Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Polish Spam!

Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it!  And happy beautiful Spring day to those who don't celebrate Easter.  I am bringing you another spam post full of pictures of Easter-ish manis that I put together.  And since I am quite busy with Easter and other things I will be brief in my descriptions and just jump in!  I should have a chance to add store links for you tomorrow.  

1.  Emily De Molly Flutterby Gardens over The Nail Junkie Snowflake.   I used 2 coats f each polish and a layer of topcoat.

2. Takko Lacquer Lemon Macaon topped with Lynnderella Tres Chic, Duckie Dear.  2 coats of Lemon Macaron and 2 coats of TCDDdabbed on my tips and fully covering my accent nail.  1 layer of topcoat.

3.  2 coats of Lynnderella Sugar Bunny on my accent nails over 3 coats of Sinful Colors Unicorn.  1 layer of topcoat. 

4.  3 coats of Models Own Balearic Cool with 2 coats of Lynnderella Her Name is Petal dabbed on my nails.  I made a jelly sandwich on my accent nail - 3 layers of Balearic Cool, 1 layer of HNIP and 1 more layer of Balearic Cool.  1 layer of topcoat. 

5.  1 coat of Sinful Colors Pistache with 2 coats of Femme Fatale A Tisket A Tasket.  1 layer of topcoat.

6.  An unnamed gift from Red Dog Designs.  I used 3 coats and 1 layer of topcoat.

indoors with flash

indoors with flash

7.  Above the Curve Cherry Blossom and Kahuna.  I used 2 coats of each and striping tape to make the sqauare pattern.  1 layer of topcoat.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Indigo Bananas Telephasic Workshop and Perpetual Dawn

Indigo Bananas opened shop in February 2013 and has put out some amazing color shifting duo chromes and glitter polishes!  I'm sure you have seen the amazing swatches by the likes of Pointless Cafe, Adventures in Acetone, Ashley is Polishaddicted and Things I Love At The Moment….and now here's my review of Indigo Bananas!  Hopefully I don't trip myself up playing in the big leagues with the blogs I mentioned!!

As usual, before I get started here are the social media links you'll need to find Indigo Bananas.  You can purchase polish creations from Indigo Bananas on Etsy.  You can also follow them on Facebook for updates and new release information.  There are currently 2 coupon codes available on Etsy: 60FREESHIP for free shipping (US ONLY) for purchase above $60.  100FREESHIP for free shipping (worldwide) for purchase above $100.

I'll start with Telephasic Workshop.  Telephasic Workshop is a beautiful blue, leaning teal polish with a duo chrome shift.  I'll say right off the bat that the shift was there in real life, but I was unsuccessful at capturing it on camera.  There are a couple pictures that you can lightly see the shift on the edges of my nail.  So you can just oooh and aaaaah over the gorgeous blue/teal color in my pictures below.  I used 3 thin coats for complete coverage.  TW dries to a matte finish, but becomes very shiny and shimmery with topcoat.  The formula was very nice, smooth and easy to apply.  I used 1 layer of topcoat.  

you can see the purple ever so slightly here

The glitter polish I had for review was Perpetual Dawn.  This is a gorgeous polish!  Perpetual Dawn is a clear base with "a mix of dark red & dark blue, rose holo glitter, and larger red, orange and yellow matte mix."  And do you want to know what I see in there…blue iridescent glitter!  My favorite!!  I started this mani with 1 coat of Sinful Colors Black on Black and 3 coats of Hard Candy Beetle on my accent nail.  I then layered 2 coats of PD over the base colors.  The glitter came out in abundance and laid flat on my nails.  I used 1 coat of Gelous, but would recommend 2 for a completely smooth finish. 


macro of Perpetual Dawn over Hard Candy Beetle

macro of Perpetal Dawn over Sinful Colors Black on Black

*these polishes were provided for my honest opinion and review

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