Thursday, September 3, 2015

Glisten & Glow Cocktails Anyone Round 2 - holo swatches!

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Hey Everyone!

Today I have some gorgeous holos to share! This is the “Cocktails Anyone? Round 2” from Glisten & Glow. This is the 2nd release for the Cocktails Collection, Jill plans on having this be a progressive collection that she keeps adding on! This set goes on sale 9/4/15 7pm EST at Glisten & Glow. Are you guys even reading this? I’m sure you’ve already moved on to the swatches so let’s get to it!

Glisten & Glow Cocktails Anyone Round 2 swatches

Glisten & Glow Cocktails Anyone Round 2 swatches


But first, who remembers “Cocktails” the movie with Tom Cruise?! The tagline has me dying “When he pours, he reigns” WTF kind of crap is that? Haha oh Hollywood!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The Sparkle Kit - We Will Never Be Royals polish box swatch review

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Today I am sharing the next edition of “The Sparkle Kit!” This box is named “We Will Never Be Royals” and the theme should be obvious from the name haha! This box is a collaborative from Lou It Yourself , Got Nail, and Charmed & Dangerous. This is not a subscription box so no commitment! The “We Will Never Be Royals” box releases this Friday 9/4/15 at 10am MDT in the Got Nail shop and will sell for $20 plus shipping. Ok let’s get into this adorable box.

The Sparkle Kit - We Will Never Be Royals polish box swatch review

The Sparkle Kit - We Will Never Be Royals polish box swatch review


Included in the box you get:
- I See You Baby, Shakin’ That Cash – green teal crème from Lou It Yourself
- Bitch, I’m A Princess – multi-color glitter topper from Lou It Yourself
- Queen B Cuticle Oil – Beyonce Heat Rush perfume inspired from Got Nail
- Mini sheet of diamond stencil and starburst vinyls – from Lou It Yourself
-2 silver jeweled crown charms – from Charmed & Dangerous For the first mani


Monday, August 31, 2015

Gridlock Lacquer Rochester NY Summer 2015 swatches

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Today I’m sharing the newest editions to the Gridlock Lacquer Rochester, NY collection, these 3 polishes are the Summer 2015 colors. These polishes will have Rochester themed names, so if you know anyone from Rochester let them know they’ll be needing these lol I’m obviously a huge neon fan so I was excited to swatch these babies, let’s get to it!

Gridlock Lacquer Rochester NY Summer 2015 swatches

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Bundle Monster Squishy Silicone Mega Stamper and Shangri-La Stamp Plate Review

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Appeal 4 Soft Wave Bundle Monster Shangri-La Plate Mega Stamper Review
Above mani features a new stamp plate from Bundle Monster Shangri-La plate BM-S109.

Hey Everyone!

Today I have a new stamper and plate set from one of my favs Bundle Monster! I’ll be reviewing the Shangri-La 10 Piece Stamp Plate Set and the Mega Stamper & Scraper Set. I have really been loving everything Bundle Monster has been putting out lately, they really speak to my polish soul lol To be honest, they had me at Shangri-La! When I think of Shangri-La I envision an exotic paradise with beautiful rich colors and intricate designs all romantic like. Who doesn’t want that on their nails?! Ok, let’s look at the plates first.

Appeal 4 Soft Wave Bundle Monster Shangri-La Plate Review
Here are the pics of the plates from Bundle Monster. 10 gorgeously designed plates that are abstract florals and patterns. They have a bit of a tribal or Aztec feel to some of them. These are right up my alley!

Bundle Monster Shangri-La Plate Mega Stamper Review

Bundle Monster Shangri-La Plate Mega Stamper Review
Here you can see the quality of the etching, they feel like all the other Bundle Monster plates I have.

Bundle Monster Squishy Silicone Mega Stamper Nail Stamping Review
Along with the plates I was also sent their new stamper set, the Mega Stamper & Scraper Set. This set is Bundle Monster’s response to the larger squishier stampers that are flooding the nail art scene. It comes with a gray cup shape holder, 2 silicone stamp heads, and 2 credit card style scrapers. The scrapers that came with the stamper are 1mm in thickness just like a credit card. Bundle Monster does sell a .5mm more flexible scraper which I prefer as they give me a better scrape. I used the .5mm scrapers for the above mani and stamp swatches below. The scrapers have images of some of their stamp plates, and I think that’s a great touch! They say “Scrape. Stamp. Swoon.” also an adorable touch.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Gridlock Lacquer Buffalo Summer 2015 Collection swatches

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Gridlock Lacquer Buffalo NY Summer 2015 Collection Polish Swatches
Hey Everyone! Today I am sharing the Summer 2015 Buffalo Collection from Gridlock Lacquer! I love posting about Gridlock Lacquer because it’s an indie polish brand based in my backyard: Buffalo, NY! GL is also one of the very first indie polish brands I bought and definitely helped get me into buying more indie brands, how cool right? AND I just love that there are polishes inspired by my city! Gridlock Lacquer has other city themed polish lines: Niagara Falls, Rochester, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and the soon to be released Detroit.

You can read more about Gridlock Lacquer in an article that was published in The Buffalo News!  Check it out here: Kaisertown resident’s Gridlock Lacquer puts polish on city. Ok, let’s do this!

Gridlock Lacquer Buffalo Summer 2015 Collection For The Love of Larkin

Gridlock Lacquer Buffalo Summer 2015 Collection For The Love of Larkin
Let's start out with a bang, this is my fav from the collection! This is ‘For the Love of Larkin,’ a gorgeous blue toned neon pink. The Larkin Building was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright but was demolished in 1950, Larkin Square is right next door. Larkin Square is a pretty hip-happening place these days, you can even find Gridlock Lacquer setting up shop there and check out their awesome polish live and in person! This polish is everything and quite possibly will be on my favorites of 2015 list! Shown here with 3 coats.

Gridlock Lacquer Buffalo Summer 2015 Collection For The Love of Larkin
For nail art I did some reverse stamping using Winstonia Store stamp plate The Carnival with Bundle Monster Black Noir, and Rica Polish White Out.


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

MidWest Lacquer For The Love of Grayskull He-Man inspired collection!

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Are you ready for an 80s flashback? I posted these swatches to Instagram @twi_star already and I think a huge amount of my followers weren’t alive in the 80s haha! Anyways, enough of being old, today I have the ‘For the Love of Grayskull’ He-man and She-Ra inspired polish collection from MidWest Lacquer (Vinyl It Up) to show you! This collection releases on Friday, July 24th at 7:00 pm EST. Make sure to follow @vinylitup for more swatches.

Ok let’s travel onward to Castle Grayskull…

MidWest Lacquer For The Love of Grayskull He-Man Inspired Polish Collection

MidWest Lacquer For The Love of Grayskull He-Man Inspired Polish Collection

Look at how fun these are! I have such fond memories of this show and running around the house pretending to be She-Ra! For all my accent nails I made my own water decals. I used decal transfer paper that I found on amazon, you print the images and then spray a few coats of spray paint clear coat onto the printed sheet. You have to really let them dry for at least a day before applying to your nails and topping with top coat.