Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Literary Lacquers: Laters, Baby

I recently scored a few LitLacqs at the sale Amy had! I was missing several from my collection, and thought why not pick those up!?

Laters, Baby is a super dark brown holo with holo microglitters. It's not only brown but has a charcoal and taupe undertone. I wore two coats, which gets it pretty dark. To really show off those undertones, I'd suggest wearing it over a nude or lighter shade of brown. I found this polish to be a little thicker than usual, but still super easy to work with.





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Friday, February 13, 2015

Painted Sabotage: Crellies

Two more pretty crellies from Painted Sabotage, the first one was called Love Poison. I just can't get enough of this formula of hers! It applies itself. So easy to control that I didn't do any clean up on the first one and very little on the second. The brushes are the classic small round brush and I like that her bottle label is coated so that oils / lotions don't mess them up. :)

Vaithrudnir (Vafþrúðnir) is the name of a frost giant that challenged Odin in Norse mythology, that was my inspiration when creating this polish. Picture a bluish grey with glints of ice and snow. You will find an assortment of blue, gunmetal, silver holographic and white glitters.

A beautiful slate blue with sparkles interspersed. Two coats to opacity, nice eh?

xoxoJen's swatch of Painted Sabotage Vaithrudnir
xoxoJen's swatch of Painted Sabotage Vaithrudnir
xoxoJen's swatch of Painted Sabotage Vaithrudnir


Gettin' Eggy Wit It is a neutral blend of colors with a tiny bit of sparkle. You will find bronze and copper through out with a slight gold sparkle in an almond shade base. Great for those days when you just want to be all warm and toasty and possibly with a glass of Eggnog!


This one reminds me of chocolate chip cookies and I started craving them while I was polishing! I used three thin coats just to make sure vnl was covered well for my photos, but I think two coats applied a little thicker would also work well.

xoxoJen's swatch of Painted Sabotage Gettin' Eggy Wit It
xoxoJen's swatch of Painted Sabotage Gettin' Eggy Wit It
xoxoJen's swatch of Painted Sabotage Gettin' Eggy Wit It

I love the cool and neutral tones in these, they're soothing and then there's the burst of sparkle! Which is your favorite?

You can find these and other Painted Sabotage polishes at the Etsy store. Thanks for visiting!




Wednesday, February 11, 2015

HPB Presents: Valentine's Day Mani Link Up!


The Hobby Polish Blogger's group that I am a member of is at it again with another link up! This time, Valentine's Day manis. I hope your Valentine's day is special!

First is a mani of roses and lace stamped with Mundo de Unos stamping polish and Vivid Lacquer plates on top of Black Dahlia Capital Rose Garden.

xoxoJen's swatch of Roses and Lace

Next is hearts and fishnets stamped with Mundo de Unos stamping polish, Vivid Lacquer and Bundle Monster plates on top of Blue-Eyed Girl Cuts In My Heart which also has Sweet Heart Polish Josh layered over it, beneath the stamped design.

xoxoJen's swatch of Hearts and Fishnets

Third is all flowers! I started with Literary Lacquers Laughs in Flowers and stamped it with a flower design from Bundle Monster plates in a layered pattern with Konad Black, Blue-Eyed Girl Cuts In My Heart, and Pop-arazzi Glam Factor.

xoxoJen's swatch of All Flowers

Lastly is a black lace design stamped with Konad Black and Vivid Lacquer plate designs over a technique called watercolor that I learned in the Simples group on facebook.

xoxoJen's swatch of Black Lace


Please feel free to visit our other group members blog posts in the link up below!


Monday, February 9, 2015

Painted Sabotage: Love Poison

Love Poison is the second polish inspired and co-created with the daughter of Chrissy from Painted Sabotage. She says that her daughter's love of My Little Ponies was the inspiration for this polish. Love Poison is a pretty pink with small pink dot glitter, a hidden golden shimmer, pink hexes and tiny square and micro gold glitters.

The formula is perfection for this crelly. It almost applied itself in three thin coats and has the perfect amount of glitter so that it doesn't get too chunky with that many coats. No dragging, clumping or streaking either. I think I've finally found a crelly formula that I love!

xoxoJen's swatch of Painted Sabotage Love Poison
xoxoJen's swatch of Painted Sabotage Love Poison
xoxoJen's swatch of Painted Sabotage Love Poison

The listing for this particular polish says it's a Limited Edition, so if you want this one you may want to snag it soon!

The Painted Sabotage Etsy shop has quite a selection of polishes to choose from, including some beautiful holos. I have four other Painted Sabotage polishes to review, so be sure to check back at xoxojen.com!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn: Valentine's Day Collection

The Valentine's Day Collection from b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn consists of one specialty finish, eight holographic polishes, and three glitter toppers. The color palette is quite suitable for Valentine's Day from pink to purple and everything in between, plus grey. Are you ready to shimmer and sparkle? I am!

xoxoJen's collage of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Valentine's Day Collection

I'm using the official descriptions for each polish as published in the online store and the additional comments are my own.

Chick Flick is a super fun pink glitter bomb. It's loaded with pink or all shades, sizes, and finishes, creating the perfect topper and it can be layered to full opacitiy in 3 - 4 coats.
I wore one coat over Worst Book Ever. The glitter topper is super sparkly, especially under those round spotlight style lights - it's pretty mesmerizing! No issues with formula or special application methods needed for this effect.


xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Chick Flick
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Chick Flick
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Chick Flick

Heartbreaker is a beautiful pink leaning purple holographic polish.
I found this polish to have a subtle holographic effect and a slightly metallic finish. The formula was good and opaque in two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclynHeartbreaker
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclynHeartbreaker
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclynHeartbreaker

Hearts & Shit is a fun glitter topper with silver holographic hearts, purple holo microglitter, and transparent purple heart glitters.
I wore one coat over Shake It Off for a heart shaped galaxy effect! The microglitters in this topper really add dimension and spark over such a dark base color. No issues to report, I was able to get one to two hearts on the brush with each dip of the brush and no digging or fishing. It applied smooth and easy.

xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Hearts & Shit
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Hearts & Shit
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Hearts & Shit

Hottie - aka Jen's Polish because our reviewer from xoxoJen.com didn't want to take this one off to finish swatching the others - is a stunning, bright, royal purple holographic polish with magenta/red shift.
UNF. Yep, this one gets the UNF rating! It's absolutely beautiful in any lighting situation. It has such depth and pow and absolutely glows from within! Have you ever seen a glowy holo? I'm not sure I have before this one. It's my favorite of the collection. If you can only get one polish from this launch, this is it!

xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Hottie
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Hottie
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Hottie

Just Red is - well, just red. It's a red metallic glitter topper that is perfect for nail art and creating glitter gradients.
I wore one even coat over Let's Makout. Formula was perfect with this one and I imagine the possibilities are endless. A combo jelly sandwich pond mani would be pretty with this!

xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Just Red
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Just Red
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Just Red

Kiss-Off, Bitch is a beautiful creamy flamingo pink polish with holographic sparkle.
A very nice rose pink - not mauve but truly rosy. I love this creamy shade of pink and it's subtle holo sparkle. (more evident out in the sunshine)
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Kiss-Off, Bitch
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Kiss-Off, Bitch
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Kiss-Off, Bitch

Let's Makeout is a gorgeous red-orange creamy polish with holographic sparkle.
Ever see one of those post-it note page flags? The red one? This matches it in office lighting, like, exactly! I enjoyed using the creamy formula which was opaque in just one coat.

xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Let's Makeout
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Let's Makeout
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Let's Makeout

Love & Lipstick is a gorgeous pink jelly packed with metallic pink microglitter.
I had saved this one to swatch last so I could wear it for a few days. Little did I know I was going to fall for Hottie the way I did! I finally did swatch and wear it and it's really beautiful. Such a bright vibrant shade of hot pink with a glass fleck finish, quite a special polish! Two lovely coats will make you fall in love with it too! My second favorite of the collection.

xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Love & Lipstick
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Love & Lipstick
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Love & Lipstick

Love Me or Hate Me is a beautiful and complex magenta/berry holographic polish with red micro fleck.
Definitely a complex polish and I'm happy to say my camera totally caught it! I was shocked because I am usually cussing it out with red/pink shades. At the top of the nail it looks like pink holo shimmer is floating there, near the sides and deeper in you can see that red micro fleck Jac mentioned in the description it's also present in the first image's bottle. This one is stunning, has depth and is all kinds of pretty! I used two coats for opacity, formula was super smooth and easy to apply.

xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Love Me or Hate Me
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Love Me or Hate Me
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Love Me or Hate Me

Sex & Candy is a gorgeous deep berry red holographic polish with pink holo microglitter and black to pink colorshifting flakie.
This one made me say WOW! with the first stroke of the brush. Those purple flecks you're seeing in the image are really there. No saturation, no trickery - for real, legit, there. Those are the microglitters flashing and boy do they flash! The formula was super smooth and opaque in one coat.

xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Sex & Candy
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Sex & Candy
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Sex & Candy

Shake It Off is a stunning deep purple holographic polish.
This leans a bit of a smokey purple and sometimes brownish purple in certain lighting. The holo is subtle but sparkles well in full sunlight. I wore one coat with topcoat, formula was good.

xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Shake It Off
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Shake It Off
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Shake It Off

Worst Book Ever is the perfect medium grey holographic polish.
Yup, what Jac said! Love this shade, a good medium grey seems nearly impossible to find sometimes! It's name absolutely cracks me up, even though I've not read the book. It is blue leaning and in shady areas where the lighting is more blue, this leans purple! One easy coat and you'll be grey and sparkly!

xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Worst Book Ever
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Worst Book Ever
xoxoJen's swatch of b.i.t.c.h. by jaclyn Worst Book Ever

Well dear readers, what do you think of this collection? Do you have favorites?

You can get yours at the online store in the Valentine's Day Collection section. Don't forget to check for your other favorite polishes and Sample Batches!

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