Saki Cosmetics & 1422 Designs ~ Summer Collab

*These polishes were provided for review

Hello!! Long time no blog. I honestly just haven’t been swatching much. I have been painting still just not posting. But here we are with some new stuff. Let’s have a look.

Bahama Mama is a shimmery coral pink. The shimmer in this polish is just breathtaking. Formula, as expected, was wonderful. Bahama Mama would look amazing worn to the beach! I used 3 thin coats for my swatches.

Jamaican Breeze is an orchid crelly polish with purple-pink-gold shifting shimmer and purple holo dust. I love how subtle the holo is. Such a nice little added sparkle. Highly impressed by this new to me indie brand! I used 3 thin coats for my swatches.

What do you think? Purples and pinks always go together in my opinion. These are no exception. Fun Fact: In my YouTube swatch video I used 2 songs. The names of the songs, in order, are Summer and Dreams. Thought that was really neat for the Summer Dreams Collab! These polishes will be available in Saki Cosmetics shop as a pre-order from February 21st – 28th. This set will be 25 CAD (20 USD). Will you be grabbing this duo? Let me know in the comment section below. Have a great day y’all โค

Saki Cosmetics ~ Winter Cremes

*These polishes were provided for review

*Picture heavy

Hey y’all! First post from my new place! I even have my tree up and decorated already ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m so very happy. So, today I have for you Saki Cosmetic’s Winter Cremes. 6 cremes that are perfect for the season. Let’s jump right in, shall we?

Aspen is a dove grey creme polish. I absolutely love a good grey polish. I should reach for them more often. this one had a wonderful application. Opaque in 2 coats but for most of these I used 3 coats because of my super white nail tips. Price $12 CAD

Orianna is an ochre yellow. I love this type of yellow. I don’t like my yellows eye searing. Muted and/or pastels are my favs. This one has a nice creamy leaning crelly formula. 2 coats would work but I used 3 coats for my swatches. Price $12 CAD

Estelle is a light minty creme polish. Ooooohhhh I really like this color. I give in to anything light and minty like this. I just can’t help myself! Isn’t she just gorgeous?! Ok enough lol. This beauty will be opaque in 2 coats but again I used 3 coats for my swatches. Price $12 CAD

Demetria is an olive green creme polish. This is one of those pretty ugly colors. I can’t stop looking at it lol. I think this looks really good with my skin tone. I think it will also compliment any other skin tone. For me it’s so pretty. 2 coats for my swatches with this one. She was a dream to work with. Price $12 CAD

Robyn is a medium dusty grape purple creme. My favorite shade of purple. This collection just has all my favorites lol. I recently have bought 3 polishes with this same color! This one has a fantastic formula and would probably be fine with just 2 coats. Of course I used 3 coats for my swatches. Price $12 CAD

Stella is a deep teal leaning blue creme polish. Definitely a gorgeous color for winter. I feel like this is another color that would flatter any skin tone. It made the perfect night sky for my nail art. She has a great formula as well. 3 coats for my swatches. Price $12 CAD

This whole collection is right up my alley. Such a great set for the winter. These will totally work for any season as well so keep them close at hand. The Winter Cremes will be available on December 18th. Have your clocks set and your buying fingers ready! Have a great day โค

Glisten & Glow ~ Cornucopia of Thanks Collection

*These polishes were provided for review

Hey y’all! It’s finally cooled down where I am and I couldn’t be happier! My favorite season is winter but fall is a very close second. I hope everyone is feeling well with all that’s going on in the world. Just remember there is always someone to talk to even if it be help lines. I’ll link some numbers below. For now let’s talk polish! I have the Cornucopia of Thanks Collection, which is a quartet of polishes that says thanks in different languages. Let’s have a look.

Bedankt (Dutch) is a light periwinkle creme polish. Definitely not your average fall color but it fits with this collection beautifully. My pictures lean a little blue for this one. It has the slightest purple hint that my camera just wouldnโ€™t pick up. As always Iโ€™ll let you know whatโ€™s color accurate. Bedankt was a dream to work with. 2 perfect coats for my swatches. Price $10

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Danke (German) is a medium boysenberry purple creme polish. I really want to say that this one is my favorite but every time I get to the green it wins lol. This is a super close second though. Just look at the deep lusciousness. This looks fabulous on the nails. I feel like this would fit all skin tones. An all around perfect polish. 2 coats for my swatches. Price $10

Gracias (Spanish) is a medium deep green creme polish with a touch of teal. Y’all. This polish looks as if an emerald and some jade were melted together. The color is just stunning. Probably my favorite new green. I could not wait to get this on and it did not disappoint! If you get only 1 polish here let it be this one for real! Jill’s creme polishes are always fantastic and Gracias was no different. 2 coats for my swatches. Price $10.

Spasibo (Russian) is a light pumpkin creme polish. I know it’s corny but I had to put pumpkins on this color lol. It’s the perfect pumpkin shade without being too bold. This one is super squishy. More like a crelly than a creme. An absolute dream to work with. I used 3 thin coats for my swatches. Price $10

What do you think? Do you love them? The Cornucopia of Thanks Collection is the perfect fall set. Please, please, please come back and let me know what you picked up and what you think about Gracias lol. Must haves for sure. The Cornucopia of Thanks Collection will be available on October 9th at 7pm EST. Don’t miss them! Thanks so much for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚ Links below!

Dr.’s REMEDY ~ Spring 2019 Duo

*Provided for review
ย It’s the weekend y’all! As much as I would love to be happy with most of you, Friday is actually my Tuesday lol. My weekend is Tuesday and Wednesday. Either way, I have some new stuff to brighten our night ๐Ÿ˜ Dr.’s REMEDY is the ultimate polish for nail health. Keep reading for more info and links. For now, let’s check out the goods!
PERFECT Petal Pink is a sheer baby pink crelly polish. The formula on this polish was a tad picky. I find colors like this in a crelly formula can often be picky so it’s really on track with other polishes. This is perfect for French manicures or just swipe on 1 quick coat for a pink tint to your nails. Also great for glitter sammiches!! I could not help myself when I polished. I had to do French tips ๐Ÿ’– I used 3 thin coats plus top coats for my swatches.
PERFECT Petal Pink
PERFECT Petal Pink with flash

PERFECT Petal Pink macro

PERFECT Petal Pink matte

PERFECT Petal Pink matte macro

PERFECT Petal Pink with art
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SOULFUL Slate Blue is a heathered blue crรจme polish. Absolutely fantastic! This baby could easily be a 1 coater. It goes on nice a smooth. Everything about this color is amazing. I feel that this is one of those colors that would look great on any skin tone. It’s just so very pretty. I used 2 coats plus top coats for my swatches.
SOULFUL Slate Blue

SOULFUL Slate Blue with flash

SOULFUL Slate Blue macro

SOULFUL Slate Blue matte

SOULFUL Slate Blue matte macro

SOULFUL Slate Blue with art
Dr.’s REMEDY is a healthy nail polish brand created by doctors for the ultimate manicure. It has good ingredients like tea tree oil, wheat protein, biotin, and other vitamins. Please read HERE for more info. These polishes are $17 each. Kinda pricey but oh so worth it for the goodness you will be bringing to your nails. Links below so you can check out their goods! Have a great weekend โค

Zombie Claw ~ Zombi-Corn Collection

*Provided for review
*Picture heavy
I already know you love unicorns!! Am I right? If I am this post is for you ๐Ÿฆ„ How about zombies? Pretty ones! Today I have for you the Zombi-Corn Collection from Zombie Claw Polish!! This collection has 3 bright pastel crellys and a flakie shimmer topper. Let’s have a look!

Maya Zombi-Corn is a “bright baby blue with unicorn pigment shift of pink, purple and red”. The shimmer is fantastic. I absolutely love the formula. It starts a little sheer but builds up in 3 thin coats. It is super smooth and even. And the labels! How cute are the labels? I always love the extra touches like this! I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

Maya Zombi-Corn

Maya Zombi-Corn with flash

Maya Zombi-Corn macro

Maya Zombi-Corn matte

Maya Zombi-Corn matte macro

Maya Zombi-Corn topped with Solstice Zombi-Corn
Maya Zombi-Corn with art
Pixie Zombi-Corn is a “bright pastel purple with unicorn pigment shift of pink, blue, green and red”.ย  The contrast between the shimmer and the base color is fantastic. Definitely my favorite of the 3 colors. The formula is the same as Maya Zombi-Corn. Totally a pleasure to work with. 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

Pixie Zombi-Corn

Pixie Zombi-Corn with flash

Pixie Zombi-Corn macro

Pixie Zombi-Corn matte

Pixie Zombi-Corn matte macro

Pixie Zombi-Corn topped with Solstice Zombi-Corn

Pixie Zombi-Corn with art
Baby Zombi-Corn is a “soft baby pink with unicorn pigment shift of blue, green and red”. Who doesn’t love this shade of pink? It’s just so feminine. Pink is also my favorite color so I may just be the tiniest bit biased. 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches.

Baby Zombie-Corn

Baby Zombie-Corn with flash

Baby Zombie-Corn macro

Baby Zombie-Corn matte

Baby Zombie-Corn matte macro

Baby Zombie-Corn topped with Solstice Zombi-Corn

Baby Zombie-Corn with art
Solstice Zombi-Corn is a “white shimmer base with unicorn pigment shift of pink, purple red to green. Has 6 different colored flakes also”. This is mainly a topper but can be used alone as well. I love the versatility. I used it alone, over black, and over each color from this collection. I love it each and every way. I think over black is my favorite. Alone, I used 3 coats plus glossy and matte top coats. Over black and the other colors I used 1 coats plus glossy top coat.
Solstice Zombi-Corn
Solstice Zombi-Corn with flash
Solstice Zombi-Corn macro

Solstice Zombi-Corn macro

Solstice Zombi-Corn matte

Solstice Zombi-Corn matte macro

Solstice Zombi-Corn over black

Solstice Zombi-Corn over black

Solstice Zombi-Corn with art
And now for the water marbles. For both looks I used the 3 colors alone then topped with Solstice Zombi-Corn with glossy top coat.

watermarble

watermarble topped with Solstice Zombi-Corn

watermarble
watermarble topped with Solstice Zombi-Corn
So now that you have seen a million pics, I hope you love them as much as I do. The shifty shimmers do not disappoint! Each of the 3 colors will be $9 and Solstice Zombi-Corn will be $10. Or you can buy all 4 polishes for $32. The best news? These are already available so run to Sabrina’s shop and grab them up. Have a great day โค

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Moonflower Polish ~ March ’19 PPU

*Provided for review
*Picture heavy
Who loves Moonflower Polish? When I stamp my nails it’s the only brand I reach for lately! Nadia makes fantastic polishes and the one she has for March’s PPU is no exception! Moonflower Polish was inspired by Collective Soul’s album Dosage. Let’s check out her offering for the theme album covers.
You’re All I Need is “an indigo/periwinkle creme base with red-gold multi chrome shimmer and scattered holo.” As always, this polish is spectacular! Totally could be a 1 coater. It is mainly for stamping but it’s so gorgeous on its own. It looks best stamped over darker colors but I gotta say I loved it over white!! I used 2 coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. You’re All I Need will be $12.50 USD.

You’re All I Need

You’re All I Need with flash

You’re All I Need macro

You’re All I Need shift macro

You’re All I Need matte

You’re All I Need matte macro

You’re All I Need matte shift macro

You’re All I Need with art

You’re All I Need stamped

You’re All I Need stamped macro

You’re All I Need stamped macro

You’re All I Need stamped macro

You’re All I Need stamped matte

You’re All I Need stamped matte macro

You’re All I Need stamped matte macro

You’re All I Need stamped matte macro
Polish Pickup will be open March 1st – 4th so mark your calendars! There will be a cap of 75 bottles so ninja fingers required ๐Ÿ˜† Have a fantabulous Friday โค


Zombie Claw ~ Indie Positivity Exclusive

*Provided for review
Hi!! Are you a part of the Indie Positivity on FB? If not you totally should be ๐Ÿ‘ Today I have an IP custom polish from Sabrina at Zombie Claw. I can’t wait for you to see this. It’s unique and so so pretty!
Candy Cottage is “a linear holographic rose pink base with pink-green-gold color shifting flakes, lime green to gold iridescent hexes with micro red, pink, purple, and blue glitters.” The colored micro glitters are the best part of this polish. They stand out on their own while totally complimenting the polish as a whole. Super impressed with this polish all around. Formula was smooth and easy to work with. I used 3 coats with glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Candy Cottage is $11 USD but everyone in the Indie Positivity group gets a $2 off coupon!! (Code can be found in the group!)

Candy Cottage

Candy Cottage with flash

Candy Cottage macro

Candy Cottage matte

Candy Cottage matte macro

Candy Cottage with art

Candy Cottage bottle

You only have through the rest of February to grab this fun polish so don’t wait! I will leave the link to the Indie Positivity group below! Make sure to join so you can get the $2 off! Let me know in the comments what you think of Candy Cottage ๐Ÿ’žย 





Wildflower Lacquer ~ Fe(a)bruary Birth Flower

*Provided for review

Monday… I will do my best to perk it up for you! Taylor from Wildflower Lacquer is continuing her monthly birth flower series with February’s birth flower, violets. Let’s have a look ๐Ÿ˜Š

Violets Blossoming is a deep violet holo jelly with holo flakes, and UCC flakes that shift blue/purple/red/gold. This jelly formula applies like butter. So smooth and even. The flakies are absolutely perfect in this base!! I used 3 coats for my swatches. Pricing info will be below.

Violets Blossoming

Violets Blossoming with flash

Violets Blossoming macro
Violets Blossoming matte

Violets Blossoming matte macro

Violets Blossoming with art
Isn’t she so royal? Love me a good purple ๐Ÿ’œ Violets Blossoming will be available on February 1st for $8.50 USD. It will stay this price for the entire month, then it will go up to $10 USD. Make sure you are grabbing these early to get that discount!! Links below for your shopping pleasure! Have a great night ๐Ÿ‘‹



Sassy Cats Lacquer ~ Feb. ’19 PPU + IPU

*Provided for review


Hello! It’s Friday ๐Ÿ˜Š That means there is only 1 week left until Polish Pickup goes live!! I hope you are getting excited. There are so many good things this month. The theme famous duos has produced such amazing creativity. Today we are looking at a duo from Sassy Cats Lacquer, based on Lilo & Stitch! Let’s check it out.

Lilo & Stitch duo
Stitch Steals A Ride! is a “bubblegum pink polish filled with blue, pink, purple glowing shifting chroma flakes with gold shimmer.” Another polish filled with amazing flakies! I know you’re going broke this month! My favorite thing about this polish is actually the shimmer. It gives the polish this subtle warmness. It’s just breathtaking. The formula is a little sheer so layering over a similar color is totally possible. It polishes nicely though so layering it over itself won’t get too thick. I prefer it over itself, of course, because it adds to the amount of flakes you can see โค I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Stitch Steals A Ride! will be $12 USD.

Stitch Steals A Ride!

Stitch Steals A Ride! with flash

Stitch Steals A Ride! macro
Stitch Steals A Ride! matte

Stitch Steals A Ride! matte macro
Next is Aloha Lilo. This one is a Hawaiian punch scented quick dry top coat”. I used Aloha Lilo over my nail art and I am happy to report there was no smudging! It dries quick and smells like my childhood lol.ย 
Aloha Lilo will be $7 USD.

Aloha Lilo top coat used over nail art

Are you putting these on your list? There will be 75 bottles of Stitch Steals A Ride! available and 40 bottles of Aloha Lilo available. Have your wish list ready for faster check out! Have a good Friday y’all โค



Glisten & Glow ~ Birthday Quad

*Provided for review
*Picture heavy

Hi everyone ๐Ÿ‘‹ย  I hope you are all having a great new year so far! Today is Jill’s Birthday and to celebrate she has this fantastic quad available! In my opinion, these are the best G&G‘s yet โค Let’s jump right in because they are available today and you are gonna wanna grab them!


They are gorgeous aren’t they? I’m just going to show them in the order I swatched them. I ended up liking the first and second ones the most!

It’s Capricorn Season is a medium grey crelly loaded with a rainbow of UCC flakies and a strong pink/purple shimmer. If you catch it at the right tilt, the shimmer is also green. This one is so freaking awesome! Formula is absolutely perfect. All of the polishes in this quad are flawless really. I didn’t realize how much I loved grey polish until I had this on my nails. Especially with the rainbow of flakies happening. I could not stop staring at it and I put it back on as soon as my swatches were done. The art I did is the Capricorn astrology sign. I am very proud of it lol. I used 2 prefect coats plus G&G glossy and matte top coats for my swatch. It’s Capricorn Season will be $9.75 USD.

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matte

matte macro

with art
Thirty Eight & Great is a medium dusty purple crelly polish with blue UCC flakies and royal blue to aqua unicorn shimmers. Omg this one ๐Ÿ˜ The blue everything against this shade of purple is to die for. The components of this polish were made to be put together. Flawless formula of course! 2 coats plus G&G glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. Thirty Eight & Great will be $9.75 USD.

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matte

matte macro

with art
38 Wishes is a ultra marine blue scattered holo with pink to purple UCC flakies, bronze to orange UCC flakies, and loaded with green to gold color shifting shimmers. I expected this to be sheer. I was super impressed and surprised when it covered fully in 2 perfect coats. The shimmer in this polish is very strong. I thought this was a duo chrome at first. 2 coats with G&G glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. 38 Wishes will be $9.75 USD.

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matte

matte macro

with art

1981 is a dark indigo purple to medium grape purple holographic thermal polish with blue shimmers and a sprinkling of silver holo micro glitters. Yup, gorgeous! The thermal shift is subtle but so very pretty. Thermals are so much fun. All purple lovers will need this polish in their collection ๐Ÿ’œ Again, this polish was absolutely perfect. 2 coats plus G&G glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. 1981 will be $9.75 USD.

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room temp with flash

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warm macro
cold
cold macro

transition

transition macro

cold (left) & warm (right)

room temp matte

matte macro

with art
I also did some reversed stamping using all of the colors in the Birthday Quad!

The Birthday Quad will be available today, January 8th at 7pm EST. Polishes will be $9.75 USD each or you can purchase the whole quad for $33 USD. Since I always leave links below, make sure to stop by everywhere you can to send Jill a very Happy Birthday โค๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽ Have a great day y’all!!ย