Showing posts with label neon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label neon. Show all posts

02 April 2014

China Glaze City Flourish: Part Two, Pollen In Love

Hi everyone! Long time, no blog, eh!? Well technically it's been about five-six days since my last post - I've just been really busy with work. Which reminds me... over the next few months I may not be as active here. I'm trying to finish up my dissertation by August, and I may take a mini hiatus every now and then.

China Glaze City Flourish: Part Two Pollen In Love

But I finally have the second part of the China Glaze City Flourish collection for you. If you missed part one, make sure to check that out! I know there's been a lot of reviews already, but if you're still on the fence about these polishes, I have my thoughts on the collection as a whole at the end of this post.


27 January 2014

Foxy Paws Ms Matronic's Magic Mirrors

Hi everyone! I was a bit sporadic posting last week, but I think I needed the mini-blogging break. I feel really excited about all the posts I have to share with you, given that I didn't post much last week.

Foxy Paws Ms Matronic's Magic Mirrors

First up I have a polish that I should have shared with you long ago! Foxy Paws Ms Matronic's Magic Mirrors is from the Filthy/Gorgeous collection along with Baby Come Home and Let's Have a Kiki. Like the two previously shown from this collection, this polish is fun, bold and bright. Make sure to check out my previous posts on this collection.

12 January 2014

Foxy Paws Let's Have A Kiki

Hi everyone! I have another fun polish from the Foxy Paws Filthy/Gorgeous collection; make sure to check out my previous posts on this collection. These polishes are inspired by the American pop group Scissor Sisters and they are all in very fun, bright, neon colours, some that glow in the dark and react under UV (black) light. It's worth heading on over to the Foxy Fingertips website just to check out the songs that inspired each one, I guarantee it will get you humming and dancing in your seat!

Foxy Paws Let's Have A Kiki


This one is another bright neon polish, that also glows in the dark! Make sure to check it out after the jump for more photos.

22 August 2013

Lush Lacquer Splish Splash and Vegas Nights

Hi everyone! I have two polishes from indie brand Lush Lacquer for you tonight. Lush Lacquer is one of the more established indie brands, having been around over a year, and they are made by a mother/daughter team. How cool is that! They sent me three polishes from their recent neon collection. The first one, Chicks Rule, can be found HERE.

Lush Lacquer Splish Splash and Vegas Nights

If you love neon glitter the two I have for you tonight are equally as fun. Formula-wise they are both very similar. They go on very easy with minimal fussing. I find that they are not very glitter dense so I needed two coats for both of them. In a sense, that can be a good thing because you can control how much glitter you want on your nails. On the other hand, too many coats and your nail polish looks very thick.

Splish Splash is a clear-based glitter topper with neon green and blue glitter, mainly bars and hexes. This is very similar to Chicks Rule only with the addition of bar glitter. I love the fun colours here and it was easy to work with. I layered two coats over Avon Vintage Blue.

Lush Lacquer Splish Splash

Lush Lacquer Splish Splash

Vegas Nights is a multi-coloured neon glitter polish with a sheer black base. I find the base is a bit too sheer to wear this one one its own, so I layered two coats over a black polish. As with the other one, there was minimal fussing here and it went on very well.

Lush Lacquer Vegas Nights

Lush Lacquer Vegas Nights

I recommend for both polishes letting them sit upside down for 15-20 minutes before applying. Also, give it a good shake to get more glitter out. I wish there was a bit more glitter in these, but otherwise they are very nice polishes. Out of the two, Splish Splash is my favourite because you have more options when it comes to layering it.

What do you think of these? Out of the three Lush Lacquer polishes I showed, which one stood out the most?

Lush Lacquer is available from their Etsy shop. Follow Lush Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

18 August 2013

Lush Lacquer Chicks Rule, Swatches and a Simple Skittlette

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! A while back I was contacted by Karin of Lush Lacquer asking me if I was interested in trying some of her polishes. Lush Lacquer is one of those indie brands that has been around from almost the beginning - I have known about them since I started buying indies last year, and they've been on my "to try" list for quite some time. In terms of indies, they have a strong product and business - lots of variety in their shop, nice bottles with screen printed labels, and lots of stock available.

I was sent three polishes from their new Neon Collection, and I have the first for you today. The other two I will post very soon. If you are into the neon glitter trend, you must take a look at these. :)

Lush Lacquer Chicks Rule

Chicks Rule caught my eye immediately. It's a clear-based glitter topper - it looks like the base is a sheer pink colour but it's just the effect of all the glitter. It has a mix of neon orange, pink, and purple hex glitter in different sizes ranging from very tiny to large. I love the inclusion of tiny glitter, it adds more interest for some reason.

Lush Lacquer Chicks Rule

The formula is good, it spreads on very smooth. I find that it is not too glitter dense, so I had to use two coats here. Make sure to let the bottle sit upside down for 15 minutes first and do some shaking before applying.

Lush Lacquer Chicks Rule

For the swatches I applied Chicks Rule over a simple two colour gradient of OPI My Vampire is Buff and Sally Hansen Bubblegum Pink. Then I redid my nails on my ring and middle fingers for a simple skittlette. On my ring finger is Bubblegum Pink with a heart stud from the Born Pretty Store. And on my middle, a taped off gradient using Bubblegum Pink and Girly Bits Private Dancer over My Vampire is Buff.

Lush Lacquer Chicks Rules simple skittlette

Lush Lacquer Chicks Rules simple skittlette

I really liked the skittlette and I ended up wearing it for another day. It was also nice to wear Chicks Rule over a simple gradient and I think it is a nice way to change up the usual swatch.

Lush Lacquer Chicks Rules simple skittlette

What do you think of Chicks Rule? Do you own any Lush Lacquer?

Lush Lacquer is available from their Etsy shop. Follow Lush Lacquer on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

*Product provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

06 August 2013

Jindie Nails Moon Walk LE and She Blinded Me With Science LE, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone! I have a bunch of new Jindie Nails polishes to show you - the new Summer Chic collection and the Mod Quad - but today I'll start out with swatches of two new limited edition polishes that were recently released. These were available previously through pre-order, but if you missed that, they will be available again sometime this month. Check out the Jindie Nails blog for updates.

Jindie Nails Moon Walk and She Blinded Me With Science

I've seen Jen's polishes evolve and develop a lot in the past 9+ months of following her work. Her colours and combinations have gotten bolder and brighter, and you really see her sense of humour come out in the names and play on words that she uses. I think that will become even more apparent when I show all the new polishes.

Moon Walk LE is a shimmery neon pink jelly with a silver/iridescent shimmer, black circles and stars, and silver moons and circles. The colour is very bright but maybe not as bright as my swatches - I think my camera spazzed out when I photographed this polish. The bottle shot at the beginning of this post is most accurate.

Jindie Nails Moon Walk LE

Jindie Nails Moon Walk LE

The application was great and it went on very smooth and leveled perfectly. I used three coats here. The larger glitters were somewhat of a challenge to get out - even with a good shaking - otherwise I didn't have any issues with this polish.

Jindie Nails Moon Walk LE

She Blinded Me With Science LE is a light pink crelly with a very subtle shimmer and an interesting mix of glitters: tiny metallic glitter; large circles (white, black, and teal); black rectangles; neon hexes, squares and circles; and metallic glitter in all kinds of shapes including diamonds. Despite the chaotic mix of colours and shapes, it really works well as a polish.

Jindie Nails She Blinded Me With Science LE

Jindie Nails She Blinded Me With Science LE

I used 3 coats with no base polish, and topped it off with a coat of Gelous and top coat for a smooth finish. The application was great - there was good glitter payoff, it went on very smooth and easily, and despite the three coats, it wasn't too thick or lumpy.

Jindie Nails She Blinded Me With Science LE

I really love both of these polishes, the colours are fun, bright and cheerful. The glitters are whimsical and striking. They are great for summer, or year round really. And both applied effortlessly, which is always a bonus for me.

What do you think of these? Did you get any new Jindie Nails during the pre-order?

These polishes are available on the Jindie Nails website (currently out of stock) and from Llarowe. Jindie Nails is also available from Harlow & Co.Ninja Polish,  Femme Fatale Cosmetics, and Mei Mei's Signatures. Follow Jindie Nails on Facebook and Instagram (@jindienails) for updates and new releases.

*Products provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

04 August 2013

Foxy Paws She's Got The Look

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I spent the day swatching - of course, I didn't finish everything I wanted to. And tomorrow my sister is going to come over and we're going to make some polish. I'm excited! :)

I have another Foxy Paws polish that is guaranteed to get you humming some 80s tunes! Lol! And fortunately it's also a really awesome polish.

Foxy Paws She's Got the Look

She's Got the Look is named after a Roxette song (listen to the song!). Man, I loved Roxette when I was a kid!! It's no surprise that Charlotte made a neon glitter topper to go with this song.

Foxy Paws She's Got the Look

The polish has neon micro-glitter, neon stars, and an iridescent shimmer. I normally don't go for micro-glitter but the stars and the shimmer make this more interesting for me. You're looking at one coat over white, and it applied effortlessly. I didn't get a lot of stars, but I like how they are more sparse.

Foxy Paws She's Got the Look

Foxy Paws She's Got the Look

The shimmer was hard to capture on camera, but believe me, it's definitely visible in person. Layering this over a coloured polish might help to bring out the shimmer.

Foxy Paws She's Got the Look (direct light)

What do you think of this? Do you like neon glitter trend?

Foxy Paws polishes is available from Foxy Fingertips (European and International buyers). Follow Foxy Paws on Facebook and Instagram. 

*Product provided for review, all opinions are my own. See my disclosure policy for more details.*

21 July 2013

Rainbow Honey Summer of 199X, Swatches and Review, Part One

Hi everyone! I have the first part of the Rainbow Honey Summer of 199X collection. When I first saw the promotional images for this collection, I was immediately taken by the fun and bright colours, so I knew I had to share this on the blog! I had hoped to have swatches sooner, but unfortunately with the heat, swatching has been uncomfortable, and I struggled so much with these. I hope to have the second part either tomorrow or early next week.



About this collection: The collection is inspired by the 1995 Super Nintendo game Earthbound. I'm not familiar with the game because I never had a Super Nintendo set (although I did have an original Nintendo!), but I think you can still appreciate the collection for the vibrant colours and shimmery glitter combinations. The collection consists of two parts - the first part is five jellies packed with shimmer and glitter, while the second part is made up of two glitter toppers and three cremes. I'm showing you the second part of the collection today.

Apple Kid is a fuschia creme with a pink, and slightly purple shimmer. The formula is generally good, but there is some unevenness, which smooths out and becomes unnoticeable once you add top coat. I did notice on the side of the bottle what looks like some unmixed white pigment, so that may be the cause. It doesn't effect the look of the polish though, and the colour is still gorgeous. I used two coats here.

Rainbow Honey Apple Kid

Rainbow Honey Apple Kid

Rainbow Honey Apple Kid

I Miss You is a clear-based glitter topper with lots of pastel matte glitter and iridescent shimmer. As for the glitter there's squares, hearts, and butterflies. I feel like there's other similar polishes out there, but it is still very beautiful. There's a bit too much shape glitter and it wants to pile on the nail all at once. Other than that the formula is good. I used two coats here but one would work fine. I layered it over Tessie.

Rainbow Honey I Miss You

Rainbow Honey I Miss You


Magic Cake is another clear-based glitter topper with lots of shimmer, as well as matte neon blue, pink, and yellow square and hex glitter. I think this is a really fun combination, and probably not something I would have gravitated towards on my own. However, I'm glad I have it, because I don't really own anything like it! You're seeing one coat with a few touch ups layered over Mint Flavor.

Rainbow Honey Magic Cake

Rainbow Honey Magic Cake

Rainbow Honey Magic Cake


Mint Flavor is the perfect pastel mint, leaning towards robin's egg blue. It has a beautiful blue shimmer. I really love colours like this, but they always seem to be tricky to work with. This one was no exceptions - I used three coats and it didn't want to level completely. Otherwise the formula was not bad, and the unevenness is not noticeable once you have a coat of top coat.

Rainbow Honey Mint Flavor

Rainbow Honey Mint Flavor

Rainbow Honey Mint Flavor

Tessie is described as a periwinkle but it is more like a pastel lavender with a gorgeous pink and blue shimmer. It goes on quite smooth and I used two coats for full coverage. I would say out of the three cremes, this one has the best formula.

Rainbow Honey Tessie

Rainbow Honey Tessie

Overall, I really love this half of the collection. Had I bought them separately, I probably would have passed on I Miss You as I have other pastel glitter toppers that I like better. I like that the cremes all have nice shimmers that you can see on the nails.

What do you think of these? Did you get any polishes from this collection?

15 June 2013

Lynnderella Everything's Coming Up Neon Collection, Swatches and Review

Hi everyone...TGIF!! It's no secret that when it comes to indie polishes, Lynnderella is the most expensive brand out there. At the same time, there are very few bloggers - that I know of at least - that review these polishes on a regular basis. The high prices, coupled with the infrequent blogger reviews, can make the decision to purchase these polishes a challenge. Not for diehard Lynnderella fans, but rather for people for whom buying a Lynnderella is a *big deal*.

I'll admit I cannot afford every collection, but when I can afford these polishes, and in particular entire collections, I will make sure to show them. I feel that there are people out there who want to research these kinds of purchases.

Lynnderella Everything's Coming Up Neon

Everything's Coming Up Neon was the spring collection from this year, and taps into the huge trend of neon glitter. At first I was unsure of how I felt about the polishes in this collection, but later they grew on me and I decided to splurge for all eight. I'm glad I did, because I feel that these have a unique take on the neon trend that sets them apart from other indies.

The application on all of these was great. You do have to shake them up first in order to get a good mixture of glitter - especially the larger pieces. But otherwise the glitter payoff is great for every single one.

Beleaf is Magic has a slightly green tinted base with tiny green glitter; larger green, yellow and neon green hexes; small red hexes; and red bars. There is also a smattering of tiny blue glitters. This is one coat over Essie The More the Merrier. I have to say this is my least favourite of the collection. It is not the colour, but rather the lack of complexity that leaves something to be desired with this polish.

Lynnderella Beleaf is Magic

Lynnderella Beleaf is Magic

Bird Brain Blue is one of two polishes that has a pastel-coloured base. The pale blue base is quite sheer, so it needs to be layered, but tends to look best over a matching base. This is two coats over Sinful Colors Sugar Rush. Aside from the blue base, there's a gorgeous electric blue shimmer, a mix of neon glitter (blue, pink, yellow, green and purple), blue metallic glitter, and pastel blue glitter. There's also a variety of shapes including hexes, squares, bars, diamonds, stars, butterflies and flowers. It's really an excellent mixture, but is not as glitter dense as the others. The base is also a quite thin, so it wants to flood the cuticles.

Lynnderella Bird Brain Blue

Lynnderella Bird Brain Blue

Candy Blossom is one of the stand-outs of the collection, especially if you like pink, like I do. It has a clear base with a very sweet mixture of pastel pink, white, neon pink, neon green, and neon yellow. The glitter is mainly hexes and squares, with a few stars, butterflies, and flowers. It also has a pink shimmer and hot pink micro-glitter that really adds to the polish. This is two coats over Models Own Lemon Meringue.

Lynnderella Candy Blossom

Lynnderella Candy Blossom

Crocus Pocus was the first one I bought from the collection, I showed it previously in my Rhinestone Skittle Manicure. It has periwinkle, light pink, lavender, white, neon purple, and iridescent blue glitter with a lavender/blue shimmer in a clear base. There's hexes, squares, moons and stars. This is one coat over Essie Rock the Boat.

Lynnderella Crocus Pocus

Lynnderella Crocus Pocus

Eggstra Pretty! is another pastel-coloured base. The milky pale pink base has a lilac/pink shimmer and a *crazy* mixture of glitter: black, white, red, blue and a variety of neon colours (yellow, green, pink, and purple mainly), that come in squares, hexes, bars, flowers and butterflies. This was two coats over Models Own Pastel Pink.

Lynnderella Eggstra Pretty!

Lynnderella Eggstra Pretty!

Her Name is Petal is another stand-out in the collection owing to the very fun mixture of colours. There's too many colours to name but you have matte pastel, neon, white, and bright metallic glitters in hexes, squares, diamonds, circles, flowers and bars. It's another clear-based polish with a blue/pink shimmer.

Lynnderella Her Name is Petal

Lynnderella Her Name is Petal

Sugar Bunny has a clear base with an iridescent shimmer. The glitter is predominantly satin white, with a generous helping of neon glitter in a range of colours. The shapes are mainly hexes, squares, and some diamonds, bars and moons. This is one coat over Misa Peach Passion.

Lynnderella Sugar Bunny

Lynnderella Sugar Bunny

Très Chic, Duckie Dear has a clear base with a vibrant pink shimmer and yellow, orange, red, pink, and fuchsia glitter. The shapes are mostly squares, hexes, and bars. This was one coat over Misa Lovely Lychee. I wasn't sure about this polish owing to the overall orange colour, but when layered over the right polish, it can be quite beautiful.

Lynnderella Très Chic Duckie Dear

Lynnderella Très Chic Duckie Dear

Whew! That was a lot!! Two things that I love about this collection. First, the fun colours that really do brighten your day. And second, the complexity of each polish. In each one you will see a stunning mixture of shimmer, with matte, satin, metallic and neon glitter. Despite the variety of glitter, the combinations really work well together. My favourites are Candy Blossom, Her Name is Petal, Sugar Bunny, and Crocus Pocus.

I bought these on the Lynnderella eBay store, but Lynnderella is also available from Norway Nails.

What do you think of these? Any stand out?
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