Monday, June 24, 2013

Orly Glowstick

It's officially summer and I have the mani to prove it!

I basically love this new purse which I got on Little Black Bag, and it's by the designer Melie Bianco. Highlighter yellow tassel, handle and bag bottom look amazing against this teal and while polka dot purse. God I cannot say enough how absolutely great this bag is!

Melie Bianco

This mani matches my purse and is totally my 'welcome to summer' mani since Friday was officially the first day of summer.

I started with a base coat of Milani White Out and then two coats Orly Glowstick. I added different sized dots using dotting tools and China Glaze Four Leaf Clover, a beautiful teal creme. The white base color kicks up this already neon polish plus it cuts back on the number of coats needed for opacity.

Orly Glowstick

Orly Glowstick

Orly Glowstick is amazing around sunset when you're outside because it truly does look as though it's glowing. I actually had to test the glow in the dark quality of this polish because it radiates like a neon sign.

Orly Glowstick

Orly Glowstick

Orly Glowstick

I hope you started off the first weekend of summer in a great way!

Thanks for stopping by

~Linda

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Sweet Heart Polish Glamorous

Hello Lovelies! I'm back with another Sweet Heart Polish review. Today is my favorite polish that the lovely Cassandra has shared with me. Glamorous is a mix of gold glitter, iridescent glitter, purple stars and squares & large holographic pink dots in a clear suspension base.

Sweet Heart Polish GlamorousSweet Heart Polish Glamorous

I loved everything about this glitter! The gold is beautiful, the pink holographic dots are large enough to pack a punch, the bits of multi colors holo glitter allow for a little bit of something all over the nail, but the purple stars are my favorite. The glitter lays pretty flat once you've added some topcoat and it definitely helps to bring out the shine.

This is two coats of Julep Shenae with one coat of Glamorous and topcoat.

Glamorous

I had no problems at all getting the larger stars or pink dots to come out of the bottle. The consistency was perfect....not clumpy or thick and not too much suspension base. Pretty much a flawless application!

Sweet Heart Polish Glamorous

Sweet Heart Polish Glamorous

Glamorous

Final words....You Have To Own This!

Stop by Sweet Heart Polish Etsy Shop where you can get a full sized 13.5 ml bottle for $7. Also make sure to check out her Facebook page to get the heads up on any new releases and upcoming lines.

Sweet Heart Polish is always custom handmade 5-Free Vegan and Cruelty Free polish.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Linda

This product was provided for my honest review and all opinions are my own. This post contains links to third party sites which should be considered before clicking.  

Sweet Heart Polish Review

I'm Sorry I'm Sorry I'm Sorry! I've abandoned you...and I feel terrible. I won't bore you with a hundred different excuses, so why don't I just show you something pretty and shiny and lovely. Huh? Huh? Huh?

The lovely lady behind Sweet Heart Polish has graciously provided some of the polishes from her first release for me to review. She has quite a variety that range from thick shaped glitter to jellies and frosts. All of Sweet Heart Polish is handmade 5-Free Vegan and cruelty free! For those of you who are not sure what 5-Free means, it's free from Formaldehyde, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and Toluene as well as Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor.

She has opened up her Etsy shop and is now offering all of her first releases along with a new Limited Edition glitter inspired by her great grandma. ☺ Full sized 13.5 ml bottles retail for $7 on her Etsy shop which is a super good price compared to a lot of indie makers.

So today I have four of five polishes that she has shared with me..lets get to the good stuff.

First up is Pretty Precious which is shimmery pink polish that starts off very sheer but is buildable and with 3 coats is a gorgeous frost like pink. Use 4 coats for a deeper more vibrant pink and absolutely no visible nail line. The consistency of Pretty Precious was Pretty Great! Not thick at all and had a good dry time.

This is showing off how Pretty Precious looks building up the coats. Index finger to pinky is 1,2,3,4 coats.




Next up is Mmm Juicy which is a mix of tiny matte white and green glitter, matte green squares & large black hexes in a pink jelly base. Mmm Juicy was inspired by Cassandra's favorite summer fruit....the watermelon. I think she nailed it!  This is really close to a 1 coat glitter topper giving just the right amount of glitter and a great mix of the different glitter pieces.

This is 2 coats of Pretty Precious, 1.5 coats of Mmm Juicy and topcoat. What is 1.5 coats you ask? It's basically one coat, and then a quick dab of the brush to add a few extra pretties which came out of the bottle very easily. I'm not a super glitter lover...but I really liked the proportions to this mix.




Ultimate Fan is a mix of holographic silver glitter, hearts, diamonds, squares & stars in a black jelly base. This polish was a bit difficult for me to get the holographic glitter pieces out of the bottle but I will say that I think it had a lot to do with the fact that it was a mini bottle. A combo of the baby brush and less room in the bottle caused some difficulty, but I think the larger full size bottle would work okay. The black jelly base was a pretty good consistency and built up to nearly opaque in 3 coats. The glitter pieces were definitely very pretty and thew off a rainbow of colors.

This shows the builability of Ultimate Fan with 1 coat, 2 coats, 1 over Essence Back to Black and 3 coats on my pinky.

1 coat over Essence Back to Black , 2 coats, 1 coat

Last but certainly not least is a glitter bomb. A-Mazing is a mix of yellow shredded glitter, matte green moons and squares, white rectangles, & black stars in a clear suspension base. This is actually part of her Sports Team collection, which she will be adding more to in the upcoming months. She even takes requests for team inspired looks...what's your team?

I used A-Mazing a glitter topper but I think her initial idea was to have a full coverage glitter. Looks good either way...but I'm a bit more reserved when it come to glitter and even more so when it comes to yellow. I'm too light...but I think that A-Mazing actually looked stunning nice over a white base. 

This is 1 coat of A-Mazing over 2 coats of Zoya Purity. 





I've saved the best for last so make sure to come back and check out my favorite Sweet Heart Polish....Glamorous! Oooooorrrr....If you can barely stand it stop by her Etsy shop for a sneak peak.

Make a trip over the Sweet Heart Polish on Etsy or check out her Facebook page to see what she's cooking up next!

~ Linda 


These products were provided for my honest review and all opinions are my own. This post contains links to third party sites which should be considered before clicking.