Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cupcake Polish: December Sweet Addictions Box

Cupcake's December Sweet Addictions Box theme is Frosty the Snowman and features an all-holo lineup from Elevation Polish, Chaos & Crocodiles and of course, Cupcake Polish.

xoxoJen's collage of December Sweet Addictions Box

Elevation's polish is called Eyes Made of Glimmering Coal. It has a charcoal base and is jam packed with holographic and iridescent pigments. I used two coats, which applied like butter, and topcoat for the photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Elevation Polish Eyes Made of Glimmering Coal
xoxoJen's swatch of Elevation Polish Eyes Made of Glimmering Coal
xoxoJen's swatch of Elevation Polish Eyes Made of Glimmering Coal


Chaos & Crocodiles there's magic in the air is a beautiful shade of straight up blue linear holographic polish. The formula was smooth and was easy to control during application. I wore two coats with topcoat, but may have gotten away with just one coat had I applied a heavier coat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles there's magic in the air
xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles there's magic in the air
xoxoJen's swatch of Chaos & Crocodiles there's magic in the air

Merry and Bright is Cupcake's polish in this box. It's a pretty red holo with gold shimmer which makes the overall effect lean a little coppery/orange-ish. This polish also has teeny tiny red glitters throughout and was surprisingly smooth after applied! I wore two coats and topcoat for the photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Merry and Bright
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Merry and Bright
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Merry and Bright

The Sweet Addictions box for December will be available on Sunday, November 30th at 11am CST at Cupcake Polish's online shop.


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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Holo Daze duo with Literary Lacquers

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer (OPNL) is doing a huge collection of duos this winter. The Holo Daze Collection consists of eight duos with eight different brands, and I was allowed the opportunity to review the duo with Literary Lacquers brand.the duo is inspired by The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. It's stunnin' ya'll. Let's have a look!

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer and Literary Lacquer Logos

Literary Lacquers (LitLacq) The Whole World and a Pair of New Skates is an absolutely stunning glitter filled linear holographic aqua that seems to shift in different lighting and angles. I'm pretty blown away by this polish - it's super sparkly and opaque in two coats. I had very little to no clean up since it was easy to control during application.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers The Whole World and a Pair of New Skates
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers The Whole World and a Pair of New Skates
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers The Whole World and a Pair of New Skates

Octopus Party Nail Lacquer (OPNL)Mirror of Understanding is an icy light blue linear holo that's jam packed with gold shimmer and tiny indigo glitter. It's pretty spectacular and was also easy to control during application and opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Mirror of Understanding
xoxoJen's swatch of Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Mirror of Understanding
xoxoJen's swatch of Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Mirror of Understanding

Guys, you need these. Especially if you love blue.
There will be 50 sets of this particular duo available for $25+sh on launch day with the potential for being restocked quickly if there's a fast sell out. (some of the duos with other brands won't be restocked)

Other brands in the Holo Daze Collection of duos include, Alchemy Lacquers, Baroness X, B.I.T.C.H. by Jacyln, Bliss Polish, Carpe Noctem Cosmetics, Gothic Gala Lacquer, and Lilypad Lacquer.

Preorders will begin November 26th, at 12 PM Central Time in the OPNL shop. Pre-orders will run for one week and the prices range from $23-$25 per duo. The duos have special shipping rates as follows:
(DOMESTIC) $1 for each duo and free shipping for orders with 4-8 duos
(INTERNATIONAL) $5 for the first duo and $2 for each additional duo

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Anne Kathleen: Giblet collection


Anne Kathleen is a new to me brand and when she asked if I'd review for her upcoming sale I was delighted! I always like to show packaging when it's awesome like this - how could I not? It's purple!!

xoxoJen's photo of Anne Kathleen packaging

The Giblet collection is launching on the day after Thanksgiving, November 28th and coincides with a big sale she's having! This set is made of browns and golds according to the descriptions from the Anne Kathleen brand. The browns are very warm toned more like a butterscotch and an almost copper to my eyes. The two holos (Oksana and Sana) were opaque in one coat with beautifully even coverage and no pulling or gooping - they're pretty awesome! The other two, Lauda and Thana were opaque in two coats with that same awesome formula.

Sana is a dark brown polish with a scattered holographic fine gold.

xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Sana
xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Sana
xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Sana

Oksana is a medium brown polish with a scattered holographic fine gold.

xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Oksana
xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Oksana
xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Oksana

Lauda is a medium tan-gold shimmery polish with a scattered holographic fine gold.

xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Lauda
xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Lauda
xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Lauda

Thana is a glitter topper chock-full of extremely fine gold holographic pigments that mimic glitter.

xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Thana
xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Thana
xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Thana

I also swatched Thana over black and took a macro shot from two angles so you can see how the coverage is with just one coat. (no topcoat)
xoxoJen's swatch of Anne Kathleen Thana

Leanne of Anne Kathleen has been awesome to work with! You can get your own AK experience by shopping at the Anne Kathleen online store.
The Giblet collection launches Nov 28 and the sale runs Nov 28 through Dec 1 - use code TURKEYTURKEY for 25% off all orders excluding shipping.
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