Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Iridophore.. not sure what that means.. but when i saw this on Etsy (was shopping around with a gift certificate from a friend).. i saw this is automatically thought "ooohhhh that'll be a pretty top coat" and the price was perfect. :) Had to get it!

must mean magical.. because really, the coloring in this really ads a sweet, magical touch to any color of the rainbow!

my husband said i should do rainbow nails.. so i picked out the colors (had to ad some.. ROY G BIV isn't 10 colors..)
and decided that i would use Iridophore as my top coat on all of them to see what it would look like on the different shades.

.. WOW..
this is perfect.. not too subtle, not too shocking.. it really IS a magically perfect glittery top coat.. and i love the variety of glitter in it.
even though it looks simple, but closer observation, it really just brings a different aspect to the color under it. they radiate off each other.
as you can see here.. all of these colors really worked together with this beauty.. absolutely nothing wrong with it at all!

the application was fantastic.. didn't take too long to dry.. and it was an easy removal, too! (sorry for the slight wear on the tips of my nail polish.. busy mom) :)

i really think this polish would be a great addition to any collection.
especially if you haven't had any of Chiralities polishes before.. like me.
i'm super happy with it, and combined with her customer service, i would recommend her store anytime.
her Facebook page and her Etsy store are always open to peruse and purchase.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pretty Jelly: Rabbit Hole

(second and last review for Pretty Jelly from the polishes i won)
again.. PIC HEAVY!
i just can't decide which ones to delete! :)

ok.. with this one (Rabbit Hole) i half expected it to be a more clear glitter.. BUT it ended up being a beautiful dense DEEP polish.
what i mean by deep is..
i have 3 layers on my pointer and middle finger
2 layers on top of gold on my thumb
and 1 layer over black on my pinker

and when you take a minute to really look at it.. the depth of it is astounding. the way it layers over itself.. make you almost physically feel like you're falling! (into a Rabbit Hole, so to speak ;) )
i didn't know i would love this one so much.
but i can tell you right now, this is going to be one of my go-to indie's.

i love how with just 1 layer over black, it gives it a great reddish top coat.. and i didn't have to top coat this, either!
i also found out yesterday when i was driving.. i happened to glance at my polish in the sunlight, and it has sort of a golden undertone!


the glitters worried me a tad because at first glance at the bottle, they look kind of taco'y. so i was praying they wouldn't curl up on me. the cool thing about it? the way they shine LOOKS taco'y. BUT they do lay fantastically flat! it's another awesome feature that just ads to this polish.. to make it everyone's favorite. :)

all in all.. a VERY unique polish.. SO GLAD i won this. :)

thanks again, Pretty Jelly, for the giveaway! proud to own your product!
EVERYBODY.. head over to her Facebook page to check out more amazing products by her! :)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Pretty Jelly: House of Usher

I just could NOT bring myself to delete anymore beautiful rainbows ;)

I won a giveaway not too long ago, and was so geeked to win an indie brand that I didn't own yet. (honestly, I don't own a LOT of indie's, so every little bit helps!)
I was sent Pretty Jelly's House of Usher and Rabbit Hole.

First thing.. my favorite color is purple. And holo-moly.. (get it? holy moly).. this is an amazing purple!! (And I usually don't like dark colors)

My 4 year old wanted to wear it, too, so right now her hands are also holo'y goodness. :)

I have to say.. consistency is perfect.. the holographicness (totally a made-up word) is amazing.. I can actually see the holo in ANY lighting.. opaque in 1 coat!! Though I used 2 anyway.. I always do ;). Habit.

Easy to take off, dries in a fair amount of time.. no nail staining.. honestly, all in all an amazing product!!
And the finish looks like it's already got a top coat on it! I did a re-think this morning.. did I top coat it? No I didn't.. I never top coat holo's. Very shiny finish!

Head over to the fan page on Facebook to check out so many more amazing polishes from her!

I'm excited for next week when I get to show you Rabbit Hole!! (already swatched it.. AMAZING! stay tuned..)


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

what i won from Demiflux

Ok, first of all.. the name of this store is intriguing.. what first drew me to her store.. because it doesn't, in general, point to any specific type of merchandise.

but you KNOW it's going to be a unique type of product.
that an understatement.

Yes, many people make jewelry, yes, there are many different mediums to choose from when creating artistic, original products.
But i am totally in love with the way she puts things together, the tools she uses, and the originality of it all.

You can see in the picture of what she sent that the colors are not your everyday pallet.
I've come to find out what she does to create her rainbow spectrum.
"I would say about half of what you see is clear nail polish with paint powders and loose glitter. As if I am making franken polish in tiny batches. This is the reason it's difficult sometimes to replicate my pieces. The other half is with purchased nail polish. Only a few of my pieces implement other mediums as I explore and tinker."

So really.. REALLY.. this is a fantastic, original product!
When you can go to a store, and seriously, the products you see are one of a kind.. never made the exact same way twice?
I love that.
Also? Her customer service? Impeccable. Easy to talk to.. basis what she sends on what you like.. responds in a timely matter.

and what she sent me.. floored me. i was only expecting 1 or 2 items, since that's what giveaway was for. this lady went above and beyond.
2 rings, 2 earrings, and a pendant. just gorgeous.
and the earrings? are so lightweight and delicate, you can't even tell you're wearing them. they're simple.. yet beautiful. :)

thanks so much Demiflux for the giveaway, and allowing me to review for you!

everyone.. seriously..
head on over to her Facebook to check everything out, and her Etsy, to see the fantastic things this lady can do.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Darling Divas: Like a Virgin

Wow.. i'm to the last review of this series.
I have to say, all in all, Darling Diva Polish has become one of my favorite stores.
Not just because they have fantastic polishes, decent prices, and fun combos, but also because the customer service is extraordinary, and you can tell she totally loves what she does.

Now.. onward and upward.

This last one from the Madonna line is called "Like a Virgin". I LOVE the classic combo of white and silver. There are tiny white circles, little silver flecks, large silver circles, white bars, and some cute little white hearts throughout! My favorite part about this one? The BLUE! Do you see them?! The little blue pieces floating willy nilly.. just adding a FUN little FLAVOR to this polish I haven't seen in others. Definitely unique and full of flair! (Just like Madonna!)

I got quite a few compliments on this manicure. Heck, if i saw someone wearing it, i would say something, too. It's very "out of the box". And again, even though it looks super dense in the bottle, it's just the right coverage once it's on!

I put 2 layers on my pinky, and i felt like piling on more. HAHA. And for me, that's funny, because I do not generally glob on glitter! :)

I hope you all enjoyed the Darling Diva series on the blog..
AND I hope you hop on over to the Facebook page, if you haven't yet!
If you're ready for a purchase, click here to go to her Etsy store and shop around! :)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Darling Divas: Holiday

For the second manicure in my Darling Diva Polish blog lineup.. is a fun circle glitter called Holiday.. also in the Madonna line :)

I got SO many compliments on this one!!
I was torn on what color to use as a base, because there are so many fun colors in the glitter itself, I opted for a nice neutral white and gray.

The colors in this glitter really POPPED!
And it's SUCH a smooth application.. even with bedazzling my pinky, it didn't take much to get all the glitters I wanted!

AND with it having so many colors, and a great complimenting personality (did I just say nail polish has a personality?!), it really is a universal glitter.
Great for wear.. it barely had any wear signs (chipping, etc) by the time I decided to change my mani. I would say if you like this (which.. really.. you'd be a fool not to).. head over to her store and grab a bottle!! :)
follow her on Facebook to keep up with all the awesomeness of her store
and shop the polishy goodness on Etsy.

Keep an eye out for the last Darling Diva review coming up soon!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Darling Divas: Wild Child

Darling Diva Polish just came out with a new Madonna line..
and i got this package in the mail.. AHHH! so fun! all glitters!
couldn't WAIT to dive in.

Darling Diva polish has been a favorite of mine since i was gifted with Bazinga almost a year ago. SO EXCITED to be able to review for her!

Me and some friends are doing a fun Nail Art Event every month, and this package landed right smack dab at the perfect time to do skittle nails!
Wild Child.. is PERFECT for this.

All the fun colors, shapes and sizes in this glitter.. go so well with many different color polishes.
I used it over green, blue, yellow and pink. And on the pinky, i did 4 layers of it by itself.

I like the consistency of it.. I like that the glitters are not "uniform".. And it's easy to apply. The only thing I was worried about was that it looked like REALLY dense glitter, but once I started painting, it really gave just the right coverage!

When it dries, you can feel the glitters on top of your nail, even with top coat. BUT I think it makes it a great texture.. without being too much. The glitters don't stick up at all, or "taco", it doesn't make me feel like peeling it off. And since texturized polishes is hot right now.. i think it totally fits and works. :) And i'm not a "texture" freak either. I prefer my nails to be smooth and shiny. But i love this.

I'm looking forward to showing/telling you what i think of the other two as well over the next week! STAY TUNED!
and check out Darling Divas on Etsy for perusing and purchasing!
and tune in to her Facebook Pageto stay updated with new things :)