Play Love Laugh Review

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Today I have something different for you. I was sent product from Play Love Laugh, a vegetable and fruit based peel off nail polish for kids. Unlike regular polish, it peels off after soaking it in warm water. This is exciting for me since my 6 year old daughter like to have her hands in her mouth all the time. I was sent two colors for review, Really Teally Fun and Sweet Purple. I included my daughter in this review since hey, it is for kids! Up first is Sweet Purple.

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As you can see it’s a very pretty purple with shimmer. I did my nails normally to see how it would work for me as an adult, meaning, I used my normal POBC, and topcoat. The only thing with this is because it isn’t normal nail polish clean up with acetone didn’t quite work well. Any big clean up spots I found I could peel off and then get the finer pieces with my acetone brush.

Due to the nature of the product there was dried polish in the top of the bottle and it ended up having just a few chunky bits in it, but nothing overwhelming. The polish dries super fast with no smell at all, opaque in 2-3 coats.

Products used: Dainty Digits Polish Glitter Be Gone basecoat, Play Laugh Love Sweet Purple, I, A.M CustomColor DiamondPRO topcoat.

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My daughter’s blogging premiere! She was way to excited to be working with Mommy on her blog. With her application I just put the nail polish on, no topcoat, since that kind of defeats the purpose. As you can see it’s still sparkly just with not as much of a gloss finish. I’ll post an update on my Instagram on how it held up on her, but she does chew her fingers and is rough on polish, since she is 6. She liked it a lot because it dried so quickly. Dry time is always an issue with her since she wants to get up and go, but it wasn’t nearly as bad with this polish. Opacity with this one was two coats.

Products used: Play Laugh Love Really Teally Fun

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Here we are together, my favorite shot of the entire review! In the end, I think this polish is an amazing product for someone looking for a natural polish, or kids. I will absolutely use this on my daughter again, me, probably not. Not that the product is bad, at all, I just didn’t like clean up for myself, but I hope to pick up more colors for my daughter in the future and phase out her normal polish. All information for the store is below, and as always, thanks for reading! ^_^

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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!! ^_^

Geek Chic Cosmetics Eyeshadow

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I was introduced to the Geek Chic (http://www.geekchiccosmetics.com) brand lately when my best friend purchased some for me as a present.  It comes in 5g containers with a screw on cap and sifter and loose.  I have to admit, I don’t have much experience with loose powder so it took me a little bit to get the hang of not creating fallout EVERYWHERE.  I did get it down though!

As usual, I will state how I applied my makeup, so that way you know why your’s may look differently if you use this same product.  I applied Urban Decay’s Primer Potion in original before application.  With loose powder I would recommend a primer just because it will grab the powder and hold on to it better.  I used a brush, not a sponge applicator, I never use the sponge applicators actually.  They never seem to put out the same coverage for me personally, and its easier to blend with brushes or smudgers.  I also patted on the shadow rather then swept it on, reduces fallout and makes for darker pigmentation.

What I love about this brand is that everything is themed towards geek/nerds, which I am a proud member of this group of fun people! The swatches were done on my arm under lamp light, no flash and no primer.

The colors I got are:

Brotherhood of Crows from the Win or Die series (Game of Thrones)

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Blood Wine from the Go Boldly series (Star Trek)

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Sexy in Suspenders from the Timey Wimey series (Doctor Who/Torchwood)

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My favorite is definitely Sexy in Suspenders, but, I am a huge Doctor Who fan so that’s no surprise.  It is a nice neutral color that can go with almost any other color is why I love it so much.  Both the looks I’m going to show are using Sexy in Suspenders on the inside of the eye and then either Brotherhood of Crows or Blood Wine on the outside.  I figured this would be the best way to show the colors without just making a huge blended eye of all three.  I have tried that, and it looked good, but this is better for showing colors.

Sexy in Suspenders/Brotherhood of Crows

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Sexy in Suspenders/Blood Wine

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Overall I love these colors, and they don’t irritate my eyes at all, which is great with having sensitivities.  They blend well, but you do need to watch the fall out, which I just clean up with a bit of scotch tape and voila, clean!  They have 106 shadows currently and I personally plan on buying every single one, there isn’t a single shade I don’t like.  I am getting some one of their Joysticks (lipsticks) in and also a Geek Gloss, and when I do I will give them both a review for you guys.  They are currently closed as of this posting due to catching up with Black Friday orders, but, they will reopen before the end of December.  Visit http://www.geekchiccosmetics.com to view their whole line.  Thanks for reading everyone!