Sunday, February 26, 2017

Road to Polish Con: Week 12

xoxoJen - Official Polish Con Blogger
Unable to attend Polish Con NYC 2017?
Never fear! The creators and vendors of the event got together and are creating polishes available for sale to everyone before the Con! How cool is that? The releases are done weekly on Sundays at 8am Central and run through the following Saturday.

Today's launch features week 12 polishes from Dollish Polish and Drip Drop.

Whistling Showtunes
A gunmetal grey super linear holo with purpley/pink shifting micro flakes. I wore two easy coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Drip Drop Whistling Showtunes
xoxoJen's swatch of Drip Drop Whistling Showtunes
xoxoJen's swatch of Drip Drop Whistling Showtunes

New York State of Mind
Toxic Avenger V2? I think so! This polish starts with an olive green jelly base, packed with shifting shimmer flecks from gold to pink and holographic pigment. This mix makes the polish look totally different in different lighting situations. I wore two (heavy handed) coats for opacity and topcoat for shine.

xoxoJen's swatch of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind
xoxoJen's swatch of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind
xoxoJen's swatch of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind
xoxoJen's swatch of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind

Still wondering about whether this is Toxic Avenger V2? Decide for yourself!
For those of you that aren't familiar with Toxic Avenger, it was one of the very first polishes in the indie world that was holo and multi-chromatic/shifting. It was stocked at Dolly's shop several times, and I kept putting off the purchase because I thought it would be available for a while, but then the supplier discontinued what Dolly used to make it. The last batch sold out of the shop before I could blink, and I missed it. Finding it on the second hand market was really difficult. No one was willing to give it up and when they did, the price was astronomical. After maybe a year, I was able to find a mini at a message board that I was able to swap for.

So if you are even remotely interested in NY State of Mind, pick it up! You'll be glad you did, it's gorgeous!

xoxoJen's comparison of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind and Toxic Avenger
xoxoJen's comparison of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind and Toxic Avenger
xoxoJen's comparison of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind and Toxic Avenger
xoxoJen's comparison of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind and Toxic Avenger
xoxoJen's comparison of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind and Toxic Avenger
xoxoJen's comparison of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind and Toxic Avenger
xoxoJen's comparison of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind and Toxic Avenger
xoxoJen's comparison of Dollish Polish NY State of Mind and Toxic Avenger

I hope you've enjoyed the review and photos - grab yours Sunday morning after 8am Central over at http://polishconvention.bigcartel.com/products - don't delay, they'll be pulled down on Saturday night!

Recap of previous weeks:
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
Week 9
Week 10
Week 11


Friday, February 24, 2017

Ye Olde Clean Up Brush

So, who keeps their old splayed out, frayed up clean up brushes?

xoxoJen's old clean up brush

Anyone?

xoxoJen's old clean up brush


Well, I do and I'll tell you why.
I use it to scrub polish out of my cuticles after removal.
For whatever reason, sometimes after I've removed a polish there will be a translucent bit of polish left in the cuticle area that the cotton pad just doesn't take off. An old splayed out clean up brush comes in really handy to be able to apply pressure to the cuticle and sort of scrub without worry of damaging the brush!

Now lemme ask again - Who keeps their old splayed out, frayed up clean up brushes?



Thursday, February 23, 2017

Literary Lacuqers: March Pop Up


It's that time again for the Literary Lacquers monthly pop up shop! In last month's review I talked about her new business plan, and I'm loving it so far! The March release will showcase a total of six polishes, one a throwback and another brand new which I am sharing below. I have previously reviewed the other four which are: Felix Felicis, Avada Kedavra, Mirror of Galadriel and Color of Magic (formerly named Octarine).

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Literary Lacquers March Pop Up Shop

Amortentia (the newbie of the bunch)
A champagne rose gold almost metallic holo with glass flakies. Inspired by the love potion in Harry Potter, and designed with Rachel McNulty for her geeky wedding.
Opaque in one coat, super sparkly and such an elegant celebratory shade. While it is not necessarily limited edition, Amy has no current plans to stock it again after this pop up. So if you love it, grab it while you can.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Amortentia
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Amortentia
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Amortentia

Midsummer Night's Dream (updated formula)
Deep blue jelly, with small gold squares, black hexes, and holographic gold hexes.
One of the first polishes created by Amy, its namesake was also the name of the collection. It has been reformulated and is absolutely beautiful. I wore two coats with gelous and topcoat for a smooth glassy shine.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Midsummer Night's Dream
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Midsummer Night's Dream
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Midsummer Night's Dream

The shop opens on Friday, March 3, 8pm MST and will close Sunday, March 5, midnight MST.
Polishes will be restocked periodically when they sell out through the end of the weekend. So if something is sold out, keep checking back until after the shop closes on March 5!

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