Thursday, May 30, 2013

JINDIE-Pendence

Products provided for review.

We hold these polishes to be self-exhilerating!

Yes, yes we do!
JINDIE-Pendence is a jindienails.com exclusive, limited edition, and only available in full size bottles until July 4, 2013 or sold out (whichever comes first).

Eeee!! Sooo much glittah! Stars, squares, rectangles, dots, hexes and diamonds!! I really enjoyed the abundance of glitter, variety in size and shape and I think she does the white crelly base really well! No streaks, no digging, redipping or dabbing; although I did smoosh the brush a little to move some of the shapes around and just look at all that glitter goodness on each nail! Super easy to use!


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Spy Princess Nail Lacquer

Products provided for review.

I just love it when companies take care to package their polish up like a gift. Its a fun surprise to open and for me, it speaks volumes about the company. She even enclosed a handwritten note. Spy Princess has packaging down to a science!

When I was asked to review these polishes, I mentioned to Chrissy that my favorite colors were blues, browns, purples and greens. She doesn't have a purple polish in her shop, but she added purple to the package and I like to think she did that just for me! And aren't the little polish burritos cute all tied up with a shiny bow?

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Remember to enter the Giveaway!

The spring fling giveaway is still active but not for too much longer!
If you haven't already done so, please do go and enter!

There are 44 prizes - and some of them are available to our friends outside the USA!

Click the image below to see the full details and enter!


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Jindie Nails: Spring Chic Collection

Products provided for review.

Jindie's Spring Chic collection is packed with neon crellies and glitter surprises! I was grinning ear to ear as I unwrapped each bottle to see what she had sent to me. Each one of them, gorgeous!
I strive to get my photos color accurate, but neons, especially peachy/coral ones prove to be challenging so I have noted where there are color differences from my photo and the polish.

I'll be using Jindie's descriptions - she sent them to me in a file to help make the big entry easier. I really appreciate that she did that!

Ok, are you ready for some sparkle?!

Nude Beach
is such a fun cheery polish! I wore three easy coats in these photos. While i was painting, I giggled because the name brought forth imagery of what a nude beach might look like on a warm summer day. I've not been to one, but now my nails have! And I don't know how she did it but the white stars definitely show through the crelly base - genius!

Nude Beach: Nude crelly base with a mix of metallic sand colored sparkling hex, iridescent hex, matte white hex & tiny stars plus and abundance of neon orange, neon blue, neon pink, neon purple, neon green & neon yellow hex in several sizes.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Urban Lacquer: The CEO Collection

Products provided for review.

Looking for a polish that can be worn to the office? Not really interested in glitter polishes?

If so, Urban Lacquer has just the thing!
The CEO Collection polishes are beautiful colors full of shimmer and absolutely office appropriate.
Take It Offline is a flashy copper-gold color yet neutral enough for office attire! Its quite versatile; wear it by itself or with a glitter topper. I've worn 2 coats in the below photos.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Guest Post: Lori from Things I Heart, Part 3

So, this is the last post for my guest post here on xoxojen.  I had so much fun doing this!!

Jen may be an evil enabler, but I am so very thankful that she is!  Not only has she helped me with the basics of nail polish and doing my own manis, she has also helped me with my blog http://thingsiheart1981.blogspot.com.  She takes her time and makes calendars of indies that are restocking, with date and time.  I've asked her many questions (some are probably really dumb too lol!) and she always answers with helpful advise.  Jen is a very wonderful lady :-)

I got the perfect polish for this post!  Rescue Beauty Lounge Thank You.  Thank You is a gorgeous nude with some awesome pink shimmers.  The shimmers are not visible in my pictures, but they are there in real life.  I wanna make you all aware that I got bubbles with this polish.  I painted my nails three times with it, but it didn't help. So, just ignore them ;-)





All of these swatches are two coats of RBL Thank You, then I added the nail stickers from jobynailart.com.  I applied two coats of Gelous and one coat of HKG :-)

I hope everyone enjoyed these posts!  I had a ton of fun doing this and am honored Jen asked me to guest post on her lovely blog!!!

Thank you for everything Jen <3!!


My pleasure Lori! I would love to do this again sometime! I've really enjoyed your blog entries and manicures.

If you haven't already, please do stop by Lori's blog and leave some love and a follow!
What say you, dear readers, shall we persuade her to come and guest post again sometime?


Friday, May 10, 2013

Guest Post: Lori from Things I Heart, Part 2

-     Hi again!!  I have the second part of my story I put together for my guest post here on xoxoJen!

     So, we all know Jen takes amazing photos of nail polish!  When I first started reading about nail polish on "The Blue", Jen would always post links to gorgeous polish and keep us up to date on stockings.  The first time I experienced her posting a link, I replied "Damn You Jen!"  She replied with "You're welcome!"  Apparently, this wasn't the first time it was said to Jen regarding her "evil enabling".   "Damn You Jen" became a phrase used often and I wanted to do a manicure that focused on that phrase...

I started with two coats of Illamasqua Loella and topped that with one coat of Enchanteds Castle on a Cloud.  Both polishes applied so easily!!  I love how the Enchanted added a bit of spunk to Loella.  These photos are without topcoat.

So, I then added my little "Damn You Jen" part.




I decided to buy some stickers from jobynailart.com.  This was a perfect opportunity to buy them to try.  They are super easier to apply than I thought.  I did have to redo my pointer finger because I tried to apply the stickers with my fingers, but tweezers are the way to go!  I just added these stickers and put on a coat of Gelous then my HG topcoat, HKG!  This was really so much fun to do!!!




Oh my gosh! That is the cutest mani I have ever seen Lori!! I'm so touched! -sniffle-
You guys have got to go visit and follow her blog now, look how sweet she is!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Guest Post: Lori from Things I Heart, Part 1



     First off, I'd like to introduce myself!  I'm Lori C. from Things I Heart, a very new blog that I started to showcase all those... things I love!  When Jen asked me to do a guest post, I got very excited, then very nervous!  She is such a wonderful blogger and lady that I'm just a tad intimidated :-D  I had alot in mind at what I wanted to do and came up with the idea of a 3 part story!  So, here goes!

     There is this wonderful place.  A place where you can buy/sell/trade Lush products, MoonaLisa, Haunt, nail polish and many, many other things.  This is a place we call "The Blue".  I joined a couple years ago to offload the unwanted bath and body items and/or buy other HTF items.  I only really ventured into the "Swap" area in the beginning.  Then, one fateful day, I went into a different section and saw a link about nail polish.  I clicked on it, thinking it'd only be the polish I was used to seeing at salons.  Was I in for a surprise!!!  That was a year ago and I am still just as excited to stalk a sought after brand and get new nail mail!

   In my journey of learning about nail polish, I met some very awesome ladies and am still meeting awesome ladies!  These ladies have been so helpful to me, a girl that used to have someone else do my manis.  Jen was the first one to PM me and offer help.  I knew nothing!  Not only have we shared nail polish, but things in our own lives.  A little family of crazy polished lacquer heads!!

     I wanna show two blue polishes that I received as gifts from two ladies I met on "The Blue".  These polishes were frankened by the ladies and aren't for sale anywhere.

      The first polish was made by an awesome lady that is super talented, but makes polishes just for fun :-)  This is a polish she named "Love Bot Wife".  It's a gorgeous blue that has amazing micro shimmers in blue and silver.  The blue shimmers will turn a little bit darker blue to a light tealish green.  There are also silver hexes and silver squares in there.  I adore this polish!  It is the perfect amount of glitters.  I'm going to have to use the mini sparingly.  It was also a dream to apply.  This mani is a basecoat of Glisten and Glow Stuck on Blu!, two coats of Elevation Alphubel, one coat of Love Bot Wife, a coat of Gelous then a topcoat of Glisten and Glow HKG.




     Next up, is a gorgeous franken made by another lady on "The Blue"!  This polish, that is named "Fade to Winter", is a beautiful light blue, maybe periwinkle cream with the perfect mix of tealish green micro glitters, some silver glitters and some dark purple micro glitter.  I also layered this over two coats of Elevations Alphubel (better match as an undie with this polish), then two coats of Fade to Winter, a coat of Gelous then a coat of G&G HKG topcoat.  Application was perfection as well :-)



Thank you for letting me share my "The Blue" inspired post!

<3,

Lori~

Thank you so much for being a guest at my blog! I loved reminiscing while reading the story - it made me smile from ear to ear! It saddens me to see The Blue come to an end, but we'll definitely stay in touch!

Lori has a beautiful blog and recently reviewed one of the new RBL polishes!
Let's show her some love by visiting, shall we? -------------> Things I <3

Friday, May 3, 2013

Indie Polish

Products provided for review.

The Indie Polish shop opened in October, is based in Canada and ships worldwide. Tanya asked if I would choose some polishes to review so I chose two and she sent four! And they are all full sized! Now if that doesn't show she takes pride in her product, I don't know what does. The polishes arrived packed snugly in a cute box.
Let's have a look!

Tanya describes all of these really well, so I'm going to use her descriptions for each.

"I ADORE ORANGE and you just don't see it enough! This is Sun Kissed Peach
It's a beautiful blend of tangerine pop mica with tiny gold holo glitter! Perfect to brighten up a cold day or on your next world wide trip to the tropics!"


I wore three coats over Sinful Colors Cloud 9. The polish was easy to apply and there was plenty of the glitter on the nail with each swipe of the brush.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring Fling Giveaway!

Today we are launching an ENORMOUS giveaway from bloggers and indie makers alike.
This rafflecopter will run from today until Memorial Day, upon which time fourty-four winners will be chosen.

This is open to both US Residents and International, however not all prizes are available to international entries.    I will note each prize as such below.
Onto the Prizes!
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Enchanted Polish Djinn in a Bottle and OPI Rainbow Connection
US only
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