Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Quick update

I wanted to let you all know that I am down for the count. My back has been giving me fits for the past week, and it has finally won. It went completely out yesterday. Booooooooo! I will be back to posting as soon as I am able. 

Peace, Love, and Cupcakes!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

China Glaze Hologlam 2013 holographic polishes

***All products purchased by me, all opinions are my own. I am providing a link to the shop where I purchased my products. I have no affiliation with the shop.***

Today I have swatches of 4 of the new China Glaze Hologlam polishes. I recently grabbed them from an Ebay shop for $3.50 each, which was a steal. The shops prices have gone up to $5.95 now, but even at that price it is still a great deal.

I love China Glaze polishes, they are good quality, easily accessible and a great price. China Glaze usually always knocks it out of the park with their collections. With that said, I am a bit disappointed in this collection. (insert sad cupcake face here) I was expecting alot more holographic goodness out of these polishes. The colors are nice, they are just lacking in the holographic department in my opinion. I had to have direct sunlight on the swatches to really be able to enjoy them at all. I just think given the more wintery/fall color scheme that this collection has that if worn in those months there will be alot more disappointed folks out there. I really wish that there had been more spring/summer color choices in this collection. I personally think it would have been a better choice on China Glaze's part. Most of us match our polishes to what we are wearing, and in spring/summer months you see more bright vivid colored clothing being worn.

Now that I have all that out of the way, let me share the swatches with you.

Sci-Fly-By, Galactic Gray, When Stars Collide, and OMG A UFO

Swatches taken in normal indoor light.
Galactic Gray, OMG A UFO, When Stars Collide, Sci-Fly-By
Swatches taken under desk lamp.

Sci-Fly-By, When Stars Collide, OMG A UFO, Galactic Gray

Swatches taken in direct sunlight on the next 2 pictures.
Galactic Gray, OMG A UFO, When Stars Collide, Sci-Fly-By

Sci-Fly-By, When Stars Collide, OMG A UFO, Galactic Gray

Sci-Fly-By had the strongest holo effect out of these 4 polishes, and is my favorite. OMG A UFO had the second strongest effect, and my second choice. In being honest, I don't think I would have bought these polishes if I had seen them in person beforehand. There are much better choices in mainstream and indie companies when looking for great linear holographic polishes. Of course this wont stop me from loving and buying China Glaze products in the future.

Ebay shop where I purchased from can be found by clicking here.

I would give this set of 4 polishes... 3 out of 5 cupcakes.
The polishes went on nice and even, took 1-2 coats for full opacity, and dried quickly.

Peace, Love and Cupcakes!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Not your typical cupcake nails!

For our challenge in one of my favorite groups we were asked to do something inspired by cupcakes. Of course the same day the challenge was posted I broke almost all my nails down to extreme nubbins. I had really wanted to do cupcakes on my nails, but my nails are so short it would have never happened. A couple of girls convinced me to use my creative side and do something different, so I did. I decided not to do the typical white with different colored glitters that most think of when they do cupcake nails. I decided to do my nails based off of cupcake flavors! I'll link to the different indie shops that were used at the end of this post.

See I told you it is not the typical cupcake mani. It is different that's for sure. My honest opinion on the overall look of it, I hate it. I do however like the combos, so I thought I would still go ahead and share it with you because of that.

My thumb is a base coat of OPI Pink Friday with a coat of Nerd Lacquer Warrior Ethos, a layer of Hit Polish Wildberry Tart and another coat of Warrior Ethos. This is my Cherry chocolate chip nail!

My index finger is a base of Sinful Colors Nirvana with a coat of Amon by Little Mouse Ears. This is my German Chocolate nail!

 My pinky finger is Def Defying by China Glaze as the base with a coat of Hit Polish Tag Me on top. This is my Kiwi Coconut nail!

My ring finger is a base of Pastel Yellow by KleanColors with Silly Lily Tequila Sunrise and Hit Polish Pink Lemonade on top. This is my Lemon Raspberry nail!

My middle finger is a base of Sally Girl Orange, it is one of the scented they put out last year, topped with a coat of Tangerine Ice by Hit Polish. This is my Orange Dreamsicle nail!

Like I said, these are fun color/glitter combos. I like them all, just not together :o( Oh well, better luck next time huh? 

Here are the shops so you can go grab you some of these fun glitter toppers.
*Hit Polish

*Nerd lacquer

*Silly Lily

*Little Mouse Ears

What is your favorite cupcake flavor? What is the most unusual flavor you have tried?

***All products purchased by me, all opinions are my own.***

Peace, Love and Cupcakes!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Whimsy Beading 40% off sale!

I wanted to give you all a heads up on a huge sale over at Whimsy Beading. The sale will run on Monday 3/4/13 starting at 5pm EST and end at 12am EST. You will get 40% off your order using code PHYRRA2013 at the checkout. This sale does not include charity items. It is only a 7 hour sale so make sure that you get your orders in during that time.

These pieces are handmade bead work pieces. There is also the option of having a piece made custom to you. This is a great way to personalize a necklace, earrings or bracelet to you or anyone else you may want to buy for. Don't forget that Mothers day is coming up. This would be a great gift to give any momma you may know. I do want to remind you that since these are handmade pieces, many of which are made as they are ordered, it does take a little time to get to you. Her turn around time is great though! With having a sale this big I'm sure that there will be an influx in sales, which will mean a little bit longer turn around time.

Here is the link to my review on my custom Whimsy necklace. Below is a picture of my necklace. I adore this necklace so much.

You can find the Whimsy Beading shop here.
The Whimsy Beading fan page here.

Peace, Love and Cupcakes!


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