Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Grace-full Nail Polish: The Ice Princess Collection

The Ice Princess Collection is inspired by the Disney movie, Frozen. Each of the polish names are from quotes in the movie. The whole collection is a set of ten different polishes. I have seven of those to share with you so be sure to check around more blogs for the other three: The Sky's Awake, Queen Arandelle, and My Own Personal Snow Flurry.

This is the first time I've tried this brand, and I think I'm in love!
Each polish's formula was perfection and the flat brush allows for precise control of the polish with minimal clean up afterward.
The color descriptions were provided by Theresa from Grace-full and my comments will be underneath.

Strike for love – an aqua holo with blue flakies throughout

The blue flakies in this are a sapphire shade and micro-sized for that hidden oomph that makes you wonder 'what's in there!?' I used two coats for opacity.

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Strike for love
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Strike for love
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Strike for love

Open Door – a linear mauve holo with violet flakies

I enjoyed wearing this one because it kept me guessing! The holo flame really plays tricks on my eyes - is it purple? pink? smokey? It's all of that and a bag of chips. I wore two coats and added a few extra strokes to insure vnl was covered for the images.

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Open Door
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Open Door
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Open Door

Beautifuler – a deep pink jelly with ultra fine pink holographic glitter and iridescent violet glitter.

Oh man, the squish! the shine! the depth! the sparkle! What else could a gal want? This one does appear darker in the bottle, but once it's on the nail it's a beautiful cherry berry shade! I used two coats for the photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Beautifuler
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Beautifuler
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Beautifuler

Do the Magic! – a deep blue shimmer that shifts to violet
Stunning in the bottle and on the nail! In some lights it looks metallic and sometimes super shimmery. It's blue but the purple shimmer that it's packed with plays tricks on the eye. Definitely one you'll want to observe in different lighting situations while wearing it. This was my favorite of these so I'm wearing it all week!

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Do the Magic!
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Do the Magic!
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Do the Magic!

Little Baby Unicorn – a mauve super holographic micro glitter with violet holo microglitter in a jelly base.
This is the glitter cousin of Open Door, similar in shade but so different in finish! I wore two coats for the photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Little Baby Unicorn
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Little Baby Unicorn
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Little Baby Unicorn

Ice Crazy – a grey crelly with a hint of blue throughout, ultra fine silver holographic glitter, iridescent tiny glitters and little flecks of mauve and blue.
Beautifully done dove grey shade with heaps of purple/blue shimmer. The shimmer in light shades are typically very difficult to capture, but I did my best! I wore two coats, no streaks.

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Ice Crazy
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Ice Crazy
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Ice Crazy

Break the Frozen Heart – a glacial blue linear holo that shifts to turquoise green
This blue may look very similar in color to the one above, but I assure you - they're different! This one is just slightly lighter in color and is metallic! It has a lot of sparkle in dim light and then goes crazy in the sun with a fiery holo flame! Two coats used in the photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Break the Frozen Heart
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Break the Frozen Heart
xoxoJen's swatch of Grace-full Break the Frozen Heart

The collection launches at http://gracefullnailpolish.com/ on Friday 26th June at 7pm AEST (4am Central)

if you buy 4 or more bottles from the Ice Princess collection you'll receive a bottle of Magical Snowflakes. In a clear base it is loaded with violet-blue shifting and rainbow iridescent glitter in all sizes as well as white matte snowflakes. You can see a photo of it at the Grace-full Facebook page!

Don't forget to surf around for the three shades that I didn't have, they're equally as pretty!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Cupcake Polish: The Berry Patch collection

The Berry Patch collection by Cupcake Polish is a beautifully done summer collection of six super holographic polishes.

xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Berry Patch Collection

Berry Good Looking is a neon violet holo with strong flashes of pink and blue. Perfect in one coat. The holo is so strong that it overpowers the base color in my photos - but you can see its true base color in the bottle where it's tilted at an angle.

I am so glad I swatched this one last, else there would only be this color in my review! 'Cause I'm NOT taking it off of my non-swatching hand. ever.
#1 FAVORITE POLISH EVER - All the yes.

xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Berry Good Looking

Some Berry To Love is a hot pink holo with flashes of purple. Pink lovers, this one's a dazzler! I wore two coats and topcoat, fantastic formula.

xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Some Berry To Love
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Some Berry To Love
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Some Berry To Love

Water You Doing? ...checking out this pretty teal oceanic holo, of course! This whole collection is so pretty and the formulas are all fantastic - this is two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Water You Doing?
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Water You Doing?
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Water You Doing?

Don't Worry Bee Happy is a buzzy bee golden yellow with a stunning holo flame. I wore two coats with topcoat and of course this one's formula was spectacular as well.

xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Don't Worry Bee Happy
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Don't Worry Bee Happy
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Don't Worry Bee Happy

Pick of the Patch is a pretty lighter shade of pink but still vibrant - it leans a little neon! Two easy coats shown here.

xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Pick of the Patch
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Pick of the Patch
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Pick of the Patch

Leaf Me Alone is a pretty leafy green, in some lights it's more limey and others it's more leafy. Two smooth coats and awesome formula.

xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Leaf Me Alone
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Leaf Me Alone
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Polish Leaf Me Alone

This whole collection launches June 19th at 11:00 AM at http://cupcakepolish.bigcartel.com/ - you won't want to miss these, especially Berry Good Looking. Yes, you ALL need at least that one from this collection! ...or all of them! ;)

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Literary Lacquers: Vurt-U-Want

Introducing the new Summer collection, Vurt-U-Want, from Literary Lacquers! The collection is inspired by Vurt by Jeff Noon, the 1990s classic cyber-hallucinogenic novel. It containcs 3 glitter holos, 2 classic holos, 1 matte glitter, 1 matte shimmer and 1 glitter top coat. How's that for a fun variety!?

I've used Amy's descriptions and then my comments are in italics beneath each.

Glitter holos:
Vurt-U-Want: Neon pink linear holo with holo microglitter
Yes Please. Loving the bright pinks for summer and this one will knock your socks off! Two coats, perfecto!

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Vurt-U-Want
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Vurt-U-Want
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Vurt-U-Want

Thermofish: Bright aqua-cyan linear holo with holo microglitter
Just when I thought that pink up there was my favorite, I put this on and was wowed! I am loving all the colors in this collection, its going to be tough to pick a fave! Two coats in the photos, and I think I must have only used one coat on my index finger - woops! Two coats to opacity, stellar formula!

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Thermofish
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Thermofish
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Thermofish

Blue Lullaby: Deep bright blue linear holo with holo microglitter
Quite a stunner! I'm really loving the vibrant shades in this collection! Two coats, perfect formula as usual!

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Blue Lullaby
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Blue Lullaby
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Blue Lullaby

Classic holos:
Bottletown: Bottle green linear holo with rainbow flakies and glass flecks
Such a lovely almost sage green, but a bit darker. The rainbow flair is beautiful in this! Two coats and a perfect formula!

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Bottletown
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Bottletown
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Bottletown

Dreamsnake: Violet linear holo with green flakies and glass flecks Matte Glitter
Speechless - just look at it! Two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Dreamsnake
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Dreamsnake
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Dreamsnake

Shadowgirl: a soft grey matte packed with holographic and metallic glitter in silver and blue, gives different effect when worn with topcoat. Matte Shimmer
I love a greyed up color or a colored up grey - I'm all about the greys lately! This topper is beautiful in both matte and gloss. I wore two coats and added topcoat in the last image

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Shadowgirl
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Shadowgirl
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Shadowgirl
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Shadowgirl

Curious Yellow: Taxi yellow matte with gold glass fleck and flakies, gives different effect when worn with topcoat Glitter topcoat
This reminds me of summers past with lemonade stands and sunshine! I wore two coats and in the last image I added topcoat. The formula for this was fantastic!

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Curious Yellow
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Curious Yellow
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Curious Yellow
And with topcoat all glossy!
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Curious Yellow

English Voodoo: Yes, finally another glitter topper from Literary Lacquers. This one is inspired by the knowledge feather known as English Voodoo, Magenta holo microglitter, 2 sizes of black hexes, black holo triangles and a smattering of marigold matte small hexes to represent the deadly side of this feather trip.
VOODOO ALL THE THINGS!
One coat brushed normally over each shade from the collection - beautiful with all of them!


xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers English Voodoo
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers English Voodoo
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers English Voodoo
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers English Voodoo
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers English Voodoo
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers English Voodoo
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers English Voodoo

I hope you've enjoyed my review of this vibrant and fun collection! It launches June 11 at 1pm central time at the Literary Lacquers shop.

Which was your favorite? I still can't decide which is my fave!

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