Saturday, May 31, 2014

Leesha's Lacquers Swatches and Review

*Products Received in Swap

Hey guys! What's up?

Today I have another great post to show you, of polishes that I received in a swap I did with one of my nail buddy friends.

You probably saw them on my page, but these polishes I am going to show you, all five, are from the lovely lady over at Leesha's Lacquers. We did a huge swap. I sent her 10 polishes and she sent me 9. Five of the polishes that she sent me were from her own personal polish brand that I chose, and I can't wait to show you guys these beauties. 

Leesha's Lacquer started on August 1st, 2013. She spent months doing trial an error before she officially began her polish brand endeavors. Her brand is still quite small, only 63 sales so far, but I think people need to get to buying some polish from her now, because the beauties that I am going to show you, are so gorgeous and unique and pretty! She has around 43 polishes for sale in her Etsy shop, along with 10 nail sets a friend of hers sells in her store.

No preview today, I am just going to jump right into the polishes. Just to let you know, only one of the five she named, as these were polishes she felt were rejects, so to speak. Maybe if you like any that you see, she could possibly be persuaded to put them in her shop, who knows?

First one has no name. This is a hot pink glitter topper, filled with micro and hex glitters and large white skull and crossbones glitter. I guess I would call this Wild Child. I did two coats by itself. I just want to say now, application for all polishes was a dream! Hardly any cleanup, and I am not the world's tidiest polisher BY FAR. Only problem here was getting out the skull glitter, but at least I managed two.

The next one up is called Lady Slipper. This is a dark pink glitter polish, filled with dark pink glitter, a lot of different size silver glitters, and a sheer dark pink base. I did two coats alone. I love this polish, it is so pretty!

Next, this one has no name. It is a hot pink polish filled with TONS of glitter. Mini purple bar glitter, large purple and tangerine glitter, medium pink glitter, medium blue glitter, and lots of small silver glitters. I did three coats alone. This one is one of my favorites for sure! It's just about everything I would want in a polish!

The fourth one that I have to show you guys has no name. If you saw my post a little while back on my Facebook page about creamy, milky white polishes, you'll know why I love this one so much. This is a milky white glitter filled with neon pink, orange, and green small glitters, and large blue, red and maroon glitters. I did three coats alone.

This last one that I have to show you has no name. This one was hard for my camera to capture its true essence, but I did my best. This is a holo-ish, metallic-ish dark blue duochrome polish that shifts to purple. I did three coats alone. It looks so pretty on the bottle, and on your nails, but, at least for my camera, it doesn't like it.

Leesha's Lacquers can be purchased on her Etsy page that I linked you guys to above. Her polishes range from $3.50 for minis to $7 for full size, which is super reasonable for an indie brand.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! That's all I have for you guys right now. I'll talk to you all later, bye!

Friday, May 30, 2014

Flutterby Lacquer Swatches and Review

*Products Received As Gift

Hey guys! How have you all been doing?

Sorry it has been so long since I made a post, over a week. I have just been busy with work and tired and not feeling up to blogging. Also, I haven't had anything worthy of blogging in my opinion lately.

I have been doing swaps and getting belated Christmas gifts in the mail lately, and I love these polishes so much, so I was excited to get back to blogging.

Today I have five great polishes to show you, all from this new-ish indie group from my friend Rebecca, called Flutterby Lacquer. Her polishes are made out of Georgia. She may or may not still be making these polishes as I can't find a Facebook page for her, and her Storenvy is empty, so that's a bummer.

This package she sent me with these five polishes plus tons of other stuff, was meant for Christmas, so these polishes will appear Christmasy for that reason. Here are previews of all five of these beauties:

The first one that I have to show you isn't named. It is a glitter topper packed with green, red, and white glitters. I did three coats by itself. It would work with one coat over a color like white or red, but I like to see how glitter toppers look like by itself. Application was great.

This next one is another glitter topper, but different. This is called Silver Bells. It is a micro silver glitter topper with large silver bell glitter. I did three coats. Application was great, but it was so hard to get any of the silver bell glitter out, I was lucky to get the one.

This next one is my favorite of the group. This one has no name. It is a sky blue polish filled with pretty aqua shimmer throughout. I did two coats. Application was great, a very rich color.

Next up, this one is another favorite of the five for me. This is called Sugar Plums Dance. It is a lavender polish filled with light blue scattered shimmer. I did two coats by itself. Application was great.

The last polish that she sent me from her personal brand is called Snow Globe. This is a white/creamy shimmer shifter topper. It shifts to pink and is filled with large white star glitter. As I like to see what polishes look like alone, I did three coats by itself. Application was great. Star glitter was hard to get out of the bottle, but not AS hard as Silver Bells. I managed one large glitter for each nail.

Like I said, I am not sure if she is still making these polishes as a business anymore, so I can't tell you where you can find them. But if you'd like any of these, I am more than welcome to try to ask her for you if she would make you some.

I hope you enjoyed the post. Tomorrow I will try to get up a post on five beauties from Leesha's Lacquers. Have a great day guys, bye!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Jordana Red of Hearts

*Products Purchased By Me

Hey guys! Today I have a great mani to show you, using two polishes that I just picked up this weekend.

Yesterday, I did a mani first using Revlon Pink Lingerie. This is a nice baby pink, but bright. I did three coats first, and then I used Jordana Red of Hearts on top of it. This is a glitter topcoat filled with sparse micro red glitter and red large heart glitter. It was so hard to get any of the heart glitter out, but I kept trying to at least one heart was on each nail.

Application on Pink Lingerie was streaky and hard to manage, but the payoff is nice I think. Jordana's Red of Hearts was easy to apply, but as I said the hearts were a struggle.

I've gone over how much Revlon polish retails for, so I won't repeat myself. Jordana polishes retail for $1.99, but since they had 25% off at Longs Drugs here in Hawaii, I picked it up for like $1.20.

That's all I have to share with you guys for now. Doing a swap with one of my nail buddies and can't wait to show you what I picked out from her stash when it arrives!

Talk to you all later, bye!

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Big Blog Polish Swap

Hey guys!

Today I am here not to show you a mani, which I may do later today or tomorrow.

I am here today to let you know that I went through my entire nail polish collection and decided I no longer like a bunch of them and am doing a blog swap. Now listen, I said swap, so none of these rae for sale at all.

I posted all of the polishes I am looking to swap on my Pinterest, on this board here:

Blog swap board

I also posted about this on my Facebook page, The Polish Diva.

If anyone wants to swap with me, either message me at The Polish Diva on Facebook or comment on this post here.

I may add more polishes later if I end up finding a few more I want to get rid of, but for now, that's all of them!

Thanks for looking and hope to swap with you!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Loreal Paris Nail Polish in Hidden Gems

*Product Purchased By Me

Hey guys! Today I have a great polish to show you that I think you all are going to enjoy!

I have one of the new-ish Loreal Paris Gold Dust textured polishes. I have been wanting some of them for a while now, and just this past weekend Longs Drugs here in Hawaii had them on sale for 25% off, so I was able to pick one up for around $4.50.

The color I chose is called Hidden Gems. This is like a navy to turquoise duochrome texture polish.

The color is difficult to show in a photo, but in the light you can see turquoise glitter throughout. I did two coats with no topcoat, as I hate a topcoat on a texture.

Application was great. Wear time was horrible, but no polish lasts more than like half a day on my nails sadly.

These textures from Loreal can still be purchased in stores. I am not sure of all of the stores, but I know CVS has these. I'd just check any of your local stores that carry Loreal Paris products. These retail for $5.99, at least here in Hawaii.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. I'll talk to you all later, bye!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Nail Polish/Cosmetic Box Mail

*Products Won By Me

Hey guys! I am back today to show you guys something I asked you guys if you wanted to see on my Facebook page.

Last month, I entered on this blog to win a beauty box filled with nail polish and some cosmetics that the giveaway holder no longer wanted. I ended up winning a box! The box arrived last week on Wednesday I believe, so I wanted to show you all what I received in the box.

First off, here is everything that came in the box, and then I will go into detail on what some of the items are.

I am only going to be showing you guys each of the nail polishes that I won, as that's the part I kept for myself and plus, this is a nail polish blog. I gave the items that weren't nail polish to my mom, along with a couple of polishes that I didn't care for but my mom liked.

The first polish that I got is from Down the Bayou Lacquer. This polish is called Love Bugs #2. This is a grey polish with black and metallic red glitters throughout.

The next one that I received is from Sally Hansen's Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear collection. This is called Lacey Lilac, and it is just as the name says. It is a nice lilac cream.

Next up, I am excited about because I hardly have any in this brand as they are pricey in my opinion. This is from Loreal Paris. The color is called Rainy Piccadilly. This is a teal that is really on the blue side.

This next one is another one I was excited to get, as I have no polish in this line but have wanted to try it for such a long time. This is from Julie G's textured polish line. It's called Blueberry Fizz. This seems similar to other textured polishes I have shown you by Rimmel and Pretty Serious, but still looks super fun as I love textured polishes.

Another polish line that I wanted some from, but never wanted to pay the price, this is from Sation. The color is called Of Corset I'll Call You. This is a nice baby pink cream.

This next one is one of the two that I gave to my mom. This is from The Color Workshop, and has no name. It is a fuschia/magenta/purple holo.

I also gave this next one to my mom. This is from Claire's, one of their mood polishes. It changes from the color Daring, a bright pink, to Ditzy, a light pink.

Next up, this one has both no brand name and also no color name. This one appeared to be the oldest polish she sent me in the bunch, so it could have come from a children's nail polish set. This is a shimmery, glittery, turquoise dark blue polish.

Last up, this one is from Julep. The color is called Maya. Now, I am not a big Julep fan at all, I kinda prefer no Julep polishes, sorry Julep lovers. If anyone likes this polish, I'd be more than happy to swap it away with you.

Well, that's all I got in my prize box. As you can see, I at least got $100 worth of stuff for free, so this was a great win! Got some brands I wanted to try out for a while too, so that's exciting!

I hope you guys enjoyed my post. I'll be back later today or tomorrow with another fabulous post you won't want to miss. I'll talk to you all later, bye!

Friday, May 9, 2014

Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Bombshell

*Products Purchased By Me

Hey guys! Finally I am back! Sorry for the long absence, almost an entire week and I apologize for that.t

Today I have a lovely manicure to show you guys! I used three different polishes for this, although as you know my camera is junky, so you may not be able to tell.

I haven't fully painted my nails in weeks because when I work, my nails get destroyed and the polish chips so easy that there is no point. Today though, I decided I wanted to have my nails totally done.

The base color that I put down in Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant in Bombshell, and the major focus of the manicure. Then, I topped over every nail, except my thumbs which you can't see anyways, Maybelline Color Show in Diamond in the Rough. To finish off the entire thing, I top coated all of my nails with Wet n Wild Wild Shine's Matte Top Coat.

For Covergirl Bombshell, I did two coats. With Maybelline Diamond in the Rough, I dd one coat, and I also did one coat with the Matte Top Coat.

Covergirl Outlast Stay Brilliant nail gloss retails for around $5.99, Maybelline Color Show nail lacquer retails for around $3, and Wet n Wild Wild Shine polishes retail for $0.99.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. If you have tried any of these polishes in a manicure, let me know. Post am image in the comments, I'd love to see how others have used Diamond in the Rough.

I'll talk to you all later, bye!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

New York Color: In A New York Minute Swatches and Review

*Products Purchased By or For Me

Hey guys! Sorry it has been a while since I promised you all this post. I was tired lately so I didn't feel like swatching that much, and I was working. Today though, I finished swatching the last three polishes, so now I am here to show you all of these beauties.

I hope you guys enjoy this post. I am sorry if the quality of these photos is not up to par, but my camera just hates me. It never focuses when I take photos at all, I wish I could get a new camera but I can't see spending that much money at once.

Tonight I have to show you guys 7 regular polishes and one special top coat. Some of these polishes are also from some of New York Color's new polish collections too, so these may be the first time you see some of these colors.

Let's get right to the swatches, yes?

The first one that I have up to show you is called MoMa. This is a dark pink cream that leans purple.

I did around two coats. Just to get this out of the way. all of the polishes I did around two coats except for East Village, which I did three. I love this color, it is very pretty and would look great with glitter toppers over. Application was great!

Next up, this one is called East Village. This is a nice metallic green teal polish that photographed with blue tones.

This is such a great color. I just love the shimmer in this. Application was great. It was sheer, but with three coats it evened out just fine.

This one is called Times Square. This one is your typical hot, neon pink cream.

The color is much more hot pink in person, my camera hates generally all polishes. Application was fantastic as usual.

Fourth up, this is called NY Blues. This is a very pretty, sky blue cream polish. You may have seen colors like this many a time before, but I think this one is just fantastic.

This color would look great with glitter toppers as well, or even maybe with a shifter polish. Application was just fine.

Next up, this one is called Sunset Park Pink. This one is a very, very light, cream colored pink polish.

This is a sheer-ish polish, but it builds up great. Application was just fine on this one.

The sixth polish I have to show you is called Robin's Egg Blue. This one is not really blue in my opinion, but more of a mint colored polish.

This is a great color to wear for spring while it is still here, or even for summer maybe. Application was fantastic.

This next one is one of their new top coats. This is their Shimmer Blast, called Sweet Candy. I topped this over Robin's Egg Blue, but probably a wrong choice. It probably works best over darker colors like black or dark blue, but I wanted to use one of the colors I was swatching with.

On this one, I actually did three coats as my camera wasn't picking up the shimmer after two coats. Application was great.

Here are two more swatches that are a little blurry, but show the shimmer more.

The last polish that I have up to show you is called Coral Crush. This is a gorgeous orange tinged coral polish.

The color is a little more bright in person. Application was fantastic, as I have said with every single polish here.

NY Blues, Sunset Park Pink, Robin's Egg Blue, Coral Crush, and Shimmer Blast in Sweet Candy, as far as I know, are all from their recent collections that came out this year, I believe during the past two months. They may not be around for long, so go out now and try to find them in a store near you if they caught your eye!

Well, that's all I have for you guys today. I hope you enjoyed this lost post and stuck it out until the end. I'll talk to you all later, bye!