Saturday, February 18, 2017

DIFFERENT dimension International Space Station: Swatch and Review

DIFFERENT dimension International Space Station: Swatch and Review

*Purchased by Me*


Happy Saturday!! I have lots of swatches on my computer to share with you, so I hope that I will be able to write them up in a good amount of time and have them posted! Tonight, I am sharing a polish from DIFFERENT dimension with you, named International Space Station (ISS, for short). 






ISS was a part of Missi's Cosmologically Speaking Part 3 collection. It is described on the website as a medium teal with scattered holographic effect. While this beauty is holographic, it is also chock full of flakies, which adds even more dimension! I was able to get it opaque in three thin coats, and it dried quickly and smoothly; shown is with glossy top coat, under a daylight bulb. This was a tiny bit difficult to remove, because of the flakes, but a bit of rubbing with an acetone-soaked piece of craft felt makes it easier! 

DIFFERENT dimension's International Space Station (ISS) is still currently available, and it costs $10.00 for a full-sized, 15 mL bottle; you can find the listing for it right here

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♥ Megan 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Fair Maiden Polish Little Miss Curious: Swatch and Review

Fair Maiden Polish Little Miss Curious: Swatch and Review 

*Received by Maker*

Why, hello there! I know that it's been about a month since I've had a post up; keeping up with writing up posts got away from me for a bit, as a result of working more, but I'm trying to get back into it! 

Today, I'm sharing a polish that I received at Polish Con in September as a part of the VIP bag. This beauty is by Fair Maiden Polish, and it is named Little Miss Curious. 


Fair Maiden's Little Miss Curious is a slightly teal-leaning blue linear holographic with a stunning pink shimmer. The formula was wonderful and smooth, and dried glossy in a short time period, about 2-3 minutes. Shown are three thin layers, plus glossy top coat, under a daylight bulb. 

Little Miss Curious is no longer readily available; however, Sarah and Adrienne did just release their Valentine's Day collection, as well as a custom for my group Holo-Maniacs, and they are all stunning! Be sure to pop on over to their shop to take a look! 

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Thank you so much for stopping by, and I'll see you soon! 
♥ Megan

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Dreamland Lacquer Sassenach: Swatch and Review

Dreamland Lacquer Sassenach: Swatch and Review

*Purchased by Me*
Happy New Year to you!! It's a time to start anew, and to make the world your own! I, personally, am ready to make the most of everyday, no matter what it takes. Do you have any resolutions? 

Today, I am sharing a color from Dreamland Lacquer that I picked up during their Black Friday sale. Noelie has so many beautiful colors and finishes, and it was difficult to make a decision; so, I picked out three different polishes! The one that I have to share with you today is named Sassenach. 

Sassenach is described on the Dreamland Lacquer website as a dark brown linear holographic. The formula on Sassenach was smooth and buttery, and it applied evenly and dried quickly. I was able to get it opaque in two coats, and the final product did benefit from one layer of glossy top coat. My pictures were taken under an artificial daylight bulb. 


The holo flame on Sassenach is absolutely stunning, and I actually kept this on for about four days, with very minimal chipping when I removed it! 

You can find the listing for Sassenach on Dreamland Lacquer's website right here. The cost is $11.50 for a full-sized, 15 mL bottle. Noelie currently has the shop in Vacation Mode until January 11th, but you are still able to order; it will just be in pre-order status until she returns!

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Thank you so much for stopping by, and I'll see you next time! 
♥ Megan

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Fear: Swatch and Review

Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Fear: Swatch and Review 

*Purchased by Me*

Good morning! I hope that you had an amazing holiday, whatever you celebrate! Mine was pretty relaxed; I'm still kind of floating on Cloud Nine that I am officially finished my Master's Program!!! 

Today, I am sharing with you a color from Carpe Noctem Cosmetics. This color is named Fear, and it was a part of the June 2016 My Favourite Things Box, curated by Nail Whisperer. The theme for the June 2016 box was the movie Inside Out, and while I didn't purchase the entire box, I did buy Fear off of someone. Let's take a look at this beauty! 

Fear is a medium purple, between an orchid and eggplant, with loads of holo sparkle and blue shimmer. The formula was on par with other CNCs that I have tried, and it applied smoothly and evenly. I was able to get Fear opaque in three thin coats, and it dried to a satin finish; my pictures show it with one layer of glossy top coat, under artificial daylight lighting. 


I always love the complexity of Emily's polishes, and this baby is no exception! 

I have not seen any updates regarding a new, current release from My Favourite Things, so I am unsure if these boxes are still continuing. I will update this post if any news arrives, though! In the meantime, be please be sure to keep up with Carpe Noctem Cosmetics on social media!

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♥ Megan

Friday, December 23, 2016

Tonic Polish Slitherin' and Light of Alexandria (Oops!): Swatches and Review

Tonic Polish Slitherin' and Light of Alexandria (Oops!): Swatches and Review 

*Purchased by Me*

Happy Friday!! Tonight, I am sharing with you two polishes that I picked up from Tonic Polish's website a bit ago. One is still available on the site, and one is not, but I will list info after the swatches. Let's take a look! 

Tonic Polish Slitherin' 

Lindsey describes Slitherin' as a metallic multichrome that shifts from acid-chartreuse to green to turquoise with scattered holo and silver holo microglitters. Let me tell you; this baby is INTENSE!! But, intense in a good way! When I applied it, I didn't think that it was a shifter; but, in fact, it does shift to blue in lower lights, and it is beautiful! In brighter light, the bright green comes out, and the holo glitters make it pop. Slitherin' was opaque in two medium coats, and it dried quickly. My swatches are shown with glossy topcoat, under an artificial daylight bulb. 


Slitherin' is still available in the Tonic Polish shop, and you can find it right here! The cost is $12.00 for a full-size, 15 mL bottle. 

Tonic Polish Light of Alexandria (Oops!)

This next polish is one that was an Oops! batch that Lindsey made, and it was dubbed Light of Alexandria. This beauty is a pink base with lots and lots of blue shimmer, which may make the polish appear purple-toned in some lights. The shimmer is very apparent in person, and it absolutely glows!  I was able to get this opaque in three thin coats, which applied and dried evenly. Shown is with glossy top coat, under a daylight bulb. 


Unfortunately, Light of Alexandria is no longer available in the shop. However, you can find her sister, Light of Lyra, right here; it costs $10.00 for a full size, 15 mL bottle. 

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Thank you so much for stopping by, and I'll see you next time! 
♥ Megan
 

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Leesha's Lacquer Fruity O's Cereal: Swatch and Review

Leesha's Lacquer Fruity O's Cereal: Swatch and Review 

*Purchased by Me*

Happy Saturday!! Today, I am sharing a polish from a brand that I was introduced to at Polish Con in Chicago. This new-to-me brand is Leesha's Lacquer! Alicia is the creative genius behind the brand, and she is a total sweetheart. Her brand began in 2013, and she creates some gorgeous glitters, flakies, jellies, crellies, and thermals; I am always drooling over the swatches that I see! I have some polishes in addition to the one presented in this post, and will have some up in the coming weeks! For now, let's get to today's post! 

The polish that I'm sharing with you is called Fruity O's Cereal. This polish is totally adorable, and it is a white crelly base with multi-colored small glitters scattered throughout. I decided to use a white base in my swatch, in order to make the colors pop! Shown are two coats over two coats of Lou It Yourself's Light Matter; everything is sealed in with one layer of glossy top coat. Fruity O's Cereal applied very smoothly and evenly, and I did not have to fish for any glitter, nor did I have to overly-manipulate their placement. 


You can find the listing for Fruity O's Cereal right here! The cost is $4.00 for a 5 mL mini, or $8.00 for a full-sized 15 mL bottle. 

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Thank you so much for stopping by, and I'll see you next time! 
♥ Megan 

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Tonic Polish Enchanted Elixir: Swatch and Review

Tonic Polish Enchanted Elixir: Swatch and Review

*Purchased by Me*

Happy Saturday! I should have a bit more time for blogging for a while, now; I officially finished submitting my materials for doctorate programs! Woo-hoo! 

Today, I am sharing a color from Tonic Polish with you! Tonic is quickly becoming another one of my favorite brands, and one from which I covet Every. Single. Color. 

The beauty that I have to share with you today is one that I picked up while I was at Polish Con in Chicago, and it is named Enchanted Elixir. Enchanted Elixir is described as a navy jelly base with strong pink/gold/green shifting multichrome shimmer and holographic gold microglitters. I was seriously "Oohing" and "Aahing" every second while I was applying this, and couldn't stop staring at it the entire time that I was wearing it! I was able to get it opaque in two coats, and it dried quickly and smoothly. Shown is with one layer of glossy top coat, under artificial daylight. 


Isn't it stunning?? You can find and pick up Tonic Polish Enchanted Elixir in Lindsey's shop right here. And, BONUS: Her new Holiday collection releases tomorrow, Sunday, December 4th, so you can pick up EVEN MORE!! Enjoy!! 

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Thank you so much for stopping by, and I'll see you next time! 
♥ Megan