Thursday, June 30, 2016

Native War Paints Labyrinth Collection Swatches & Review

Hey friends! I hope your week is going well! I've been a little under the weather, boo. Summer sickness might be the worst, because it's so damn hot! Today I have the Native War Paints Labyrinth collection to show you. Labyrinth is totally childhood nostalgia for me, I can remember watching it over and over with my siblings as a kid. So naturally I was excited to see colors inspired by the movie! And David Bowie is in it, so it's of course a win. Also, this year marks the 30th anniversary of the film, so it's as old as I am, yay!

You Have No Power Over Me has a silver holographic base with silver flakie shards, holo bits, and a purpley-red duochrome flash. This is pretty gorgeous, it has a very strong color flash in real life, harder to capture in a photo. Applied easily, seemed sheer on the first coat but I only needed two for full coverage.
Native War Paints You Have No Power Over Me

I Will Be There For You has a scattered holographic teal base with a pinky orangey purple duochrome flash and tiny baby microglitter. This was on the thinner side and a bit sheer, but not difficult to apply. I used three coats here but you might get away with two.
Native War Paints I Will Be There For You

Dance Magic has a scattered holographic metallic purple base with large silver flakie shards, purple flakies, and micro holo shreds. This applied nicely, it was a little thicker than the previous shades. Two coats.
Native War Paints Dance Magic

Chilly Down With The Fire Gang is a vibrant fuchsia pink metallic with pink flakies and a slight red to gold duochrome. This one felt a teeny bit gummy, but applied pretty well overall. I used two coats here. Fun fact, the song the Fire Gang sings is my favorite in the movie, and I actually knew a girl in school who looked exactly like one of them. O_O
Native War Paints Chilly Down With The Fire Gang

Bog Of Eternal Stench has a murky green gold metallic base, microglitters in various colors, and a gold-green duochrome flash. This one is the sparkliest in the collection and I love it! Easy application and opaque in two coats.
Native War Paints Bog of Eternal Stench

Sir Didymus has a vibrant blue metallic base with red, blue, and gold multichrome flakies and a slight red to blue duochrome flash. This seemed a bit runny to me, I had to make sure not to overload my brush. This is two coats.
Native War Paints Sir Didymus

Hoggle and Ludo, Friends has a glassy red base filled with multichrome flakies as well as red and bronze flakies. I found this one a little runny as well, but not terribly so. Two coats.
Native War Paints Hoggle and Ludo Friends

Goblin King has a black base filled with shifting purple flakies, multichrome flakies and a purple to blue to red duochrome flash. This obviously has the strongest duochrome effect in the collection, as they show up best against black. Easy application, two coats!
Native War Paints Goblin King

These are all available for pre-order on the Native War Paints website now for $9.50 each until July 2nd, then the price will increase a bit to $10 each when they go up as regular stock. Let me know what you think about this collection! I liked that these didn't dry as matte as most of the shades I've tried from NWP, but I'd still say you'd need top coat for them. Are you a Labyrinth fan? How about a shimmer/duochrome fan? Talk to you again soon!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Glam Polish Forever After Collection [Partial] Swatches & Review

Hellooooo polish enthusiasts! Today I have an upcoming Glam Polish collection to show you, called Forever After! This is a massive collection, the biggest I've seen from them I think, at 12 shades. I have six of them for you today, and they're all amazing! “Adventure through an Enchanted Kingdom with our twelve bright and sparkly shades inspired by the Magic of Fairytales.”

Someday My Prince Will Come is a bright blue scattered holographic with ultra holo glitter. This had a good formula, thick in a good way, not too thick. Opaque in two coats. Dries slightly bumpy from the glitter, but just one layer of top coat smoothed them all out for me.
Glam Polish Someday My Prince Will Come

A Little Bit Of Magic is a bright lemon chartreuse scattered holographic with ultra holo glitter. This one was a tiny bit streaky, due to the neon shade I'm sure, but I still only needed two coats.

Happily Ever After is a bright watermelon coral scattered holographic with ultra holo glitter. This was a little less thick than the blue, and applied super easily. The almost neon, coral/pink/orange base shade is my favorite color ever and I'm so happy to see it from one of my favorite indie brands. Two coats here as well.
Glam Polish Happily Ever After

Slay The Dragon is a bright lime green scattered holographic with ultra holo glitter. This guy applied similarly to the blue shade, thick but good, and opaque in two coats.
Glam Polish Slay The Dragon

Her Own Kingdom is a bright magenta pink scattered holographic with ultra holo glitter. This one was not as thick, like the coral shade, and was opaque on one coat! I did two however, as I always do.
Glam Polish Her Own Kingdom

Once Upon A Time is a bright amethyst purple scattered holographic with ultra holo glitter. Great formula, same as the blue shade, a little thicker but easy to apply. Two coats here.
Glam Polish Once Upon A Time

The other half of the collection includes: Never Grow Up - matte rainbow glitter bomb with holo base and ultra holo glitter; Love Always Finds A Way - bright lilac scattered holo with ultra holo glitter; True Love’s Kiss - bright pink scattered holo with ultra holo glitter; Fairest of Them All - bright periwinkle scattered holo with ultra holo glitter; Enchanted Forest - bright jade scattered holo with ultra holo glitter; and Far Far Away - bright orange scattered holo with ultra holo glitter. You can see bottle shots and swatches on the Glam Polish facebook and instagram pages.

I went a little crazy pants and did some nail art with the shades I received, insanity! I did a simple rainbow-ish vertical gradient using a latex-free makeup sponge and dabbing on the polish until it became opaque. My trusty latex skin barrier Liquid Palisade helped me keep the polish off my skin (though some green is still visible around my cuticle, ugh). I used a thicker topcoat, Glitter Glaze by Girly Bits, to help smooth the multiple glittery coats. Not perfect, but I'm pretty happy with it!
Glam Polish Forever After Collection #nailart

This collection will be available this Friday, July 1st at 2pm EST on the Glam Polish website. I'm pretty dang in love with these shades, they are so nice to put on, they're bright and summery, and they're sooo glittery without being super gritty. And they're themed for fairy tales which is adorable! Tell me what you think!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Cirque Colors Vice 2016 Collection Swatches & Review

Hi friends! New York based indie brand Cirque Colors has a new collection for Summer out now, the 2016 edition of the Vice Collection! You remember last year's Vice colors? They were hot, but these might be even hotter!

Plastik is a brilliant magenta purpley pink crème. This leans a little purple, and is incredibly bright. Opaque in two easy coats. Dries a little satiny, so you'll want a top coat for shine.
Cirque Colors Plastik

Rehab is a bright blue-purple crème. Not neon, but really saturated and it fits in with the other summery shades nicely. Excellent formula, two coats.
Cirque Colors Rehab

Electric Daisy is a neon chartreuse yellow crème. Intensely bright, you practically need shades to look at it! I was almost able to get this opaque in two but I needed three for complete coverage. But look ma, no white base!
Cirque Colors Electric Daisy

High Roller is a bright mint-turquoise crème. I don't know if this type of color is possible to get neon, but this is pretty close. A great, easy formula. Two coats.
Cirque Colors High Roller

Sin City is a sizzling neon flamingo pinky coral-red crème. This is so super vivid and my lame camera absolutely refused to show it's true intensity. You'll just have to believe me, it's CRAZY neon! A little on the thin side, a tad runny, but opaque on two coats. You'll want a top coat for shine.
Cirque Colors Sin City

We Trippy is a sparkly linear holographic top coat, the only comeback shade from last year's Vice collection. I loved it last year and I love it this year! I layered one coat over all the shades, turning them into holo babes!
Cirque Colors We Trippy - Vice 2016 Collection

This limited edition collection is available now on the Cirque Colors website. They're offering special pricing until July 1st (or while supplies last), you can purchase all five Vice 2016 crèmes for $55 (which is $10 off - originally $65). Individually they are priced at $13 each, along with We Trippy. What do you think of this scorching set? My friend Ida over at Ida Nails It did an awesome watermarble with these, check it out! Talk to you again soon! :)

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.
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