MTL Creations ~ Honey Dew Cuticle Oil

Hi everyone!! This post has been ready for some time. I just seem to have the worst luck with any type of technology 😦 I lost the pics I had so I took the closest ones to the start and finish of my 1 week using MTLCreations Honey Dew Cuticle Oil. Thankfully my husband has been a huge help at troubleshooting and I at least have these pics lol! Until I received this oil from Cherise, I had been using Bliss Kiss Simply Pure Hydrating oil, along with random lotions/creams that were nearby. Once I started using this I used ONLY this for 1 week. Let me start by giving you an idea of how my cuticles usually are, DRY!!!! My daily fluid intake is usually 3 cups of coffee. That’s it lol. Besides that I suffer from OCD so I hand wash countless times a day. I would say that 20-25 is accurate for a calm day. That means I need a heavy duty oil!! This oil is very supple! It has a thickness to it so it didn’t drip all over the place. It absorbs really fast though so no worries there! It doesn’t soak in and disappear. It softens the skin and keeps that silky feeling for quite some time before needing to reapply.The scent that came for me was Honey Dew, a very subtle smell that is crisp and lasts. I even smelled it still after washing my hands. Barely, but it was there. This oil worked great for me. Now I use it just as much as my bliss kiss!! I would totally recommend this oil for nice soft cuticles! Cherise has awesome polish and sugar scrubs and hand crocheted items available in her shop so please go check her out and keep her in mind when thinking about holiday shopping!!! She has thermals coming out that look super amazing!! Stay tuned 🙂       Day 1:

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My True Love Creations ~ Fall Collection

Hey ladies! How’s it going this Tuesday night? Hopefully good since it was really warm today! I live in CT so around here it was nice lol! Anyway, I got more polish to swatch from Cherise, owner and creator of My True Love Creations!! Sometimes she throws in a full sized polish which is super sweet to do considering its sent for swatching. 🙂 She also sent a cuticle oil which I will be reviewing in another post after I use it a few more days! I even got my husband involved haha!! Check back to see how… On to the polish!!! I usually don’t do this but I will be giving a review of all the polishes then I’ll post the pics. I am doing it this way because besides the color, the polishes were all pretty much the same. The names of the polishes are Once In a Blue Moon, Apple Crush, and Foresta Lumina. There was also a gold glitter topper called Star Dust. The first 3 polishes are all holographic jellies!! I used 3 thin coats for each swatch and no topcoat. The formula, for jelly polish, was pretty smooth. The first coat is always a little tricky, but it built up and evened out beautifully by the third coat! The polish is full of scattered holo. What I really loved about it was that it wasn’t a super strong holo effect. In my opinion, the strong holo rainbow sometimes takes away from the color of the base polish. Now the glitter. This is something everyone should own!! It’s tiny glitters so it looks very feminine over anything! It could totally be built up if layered thinly or applied with a makeup sponge. I just love this so much! I’m sure you have heard me say before that I’m not a huge fan of glitter. This is my kind of glitter! I could wear this often. It’s not chunky and/or blingy. Here, I wore it over Loyal Made by Pure Nail Lacquer. Perfection 🙂 Lets check these babies out!!!
                                                  Once In a Blue Moon

This one shows the holo a little better.

Apple Crush

                           

Foresta Lumina

Star Dust

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I do!! They are available now so go grab your favorites (or all)!!

My True Love ~ True Blood Part 2

Hello everyone!! Are we all ready for the holiday weekend?!?! I know I am because my birthday is Monday and my husband has a full day of surprises for me!! I usually don’t like surprises but I am so ready for this one!! I will make sure to keep you posted since I still have 2 polishes from Black Dahlia Lacquer to review! Today I have for you a new collection from My True Love! Well, more like the second half of her True Blood collection. I am sure you already can imagine how this will go… Cherise kills it again with 6 new amazing polishes. And she just had her 4th child!! Talk about an ambitious woman!! Since I will be getting all 6 in this post it will be full of pictures, but I will do my best to keep the rest (starting now lol) as short as possible. First up, we have Eric. An iridescent glitter topper with a very slight touch of holo dust and micro, small, and medium red holo hexes. I swatched one smooth coat over black and an ivory color because this also has a green shimmer that is really hard to capture. I tried!!

The next polish I want to show you is Bill. Bill is a cobalt blue polish with a subtle micro holo to it. My husband loves this one!! It’s not quite as bright as the photos show, but it definitely stands out in the sun! These pictures are 3 coats with top coat. This crelly pulled a little on the first coat but was perfectly smooth and even by the 3rd coat!

Next up is Adilyn. This was the best formula in the bunch! 2 perfect, easy peasy, coats with top coat!! this is a charcoal grey with gold microglitters. just gorgeous!

Here we have Sookie. She is a very delicate, sheer, shimmer polish. For my swatch I used 4 thin coats on 3 of my fingers and 1 thin coat over a similar pink on my pinkie.the only time I could tell the difference was in the direct sun. I could see a BARELY visible nail line on all fingers but my pinkie. Not enough for it to be an issue. The shimmer is what makes me love it. I’m such a shimmer sucker!!

Pam will have a lot of pics because she is magical and deserves it!! Pam is a bright red jelly polish filled with different sized red holo hexes and holo dust. No matter how I tried I could not capture all of the beauty in one type of lighting! My skin color is a little off but its the polish you are here for right?? I used 3 coats of this polish and it was opaque. The squishiness of the jelly and the floating of the glitters made this polish glow from the inside!! Even without direct lighting! you will see what I mean.

They say to save the best for last, right?! Well, I totally did! This polish was like the never ending surprise polish. When i first opened the package i was like, “oooohhhh, I like this!!”. I thought it was a black jelly with metallic blue and green glitters. As I spun the bottle I was like omg! The glitters are holo! I decided i had to bring it to a sunny window to get the full effect. Once there I noticed it is a black holo polish with blue and green holo glitters!!! Holo heaven 🙂 This is by far my favorite of the set! I used 1 coat over black on my pinkie which was dumb because it totally built up in 3 smooth coats (as I have on the other fingers). As usual, wonderful formula!! MUST HAVE!!

This collection will be released on Monday September 1st so go follow for updates as well as a giveaway Cherise has going on right now!! Thanks for reading!! Go get you some polish 🙂 And don’t forget to congratulate Cherise on her new bundle of joy!!

MyTrue Love ~ True Blood Collection part 1

Hey ladies!! I hope everyone is having better weather than I have had lately. Because of that let me apologize for the lighting and picture quality. I did my best to have these ready asap but I had no sun to work with :(. So here is what I have for you for now and stick around because I think I want to redo these. Last time I did swatches of  My True Love polish I couldn’t get over how awesome they were! These polishes are no different!! I absolutely love them 🙂 The six polishes I swatched matched each other so well. I ended up pairing them all together. Lets check it out!! This is a macro of Sam in its warm state with one coat of Andy. I matted my pointer for these pics because its just easier to see the glitters without the shine!!  Sam is a thermal polish full of holographic dust that in its warm state is the perfect sour apple green. When cold it turns to a dark teal. Such a great transition 🙂 I used 3 coats to make it a solid color. Andy is a glitter topper in a clear base with micro metallic blue glitter, small translucent blue hexes and medium black hexes. One coat was all I needed and no fishing required 🙂

 

This is a macro of Sam in his warm state with topcoat.

Here is the fun stuff!!!!! The different faces of Sam 🙂 Don’t mind the water. I used hot and cold water to help with the pics. Pinkie and middle finger are cold and my ring and pointer fingers are warm. The stamping plate  use is a no name brand. Something my husband picked up trying to be nice ❤ I used Maybelline bold gold to stamp with. I think I am starting to enjoy stamping!
 

This is the transition on all the fingers.

This is the cold version of Sam.

This is the total warm state.
 

This gorgeousness is 4 thin coats of  Lafayette with one coat of Alcide on the top. Lafayette is a very frosty shimmery violet purple. Luxurious is the word that comes to mind!!! Alcide is very similar to China Glaze Glistening Snow. It is just a little less dense in glitter. But it is just as holo!  I didn’t even want to take this off. Most of my pics lean blue for this purple but there is 1 I got that is very true to color. Super smooth and fast drying for all polishes so far!!

This one here is the one that shows true color for Lafayette. It is just as perfect all by itself!

And last but not least we have 4 thin coats of Jessica with 1 coat of Tara. Cherise told me they went well together but I wasn’t expecting to be so mesmerized by the combo!! Tara is a clear base with micro pink holographic glitters. Jessica is a bright fuchsia shimmer polish that has an amazing dry time and super smooth application! With that being said I do want to note that I had a issue with this one. As you will see on 1 maybe 2 fingers there were a few bumps. I did try a few times to swatch without the bumps but it just didn’t happen. I am pretty sure this was a fluke thing though because I just bought a ton of polish from her and everyone was perfect!!

Jessica alone in all her beauty!

All in all, I am again super pleased! I already am prepping my next order lol! I hope you all go check her out on instagram for updates sales and maybe even giveaways!!! I promise its worth it 🙂

MyTrueLoveMTL

Hey ladies!! Long time, no type! I have had lots going on and I just took too much on for Easter. But I am back and SUPER excited to post this! I received  3 polishes to swatch and check out from Cherise Kane. Owner of MyTrueLoveMTL indie nail polish. In an email she sent me she said they may not be as good as other indies because she is new to the game. WELL, if this is what she does as a newbie I will stick around!! I already have gone over an order of about 5 bottles with my husband. The formula on all 3 polishes was amazing. so smooth 🙂 It could pretty much apply itself! Dry time is great! I had no issues at all with coverage or anything. I feel that I could not say enough about Cherise’s Line!! PLEASE do yourself a favor and follow her on IG  (@mtlmytruelove) and buy her polish!!! You wont regret it!! here are a ton of pics of the 3 polishes I swatched.
This is a macro of Cosmic Girl. its a black jelly-ish polish with pink hex glitters and tons of holo dust! when I first saw this it was dark and I didn’t see the holo. as soon as I sat at my desk to swatch I saw it under my lamp and was soooo excited. I love it so much and I haven’t seen anything like it before!

These are macro shots of Mia. A super pretty light purple that’s a little sheer but builds up in 3 coats. Also full of holo dust and shimmer. Since purple is my favorite polish color this one is definitely perfect for me!!

And OMG here is Noah. The second I saw this in the sun I told my husband I needed a full sized. He rolled his eyes, came over to check it out, then said ok! With eyes wide and all 🙂 He loves it!! A glitter topper in a clear base packed full of blue and holo micro glitters! I really have no words so just look! I have tons of pics of all the polishes 🙂

Noah in the sun.
Noah in the shade. 3 thin coats over a light blue on my pointer and pinkie and 3 good coats without undies on the middle and ring.

Blurry to show the holo

 

Macro of Mia in the sun.

Mia in direct sunlight

Mia in muted sunlight

Cosmic Girl has a lot of flash pics to show the holo because the sun was hiding!!

Cosmic Girl in the sun.

Hope you love these as much as I do!!!