Monday, February 29, 2016

Swatch and Review: My World Sparkles Lacquers

Hey y'all! Long time no talk! Man have things been crazy around my house lately. We've been working the last few months to get our house ready to sell and it officially went on the market 3 days ago. We already had an offer come in so our house is effectively sold! *cue freaking out* Now we have the massive task of finding our next house in the next month or so and that's why I've been absent on and off. Life has a funny way of getting in the way of priorities - like nail polish!

Enough rambling from me, let's talk about the new goodies from My World Sparkles Lacquers! I have two polishes and a new Pamper Gem to share with you so let's get started! 

Oracle of Awesomeness in direct artificial lighting

Oracle of Awesomeness macro

The first polish I have to show you is a bright bubblegum pink jelly called Oracle of Awesomeness. This little beauty is filled with different sized shreds of iridescent glitter. I love the depth this one has! I used 3 thin coats in my swatches and there is still some VNL but you could absolutely layer this over white or a similar pink creme if you don't like VNL. Oracle of Awesomeness went on smoothly with no thickness or difficulty. Each coat self leveled nicely and the glitter laid flat leaving no texture behind. I topped with a glossy topcoat.

Spring Is Coming in direct artificial lighting

Spring Is Coming macro
The second polish that I have to share with you is called Spring Is Coming. This medium toned green creme is packed with green shimmer which gives it an almost metallic finish and is accented with subtle micro holographic glitter. Formula and application were a dream; my swatch shows 2 thin coats. Spring Is Coming dries to a semi-matte finish so you'll want a glossy topcoat to bring out all of that beautiful shine. 

In addition to the beautiful polishes, My World Sparkles has added a new Pamper Gem to the store! Cucumber & Green Tea scented, this beautiful Pamper Gem will definitely relax your hands and soothe your dry winter skin. I had the joy of using mine a few nights ago after swatching quite a few polishes. I always love soaking my hands after a swatching session because all of the acetone is so drying. My hands and nails were definitely soft and moisturized afterwards! 

If you'd like to pick up either of the polishes or try one of the fantastic Pamper Gems, they are all currently available the My World Sparkles store. The polishes retail for $8 each for full size and the Pamper Gems are $1.75 each. You can also use my code PPP10 for 10% off your order! Yay for discounts! 

Which polish is your favorite? 

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Swatch and Review: Lolita Lacquer Petrichor Collection!

Hey y'all! Spring is just around the corner which means spring nail polish collections have begun their roll out including this one that I have to share with you today from Lolita Lacquer! This gorgeous mini collection is called the Petrichor collection. Petrichor is a word that describes the smell that accompanies the first rain after a while of dryness. Its such a cute name for a spring collection considering all the rain that usually rides in alongside of spring. Enough of my rambling on and on. You came for the polish - let me show you these beauties! 

Bluejay Blues in direct artificial lighting

Bluejay Blues macro
First up in the collection is Bluejay Blues, a cornflower blue crelly filled with matte pink, blue, and teal hexes and smaller circle glitters. The formula is nice and thin but easy to control. I didn't experience any application difficulties, each coat self leveled nicely. Bluejay Blues is opaque in 2 coats. My swatch shows two thin coats plus glossy topcoat. 

Drowning Daisies in direct artificial lighting

Drowning Daisies macro

Next up is Drowning Daisies, a medium toned yellow crelly filled with matte purple, pink, and iridescent hexes and small circle glitters. The formula on Drowning Daisies is identical to Bluejay Blues - nice and thin but no pooling or running. Each coat self leveled beautifully and Drowning Daisies is opaque in two coats. My swatches show two thin coats plus glossy topcoat.

Toad In A Hole in direct artificial lighting

Toad In A Hole macro

The final polish in the Petrichor collection is Toad In A Hole, a gorgeous apple green crelly filled with matte pale green, blue, and yellow hexes and smaller circle glitters. The formula on Toad is also identical to the others in the collection with an awesome easy and thin formula that applies to opacity in two coats. My swatch shows two coats plus glossy topcoat.

If you're as in love with this little collection as I am, you'll want the details of course! The Petrichor collection launches February 26th along with a restock of mani bombs including some new ones! You can find them all in the Lolita Lacquer Store and find more information about upcoming restocks on the Lolita Lacquer Instagram page!

Which of these is your favorite? Are you ready for spring collections?

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