Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Grace-full: What a Girl Wants


Six Ella Ann girls were chosen to have their inspiration picture used to make a polish. As well as one designed by
Kristen from Ella Ann Cosmetics and another designed by Theresa of Grace-full. The collection is a total of eight polishes and I've received six of those to review. The polishes that are missing from the below are:
Deeply in Luxe – a linear light coral leaning to champagne colour holo with pops of rainbow pearl flecks throughout
Red Spherical Dress – a pink red linear holo with deeper red micro flakies through it. This is Theresa's inspired creation.

I've used the brand's descriptions and added my comments beneath each.

As with all other Grace-full polishes I've reviewed, the formula for all of these was fantastic. Many are opaque in one coat, but I used two to insure good coverage for brightly lit photos.

Dark Orchid - a linear Radiant Orchid coloured holo with violet flakies
This and Purplerazzi have to be my favorite of the collection. They're both stunningly beautiful, and... PURPLE

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Dark Orchid
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Dark Orchid
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Dark Orchid

Chuck’s Berry – a hot pink linear holo with darker hot pink flecks throughout
Beautifully done bright pink shade. I especially love where the purple/blue portion of the holo flame are visible, its fantastic.

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Chuck’s Berry
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Chuck’s Berry
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Chuck’s Berry

1000 Oceans – a deep royal blue linear holo with blue sparks through it
Gorgeously done bright blue - what more need I say?

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full 1000 Oceans
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full 1000 Oceans
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full 1000 Oceans

Purplerazzi – a deep purple shimmer with bright purple sparks and navy and turquoise micro glitter
Favorite! When I first saw its inspiration photo, I had doubts, but Theresa totally nailed it.

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Purplerazzi
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Purplerazzi
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Purplerazzi

Amazonite Mermaid – a mid blue/green with pops of flakies throughout
Mermaid in a bottle ya'll, seriously!

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Amazonite Mermaid
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Amazonite Mermaid
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Amazonite Mermaid

Stop the Show - a bright pink with micro silver flakies through out. This polish is Kristin's creation and comes with a red jelly polish to be used as a tint over the top of it. The tint gives you the flexibility to wear it bright pink or red, whichever your heart desires.

I was wowed by the finish of this polish. It is so sparkly and shimmery and silvery looking. It reminded me of what a sequin covered dress might look like from a distance.

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Stop the Show
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Stop the Show
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Stop the Show

Red Tint over Stop the Show
This left me in awe - how a red jelly could morph a polish like this. It adds depth and in person it looks something like a candy apple. The shimmer underneath was amazing to look at!

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Red Tint
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Red Tint
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Red Tint

The What a Girl Wants collection will release on July 31st at 7pm AU time at Grace-full's shop and again on the 31st at 9pm Eastern at Ella Ann Cosmetics.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Quilt Retreat!

It's time for the quilt retreat trip with my mom this year!
I had a blast last year and am super excited to go this year. I've done up some special nails for the event with a bundle monster plate, mdu white, loreal jellies and a few others.
It's super late, I still have a few things to pack, which means that's it for this entry!

xoxoJen's quilt nail art
xoxoJen's quilt nail art

I hope you enjoy them and I'll see ya next week!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Miss Ashleigh: Berry Delicious


I love a good purple polish and Berry Delicious from Miss Ashleigh does not disappoint! In this review, I share my first impressions of the polish by Miss Ashleigh, sent to me from Ella Ann Cosmetics.

The polish comes packaged in a white designer box, with the super cute heart logo in a bold modern style. The box also has a window cut out so the polish color is visible before it's removed from the box.
The brush is a round classic style brush and the formula is fantastic. It is very fluid, easy to control, no clumps or dragging and almost opaque in one coat. I used two coats and topcoat to make sure I had good even coverage for the photos. I've worn the polish for two days now and plan to wear it for a few more and so far, I've not had any chips or cracks. The mani still looks freshly applied.

xoxoJen's swatch of Miss Ashleigh Berry Delicious
xoxoJen's swatch of Miss Ashleigh Berry Delicious

Last night I decided to try out a new Infinity stamping plate that has some of my favorite Sanrio characters on it. I stamped with MDU 25 and a candy head stamper.

xoxoJen's swatch of Miss Ashleigh Berry Delicious and Infinity 108 stamping

xoxoJen's swatch of Miss Ashleigh Berry Delicious

I hope you'll give the Miss Ashleigh line a try. I think you'll be glad you did! Berry Delicious and many other shades are available at Ella Ann Cosmetics. In fact, many of them are on sale and she's offering a shipping special. Please visit her webpage for more information about those!

I've had a good experience working with Ella Ann Cosmetics and she sent me quite a few (17) polishes to review, so you'll be seeing more of those here at xoxojen.com

Thank you for stopping by today!

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