Categorized: White

Fourth of July Manicure with Pure Ice Stars & Stripes and Zoya Song

Fourth of July Mani 2013

I’ve been getting in the mood for the Fourth of July and decided to play around with the Pure Ice Stars & Stripes collection with the metallic blue Zoya Song thrown in for good measure.

I knew for sure I wanted to use Pure Ice Superstar! (white creme) and Siren (red creme) and definitely Freedom, which is a red/blue and star glitter bomb. But I also wanted the perfect blue and one with a non-creme finish. Zoya Song fit the bill!

Fourth of July Mani 2013 Bottles

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piCture pOlish Atomic by Samarium’s Swatches

piCture pOlish Atomic by Samarium's Swatches

Happy Monday morning!

piCture pOlish Atomic by Samarium’s Swatches is a somewhat complex silvery white glittery sparkly shade.

This shade was created by the lovely Sarah from the blog Samarium’s Swatches, of course. She was inspired by the element Samarium, which is a hard silvery colored metal. When it’s exposed to air it oxidizes into a grey/gold powder, which helps explain the shimmer in the polish. So scientific!

The great thing about this shade is it can be worn on its own or layered over many other shades to create gorgeous effects! Sarah shows you a bunch of layering options on her initial post about the shade here.

piCture pOlish Atomic by Samarium's Swatches-2

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Orly Hope and Freedom Fest Collection for Spring 2013 Swatches and Review

Orly Hope and Freedom Fest

The Orly Hope and Freedom Fest Collection for spring 2013 came out awhile ago online and I’m a bit late to the party for this one!

The collection consists of six new shades in various finishes. The three not shown are Boho Bonnet (light blue creme), Melodious Utopia (pale shimmery yellow) and Coachella Dweller (lime green creme).

The names kind of crack me up because they are SO Coachella targeted. Hey brands, howzabout a Day on the Green or Monsters of Rock collection? The names could be something like “Metal-head Malachite”, “Head Banger Bondi Blue”, “Mosh Pit Prussian”, “Stage Dive Sapphire” and “Concert-tee Camo”. :)

Orly Elation Generation Bottle

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My Ten Friends Alien Invasion and Pew! Pew! Pew! Swatches and Review

My Ten Friends Nail Polish

Happy Saturday!! Fun weekend plans?

So here I am swatching yet another indie brand, this time called My Ten Friends. The shades I have are Alien Invasion and Pew! Pew! Pew! (which cracks me up to no end).

My Ten Friends is a brand that can be found on Etsy but also Overall Beauty. They are big-3 free and cruelty free.

Let’s dig in!

My Ten Friends Nail Polish-2

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Dollish Polish Candy Series Polish Swatches and Review

Dollish Polish Candy Series

Look at me, I’m reviewing an indie brand!

Dollish Polish Candy Series polish includes five shades, all candy-colored and so pretty to look at!

This is my first experience with this brand and I had mostly a positive experience with a few frustrations I find frequently with MANY glitter shades. So it’s not necessarily a judgment on the brand at all. Glitter can be a pain sometimes!

Dollish Polish Candy Series-2
You’re A Real Sweet Tart, Super Bubblicious, I <3 Nerds

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