Living Dead Lacquer Review

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I found Living Dead Lacquer through Instagram, and loved the name and logo, so I decided to pick up some polish from her!   I got two of her Halloween colors, It’s Alive and Bats and Black Cats.

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It’s Alive is a pretty green crelly with black shreds, and definitely makes me think of Frakenstein’s Monster, it was opaque in three thin coats and has excellent dry time.

Bats and Black Cats is a black jelly with purple and green glitter.  This was also opaque at three thin coats, and also dried extremely well.

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There were no clean up issues, even with all the glitter.  Also, a side note, Hilarie, the owner, is an absolute sweetie, so don’t ever be afraid to contact her! 

Products used: Duri Revacote, Orly Bonder Basecoat,  Living Dead Lacquer It’s Alive and Bats and Black Cats,  I,A.M. CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

She currently is sold out of these colors, but has two colors in her store still for a rock bottom price of $2.75 plus shipping.   This is the last of the Halloween set, and she is working on her next collection!   I also did a Halloween look with the polish here.  All information for the shop is below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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MTL Creations: Fall Collection Review

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I got to swatch for MTL Creations recently, for her new Fall Collection, and I’m so excited to show you guys these!  This is a new brand to me, even though I’ve been watching her Instagram since I saw her True Blood inspired collection. She’s an absolute sweetheart, too!  On to the collection!

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I love all of the colors in this collection.  I’m picky on reds, but I still love Apple Crush

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It’s a gorgeous soft red holo polish.  It’s different than other reds I’ve seen and I really like it!

The next one is Foresta Lumina, look it up on Google to see its inpiration!

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This is a beautiful forest green holo.  Once again,  a unique shade, and very pretty.   I added a fairy stamp because the name and inspiration felt very whimsical to me.

The next one I have for you is Once In a Blue Moon, a beautiful deep blue holo.

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This is the one I still have on writing this post.  It’s beautiful and it hasn’t chipped even a little.  I used a sheer white color to stamp a moon and stars to get a silvery sheer look.

Last, but surely not least is Star Dust, a gold fine glitter topper.

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I used it over Zoya Josie, and used two thin coats of the glitter.  Each application had plenty of glitter, with no digging. 

All the polishes from this collection applied well, and had excellent dry time. I did three coats of each of the colors, and two of the glitter,  as stated. 

Products used: Duri Revacote,  Orly Bonder basecoat,  polish shown, I,A.M. CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat. 

All links to the store are below.  Definitely take a look at all her other beautiful polishes and her crocheted creations.  As always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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Regal Ween Lacquer: World of Warcraft Polish Review

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So, I’m a huge nerd, not that I talk about it much, but I geek out about anything themed on games,  fandoms, or anything I get my nerd on with.  I found Regal Ween Lacquer from a post on instagram,  and fell in love.  They are a just launched brand with their first set being based on the game World of Warcraft.   I don’t play currently due to different reasons, but WoW will always have a special place in my heart.  They have each polished themed after the different classes in the game, and I’m going to cover a few of those polishes in this post.

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This is Suffer Well, a beautiful glitter topper representing Death Knights.   It’s packed to the brim with black, gunmetal and ice blue glitter. There was absolutely no fishing at all for anything in this glitter.  I hate it when you get a beautiful glitter and can’t get certain shapes out, that is not the case with this.  I used Zoya Dove as a base since it reminds me of their grayed skin.

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This is Circle of Light, which represents the Priest class. It’s a beautiful shimmer white with gold and iridescent glitters, which matches Priests perfectly.  This is such a gorgeous color, and applied wonderfully.   Again, no issues with having to fish for glitter.  I personally think this would make an amazing color for a wedding too!

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This is Life Bloom, and is the polish for Druids.  It’s a beautiful shade of green with bronze and pink colored glitters.  This one is the only one out of the bunch that I had to fish some with.  As long as you gave it enough time sitting upside down and gave it a good shake you can get the pink glitters out.

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This is Cloak of Shadows and represents Rogues.  It’s a shifty grape crelly with gunmetal and black glitter.  Of course it is one of my favorites, since it’s purple.   It applied well, with no fishing as well.

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This is Fel Fire and is my absolute favorite one out of this collection.  Not only does it have a multitude of purple glitter in green polish, my favorite color combo EVER, but represents Warlocks,  my own personal class preference.  I just can’t stop squeezing with joy over this polish.

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This right here proves how awesome Regal Ween Lacquer is.  This is an unnamed custom glitter topper based on my favorite color, purple.  It has so much bling I it it’s ridiculous.  Their glitter are hands down the best I’ve used in a while.  No fishing, just a blingy brush every time you go to apply.

I personally feel that these are a whole bunch of unique, beautiful polishes.  There are more choices in her store, this is only part of the collection.   Even if you aren’t into the theme of the collection, they are beautiful and I feel anyone can wear them.

All the polishes had awesome dry time, along with easy application.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  Listed Polish Color, I,A.M. CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

All information for the shop is located below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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I,A.M CustomColor: What Medicine? Duo Review

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Earlier this month I covered (here) the release of the three new sets for I,A.M. CustomColor’s Rebel 4 A Cause Series.  This is going to be a review of the duo for October from the What Medicine? Collection, and they can be purchased seperately here.  25% of each purchase goes to Doctors Without Borders

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On the left is Secret Serum, a green shifty holo and on the right is Outbreak, a beautiful Halloweenish glitter topper.

Here is Secret Serum alone:

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I had a hard time catching all the shifty goodness from this, but it looks amazing in person.

Here is Secret Serum topped with Outbreak, and an accent nail with just Outbreak:

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I love Outbreaks colors,  it makes me think Halloween, but really makes me think of the video game series Resident Evil for some reason.

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Here are macro shots.  Top is normal lighting,  bottom is under LED.

Secret Serum felt a little thicker than her normal formula, but I’m attributing that to how jam packed with holo it is.  It didn’t make it hard to work with at all either.  Outbreak was pretty easy to get the glitter out, but of course, with larger pieces make sure you let the bottle sit upside down for about 5-10 minutes, and roll it between your hands.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  I,A.M. CustomColor Secret Serum and Outbreak,  I,A.M. CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

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Charlie’s Rad Lacquer: Neon Review

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I got this polish when I won a 50% off coupon to Charlie’s Rad Lacquer.  I picked up two mystery polishes, and Neon was one of them.  I was so happy when I opened the package up and saw this one, since I don’t find a lot of oranges I like, and I needed one for the Halloween season.

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I love the unique bottles she uses too.  This polish was an absolute dream to apply.  It was so smooth and even.

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It is packed with holo glitter, and pure bling, even without topcoat! 

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Dry time was very good, with no smushing or smudging.   Cleanup was also very easy, but the formula is so nice, there wasn’t much to clean up.

Products used: Duri Revacote,  Orly Bonder basecoat, Charlie’s Rad Lacquer Neon.

I didn’t use a topcoat, because I kind of forgot since it was late at night,  but it looks beautiful without it too.  I did something fun with this, ans a few other polishes, check it out here.  All contacts for the business are below, and as always, thanks for reading!  ^_^

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Cinema Swatch Lacquers: The Walking Dead Trio Review

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I figured since The Walking Dead is back this Sunday (YAY!!!!) I’d do a review on The Walking Dead Trio from Cinema Swatch Lacquers.  This was a limited edition release, and at the time of this writing she has one complete set left.  The three polishes are themed after a few of the characters from the show, and I’m very glad I was able to snag one of these.

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From L to R we have, Katanas and Hugs, Ricktatorship, and Last Man Standing.  I love the unique bottles that she uses.

Katana and Hugs is themed after Michonne.  This is my favorite out of the group.  I absolutely love the splatter of red in the silver, like walker blood on her katana.

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Ricktatorship is themed after Rick, of course.  It’s has brown and red glitters in it to represent how he’s always dirty and sometimes blood covered.

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Last Man Standing is themed after the fan favorite,  Daryl.  Beth told him last season that he would be the last man standing,  and I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s right.  It is a deep blackened red, with sparks of red through it.

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Now that you’ve seen the macros, I think it’s time for the whole mani!

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I really liked how this turned out, though I was trying to do a gradient at first, but the base just absorbed into the sponge and I couldn’t get it to work.  This polish is a bit thin,  and I had a few issues with thinking it was cleaned off enough and having plops of polish end up on me, or the table.   Once I got a handle on it though,  it applied well and evenly.  I used three coats of each color to reach opacity.  Dry time was good, and I didn’t have any smudging issues.

Products used:  Duri Revacote,  Orly Bonder basecoat,  CSL polish, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

All information for the shop is below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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My Kinda Color: Three Polish Review

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I received three polishes from Nail Polish Rack Factory’s brand new line of polishes, My Kinda Color.  I loved them all just from the pictures, so I was excited to try them.  Patty, the owner, charges a rock bottom price of $5 a bottle also, which is a great price point for an indie brand.  On to the holo filled goodness!

Up first I have Diva, a beautiful shade of purple,  with holo glitter throughout the polish.

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Diva has an awesome formula that was opaque in two coats.  It’s super blingy with all the holo glitter.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat, My Kinda Color Diva, ellagee Glass topcoat.

The second one I received is Gold & Diamonds.  I’m not a gold person usually, but I love this shade and how it looks.

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Gold & Diamonds had the same consistency as Diva and was opaque in two coats as well.  Again, gorgeous.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  My Kinda Color Gold & Diamonds, ellagee Glass topcoat.

The third and final polish is Emily.  I picked this one because it reminds me of my birthstone, I’m a December baby!

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Again, consistent formula, with two coat opacity.  This is now my favorite blue I own, it’s absolutely beautiful.  I also did something fun with this polish, check it out here.

Products used: Dainty Digits Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  My Kinda Color Emily, Duri Revacote,  I,A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

This is definitely a brand to watch out for, her formula and consistency in each polish is awesome,  plus great colors.  All information for the store is below, and while you’re there check out her nail polish racks too, they are great!

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