Wednesday, October 31, 2012

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Pretty Serious - Creature Crush


Halloween is my second favorite holiday to Christmas, not only to I love this holiday, but it means Christmas is getting closer! Eeek! :D 

Today I have the honor of swatching my first polish from Kaz's Pretty Serious Monster Mash line, Creature Crush. From the moment I laid eyes on this collection, I drooled all over the place and anxiously awaited their arrival. The new holographic boxes with new, fun artwork?! I die! It was nearly impossible to choose which one to swatch first, but I ended up choosing this dark, smoky bad boy. 

Creature Crush is a great polish for Halloween! It starts off as deep smoky charcoal gray base that is sheer but beautifully build-able. The fine micro glitter is a delicate silver and gray mixture. Swimming within is larger holo hex glitter. I was able to get a few on the nail, but they were a little tricky. Formula was smooth as butter, like all other Pretty Serious polishes. This polish is FAB. 

Have a safe Halloween, everybody!

**This polish was sent in exchange for my honest review**

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

HALLOWEEN MONTH! Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers - Once Upon A Time

Hey now!

I always look forward to Wet N Wild's tombstone Fantasy Makers polishes! They just have such character  All of the other ones were re-releases of last years colors, and although this is truthfully a re-lease of last Fall's Behind Closed Doors, I needed it just as much. The quality was much better with One Upon a Time, the glitter didn't settle on the bottom as it did with Behind Closed Doors. This is only one coat over China Glaze's Liquid Leather. 

Anyone else snag this one?

Monday, October 29, 2012

HALLOWEEN MONTH! China Glaze Mummy May I

Hello there!

I can't believe it's Monday already! Weekends sure do fly by! It's been good to be in full swatching mode again, I've missed my nail community while I've been so busy!

 Today I have another polish from China Glaze's 2010 Halloween collection, Awakening - Mummy May I. Formula was much better and a lot less thick with this one versus Ick-A-Bod-Y. Mummy May I starts off as a smoky black jelly base loaded with magenta glitter. Very Halloween-y indeed! This is three coats. Very build-able and I love the dimension of it all. LOVE.

Here's to hoping your Monday flies by!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

HALLOWEEN MONTH! Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers unlabeled glitter!

Happy Sunday!

How do you make Milani Magical even more magical you may ask? Add awesome glitter of course! DUH! LOL :D

I love Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers. I sold some back when I had a blog sale  so I used to have more, but I cherish the ones I have and am always on the lookout for more! Today I have an unlabeled gem that Jacqui sent me a while back. I have the blue one as well that I post HERE a while back. I love the iridescent opal shimmer in this polish, it really added a nice sheen to Magical. Add large holo hex glitter and I'm a happy camper! This is two coats. I definitely had to move the hex glitter to the places I wanted the, but a small price to pay. :)

Have a great Sunday! <3

Saturday, October 27, 2012

HALLOWEEN MONTH! Milani - Magical

Happy Saturday! 

I hope you're all having a great day! One of my best friends is driving all the way from Ohio to visit me in Virginia Beach today so I cannot WAIT! 

Today I have another polish from Milani's 2009 Halloween collection, Magical. I really love each and every polish in this collection! Magical is the one in the collection with orange glitter. It definitely screams Halloween to me for SURE! What I really love about these glitters is the fact that the sheer black jelly base is build-able to allow the micro glitters to really peek through. This is three thin coats. 

Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 26, 2012

HALLOWEEN MONTH! Sally Hansen Hard As Nails - Spooktacular


Hello, ladies! Today I have one of my cherished Sally Hansen Hard As Nails polishes and quite possibly of the hardest to find - Spookacular. I stumbled upon this gem on eBay and pounced on the chance to snatch it up!

Spooktacular is shown here layered over the polish of my last post, Revlon's Haunted Heart. The shimmer underneath really added UMPH! Spooktacular is a clear based polish compiled of mostly glowing, vibrant orange micro glitter with scattered black glitter as well. What a GREAT Halloween glitter! Sally really used to do these so well. BRING EM BACK! This is two coats. I really enjoyed wearing this as a full mani.

Have a great Friday, girls! <3

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

HALLOWEEN MONTH! Revlon - Haunted Heart

Hey polish lovers!

Today I have the second polish I chose from Revlon's new Halloween collection, Haunted Heart. This was also CP'd by the ever so darling Krista of Starlet's Nails. I know I mentioned you're the best but I just want to say it again, girl! <3 

Haunted Heart is a PERFECT and FANTASTIC Halloween orange! That golden yellow shimmer?!?! YES, PLEASE! I'm wearing this as a full mani right now and I'm telling you, it's so festive for right before Halloween! The formula was on the thick side, yet smooth. Almost a one-coater but this is two. I really am drooling over this killer shimmer, people! 

Anyone else fall for this polish? I know I did!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

HALLOWEEN MONTH! Orly - Monster Mash

Hey there, girls!

I'll be popping up sporadically over the next few weeks. I just have so much going on right now with working over time and planning a wedding. I'll try my best to pop in and say hi when I can! :P

Today I have a polish that I received from my Secret Goblin, Katie. Holy COW did she hook me up with my gifts and goodies, but PLUS she's right here in Virginia just like me! When's our play-date, girl?! :D So here we go with Orly's Monster Mash. Man oh man I really wish that I had swatched this during the day in the sun. It's insane holo goodness doesn't translate all the way and the lime green goodness seems to turn to St. Patty's Day green. You just believe me - it's THERE! Monster Mash starts off as a murky green clear base loaded with large green hex holo glitter, and gold micro and bar glitter. It's freaking AWESOME! It was hard to get it opaque, this is four coats. 

Anyone else get this green Halloween bad boy?

Saturday, October 20, 2012

HALLOWEEN MONTH! China Glaze Ick-A-Bod-Y

Happy Saturday, ladies!

I hope you're all having either a fun-filled or relaxing day! Today I have a glitter from China Glaze's 2010 Halloween collection, Awakening - Ick-A-Bod-Y. I love these glitters, but I gotta tell ya I feel like China Glaze dropped that ball on the formulas with this beaut and Mummy May I. They're still awesome enough to look past it, but it still really grinds my gears since I know that quality China Glaze is capable of. 

Ick-A-Bod-Y is a smoky based polish polish jam packed with tiny orange glitter. I love it so much, Halloween glitter perfection! I love how dense the glitter is, although due to the goopy formula I had to use three coats to even out. 

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, October 19, 2012

HALLOWEEN MONTH! Fright Night Claw Polish in Toxic


I hope your week went well! I've been working extra hours to help pay for my wedding, so I'm working pretty much this whole weekend. I'm finding it hard to find time to really sit down and swatch, so if I miss a few days here I'm sorry! :(

Today I have an eBay find from about a year ago that I forgot I had, Fright Night Claw Polish, Toxic. These little coffin bottles are SO FREAKING ADORABLE! I seriously need more! I know these could be found in the Halloween sections of retail stores, but alas, I never saw them. Toxic is a fantastic metallic green polish. The top of the coffin was a little awkward to hold to paint, but other than that formula was easy breezy. Two coats.

Have a great Friday!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

HALLOWEEN MONTH! Re-swatch: Revlon StreetWear Nightmare

Hi there!

Today I decided I wanted to re-swatch one of my favorite Halloween polishes, Revlon StreetWear Nightmare. I had first swatched it here, but I thought I'd give it another go for the love of Halloween! 

I love StreetWears Halloween glitters, Costume Party still ranks high on my wishlist! Nightmare is a clear base polish loaded with small black glitter and holo bar glitter. The layering possibilities are seriously endless. I LOVE this glitter! This is two coats over yesterday's Root Of All Evil. :) I ADORE this look!

Have a great day, ladies!