Monday, April 15, 2013

Technical Difficulties!

Hey everyone, sorry for the radio silence. My computer crashed last week in the midst of an already very stressful week and I lost all of the swatches and manis I had to show you guys. Until I have time and energy to swatch again, it'll be quiet here. Don't forget though, you can comment on my posts once each per person and each will count as an entry in my giveaway (you will just have to enter them one per day in the Rafflecopter widget) - this post counts for commenting as well!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Leftover Rainbows

Well, in all the hullabaloo of trying to keep up with challenges, I swatched far more rainbow-themed polishes than I'd realized. I'm only now finding the hidden folders of rainbows! Here's a few for today :)

Nfu Oh 66, which is the green holo. This is two coats and I took these in my lightbox, no base coat or top coat. The formula on these is tricky: WAIT between coats and you should be fine, but I was a bit impatient and you may notice some bald/thin spots. Or maybe you won't, because you'll be mesmerized by the holo.

I swear I also swatched the light blue one (65) but the swatch eludes me. I'm losing it. Anyway, it's like the green one but baby blue. :)

Deborah Lippmann Let's Go Crazy is a deep purple based rainbow glitter jelly. I got this for a ridiculously good deal on HSN for $8 back in the day (Amanda did too, because I told her about the deal. she's welcome.) I have to own pretty much all of DL's versions of rainbow glitter because she really started all of these shenanigans, and I love it.

These pictures are three coats and it's still pretty sheer but the glitter takes away from that, I think. I stopped at 3 coats because IRL this wasn't as patchy but, of course, lightboxes and bright lights are bound to show all the flaws.

Okay, done with rainbows for now... probably for a little while but believe it or not, I have even MORE swatches saved up. Rainy day vault photos, someday.


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Glimmer by Erica Sweethearts

Hey everyone! Happy Tuesday! Today is my one day of outreach so this morning I'll be driving all over and then at work later for a bit, still out at 4 so I can't complain! The weather is getting nicer here which is making it so much easier to be a New Englander :)

Today I have a quick swatch for you of a Valentine's Day polish I bought, but it's actually pretty appropriate for any time of year. Glimmer by Erica Sweethearts is below, layered over white undies. There's a whole rainbow of hexes in here and pink matte hearts (my main reason for loving this, obviously).

I used two coats of Sweethearts just because with milky-based glitters, I prefer to use two layers to still get some of the layering effect of glitter and the base color. I love the combination of glitters in this and think it's sheer enough that it could easily be used over a base color and just mute it while incorporating the glitter. I also LOVE the label - I'm a sucker when there's a custom label that's different for each polish (versus a brand's logo and then a separate label with the polish name).