Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pretty & Polished It's Funnier in Enochian Supernatural inspired collection partial

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Hey there Polish Peeps! I have 3 polishes to show you from Pretty & Polished's It's Funnier in Enochian Supernatural inspired collection today. Now for those of you that follow Supernatural, don't hate me but *whispers* I've never watched it.........It's always been one of those shows that I always mean to watch but along with sharing the tube with my kids and husband, it never happened. This show sounds like it's right up my alley though so I have no clue why I've waited so long! Now, after seeing these polishes and the names, I feel compelled to Netflix episodes. Now I will say that Google is my friend and was most certainly a source of my info for these swatches. 


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Left to right: I Can Quit Anytime I Want, Send in the Clowns, Hunter Green ( Get It?)


First up we have I Can Quit Anytime I Want. Of course, I have no clue what that means but thank goodness Chels never fails us in having descriptions with her polishes. This is inspired by Sam's addiction to Demon Blood. :-Z  I had no clue who Sam was so off to Google I went. HELLO JARED PADALECKI! Good Lord, I'll just watch it for the eye candy!! I'll wait to post a pic of him after the swatches so you aren't distracted :-P
This polish is described as a dark red jelly that dries matte, let's face it, it's a blood red hue and it's GORGEOUS!! I love oxblood shades like this and the fact that it dries matte is so much more appealing I think!

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I have no clue why my bottle shots look off in color but it's not brown at all. The color accuracy is in the swatch photos below.

Formula for this was extremely easy to work with. It's a jelly polish so it is sheer but builds to a nice and squishy appearance in 3 coats. I was feeling lucky and went with 4 which only deepened the gorgeous crimson hue. I did notice that it can make your cuticles a mess if you're not careful in your application so be sure to keep it away from your cuticles. There was some unmixed pigments floating around which you can see in the above picture but I didn't get any on the brush or on my nail so it wasn't a big concern of mine. I've already notified Chels and she said that it was my batch that was like that and that the problem has been fixed for future bottles!!! This dries to a waxy, matte finish but you can most certainly add top coat for a glossy look!

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4 coats of I Can Quit Anytime I Want 

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4 coats of I Can Quit Anytime I Want 


You're welcome.
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Hunter Green ( Get It?) is a army green creme inspired by how Sam and Dean just kick all the major butts being the awesome demon hunters that they are. Oh yes. Dean. *sigh* Stay tuned for him.

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This one had an easy formula too but applied a tad bit more sheer than cremes that are more opaque in nature. It walks a fine line of being a crelly but it's not there yet. I applied 3 coats for the photos below. This was another batch I got that had unmixed pigment but alas, none on my nails!! Yay! The polish gods were smiling down on me :-) Chels is aware of this one too and future batches are fixed! I finished off with one coat of Swift Sparkle and was good to go!!


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3 coats of Hunter Green (Get It?) 

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3 coats of Hunter Green (Get It?) 

Again, you are most welcome.
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The last polish I have to show you today, Send in the Clowns, is based off of Sam's fear of clowns. I love glitter toppers and the magical metallic confection that is this polish speaks to my heart!!!!


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I think the shards in this is what I was most excited about. This polish is supposed to be inspired by clowns exploding into confetti and I think they shards make sense as the torn pieces of clothing falling around Sam! I saw purple, orange, green, and aqua hexes of various sizes as well. This was an extremely easy polish to work with in terms of application. I did have to spread around a bit on my nail but I was worried about how accessible the silver shards would be. Leave it to Chels to never let me down!! The shards were a'plenty and I didn't have to fish for a single one. I applied 2 dabbed coats over Milani Enchanted Garnet. Since the shards have a tendency to stick up on the nail, I applied one coat of Gelous followed by one coat of Swift Sparkle and that smoothed everything out perfectly. This is such a versatile blend of glitters. Completely seasonally cohesive, you could wear this year round over any shade!

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2 dabbed coats over Milani Enchanted Garnet

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 2 dabbed coats over Milani Enchanted Garnet


What do you think of these polishes? Do you watch Supernatural?
Overall I love all 3 and they are interesting enough to make me want to start watching myself ( HONEST! ) These 3 and the remaining 2 are available right now from shopprettyandpolished.com.


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Monday, September 15, 2014

Pretty & Polished Fall Collection review ( partial )

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Hey there Polish Peeps! It's Monday and I think fall is finally upon us! I got to wear boots and a scarf yesterday and I LOVED IT!
I have some of the new fall themed pretties from one of my personal favorite brands, Pretty & Polished to show you today. This collection consists of 6 polishes, 3 of which I have to show you today!!!

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Chels sent me Ninjas Hate Crunchy Leaves, There Is S'more to Life, and Caramel Apple Pie. All 3 of these are going to be staples in my fall manicures, I can see it now. Pretty & Polished never ceases to amaze me with her collections!!

First up is Ninjas Hate Crunchy Leaves, a glitter topper with matte orange, red, yellow, and white hexes of assorted sizes in a clear base.

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Formula for this was consistent with every glitter topper of theirs. No fishing for glitter was required and I was able to get a good smattering on each nail with minimal spreading on my part. The name itself cracks me up. I just keep picturing a ninja trying to be stealthy and quiet followed by *crunch crunch*  I applied 2 coats over China Glaze Unplugged on my nubbies but for those of you with longer nails, you may need more coats for the type of coverage you prefer.


This could also make a cute candy corn themed manicure for Halloween too!

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Next up we have the glitter crelly, There Is S'more to Life. In a cream toned crelly base, black, gold, and copper hexes float around deliciously for a polish reminiscent of my favorite campfire snack!!

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Formula on this was excellent and it built nicely. I applied 3 coats but could have gotten away with 2. You could most definitely layer this over a white for a more opaque look. It does dry a bit bumpy so for a more smoother look I applied a thick coat of Pretty & Polished Swift Sparkle.

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The last polish I have to show you is Caramel Apple Pie. This is a favorite for me! When it's warm, it's a creamy beige but once your fingers get cold, it turns into a soft blush red. The golden flecks in this really sets it off!!


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Looking at this in the bottle, you know what it reminds me of? Humor me for a minute. You know if you're eating a slice of apple pie with vanilla ice cream and the ice cream gets all melty and starts blending with the spices in the pie filling, creating this amazingly delicious apple pie soup? THIS IS WHAT IT REMINDS ME OF! Ohmygosh, now I need to go make an apple pie. Homemade crust and all.
Formula on this was perfect. I only needed 2 coats and didn't apply topcoat for this as I liked the appearance!

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I just love the transition in this polish. It's so beautiful and almost reminds me of a peach with the contrast in the shades. The gold micro flecks really serve as an added treat too! Pretty & Polished never disappoints with their thermals so if you love them like I do, you need this one in your life!

These 3 shades as well as the remaining 3 are available for purchase now from their online shop, shopprettyandpolished.com. Each bottle retails for $8.50 each, $8.00 for the cremes and $9.00 for the thermals.

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Stay tuned because tomorrow I will have swatches of some of the beauties from Pretty & Polished's new Supernatural inspired collection, It's Funnier in Enochian!

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

*Press Release* Barielle Me Couture Collection for Fall/Winter 2014Barielle


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TAUPE NOTCH                  a creamy dark taupe
BERRY POSH                      a creamy deep fuchsia
SOHO AT NIGHT                a creamy grape purple
MODA BLEU                      a creamy dark navy/purple
BOHO CHIC                        a creamy deep sea green
VINTAGE GOWN               a creamy rust w/ a hint of pink
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