I'm selling a large part of my stash since it is sitting there unloved and unwanted. I cannot believe how many polishes I have that I didn't even know I had! Ugh! I'm using Ebay since it's easier and quicker for me. Feel free to check out my listings and give these unwanted polishes a new and welcome home!
I was browsing Etsy and came across Ooh La Lacquer and the matte glitters. I really like matte glitters so I went for it because I seem to be easily swayed. Plus, the price is really nice at only $5 a bottle. They are very well made. I had no issue with the polish being thick or gooey which is sometimes an issue with these matte micro-glitter polishes. I also had great glitter payoff with just one coat. I'm very, very pleased.
I'm A Matte 4 U is a combination of blue and pink matte glitter. This is one coat of over Essie Bond With Whomever.
An extreme close up. It's sweet looking isn't it? Like candy.
I'm a fan of Butter London and I like that I can usually get them with a coupon code or through a sale. It makes the price tag a bit easier to swallow. I saw that b-glowing had the 2013 Summer Holiday collection and since I had a coupon I bought them. I am a bit iffy on the collection as a whole. They are all pretty but nothing new or exciting. I find it kind of boring especially considering the amazing holiday colors they recently released. I loved all of those but these not so much. I do like them but I suggest waiting for a sale if you do fall in love with one but I think these could be duped from other brands that are on the cheaper side.
Bit Faker is an opaque mix of browns, bronze and orange/red glitter. This is one coat with topcoat.
Bobby Dazzler is a pewter/tarnished silver with hint of a lilac undertone. It's very reflective and has a wonderful formula for a chrome polish. It wears well too. I wore this one for close to two days and except for the pointer finger it looks good. This is two coats but I could have done one easily.
Champers is a champagne shimmer. It's a very flattering color on me. This is two coats. The second photo is blurred to show the shimmer better.
Marbs is a bright gold shimmer. It looks oddly green toned on me in reality. I'm not the biggest fan of this one but I can see it looking amazing on someone with darker skintone - which is about 90% of the population. This is two coats.
Poole is the odd man out with this collection. They are all metallic in nature except for Poole which is a dusty aqua creme. The formula is not perfect in that it doesn't self level completely. You can see some creasing in the below photos. The first photo is color correct. It reminds me of other dusty green/blue/aqua colors polishes. This is three coats.
Sun Baker is a vibrant orange shimmer. I like this one! It's very juicy and bright and cheerful. This is two coats.
I had to take Thom to the vet yesterday because he was clawing at his mouth and growling and hissing. I thought at first that he was choking so I stuck my finger into his mouth to check. He wasn't choking but I did notice that he has a nasty looking tooth in his mouth. Poor fuzzbutt. He is on antibiotics and will return to the vet on Friday morning to have a tooth (or two) pulled and some extensive cleaning done. I do have to say that Thom is a stud! He was so very good at the vet and is taking his pills without complaint. It doesn't hurt that I offer him chicken before and after but he is just a sweetheart.
This is a lovely polish. It's both blue and grey with a soft but not stark look on the nail. I planned on putting some glitter over it but never got the chance.
Look at that face! So sweet.
I really like the textured trend going on in the polish world. I saw the Julie G Frosted Gum Drop collection and was kind of excited so I ordered it during the pre-sale that Jesse's Girl had online. They arrived and I was happy though I was amused that the special pre-order gift was some cheap toe separators. I gave them to Gus to play with and he acted like I gave him a brick of gold.
I decided on Hot Cinnamon first since it looked amazing in the bottle and it translates just as well to the nail. It's a strawberry red with a matte texture finish but it also shimmers. The below is two coats and the application was good and it dried faster than I thought it would.
Here it is in the shade and you can see the texture. Pardon the cuticles.
Here it is a bit blurred so you can see the shimmer. It's so pretty!
Some normal shots.