Monday, April 20, 2015

Love, Angeline - Almond Darling

*All Polishes Were Purchased*

I have some pretty pastels from indie brand Love, Angeline to share today! Oh, and they're matte.  Oh, and they have some subtle shimmer.  Excited yet?  Maybe just take a peek below.

chateau macaron; matte pastel polish

This is almost the complete Love, Angeline Chateau Macaron collection that released a few months ago for Spring 2015.  In retrospect, I should have just gotten the complete collection because the only one I'm missing is Confection-ary Yellow and I've seen a lot of really cute manis on Instagram using it.  *Sigh* but I digress...

love angeline polish

The first color I tried from the collection is Almond Darling.  I used 3 coats and no topcoat in order to leave it matte.  Almond Darling is a very pink leaning lavender.  It's extremely close to the pink in the collection, Baiser de Mousse, but is just slightly more lavender.  The formula was thin, which I liked because it was easy to control and lets a peek of shimmer show through (though very subtle).  I left some dry time between coats so they didn't pull.  This polish self leveled very well and the wear was fantastic!  I had no chipping even after a few days.


Natosha, the creator behind Love, Angeline is very engaging with her polished fans, so I definitely recommend stopping by!  The story behind her brand name is so sweet too!  You can still purchase the Chateau Macaron collection from her shop here.  If you are drawn to brighter shades for the summer, not to worry, because she's releasing a sister collection of summer matte neons called Meet Me At The Tea Salon.

Check out her Facebook and Instagram and if you have any Love, Angeline polishes I'd love to hear which ones you have!  Thanks for stopping by! 

~ Hayley

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Getting My "Doctor" On with BEGL

**All Polishes Were Purchased**

Hello lovelies! I've got a quick post for you today of a fun mani I did using three of my beauties from Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer!

This is BEGL Innuendo Squad, 2000 Years, and Just Admiring Your Skills, Sweetie from her "It Got Away From Me, Yeah..." collection.

Blurred a bit to show that sparkle!
My parents got me some flowers and I just had to use them as props for this one since they were so pretty!
With flash, to make my paleness ever paler
This combo kind of snuck up on me. I was looking at my BEGL collection and moved a few bottles around and thought "Hey, those 3 might go well together" and I decided to give it a whirl. I originally only had 2000 Years (the glitter) on my middle finger, but I wanted to show how fun these colors were together, so I added it over the other 2 colors.

If these colors strike you, you can head over to the BEGL site here and grab them up!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Pahlish - Sarey's Berry (Bespoke Batch)

When I saw swatches of Sarey's Berry, a Bespoke Batch from Pahlish that released last summer (I believe), I immediately began searching for a bottle. Since this was a Bespoke, I didn't think I'd find one. But thanks to a fellow Pahlish lover, I can now call this lemming squashed!

Sarrey's Berry is a brilliant orchid flake polish. Yes! It also dries to a satiny finish, somewhere between matte and glossy. I admit that I played around with both a matte and glossy topcoat on this. I'm not convinced that you can really see it in photos that well, but I still included them since this one is just so pretty!

In my opinion the flakies make this a stunner and rather unique, at least for my collection.I did find that it was difficult to capture the true color of this one, the little chameleon! It really falls somewhere in between what shows up on my screen!
With a matte topcoat
Satin finish - no topcoat

I would say this is the closest to the true color, but this one is with a glossy topcoat.

Have you squashed any major lemmings lately? Let us know!
 If not, what's at the top of your list?