Tuesday, November 25, 2014

HARE polish Flesh World Swatch & Review

Hello and welcome my dears! Today I have a crazy "ugly pretty" polish to show you. It's HARE polish Flesh World. This is part of the Welcome to Twin Peaks collection that came out last winter, but I just barely picked it up. It's kinda zombie-esque and I decided I just had to have it for this Halloween.

It's a yellowish nude jelly with gold shimmer, gold circles and hexes, small black hexes and squares, and translucent pink hexes. I. FREAKING. LOVE. THIS! Ridiculous and odd and not everyone's cup of tea, but I just adore it. I used three thin coats here with top coat. Not as thick as I expected, it had quite a nice formula and was easy to apply.

I purchased this from the HARE polish Etsy store for $10 (she may be closed right now to restock, not sure). They are also sold at stockists like Llarowe. What do you think of this polish? Do you like offbeat colors like I do?

Later babes!

❤ Kellie

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Takko Lacquer Jabberwocky and Physical Graffiti Swatches & Review

Hi there friends! How has your November been going? I've been having a stressful few weeks at work, but things should be going smoother soon. I'm definitely looking forward to Thanksgiving next week and having a few extra days off.

Today I wanted to show you two new polishes from Takko Lacquer, my first ones from the brand. These were released in late October as half of their Fall collection. First up is Jabberwocky, a light tealy turquoise jelly with coppery shimmer that shifts green. It was a little more sheer than I expected, I used three coats here. It dries a bit matte so you'll need a shiny top coat.

The reason I decided to take the plunge on Takko finally is for Physical Graffiti, the promo images just made me swoon! It's a mushroomy grey crelly with platinum metallic flake shards. There might be some black bits in there too, I couldn't really tell. They might be unmixed pigment or some of the flakes reflecting weirdly. Whatever the case, I'd rather there was more of them or if they were left out altogether. It looks like a mistake to have them appear so sporadically. This was also on the sheer side, I used three coats here.

I purchased these for $13 each from their website, but they are sold out at the moment. Takko Lacquers are also sold at stockists Llarowe, Mei Mei's Signatures & Femme Fatale. Overall I liked these two colors, but they were different than I expected them to be. Have you tried anything from this brand?

Have an awesome day folks!

❤ Kellie

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A Few Comparisons - Cobalt Blues and Sage Greens

What's up friends? I had a few requests to do some comparisons on a couple polishes I've reviewed recently so I thought I'd throw 'em at ya today!

First is a comparison of some cobalt blue crèmes, motivated by my latest Rescue Beauty Lounge post. On my pointer finger is two coats of Nails Inc. Baker Street, on my middle finger is one coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Pacific Blue (original formula), on my ring finger is two coats of Rescue Beauty Lounge All About Yves, and on my pinky is two coats of KBShimmer Low and Be Bold. If I was smart I should've switched my pointer and middle so this would've been an ombre ;) The closest color to All About Yves is probably Baker Street, but it's more of a crème and AAY is more jellyish. These all have amazing formulas. I can't pick one, I am glad I have them all.
Nails Inc. Baker Street, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (original), Rescue Beauty All About Yves, & KBShimmer Low and Be Bold

Next is comparisons of some sage green shimmery/glittery polishes, prompted by my post on Illamasqua Melange. It's harder to get in the US now so people were asking about possible dupes. Sadly, there are none to be found here. On my pointer and pinky nails I have two coats of Illamasqua Melange, on my middle finger is two coats of discontinued Rescue Beauty Lounge Halcyon, and on my ring finger is two coats of Butter London Two Fingered Salute. I was actually surprised by how different these all are! I, again, love them all and can't pick a favorite.
Illamasqua Melange, Rescue Beauty Halcyon, Butter London Two Fingered Salute

If you were wondering about dupe possibilities or how these polishes compared to each other, I hope these helped you out! Love ya and we'll be together again soon :)

❤ Kellie
Some of the products mentioned were provided for an honest review, some were purchased by me.