Chirality: Distant Lands Review

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It’s been a while since I did a polish from Chirality, which is a shame because it is one of my favorite indies. I decided to do another one from the mc Chris For The Win collection, Distant Lands to be specific. This polish is a greenish teal crelly with black, purple and holographic glitters.

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As you can see, it’s beautiful in the bottle, and not a lot of sinking of the large glitters either.

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Absolutely no fishing with this polish, which was a big surprise with those big circle glitters. As you can see there are all kinds of different sizes and colors of glitter in there. The dry time was excellent, and the formula is good, but as with most polishes with large glitters you need a few coats of top coat to smooth it out. I did two coats of Distant Lands to reach opacity.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  Chirality Distant Lands,  I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

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I, A.M CustomColor: Jan & Feb Duos Review

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I, A.M CustomColor has two new duos releasing January 30 and I have them both for you today! There will be lotion bars also available and the sets will be $20 for all three items. First up is January’s duo of Prima Assoluta and The Rain.

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Prima Assoluta is for Ashlie’s favorite ballerina Alessandra Ferri, who is a Prima Ballerina Assoluta,  the highest rank a ballerina can be, only 12 since 1894. Prima Assoluta is a pink jelly with holo glitter and micro rainbow flakies.

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This polish is absolutely beautiful, and a great shade of pink. It’s very delicate, but still packs a glitter filled punch. I did three coats, and dry time was excellent with no smudging.

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

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The Rain is for her one of her favorite songs, Rain by Calvin Harris. It’s a dark green to blue/green thermal with UCC flakies.

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Warm:

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Transition:

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And here is both states just to show a side by side comparison.

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The more you look at The Rain the more beauty you can find in it, which us kind of poetic. It’s beautiful in both states and the UCC flakies go perfectly with it. Three coats were used, with normal dry time and no smudging.

Products used: Qtica Nail Growth, Orly Bonder basecoat,  I, A.M CustomColor The Rain, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

Now to February’s duo, which consists of Mischa B and You’ll Find A Way Remix.

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Mischa B is for Mikhail Baryshnikov, one of the most inspirational male dancers of the last century. He was always told he was too short and too stout, yet proved everyone wrong. The polish is a vivid red jelly holo.

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The macro has LED lighting to show the scattered holo in Mischa B. I used three coats and had the same dry time as the other polishes, and of course no smudging.

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

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You’ll Find A Way Remix is for a remix of the song You’ll Find A Way by Santigold.  The polish is a dark grey crelly with purple shimmer and teal and purple glitters.

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The last macro is with LED again, to show shimmer and detail. I used three coats with this one as well.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  I, A.M CustomColor You’ll Find A Way Remix,  I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

Overall all four polishes had excellent dry time,  no smudging and the formula was great and very easy to work with. It’s hard to pick a favorite, since I love all four for different reasons. I’d say you should consider getting all four to see which one is your favorite!  All contact info for the store is below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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Lacquer by Lissa: Nail Vinyl Review

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Today I have a quick post about some more vinyl decals from Lacquer by Lissa. I’ve done a few other reviews on her products, check my nail reviews for more!  I have three adorable decal sets this time around,  let’s get to it!

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These adorable little cupcakes were super easy to use and even with the thin part on the open cupcake I didn’t have any rips or issues.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone,  Ruby White Tips Bay Breeze, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

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I did some fancy stamping and gems along with her awesome Eiffel Tower decal. I’m still getting use to stamping, so I’m going to retry this mani down the road when I’m better at it.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  Ruby White Tips Elise’s Pink Hair, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

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Last but not least are these cute little elephants and hearts,  which come on the same sheet. She resized them recently to fit on smaller nails,  and as you can see, they definitely work!

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  Parental Advisory Polish O Face, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

As always, her decals are super easy to use, and super cute.  You can purchase these along with many other decals in her store, and even pick different colors. All store info is below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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Simply Beautiful: Mistletoe Juice & Lilly Review

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Today I have two polishes from a new to me brand, Simply Beautiful. I’ve been eying her beautiful polishes for a while and was happy to receive a surprise press sample in the mail.  First up I have Mistletoe Juice,  which is currently being reformulated and brought back out.

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It’s a beautiful red glitter with holo. You can use it as a topper, or reach opacity with some good layering. It took me 4 coats to reach opacity, but, I’m certain someone with a little more experience would get it in less.

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It’s absolutely beautiful.  I didn’t have any drying problems, even with a lot of coats. Clean up was very easy, especially for a polish with fine glitter.  A lot of times I have issues with the glitter not wanting to let go of my skin, but didn’t have that issue at all with this one. Even though this is named Mistletoe Juice I did a little Valentineish stamping on top.

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I did it very light to not take away from the glory of the dazzling glitter, I really like how it turned out.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  Simply Beautiful Mistletoe Juice,  I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

Up next I have Lilly, apart of the Friends & Family collection that’s being added to.

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This just jumps off the nail and practically glows. I wore it out and got several compliments on it. It’s definitely a beautiful shade of blue. I did have some dragging with the polish, it felt a little thick, but it wasn’t so horrible that I couldn’t even it out. Once I put top coat on you couldn’t even tell.  The color is definitely worth any slight formula issues in my opinion. This is two coats for opacity.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  Simply Beautiful Lilly, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

Overall I say that this indie is a win, and if you haven’t tried her products you should! All information for the store is below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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Glitter or Die: Freespirit Review

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Hi everyone!  Back again, and so soon!  Told you I’d be getting back to it after the holidays.  Today I have a new to me indie,  Glitter or Die, up for review.  I picked up Freespirit, one half of her birthday duo. It is a beautiful shifty polish, with a large range of colors and shifty microglitter.

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I actually just have to say that she has one of my favorite logos for an indie,  it definitely goes with the name! 

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It was very hard to capture all the real life changes of color in the polish, but trust me, it’s there.  The microglitter is very subtle but it’s almost like a secret surprise laying in the polish. The glitter did sink, so definitely make sure to mix it well and let it sit upside down for a bit before use if you pick this one up.

Products used: Qtica,  Orly Bonder basecoat, Glitter or Die Freespirit,  I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

I have to say too, I’ve been wearing this for a decent amount of days, which I usually don’t get to do with any polish, and it’s barely chipped at all. I highly recommend this brand if you haven’t tried it yet, and I plan on picking up a lot more of her beauties in the future!  Also, her shipping charges are really inexpensive, so you aren’t paying much more than the original price! Info for the shop is below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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Ruby White Tips: Forever 27 Collection Part 1 Review

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I have a few of the polishes coming out from Ruby White Tips on January 6 9 for review today.  I’m rather excited for the theme of this collection.  The collection is called Forever 27 and is based on all the musicians we’ve tragically lost at the age of 27.  All names are first name only, so you may need a little bit of knowledge to know who each one is. 😉 Today I have Jimi, a beautiful silvery polish with iridescent glitters and shifts of blue and pinky purple, and Kurt a deep rich brown scattered holo.   Up first is Jimi!

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It was hard to capture all the shifty goodness in the polish and is even more beautiful in person.  It is slightly textured and matte, but if you’d rather the glossy look, it’s still gorgeous!  All these photos are matte, without topcoat. Polish went on smoothly and had excellent dry time.  I left it on for a few days and didn’t have much chipping if any!  I did three coats of the polish.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat,  Ruby White Tips Jimi, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

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I did the macro with LED so you could see some of the scattered holo.  This is an absolutely beautiful brown polish, nice and dark and rich. I could of gotten away with one coat with it being so opaque,  but I did two just to make sure.  Polish went on well, with great dry time, as with all Ruby White Tip polish.

Products used: Duri Rejuvacote,  Orly Bonder basecoat,  Ruby White Tips Kurt, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

This is one of my all time favorite brands with a very awesome theme, you should check out her links below for more information about the upcoming launch, there should be at least four more colors in this collection!  All links are below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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I, A.M CustomColor: Space Madness Review

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Yay!  First post of 2015! Today I have a soon to be released polish, January 5 to be exact,  from one my of favorite indies, I, A.M CustomColor.  This is Space Madness, from her Ren and Stimpy Collection.   There are so many beautiful colors in this collection,  so please check out her social media to see swatches from other talented bloggers.

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Space Madness is a deep blue jelly with glitter, it looks darker in the bottle than on the nail.

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As you can see, it is not nearly as dark on the nail, with no staining I might add, with lots of little sparkly goodness. As with almost all of her polishes, was a dream to put on, and dried nicely.  If you haven’t tried her topcoat yet, I highly recommend it.  I’ve been through several topcoats now that got goopy half way through the bottle and her’s is still going strong. Plus it’s shiny as all heck!  I also did something fun with the polish.

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I’m still learning in the nail art department,  but I tried doing a tiny nebula on my accent nail for fun!

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

Polish was great, which is what I’ve come to expect from her.  Cleanup was also a breeze, which I don’t always expect from dark polishes like this. Please visit her sites below to see other swatches,  and as always, thanks for reading!  ^_^

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