Sunday, August 17, 2014

Pahlish Sarey's Berry

Purchased By Me


Hey guys! Today's post is a quick one featuring the stunning Pahlish Bespoke Batch - Sarey's Berry.
I feel a little mean showing this beauty since it's not attainable but I just had to share it!

If you didn't know Pahlish has been releasing Bespoke Batch polishes that are limited to purchase one time only.

Pahlish Sarey's Berry Macro(2)
Look at those microflakies~ <3
This is seriously probably the most beautiful purple polish that I own!
Pahlish Sarey's Berry (4) Pahlish Sarey's Berry (6)


Monday, August 11, 2014

Girly Bits - Darkly Dreaming


Hi all! Today's post is the stunning collab polish that Jen from The Polishaholic made with Girly Bits!
When I saw that Pam was going to do a pre-order I knew that I had to have it!

Darkly Dreaming is a gorgeous dark forest green jelly with copper shimmer throughout.
I wore this a while ago so I'm not sure how many coats I used, but I'm inclined to say three coats.
It captured a little dark, but It is also lighter when you use less coats.


Girly Bits Darkly Dreaming (1) Girly Bits Darkly Dreaming (5) Girly Bits Darkly Dreaming (2) Girly Bits Darkly Dreaming (4) Girly Bits Darkly Dreaming (3)

I'm so happy that I purchased this one! It is stunning <3


Saturday, August 9, 2014

Contrary Polish The Mellower Season - September 2014 A Box, Indied.



Hi guys! Today's post is featuring the Contrary Polish September A Box, Indied shade!

The September box theme is Fall into Autumn, and you can purchase it exclusively via Llarowe.

Contrary Polish The Mellower Season Macro

Contrary Polish The Mellower Season
The Mellower Season is dark bluish purple with orange shimmer/microglitter. 

I used three thin coats of The Mellower Season for full opacity, the formula was a little bit thick but Carrie has since resolved that issue for the September box so it should be prefect for you guys!

In person it is a little bit dustier/muted than in my pictures, and the shimmer is a little more hidden in normal light.
 I had a rough time capturing it, but did my best though! It is a wonderful Fall shade and will look great on all skin tones.
I just can't wait for all the fall collection to start coming out!

To stay updated on when this Box will be available follow Llarowe on Facebook!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Polka Dot Fishnet Nail Art - Inspired by ModCloth!



Hi guys! It's been a long time.. I know! Sorry about that. (I've missed you!)

I was recently contacted by ModCloth about doing a nail art look inspired by their dresses and it gave me the push of motivation and inspiration to post! I completely adore their products so I was really excited to have been contacted!

Then while browsing I came across the With Only a Wink Dresses and it reminded me of my Fishnet French Mani.
Then I saw the polka dot version and I knew I had to try it! I've been itching to do another version for quite a while anyway.

I started off this mani with Rica Whiteout, and using a nail art brush I freehanded on the french tips and half moons.
I used Whiteout to stamp the fishnet pattern with MoYou's  XL Pro Collection Plate 01.
And the Polka Dots were done with a dotting tool, Rica Black out, and Zoya Sooki.

ModCloth Nail Klub

Modcloth Nail Art With Only a Wink Dress in Dots
I hope you guys liked this manicure! Is anybody else obsessed with ModCloth?
I love practically everything they have, if only I had more money! And I really love and appreciate that they offer Plus Size clothing. It can be damn hard to find cute fashionable clothes that fit me sometimes!
I hope that you are all well and having a wonderful summer! <3


Friday, June 13, 2014

KBShimmer Spring Pop Art/Comic Nail Art!

Press Sample

Hi guys! Yesterday I posted the creme polishes from the KBShimmer 2014 Spring Collection!
For today's post I used them for a nail art look inspired by Katie Satow's tutorial (see here!)

They came out alright, but I didn't leave quite enough room on my middle and pinky finger.
Oh well.. you live and you learn! I used the following shades for this manicure!

KBShimmer A Touch of Glass, Eclipse, Life Rose On, and Pansy-Monium.
I can't recall the white I used, but it was probably Milani White on the Spot!

KBShimmer  Pop Art (1) KBShimmer  Comic Nail art KBShimmer  Pop Art (2)

I'd like to try this manicure again leaving more space for the zig zags and  with neater lines, I'm a bit rusty though!

I love these colors together so much! What do you guys think? 



Thursday, June 12, 2014

KBShimmer 2014 Spring Collection - Swatches & Review


Hey guys! Today's post is half of the Spring Collection from KBShimmer!
Today I'm posting the creme shades, and I will try to get the others up very soon.

I know I'm super behind on these since you know, it's summer now...I know I've been such a fail blogger this year.
I do really appreciate those of you who hang in there with me though, you guys are the best. <3

Scroll down to see these absolutely gorgeous creamy shades from KBShimmer!

KBShimmer A Touch Of Glass
A Touch Of Glass - Three coats.

A Touch Of Glass is a light aqua mint with hidden shimmer.
Went on a bit sheer and streaky but builds up well.

KBShimmer Chick Me Out
Chick Me Out - Three coats.

Chick Me Out is a bright yellow creme.
The formula was kind of slightly streaky but built up nicely. Well worth it!

KBShimmer Eclipse
Eclipse - Two coats.

Eclipse is a super shiny black creme.
The formula was really great, went on smooth and easy.

KBShimmer Honewdew List
Honeydew List - Three coats.

Honeydew List is a dusty pastel green creme.
Same as A Touch of Glass here, a bit sheer and streaky but buildable.

KBShimmer Life Rose On
Life Rose On - Two coats.

Life Rose On is a vivid cerise pink creme with blue undertones.
The formula was phenomenal, one of the very best int his collection.

KBShimmer My Life's Porpoise
My Life's Porpoise - Three coats.

My Life's Porpoise is a neutral light grey creme polish.
Goes on really nice and smooth, could definitely be a two coater.

KBShimmer Pansy-Monium
Pansy-Monium - Two coats.

Pansy-Monium is a medium purple creme with red undertones.
This shade went on easily - very smooth and it is super stunning!

KBShimmer Sky Jinks
Sky Jinks - Two coats.

Sky Jinks is a medium but bright blue creme polish.
This one was another with a phenomenal formula, goes on easy breezy!

KBShimmer Spring Gradient
This gradient was done with a sponge and Life Rose On, Pansy-Monium, and Sky Jinks.

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A few of these were a bit sheer but they all applied nicely. I can't even express how much I love these!
You will see the others soon, but this is such a good overall collection! This is one of my favorites from Christy.

I have some fun nail art I did with a few of these also! Keep an eye out for that tomorrow!
My absolute favorites are A Touch of Glass, Chick Me Out, and My Life's Purpoise!
But I love each and every single one of them and see myself using them frequently!

You can purchase this collection, and others from https://www.kbshimmer.com/.
The cremes sell for $7.50 each.

Also check out KBShimmer on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

KBShimmer Spring 2013 Part 1 (1)

Have you purchased any polishes from this collection?
If not are you planning to, or lemming any? Let me know!


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City (July A Box, Indied) - Swatch & Review



hi all! Today's post is featuring the Contrary Polish LE shade from July's A Box, Indied!
You can purchase 
A Box, Indied exclusively from Llarowe.

The shade is called Bright Lights, Small City and it's 
inspired by the 2013 Missouri State Fair.
Reminds me that I haven't been to a fair in years! I might have to go to the 2014 
Missouri State Fair (or the maybe KC one)


What have you guys been up to? I bet a lot of you are doing the same as me, binge watching the Orange is the New Black!


Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City Macro (1)
Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City (2) Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City (3) Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City (4)
Bright Lights, Small City - Three coats.

Bright Lights, Small City is a stunning dark royal blue jelly that is full of orange and pink shimmer.

Two coats had adequate coverage without VNL but I added a third to account for flash.
The formula was a littler thicker than most Contrary Polishes but it applied well.

Follow Contrary Polish, Llarowe and the A Box, Indied Facebook pages to stay up to date on the monthly boxes!

Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City Layered over NOPI This Blue is so You (1) Contrary Polish Bright Lights, Small City Layered over NOPI This Blue is so You (2)
I also layered it over a dark blue to see how it looked (which was gorgeous of course!)
I put one coat of Bright Lights, Small City over Nicole by OPI This Blue is So You.
I prefer it build up alone though, the layers show all the shimmery layers.



I hope you guys are all doing fantastic and having a really great week so far!
I still can't even believe that it is June!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Kiko Sugar Mat 642


Purchased By Me


Hey guys! Today's post is a quickie of what I have on at the moment! I'm wearing Kiko Sugar Mat 642 and it is gorgeous!
You might have noticed that my pictures look different lol, I'm not sure if it is this polish or what but when I opened it in Photoshop it changed the color drastically. I have no idea why or how to stop it from doing that.
So here are pictures of it 100% unedited, no cropping, no watermark, no nothing!

Hopefully it looks right to you guys too, I'm always paranoid that my monitor is different that you guys or if I'm doing an okay job capturing polishes but I do my best. I could not for the life of me get PS to stop changing the color though, I think it does it all the time but usually the difference is pretty minuscule - if noticeable at all. Does anybody know how to stop it from changing? Maybe I just need to find a new software to use, I have no idea! Any suggestions?

It's so confusing because the edited version looks right on my phone and the non edited version doesn't,
but usually my phone makes my pictures look less accurate (my Iphone never did that but my Android does) but then if I look on Instagram on my PC they look normal. I'm just so confused you guys lol


I used two easy breezy coat for this, one had really great coverage but it showed a tiny bit of VNL.
I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! Do you guys have any fun plans?


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Zoya Spring Magical Pixies - Swatches & Review!



Hello All! I hope you are having a fantastic week so far!
Today I have the Spring Magical Pixies from Zoya!

I'm sure you have all seen these so far, and probably everything else I have been/will be posting but I swear Iwill catch up..eventually haha! Sometimes I just really wish there was more time in the day!
I swear I feel like the days are going by so fast lately. I guess I have just been doing more than usual, idk!

Zoya Cosmo
Cosmo - Two coats.

"Cosmo can be best described as a silver crystal sparkle, textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles."

Zoya Lux
Lux - Two coats.

"Lux can be best described as a rose quartz sparkle textured PixieDust with mega hex iridescent particles." 

Zoya Vega
Vega - Two coats.

"Vega can be best described as a blue opal sparkle, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Iridescent Particles."

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So the texture nail trend has grown on me more and more overtime since it first emerged, I never expected it to but..
I just don't prefer chunky textures like these personally. They went on very nicely and wear well but they aren't my favorite. Out of these three I like Lux the most, probably because it seems a bit less chunky to me lol. 


They are really pretty and sparkly, but not my personal favorite for texture polishes. What do you guys think?

Do you prefer the regular pixies or another style of texture polish all together? Let me know in the comments section!

You can purchase these from http://www.zoya.com/ for $10.00 each!

Be sure to stay up to date with Zoya on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!


Zoya Magical Pixies


Friday, May 16, 2014

Milani 2014 Gold Label Nail Lacquers - Swatches & Review



Hi guys! How are you all doing? What are you guys up to this weekend?
I'm still doing well, just trying to stay motivated with my health kick lately!
Not doing too shabby, 7 lbs down! And my belated Mother's Day gift will get here today!
It's an elliptical :D Not exactly a very fun gift but one I wanted really bad that will be really useful for us both.

Today's post is featuring the 2014 Milani Gold Label polishes!
You guys have probably already seen these a bunch and a long time ago,
but I swear I'm trying to catch up and stay motivated in all aspects right now! :)

Milani Showy Sea-Green
Showy Sea-Green - Two coats.

Milani Popping Pink
Popping Pink - Three coats.

Milani Splendid Strawberry
Splendid Strawberry - Three coats.

Milani Colorful Coral
Colorful Coral - Three coats.

Milani Vivid Violet
Vivid Violet - Two coats.

Milani Powerful Periwinkle
Powerful Periwinkle - Two coats.

Milani Sugar Coated (1)
Sugar Coated - One coat over Milani Blue Zoom.

Milani Sugar Coated (2)
Sugar Coated - One coat over Milani Showy Sea-Green.

Milani Sugar Rush
Sugar Rush - One coat over Milani Canyon Country.

Milani Sugar Burst
Sugar Burst - One coat over Milani Heather.

Milani Sugar High
Sugar High - One coat over a gradient made with Showy Sea-Green, Aqua Brisk, and Power Periwinkle.

Milani Sugar Cane
Sugar Cane - One coat over Milani Vivid Violet.

Milani Sugar Rim (2)
Sugar Rim - One coat over Milani Power Periwinkle.

Milani Sugar Rim (3) Milani Sugar Rim Matte
Sugar Rim - One coat over Milani Peach Innocence, topcoated and mattified!

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I love the cremes in this collection so much! Since I use very thin coats a few needed a third coat.
But I think that they are definitely do able with two thicker coats.

I like all of the glitters with the exception of Sugar Cane. I can get behind bar glitter on occasion but...
This polish just doesn't do it for me. Sugar Rush is a little sparser than I'd prefer but I love the glitter combo in it.
The rest had really great coverage and dispersed really well.

My favorites are Colorful Coral, Splendid Strawberry and Sugar Rush!
The glitters aren't anything to go crazy over but they are nice.

Be sure to follow Milani on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter.

Milani Gradient with Showy Sea-Green Aqua Brisk and Power Periwinkle
Here is a picture of the gradient that is under Sugar High above.
 I just love how this gradient came out so much, It was even prettier in person!

Milani 2014 Gold Label Nail Lacquer (1)

Milani 2014 Gold Label Nail Lacquer (2)

Are you guys digging any of these shades? I love the cremes so much, they are so bright and summery!