Thursday, June 15, 2017

Baroness X: Shift in Space-Time Collection

The Shift in Space-Time collection by Baroness X is inspired by the movie Interstellar. As such it's all about shifting space-time, black holes, the 4th dimension and small details from the movie itself. The whole collection launches for PRE-Order on Saturday 6/17 2pm Central time at the Baroness X webshop and will begin shipping on 7/1.

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Shift in Space-Time Collection

Event Horizon is a black jelly with gold to green to blue pegasus pee, metallic gold flakies and 2 kinds of green and blue shifting iridescent flakies.

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Event Horizon
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Event Horizon
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Event Horizon
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Event Horizon
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Event Horizon


Gargantua is a purple jelly scattered holo with copper metallic pigment.

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Gargantua
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Gargantua
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Gargantua


Paradox is a teal to blue to indigo pegasus pee with pink to green shifting iridescent flakies and a touch of large particle holo pigment

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Paradox
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Paradox
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Paradox
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Paradox


Tesseract is a deep teal based multichrome that shifts from bright green, to teal, to blue to a deep (almost purple) indigo blue with a scatter of holo flakies and holo pigment

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Tesseract
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Tesseract
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Tesseract
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Tesseract

Singularity is a unicorn pee based jelly polish, it's very sheer and is meant to be layered over any color, it's close to OPI's Movin' Out. (photo shows three coats)

xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Singularity
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Singularity
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Singularity
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Singularity

Ghost of a Space Cowboy is a Limited Edition multichrome, only available with the full size set of which only 40 will be made available. The polish is a darker grey based multichrome holo with iridescent pink to green flakies, the multichrome starts off at teal, goes to purple, pink to gold and finally green.
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Ghost of a Space Cowboy
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Ghost of a Space Cowboy
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Ghost of a Space Cowboy
xoxoJen's swatch of Baroness X Ghost of a Space Cowboy


I wore two coats with topcoat except where noted. The formula for each of these was awesome; fluid, smooth and easy to apply with very little clean up. I hope you have enjoyed the review and photos.

What is your favorite in this collection? Comment below to let us know!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What's Your Shine:Trixster and Perfect Storm

Super Impressed!

Jason of What's Your Shine, gave me the opportunity to experience his indie brand. I don't use the word 'experience' lightly. The brand is a complete package from first contact to wearing Whats Your Shine polish on your nails.

Jason exhibits his passion for his brand and his customers with the great amount of care and detail to packaging and product.

In my review package he included a personal thank you letter, product detail sheets, his 'about us' story, and insight to how he creates.
The products arrived displayed on a crisp white foam board backing covered in a designer paper, both custom cut to fit the products and then professionally shrink wrapped. If you look closely around the edges of the product in the below photo, you can see the plastic shrink wrap.
The bottles are also secured to the display board with easy to remove glue, and a nail file which prevents shifting and clanking during shipment.

This is the first time I've received such a nicely packed box from an indie brand. It definitely has a high end boutique or salon feel to it.

xoxoJen's swatches of What's Your Shine

It doesn't stop there though, the overcap on the polish can be removed to reveal a grippy cap for easier polishing, and the brand label is bold and easy to read. The square bottles are quite classy too.

xoxoJen's swatches of What's Your Shine

Both of the polishes below are part of the eight piece Shine Language collection. They are available now at the What's Your Shine store along with many other beautiful polishes to choose from.

Trixter - This one keeps you guessing, you'll never see the same color twice in this shimmering iridescent Dark Pink polish.

Definitely a shifty booger! On me, it looks peachy most of the time and then there's these hidden flecks the shade of pumpkin that you can see in the macro but not apparent on the nail. The holo flecks are subtle and appropriate for most business dress codes. The polish color would also be an amazing compliment to a Henna style tattoo or stamping, I'm sure! I wore two coats with topcoat, formula was excellent and I love that the overcap comes off to make polishing a breeze.

xoxoJen's swatch of Trixter
xoxoJen's swatch of Trixter
xoxoJen's swatch of Trixter

Perfect Storm - Iridescent Dark Gray Polish with a Holographic Sparkling Rainbow effect, that changes in every light.

For a dark shade of polish this one sparkles like fireworks! It's so reflective and beautiful that I ended up wearing it longer than most polishes I review. Two coats and topcoat were worn and again the formula was fantastic and I have to mention that cap again, I love it.

xoxoJen's swatch of Perfect Storm
xoxoJen's swatch of Perfect Storm
xoxoJen's swatch of Perfect Storm

I enjoyed reviewing for Jason from start to finish and have confidence that his brand will do well.
Why not give his brand a try! Visit What's Your Shine's online store.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Black Phoenix Trading Post: American Gods


Black Phoenix Trading Post (BPTP) has conspired with Neil Gaiman to create a series based on American Gods, winner of the Hugo, Nebula, Locus, SFX Magazine and Bram Stoker Awards for Best Novel, and now a Starz television series.
This is a charitable, not-for-profit venture: proceeds from every single bottle go to the CBLDF, which works to preserve and protect the First Amendment rights of the comics community.

The nail polish collection is quite large (17), and I have four of those to share with you in this review. I believe Ted will be sending more of the collection to me as he replenishes stock. They're quite beautiful, and the formula for each of them is fantastic! Photos show two coats, however; the flakie topper is just one coat. They were all buttery smooth, easy to apply and fun to wear.

xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab American Gods Collage

The Jeweled Spider
A base the color of sweet dark coffee with a shimmer that runs throughout this trickster, shifting from red to green.

xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab The Jeweled Spider
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab The Jeweled Spider
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab The Jeweled Spider
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab The Jeweled Spider

Mad Sweeney
Four leaf clover green filled with gold shimmer and gold to bronze to silver mulitchromatic flake.

xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Mad Sweeney
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Mad Sweeney
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Mad Sweeney

Bilquis
Vivid purple base with strong shifting purple-to-red shimmer.

xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Bilquis
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Bilquis
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Bilquis

Czernobog
Multichromatic flake that shifts from red to orange to gold seeped in dark steel micro flake.
(This is a “flake topper” that can be opaque in 3-4 thick coats.)

Worn over The Jeweled Spider
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog

Worn over Mad Sweeney
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog

Matte topcoat added
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog

Worn over Bilquis
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog

Matte topcoat added
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog
xoxoJen's swatch of Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Czernobog

The above polishes and the rest of the collection are available now at the Black Phoenix Trading Post (BPTP) online shop.
Which of these four polishes is your favorite? Comment below to let me know!

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