Friday, February 27, 2015

Poparazzi Swatches

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While I was browsing at CVS a few weeks ago, I noticed a very full and brand new display of Pop-Arazzi polishes. To my knowledge, these are replacing the Spoiled line of polishes that was sold exclusively at CVS. The side cap of polishes was marked on sale, so I grabbed 5 polishes to try.

First is Lovely in Lilac, a pretty straightforward lilac creme. There is some shimmer in this but it's not visible on the nail at all. This was 2 coats.

Sparkle-fetti is labeled as a POP FX polish and has micro red and blue glitter with larger silver hex glitter. It was dense enough to apply substantially in one coat.


And a macro because duh. Glitter macros!


Sapphire Desire is a bright blue metallic polish. This is my favorite, for obvious blue reasons. And this was one coat! I probably could have done two but it was sufficient with one so I left it.

Don't Need No Romeo (huh?) is a dark green creme and I love this one as well. I feel like I don't have a lot of colors like this, which is rare! This was 2 coats.

Never Too Rich is another from the POP FX section of the collection. It's a green holographic glitter with assorted glitter sizes. I used one coat with top coat.

I was a fan of these polishes! I believe they retailed for $2.50 regularly, but I got mine on sale for $0.99 each! Not bad at all!

Have you checked out the new Pop-Arazzi line at CVS?

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Thursday, February 26, 2015

China Glaze Road Trip for Spring 2015: My Picks!

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I have 10 of the 12 polishes from the China Glaze Road Trip collection for spring 2015. Is anyone else gleefully excited for spring? I am never a fan of winter and I think each year I loathe it more and more. Come onnnnn spring!!

This collection is made up of pastels and brights and shimmers and cremes.

Pack Lightly is a peach shimmer. The formula on this was a bit patchy and at three coats, the patches were still visible. However, I have a rule about not doing more than three coats of a polish because I think that's just ridiculous for a creme. This was a gorgeous color though and the subtle shimmer was really pretty!



Sun's Up Top Down is a yellow with very subtle shimmer. In the light, the shimmer is visible but not so much otherwise. This was a bit streaky on the first coat but surprisingly, covered in 2 coats! 



More to Explore is the coral peach creme of the bunch and the formula on this was decent, as it covered in two coats. However, this took forever to dry. I completely ruined my manicure after waiting 40 minutes to touch anything!


Uhmm yikes!

Boho Blues is a lovely periwinkle blue creme polish. The formula on this was good, this was two coats with top coat.

Dashboard Dreamer is a light blue with an orangey pinky shimmer. This was very patchy, even at three coats. Wahh.

Wanderlust is a pale pink with some golden shimmer. This was also pretty patchy at three coats, as shown below.

Pinking Out The Window is a coral pink creme. This had an okay formula, I used 2 coats.


Trip of a Lime Time is one of those ugly greens that you will either love or hate. I am leaning more towards not loving this color, lol. This was 2 coats.

License & Registration Pls is a cobalt blue almost jelly polish. This was one of my favorites, no surprise there, I'm sure. This was 2 thin coats.

Even though the colors were lovely, this wasn't my favorite collection in terms of formula. Womp womp.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Pretty & Polished Maleficium

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Pretty & Polished recently released a new collection and the star of the show (in my opinion) was this baby right here: Maleficium. This is a white crelly base with multi-colored flakies throughout.




Look at the color shift!! <3 I was not expecting this to have such a great formula, simply because I don't have a lot of white crelly polishes that are very opaque but this was just about perfect: 2 easy coats with very minimal cleanup.

You can purchase or any of the other Dark Arts collection here.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday: Polish Received In A Swap

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For this prompt, we are choosing a polish that we received in a swap. I have done a lot of swapping over the years so I had a lot of polishes to choose from. I decided to choose one that I received most recently and that is Different Dimension Ready Set Snow.

This is a white base with silver holo sparkles throughout. I did not realize until application that this was textured, however! It was a bit thick but that is due to the texture of the polish. However, application was easy and this covered fully in two coats. I applied one coat of topcoat but will probably used two in the future.

Without topcoat:

With topcoat:


Don't forget to check out the rest of the twinsies!

Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Monday, February 23, 2015

Makeup Monday: Barielle Line Eraser

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Press Sample

Barielle is primarily known for nail polish but they recently released a new Facial Line Eraser. This can be used alone of under makeup for a flawless look.

Now, I do not have a ton of lines or wrinkles yet, but I am sure they are on the way and prevention or at least the knowledge of how to mask wrinkles is always beneficial, right?? This product can also be used as a makeup primer or sorts and that is how I used it.



I'm going to be really honest: I was a bit freaked out when I saw the syringe-like applicator. I quickly realized that was just for ease of application, should you choose to use it as a line eraser.




Once you open the box, and pull out the plastic "syringe", you will see two caps that need to be removed, the clear hard plastic cap and a more fitted rubber cap. I was pleased to see there is twist lock to prevent the product from being squeezed out of the syringe when not in use.







The line eraser is a concealer color, but blends out to a skin tone and is not visible and once it's rubbed into the skin, I couldn't feel it on my face. There is no smell to the line eraser, either. It felt like nothing once I rubbed it in, which is awesome! I do not like to feel a lot of stuff on my face, lol.





What do you think? I like this for it's lightweight feel. Like I said, I don't really have any lines to conceal so I cannot testify to it's effectiveness in that aspect, but I do like it as a face primer!

You can purchase the Barielle Line Eraser here. It retails for $30.

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bestie Twin Nails With The Little Canvas!

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It's Round 9 of BTN with Alaina from The Little Canvas! This time we decided to recreate this manicure from the skittle queen, Nicole from Young Wild & Polished.

First, let's chat for a second. I did this manicure 3 times. That's right. 3 times. The first time, because I forgot that I had purchased polishes specifically for this BTN. So okay whatever, I did it like a month ago and I had time to recreate it with the proper polishes. The second time, I just didn't really like the way it turned out because the polishes that I had purchased looked a lot darker than I wanted so I scrapped it.

So here's were we are: I used some of the new China Glaze Road Trip cremes and an Ulta Exclusive.

The ring finger was China Glaze License & Registration Pls, 2 coats. The other fingers were Cons-Ulta My Manicurist, the Ulta exclusive. I used 3 thin coats for this, it was a bit streaky after 2 coats.

Then I took Boho Blues, the purple color, and License & Registration and did the plastic bag trick on my middle finger (blobbed a bit of each color then smooshed them together with a plastic bag), used my dotting tool on my pinky and drew some little x's on my index finger. How do people draw tiny lines? I used a nail art brush, I tried a toothpick... what the heck? I couldn't get skinnier lines! LOL Oh well, I tried, ha!

These pictures are with topcoat, bee tee dubs.



Then, because I couldn't not... I added some Fairy Dust. BAM. Done, son!


I really really loved these nails! This is one of my favorite BTN's to date!!

Don't forget to check out Alaina's nails!

Talk to you soon!
Amanda

Friday, February 20, 2015

Revlon Sultry and Gold Goddess

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Today's post brings you Revlon Sultry, one of their new polishes for the spring. This is obviously an Amanda color... look at the blue!! LOOK AT IT!! This was two coats, and it had a nice formula but it did have that "i'm a bright blue polish, so I'm gonna smell funky" smell. WHAT IS THAT?


Then I added one coat of Revlon Golden Goddess. I think this was LE, but I could be wrong. I can't keep track of all the LE polishes in Mount Polish, guys. I just can't :-p


I love blue and gold together, and not just because I'm from Michigan and like U of M (don't hate me, I actually don't care which team wins, they're both from Michigan!! I root for Michigan teams!)

Have you seen or tried either of these polishes??

Talk to you soon!
Amanda