Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Valentine Watermarble with Girly Bits and Pretty Serious

I was so smitten by the Girgly Bits Fall collection, that I went back to the shop and purchased every cream Pam had for sale. I'm happy to report that Hoosier Daddy and Lover's Coral both watermarble just as well as those fall shades!

xoxoJen's swatch of Watermarble with Girly Bits
xoxoJen's swatch of Watermarble with Girly Bits
xoxoJen's swatch of Watermarble with Girly Bits

I also used Pretty Serious Presence, which is a fantastic addition for watermarbling similar shades. What will you wear on your nails for Valentine's Day?

Shop for Girly Bits and Pretty Serious to get your hands on all three!


Sunday, January 14, 2018

Emily de Molly Quest for Immortality

One of my resolutions for this year is to clear out the 'vault' better known as the backlog.

When I blog I prioritize press samples before anything else. What happens is that when I use a polish I've purchased it tends to take a very long time before I can publish it. So there will definitely be older watermarks and possibly different hand poses, lighting, maybe even shot with my previous camera. I'm estimating that I have images from as far back as 2013. The order of these types of posts is completely random and I won't set a schedule, so they'll be a surprise!

To accomplish this goal, these kinds of posts will be short and sweet without much detail. I'm happy to answer questions, just leave a comment!
I also will not be promoting these posts outside my own social media - please follow if you're interested in seeing these. (lots of options in the side menu bar)

Emily de Molly Quest for Immortality is a dark purple with strong blue to purple duochrome shimmer and silver ultra thin and ultra holographic micro glitter.
Application was fantastic, finish is slightly textured so I would suggest doubling up on topcoat. Two coats, with one coat topcoat shown.

xoxoJen's swatch of Emily de Molly Quest for Immortality
xoxoJen's swatch of Emily de Molly Quest for Immortality
xoxoJen's swatch of Emily de Molly Quest for Immortality
xoxoJen's swatch of Emily de Molly Quest for Immortality

Saturday, January 13, 2018

HHC January: Pahlish

Hella Holo Customs featured guests for January are Great Lakes Lacquer and Pahlish. They've both made beautiful polishes which are available January 14 through the end of the month to HHC Members only. You'll need to join the facebook group to get the sale link.

xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish HHCs

Pahlish Nocturne
A navy ocean densely scattered holographic with orange and pink chameleon flakes.
I could totally get lost in this sea of polish. So calming and beautiful. Two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Nocturne
xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Nocturne
xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Nocturne

Pahlish Undisguised
A deep violet with a mix of holographic pigments and flakes with scattered chameleon flakes and a green shifting shimmer.
I totally fell for this polish! Purple with sparks of green and every other color of the rainbow, how could I not? Two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Undisguised
xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Undisguised
xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Undisguised

Pahlish Briar Rose
A mauve rose with tons of holo flakes and dense green shifting shimmer.
Often an overlooked shade, this one is hard to miss with all its sparkly-ness! Two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Briar Rose
xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Briar Rose
xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Briar Rose

Pahlish Snowbound
A soft lilac with a mix of holographic pigments and flakes with orange/pink chameleon flakes and a glowing copper shimmer.
So femme and delicate, definitely office appropriate even with its flashy sparks of holo! Two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Snowbound
xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Snowbound
xoxoJen's swatch of Pahlish Snowbound


All of these HHC polishes are absolutely beautiful and it's good to see Pahlish at HHC. My favorites in this collection are Undisguised because of its purpleness and rainbow spark and Nocturne because of how calming yet fun it is to look at. The application for each of these was smooth and easy!

I have created a separate post to feature the HHCs by Great Lakes Lacquer. Since there are so many images to share this month, I thought it best to split them up.

Friday, January 12, 2018

HHC January: Great Lakes Lacquer

Hella Holo Customs featured guests for January are Great Lakes Lacquer and Pahlish. They've both made beautiful polishes which are available January 14 through the end of the month to HHC Members only. You'll need to join the facebook group to get the sale link.

xoxoJen's swatches of Great Lakes Lacquer HHCs

The polishes are not yet named, so they have generic references. I will edit in the names when they've been selected. :)

From Darkness Comes Light
A green leaning teal linear holographic with gold to bronze multichrome flake and shimmer that shifts from blue to purple.
Such a rich shade with so many facets of color! Two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer From Darkness Comes Light
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer From Darkness Comes Light
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer From Darkness Comes Light
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer From Darkness Comes Light
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer From Darkness Comes Light
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer From Darkness Comes Light

So Sweet And So Cold
A light lilac based linear holographic boldened by holo micro flake and brightened with blue, purple, aqua, and green shimmer.
It has such a glowy sheen to it and a sort of calming effect. Two Coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer So Sweet And So Cold
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer So Sweet And So Cold
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer So Sweet And So Cold
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer So Sweet And So Cold
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer So Sweet And So Cold

Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of
A light icy blue linear holographic enriched with shifting shimmer that hits pink, orange, and gold.
Does this polish lean more pink, purple, blue, orange? I don't know, it's all the things! Two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of

And I wanted to test whether this could be used as a topper and I am happy to report: Yes! It makes a great topper! Seen here in one coat over Literary Lacquers Grin Without a Cat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of

The Rush Of Brightness
A bright, cobalt blue teaming with iridescent shifting flake and shimmer that runs through orangey copper to gold to green, finished with scattered holographic sparks.
Oh, paradise in a bottle. That's what this is. Two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness

And its many facets of shiftyness!


xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness
xoxoJen's swatch of Great Lakes Lacquer The Rush Of Brightness

And a quick group bottle shot to wrap up!



All of these HHC polishes are absolutely beautiful and it's good to see Great Lakes Lacquer back again. My favorites in this collection are The Rush Of Brightness because of its fiery flakes and Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of because of its versatility. It's simply beautiful on its own or over another polish. The formula on each of these was fantastic!

I created a separate post to feature the HHCs by Pahlish. Since there are so many images to share this month, I thought it best to split them up.

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