Sunday, March 27, 2016

Happy Easter! Whimsical Ideas by Pam Hatched

Hello sweet friends!  Every year I wear this polish, and finally decided this would be the year I would blog it!  This is an oldie but such a goodie...Hatched from Whimsical Ideas by Pam.  This is still to date my only Whimsy but she makes so many adorable polishes that I don't know why that is.

Sadly, Hatched was from a few years and is now discontinued.  In an effort to conserve my bottle I just used 1 coat of Hatched over 2 coats of Revlon Buttercup, a pale Springy yellow.
Because matting makes this one even better, that's how I wore it but did snap a pic below before putting the matte topper on.

Hatched (on its own) is a pale yellow glitter crelly of about this same color base. You need about 3 coats on its own to build to opacity.  It reminds me of a Peeps yellow and the glitters are perfect pops of color.

If you're interested in checking out the fun and very unique Whimsical nail polishes, I linked them for your viewing pleasure!  Whimsical Ideas by Pam sells through their Facebook page here.  

I hope you have a very Happy Easter or, if you don't celebrate, a great day of college basketball watching.  I'm excited for both!  Easter is my very favorite! :)  Thanks for stopping by!

~ Hayley ~

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Frenzy - Dauntless

*Purchased by me*

Hello and Happy Friday! I have recently had the opportunity to try a new-to-me indie - Frenzy Polish. So far from my small collection of 5, I love it! I thought it might be fun to post a new Frenzy every Friday for the next month or so, just so I can share my new pretties with you! 

First up, I have Dauntless, inspired by the Divergent book series (which if you haven't read and you like YA dystopia-type books, you should give it a read! I really enjoyed it.) Dauntless is a gray crelly filled with yummy multichrome flakes. I also see some pastel/iridescent glitters in there, which really make it amazing. 

 I saw swatches of this around Christmastime and knew right then I HAD to have this polish. I then commenced stalking Frenzy on every channel possible. And the rest, they say, is history. 

I used three coats in these pictures as the gray is a little sheer. I have to admit, this polish is everything I was hoping it would be. I swoon every time I look at it. For me it was just that good. It totally fulfilled my need for a shifty neutral. Lemming squashed!

Dauntless appears to be sold out in the Frenzy store, but a bit of stalking never hurts. You can do that on Facebook or Instagram

Any new indies you've tried and loved lately? Please share in the comments below or tell me what you think of Frenzy Polish Dauntless. Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, March 18, 2016

Spring has Sprung!

If you live in the desert southwest like me, than Spring sprung awhile ago!  I'm embracing it, so this is a bright and fun take on the speckle manicures so popular at Easter and Spring time.   These are two polishes that you may have something very similar lying around. In fact, this look was inspired by a fellow Instagrammer, Grapefizznails, because I adored the color combination she chose and knew I had something that could replicate it!

I used a (now retired) bottle of Sally Hansen Triple Shine polish in Water Lily.  This was my first time using that line by Sally Hansen, and the formula on this was impeccable. I used two coats of Water Lily.  The 'speckle' topper is actually 18k gold flake polish from Sephora (the old round bottles).
Yep! I brought back the gold flakes and I will be using them more!

I would love to know if you think this is a hit or miss look.  Let me know and I hope Spring has finally arrived wherever you are!  Till next time...

~ Hayley ~

Monday, March 7, 2016

Pahlish Bad Wolf

* Purchased by me *

Hello!  I've mentioned before that Palish is one of my favorite indies.  A few years ago, before I knew about them, I was at Jackie's house playing around with her polishes and tried Bad Wolf.  I loved it so much but it was not available to purchase, so I did what any other nail polish fiend does...bought a bunch of other polishes to fill the void (it didn't work) and added it to my DISO list.

Luckily Pahlish has a fantastic Facebook group called Pahlish Lovers and the ladies in it are so great.  I found someone who was willing to sell her bottle of Bad Wolf, and here we are!

Back in November, Shannon (the creator of Pahlish) actually found a batch of the shimmer she used and re-released Bad Wolf, so of course I picked up another bottle.
These swatches are from the original bottle of Bad Wolf.

Bad Wolf is a greyed taupe with an intense pink shimmer.  It's a neutral, but once it's on your nails it is so special that you kind of forget that.  This is 2 coats with topcoat in natural sunlight.

Swatch above is in the shade

Pahlish releases new polishes every Sunday (including small, limited release batches called Bespoke batches)  There are some beauties on there now, so go check it out!  If there are some older Pahlishes you are in search of I definitely recommend joining the Pahlish Lovers group on Facebook!

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Hayley ~