Saturday, August 13, 2016

Green Goddess Creations: Custom Vinyl Logo

Three or more weeks ago, I was on the hunt for a vinyl shop to create my logo for a cup I had purchased for Polish Con. I asked in an indie polish group for recommendations, and several people shared their favorites with me. A few days later, I did some research to see whether they had the colors I wanted and if they did custom work. I had landed on a couple and needed to make a decision. I stepped away from it for a week or so to think about it. I had made a decision finally, and logged into facebook one more time to check the thread in case there were any new links. Then I checked my messages, and noticed that there was one pending in the 'other' folder.

Lelia had sent a sweet message to me offering to make a custom vinyl for me at no charge. What a kind and sweet thing to do! We spoke briefly, I sent her some images and in a day or two, and the package arrived. She had sent not one, but two of them! (the one not pictured here is already on my cup in the other photos)

xoxoJen's holo cup

She asked to see a photo after I applied one to my cup, and I thought I'd do one better and write a review for this sweet gift. :)
The application was super easy too. I asked Jas to help hold the cup steady, then I lined up the vinyl and stuck it down. Burnishing it with a gift card was fun, reminiscent of the scraping when doing a stamping polish mani!

I took a few photos from different angles of my new shiny holo cup. What do you think?

xoxoJen's holo cup
xoxoJen's holo cup
xoxoJen's holo cup

I can see how these custom vinyls from Green Goddess Creations could easily become an obsession of mine. They're super fun and can add a personalized touch to anything imaginable!

Thank you ever so much Lelia, the vinyls are perfect!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Awesome Sauce Box: Are you a hero or a villain?

Are you a hero or a villain? is the theme for the Awesome Sauce Box this round and I'm happy to be able to review it for you! The box comes with five polishes, a matte topcoat mini from Ever After, a cuticle oil from Anonymous Lacquer, heart shaped soap from Parrot Polish, and a Moyou London stamping plate and nail file from Beautometry.



Parrot Polish Magneto
Magneto throughout the years had many costumes. Most were black to purple pink. Always deep and rich colors to show his villainous evil side. (magnetic polish)
I used a China Glaze star magnet over this and while I can see the design in person, it did not translate on camera very well. The polish dries fairly quick, so take care to magnetize after each nail. Formula was smooth and easy to apply, though I think the brushes are slightly long for the bottle, mine was bowed a wee bit.

xoxoJen's swatch of 
Parrot Polish~Magneto
xoxoJen's swatch of Parrot Polish~Magneto

Takko Cruella
A gorgeous top coat loaded with gold flakes and white and black matte speckles inspired by Cruella DeVille
A fairly smooth glitter topper, I wore one coat over Magneto.

xoxoJen's swatch of Takko Cruella
xoxoJen's swatch of Takko Cruella

Anonymous Lacquer Ms. Ivy League
Inspired by Poison ivy this is a deep green scattered holo w/ red micro holo glitter. Also featuring a Jojoba Cuticle oil with cucucmber melon, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, coconut oil and fragrance.
Such a beautiful deep murky green shade that glows kelly green when light hits it. I wore two easy coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Ms. Ivy League
xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Ms. Ivy League

Ever After Polish Raven
Inspired by Mystique this polish is a deep blue with multi color shifting flakes and loaded with sparkle it pairs well wit he included matter top coat.
Great formula and smooth flakies! I wore two coats for photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Polish Raven
xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Polish Raven

And with Matte Top Coat!
xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Polish Raven

Lavish Polish Daddy's Little Monster
Inspired by the original Harley Quinn it has a black jelly base with red and gold small and micro holo glitters
A squishy jelly with subtle glitter showing through. Smooth easy formula, I wore two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lavish Polish Daddy's Little Monster
xoxoJen's swatch of Lavish Polish Daddy's Little Monster

Nail Art! I received plate 03 and this is what I created with it.

xoxoJen's swatch of Moyou stamping nail art
xoxoJen's swatch of Moyou stamping nail art
xoxoJen's swatch of Moyou stamping nail art

I hope you've enjoyed my review! These boxes are available for pre-order right now at the Awesome Sauce Shop!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Chaos & Crocodiles: A special gift

Sarey of Chaos & Crocodiles sent a special polish gift to me to brighten my day. It was a surprise, and I can see that she put a lot of thought and time into making it especially for me.

xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles

I love the lavender shade of purple and the holo / coppery flakie finish.

xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles

The labeling is a sweet sentiment, a single purple heart shaped sticker that sparkles.

xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles

The formula is fantastic, smooth, opaque in one coat. I love the bottle, cap and brush too.

xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles

If you haven't tried a C&C polish, you absolutely should on next restock.

xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles

Sarey,
Thank you again for your generosity and thoughtfulness to me, a complete stranger.
I will never forget how much you care, and that you helped lift my spirits during a difficult time.




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