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!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Emily de Molly: Showdown

The moment I saw Showdown, I knew it was special and I had to have it. I had not ever seen a tinted jelly polish as sparkly and flakie as this and haven't seen anything else even close to it since. Absolutely unique in my collection and possibly in the whole nail polish market. If you don't have this, you need it. Trust.

xoxoJen's swatch of Emily de Molly Showdown
xoxoJen's swatch of Emily de Molly Showdown
xoxoJen's swatch of Emily de Molly Showdown

Formula was excellent as with all EdM polishes and two coats was opaque enough for this gal.

I hope you have enjoyed the review and swatches! And yes, this polish is still available!
Visit EdM's store and pick up a beautiful polish or five!

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