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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Glam Polish Coven Collection Swatches & Review

Hey folks! Today I have some great fall shades to show you, the limited edition Coven collection from Australian indie brand Glam Polish! "Hide your children and lock your doors our COVEN of Divine Sorceress’s are on the lose this fall and no one is safe from their Dark Power!" These are all named after spooky witches from movies and television! All the formulas are identical, opaque jellies with easy two coat application.

Katrina Van Tassel is an intense red jelly with scattered holographic flakes. Named for the female lead in Sleepy Hollow, which is of course an amazing movie.
Glam Polish Katrina Van Tassel

Nancy Downs is a deep violet jelly with scattered holographic flakes. This color represents the character in The Craft, maybe one of my favorite movies of all time.
Glam Polish Nancy Downs

Madame Serena is a vampy plumberry jelly with scattered holographic flakes. This name comes from the seer in the radtastic 80's movie Teen Witch.
Glam Polish Madame Serena

Zelena is a bewitching green jelly with scattered holographic flakes. Inspired by the character in the television show Once Upon a Time, which I admit I've never seen.
Glam Polish Zelena

Ms. Eva Ernst is a rich burgundy jelly with scattered holographic flakes. Named for the Grand High Witch from the movie/book The Witches, another favorite.
Glam Polish Ms. Eva Ernst

Magica De Spell is a dark purple jelly with scattered holographic flakes. I didn't know who this was before I looked it up, but she's a cartoon sorceress from the Scrooge McDuck universe.
Glam Polish Magica De Spell

These will be available this Friday, September 2nd at 2pm EST on the Glam Polish website for $11.50 each, $66 for the set. What do you think about these witchy polishes? I do wish she would've stuck in a deep blue, or a dark green, but they all have amazing formulas and are perfect for the upcoming fall/Halloween season! And speaking of Halloween, I know Glam has a Goosebumps themed 9-piece collection coming out the same day as these, and later in September or early October they have another Halloween collection coming out! Yay!

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

Monday, August 29, 2016

Zoya Fall 2016 Urban Grunge Collection - Metallic Holos Swatches & Review

I'm back today with the second half of the fall collection from Zoya! The Urban Grunge collection is twelve shades, six of which I showed you Friday and now we have the sparklier six! These are named the metallic holos, not that they're both--three are metallic and three are holos. I am pretty much carried away by my love of these, so let's get to the swatches!

Merida is a brilliant evergreen filled with holographic flakes. This is the infamous Zoya holo formula, like previous hits Dream, Storm, etc. I have been waiting for them to come out with a green version, along with a lot of others, for a long time so I am absolutely over the moon for this! Awesome formula, covers completely in one coat but gets deeper with two layers.
Zoya Merida

Alicia is a pale silver holographic with holo flakes a touch of gold flash. This applied really nicely, easy formula. It was really super close to being opaque in two coats for me, but I could still barely see my nail line so I used three.
Zoya Alicia

Finley is a deep royal purple with holographic flakies, same formula as Merida. A tiny bit less opaque, but I still only needed two coats.
Zoya Finely

Britta is a creamy berry metallic with a red and purple fuchsia flash and tons of gold shimmer. I wasn't sure about this when I saw it in the bottle but it really wowed me when I put it on. Super opaque, one coater but I used two here.
Zoya Britta

Troy is a liquid pewter grey with a foil finish and an touch of black and gold. Crazy good formula, another one that's opaque in one coat. I used two again. One of my favorite colors to wear on my nails, gunmetal!
Zoya Troy

Ash is vibrant cherry metallic with a red and gold shimmer. Same formula as the other two metallics, one coater again! This looks way cuter on the nail than I expected, very sparkly. And I have to say, they really missed an opportunity naming this one Ash instead of Troy, the actual ash colored one... Oh well!
Zoya Ash

These are available now on the Zoya website for $10 each. I posted the first half of the collection already, the "one coat creams", they are not to be missed! What do you think of these six shimmering shades? I love them all, and honestly this might be my favorite Zoya collection in a long time!

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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Zoya Fall 2016 Urban Grunge Collection - One Coat Creams Swatches & Review

Happy Friday friends! Today I have the first half of the Urban Grunge collection from Zoya. These six shades are toted as "one coat creams", so we will see if that is true! The last collection of one coat creams didn't impress me so much, so I was anxious to see how these babies measured up. They are all pretty for sure, so great formulas are icing on the cake.

August is a soft leather type of grey crème. On the thicker end of the spectrum, but lovely to apply. One coat! I used two for my swatch, because I (almost) always do.
Zoya August

Wyatt is a true racing green crème. Lovely formula, not as thick as the two lighter shades in the collection, but just as saturated. Another impressive one coater, I used two though.
Zoya Wyatt

Tara is a purple plum crème. Not quite as opaque as the others, but still has great application. Seemed slightly more jellyish. I needed two coats for full opacity on this one, but I'm not complaining.
Zoya Tara

Mallory is a saturated Prussian blue crème. Same formula as the green, super easy to apply with excellent pigmentation. One coat, but I used two.
Zoya Mallory

Noah is a balanced beige, not quite taupe or yellow. The formula is thick but not difficult to paint with. This is a one coat shade, however I used two here.
Zoya Noah

Courtney is a deep beet root red crème, although this borders on a jelly crème hybrid. More transparent than the others, you definitely need at least two coats for coverage, possibly three if you have very white nail tips.
Zoya Courtney

These available now on the Zoya website for $10 each. I will have the second half of the collection up soon, the "metallic holos". Let me know what you think of these! I honestly love them all, and most of the formulas are exceptional.

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

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Nine Zero Lacquer The Men of Letters Collection + Polish of the Month Swatches & Review

Hey there lacquer enthusiast! Today I have a bunch of new polishes from indie brand Nine Zero Lacquer to show you! Their fall collection is inspired by the tv show Supernatural and is called The Men of Letters collection. I don't watch the show, even though Jensen Ackles is in it and he's a perfect human specimen and is a gift to our world, haha. And I also have the polish of the month shades for August and September stuck in at the end. Let's get to lookin!

The Colt is a dark grey with red shimmer. Super opaque, a one coater but I used two here. Dries dull, in fact all of these do, but a layer of top coat brings out the shine of course. They all also dry really fast!
Nine Zero Lacquer The Colt

Stolen Grace is an ice blue holographic. This is a bit thin but pretty nice to apply. Goes on a little brushstrokey, the formula is almost on the frosty side but not quite. This is three coats, but you might be able to get away with just two.
Nine Zero Lacquer Stolen Grace

Purgatory is a light grey/brown/purple shifting holographic. Same formula as Stolen Grace. I like this color a lot, it's unexpected! Three coats, but again you may only need two.
Nine Zero Lacquer Purgatory

Lucifer's Cage is a medium dusty blue holographic. Has a great formula, still thin but a breeze to apply. Two coats for this guy.
Nine Zero Lacquer Lucifer's Cage

Wayward Son is a medium dusty moss green holographic. This has the same formula as Lucifer's Cage, I used two coats here too.
Nine Zero Lacquer Wayward Son

Moose is a chocolate brown holographic. The holo particles are bigger in this one, and it practically applied itself! Great opacity, two coats. I looooove brown holos, this is stunning.
Nine Zero Lacquer Moose

Croatoan is a dark, rusty red holographic. Same formula as Moose, two coats for this one as well. I am dazzled by these extra sparkly holos, more please Jess!
Nine Zero Lacquer Croatoan

Holy Fire is a golden bronze full coverage flakie polish with added holographic sparkle. Excellent application and reaches full opacity on two coats. Dries down flat, not gritty. Super gorgeous!
Nine Zero Lacquer Holy Fire

Angel Blade is a bright silver metallic holographic with silver flakies. I thought this would be the same formula as Holy Fire, but this has a colored base and Holy Fire doesn't. Still has a great formula, looks like it has brushstrokes when first applied but they disappear upon dry down. Two coats. This is seriously epic and you need it.
Nine Zero Lacquer Angel Blade

The King of Hell is a fiery red metallic with a flash of gold. This applied really well considering how metallic it is. A tad brushstrokey but they aren't as apparent in person as they look in the swatch. Two coats for this gentleman.
Nine Zero Lacquer The King of Hell

Singer Auto Salvage has a murky greeny brown jelly base with gold holographic microglitter. Great formula, opaque on two coats. Dries gritty as most glitters do so use a thick top coat. Seems more yellow/brown in person, this one was tricky to capture. Of course I love this!
Nine Zero Lacquer Singer Auto Salvage

Baby has a black jelly base with silver holographic microglitter. Same formula as Singer Auto Salvage but more opaque, two coats here. Very blingy!
Nine Zero Lacquer Baby

So ends the Men of Letters collection, next are the new "polish of the month" colors!

August 2016 a yellow-green holographic with holographic silver microglitter. Excellent formula, like all of the other polish of the month shades. Two coats
Nine Zero Lacquer August 2016

September 2016 a black holographic with holographic silver microglitter. Same formula as August, applies like butter and is opaque in two coats.
Nine Zero Lacquer September 2016

These polishes will be available for pre-order on Friday, August 26 at 11am EST on the Nine Zero website. The pre-order goes for a week, through Friday, September 2 at 11:59pm EST, with shipping starting September 6th. Prices very from $9 to $11 each, or purchase the full collection for $120 and save $6. August 2016 is available now for $11. September 2016 would normally go on sale in September, but she's releasing it the same day as the Men of Letters collection, also for $11. Be sure to let me know what you think of these shades! Are you a Supernatural fan??

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

Monday, August 22, 2016

Guest Post by Brit Nails: Neon Gradient Nail Art

Good morning to you! I have another fun guest post from one of my blogger friends to share with you today! Allie hails from the UK and runs Brit Nails and she's amazing!

Press Sample

Hi! I'm Allie from Brit Nails and I'm honoured to be guesting on Kellie's blog today. Kellie was one of the first blogs I ever started reading, before I even started my own, and I never imagined one day I'd be guest posting on here, so it's pretty exciting for me! I've got a super bright Summer look for you today, guaranteed to make your nails stand out. I recently received the new 2016 Vice collection from Cirque Colors and I just had to try out some of the colours for this design.

I started with a plain base using OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and set it with quick dry top coat. I then stuck down some heart shaped vinyls from, and sponged on a vertical gradient over the top using Sin City (coral) and Electric Daisy (yellow) from the Cirque Colors Vice collection. It was pretty fiddly to remove the vinyls after, but it's manageable if you're very careful with tweezers! I finished with some glossy top coat and that's really all there is to it. I'm loving the Cirque shades, especially Electric Daisy, which is probably the brightest yellow I've ever come across!

Let me know what you think of my design - would you wear this or is it just too bright? Personally, my nails can never be too bright! ;) thanks so much Kellie for having me today!

- Allie x
The Cirque Colors products mentioned were provided for an honest review.



I absolutely love the nail art that Allie did, super adorable and perfect for the hot summer season! Thanks so much for the beautiful post and photos!

❤ Kellie

Sunday, August 21, 2016

SuperChic Lacquer Project Runway Collection Swatches & Review

Hi folks! I have the Project Runway collection from SuperChic Lacquer to show you today! I've had these swatches done for a while, they came out a while ago, but SuperChic's shop has been closed for a bit so I didn't want to post them while they were gone. They've been back since the beginning of the month, but I had posts scheduled so I couldn't fit them in before now. These are super opaque holographic shades, combining holo pigment and microglitter in a one-coat formula.

All of these have the same formula, thick and super glittery but surprisingly easy to apply. I used one coat for all of the swatches plus a layer of their new Marvel Plush velveteen top coat, which is designed to smooth out rough glitter, and a layer of shiny top coat (because Marvel Plush dries matte).

On Point is a silver metallic holographic microglitter.
SuperChic Lacquer On Point

Boots On The Ground is a muted military green holographic microglitter.
SuperChic Lacquer Boots On the Ground

Material Girl is a pink raspberry holographic microglitter.
SuperChic Lacquer Material Girl

Take The Plunge is mermaid green holographic microglitter.
SuperChic Lacquer Take the Plunge

Skin Tight is a muted rose quartz pink holographic microglitter.
SuperChic Lacquer Skin Tight

Own It is a vivid sky blue holographic microglitter.
SuperChic Lacquer Own It

Make It Work is an intense chartreuse holographic microglitter.
SuperChic Lacquer Make It Work

She Wears The Pants is a muted dark amethyst holographic microglitter.
SuperChic Lacquer She Wears the Pants

These are available for purchase on the SuperChic Lacquer website for $11 each. The Marvel Plush topcoat is a revelation for super chunky glitters and I love it. It sells for $7.50. Let me know what you think of these glitter-rific shades! Are you a Project Runway fan? I admit I've never seen it, oops! You'll notice that SuperChic has changed their bottles again to these new large square ones, which I like and are easier to hold than their previous diamond-y squares or the round ones. Talk to you again soon cookies!

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

KBShimmer Fall 2016 Collection Swatches & Review

Fall is my favorite season BY FAR. In terms of weather, holidays and polish colors. And one of the things I look forward to the most when fall is near is the reveal of KBShimmer's new collection! This year we get twelve beautiful shades in various finishes, holos, glitters, crellies, and crèmes. Let's look shall we?

Orchidding Me? is a warm purple linear holographic that leans a bit fuchsia. A fabulous holo formula, fantastic rainbowy fire! Two coats, dries pretty shiny but I'd still recommend a top coat. This is my favorite shade of purple, super pretty.
KBShimmer Orchidding Me?

Little Boy Hue is a soft baby blue inspired by the 2016 Pantone color of the year Serenity. Amazing formula, super close to being a one coater! With such a light color, that's really impressive. I used two coats here.
KBShimmer Little Boy Hue

Tiers Of Joy is described as a "cake batter" color, a crelly filled with pops of gold holographic and pink glitters, along with nutmeg and holo microglitter that "add a hint of spice." I always swoon for the KBShimmer crellies, and this is no exception. Easy formula, three coats. You could get away with two if you want a slightly more translucent look.
KBShimmer Tiers Of Joy

Grin And Gerbera It is a warm deep pink crème. A very wearable shade, ideal for fall or spring, or any season really! Incredible one coat formula, but I used two like usual.
KBShimmer Grin And Gerbera It

The Best Mum Ever is a deepened lavender loaded with a pinky red micro flakies. The flakes rise and sink in the base to give it crazy awesome dimension and depth, so pretty! This is on the thinner side, but was surprisingly completely opaque in two coats.
KBShimmer The Best Mum Ever

Poppy Kisses is a bright, orange toned red linear holographic. This applied really easily, great formula and opaque in two coats. Makes me think of apple and pumpkin harvest time!
KBShimmer Poppy Kisses

Sage It Ain't So is a soft sage green crelly accented with copper, lavender and silver glitter, and a sprinkling of holographic dust. Lovely and easy to polish with, I used three coats for full coverage on my nails, but you may only need two.
KBShimmer Sage It Ain't So

Turning Pointe is a new addition to the KBShimmer Mega Flame line, a soft peachy pink jelly base filled to the brim with super holographic microglitter. Excellent application, two coats gives complete opacity. I recommend a thick top coat for all of the mega flames as they dry very glittery. This is super blingy in real life, my photo unfortunately doesn't do it justice.
KBShimmer Turning Pointe

Flake Me Home Tonight is a minty silver metallic flake polish with holographic sparkle. The same formula as their Birthstone collection, no fuss formula and covers in two coats. No texture with this, as the flakes lay flat, but I'd wear a top coat anyway.
KBShimmer Flake Me Home Tonight

Oh My Ganache is a rich dark chocolate linear holographic. Creamier than the other holos, and not quite as linear, but still has lots of glistening rainbow-yness. Two coats here!
KBShimmer Oh My Ganache

Sweet Devotion is a candy inspired white crelly bursting with hex glitters in blue, red, yellow, orange, green and brown, with a dash of micro slice glitters. Another great crelly formula, three coats here. You could also layer one coat of this over a white crème.
KBShimmer Sweet Devotion

Fright This Way is Halloween inspired, it has a deep black jelly base with a scattering of holo dust and loads of purple glitter. This was a little chunky, some of the larger glitter pieces had begun to curl a bit which left the surface pretty bumpy. I used two layers of thick top coat to get a smooth surface over three layers of polish.
KBShimmer Fright This Way

Included with the collection (free with fall collection orders while supplies last), are some metallic purple bat glitters, which were begging to be paired with Fright This Way! I placed a few on each nail and covered them with another two layers of thick top coat. It looks awesome, but I don't know how wearable this is with all those layers haha. If I wore this combo again, I'd wait to put on top coat until after I put on the glitter pieces.
KBShimmer Fright This Way (with bat glitters)

This collection is available now on the KBShimmer website for $9.25 each. They are also running some promos for a while to celebrate their 8th year in business, check out their Facebook page for details! What do you think of these twelve fall beauties? My favorites are the crellies of course, but all of them are winners for me.

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