Saturday, October 29, 2016

Glam Polish: Frankenslime 2016 + Nail Art

I absolutely love the bright greens and glitters that Glam Polish makes and when I saw this one with purple glitter mixed in, I had to have it!

xoxoJen's swatch of Glam Polish Frankenslime

The formula is fantastic for glitter polish, it applied so easily. I didn't have to double dip the brush or do any of that glitter fishing madness that often occurs with glitter polishes. The accent nail is a purple holo called Blackberry Wine from Nvr Enuff, it's worn here with two coats and topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Glam Polish Frankenslime

I wore two coats to reach opacity and to insure even application. I topped it with Gelous and Clearly on Top from KBShimmer.

xoxoJen's swatch of Glam Polish Frankenslime

The mani was screaming for some Halloween nail art, so I did them up with spiders and webs! I used a spider from Bundle Monster 13 and webs from Vivid Lacquer 013. I used MDU black and avocado for stamping.

xoxoJen's swatch of Glam Polish Frankenslime Nail Art
xoxoJen's swatch of Glam Polish Frankenslime Nail Art

I hope you've enjoyed the mani and nail art and I wish you all a happy and safe Halloween!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Candy Lacquer Nail Art

A while back, like a year and some change, I purchased a few holo creams from Candy Lacquer that really caught my eye. Unfortunately, I don't see them available in the shop right now, but I invite you to live vicariously through these swatches! I really enjoyed these polishes, each of them had a terrific two coat formula. The holo is subtle in low light, and stronger in the sun. Totally office appropriate shades, don't you think?

Chocolate Galaxy is the mocha shade, it has a pinky/purple shimmer in it and the purple leaning shade is called My Favorite Coat. I've no idea what glitter I used Bear Pawlish Baby Bear's Breath on the accent nail. (Found it after searching through all my images!)

xoxoJen's swatch of Candy Lacquer Nail Art
xoxoJen's swatch of Candy Lacquer Nail Art

I hope you've enjoyed the 'blast from the past' let me know what you think!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Literary Lacquers: The Needle's Bite

The Needle's Bite - A vampy mysterious metallic gunmetal linear holo with an antique gold highlight shimmer, designed with Alex and Eli Bacon-Leslie and inspired by the Newsflesh series by Mira Grant.

I wore two coats with topcoat but this polish was very near opaque in just one coat. It applied easily and so far no chipping after four days of wear. I received a compliment yesterday from the cashier at a restaurant. In their lighting, this polish looked greenish. It's definitely a morpher depending on the lighting situation.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers The Needle's Bite
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers The Needle's Bite
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers The Needle's Bite


This polish is available from October 17 - November 16, $13 with a $5 donation from each bottle going to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
See press release below.


*** For Immediate Release***
Contact:
Amy Milder, amymilder@gmail.com
Owner of Literary Lacquers

The Needle’s Bite to raise funds for JDRF

SANTA FE, New Mexico ﹘ With Type 1 Diabetes, every day can feel like a succession of needles. Each day is filled with finger pricks, blood tests and insulin injections.

The Needle’s Bite, developed in collaboration between Literary Lacquers and Alex and Eli Bacon-Leslie, will raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

A big fan of the “Newsflesh” series by Mira Grant, Eli Bacon-Leslie chose to name the polish “The Needle’s Bite” because of his experiences living with Type 1 Diabetes and endless days of needles and blood tests, something the characters in the book could empathize with. The characters in the “Newsflesh” series live in a world of constant needle pricks and blood tests, but in their case, the tests are for zombie amplification, not blood glucose.

Each bottle of The Needle’s Bite will be sold for $13 and $5 from each bottle will be donated to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. The polish will be sold from October 17, 2016 to November 16, 2016.

Literary Lacquers, founded by Amy Milder in 2012, is an innovative independent nail polish company. Amy's passion for literature, beauty and nail polish drive her creativity and business; all of her polishes are inspired by great literary works, passages and series. Literary Lacquers are all 3-free and packaged and shipped with 100% recyclable materials. Find Literary Lacquers online at www.literarylacquers.com


Sunday, October 16, 2016

Literary Lacquers: The Raven trio


After the success of our collaboration polish Soul Within Me Burning, from the inaugural Color Box, Amy and I decided to make a few more polishes inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's poem, The Raven.

The design of my collaboration polish came from a franken I made many years ago which was inspired by looking through my bathroom picture window at night. It's one of those textured glass windows and through it the orangey streetlight looks like glitter against the blackened night sky. Below is my best attempt at capturing it.



The name of the polish comes from the following section of the poem. I chose it because this is the section where he gets up to look out the window.
"Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;--
'Tis the wind and nothing more!"

And This Mystery Explore - A smoky grey crelly packed with holographic copper and orange holographic microglitter and shimmer.
I wore two coats of this polish with a topcoat. It is super sparkly and rainbow glitter filled! The polish is quite smooth to the touch before topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers And This Mystery Explore
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers And This Mystery Explore
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers And This Mystery Explore

Sweet Lenore - A bronze metallic linear holo with just a touch of grunge. I wore two coats with topcoat. If applied in a heavy manner one coat just might do it. Amy designed this polish and it's name is derived from the eight mentions of Lenore within the poem, each of them implying that she is 'sweet'.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Sweet Lenore
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Sweet Lenore
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Sweet Lenore

Each of the polishes will release on October 17 at 1pm Central time.
Or get all three as a trio at a discounted price! (And This Mystery Explore, Sweet Lenore, and Soul Within Me Burning)

Monday, October 10, 2016

Different Dimension: Buttersweet Symphony


If I said I hate yellow polishes, I'd be lying.
Buttersweet Symphony from Different Dimension is the _one_ yellow polish that I fell instantly for when I saw it for the first time last year. It is packed with microglitter, holo pigment and perhaps some shimmer - definitely very sparkly!

xoxoJen's swatch of Different Dimension Buttersweet Symphony

The shade of yellow is unlike any other I've seen in polish world. In some lights, it almost seems to have a greenish hue, and in other lighting it is more a mustard shade. I think it's uniqueness is what draws me to it.

xoxoJen's swatch of Different Dimension Buttersweet Symphony

The formula was fantastic. I wore a it a week and had no chipping or staining. I never thought I'd refer to a yellow polish as "dreamy" but, it is.

Do you have a favorite yellow polish? What is it and why?

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Awesome Sauce Box: Lisa Frank


The Awesome Sauce box is a collaboration between several indie Nail Polish brands who bring you a box full of awesome! The current box includes 4 polishes as well as several other fun products, all with a Lisa Frank theme.

xoxoJen's Awesome Sauce Box review: Lisa Frank

Different Dimensions~StarGazer
Holo glitterbomb with an array of shapes in bright colors and it comes with a heap of loose neon star glitters! Who doesn't like extra glitters, in star shapes!? The holo rainbow and candy colors of this polish made me grin while at work. I wore just one coat over the Anonymous Lacquer and it is almost opaque. I added a coat of gelous and a coat of top coat for a smooth glossy finish.

xoxoJen's swatch of Different Dimension StarGazer
xoxoJen's swatch of Different Dimension StarGazer
xoxoJen's swatch of Different Dimension StarGazer

Anonymous Lacquer~Dream Like A Unicorn
Bold blue with a flash of purple shimmer and linear holo, and it comes with a mini "Butta Balm" for cuticle care.
This polish is so electric and vibrant, teetering right on the edge of being called purple! I don't think I have anything like it in my collection, happy to give it a home!
I wore two coats, although I could have gotten away with one.

xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Dream Like a Unicorn
xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Dream Like a Unicorn
xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Dream Like a Unicorn

Ever After Polish~Let's Be Frank
A bright, almost neon pink with peach tendencies super loaded with blue and purple micro flakes. If you're a pink lover, you won't want to miss this one. I wore two coats and topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Let's Be Frank
xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Let's Be Frank
xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After Let's Be Frank

Lavish Polish~Chasing Rainbows
A vibrant purple holo packed with blue and pink shimmer. I freaking love this shade, raspberry is just so yummy! I wore two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lavish Polish Chasing Rainbows
xoxoJen's swatch of Lavish Polish Chasing Rainbows
xoxoJen's swatch of Lavish Polish Chasing Rainbows

The box also includes a sheet of Lisa Frank inspired water slide decals and a rainbow nail file! The file is awesome, and I haven't had a chance to try out the decals but they are super cute! The box is available now at http://awesomesauceindies.bigcartel.com/. It comes in both full and mini sizes, shown here is the full sized box.

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