Friday, August 31, 2012

Ooooo! Scandalous!

Oooooo! Scandalous! Ha ha ha! So a great friend of mine, Christina, gave me a sparkly Revlon polish for my birthday called Scandalous. Just now, it made me think of the Ashleys from the Disney show Recess that I watched growing up. They used to say it all the time! So today I offer the glittery and awesome Scandalous by Revlon!

I didn't have much hope for this in the bottle. I thought, hey, a glittery purple top coat! However, Scandalous ended up having a sheer black jelly base loaded with dark purple hex and dot glitter. This can def be another color I can add to my repertoire of black and purple polishes to use for Stockata, my all female a capella group! And because it was a jelly glitter polish, I can def see jelly sandwiches in the future! This needed 3 coats ad a coat of Seche Vite, but it was well worth it! Dry time was a little slower than I would have liked, but it was completely bearable. The glitter really did stand out and looked great! This also matches a sparkly purple and black spider web cape I have for Halloween ;) I give this a 8/10 for application and a 9/10 for glitter. This will definitely resurface during Halloween! 

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kreativ Blogger Award

Another award! Woah! I was nominated for the Kreativ Blogger Award by No Naked Nails yesterday! Woo!  I'm so honored and excited :)

So apparently I must do 7 random facts about myself. Shall we?
1. One of my greatest dreams is to spend a night in Cinderella's Castle in Disney World.

2. I LOVE watermelon licorice. It's delicious, I promise ;)

3. I have threatened my friend/soon to be roommate that I shall paint her nails in her sleep. Challenge accepted!

4. I want to adopt a baby girl from China one day. They don't have a lot of opportunity over there, so to help one of them out would make me very happy.

5. I have been told my nickname should be Aretha Franklin, for apparently I have a voice as powerful an awesome as hers. Guess being in Gospel Choir is a good thing!

6. I work at my church's daycare over the summer with babies. BEST JOB EVER

7. I've been addicted to glitter forever now. Perhaps I need some help? Ha!

So that's it! Enjoy the random facts! Now I'll let some other lovely ladies have this award, and you should definitely check them out!

Sunday, August 26, 2012


You know it's in your head! The Mickey Mouse Club March! Mickey and Disney are some of my most favorite things in the world. Back when I first got my dotting tools, the plan was to make Mickey nails. Some how that plan fell into the black hole that some of my other ideas have fallen into. Finally it came! I was in a Disney mood! So here are my Mickey Mouse nails!

I promise this was simple. I used 2 coats of my favorite sparkly silver, Avon's Starry Sky followed by Seche Vite, so I could get right to the Mickey Heads! How I did this was using my biggest dotting tool for the head and a medium one for the ears. I used Color Club Campfire Red, a shimmery deep red,  and Sinful Colors Black on Black for the Mickeys. Then with a coat of Seche Vite, everything was shiny and sealed in! The kids at work loved this beyond belief, and I also wore it for 3-4 days. That's a long time for me! Overall I give application of this mani an 8/10 and glitteriness a 7/10.  I can definitely see this happening whenever I get to go to Disney again! M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E! 

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Friday, August 24, 2012

My First Barielle Swatches

Evening glittery polish lovers! So Barielle recently had a sale of 20% off with free shipping! I've heard about them and needed to try, so I got 2, Lily of the Valley and Falling Star. We'll start off with Lily of the Valley!

Lily of the Valley is described as an 'irish green with shimmer.'  I totally agree! Though at some points it reminds me of an apple ha! The formula on this was perfect! 2 coats went on flawlessly with no cuticle cleanup at all! I love the silver and green microshimmer. Absolutely gorgeous! I originally picked this color because it reminded me of a song calling God the lily of the valley and the bright morning star. I'm glad that song led me to this! This will be great for both Halloween and St. Patty's Day! Now we move on to my pet peeve but favorite color of the 2, Falling Star. This was taken without flash to show its true color.

Falling Star. I have to admit, at first I picked the polish just for its name, since I'm not such a fan of copper glitter, but I loved it on me! This is described as a 'marine blue with gold glitter.' Honestly Barielle, it seems like dark blue with copper glitter to me. This is one coat of Seche Base Coat, 2 coats of Falling Star, and one coat of Seche Vite. And boy did I need the Seche Vite! Falling Star had a problem. It dried too fast and got all stringy/pully much too quickly. If it weren't for Seche Vite smoothing everything out, I would have had to take the polish off. I don't know if it's because of the glitter or if I got a wonky bottle, but who knows. Once I started using more polish per swipe, application got a bit easier. There was some minor cuticle cleanup here. I love the color though! This polish also saves me the time of putting a glitter top coat on a base polish ;) Seems that Girly Bits' Cu Blue may be a dupe of this. I shall have to look into it!

Over all, I loved these polishes. Barielle has some great glitter and shimmer, and they always have deals! Heck, every time you buy 2 bottles you get one of them half off. I love these polishes! They cost $8 a bottle at their site here:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Glittery Frankening

Good evening glittery polish lovers! So I happened to get some glitter samples from Monster Mixers and Elixirs or as we know her, Be Someone Cute, to use for frankening. Now while frankening is the art of mixing polishes, glitters, pigments, etc. to make a unique polish yourself, I just used glitter and a clear top coat polish. After all, who couldn't use another glitter top coat? Here is what you'll need:

>1/8 of a teaspoon of non soluble glitter mix
>a measuring spoon
>clear top coat
>a paper funnel

So I went and got some Wet N' Wild Shine clear top coats to use as a base, for I have heard they are pretty darn good for frankening. I then got my glitter in the mail (Nova and Glow in the Dark) and set to work! First you have to measure out 1/8 of a teaspoon of glitter. The bags have about this much, but I measured it so as not to overdo it.

Then you roll a funnel out of any paper you have and pour the glitter through the funnel into the polish. I used Nova, an ultrafine opaque hologram glitter mix, for one bottle, and then I used Glow in the Dark, a pearlescent ultrafine glitter mix, for the other bottle.

This is Nova. What beautiful holoness and sparkle!

Glow in the Dark looks like snow in the bottle and glows green in the dark on your nails!

So that was my first glittery yet lazy attempt at frankening. I loved that Be Someone Cute gave out samples, and now samples are just $1. Check her store out and get frankening!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Giving Lynn Another Chance

Good afternoon glittery polish lovers! So recently a friend was selling a Lynnderella in Mercury's Rainbow for cheap. It looked gorgeous, so I figured, I'll give Lynn another chance. Thank God I did! I am in love with this polish and this mani! A glittery night sky, right on my finger tips!

So to start this glittery night sky goodness off, I used one coat of Zoya Song, which is a deep shimmery blue from the Fall 2012 collections. I will admit that cleanup on this was terrible since I keep forgetting to go out and buy a new makeup brush to use for cleanup, but it still looked gorgeous!  Seems to have light blue glass flecks no? One coat of Seche Vite on top for a fast dry and beautiful shine.

Finally it was time for the Lynn. I was a bit nervous. When I took the brush out of the bottle, the formula was not as thick as Cauldron Drippings, so I had high hopes. The base was a shimmery charcoal grey with silver micro shimmer. The hexes were perfectly dispersed with silver and rainbow glitteriness. I let a drop or 2 drip off into the bottle, and then I applied it. I couldn't believe it. It went on so nice and smooth! Perfect coverage in one coat! One coat! And with the nice way it applied, I could happily wear this alone with 2-3 coats if I wished. The shimmer and rainbow iridescence was unbelievable! With 2 coats of Seche Vite on top, this really looked like a shimmery night sky to me. My camera just doesn't do it justice. Cauldron Drippings was a fluke. I will happily keep this Lynn forever. I may even save up for a while to buy another! 9/10 for application and 10/10 for glitter. Bravo Lynn. 

In shade to really show the night sky and rainbow effect

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A Glittery Candy Shop

Evening glittery polish and candy lovers! Well time got away from me, and I could not swatch more of Lucky 13 Lacquer's Hylian Hero collection. HOWEVER, I dipped into my untrieds to find something that gave me a hankering for bubblegum, sugar, and candy of any kind! I happily bring you my first non-magnetic Claire's Polish in Candy Shop!

This is definitely a glittery candy bomb! Now here's the deal. I got this and a mood changing polish because they were BOGO (which never seems to end). I'd been looking for a much more glittery polish, but I picked this instead. I'm glad I did! The base is a sheer creme/jelly, or a crelly, as some call it! At first I was like..Laffy Taffy? Then no. Bubblegum pink! The glitters make it even more amazing! There are hexes and dots of every color with tons of sparkle, kinda like the variety in a candy shop. With just 2 coats, I got my idea of good coverage and even a first. A jelly sandwich! Though I didn't need separate jelly and glitter polishes to make this happen! Simply gorgeous! And with Seche Vite, I had beautiful shine. Let's see what the preschoolers think of this at work tomorrow! I give this a 9/10 for application (glitter went on very well, no clumps) and a 10/10 for glitteriness! That's right! Get your hands on this glittery Candy Shop bottle of awesome!

*Blurred to show the glitteriness!*

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hey! Listen! It's Navi!

Hey! Listen! Wanna kill Navi now? That annoying fairy Link gets in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time? I know I always do! However, Navi also translates beautifully into polish and a mani! Feeding my gamer/Zelda addiction, I offer a brand new indie line, Lucky 13 Lacquer, that has a Zelda themed collection based on the Ocarina songs and characters! The first of the bunch I have here is Navi, everyone's favorite blueish whiteish annoying fairy!

Hey! Let's get this mani started! I started off with one coat of Essence's I Gleam in Blue, a soft sky blue polish with shimmer! Application is phenomenal! Look at that near perfect application!  I only cleaned up a few tiny spots on my cuticles! 

Now let's move on to Navi, my first of Lucky 13 Lacquer's Hylian Hero Collection. I tried her just because of this collection and a sale. Now Navi is gorgeous! There are dark blue dot glitters mixed with silver squares. I love squares! This color combo really made me think of that annoying fairy. Application wasn't bad either! I got a TON of squares on every dip into the mini bottle, and no fishing was needed! I then topped off the glitter with 2 coats of Seche Vite for shine and to smooth everything out. I love Navi, the Hylian Hero Collection, and Lucky 13 Lacquer! I give this mani a 10/10 for application and a 9/10 for glitteriness. Truly wonderful! Hey! Listen! Go visit her and get your Zelda on! 

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

One Impulsive Dot Mani

Hello hello glittery polish lovers! After making myself some money by doing just a few people's nails last night at my neighbor's party, I finally have some time to do my own! I noticed a lot of bloggers doing dot manis this weekend, so I figured, why not? I'll hop on the band wagon! Here's my simple (yet lovely) dot mani!

So just how does one make this nice dot mani? Well here's how! A nice friend of mine, Christina, gave me 2 purple Revlon polishes for my birthday. One was a glitter, and one was this creme, Impulsive, just like me! Ha ha. Now I've never tried Revlon, so I figured, hey a new brand! The first coat was really streaky, so I knew it would be a 2 coater. After 2 coats it was very nice and smooth! Application was very good! And this is with no top coat! It has a nice shine on its own. This polish looks like a medium purple with flash, and a dark purple without flash. 

After that dried, I took out my biggest dotting tool for the dots. I was feeling lazy and didn't feel like putting too much effort in ha! I did a ring (or oval) of dots around the edge of my nails using Avon's Starry Sky (which is also my new fave polish) and topped my nails with a coat of Seche Vite. I like this, and I didn't want to add anything else to mess it up. So here it is! Easy and pretty all at the same time!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Rainbow Static Age

Evening glittery polish lovers! I wanted to do something with a lot of pop. Bright colors pop right? So I figured, why not do them all? So I painted my nails red to blue in the rainbow! And then with a glittery Connect the Dots Lynn dupe on top with some Seche Vite, this mani was easy, bright, and fun!

So what does one need for this mani? Why a rainbow of polishes of course! I used:
1 Coat of Avon's Ruby Slipper (my fave red as you know) 
2 Coats of China Glaze's Riveting (from the Hunger Games Collection)
3 Coats of Sinful Colors Let's Meet
2 Coats of Funky Fingers Tinsel Town (a great sparkly green from 5 Below)
2 Coats of Sally Hansen HD Color in Spectrum (sheer sparkly blue)

So after all that dried, I used one coat of Black Cat Lacquer's Static Age on each nail with Seche Vite on top. Now I've been looking for Lynnderella dupes, and boy is Static Age a dead ringer for Connect the Dots! It's got all the black, white, and iridescent bar, dot, hex, and square glitters! I love this polish! And it wasn't as thick as Black Hole, so I'm guessing that was just a fluke or I didn't shake it enough. With all the bright colors contrasting with Static Age, this mani really pops, and I may actually wear it for more than 2-3 days, depending on how my polish wears! I love this mani! I give it a 8/10 for application and a 9/10 for glitteriness! Love love love this! Now to find more Lynnderella dupes ;)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tristam With a Bit of Glamour

Good evening glittery polish lovers! I finally got my A England in the mail, so while at a friend's house, I finally decided to put it on my nails! I had to use a little something from Rockstar Nails too, so here we go!  1 coat of Tristam, 1 coat of Glamour, and Seche Vite on top!

So first I started out with A England's Tristam, my first of the indie brand. I got it at the 5 pound sale, and immediately loved it! It looks blue in the bottle, and it changes from dark blue to blue purple in different light. Also, it seems to have a slight holo effect with all its gold, silver, and blue glitters!  This will def be a polish I can wear on it's own.

Now Rockstar Nails in Glamour was my first of this indie brand also. I got it at her 600 Facebook Likes sale. I was surprised! Even with all the glitter, the formula was thin and easy to work with! I'm a sucker for star glitter, so this was great! Red stars, black hexes, and silver dot glitters! Love love love! I didn't really have to fish for the stars either. I love this glitter! I only need one coat as well. I give this overall mani a 8/10 for glitter and a 9/10 for application. This was a great combo, and I got so many compliments!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

A Liebster Award for the Glittery Queen

Hey there glittery polish fans! My friend Heather at I Feel Polished tagged me for a Liebster Award! Woo! My first award! :) This award is to help people learn about new blogs and help blogs with less than 200 followers to get a little recognition for all they do!

Here are the rules:

1. Each person tagged must post 11 things about themselves.

2. They must also answer the 11 questions the 'tagger' has set for them.

3. They must create 11 more questions to ask bloggers they have decided to tag.

4. They must then choose 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and tag them in their post.

5. These lucky bloggers must then be told.

6. There's no tag backs.

11 Little Things About Me:

1. I am known as the Queen of Glitter to some
2. I live on iced coffee, really!
3. I love working with children because they give me such joy and a smile :)
4. I can shake my eyes
5. I'm in so many clubs/classes at college that I wonder how I sleep! 
6. I still read with a flash light sometimes
7. If I could go to Disney, the most magical place on Earth, for a month, I would
8. I'm graduating with my Bachelor's in Psych in May 2014
9. I sing in the shower
10. My favorite thing to do on my nails is anything flower related

11. I love dancing like nobody is watching

I Feel Polisheds' questions:

1. How did you get started with nail polish?

My first semester at college, I had no tv in my single dorm room. I was bored, and on my friend's fb she posted a pic of her water marbled nails. Well I looked up how to do it, tried it, loved it, and I've been hooked ever since!

2. Where do you live?
My house is in NJ and my college is in NJ, so NJ all around! And mostly the Pine Barrens.

3. What is your favorite type of food?

Why seafood of course! I love crabs and spaghetti (sounds weird but is oh so delicious), shrimp, clams, you name it! 

4. What are your pet peeves?
In the nail world, when my pointer fingers curl in when they get long. In the world of everything else, drivers who don't use turn signals or slam on their breaks at green lights. Yes. It happens.

5. What do you want to do for a living?
At first I thought it would be therapy, but after working with infants to preschoolers this summer, I would have to say I want to teach little kids. They really are cute, sweet, and fun to teach. 

6. What is your absolute favorite polish?
That is insanely hard! Of course Heather would ask that. I guess I'd have to say I Believe in Fairies by Whimsical by Pam. It's purple and silver with stars. It really reminds me of pixie dust and Tinker Bell, and it is oh so glittery :)

7. What is your dream polish?
Even though there is lots of drama with Lynns, I'd love her Remember polish. I'm very patriotic, and this would be perfect for any American holiday.

8. What is your favorite tv show?
Definitely Avatar the Last Airbender. Now that was a show. I'm 19 and still love/rewatch it. The Legend of Korra just isn't as good, and I miss the old characters, especially Zuko. 

9. What was your biggest polish fail?
I've had a few, but my biggest was probably when I first tried stamping, didn't let my nails dry enough, and the stamp squished up all my nails. Oops! I have learned and also acquired Seche Vite!

10. What are your hobbies?
Nail polish of course, reading, dancing, singing/harmonizing with songs on the radio, doing cool eye makeup, and finding cool foreign candies (like pocky!).

11. What’s your favorite quote?
That is also really hard! Hmmm. It would have to be "Dream...believe in the beauty of your dreams." Know who that's by? ;)

My questions for my tagged 11 

1. What was your first polish or brand of polish?

2. What is your favorite book or book series?
3. What is your favorite thing to have for dessert?
4. Where do you go to unwind?
5. What is your biggest dream?
6. When did you become a member of the polish/blogging community?
7. What is your favorite band/musician?
8. What would be a polish you'd want to create?
9. What was your best manicure?
10. Who inspires you?

11. What is your favorite color?

And finally, my 11 tagged bloggers (If you've already been tagged, forgive me!):

1. Polish Pixelle
2. Little J's Nail Corner
3. Voir La Beaute
4. Nails for Netjer
5. Oh Three Oh Four
6. XOXO, Jen
7. The Fabulous Life of Mrs. P
8. Nail Cats
9. Musings of the Wife of a Jedi
10. Adventures and Mishaps in the Land of Nail Polish
11. Erin Does Nails

Friday, August 3, 2012

Zoya's Seeing Stars!

Good morning glittery polish lovers! Last night I didn't have time to post, due to the Pretty & Polished restock and the Olympics, but here it is finally! I used a Zoya I've been staring at for a month and finally tried my hand at stamping again. The results this time around were much much better! So here is Zoya Indigo topped with the Salon Express star stamp design in Avon Starry Sky!

On to the easy how to! So I loved Zoya Indigo from the moment I saw all it. I'd been wanting Ibiza, but Indigo looked like the starry night sky in a bottle. So I bought it discounted at Beauty Plus Salon and finally used it! This is one coat and Seche Vite on top. In natural light without flash it looks almost black, dark navy. Look at it with flash! Sparkles and dark blue! Gorgeous! 

Then I moved onto the stamping. Now I'd had a bad experience with it not working for me before (I thought Salon Express was horrible), but I used a thicker polish this time, and I let my nails have about 30 min to dry/set before stamping as I watched some gymnastics. Once I'd gotten Starry Sky on the stamper, I rolled my nail onto the design, instead of rolling the design onto my nail. This was much easier and allowed me to really see where the design was going. The design was too short to cover my whole thumb, so I did 2 stamps on it. With another coat of Seche Vite, I was done! So for this overall mani, I give it a 8/10 for glitter and a 6/10 for application. Stamping is time consuming! If anyone is looking for good stamping polishes, Avon's new Sequin finish polishes are the way to go! Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sinful Swatches and Pink Tips

Good morning glittery polish lovers! Today I bring you swatches of the Sinful Colors polishes I picked up at the sale. Regarding the drama, things seem to be taken care of, so for now, I'm keeping and swatching these polishes! First up is Bali Mist, which seemed like a pinky, purply, silver shifty color in the bottle. On my nails it was an extremely pale pink with a hint of light purple shift and silver micro glitter. After 3 coats, this was the opacity it had. A bit too sheer for my taste and not enough color shift on my nails.

Next up was Let Me Go, which seemed to be a purple, blue, green, and silver shift in the bottle. Also with 3 coats of this sheer polish, it seemed more silver and blue at points than blue and purple, and this also had silver micro glitter. 

Last but not least, I have a polish coveted by many (and that Girly Bits seems to have a dupe of) called Cinderella, an icy blue with pink and gold micro glitter. It's glorious! This one is a jelly and is also a bit sheer. I used 3 coats for this pic, but you can use 2 like I did on my other hand! The glitter and colors were beautiful! 

I wanted to jazz up my mani a bit, so I tried my hand at free hand glitter tips using a pink glittery polish to match the micro glitter in Cinderella. I finally used the other Mrs. P's Nail Potions I had, and used 2 coats of No Boys Allowed for the tips. It's a sheer pink base with silver, pink, and red bar, micro, and dot glitters! Marvelous! When doing tips, don't let too much polish on the brush, or you'l get gloppy tips!  This is topped with Seche Vite and done. Hope you love the swatches and the flair!