Saturday, May 13, 2017

Leesha's Lacquers; Holographic Shimmer

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Hey guys!

I am back today with some more Leesha's Lacquers.

This time, the theme of these is holographic shimmer. These all have either holograpic powder, or shimmer. It ranges from a little to overloaded.

Here is a group shot of them all:

The first one that I have up to show you has no name. This one is a light pink with micro shimmer throughout. I did three coats by itself.


Application was great. This is a great color for the start of spring.

Next, this one is called Strawberry Daiquiri. This is a nice, deep magenta filled to the brim with holo. I did three coats by itself.


This is my favorite color of the bunch. I love that it has a bit of a purple color shift and I love how much holo glitter is packed in it.

Third, this one is the sheerest of them all. This is called Raspberry Beret, which I am not sure but I can assume is named after the Prince song of the same name. This is a sheer dark pink that leans purple. I did three coats by itself.


It shows visible nail line, so this one would be good over white, or a sheer pink, or a dark pink.

Next up, the last three I have to show you are in the earth tones category and all have no names. This one is a light brown/beige with micro fine shimmer holo throughout. I did three coats by itself.


I love the micro fine holo shimmer in this, so pretty. This isn't particularly a color I would reach for, but I still do think it is a really nice color.

Fifth up, this one is a darker beige-brown filled with micro scattered holo. I did three coats by itself.


This one was the hardest to get to photograph, in terms of getting the color correct. Every time I tried to photograph it, my camera would give it a green tinge. This one is a little sheer, so I think layering it over another color would be good. I would suggest a light brown or nude.

Last up, this one is the best in terms of holo-ness. This one is black packed to the brim with holo glitter. I did three coats by itself.


I think you all are gonna want this one. It is for lovers of black nail polish, but also would like their basic black taken up a notch. Photographing this polish really makes the holo stand out a lot more than in the bottle.

Well, how did you guys all enjoy this batch of Leesha's Lacquers? All shimmer and holo and so pretty. Let me know what you guys think of these polishes in the comments, cause I know you all are still big into holo!

That's all I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Leesha's Lacquer: Citrus Juice

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Hey guys!

I am back with more Leesha's Lacquer today. For the next several posts I am gonna be just showing you guys Leesha's Lacquer polishes because I have so many that I never swatched yet.

This time, I have four lovely citrus polishes. These all have citrus fruit colors, they are very bright and sunny.

Here is a preview of them all:


The first one that I have up to show you is called AU There: I See You Over There. This is a bright sunny yellow filled with gold micro flakes. I did three coats by itself.


This color is much brighter in person and in the bottle. I love how the gold flakes shine in the light.

This next color is called Mellow Yellow. It is a light, subdued yellow filled with micro holo. I did three oats by itself.


I really like how this yellow isn't in your face. This color is great for a nice spring day with your best floral dress!

Third up, this one is called I Don't Carrot All. This is a bright, carrot orange filled with gold micro flakes. I did three coats by myself.


This one was the hardest to apply and hardest to photograph. It could be because I have my polishes near light, but it was a little stringy and clumpy. It was hard to get a focused shot because of all of the glitter and the bright orange. My camera doesn't do well with either of those things.

Last up of the four, this one is called Lime Yours. This is just how it sounds. It is a bright lime green, filled with micro flakes that appear to be green. I did three coats by itself.


I Don't Carrot All and Lime Yours are both thin jellies. Lime Yours is a bit thinner. Three coats and it still shows visible nail line. If that is too much and at that point the polish is ready for the trash, just put a white or light green under it to save it. It is very pretty, to me it doesn't need anything under it.

These are all wonderful colors for spring and summer, very bright and fresh. I would totally recommend all of these colors, though I Don't Carrot All's formula isn't the greatest.

Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lip Gloss Fails: Sugar and Jordana

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Hey guys!

I am back today with a different kind of post.

Usually I don't post other things besides things having to do with nail polish, but I really wanted you guys to know about these products I recently purchased that I feel are total fails.

I recently picked up two lip glosses, and either it is my body chemistry, formula, or both, but these two get two thumbs down for me.

The first one that I found to be a complete fail for me is Jordana Sweet Cream Matte: liquid lip color. 


The color is called Sweet Marsala Wine. It is a wine red color. This line of Jordana's is all matte colors. 

The next one is from the brand Sugar, in their Kiss Me Now lip gloss collection. 


This is called Matinee. It is a mauve color. I believe all of the colors in this line are meant to be mattes cause it dries all matte and without dimension.

So, what makes these colors, and possibly each line, fails for me? Here are swatches of each:


On the left is Sugar Kiss Me Now in Matinee and right is Jordana Sweet Cream Matte in Sweet Marsala Wine.

Sweet Marsala Wine, where do I begin with this one. I would put it on, and it would never even out. When I say that, it would be patchy. It was wet going on, and dry with patches. I would have a hard time getting it to look even. You would need to be slow and precise with this one when applying it to your lips or it will look terrible. It took a while to dry on my wrist, and easily came off with alcohol.

Matinee, this one was literally one of the worst lip glosses I have ever used. I have never tried Sugar cosmetics before. I have tried Sugar shoes and liked them, so when I saw this at TJMaxx, I figured I would give it a try. This is very, very bad. When I applied it, it was fantastic. It went on wet, and stayed wet for a while. It felt really nice. When it finally dried, it was terrible. This gloss would rub off with the slightest touch of one lip to the other lip. If I closed my lips, or rubbed them together, it would flake off and leave patches. Another thing about this, is that you better apply this flawlessly. If you don't apply this flawlessly, it looks really bad and trying to fix it gets the stuff all around your lips. It did stay on quite well when I swatched it on my wrist, which doesn't make me feel good.

With me, lip glosses are wins if I can apply them without a mirror and can basically do a pretty good job. If I have to be at the mirror a while, go very slow, and expect to have to apply and remove and reapply, forget it. If I have to watch what kind of expressions I make with my lips all day, forget it. If I can't close my lips or have them wet at all, forget it. These two allow me to do none of these things.

I don't discredit Jordana as a whole, cause I love a lot of their other products and this is about the only thing of theirs that I have completely disliked. This isn't me bashing on them as a whole, just my dislike of this color/line. As far as Sugar cosmetics, this is the first from their brand I have tried. I don't know about their other products, but for this being their first product of theirs I have tried, so far, two thumbs down. 

The Jordana lip gloss was $4.99 and the Sugar cosmetics was $2.99. It isn't because I spent so little, so I get what I paid for. I buy e.l.f., Wet n Wild, NYX, New York Color, among others, and they are all winners in my book. So for me, cheap doesn't mean cheap quality. These ones just hit both marks.

Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I will be back tomorrow with more gorgeous Leesha's Lacquers for you all. Talk to you all later, bye!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Leesha's Lacquer: More One of a Kinds

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Hey guys!

I am back today finally with more lovely Leesha's Lacquers polishes.

This time I have a bunch of different glitter toppers and one glitter creme to show you all. In all there are seven polishes that I want you all to see.

Here is a preview of them all:


The first one that I have up to show you is a glitter creme. This one has a light lavender-white base. It is filled with large, medium, and small glitters, ranging from blue, baby pink, fuchsia, and purple. I did three coats by itself.


Out of all of the polishes that I have to show you guys today, this one is my favorite. i really love colors like this. It mixes a base color with glitter so it is like you put on two different nail polishes. The base is thin on this one but with three coats it covers really nicely.

Next up, this one is my second favorite. This one is just a ton of micro pink and white glitter, with some medium purple glitter, in a clear base. The rest of these polishes are glitter toppers, but I'm showing them to you all by themselves.


This is three coats by itself. This would look great over a baby pink, white, or lilac/lavender. It could do well by itself if you have a heavy hand, just a little more glitter on my nails and I could wear this out.

Third up, this one is going a different way. This is an all dark glitter topper. It is made up of small and medium green, silver, purple, and red glitters, and micro black glitters.


This is three coats over three coats of Covergirl Outlast Fuchsia Flame. I really like this glitter combo, it is metallic, dark, but has color to it.

Fourth up, this one goes back to the lighter side. It has micro white and red glitters along with small baby blue glitters, in a clear base. I did three coats by itself.


This mix is different than the others in the way that it has some rectangle shards. I think this glitter topper would do great over a yellow, or white.

Next up, this one packs a big glitter punch. This is filled with so many different colored glitters that all go together. Small, medium, small, and micro glitters. Hexes, rectangles, and circles. Pink, red, blue, green, yellow, orange, black, silver, all in a clear base.


I used a nude colored base coat on my nails before I applied this, so it looks like I have a color underneath, but I did three coats by itself. One of my nails broke before I decided to do this shot, so I apologize for the short nail. I really like glitter packed polishes that look like they just spew rainbows and unicorns, but this one looks like that but also as though the unicorn had rolled in some oil.

Sixth up, this one is all blue! I really love blue polishes, and this one is great. A glitter topper filled with micro, small, medium blue, turquoise, and silver polishes in a clear base. I did three coats by itself.


In the light, this one, to me, appears to have a holo effect. This would be great over a turquoise or aqua, or even a silver or metallic white.

Lastly, this one is all jewel tones and metallic. It is made up of micro, small, and medium gold, metallic green, burgundy, and blue glitters in a clear base.


This one doesn't pick up as much glitter as you see in some of the other swatches here, so this would do best over a gold or metallic green polish. I don't always reach for jewel tones, but I just recently bought these sandals in a maroon color that I think this would go great with, so I would definitely be using this polish.

As always, I love Leesha's Lacquer polishes. I have never had any problems with anything and I am one of her biggest fans. These are all one of a kinds, but if you want, she could probably recreate something similar if you saw a polish you liked.

Well, that's all I have for you guys for now. I will talk to you all later, bye.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Blog Sale! Nail Polish Blowout!


Hey guys!

Today I am here to share with you guys a sale I have.

I decided to purge all of the nail polish that I no longer like and use. On top of that, I am going to be moving by the end of the year and figured it would be better to sell some stuff to lighten the load and plus more money for my move, the better!

To make it easy on myself, I decided to post them all on Pinterest.

Most of the pics, I found online. I mentioned in the description if anything needed to be noted, like polish level, discoloration, etc. If there was severe discoloration or huge usage, I knocked down the price accordingly.

I have a bunch of indies, and tons and tons of high end, middle of the road, and low priced polishes. They are all cremes either, I am selling a bunch of chunky glitters, metallics, a couple holos, and some texture polishes.

If anyone wants to buy anything or just take a look, here is my board:

https://www.pinterest.com/vshaw320/blog-sale-nail-polishes-for-purchase/

If anyone is ready to purchase, I set up an account on Pay Pal. My email for my account is vmshaw320@hotmail.com

Thanks everyone, I hope you all find something you like and I appreciate you all following my blog. I will be back with an actual nail post soon, keep watch!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

I Need Your Help With Ideas, Everyone!

Hey guys!

Today, I don't have a manicure to show you, or a haul, or anything in the past I have blogged about.

This is something else different indeed.

For a while I was thinking about this idea, and then I went ahead and just went for it.

It has been a while now since the lovely lady over at Lace and Lacquers has done a Manicure Mondays Giveaway post. For those who have no idea what Manicure Mondays are, it was a weekly blog post where she would compile all of the giveaways that have come up during the week or have been ongoing and were still active up until that Monday.

I was missing the weekly posts, so I asked her if I could take them over and she said I was totally welcome to.

I am here today cause I would like some suggestions, opinions, and help.

I want to change up this feature a little bit. I want to change it from Mondays to Wednesdays. I decided that cause everyone needs something on a Wednesday to get them through the rest of the week. And I also want to change the name up a bit. It is still nail polish giveaways, but I need help thinking of a name that is catchy and that includes Wednesdays.

Then, after the name, I could use some help coming up with a logo or banner or something that I can use each time I do this feature of the week. Of course, I will also need each and every one of your help with links and such to any giveaways you spot before the next Wednesday on pages or blogs or Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, any social media.

I would love to make this a big part of my blog and something to help consistently keep me blogging every week.

So if you guys have any suggestions for a name, let me know. Then let me know of any giveaways you come across.

Thanks to all of my followers who keep up with my blog. I hope you guys are excited for this new feature!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Vacation Nails!

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Hey guys!

Sorry I have been away for a little while. I was on a trip last week, and then stuff in my life happened that I don't wanna talk about but it made me rethink things in my life, so I was preoccupied.

I did my nails before my trip, which was to Texas to see my sister and her husband, and I took a pic of them as I was connecting from one flight to the next. I just haven't been up to posting this mani until now. I figured I should do it before the month is over.

Right before I went on my trip, I painted my nails with two different, lovely blues. Here are my nails in between flights:


This was taken with my Iphone 5 so excuse the quality of the photo.

On all of my fingers except my ring finger, I used Revlon Colorstay: Gel Envy in Try Your Luck. It is a nice metallic navy blue with micro shimmer. I have on three coats with topcoat. I really like this color a lot. It has a lot of dimension in the light. I forgot to put the Colorstay: Gel Envy top coat so it didn't last as long as it could, but it did last almost all week.

On my ring finger, I have Sinful Colors in Tealing Power. It is a nice bright teal filled with white and silver shimmer and flakies. I did three coats with topcoat. This color comes from their Stoned: Crystal Shimmer collection. I love this color. While it looks like something already out there, honestly I can't picture any other brand that has a polish even close to this one.

Both polishes can be purchased at Walgreens. Revlon can be found in any drugstore or big box store with a makeup section near you.

Well, that's all I have for you for now. I will talk to you all later, bye.