Sunday, December 31, 2017

GIrly Bits: Winter Whispers

The Girly Bits group custom for Fantasmic Flakies on facebook is Winter Whispers, and it is beautiful! It is exclusive to the group and available for the month of December.

Winter Whispers is a lovely icy blue crelly base swimming with pink to gold shifting shimmer, microscopic holographic glitter, gold flakes, and a multitude of multichrome flakes in violet, blue, green, purple, and gold. I wore two coats with KBShimmer Clearly On Top topcoat. The formula was fantastic.

xoxoJen's swatch of GIrly Bits: Winter Whispers
xoxoJen's swatch of GIrly Bits: Winter Whispers
xoxoJen's swatch of GIrly Bits: Winter Whispers

I did a little stamping nailart too! I used Girly Bits Denim & Diamonds to stamp the star strands.

xoxoJen's swatch of GIrly Bits: Winter Whispers
xoxoJen's swatch of GIrly Bits: Winter Whispers

Blush Lacquer: A Moon Across The Sea

Blush Lacquer's contribution to the upcoming Polish Pick up is inspired by the The Moon of Baroda Diamond.
It releases on Friday, January 5th at 11am EST to Monday, January 8th at 11:59pm EST at polishpickup.com

A Moon Across The Sea: A sheer but build-able champagne colored holo with yellow-green-blue shifting iridescent glitters of varying sizes.
I wore three coats, two was just slightly too sheer for photos but I think would have been fine for wearing. The formula was fantastic and like a broken record I'm mentioning their stellar brushes. So soft and wonderful to apply polish with!

xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Lacquer: A Moon Across The Sea
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Lacquer: A Moon Across The Sea
xoxoJen's swatch of Blush Lacquer: A Moon Across The Sea

More about the inspiration:
The Moon of Baroda Diamond is a 24 carat pear shaped canary yellow diamond. It was originally part of the treasure of the Maharajas of Baroda, the royal family of Gaekwad for over 500 years. In 1860 it was fitted into a necklace and was sold to an unknown buyer in the 1920's. It was purchased by Meyer Rosenbaum in 1943 and displayed in an exhibition in 1944. In 1953 it was worn by Marilyn Monroe in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes while she sang "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend". She also wore it during the promotional campaign of the movie and it was the largest diamond she ever wore in her lifetime. In 2008 it was displayed publicly at the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. The authentic Moon of Baroda is appraised at $1.9 million, however many replicas have been made of it and it's true location is now unknown. It is rumored that if the Moon of Baroda is carried across the sea, it brings back luck to it's owner.

Heading into the New Year, this is my last post for 2017! Such a beautiful polish to end and begin the New Year with! Happy Near Year all!

Leesha's Lacquer: Liza Spinel-y

Leesha's Lacquer's contribution to the upcoming Polish Pick up is inspired by Spinel Minerals, which are super shiny and sparkly in their gemstone forms.
It releases on Friday, January 5th at 11am EST to Monday, January 8th at 11:59pm EST at polishpickup.com


Liza Spinel-y is described by Leesha as a super sparkly purple based polish with a packing of sparkles and flakies. All of Leesha's polishes are 5-free, vegan and cruelty free.

I find this polish to be a soft shade of orchid, and like the description super freaking sparkly! I wore two coats with topcoat for photos and the formula was easy to apply, with very little clean up!

xoxoJen's swatch of Leesha's Lacquer: Liza Spinel-y
xoxoJen's swatch of Leesha's Lacquer: Liza Spinel-y
xoxoJen's swatch of Leesha's Lacquer: Liza Spinel-y

This does have a cap of 150 bottles, so if you love it grab it quickly! If I didn't already have a bottle, I'd be getting it.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Literary Lacquers: Alice in Wonderland collection


Literary Lacquers released a new collection on December 26th, inspired by Alice in Wonderland. She is offering a free gift with purchase when you spend $48 or more until January 5.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Alice in Wonderland collection

Curiouser and Curiouser is a medium blue icy glitter holo.
Two coats shown, but one coat was nearly opaque.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Curiouser and Curiouser
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Curiouser and Curiouser
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Curiouser and Curiouser

Always Tea Time is a rose pink with some purple in it with green and gold glass fleck and flakies.
Great coverage in one coat, though I used two for photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Always Tea Time
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Always Tea Time
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Always Tea Time

The Golden Afternoon is a glittery metallic soft gold.
Two coats for opacity shown here.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers The Golden Afternoon
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers The Golden Afternoon
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers The Golden Afternoon

Tulgey Wood is a cooler brown holo with copper and gold glass fleck.
More or less opaque in one coat, but I used two for photos.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Tulgey Wood
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Tulgey Wood
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Tulgey Wood

Six Impossible Things is a classic red with gold and copper holo microglitter.
Two coats for opacity shown here.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Six Impossible Things
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Six Impossible Things
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Six Impossible Things

Grin Without a Cat is a cool purple multichrome that shifts to burgundy with pink to purple added shimmer.
Two coats for opacity. I love this polish and how it shifts!

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Grin Without a Cat
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Grin Without a Cat
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Grin Without a Cat

Gift With Purchase over $48
Be What You Would Seem To Be is a soft medium purple glitter holo.
Two coats for opacity shown here.

xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Be What You Would Seem To Be
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Be What You Would Seem To Be
xoxoJen's swatch of Literary Lacquers Be What You Would Seem To Be

As with all LitLaq formulas, these were buttery snooth and nearly applied themselves. I hope you've enjoyed this 'adventure down the rabbit hole' with me!

Monday, December 18, 2017

Illyrian: Gold Lion stamped!

Remember that pretty charcoal grey with sparks of copper shimmer that I reviewed a few days ago?

I stamped it!

xoxoJen's swatch of Illyrian Gold Lion stamping nail art

I used the cascading dot design from the Lina Lovely Leaves plate.

xoxoJen's swatch of Illyrian Gold Lion stamping nail art

The stamping polish is Kaleidoscope copper flame, 32. It is my very favorite copper stamping polish!

xoxoJen's swatch of Illyrian Gold Lion stamping nail art

I love the result, what do you think of it?

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Illyrian: Gold Lion

I was delighted when I saw Illyrian's Gold Lion and ordered immediately.
It totally reminded me of a franken polish I made in 2012 that I didn't get to wear because the formula went gummy.

xoxoJen's swatch of Illyrian: Gold Lion

Though I purchased this when it was released, I haven't worn it until now.

xoxoJen's swatch of Illyrian: Gold Lion

I enjoyed the smooth creamy formula and how opaque the charcoal grey was while still allowing the copper shimmer to shine through. I could have gotten away with one coat, but I used two just to ensure even coverage.

xoxoJen's swatch of Illyrian: Gold Lion

What is your favorite Illyrian polish?


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Scofflaw: David Bowie's Bulge

Yes, friends I have David Bowie's Bulge. On my nails. -cheesy grin-

I picked this up at the most recent Polish Con in Chicago. I couldn't pass it up and now I'm sharing the results!

xoxoJen's swatch of Scofflaw: David Bowie's Bulge

From seeing pictures online of this polish, I didn't quite understand its popularity. But when I saw it in person, I had to have it!

xoxoJen's swatch of Scofflaw: David Bowie's Bulge

The super bright red-orange crelly peppered with royal blue glitter is certainly eye catching and super fun to wear!

xoxoJen's swatch of Scofflaw: David Bowie's Bulge

What is your favorite Scofflaw polish?

Monday, December 11, 2017

Shimmer Me Box: Gold

The theme for the next Shimmer Me Box is gold shimmer and its release is on 12/15 at Native War Paints. The special guest this month is Bluebird Lacquer, who has a made a bright teal polish with golden shimmer. Formulas for each of these was fluid and easy to apply.

xoxoJen's swatches of Shimmer Box: Gold

Yule Get Through This is a bright glowing green with a copper/gold shimmer. The polish almost looks like a duochrome with how the gold blends with the base and is glowy where the light hits it.
Shown is two coats.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Yule Get Through This
xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Yule Get Through This
xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Yule Get Through This

Flame Ascending is deep burgundy red with intense gold shimmer.
Opaque in just one coat, but I used two coats to ensure even coverage and depth of color.

xoxoJen's swatch of CBL Flame Ascending
xoxoJen's swatch of CBL Flame Ascending
xoxoJen's swatch of CBL Flame Ascending

Ever Glow is a dark evergreen with gold shimmer and sparkling holo throughout.
Almost opaque in one coat, two shown.

xoxoJen's swatch of Tux Ever Glow
xoxoJen's swatch of Tux Ever Glow
xoxoJen's swatch of Tux Ever Glow

Golden Gummy Bears is a bright pink jelly with gold shimmer.
I wore three coats, as this applies a bit sheer but in the end it has a nice depth of shimmer and color.

xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints Golden Gummy Bears
xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints Golden Gummy Bears
xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints Golden Gummy Bears

I hope you've enjoyed the review and photos. Will you be picking up the Gold Shimmer Me Box?

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