ;)

Next is Eloise. It's a pretty red based jelly with small red and silver holo glitter.



This was two coats with one coat of Seche Vite. This dries to a slightly bumpy finish so a good top coat is a must! I love the little holo glitter; it gives a little sparkle to the polish.

Both of these polishes were easy to work with and completely opaque in two coats. All of Anne Kathleen polishes are 5 free and both Eloise and Trista are cruelty free and vegan.

If you are interested in trying Anne Kathleen go here! And please like Anne Kathleen on Facebook here.

Have a wonderful day!

The products in this post were provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.
No compensation was received.