Living Dead Lacquer: Ultron Trio

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These beauties will be releasing tomorrow, 4/24/15. Living Dead Lacquer is a newer indie brand with great quality polish, plus the owner, Hilarie, is super nice as well and a nice owner is always awesome to see!  All three polishes dried quickly with no smudging. Up first I have Mark XLIII, inspired by Iron Man.

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As you can see Mark XLIII is a beautiful shimmery red with small gold hexes. I used three coats, but opacity could be reached at two to three coats, depending on how think you put it on.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat, Living Dead Lacquer Mark XLIII, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

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This beauty is No Strings On Me, inspired by Ultron himself. It’s a shimmery silver with small red and black hex glitters. Opacity can be reached in two to three coats, I did three here.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat, Living Dead Lacquer No Strings On Me, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

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This is Super Soldier, inspired by Captain America. This polish can look almost black on your nail but has this wonderful flash of navy when you move your fingers around. It’s very beautiful in person, and probably my favorite of the set. It has small red and silver glitters throughout as well too. Opacity in two to three coats, I did three here.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat, Living Dead Lacquer Super Soldier, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

If you haven’t tried this brand yet I highly recommend it. Her shop reopens tomorrow for launch along with some other new products and mystery polishes. All info for the shop is below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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Regal Ween Lacquer: Middle Earth Part 1

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Today I have the recently released Middle Earth Part 1 set from Regal Ween Lacquer. This is a five part set that is inspired by different locations from the Lord of the Rings world. I did stamping inspired by each theme of the polish too! Up first is Minas Tirith.

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Minas Tirith is a metallic white inspired by the capitol city of Gondor of the same name. It has a subtle shift of color blue, purple, gold  or cyan with some scattered holo in the mix.

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I did brickwork and a castle for the great fort of Minas Tirith. This polish is beautiful. The formula was great, two to three coats for opacity. Dry time was also in par with her other polishes.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat, Regal Ween Lacquer Minas Tirith, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat. Zoya Ling used for stamping with Moyou London Fairytale Plate 02 and Hehe plate 026.

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Rohan is inspired by the golden grasses of the fields of this city. It is a golden brown creme with gold holo dust. This also can used for stamping, which you will see later.

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This beautiful, unique, polish is great, two coats for opacity, great formula and dry time. Clean up was easy as well.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat, Regal Ween Lacquer Rohan, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat. Ruby White Tips Kurt used for stamping with Moyou London Fairytale Plate 02 and BM-615.

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This is The Shire, a vibrant green inspired by Frodo’s home. A shimmering green that can flash gold or purple.

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I used Rohan for stamping here. I wanted a subtle tree look, but not to overpower the green and it was perfect for the job. It was opaque in two coats, and I feel this one is a stunner. Dry time was great, same with the formula.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat, Regal Ween Lacquer The Shire, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat. Rohan used for stamping with Moyou London Mother Nature Plate 01.

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This is Mount Doom, inspired by the burning fires of the mountain and the cold metal armor of Sauron’s army. It is a blacked base with red and purple tones and a chameleon shift and scattered holo.

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This has a lot of depth to it, it like a little mystery in a bottle. I really love this one a lot. Opaque in two coats and great formula and dry time with no smudging.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat, Regal Ween Lacquer Mount Doom, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat. Sinful Colors Gold Medal used for stamping with Moyou London Geek 05.

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Rivendell is inspired by the beauty of the elven city it is named after. It has green, mint, gold, holo white, iridescent and brown glitters, as well as multicolored illusion flakes in a clear base. It can be used as a topper or layered to opacity.

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I did one to two coats on each color from the collection. Regal Ween Lacquer has some of the best glitter toppers on the market, they are packed and you don’t have to fish for anything. Formula is great, fast dry time and no smudging.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat, Regal Ween Lacquer Rivendell, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

It’s no secret that Regal Ween Lacquer is one of my favorite brands, and they didn’t disappoint with this new collection. Even though I only stamped with one of the colors, I’m sure all of them will stamp. I’ve used some of her other colors from previous collections for stamping so it’s safe to say any non glitter polish will stamp from them. All info for the store is below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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Fangirl Polish: War of Conquest & The Long Night Review

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Today I have another new brand, Fangirl Polish, for your viewing pleasure.  Her first collection is based on the Game of Thrones book/tv series.  I’m covering two of the colors in this review and will have the rest coming in the next few weeks.  War of Conquest is a beautiful red polish with tons of sparkle.  It’s theme is the Targaryen family and their war in Westeros. 

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The Long Night is a dark gray with silver sparkle, based on a winter, before the Targaryen war, that lasted an entire generation.

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Both polishes are beautiful and applied evenly and well.  I used three thin coats of each color, but you totally could of went with two. 

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I also decided to do something fun with this polish, and did what I like to call a nerdicure!  All plates used are from Bundle Monster.

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I really love this up and coming brand, and the owner, Jessica, is a total sweetheart!  She is constantly having sales, just make sure you follow her Instagram for all updates!

Products used: Duri Revacote, Orly Bonder basecoat,  Fangirl Polish War of Conquest & The Long Night,  I, A.M. CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

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

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Dollish Polish: Look At The Flowers Lizzie Review

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This Wednesday review I did something more simple since I’ve been pretty sick all week, but still wanted to get something up for you guys!  I chose Dollish Polish, Look At The Flowers Lizzie.  This is available as a mini, which is in the last link, or full size here.  I will be linking to the mini through the post, since that’s what I bought. ^_^

WARNING: If you haven’t seen the forth season of The Walking Dead,  this post contains spoilers (totally said in a River Song voice).  So read no further and to see just swatches go to my instagram here.  Remember,  SPOILERS, I warned you!!

This is a colab between Dollish Polish and Accio Lacquer for the first Fandom Collection.  The second collection has been released, and both are definitely worth checking out!

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The minis are 9 mL, which is nice since most minis are 5 mL, that’s almost twice the amount for about the same price of $5.00.  This polish was inspired by one of the most dramatic, gut wrenching scenes in the fourth season of The Walking Dead, when Lizzie was told to look at the flowers before her crazy little butt was taken out by Carol.  As a huge Walking Dead fan, I had to get it as soon as I saw it, it’s so messed up that a child had to die, but it really shows how cruel that world can be.

There is so much glitter in this polish, with absolutely no fishing at all.  I did let it sit upside down overnight, like I usually do, and gave it a good shake before I used it.  It is so packed with glitter I doubt there would be many fishing issues either way.

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The formula is amazing in this polish, I couldn’t believe how well it applied and how fast it dried.   I used four very thin coats to reach this opacity.  It’s very sheer with one coat, so it could definitely be used as a topper as well.  I also used Glitter Be Gone peel off basecoat from Dainty Digits Polish.  I will be posting a review of that later this week.

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Products used: Dainty Digit Polish Glitter Be Gone Basecoat,  Dollish Polish Look At The Flowers Lizzie,  Duri Revacote,  ellagee Glass Topcoat.

I really love this polish and can’t wait to try out my other purchases from Dollish Polish.  Definitely check out her main page here and her retired/clearance page on etsy here, which has restocks once a week, and rotating stock.  As always, thanks for reading!  ^_^

Sons of Anarchy Mani: Ellagee Vashta Nerada & Lacquer By Lissa Review

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This week’s review is a little smaller, but is still a few products.  I decided to give ellagee another review since my technique has gotten better since the last review I did of her products.  I also got vinyl nail decals from Lacquer By Lissa.  I contacted Lissa with an idea to do decals based on the show Sons of Anarchy.  She was extremely helpful and easy to work with.  If you have something you want on your nails in decal form, she’s the lady to talk to. We settled on the decals you’ll see, and I was beyond pleased with the end result.  If you don’t know Sons of Anarchy I suggest checking it out.  It’s about a gun running biker club, but it’s so much better than that. First up, the products I used for this week’s mani.

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I used Ghostwood from Geek Chic Cosmetics for a base on my accent nail to do a gradient look with Vashta Nerada from ellagee and Celeb City from Sally Hansen.  Here is a picture of the information on the bottles for color.

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I used ellagee’s glass topcoat, and oh boy, this stuff is completely and totally awesome.  It dried quickly, self leveled and shines oh so bright.  I think it’s going to be my holy grail top coat, I’ll keep you guys updated on it as I use it over time. Now time for the mani!

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The above picture was taken in shade.

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The above picture was taken in direct sunlight.

The decals from Lacquer By Lissa were easy to use.  The nice thing about these is if you let your nails dry completely, crucial step, you can keep readjusting them till you get them where you want. I didn’t notice any shrinkage or curling of them after the top coat was applied either.  Vashta Nerada,  inspired by one of the villians of Doctor Who and one of the scariest bad guys in my opinion, is gorgeous.   I was looking for a blacked blue for this look, but didn’t want it to be simple.  This definitely is not. It has sparkles of silver and even purple in it when you take a close look at it.  It was opaque with 2 coats and dried quickly, like most ellagee polishes.  This is still my current obsession brand, just because I haven’t been disappointed by one of her polishes yet.  Here is a macro shot to show detail.

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If you haven’t tried either of these ladies’ stores out, I highly recommend it!  I will definitely be going to Lissa for more decals as idea strike me, and Laura from ellagee isn’t going to stop making polishes I obsess over any time soon.

If you want to purchase from either of them please visit ellagee here and Lacquer By Lissa here.  Direct links to products used below.

Lacquer By Lissa Sons of Anarchy Decals
ellagee Vashta Nerada Polish
ellagee Glass Top Coat
Geek Chic Cosmetics Ghostwood Polish
Sally Hansen Celeb City

It was definitely fun using two products based on two of my favorite shows, and as always, thanks for reading!! ^_^