Saturday, March 8, 2014

The Nail Junkie Girl - XX & Leprechaun (psssst and a giveaway!)

Good morning to you and happy Saturday!  I have some beautiful polish from The Nail Junkie to share with you and I was truly in love with both of them.  One is from the new collection and the other is from last year but let me tell you, both are amazing!  The Nail Junkie is packed full of awesome polish in many finish types, there is something for everyone.  And there is a link to make your own custom!  You might want to check that out if you were looking for something extra special and all your own.  While you ponder on what type of polish you can dream up, let's take a gander at the ones in my post today.  And stay tuned for a giveaway at the end of this post!

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This is Girl - XX from the newest collection.  It's described as a "pastel pink shimmer effect flakey topcoat."  This polish is recommended to be layered over a base color.  So I decided to try it a few ways.  First I put 1 layer of Girl - XX over 2 coats Essie Velvet Vouyer.  Wow, it's a match made in heaven!  I love the magenta and purple shimmers that pop over the deep, dark burgundy creme.  I also put Girl - XX over 2 coats of OPI Casino Royale, a plum toned creme.  Girl - XX picks up more of a magenta glow over the lighter shade.  I loved it over both colors though!  I found that Girl - XX had an amazing formula.  Perfect coverage with 1 coat and applied like butter.  I finished this with  layer of topcoat.  






I couldn't resist putting matte topcoat over this mani.  And I am so glad I did because it's so sexy I can't stand it!  Again, the rundown of the colors are Essie Velvet Vouyer and OPI Casino Royale topped with 1 coat of The Nail Junkie Girl - XX.  I then used 1 coat of Essie Matte About You topcoat for the matte effect.  Excuse me while I go swoon over my own nails now...
  






Then I tried Girl - XX over one more color, Zoya Katherine.  Katherine is a light burgundy jelly.  So it's sheer and builds up, but I just wanted to use it as a base color for Girl - XX.  It helped give Girl - XX a shiny, squishy look!  The magenta and blurple shimmer is really showcased here.  But I did a jelly sandwich with Girl - XX and Katherine on my ring finger.  Not really hugely noticeable, but I thought it created a pretty effect.  I included a slightly blurred picture so you could see how the Girl - XX really sparkles and glows!  





Now I have Leprechaun from the 2013 St. Patrick's Day collection.  Leprechaun is a "satin white base loaded with green and gold micro-glitters."  It really is jam packed with the micro glitters and it's really pretty!  I like how the gold glitters sparkle through and the amount of green glitters give the look of a minty color against the white base.  I found the formula and application of Leprechaun to be really fantastic.  I always expect lighter colors to be sheer but this one was very opaque and built up beautifully in 3 thin coats.   Leprechaun dried with a very slightly textured finish and I really liked that about it because it made the polish even more interesting!  I used 1 layer of topcoat.   









I decided to add a little art to Leprechaun just for the heck of it and it turned out so great!  I love when that happens!  I did a waterfall mani with Zoya Chita, Zoya Solange, Zoya Dhara and OPI Solitaire to match the little Leprechaun image on the bottle label.  I didn't use topcoat to keep the textured feel of all the polishes together.








AND NOW FOR A...



1 winner will receive their choice of 2 polishes currently available in The Nail Junkie's shop!  

Giveaway Details:
  • You must be 18 to enter
  • Open to US & International residents, excluding New Zealand and Italy
  • 1 winner will received 2 polishes of their choice from the available stock at The Nail Junkie shop on etsy
  • Giveaway will run from March 8th, 2014 to March  22, 2014 12:00 AM PST.  
  • Prize must be claimed within 48 hours
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  • Prizes provided by The Nail Junkie
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