Sunday, April 22, 2018

Shimmer Me Box: May the Fourth be With You

The theme for the next Shimmer Me Box is Star Wars and it launches on April 27, and will be available for pre-order until Saturday 5/5 11:59pm ET at Native War Paints. The guests this month are Bluebird Lacquer and Leesha's Lacquer.

xoxoJen's review of Shimmer Me Box: May the Fourth be With You


TaunTaun of Fun
a dark magenta with purple and magenta shimmer with a scattered holo.

xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Lacquer TaunTaun of Fun
xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Lacquer TaunTaun of Fun
xoxoJen's swatch of Bluebird Lacquer TaunTaun of Fun


Who’s Your Daddy?
a black scattered holo base with galaxy holo and silver shimmer

xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Who’s Your Daddy?
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Who’s Your Daddy?
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe Who’s Your Daddy?


Two Suns
a grape purple with a glowy orange shimmer, inspired by the binary sunset in Episode IV.

xoxoJen's swatch of Leesha's Lacquer Two Suns
xoxoJen's swatch of Leesha's Lacquer Two Suns
xoxoJen's swatch of Leesha's Lacquer Two Suns


An Epic Battle
dark blue jelly with blue/purple/red/orange shifting shimmer, holographic red micro flakies, holographic blue micro flakes and silver micro flakes.

xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints An Epic Battle
xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints An Epic Battle
xoxoJen's swatch of Native War Paints An Epic Battle

Such a fantastic box this month! The color palette is great, especially for those that like a more vampy nail. The formula was fluid on all of them! All photos show two coats with topcoat.
I hope you've enjoyed the review and photos. Will you be picking up the May box?

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Colors By Llarowe for May Polish Pick Up: Schwing!!

Colors By Llarowe has joined in Polish Pick Up again for May with a beautiful charcoal holo.
Polish Pick Up release is May 4 - 7 at https://www.polishpickup.com/ and the theme is 90's Pop Culture. Leah Ann's polish is inspired by Wayne's World.

Schwing!! - a charcoal black prismatic holographic with a blue and blonde rainbow.
I wore one coat ya'll. Brilliant holo rainbow and the deep dark base color really makes it pop. I betcha it will stamp beautifully too!

xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe for May Polish Pick Up: Schwing!!
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe for May Polish Pick Up: Schwing!!
xoxoJen's swatch of Colors By Llarowe for May Polish Pick Up: Schwing!!

Polish Pick Up release is May 4 - 7 at https://www.polishpickup.com/.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Turtle Tootsie: Mother's Day Duo

Turtle Tootsie has created a pretty purple Mother's Day duo, take a look!


My Mom, My Friend
a blurple cream polish with chameleon blue/purple micro glitter and purple blue chameleon flakies

Fantastic formula, two coats is opaque. Definitely morphs between periwinkle and purple, lovin the shimmer!

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie My Mom, My Friend
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie My Mom, My Friend
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie My Mom, My Friend


In Bloom
a pale lilac crelly with chameleon blue/purple micro glitter, purple/ blue chameleon flakies and neon purple micro flakies

Fantastic formula, two coats is opaque. Such a perfect polish, ya'll.

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie In Bloom
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie In Bloom
xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie In Bloom


And a lil nailart stamped with CBL Noble!

xoxoJen's swatch of Turtle Tootsie In Bloom

The Mother's day duo will be available as a set or separate. They launch on April 29th at 11am Central will not be restocked when sold out.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Rogue Lacquer: Spring Punk (debut collection)

Rogue Lacquer's Grand Opening is tomorrow with a spring steam punk inspired collection! The website is open for viewing now and will be officially open 4/15 at 9pm CDT. These will also be available at Girly Bits at the same time! I’m excited about Rachel's new brand, the polishes, and the wax she's made. I hope you all love this collection as much as I do.

xoxoJen's swatch collage of Rogue Lacquer


Blowing Off Steam
Blue grey steel cream with silver fleck, holo and blue shimmer

Almost a one coater, but shown is two. I love how reflective this is and it does look blue-ish under varied lighting.

xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Blowing Off Steam
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Blowing Off Steam
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Blowing Off Steam


Grinds My Gears
metallic bronzed gold with crimson shimmer and micro holo glitter and holo sparkle

LOVE a good sparkly copper polish and those pin pricks of purpley/pink are awesome! Two coats worn with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Grinds My Gears
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Grinds My Gears
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Grinds My Gears


Steam Punk Fantasy
a dreamy soft lavender holo with intense copper shimmer

One of Rachel's favorites of the bunch, and I can certainly see why. I love the copper flame in this! Shown is two coats, with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Steam Punk Fantasy
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Steam Punk Fantasy
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Steam Punk Fantasy


Retro Future
minty seafoam with copper, silver bronze and gold chrome flakes with turquoise sparkle and a soft linear flame

Rachel's other favorite, and likely my own too. I love how the flakes give this a steam punk rustic feel and a sort of copper patina style. Two coats, with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Retro Future
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Retro Future
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Retro Future


Steampunk is such an inspiring theme, that I busted out these nailart looks too!

Stamped with MDU polish in gold, and Jolie stamping polishes in rose gold and silver bullet with VL plate 0028.
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Nail art

Blowing Off Steam and Grinds My Gears saran wrap technique for the base, then stamped with 1850 Artisan Squid Ink and VL plate 028
xoxoJen's swatch of Rogue Lacquer Nail art

I've enjoyed wearing and swatching these polishes, the formula for all four was fantastic and smooth. The brush is a square wide brush which is great for getting super close to the cuticle and side walls without needing much clean up. The logo is edgey and the name of her brand is based on one of her favorite superheros. What's not to like?

The grand opening release is limited in stock, but will be restocked at a later date. Rogue Lacquer also has a facebook group with heaps of information and photos!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

1850: Treasures of the Pacific

Treasures of the Pacific is 1850 Artisan's Spring 2018 Nail Polish Collection of multichromes and iridescent shifting flakie toppers based on the beautiful ocean life of the Pacific. Get swept away by this ethereal collection! Available Saturday April 14, at 11am CDT.

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Treasures of the Pacific

Garibaldi
An incredibly strong multichrome, Garibaldi shifts from red to orange and gold with a hint of green on the edges. The Garibaldi is the official state marine fish of California, and is a feisty fish that will aggressively protect its territory. This fish is so brightly colored that it can easily be spotted in the waters near Catalina Island in Southern California.

This polish is on fire, ya'll! Great formula, two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Garibaldi
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Garibaldi
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Garibaldi
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Garibaldi


Pacific Seahorse
A glowing green to gold shifting multichrome sparkles with holographic micro flakes, giving it just the right playful touch to pay tribute to the Pacific Seahorse.

The green tones make the polish appear chartreuse at some angles, I love that! Great formula, two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Pacific Seahorse
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Pacific Seahorse
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Pacific Seahorse


Sea Anemone
A bright and shimmery multichrome that shifts from emerald green to a rosy gold with purple and blue on the edges. Sea Anemones can easily be found in tide pools along the coast of California. They bring a colorful surprise to visitors looking for treasures during low tide.

Such a vibrant kelly green that shifts to a deeper sage green with heaps of purple at an angle. I didn't really see the rosy gold, perhaps I need a different type of lighting to see it. Great formula, two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Sea Anemone
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Sea Anemone
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Sea Anemone
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Sea Anemone


Mermaid Music
A mesmerizing teal, violet, blue, red, and gold multichrome loaded with intense scattered holographic shimmer. Just as the mermaid song calls to sailors, you will be drawn in by this beauty!

Such a beautiful multichrome holo with all my favorite colors in it. Great formula, two coats with topcoat.

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Mermaid Music
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Mermaid Music
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Mermaid Music
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Mermaid Music


Lion's Mane Jelly over Girabaldi
A multichrome flakie topper that shifts dramatically between red and green, with gold on the edges. The flakies are the highest quality, so they lay perfectly flat and smooth without rolling or wrinkling. This topper can be worn over any color to create a beautiful new look, and it is based on the Lion’s Mane Jelly from the Pacific Ocean. The Lion’s Mane Jelly is only rarely found in California, which is a fitting tribute for this highly sought-after color shift.

Reminiscent of unicorn pee shimmer but in flake form! What coud be better?
Girabaldi topped with this is an absolutely stunning combo! I could not do it justice with my camera, so you just need to get both of these and see it for yourself. One coat with topcoat, great formula, flakes are plentiful!

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Lion's Mane Jelly
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Lion's Mane Jelly
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Lion's Mane Jelly


Crystal Jelly over Sea Anemone
A multichrome flakie topper that shifts dramatically between green, turquoise, blue, purple, and gold. The flakes lay perfectly flat and smooth without rolling or wrinkling. The name and polish is based on the Crystal Jelly, one of the most ethereal jellyfish in the Pacific Ocean. The Crystal Jelly jellyfish is bioluminescent, giving off a beautiful green and blue glow.

That purple shift ya'll, insane! One coat with topcoat, great formula, plenty of flakes. Someone needs to wear this with a navy blue jelly polish, jelly sammich style. I need to see it that way!

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Crystal Jelly
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Crystal Jelly
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Crystal Jelly
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Crystal Jelly
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Crystal Jelly


Moon Jelly over Mermaid Music
A multichrome flakie topper that shifts dramatically between violet and blue, with orange, gold, and green on the edges.It is based on the Moon Jelly from the Pacific Ocean. The Moon Jelly changes colors based on what it has eaten, often appearing pink, lavender, or orange.

The flakes are leaving me speechless. The color is so crisp and vibrant, and ohhhh how they shift!! One coat with topcoat, great formula, flakes are plentiful!

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Moon Jelly
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Moon Jelly
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Moon Jelly


Squid Ink
This highly pigmented blackest black cream can be applied as a one-coat base below the Jellyfish colors to enhance their sparkle and multichrome qualities. Squid Ink will dry to a semi-matte sheen.

one. coat. perfect formula. topcoated.
That is all you need to know.

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Squid Ink
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 Squid Ink

All three jellies over Squid Ink in the same order as above, with the pinky nail striped from top to bottom in the same order. One coat each, then topcoated.

xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 flakies
xoxoJen's swatch of 1850 flakies

Mark your calendars! Treasures of the Pacific is available at 1850 Artisan's on Saturday April 14, at 11am CDT.

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