Bases Loaded Lacquer ~ Tooted & Re-Booted Offseason Collection

*These polishes were provided for review. *Picture heavy

Hello! Today I have for you the Tooted & Re-Booted Offseason Collection from Bases Loaded Lacquer. These creme polishes watermarble, stamp, and work beautifully in tons of other nail art. There is a lot to see so let’s jump right in.

Off To A Rocky Start is a greige creme polish. I don’t know if you know but Tara has some of the best cremes out there. This is my second time swatching for her and they make me swoon. Off To A Rocky Start has a khaki feel to it color wise. I loved it so much. I usually like bold colors but I really liked how fresh it felt to wear a color like this. If you polish thicker you can totally get away with 1 coat. I used 2 coats for my swatches. Price $9.50

Stamped with Flashin’ Some Leather

Arizona Fall League is a medium dusty purple creme polish. This is the purple I have been wanting! I didn’t even know how bad I needed this until it was in my hands. It’s so perfect for fall. Formula, to die for. Just perfect. I used 2 coats for my swatches but, again, 1 thicker coat would absolutely work. Price $9.50

Stamped with TerraCAUGHTa Stealing

Flashin’ Some Leather is a camel creme polish. This one looked like caramel on my nails when I was outside. Such a fun unique color. Ugh, I can’t get enough of these fall colors!! And we haven’t even gotten to my favorite yet lol! As with the other colors, this could be opaque in 1 coat. I, as usual, used 2 coats for my swatches. Price $9.50

Stamped with Arizona Fall League

TerraCAUGHTa Stealing is a terracotta creme polish. This leaned a little salmon on me. I love it either way. I definitely don’t have anything like it in my collection. If you haven’t noticed, I stuck with sweater art for this collection since it’s fall colors. Well, I inadvertently made the art on this remind me of watermelon lol. Another 1 coater if you polish thicker. I used 2 coats for my swatches. Price $9.50

Stamped with Bad Hops

Bad Hops is a green leaning teal creme polish. And here it is. This one is my favorite. It is just breathtaking. This was the only one I felt 100% ok using only 1 coat. Such a vibrant green. I am obviously on a serious green kick right now. I just really can’t have enough greens. Especially when they are this fantastic! 1 coat for my swatches. Price $9.50

Stamped with Off To A Rocky Start

Like I said before, This whole 5 piece collection is multi functional. Check out how beautifully they water marble!!

Did that make you fall even more in love? I hope so! Quick note: There are a few colors here that are VERY heavy on yellow pigment. This could cause some settling on the inside of the bottle and looking like UBS (ugly bottle syndrome). There will be larger mixing balls in the customer bottles so you should be able to shake most of that away. Easy peasy. Tara has tons of amazing polishes so when you go buy these make sure you check out the rest of her shop! This collection will release on November 6th at 9pm. DO NOT MISS THESE. Treat yourself early for the holidays if you have to. The Tooted & Re-Booted Offseason Collection is totally worth every penny and then some! If anyone wants to do bestie twin nails when you get these hit me up here in the comments or on Instagram! I hope you all have a great rest of your week!

Dr.’s REMEDY Holiday ’18 Duo

*Provided for review

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Hi guys! My first Holiday post (this year)!! Spoiler alert*** It’s a good one ❤ I have used Dr.’s REMEDY before and they are so good. These, though, blew me away. Totally high end status with polish that feels like it’s an indie! Let’s have a look.

 

MAGNETIC Midnight is such an exquisite polish. MM is described as “an intergalactic charcoal with glittery specks of multicolor shimmer, this mesmerizing lacquer is truly out of this world. Perfect for holiday parties when you feel like turning up the glam factor, it’s pretty much glitz in a bottle.” I’m gonna call this one a chocolate charcoal. It has a shimmer that really warms the polish and gives it a chocolatey hue. It is packed with holo flakies of different sizes! Totally an indie feeling polish. What’s even better is that MAGNETIC Midnight is a 1 coater. Totally opaque in 1 super smooth coat. You will see in my swatch video I have linked below 🙂 I used 2 coats (because that’s just what I do) plus glossy and matte top coats for my swatches. This polish is $17 USD. *This polish is not magnetic.

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GIVING Garnet is another stunner! GG is described as “a shimmer-flecked flash of bold crimson color, this festive hue is about as holiday as it gets. Whether you sweep it on a single finger as an accent shade or go all-in with a ruby slipper-inspired mani—you’ll undoubtedly have a celebration on your hands.” I am so happy that they mentioned the ruby slipper thing. I have so many red glitter polishes, it’s one of my favs <3. NONE of them come as close as this to that ruby slipper feeling!! I put this one on as fast as I could. The base is a red jelly. Not pink that builds to red, but RED!! I find this to be a very hard thing to find for red jelly and/or crelly polishes. This is pretty much pure glitter so I recommend a peel off base coat and a really good top coat to smooth out the glitters. Formula was fantastic! I just can’t say enough about GIVING Garnet! I used 3 thin coats for my swatches plus glossy and matte top coats. This polish is $17 USD.

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Can you see the dark green holly under the snow flakes? It got pretty lost 😦 The flakes are so cute though! So, if you’re just down here for a recap, YOU NEED THEM! I seriously cannot scream loud enough at you all that you must try these polishes, or at the very least, the brand. These are not only fantastic made polishes, they are more healthy for your nails then regular polish. They are enriched with things like: garlic bulb extract, vitamins C & E, wheat protein, tea tree oil, and more. Click HERE for more info on this polish made by doctors!! These are available now so what are you waiting for?? Let me know what you think in the comments 🙂 Links below.

 

Dr.’s REMEDY: Shop: FB Page: Instagram: Twitter: YouTube: Pinterest: Google+:

Live Swatches

Quixotic Polish ~ Fall Into Autumn Trio

*Provided for review

Did you see those pictures right there^^? That’s what I have for you today ❤ Quixotic Polish Fall Into Autumn Trio. It’s such a well rounded collection! Holo with mega shimmer, multi chrome, and a flakie PACKED jelly! You are gonna love them and you are going to need them! Lots of pics so lets get to it 🙂

Chartreuse Swizzle is “an ultra bright neon chartreuse with glowing linear holographic effect and subtle red shimmer to give a lit from within feel.” I know this is neon and that is supposed to end with summer but that doesn’t matter at all here. The shimmer makes this polish feel like fall. And for Halloween?!?! Omg it’s good! I used 3 thin smooth wonderful coats for my swatch with glossy and matte top coat. I honestly don’t like it matte. Holos shouldn’t be matte. It’s just been my order of operations lately. It does however look like a nice shimmer when matte if you don’t want it to be holo. But that’s weird…

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How Merlot Can You Go is “a creamy merlot base absolutely jam packed with bronze/gold/green flakes and a sweet dash of holographic sparkles.” This is more jelly like to me. The amount of flakies in each coat is just nuts. I actually really like this one matte! I kept the art simple because the flakes are gorgeous and I didn’t want to cover them.  I used 3 thin coats plus glossy and matte top coats.

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Keep Your Eye On The Fall is “a sweet burnt orange multichrome that shifts between red, orange, gold and green is packed with linear holo, holographic micro flakes, and holo sparks.” Yep, I love it. Perfect formula and the epitome of fall in a bottle. It also stamps 🙂 Super perfect in 2 perfect coats. Did I say perfect? Because it’s perfect! I used glossy and matte top coats for my swatch.

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Now for the info! These polishes will be available as a set for $30 USD. If you buy them separately, they will be $11 USD each. This is a limited edition fall set so they will only be available September 4th – 11th. I know I always say this but seriously, don’t miss them. Let me know what you think of these fall beauties ❤ Links below! Have a wonderful Labor Day 🙂

 

Quixotic Polish: Shop: Facebook: FB Fan Page: Instagram:

 

 

 

LE Polish ~ Polish Pickup February 2018

                                                                          *Provided for review 



Hello!! I have a new to me brand to show you tonight. So, this Polish Pickup thing is no joke! 50 or so bands participate each month 😳 If you are not a member of this amazing Facebook group, click HERE and join! For now let’s talk about LE Polish. What a fabulous introduction to a new brand of indie polish. And, Allison lives in CT like I do. In fact, I live where she grew up and she lives where I grew up lol! Seriously what are the chances. Anywho, let’s get to the polish.

The theme for the month of February is “Sugar Rush”. Allison grabbed her inspiration from this iconic Marilyn Monroe pic with bubblegum 💗 Pop! is a holographic base with pink to orange to gold color shifting flakies and lots of hot pink micro flakes. Seriously, a chameleon polish. It’s not intentional by the maker, but when I first got this on I thought it was copper and gold flakies in a holo base with micro red glitters and a blue flash. Yo… I was way more than wrong. At least I knew it was holo! Pop! has a fantastically smooth formula. I used 3 thin coats, for full coverage, and top coat for my swatch. 

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For the art I used OPI Hey, Baby and Winstonia Store stamping plates W112 &W105.

Pop! and all of the other goodies available from Polish Pickup will only be available from February 2nd-5th! Mark your calendars!! As of now, this polish does not have a cap! Make sure it’s on your list and your calendars are marked! This is only available for a few days so don’t miss it. Have a great night ❤


Dr.’s REMEDY ~ Fall 2017 Duo

                                                                         *Provided for review

It’s Monday y’all. I haven’t done much at all this weekend. I did go to my dad’s yesterday for dinner, but that’s it. Chili and football! What could be better? Some real fall weather would be nice! Even up here in CT it is still so humid and uncomfortable. Back to work though 🙂 So, I have done posts for Dr.’s REMEDY before so I’m just gonna grab you the info then get right to the swatches! Who else loves copy &paste??
  “Dr.’s REMEDY offers over 30 different shades of nail color along with nail care products such as base coat, top coat, cuticle care and a nail hydration. Each product is infused with a special blend of ingredients selected by Dr. Cirlincione and Dr. Spielfogel. This blend includes: wheat protein, tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract and lavender. Dr.’s REMEDY products do not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor or pthalates or DBP. Dr.’s REMEDY is the best alternative to traditional nail polish.”
The first of the 2 fall shades is POISED Pink Champagne. This one is a frosty, pearly, pink tinted champagne color. If you have watched my swatch video for these, you saw how messy I painted. It’s mostly because this type of polish finish will leave brush stokes if not done right. I went for short, fast, straight strokes. Ill take the extra polish on my cuticles though because the polish is worth it. The formula is just superb for this frosty type of polish ❤ For my swatch I used 3 coats plus top coat. It will be opaque in 2 coats but I used the third to make sure I covered any streaks.

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The second half of this duo is a divine red with a purple shimmer. Oh ya… It’s good ❤ CHEERFUL Cherry is a magnificent crème formula. 2 perfect buttery coats and you are good to go. Now, as amazing as this polish is, it stains the skin pretty bad. You have to polish carefully so it doesn’t touch the skin at all, or as little as possible. When removing this polish, put your cotton ball (or whatever you use) with remover, straight on the nail and DON’T MOVE IT. If you rub it side to side it will just rub the red into your skin. After it sits for a minute or two, apply a little pressure and wipe straight down. It should avoid the red getting on your cuticles that way!

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I did some quick stripey art with these as well!!

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Overall, I love these. I don’t love the fact that the red stains the skin, but I will just be extra careful when using it. I urge you to go check out the Dr.’s REMEDY site. This is polish made by doctors and there is just so much information on their site. They offer more than polish too! Make sure you check it all out then come back and let me know what you think!! I have some fun collections coming up so I’ll see you soon 🙂 Have a great week ❤


daniPro

                                                                            *Provided for review

          Hello! Today I bring you something totally new. daniPro – The only doctor created, toxin free polish infused with undecylenic acid.  Because this is so new I will be dropping a lot of knowledge on you! If you just want to get to the swatches feel free to skip ahead. I suggest the read though because it is always good to be informed!

 
 
**All of the facts are being directly taken from my swatch package info. Swatches and Formula review are completely my own thoughts!!
 
Manhattan Podiatrist, Dr. Gary Evans, named daniPro after his daughter Danielle. daniPro is the only doctor created nail polish that is infused with undecylenic acid* and is completely free of damaging chemicals found in so many popular brands today. daniPro does not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, or dbp. daniPro has also never been tested on animals. *Undecylenic acid is not proven effective in treating fungus on the nails. daniPro was originally created to provide a more health conscious manicure or pedicure at the nail salon or even from the comfort of your home.
 
Recently recognized by the American Podiatric Medical Association, the nation’s leading professional organization for today’s podiatrists, daniPro has a safe and proven 5-free formulation. 1) No formaldehyde. 2) No formaldehyde resin. 3) No DBP. 4) No TPHP. 5) No toluene.
 
About Dr. Evans:
A graduate of NYU and the prestigious New York College of Podiatric Medicine, Dr. Gary Evans is a board certified podiatrist and surgeon who has been practicing in New York City for over 30 years. Following extensive surgical training, he began his private practice. Dr. Evans specializes in all aspects of podiatry including: podiatric medicine, corrective foot surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Evans is a pioneer intreating nail fungus and creator of daniPro nail polish, the first and only toxin-free infused nail polish containing the active ingredient undecylenic acid.
 
About The American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal Of Approval:
The American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal Of Approval recognizes products that have been found beneficial to foot health and of significant value when used in a consistently applied program of daily foot care and regular professional treatment. The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) is the nations leading professional organization for todays podiatrists. Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPMs) are qualified by their education, training, and experience to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. APMA has 53 state component locations across the United States and its territories, with a membership of more than 12,500 podiatrists. All practicing APMA members are licensed by the state in which they practice podiatric medicine. For more information, visit www.apma.org.
 
To the swatches!! I was sent 3 colors and a top coat. My first impression was great! they are nice bright shades. Lets see how they held up!
 
First we will start with Forever Girl. This is the newest shade for Spring 2016. I feel that the formula was a little bit patchy. This is very common though in lighter pinks so its not a big deal. I used 3 thin coats for my swatch with Peace, the daniPro top coat. Forever Girl dries really fast and shiny on its own but I had to test the top coat!! Very pretty bright baby pink polish.
 
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I added stamping using the shade My Girl also from daniPro.
 
 
 
Next is My Girl. My Girl is a bright medium pink. Such a bold crème polish. I used 3 thin coats plus Peace top coat. My girl also dried very quickly and shiny. Great formula.
 
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I added stamping to this with a black polish.
 
 
 
The last color I have is First Kiss. A bright tomato red crème polish. The formula was perfect and it dried fast and shiny. Seems to be the thing for this brand! 2 thin coats with Peace top coat.
 
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And again I added stamping to this polish with a holo polish!
 
 
 
The top coat, Peace, was a huge shocker for me! It is super shiny, it dries fast and there was no shrinking at all! It was even pretty good with not smudging my stamped designs!
 
 
Overall, I love these polishes. They are great quality. They are a little pricey. The suggested retail price is $18.50USD each. I would not pay that for a regular polish. This polish, however, has some serious benefits! Especially during the spring and summer months. The colors are very bold and there are 20 colors overall. Will you be trying this new brand?? I will leave all the links below so you can get more informed and decide for your self! Hope you enjoyed this review! Let me know in the comments!
 
 
 
 
 
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