Mod Lacquer Swatches and Winter SALE!

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I have another fun set of polishes to show you from Mod Lacquer LLC!   Jennifer over at Mod personally hand blends all the nail polish sold in this shop creating some really unique and beautiful designs. The Mod Lacquer Winter Sale is going on right now!  Use code: SHOP15 for 15% off your order with no minimum through 12/31!

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I was sent a blogger package with five polishes from a variety of collections and had a lot of fun playing with them.  I want to show you Goblin first because I was so excited to finally have a crazy color shifter!

Goblin is a beautiful green duo-chrome that shifts from olive green to bright green to a warm burgundy/brown with a micro fine scattered holo glitter to give a little sparkle.  The difference between the bright emerald green and coppery burgundy is so dramatic and in other lights it almost looks black!  The formula was great and went on smoothly and evenly.  In these pictures I have on two coats and a top coat.

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Loup Garou is a clear base with warm toned micro fiber glitters that give it a fuzzy look.  I love the colors in this one, the warm Fall colors are my favorite year round.  This one went on really easily and I didn’t have any problems getting the bars to space out evenly or lay down smoothly even with just one coat.  In this first picture I have on two coats of Loup Garou over Solar Sail and a top coat.

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In these next three pictures I have on 1 coat over various colors and three coats alone on my ring finger.  Wearing it alone actually ended up being my favorite and I did the rest of my nails like that for a few days.

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Sideshow is a sheer blue cream base with a variety of different colors and sizes of glitter.  This one is so bright and fun, like a party popper or confetti cake.  I really enjoyed using this full sized bottle, I don’t have any others shaped like this and found it really easy use and control.  The glitters are suspended in the base perfectly making it really easy to get them out without any digging or extra dipping.  In these pictures I have on 3 coats with a top coat.

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Solar Sail is a bright yellow/orange with a warm shimmer and gold flecks.  I love flakey glitter and the gold looks so pretty in this orange color.  It really shines in the sun!  This one went on really great and I have on 2 coats with a top coat in these pictures.

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Waxing Whimsical is a sheer mint green jelly base with a mix of different sizes and shapes of neon pink glitter, including butterflies!  Yay!  This one is so cute, I love the sage mint and pink combo and the butterflies make me really happy! 🙂  In these pictures I have on 3 coats with a top coat.

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Check out all of the fun polishes in the Mod Lacquer Etsy Shop and follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates, promotions and lots of pretty pictures.  All of the Mod Lacquer polishes are hand mixed using micas, pigments, glitter and a 3 free suspension base that has been tested overtime to keep glitter in suspension with little to no settling.  All finished products are cruelty free as well as the ingredients used to produce the final product.

I was provided this blogger package in exchange for my honest review and all opinions are my own.

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Wantable MakeUp Box Review

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Thank you so much to the wonderful people at Wantable for providing me one of their Subscription Boxes to review on my blog!  I had seen these advertised and had read some reviews on them so I was giddy when I got the opportunity to try one for myself!

Wantable offers three themes for their subscription boxes: Makeup Box, Accessories Box, Intimates Box and right now they are offering a limited edition Holiday Box too!  I picked the Makeup Box because I’ve been buying the same couple makeup brands for the last 20 years and am honestly overwhelmed by all the new brands and choices out there.  Wantable claims that you will never receive products that you do not like and guarantees satisfaction with every box.   To determine which products to include in my  box they have a survey with very specific questions about which products I liked, what colors, finishes, textures, looks etc.  After I took my survey I was confident I would love my box and couldn’t wait to get it!

My box arrived with 4 full sized products and a sample.  I seriously love and have been using them all!  Anyone who has been paying attention knows I am completely addicted and obsessed with nail polish right now and they included two polishes in my box from Rainbow Honey and LAQA & Co!   I also received a sample of Lisa Watier Eyeshadow, an amazing Marker Eyeliner from Girlactik and the coolest lip cream I have ever seen from Beauty for Real.

lip2Let’s start with the lip cream because this one totally blew me away!  They sent me a Beauty for Real True Color Lip Cream in “Barely There” which is the perfect nude shade.  This is a full coverage and long wearing lip cream that will not smudge or bleed.  Barely There is a creamy light beige with a hint of sheer pink, just perfect for me.  …but the coolest part is the tube!  On the side of the tube is a little mirror just the right size to see your lips and the lid actually has a light in it so you can apply in the dark!  How cool is that?!  How many times have you tried to reapply lipstick in a dark restaurant or bar and just hope that it goes on right?  Problem solved!

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I was super excited to add two new brands to my polish collection, both are 3-free and cruelty-free which I love!  “Wistful” from Rainbow Honey is a blushing green shimmer full of micro glitters that really sparkle in the sun.  In this picture I have on 2 coats with a top coat, but it went on so smooth, I could have probably gotten away with just 1 coat.  “Nookie” from LAQA&Co is a bright pretty berry polish perfect for adding a splash of color to your Fall or Winter wardrobe.  I really love this one!  This is a perfect one-coater and is so glossy you really don’t need a top coat, yay!  Each of the bottles from LAQA&Co are packaged in unique artwork from young designers making each box a little piece of art.

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I was really impressed with the Precise Marker Liner from Girlactik Beauty.  This liner is versatile because of how easy it is to adjust the thickness of the line you want to make.  It is so easy to get a perfectly smooth thin line or build it up for a more dramatic look.  I never had any problems with it bleeding, smearing or smudging, even after a long day of chasing the kids around.

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I also received a sample of Lisa Watier Ombre Souffle Supreme Eyeshadow.  These have a light creamy mousse texture and are easily applied with just your fingertips.  These eyeshadows are made with the antioxidant and anti-aging properties of the Labrador Tea extract and give the eyes a long lasting iridescent look.  I never had any problems with this fading or creasing even without a primer.

Wantable Boxes can be purchased for $40 each or you can subscribe for $36 a month.  This is a great deal, as the products in my my box had a retail value of $62!  Subscriptions are automatically shipped every month but can be skipped or canceled at any time.  You will never receive a product that you don’t like and this is such a great way to be introduced to the new brands and products available!

Check out all of the great options on the Wantable site and follow along on Facebook for promotions and giveaways.

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Thanks again to the people at Wantable for providing me this complimentary box in exchange for my honest review!

Seven and Parker 25% off Sale & FREE SHIPPING

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Seven & Parker is having a SALE …and just in time to start stocking up on gifts for the holidays!  Use the Discount Code: TRAVEL25 to receive 25% off orders of $50 or more and ALWAYS enjoy FREE SHIPPING on ALL orders!  This offer is good through Wednesday 11/13 so don’t miss out!

All of Seven and Parker’s polishes are handmade and 5-free, making them a gift you can really feel good about giving!

Check out some of the pretty Seven & Parker Polishes in my review HERE and keep up with the latest news and creations on Facebook and Twitter.

The Devil Wears Polish Customs, Holos & Anarchy

If you could have someone create any type of nail polish for you, what would you have them make?  Someone asked me this question a couple months ago and I thought of a few ideas.  Literally the next day The Devil Wears Polish posted a picture of her chocolate holo Nice & Toasty and I was floored!  This was exactly what I was picturing as one of my ideas!

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That got me thinking, and I contacted Tami about another idea that I thought she would do best and Indian Summer was born.  This polish is really special and is made in remembrance of Tami’s dad.  I feel very honored to have been able to collaborate with her on this beautiful color.  Check out this collage that she made to announce its arrival …I definitely felt super warm and fuzzy seeing my mention in it. 🙂

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Indian Summer is a copper jelly base containing copper hex, dark copper micro hex, and small gold dots.  It is really sheer so it can be used as a glitter topper to add some festive Fall flavor, or it can be worn on its own in 3 coats or so.  I’m always a little greedy with my color so I used 4 coats in these pictures with a top coat.  I felt like it dried really fast because I was actually packing for a road trip in between coats and every couple minutes I had to change laundry, change diapers, do dishes and I never smeared it at all! (that pretty much never happens, I am always redoing a couple fingers)  I seriously LOVE this color, check it out…

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The Devil Wears Polish – Indian Summer (1 coat over Suck My Peach, Nice & Toasty, Julep Ingrid and Julep Olivia)

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The reason why I knew she would do such a good job with this one?  Her jellies are awesome!  I bought these a while back, check out how pretty How’s Them Berries and Merman Tracks are!  Both of these are 3 coats with a top coat.  Love, love, love the large dot glitters!

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But do you know what The Devil Wears Polish does even better?!  HOLOS!  In my mind Tami is the Queen of Holo, maybe it’s because they were some of the first ones I saw, but they are amazing!  I bought a few from her Lustrous Linears 2.0 line and then of course my Nice & Toasty.   She also created another beauty for me called Bourbon Substitute which is a gorgeous amber holo, buuut I haven’t been able to buy that one yet, so it will have to wait.  Take a look at these pics to find out why I am in love with Tami’s holos so much… all of these pictures are 3 coats with a top coat.  2 coats would have been perfectly fine, but remember I am greedy with my color! lol

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The Devil Wears Polish – Water Nympho …the PERFECT rainbow!

The Aspiring Anarchist Collection is also available in the store now and is a cute punk themed collection inspired by by early punk bands.  Tami slipped in an extra mini of I Wanna Be Sedated with one of my orders and was so excited!  This is my favorite one from the collection, and every time I think about it I get the song by the Ramones stuck in my head.  This is a black jelly base with multi-colored neon micro glitters, matte pink and white skulls, and a dash of white micro glitter.  Pink skulls?!  Are you kidding me?  LOVE it!

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All of the nail polish at The Devil Wears polish is hand mixed using a 3-free base that does not contain Toluene, Formaldehyde or Dibutyl Phthalate.

The Devil Wears Polish is involved in a HUGE giveaway from The Polish Diva, so you can enter for a chance to win some of her fun creations here: http://thepolishdiva.blogspot.com/2013/10/huge-new-indie-polish-giveaway.html

…AND she will be sponsoring a prize in my 1 year anniversary giveaway so stay tuned for that!  YAY!

Check out all the pretties at The Devil Wears Polish Store and keep up with all the news and promotions on Facebook.  Tami is always creating new things and I can’t wait to see what’s next!

Sweet Tea Polish Review

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I have a beautiful set of polishes to show you from Sweet Tea Polish.  I love this name, Sweet Tea Polish colors are inspired by the Sweet South.  Nothing reminds me more of the South than a cold glass of really sweet iced tea.   We had the nicest Southern neighbor growing up that hooked my family onto iced tea and to this day my parents have several jugs in their fridge at all times. 🙂  Anyway, enough about tea, I love these polishes!

Darah hand mixes all of her polishes using carefully selected pigments, micas and glitters.  Sweet Tea Polishes are 3-free, made without Toluene, Formaldehyde and Dibutyl Phthalate.  I was sent a blogger package with 5 polishes to review and a cute little surprise of handmade hair ties!  …I actually used them while doing my nails, it was perfect!  Everything was packaged up so cute, you can really feel the love put into these products.  All of these polishes went on really great with quick drying time.  In all of my pictures I have on 2 coats with a top coat.  I am so excited to add these to my collection, take a look…

Daisy Dukes is a frosty blue with white, blue and silver glitters.  Yes, pretty much exactly the color of those coveted cut-off jean shorts, so cute! 🙂

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Black Eyed Susan is a frosty orange bronze with black and yellow glitters.  I love big circle glitters and the black glitters make it look just like the Black Eyed Susan flowers you see on the side of the road.

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Gramma’s Grape Jelly is a sheer purple with red and purple glitters.  She could not have more perfectly captured the look of fresh homemade grape jelly with the skins in it and everything!

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Kiss My Bass is a sheer teal with holographic blue and green glitters. O…M…G…!!!  This one is insane and is definitely one of my all time favorite colors!  …and not just from this set!  Check out the depth in the glitters and this is only 2 coats!  The base is teal, but it gleams emerald, gold and blue.  Love, love LOVE!

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Shoofly Pie is a shimmery molasses brown with a suede finish.  I love browns and this one is so pretty!  This is my first suede finish and I love the soft shimmer it gives.  This one reminded me of cake or brownie batter …and that’s never a bad thing. 😉

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Check out all of the beautiful polishes at the Sweet Tea Polish Store and keep up with all the updates and promotions on Facebook.

Thank you so much Darah for letting me review your beautiful products!  I can’t wait to see what you create next.Sweet Tea Polish-

 

 

 

The Devil Wears Polish Halloween Boo-tifuls *Limited Edition*

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Yay, I’m so excited to have another set of polish from The Devil Wears Polish to share with you, and this one is just in time for Halloweeeeen!  Tami makes all of her polishes using a 3-free base and personally hand-mixes each bottle with lots of love and badassery and it shows!

The Devil Wears Polish 004The Devil Wears Polish has come out with a great Limited Edition Halloween Boo-tifuls Collection and she sent me two of them to try.  These are so cute, I have never owned any Halloween themed polish and they’re perfect!    First up is Jack of All Lanterns.  This one has a pumpkin orange crelly base with large black circle glitters (my fav!) and other different sized smaller black, white and yellow dot glitter.  Here I have on three coats with a top coat, and obviously black on my accent nail for fun.  I think this just might be the perfect one to wear with my candy corn witch outfit 🙂

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The Devil Wears Polish 003Next I want to show you Tricky Treat.  I love this one and have been excited about it ever since the moment Tami announced the arrival of her skull and cross bone glitter.  That’s right, this one is a tricky treat!  It has super cute pink and purple square glitters in a white crelly base with the raddest black skull and cross bone glitters.  Here I have on 3 coats with a top coat.  This is perfect for Halloween or anytime you want to wear polish with attitude.  

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Now, sometimes those super cool larger glitters can be a bit tricky because they are heavier and sink.  No problem, I found that turning the bottle upside down for a bit before polishing helped me be able to grab all the goodies.

This Halloween Boo-tifuls Collection will be available TODAY along with several other gorgeous new releases!  Check out all the pretties at The Devil Wears Polish Store and show Tami some love on Facebook.

Stay tuned for my next review coming SOON where I will share some major holographic eye candy with you…

Mod Lacquer LLC Review …Sale and Giveaway!

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I have another awesome indie nail polish company to share with you today.  Jennifer from Mod Lacquer LLC sent me a blogger mini set to review and I was so excited because I have totally fallen in love with handcrafted nail polish and had been eying her beautiful lacquer for awhile now.

Mod Lacquer LLC is modern nail lacquer that is hand crafted in small batches using the newest ingredients and materials to produce the highest quality possible while maintaining the uniqueness of a hand made product.  Jennifer has a passion for nail polish so she personally designs, hand blends and tests each color.   She uses a variety of micas, pigments, glitter and a 3-free suspension base (no dibutyl phthalate, toluene, and formaldehyde) which has been tested to keep glitter in suspension with little to no settling.

I love the description of how the company name came about.  By combining two meanings for the word “mod” she had come up with a name that not only embraces being modern and fashionable, but also the modification process of creating unique and beautiful hand crafted lacquer.  When I explained this to my husband, he says, “So, “mod”, like I mod my xboxes?”  …Yes, dude, she mods polish like you mod your xboxes.  Haha, gotta love dudes!  (…not that anyone I know mods xboxes!  ehem) 😉

So, let’s see what she sent me, shall we?  First I want to show you Waxing Whimsical which is a sheer mint green jelly base with a mix of different sizes and shapes of neon pink glitter.  When I looked at the bottle I thought it looked greyish, but it is such a pretty mint green on your nails!  I didn’t see it from the outside of the bottle, so when I painted my nails and butterfly shapes came out, I think I squealed in excitement!  I don’t know why, but I really love shaped glitter, especially butterflies!!!  This had perfect coverage in 2 coats, I loved the color combo and a nice mint green was on my wish list, so this was perfect.  In these pictures I have on 2 coats and a top coat.  Can you see those little butterflies?  They are pretty subtle, but super cute!

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Next I have Radical which is a bright sheer blue jelly base with bright pink glitter from the Pop Art Collection.  Cute, cute!  I love blue and pink together and this went on so great.  The pink hex glitters are actually bright neon pink, not so coral like the pictures seem.  Radical! …just like my pink and blue layered socks in ’92. 😉   This also had great coverage in 2 coats with a top coat in these pictures.

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Puesta Del Sol is a pale sheer pink jelly base with a variety of different colors and sizes of glitter from Southwest Spring Collection.  Puesta Del Sol actually means “sunset” and when I saw the name and the color I was immediately taken back to a little Mexican Plaza sipping margaritas and buying pottery souvenirs.   Doesn’t it remind you of the colorful tile in those plazas?   Another great 2 coater with a top coat in these pictures.

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Retro Disco turned out to be my favorite!  It is a multi-color holographic glitter polish in a clear base.  I have been wanting something just like this to try doing those fun glitter tip gradients that I have seen and this was perfect for that!  You can get total coverage in 3 coats, but just one coat is an awesome topper over any color!  On my thumb, I have 3 coats and a top coat to get the smooth glossy finish.  In the other pictures I just did a light coat on my tips and accent nail over Julep Sylvia.  OMG …every once in awhile a certain polish will put a hold on the whole swatching process and this was one of them!  I had to stop and wear this for a few days to soak in the awesomeness. LOVE it! …how ’bout you?

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

Do you love these?  Well, guess what?!  Jen is sponsoring a prize in a giveaway and you can enter to WIN 3 Mod Lacquer LLC minis …of your choice!  (along with a ton of other prizes from polish makers you have to check out!)

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Mod Lacquer also has several great sales going on.  Both the Daydream and Southwest Spring Collection Sets are on sale and you can score a set of 4 for the price of 3!  The Pop Art Collection is also on sale and you can get a set of 5 for the price of 4!  Check out these collections and the rest of the awesome pretties in her Etsy Store.

Show Jennifer some love and check out her amazing pictures on Facebook and Instagram.

I received this blogger package complimentary for review purposes and all opinions are my own.

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