Sunday, February 24, 2013

Daily Lacquer: Moon Kitty, Ami & Makoto

Hello everyone! How are you guys doing? I'm ok, just kinda meh...If you didn't know about 3 weeks ago I tore my ACL in my right knee and I'm waiting for my surgery on the 5th. Then on friday night i pulled a muscle in my lower back so I haven't really been up to blogging or even painting my nails. I am starting to feel a little I am currently reclining with a heating pad on my lower back and some tylenol with codeine in my system. I have been wanting to post these pics I have of Daily Lacquer's Moon Kitty, Ami & Makoto for some time now. I won them sometime last fall in one of Maggy's giveaways and never got around to posting about them.
I really love that Maggy makes truly unique polishes that are absolutly gorgeous. When I learned that she had a collection based on the popular anime cartoon of my childhood, Sailor Moon, I knew I had to have some of these.
The first polish from The Lovely Moon collection I have is Ami. Ami is a gorqeous robin's egg blue jelly chock full of a mixture of different sized and shaped blue and silver glitters as well as moons and stars. I really love how this looks on me. The forlula was a bit thick but I think that's because it has so much glittery goodness going on. I used 2 coats of Ami with 1 coat of topcoat.
The next up is Makoto. Makoto is a mixture of different sized and shaped green, pink & I think some silver glitters including pink hearts and silver holo stars. I used 2 dabbed on coats on top of Wet & Wild Candy-licious, a bubble gum pink creme.  
Last but definately not least we have the LE Moon Kitty. This is an extremely opaque purple jelly chock full of holo glitter, holo stars and moons and some mixed glitter. I so so so love this polish. Again it was thick but not hard to spread on the nail. I used 2 coats with 1 coat of topcoat. 
I hope you enjoyed this post. I definately enjoyed this polish! Thanks again Maggy!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pomegranate Nail Lacquer Royal Fairy Tale Collection

Hello everyone. Happy Valentine's Day if you celebrate...I personally hate it so...moving on.
Today I have a couple romantic shades from Pomegranate Nail Lacquer's new Royal Fairy Tale Collection, Damsel & Storm The Castle.
Damsel is a beige/tan shimmer that reminds me of the tights we wore in dance class. They were shimmery and would not run unless you stuck those suckers in the blender! The formula was a little thick but not hard to work with. I used 3 coats.

Storm The castle is a mega opaque teal grey jelly. AhmiGawd do I LOVE this color? I DO, I Do, I DO! The formula was fantastic and was completely opaque in only 2 coats.

If you are already familiar with Pomegranate Nail Lacquer you will notice Tina has changed her label and bottle. While I do like the new look, I do miss the old bottle I originally fell in love with ;)
The new bottle is a tiny bit smaller at 14.5mL vs the 16mL it used to be. It also reflects in the price as well as these are $8.50 instead of $9. You can visit the website here.
**This product was sent to me for an honest review.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Pomegranate Nail Lacquer: Midnight Satellite

Happy Monday everyone! So did we all survive the weekend? We are still pretty much covered in snow and now that its been raining, ice as well. Oh well. I have no where to go anyways. My knee does not hurt as much anymore unless I overuse it. I go on Wednesday for an MRI. We'll see what needs to be done from there. Today I have a Pomegranate Nail Lacquer to show you called Midnight Satellite. I got this while Tina was having a huge sale over the past month or so...well, it's one of like 7 that I bought. I will show you the others eventually but this one is especially beautiful. Midnight Satellite is a forest green that has a nice flecked look to it as well as this heavenly blue glow to it. Its like it has it's own aura. I used 3 coats for my pics. The formula was nice and easy to paint on. I had no issues at all except it took a while to dry. That might be because I used 3 coats and I tend to paint it on a little thick. Take a look!

Midnight Satellite
3 coats with topcoat

Isn't it gorgeous?
**I purchased this product myself.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

OPI: Mariah Carey Collection

So I have finally had time to sit and swatch so I reached for the Mariah Carey Collection by OPI that came out for Spring 2013. It's an 8 polish collection that consists of 4 Studio Shades and 4 Stage Shades. The Studio Shade are you typical OPI polishes while the Stage Shades are the liquid sand polishes that had everyone going crazy to get. The first ones I am going to show are the Studio Shades. They all had the typical OPI formula. All of them were pretty opaque except for Sprung which took 3 coats to reach opacity.

A Butterfly Moment-
a peachy nude with a chunky golden shimmer
2 coats, no topcoat


An plum creme
2 coats, no topcoat

a copper shimmer
3 coats, no topcoat

Pink Yet Lavender-
metallic baby pink glitter topcoat with holo micro glitter
2 coats over A Butterfly Moment, no topcoat

The next set are the Stage Shades or the liquid sand texture polishes. I found it best to apply a thin first coat then a thicker second coat. All of the swatches shown have had hours worth of dry time.
Stay The Night-
a black textured base with hot pink glitter
2 coats, no topcoat

Can't Let Go-
a purple textured base with purple hex glitter
2 coats, no top coat

The Impossible-
a pink toned red textured base with red hex glitter and star glitter
2 coats, no topcoat

Get Your Number-
a blue textured base with scattered holo goodness
2 coats, no topcoat

Get Your Number was my personal favorite of the collection with Sprung a close second. I want to mention that I did not have any issues with getting stars on my nails with The Impossible. They were however almost impossible to see and did not lay flat. I ended up picking off the stars because they annoyed me that much. Removal of these liquid sand polishes was pretty easy as well, no where near as hard as regular glitter polish.
**I purchased this collection myself

Friday, February 8, 2013

OPI: I Have A Herring Problem

Hey beautiful people. I want to apologize for my absence from blogging lately. I tore my meniscus last week and just have not been up to blogging :(
I do miss it though so I decided it's time to come back to what I love doing. Maybe it will make me feel a little better. Have any of you guys had an arthroscopic surgery done to fix your knee? If so, how is the recovery?

I haven't been able to swatch lately so I was looking through my unposted folder and found this beauty from OPI. I forgot I had it honestly. It's called I Have A Herring Problem from last years Holland Collection. I Have A  Herring Problem is a dusty almost denim blue with a silver shimmer. I really love this color on me. The formula was superb as it usually is with OPI. I used 2 coats without topcoat. It dried pretty quickly and had a nice shine to it.

I Have A Herring Problem
2 coats without topcoat

**I purchased this product for my own personal use.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Announcing the New "Royal Fairy Tale" Collection from Pomegranate Nail Lacquer

 ***Unfortunately I was unable to upload the bottle shots but the description is available for each polish.

Announcing the New "Royal Fairy Tale" Collection from Pomegranate Nail Lacquer

14 new shades, in a variety of finishes, evoke the whimsy and romance of the tales we grew up with. The collection will be available for purchase on on February 8, 2013. Each bottle contains 14.5 ml/0.49 fl oz and will retail for $8.50
Palace Gardens: An enchanting emerald green crème with shimmer.

The Queen's Jewels: A medley of diamond, ruby, emerald and sapphire glitter in a clear base.

Storm the Castle: A deep, cloudy teal-grey jelly.

Fit For a Prince:
A regal Monaco blue crème.

Fairy Berry: A sparkling magenta polish with silver shimmer.
A taupe-nude crème with shimmer.

True Love's Kiss: A silvery pink polish with a foil finish.
Book of Spells:
A rich bronze crème.

Broken Curse: A myriad of purple and blue micro glitter in a clear base.
Prince Charmer:
A rich lavender-grey crème.

Pennywisher: A rose gold polish with a foil finish.
Royal Brat:
A bright lime green jelly.

Frolicker: A merry marigold-yellow crème.
Rose Garden Romance:
A rich red crème.