Saturday, April 30, 2016

Nail Art with Anonymous Lacquer and Water Decals

*Purchased by Me*

Happy Saturday! I hope that the weekend is going well for you! 

I have a brief post today, to show you the mani that I'm currently sporting! 

For this, I polished my thumb, pinky and index finger with Anonymous Lacquer Mermaid Magic, which came in the Mermani Awesomesauce Box; you can check out my review on it right here! For my middle and ring finger, I started with a base of two coats of Sally Hansen Tag, Ur It!, one of my favorite whites. Then I applied one of the designs that I received in my pack of water decals. Everything is sealed in with top coat! 

That's all! Told ya that it would be quick, right? 

Please be sure to check out Anonymous Lacquer on social media! 

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Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you next time! 
♥ Megan

Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Nail Art! Featuring Ever After Polish and Water Decals

*Sent for Review*
*Purchased by Me*

Happy Friday! I hope that you had an amazing week! I can't believe that it's going to be May in two days...time flies by wayyyy to quickly for me sometimes! Although, it is that time of the year; the time where I can pull out one of my favorite memes! 

Hey there, Justin! How's it going? 

Anywhoooo, let's get to some polish! 

A couple of weeks ago, I had ordered a couple of packs of full-nail water decals from ebay. I have recently fallen in love with water decals, and wanted to buy some in bulk! Well, I received one of the orders yesterday, and I just had to play with them! 

To start out with today's look, I chose one of the designs to use. I opted for a pretty pink cherry blossom design. 

After deciding on a design, it was time to choose a polish! I picked up Ever After Polish's Princess Christmas Cake. I had received Princess Christmas Cake to swatch and review back in the winter time, and fell in love with it then. 

Ever After Princess Christmas Cake is a light, baby pink, packed with silver flakies and linear holo. It was a part of the 'Tis the Season to Sparkle collection that was released this past winter; unfortunately, it is no longer available in Ever After's shop. 

 The formula on Princess Christmas Cake is smooth and easy to control. I like to apply a thin first coat, and then build up to opacity in three layers. Dry time is wonderful, and it dries nice and smooth! Shown in my pictures are three coats, plus glossy top coat.

 When I went to apply the water decals, I thought that they looked opaque and that I would be able to layer them over Princess Christmas Cake. Alas, they were more sheer than I had expected. So instead, I chose to paint my ring and middle finger with a white base, using one coat of Sally Hansen Tag, Ur It! I then cut the decals to fit my nails and applied them, then sealed everything in again with top coat. Here is the final result!

This look came out super feminine and delicate, and I really like it! I can't wait to play with some more of my decals!

If you are interested in water decals, I suggest that you search on ebay; they are super inexpensive, and I didn't have to wait too long for the shipping from China. To see one of the listings that I purchased, you can click right here!

Be sure to check out Ever After on social media! 
Ever After Polished Princesses (Facebook fan group):
Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you next time!
♥ Megan

Monday, April 25, 2016

Lemming Lacquer Holo-Maniacs Custom No. 1: Swatch and Review

*Purchased by Me*

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a wonderful weekend! It was gorgeous here on Saturday and Sunday, so I spent both days running around. 

Today, I'm sharing a polish with you that was created as a custom for a Facebook group that I started, Holo-Maniacs. It is a group for lovers of anything holographic, and everyone in the group is amazing and kind! 

The maker of the first custom for the group was Cassie of Lemming Lacquer. I had not previously owned any colors from Lemming Lacquer, but have seen Cassie's polishes, and I knew that she would be able to knock it out of the park. To begin, I posted a poll to the group, in order to choose a color. The color chosen was coral; after this was chosen, I had group members submit inspiration photos, which Cassie would be able to use to create the polish. This was the final photo of choice! 


The polish that Cassie created is absolutely breathtaking! We decided to go simple with the name, and it was dubbed Holo-Maniacs Custom No. 1.  

 Holo-Maniacs Custom No. 1 is a terra cotta-toned coral, packed with holographic sparkle and blue flakies. The formula on this beauty was absolutely divine! It was almost a one-coater, but I used two for good measure; it also deepened up the color a bit, on the second coat. Dry time was extremely quick; by the time I finished one coat on both hands, it was dry enough to apply the second! It dried smooth, but a bit dull, so I used one layer of top coat to add shine and to make everything pop! Shown are those two coats plus top coat.

While this custom is no longer available for purchase, I am working on choosing the next maker for another custom for the group! If you would like to join Holo-Maniacs, you can do so right here!

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Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you next time!
♥ Megan 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Ever After Polish Golden Afternoon Collection: Swatches and Review

*Purchased by Me*
**Picture Heavy!!**

Happy humpday! I have an entire collection review to share with you today! This is Ever After's Spring 2016 collection, called The Golden Afternoon. The polishes are based off of the Golden Afternoon song from Alice in Wonderland, as well as this painting: 

The Golden Afternoon collection is made up of four polishes. Let's get started, shall we?

Ever After Bread & Butterflies

Bread and Butterflies is described on the Ever After site as a "peachy crelly base with ultra chrome flakes, scattered holo and gold shimmer."

 The formula on Bread & Butterflies was smooth and controllable. It was a bit thin on the first coat, which is the norm for crellies; it was opaque for me in three coats. The thin, buildable layers allow the gorgeous flakies to shine through! Shown in my swatch are three thin coats, plus glossy top coat. 

And here's what it looks like with matte top coat! My matte topcoat of choice is Essie's Matte About You. 

Ever After Lazy Dazies

The second polish, Lazy Dazies, is described as a "creamy white base with scattered holo shimmer and gold and platinum silver flakes."

 Lazy Dazies was also sheer on the first coat, but buildable; I reached full opacity in three coats. Dry time was great, as thin coats tend to dry faster. Shown are three layers, plus glossy top coat!

 With matte topcoat!

 Ever After Month of June

Month of June is a polish described as a "sea foam teal crelly with Ultra Chrome multi color flakes, glitter and blue to green shifting shimmer."

I almost got away with using two coats of Month of June for opacity, but I opted for three, to remain consistent with the others in the collection. Dry time was wonderful, and the polish dried smooth. Shown are three coats plus glossy topcoat.

With matte topcoat!

Ever After Don't Wake Me In the Morning Glory

Last but not least is Don't Wake Me In the Morning Glory, a "deep periwinkle/lavender crelly leaning jelly packed with blue micro flakes and a mix of opal and iridescent glitters." 

 I was pleasantly surprised with this one! I expected the formula to be streaky, but it was nice and even. While it was thin, it was easily buildable, and I did not need to manipulate the glitter at all! When applied with top coat, this polish looks super squishy! Shown are three thin coats, plus glossy top coat.

And with matte topcoat!

So there you have it: The Golden Afternoon Collection from Ever After Polish! These polishes are available in full size individual bottles ($9.50-$10.50), or in a full size collection ($36.00) or a mini collection ($26.00). There are also now floral water decals and earrings available in the shop, and they are priced at $4.00-$5.00 each. 

I love all of these, but I think that my two favorites are Bread & Butterflies and Month of June! How about you? Are you planning to pick up any of these beauties? 

Be sure to check out Ever After on social media! 
Ever After Polished Princesses (Facebook fan group):

Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you next time!
♥ Megan

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Different Dimension Retrograde: Swatch and Review

*Purchased by Me*

Hey, hey, hey!  I have an absolute stunner of a polish to share with you today! This beauty is from Different Dimension, and it was a part of Missi's Cosmologically Speaking Part 2 Collection; it is named Retrograde. 

Retrograde is described as "an intense brown holographic polish with added flakies, shimmer, and holo microglitters." I've been drawn to more unique shades lately, and Retrograde is brown, but also leans a bit green in some lights. That may just be the holo playing tricks on my eyes, but it's how I saw it! 

 The formula on Retrograde applied smoothly and evenly, and it had a wonderful dry time. I was able to get it opaque in two coats, but I had also just trimmed my nails; so, if your nails are a bit longer, you may need three, depending on your desired level of opacity. Shown are those two coats, plus one layer of glossy topcoat, under a daylight bulb.

 The holo on this baby is super intense, which you all know that I love! The added microglitters give some extra oomph, which I am coming to love from Missi's polishes!

Be sure to check out Different Dimension on social media!

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Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you next time!
♥ Megan