Wednesday, January 23, 2013

ABC Challenge- Cyance Friction

Hi and Happy Humpday!! Today starts the letter C of the Abc challenge. Before I show you all the polish, can I just tell you all how much I love our group of ladies? Someone mentioned it before but I feel like we aren't just posting, we've gotten to know eachother a little bit, which makes posting each week even better.

Today I have for you a really special polish, NerdLacquer Cyance Friction. This one is really special to me for a couple of reasons. One, it was the very first brand of indie polish I bought, and what started my addiction to Indies. Second, NerdLacquer quit making polishes for a while (for family reason's) and have become extremely HTF. Now, this has been featured on the blog once before over a year ago, but those photos don't do it justice, so I thought Ide show my love all over again.

This is two easy coats of Cyance Friction with a coat of SV. I'm so in love.

You'll notice I'm posting from my phone again, I'm having issues with my computer, and also a lot of health issues between me and my three year old, so we've had a few trips in and out of the hospital.

So what do you think of Cyance Friction? Do you own any, or own any polishes you hold close to your heart?

Until next time!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Darling Diva- Menage et Trois

Hello beauties, and let me just give a big hello to all the new faces on my side of the blog, *HIII* I'm going to get a little sappy here, but I enjoy each and every one of you and I am so glad that you enjoy what I have to show!

Today I have a beautiful polish by Darling Diva Polish called Menage et Trois. MeT is part of Carrie's Valentine collection, she describes it as "a trio of holographic glitter hexes living happily together in a lightly tinted base in the same bottle"

I layered one coat of Menage et Trois over OPI-Party in my Cabana, I really loved this combo and I think it brought out the holographic hexes really well.

This polish has so much depth and it has a GREAT formula, I have had nothing but great experiences with Darling Diva Polishes formula.

What I loved most about this polish is I didn't have to do any fishing for glitters, what you see is what you get! There was no glooping at the neck of the bottle when using either, which I find a lot with other indie brands.

Isn't Menage et Trois beautiful? Definitely a great Valentine's day polish. You can follow Darling Diva Polish on facebook to keep up to date with new collections and swatches. Don't forget to visit her etsy store either, they just hit 2,000 likes on facebook and in celebration she is offering 20% off with coupon code 2000LIKES! Bottles range from $8.00 to $12.00

What do you think of Menage et Trois? I have a few more Darling Diva Polishes to show you so make sure to stay in touch!

Until Next Time!

*Polishes in this post were provided to me for my honest review*

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tip Top Nails South Africa- Swatch & Review Part 1

Hello my sweets! Today I have a really exciting and extremely picture heavy post for you! I was recently contacted by Joan of Tip Top Nails and she offered to send me some product for review, and when I opened my package I was floored! Let's get on to the pictures shall we?

First up, Blue Meets Green.

Blue Meets Green is a beautiful saturated blue, which meets green;) My camera had a really hard time pulling the right color of this polish, even with editing it didn't come out exactly right, but it's pretty close.

For this I used two, extremely easy flowing coats followed by a coat of SV. If I had been really careful, I could have gotten away with one coat.

Isn't it beautiful? I definitely don't have any polish like this in my stash!

Next up, Red Rendezvous. Another extremely saturated polish. This is a brick/maroon red. This color made my TOP list of reds EVER.

Again, I used two easy flawless coats, followed by SV. I could have used one coat had I been careful.

This is the ONLY red in my stash that doesn't give me lobster hands. UGH I die!

Then, we have Creamy Orange. This is another one that I could not, and I mean could not get color accurate. This is much more "creamy" in real life than bright orange.

I had a really hard time taking this one off, it's such a beautiful shade of orange. I got a lot of compliments while I was wearing this.

Two flawless coats here, followed by SV.

Lastly, we have Sitting Pretty.

Sitting Pretty is a bright neon shade of pink. It's extremely saturated which made this super easy to apply, and for a neon of this shade, I had no balding, streaks and it dried shiny!

Two coats followed by SV.

Also, in my package I received Toughen Up Base Coat & Toughen Up Top Coat. I absolutely LOVE the base coat, it makes my polish stick will, with no staining, and I wore it under each of these colors (which I wore full mani's of ALL of them) I do believe I have seen a difference! Now, the top coat, well let's just say we don't get a long. I'm used to my SV which dries in no time at all, and the toughen up top coat is an extremely slow drying top coat. I'll definitely be sticking to SV.

You can follow Tip Top Nails on facebook not only does it show case polish, but there are tons of tips and contests posted all the time! At this moment I haven't found that you can order their polishes but their website is here. I am most definitely going to be contacting Joan about ordering more polish, because I am absolutely in LOVE with this brand.

What do you think of Tip Top Nails? What was your favorite of the bunch?

Stay tuned, because in a few days I'll be posting part 2 of my review which Tip Top Nails will be used as undies under some of my untried indie polishes:)

Until Next Time!

*Polishes in this post were provided for my honest review*

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

ABC Challenge- B- Bubble Tea

Hello My Sweets & Happy Humpday! Have I told you all how much I've missed blogging? I truly have and I'm so glad to say this, my computer is back and working properly!! You know what that means??? I'm back to my regular posting, WAHOO!!
If you missed last week, I've entered into the ABC Challenge with an AMAZING group of ladies. Each week we post a polish associated with the letter of the alphabet we are on, this can be the brand name, the polish name, or a type of nail art.

This week I have for you, Bubble Tea by Pretty&Polished. I was lucky enough to win this during halloween from the fabulous Victoria from the Manicurator. I received one of the very first versions, so I had tons of sunken glitter. Nothing a good turn over of the bottle for about 10 minutes can't fix.

Bubble Teas inspiration came from "Bobba" Tea, or a type of tapioca bead drink. I don't know the correct term for it. BT is a gorgeous shade of mint green, with black glitters as the "beads" and loads of silver shimmer.

I used two flawless easy coats of BT with a coat of SV on top.

Bubble Tea has so much depth to it because of the way the glitters lay in the crelly base. It's really a stunning polish! I believe that this shade has been discontinued from Chelsea's shop, but you can always convo her and ask!

You can find Pretty&Polished over at her etsy Full size bottles are $9.00 and minis are $5.00. Earlier today Chelsea posted on facebook that from going forward she may not be offering mini's in all polishes. To make up for it, she is selling wonderfully scented cuticle oils and balms, as well as nail polish jewelry!

Make sure to check out all of the other wonderful ladies manicures today, and if you'de like to join in on our challenge you can contact Kimber!

Until Next Time!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

ABC Challenge- Ashberry Frease

Hello my sweets! And hello new faces! My followers shot up yesterday and I am currently only 3 away from 300! I cant believe it, its such a great feeling to know that so many of you have stuck with me and read what I have to say!
Today marks the first day of the ABC Challenge that Kimber started, and there are tons of amazing ladies that joined in! Basically, you have to post either a polish that starts with the letter, brand, or nail art. So today I chose a name, Ashberry Frease by lacquistry.
I used one and a half dabbed coats of AB over NOPI Basking in Gloria, the colors matched perfectley and I will be showing you BIG in the next few weeks with my picks from the Modern Family collection.
Ashberry Frease is a beautiful mix of raspberry holo glitters, silver and black glitters. I seriously could not stop staring at my nails when I had this on (it was swatching day;) if you haven't done so you must check out lacquistry, keep up to date on restocks through her facebook.

I apologize again for a few things, the pictures being so small and not what they should be, since I'm formatting from my phone it's really hard to make links for everyone participating. Next week will be much better. I do post regularly on IG and you can follow me @glitznglammerxx :)  

Check out the other wonderful ladies joining me:
Kimber @ Kimber'sLacquerKorner Gini @ Sassy Paints
Kat @ Hooked On Polish
Lisa @ Lozlosa
Diana @ Nails By Diana
Nicole @ Nicole Gets Nailed
Lariesa @ Me, Myself, and Polish Patty @ Patty And Goldie's Day Off Meredith@ Perfectly Polished
Joanna @ Sweet Polish of Mine Sammi @ GlitzNGlammer Polishaholic
Dionne @ Glittery Fingers
Aly @ Wonderland Beauty
Kate @ Painted Pony Nails
Sarah @ Faithfully Polished Small Budget Beauty
Brittany @ Pretty, Pink, and Chic Alaina @ Dont Spill The Acetone Simona @ Light Your Nails
Elle @ Miss Nail Polish
Holly @ Facebook (blog link coming soon!)
Sonya (link needed)

What do you think of Ashberry Frease? Do you have any lacquistry?

Until next time!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

I'm alive!!

Hello my dear readers! Yes, its true I am still here! A few days after Christmas my laptop took a giant dump on me, therefore setting me to only use my phone. I made a decision that I wouldn't post from my phone because I didn't want you all to see smaller pictures, and them all clumped together at the end of the post. My laptop should FINALLY be back to me sometime next week, and I cant tell you how happy this makes me. I've missed you all so much and I cant wait to share my hauls, manis, and lots of reviews for you. I hope your as excited as I am!

HOWEVER! I made the decision to do one post from my phone, as I am participating in a new challenge started by Kimbers Lacquer Korner, the ABC challenge will start tomorrow and we will post once a week! So stay tuned and come back tomorrow, I apologize in advance for tomorrow's pictures btw;)

Until next time!