Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ever After: One Song Glory

Ever After's One Song Glory was a NYC Polish Con Limited edition polish. I picked it up while there, and so glad I am finally getting to wear it!

xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After: One Song Glory

One Song Glory was inspired by a song from the Rent motion picture soundtrack.

xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After: One Song Glory

It's a tealish green with a subtle shift to purple. I can see it in the bottle, but failed to capture it in my photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Ever After: One Song Glory

I wore two coats with topcoat, formula was fantastic as I've come to expect from Ever After. While this is not available at their shop, Ever After has an Event LE section in their store and there are some pretties to be had - hop over and take a peek!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Road to Polish Con: Cupcake Polish, Different Dimension, and Glisten & Glow

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 eastern, 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 Week 5

Glisten & Glow Spirit of Chicago
Indigo Purple linear holographic polish with violet and blue shimmers and silver microflakes.

xoxoJen's swatch of Glisten & Glow Spirit of Chicago
xoxoJen's swatch of Glisten & Glow Spirit of Chicago
xoxoJen's swatch of Glisten & Glow Spirit of Chicago

Cupcake Mystic Blue
Azure blue super linear holo with heavy green to blue shifting shimmers.

xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Mystic Blue
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Mystic Blue
xoxoJen's swatch of Cupcake Mystic Blue

Different Dimension Odyssey II
a bright magenta pink linear holographic polish with hints of copper shimmers

xoxoJen's swatch of Different Dimension Odyssey II
xoxoJen's swatch of Different Dimension Odyssey II
xoxoJen's swatch of Different Dimension Odyssey II

Each of these polishes have good formulas and easy application with little clean up. They're opaque in one coat except for the Cupcake which has more of a jellyish base. I used two coats of each of these for photos.

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



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Turtle Tootsie: No Wire Hangers

Have you seen the classic movie Mommy Dearest?
Turtle Tootsie Polishes' inspiration picture for the Polish Pick-up in August is from the movie!

"No Wire Hangers" is a steel gray linear holo with pink and blue micro flakies that make the polish look pink, blue or purple depending on the angle.

xoxoJen's swatch of No Wire Hangers
xoxoJen's swatch of No Wire Hangers
xoxoJen's swatch of No Wire Hangers

No Wire Hangers will be available on August 4th-7th only at The Polish Pick Up. You can join the facebook fangroup to check out all the other polishes launching at the same time.


Monday, July 24, 2017

Envy Lacquer: Mermaid At Sea collection

Did you grow up watching The Little Mermaid on repeat? Then this might be your favorite collection! The Mermaid At Sea is inspired by Ariel and her surroundings under the sea.

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Envy Mermaid At Sea collection

Mermaid Hair Don’t Care - Inspired by the infamous Little Mermaid. It is a creme polish with a jelly like translucency.

xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Mermaid Hair Don’t Care
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Mermaid Hair Don’t Care
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Mermaid Hair Don’t Care

Abalone Crown - Inspired by the abalone shell and its iridescence. A crelly-like base filled with many different shades of color changing glass flecks. It also has the slightest touch of holo and purple to green shimmer.

Shown is two coats worn over white cream polish. I tried this on it's own and because my nails are stained, the third coat just didn't hide the yellow well enough for my bright lights.

xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Abalone Crown
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Abalone Crown
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Abalone Crown

Seafoamin’ Around - Inspired by my favorite color, mint, I wanted to capture a fun interpretation of the sun hitting tropical waters. The polish has an array of micro flakies, shimmer and glitters.

xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Seafoamin’ Around
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Seafoamin’ Around
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Seafoamin’ Around

Sunset Sands - Inspired by watching the sunset while on a warm sandy beach. Its a rosy micro flake base with color changing glitters and flakies to give it bright red flashes through out.

xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Sunset Sands
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Sunset Sands
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Sunset Sands

Make Waves - Inspired by the night sky on the ocean. This is a very glitter heavy polish filled with many types of glitters, holo flakies and regular flakies too.

xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Make Waves
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Make Waves
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Make Waves

Don’t Be A Seawitch - Inspired by Ursula of the Little Mermaid. It has a deep violet base with a bright magenta shift in direct light. Also has a scattered holo along with bright green glass flecks. The base of this polish can possibly cause staining to artificial nails or nail mats. Please use a clear base underneath.

I'm still wearing this, so I cannot comment about whether or not it stained natural nails w/basecoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Don’t Be A Seawitch
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Don’t Be A Seawitch
xoxoJen's swatch of Envy Don’t Be A Seawitch

The formula on all of these was a little sticky so I added some thinner to get them to my preferred consistency, smooth fluid and easy to use. Most were opaque in two coats, with exception of Abalone Crown (see note near image)

How about some nail art with these?
Mermaid Hair Don't Care with a Sunset Sands gradient.



Sunset Sands stamped with MDU 72 (mint) stamping polish.



All the deets:
Launches at The Indie Shop July 29th
Online Launch Wednesday, August 2nd at 5pm PST
Online Store - EnvyLacquer.com
Instagram - @envylacquer
Facebook - facebook.com/EnvyLacquer /Facebook Fan Group - Envy’s Entourage


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Road To Polish Con: Anonymous Lacquer, Bohemian Polish, and Contrary 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 every Sunday morning at 9am eastern, 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 of Road to Polish Con Week 4

Anonymous Lacquer Meet Me on the Midway - a light sparkly brown with a red flash. It has spectraflair and larger partical holo fleck and chrome flakes. 2 color that shift cyan, red, purple and purple, blue, red
Shown is two coats with topcoat. Formula was good.

xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Meet Me on the Midway
xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Meet Me on the Midway
xoxoJen's swatch of Anonymous Lacquer Meet Me on the Midway

Bohemian Midway Melodies - a really soft pale green with color shifting glitters and gold shimmer.
Shown is three coats with topcoat. Formula was a little streaky for me, but not difficult to use.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bohemian Midway Melodies
xoxoJen's swatch of Bohemian Midway Melodies
xoxoJen's swatch of Bohemian Midway Melodies

Contrary Midway Magic - a deep crimson base with multi chrome shimmer (purple to red to orange) and a scattered holo effect.
Shown is two coats with topcoat. Formula was fantastic.

xoxoJen's swatch of Contrary Midway Magic
xoxoJen's swatch of Contrary Midway Magic
xoxoJen's swatch of Contrary Midway Magic
xoxoJen's swatch of Contrary Midway Magic
xoxoJen's swatch of Contrary Midway Magic

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


Saturday, July 15, 2017

Blush Beach Bunny Collection

Launching on July 28th, the Blush Beach Bunny Collection is a 5 piece collection inspired by vintage swimwear and hot summer days at the beach with the radio on. Each polish has a light touch of holo added to it that is reminiscent of glistening beach waves. The polishes also have a nice amount of shimmer that shows through easily.

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Blush Beach Bunny Collection

Banana Boat Float: A soft butter yellow with a glowy white-ish blue shimmer and a sparkling touch of holo pigment.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Banana Boat Float
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Banana Boat Float
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Banana Boat Float

My Beach Umbrella-ella-ella: A periwinkle base with a pinkish-purple shimmer and a sparkling touch of holo pigment.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush My Beach Umbrella-ella-ella
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush My Beach Umbrella-ella-ella
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush My Beach Umbrella-ella-ella

Surfboard: A teal base with a green shimmer and a sparkling touch of holo pigment.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Surfboard
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Surfboard
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Surfboard

Teeny Weeny Pink Bikini: A squishy barbie doll pink jelly base with a shifting red-purple-blue shimmer and a sparkling touch of holo pigment.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Teeny Weeny Pink Bikini
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Teeny Weeny Pink Bikini
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Teeny Weeny Pink Bikini

Vintage Vinyl: A soft ballerina pink with a red to green shifting shimmer and a sparkling touch of holo pigment.

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Vintage Vinyl
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Vintage Vinyl
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Vintage Vinyl

I wore three thin coats for each of these. The formula was smooth and creamy. I love the brush shape and its softness! Would you wear these alone or create art with them?

These release on Friday, July 28th at 7pm EST at the Blush Etsy store.

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