Monday, September 30, 2013

Creations By Lynda Swatches and Review

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Today I have 5 polishes from Creations by Lynda. I was sent them for reviewing purposes. All of the polishes that will be posted are currently available in her shop. Prices may vary.
Lets take a look.
Polishes from left to right are...
Rainbow In The Dark, Beauty's Slumber, Hunter's Haven, Lillianna and Rose Tinted World
This is called Beauty's Slumber
This polish is a part of the Fairy Tale Dreams Collection.
It is a nice shade of red but very sheer. I applied 4 coats to get it opaque.

This is called Hunter's Haven
This is a Chestnut Brown base with Dark Green micro glitter but is more of a copper color in my opinion. I applied 2 coats.This polish is also a part of the Fairy Tale Dreams Collection.

This is called Rose Tinted World
This is a red based jelly with red and gold glitter. This is one of my favorites. You really cant go wrong with a jelly polish. I applied 3 coats. 
This is a part of the Out Of This World Collection.

This is holographic top coat called Rainbow In The Dark
I applied 1 coat of Rainbow In The Dark over 2 coats of Julep/Eloise.

This polish is called Lillianna
This is a light pink crelly with multi color and shaped glitter. This polish is a part of the  Escapist Collection. I applied 2 light coats with a top coat.

Over all the all of the polish was easy to apply with no issues. For prices check out Creations by Lynda's website.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Gothic Gala Lacquer/The Holo Deck Collection

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Today I have 3 beautiful holographic polishes from 
Gothic Gala Lacquers's Holo Deck Collection. I was sent these beauties to review and enjoy. This collection will be available for purchase October 20th.The bottles are 15ml. This collection is inspired by Star Trek TNG. Do we have some Star Trek fans out there?? Im sure we do!!! Lets take a look at this new collection shall we!!
Names of polishes from left to right......
Picard, The Enterprise and Crusher
This is called Crusher
This is blue holographic polish. This has to be the most stunning shade of blue I have ever seen. I applied 3 coats to get it opaque.

This is called Picard
It is a Maroon Red holographic. I recommend using a base coat so prevent any staining. I applied 3 light coats.
This color is so beautiful and I think it would looks magnificent on any skin tone. 

This is called The Enterprise
This is a light Grey holographic polish. You have no idea how excited I am about this polish!!!!
I have been wanting a grey holographic polish for the longest time and now its MINE!!!!! It is the perfect shade of grey and it looks incredible in the sunlight. I applied 3 light coats to get it opaque.

Like what you see....? This is not the full collection. That's right there's more colors. This collection will  be available October 20th. I love the formula and the bold colors. You cant go wrong with any of these colors.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Down The Bayou Lacquer Review

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Today I have 7 beautiful polishes to show you. Jodi from 
"Down The Bayou Lacquer" sent them to me for reviewing purposes. I have a mixture of polishes from her "Meet the Quack Pack Collection" Halloween Collections ect. Some of the colors that I will be showing you are not released yet. I will let you know which one are available and which ones will be coming soon.
Lets check out these lacquer lovelies!!!!
From left to right are....
I will Fight to Survive  VooDoo Queen, The Myrtles,
Oh Uh-Uh, Crawfish Boil, Hand Grenade and Yuppie Girl

What I am about to show you is some of "Down The Bayou Lacquer's" Halloween collection.
"The Myrtles"
  A famous plantation house located here in Louisiana. It is rumored to be haunted. And a big tourist attraction for Halloween time.
This is called "The Myrtles"
This is a Sea Foam Green with beautiful iridescent flakes mixed through out the formula. This is a sheer polish but can be opaque with 3-4 coats. I also applied a top coat. This color is listed in the shop for $9.75.

"VooDoo Queen"
Inspired by Marie Laveau they said to be the original queen of voodoo in new Orleans. She is said to haunt the cemetery where she is laid to rest. Also another great place to visit. St. Louis cemetery#1.
"VooDoo Queen"
This is a clear based glitter topper. It has a mixture of holo and iridescent glitter along with Purple and Black flakes with medium and small Black hexes. This is the perfect topper to make all your dull colors POP! I applied 2 coats of "VooDoo Queen" over 2 coats of Julep/Joy. This is available in her shop for $9.75
Now these polishes below are not a part of the Halloween Collection
This is called "Crawfish Boil"
This is a deep Red polish with alot of gorgeous shimmer.
This polish is Excatly the color of boiled crawfish. We eat crawfish at my house at least 4 times a year. That stuff is delicious. I applied 3 light coat. This is available for $9.75

This is called "Oh Uh-Uh"
This is a Navy Blue holographic polish. I applied 3 coats but 2 is enough. This is a really beautiful polish. It is available to purchase for $9.75 I had absolutely no issues with the formula or applying.

This is called "Hand Grenade"
This is a bright neon Green jelly polish with Black hexes of all sizes and black squares.Hand grenade is inspired by the famous New Orleans drink. I applied 3 coats to get it opaque. If you would like more black glitter you can add a fourth coat without it looking to thick. This color is available for $9.75

This is called "Yuppie Girl"
This is a nice Lavender Purple polish with all sizes of Whites hexed glitter. I applied 2 coats but I recommend applying 3 coats to get more of that beautiful glitter on your nails. I do recommend using a top coat with this one. The glitter can make it look a tab bumpy which is totally normal. This color is not yet released but is coming soon.

This is called "I Will Fight to Servive"
This is a light pink base with Black flakes and large Pink hexes.I applied 3 light coats with a top coat. This color is not yet released and will be coming soon.

Over all I did like the formula and the beautiful colors. Jodi the owner of "Down the Bayou Lacquer" is so sweet. If you ever have any issues or need help concerning her creations just send her a message and she will get back to you and answer or help you with anything you need. Check out her Facebook page to see upcoming releases and giveaways.

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Philly Love's Lacquer/All Holo's Eve Collection

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Im going to go ahead and jump the gun here, only because I'm so excited to show you this collection of polish. This collection is called "All Holo's Eve Collection", created by the wonderful and creative Esther of Philly Love's Lacquer. This collection has 8 stunning colors, seven holographic colors and 1 glitter topper. Each polish is named after a haunted landmark in Philadelphia which is very spooky and gets gets my blood flowing, incredibly spooky stories behind each of them.
****NOTE****The Holo's Eve Collection will be available for
 pre-order on September 25th, and for purchase on October 10th.
Each holo will be $12.00, and Pere Lachaise will be $11.00. The Full 15ml collection will be $85.00 and the 8ml full collection will be $42.50.Individual bottles will only be available in 15ml bottles.
***Disclaimer*** I was sent this collection by Philly Love's Lacquer to review. All opinions are my own.

Lets check out these holo's that stole my sole..
Get ready for ALOT of swatches!!!
Names of the polish from left to right......
Eastern State, Pere Lachaise, Byberry, Grumblethorpe, 
The Hag of Pine Street, Nevermore, Elfreth's Ally and City Tavern
The Historic Site is the only of Poe's Philadelphia homes which still stands and is located in the now defunct Spring Garden district on the northern edge of Philadelphia. Poe rented the house early in 1843 and is believed to have lived there for about a year or less along with his wife Virginia and his aunt/mother-in-law Maria Clemm. It is uncertain when the family moved into the home, which was then at the corner of Seventh Street and Brandywine Alley (no longer extant) though believed to be some time before June.
This is "Nevermore"
Its a beautiful dark mysterious blue holographic polish. I used 2 coats to get it opaque. The formula was so easy to apply and clean up.I used 1 coat of my favorite topcoat.

"Eastern State"
Eastern State Penitentiary has become a favorite destination for ghost hunters as well as the public at large since it has been opened to tours.
Built in 1829, the imposing Gothic structure was originally designed to hold 250 inmates in solitary confinement. At the height of its use, however, as many as 1,700 prisoners were crammed into the cells. Like many such places of high emotional stress, misery and death, the prison has become haunted.
This is "Eastern State"
A fierce bright blue holo that glistens in the sun. I applied 3 light coats. This color sure does catch my eye. This has to be the most beautiful blue I have ever seen. I applied top coat

"Elfreth's Ally"
 — popularly known as "Our nation’s oldest residential street" -dates back to the first days of the eighteenth century. Twenty years after William Penn founded Pennsylvania and established Philadelphia as its capital, the town had grown into a thriving, prosperous mercantile center on the banks of the Delaware River. During the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century, the Alley became a neighborhood of immigrants from Germany, Ireland, and other parts of Europe who sought new opportunities in America.
This is "Elfreth's Ally"
This is a soft brown holographic polish. A very beautiful fall color but could be worn for any season. I applied 3 light coats with a topcoat.

Built in 1744 as a country summer home by wine importer John Wister, Grumblethorpe was originally known as "John Wister's Big House" because it had multiple stories. Built from stone 
quarried on and oak cut from the Wisters' extensive property, the house is a prime example of domestic Pennsylvania German architecture of the period. Intended as a summer retreat, the 
house was occupied also in winter in the year 1793 when the Wister family sought refuge from the yellow fever epidemic raging in Philadelphia. In the early 19th century, Charles Jones Wister I, grandson of John, made it his year-round residence. The family retained ownership until the 1950's. 
This is "Grumblethorpe"
This is the most stunning hunter green holo I have ever seen. Its a very bold color. I applied 3 coats but 2 is defiantly enough to get it opaque. I also applied a top coat.

"City Tavern"
The present structure is a reconstruction of the original structure, which was destroyed in a fire in 1834. The fire not only claimed the City Tavern, but a young bride and several members of her bridal party. The City Tavern was, and still is, a popular location for wedding parties.In 1834, the bridal party had taken over the upstairs for their preparations. At that time, light was provided by candles and fireplaces.No one noticed the fire creeping across the rug towards the party. In 
fact, this happened so quickly that I strongly suspect that it was not a candle that tipped over but an oil lamp. The flames moved across the rug and caught the train of the bride's dress. The groom and his attendants attempted to save the bridal party, but were largely unsuccessful. The bride and many of her attendants perished, and the City Tavern had to be demolished.Over the years members of parties, particularly wedding parties, have noticed the face of an unknown woman 
in photos taken upstairs. In the photos she wear what looks like a bridal gown. Some patrons have even seen the apparition of the phantom bride in the halls and rooms of the tavern.
This is "City Tavern"
This is a wicked red holographic polish. This color is breathtaking and takes 2 coats to get it opaque but I used 3 coats to get it a tad darker. I also used a topcoat.

"Pere Lachaise"
The story begins again at 15th and Montgomery in North Philadelphia, on the astroturf field where Temple University’s lacrosse and field hockey teams play. For 119 years this was a cemetery, home to the remains of nearly 28,000 Philadelphians–Civil War veterans, scientists, textile workers among them.After the Second World War, as Philadelphia reformers made an ambitious push to modernize neighborhoods, old cemeteries became easy targets for planners seeking new amenities like parking lots, playgrounds, stadiums and supermarkets.Families of the dead were told they could relocate the remains and monuments; the unclaimed dead were moved to a court-appointed site, their monuments often destroyed. In the case of Monument Cemetery, the unclaimed gravestones were destined for a second life.University officials contacted 748 families; 400 responded and 300 bodies and grave markers were moved to Lawnview Cemetery, in Montgomery County, and reinterred. Most of the rest were dumped into a mass grave at Lawnview, while the monuments themselves were sold to 
developers to serve as rip rap (foundation material) for the Betsy Ross Bridge. Though many remain submerged, several are still visible from the river bank, especially at low tide.
"Pere Lachaise"
This is a sparkly mind blowing glitterbomb. This is a clear base with a mixture of micro iridescent glitter, Black bars, rectangles and small black hexes. Also there is a mixture of sizes of white colored glitter. I applied 1 coat of "Pere Lachaise" over 2 coats of Julep/Julianne. I applied top coat also.

Byberry Mental Hospital is located on the outskirts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Byberry was first constructed in 1906 and opened its doors to its first patient in 1907. It began its humble beginnings as a work farm for the mentally ill but between 1910 and 1920 construction of a large asylum was begun and completed. As asylum popularity grew through out the country by 
the mid 1930′s, Byberry’s population quickly expanded and with it came tales of patient abuse and neglect. Insufficient funds left the asylum in disrepair and patients wound up unclothed, starved, and sleeping in raw sewage filled hallways. Many patients were forced to live huddled in decrepit, dingy rooms with no socialization or supervision. Every mental institution 
nightmare you can imagine came true. “Padded cells, restraining devices, solitary confinement, beatings by brutal warders and violent inmates, lobotomies and electric shock ” were just 
some of the horrid treatments used. Byberry became known as a “real life house of horrors” as murder , suicide, and brutality reigned.
A Lovely pink holographic polish. Fit for every occasion. Stunning!Stunning!Stunning! I applied 2 light coats and a topcoat.

"The Hag of Pine Street"
As urban legend has it, the Hag of Pine Street was an elderly lady who died at her home, located between 6th and 7th streets in Philadelphia. Her ghost is said to appear in the area to glare out her former home’s window or to yell and brandish her cane at those of the younger generation.
"The Hag on Pine Street"
This little lady is my favorite. It is a soft lavender purple holographic polish. I applied 3 coats but 2 coats is enough. This has some major shine in the sunlight. Its really hard not to wear it everyday. ****Use Caution When Driving*** LOL Its a very distracting color.
The "All Holo's Eve Collection" will blow your mind. I know because mine in officially blown. I have never seen a collection this size where I loved every color of polish. This is HOLO HEAVEN!!!

****Note**** The "All Holo's Eve Collection" will be available for pre-order on September 25th, and for purchase on October 10th.

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Because Esther is a big supporter of cruelty-free cosmetics, one dollar of each full size bottle of PhLL polish sold will be donated to a local non-profit organization called 
Forgotten Cats. Forgotten Cats ( helps to provide homes for adoptable cats and kittens in the PA/NJ/DE areas, as well as finding foster parents for feral cat colonies.

I am curious which color was your favorite?

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