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.

Monday, November 17, 2014

KBShimmer Snow Flaking Way! Swatch & Review

Hey hey hey there! I've had this polish in my possession since last winter but that I haven't tried it yet (honestly, not that shocking for me but might be to others haha!). It's KBShimmer Snow Flaking Way!, and I think I bought it mostly for the name. I remember when I went to buy it I didn't have a lot of their polishes yet and I wanted to get some more right then. The name pushed me over the edge.

I didn't think it was a blurple, I thought it was more blue, so when I got it and saw it was blurpley I didn't want to wear it. :( I used to be blurple-phobic! But I've come around, there's been some awesome ones I've tried lately that I've liked a lot, so I decided now was the time to put this guy on. This has an indigo-purpley jelly base with holographic hex glitters, circles and short bar glitter. There are also large holographic snowflake glitter pieces, though I think mine have been stained purple and aren't silver anymore, which is interesting. This is three coats of polish and a thick top coat.

I bought this from the KBShimmer website for $8.75. It's still available so you can pick it up for this winter! What do you think of this glittery jelly? How do you feel about blurple polishes?

Talk to you again soon!

❤ Kellie

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Black Luna Lacquer Auroras Swatch & Review

Howdy good folks! Awhile ago I saw an awesome photo of a opalescent pearl glitter polish on instagram a while ago and I knew I had to have it. It's actually the type of glitter I'd been looking for for a long time, but you usually can only find it loose and not in a nail polish. The polish is called Auroras from the indie brand Black Luna Lacquers. I layered two coats here over a white crème.

I love this glitter, it looks so ethereal and I love the color shift it gives at different angles. I can't wait to layer it over more colors. This is the first polish I've tried from this brand. I don't care much for the bottle shape and the clear base smelled quite strong. Not a deal breaker for me, but worth mentioning. I bought this from the Black Luna Lacquer website for $8.50. What do you think of this angelic glitter polish? Would you rock it?

I'll see you again soon!

❤ Kellie