Friday, November 30, 2012

Laquerlicious - Tangier Dream

Hello and Happy FRIDAY!!  I'm sorry I don't have part two of LynBDesigns today :-(  I will have it on Monday!  It just got too late and I was exhausted!  Thank goodness for the weekend, right?!

Today is a new to me brand, Laquerlicious (no C on purpose ;-) hehe).  I don't know how I've never heard of this brand before!  There are SO many gorgeous shades available.  You can shop at Laquerlicious - Etsy or on Laquerlicious - Big Cartel!  I recommend seeing all she has to offer, as I added a ton of polishes to my wish list from there!  Today I have Tangier Dream to show you!

I actually had just finished swatching LynBDesigns Take a Chance, and thought it would be the perfect base!  Do you ever just see two polishes side by side that you never would have originally put together?  I love when that happens!! This is 1 coat of Take a Chance.

I then applied 1 coat of Tangier Dream over Take a Chance and topped with Seche Vite.  I think these are absolutely fantastic together!  I am also really loving the large pink hexes that are on the index and ring fingers!

I honestly didn't notice this one on the shop, so I'm thrilled Michelle, the owner, sent this for my review.  It is gorgeous with it's orange and gold glitters, and the occasional pop of pink glitter too! The gold glitters are holographic, so they sparkle and shine beautifully.  It has a tinted orange/pinkish base that is sheer enough to layer, but also gives colors a slightly different look. I think this over white would also be pretty, probably black too!!

Here is a great view of the bottle!

This pictures kind of shows the way it glows with the holographic glitters!

You can get your info about Laquerlicious by follow Michelle on Twitter - @NailChickMich or on Instagram as @CreativeNailChick.  Michelle opened her Etsy shop in August, but I thought it so interesting that she has been an manicurist for 18 years!  I can only hope to still have a passion for nails as much as she does!  I was just thinking today have it's been almost two years that I've been collecting and painting!  Time sure does fly! ;-)

A delicious close up shot!!

I hope you enjoyed this look at a Laquerlicious beauty!!  I will have more to come soon!  Don't forget to stop by Laquerlicious - Etsy or on Laquerlicious - Big Cartel!! I am really loving her holiday colors!

Oh! I forgot to mention I changed up the font of my watermark!!  What do you guys think?  I was getting bored with my old font and thought this is a nice change!

Have a wonderful weekend!!

Much Love,

*This polish was sent to me for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.*

Thursday, November 29, 2012

LynBDesigns - Top Hats and Scottie Dogs Collection - Part 1

Hello Everyone!! Today I have part one of a gorgeous collection by LynBDesigns!!  This collection is called "Top Hats and Scottie Dogs" based on Monopoly!! SO fun, right!?  Be warned, this post is crazy long - but worth it in my opinion!!!  PS - how much do you love the name of the collection? hehe

Mr. CC and I just recently played a game while he was in the hospital last month, haha :-)

As you can see, he only has $1 left haha :-D  Maybe I should have let him win because he was sick? Nah!

The owner of LynBDesigns, Jenna, has some background as to why she created this collection!
"It's a tradition in my house to play Monopoly every year during the Holidays. We have vicious battles that sometimes end in tears. We have high stakes games that take hours on end to play, and we've even combined two boards to create the perfect frankened game."
I love it!  I want to come over and play please!!  I was lucky Mr. CC even agreed to play with me!  We used to have some friends over and play, but life is busy.  I'm really thinking I need to get everyone over to play now!  I'm intrigued by this frankened game!! ;-)

These are available to purchase from LynBDesigns on Etsy.  She has so many beautiful polishes!! If you see one here that you are looking for in particular, you can easily search the name in her shop.  She has over 200 items in her shop!  I recommend checking it out.  PLUS she is having a $5 sale in appreciation of her fans! WITH FREE SHIPPING (to the US, but I'm not sure about International - sorry!)  I don't think I've ever seen anything like this...I definitely bought some with this deal!  Also, please make sure to check out her Facebook!

First up we have The Banker!

Jenna says: The Banker rules it all, he gives out deeds when you buy a property, and he lords the money over you. I say he because in my house it usually winds up being my dad. I've tried being the banker and then I usually forget that I'm the one in charge. Any who, back to the polish, it's a shimmery white bade loaded with multi-colored shreds and and multi-colored satin hexes. It's gorgeous and really looks like a party on your nails.

I used 2 coats for this mani and topped with Wicked Fast by Cult Nails.  Since it has a frosted, sheer base, you can really see the glitters through it!  It kind of reminds me of a box of crayons!  I absolutely love the glitter and shards in this one!  It's a rainbow of color!

So since it is sheer, I thought I would show it layered as well!  The white is 2 coats of Orly Au Champagne and the ring finger accent is 2 coats of Electric Company, all with one coat of The Banker and topped with Seche Vite.

I bet it would look completely different over a black base too!  I really love how the white makes it stand out!

Next we have Ride the Rails!

Jenna says: Ride the rails is an homage to my favorite monopoly the rail roads. I love to get all four of them, when I do, I tend to rule the game. It's a black sheer base with blue, pink, and all other sorts of glitters. It's simply stunning.

I'm not sure why the first couple of pictures didn't show the shine.  I used 2 coats of Ride the Rails and topped with Diamont by Nubar.

What can I say?  This polish is seriously awesome.  Not only are the colors beautiful, but the sparkle and shine!  It is so hard to capture but this is certainly a favorite of mine!  I think the blue glitters might be dominant, but then there was times I would look and see more of the pink or gold glitters!  I think this would be another fun one to layer!

Yummy close up!

Next we have Electric Company!

Jenna says: Electric Company is a hot pink color loaded with golden shimmer. It's opaque in three coats and looks amazing on the nails. So so pretty.

This color is gorgeous!!  I used 2 coats with Wicked Fast top coat.  I do recommend a good base (or even two coats), as the pink left a hint of color after removal.  However, I easily brushed my nails with a nail brush and my nails are not stained.

The gold shimmer in this is perfect!  It really compliments the coral color.

Close up!

Next we have Luxury Tax!  I am in love with how it reflects on the board!!

Jenna says: Luxury tax, one of the spaces we all hate landing on. My goal was to create a polish that embodied luxury, and here it is. A gorgeous gold and silver holographic glitter bomb. My mom who hates glitter polish has had this on her nails for three manicures in a row.

This gold/silver holo glitter is SO cool!!! In the bottle, it makes me drool to stare at it! haha SO shiny.  I layered 1 coat over Electric Company and topped with Seche Vite.

See!?! I told you...look at this bottle...

Close up!

And last but not least, we have Take a Chance!

Jenna says: I do love taking a chance, in Monopoly. This polish is a shimmery orange color that is color shifting. It stays in the warm side of things and changes from orange to a peachy color to a more yellow color. Again, very hard to photograph, but stunning nonetheless. I personally have worn this color three times since I made it. It's that awesome.

I am not usually an orange fan!  However, this polish changes my mind.  It might be because it has these amazing flecks in it (below is a bit blurred and you can see them), or because it has this duochrome effect to it - that I did not expect!  It has hints of pink and also gold!

I used only 1 coat.  Yes, you heard me.  Pretty fantastic right?  I topped with Wicked Fast top coat.

This angle shows it a bit more gold.

And here you can really see it!!

Yummy close up!  See the flecks?

Ok, if you made it through the whole post, congrats! lol  I know it was a long one, but hopefully you enjoyed it!  Again, if you liked any of these, I recommend buying now with the $5 sale at LynBDesigns! 
I hope you have a great day!!!
Much Love,
*These polishes were sent to me for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.*

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Enchanted Polish - I Am The Walrus

Hello Everyone!! Today we have Enchanted Polish on the blog!! This is another beauty from The Beatles collection!  This is I Am The Walrus!  Are you singing the song now?  It's not just me....right? haha

Here you go...Now you can sing along with me as you look at pics ;-)

You can purchase Enchanted Polish from, Llarowe and Harlow & Co.  Also, stay up to date with them on Facebook - Llarowe - Facebook and Harlow & Co. Facebook.  Polishes range from $13-$15 each, depending where you purchase.
You stay up to date with Enchanted Polish on Facebook too! And she is doing an awesome giveaway for 5,000 "likes"! You can enter HERE!!

I used 3 coats for this mani and topped with Wicked Fast top coat.
Not only is this a fantastic multi-chrome (duo is just not enough to describe it!), but there is HOLO!  Seriously - it is stunning in person!  It's so very hard to capture for you!
So this polish shifts from green, to gold, to orange, to red.  I suppose you could call it copper in there too.  So much to look at!  **caution while driving in the sun** haha
More delicious holo pics!  The sunlight streamed into my house perfectly to capture these!  Look at that bottle!!!!
And a few zoomed in pictures!!
I couldn't resist adding this picture in.  If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, I posted this while getting some Starbucks!  The sun kept hitting the polish and just making me click away with the camera!  I swear I had a couple hundred pictures O.o Should anyone ever take my phone...they will wonder why I must take a gazillion pics of my nails...
Ok, I'm done yapping now :-)  Hope you enjoyed this look at the gorgeous Enchanted Polish - I Am The Walrus!!!  It is out of stock at the shops, but hopefully a restock will be coming very quickly for you if you are looking to snag this!
I hope you all have a great day!
Much Love,
*This polish was sent to me for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are that of my own.*