Monday, July 21, 2014
Cupcake polish is releasing a new Sweet Addictions box for August and I was allowed the opportunity to review it! In the box is a Cupcake teal holo polish called Topsy Turvy, A Philly Loves Lacquer glitter polish called Trilby and some super cute nail shields from Love, Angeline. Together, they'll whisk us away to the Circus! Let's go!
Topsy Turvy has to be the most electric teal holo I think I've ever seen. Doesn't it remind you of the super sparkly outfits all the ladies in the circus wear? You can expect a very strong, vibrant linear holographic effect and a subtle dance of golden shimmer from this polish. It is opaque in one thick coat, however; I used two thinner coats for the photos.
A Trilby is a hat with a short brim that's flipped up on one side. It's quite stylish and might be spotted at a circus. Trilby, the polish, is definitely more appealing with it's purple jelly base and confetti-like glitter. It even has tiny star shapes! I wore two coats over China Glaze Virtual Violet which adds a little shimmer behind the jelly, pretty neat effect! The polish looks great worn over white as well. If you want less glitter, just one coat over your favorite opaque polish will do it!
And lastly, a special nail art manicure done up with some Stuck on Love Nail Shields from Love, Angeline! This is my first time ever to use nail art shields like these, I'm only used to french tip shaped ones. As soon as I saw the shapes (elephants, squiggles/stars), I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them! I had a lot of fun creating this look and it really wasn't difficult at all. Some of the tiny pieces seemed fiddly to me at first, but a good ol pair of tweezers took care of that right quick! Super easy, fairly quick and heaps of fun to use!
I used WnW Black Cream, Cupcake's Topsy Turvy and OPI Flamingo Tini Pink and a bit of dotting to create the finished look.
The Sweet Addictions box is limited and launches Sunday July 27th, 11:00am Central at the Cupcake Polish Online Boutique! Follow Cupcake Polish on facebook for this and other news!
Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
I'm quite excited about today's post because I get to share a blast from the past and something totally new from My Ten Friends!
Clusterfrak is one of the original colors in the first launch of the My Ten Friends brand and Mei-Lynn has reformulated it and brought it back for us to enjoy! It's a vibrant almost limey green that sparkles with gold holo, purple shreds, and bright matte blue glitters. This polish is also packed to the brim with micro glitter and shimmer so it's opaque all on its own in just two coats. I do have the original and I think they're different enough from each other to own them both if you love the colors of the polish.
Brand new to the MTF line is The Holtzman Effect. I teased Mei-Lynn by telling her that she must have created this one especially for me because LOOK at the colors!! An indigo base with green shimmers and holo. How could a polish be more perfect for me, right? She appreciated my attempt and got a good laugh from it at least! :P
I'll write the real inspiration as described by Mei-Lynn below, as not to confuse anyone, but I'm still gonna be in my own world when I look at and wear this polish!
The Holtzman Effect is a fictional scientific phenomenon from Dune. While it can do many things, the part I like best is "its ability to fold space and time, and thus allow for instantaneous travel from one side of the universe to the other." (Dune Wiki)
I took a bottle shot because it really shows off the green shimmer and the purple leanings of the base color. On the nail, it looks more indigo or blue.
You can find these two polishes at http://nailpolishtothestars.com on July 11 at 10-ish am Central Time.
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