Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Hungry Asian: Peachy Keen

Good Morning!

I'm normally not a huge indie polish fan. I never jumped on the bandwagon with everyone else with Lynn's or EP's or any of that. We all know I love my vintage polish so much more. BUT, every once in a while I see an indie polish that I just get all mushy over. I love Kae's polishes over at The Hungry Asian. I have bottles of hers that are almost four years old before indies were all the rage! Her polishes are amazing quality and I really appreciate her creative genius.  Not to mention how cute her labels are! (I mean just look at that adorable, happy peach!)

Today I have Peachy Keen to share. Normally these shades can be hit or miss for me with my skin tone, but I really loved this one! It's almost a neon pastel peach? It's gorgeous. Add pastel multi colored glitter to the mix and I think this is a great polish for the spring/Easter months. This is I believe three thin coats shown here. 

See you soon!
<3 Dana

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Vintage Polish Weekend! Orly: Cool Cucumber

Happy weekend everyone!

Us ladies on Instagram are showing off our vintage bottle shots and swatches this weekend (check me out on Instagram HERE) so I thought I would add to the fun by posting a great vintage polish on my blog!

Today I have Orly Cool Cucumber, a polish I got a few years back in a polish Secret Santa. I love and cherish this bad boy as it's one of the rarest Orly's in my opinion at least. I've yet to see Cool Cucumber pop up on Ebay and I *think* I've only seen it once on Store Envy for an arm and a leg. ONTO THE POLISH, SHALL WE?! I love everything about this. The vibrant, yet muted grassy green is so unique with it's golden shimmer that almost shifts to an orange/red color at times. It almost reminds me of the color of a snake or a lizard of some sort. I have nothing else like this in my stash! It's so beautiful. The formula was a little on the runny side as with most vintage polishes, shown is three thin coats. 

Have a great Saturday!
<3 Dana

Friday, December 12, 2014

Cult Nails: You're My Dandy Lion

Happy Friday, everyone!

Today I have a quick NOTD to share today, and it's from Cult Nails. Over the summer I ordered I think eight polishes from Maria when she had a crazy good sale. And of course, they sat in my Helmer. For months. And months. I decided I wanted to give one some face time, and I chose You're My Dandy Lion. Sometimes we all just need a bright color to add sunshine in the colder months.

 What I really enjoy about this color that that it's a creamy, pastel yellow almost leaning toward neon undertones. I normally don't gravitate towards yellows, but I really enjoyed this one with my skin tone. I love this polish! The formula was very pleasant, nice and even actually! This is two coats. 

Enjoy your Friday!
<3 Dana

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Pretty Serious Cosmetics: Daphne After Dark

Hello again!

I can't believe I'm actually blogging two days in a row. I might even shoot for more! I find blogging to be a rewarding hobby for me and I hope that I can begin to find a schedule that works well for me. I let life get in the way too much. Too easy to do. 

Today I have a new polish from Pretty Serious Cosmetics to share, Daphne After Dark! Christmas is my favorite time of the year by far. Ever since I was a child I've loved everything about the holiday season, including beauty products! Kaz and Ben know how to crank out the holiday gems like none other, so of course I had a scoop up a couple from their Rooftop Soiree collection. The moment I laid eyes on this bad boy I knew it would be making it's way to me. A dark grey/blackened jelly base jam packed with an array of small rainbow glitter makes this such a party on my nails! Formula was a little on the thick side, but not a problem to manage at all. This is two coats. With my frustrating new lighting situation I have right now, I really wish I would have done three. I used two coats of Gelous and one coat of Seche Vite to smooth things out. Love this one so much! 

Enjoy your day!
<3 Dana

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Urban Decay: Zodiac

Oh hey there!

I know I've been the world's most inconsistent nail blogger out there for a while now, and I'm not sure if anyone even reads this thing anymore, but hey! I missed swatching and blogging so this is for me if anything. Life gets crazy and busy but sometimes you just need a reminder of your passions to help you reconnect with yourself. For the first time in well, over a year AT LEAST I spent the day swatching! (And watching Revenge on Netflix, of course.) It felt nice. Frustrating and nice. I cannot for the life of my get my lighting situation back to the way I had it. Anyhoo, onto tonight's polish!

Tonight I have a newer Urban Decay polish to share from their Holiday 2013 collection, Zodiac. This polish is seriously STUNNING, people! STUNNING! Green polish is and always has been my favorite, so a sparkly green number is right up my alley! Zodiac is a hunter green foil shimmer polish with a gold/blue duochrome effect to it. It has such a complex, layered look to it that makes it a great holiday color. Formula was pretty great, nice and smooth. This is two coats.

Everyone have a great week, I have lots of polish to share coming up!
<3 Dana

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Nails Inc Crystal Cap LE: Oxford Street

Happy Saturday!

Today I have a really fun eBay find from the past month or so, a Nails Inc Crystal Cap polish in Oxford Street! These polishes can demand the big bucks, and I was THRILLED when I found one for less then eight bucks shipped. THAT'S INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE PEOPLE. Adding to my excitement is the fact that's it's a BLACK crystal cap! Oxford Street is a medium pink creme polish that has a nice, simple sophistication. This is two coats. Application was very nice. 

Have a nice weekend!
<3 Dana

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pretty Serious Cosmetics - Stuck In The Middle

Hey there!

I suck at getting posts out sometimes, and it's taken me WAY too long to get this last polish from Pretty Serious's Stop! Collaborate and Listen collection to share, Stuck In The Middle. This gem was created by the lovely Kristy from The Polish Haven. I love me a good pink polish, and it's funny since I never used to! The brighter, the better for this chick! Stuck in the middle is a vibrant fuschia polish with iridescent purple glass flecks and shimmer swimming within. I love how the glass flecks sneak in there in the light, it adds such depth! Application was buttery smooth and this is two coats shown. I really, really love this polish! 

Have a great Friday!
<3 Dana

Polish sent for me for my honest review.