Saturday, August 29, 2015

Jesslacquer Fairy Dust - Oh My Flakie Goodness!

 *Provided for review*
Happy Saturday!  I am so honored and excited to share a polish from new indie on the scene, Jesslacquer.  Jess is releasing her new fall polish collection, OMFG - Oh My Flakie Goodness! and it looks to be a stunner based on the polish I'm wearing now.  She had a contest on social media to help names the shades, and I am so flattered that she picked one my names! 
As a thank you to those whose names were selected, she sent us one of the new polishes! And because she's already a sweetheart, she sent one more so I could post my reviews and (little did I know at the time) swatches that you will drool over because of how amazing this collection is!  Thanks so much, Jess!

So, first the package came and the bottles were wrapped so adorably that I had to share with you! Talk about immediately getting me excited...shiny magenta wrapping will do it every time! :)

Then I unwrapped one, and woah......

jess lacquer
Then I put is on, and squee!!

jesslacquer omfg

oh my flakie goodness
Fairy Dust is the name of this polish, and I am smitten with it!  This was 3 easy coats, and a topcoat. The first coat was sheer, so you could easily layer it over something.  But 2-3 coats will definitely make Fairy Dust opaque and each coat adds more magic! I have such a weakness for grey polishes.

Fairy Dust is described as "a light grey with holographic glitter, pink/purple/gold multichrome flakies, and teal/green multichrome flakies."  But I think my "OMFG!!" was just as accurate.  I mean, this macro:

jesslacquer fairy dust

I've included a picture she posted that shows all 7 shades in the Oh My Flakie Goodness collection available as of tonight on her Etsy shop. The full collection has crellies, jellies, toppers - something for everyone!  This is her second collection to date, and I am definitely excited to see what's next for Jesslacquer.   You can also keep up with Jesslacquer on her Instagram
Thanks for stopping by and please let me know if you picked up any from the OMFG collection!  I have another to show you soon, so until then...


~ Hayley ~

Friday, August 21, 2015

Polish & Posies: Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer - Siren's Summer Vacation

**Polish in this post was purchased by me with a small blogger discount**

I think it is safe to say that you have seen me pose with various flora from my own garden as well as my parents'. I was thinking of starting a small series called Polish & Posies, where I will feature a polish that matches or coordinates with a flower or plant. What do you think? Let's try it out, shall we?

I try not to feature a polish that is not currently available in a store or indie shop, but I have to make an exception here! I love it when a polish matches the flowers so I had to share this beauty!

This is a limited edition polish created by Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer. Siren's Summer Vacation is described as a neon purple with turquoise, pink, and purple glass flecks. It dries to a matte finish, but I preferred a shiny finish so it is shown with a coat of Rica's Glossy Glam over it. 

I think this Siren likes petunias!
This Siren applied like a dream on both my tips and toes and was opaque in two average coats. Overall, I adore this shade. I've had many compliments on my pedi polish the last few weeks, which just happens to be Siren's Summer Vacation! People seemed to enjoy the name too, agreeing that it feels nice and Summery. I wonder where Siren goes for her Summer vacation?

I know Summer will soon be drawing to a close, but what are your current favorite shades for summer fun? Let me know in the comments and enjoy every last ray of that Summer sunshine!


Friday, August 14, 2015

SinfulColors Truth or Lavendare and Night Owl

 *Provided for review*

I'm back with another installment of gorgeous new SinfulColors to show you.  This new 'A Class Act' collection is right up my ally with all these blues, purples, berries, and mattes!  With that said, I have been missing seeing some oldie but goodie SinfulColors being re-released.  So what better place than here to start my campaign? 

I pulled SinfulColors Zeus out of my melmer the other day and gazed at the bottle for awhile. You should look up swatches of Zeus if you haven't seen it.  I will definitely post a swatch of it in an upcoming post (+ untried!).  Bringing back Zeus, Verbena, Seaweed, and releasing some international shades - like Lagon (spelled correctly) - would make me super happy! *hint, hint*
But I digress....

These new shades are also gorgeous; keep up the good work, SinfulColors! Just take a look at Truth or Lavendare, one of the recent demi-mattes:

chalkboard diaries

Love the name, and the formula was pretty good.  The above was 2 coats of Truth or Lavendare and I used 1 coat of a matte topcoat to make it fully matte because the dry time was a little longer than the others from this collection.

A couple of days later, I had to see how Night Owl looked over top of it.  What you see here are two accent nails of Night Owl and you can see that Truth or Lavendare wore well over that time.  Truth or Lavendare did start to revert back to its demi-matte finish after a few days of washing and cuticle oil.  I love the bottle shot of Night Owl below, the gold that the iridescent flakies pick up is amazing!

sinful colors night owl

truth or lavendare

flakie glitter polish

Are there any older SinfulColors polishes you would love to see re-released?  What do you think of these?
To keep up with all things from SinfulColors, check their social media sites below.  Thanks for stopping by!

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~ Hayley ~
*Polishes were provided for review.  All opinions are 100% mine.* 

Friday, August 7, 2015

SinfulColors Hazed - Chalkboard Diaries

 *Provided for review*

Happy Friday!  As promised, I'm back with a new polish from the Chalkboard Diaries collection that SinfulColors just released.  This is Hazed, one of the new demi-matte finishes, and it is a pretty one!  I'm going to keep this short and sweet so here you go:

chalkboard diaries

It's such a soft satin an Instagram filter for your nails!  This was 3 coats (no topcoat), and had a wonderful formula. The formula was thin, but unlike a lot of mattes you have a lot of time to work with it without it dragging.  The 3 coats made it fully opaque so don't let the formula deceive you.

chalkboard diaries

Admittedly, I have tried all the demi-mattes just yet, but I really like this one!  Dry time was a little long, but the formula is forgiving so I didn't mind it. This plum color is flattering on so many skin tones.

chalkboard diaries
SinfulColors Hazed - sunlight

Indoors - SinfulColors Hazed
Below are more of the colors from the larger A Class Act collection.  The demi-mattes are part of SinfulColors' sub-collection, Chalkboard Diaries, and I'll be back with more from that collection!

sinful colors matte

Did you try any of these demi-matte polishes?  What do you think of this one and the new collection?
To keep up with all things from SinfulColors, check their social media sites below and have a great weekend!

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~ Hayley ~

*Polishes were provided for review.  All opinions are 100% mine.*

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

SinfulColors Street Fusion Collection (partial)

 *Provided for review*

Hi all!  I have a few new polishes from the SinfulColors Street Fusion Summer 2015 collection to show you today!  My theme this week is SinfulColors because they have released some massive new collections lately, and keeping things interesting with new polishes and finishes.  AND they're on sale!
Street Fusion is split into 3 sub collections and is a mix of core colors (Island Coral, Endless Blue, Skylark etc...), lots of new bright shades (matte glitters and shimmers) and nail vinyls. You can view the 3 collections: Tokyo Lights, Bombay Nights, and Latin Heat to see all the new colors and matte glitters that are included.  Here are a few that I received for review:

Sky Tree (new shade) was interesting for me, it's a pretty teal with shimmer.  The shimmer catches greens and purples in the bottle.  It's very pigmented, and only 2 coats were needed to be fully opaque.  It seems to lean lighter on other people, but it was very bright on me!  Base coat is definitely needed for this one, or you will get the leftover tinge associated with teals/ blues. 

sinful sky tree

Full Sun

Another polish in this release, Maroon Fine, is similar to Sky Tree, with that same shimmer, but is a really pretty rust color.  I will post it on its own, because it's perfection for fall!

Fuji Fuji (new shade) is a fun chunky silver/ holo glitter topper.  It has a mix of different size glitters and is densely packed. One coat gets plenty of glitter on the nail.  I would advise dabbing it to make sure it is evenly dispersed.  Look at the holo goodness:

silver holo glitter
SinfulColors Fuji Fuji

Pink Ansen (new shade) is a mix of iridescent glitters in a sheer pink base.  At first glance I thought it was similar to OPI Lily I Love You, but Pink Ansen includes bar glitter in addition to small hexes and shards.  The base in this bottle is a lighter pink, but they must have changed it at the last minute because the bottles I have seen in stores have a darker base - and actually looks closer to the OPI. This is one you could consider if you liked that OPI, but never got it.  Two coats are necessary and I would wear this over another base color.

lily i love you dupe
SinfulColors Pink Ansen

Bonus: You can pick up all of the SinfulColors polishes for 99 cents this week at Walgreens! Let me know in the comments which polishes came home with you this week! :)

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~ Hayley ~

Monday, August 3, 2015

SinfulColors: A Class Act and Night Owl

 *Purchased by me*
 *Provided for review*
It's August!  Which means it's time for me to start getting exciting about the promise of Autumn (maybe not in AZ so much), football, and most importantly Fall polishes!  My guess is that it's still hot where you are, and bright colors are still on your nails.  SinfulColors is with you!  They just released their brand new back to school collection; 'A Class Act' and it's a great transition collection.  The colors are bright but soft, and they included 9 new demi-matte polishes!  
I'm posting this quickly, so you can see all the polishes in this collection and scoop up a bunch since they are on sale at Walgreens for 99 cents this week!  I will have swatches up soon, but here are the details and some bottle shots:

I don't think I need to say anything about Night Owl, one of the new glitters....I mean just look at it!

Night Owl

Photo courtesy of SinfulColors

The full A Class Act collection consists of 27 shades grouped in sub-collections, and while some are re-promoted colors, there are 15+ new glitters, creams, demi-mattes, and shimmers.  I purchased A-Crush and tried it as soon as I got it home (the light blue demi-matte) and I liked the formula.  The best way to describe the finish is right in between a matte and a cream; sort of waxy. There is no shimmer, and it's not quite flat, but doesn't have the shine of a cream polish.  A-Crush took 2 coats to be opaque and you have to work fast because of the matte quality.

The sub name of the matte collection is called 'Chalkboard Diaries' and 3 of the demi-matte shades (black, white and pink) are to be exclusive to Walgreens - so go, go, go!

Which colors are you picking up from the sale this week?  What did you think of this collection and the new mattes?
I'll have swatches up soon.  In the meantime, check out SinfulColors social media sites:

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~ Hayley ~