Sunday, January 26, 2014

Indie Review: Glitterfied Nails

Hello! Sunday. Again. 
They always sneak up on me! I actually got a lot done this weekend and even completed packing for my vacation coming up on Thursday. I am usually a pack the night before kind of girl. And when I say 'the night before', what I really mean is 3 hours before my flight leaves the morning of. 
It makes me a little sad that I am all packed but am not leaving for 3 days still. :(

I was recently sent an AWESOME nail mail package from Andrea at Glitterfied Nails. Since she sent me so many for several different holidays I am going to be breaking the review up into a few pieces.
First up, I have the Valentine's Day polishes she sent with some others mixed in!

First up is Majestic Magenta which you may have already seen on my IG account if you follow @possiblychrista.
I layered it over Revlon Extravagant on my ring finger and did a glitter gradient over Revlon Naughty on the rest of my fingers. I loved this combo!

To show the color of the glitters better, I layered it over Carpe Noctem Under the Cover of Light and on my ring finger, I layered it over OPI Suzis Hungary Again. 

This polish was seriously packed with glitters as most of Andrea's polishes are! It has large and small magenta hex glitters with some awesome holo ones thrown in. This was a really beautiful glitter on and packed some serious sparkle!

Next up is Golden Glow. This one is part of her St. Patrick's day collection, but it went so well with pink I just had to wear it as a V Day mani!

Golden Glow is a seemingly sheer white-gold polish with bits of holo glitters. I used 2 coats and a top coat for this photo. Believe it or not, this built up to perfect opacity in just 2 coats.

I wanted to use this in a V Day mani, so I started with 2 coats of Revlon Extravagant and used Golden Glow as an accent.

Then I stamped using a Bundle Monster plate and SH Pink Satin.
This came out so cute and Golden Glow really complimented this shade of pink!
Next up I have another polish from Andrea's Valentine's Day line, Fuchsia Fantasy.

This one is packed with ultra fine iridescent and fuchsia glitters. It built up perfect in 2 coats (as shown) and was a lovely bright pink, perfect for Valentine's Day!
I paired this with Sinful Colors Mint apple and an Art Club white striper on my accent nail.

Last but not least is the cute Teal me you Fantasy!

This one I purchased because I loved the combination of teal and pink glitters with some iridescent glitters mixed in and just had to have it. This is completely unique in my collection!

I layered this over one of my favorite polishes ever, Revlon Not So Blueberry.
I used 1 coat of glitter over each nail. On my accent nail I used a pale pink Revlon polish and a CoverGirl for the waterfall look.

What do you think about these new polishes? 
Andrea makes some of the best glitters around and you have to head over to her page and check out some of the other pinks for Valentines Day!
I bet Pink Carnation is another gorgeous one!

All of these polishes are available for purchase in Andrea's shop now, follow the links below to find out more!

See you later!

**Disclosure: The products in this post were provided to me by their manufacturer for my unbiased review. Please see my Disclaimer page for more info**

Monday, January 20, 2014

Indie Review: Carpe Noctem Swatch Spam

Hello there! Happy Monday! In just 10 days I am jetting off to the Bahamas, so I can't even complain that it's Monday because I am a day closer to being reunited with my oldest friend. 
Tonight I bring you some swatch spam of Raspberry Beret, that you have seen before with a little nail art and Don't Panic!

First up is Don't Panic!

Shown here is 2 coats. I can't remember if I used a topcoat or not. I love how awesome the holo is on this one! Don't Panic is black base, but has a bit of a plummy shift too it.

The holo really seemed to lighten this polish up and despite the black base I didn't find that it was too dark for my skin tone. 

Next up is the lovely Raspberry Beret from Emily's most recent Jelly holo line.

I just loved this one and couldn't resist wearing it again with some nail art. I got the inspiration for this look from this pin HERE.

I used Zoya Thandie and Sinful Colors Mint Apple for the dots.

See you later!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Indie Review: Carpe Noctem the Jelly Holo Collection!

Well, these would have been up a lot sooner, but I gave my little brother my wi-fi password and now, I don't know anything about these things, but I have an inkling his Xbox game 
playing is sucking up all my wi-fi. 

Tonight I have a new collection from Emily over at Carpe Noctem Cosmetics.

She created a fantastic 3 polish set of JELLY HOLO's! When I unwrapped these, I was so excited, because the set is a perfect trio of Blue, Green and Red!

First up is Diva D in Diamonds, a bright, yet subtle ice blue.

This is 2 coats. This built up perfectly and despite being a jelly, was completely opaque. I was impressed with how shiny they were on their own, but I did add a top coat for these photos.

The holo was a bit of a scattered linear and unfortunately the sun wouldn't show their true potential. You can see in the bottle shots, that these are all JAM PACKED with holo though!
Next up is Moss Agate.

Moss Agate is a nice leafy green.
This one probably needed 3 coats as it is the lightest shade of the trio. However, 2 coats built up reasonably well and there is minimal VNL.

The sun is still hibernating, but you can see hints of the rainbow in the bottle shot!
Last but not least, was my favorite of the bunch Raspberry Beret.

Oh god, the perfect berry shade that I love so much. This was a deep raspberry that just made me want to lick jam off my fingers. This is 2 coats and you can see this one built up to be the most opaque. Shown with 1 coat of topcoat.

The sun obviously showed its sunny face for this one. I was able to capture a bit of the holo. You can see it most on my ring and middle fingers. A subtle, scattered linear. You can see from the bottle shots, that the holo is much stronger in real life.

I will definitely be picking up Raspberry Beret again for a sweet Valentine's Day mani since it is the perfect shade for that holiday!
Overall, I think Emily hit it out of the park with these holos. All too often it is hard to get Jelly polishes to build up to opacity and these did well with just 2 coats!

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**Disclosure: The products in this post were provided to me by their manufacturer for my unbiased review. Please see my Disclaimer page for more info**

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pink on Thursdays (because it isn't Wednesday)

All my days are starting to blend into one. I chose, cropped and watermarked photos, to load into this post that I would call "We wear pink on Wednesday's". Except it isn't Wednesday. So we are going to do Throw Back Thursday to WWPOW!

I received this lovely light frosted pink in a Julep Maven box ages ago. I didn't think I would even like it, but it has become one of my favorite nude pinks and one that I reach for over and over.

Meet Lois.
This is the absolute perfect sea shell pink that is the perfect shade for my skin tone.

It has a bit of a subtle shimmer to it, but is still a "barely there" type of shade. It is so simple and classy!
Surprisingly, it was perfectly opaque in 2 coats. 
Shown here with a base coat, 2 coats of color and a top coat.

Since this one, I have been snatching up any Maven boxes that come with nude frost type shapes. I received 2 in my past box, and neither disappoints! If you are looking for a great nude shade, Julep is my go to!

What is your favorite nude shade?

Until next time,

Sunday, January 5, 2014

My very first Chanel!

Today was probably the most relaxing Sunday I have had in awhile! I did nothing but lay all over the house and read books. I am in the midst of the Divergent series and finished the 2nd and am now onto the 3rd! I dreaded every text I got today, because I was hoping no one would text me to suggest any activities that required me to put on real pants. Hah.

Tonight I have my very first Chanel polish to show you. My mom surprised me with 3 polishes for Christmas. I was definitely really surprised!! I never ever would have guessed what was in the box!

Tonight I have one of them to show you, Rouge Moire!
 This is a gorgeous raspberry red, shown here with 2 coats and 1 coat of the Chanel Topcoat.
I loved the top coat! It made this polish shine beautifully!
I used Loreal's new textured polish The Statement Piece as an accent nail. I have reviewed a few of those before and you can see the others HERE
Hint: I love them!

I absolutely loved this polish. It was so beautiful on. The only qualms I have with it, is that for such a high end polish, the formula was kind of runny, the brush was really small and wear was not what I would have expected. I got 3 days at most out of it before some chip page started to happen. 
Even so, I loved this and am happy to have it in my collection! I will definitely be putting it on my toes!
Happy Sunday!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2013 Favorites

I am back from my 2 week Holiday hiatus! I am not sure what happened, but all of my days just started to bleed into one and now here we are, in the bright shiny New Year!
A short silly story, but one of my friends said it bothers her when bloggers disappear because she thinks they've died.

I am alive.

Some of you might have noticed, I keep a Category on the right side of my blog for "Favorites". I don't always remember to link up a favorite, but every now and again I do. 
Lets take a look back on some of my favorite indies from this past year!!

Man in White was the polish that sparked the 'My Favorites' Category. It has since been discontinued, and I promise you, I will make one of my life's missions, to find a dupe.
…to be continued...

See more photos HERE.
My friendship with Emily however, started a bit before MIW, with Star Spangled Banner and Liberty.
The polishes I wore for the 4th of July!

See more photos HERE.
I have reviewed bunches of Emily's polishes and have dozens of them!
I highly recommend all of her polishes and she makes FANTASTIC customs!
See my Customs HERE.

 One of the very first polishes I purchased from Ashley was Pishsalver from her Alice in Wonderland Collection.

This is still one of my favorite nail art designs to date. It came out so cute and summery! I have tried a fair amount of Spellbound polishes and my collection of her polishes is second only to Carpe Noctem's. All of them are awesome! She has a lot of different polishes that will appeal to everyone's tastes.

Another brand that made it to my favorites, was Daphine Polish with Skating.

This one was so pretty and even in the midst of winter, it gave a nice minty summer feel. I am still all about this mani! See more photos HERE.

One of my other favorites from this year was Glitterfied Nails Diamond Ring.
I used this glitter topper in one of my favorite Galaxy manis to date. That galaxy mani produced an onslaught of friend's and cousins requesting the same design!

But even on its own, over a solid shade, this polish was so beautiful and was a rainbow of colors!
She has so many polishes to choose from, it would be hard to not find something you like!

So my reader, I will leave you with this Indie recap of my past 6 months or so of blogging!
I couldn't be more thankful for all of you and all of the support you have given to me so far! I can't wait to see what the new year brings forth!

**Disclosure: Some of the products in this post were provided to me by their manufacturer for my unbiased review. Please see my Disclaimer page for more info**