Saturday, December 28, 2013

NN3000 Squeeze Me Aqua Man

So I would like you all to feast your eyes on this B E A U tee-ful blue from NailNation 3000 called Squeeze Me Aqua Man! I actually named this one!



Squeeze Me Aqua Man can be a one coater if you use a thicker coat... I personally like using thinner coats so I cut down on drying time. So I used two thin coats.








I used NailNation 3000 Basic Black to stamp with and Bundle Monster plate BM-406

This polish and soooooooooooooooo many other beautiful polishes can be found by liking her page on Facebook. She posts previews of polishes on her page before she usually lists them. She just posted some.... if you hurry you can see them before she gets them listed for sale so you can start your list ;) 

Now to purchase some of her AWESOME HOLO polishes feel free to head over to her Storenvy site and get you some! 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer Review

Today I have for you another new (or new to me ) Indie maker: Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer

These polishes were sent to me for review so everything expressed here is my honest and unbiased opinion. Please see my disclosure policy located in the tabs above

All pictures are taken with top coat

First up we have Rudolph Ralphed which is a glitter topper. I usually am not a big glitter fan but I have to say that I love this one! I can't say that I have anything like this and I will be wearing it again for the holidays! It is the perfect combo of Red, Green and Gold glitter.






One Coat alone

One coat over Ruby White Tips- Breakage

One coat over Nailnation- All is Golden

One coat over OPI- I'm Not Really a Waitress


Two Coats alone 
(sorry it is the wrong way... Blogger has a mind of its own sometimes and would not load this correctly)

Rudolph Ralphed requires no fishing what so ever! You do however need to use a light touch or you could drag all the glitters to the edge of your nails. Unlike most glitters this was a breeze to remove! 





Next up we have In Loving Memory, which is tribute to her mother whom she lost 10 years ago in November. This polish is a beautiful blue glitter topper, or if you prefer you could do multiple coats and wear it alone.













One coat alone

One coat over Nailnation- Take the Crown

One coat over White

One coat over Nailnation - Molten


 Two coats alone

In Loving Memory requires a little fishing (in minis that is to be expected though) to get the hearts. You do need to use a light touch or you could drag all the glitters to the edge of your nails. This one was also a breeze to remove! 


All and all I have to say the Shirley has changed my mind on glitter toppers!


These polishes and much more can be found on her Etsy shop here 
Don't forget to go give her a like over on Facebook too here





Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shanty - A Creations by Lynda Review

Today I have a review from a newer indie maker Creations By Lynda LLC. 

*This was sent to me free of charge for my honest opinion* 


Shanty is from the Southern Belle Collection which is set to be released on November 1st. 


This collection will include: Peppermint Princess, Flirt, Belle's Wear Blue, Scarlett Fever, Christmas Curtains, and Shanty


Each polish in this collection was inspired by a different dress Scarlett O'Hara wore in Gone With The Wind.



(If you click on the names of the polish it will take you to the other bloggers whom have reviewed those colors)


Lynda describes this as: "This one is called Shanty because she wore this dress in "Shanty Town" in the movie. This color is very intriguing. In some light it looks more silvery blue, but in others it shows off a bit of purple." 




And is Lynda ever correct! I had the hardest time photographing this polish! lol Everytime I took a pic of this I thought... that doesn't look like the other one...


This is a light purple/blue gray metallic with a hidden shimmer! (video at the end) This is sheer in one coat... but who really does only one coat of anything anymore lol. All the following pictures are with three coats and topcoat.



You can see a little of the shimmer on my pinkie nail







 


Trick question... Do you know which pictures were taken when? Some of these were taken one week after application. o_0! YES you read that correctly 1 Full WEEK later! This polish wears like a gel almost. I did have minimal tip wear... nothing noticeable to the general public but noticeable to the polishaholic in me. No chipping whatsoever, and the application was great!





video

Highly recommend this color and any other colors from Creations By Lynda LLC

This Collection and so many other great things like: handmade soy candles, soaps, cuticle oil and so much more from Creations By Lynda LLC can be purchased at www.creationsbylynda.net

Visit Creations By Lynda LLC on Facebook and show her some love from the Neffy crew! (she is so close to a big milestone... lets help get her there) 

Which of this collection is your favorite?

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ruby White Tips Breaking Bad Collection (4 colors) Review

Today I have a review from Ruby White Tips! This will be pic heavy so be forewarned! Lol

These polishes were sent to me for review so everything expressed here is my honest and unbiased opinion. Please see my disclosure policy located in the tabs above.

I have four polishes from the new Breaking Bad collection. I have Breakage, Cancer Within, Breaking Bronze and Say My Name.





First I want to say..... HOW CUTE ARE THESE BOTTLES!!!!! And the rhinestones at the top serve a duel purpose (well for me anyway...I don't think they were supposed to but they did) not only do they make them pretty but they also serve as grippers!





All the following pictures are with topcoat

Up first we have Breaking Bronze (which was named by a fan). It is a pinkish, orangeish color with gold flecks. Smooth application. Sheer in one coat but with two or three thin coats it is opaque.




This is one thin coat over white


This is one coat over black  



This is one coat on left and two coats on right


This is one coat over Orly Coffee Break


Here is all of them together





Next we have Say My Name. A baby blue HOLO!!! Smooth application. Sheer in a thin coat but semi opaque in a thick coat. Completely opaque in two coats.  


For some reason my camera hated me with this color and I could not for the life of me get an accurate color depiction of this except in the full hand picture and in the video… Blah polish problems lol





Here we have two thin coats… see the holo?!


Here we have one coat over white


Here we have one coat over China Glaze – For Audery


Here we have one coat over Black


And three thin coats alone


Here is the full hand in the sun




And here is a kicker for you… These two polishes have the same listing. Which means you get to pick which one you want. Breakage and Cancer Within are both a green color. One light and one dark. Both have a very smooth application… She did say that one of them can stain your nail beds…. I however, did not have this problem… maybe my chemistry or the fact that she told me up front so I used two coats of base before applying, either way be forewarned. 

Cancer Within is a due chrome light green with green shimmer! Very sheer in one coat but (for me and how I like the opacity to be) took 3-4 coats to be opaque.




Breakage is the darker green with green shimmer. Sheer in one coat but completely opaque in 2-3


For these photos I did something a little different! I wanted to get these side by side to do a comparison.

Here they are side by side... two coats of each... Cancer Within on the left and Breakage on the right


So on my middle and ring fingers I did half white and half black. 
Cancer Within (two coats) is on the left two (index and middle). Middle finger has white on the left & black on the right

Breakage is (two coats) on the right two (ring and pinky). Ring finger has black on the left and white on the right.



And alone with bottle shots


I have to say that when I opened these I instantly thought that my favorite was going to be Say My Name because I am a sucker for blues of all shades, I was surprised at the fact that out of these my favorite is Breakage! I love how it looks with my complexion and think it is a great color for fall! Regardless of whether you watch Breaking Bad or not (I don't watch much TV at all but after seeing these I think I am going to look into this show) you NEED to own this green! 

Make sure you check out the Ruby White Tips Facebook page where they have exclusive offers, tips, stories, photos and (dare I say it) Giveaways!
Also don't forget that she has a line that 50% of the proceeds to fund BatWorld.org

To purchase any of the Breaking Bad Collection or any of the BatWorld polishes please visit Ruby White Tips on Esty.


I did a video on YouTube for this also: