Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Colors By Llarowe September POTM Going Home

Colors By Llarowe September POTM Going Home Swatches and Review

Tonight I have Colors By Llarowe September POTM Going Home to share with you. Every month CBL puts out a gorgeous polish of the month and releases it the 1st day of every month. Let's jump right into the swatches of this beauty.

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'Going Home'


Colors By Llarowe September POTM Going Home Swatches and Review

Going Home is described as a smokey grey base with holo, plus shimmer with iridescent flake. The irridescent flakes really shine through this steel grey base. This is a very gorgeous and unique polish and I can happily say I don't own anything like it. The formula was fantastic and applied smooth and even. Swatch shown in 2 coats plus glossy top coat. The polish is smooth to the touch after applying top coat.

Colors By Llarowe September POTM Going Home Swatches and Review

Colors By Llarowe September POTM Going Home Swatches and Review

Important Info:
Colors By Llarowe will now only be open for the first week of every month

Release Info:
 Colors By Llarowe September POTM Going Home releases for a week preorder this Friday 9/1 at 12pm MDT and will end 9/8 at 12pm MDT. This shade will not be restocked once preorder ends.

Pricing Info:
Going Home - $11


September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Ft. Nvr Enuff Polish

September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Ft. Nvr Enuff Polish Swatches and Review

Today I have the September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Ft. Nvr Enuff Polish to show you. I can't believe it's already almost September! My how this year has just flown by. Every month, three incredible makers get together to bring you a gorgeously unique box of polishes inspired by a certain theme. This month's theme is Unicorns In Space. FTLOP always features Polished For Days and Illyrian plus a special guest. You may only notice two polishes today. Unfortunately due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, Vanessa of Illyrian was unable to join us this month. Vanessa is safe in her home so let's keep her in our thoughts as she gets through this unfortunate time. Jenna and Lynnae of Nvr Enuff wanted to do something special for Texas so they are donating 10% of  proceeds to a Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. For more info and to see how you can help, visit https://www.youcaring.com/victimsofhurricaneharvey-915053
Le'ts get into the swatches!

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'Uni-Cosmos'


September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Polished For Days Uni-cosmos Swatches and Review

Uni-Cosmos is Polished For Days' contribution and is described as a navy/grey base with a strong green-purple-silver chrome shift and holo flakes. I'm so in love with this beautifully complex shade. This has a gorgeous striking green shift that I am obsessed with. Those holo flakes against the navy base really makes me think of space. The formula was fantastic and applied smooth and even. Swatch shown in 2 coats plus glossy top coat. The polish was smooth to the touch after applying top coat.

September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Polished For Days Uni-cosmos Swatches and Review

September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Polished For Days Uni-cosmos Swatches and Review

September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Polished For Days Uni-cosmos Swatches and Review

'Cosmicorn'


September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Polished For Days Cosmicorn Swatches and Review

Cosmicorn is Nvr Enuff's contribution and is described as a browned-over wine base with a chrome flare and linear holo. I am loving these metallic finishes lately. This is such a gorgeous deep shade and it has a subtle but beautiful gold shift to it if the light catches it just right. The formula was fantastic and applied smooth and even. Swatch show in 2 coats plus glossy top coat. The polish was smooth to the touch after applying top coat.

September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Polished For Days Cosmicorn Swatches and Review

September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Polished For Days Cosmicorn Swatches and Review

September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Polished For Days Cosmicorn Swatches and Review

Release Info:
September 2017 For The Love Of Polish Box Ft. Nvr Enuff Polish releases for a 48 hour preorder this Friday 9/1 through 9/3 at 11am PDT.

Pricing Info:
This box will retail at $19 + shipping. Shipping is available to all US and International customers. 



Monday, August 28, 2017

Anchor and Heart Lacquer September Polish Pick Up

Anchor and Heart Lacquer September Polish Pick Up So Cozy Swatches and Review

Today I have Anchor and Heart Lacquer's contribution for September's Polish Pick Up to show you. Every month tons of amazing indies get together and create a polish inspired by one theme that is voted on by the fans. This month's inspiration choice is Fall Foliage and Fun. This beauty just screams fall! I love everything about this polish and it makes me want to grab my favorite sweater and sip a pumpkin latte on the porch swing. Now that you have that lovely vision in your head, let's take a closer look at this fall masterpiece. The polish was smooth to the touch after applying glossy top coat.

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'So Cozy'


Anchor and Heart Lacquer September Polish Pick Up So Cozy Swatches and Review

So Cozy is described as a dark gray crelly style polish with scattered holo (more linear in direct lighting), gold and copper glitter in smaller sizes, plus a scattering of red/copper/gold UCC flakies and shifting chameleon micro glitter. This polish is everything I want in a crelly from the dark base to the flakies, to the holo. Perfection in a bottle really. The UCC flakies look exactly like bright gorgeous fall leaves. This is a sheer crelly formula so each coat you do will give you more and more depth. I actually really love the sheer look of it and the amazing formula made it so easy to apply and build up. Swatch shown in 3 coats plus glossy top coat.

Anchor and Heart Lacquer September Polish Pick Up So Cozy Swatches and Review

Anchor and Heart Lacquer September Polish Pick Up So Cozy Swatches and Review

Release Info:
So Cozy is available for preorder this Friday 9/1 at 11am EST through 9/4 at Midnight EST

Price Info:
So Cozy - $12 
Shipping  - flat $3 fee


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Swatches and Review

Today I have the super squishy Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection to show you. Alchemy Lacquers has created 5 amazing polishes with 4 jellies and 1 crelly full of gorgeous clear shifting flakes. Like the previous Moon Shards Collection, the Star Shards Collection is named after stars. This collection is out of this world so let's take a look at these shooting stars shall we?

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'Vega'


Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Vega Swatches and Review

Vega is described as a turquoise crelly base with pink/green shifting clear flakes with a touch of a linear holographic finish. Vega is the only shade that is not a jelly meaning it's not as sheer or squishy as the others. This is a gorgeous combination of base and flakes and fits in so well with the rest of the collection. The formula was fantastic, applied smooth and even, and built up beautifully. Swatch shown in 3 coats plus glossy top coat. The polish was smooth to the touch after applying top coat.

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Vega Swatches and Review

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Vega Swatches and Review

'Betelgeuse'


Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Betelgeuse Swatches and Review

Betelgeuse is described as a dark navy jelly base with blue/purple chrome flakes, green/orange clear flakes, silver holographic glitter and red/green shifting glitter. I absolutely love how pronounced the flakes are behind this gorgeous dark jelly base. This one is a favorite of mine as I tend to lean more towards darker shades and this one couldn't be more perfect. The formula was fantastic and applied smooth and even. Keep in mind that these jellies start out sheer, but build up beautifully with each coat. Swatch shown in 3 coats plus glossy top coat. The polish was smooth to the touch after applying top coat.

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Betelgeuse Swatches and Review

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Betelgeuse Swatches and Review

'Capella'


Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Capella Swatches and Review

Capella is described as a scarlet red jelly base with orange/green shifting clear flakes with multi-sized red, orange and gold holographic glitter. Although i'm not crazy about red in general, this polish is HOTT. It reminds me of fire with those gorgeous gold flames. This one is stunning and dare I say, perfect for fall! The formula was fantastic and applied smooth and even. Keep in mind that these jellies start out sheer, but build up beautifully with each coat. Swatch shown in 3 coats plus glossy top coat. The polish was smooth to the touch after applying top coat.

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Capella Swatches and Review

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Capella Swatches and Review

'Rigel'


Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Rigel Swatches and Review

Rigel is described as an ultramarine blue jelly base with red/orange/yellow/green shifting clear flakes.This was another favorite of mine. I'm absolutely in love with those striking reddish/pink flakes against that cobalt blue. The formula was fantastic and applied smooth and even. Keep in mind that these jellies start out sheer, but build up beautifully with each coat. Swatch shown in 3 coats plus glossy top coat. The polish was smooth to the touch after applying top coat.

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Rigel Swatches and Review

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Rigel Swatches and Review

'Altair'


Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Altair Swatches and Review

Altair is described as a magenta jelly base with silver holographic glitter and shifting clear flakes. This is another stunner and against this base you can see all the gorgeous rainbow shifts of the flakes really shine through. The formula was fantastic and applied smooth and even. Keep in mind that these jellies start out sheer, but build up beautifully with each coat. Swatch shown in 3 coats plus glossy top coat. The polish was smooth to the touch after applying top coat.

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Altair Swatches and Review

Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection Altair Swatches and Review

I love a good jelly and these were everything I'd hoped for and more. The formulas were perfect and beautifully build able, and the flakes payoff was amazing with each coat.

Release Info:
Alchemy Lacquers Star Shards Collection releases Monday 8/28 at 8pm EST


Thursday, August 24, 2017

Glam Polish September Fantastic Fandoms Exclusives


I have Glam Polish September Fantastic Fandoms Exclusives to show you today. I am a huge fan of Glam Polish with their ultra sparkly flakie polishes so imagine my excitement when I was chosen as a guest swatcher for this incredible duo! For those of you that are familiar with Glam Polish's monthly Fantastic Fandoms, this is a monthly limited edition release with two polishes inspired by a show or movie. As I mentioned, this is an exclusive duo so you must be a member of Glam Polish Fans in order to purchase. This month's inspiration comes from the movie The Labyrinth and trust me it's a good one. I will be honest, I still have yet to see this movie even after numerous friends have recommended it, but after seeing these, I must see how the inspiration came about. Let's get to the swatches!

Inspiration

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'I Move The Stars For No One'


Glam Polish Fantastic Fandoms Exclusives I Move The Stars For No One Swatches and Review

I Move The Stars For No One is described as a blackened Indigo jelly with shifting iridescent flakies, shimmering microflakies, red/blue color shifting microglitter, and fine holo microglitter. This shade is inspired by Jareth of the Labyrinth. I always try to research the inspiration if I've never seen it before so when I googled and saw Jareth in that beautiful blue jacket, I was blown away! Rachel really nailed the inspiration. I absolutely loved the shifting iridescent flakies against the gorgeous dark jelly base. The formula was fantastic and applied smooth and evenly. Swatch shown in 2 coats plus glossy top coat. My nails were smooth to the touch after top coat.

Glam Polish Fantastic Fandoms Exclusives I Move The Stars For No One Swatches and Review

Glam Polish Fantastic Fandoms Exclusives I Move The Stars For No One Swatches and Review

'You Have No Power Over Me'


Glam Polish Fantastic Fandoms Exclusives You Have No Power Over Me Swatches and Review

You Have No Power Over Me is described as subtle holographic base with iridescent color shifting flakies, rainbow iridescent microglitter, ultra holo glitter, and violet shimmer. This shade is inspired by Sarah of the Labyrinth and again Glam really did an amazing job matching the character with the polish. This polish seriously glows with those striking flashes of violet shimmer throughout. The formula on this was fantastic and applied smooth and evenly. Swatch shown in 2 coats plus glossy top coat. My nails were smooth to the touch after top coat.

Glam Polish Fantastic Fandoms Exclusives You Have No Power Over Me Swatches and Review

Glam Polish Fantastic Fandoms Exclusives You Have No Power Over Me Swatches and Review

Are we all wanting to watch this movie now? I know I am definitely going to be watching this movie sometime soon. Glam Polish September Fantastic Fandoms Exclusives releases 9/1/17 at 2pm EST and will only be available to members of the Glam Polish Fans Facebook Group. Once you have joined, keep an eye out for a special code that you will need in order to checkout and receive this gorgeous duo. I cannot wait to see what Rachel has in store for October's Fantastic Fandoms!



Color4Nails & NCLA Collaboration Sunstruck

Color4Nails & NCLA Collaboration Sunstruck Swatches and Review

Today I have the Color4Nails & NCLA Collaboration Sunstruck shade to share with you. Color4Nails and NCLA have teamed to create another absolutely stunning polish! If you are familiar with this collaboration, the two brands also created the stunning 'Lolanthe' which can be purchased HERE I have been wanting to try NCLA for so long and I'm so happy that I finally got the opportunity to do so. Let's dive right into the swatches!

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'Sunstruck'


Color4Nails & NCLA Collaboration Sunstruck Swatches and Review

Sunstruck is described by me as a stunning berry/rose linear holo. I'm not the biggest fan of pink polish because it tends to make my hands look red, but this gorgeous berry shade is absolutely perfect for my skin tone. I am so in love with this from the color, the amount of holo, and let's talk about that out of this world formula. The formula on this was incredible. It applied, nicely pigmented, smooth, creamy, and perfectly even. Swatch shown in 2 perfect coats plus glossy top coat. My nails were smooth to the touch after applying top coat. Take a look at a couple more angles of this magnificent polish.

Color4Nails & NCLA Collaboration Sunstruck Swatches and Review

Color4Nails & NCLA Collaboration Sunstruck Swatches and Review

Isn't this such a lovely shade? I hope that Color4Nails and NCLA continue to do these amazing collabs because they are just beautiful. You can also find many other NCLA shades available on the Color4Nails website.

Release Info:
The Color4Nails & NCLA Collaboration Sunstruck will be available next Friday 9/1. Time of release is still TBD.

Pricing Info:
Sunstruck - $15


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Swatches and Review

Today I have Illyrian Polish Nil Collection swatches and review to show you! This is an incredible collection full of holo, flakes, and lots of purple. I'm a huge purple polish fan so when I first saw this collection, I may have squealed a little. Vanessa does amazing things with glitters and flakes so it's no surprise that this collection is a favorite of mine. Let's get into the swatches.

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'Aurora'


Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Aurora Swatches and Review

Aurora is described a sheer teal base with a color shifting shimmer in blue/purple/green/pink. This one was intentionally made sheer so that you can see all the effects and depth within each layer. It's a sheer beauty for sure and those shifts really show through at different angles. The formula was smooth, easy to control, and applied evenly. Swatch shown in 3 coats plus glossy top coat. This polish was smooth to the touch after top coat.

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Aurora Swatches and Review

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Aurora Swatches and Review

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Aurora Swatches and Review

'Love Potion'


Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Love Potion Swatches and Review

Love Potion is described as a pale lilac base packed with pink/gold shimmer, tiny ultra holo glitter and red/green opalescent flakes. This is such a stunning polish that's delicate and soft, but still packs a punch with it's gorgeous pink shimmer shining throughout. I'd have to put this one in my top favorites. The formula was smooth, easy to control, and applied evenly. Swatch shown in 2 coats plus glossy top coat. This polish was smooth to the touch after top coat.

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Love Potion Swatches and Review

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Love Potion Swatches and Review

'Blue Dream'


Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Blue Dream Swatches and Review

Blue Dream is described as a blue jelly base packed with pink/gold/green shifty shimmer and ultra holo glitter. I'm calling it right now and saying that this will be a customer favorite with that striking pink shimmer. I was expecting this to be a pain to work with and very textured, but surprisingly it was quite the opposite. The formula was smooth, easy to control, and applied evenly. Swatch shown in 2 coats plus glossy top coat. This polish was smooth to the touch after top coat.

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Blue Dream Swatches and Review

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Blue Dream Swatches and Review

'Moonshine'


Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Moonshine Swatches and Review

Moonshine is described as a blackened blue sheer base packed with a copper shimmer, green/red iridescent glitter, holo glitters and tiny purple flecks. This one is so beautifully sparkly and that copper shimmer (that I'm openly obsessed with) put this polish over the top. Some may even say she could be a cousin to Illyrian's previous COTM 'Moonbow' and while they do have similarities, they are completely different. Do you need them both? Absolutely!  The formula was smooth and even on the first coat, however the second coat didn't apply as flat due to all those gorgeous glitters. Swatch shown in 2 coats plus glossy top coat. This polish was still textured after one coat of glossy top coat so I recommend using a gel like top coat or adding an additional second coat to get it completely smooth.

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Moonshine Swatches and Review

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Moonshine Swatches and Review


'Juicy Fruit'


Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Juicy Fruit Swatches and Review

Juicy Fruit is described as a light grape purple base packed with a green/teal/blue shifty shimmer and ultra holo glitter. Okay I can't even handle how amazing this one is with that insane green shimmer. For those of you wondering, this is my top pick of the Nil Collection. It's basically a sister to 'Blue Dream' with the types of glitters and shimmer throughout. I wouldn't mind seeing an entire collection like this. Who's with me? So so so gorgeous and unique! Same notes as Blue Dream, I was expecting a rough application process, but found quite the opposite. The formula was smooth, easy to control, and applied evenly. Swatch shown in 2 coats plus glossy top coat. This polish was smooth to the touch after top coat.

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Juicy Fruit Swatches and Review

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Juicy Fruit Swatches and Review

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Juicy Fruit Swatches and Review

'Alien'


Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Alien Swatches and Review

Alien is described as a blackened sheer base packed with silver holo glitter, holo flakes and a strong purple/red shimmer. A flakie masterpiece if you will. It's pretty incredible to see that strong purple shimmer shine through even though this is jam packed with stunning flakies. The formula was smooth on the first coat, but wasn't as easily build able as the others are. I actually think I could have gotten away with one nice heavier coat. Swatch shown in 2 coats plus glossy top coat and even though it wasn't as easily build able, the polish was smooth to the touch after adding top coat.

Important info regarding Alien:
Due to the shortage of ingredients from the supplier, Alien will only be available in the Nil Collection Full Set listing! It will not be available to purchase individually at this time. This may change for future restocks.

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Alien Swatches and Review

Illyrian Polish Nil Collection Alien Swatches and Review

'Illyrian Polish August COTM Enigma'


Illyrian Polish August COTM Enigma Swatches and Review

Enigma is a gorgeous sheer blurple base with green iridescent flakies throughout. I love sheer jellies like this. The more sheer it is, the better to show those stunning flakies shining through. This is a limited edition polish and this will be it's second restock so act quickly if you want to take this beauty home with you. The formula was a bit thick for this one, but still easy to control. Swatch shown in 2 coats plus glossy top coat. The polish was smooth to the touch after top coat.

Illyrian Polish August COTM Enigma Swatches and Review

Illyrian Polish August COTM Enigma Swatches and Review

Illyrian Polish August COTM Enigma Swatches and Review

There you have it. As always Illyrian hits it right out of the park with these new releases. The colors all go really well together so of course I recommend that you pick up the entire collection.

Release Info:
Illyrian Polish Nil Collection and August COTM restock releases this Friday 8/25 at 6pm CDT. If you want to grab Alien, you will have to get the entire set as Alien will not be sold individually.

Pricing Info:
Full Collection  $75
Juicy Fruit $13
Blue Dream $13
Aurora $13
Love Potion $12
Moonshine $12