The Devil Wears Polish: Chocolate Lovers Reborn Review (plus No More Butterflies LE Fundraiser!)

Chocolate Lovers Reborn

“Brown colored polish and rainbows on chocolate” is what I’ve been singing in my head to the tune of My Favorite Things this week.  I know, I’m a dork, but I’m just SO excited about the latest collection from The Devil Wears Polish!  Tami revamped last years Chocolate Collection and added linear holo to eight yummy chocolate brown colors!  Yay, Holo all the things!   Brown, Holo, Polish, Chocolate …this collection seriously is a list of my favorite things and Tami sent me a couple to try out and review for you, yay!  I used two coats and my Vapid Lacquer Topcoat in all of these pictures.  The formula for both of them was nice, creamy and dried fast.

Chocolate Cupcake is a rich brown with a nice dose of linear holo.  I LOVE this color so much!  It really is the color of a yummy chocolate cupcake (with lots of frosting, of course!) 🙂 or a milk chocolate bar.

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White Chocolate Caramel Cappuccino is a pretty taupe color with tons of linear holo fire.  Mmmm, white chocolate coffees are my favorite!  This one is so holo-y it even shines in low indoor natural lighting, so pretty!

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The Chocolate Lovers Reborn Collection can be bought individually for $12 or as a set for $84.  Check out the complete collection HERE, along with all of the other pretties in the shop.

Another stunning polish in her shop that you don’t want to miss out on is No More Butterflies, a light teal-blue linear holo.  This one looks amazing and I already ordered mine! 🙂

No More Butterflies

This is a limited edition fundraiser polish to benefit a cause that is very close to Tami’s heart.  $2 from each bottle sold will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation of America in an effort to raise awareness and provide education about how to care for someone who is experiencing a seizure.  Ensuring that teachers, students and friends know what to do and how to help when a seizure occurs is so important and will ease the anxiety and calm those nervous butterflies of the children who experience seizures as well as their parents.   This beauty will only be available until September 5th, 2014 …2 more days!  Don’t miss out!

To learn more about the Epilepsy Foundation of America, you can visit their website here: http://www.epilepsy.com/  If you’d rather make a donation without the polish purchase, you can do so HERE.

Press Sample:  The polishes in this review were given to by Tami of The Devil Wears Polish in exchange for my honest review, all opinions are my own.

 

ellagee’s Villainous Holo-ween Collection: Maleficent and Hades Duo Swatches & Review

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I love Halloween and who doesn’t love Disney?!  So I was super excited when Laura of ellagee asked it I would review some of her polishes from the upcoming Villainous Holo-ween Collection inspired by the quirky Disney villains we all love.  This collection contains eight polish duos that are all based on a different Disney villain.  Each set has an incredible holo polish and a coordinating glitter topper.  Pre-orders for these polishes begin on 9/5/2014 and can be purchased separately or as a set.   I was sent the Maleficent and Hades Duos to swatch and review and just love them, let’s take a look…

I had to try the Maleficent Duo based on the Disney movie Sleeping Beauty first because, I’ll admit, she has always been one of the scariest and most evil villains to me.  I can still hear her voice and laugh in my head, “Fools! Idiots! Imbeciles!” and “Now shall you deal with me and all the powers of HELL! bwahaha!

Maleficent

Now Shall You Deal With ME! is a sparkling lime green polish with intense linear and scattered holographic shimmer and flashes of gold.  This polish perfectly captures the color of her green flames.  The formula was flawless, I used two thin coats and my Vapid Lacquer Topcoat for all these pictures.  The holo-fire was so intense in the sun and under led lights and the gold shimmer really came through in lower lighting.

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Mistress Of All Evil is a clear top coat with a mix of black, purple, and hot pink holo glitters.  It was made to go perfectly with Now Shall You Deal with ME!, so I tried it over that first.  Some of the other blogger/swatchers used the glitter topcoats over other colors and I LOVE the versatility with these!  You have so many options and they look amazing over so many colors.  In these pictures I used 1 coat over Now Shall You Deal With ME!  It went on so easily, no fishing, dabbing or placing the glitter needed, and as a bonus, it dried SO smooth I probably could have gotten away without a topcoat!

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I know this was made to be a topper, but I sure do love a good glitter bomb and couldn’t resist trying to use it alone too.  I used 3 coats in these pictures to get full coverage.  Mistress of All Evil is SO sparkly and my camera refused to cooperate so I used a couple blurred photos to show off the bling. 🙂

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Next up is the Hades Duo based on the Disney movie Hercules and I think I may love these colors even more!  Fine, I’ll admit it, I had to do a little homework for this duo …Hercules must have came out when I wasn’t watching new movies and before I had kids because it is one of the very few Disney flicks I hadn’t seen.   Well, I remedied that with a few clicks on Netflix and the kids sure didn’t mind a bit.  We’ve now watched it umpteen times and have all the songs stuck in our heads. 🙂

Hades

Whoa, Is My Hair Out?  is a sparkling aqua blue with intense linear and scattered holographic shimmer and perfectly captures the blue flames of Hades hair.  The holo in this one is insane and I couldn’t stop staring at my nails!  Again this is 2 thin coats with a top coat and the formula was flawless.

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Let’s Get Ready To RUMBLE is a clear top coat with a mix of navy, indigo, and charcoal holo glitters.  In the first pictures I used 1 coat over Whoa Is My Hair Out? and application was once again perfect and so smooth.  Then I used it alone with 3 coats to get full coverage.

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What do you think of these?  Who is your favorite villain?  I love that these colors can be used all year and not just specifically for Halloween.  You can get you hands on these starting Friday September 5th, 2014 at 9am CST.  Check out the other amazing Villainous Holo-ween Duos at ellagee.com and follow along on Facebook for release updates and lots more pretty pictures.

Villainous Holo-ween Collage

PRESS SAMPLE:  I was provided these polishes from Laura at ellagee in exchange for my honest review, all opinions are my own.

The Devil Wears Polish Thermal Swatches and SALE

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The weather is warming up and the color of my nails can prove it!  Today I have three super cute thermal polishes to show you from my friend Tami at The Devil Wears Polish.  For those of you who aren’t familiar, thermal polishes change colors depending on the temperature.  This is especially fun when your nails are longer and you can get a two-toned gradient effect.  …but you don’t have to have long nails to enjoy thermals!  I still find myself constantly checking to see, “What color are they now?!” 🙂

The Devil Wear Polish is having a Mother’s Day SALE through tonight!  Use code: MOMSDAY for 25% off your order of $20+!  This promos last until Sunday 5/11 at midnight CT so don’t  miss out!

Silly Lilly is a thermal crelly that is pink when warm and purple when cold.  The color change on this one is very dramatic and super reactive to the temperature changes.   This one is so cute and is full of pretty pink and violet flaky shimmer that really shines in the sun.  I used three coats of Silly Lilly and my Vapid Lacquer top coat in these pictures.

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Patty Who? is a fun green thermal jelly that changes from grass green when cold to lime green when warm.  It is loaded with different sizes of scattered holo particles and spectraflair so this one is super sparkly!  The formula was great and I used two thin coats of Patty Who? with my top coat in these pictures.

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And last but certainly not least is Sweet Pea, my favorite!  Sweet Pea is a thermal linear holo that shifts from light purple when cold to light pink when warm.  Just like all of Tami’s linears, the formula was awesome. and I used two thin coats and a top coat in these pictures.

Sweet Pea - Cold Sweet Pea - Hot Sweet Pea - Hot and ColdSweet Pea - Transition

All three of these and many more are available right now at The Devil Wears Polish and until Sunday 5/11 at Midnight CT use code: MOMSDAY for 25% off your purchase over $20!  All of the polishes are now made with a 5-free suspension base, yay! Follow along on Facebook for the latest news, updates and promos.

The products in this review are a combo of blogger samples sent for my honest review and personal purchases.  All opinions are my own.

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.

Seven and Parker Polish Review

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I can’t even tell you how excited I was to receive this awesome blogger package from Seven and Parker of NINE minis to review!  Six of them are holos which is my new favorite finish!  …but what I love so much about reviewing products is getting to try things I might not have chosen my self …and I totally fell in LOVE with the lighter shades in this set!

Seven and Parker is a great indie polish company that will eventually expand to a full cosmetic line.  All of Seven and Parker’s polishes are 5-free, made without Toluene, DBP, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor!  Whoohoo!  I only have 2 other 5-free brands and am so excited to add another to my collection.   I seriously loved all of these.  The formula on every one was awesome and drying time was great.  I have 3 coats on with a top coat in all of my pictures, although the holos were so smooth, I could have gotten away with 2 coats.  Ok, are you ready for tons of pretty pics?

Blaylock is a deep black with a hint of blue holographic nail polish.  “Elegance meets Class in a way never imagined before.”  This one really changes depending on the light your in from black to blue or even purplish.  So pretty, I don’t have any other colors like this!

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Copper Mines is a Holographic Copper Brown.  “When all else fails and you want that nice shade of vintage elegance.”  My favorite colors are brown and orange, I think I squealed when I saw this one.

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Deryn is a holographic blue with microfine glitter.  “Inspired from a robin’s eggs. This lovely blue is light and airy.”  Such a pretty blue!  Check out the last picture showing how gorgeous just one coat looks.

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Check out how versatile this polish is!  In this next picture I have on one thin coat with three coats on my accent nail.  It is like having 2 colors in one and they are both gorgeous!

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La Vie en Rose is a Rose Holo.  “For those of you that want something more subtle than a Hot Pink, yet closer to actual roses.”   So pretty, the perfect dark pink.

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Sally is a holographic purple that pulls blue and gray.  Named after The Pumpkin King’s Love, this purple is the perfect violet holo with lots of tiny micro specs in it.”  …Which is fun for me because this is my sons favorite Halloween movie and we are actually watching it right now!

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Peek A Boo is a nude holo.  “Simple, Elegant and goes with everything. Need we say more?”  This may have turned out to be my unexpected favorite!

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Carter is a pewter pearl gray.  “A color unlike any other. Get ready for the looks it will bring.”  Such a perfect silver!  I can’t wait to combine this with other colors like gold and red for the holidays.

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Dream A Little is a light shade than when added as a coat to other colors creates incredible effects.  “Dream a Dream and add a little bit of reality for an amazing combination that you will never forget.”  I couldn’t stop thinking bridal when I saw this one.  It is so pretty, a light pearl that gleams gold gold gold!  It can be worn alone, but can also be used as an amazing top coat to add a pearly gold sheen to any color.

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Pizazz is crelly with lot of different sizes, shapes and fun colors of glitter.  “A Party you might say!!! …For those with a dazzling style and vigorous spirit.”  I love crellies and this one is so cute.  It’s like a party popper bursting open or confetti flying everywhere, Weee!

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Aren’t these amazing?  You can snag these for yourself at the Seven and Parker Store and keep up with all of the news and specials on Facebook.  Thank you so much Mitzy for allowing me to test and review these wonderful polishes, I can’t wait to see what you create next!

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Ellagee Polish and Jewelry Review …and GIVEAWAYS

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Yay!  I have so many fun things from Ellagee Polish to share with you, even a couple “polish firsts” for me!  All Ellagee polishes are hand crafted by Laura in small batches with care and attention to detail. They are made with only high-quality components and are tested for separation, sinking, fading, bleeding, curling, durability and down right awesomeness.  All polishes are cruelty free, vegan and they are 5-free meaning they are free of Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate, Camphor, and Formaldehyde Resin.  I love this!  Most handcrafted nail polishes are at least 3-free which I love, but 5-free makes me extra happy! 🙂

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Today I not only have polish to share with you but Nail Polish Jewelry too!  Have you seen these yet?  Laura can put any of her polishes into rings, pendants or earrings to make beautiful and unique jewelry.  I have seen a few of these around but I love the settings that Ellagee has the best!  What is really fun, is that you can paint your nails to match for a complete set.  I ordered the Ring, Teardrop Earrings and Round Pendant in Beam Me Up over black.  It turned out so gorgeous and is actually the set pictured on her site!

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Ellagee Nail Polish Jewelry – Beam Me Up over black

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Ellagee Nail Polish Jewelry – Beam Me Up over black

Ellagee also makes cute little Nail Polish Key Chains in the polish color of your choice.  It’s funny, I misunderstood and thought the key chain was a mini polish for touch-ups on the go, but Laura had a good point …you wouldn’t what that breaking or opening in your purse! 😛  So she went ahead and sent me a real mini of Beam Me Up so I could paint my nails to match, whoohoo!  How cute are these key chains?  Wouldn’t they be great stocking stuffers for the polish lover in you life?  They have been tested for durability and can totally withstand the normal wear and tear your key chain goes through.

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Ellagee Nail Polish Key Chain – Beam Me Up over black

Beam Me Up is a sheer gold shimmer top coat that looks great over so many colors!  In all these pictures I have on 2 coats of Beam Me Up.  I didn’t need a top coat because it is super smooth and shiny on it’s own.

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2 coats of Beam Me Up

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Beam Me Up over purple, blue, green and red

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Beam Me Up over black

Laura also sent me a blogger sample of La Fée Verte which is a thermal glow-in-the-dark polish with subtle ultrafine holographic shimmer.  This polish is actually two first for me and I was SO excited!  I have never had a thermal or a glow polish, yay!  This polish is silver when it is warm and green-blue when it is cool.  Normally I’m always cold, so it stays a really awesome minty teal color, both colors are so pretty and you can get a beautiful gradient effect when it is used on long nails.  I tried so hard to get the gradient to show on my nails, but it was 93 degrees in my house that day and my tips wouldn’t stay green, haha!

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La Fée Verte – Cool Tip Warm Bottle

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La Fée Verte – Cool

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La Fée Verte – Warm

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La Fée Verte – Warm Bottle, Cool Nails

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La Fée Verte – Cool Bottle, Warm Nails

and La Fée Verte is glow-in-the-dark!  I have never owned a glow polish either, so I thought that was super cool, and just in time for Halloween!

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La Fée Verte – Glow In the Dark!

I originally found Ellagee when I entered and won a giveaway, but my poor little prize polish got set aside while I went on a swatching and reviewing frenzy.  I finally gave It’s a Gas Gas Gas! a chance to shine and boy did she sing!  It’s a Gas Gas Gas! is a medium fuchsia with ultrafine holographic shimmer and teeny gold holo glitter, SO pretty!  In these pictures I have on 2 coats with a top coat, with and without flash.  …time to get jewelry to match! 🙂

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It’s a Gas Gas Gas!

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It’s a Gas Gas Gas!

GIVEAWAY Time…

Ellagee Polish is in a couple of giveaways right now so you can enter to win some of her amazing polishes too!

http://www.lacqueristhebestmedicine.com/2013/08/indie-polish-awareness-mega-giveaway.html

http://colorsutraa.blogspot.com/2013/09/1500-likes-giveaway.html

Check out all the beautiful products in the Ellagee Polish Store and keep up with new releases and sales on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

The products in this review are a combination of purchases, blogger samples and giveaway prizes, all opinions are my own.

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