I’m slowly (turtle pace) working my way through my little haul from Polish Con NY 2017 held at the Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn… I’m giving my man is a real chance to impress me. Wear time 💅 matters to me so I think others care too. 🤗
Today I decided to put on KB Shimmer ~ Grand Prospect Holo from their site description: it’s a multichrome that was blended with several different pigments to shift from teal green, to aqua blue, to purple and even navy. It’s accented by a scattering holo glitter. They do suggest a top coat be used.
Its stunning and the color shift is apparent in all lights. The formula was a bit streaky on the first coat and depending on whether you use thin or thick coats you may need between two and three to be fully opaque. In my picture above I used two coats and no top coat. It dries textured and even with a top coat it isn’t totally smooth but honestly it looks so beautiful that I don’t mind. The rest of these photos is me trying to catch the shifts which are there, but my picture taking skills are not up to the challenge.
Oh my I really can not wait to see this in the sunlight. Hopefully we get a little sun in NY tomorrow but sun or no sun I’m wearing my rainbow on my nails all day!!!
Happy polishing see you soon.
I had the most amazing weekend… My fangirl moments were real. Being in a room filled with polish lovers, bloggers, instagramers and makers OMG!!! I was working with a smaller budget than I wanted but I had the opportunity to shop for a couple of polish friends too so I spent a ridiculous amount, but it wasn’t all mine. My haul was nice all things considered but my shoulders hurt the next day… LoL! I uploaded my 70+ pictures in an album on the Polish Con FB page. Below is my haul. I shipped one of my polish friends her pretties from the venue and I didn’t include the other things that aren’t for me.
So of my pretties I’ve started with BLUSH Lacquers my first mani was the Group Customs I won in a contest on their FB fan page.
Now the Polish Con Exclusives ~ I ❤ BROOKLYN is up and I have to say if you are able to get this duo do it you will not be disappointed.
The colors are so vivid they seem to glow on my fingernails… The first coat went on sheer I was worried, but when I applied the second coat my heart skipped a beat they are perfect. The formulas apply smoothly and didn’t flood my cuticle at all. My pictures were taken right after I painted my nails no clean up done at all. I used no base coat (don’t judge 😆) two coats for full opacity and HK Girl topcoat by Glisten & Glow, which is my first time using (I’m a newbie) and I love how a little goes a long way.
I do have a warning to all the polish lovers of the world… Once you go Indie you never come back!!! I’m hooked and these women & men (yes men) that hand mix and come up with these beauties are truly artists. So to recap I ❤ Indies… the end!!!
Thank you for joining me on my nail adventure until next time friends… Happy polishing!!!
Update: The wear time on these was close to a week and chipping was minimal. It wasn’t bad to take off used regular polish remover. Overall great formula… see you soon!
Wow!!! I was given an awesome opportunity to enter a contest on the BLUSH Lacquers Fan page on FB to be a guest swatcher for two Fan Group Customs and guess what… I was one of the lucky winners. My prize was these two beautiful polishes. Now I’ll tell you that I’m not sure what colors the other two ladies received, but green is one of my favorites. I don’t wear yellow often but OMG…
Oopsie Daisies ~ is a yellow base with green iridescent flakies. The formula goes on smooth and it’s completely opaque in two coats.
Siren Swells ~ Green base with gold flakies. The formula goes on like butter and its almost opaque in one coat but the second really makes a difference and makes it richer.
I’m a fan for life… Both dried with shine and smooth. Two coats with a topcoat in the photos.
The formulas on these two are truly beautiful. I’ve been wearing this mani on my shorties for almost 3 days and still no chipping. I’m very impressed… Excuse the cuticles I have to keep them oiled up…
Day 4 and still no chipping… again the cuticles my bad. My OCD makes me wash my hands more often than most. I’m going to keep this mani on as long as possible, but I do have a couple more polishes to try. I purchased a few more from Victoria Greathouse maker of BLUSH Lacquers… 💅💅💅💅
Don’t pass up the opportunity to get your hands on these beauties check them out at https://www.etsy.com/shop/blushlacquers and look for the group page on FB…
So my whirlwind romance with Indie Polish is heating up…💅💅💅💅💅💅
I’m waiting on orders as I write this, but more on that in a minute. I want to say that all my experiences in this new world thus far have been amazing. The makers and fellow polish lovers have all been extremely welcoming 🤗💖. I’m not sure how you feel about customer service, but to me it’s a deal breaker. Now at this point I’ve only had one experience that was lacking, but its ok I just never bought anything else from that maker. My awesome experiences far outweigh that one unmemorable one.
Now back to my orders… I’m waiting on a couple (but really who’s counting). I also had two wonderful ladies make me the lucky one to gift as a RAOK. Well I felt so great that I paid it forward to another fellow polish lover. What an amazing world… Can you just imagine what our world would be like if everyone was as amazing as the folks in the Indie World?
To be continued on the next post when my orders arrive.
Happy Polishing!!! 🤗💅💅
P.S.A.: So this isn’t my usual upbeat post about nail polish or another awesome thing.
I started my Spring cleaning (yeah I know I’m late) but its getting done. I try my best to do things expected of me, but lately its just not feeling like I’m doing enough.
My family seems to forget that I’m a person with feelings. I get treated like the help. I constantly let them know I’m not the maid and if I was I’d quit because the pay sucks.
I just need to feel like I’m accomplishing something good and that I’m making a difference. Criticism is good sometimes when it’s done right… Treating someone like they’re less isn’t my idea of done right. I have to hold my words a lot because the thoughts in my head aren’t pretty all the time. I don’t like my spirit to be troubled. I live my life in the most positive way possible, in no way am trying to not be me. I’m honest and true to a fault. I’m an amazing friend. I don’t judge or think I’m better than anyone else. I’m in no way competing with anyone except myself. I want to be a better person tomorrow than I was today or yesterday. I believe in being KIND…
The world is ugly and I chose not to add to the negative, but try even in the smallest of ways to be and bring positive vibes to all I do and those I meet.
What I do know is that my passion and my purpose are one…
And no matter what the day brings in the end…
Until next time Wake up be AWESOME and always be KIND!!!
The April 2017 Holo Hook-up is… superb, theme is Bucket List. The staple brands are Glisten & Glow, Cupcake Polish and Different dimension. Every month they have a guest brand and for this one it was Delush Polish.
Glisten & Glow ~ A Little More Altitude is a gorgeous pale lilac holographic polish two coater, drys slightly textured but beautiful.
Cupcake Polish ~ Go Parasailing With Me is a red/coral holographic smooth application can be a one coater depending how you apply.
Different dimension ~ The Northern Lights Are Out is a multichrome holographic magic in a bottle it shifts from violet to to deep green. Smooth formula possible one coater depending on application.
Delush Polish ~ Turquoise holographic depending on lighting this beauty shows teal with added magic. Application is smooth needs two coats for opacity.
The Holo Hookup is a monthly box available for preorder from the 21st through the 28th of every month. It never disappoints and at a cost of $40.00 plus shipping its a steal…
If you want to check out the awesomeness that is the Holo Hookup they have a Facebook page or go to http://www.theholohookup.com
I’m truly enjoying the Indie Nail Polishes to the point that yes I still own my mainstream favs like OPI, China Glaze, Orly and a few Essies but I’m not reaching for them very often.
I have joined several groups on Facebook and chatted with awesome people. I was able to purchase three CrowsToes from a group page on FB.
The formulas on all three do dry a bit dull but nothing a little topcoat can’t fix.
Abracadabra drys with a slight texture while on the other hand, Mintally Unstable and Hot Headed Red dry smooth. On the swatch ring above its two coats and no topcoat. I perfer to keep them without topcoat because I like to know what the polishes look like on their own.
Two coats of Hot Headed Red no topcoat. I will try the other two pretties and take a photo to share with you…
Happy Polishing, till we meet again!