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!