Thursday, August 17, 2017

Road to Polish Con: Bluebird, Don Deeva, and Nvr Enuff

The Road to Polish Con is back as a preview for the September 23 Polish Con event in Chicago. I am delighted to be involved again as both Director of the event and Official RTPC Blogger! If you missed the NYC Road to Polish Con, you can find photos and links here.

I and five other “official” Polish Con Bloggers and Swatchers are sharing each polish with you first! We'll adventure together down the Road to Polish Con every Thursday for a full eleven weeks.
The polishes release Sunday morning at 8am central, will be available to pre-order for one week, and then the shop is refreshed with different polishes for the next launch.

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Road to Polish Con

Bluebird Mast Boat Naut Least
A shimmery platinum gold with a rainbow of micro flakies and holo.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Mast Boat Naut Least
xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Mast Boat Naut Least
xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Mast Boat Naut Least

Don Deeva Mag Money
a green holo with holo flakes

xoxoJen's swatch of Don Deeva Mag Money
xoxoJen's swatch of Don Deeva Mag Money
xoxoJen's swatch of Don Deeva Mag Money

Nvr Enuff Step Right Up!
A cherry red holo with rainbow crystal flakes, pink/gold & blue/Violet UCC flakes!

xoxoJen's swatch of Nvr Enuff Step Right Up!
xoxoJen's swatch of Nvr Enuff Step Right Up!
xoxoJen's swatch of Nvr Enuff Step Right Up!

Each of these polishes have good formulas and easy application with little clean up. Shown is two coats with topcoat for each polish pictured.

I hope you've enjoyed the review and photos - snag yours this Sunday morning after 8am Central over at http://polishconvention.bigcartel.com/products. They're available 8/20-8/26, and if you haven't already, join the Polish Con facebook group to stay informed.

Monday, August 14, 2017

August Hella Holo Customs: Lacquester

I am honored to be one of this month's guests for the Hello Holo Customs group on facebook. The brands featured in August are KBShimmer and Lacquester. The pre-order launch is open now through September 5th and you'll need to be a member of Hella Holo Customs to get the purchase links for each polish.

The color descriptions italicized are provided by the brand and my comments are beneath each of them.

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Lacquester HHC Polishes

Bingo Flamingo
a coral based polish with gold shimmer, tiny (flat) holographic glitter and a subtle scattered holographic finish.


Super vibrant coral, almost neon. The gold shimmer really pops in bright lighting. I wore three coats to ensure no vnl in photos, but it was mostly opaque in two.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lacquester Bingo Flamingo
xoxoJen's swatch of Lacquester Bingo Flamingo
xoxoJen's swatch of Lacquester Bingo Flamingo

I Lilac You
a spectraflair holographic base with lots of blue/violet and pink glow particles with a scattered holographic finish. Used with a top coat it will be totally smooth.


Absolutely stunning and super sparkly, this polish glows! I wore two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lacquester I Lilac You
xoxoJen's swatch of Lacquester I Lilac You
xoxoJen's swatch of Lacquester I Lilac You

Poppy Like It's Hot
a mint/blue base with gold/orange/red multichrome flakies, small holographic glitter and a scattered holographic finish. Used with a top coat it will be totally smooth.


The base, to me, is a medium teal shade. Loving this one so much, I'm wearing it for Jason's birthday tomorrow. The shimmer, multichrome flakes and holo sparks add complexity and interest. I wore two coats and topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Lacquester Poppy Like It's Hot
xoxoJen's swatch of Lacquester Poppy Like It's Hot
xoxoJen's swatch of Lacquester Poppy Like It's Hot

Each of these have fantastic formula, beautiful packaging and are opaque in two coats. I'm still wearing Poppy Like It's Hot, but I didn't notice any staining on removal of the other two. All were smooth to the touch after topcoat was applied.

Also available are the polishes from KBShimmer that I reviewed yesterday.
Join the Hello Holo Customs group on facebook to get the purchase links!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

August Hella Holo Customs: KBShimmer

I am honored to be one of this month's guests for the Hello Holo Customs group on facebook. The brands featured in August are KBShimmer and Lacquester. The pre-order launch opens tonight at 11pm CDT and goes through September 5th. You'll need to be a member of Hella Holo Customs to get the purchase links for each polish.

The inspiration images are beautiful, aren't they? I was able to find the original artist, Furstset, for the 'Holy Tree' image and gained his permission to use it here with credit given, but I could not locate the other artists. Descriptions below are provided by the brand and my comments will be at the end of the review.

xoxoJen's swatch collage of KBShimmer HHC polishes

That Goes Without Cyan (Polish B)
A perfect morning starts with a vibrant sun rising up to fill the turquoise blue sky with its glowing copper gold hue. This sun and sky inspired linear holo polish takes inspiration from the vibrant blue skies. An aqua leaning blue color, we accented this strong linear holo with bits of copper and gold for a sparkle even in low lighting. Best in 2 coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish B
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish B
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish B
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish B

Pinking of Paradise (Polish A)
A setting sun softly tints the clouds a cotton candy pink, while crashing waves in a tropical aqua hue lap against pink sand. This photo of paradise has inspired our August Hello Holo custom polish. A softly tinted pink polish features our holo glow flakes. These flakes have a unique holo glow to them in bright lights, while in softer lighting, a turquoise shimmer pops out to say hello. This polish is sheer enough in one coat to layer over your favorite pink cream, but is best in 2-3 coats alone. If you loved our Polish Con exclusive, We Make Your Dreams Come Blue, you will not want to miss this sister shade!

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish A
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish A
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish A
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish A

One Holo-of-a Storm (Polish C)
A storm off in the horizon, the flash of lightening and setting sun fill the sky with deep dues of cobalt, periwinkle, pinks and fuchsia while reflecting natures artwork in the water below. This photo of the stormy seas has inspired our August Hello Holo custom polish. A periwinkle leaning blue polish, this holographic shade sparkles with holo glitters. At the right angles, a pink shimmery flake with blue shifts pops through for a vibrant polish your tips and toes will love. If you like our Mega Flame finish, this shimmery cousin to that collection is perfect for you! Best in 2-3 coat

xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish C
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish C
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish C
xoxoJen's swatch of KBShimmer Polish C

Each of these have perfect formula, beautiful packaging and are opaque in two coats. The color descriptions given by the brand are spot on, and I didn't notice any staining on removal. For Polish C I used the foil method for removal to make it a breeze, as it does include tiny glitters.

Also launching this evening are the polishes from Lacquester.

Join the Hello Holo Customs group on facebook to get the purchase links and see the other three polishes available!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Road to Polish Con: Alter Ego, Native War Paints and Painted Polish

The Road to Polish Con is back as a preview for the September 23 Polish Con event in Chicago. I am delighted to be involved again as both Director of the event and Official RTPC Blogger! If you missed the NYC Road to Polish Con, you can find photos and links here.

I and five other “official” Polish Con Bloggers and Swatchers are sharing each polish with you first! We'll adventure together down the Road to Polish Con every Thursday for a full eleven weeks.
The polishes release Sunday morning at 8am central, will be available to pre-order for one week, and then the shop is refreshed with different polishes for the next launch.

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Road to Polish Con

Native War Paints Candied Apples
dark pink with lots of turquoise shimmer.

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Native War Paints Candied Apples
xoxoJen's swatch collage of Native War Paints Candied Apples
xoxoJen's swatch collage of Native War Paints Candied Apples

Painted Polish From The Pier, With Love
Ultramarine blue scattered holo with silver galaxy glitters and a pink/purple shimmer!

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Painted Polish From The Pier, With Love
xoxoJen's swatch collage of Painted Polish From The Pier, With Love
xoxoJen's swatch collage of Painted Polish From The Pier, With Love

Alter Ego Does The Ducky Derby
a yellow holo. Cynthia from Alter Ego says, "Support the Windy City Rubber Ducky Derby and be someone who Does The Ducky Derby! It is one of the most popular fundrasiers in Chicago and it supports the Special Olympics"

xoxoJen's swatch of Alter Ego Does The Ducky Derby
xoxoJen's swatch of Alter Ego Does The Ducky Derby
xoxoJen's swatch of Alter Ego Does The Ducky Derby

Gradient stamping with MDU and Inifinity plate 106. Absolutely love how this came out!

xoxoJen's swatch of Alter Ego Does The Ducky Derby

Each of these polishes have good formulas and easy application with little clean up. Shown is two coats with topcoat for each polish pictured.

I hope you've enjoyed the review and photos - snag yours this Sunday morning after 8am Central over at http://polishconvention.bigcartel.com/products. They're available 8/13-8/19, and if you haven't already, join the Polish Con facebook group to stay informed.

Great Lakes Lacquer: Copper Harbor

Wearing this beautiful Hella Holo Customs polish has been a long time coming! (purchased in May!)

That holo tho.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer: Copper Harbor

Just look at that shift!

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer: Copper Harbor

Swatchy spam because reasons.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer: Copper Harbor
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer: Copper Harbor

and another angle?

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer: Copper Harbor

Two coats and topcoat for this perfectly formulated stunner.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer: Copper Harbor

Totally in love and cannot wait to show it off at work tomorrow!

(this was le and is sold out, but I am 100% sure there will be another stunning polish at the shop that you won't want to live without!)

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