Thursday, July 24, 2014

Pretty Serious: Swatch and Learn

Hello again!

Today I have another Pretty Serious Cosmetics polish to share from their newly released Stop! Collaborate Collection, Swatch and Learn!

When I first got into blogging and polish over three years ago (I can't believe it's been that long!) Mary over at Swatch and Learn was one of the very bloggers that I first got into, and let me just tell you. She is one of the sweetest girls EVER in the nail community. She has never slowed down on the blogging as well, which is so impressive! I love her creation! Swatch and Learn is such a crazy, complex polish that is just so HARD to photograph correctly! It's green with flashes of pink then gold depending on the lighting. Application was buttery smooth and perfect. This is two coats. 







Have a great day!
<3 Dana

Friday, July 18, 2014

Pretty Serious: Undercover Mermaid & Crystal Coat

TGIF, ladies!

Today I have a very special post to start off the weekend right, two polishes from the ever so amazing Pretty Serious! I think it's so awesome that Kaz and Ben are giving bloggers a chance to pour their love for polish and creative juices into their own little piece of polish makin' history! Stop! Collaborate And Listen is a STUNNING trio of polishes, and I thought I'd start off by reviewing the creation from the lovely Lab Muffin

Now I make it no secret that I fall head over heels for neutral shades sometimes as much as I do for every funky, crazy, glitter shade out there as well. The moment I unboxed this one, I knew it had to get on my nails right away. Undercover Mermaid is a dusty lavender/grey jelly with subtle iridescent flakes swimming within. I LOVE the idea that she had when creating this polish to make a work friendly color. And she NAILED IT. I adore jelly polishes, I love how squishy they look. :) The formula on this was perfect and applied like buttah. This is thre coats, and I used flash to show off the lavender unertones and those pretty flakes! 






I've been dying to try out new top coats lately (Seche Vite has been my go-to for years, but I swear as time goes by those bottles get thicker faster and faster. Pain in the butt. Just sayin'.) so of course I jumped at the chance to check out their Crystal Coat polish! I love that it adds this wet look and feel to the polish, almost like a gel manicure! Dry time was a really nice as well, not lightening speed, but up there for sure! I'll be able to comment a bit more once I see how it wears with time. First impression though? Impressed. FO SHO.



I hope you all have an amazing weekend, and I'll see you soon to review the other two polishes from the Stop! Collaborate And Listen collection! 
<3 Dana

**Products sent for my honest review**


Monday, July 14, 2014

Super quick NOTD: Revlon Parfumerie - Lime Basil

Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you're all off to a good start to the week! Today was my day off so I've been vegging out, doing laundry, and relaxing! I had the busiest weekend so it's just nice to chill out. 

Today I have a polish from one of my favorite polish lines out there right now, Revlon's Parfumerie nail polish in Lime Basil. I love these polishes so much - the colors are great, the formula is perfection, and they wear like iron on me. This one smells really great too - very citrus-y! Shown is two coats. 



Have a great day!
<3 Dana

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Vintage Blogging Beauties: Most prized!

Hello lovelies!

I have a crazy, crazy busy weekend and I'm squeezing in this post between running errands and all of my plans this evening! (My nails are still drying as I type this, I'm BRAVE!) Sometimes I feel like I have tons and tons of time to give to swatching and blogging, and other times (like lately) I feel like I have no time to even paint my nails at all! Enough blabbering, onto the post!

Today is the second post that we're doing for the Vintage Blogging Beauties post! Today was ridiculously hard. It was most prized. 99.99% of my polish collection is prized to me, and many of them are very, very rare! So I decided to go with the most current prized polish I recently acquired, CHINA GLAZE MOONPOOL! I've been lemming for this polish for literally three years. THREE. I had a pal tip me off that one popped up on eBay, and the rest is history! China Glaze is this molten, lime green, golden metallic amazing goodness. That makes sense, right? RIGHT. This is two coats of a polish I still can't believe I own!






Don't forget to check out Kaz and Hannah's posts as well!
<3 Dana



Friday, July 4, 2014

June hauls!

Hello there and happy Independence Day! 

I hope you all are having a great weekend so far! My husband is actually working tonight, and a cookout with friends got cancelled, so tonight will more than likely be a relaxing night of blogging and Netflix! (Like that's any different for me LOL!) ANYHOO, I know I'm late - but better late then never! Today I have my June hauls to share and I got some REALLY great stuff to share. Let's go!


OPI's:

The Skys My Limit
Green On The Runway
Midnight Blue Glitter

Nail Gears: I bought a lot of thirteen Nail Gear polishes for only TWENTY TWO BUCKS! It was the most exciting thing ever.

Tinsel
Rhythm
Swank
Scream
Tease



Bliss
Panic
Dizzy
Giggle


Pixie
Mystic
Starlet
Glory


Streetwear: Witchy
Streetwear: Crystal Ring 
Potion (My prismatic collection is complete!!!) 


Misa Embroidered Emerald 
Essie Confetti (OMG OMG OMG!!!)
China Glaze Moonpool (IT'S MINE IT'S MINE IT'S REALLY MINE!!!!)
China Glaze Aquadelic



Nails Inc Limited Edition Crystal Cap Oxford Street
Nails Inc Carnaby Street
Guerlain Intense Red Top Coat


I scored two random doll shaped Korean glitter nail polishes on eBay, they're so awesome I ordered more!
Chameleon Cyclone
Milani White Crystal


LOOKIT THOSE GLITTAHZ!


Sally Hansen Triple Shine Lemon Shark
Sinful Lively In Lilac
Sinful Fire Red

That's all! Have a great holiday!
<3 Dana

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Vintge Bath & Body Work Color Drops: Clover

Hello there, everyone! 

I hope you're all having a swell week and that you have fun plans for this Fourth Of July weekend! I live in Virginia Beach. There's a tropical storm/hurricane warning/getting our asses handed to us by rain thing happening here, so what WAS going to be a cookout/fireworks sort of weekend is now a hurricane party weekend instead. What a bummer. We're so spoiled with nice weather here though I really can't complain too much. Except I am. What is a girl to do? NOTHING. So I'll just blab on about the polish. 

It's really no secret how much I adore and cherish my vintage Bath and Body Works Color Drops nail polishes. I LOVED them as a kid and I'm having a blast recollecting them all as an adult. I have some REALLY awesome ones to share with you in the future! I love really one of these forest green/golden shimmer vintage polishes. I need them ALL! This is two watery coats of vintage goodness.







Be safe this weekend! 
<3 Dana



Monday, June 30, 2014

Quick NOTD - Zoya: Zuza

Happy Monday!

Oh, Zoya. I really don't give you enough credit. I have quite a lot of your polish, yet I never really fall head of heels for your collections. They all seem the same for the most part, and I really only buy from you when you have your awesome sales. I want to love you more, I really do. 

Polishes like Zuza help me to build the affection. I honestly forgot about this one too (I do that a lot. Happens when you have as much polish as us polish addicts do!) and when I came across it, it just HAD to get on my nails! A light, almost pastel teal polish with silver/white shimmer just scream spring/summer to me! Zoya either goes one of two ways with me: either they wear like iron or they chip within five minutes. This one chipped in ten. It's still a beautiful polish none the less. This is two coats.





Enjoy the beginning of your week!
<3Dana