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! 🙂

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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.

 

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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!

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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. 🙂

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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.

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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.

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.

Northern Star Polish NEW Winter Release and GIVEAWAY

I have a bunch of pretty Northern Star Polish to show you today, some new, some old and even one Winter Polish that was literally release minutes ago!  …don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for a GIVEAWAY!

The Northern Star Winter Collection was released today at noon central and there are 12 beautiful new colors and 2 cuticle oils coming out.  I am really excited to show you Evergreen!  I was sent a prototype so the color has changed just slightly but it is still an absolutely gorgeous dark green holographic polish.  …you all know how much I love holos, I definitely squealed when Kristin slipped this into my order!  In these pictures I am wearing two coats and a topcoat.  The formula and drying time was great, this one is SO perfect for Fall and Winter!

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Bronzite and Tourmaline are from the Autumn Gems CollectionBronzite is a dark brown polish with light gold glitter and translucent white irregular shaped glitter.  In these pictures I am wearing two coats and a top coat, but I might have been able to get away with only one coat!  It is so pretty, I love the combo of brown and gold together.

Bronzite Collage

Tourmaline isn’t listed in the shop right now, but is so pretty!  It is a dark green to teal colored polish that has a speckled look with hints of emerald sparkle in the light.  In these pictures I have on 3 coats with a topcoat.

Tourmaline Collage

Poppy Refreshed, The Lone Gunmetal and Hey, Big Spender have been in her store for a while, but they are so pretty and I wanted to share them with you too.  I’ve been sitting on these pics for awhile because I kept thinking I wanted to re-swatch them now that my nails are longer, but for the sake of moving on I need to stop being such a perfectionist.

Poppy Refreshed has a light coral base with ultra-fine gold and coral flake glitter, pink and coral flower glitters, and gold hexes.  I love the flower glitters so much!  In these pictures I am wearing three coats and a topcoat, but this could be layered over colors to give it a different look.

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The Lone Gunmetal and Hey, Big Spender are part of the Paranormal X Collection inspired by the X-Files.

The Lone Gunmetal is dusty teal color with lots of shimmer – plus blue, aqua holo, and of course gunmetal glitters!  In these pictures I have on 3 coats with a topcoat.

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Hey, Big Spender is a light smoky gray base with opaline, periwinkle, white, and pastel glitters.   It is inspired by one of the creepiest villains in tv history …the Cigarette Smoking Man who is clouded in mystery and conspiracy theories.   This one can be worn alone in 2-3 coats or layered over a darker color to really make the blue glitters stand out.  In these pics I am wearing 3 coats alone with a top coat on the left and one coat layered over Smuldering on the right.

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Northern Star Polish is actually participating in my 1 year anniversary giveaway so you can enter win some of her products too!  Kristin has donated a Polish Making Kit!  (I am so jealous!)  It contains everything you need to make your very own polish!  She also sent me an extra Hey, Big Spender a while back so I am giving that away to one of you as well!

ENTER HERE to WIN!!!

All of Northern Star are Big 4-Free which means they are never made with DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde or Formaldehyde Resen.  They are also Cruelty-free, Gluten-free, Vegan and hand-crafted in our very own USA.  Kristin personally tests all of her ingredients and puts all products through a holding period before releasing them for sale.  That’s what’s so great about home-made products; you can really know what is going into them!

Show Kristin some love on Facebook and check out all of the  Northern Star Polish Collections in the Etsy Store.

The products in the review are a combo of purchases and blogger samples, all opinions are my own.  Thank you so much for the opportunity Kristin, as always, I can’t wait to see what you create next!

 

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