Friday, May 10, 2013

TGIF: D&R Apothecary Sparrow and Zoya Godiva

Welcome to Friday! Which means, TGIF: Thank Goodness, Indy Indie Friday! I have a gorgeous (wow, really need to use a thesaurus!) Indie from D & R Apothecary: Sparrow! D & R Apothecary also use to be called Hit Polish.

Huminah! Huminah! Huminah!

Sparrow is a limited edition glitter top coat made up of gunmetal, white, brown, black, and copper glitters in all shapes and sizes! It is inspired by, surprise surprise, a Sparrow!

I just love it over Zoya PixieDust Godiva. Almost looks like cookies! Mmmmm! Godiva Sparrow cookies!? Huh what? :)

Here's a shot of Zoya Godiva three coats, this one is really sheer so you need more layers!

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Don't forget to check out Emma over at Manicurity and her TGIF post!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Zoya PixieDust: Stevie and Vespa

A quick swatch with accent nail of some pretties! This is Zoya PixieDust Stevie (a gorgeous purple!) and Vespa (a marvelous mossy green!).

Like I have said before, these are a bit thinner than other texture polishes, so much so that I had to do three coats of Vespa! Stevie only needed two.

Wanted to show you more of Vespa, here it is with only two coats, see how you can tell it's a bit sheer. Stevie is two coats here.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Zoya PixieDust: Miranda

Today's Zoya PixieDust is Miranda. A gorgeous shimmery pink! Love it! This is two coats. I also decided to try out my taping skills, and it worked! I used Essence Romeo as the base on my accent nail.

Ooh! Ahh! Look at the shimmer! The wear on these Zoya's are fabulous! I wore it for four days and no chipping! What!? I know! And the formula is great! But like I said yesterday, a bit thin.

I hope I'm not the only one that does this, but when I read the name Miranda I read it like this (granted I don't go all fighter crazy after saying it!):

Monday, May 6, 2013

Zoya PixieDust: London

This week I bring you the fabulous Zoya PixieDusts that I got through the fabulous Bee over at Bee Polished! Thank you Bee! I love them!

Today is a simple quick swatch of Zoya PixieDust London.

A shimmery textured grey! Heck yes! I love it! The Zoya PixieDusts seem to be a bit more liquid-y and thinner than the other textures I've tried. But even so, this is just two coats! Win!

Have you tried Zoya PixieDust polishes yet? I am so loving this texture trend!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Trend Week: NerdLacquer

Today is the last day of Trend Week and it is also TGIF: Thank Goodness, Indy Indie Friday! So what better than a NerdLacquer! Now are these polishes a trend or just a must have? I think they are a need! They are sold out within minutes and everyone wants them! Remember when she stopped selling them? And we all had to love the ones we had and only admire the others from a far? But she's back now! Wahoo!

Today I have NerdLacquer: All of Time and Space. A gorgeous minty/fuchsia Doctor Who polish! This is two coats with no undies.

Here it is with a flash. Look at the sparkly goodness! This polish, like her others, was amazing! Glitter applied evenly without fishing!

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Don't forget to check out Emma over at Manicurity and her TGIF mani!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Trend Week: Texture Polish

So this is a current trend that is all the rage! A ton of companies are creating them so you have a variety of choices! I love the texture polishes! This is OPI Liquid Sand Solitaire, from Bond Girls.

I used two coats and it applied gloriously and wore wonderfully! I stamped over it a zebra print! I used Konad Special Black and Cheeky CH2.

Isn't Solitaire just purdy! I think it would be a perfect wedding polish! It's a gorgeous white with glitter!

Here it is taken with a flash. I just love it!

Texture polish, what do you think? Love it? Hate it? Think it will last a while?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Trend Week: Max Factor Fantasy Fire

Oh yeah! Max Factor Fantasy Fire! Do you remember when all the deals in polish groups were being made to trade or purchase this amazing polish!? This was one of the first major "it" polishes that I fell victim to that I had to have! (this is two coats)

This polish is just an amazing tiny bottle of gorgeous. It is a close match to Clarins 230, Unicorn Pee! The colors that it flashes are red, orange, bronze, and green! Sadly only red really wanted to play with the camera today. Grrrr! But I did keep staring at my nails when I had this on--it is very distracting! :)

Here is the base color that I used: Illamasqua Jo'mina, a gorgeous easy to use polish! Fantasy Fire totally makes it darker!

Do you own Fantasy Fire? Love it? Hate it?